Saturday, February 6, 2021

A Fairy Ring

      Childhood memory time:  When I was about 4 or 5 years old, my family was spending the early part of the summer at my grandfather's cabin in the mountains.  My dad and I were walking in the small forest area behind the cabin when we found a small patch of mushrooms (or they may have been toadstools; I didn't know the difference at that point) but Dad said it was a "Fairy Ring" because they were all growing in circle.  I was so fascinated by that idea that I spent the next several years of my childhood believing in fairies and searching for their houses.  Come to think of it, I still search for their houses whenever I see a mushroom sprouting somewhere so maybe I still believe in fairies!  :-D

     I made this card from bits of CS left in the scrap basket after all the fall cards last season.  I made it specifically for this challenge at Pixie's Snippets and I'm donating a brand new package of those Memory Box mushroom & toadstool dies as a prize for that challenge as part of the new "Ruby's Memory challenges."  You can read more about that and see the details about playing in the challenge by clicking on the Pixie's Snippets name above.  Briefly, you must use scraps and snippets on your card and it's only one entry per person, per challenge.

Mushrooms & toadstools cut w Memory Box dies
Sentiment printed & cut w QuicKutz die
Bow is hand sewn w pearl accent
CAS design to showcase the die cuts


     Be sure to check out Pixie's Snippets and come play along.  You might even win a set of these fun, fabulous dies and you can make your own fairy forest.  :-D  Di has a couple of other wonderful prizes, too, so check it out!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Suze said...

Lovely card NanaConnie. It is great when you can bring childhood memories to life on a card. Great too that you were able to use scraps from your scrapbox for this card.

Jan Mahew said...

Cute card NC! Love that you were able to up-cycle!

Liz said...

Lovely card and what a wonderful childhood memory. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh I love your card Connie! Thank you for donating your goodies for the Ruby challenge xx

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining TTCRD challenge. ANesha

meg said...

A fabulous fairy ring and story of childhood memories

Beebeebabs said...

Sooooo cute thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

A very sweet card!! Thanks so much for joining us for the challenge at Dies R Us!!

Inkami said...

Gorgeous mushroom design, love these pretty fall colours!

Di said...

Thank you so much for being this fortnight's Guest Designer in the Snippets Playground Connie - and also for donating the lovely set of dies just like the ones you used for your sweet card.


Di xx

Saphron said...

How wonderful! Clean, simple, and gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Aw Connie I’m with you in believing in fairies, loved Enid Blytons stories as child ... and with snippets you’ve made a lovely fairy ring! Thanks for helping our wonderful Di.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Mari said...

So sweet childhood memory. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the mushrooms.
Valerija xx

Catrin Goodwin said...

This is such a unicue CAS card - fab work with all those different browns mix and matching. thank you for sharing it with us over at Pennys's Good luck x

Inkami said...

Fab snippets card Connie, lovely memory from your childhood days and glad to see you're still young at heart!