Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Fairy with presents

Hello lovely people,

Happy Wednesday!  I do like Wednesdays because it's Dr. Hubby's day off so we will be heading out for a coffee date this morning and then I usually get in some crafting time while he plays/makes computer games :-)

While I enjoy making a mess in my craft room, it's time for a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and we have the theme...

(+/- optional sketch, which you can find on the sketch page)

Our sponsor this time is All Dressed Up with a prize of 2 digi images of the winner's choice.

I decided to create a stepper card since I haven't done one for a while, but I'm afraid I didn't have time to write a tutorial for it.  Watch this space though because I love how it turned out so just might have to do another one!

Here's a little tip though; I created more space on the central panel of my card by adding a piece of card a bit larger than the panel on the base card and giving it some fancy edges.

Stepper card featuring fairy with a pile of presents (image from ADU)

I picked the colours for this image to match the papers I had chosen and then I didn't actually use any of the papers with the salmon pink colour, but I do think it makes a nice contrast with the mint green and grey.

This sweet fairy is actually a Christmas image but I think she makes a nice birthday card too!

Stepper card featuring fairy with a pile of presents (image from ADU)

I kept this card pretty free of embellishments to give it a fresh modern feel but did sprinkle a couple of enamel dots on there...I always mean to use these more often!

Stepper card featuring fairy with a pile of presents (image from ADU)

Card recipe;
DP: Cottage living (by Jen Hadfield) - Pebbles
Dies: Old Swedish lace - Magnolia Doohickeys
Sentiment: A little sentimental - Clearly Besotted

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E41/43/47
Dress / presents / ribbon: R30/32/22
Wings / presents / ribbon: G0000/000/00/BG32
Present / ribbon: T2/3/4/5
Star label: T0/2/3
Ground: T0/1/2/3/4

The DT have made some wonderful samples to inspire you so pop over to Creative Inspirations to take a look :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Challenges I am entering;
The Ribbon Girl - any image


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Such gorgeous colours, lovely image too, fabulous card

Ali said...

Great card/layout love the colours you have chosen!! Oooh lets hope theres a tutorial in the future :-) (no pressure though lol xxx) hugs xx

Judith said...

this is gorgeous Kat - one of my favourite colour combos, love that shape of easel card too - we really need that tutorial (no pressure!!) - hope you enjoy your coffee date and the rest of your crafty day hugs judith x

Lucy Woods said...

Just beautiful! Love the colour!
Lucy x

Carole said...

Fabulous image, fabulous colouring and fabulous card! Love your colour choice and I guess she's an anytime fairy! (no not like that silly).....use her anytime (doesn't sound much better does it but you know what I mean). Enjoy your coffee!! xx

angelwhispers said...

What an amazing blog you have Kat such beautiful creations you really are a very creative lady just love it. Chanelle xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous colours, somewhat different to your usual but I love them and by the way this card looks you loved using them too. Your image is beautifully coloured as always and I absolutely love the fabulous DP's and your arrangement of them. Enjoy the rest of your crafty day!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh that is gorgeous Kat! Love the stepper card design and what a fab colour combo too. Love it. Hugs, Wends x

Lorraine said...

She looks fabulous Kat, love the image and pretty colour scheme.
I hope you enjoyed your crafty afternoon.
Lorraine x

The Little Stamper said...

I wold never have guessed this was originally a Christmas image Kat!! I love your colour choices and this is a really beautiful card.

Sharon x

Brenda said...

Gorgeous as usual Kat. I love this sweet image and would not have guessed her to be a Christmas fairy. Speaking of fairies, you should enter the challenge at Little Red Wagon...Fairy Nice! Thanks for your visits, I hope you realize all my stitching has been inspired by YOU!

Annette said...

She's so pretty Kat, and so 'you'. Gorgeous shaped card too.

Christine L said...

A fabulous stepper card Kat.... with that wonderful ADU image... and your colouring....... it's just jaw-dropping at times.... even when it's not in PINK! Love the blue/greens here... but I'm so glad there's PINK too! LOL!

Big hugs
Christine x

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card, love the stitching details x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kat
I missed this one... Your colouring is fantastic... Wish I could colour like you... Fabulous image....stunning card....
Hugs Sylvie x

Anne said...

Love your card Kat, that image is so cute and you've chosen great colours. Thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl 'any image' challenge - good luck!

Anne x