Saturday, 27 August 2011

Fairy Birthday Card....

Hi Susan here.....

I have had some spare time this week YIPEE!! And what did I do with my time.....I decided to make some cards, shall we say just for me!! It's harder than you think making cards without a theme from your DT, but I have enjoyed myself, hope you like this one!

Emma and I recently paid a visit to a fabulous craft shop Crab Apple Crafts and saw these gorgeous stamps just waiting to be picked up. This little stamp was my inspiration. I have been making flowers and picking up new techniques this week from blogland, I love having the time to do these things.

My backing paper is absolutely beautiful, it looks just like a handmade paper but is smooth and very fine, it is from a 12x12 book from Hot Off The Press and it is called Flowered 'Handmade' papers and vellums.

My ribbons lace and gems are as usual from our local market.

The tickets are from Raindrop Echo Designs. I used Tim Holts distressing ink to colour the edge.

I looked everywhere for a ribbon to match my colours and nothing looked right so I used a white organza ribbon and Tim Holtz distressing ink to colour it so that it matched everything.

This is the darling little stamp designed by Nellie Snellen she is but one in a set of four fairies and I love it. I used chalks to colour the image and added glitter to the wings....well you have to have glittery wings when you're a fairy don't you!! I mat and layered the image after cutting it out onto a pink satin finish card and then coloured a piece of white card using Tim Holtz distressing ink the same as my tickets and butterflies.

We saw a tutorial on making these tiles at Such a Pretty Mess, Gabrielle's tutorial on Polymer Clay Tiles is amazing and gave us such a lot of inspiration, we were making these for hours.
I used the little frog fairy at the top of the stamp for this tile and put some gentle colouring on his body and glitter on his wings.

The flowers are a mixture, the smaller roses and buds are from Hobby Craft the large pink open rose is handmade by myself with inspiration from a rose bush in my back garden, I couldn't take my eyes off the rose and gave it a lot of thought before giving it a try. I have used two sizes of dies, card, inks and a lot of patience, the centre is some glass beads in clear crystal and pink.

Challenges entering

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments.
Love Susan


  1. Beautiful Susan, thanks for the link, what a great and easy..[mmm].. project to do.Would love to have a play. Your card is just gorgeous, love your tile, and your amazing flowers.Very cute image and lovely colouring.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Oh wowzer Susan this card is so full of creativity and inspiration, the papers look stunning so does the fairy, flowers and that clay tile, what a wonderful creation I love it.
    Lorraine x

  3. Hi Susan

    Wow hun what a super little card. The image is so cute and your handmade flower is stunning. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. Gorgeous card, love your image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)


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