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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's The Christmas Fairy introducing a new Design Team!

My Blog Candy ends on March 31 - click here and scroll down for details.

Exciting news!

I now have the pleasure of designing for:

The One,
.... The ONLY,
Scrapbook Stamp Society
home of the most adorable digi images, rubber stamps, and a fabulous array of products and crafting goodies.

This month at Scrapbook Stamp Society, we are featuring images by Artists Mitzi Sato Wiuff and Morgan Fitzsimmons.

With March's crazy weather, it is only natural for Mitzi's sweet little Christmas Fairy to be confused. 

After all... is it Spring or is it Christmasy cold?

I haven't figured it out myself even down here in warm, snuggly Florida, where we have had two nights of freezing temperatures! (What's with that?)

Still, she is so adorable, even in her confused state of mind, and could easily be adapted for any time of year.

Mitzi has 40 other wonderfully imaginative images which may be used in a number of ways. Just click here to see more of her amazing artwork.

Check it out (in the above photo)! Her little fur trim is accentuated with sparkly white flocking, and glitter followers her wherever she goes.

I think her name needs to be changed from Christmas Fairy to Joyful Song. What a sweetie she is.

I really had fun coloring this whimsical little creature, especially with the natural shading in her wings.  (thanks for all your pointers left in a previous post regarding Copic Markers).

The snowflakes are frosty with the sparkly flocking, too. The sparkly flocking is from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

(thank you for your well wishes. I am slowly recovering and am just about caught up visiting everyone's blogs).

Products Used:

Christmas Fairy (by Scrapbook Stamp Society)
Spellbinders Regular and Dec Labels Eight dies
SB Grand and Regular Labels twenty-three
Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake Large
Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die
Heartfelt Creations Layered Scalloped Posy and Arch
Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterscape Glitter G1108
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkling Clouds Flocking SS107
Sparkle N Sprinkle Dimensional Glue
Alleen's Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Regular tape, Sakura Glue Pen
Ribbon, brad, cheese cloth, feathers
Cardstock: Pink, Lavender, DP from SU, Vellum, White
Copic Markers

This card is submitted to the following wonderful challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - March Embellishment Challenge - Use Ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge - F is for Fabric (cheese cloth and ribbon)
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - #4 No Red or Green
Christmas Cards All Year Round - March - Sparkle and Bling (glitter and sparkly flocking)
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas #117 - 3 of something (3 snowflakes)
Emerald Faerie #41 - Bling (glitter and sparkly flocking)
Digital Tuesday - #203 Spring Colours (pastel lavender, pink, white with a touch of blue, yellow)
Everybody-Art Challenge - #229 Fairy - (Christmas Fairy by Mitzi)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge 2 - For March Anything Goes

Stamping hugs always,


Ab Fab Designs said...

Wow wow wow love all the layering and the bling this card has put me in a warm summer mood .its fab
Big hugs xxx

Mynnette said...

That image is GORGEOUS! LOVE all the layers and the beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Donna, I like the gorgeous image, the colours and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

pam said...

beautiful card Donna, love this image, with fabulous embellishments, gorgeous design. pam

Pat Garvin said...

Congratulations De. Your card is gorgeous.

Stampsnob said...

CONGRATULATIONS Donna and good for you taking on this project the fairies will shine in your hand . This card is beauuuuuutiful......Lis

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your new DT place Donna.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the pretty fairy and she is coloured so beautifully. The sparkle and layers look wonderful
Hugs Sue xx

Patricia H said...

Wow - this is quite the work of art! You have a great eye for detail, adding in all the sparkle and fuzziness and the die cut embellishments. The wintery colors are very pretty, too.
Thanks for sharing your work in this week's challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! Love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna this is super gorgeous! Beautiful die cuts layers and embellishments which set off the stunning image. Love your colouring & soft colours. I've checked out the digitals, such a talented artist, love her work. Enjoy your Easter, Shirleyxx

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great announcement.
Congratulations!!!! And as always your card is fabulous. You will be a great asset to the team I'm sure. Looking forward to all your future creations. Have fun!!!!

Brenda said...

Congratulations!!! Glad you're out and having fun LOL... What a fabulous creation! So many elements and layers and bling :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Donna, congratulations on your newest accomplishment! This is wonderful news and the image appears to be right up your alley - what a gorgeous card you have made with this confused little fairy. Glad you're feeling better.

Linda said...

Congratulations Donna! You are so inspiring and a spectacular design team member. What a beautiful card. I love love love the coloring and the feathers. The color hues are so pleasant to my eyes. You managed to bring together all the different dies like magic. I want to take your fairy home with me and watch her sparkle in my room.

Hazel said...

Stunningly gorgeous card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 117 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

Sandi's Samples said...

This is a beautiful image and a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD

Deborah Frings said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love all the pretty layers with the vellum doily, the intricate frames and that wonderful Christmas Fairy!! Just fab! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card so beautifully made. Ilove how you have used the different dies and how they have come together so well.
Many thanks for stopping by and leaving me a lovely comment.
Take it easy and hope you are feeling better soon.
Margaret M

creativearts said...

Congratulations, De! I'm so glad you are on a design team and this card is so sparkly! Can't wait to see what you make in the future.

Sue said...

