My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Friday, September 01, 2017

Fabrika Fantasy's Two Crafty Critter Crazies - Fabrika Fantasy Pegasus

Hello, Critter Loving Friends!
Wishing my blogging friends well, and hoping my Texas friends have not suffered too much loss or damage.
May you all enjoy good health and love --

and now...

A new 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge begins today!

Fabrika Fantasy is sponsoring September's challenge, which ends September 30.
A random winner is selected, and a guest designer for the upcoming month is chosen.

My card features this amazing Flying Pegasus from Fabrika Fantasy.

How do you like the rhinestone panel behind the die cuts?

Raiding my old stash, I found this rhinestone mesh in just the right color, and cut it just a tad larger so a row of the rhinestones shows up on either side of the Spellbinders die cut. More of my Great Aunt Agnes' Vintage Lace was used on either side as well.
Colored with Copic Markers and Distress Inks, I have surrounded the lovely Pegasus and sentiment with Starfire Ultrafine Glitter to increase the magical feeling of the card.

The two beautiful ornate die cuts are further enhanced with
Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embellishment Mousse.
Embellishment Mousse is one of my favorite "new" products THIS YEAR because of its transformative abilities. It is fast drying (almost as fast as you can apply it) and changes ordinary, cheap cardstock into beautifully pearly-metallic satin! You can dry emboss, die cut, heat emboss, apply glitter - anything you would do with paper - even distress it! 


When die cutting very ornate, detailed dies, apply the mousse to the cardstock prior to cutting.

As you can see below, the mousse-covered die cuts adhere easily onto each other. The heat embossed flourish in the top right corner was glued right on top of the moussed die cut.

This card is about as gaudy as it gets! (giggle)

Products Used:

Playing in the following challenges:
  1. The Crazy Challenge #256 Bingo (bottom row) Triple Tear Circle, Rhinestone (mesh layer), lace (vintage lace on both sides) 9/11
  2. The Alphabet Challenge (September 1) "Make Your Mark" (Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Hand-made sentiment, adhered glitter, applied mousse to several layers, applied embossing powder to the fourish) 9/15
  3. International Art and Soul #15 "Layer it Up!" 9/10 (card base plus lace, jewel panel, 6 layers of die cuts
  4. Classic Design Team Challenge #17 Anything DT Goes 10/1
  5. Creatalicious Challenges #122 Anything Goes with Mythical Creations 9/15
  6. Createful Heart Challenge Blog #1 Anything Goes 9/15
  7. DLArt September Linky Party Challenge - Anything Goes - 10/1
  8. Fabrika Fantasy Challenges #13 "Add Pearls or Gems" (rhinestone mesh across the back and sides) 10/1
  9. (ScrapyLand Challenges #72 "Anything Goes with Dies SL Sells" (listed above - SB, IO) 9/5
  10. World Wide Open DT Challenge #25 "Anything DT Goes" 9/15
  11. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1735 Anything Goes 9/3

Looking forward to seeing your critter cards at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge Blog!


aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous and love that gorgeous rhinestone mesh, lucky you had something so pretty in your stash. Your Pegasus is absolutely beautiful.xx
Have a lovely weekend.♥

SD pooja said...

yes the rhinestone panel looks wonderful ,and your card too :)I loved how you have used the image..I can can hardly think beyond flowers n butterfly ;)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, the rhinestone mesh in the back of the die cuts is beautiful, the layers are fabulous. I think this card must be even more fabulous 'in real life' where you can see all the sparkle and glitter. It certainly is NOT gaudy. Have a great day, hugs xx

brenda said...

A truly lovely mythical creation Donna, you have really brought the image to life with your lovely choice of colours and design. Beautiful new header as well, full of all things summer.

B x

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card and image - love the choice of die cuts and beautiful background paper and quote thanks for sharing and have a great weekend my friend!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is absolutely stunning. I do love the mystical look that you achieved with the Starfire Glitter - it really does give the mystical, dreamy look. The rhinestone panel is amazing! Great dimension and texture - just gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Donna with all that glitter really a card for a girl.
Gr Karin

Sue said...

Donna, Another lovely card.

Hope you are having a fab Friday. Sue

Linda Simpson said...

This is awesome Donna! I love the dimension and wonderful shapes you have used to showcase the fabulous image. Lots of lovely sparkle too.
Linda xxx

Linda said...

A truly magical card, Donna! :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such beautiful colours sweetie. Awesome rhinestones and image. Fantastic work all round sweetie.

katieo said...

