Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Back to School Fairy (or Not)

     While all the adults I know are thrilled that school is back in session, there are lots of grandkids (some of mine included) who would give anything to have a Magic Fairy who would let them out of school, even for just a day.  That was the inspiration for this card and sentiment.

     The image is the freebie for the Progressive Challenge over at Sasayaki Glitter.

     I colored with ProMarkers, then die cut the image with a stitched, scalloped die from Memory Box.  I printed and cut the sentiment with another die from that same set.  I inked the scalloped edges of both pieces.

     I ran a piece of shiny, lavender CS through my "Linen" folder to add some great texture and wrapped that piece with pink, polka dot, ribbon.  All the layers gave even more texture to the card. 

     For a simple embellishment, I made one of my signature bows with a pearl and added it to the ribbon. 

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     If I can get back into my craft room today, I may have a post for tomorrow.  I've been "babysitting" these two delightful, 'great-grand' fur babies (my oldest granddaughter's kittens) for a few days and they are very demanding of my time (to say nothing of being too cute to ignore!)  So very little has been done in the way of crafting for the last few days.  Good thing I had things ready to post.  :-D

Ivory and Ebony (perched where they can watch my every move!)

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Jo said...

Oh my, Ivory & Ebony are just wonder you've not done much crafting! Your card is beautiful & I do love your little handmade bow x

Jonnece said...

Fantastic card. I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow those kitties are so pretty! How fun for you to babysit them! :) Love that sweet image on your card Connie! The sparkly wings are my favorite of course! I sure wish she was around when I was younger!! LOL!!

jimlynn said...

Your grandkitties are so pretty!!! Know you're having fun kitty sitting too.
What a cute sentiment for a pretty card. The tiny bow tops it off!

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.
Happy crafting,
Twisted Thursday DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

Donna Ellis said...

It’s the No School fairy! I haven’t seen her for decades! Wonder where she’s been hiding? Darling card and fabulous fairy, Connie. So sweet! XXOO

Debra Davison said...

What a sweet sweet card!! I love the colors you used !! Your car Ivory looks alot like our beloved Anna who we recently lost after 14 years.. How beautiful they both are!! Thank you for joining us for the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge !! We hope that you will join us again.. Debra Davison/Design Team

Terri Winske said...

I think there are a lot of kids who would love this "day off of school" fairy!! It's a really cute card and I love what you did with the linen embossing folder and ribbon...awesome texture! Ebony and Ivory are adorable....I wouldn't be able to get much done with them around either!! Thanks very much for sharing your beautiful card at our "add texture" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your fairy- and love the No School fairy- I dreamed of her when I was younger! LOL Beautiful card!
Such beautiful cats- I love their names : )

Creaine said...

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful and "wishful" card, glad you had fur babies to play with too. I'll catch up at some point LOL.

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I would have loved that Back to School Fairy to have visited my house growing up! Who doesn't like to hear that it is a "no school today" kind of day!! Wish I could get away with them now!

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, your fairy is adorable! You colored it perfectly! Awesome design!
thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Rose Andrew said... cute and adorable
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

The Crafty Den said...

Really pretty card Connie. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Great CAS layout too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'anything goes' challenge. Hugs, Denise x
p.s. love the cute kitties x x

coops said...

So gorgeous Connie.I love your image and fab pretty colour combo.Stunning cats too.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

Kleri said...

Funny and super cute!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
Kleri DT (My blog)