Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A Chocolatey Sparkly Discovery

As summer draws to a close, we decided to do some cleaning of the Guild Hall in preparation for the food we’d soon be storing from the fall harvest for the harsh winter months ahead. I was in the midst of pulling jars and tins out of the massive pantry, wondering why I thought this would be a good idea, when I heard a little sneeze come from behind a container of chocolate mixture. I pushed the tin aside and was surprised to see a little cocoa fairy huddled on the shelf.

I started this card by colouring the Meljen’s “Cocoa Christmas Fairy” image using my Prismacolors. I inked around the edges with my go-to “edge inks”- Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Ink. 
I then added some sparkles to the fuzzy parts of the outfit and her wings. Oooooo....sparkly! This earned me +392 glitter exp points allowing me to level up! I used my trusty Archival black ink to stamp the “marshmallows” using the Unity “Wanna Chill” itty bitty. Yes...they really are meant to be ice cubes, but I figured in the context of the card, what with the hot Christmas beverage and marshmallows and candy canes in the background they could pass as marshmallows. The sentiment came from the Dylusions “Christmas Words” set.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Unity “Naughty is the New Nice” set. I regret to inform you there was no fancy technique used for the sentiment's reflection. I bought the sentiment set when it was first released and the plates to make the stamps were the mirror image of what they should’ve been. The sets were shipped out before anyone even noticed. So I have a full set of “Naughty is the New Nice” that stamps in mirror writing {lol}. Being the craft hoarder I am, I didn’t get rid of them when my replacement stamps came. And look how handy they came in :P

On the envelope I stamped the candy canes using the Bug Bites “Mistletoe” set to kinda sorta match the front.


This sticky sweet card will nom nom nom in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamping All-Stars (Archival black ink and Distress Ink Antique Linen and Tea Dye)

I brought the little fairy out of the pantry and rested her gently on the counter. It would appear she had gotten trapped behind stacks of tins that were too heavy to move and had been living in the pantry all season. I felt awful and offered the little fae creature a place at the Guild Hall to recover. That was when the Lady Commander walked in the room, spotted the sparkly being and started squealing uncontrollably with delight.  


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

26 comments:

Lisa Carroll said...

This is fab! So festive, and I love the use of the sketch! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

nmnastali said...

So cute!! :) ;) :) Thanks for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps for "anything goes" ~~:) ;)
xo
~~Nicole~~
Nicole's Craft Nook

wannabcre8tive said...

Your little cocoa fairy is just adorable, as is your card. Thanks, for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Avril Ann said...

I will have 2 lumps please, LOL. this is gorgeous hun, as ever, sorry I have been AWOL for a couple of days, but had another fall, on my stairs, so hubby made me rest xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a lovely image and card is beautifully done thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Christmas card, the warm tones are gorgeous and lovely colouring too. Love the inside of the card too. Thanks So much for joining in the Simon SaysmStamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

heidy said...

Beautiful Christmas card,thanks for joining CCT this week!
Hugs Heidy

Barb said...

Oh what fun! I enjoyed your delightful little tale and your super cute card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at MelJen's Designs.

~Barb, MelJen's DT member

luciana said...

I really love your card! I'm big fan of "calories don't count", lol.
This is one of the digis I intend to use for Xmas cards this year (although it'll be summer here in Brazil).

Anyway, thanks for sharing your project on Meljen's week challenge.

Hugs,
Luciana ~ Meljen's DT Member

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card and I love your sentiment! Great early start on holiday cards!
Thanks for playing along at Meljen's Designs Challenge this week! Good Luck!
Hugs,
Dee (Meljen's Designs Team Coordinator)

Sharon said...

What an adorable Cocoa Fairy!! Love the image, coloring and this great card. Thank you so very much for joining our Cardz TV Go-to Galz 'Toasted Marshmallows' Linky Party!!!! :)

Amy A said...

This is so cute! Love the digi and sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion Challenge and good luck. :-)
Amy~DT

Janine said...

I love your little cocoa fairy and if only she could make that sentiment true! Thanks for joining our FOSTV frame it challenge.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a cute card! This will make a wonderful Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.
Mags
x

Hazel said...

Lovely fun card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for September – hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable! Love the little fairy and the cute design! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Lynne Knight said...

what a magical fairy.
Thanks for sharing it with us at CCAYR and for entering it in the Christmas Fairies with a Little Sparkle challenge

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'Christmas fairy with sparkle'- hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

Ravengirl said...

The cocoa fairy, how fun is that! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Shawnee Eirich said...

This is so very cute. I love the image you chose. Thank you for joining us at CardzTV!!

girlia said...

Lovely job. Coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us this week for the toasted marshmallows challenge at CTVS

Carol said...

Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x

Lynne Knight said...

Wonderful Card thanks for sharing it with us a CCAYR for our Christmas Fairy with Sparkle challenge

aaemie said...

Love the sentiment! Thanks for playing along at One Crazy Stamper.

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