Friday, 26 April 2013

A Little Bit of Magic Might Help!

Good evening, all! I hope you're all keeping well and that you've seen a bit of sunshine today. Is Spring finally here? Certainly the weeds think so, they are becoming quite vigorous! I've been pulling them up by the handful this last week but it seems to make little difference!

But I did stop to make a card. This is for a dear friend of my daughter, she hasn't been well so we are sending her a 'care package' to cheer her up. I used this lovely stamp 'A little bit of magic might help' by Norma Fickel from Whiff of Joy's 'Get Well' set. I coloured her with Promarkers (list below) and went over the potion bottles with Glossy Accents.

I distressed the image and the WoJ sentiment with Milled Lavender Distress Ink. The papers are snippets from a Papermania Capsule Collection pad. I now have the Spellbinders' Matting Basics dies A and B which I used to cut out some of the papers. It's very quick!

I used an old piece of broderie anglaise trimming, and also some new yellow flowered ribbon from Hobbycraft. The swirls are made with two Marianne dies and a scrap of bright green paper, and the butterflies are made with a Martha Stewart punch and some ancient multi-coloured card which is very shiny. The butterflies have gems on their bodies.

The fabulous sketch is from Sketch and Stash Challenge and here it is:

I'm entering their challenge - everything I used is at least 18 months old except for the ribbon and the Spellbinder dies.

I'm also entering Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge - I'm sorry I haven't visited the Playground in a while, but I'm sorting my snippets and I'm determined to use them, so hopefully I'll be joining in more often!

Ok, chaps, I'll love you and leave you, but I'll be back in the morning with my final GDT post for My Time to Craft Where has April gone?????

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

Promarkers: Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink; Plum, Purple, Orchid; Gold, Tulip Yellow, Buttercup; Walnut, Cocoa, Sandstone; Poppy, Lipstick Red; Forest Green, Bright Green; True Blue, Sky Blue, Powder Blue; Cool Grey 1


mixamatoasties said...

She's fab :) Love the colours.

Susan x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Mags. I love the sweet image and gorgeous colours.
Hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

Oh this is

Di said...

Super cute card Mags, love the colours and layout - most of all the magic image :)

Your link is fine BTW!

Hugs, Di xx

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. Such a cute image and coloured beautifully. Love the design and colour.
Have a good weekend.

Mary J said...

Great card, Mags! I love the texture and the orange butterflies!

coops said...

so stunning mags.i love this image and your colours and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

oooh she is gorgeous! I LOVE the purple! Great colouring and flourishes and lace! Lovely!

~@ngie~ said...

lovely card... the image & papers are great :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash.... Good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Bridie @ said...

Love your card, what a cute little witch, I love the layout you've used and the swirls and flowers.