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I love you fairy much

I spotted this gorgeous little angel over at Mo's Digital Pencil and knew I had to colour her in! She comes with 3 other sentiments in different fonts and can be found here.

I'm always trying different colours of hair, so I thought a little red-head was in order today.  I also kept her outfit a simple white and her wings are shaded in blue.

I added some tiny gems for a little sparkle and some gloss to her eyes and heart.

I layered the image on red cardstock and a doilie patterned acetate.  This was perfect to lighten the background red somewhat and keep focus on the image.

Lastly I doodled around the edges of the image and the sentiment with fine black pen.

I have joined the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Something new (image & acetate) (w)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (w)
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Crafty Cardmakers - Bling's the thing (2w)
Creative Moments Challenge Blog - Anything goes (2w)

Be Mine

It's a new year and that means all new creations!  I'm getting myself ready for Valentine's Day.  I thought I might get organised early by making my cards and decorations in January.

For this card I have used an image from Some Odd Girl - I just love all the different characters and possibilities that their images have.

I printed the image on sticker paper and then adhered it to red cardstock.  The image is coloured with Copics and then I added some gloss and gems.  I used some pretty valentine themed paper that has flocked birds on it.  Lastly I dug into my stash and found the Be Mine sticker.

I also inked the edges of the papers to give some definition.

I have joined the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl - January Challenge (m)
Sweeet Stampin' Challenge - Lots of Layers (w)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (w)
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes (w)

The last creation for the year

It's only 3 hours til the New Year and I just want to thank each and every one of you for visiting and/or commenting on my creations over the past year.  I read every one and love visiting your blogs for inspiration.

My last creation is a fold-out card with spinning reindeer.  I used a reindeer digi image and printed two of them, but facing each other.  I cut out both images and then added a piece of thread between the images before sticking together.

I then created the card using two cards that I put together (facing each other).  I cut a square out of the middle and then added green card and patterned paper.  The background has layered white paper that I edged in grey and added some diecut trees.

I adhered some more diecuts and some enamel dots.

The edges of the cardstock are inked and doodled around.  I also added some bling to the centre of the snowflakes for sparkle.

Thanks for visiting and have a happy New year!!

Christmas Magic

There's still a little Christmas magic in the air - and I'm helping by making a little wand!

I've used a sweet image from Lacy Sunshine - Snowflake Dreamer.  I printed two images o that I could lift the little fairy off the snowflake.

I used my Copics to colour each piece, adding some silver Stickles to the tips of the showflake for sparkle.

For the back of the snowflake I cut a circle of cardstock and then lined it with a white feathery boa.  Then I added the snowflake on top.

Lastly I added a red & white straw, ribbon and chipboard.

It turned out so sweet! Now I can sprinkle Christmas Magic everywhere!

Snowflakes are falling

This is the closest I'll get to having snow at Christmas - making my own snowflake cookies!

I made these cookies for my Mentor Teachers as I was on prac in early December. I'm studying my Bachelor of Early Education and I love to give gifts when I finish prac.  I also gave the class some new books to read.

I was trialing a new kind of instant royal icing - it's available in the baking section of Woolworths and you just have to add water and stir.  Normally I make my icing with sifted icing mixture, egg whites and lemon juice.  It's not too bad in a pinch, but I don't think it sets as hard as I'm used to, and it doesn't set in the required time.

I did the snowflakes up in cellophane bags and sprinkled some granulated sugar in.  The girls loved them - along with the other chocolate treats and bonbons that I put in their Christmas bags.

I want to wish all my visitors a very Merry Christmas!! I hope you got spoiled today - I'm resting after a lovely family lunch, in the air con, watching Christmas movies.