Monday, 30 May 2011

A Card for the LOV Challenge "I Believe in Fairies"

Good Morning Everyone, and guess what after all that wind its now pouring of rain I know our poor gardens could do with it, but why does it always have to do it on a Bank Holiday? Oh well never mind it at least gives me the excuse of not having to go out in it, and todays card has been created for the Lili of the Valleys "I believe in Fairies" Challenge, now Ive got a big secret to tell you, I love them and have always believed in them since I found a book with them in when I was five years old and now over 60 years later I still have that same book its a little battle worn but its still my fondest memory of my grandparents and Christmas 1947, I know you can now work out how old I am but what the heck go for girls, (Im actually 69 this November). Well getting back to the card Ive used this sweet image of a fairie then coloured her with my copic and tria pens after whice Ive used my Nestabilitie Die No.19 to cut her out and used a smaller one for the sentiment which is another of the LOV stamps. Both have been mounted onto card where Ive used the same dies to draw arund then cut them out with scissors.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of deep purple card and one of three papers from Kay Millers "Wings" digi download papers, the first a mauve background with several coloured butterflies on, the second is a green paper and Ive used the butterfly punch set all around the sides from Martha Stewart, then on top a strip of card with a stripe paper down the card then Ive used another of the same pearlescent card and ran it through my cuttlebug with an butterfly embossing folder, this was then laid across the card with a piece of seam binding ribbon wrapped around the middle.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, I then created a triple bow with the same seam binding and stuck to the left of the mount with a silver butterfly stuck in the centre. To finish of I used some of the left over paper to create two flowers that have then been stuck to the top on the left with some punched out leaves.
Before I finish I want to let you know that my Design Team Leader Donna of Bearlymine in collaboration with Fred She Said,  has another beautiful and stunning "Summer Roses" digi paper set out, if youd like to see how gorgeous it is please do pop across to her site here and see for yourself.
 This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Janette said...

Morning Shirley, this is one pretty card, the image is so sweetly coloured and the papers are gorgeous, also love the delicate flowers, oh they are just fab....

weater has been shocking Shirley, getting fed up with it now and my bones could do with a warm

Poppy said...

Lovely card Shirley,gorgeous colours.

Lisa said...

Wow Shirley such a beautiful card! I love this sweet image and the papers are so pretty.

Lisa x

brenda said...

I love this sweet little image Shirley and I adore the colour combo of green and lilac, so your card is a real hit with me.

Hope all is well with you and the family.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, so sweet and pretty.
It's pouring down here too, typical British Bank Holiday lol
hugs Mandy xx

Sarah said...

Stunning card Shirley, love this image and you've coloured her so beautifully. I was planning an afternoon in the garden planting some seeds and having a general tidy but lo and behold we have the rain too so no gardening for me x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning card Shirley!! Love the lavender, the coloring and your design. Darling!

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Shirley,love the

heidy said...

Gorgeous Shirley!!
Hugs heidy

Marion said...

Beautiful card Shirley and one of my fav LOTV stamps. She is brilliant to colour in. Great colour combo.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I like the image and the gorgeous coloursand that butterfly.
Kevin xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation Shirley, I love your image and the papers are so pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suzie Q said...

Hi Shirley,
pretty card and those flowers you have made are gorgeous x
hope you are well
Suzie qx

patriziawithaz said...

Hi Shirley x Another gorgeous card with loads of great detail. Personally,I love most fairies especially the LOTV ones but I think you are old enough now to be told that fairies are - wait for it .......not real - there I have said it !! But don't despair as the Angels will look after us xxxx

Pops x said...

HI sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous sweetie, the iamge is coloured gorgeous and the papers are perfect, gorgeous hugs pops x x x

Fleur said...

A beautiful card Shirley, very pretty colours
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Kobie's Crafty Corner said...

This card is lovely! Just love LOTV!
Thank You for joining us this week at OSCC!
Hope to see again next week!
Hugs Kobie - OSCC DT

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Shirley and gorgeous too.

Sally said...

Stunning card... I love faries and this one is adorable. Your coloring of her is perfect and I the paper colors you have chosen really set her off. Great card!

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shirley! It's such a pretty image, and those colours are sp pretty.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is my fave LOTV image and what a gorgeous card. Love that you still have that fairy book. Marianne x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'll just bet that fabulous butterfly charm LOVES following this stunning little fairy around!!! this is gorgeous! oh, and i DO believe in fairies.

it is NOT hubby's gall bladder and YES, it is fluid retention again - oy yoy yoy.

thank you so much for your kind words. they do mean alot and help.

hugs :)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Shirley this is so beautiful what gorgeous colours those papers look stunning so does the image and design.
Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

I didn't mind the rain .. .. it made me feel less guilty for doing things indoors and has topped my water butt up to nearly overflowing!!!

Loving your card.

Gorgeous colour combo and a beautifully coloured image. Love your corner flowers too.

Love Jules xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

this is just gorgeous......i like the papers,images and the colours.....great.....


Patty said...

Not only do I believe in faries, I believe this card is one of the best yet. I love all the butterflies, purple and beautiful details. Shirley you do knock my socks off!

Katarina said...

What an amazing, detailed card you have created! thanks for playing along with us in the LOTV challenge!

Jacqueline said...

Such a sweet image.
Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

Whimcees said...


This is such a great image - love the layout and accessories!


Barbara Diane