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Friday 6 December 2013

Hey Little Birdie, A Creative Romance DT

Happy Friday to all my lovely followers and visitors.  I'm so very glad that this week is over, it's been hectic, stressful and downright depressing. At the end of last week I was on top of the world and regardless of being too busy to catch a breath everything seemed to finally be going right, then I came crashing down to earth last night with some awful news, I won't go into details here but Christmas was almost cancelled.  We managed to pull some of the worst of it out of the fire, but still Christmas is not going to be quite so merry as it was.  Ahh well, I dare say I'll bounce back in time, but anyway I'll stop whinging now and share my card.

It's time for a new challenge over at A Creative Romance, and as it's our last one for this year, both the teams have combined to make it extra special.  The theme is 
'Sparkle at Christmas' 
so we want to see lots of sparkle on your cards.  Here's my take on the challenge.

I used one of the new Sugar Nellie Christmas Fairies but avioded a Christmas sentiment so that the card could also be used as a card for a winter birthday, or  thank you card etc.
I've used a Martha Stuart Punch Around the corner set to shape the card, and a Go Kreate die for the base of the image. Other dies used are Magnolia Doohickey Die - Leaf and Swirl  and  La-La Land - Scalloped Border The gorgeous papers are by Maja, from my favourite collection 

Crea Diem - With All My Heart and 
True Friendship love, love, love these. They've all been inked with Pumice Stone DI and stitched with grey top stitch thread and plenty of stickles on the edge for more sparkle.

I just love this image, all the new fairies are fab tbh, this one is called Hey Little Birdie, isn't she adorable?  Sooo pretty, I coloured her with Copics as usual, but I tried to keep my colouring quite light, as she's really delicate looking.  I really must try out colouring with distress inks soon, I think they would quite suit this. I'd add them to my Christmas list, but my list is already so long I think Santa may end up with a hernia lol!
I've added lots of Glamour Dust to her hat, collar, cuffs and wings for plenty of sparkle.

Flowers, ribbons, button . twine and lace are from The Ribbon Girl. The bird charm is from my stash.

I finished off with some clear gems for ...yup, you got it...extra sparkle.

This card is for sale in my Etsy Store with some other recent ones.

I hope you like my inspiration for today, do head over to A Creative Romance to check out the rest of the teams creations, they are very drool worthy!  Why not join in our challenge, you can use any image, and can enter as many times as you like and combine with other challenges, as long as it's a new creation and follows the theme.  We have a fab prize on offer from our sponsors 

Well that's it from me today, if you haven't already, do take a look at my other card for couldn't be more different than this one other than the colour lol, and if you haven't already entered my giveaway for a 

Dies to Die for £15 Gift Voucher 
you can find it 
with up to 4 chances to win!

Enjoy your day, I'm working till 4.30 pm but I have crafting planned for my weekend, so I'll see you soon :) xx


  1. Sorry to hear your bad news, hope everything turns out ok for you.
    Very pretty card today and I definitely think you have captured the 'Sparkle' theme lol.
    Enjoy your crafting weekend, I'm still busy making Christmas cards I don't think I will ever be ready :(

  2. This is wonderful Linda such lovely colours hugs rebekah xx

  3. Oh Linda, so sorry to hear that you have had some bad news, I hope that things improve and you will be able to enjoy Christmas.
    Your card is stunning, adorable image, wonderful colouring and full of beautiful detailing.
    Take care,
    Sue xx

  4. Another beautiful card Linda. The pinks look gorgeous as is your colouring and beautiful design! I hope things get better for you - sending you a crafty hug!
    Gina x

  5. Sorry to hear you had bad news and hope all going better now. Loving your card and all the pink and sparkle it is very pretty.
    Hugs louise xx


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