Friday, November 19, 2010

Joy & wonder

Hey there!

We're supposed to be getting an arctic blast through here this weekend, bringing with it our first snow of the season. I'm not exactly thrilled about the idea of driving in the snow once again but ya do what ya gotta do. Hopefully this 'La Nina' year isn't as bad as they are predicting... ;)

Speaking of winter wonderlands, I think my card today brings to mind a snowy day. The Dear Lizzy paper inspired the whole thing with it's cool berry branch looking design which brought to mind the magic of freshly fallen snow out in nature. From magic my mind leapt to fairies and I remembered this little Pergamano cutie. She is actually part of the Summer Fairies set but her striped tights, fur lined clothes and jingle bells on her shoes look way more Christmas/wintry than summery if you ask me. Throw in that little squirrel with his present and I think they make for a fun holiday card.

Ok, I'm outta here. Hope your weekend is a wonderful one... rain, snow or shine. :)

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and PTI
paper- American Crafts (Dear Lizzy Christmas)
stamps- Pergamano (Summer Fairies set), Paper Trey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown chalk ink
Kaiser Craft pearls
Ranger Stickles
Fiskars border punch
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R20
hair- E50, E51, E53
clothes- R14, R17, E07, G24, G28, G29, BG32, BG34, BG18, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y26, Y28, E40, E41, 0, BG0000, BG10, BG11
squirrel- E15, E17, E19, E18


RiNNE said...

Aaaaaaaacccckkkkkk!!!! Dear Lizzy has Christmas papers? Why didn't someone tell me?? ;). Thank you, oh fellow paper buyer/hoarder! :)

Love, love, love this card!! That fairy is too cute & I just adore the colors combination!!

Renkata said...

aawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww this is amazing. I love this stamp, now I really will go ink it up.
Very cute card Amy.

♥Rach♥ said...

How PRETTY! I love the soft, lovely colors and the stamp is just adorable :0)
SNOW! I wish, but none hear until early in the year most likely!

Unknown said...

So beautiful. Love that little fairy. She definetly great for Christmas. Wonderful job coloring.


gobeagirl said...

This is adorable! I think someone made a mistake putting her is a summer collection. Even her shoes look live hollie leaves. lol...I love your color combo and you always color so nicely. We are supposed to get some snow over here also. Who would think that when just Wednesday and yesterday I was outside without a coat on in the evening? Have a great weekend. Hope you don't have to work it. Hugs, Lisa

Heidi Brawley said...

AWWWWWWWWEE!!! Sooo darn cute! Love it. But then I LOVE all your creations!!! Have an AWESOME weekend!!!! Stay WARM!!!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Nancy Thomas said...

Oh she totally looks like a Christmas fairy! Beautiful colors and that paper is gorgeous.

Rhonda Miller said...

That image is precious. I just love this card. TFS.

~* steph :) *~ said...

soft and pretty card, amy! she does look like a sweet Christmas fairy! love the soft colors. thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Tress said...

She is soooo cute! I cannot believe she was a summer fairy. You've done a brilliant job of converting her to the holiday season. Hope the snow holds off for you!

Jessica Diedrich said...

How precious! I love this-such a whimsical and wonderful holiday card!

Larisa said...

wow!!! So gentle card) The girl is very cute!!!

Lau W said...

This fairy is prettyyyy ! Love your card, so cute !

Kellie said...

Your get snow and we get heat, just seems so strange to be one extreme different from one another lol! NOW your card is absolutely fricken gorgeous! The image is adorable and your colouring is amazing!
Hugs Kellie xx

Shaela said...

this is darling!! love all the details in that image - it is so cute!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Amy your card is tremendous, I love that cute image and those designer papers are terrific!

Kimberly S said...

What a beautiful faerie card Amy! Love the DP and the colors you chose! :)

Alice said...

awww... that little fairy so cute! love that you used her for a holiday card! this is soooo pretty!

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, very pretty crafting here !! love it !
greetings, martina

WickedPixie said...

How in the world do you find the time in the day to work, make such beautiful cards, and also find the cutest stamps, paper and sentiments??? I LOVE this card - everything about it! :-)Traci

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