Sunday, 21 November 2010

Grown Up Christmas Fairy

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, lots of crafting to stave off the miserable weather outside.

More fantasy indulgence with another of the new Sweet Pea stamps this one called Poinsettia fairy, isn't she devine ? Or "provocative" as my hubby always says about these images......dream on, the ones at the end of the garden are nothing like these ones.

She has been stamped and embossed twice, coloured with Copics and decoupaged. The DP is October Afternoon, a Martha Stewart punched border and holly, poinsettias made from punched vellum and basically lots of titivation. This card is for the following challenges:

Sweet Pea - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. - Use some vellum
Glitterbabes - Easel card
Bee Crafty - All that glitters
Crafty Pad - Red and green
One Stitch at a Time - Season (Christmas)

A bit more indulgence in favourite things and this one what I really enjoy most of all...........getting inky fingers. This is a card I used for a couple of classes.........I'm so generous and like to make sure the girls get inky as well ! A background created with Tim Holtz broken china and olive, then stamped with a variety of Her stamps, then the edges have been well roughed up and inked with Adirondack gold dabber and heated.............if you have not tried this technique please do, it's such fun as the heating makes the ink bubble and gives a lovely finish. The piece has been simple matted and layered and a butterfly added. This card is for the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesdays - wings (sorry, never quite got to the optional sketch
Lots to Do - Favourite technique (getting down and messy)


  1. wow 2 great cards - love the red poinsettias in the first ... and the second is beautiful.. i must try that technique around the edges
    Lisa ;)

  2. Hi Brenda, beautiful cards, and totally different techniques! Love the fairy, I do have a thing for fairies. Greetz, Frea

  3. wow brenda! these are both gorgeous. thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge!

    hugs :)

  4. Hi Brenda. Two wonderful cards, gorgeous colours and designs. I love the red Easel card and the Yelloow one is so different with a gorgeous delicate image. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  5. Hello Brenda,
    More beauties! I love the Poinsettias on your first card and the Sweet Pea's shimmery wings.
    Your second card looks like it was fun to create and the ink around the edges looks fab.
    I haven't found the time to get inky lately even though I have a stash of new Hero Arts stamps waiting to be played with.
    Hugs, Clare x

  6. Oi Brenda!!!

    Menina seu cartão natalino está perfeito!!! Parabéns, você tem trabalhos maravilhosos!!!


  7. Brenda your cards are always just stunning Thank you so very much for joining us at OSAAT challenge once more with your beautiful work

    Cheers Liz xx

  8. These are such beautiful cards Brenda,I just love the grown up fairy card,so very beautiful!.x

  9. Oh they are so beautiful, stunning creations.
    Still have troubles with net lines, hope they fix them tomorrow;-))m

  10. Two fantastic cards Brenda!, the fairy is certainly gorgeous and I love the second one with heat gun, very effective!
    hugs Vicky xx

  11. Absolutely gorgeous - both of them. Your second card is very familiar, lol! I may well be using that technique for a lot of my Christmas cards!

  12. A beautiful card thanks for joining us at the craft ypad this week x

  13. Hiya brenda, fab cards, those Poinsettia look wonderful and I love the softness of the second card.

  14. They're beautiful Brenda - adore the easel card, that fairy is a beauty and the inking and stamping on the 2nd one is amazing - love the gold border.

    Love Lynda xxx

  15. Hey Brenda,
    You will have to forgive my lack of visits lately, I can't seem to focus for long on the know
    As I am writing James is driving to the Isle of Shep.....I wont be able to rest till he calls me, I waved him off today and then the tears came in floods...good job hubbys here...

    I love both these cards but the second hold a special meaning to me, I don't know the exact name of that wild flower but Pete's Mom gave me a cutting from her garden many years ago...and they bring back such lovely memories....

    I haven't made a card for ages it seems....been sorting James out, he brought his uniform home last week and besides feeding him up I have been washing his cloth's, he made a comment the other day about the collar being too stiff on his new shirts so as you do washed everything...I even brought him some new thick socks because his boots were rubbing his feet...What am I like eh...
    I did learn something new

    I have been trying my hand at crochet this week, I am a total newby to it but youtube has given me something to take my mind off...

    Catch up again soon luv

  16. I love your festive easel card Brenda, the poinsettia and the golden stamens are super. They give it a lovely subtle richness.

    If theres one thing I really cant stand and that is inky fingers!! Im just gonna need much more practice in the beautiful art of making my own papers! What a great inspiration your blog gives!

    Keryn x

  17. Really beautiful cards Brenda and it looks like I could do with some more punches as your holly and poinsettia embellies are fab.

