Sunday 15 September 2013

Fairies or butterflies with Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Hi everyone, there's a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. This month we'd love to see your projects featuring 'Fairies and/or butterflies'. Here's my little piece of inspiration...

The image is one of the 'Wee Stamps' range by Whimsy Stamps and came free with papercraft essentials magazine some time ago. This is the first time I've used her but I'm sure it won't be the last. Here's a close-up of the image...
I've coloured her with Copics and added glitter to the wings. The image plate has been cut with a Spellbinder circle and mounted onto a Spellbinder Picot edged circle in pink glitter card. I've added hot fix pearls to the outer circle. The whole thing has then been mounted on a doily. The backing paper is by First Edition (Spring Feast 8x8 pad) and has been matted on pink glitter card. The Spellbinders and the backing papers came from The Hobby House, a fab craft shop, well worth a visit either online or in person.
The sentiment ticket came with the stamp and I've cut it out using a Whimsy ticket die (also from Hobby House). I cut an extra ticket from pink glitter card and added some hotfix pearls and a scrap of ribbon.
To finish off I've added some pink ribbon across the centre of the card, tied a bow with my bow maker and added a Cheery Lynn butterfly. I'm really pleased with how this turned out, hope you like it too. Please pop over to the challenge and have a look at the awesome inspiration from my team mates. Join us and you could win a prize from our sponsor for this month...

I would like to enter this for the following:-
The Hobby House - Our artists
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting, I hope I'll see you again soon.
Helen xx


  1. This is so cute... Love those pearls where do you get them? Haven´t seen those before. I love the layers and your colouring is great.

    Have a great week!

    1. The pearls are hot fix so you need a wand to heat them. I got them from a craft show last year. I also have different sized gems xx

  2. very sweet card :) lovely design. thanks for joining penny's challenge this week! Stephanie DT -

  3. Helen just beautiful! Love the colors, composition and the coloring of that adorable image! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  4. Such a pretty card. Beautiful colouring and gorgeous butterly, the little pink bow is so cute.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

    Huggsss, Angelique

  5. morning Helen, and all the better for seeing this beauty attached to our challenge, beautiful colouring and gorgeous die cut around the image so pretty, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hobby House Challenge with this beautiful choice of image and artist
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Gorgeous card Helen, love it.
    Caz x

  7. Beautifully put together! The flourishes add interest and help elevate the design! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  8. Wonderful die cut around the image with doily, such a pretty card!Love that little pink butterfly!

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at the Hobby House Challenge :) Amanda(DT)


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