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Monday, February 01, 2016

Whimsy Moon and Fairy Darcee {Our Crafty Corner}

Greetings Crafty Friends!

Today is my first post for the Our Crafty Corner Challenge!
It begins this morning and continues until the end of the month.

OCC is a month-long challenge, beginning the first Monday of each month.
Every month's theme: ANYTHING GOES

My card features quirky little Fairy Darcee enjoying a lovely evening with her friend Whimsy Moon
offered by this month's sponsor My Stitch Back In Twine digitals.

My Stitch Back in Twine: 
Fairy Darcee
Whimsy Moon
I am using two of the My Stitch Back In Twine digital images in my easel card.

It is night time, and the moon is casting a beautiful glow for Fairy Darcee!

The little shooting stars and crescent moon brass charms have been coated with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder from SNS - in real life, the cosmic shimmer shows up - sorry it does not show with the photos.

I used a few of the flowers on the bottom (right side) of the digi image and added them to the other side of the image, to the little mushroom, and even put tiny ones at the ends of her braids!

More flowers from the fairy base are also sprinkled on the computer generated sentiment:

The White Labels 46 border and Whimsy Moon are "halo'ed" with SNS Sparkle embossing powder:

In fact, there is NO GLITTER on my card!
It is all SNS embossing powders that contain glitter!
(the leafy blue background panel, the wings and clothing of the fairy, the halo around the moon, and the green base on the bottom of the easel card!
The charms have been embossed with Silver Pearl Cosmic EP to remove the brassiness.

Now it's your turn to link up to the 
Our Crafty Corner Challenge!

Products Used:
  • Images: My Stitch Back in Twine Fairy Darcee, Whimsy Moon
  • Sparkle N Sprinkle Mediterranean Star embossing powder, Pear Star embossing powder, Sparkle embossing powder, Silver Pearl Cosmic embossing powder
  • Spellbinders Triple Tear Circles (moon), Labels 46, Decorative Labels 46
  • Copic Markers, Moonlight White Brilliance ink
  • Crafter's Companion Die'Sire Star of Wonder and Regency Swirls embossing folders, 
  • Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf Punch ATP and Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch
  • Moon and stars charms which have been heated with Silver Pearl Cosmic EP
  • Gold metallic thread
  • Apache Quote computer generated, Corner Punch by EK Success

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Sketchy Colors #264 (shown in photo above - blue, green white) 2/7
  2. Crafty Cardmakers #156 Use Dies or Punches (used 3 diff die sets, a corner punch by EK Success, A deep Edge trim MS punch in the bottom portion of the card, and a leaf MS PATP on both top and bottom - the specific dies and punches are listed in the Products Used section of my post) 2/7
  3. Allsorts Challenge Blog - #348 Bring on the Bling (loaded with glittery embossing powder, top- her wings, dress, white frame, and aquamarine leaf punch panel. bottom is loaded with same around moon and green panel. The charms are also covered with a mica embossing powder) 2/3
  4. Crafting With Friends #13 Anything Goes 2/12
  5. Lacy Sunshine's Color 'n Craft Anything (Jan 24) 2W "Anything Goes" 2/5
  6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #26 Anything Goes 2/5
  7. 613 Avenue Create #161 - Anything Goes Using Something From Your Stash - my promise was to use lots of my stash this year (used old charms heated with very old EP, 2 six-month-old virgin Crafter's Companion embossing folders, old neon green cardstock) 2/7 
  8. Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenges #173 "Embossing - dry or heat" Lots of both kinds of embossing on this card (three top panels are dry embossed, the Martha Stewart punch around the page leaf panel is heat embossed with Mediterranean Star EP, the fairy's dress and wings are embossed with Sparkle EP, the 3 charms are embossed with Silver Pearl EP. The bottom of the card - green panel is embossed with Pear Star EP, the charm is embossed with Silver Pearl EP, and the moon is embossed with Sparkle EP.) 2/7
  9. Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges (Feb) Use EP - (Moon and stars charms have been heated with Silver Pearl Cosmic EP, Mediterranean Star EP on turq leaf panel, Pear Star EP on green panel, Sparkle EP around moon and on fairy's wings and dress) 3/1


brenda said...