Super pretty. I love al of the dies that you used and the sparkle. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Anything Goes Linky Challenge

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
eine ganz typische Donna Karte mit viel Glitter. Ich liebe deine Karten. Auch diese hier ist wieder etwas ganz besonderes. Ein wunderschönes Motiv, super in Szene gesetzt. Perfekt wie immer. Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende. Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

Leslie Miller said...

I love critters and, WOW, all the glitter and rhinestones! The mesh background is fantastic. What fun "raiding your stash"! Tee hee! You make me want to go play in my room, and that's exactly what you were doing when you made this card -- playing in your room. You find the most amazing things in your stash, and the way you put them together -- WOW again!

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Donna, these colors are fantastic! The way you blended but still let the image pop is brilliant! A gorgeous design, sweet friend. Hugs, Autumn

Maryvonne Coussé said...

Fantastic card Donna ! just Gorgeous ! Love the colors !

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so magical and gorgeous!! The Pegasus is stunning!! I love the colors and sparkle!! The layers are amazing!! I just love, love this, my sweet friend!! And the mesh rhinestone is a fabulous touch!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Donna I don't think your card is gaudy, I think it is absolutely beautiful! I love Pegasus and that rainbow color background he is on! Love all that bling and especially all of your wonderful die cuts! Gorgeous card!

Sall said...

OH Wow, this is inspiring, loving the colours, image, glitter everything. Thank you for supporting International Art and Soul, I love seeing your creativity and imagination at work. We hope to see your inspiring talent again in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall, International Art and Soul DT

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna! Magnificent die cut layers and great info about the mousse. I'll have to try some of that. I've never used it but am really interested in finding it and trying it. Love the sparkle and all the gems. Lovely lace bits, too.
I can't thank you enough for jumping in to be my right arm with Teresa on leave. Thanks - you are so appreciated! :-D

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Donna, so many fabulous details - I love the rhinestone panel behind the die cuts. Thank you for the embellishment mousse tip.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

So amazingly beautiful. A really awesome work of art and I love the way you colored the Pegasaus image and that rhinestone panel is so perfect with it. Your work is just wonderful Donna!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

WOW, Donna, this is stunning! Such a great card for someone who loves sparkle and shine. I love the background behind the Pegasus with the pink, yellow and blue watercolors maybe?'s just magical! You are so talented!

pam said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Donna!!! love the sparkle and glitters on this wonderful card, beautiful image and colours my friend.
Wonderful die cuts you have used to create your fabulous card.
Hugs Pam x

Melissa Czapor said...

WOW!! This is incredible!! Thanks for joining us at the Createfulheaert Digi and Design challenge blog!! I hope you'll join again!!
Melissa, DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

this is so beautiful. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Love your design too. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Brilliant Donna, very clever use of the gems. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Janice said...

Wow, another beautiful creation Donna, such pretty colours and so much detail. I love the rhinestone mesh, fabulous idea!
Janice x

aussie aNNie said...

Hey De the inside of my stamped tag said 'with love' xx [aNNie]

aussie aNNie said...

De, we have been buddies for almost ever and a day and you always melt my heart with your sincere comments and words which are all 'feel good' in many ways. Thank you...
My butterfly I do in animation shop and my background and header I do in Paint shop, it's all a hobby for me. I also made a blog header and background for another blogger recently but it is fiddly doing it for someone else. Took many hours for her to really like what I did. But overall result is lovely and I enjoy playing with plugins and filters in paintshop.

As you know for years I have given on my blog a candy or two to my followers and it's so nice to post them off but I do hate it that I can't give to all of the entries received. It always works out fairly in the end and there is always another candy coming up soon. My dad's anniversary next in a couple of weeks and it will be to 'celebrate his life' with mum in Heaven.

See I can get soppy and sappy too... hugs to you and luv ya.xxxx

Grietje said...

Wow what a beautiful card. I just love the digi! And you've done a great job on the background, with the glimmer creating a little mistery. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

xx Grietje DT

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Donna, you just keep wowing me with these beautiful cards, your layering of the dies is just beautiful, let's just say you are the queen of die layering :) I love the rhinestones behind it, never thought of that! The sparkle that you gave to that pegasus, thanks for explaining the mouse, I see these different products and not quite sure how they work, and thanks for the tips also! Gorgeous!

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Love this it is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

Donna Phelan said...

WOW! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the Rhinestone panel behind the die cut....but I don't know if I could use one in this manner, I am New England Frugal after all! lol This is so magical and whimsical and sparkly and pretty! It. Is. Everything! Beautiful colors and design and the layers, simply fabulous!!!

Oh and to answer your glue question: I use a lot of the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue for the intricate (thin) die cuts. They usually have a 2 tip applicator, one end is wide and you can just turn the die over and smear the glue on! Seems to work fine for me.

