Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Fairies from the bottom of my garden

So how's everyone today ?

It's a little bit chilly to my mind today and the central heatings definitely kicking into gear here now. My hopes of a bit of sunshine to take photos yesterday were false ones and today's just as gloomy so I decided I'd better get on with it and take some before the best of the daylight disappears.

I had delivery from Julie at Love2Papercraft at the weekend with some more of their fabulous Envoboxes like the one I shared last week. I really can't recommend these enough, they come in various sizes and are absolutely brilliant for cards with a bit of dimension as they are gusseted, yet light enough that cards still sit within the large letter category.

I also had another order from Theresa at Crafts and Me with the latest arrivals of her beautiful fairy stamps created from the artwork of Molly Harrison. If you are a fairy fan like me and have not seen these yet, you don't know what you are missing.

Enough babble, I'd better show you what I made with my new goodies. First up a card using Orchid of the Night, isn't she devine ? I stamped the image onto gloss cardstock, then masked her and brayered the whole piece with Big and Juicy Happy Birthday. I then coloured the image with the same ink pad and added glitter to her wings. The DP is My Minds Eye and I made three roses from plain brown paper. The mats are one of the new Nestie label sets (17), I love the shape of these and they are a little larger that some of the original sets. Quite a quick and easy card, but I think quite effective. This card is for the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - 3 of a Kind
ABC - F for Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Flower Power

My second card used exactly the same technique as above, but this fairy is called Wonderland. Again a pretty quick and simple card, the DO is from Stash, Doodlebug I think, but not certain. The punch is Martha Stewart cornice, the flower and leaves were made using the Cuttlebug quilled daisy set and the swirls are cut with one of the new Tim Holtz dies. This card is for the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Fairy Tales
Pollycraft - Fairytale

And on final share of a little tag book I made back in August but not blogged before using acetate, Magnolia DP's, Sizzix swirls and ribbons. This is for the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers - More than 2 legs


Unknown said...

Your fairy cards are beautiful!

Juls said...

gorgeous creations!!!! Love the first one, the image is amazing and I just adore the soft colours!!!! and I love how you also have the matching envelope! Hugs Juls

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous! I see "we" won the court case today. Now to get some new owners in pdq and off we go!!

Kari said...

So fabulous!!Wonderful fairy images,and those swirls are great!!
We have misty and a little chilly weather today,and my voice is gone... :/ maybe I am getting a cold... I hope for a little sun :)
Have a great evening :)

Hugs,Kari :)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Brenda, your fairy cards are gorgeous, yes Im a fairy person to and these are beautiful, love the backgrounds and the flowers are stunning. Your brag book is gorgeous to. With love and hugs Shirleyxx
And by gum we felt the cold when we got back from the Canaries our heating went on straight away.

Fliss said...

Really beautiful cards and book Brenda. Gorgeous shades and stamps too.
Very chilly here today too, especially now as the sunshine has gone.

Nicola said...

I agree I too am finding cold today, I can't get warm... Great cards those fairies are so nice. Love the tag book too my Holly would love that as she is a big horse fan & rider. Hugs Nicola xx

Unknown said...

OMG I love your fairy cards, they are gorgeous. Love all the glitter and the swirls on the second one are beautiful xxx


Hi Brenda, and WOW! Love your fairy cards and memory book - I am a total fairy addict! Have taken a peek at Crafts and Me (have never seen that website before), and I think there may be another purchase coming on!! She has some fab products, so thanks for sharing.
Hope you are well - Love and HUgs, Sylvia xxxx
PS: Hope you enjoyed making the easel card - they are so easy to do, yet so very effective. xxx

chris said...

Bloomin eck! you've been at it again, how do you turn them out so quickly and yet they still look like this absolutely stunning.
hugs chris xx

Sarah xx said...

Hi Brenda, these are stunning - I love how you have sparkled the wings - looks beautiful without being too heavy!! xx

Jacee said...

Love your fairy cards, gorgeous colours, stunning work.

Lisa Jane said...

Lovely cards Brenda - am thinking i am going to have to get a brayer as the effect is beautiful.
Lisa ;)

Zoechaos said...

Smashing tag book wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing these with us at Tuesday Taggers, xx Zoe

Deborah Frings said...

The fairy cards are fabulous. I particularly like the blue/lilac one - just beautiful.

pinky said...

