Saturday, 10 November 2012

Fairies at the end of the garden



Good Morning to you all and I really must start by welcoming my new followers this week, it's lovely to see you and thank you all so much, I always love reading your comments and I do try to get round visiting when I can, even if sometimes my wonky body won't let me do that as often as I might like.

As some of you may have seen in my last post, yesterday I had a surprise trip to the NEC. We were there bright and early for when it opened but by linchtime I was shattered and ready for home, although not without a good haul of goodies. If you're reading this Sal, then I confess to a couple more tree stamps..........as we both agree, a Treeaholic girls can never have enough of them.........some Lavinia stamps along with a few more Panel Pastels, rather a lot of card stock, some more Imagination Crafts stencils and glitter as well as a few Christmas presents.

I have to say though that in some ways I found it a little disappointing, it's two years since I last went and I found this time there seemed to be an awful lot of paper products and the like and rather less stamps than I remember before. And as I said to hubby on the way home it must be a sign of age as I was utterly disappointed to find not a single wood mounted stamp.

So now for Allsorts this week where my lovely teamie Tracy is feeling 'Young at Heart', a theme that can be interpreted in so many ways.

I dibbled and dabbled what to do and in the end I decided on a LOV fairy one of my bloggy friends sent me for my birthday, thank you Tracy,  I figured anyone of my age who still believes in fairies has to be a little bit young at heart still............well doesn't everyone have them at the end of the garden ?

I coloured the image with watercolours, the DP is from stash which I think might be Bo Bunny, a Nestie frame and die cart flowers and leaves, liquid pearl fairy dust and in one of my favourite colour combos.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

58 comments:

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous. Sad about NEC but I do prefer wood mounted stamps too. xxxx

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card image coloured beautifully and the layout is wonderful. Glad you had a good day and enjoy playing with all your new goodies. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Brenda love the colours

jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

You lucky lady going to the craft show like you the last one I went to had very few wood mounted stamps. Gorgeous card Brenda just love LOTV images

Anne

Helen said...

No wood mounted stamps... yikes!! They are becoming a rarity. I love them, even though they take up so much more space.... Love your fairy card - though I confess when I scrolled it down, I thought her boots were (whispers) her drawers falling down... oops,perhaps I should put my reading glasses on...!! Hope you have recovered from the exertions of the NEC, take care and good luck to the boys for tomorrow!!

Gerrina said...

A lovely dreamy card! Allthough I don'f show them often, this is a sort of stamp I also like. The flowers and leaves are beautiful! The last show I went was fun because of the people, but also more paper as I remembered... Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

Beryl said...

I'm glad you came home with a decent haul Brenda.I think you'd like the Port Sunlight show (pity it's so far for you). It's not called the Happy Stampers show for nothing.It's a smaller venue than the others but stamps are the main thing there.
A gorgeous card this one, delightful image and a gorgeous colour scheme.

sovenok1703 said...

Очень красиво и нежно. Мне нравится))))

Eline said...

Beautiful card and awesome colours!! Lovelt stamp and fab colouring

Michelle J M said...

A fabulous colour combo and such a pretty card. Love those roses! Glad you had a nice time at the NEC and bought lots of goodies! Michelle x

Julie said...

Morning my lovely B, slack blogging buddy here,just getting round to visiting. I've never been to the NEC but the last crafting event I went to was nothing compared to the one before,a sign of the times maybe. I'm glad I popped by to see your gorgeous card,these are colours I struggle with but you've inspired me to give them another try. Have a lovely weekend,Julie x

Jane said...

