Saturday, March 21, 2015

Wishes come True

My grand-niece, Drea, will be celebrating her 4th birthday next week.  Like many girls her age, she is all into fairies and princesses.

After seeing these 2 cards: Rainbow and this card by JJ Bolton

I was inspired to use Fairy Sweet by Sugar Peas - to create my card for Miss Drea.

It took me quite a while to figure out how to get the divided shaker areas that would also not have a closed covered edge.  I don't have the fuse tool to seal plastic.  So I used lightweight overhead projector transparencies; and scored it 1/8 " apart to make one side.  That made the top fold, then did the same thing to make the side fold.  I used 1/8 " scor-tape to hold it down along the curved "walls".
I'm not sure I'm making any sense -- but my hubby said it took way too long to make!!  It didn't take too long to make . . . but it did take long to figure out HOW to make it -- 3 failed attempts before I was somewhat satisfied.  It didn't get as close to the edge as I wanted, but I'm happy.

Sugar Peas happens to have as their current challenge to Shake That Thing

The colors came from Creative Colors Challenge - a great palette of colors to choose from.  I used Inktense pencils, and watercolored the image. 

Addicted to Stamps has "Anything Goes"

And Jo's Scrap Shack challenge is for "Special Birthday".  Drea is a very special little lady to me.

And the last challenge, but certainly not the least,  I'll put this in, is Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4
The stamp is new and never been used.  The cloud stencil (really a mask set) is from Great Impressions -- I've had it a long time, and also never been used.  But I do like how easy it was to use.  And it is still available here

As always, thanks for looking.  Hope you are enjoying your first few days of spring.  I hope Old Man Winter gave his last shot last night.  Woke up to 5 more inches of snow this morning!


  1. Nice inspiration for your card, it came out great. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

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  3. Beautiful card! This cute fairy is bound to bring happy smiles to Drea. Cheers!

  4. Sweet shaker design! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

  5. Love your beautiful card and your design is fab! Thanks for joining us at ATSM xx

  6. Pretty card...great she loved this card!

  7. Oh my goodness this card is fantastic! I love the design and love that you can see through the shaker portion being that it is divided! Lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  8. Hi,

    Gorogous card. Wauw. Thanks for joining us at CCC and good luck

    DT CCC

  9. Before I forget, Carol, your coloring is divine! Your card made me literally gasp! I think you did a brilliant job making this wonderful image work as a CASE of the other unusually shaker cards! Your grand-niece is going to be amazed by it! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! I hope that you have seen the last of snow!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. OH COOL card! thanks joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday
    Tina DT

  11. How sweet, Carol ... that adorable shaker-rainbow creating fairy is going to be such a hit with your little grand-niece ... so cute! Anita :)