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Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Fairy Birthday card
I really love this LOTV fairy "Garden of Wishes", and I think I'll probably use it again and again. I cloured the image and several of the flowers with copic markers, and also used a fine glitter pen, rather than the usual stickles as the image is so delicate. It's a bit plainer than usual (hooray I hear you say!!) but I can't resist adding the flowers corners.
The pink and grey pearlised papers are new from Craftwork Cards, which Julie Hickey was demonstrating at the Make It exhibition in Farnborough, and are very scrummy indeed. The die cut label (Frilly #2) is from Tracy at Dies to Die For, the leaves are a MS punch, and the tag is a Nestie diecut with a LOTV sentiment in Memento grey (London Fog). The plain grey coredination card, punched with an EZ trellis punch is from Oyster Stamps (also bought at Farnborough). I'm entering this for Flutter By Wednesdays challenge (fairy, butterfly or angel) and Amber's Crafts and Stuff challenge (diecuts).
Thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave on my cards, and for the supportive e-mails - I really appreciate this. I'm off to Birmingham to the NEC Hobbycrafts exhibition tomorrow, with quite a long shopping list - but not all for me (I add quickly)! My dearest OH is convinced I've got more than enough stash anyway. Who can ever have more than enough?!? Thanks a lot for visiting my blog.
Welcome to the Ballerina Craft blog.
Well you'll find lots of them on my blog, as I often make cards for dancers, having been a ballet teacher for more years than I care to remember. You can find former pupils of Woodley School of Ballet dancing in ballet companies in Britain and in Europe, singing and dancing in West End Theatres, on TV or touring the UK, or on cruises in far flung places, with several former dancers teaching at home and abroad.
I'm now semi-retired due to health problems, but still find time to teach dance and craft, as well as have fun with our seven grandchildren. I have been married to my dearest husband Joe, for over 43 years, and we have three wonderful children, who are all happily settled with their own families, and we also have a dear step-grand-daughter, with her own beautiful bundle of joy, and a seriously cute toddler, so family life takes up a lot of time! The beautiful Lladro ballerina above was bought for me by pupils and friends for the Ballet school's 25th Anniversary in July 2007.