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Thursday, May 15, 2014

My Dandelion Fairy

So many fairies...so little time. I love fairies and have many fairy stamps that have never seen ink. This little fairy is from Lili of the Valley and I think she's beautiful. I had fun coloring her with my Copics and tried a new technique that I saw done but haven't experimented much with...feathering. Her wings are a blend of 2 shades of pink and 2 shades of green which are a favorite color combination of mine.



My fairy's wings are coated with Warm Glitter Ritz (loose glitter) and I only wish you could see them in person...they came out even better than I expected. I used Stardust Stickles on the edges of all my flowers.


I used two leaf dies by Poppy on this card and overlayed them. The other dies are the corner die by Whimsy and the circle die around my image is by Marianne. The polka dot button is from Doodlebug and I think they're my favorite buttons! My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The larger pink and green pearls are from Queen & Co. Don't you just love their bling?!

The tiny pink pearls around the image are the courtesy of my best friend, Lillian.  If you've looked at my cards for a bit, you'll see the common denominator on pink cards are these tiny pink pearls. And if you keep watching my blog, you'll see them on upcoming cards, too. I finally sat down and figured out how many tiny pink pearls are in the package that Lillian sent to me. Get ready:  5 rows of 100 in each row for a total of 500 little pink pearls. I've used about 60 so far. I'm watching for upcoming challenges that require pearls. Hahaha! On a serious note, thank you, Lillian, because look at how perfect these pink pearls look on the diecut around my image! 

My papers were free when I purchased a card magazine...but I didn't use the paper that came in the magazine since it was two sided and flimsy. I photocopied it onto my nice smooth Neenah cardstock and used my photocopied paper. The layout from this card is from Digi Sketch, and the link to their blog is below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek at this card!

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                                 Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Penny's Challenges, Paper Pretties, Inky Impressions, Creative Moments (Tic-Tac-Toe, flower/diecut/bow), Pink Gem, My Sheri Crafts, My Craft Creations, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Hobby Cutz, Digi Sketch, 613 Avenue Create (Bingo: LOTV image, sketch from Digi Sketch, Stardust Stickles, pearls, ribbon), The Paper Nest Dolls, Just For Fun, Crafting for All Seasons, Crafty Creations (flowers, diecut, ribbon), Natalie and Amy's, Crafty Girls, Dies R Us, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Feeling Crafty, One Crazy Stamper, Challenges 4 Everybody, Dragonfly Dreams, A Little Bit Crafty, Crafts Galore Encore, Craft-Dee Bowz, Emerald Faeries, Fitztown Challenge, Ideas to Inspire, The Cupboard Trilogy, Die Cut Divas, Digi Choosday, Hambo Challenges, Whimsy Inspires, Crafty Little Fairies, Vintage Stamping Challenge by Flonzcraft

64 comments:

  1. Hi Gail. I love the colour combo with this one! And gorgeous attention to detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  2. Beautiful card lovely colouring
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #5
    Gemma xx

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  3. A gorgeous card Gail, a lovely design and such pretty papers. Your little LOTV image is delightful and all so beautifully embellished!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator



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  5. What a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.
    Stella xx
    TCT DT

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  6. A lovely card, Gail! Adorable image, her wings look amazing! Great idea to photocopy the DP!
    Chris
    x

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  7. WOW! What a pretty creation! Awesome use of dies! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  8. Sweet little card. I love that colour combo. Nice hand hint about photocopying lightweight paper, I will have to remember that one!

    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    http://maxibellestudio.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. This is gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  10. How refreshingly adorable this card is! Love your colors and coloring. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ May challenge.

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  11. Again:)Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  12. Stunning card!! It really gets that summer feeling going :)
    Beautiful coloring on the image, love the glittery wings :)
    Hugs Anna

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  13. Where do I start? The pink and green colour combination is so fresh and pretty and this little LotV fairy is one of my all time favourites. Definitely ticks all the right boxes for me! Hugs, Tracey x

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  14. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Glad to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    FCB DT Coordinator

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  15. gorgeous Gail...one of my favourite fairies!!

    Fi
    x

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  16. Gorgous card Gail. love the design and fabulous colours xx

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  17. How precious is this! Love the colours and lovely design!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you'll be back soon!

    Hugz


    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

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  18. I couldn't love this more ~ it is simply GORGEOUS! Great job and thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie
    Hambo Design Team

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  19. Such a pretty card! Thanks for the paper hint, I will have to try that! Thanks for participating in our "May Flowers" challenge at Dies R Us.

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  20. What a beautiful card you have made for us to see. Just love your colours of papers and then to the image. Thanks for joining in with us over at my Sheri crafts this week.
    Sue

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  21. This is beautiful Gail! I love that sweet image and your layout. Such a pretty circle die too.

