Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BLOG HOP!!!!! Prairie Fairy & Paper Temptress Unite........

to the GOING DIGITAL blog hop
hosted by the Prairie Fairy &Paper Temptress!

Blog hop starts a 10 am April 30

April 30- May 3

During this hop you will visit the blogs of some very talented ladies both from the Prairie Fairy DT & the Paper Temptress DT.
So, follow the crumb trail to all the participants blogs to see their lovely creations & get in on some of their CANDY as well as the grand prizes.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, it is alot of travelling-LOL-but don't worry, you have until the end of the day on Monday to come to the trails end & enter the giveaway & sale!

FRIDAY- complete the Prairie Fairy DT part of the hop to get entered to win a draw for that day
SATURDAY- complete the Paper Temptress DT part of the hop to get entered in a draw for that day
SUNDAY & MONDAY HOPPERS- Don't fret.....if you follow the crumb trail, you too will be entered into the draws!!!!
BY MONDAY NIGHT- you need to have left comments on both of the DT's END blogs for an entry to each giveaway.
REMEMBER- to leave comments on each of the DT members blogs (you know how much we like them) out of courtesy.......however, your comments will not get you entries. Only the final comment will count!

(Paper Temptress carries  many perfect cardstocks to use with digital images so starting on Friday and going all the way thru Monday all cardstock listed under the Digital Paper Category will be 25% off.
Be sure to use the code digital when placing your order to get the discount! Go & check it out!)

**You are currently at the Free-4-ever blog**

If you came here from Kelly at Crafting Creatively then you are on the right track!

If you would like to start at the top of the hop, start HERE
Complete blog hop-coookie crumb trail is listed below.

Here is my creation:

Bearing in mind the theme over at Prairie Fairy Fridays (use a twig) & the united hop with the Paper Temptress, all the papers I used for my card are from the Paper Temptress collection. None are DP, rather they are accented papers with shimmer, gloss, texture, shine & so forth & so on!

Scroll down for a secret about my fairies wings!
The image is called "Little Helper" from Prairie Fairy Designs. I'm tellin' ya, I literally dreamt of how this card would come together. I thought about it & thought about it & whilst doing dishes or making lunch or cleaning the yard, I would occassionaly have an epiphany of how it would look better "this way or that".
How will it look if the fairy was not holding the blue birds? I tried it, it didn't work.
Hmmmm how am I going to make it so that when the easle card comes together, there is not empty space?
How am I gonna prop up the underlying birds?
Where was I gonna put the nest?
All these thoughts nearly drove me nutty........

Below is the result of all the above questions. The birds that the fairy is holding slides JUST overtop of the second set of birds that are propped up. The birds underneath are for effect, so it doesn't look bare.

Above - side view of easle card
Below- front view of how it comes together

And a close up of my nest with all the twigs I incorporated so as to meet the theme at Prairie Fairy Fridays. The twigs are held on with Crystal Effects, which also gives the nest a 'dewy' appearance.

My fairies wings are using the Paper Temptress paper which I put through my printer & then embossed!
The ink from the printer stayed moist long enough for me to spinkle some silver embossing powder on & then heat up! Notice the ever so slight swirl design on the shimmery white wings!!
(As well you can see the pink paper underneath has a little shine as well.)

I then paper pieced the fairy's wings onto my already colored image.

Here we have some homemade flowers I was able to cook up thanks to a tutorial put on by Karen over at Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog.
My flowers did not turn out as nice as hers, but hey not bad for a first timer!!
The paper for these flowers & leaves are also from the Paper Temptress collection, as is the background brown textured paper I used for the top and base of the card.

Finally my embossed sentiment accented with a button!

Normally I do not take so many pictures, but felt the need to show all the aspects of my card, for which I am able to enter numerous challenges (see below).

Now LET'S HOP along the crumb trail!!!

If you get lost along the way , please come back here to find your way thru!

Here is the hop list:
Prairie Fairy DT

3. Free 4 Ever (you are here)
10.  Wishcraft
11. Prairie Fairy Fridays -This is where your comment really counts!

AND SATURDAY.....the hop continues with the Paper Temptress & her DT......find the link at the Fairy Fun Friday blog!

What do u win?

You have the chance to win 6 digital images from The Prairie Fairy AND a $15.00 gift certificate from The Paper Temptress for Friday's draw ! That's a $30.00 value for ONE lucky winner~
...............6 digital images from The Prairie Fairy AND a $15.00 gift certificate from The Paper Temptress for Saturday's draw! That's a $30.00 value for another lucky winner~

REMEMBER- it does not matter what day you hop along.....Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday...as long as you follow the rules, you will be entered into the draws.
Perhaps the same winner for both draws?
Perhaps not

The winners will be announced on Tuesday May 4.

Challenges for my card:
Fairy Fun Fridays- use a twig on your creation
Pile It On- Make it sweet (& DT call) ( I think it's pretty sweet)
Sketch & Stash- sketch ( I made it into an easle card)
Die Cut Dreams- make your own flowers (see pic)
Polycraft Mondays- make your own flowers (see pic)
Creative Card Crew- April Showers bring May flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar- 3D something (card/wings/flowers/nest)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge- shaped card or other shaped creation (hope an easle card counts)
Fab'n'Funky- no DP
Delightful Sketches- use your punches (scallop punch for sentiment)
Cute Card Thursday- make your own something (flowers)
Charisma Cardz Challenge- girly card with flowers
Creative Inspirations- easle card


Lori said...

