Friday, 24 June 2011

Wings for Week 25 - Blue Christmas Fairy and Bob the Robin

Afternoon Everyone,

Well, that's the house vacuumed, mopped, dusted and polished ready for the weekend. It's a job we do every Friday morning so you'd think The Boss would be used to it by now, wouldn't you? But, no, she gets into quite a feline tizz and stalks off in high dudgeon every time the vacuum is switched on or a squirt of  polish is spritzed in her vicinity. She'll be back, when she judges the coast is clear, to settle down in the sunniest spot, but only after she has given me quite a telling off  - just another weekly ritual : ) Anyhow, I can now get down to posting the last two cards I've made.

Blue Christmas Fairy

This card developed from the theme for Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge this week, which is 'wings'. It's a very girly card - loads of gems, glitter and gleam. All that shiny stuff makes it very difficult to photograph so apologies for the quality of the pics ... blame the photographer - she's such an amateur.

It wasn't planned but much of the materials for this card came free. The card was won and the paper and stamps were free with magazines last year.

Taking my colouring box on holiday has certainly paid off because this little fairy is another that I coloured then. I thought she looked quite a sad little  figure so dressed her in blue. I left her wings to be sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer and have the gems added. The diamante corner flourishes were the devil to fix - not only were they very sticky but it also took a bit of manoeuvring to place them.

Materials used:
Papering textured card, mid blue (base); smooth white card (topper & greeting); holographic card (matting & layering); Design papers, Scrapbook Magazine's free scrapbook kit; Fairy, snowflake & greeting stamps,Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine free set; ProMarkers; Adirondack Earthtones ink pad, Stonewashed; VersaMark; Heat It Up embossing powder, Silver; Cosmic Shimmer Mist, Pearl Mist; Diamante corner flourishes and blue gems from stash

Bob the Robin

Still on the 'wings' theme I thought Bob the Robin (another image from my colouring box) fitted the bill even though he has only one wing in view. I have to thank Lyn (Spyder) of Spyders Corner for this great digital stamp. Having made one ribbon flower this week I just had to make another.

The little worm doesn't look as though he is in any kind of danger from cheerful Bob.

The DP with foiling has been wrapped round to the back of the card.

Leftover strips of DP has been used to decorate the inside.

Materials used:
Papermania's textured cardstock, dark red for the base, mid green for matting, smooth white card for embossed topper & digital stamp; Papermania's A Silent Night paper, 2 sheets (one foiled); Cuttlebug embossing folder, Ice Crystals; Spyder's Corner digital stamp, Bob the Robin; Promarkers - caramel, blush, ivory, ruby, ice grey; Fluffy Stuff; Martha Stewart decorative edge punch; Anita's Christmas Ribbon, dark green; Papermania Special Brad from green set; Card candy, red.

Both cards are being submitted to the Crafty Hazelnut Challenge - Week 25 - Wings

This has been a mammoth post - for some reason my screen keeps freezing -  so I'm giving in gracefully and calling it a day. At least blogger is letting me upload photographs ... today's silver lining : )

Happy crafting,


  1. aw, look at Bob! He does look very pleased with himself with that lovely Sparkly hat!! Thank you for making him look so happy Elizabeth!!

  2. Hi Elizabeth. Just love your Christmas cards it's 35 degrees here today so it was nice to feel the Christmas chill for a second. Great cards especially love the blue one with all the bling , great works as usual. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  3. I love them both - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 25 - hope to see you again for the new one that starts tomorrow x

  4. What a gorgeous pair of cards. I hope that Blogger lets me post this comment :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Hi Elizabeth, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Every year I think I will start making my christmas cards early so that I don't have a last minute frenzy, or just give up & buy some. Good for you to start now! I;m still trying to finish my 2010 Journal Your Christmas album. Just a couple of pages to go and a few last tweaks and I'm there!
    I see other people are also having trouble with posting comments on Google. It's driving me mad lately!! Have now loaded Firefox in hope of a better responce. Here goes!

  6. Hi Elizabeth , another 2 Christmascards....and very nice cards. I like the second one the most. I don't have much with fairy's....Love from Holland , Christa.

  7. Really great both of them, Elizabeth, and you are getting along on your cards well done you! Shaz in oz.x

  8. Boonie looks so cute in your side bar, doesn't look like she has it in her to be made about the hoover! My little guy is the same with the lawnmover, don't know if it's because when the grass is shorter he can't hide so well or because I make him stay indoors while it's being done? Love bob the robin, suitably glittery and sparkly for the festive season!
    Kelly xx


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