Sunday, 27 February 2011

Fairy 30th birthday



Ever have those days when a card just WON'T come together?  I've spent nearly all day on this, tried I don't know how many sketches but couldn't get any of them to work.  So after chopping up far too many sheets of paper, I gave up on the sketches and made it up as I went along.



My mum asked me for a 30th birthday card for a friend of hers, hopefully this will be ok.  I've used this pretty fairy from LOTV for the first time.  She's coloured with promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils, with lots of glamour dust for her wings.  The papers are from a Papermania 12x12 capsule collection that I bought yesterday at Busy Bees - I only called in for glue and to sort out some details for a couple of demos I've got coming up!

Oops back to my card... umm yep, papers, flowers and brads are Papermania, cardstock is Papermill.  Sentiment from a set - possibly Kraftin Kimmie.  '30' cut on the Cricut, and can't remember the name of the butterfly die (not doing very well am I?), pearls from stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:
 

38 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Lisa had one of those days too but I am loving this well worth the effort

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous, love the colour scheme! I have one of those days nearly everyday LOL!
Helen x

Vicky said...

She is stunning Lisa and those papers go so well with this gorgeous image. Love the butterfly and the beautiful flowers too :o)

Yep, crafters block ~ so bl**dy annoying lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Crafty Chris said...

This is beautiful Lisa love the colours and that fairy is gorgeous.
Chris x

kaylou said...

Fabulous again Lisa, love the colours you have used.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Amanda said...

Hi Lisa, lovely card i am sure both you mum and the recipient will love it.
Amanda

Denise and Louise said...

Had plenty of days like that!! Glad you persevered cos this card is gorgeous - love the colour combo and that fairy is just lovely. Hugs Denise xx

Jennifer said...

Brilliant Lisa! Love the warm papers xx Jenny xx

CraftyC said...

Looks like you got there in the end Lisa, its totally gorgeous. Now a deep breathe, Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES, Sweet Stampin & LOTV Challenges. Thats all my DT's covered LOL
Clairexx

Chris said...

what a beautiful card. thanks for sharing it and playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Lorraine said...

Not sure what you were trying to do, but your card came out beautifully! Love the design, papers and your coloring of that lovely image! I'm sure your mom's friend will love it.

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

beautiful card, i love the fairy!

Jackie said...

Morning Lisa, beautiful card, lovely colours, of course she will love it :o)
Jackie xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Lisa, love the warm colours and gorgeous image :) Donna x

MARY B said...

Turned out fabulous in the end, love the colours. Mary x

Janette said...

Its a lovely card Lisa, the colouring is perfect, your mums friend will love it, i would be made up to receive it. Janette x

Debs M x said...

well worth the effort tho! x

Whisper said...

Oh wow this is stunning.

You'll have to tell me where Busy Bees is, so next time i'm in Yorkshire i get OH to take me.

Luv Sam x

Claire x said...

I think we've all had one of those Lisa! This is a gorgeous card and a lovely layout too. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Claire x

Michele Spera said...

Wonderful job:-) I love the coloring and DP colors! Butterfly is a perfect added embellishment
Thanks for joining us at C4E

Nannieflash said...

Wow Lisa thats fabulous, love that cute fairy image and your colour choice is gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyxxx

*Vicki* said...

EEEK!! This is so so gorgeous girl!! LOVE the image and your coloring is just brilliant here!! Wonderful easel style too!! WOWZER!! TFS! HUGS

melsanford said...

Awww, this is so beautiful! I love the colours and the layout and the image is gorgeous! You could enter this into Dream Valley's first challenge too (fab prizes!) - see my blog for details... Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

melsanford said...

Awww, this is so beautiful! I love the colours and the layout and the image is gorgeous! You could enter this into Dream Valley's first challenge too (fab prizes!) - see my blog for details... Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

melsanford said...

Awww, this is so beautiful! I love the colours and the layout and the image is gorgeous! You could enter this into Dream Valley's first challenge too (fab prizes!) - see my blog for details... Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Cazza said...

Wow Lisa this is stunning!! What a pretty card :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.i love the beautiful image and your autumnal colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Katina said...

I have too many of those days for my liking; end up all stressed and miserable. Who said this was a relaxing hobby?! This is just gorgeous Lisa! Don't know what you were intending but it was well worth all the effort. xx

pinky said...

Lisa that is so gorgeous, love the beautiful colours you have used. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.
Pinky

Helen said...

I often have crafting sessions like that - whatever you do, it never looks right!! But your card is gorgeous - colours I wouldn't normally use but they look perfect for this.

Helen x

Michele said...

Yes, Lisa, I've definitely had MANY times when my cards won't come together, LOL! In fact, it took me four days to finish my mom and dad's Valentine's Day card!! Yes, FOUR DAYS!!! LOL!!! Crazy, huh?

Anyway, YOUR card came out beautifully, regardless of how long it took to get there! I LOVE it!! That image is gorgeous!!

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
Butterfly Whispers

maxine said...

Hi Lisa this is beautiful I love the image x

kaylou said...

this is gorgeous Hun and I love the fairy,thank you for joining our flowers and flutterbys challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Dena said...

Oh Wow! Gorgeous!!! Love the big butterfly!
Thanks you for joining in our circle challenge this week at Lili of the Valley!
Hugs, Dena

Julie said...

Fab card - gorgeous colours and your image is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES challenges this week, Juliex

rosie said...

I know only too well the feeling of the cards not coming together.
but this is amazing.
love it all. perfect colours, perfect papers. love it love it love it!!!

michele said...

fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

Juls said...

STUNNING!!!!!! Just Love the colours!!!! Hugs Juls