How lovely to see you using a LOTV stamp Brenda...as you know they are my faves :-) Your flowers are scrummy, gorgeous colours. I know what you mean about wooden backed stamps....I think they will disappear sadly. They are so expensive to post...flat ones can just go letter post but they count as a parcel. Such a shame as they are just so instant to use. Happy weekend,
Jane x

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Brenda, lovely card and cute image.
I was at the NEC yesterday - not surprising I didn't bump into you with the hoards of people there!
Hugs Laurie x

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, I love that little image and the colours are so pretty. I love woodmounted stamps too hehe, I thought I was the only one, I keep reading comments about how inconvenient they are, but I personally think having to keep dragging out the acrylic blocks is far more inconvenient! Glad you got a good haul though just the same :)

Tags xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Brenda. I love the image and colours. The flowers are beautiful too.
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue

Leikkaan Mervi said...

fabulous and cute card,
beautiful colours;-))m

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there B. ah that die the spellbinders Fleur de Lis so adaptable - love the way you have turned it on its side! lovely! more holiday pickies over my way.. from Annecy.. :D Shaz in oz.x

Liz Miller said...

Lovely card Brenda and glad to hear you had a surprise outing and managed to treat yourself to some new goodies. Looking forward to seeing what you create with them. I too like using the wood mounted stamps. I guess the increase in the availability of digital stamps will also take its toll on them. Hope you have a good weekend.
Liz xx

Judy said...

Hi Brenda,

What a lovely card..and those roses!!

:)
Judy

Desire Fourie said...

Brenda, another gorgeous little masterpiece. Just the colours and the flower arranged. I managed to ran the 10km road race in Pretoria this morning (so well organised with a great vibe) and all went well. Just risen from a quick siesta.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hussena said...

This is such a beautiful card Brenda ..love the soft colors and the pretty image so much!!

Anesha said...

REally lovely card.Have a great weekend.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Brenda, I like the sweet fairy image the colour combo the flowers and the leaves, Enjoy your new stash,
Kevin xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Glad you had good trip to the NEC Brenda.. and got some new yummy goodies.

Your card is beautiful, lovely image teamed with pretty colours and embellishments.

Hugs Kelly

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, the fairy looks so pretty and the flowers you have made to match are gorgeous. How nice to have a surprise trip to the NEC and sounds like you bought a 'few' bits and bobs too. I like wood too maybe it is a cost or storage thing that they seem to be hard to find, l just saw a few at Harrogate - PB's of course on J&C Creations. There is just something satisfying about having that piece of rubber on wood lol x Enjoy the weekend x Susan x

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty - i love the colours ..
Sorry i have been a bad blogger of late
Lisa x

Dora said...

Awww what a darling image, love the fairy and background striped DP :) Lucky you going to the NEC, yes I also don't remember seeing much wood mounted stamps when I had gone in March xxx

Lorraine said...

gorgeous card Brenda. I love the little fairy she's fab! Great layout and lovely flowers too.
Lorraine x

Paula (PEP) said...

The colours are gorgeously soft & I love the combination of the pastels with the soft brown. Age is an odd thing isn't it - definitely feeling my years & amazed at the way technology & products move forwards. I think you're right though - there's a huge emphasis on paper products now & gadgets for embossing/cutting etc......... Hope you manage to recover well over the weekend.
PaulA (PEP)

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. I love that image, haven't used mine for ages! The colour combo is lovely and I love the flowers. Loved the butterfly cards you showed on Thursday. Missed them since I was out all day and then had a meeting at night and yesterday was just busy! Sounds like you got some nice new goodies at the NEC.

Have a lovely weekend, take care,

Kat xx

Tracy said...

Oh My Word have aliens come down and abducted brenda .......LOL! I've seen a cutie on your blog Brenda and you have made a gorgeous creation with it, you might get the taste for them and do them more often. I know it's a fairy and you always do them well but this is adorable and totally gorgeous. I love your colour combo and your colouring is beautiful too.
I know it's not your usual style but I love it, hope you enjoyed doing it too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ellie said...

Such a beautiful card Brenda, love the colors you used. Really loving how you framed the gorgeous image with that die.

ellyscard creatief said...

Very pretty card and lovely colors.
Gr Elly

May said...

