Friday, September 24, 2010

Dragonfly Fairy

Today has been a very trying one so far... The Blog has changed their picture up load... so I have to upload it into a album first and then transfer it into the blog... just another step... a little bit longer process... Why is it that computers were suppose to make our life easier??? and instead it has gone the other way??? Oh dear me...

Oh well.. enough complaining... here is the card I made this morning for a few challenges...
To me she is the Dragonfly Fairy... I love her... a new Sweet Pea Stamp to me... so very special.  all the flowers and the dragonflies... all the special things I love...

I am also very in love with Asian things... I know I never do any for the blog... but I will.. hold on...
These Sweet Pea Stamps sort of pull me there... so that is good.. .and I will get some Asian influence going on...

First off... I made the background paper with H20's... adn then using a 5x7 embossing Asian folder by Cuttlebug, I created the bamboo... and I painted it with h20's also... and then ran an ink pad over it... ranger of course...

I also created the purple paper behind the dragonfly fairy... H20's and then using a spellbinder, cut them out... The Sweet Pea stamp... I painted with my Twinkling H20's and also used some tombow markers...
Then I have these really elegant dragonfly stickers... and I used a few of them.. .

This card is slightly different than most... even though it is 5x 7... which 99% of my cards are... It is a gat card... look closely and you will see that it opens just a little bit beyond the bamboo...  Can you see the black paper?? that is where the card opens... fun and games... a little bit different and a little uniquely different to work with... I like doing that...

Okay... challenges...

#1   On Split Coast Stampers... F4A31... which stands for Fun 4 All 31 challenge... is to create scallops... which are behind the Dragonfly fairy...

#2..Flutterby Wednesday... wow... winged things... I have a few... the vellum is also dragonflies...

Then the sketch...

#3.  This is from Pixie Cottage and I used it yesterday and I loved it... so I am using it again today... that is why I opened the card where I did... I wanted to try something a little bit different with this great sketch.


#4.  Sweet Pea Challenge... this is their first challenge on their blog... so I wanted to create a few cards for them... the challenge is to show us your dream...
My Dream... I always wanted to go to Hong Kong and paint the people... I almost made it on the Ship Hope... but got married instead... glad I did.. My husband is well worth it... in all ways.  but I still love the Asian influences ... and love the people... they are so beautiful to me...

#5.  Stamping Vacation.... To use three things on their list... circle tag, string, vellum, string, frame, brad, black paper, eyelet, anything yellow, image with a building...  I hope to get to all these things prior to the end of the  month..  so today...  I used black paper, vellum, and circle tag, three more items...

#6.  The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge...
I am sure there are more challenges that this one fits into... but this is all that I have at this time..

#7.  Taylored Expressions Sketch is so similar... that I also entered there as well.. I love their work... so I will be going there often now... Thanks..  

I do hope that your day goes better than mine is... and that you have a wonderful day...
Take it easy... create something beautiful... and share it with someone... Thanks for stopping by for a visit and see you again really soon.. 

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie


  1. Bonnie
    She is really something. Love the dragonflies.

  2. So gorgeous! Love the use of vellum too. Thank you for using the sketch and for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.

  3. I'm so sorry your day has been complicated with more blogging Gramma said, This too shall pass! Your card for today is beautiful...great image and colors. You have to stop enabling me!!! LOL!

  4. So beautiful! Love the rich colors and the wonderful layers. Thanks for sharing with us here at the Pixie Cottage.

  5. You are a card making machine and every one is more luring than the last!! I too am drawn to the Asian influence. I even married an Asian man!!!! Every detail on this card shows your marvelous talent and dream!!!

    Thanks again for joining us for the first challenge at “In A Sweet Pea Dream” and best of luck! I hope to see many more from you in future challenges.

    Sweet Pea DT

  6. Wonderful job with this Asian influenced card. Love the bamboo and the image is so demure! Love it!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges!

  7. oh this is really beautiful love the,vellum you have used on here,great take on the sketch too
    bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  8. This is so stunning! You coloring is gorgeous! We'd love it if you considering entering some of your beautiful creations in challenges at Papercraft Star, right now there is still time to enter our gift certification drawing as well!

  9. Another gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along, again, with my flutter by challenge!

  10. Ahhh another dragonfly! Love the oriental feel to this one! GORGEOUS!

  11. What an awesome card, the choice of your colours is just perfect.
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week and hope to see you again next week.
    Adrina XX

  12. beautiful work & image bonnie-love how you are hitting all these challenges-I hear you about blogger-I had problems last night as well-but mine will let me upload the old way-it just looks different now

  13. What a beautiful those dragonflies. Thanks for joining the Pick Three Challenge at Stamping Vacation.

  14. Bonnie, love the color green. You did an amazing job on this image. BEAUTIFUL

  15. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

  16. Go Juss. Computers, I know! They get to me too! This is also eligible at Crafty Cardmakers Around the World challenge! It is stunning! Thanks so much for participating in our PICK 3 Challenge over at SV. You now have an entry toward the $25.00 gift voucher for Flourishes! Good luck.

  17. love the stalks and the repeating dragon flies...awesome card. thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!