What a glorious creation Donna, I always love a fairy as long as the blue and green colour palette which I always think works a treat.

And of course it's perfect for our theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in, it's lovely to see you there.

B x

Sue said...

This is a lovely card. I like the colours. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving all the beautiful sparkle to this one Donna. Can't believe that it isn't glitter - sure looks like it. Pretty little image and the way you cut out the sentiment is wonderful along with the addition of all the little flowers.

Lori Kobular said...

I Fairies and your card is so special with the fairy and the moon! Love the images and the way you colored them and that sparkly embossing powder is terrific!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely lovely design here Donna!! Love the wonderful die cut framing, colors and stunning shimmer!! That sentiment is just perfect as well! :) Thanks for sharing this gem! HUGS

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is super sweet and beautiful Donna
Gr Karin

SD pooja said...

Lovely card and am a fan of how you use dies n greens on your cards !!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations on your new DT, Donna! They are lucky to have you! Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful colouring and details! Gorgeous easel style!

Maggie said...

Thank you for joining in at GNS with your lovely card and lots of embossing, a very pretty card.

Leslie Miller said...

I confess I always spend the longest time taking in all the details of your cards. So much to see and all fabulously fun! Darling image in the moonlight and I really love the Apache blessing. Yay for your new challenge team! Looks like fun!

Linda said...

Glorious and creative!

coldwaters2 said...

Donna this is so pretty you use the most wonderful dies and embossing folders for your cards the image is lovely another fabulous creation
lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your new DT post and welcome to the team Donna-beautiful easel card and love the beautifully coloured image and love all the sparkle and great Apache Blessing
Carol x

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

die Karte gefällt mir auch sehr gut. Der launische Mond und die Elfe einfach eine zauberhafte Idee und super gestaötet. Ich beginne sofort zu träumen.
Hugs Silvi

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, such gorgeous colours and fabulous details - your image is so pretty with all of the sparkle.

pam said...

Congratulations on your new DT potion Donna!.
What a gorgeous first post, beautiful image and sparkle from your embossing powder, lovely colours and layout.
Hugs Pam xxx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Donna, this is absolutely stunning!! Fairy Darcee is so beautiful!! I love how she sparkles!! And it's embossing powder - so awesome!! The Apache Blessing is so fabulous!! I love the little moon in the corner, too!! What a gorgeous card this is my friend!! Congrats on your well-deserved new DT!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Becky said...

Another gorgeous card with my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi hun, firstly welcome to the team, glad you have joined us. Love your card and love the image and all the sparkle. Thank you for a great challenge this month.

Hugs Erin xx

Stampsnob. said...

Love he blue even if the card was awful if it is blue I would like it And this card has the added points of being beautiful and blue . Lis

Pia S said...

Beautiful combo of die cuts and colors and love all the sparkle on this card, so pretty! And you managed to capture the glittery effect so well in the photo, which isn't always an easy thing to do...

Sheila H said...

All the die cuts and beautiful colors nicely highlight the darling image. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Shona Erlenborn said...

A beautiful creation Donna! Loving all the dimension and textures you've accomplished with this little masterpiece. Thanks for sharing with us over at the Creative Challenge for Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Mervi said...

Fabulous and pretty card, lovely colour palette.
Thank you for your kind comment and sharing this over at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

Shirley said...

She is sitting on such a fabulous colour scheme Donna and certainly takes centre stage. Love it.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card lovely sweet image .
Thank you for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Julie xxx

Judy McKay said...

Hi Donna. Lovely card, such pretty colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Judy DT

Synnøve said...

Love your card! The elements are beautiful and your use of colours are really fun! Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketchy Colors!

Unknown said...

Stunning card.
Hope you can also join our challenge here

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