Monday, 24 November 2014

Preparing for Christmas Fayres

Things at Sparkly Fairy towers at the moment are extremely busy. I am getting lots of cards ready to sell during the run up to Christmas. It is always amazing too what you can find in your stash! Here is the use of a die I bought last year in a sale and haven't used until now.

I love the simplicity of this die, yet it makes such a beautiful card.  I'm hoping it might be a best seller!

I am entering the following challenges with this card

As You Like It Challenge - Your favourite Christmas style  - this is my favourite kind of style for Christmas Cards - crisp, clean and simple.

Christmas cards all year round - No patterned paper

Dies R Us Challenge - Christmas

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The Red Red Robin

The weeks are hurtling now towards December so I am snowed under with Christmas makes. I also seem to be a bit pre-occupied with robins!! This is one of my latest cards

To make the card I used a Woodware stamp and stamped it three times on to different colour paper. Then I paper pieced the image to give a patchwork effect. I have to say I think they look rather sweet! 

And do you know why we see the robin on so many cards? In the 1800s, British postmen wore red uniforms in honour of the crown. Near to Christmas people would eagerly await the "robins" delivery of messages from loved ones. Artists became inspired to replace the postman with a red robin instead, delivering letters in its beak - and so the legend lives on.

I am sure I will have more robins to share with you soon!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Colour Challenge - Red/White/Green
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
Stamping Sensations  - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Make it flat

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Were you scared?

Hopefully Sparkly Fairy followers you weren't too spooked this Halloween?  This is the last of my Halloween cards for this year as I need to concentrate on Christmas - and that is very frightening!

To make the card I created a background using Distress Inks applied with Cut N Dry foam and then water dropped onto it and mopped dry to give the mottled effect. The tree and wording was cut from A Cricut file and I simply added a circle of orange card for the moon.

Hope you like it!

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafting By Design - Halloween
Die Cutting Divas - Halloween

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