Wish List

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A fairy wonderful birthday...

I made this card for my granddaughter who turned 10 at the end of January. I have three fairy dies, so I decided to use all three for this card.

I used a background die and several shades of blue Distress Inks to achieve my background on the card front.

On the  second panel (this is a three panel card) I changed the background colors to pink and purple. I think you can see here that I have "winked" the wings of my fairies. I've also added some tiny butterflies to this scene. Also, this sentiment and the one on the front have been computer generated.

The inside center panel features my final fairy sitting on a mushroom.  As you can see here, I have switched to greens and yellows for background colors and no stars in the sky - the sun has risen!!

My stamped sentiment on this panel was a freebie that came with a magazine. I love when the freebies are basic stamps or other tools that can be used again and again.

It was really fun to make this card. I love fairies, and it was fun to create three separate fairy scenes for a single card. I hope my granddaughter liked it, too!

I have--once again--had to take my computer into the shop because of flickering screen problems. I am typing this post on my husband's computer, which is the same brand as mine and problem-free! I just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to computers. Mine is only a little over three months old and SHOULDN'T be having problems. I let the computer store know how frustrated I am. Not that it will do any good. They did say they think it is a hardware problem, so I'm hoping they can just fix it, and then I can go my merry way.

This weekend we are going to go with some of our grandchildren to look at the ice palace that was built for the Winter Carnival in St. Paul (just across the river from Minneapolis) and intended to provide special entertainment for the thousands of Super Bowl visitors. It took over 4,000 big blocks of ice and $800,000 to build it, and I'm looking forward to getting up close and personal. We haven't had an ice palace for the Winter Carnival in quite a few years, so it's pretty special when we do. There are also lots of ice carvings to look at and other activities to enjoy, as well. I just hope it's not too cold.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Cheryl! All of your cards looks so pretty! The fairy silhouettes look wonderful with your stunning backgrounds! I love the variety of colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

My Card Attic said...

This is so stunning Cheryl! Soft and beautiful! I LOVE it! Sorry I haven't been around in a while! Have a lovely evening! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx

Lynette said...

So beautiful! I love your fairies and their pretty backgrounds. Have fun at the ice palace, and good luck with your computer.

designbydonna said...

Love all the fairy scenes and colors. I"m sure your granddaughter loved it.

Glittered Paws said...

First off - love your "fairy" card - I have just started loving the fairy stamps and dies. And the backgrounds are amazing. I am sure your 10 year old grand daughter will love her card. Darn the luck with your computer - hopefully they will get it fixed for good this time. I had "issues" last week but it was totally my fault. Thank heaven for computer savvy friends.
Have fun at the Ice Castle, sounds amazing.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet fairy card, bet she absolutely loved this!
I had a peek at your ice palace ... WOW, it looks amazing, hope you were wrapped up warm!
Oh and as for your pc, just swap it with your hubby's one and then deny all knowledge hahaha ;)