Thursday, September 14, 2017

Flutterbys, Fairies and More

I have always loved Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairy Illustrations. So was thrilled when TLC ( offered a few free digis of the fairies a while ago. Decided to finally print off and color a few of them. I found a photo of the original illustration of this one, Candytuft Fairy, on the web and colored the image with both alcohol and Tombow markers. Decided to add glitter to the wings and then added it several other places. Because… well… fairies and glitter often go together, don’t they?
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Another entry for the CAS-ual Friday’s CASE a Girl Friday’s (DT) Card Challenge. This time I was inspired by a striking card created by Channin. I have a ton of rhinestones and had fun creating sweet little butterflies to flutter around the whimsical sentiment.
And Channin's card that inspired me:

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Have been having so much fun making CAS animal cards… especially because I am discovering that I have lots of animal stamps. And a growing collection of animal digis! This sweet little image from Beccy's Place is named Stanley’s Bauble. I kept coloring to a minimum, just adding a bit of shading. Used patterned background paper, plus a scrap of green vellum, and a bit of sparkly silver gel pen to finish up the card. (And I'm entering one Christmas challenge that requires "Leaves." I'm assuming that a pine needle is actually a leaf, right? (Actually, I just looked it up. And learned that a needle IS a leaf. In the process, I found some neat site. here is one of them! I even love the name of it-
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AAA Card Challenges- Creatures Great or Small                  (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- CAS                                (
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Leaves                              (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                      (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Sept  (

I love this coloring card that I picked up at a church conference last summer. Was fun to color, and a bit of bling makes it pop. Made it into a magnet for a friend to put on her fridge to remind her of how very special she is to me… and to God!
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Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes     (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge 185          (


  1. What a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘GLITTER’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. So sweet! Love the way that bear is clinging on to the Christmas bauble. Always a pleasure to see you playing along at AAA Cards.

  3. Wonderful cards Kathy, you've done a great job as always.
    Fairies and glitter definitely go together, I completely agree. The sparkly wings and pretty colours are perfect for your card. I really love the fancy corners and the big dragonfly you added, and I think the sentiment is perfect.
    Your bling card is wonderful, the rhinestones look awesome against the black card stock, it really brings out the colours. The sentiment works perfectly with the sparkly little butterflies.
    I like the CAS style of your third card. Great idea to use the patterned paper for the bauble and also for the background mat, it brings everything together nicely. The little bit of shading adds some nice depth.
    The card you made for your friend is so pretty, the colours are lovely and the rhinestones add just the right amount of sparkle. I'm sure she's going to love receiving it.
    Great job Kathy!

  4. Beautiful card! The color is so elegant and the sparkly fairy wings are perfect. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Glitter" Challenge.

  5. Love the sparkle and shine with the black background! Pretty! Thanks for playing along with everyone at the Casual Fridays Challenge.

  6. Sweet and lovely card! Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

  7. Great card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges this month.
    Hugs, Iwona


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