WOWZERS, Donna, this card has it all. That little fairy is delightful, love all the sparkly details and your coloring is awesome. Beautiful layers and dies, love the cheesecloth too, such a fun way to give the feeling of blowing snow, I think. Pastel colors are wonderful too. Guess I love the whole card, just stunning.


ShersL84bed said...

Wow, this card is lovely. I love all the sparkle you put into it. Really makes it shine. You are such a talented card designer. I admire your work.

Smiles Sher

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card De and the image is gorgeously presented. Lots of glitter and glam here lol...xx

Pamela said...

Beautiful creation, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Donna, such a pretty image and lovely pastel colours. Fabulous die cut details and beautifully embellished.

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding to my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon. x

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the delicate layers and colors. Congrats on your new dt too!

Monica said...

Hello Donna,
Congrats on your much deserved DT selection. How lucky they are to have you.
Now to your wonderful card... just so soft and pretty and love all the sparkly elements to it. Marvel at your patience, Donna.
Much love,

Wendy H said...

Congratulations on your DT post, Donna, much deserved. Adorable card. Love the image, die cuts and the lovely soft colours that yu have used. Wendy H xx

Sandra said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation! You certainly know how to showcase a gorgeous image. Your colouring, design and attention to details are very obvious. Love the sparkle flocking trim and what would a fairy be without glitter following her everywhere. Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what magnificent layers, Donna! Love your coloring and all the sparkle. Congrats on the new DT position.

Dawn said...

A stunning card, Donna! Gorgeous layering and colouring - love how you've done her beautiful wings, and, of course, I'm loving all the sparkle. A fantastic colour combo for Christmas too. Hope you are keeping warm.

Hugs, Dawn

Carolyn said...

Wow congratulations De.
I love what you have done with this is so elegant with such nice soft colours, lots of layering and the corner scrolls....even a touch of fabric and vellum.

Love it.

Pamela said...

Hi Donna, thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I use a white gell pen to do the little white dots on her cheeks.

Have a great weekend.

Pam x

Karalee said...

Congratulations Donna! This card is making me drool - it's just beautiful! I hope they know how lucky they are to have you on their team!

Dot said...

Super adorable and pretty card you have made, many pretty details, beautiful image.
Thanks for joining our F challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
hugs Dorte

Fiona Powell said...

Love the effect you have achieved in the fairy's wings. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck.


Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love all the die cuts and glittery details.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, they're so lucky to have you on their team! Look at this dream of a card! Too many fabulous details to even go on about but, oh, how I love it ALL! I do have to mention the glitter, though, and the flocking, and your beautiful coloring, and the exquisite die cuts, the gauze, ribbon, image, colors, the whole idea of a Christmas fairy... Sublime!

Birgit said...

First-your card is so beautiful! I love the image of the fairy and I agree with not knowing if it is Christmas or spring-too dang cold. I love the way you coloured her and placed all the sparkle. I missed the 52 card challenge and now i just missed Christmas Cards All year long-bummer. If you want to see my little bit o work come visit. BTW-did i mention I love your card-So well done. happy Easter

Berni Cuttino said...

Congrats on DT and the eBosser. This card is simply amazing and stunning with all of the layers of embellies. So precious

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness this is Absolutely GORGEOUS Donna!! Love all the Wonderful dreamy layers and Gorgeous image!! Wow!! Just a Fabulous work of art! Love every Beautiful detail! Goodness!! 8-)


Maya Ariffin said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge :)

Maya xx

Cammy404 said...

OMG Donna! I am salivating at the digi! Gorgeous!!! I LOVED everything about it. And the dies ...are to die for. I want that one too! :) LOVED every element! So breathtaking!


Louise van Vuren said...

This is a gorgeous creation, so many layers, beautiful icy colours too. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oooo this is so awesome. I just love the beautiful layers and the wisp of cheese cloth peeking out from under them. The sparkling fairy is enchanting and I am mesmerized with the beauty of her sweet face. Your work is a treasure to behold.
Bear Hugs,

Gail said...

Beautiful shape, beautiful image, beautiful colors, beautiful coloring, beautiful diecuts. This card is outstanding. I love this one and think it's absolutely wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Anonymous said...

Pretty card, very delicate and magical, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

sarahstone said...

I LOVE the shape of your card! You really did well with all the soft layers. Thanks for playing at 52CCT!

Candy said...

Beautiful - I love all the layers!

Julie Z said...

Wow - you've outdone yourself again! Your fairy is just gorgeous - her wings are AMAZING! All those beautiful colors! And all the touches of sparkle and flocking are just perfect!!

You managed to take a gorgeous stamp and take it even more over the top - quite impressive! Just stunning De!

Oh, and congrats on the new DT! You're going to have so much fun with that and they're certainly going to enjoy all the beautiful projects like this that you'll create! It will be lots of fun to follow along & see what you do! Congrats again!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Well hello again Donna, it really is so nice to be able to pop back for another look at your stunning card so that I can say thank you for taking part in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin` Challenge.
Sue xx

Gerlinde said...

This is beautiful, Donna! Love all the layers and the beautiful colors on the fairy! I could look at this for hours and still discover something new every few minutes. Congrats on the DT! They are going to LOVE your work! GOrgeous, gorgeous!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

You always amaze me...This is unbelievably Gorgeous. I love it.


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