Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Day 6: PaperArtsy 12 days of Christmas

Day 6: Featuring Joanne Wardle using Nut and Meg plate 6

Joanne was introduced on Day 2 as our newest DT member. She says that this stamp is her favourite of all the Christmas ones, and she has found so many ways to use it as is reflected here in these great samples. As I said before Joanne is Mrs Speedy Whizz, and these cards are beautiful, simple, and perfect if you have to make a big bundle to send out this year.

I love how fast they are to make yet they still have lovely small attentive touches that make them very special. Joanne creates wonderful projects which I love, and I’m so glad she’s on our team!

Fairy Favour
by Joanne Wardle
I can just imagine this with a little gift in it at the Christmas table, or maybe some choccies for a favourite teacher at Christmas?? It’s a simple idea, but very effective, and the recipient would be thrilled I’m sure!


Stamp the fairy image in a permanent waterproof brown ink onto cream card.


Colour parts of the image with distress inks used as watercolour stains. You can apply the ink direct to your craft sheet, dilute with water, and pick up with a paint brush to apply. The trick here is to keep the palette soft with not too many colours being introduced.


Make a favour box from cream card; stamp the edge with holly and “fairy” stamps and edge with brown ink.


Stick the fairy onto the front with foam pads, and secure the top of the box with a soft pink ribbon.


Fairy Tag
by Joanne Wardle
This uses the same technique as above. Add a Christmas Quote in brown ink.


I Heart Fairies
by Joanne Wardle
Stamp the fairy and heart in black permanent ink and colour in with markers.

Add clear stickles glitter glue to the wings and glossy accents to the heart. Cut out when dry.

Rub a worn lipstick distress ink pad onto a craft sheet and spritz with a sparkly mica spray. Dab a 3.5"x5" piece of linen card onto the ink and leave to dry.

Stamp the holly border in worn lipstick distress ink across the top of the background. Stamp the words “xmas fairy” at the bottom in black.

Add a velvet ribbon and a strip of white card cut with decorative scissors.

Attach to an A6 card blank and mount the fairy and the heart with 3d pads.

You can see from this close up the dimension of the heart, and the sparkle on the backing paper and her wings



Little Red Robin
by Joanne Wardle
Make a tall slim card by folding a 7x5 piece of card lengthwise.

Stamp the birdcage onto white card, colour with markers and cut out.

Add an eyelet and ribbon to the cage and attach to a red piece of mirror card with foam pads so that it pops off the surface.

Secure the red panel to the white card base.

Stamp the Christmas words, and then add a punched circle of red mirror card below.

A huge thanks to Joanne for her brilliant ideas with this stamp. This stamp has been a really popular choice among the Design Team. We have another project using it with metal by Jo Capper-Sandon up our sleeves on another day still to come!!

PaperArtsy Blog Giveaway: Please leave a comment and we'll randomly draw a name to win Nut and Meg Plates 6 and Nut and Meg Plate 2 on EZ Mount worth £18.80. This offer ends midnight GMT the day of this posting, 09 September 2009, and is open to all players worldwide.

53 comments:

mummymoo said...

SO CUTE and I love the little robin image and the card is to die for !!
Wow you are some really talented ladies

Sylvia said...

I just love the fairy and that little robin in the cage is so cute. The gorgeous cards and ideas do not disappoint. Roll on day seven.

Cindy said...

Oh, I love fairies...and this fairy is adorable. Thank you for the amazing inspiration!!
Cindy in Chicago

Mary said...

Lovely art...enjoy your blog

stellarbabenum2 said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love you 12 days of Christmas- looking forward to more!!

Jilly Geraghty-Groves said...

AAAAAArgh! How gorgeous!
xxJ

Sandi said...

Hope I'm not too late!!

Pixie said...

Those stamps are so fun! I love the robin image especially. Many thanks for your generosity!

kjjc said...

wow gorgeous project

Helen said...

Such a cute fairy! She would light up any Christmas! Lovely samples

Sandie said...

Hi!!
Oh what a cute, cute fairy.
I just love these stamps. Please PICK ME!!!!! Fingers crossed. xxx
Cheers Sandie

Sid said...

These stamps make superb cards and your designers have done a fab job!

Elaine G said...

I love these stanps and these projects are so gorgeous - I would love to be picked.

