Friday, November 13, 2009

Red Holly Fairy

I so love this little Christmas Holly Fairy from Mo Manning. She is fun to colour. I am whispering this *The reason for this card is for our November card swap over at Craftmad. Theme - 2 cards with Red, White and Green. Yes, the card below is the second card.*** Shhhhh. I just hope my partner doesn't visit. :-)

I have used red felt card (Blue Edge Crafts) for the base card. Then I have used one of Ikki techniques over at Ikki's Cupboard and cut an octagon in the front of my card using my Nestabilities. Still using my Octagon Nestabilities I cut an acetate shape. Then a white textured from to cover the edge of the acetate where I adhered it to the card. At the bottom edge of the card I used a piece of white card that I had run through my Cuttlebug using the 'Swiss Dots' folder. Then added this wonderful red Christmas sticker from the Sticker Store.

For the inside of the card I printed out the wonderful Holly Fairy and coloured her with my aqua pen and watercolour pencils. Added some glitter to the frill on the bottom of her dress. I cut her out using my Octagon Nestabilities. Then attached her to the inside of my card ensuring she was all lined up when looking through from the front. Then..... I opened my card and saw that the Octagon was crooked....arrrrrggghhhh! Mental note:- circle cutouts would be much easier to line up. Luckily, though I have the Scalloped Edged Circle Nestabilities which I cut a frame and it has covered the mistake up very well. :-)

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:-
Sophisticat Challenge #10 - Wings
Whimsy Challenge #27 - Watercolours
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Digi Sparkle
Digital Tuesday Challenge #32 - Holiday Wishes - Digi Image
Sassy Designs Challenge #1 - Christmas

Just visited Blue Edge Crafts and they have this fun thing happening at the moment. With your order if you pay an extra $2.00 you will receive a 'Lucky Dip Surprise' with your goodies. You can have as many Lucky Dips as you like with any order. The Lucky Dip Surprise will be to the value of $2.00 or more. Sounds like fun to me. :-)


  1. Merry, this is so beautiful!!!!
    I'm so glad you shared it with us over at Digi Tuesday...lovely job!!!!

    blessings, Maria

  2. Lovely image and card! So the felt paper actually feels like felt? Probably sounds silly but I just had to ask as I have never seen such a thing! You should post your lucky dip when you get it...sounds fun!

  3. Gorgeous Merry. I love this image but don't know whether I could do a good job of making it look so wonderful.

  4. Aw you put my work to shame Merry, you're too good!

    Just gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful card, Merry! Love the circle and the wonderful image inside! Have a great weekend! Hugs Nilla

  6. Gorgeous. Love the octagonal window and of course the image is just beautiful.

  7. Hi Merry

    I just love this fairy and she looks just gorgeous here.

    B x

  8. Merry this is a fantastic Xmas card, no wonder you love this image, she is adorable. Many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Good luck with your challenges, Hugs Avril xxx

    ps check out the Tuesday Taggers challenge, no patterned paper, get it in girl. Hugs Avril xxx

  9. Beautiful card, love the apeture. Thanks for joining Susie's Sassy challeng, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. great card - nice idea but note to self use circles LOL!
    thanks for visiting my blog, yes I did use a tearing ruler. It can be tricky at first if the paper is thick or like the card I used because it can move, but it does give a terrific finish. I have a spare ruler I got in some candy if you pm me your addy you can have it.
    linby at

  11. Thank you for joining us at sophisticats this week.
    Such a lovely image and coloured beautifully.

  12. Beautiful card, Merry. I love the window - it works so well with your image. Heather

  13. Stunning creation beautiful colouring & clever use of acetate window shape thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps Challenge this wk.

    Hugs Christine xx

  14. Gorjus card Merry, I love Mo images too there so gorjus. Thank you for joining in over at Sophisticats hope to see you again soon.

    Love Karen x

  15. So beautiful Merry,your colouring is superb and I love the window!!!

  16. Hi Merry, what a merry little card this is! Like the shape of your aperture, and the image is great, nice work on the colouring too. Glad you find my tut useful. I have some more up and ready for you to view, watch out for Day 11 or 12, I think it will be one for you! ikki

  17. Hi Merry, what a pretty card. The image is so gorgeous and the frame looks amazing. Love the embossed panels and the colour scheme is perfect. Thanks for joining in with our first challenge over at susie's sassy challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  18. Hi Merry
    Thankyou for joining in Susie's Sassy Challenge with this beautiful Christmas card.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  19. This is just stunning! Love the layout! Hugs, Anjou

  20. Oh what a beautiful card, inside & out.

    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

    Jan x

  21. WOW!! This is just stunning Merry!! Love your image and the way you've colored her in!! Thanks for joining us at Whimsy challenges!! HUGS

  22. Great job!! Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy Stamps. Hugs, Stephanie


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