Thursday, 8 April 2010

Suddenly discovered I didn’t have that extra week I thought I had to complete a mega (17 pages) application form, so I’ve spent the last two days filling it in, copying certificates and making phone calls to my referees.  Yep, spent approx 13 hours on them, all told – it was really important to me!  At 4.45 this afternoon, it went in the mail, Special Delivery and so to celebrate, I thought I’d finish a card I was in the middle of last week AND use an image sent to me by the lovely Dot.  Not my usual thing, so I thought I’d enter it into the Crafty Cardmakers’ Challenge, which is to do something you’ve been meaning to do for ages, using stash you’ve had hanging around but never done anything with - and the Sir Stampalot Challenge, which is FANTASY.  So, I used this SUPER CUTE fairy image (not used one of those for about 11 years, lol – pretty yes, cute no), dragged out a book of patterned papers (had this for about 10 years and never used any of them cos I rarely ‘do’ papers), got the Copics and Promarkers out and made this card :)

sweet pea 1
This is one I had stamped twice and cut out the man and moth from the top image, so I just added inks and matted and layered to complete the card.  Here’s Mothman…
Mothman

15 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

I have to say I prefer mothman! "cute" fairies don't really do it for me.. but I like the way you've challenged yourself.

Sally H said...

And a lovely card it is too! Very unusual for you, but a great job on the colouring! I Love moth man - Wonderful background! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Hermine said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Cath, fabulous mothman but you left off the flowers lol ju x

Tinkertaylor said...

I struggle with fairies too much prefer mothman..lots to look at

Dotpat said...

Love em both Cath, but to be honest I like the fairy best but that is me

Vixykins said...

I love em both! Well done on your challenging challenge, they're not cute, they're more ethereal and fantasy fairies hense the appeal they have to me. Just chuckling to myself that I should have sent you a Tilda, now that would have challenged you lol! I can imagine your face right now :D

Mothman is fab too, love the browns and blues together, great combo!

pinky said...

Love both projects, boy can you cater for lots of tastes lol. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.
Pinky

hazel said...

Two lovely cards Cath, love the colours, the fairy is cute but I must say I prefer mothman.
xxx Hazel.

craftytrog said...

Two great cards Cath! Love the collage look of mothman! x

Tracy said...

Two fabulous cards, Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

Hi there

Two great cards and your fairy is just devine.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck with the draw.

B x

Martina2801 said...

Cath, what a wonderful design and so clever using your stamps!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Gorgeous card for the Sir Stampalot challenge - the image is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this month.
Clare x

coldwaters2 said...

Wonderful card loving that Sweet Pea image so much thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot
Hugs
Lorraine x