Monday, 8 February 2010

A Tartan Fairy

Tartan Fairy

Good morning all, it's Monday morning so that means a new challenge over at Sophisticats, we had a record number of entries last week for my Love theme, so thank you to everyone who entered, we were blown away by the number and quality of the entries we received.

We've got two new DT members joining us this week to, so a great big welcome to Diane & Tasha.

This week our lovely Avril has set the challenge and she's given us a Scottish theme of "Tartan" which we want to see on your cards, it can be just a small accent or a ribbon or you can go all out (a bit like I did) with a tartan overload!

We've been sponsored by Digital Ink who provided the DT with some fab images to play with and I've used this gorgeous fairy on my card, as I love fairies and I decided to paper-piece her skirt to make her look really Scottish (well I'm sure they have fairies in Scotland) and to match up with the backing papers. I've picked out the red stripes in the pattern, by embossing some Real Red cardstock with a dot embossing folder and glittered up her wings for a bit of dazzle.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Quixotic - Fairies
Fab 'n Funky - Embossing

Here's the details for my card:
Stamp - Digital Ink digi coloured with ProMarkers & Stampin' Up! Markers
DSPs - digi papers (freebies)
Cardstock - SU! Real Red; Barely Banana; Whisper White
Flower & glitter from stash

Hope you can join us again this week


25 comments:

Heather x said...

Oh Jan, this is so adorable I love how you have incorporated the tartan into her skirt....awesome!
*hugs* Heather x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is brill oh donna will love this hun brilliant job love it also love the tartan hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

hi hun me again meant to say stichy will love it sorry so many DT's get muddled he he hugs cheryl xxxx

Margreet said...

such a stunning card Jan, especially the tartan skirt!
xxx Margreet

mulberry station said...

Love your take on the sketch for SSW. Using plaid paper for the background and paper peicing the skirt is a really fun idea. Love it. Very cute image. Nice to see you again this week!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

THIS is stunning!

hugs ♥

Arlana said...

What a fun card. love the way you used that tartin paper. The image is so fun. Thanks for joing us again and using my sketch @SSW!!!

mueppi said...

Such a stunning card, Jan!!!
Hugs Gisela

Faye said...

You made using tartan look easy! Fab card again lovely. x

Crafting Joanne said...

This is gorgeous Jan, love the tartan and how you have pieced it into the image.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Rose said...

Your card is so cute Jan! I love that image and the colors you used! Super sweet! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!

Lisa Jane said...

What a great fairy, i love what you have done with tartan.so unusual
Lisa ;)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Jan, fab paper piecing and choice of image
hugs Mandy xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Jan, this is soooo cute! I love the paper piecing; that tartan material looks just like fabric! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at SSW!

fabricbutterfly said...

What a charming card, really pretty!!!!

KymKreates said...

I love the image. You did a great job with Lil Diva's Fairy. Great job with the sketch!Thanks for joining us at the SSW.
KymKreates DT Sweet Sketch Wednesday and Digital-Ink Co

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Jan this is quite beautiful I love that tartan and the paper piecing is awesome as is the image.

Hugs
Lorraine x

my5bratz said...

love the paper piecing, thanks for joining us at FnF this week :)

sweetbloominscraps said...

Thanks for playing at SSW! Love your paper piecing and your plaid paper.

Mandy said...

Hi Jan,
Thank you for your lovely comment about the A Gem of a Challenge....Love the way you have used the tartan..a gorgeous card..
Mandy xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love the paper piecing and sparkle!!!
hugs xx

CraftyC said...

So sweet Jan,a lovely image!
Clairex

Donna said...

Fantastic card Jan, the fairy image is so pretty and I love your tartan papers! You have interpreted the sketch beautifully! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week :) Donna x

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

A fabby card!! Love the tartan skirt :) Thanks for playing along with the Fab'n'Funky challenge this week x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Very cute card!! Thank you so much for playing along with SSW!!
Sheri~SSW DT