Aren't you a clever cat, love the nest! And I love all the pictures showing the detail. Another fab creation!!!!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Oh my goodness Corry the Paper Temptress is gonna be so proud! Every paper, wow! And it all came together so fabulously. So beautifully photographed too!


Margreet said...

wow Corry....love everything you did with your card.....I'm so glad you get back your rest now you've finished your card......so clever what you did with the birds!!!........also love the wings...and your colouring...and so many pics....and so many challenges.....I'm just proud of you!!!!!
xxx Margreet

Gina said...

That is the most brilliant card I've seen this week! The nest looks amazing.
love as always Gina x x x

Randi WS said...

WOW!!!! I'm overwhelmed! This card is awesome!!! All those details - it's fabulous!
Hugs, Randi ;)

Trisha said...

OMG-girl- u are truly a paper diva! I saw it and went Awww! So precious!!! It's fantabulous!Way to go!XOXO Trish

Kelly said...

I love your card, and I got to see it in person yesterday (sneak peek). You went all out on this one Corry, and I have to say you inspired me to make an easel card for this challenge as I was undecided until I saw yours yesterday.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh how sweet. I just love your card.

Nikki said...

Very Pretty Card love all your little details :)
hugs Nikki

scrappingdragon said...

aww what a pretty card!!

Anonymous said...

OK Corry - I can't stop staring at your card!! LOL It's absolutely BREATHTAKING!!!! love it, love it, LOVE IT! You can tell that you really worked out tons of ideas on this one and it really shows! A+++ super awesome! And, BTW, Love Hannah's new hair!!! She's so beautiful!

Wishcraft said...

This is just brilliant Corry! Your ideas have come together so well and it all looks so pretty :o) Lisa x

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I adore the card - and so clever at the way you got round your "little problems". Thanks for sharing the detail.
thanks also for the chance to go hopping round the blogs and for the addition incentive of the candy xx

Becky said...

Wow! How beautiful Corry! Love the little twig detail!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash and Pollycarft!
Love Becky xx
P.S your children are absolutely adorable, you must be so proud!!

Lisa said...

amazing job!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Corry, love the twigs!!

Suzi said...

Oh my word!! what a beautiful creation. I'm loving every little detail, especially the wings and the little birds. Utterly adorable.
Suzi x

the PaperTemptress said...

Oh my goodness, this card is B E A U T I F U L! I am just catching my breathe back. Great job, you can tell you put a lot of thought into it, it paid off! Thanks for all the pictures too!

the PaperTemptress

Janet said...

What a nice card! It's so unique--I love it!

Debs said...

What an amazing card Corry, the detail is fantastic. I love the bird and nest and all the colors and flowers, yes I guess I just love the whole thing

my5bratz said...

gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :0)

Anita said...

Wow! This is amazing. I love how you used all the Paper Temptress paper.

Bobbi said...

This is stunning. I love how you made the birds to hold the card.

Crystal said...

OMG! this is sooooo GORGEOUS! i absolutely love the creative and inspirational way you used the twigs! so fabulous! wow! hugs!

Rufus said...

Smart way to work with the birds and the easel limits! As for the wings, love that paper!! All that dreaming paid off big time!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Absolutely amazing! Love the textures!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,fantastic detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

BlueInks said...

Oh my goodness. The details on this card are incredible! You thought of everything. Great job!

Gloria Westerman said...

Wow...I love this....it is so beautiful;....and such details...thank you for sharing...

Karen said...

This is really fab, and your flowers look good to me, thanks for joining us at DCD.

True :) said...

WOW! Amazing card! LOVE the nest and the wing details!
True :D


Hi Corry
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
Hugs Dianne xx

Mummylade said...

such a lovely project! Thank you so much for joining the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

msfreida said...

Oh I love everything about this card...sooo creative! You ROCKED that nest! :) Absolutely GORGEOUS! :)

Pauline C said...

beautiful card - amazing detail! Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time.
Pauline x

Tina Gilliland said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! You TOTALLY rocked this image(s). I LOVE how you used the PT paper for the wings. FABULOUS!

dragonlaidi said...

I havn't made one of these yet. Going to give it a try

AK Stamper said...

Wow you sure put some time on thinking this card out .....wonderful job!!


Yukkie Jenny said...

Amazing card! Very interesting idea with nest!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge with your beautiful card, Your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

This is fantastic...
The flowers are stunning...
and i love the idea of using those little twigs for the nest...
Thank you for joining us at Penny's this week.
Hugs Alison.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fabulous easel card, Corry!! I just love the way you built a next on the platform piece. Beautiful work coloring that fairy and I am in awe of anyone who can emboss with digis. So far that has eluded me unless I use vellum. Love your hand made flowers too!

Mary Lou said...

OMGosh Corry~~you were very creative with this card!! Love the real twigs, the paper piecing and the easel card to display every aspect you captured with this gorgeous image!!
Thanks and blessings

Mary Ski said...

Fantastic!!!! What an awesome card. The 3D easel card, the birds, .....WOW

Michele said...

Such a pretty card. Love the colours you've used and the flowers also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

Terry said...

Hiya Corri, wow just love what you did with youre little birdies nesst......wow and yep totally love the little fairy....just wonderfull Thanks for sharing hunni and I will go on with my hopping hihhih
Hugs Terry xxx

rstuck2003 said...

Love the fairy...too cute!

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Wow! This was a lot of work! Beautiful result too! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

Janna :)

Cindy said...

Wow!!! Terrific job!! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges!

Rachel said...

Cute card! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges.

Jennifer Moore said...

Wow! What an inventive card. I think it looks awesome.

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! That little nest is just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches this week!

Angélique said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches :)

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