Saturday, 30 March 2013

Daffodil Fairy

Hello folks, hope you're all having a lovely Easter weekend and those of you with the white stuff are keeping warm. We haven't had more than a sprinkle here thank goodness although it's still so chilly the poor daffodils don't want to show their faces lol
To make up for that, I decided to make something for the current Alphabet Challenge which has reached D and the theme of Daffodils was picked by fellow MMM DT mate Caz. I had a bit of a dilemma as I don't have any daffodil stamps or images so a search on the internet was necessary and I found a gorgeous vintage postcard to use as the basis for my card. Hope you like my bright and cheery creation.


I made the background paper by sponging Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on a square of card and then stamped the Hobby Craft damask design on with Mustard Seed Distress ink. I distressed the edges of the paper and curled them up slightly.
I distressed the edges of the postcard with an emery board and inked with VersaColor Marigold ink before adding to a green mat with edges distressed in the same way.
I fussy cut a spray of vintage daffodils to make a floral embellishment and added to the card wrapping layered green and yellow ribbons around the background paper with the flower stalks tucked under. I wound the floral embellishment round the postcard before sticking it on to give a dimensional effect.

Have a lovely day tomorrow.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
The Alphabet Challenge - D for Daffodils
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Ribbon or Lace
Sisterhood Of Crafters - Easter or Spring

20 comments:

Debbie said...

What a lovely bright and cheery card Fliss.Love the daffs and the cute flower fairy.Have a lovely easter weekend.Hugs Debbie x

craftattack said...

Beautiful card, nice to see something looking like spring! Hugs, Valerie

Cheryl said...

oh beautiful image hun,and its so bright and cheery too just what we all need,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

butterfly said...

I'm a huge fan of Cicely M Barker's Flower Fairies, so you had me from the start with this one! Love your gorgeous extra bouquet - altogether lovely!
Alison x

Deborah said...

Unlike Alison, I am not really a flower fairy fan but the ones I do like are the bolder flowers - like the daffodil. You've used her beautifully here, Fliss.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully spring like Fliss, great image and colours.
Happy Easter Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sally H said...

Just beautiful, and the colours are pure sunshine. Happy Easter, Fliss x

Claire said...

hi Fliss, beautiful card, that vintage image is so lovely and the background sets it off a treat. I love daffodils. Hope you're having a lovely Easter
Claire xx

pinky said...

Stunning card Fliss! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this month, hope you get time to join in the blog hop.
Pinky

Buttons said...

Love your choice of image Fliss and the way you've complimented it. It looks like Spring should be - no snow in sight:) Have a wonderful Easter, hugs Jenny x

Cazro said...

What a stunner. I love your card, that Squeezed Lemonade has just gone to the top of my shopping list. Marvellous fussy cutting, a great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

Cazro said...

P.S. Sorry I forgot to say Happy Easter to you and yours, hope the Easter bunny brought you lots of chocolate. Caz

Shaz Earl said...

Gorgeous card thanks for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges we hope you will join us again soon
hugs Shaz DT x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is FABULOUS Fliss! LOVE how your daffodil flower cluster embellishment flows over your image! BEAUTIFUL!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Easter/Spring’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Birgit said...

This is such a pretty card and love the background and fussy cut of the flowers

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card so much detail ! Love that pretty background you created the colours are fab. As for the image and the flowers well just sensational sooooo pretty.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful spring feeling here.

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing with us at PCJ Challenges. --Christine

JayBe said...

A gorgeous card, Fliss - I love the vintage post card and your stamped background compliments it so well. Thanx for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.
Hugz, Jan xx

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous card Fliss, love the image and such a beautiful background.
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge.
Avril xx