Sunday, 4 March 2012

it's the f*** up fairy!

I've been after some of the grumpy old farts digi images from Bugaboo for a while, and have just discovered that each week there's a special offer - so I got this image half price! It's a very apt card for me just at the moment - building work just never seams to go according to plan and as for the internet .. .. I can go and make a cuppa while it's loading a page, and it took 3 attempts to get just this one card pic onto the blog. I was going to share some other pictures with you, but it could take a week of Sundays to get them up - argh!!! We should have had the new garage door installed on Friday but it didn't happen - next Tuesday they say .. .. should I hold my breath?

I printed out my digi and coloured with Copics: yellows with Y15, 17, 19 & 35; peach/rust with E93, 95, 97; and her hair in cool greys. I can't remember the green, my first attempt was too bright so I went over with a darker olive shade - and I've had to clear the dining table as half the family have arrived for lunch. Poor Aidan has been throwing up so has stayed behind with his Mum - but I have a large leg of lamb in the oven that will feed an army and take an age, guess we will be eating it cold for a day or two! For the papers on the card I printed out the Nitwits Spring Whimsy Too papers on to cream paper for a warmer look, then matted with yellow cardstock. I've inked my edges with an old chalk ink with no colour name, glazed her specs and the fairy wand, and added Stardust Stickles to her wings. I've embellished with Marianne diecut bits and pieces: flowers are from LR0107, leaves from LRO142, swirls from LRO116 and the star border is LRO134. I used a couple of the stars that cut out from the border as the centre to the flowers with a gems to finish off.

Now I've a Bugaboo image to play with I can enter the March challenge of anything goes on the Catch The Bug challenge blog. The Allsorts challenge is titled ' spread your wings' so my grumpy fairy should do ok! and as the Flutterby Wednesday challenge is an open theme this week, I can join in with them too.


  1. This just cracks me up! This fairy visits me all the time!

  2. LOL!! This is just too funny girl!! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love that added sparkle too!! :)

  3. I admit that I had to have a chuckle - she visits here a fair bit too! Hugs Sxx

  4. Lol Annie, a super card!!

  5. oh lol Annie - this is very different for you - but i love it .. that image is Brilliant!
    Lisa x

  6. this is so fabulous and so fun!

  7. ooooooooooooh this has made me giggle ~ could do with this on my craft table when things get bad!!!..what can you do but laugh!! ~love it annie!
    vanessa xx

  8. Darling and funny card...yeah...I have to get back to the old farts cards to every now and then. Sorry there was sickness in your is really going around. Thank you for joining us this week at Catch the Bug.

  9. Sounds like it's a tad too eventful for you just at the present - oh for peace & quiet to descend........ I hope you have a better week & that the garage door does materialise.
    I rather like the way your stars border accents her ruched skirt & the swirls her swirly hair - nice combination!!
    Take care & hope you were able to have an enjoyable meal with the family.
    Paula (PEP)

  10. Oh love this hun! These images are just fab and perfect sentiments to go with them too! :D
    Hope things go better for you as the week goes on :)

  11. lol!

    Annie, well of all of the bloggers that I follow I was so surprised to see this Stella image gracing your pages!! I think Stella and Gus are GREAT and your card is fab and showcases her fabulously!
    Keryn x


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