Brenda if thats what lives at the bottom of your garden then I want to live there too! These are so gorgeous. Hurling is our national game, though most people think its gaelic! Cuchulainn was playing it all those years ago!! I used to play the female version called Camogie, once got player of the year and that was in my 30's!! Brilliant game but a bit dangerous lol.

Anonymous said...

Oh, those images are sooo gorgeous. Fab cards Brenda. Thanks for joining us at PTW xx


Hi again Brenda! No worries - I should have realised you meant Stepper, not Easel!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

lisa said...

Two gorgeous fairy cards, Brenda. Who can resist the little people. I love your memory book too. The clear pages look great. I'm a little afraid of trying them out. Having to think how it all looks together sounds a bit too confusing for my simple brain!!
I'm sending some sunshine your way, we've been really lucky here and it's cleared into a beautiful day by lunchtime every day so far, probably put the kiss of death on it now!!
Hugs Lisax

Linda W said...

Lovely fairy cards and Tag Book Brenda, you have been busy. Love the effect you have got with the brayering on the cards. Take care, Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda, how are you?

I have to say, these faries are gorgeous...I got the last set of Molly Harrison and would you believe I haven't even inked them...shocking I know, it's a crime, I should be

I love what you did with them Brenda, totally gorgeous...They have a lovely glow, makes you think they could almost be real...Sorry, they are

I do believe in fairies

How you find the time to do this all is way beyond me but honestly Brenda you deliver the goods...Top class
I live in awe

Take care of you, till next time sending big hugs, hope the family and all the extended family (puppys and all ) are well

Fleur said...

Stunning cards B, and a beautiful tag book. I'm in the middle of an order for a mini album at the minute, Will show & tell when complete.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Julie said...

Just gorgeous,I so love your cards. Thanks for joining us again in this weeks challenge at Scrapbook Sisters. x

Sally H said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love all of your creations, especially the first fairy one. Such a gorgeous design!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun what stunning creations,just love the detail on each and everyone of them,so love that book,too love hugs cheryl x
thanks for comment on my blog hun its my birthday this sunday,but yeah hopefully will have a great day,hugs cheryl xxx

Anonymous said...

WOW these are two gorgeous Fairy cards!!!!

LOVE the glitz and glamour of them!

great scrapping too!

Rufus said...


Merry said...

BEautiful, all the glitter. Wonderful tag book.

Sadilla said...

Hi darling!
LOvely cards... I love fairies! :)
and what about the mini album??? It is soooo nice!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful creations Brenda.

Not in the card making category at all, but I put a post on my blog today with the rest of the photos from my Sunday visit to my local lake, the one that inspired me so much to make that Autumn card on Sunday for PB @ Allsorts. Thought you might like to see the rest of the photos!


Mervi said...

Oh my what gorgeous cards again!!!
It's snowing here, but it is like rain.

marsha said...

What a luscious fairy card! I love the colors you chose, so soft and lovely. Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and hope you will join us again next week!

karen said...

Beautiful Card . Many thanks for taking part in our weekly challenge.

Unknown said...

These is really beautiful Brenda. The fairies are stunning the way you have coloured them and even little glitter touches on your leaves on the flowers nothing is too much trouble for your art.

Ant the bpook is also very good I bet she just loves this and she certainly loves horses more wonderful work. And your comments on my blog are always appreciated (I really don't care if you repeat your self, I am just glad you take the time to comment lol)

Love Dawn xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are super gorgeous Brenda! Love the richness of details and the colour schemes. Your brayering is so beautiful, I did get the inspiration to start with it from your projects, will try some moons one day too :)


Mina said...

wow those fairies are beautiful with their softly glittered wings...stunning...I love the book its a brilliant to show of such gorgeous photos
Mina xxx

Lynsey said...

Wow fantastic fairy card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Ellibelle said...

OMG Brenda these are amazing!! Love the sparkles. The fairy images are beautiful.

Danni said...

Such wonderful creations! Beautiful fairy cards!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Teri said...

Lovely projects hun! Love the album.
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

angelwhispers said...

These are all so beautiful just loving the fairy images and the cards are gorgeous!!!

Your entry for this weeks challenge over at Anything Goes is Stunning" just love it. Thankd for entering Love Chanelle xxx

Holly Moore said...

Brenda what lovely fairy works of art! I love how you offset Priscilla's sketch. Sweet colors too, and the glitter is wonderful. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge with us this week. Gorgeous card you have made here!

Holly R. Moore

Ali Watson said...

fabulous cards thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this time. hugs ali x

Cardmaking Galore said...

Love the fairies! Great card