Friday, June 24, 2011

Fairy Day Blog Hop!!

If you are looking for the PCJ Summer Fete Blog Hop then click here!!

Hello and thanks for flying in for Creations by Gill M's Fairy Day Blog Hop

If you are taking part in the hop and have arrived from the fairy mad Gill's Blog then you have started at the right place but if you have just come across this posting while browsing around in blog land then hop back to Gill's Blog and fly along with us..

This is a hop with a difference as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a fairy related word. If you then return to Gill's blog and enter the Mr Linky at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop Gill will contact someone at random and ask them to email her with the word - if correct they win some lovely candy.

I wasn't too sure what I was going to do for this hop as I have two boys so I don't create a lot of girly things but when I got my first Emerald Faeries stamp, I decided I had to have more!! And now I have the whole collection - thanks Deb. I recently saw a mushroom log basic tutorial on the Paper Crafter's Library and knew this is what I wanted to use for my creation!! It's taken me a few weeks to get all the pieces coloured and put together but I am really happy with the end result!! I'm even happier that my wonderful friend, Angela took some gorgeous photos today in her garden at the foot of a gnome and in her plants which has just made this look even more special!! I also took some more photos in my garden but not sure you really capture all the details.. Sorry there are so many photos buut didn't want you to miss out on anything !!

Isn't it "Fairy Fantastic"!! I used some EK success paper to make the log (which actually took me a long time to make), just randomly cut out the grass then coloured up all the faeries!! I think I used nearly all the Tria's I have..LOL! All the wings have  clear smooch on them, and the faeries hair has flecks of gold spica pen through them. And the flowers have (glitter) Fairy Dust sprinkled on them! I stuck some acetate behind some of the faeries just so that they would stand up a bit better. I have also sprayed all the grass with vanilla shimmer smooch spritz!! Thanks Sam for the suggestion! And for extra effect (not that you can see) I  put some kindyglitz behind the snail to make the effect of a snail trail!! And the last addition was the ladybug which I remembered I've had stuck to my mirror for the last 10 years!!

Now it's time to fly on over to Emily's blog and check out her fairyliscious creation!!

Don't forget to keep a look out for letters on some of the hop stops today and tomorrow that make up a fairy related word then head back to Gill's Blog and enter your name with Inlinkz.

Thanks for flying by - dont forget to check out Gill's Blog again  tomorrow for day 2 and to gather the rest of the hidden letters.

I am entering my faerie garden in the following challenges
* The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenges - Petals
* Divas by Design - Anything but a Card
* Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
* Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers
* One Stitch at a Time - Things with wings
* Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings
* Hooked on Crafts Challenges - Anything Goes
* Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Fairies
* Polka Doodles - All of a Flutter
* Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Until Next Time ... Enjoy!! xx


  1. Super, super cute!!! What a lot of work but it has certainly been worth it. Love all the details thank you for the inspiration. mwah

  2. This is awesome! Love the coloring and those little fairies are adorable!

  3. What a great idea!!! Great details :)

  4. What a brilliant project Alethea and so much work involved, well done!
    Val x

  5. Awesome project it is adorable and just fabulous.

  6. what an awesome project! These are my fav fairy digi's - they are just so wonderful - i used them for my projects too - so happy to be a part of this hop (I'm day 2)!!!

  7. Wow, what a huge amount of work you've put into this, it's amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  8. so cute nice job

  9. OMG how AMAZING. Love it
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  10. How adorable, what a sweet creation, perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week, thank you and good luck. Debbiexx

  11. I love it! The coloring is wonderful and the fairies are adorable!

  12. Oh my goodness Alethea - this is adorable! I am so glad you took lots of pictures - even so i am sure in person it is even more fabulous!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  13. It's lovely and I think it's such a clever idea!

  14. Fabulous project! :) I love these emerald faeries. This is just brilliant :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  15. What a fun fun project and the stamps are fabulous!


  16. Hi Alethea,
    OH this is absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the cute little fairies, the scene is just beyond gorgeous. Love the dp's, the colour scheme is beautiful. Love the layout and the flowers. Coloured so very beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  17. Hi again Alethea,
    This Gorgeous project would also be perfect for my Come Fly With Me Challenge at The Poodles Parlour.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  18. Stunning! Thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles challenge - hope to see you again next week!

  19. Oh wow thats soooo cute !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time, for our Things with wings challenge.
    Choccy x

  20. Love how you showcased your amazing project.
    Simply lovely

  21. Love your project. I am a follower. TFS

  22. I love your little fairies out in the garden. They are adorable and fun!

  23. This is fantastic!! I love your pictures and my moto is never enuf pictures!

  24. Oooh, this is so pretty, so much detail, really gorgeous, thanks so much for entering the all of a flutter challenge at Polkadoodles,

  25. Hiya - better late than not at all so here i am doing the hop - what a manic weekend ! WOW your project is so fantastic - i love the whole concept behind it, the colouring and just the whole general fairyness of all of it. Thank you for being in my hop and im looking forward to the next one where i promise i will be at home. x

  26. Ohhh this is stunning- a beautifl card Hun. Thank you for joining us atthe EFG Challenge this time & best wishes

    hugz, Deb/ Owner

  27. Wow! What a lovely fairy project! It's so creative, I've never seen anything like this before!

    Well done!

    Sorry for not flying by before now, I've been away all weekend with Gill McCall who is hosting this blog hop.


  28. wow Alethea what a stunning project, so beautifully coloured and designed...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

  29. Fabulous make, but couldn't find any 'letters' for the blog hop



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