Monday, August 22, 2011

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge: FAIRIES


Hello, my friends!

Oh, my!  We’ve been gone again…this time, at a beach house for the week--I promise--that was our LAST summer trip!

We had such a lovely time with family--but I’m so happy to be home again, knowing that we’re here to stay for a while!


{fairy pendant I shared with you in my last post…image from “Mini-Vintage” Creative Scraps}

Well, it’s time once again for a wonderful challenge for the Crafty Secrets Design Team—this time, FAIRIES was our theme…just about my favorite thing!


First of all, here are a couple of little fairy projects I put together this weekend…


“You were born to fly”, it says…a perfect saying for this sweet little fairy from Crafty Secrets’ brand new “Born to Fly” stamp set…


…paper patterns printed from my computer using Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD


…just a bit of paper-piecing on the fairy—my favorite technique—with just a touch of pink for a little fairy glow on her cheeks…{LOTS of sparkle on the wings, too, of course!}

And next…


…another little cutie-pie from “Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps.  The nest on the bingo image, as well as birdie, wings and eggs are found there, as well…


…the pretty blue & white print is from the “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD…



I also thought I’d share some of my favorite fairy projects done during this last year with you today…

Let’s start with some fabulous shadowbox cards designed by the amazing Vicki Chrisman…


I love the images on this card—all fromLove Mail Creative Scraps—so many gorgeous images in this set!

And here we have images taken from Altered Fairies Creative Scraps as well as "Birds & Botanicals Images & Journal Notes booklet…

…more images from Altered Fairies”, with the center panel from the beautiful Little Dolls Images & Journal Notes booklet…

Now for some fun, silly little cards…

I just love this pouty fairy—what a little grump!  She needed a crown, of course…maybe it will cheer her up eventually! {all elements from “Altered Fairy” Creative Scraps}

No grumpy fairy here!  I love this sweet little birthday baby…sitting on top of her very own HIGHLY glittered cupcake! {“Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps}

…and last, but not least…a little badge I made for myself, using one of my very favorite of all the fairy images…this little fairy on the moon…I just LOVE her!  {“Altered Fairies” Creative Scraps}

See that little pocket watch hanging from the moon?

Follow after your Bliss”, it so wisely says……you know, I think I will…

I hope you’ll take a few minutes & visit the other girls on the Design Team—I promise you’ll find SO much to inspire you!

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader

Pam Hooten

Heidi Blankenship

Linda Duke

Michele Kovack

Julie Campbellme!

Amy Teets

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Fauve van Maanen

Gini Cagle

Jan Hennings

Tammy Roberts

Victoria Warren Mears

Viola Mahr

See you soon with something new…


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  1. Julie,
    You have been one busy gal! LOVE all your samples but the shadow box is a favorite :) I'm starting to get a little jealous about your summer trips :)

  2. Beautiful, Julie!!

    You can never have too many trips!! ;-D


  3. oh lovely already what I see..... I will be back later to see your new projects :)

  4. Pretty projects ... my favorite is the grumpy baby on the pink card -- love how you sat her on top of the cupcake!!!

  5. so many pretties that i can't choose a favorite. they are all so wonderful, and you were so prolific. thank you for sharing today.

  6. You have been one busy, busy girl! All of your projects are gorgeous Julie!

    Pam H.

  7. I just love that grumpy baby....she is just precious!

  8. Beautiful makes, Julie!! Fabulous in every detail!! Hugs, Juliexx

  9. Hi Julie,

    Stunning work as usual girlfriend! I love fairies, and your work is so pretty and fanciful. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Just FANTASTIC CREATIONS!!!!!!! Love it all. You have done some stunning work with all of this. TY for sharing and inspiring.

  11. What wonderful, glorious creations!!! I couldn't pick just one as my fav! Wow, great inspiration.

  12. Fairies-Fairies everywhere I love them all. Wonder designs and your love of fairies - the shadowbox is absolutely charming!

  13. O these are wonderful, you've got me feeling very vintage right now :O) Love them!!!!

  14. Oh lovely.....*sigh*

    I don't know which is my favorite!! That baby-fairy on the cupcake makes me giggle!! I love it!

    PS I am NOT anonymous!!! My name is Theresa!!

  15. Oh, Julie! So lovely! Just soooooooo lovely!

  16. Born to fly is the perfect title for your fairy. Love it!

  17. Wow Juls!! Every single project...just adorable! And that yellow card just SO sweet. I would not thought to use yellow.. and that is probably one of my favorites done with that little fairy stamp now. WTG girl! Vic

  18. Can't decide which I like the best, they are all precious. Mickie

  19. Darling little cuties! I love each of your creations. Looks like paper and scissors were flying at your place. :)Fun stuff.

  20. Kristina M. AndersonAugust 22, 2011 at 6:28 PM

    Darling creations. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Adorable projects as always, Julie!

  22. Oh Julie, those are so pretty. I love the angels......even the grumpy one.
    I am glad you have had a good summer....a beach house sounds fun.
    I just got back from an amazing vacation to Eastern Canada....with new blogging friends no less. What an adventure. (it's on my blog)

  23. So sweet....
    welcome home!
    I'm in the midst
    of laundry and
    trying to catch
    up after a month
    away. Love your
    new page background : )
    xx Suzanne

  24. as always i love your cards! i think it is great that you are able to take so many vacations with your family. making those wonderful memories :)

  25. Julie, I just adore all that you have created here!! Your work is always amazing to me. I don't know how you are able to always come up with something that is new and fresh!! I love it all!! Sending you lots of love and hugs on this late summer's day which feels more like autumn than summer! xxoo

  26. You have done such a great job with the challenge. Love the fairies.

  27. Your fairies are so lovely.
    Enjoy your vacation.

    Cassy from Rock Guitar Lessons

  28. Beautiful fairies!
    Love the designs and the choice of color.

    Cassy from Rock Guitar Lessons

  29. Of course I love it all. I will try to get to the others blogs, to get more inspiration. I long to do some scrapbooking. I haven't done any of that for a long time now. I have been so busy with my designing job. Take care and for the lovely inspiring posts you give us!

  30. I especially like the birdies projects. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

  31. I am glad you had some quality time with family as I can imagine how hard you work on your blog let alone anything else. I love your scrummy work. I wish we could get more CS here in the UK but it's very hit and miss for stamps stickers etc. It's so nice to stop by and see what can be done with these beautiful goodies Dxx

  32. Wow, so much fairy goodness. Love the projects.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  33. These are all BEAUTIFUL, Julie.
    Happy Thursday xx

  34. Such dreamy projects, Julie! One would really have to study them to catch all of the wonderful details.

  35. Hi Julie... thank you for visiting me tonight and for your get well wishes... I too am trying to catch up on blogs after my surgery... sounds like you have had a fun, busy summer!... I just love all of your fairy creations!... your shadowbox cards are too cute, and the pendant is precious!... xoxo Julie Marie

  36. You've got it down girl! The projects are great!

  37. What wonderful projects! Love the soft colors paired with the glitter!

  38. All delightful fairies! My favorite is the cupcake fairy.

  39. What a stunning set of projects - I so enjoyed seeing them all together! These are so beautiful and so very inspirational. Glad you had a wonderful time this summer. :)