What a cute little image Brenda... coloured beautifully...love that die & great colours... I must say when I went to Ally Pally this year There were Very few wooden stamps also... If I have a choice I prefer wood but I suppose they are more difficult to store!! like you say a sign of the times... Hugs May x x x

Susan.... said...

Beautiful card Brenda !
Glad you managed to get some wonderful crafty goodies at the NEC..
Enjoy your weekend..
Hugs
susan x

Linby said...

I've just been having a bit of a moan as I had my wooden stamps out and putting them all back is a pain - acrylic are so much easier to store! Love the colour combo on this and those fantastic flowers. Nice to see cute from you LOL!
Lynn x

nnalorac said...

Love the colour combo and cute wee butterflies flying off there Brenda. Delicate colouring on the image is lovely. Pretty card. We have to go for the weekend for craft, shows so far away! Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it lol, ha ha. Carolxx

Dora said...

beautiful card.
greetings

Craftnut said...

Well, i didn't see you. I came home with a £1.00 clear stamp and the rest was basic supplies. I hadn't been for a little while either - my friend and i had a nice time though......and i am the proud owner of a new purse and handbag!! thanks for your lovely work at allsorts this week x

Merry said...

NEC sounds like an awesome place to spend such time there. A wonderful collection of goodies you came home with too. This is a lovely card....cute fairy.

ALI said...

Lovely card, great layout and coolours.

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie and such lovely colours too.

Oh that surprises me about no wood mounted stamps at the NEC, glad you had a good time, Luv Sam x

Jennifer said...

This card is just delightful! I love your image and design and incredible rolled flowers!

linda said...

such a beautiful card brenda! an alien abduction? lol. such a sweet fairy image and i love the blues and browns and don't know why i seem to rarely use that colour combo. of course i love your 3D flowers too. looking forward to seeing some of your creations with your new goodies. enjoy the rest of the weekend.
linda

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, and of course we all have fairies at the bottom of our gardens.....don't we? I love the colours you have used for this :o)
Jackie xx

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, oooh you've been making some beautiful cards since my last visit! An array of total gorgoeusness. Glad you got some nice goodies at the NEC, hope your're having a good weekend
Claire xx

ania said...

Wspaniała kolorystyka, śliczna karteczka:)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful soft colored card, reminds me of warm and sunny days.

walchowDesign said...

Pity that your trip is not up to your expectation and hope that you managed to enjoy a little, Brenda! Like your interpretation of young at heart with the fairy! Love sweet color combo!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so pretty, the roses look so beautiful with the pastel fairy. janex

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow gorgeous card design Brenda ! Love the sweet faerie. It's always so much fun to find new some beautiful stamp designs. Always love seeing what you create. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

chillin with Quillin said...

beautiful card, love Fairys, the colors all go well together!!!
Paula

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hi Brenda, firstly what a gorgeous card, I love the image and the colours and the die cuts and flowers are beautiful. Secondly I believe in fairies! (unfortunately I also believe that I have time stealing pixies and naughty goblins that hide and break things in my house too lol). I am really glad that you had a nice day at the NEC, it's a shame that you were a little disappointed and now that you mention it you don't often see woodmounted stamps at craft shows now which is a shame. I hope you have had a rest and recovered from the hustle and bustle of it all now
Lindsay xx

jennyplace2 said...

What a stunning card, just so beautiful, you make such a pretty bow and your flowers go with the fairy just perfect. TFS

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Beautiful fairy and colouring! Love the rolled flowers too, gorgeous work!

scrappymo! said...

Wow...this is just stunning. Love that diecut and those gorgeous rolled flowers. The image is so perfect...so very sweet!

Dobra said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's
That image is gorgeous I love the layout and the design is beautiful

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi hun sorry i'm so late getting round to commenting :(

I love the colours you have used and your cute LOTV fairy the flowers and ribbon are perfect

Emma xxx

 
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