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Saturday 27 November 2010

Holly, the Christmas Friendship Fairy

Hello from a very snowy corner of the UK, I thought we were going to escape the snow but it started snowing last night and we've got loads now!! I'm a big kid at heart so I love it although I won't be so happy on Monday when I have to get to work lol. Anyway today's card features the beautiful 'Holly, The Christmas Friendship fairy' from Michelle Perkett (hurry over to Michelle's store as not only is Holly on sale this week but Michelle has a fantastic 50% off sale over the weekend!!)

Holly is coloured with promarkers, she has a little flowersoft and prisma glitter on the fur trim around her dress. The background is made using a versamark resist technique - the elusive images snowflakes were stamped with versamark and then brayerd over with Waterfall big'n'juicy ink pad. The snowy hill is just glitter card torn to shape and then I added glitter to edge. I've used a Marianne die for the icicle border and Marianne flower dies to make the flowers (using the copier paper I'd used to get the excess ink from my brayer) and swirls. The beautiful blingy centres are from my friend Linda at Jazzlins Designs.

The sentiment is a stamp from Elusive images, stamped on vellum and then made into a little scroll using inked cocktail sticks.

I'm entering Holly in the following challenges:
Die cut Dreams Christmas Club: use a die cut (icicle border, flowers and swirls)
Papercutz: Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts: Untraditional Christmas
2 Sisters challenge: Non traditional Christmas
Creative Cottage: Untraditional Christmas
Simon Says: Let it snow
I love promarkers: Anything goes + sparkle
Pixie Cottage: Sketch and/or Let it Snow (I've rotated the sketch)
Crafts and Me: Dreaming of a White Christmas (snowflakes)

Thanks for visiting today, hope you are warm and cosy. This cold weather is perfect for crafting so I've got my meltpot bubbling away to have a go at making some beads before settling down to watch the TV.

Don't forget you still have time to enter this weeks 'Happy Holidays'  challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studios, if you don't have any of Michelle's images you can pick up some gorgeous freebies over at Michelle's groups at PCP, SNR and CDAC.

Claire xx


  1. Oh! It's Gorgeous. Love your scroll. Thank you soooo much for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

  2. wow this is just stunningly gorgeous! LOVE IT!!!! Hugs Juls

  3. Beautiful card Claire I love that image, the design and colours are gorgeous.
    Lorraine x

  4. Splendid and stunning card. Love the image. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cutz.

  5. Hi ya
    a fabulous card,great image & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. oh hun this is simply gorgoues just love that image and you have coloured this beautifully,
    bless you for joining us at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  7. Very nice, thanks for joining us at I ♥ proMarkers.

  8. very nice ,I love your flowers thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week

  9. wow love your card, the colours and iamge are fab ty for joining us at crafty sentiments xx

  10. Very cute pattern for the angel. Thanks for sharing with PCC

  11. the image and the colors are really pretty.Thanks for sharing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week.

  12. Beautiful card!! love the flowers they are gorgeous :o) thanks for sharing it with us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

  13. Beautiful card dear!
    thanks for sharing it at The Pixie Cottage

  14. Your card is really pretty. I love the image and your beautiful scroll at the top for the sentiment. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  15. Beautiful card and I like the icicles too!!!
    Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  16. ops slap thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  17. Very pretty card and a lovely image. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  18. I love the little scroll on the corner. Great card, thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week.

  19. Such a fabulous snowy creation!
    Thanks so much for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week:)

  20. Hi Claire

    GORGEOUS card, love that fairy! thanks for joining us at tpc


  21. Holly is so whimsical love her to bits ... all your cards are stunning.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  22. Awe this is so cute and I love the image :D
    Thank you for joining us at crafts and me and good luck.


    Amy xx


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