Tracie said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the glitter. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous image and rhinestone background-love the pastel magical colouring and all the sparkle
Carol x

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

My goodness, this is just stunning! The soft colors and that SPARKLE is fabulous!! So many lovely details. oooo la la! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this is such a beautiful card with loads of details to take in! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

Carla's Cards said...

Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Fabrika Fantasy Digis!

International Art & Soul said...

LOL Donna :) Jane and Mimi are one and the same, my real name is Jane but I go under Mimi for my cards etc. :) :) Thank you so much for the blog love Donna and you artwork is always such a pleasure to see :) xxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my how beautiful this creation is, it is pure magic, the rhinestone background is perfect, the die cuts look amazing, wonderful card
lorraine x

Angie said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Best of luck with your entry.
Angie DT WorldwideOpenDesignTeamChallenge

Sian said...

Gorgeous! I love your sparkly pegasus.

Sue said...

Oh my, simply gorgeous. Love the rhinestone panel behind the die cut. Colors are fabulous, especially the soft colors surrounding the unicorn. The sentiment is perfect, I have that one and it is so true. Awesome glittery bedecked card, Donna, a delight to see as always.

PS I do have two stamp rooms. Old house, and it was our daughters room. They are connected, and the back room is a dormer added on to the house at some point. And, every inch of both rooms is packed with "my stuff". Need to purge, been stamping for many years and hate to part with anything.....

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Donna what a stunning each inch of your card!!!
Dr Sonia

Mia said...

Magical! Beautiful! Glittery! Great image! I simply llllllllove it!

Diane said...

WOW Donna, what an amazing and 'magical' card, it is stunning!! I love the rhinestone panel behind, I have never seen one before and it sure adds LOTS of fabulous bling...a gorgeous card my friend!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card the textures and gorgeous image..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Lori Kobular said...

Hi Donna!! I am back again with another hat on this time! Love your magical card and I am so glad that you shared it with us at DL.ART Challenges!

April said...

Beautiful! I love all the layers.

Gail Hutchinson said...

Donna, this is a gorgeous card. I am so glad you have joined us at Createful Heart Digis & Design for our first blog challenge, come again please.

Darnell said...

WOW, that card is brilliant, Donna! Can't take my eyes off it!! I hope and pray you and yours are all safe in Florida or that you got out safely. Hugs, Darnell

Loose Stitches said...

Oh how gorgeous Donna, love the rhinestone mesh background, lace, dies and all the sparkly prettiness! Magical coloring of the pegasus and around the image!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Caz said...

What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again next month..

Caz x
[Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
My Blog

Margaret said...

Stunning card. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Good luck. Maggie, DT.

Creative world said...

Hello Dona!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and leave some love on my blog...I really appreciate it ,and so glad you liked my card...People who love my work I love them I became a follower of you to get you to know better,especially you fantastic work...see you around...hugs and kisses...Željka xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional mythical creatures” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropping by to say Hi and that I have been thinking of you Donna!!
Dr Sonia

Anila Dikay said...

Gorgeous... loved the use of glitter!

Thank you for sharing with us at Fabrika Fantasy

Anila DT

Marilyn said...

Wowsa, this is fabulous! Love the image, your pretty dies and the gorgeous sparkle.

Babs said...

Hi Donna, l love your card with all the beautiful dies you have used there really pretty just like your card. Donna I am so sorry to read that you a having a bit of a rough time at the moment, and if you had not already have enough to content with the terrble disasters that you are suffering, I hope and prey that you will eventually everything will return to normal and prey you soon get better.

Hugs Babs x

cotnob said...

It was lovely to hear from you today Donna, I'm so pleased that you are relatively OK but sorry to hear that your medical conditions have been exacerbated - I hope you can get back to some sort of normality soon.
Take care my friend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Chris said...

So kind of you to leave a comment today Donna, even though you're struggling with health issues of your own. I hope things improve quickly for you, I miss your fabulous creations...talking of which, I missed this beauty whilst on holiday, so glad I called in to see this magical card!
Take care
big hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for the update De, hope all gets back on track for you..xx

Fabrika Fantasy said...

Gorgeous winter card! Thank you, Donna, for using this image and for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy Digis this month! Good luck with your entry!
DigiClub - You can get all images in the store
Facebook Group - Fun contests and free digis

Rae Ann said...

Oh my! The background you created for this image is so awesome and the glitter and sparkle you have packed into this card is to die for! I bet it is so gorgeous in real life!

Thank you for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy for our Add Pearls or Gems challenge.