Thursday, June 9, 2011

Just relaxing in the garden...

...well not me personally as it is absolutely freezing here but Tilda with watering can is in her new garden with some of her feathered friends...she also has some faerie friends hiding who she hasn't seen yet! Which brings us to this fortnights challenge over at Paper Crafting Journey - Our Feathered Friends. Sorry this is being posted a bit late but I was hoping to have it done earlier but it's just been one of those days.
What a response we had to last week's Anything Goes challenge - over 400 entries. Thanks to everyone that joined us!
We are being sponsored by Glitterbabe's Digi's and we were given a few images to work with (I used the bird and the sentiment). This card has been in the making for about a week, and I have been wanting to share with you since I finished it. I decided I wanted to make a little garden scene and it took a little while for me to actually work it out in my head of how to create it.. So I eventually went for a stair step card and this is what I came up with...
This is a front view of the card

A Bird's eye view

Close up of Tilda and hidden faerie

Close up garden with hidden faeries

I used Kaszazz cardstock and I just fringed the green to make the grass. I shrunk the gorgeous emerald faerie stamps so that they could be hidden in the grass (that was a task and a half to cut out). I also shrunk the birds so that I could place them in the Penny Black tree. I coloured up the Magnolia House and that's where I stopped for a couple of days!!. I wasn't too sure of what else I was going to do until my new Magnolia's from the rainbow collection arrived. So I stamped out Tilda and the car and reduced them so that they would fit on the card and boy were they the perfect fit!! I then stamped out the flowers from a Stampin'Up  set ( So happy for you) I won awhile ago!! Everything was coloured in with Tria's except for the tree which I chalked and added kindyglitz and rhinestones to! I forgot to write down all the colours I used to colour but if you would really like to know then please feel free to ask and I can let you know!! I then just added the flowers to the front under the sentiment, added crystal effects to all the windows on the car and house and I was done!!! I am so super happy with it and so glad that I am able to finally share it with you!!!
I have decided to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
* Claudia and Company - Fancy Folds
* Papertake Weekly - AnythingGoes
* Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - No backing Papers
* Top Tip Tuesday - More than one Fold
* Stampavie and More - More than one Fold
* Digital Tuesday Challenge - In the Garden/Outdoors
* Stamp Something - Use a digi

Well thats it from me for now.. head on over to Paper Crafting Journey to see what the rest of the DT have created and join us with our Feathered Friends Challenge!!

Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx


  1. Alethea this is so pretty love it I think most of us went for a new home card lol I know I did yours is great love it
    Jacki xx

  2. OMGosh - this is just so amazing! There is so much to see!! Love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  3. Gorgeous card. Love all the hidden fairies and the birds in the trees! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  4. Having seen this card in real life I'd have to say it the the most beautiful card!! Every little detail is absolutely awesome!! I love the little fairys you have hidden in the grass!! Love all the folds too! Wish I was moving house so I could be the recipient!

  5. OMG what a wonderful card. Love all the little details:) Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week. Bettina

  6. oh i think "fancy chic" fits in perfectly! this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

    hugs :)

  7. Gorgeous stair-step card, Alethea! Lots of work seems to have been put into it and it surely paid off! Looks fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Emerald Faerie Garden and good luck in the drawing!
    Hugs, Iulia

  8. Gorgeous card!! So many wonderful details!

  9. This is so cute! Love your little scene, what a great new home card.

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers and hope to see you again for our 6/19 button challenge.


  10. So pretty, I love the design and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining in the DDS challenge, good luck. hugs Donna x

  11. What a cute card. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week.


  12. Smiled when I saw this! That's some kind of New Home card - wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  13. wow, so many details! Thanks for joining the ‘No Backing Paper’ Challenge’ at DDSB
    Debbie Dt x
    (Visit my blog, I have candy!

  14. Such a cute card! So full of interesting detail. Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  15. Fabulous! There are so many awesome details! Thanks so much for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday. Be sure to stop by my blog for a chance to win my candy. :)

  16. Fantastic scene you've created and such pretty colours.Fabulous New Home card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  17. Ohhh this is stunning- gorgeous work Hun! Thank you so much for playing along with us this fornight at The Emerald Faeries Garden!

    Hugz Deb/ Owner

  18. this is a really cute card-love the stair step technique -thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge

  19. Adorable, thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for visiting the Pixie Blog and thanks for the shout out, good luck!

  20. Great card, so cute,thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week,
    Ruth x

  21. Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, I hope you will come and join the fun next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget CYP GDT


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