Elaine G

Sian said...

Stunning creations, the stamps are amazing :)

Sarnj said...

A cute collection of stamps not just for Christmas use. I particularly love the bird in the cage. Some great ideas from everyone.

Claireabelle said...

Wow, love Jo's creations and ideas! I wish I had half of her imagination lol
x

Anonymous said...

What a sweet and elegant Christmas present and cards. The beautiful colouring makes each item a real gift.
Margriet

laury55 said...

love the fairy stamp...so girly and adorable
all the projects are really gorgeous

Carol said...

lOVE this plate so many soo useful elements GORGEOUS

tfs

Melanie said...

Hmmmmm i think this might just be my favourite plate to date,decisions decisions which one to get,fabulous samples :)

Artyjen said...

Another great set of gorgeousness!! Love the fairy card and it's background......thanks for the chance to win
xoxo

Anonymous said...

The fairy favours are amazing - I love the colours too.

Regards
Miriam Grazier

Horners Corner said...

Love the sentiments!

Lesley Edmonds said...

I love these cards. So cute but unusual too. I love my fairies too!
Lesley x

Linda Elbourne said...

Another fabulous job done! I am really enjoying this daily inspiration ... Thank you all!

Tinkertaylor said...

Love em love em love em especially that cute robin. Now I might have to buy all the plates!

Trish said...

I love the little fairy, a "girly" slant to Christmas. Great samples too!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Oooo, I like this plate, think it may be my fave. Fantastic projects.

Luv Dee xxx

Jenny said...

Oh My! I love this plate! I love what Joanne has created.

I wish there were more than 12 days of Christmas!! I'm going to miss these.

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the interpretatio here, so nice to see non traditional colours going on.

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Amazing!! I agree with Joanne this is a must have stamp for us fairy lover's xx

Greensleeves said...

This fairy has soulful eyes. Joanne is a very good choice for the DT, she's one talented lady. :)

Jayne Crow said...

Difficult to choose a favourite today! The fairy is beautiful, but that robin is sooooo CUTE!!

Laura said...

More fab creations

Claire Faulkes said...

Love this fairy stamp. Don't know what it is about it that makes it so different. Perhaps its the shape of the wings or maybe her face? A definite must have thats for sure.

Janet Wilson said...

Yet another set of gorgeous cards.

koloandrodney said...

This one is so versatile, you could use the images all year round. Wonderful backgrounds, thanks for so many good ideas.

Beachstudio said...

Adorable!! Just going through some older Altered Art Mags and came across one of your articles! On decos of all things, lol. Thought I'd come here and look around again.
best, Linda

Jane Moseley said...

I love these stamps, and the fairy is just gorgeous! Can't wait to see tomorrow's designs. xx

Gillian McMurray said...

I remember seeing the blog post about drawing this style of fairy. She looks beautiful as a stamp.

craftytrog said...

Stunning work, love that fairy stamp!

Sarah Anderson said...

Beautiful fairies :)

P'tite Plume said...

Simply magic! Christmas pushes our imagination in a world of beauty, here is still beautiful examples.

Ann B said...

I'm addicted to fairy stamps and this is so, so cute - a must have.
Ann B

Andrea said...

Wow!!! the wait is over, this is my favourite set. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all these great ideas and inspiration. Only 6 days to go - how sad!

Karin said...

I love this fairy stamp, I can see her coming out for all sorts of events, not just Christmas. Beautiful samples again.

Carmen said...

A Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage... but surely not when he's that cute?? Aweeeee! Beautiful cards and ideas here.

Gillian said...

Love the versatility of this set, not only perfect for xmas, the fairy could be used all year round. Bravo Joanne on your samples.

Kathy L said...

Oh this set is so cute. Thanks for entering me!
Figbykal@aol.com

midnight stamper said...

Love the little robin stamp and the sentiment stamp, think this is my favourite so far!

Angi Rankin said...

Oh my goodness! These stamps are the cutest things I've seen in awhile!! The wheels are already turning in my head...lots of cute things could be made with these little cuties!!

inkfairy said...

Love the robin in the cage, it is so cute.
Great samples again.
What more can I say. FAB!! :-)
Michelle.

Ellen said...

gorgeous samples
I specially love that long tall card with bird.
keep them coming

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