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  22. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments! :)

    Petya DT

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  23. Pink and green is my fave too and this beautiful card just proves why as it is so fresh and pretty. I love all the LOTV fairies and the two tone wings look amazing - I must have a go at this!
    Sounds like those pearls might last you a while... well, they are so lovely I look forward to seeing more of them!
    Big hugs, Kat x

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  24. What a fantastic creation!!! This is so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobbycutz! Good Luck in the draw
    Crafty Hugs
    Denise
    http://dixicreations.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Beautiful project, so very pretty! Thank you for joining in with us this week at Digi Choosday Challenge!! Yvonne (DT)

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  26. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  27. SO cute, love the colours you used. Thanks for joining our 'anything goes' theme at Penny's challenges :)

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  28. Gorgeous card love the colours & embellished beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

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  29. Simply stunning Gail..I love the gorgeous green...very pretty card.
    Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  30. Spectacular, Gail! Fab coloring and I love all the layers. :-D Thanks so much for joining in on the current Anything Goes challenge at Scribble & Scrap this fortnight and good luck in the draw. I hope we see you again for the next challenge.
    NanaConnie

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  31. Wow, this is fantastic , beautiful , stunning !!!! What a gorgeous creation !!!! I am so happy you shared this with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges !!! I hope you join us again , and have a lovely day !!
    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh Gail, what a darling little card! I love every little detail! Her wings are fantastic!
    Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons in our Things With Wings Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  33. Just amazing one of my favourite LOTV stamps she's delightful Great colours and fab design amazing Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  34. Wonderful card and I love your color combo. Your fairy is adorable. So glad you shared her with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  35. Beautiful card love the image and the pretty colour combination. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT xx

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  36. what a gorgeous card!!!! thanks for sharing it with inky!!

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  37. aww love this. so sweet and gorgeous painted. i will follow you and have a link on my blog to your blog do look by some day.

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  38. such a beautiful card, the colour combo is one of my faves too, and the image is classic! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week, good luck! Jo xxx

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  39. Wow Gail, this is just lovely. I love the fairy image and the little tiny pearls you added around it too. What a great creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown. for our Feminine Challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon, and especially next week when are having a Birthday Blog Hop !!

    Lynn, Fitztown DT

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  40. So very pretty. I love how the flowers and leaves are done.

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  41. Beautiful card thank you for entering feeling crafty challenge
    and good luck xx

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  42. How strikingly cute is this pink and green together, m'dear! Wonderful glitzy wings, gorgeous coordinating papers, lovely diecut encircling this sweet fairy, love the dotted swiss button on the perfectly tied bow and of course, I wouldn't forget -- the pearls !! You are SO welcome for them and glad to see you're putting them to use instead of "saving" them . . . I'll keep my eye out to replenish your stock, should it get too low . . . hahaha! Fabulous, lovely card, as all of yours are, Gail . . . precious . . . and good luck on winning a challenge, or two, or three . . . LOL.

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  43. Beautiful card, love the the color and all your lovely embellis!! Thank you for play with us this time at Creative Moments, hope to see you soon again!! Hugs KT Co Leader

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  44. Gorgeous card. Love the image and coloring. Took me off my feet - you rocked it.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

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  45. Wow - an adorable card - the papers you used - they gives a fantastic look
    LG Helga

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  46. Beautiful card! Such a sweet image and pretty colors!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  47. Stunning card Gail, beautifully coloured and I love all the layers and card design, you really are so talented. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  48. A gorgeous card with wonderful colouring!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes” challenge.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  49. Thank you so much for joining our May Challenge Ribbon/Lace, over on the "Just For Fun" Challenge Blog.

    This is absolutely wonderful and such beautiful colour choices. I love the image and how well she works with the gorgeous papers and different elements. Love the bow with the lovely spotty button :-)

    We offer monthly challenges with nice and easy themes. I hope you will pop back and join us for more of our future challenges...

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

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  50. A delightful card, the image, colours and embellishments are fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

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  51. Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas

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  52. This is such a gorgeous Card! I love the LOTV image and colours! Thank you for sharing at Scrapbook Stamp Society! Hugs Julie DT x

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  53. She is so cute - love the coloring and the colors! Thanks for joining the Hoedown this month!
    Lyn

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  54. Very pretty card Gail, thanks for entering our fairy challenge this month.

    Good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

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  55. Oh Gail, your card is absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy for our "Anything Goes" challenge.
    Blessings,
    Zella

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  56. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

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  57. Hi Gail a fantastic card love the colours and the image. Thank you for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
    Hugs
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

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  58. Hi Gail what a gorgeous card. Love the colouring on the wings and beautiful mat the image is on. The papers are really pretty too what a great freebie! Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, good luck! Susan x

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  59. The pink and green are a perfect colour match, TFS with us at OCS!!

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  60. Love the pretty papers and the LOTV image - she's adorable. Beautiful colour choice, and a gorgeous card.
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    xx
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It and
    The Stamp Basket.

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