Thursday, 21 November 2013

Lace and pearls at Crafty Little Fairies

Hello lovely people,

OK, I think it's actually winter now folks and the heating is on a lot in my house but I am one of those people that always feels the cold.  I haven't quite got to the stage of wearing socks in bed yet but I'll keep you posted!

Anyway, enough of the weather and on to our new challenge at Crafty Little Fairies where we have the theme of...


Our sponsor this week is Live and Love Crafts with a £10 voucher for our lucky winner and I know I could spend this in a flash - it's one of my favourite places to shop!

I really wanted to have another go at making a criss-cross card; you can see my first tiny little one here.  I was able to make a good sized one (140cm square) out of a single piece of card this time since I ordered some A3 Kraft card from Anna Marie Designs.  It is a lovely weight (270gsm) for making base cards from but works well for matting purposes too.

I cut several label shapes with my Cricut and layered them together to make a large tag to go inside - there is a blank panel to write a message on.

The image is quite small but I think it works well on this criss-cross design and the cute bear is perfect for so many occasions.

I really went to town with the embellishments on this one and made sure I added plenty of pretty pearls!  I even took the original flower centres out of the sweetheart blossoms and replaced them with pearls!

Card recipe;
Scallop square: Nestie die
Scallop edge: Martha Stewart edge punch
Flowers: from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: from The Hobby House

Copic colours;
Teddy: E41/42/43
Flowers: RV0000/R81/83/85/R39 & E47
Grass/leaves: YG91/93

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
1.  Inky Chicks (pearls and swirls)
2.  Sweet Stampin' (tags)
3.  Totally Gorjuss (3 DPs)
4.  Divas by Design (make it pretty)

I hope you will visit the rest of the Fairies at Crafty Little Fairies as they have been hard at work creating some wonderfully pretty cards to inspire you.

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Kat xx


Squirrel x said...

Hunny this is just gorgeous! Love that little ted and your colourwork on him is fab, he looks sooo fluffy! Amazing attention to detail, the whole effect is absolutely stunning. Makes me want to try a x card again now, lol Hugs xx

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Kat. My favourite colours, and one of my favourite LOTV images! A real stunner!!

Jennifer. x

Sue said...

This is stunning Kat, I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and such a gorgeous design. Those papers are so pretty, they are on my Christmas wish list.
hugs Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

ohhhhhhh! how PRETTY, Kat! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card and tag (and the pearls and lace of course!) Such a delightful little bear in the midst of your magical garden. So sweet with the stitching. LOVE IT! hugs, de

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Kat!
Hugs Lynsey x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is stunning, gorgeous colours and love the criss cross. Love it

Lorraine said...

A stunning card Kat. teh image is so sweet and i love the papers and all the pretty details.
Lorraine x

Wishcraft said...

Wow Kat! This is just gorgeous, what a pretty card. Love everything about it hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x


cute card - great use of your pattered papers and you've coloured your topper in beautifully. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck in the challenge. Hugs Janine xx

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Gorgeous Kat ! love the colours..that's my fav paper pad at the moment..Hugz Gayle xx

Christine L said...

Ooooh Kat.... totally GORG-A-LISCIOUS!!! (ok, no such word.... but I needed to say how much I love this!!)

Everything about it is FAB... and I now have another stamp on my shopping list!

Big hugs
Christine x

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card. Love your take on our tag theme. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card! Love the shape you used for the tag.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' xxx

Unknown said...

Quite apart from the gorgeous colour scheme Kat, the beautiful flowers and pearls and the style of card, I LOVE the texture you achieve on your furry friends! This little bear is amazing! xxx

Zippy said...

Gorgeous card and such a cute ted! xxx

Natali said...

Totally gorgeous!!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Tag” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Congratulations to be on Spotlight this week at Sweet Stampin`!!! Wooo Hooo!!!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Kat,
This is so cute. Such a sweet image. Those papers look fab & I love your card design. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie xx

DesignerDiva said...

Well this is certainly pretty Kat, I love what you have created here.
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx