I haven't made anything for a while because my desk is really cluttered at the moment due to redecorating my bedroom and moving every piece of furniture around constantly! But I cleared everything off my desk today, blew the dust off my Distress Inks and made a card. I decided that I would enter it into a few challenges:
ABC Challenge - Y for Yesterday (I chose January 2011's challenge of M for Magical)
The Pink Elephant - Inspiration challenge (a picture of pink iced cupcakes in a blue case as inspiration)
Critter Challenge Blog - Happy b'day to me (I love the Fairydoodles stamp so I would love to receive this card!)
Craft Your Days Away - Summertime
and the challenges on both Bearly Mine and A Spoon Full of Sugar are to include a tag!
Phew that seems like a lot, I don't know how people enter their cards into 10 or more challenges! OK so here it is...
Buzzcrafts Fairy Doodle Stamps - Everyday 346 stamp set which is lovely, I really want to buy more of these stamps! I stamped the image on to white card stock, coloured it in with Promarkers and then cut the image out and distressed the edges with Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Then I cut a piece of 8x8 paper from a Papermania paperstack to be just larger than the cut out stamped image and distressed the edges with Broken China Distress Ink.
I used my Paula Pascual tag stamp set, stamping one of the tags on to white card stock (see Paula Pascual herself demonstrating how to use the tag stamps here). The stamps fit the EK Success large tag punch but I just cut around the edge, then hole punched the top and smudged Broken China Distress Ink over it. I stamped the sentiment onto glittery paper using a stamp from this set, then stuck it onto the tag using double sided sticky tape and snipped off the overlap. I found some pink sparkly ribbon and pulled that through the hole in the tag.
I stamped the butterflies using an element from another image in the Fairy Doodles set and coloured them in with Promarkers, then I layered the blue paper and the fairy image, and lastly glued the tag in the top right. I then used Icicle Stickles on the fairy wings to finish her off!
I hope you like this card, and my explanation wasn't too long and boring! Hopefully I'll be posting another card soon :)