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Friday 6 May 2016

Things with wings at Polkadoodles

Good morning folks, we've got a new challenge over at Polkadoodles and this time around our theme is Things with Wings. As always my teamies have got lots of inspiration for you and we've got a fab prize up for grabs so pop on over to the challenge blog and find out all the details.

I've had lots of stamping fun creating this card using some of the fab new Stamp Soup stamps! I just love toadstools and I couldn't resist making a fairy too. The staircase and backing papers are from the CD collection 'Magic Garden', the stamps are mostly from the Magic Garden stamp set with a couple from Little Kingdom. These new goodies sold like hot cakes on C&C but you can preorder yours here and here! Be warned though, these stamps are totally addictive!

I began by stamping all the toadstools and the fairy and colouring them with distress inks before cutting them out. The fairy  was made by stamping one of the  toadstool stalks for the body, the wings are flower petals and her legs are leaves. Her head, hat and feet are just little shaped stamps and her hair is one of the lovely swirls. Because  they are clear stamps they are really easy to use.

 I printed out the backing paper and the staircase. I stencilled the brick background around the stairs using more distress inks and added some grass with a paintbrush.

I layered the toadstools and fairy up and then popped my little scene on the backing paper. I've added lace, ribbon and pearls to finish off. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Summertime
Lemon Shortbread: Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet: Anything goes
Penny Black and more: Anything goes with stamping
Simon Says Stamp: Stencil it
Sweet Stamps: Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze: anything goes

Thanks so much for popping by, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Stunning creation! Have a great weekend.

  2. Such a fun card! Love all the toadstools and fun fairy. Great coloring too!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

  3. What a fab use of the stamps and loving your fairy. x x x

  4. A really pretty creation Claire, Nicky does draw some super images and there is always something magical about toadstools.

    It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More, many thanks for joining in.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  5. What an adorable mix of cuteness, Claire! Your mix of so many mediums make this really special - thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. What a great little scene you've made here with the toadstools and fairy.
    Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

  7. Great card love the Mushrooms..thank you for joining us over at LMMS DT-Kerri

  8. Love your very pretty card, love your stencilled wall
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  9. An adorable little scene and your colours look so clean and fresh.
    Thanks for playing along at ATSM this week, Anita x

  10. Cute design, love the images and lacy layers. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  11. how blimming clever is this? I just don't know where you conjour this stuff up from!

  12. Gorgeous card, I love your fairy and little scene.
    Katrina xx

  13. This is absolutely precious, love the images and gorgeous layout!

  14. Great toadstools and lovely fairy too! Really like your design and colours. Thank you so much for entering the TTPH (Anything Goes) Challenge this time, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  15. Very cute! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)

  16. Lovely card, sweet little scene.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More May challenge and good luck x Susan x


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