Sunday, 27 May 2018

Fairy Christmas

Hello.  Welcome.  It's hot!  Damn hot!  30°C, that's 86°F, in the shade!!  I went to my craft room.  The only thing to be said for that was it wasn't in the sun.  But it was pretty hot there too!!  The UHU positively danced out of the tube......  And now I'm starting to have days ja view cos the other day I wrote about it being hot, frisky UHU and christmas cards.  And yeah, it's a christmas card again today.  I have been thinking about the Muse Christmas Visions challenge again and decided to get a bit more arty with it.  

I will probably have to explain how I got to this one....... 

When I looked at Chriss' muse card basically what I saw was a poinsettia between blue diagonal lines. 

So that's what I did.  OK, my poinsettia has a whole sugarplum fairy attached to it, but basically it's a poinsettia between diagonal blue lines!  Poinsettias and sugarplum fairies are both seasonal items so I thought it would make a perfect alternative christmas card.

Since we were talking flowers I decided to die cut Poppystamps Large Sugarplum Fairy from Prima patterned paper.  The pattern was roses, but I figured that once cut that wouldn't be too obvious.  I cut the wings from the same patterned paper, backed them with vellum and added some sparkle with iridescent glitter glue.  Then I used Poppystamps Poinsettia Stem die, cut and embossed many times from brick red card and I layered the pieces onto her tutu.  I added a scrap of black paper as a belt and then found this cool flower shaped brad with a pink snowflake center.  

I used Stamplorations Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle dies to cut the iridescent pale blue textured card panel and the vellum panel and mounted it all on a blue base card.  Now I need to find me a Fairy Christmas sentiment!  Anyone know of one??

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sugarplum Fairy is joining the fun at
Poppystamps Challenge 44 - Patterned Paper Please
Muse Christmas Visions 100
Stamplorations Cutplorations - Things With Wings
Rudolph Days Challenge - May
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 387


  1. such a creative and unique christmas card! the colours are so pretty. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
    DT rudolph days challenge

  2. Beautiful - so much creativity has gone into this.

  3. This is FABULOUS! I love how you've completely changed it, but it's still obviously inspired by the Muse! Clever girl! 32 here in Toronto today....ugh! LOL! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV!

  4. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  5. What a superb inspiration!! I love how you diverted the poinsettia into a fairy dress! Very creative!!
    Hugs, Rosi

  6. How creative to cut the fairy from patterned paper! Love it!

  7. wow - very creative and it looks fab

  8. Sugar plum fairy. Things with wings. Yay you! So creative. Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations this month.

  9. Sweet fairy card Gail, love her petal skirt

  10. Such a gorgeous fairy and hehe envisioning your UHU pop out made me smile. It is super hot in my part of the world too[ I am in South India!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia ]

  11. Beautiful card, very creative. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge (sorry I'm so late commenting!) x

  12. Gail, your ballerina girl is so beautiful! I love her.
    Thank you for sharing your project at STAMPlorations CUTplorations May Challenge!


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