  18. Hi Brenda, another lovely card. Love the poinsettias, they look fab and love green and red together, very seasonal. I enjoyed making the second card the other week, it inspired me to get my Glimmer Mists out for a card I'm making but not finished - you know one you're not quite sure about but somethings missing - i'll sort it out eventually but it will wait as I'm busy making charity cards at the moment. Take care, Linda x

  19. Hi Brenda - you'd best get the heating turned up for next weekend - they say it's going to turn really cold and I can remember those siberian winds well - sucking the moisture out of every plnt left stsnding.
    The first card is gorgeous - love the image and the poinsettias are fabulous. The second card is stunning - one of your wonderful inky creations that I love to see.
    Beryl xx

  20. Both are pretty cards all the poinsettias and the word 'titivation'. The blue and the yellow in the second card is just lovely.

  21. gorgeous cards hun, love them both :o)


    Amanda xxx

  22. great cards dear! =)
    big hugs

  23. Stunning cards as always B. I love the "grown up" fairy. My favourite is the 2nd one I love it
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  24. Two beautiful cards Brenda.Love the DP's on your sweetpea card and you take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us this week at SPS. Hugs Pascale

  25. oooh this is stunning hun love it, thanks for playing along at the crafty pad, hugs sandra GDT

  26. oh wow hun these are just incredible really love what you have done,here each one so different,yet each one so perfect hugs cheryl xxxx

  27. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that christmas fairy, she is gorgeous!!!

    and I always am in awe of what you can do with inks, so gorgeous!

  28. WOW!!!
    This is just gorgeous!!!
    thanks so much for joinin us at SPS!!!

  29. Lovely cards - great idea for a favourite technique.

  30. Gorgeous cards. I love the fairy on the first one and the background is fab on the second.

    Nikki x

  31. Gorgeous fairy hun, love her wings & those ponsettias are just perfect!
    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  32. Oh wow, these are absolutely gorgeous!

  33. Wow what a fabulous background I love it just a brilliant card x Thanks for shareing with us on lotstodo challenge hugs Alison

  34. Hi Brenda, love the idea of a grown up fairy, two stunning and beautiful cards and your flowers on the first one are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  35. Great cards the background in the butterfly one it looks like you had alot of fun creating it! Cheers Claire x

  36. Brenda, two sensational cards. Beautifly coloured.

  37. Brenda too very different but both adorable cards. Hugs Nicola xx

  38. Hi Brenda,
    Love both of these...the fairy is beautiful on the irst one...and the backround on the second is lovely....
    Mandy xx

  39. Hi Brenda - thanks for the welcome to SA team. Sarah E-mailed me a couple of weeks ago to say I'd been excited, just hope I'm up to the job!! Haven't heard anything since tho..not sure how it works but dead keen to get my teeth into something...Esther xx

  40. oohh..and meant to say love these cards - especially the bottom one, it's gorgeous! Need to get me some of that Gold Dabber..x

  41. Both cards are gorgeous -isn't it fun to ink and play - I love it but unfortunately have way too little time for it...but this reminds me beautifully why I should take some time soon!

  42. Hi Brenda!Gorgeous cards!Fabulous image on the first one,love the colours!
    Beautiful the second one too!Wonderful paper!
    I am going to London this weekend,do you have a shop with crafts I just have to visit? It`s not easy to find just on the internett and London is so big... :o)
    Have a great evening :)

    HUgs,Kari :)

  43. Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week for our vellum challenge, your vellum poinsettias are just stunning. It's lovely to have you join us at OSAAT this week too.I've added that image to my wishlist!!, love Jacky x

  44. Oh I love that easel card Brenda, the colours are beautiful and so love the vellum flowers. The second one is so arty and way over my head as usual. Beautifully stamped and finished.

  45. A very grown up fairy indeed LOL quite saucy infact! Think I might have seen your fav technique card before LOL it is smasing thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

  46. Great card using Vellum, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  47. Oh wow Brenda, this has to be my most favourite of yours, it has everything I love, a Fairy, Red and Poinsettias's.
    Absolutely, totally gorgeous.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  48. Lovely card...thanks for playing along at Glitterbabes

  49. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing with us at

  50. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us over at Sweet Pea Stampers. x

  51. Brenda, your card is amazing. I love your colors.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

  52. Stunning card Brenda, love the grown up fairy. The colours you have used are gorgeous! I love your husbands wishful thinking with these provocative images lol!

    Thanks for joining us over on Sweet Pea Stampers.

    Sarah x


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