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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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

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

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Fliss xx