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


  1. Such gorgeous colours, lovely image too, fabulous card

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Just beautiful! Love the colour!
    Lucy x

  5. 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

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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

  14. Gorgeous card, love the stitching details x

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

  16. 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


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