Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's a Birthday Fairy!

     Most of you are familiar with Tinkerbell, The Tooth Fairy, and/or even the Sugar Plum Fairy but did you know there is a Birthday Fairy?  We each have one, kind of like a fairy godmother, but once you reach the age of majority (or sooner if you stop believing in fairies), she leaves you and finds another child with wishes still to be made.  At my age, I wish she was still around to wave her magic wand and stop all my future birthdays from piling up those big numbers.  Mind, I don't care at all that I'm getting older -- I just don't like having to report the number each year.  I'd wish for 100 more numberless birthdays!  :-D

     So, this fun and lovely image from Rick St. Dennis decorates a birthday card.  I forgot to photograph the inside before I mailed the card but together the outside and inside sentiments say, "It's Magic!  Poof, you're another year older!"


     Colored with ProMarkers and Copics, die cut and embossed, then matted with another die cut as a frame.  I added white lace ribbon (recycled from an old dress found at Goodwill - I love haunting thrift shops to see what can be found for recycling onto cards or other projects) to a black rectangle and layered the image piece on top.  The sentiment was added at that point and then the entire thing adhered to the white card front.  Finally, I added the satin bow and the rhinestones.

     Challenges:
Animal Friends -- Birthday
As You Like It -- Fav item to recycle (lace)
Color Me Creative -- Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. -- Make own Embelliments (hand made bow)
Delightful Challenges -- Add dimension (layers and bow)
Die Cut Divas -- At least 1 embellie
Di's Digi Designs -- Birthdays
Feeling Crafty -- 1 for the girls
Graph'It -- Let's go pink
Ladybug Crafts -- Fav embellie (ribbon or lace)
One Stitch at a Time -- Ribbon or Lace
Sentimental Sundays -- Shabby or lace/doily
Sister Act -- A/G
Sweet Stampin -- Fairies or fantasy
Wags 'n Whiskers -- Ribbon & bling
   
   Are you enjoying your week?  It's already Tuesday and hump day is tomorrow, then it's downhill to the weekend.  How did it get to be May already, for Heaven's sake?  Every single week rolls by much too fast and I seem to get less and less accomplished.  I need some 8 day weeks -- say one every third week?  See if you can arrange that, would you?  Thanks.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

33 comments:

Avril Ann said...

Gorgeous as ever Connie, such a super image, so cute, hugs hun xxx

Benzi said...

Cute image and love that pretty, pink ribbon. Poof....and it's another birthday! You're so right about the time flying past. Ugh!

jimlynn said...

I'm with you on the thoughts about birthdays! LOL!
Love your card though and that bring pink frame. Gotta love Goodwill-no telling what you can find like that wonderful lace.
Very pretty.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Connie, I love the image she looks fabulous. Great embellishments and sentiment too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

SAMARA said...

Connie this is the cutest! I love the little slippers - aww - so adorable! And you are certainly the womyn of die cuts and wonderful backgrounds! Thanks for coming to OSAAT and see you again. Best, Samara DT - OSAAT

Chasing the Dream said...

Hi NC, back with DT Hat. So love the frame on this beauty. What a delightfully sweet card! The colors are amazing and I love your design. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni, DT
delightfulsketches.

Debbie said...

Sweet card thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ahhhh so very cute! Totally adore how you have colored this little beauty. The die cuts are perfect!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I have a great giveaway so don’t forget to join in  Crafting Vicky giveaway post 

Teresa Arsenault said...

Cute! The hot pink is fab with the black.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Totally adorable Connie...Sometimes I need any fairy to help get me out of bed in the mornings...Lol Very nice...Hugs, joann

Maureen R said...

Simply darling! You colored the image perfectly. Thanks for joining us at SACC this week. Good luck.
Maureen DT

Barb said...

Very charming card with a lovely design and colors, adorable. Thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb DT

Kellie 0:) said...

Just delightful. Love the glitz. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Mojca said...

ohhhh this is such a lovely project! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

carol said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at CRAFT x carol

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Connie, I like the adorable image, Thanks for playing along with Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Deborah Adams said...

What a beautiful card. The coloring of your image is just amazing, she's so beautiful. :D I like going to Thrift stores too, they are have such good stuff for crafting. :D
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT Challenge Ribbon and Lace. :D
Deborah OSAAT DT

Glenda Atkins said...

Love that fun fairy mouse all decked out as a ballerina, brings a smile every time I look at it! Great card!
hugs
Glenda

Asha said...

Totally adorable... serious competition for the Hippo in a tutu. LOVE it!
hugs, Asha

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Such a sweet fairy card. I love the stamp you've used - it's so cute. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Cute card NanaC! I wish I had a birthday fairy too!
Hugs
Dawn xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great shape! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Rose said...

super sweetness :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sweet! Perfect for our 'Pink' theme over at Graph It Markers - colour challenge. Thanks for joining us. Take care Zo xx (DT)

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Fab make Thanks for joining the challenge at http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk

hugs and good luck Susan DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Such a fabulous image , beautifully coloured! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT

Craftdee said...

Great card, and I love that sentiment "magical", lol. Thanks for joining in the "Birthday" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Hope you can join in our "Use Those Markers" challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

Tina said...

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

Rachael Evans said...

What a fun image and sentiment - I love what you wrote inside the card too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays x

E.T. said...

Sweet card! TFS!
~Erum
Sentimental Sundays DT

ps: love your cats!

Arlene said...

What a fun image!

Dawn Turley said...

super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas

Andree said...

A fabulous card Connie, I love the wonderful image.
Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x