Friday, 1 March 2013

It's Only Make-Believe!

Hello, and welcome!

Do you believe in fairies?.....elves?......gnomes?.......sprites?  Let's say that I would like to believe that such poetically imaginative beings co-exist with us in this lovely world of ours......but.....and let me make this very clear......I do believe in Father Christmas!  Not a shadow of a doubt that he is real......nope......don't try to dissuade me......he is definitely, at this very moment, preparing to bring me something fabulous for next Christmas...hahaaa!
And he's got only 298 days to get it ready.....just sayin'....heehee!!!

We've got a fabulous challenge at Card Crafter's Circle this week....yaaaaaay!

This week we invite you to create cards on the theme of:

(Elves, Fairies, Gnomes, Pixies, Sprites, etc)

This week, our sponsor is MICHELLE PERKETT STUDIOS! Michelle skilfully presents a huge collection of mermaids, fairies, people, and with various images in between!  They will delight you, so we hope you avail yourself of her designs!

Our random prize winner will receive their choice of one of the gorgeous images showcased by our design team in the challenge post! ( A Hint: Dream Dragonfly is not available in the etsy shop!)   We are thrilled to have MPS sponsoring our challenges... because the images are so beautiful... and because they will always bring a smile to your face!

As always, members of the Design Team were given some truly lovely images to use.......I chose this sweet Magical Birthday Sprite

I started with a white card base and placed a piece of pink card stock as the bottom layer.....the teal/blue flower paper, and the yellow paper are freebies from a magazine......I wish I could get more of them, because I love 'em!  The yellow label is cut with a Spellbinder die......

Isn't she gorgeous?  I really, really like this pretty could you not believe she's real?...I coloured her with my 2 pink copics....yep....still own only the two....and Promarkers.  The little pink embossed circles are the "waste" from the punched border that runs under the image (Nellie's Multi-border).....well, they were far too pretty to put in the bin...hahaaa!

I found a pack of Glitterations in the 50p bin at The Range....result!.....and used a Marvy le Plume pink marker to change the silver glitter on this swirl and the flower, below......

The flowers are from Prima,  and I added the little pearls.....all Sprites should have some pearls about them at all times......fact........

A teeny butterfly edged with a bit of glitter.......butterflies are attracted to Sprites......another fact.......

See what I mean?

All done!

We all need a little magic in our daily lives, so why not help it along and join in the fun by creating something pretty?
For more inspiration, pop over to see the rest of the Design Team magic.

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Yellow (challenge blog does say a bit of yellow is okay, lol)


  1. So pretty Anne-Marie! I love those papers with that very cute image too!

  2. I just love your card Anne-Marie. So gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

  3. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie. I love the cute image, pretty papers and your detailing is just wonderful - as always.
    Oh, and of course Father Christmas is real!

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend
    Hugs Sue

  4. This card definitely shows lots of flowers. It looks gorgeous! I love your lay-out and the cute stamp. Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month and good luck!
    X - Natalie - X

  5. So cute! I love the colors, and the pretties! It's lovely Anne-Marie! (I finally broke down and bought a pink prismacolor marker, so I would have a pink marker that wasn't neon pink! My Bic's only have really BRIGHT pinks.)

  6. This is such a pretty fantasy card with the little fairy and those lovely flowers. As always, your details are wonderful. I always think that fairies and wee folk are a wonderful aspect of childhood, and I hate ever so much giving them up -- however, I do have to say the house cleaning fairy does seem to skip over my abode entirely too often -- they are such mischievous little beings, eh?

  7. It is a given that the image is sweet and that your colouring is perfect , Anne-Marie. But I really love is the embellishing from flowers to butterfly , pearls and swirls .
    Beautiful card
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  8. This is beautiful! Love the bright cuteness of your card! Great colouring to!

  9. Anne Marie this is very pretty.Love the colour and all of the flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

    Happy Crafting


  10. Gorgeous card Anne Marie.

  11. Such a fun card, Anne Marie! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  12. This is a pretty card, lovely colour combination.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  13. Pretty colorful card! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs!

  14. Such a wonderful card and image. Thank you so much for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

  15. What a great card, thanks for joining us over at SDD, good luck and hugs.
    Jo (dt member)

  16. Fab creation. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.

  17. Oh, this is lovely! The colors are so pretty and I love the sparkle!