Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Cutest Little Fairy!

Hello lovely friends!  I know I've been missing all week.  I had so much sewing to do for my friend's quilt shop and the week got away from me.  I started missing my blog yesterday so I sat down with my pencils and a great new image from Mo and had some fun!

I made a tag using Fall Fairy Jensen.  I fell in love with him immediately and purchased him before I could barely take a breath!  He is so adorable!!
 Isn't he sweet??  I had so much fun coloring him while listening to my Yankees win a game  ;)  I love anything autumnal.  This tag will be on display in my studio so I can look at him. 
 The lace on the side was a great find at the flea market last Sunday.  There are several yards of this vintage lace and it was only $1!!  I snatched that and a couple others I plan to use very soon!  The flowers are actually straw flowers I grew and dried years ago.  They have been waiting to be used!  The cream colored trim is a sheer ribbon I cut 3 times wider than my tag then gathered it down the middle to the correct size.  Love how that looks!  The little sprig things?  They came off the quill of a peacock feather.  I was going to use the top of the feather but it was too big.  These were just right.  And when I put the feather back in my vase with the rest you can't even tell the bottom of one is naked!
 A picture from the side.  Not so many pictures with a tag  ;)  No inside for me to decorate  :)  Under my image I added some cheesecloth (I am really loving the look of that stuff!) and some paper twist (I think that's what it was called).  The challenge over at Shopping Our Stash is "What Was I Thinking?"  Do you remember paper twist?  It was big in the 90's.  Everyone at craft shows was using it.  I used plenty of it!  And I don't know what I think about it anymore.  To me it is kind of dated.  I had one piece left, about 15 inches.  Why did I keep it? Because I don't like to throw things away!  And its been hanging out in my studio for a very long time.  Last night this small piece made it on my tag.  And with cheesecloth and a cutie image on top it looks ok!  ;)

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:

Mo's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
 Divas - Flowers
Creative Inspirations - In the Garden
Top Tip Tuesday - Ribbon
City Crafter - Solid as a Rock (no patterned paper)
Cupcake Challenge Blog - The Great Outdoors
Shopping Our Stash - What Was I Thinking?

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. So beautiful Michelle!! Your coloring is wonderul!

  2. A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations! xxx

  3. This is gorgeous and I love your lace ... what a great find ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

  4. This gorgeous creation is perfect for our Great Outdoors Challenge. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  5. oh my gosh, YES, he is just TOO CUTE! i love the gorgeous kraft/mushroom colored background, as well, really adds to the whole feeling! ♥

  6. Wonderfully crafted and colored project! The combination of all the gorgeous elements work so beautifully together. That is beautiful ribbon you've added as well. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, and beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  8. I love your colored image and cheesecloth backdrop. You snagged a bargain with the lace and it adds a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at TTT for the Focus on the Ribbon challenge. Hugs!

  9. What a cute card. LOVE the design. And that image is so sweet. LOVE your coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  10. Beautiful card with lots of stash being used! I do remember paper twist and if I dig deep enough I'll find some in my craft room too! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping our Stash!

  11. That is a cute one, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  12. Hi Michelle, this is just beautiful - love your colouring and the lace is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


  13. What a great use of stash! Cheesecloth - GENIUS! And no, I never got into paper ties, but YAY for using yours. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!