Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Norma J Burnell 'Fairy Tangles' Butterfly Fairy Owl Card

Morning everyone!

It's only me...again.  :o)

Don't forget to enter my candy (top post) if you'd like the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend on anything you like in my shop at Scribble and Scrap Crafts.  Just follow the simple rules and you could be the lucky winner.

Today I have a card for you which I have created using one of the most beautiful images ever!
I have a small selection of stamps due to be delivered from Sweet Pea Stamps and in the first shipment (I have ordered again but the second delivery won't be for a while) I have some beautiful stamps by the incredibly talented artist Norma J Burnell.  I only came across these a month or so ago and just fell in love with them so had to put in an order.  The stamps will be available in the shop as soon as they are delivered, which could be at any time!  So exciting!  You can actually see the listings now to see which will be included in the first delivery... Sweet Pea Stamps

For this card I have used the Butterfly Fairy Owl image which is so lovely and a lot of fun to colour.

The first photo is just a bit of fun from when I was playing around with the photos and I thought I'd have a look at it in black and white and liked the effect.  The other photos are how it looks in the flesh.

I selected the colours to go with the First Edition New Bloom 6x6 Paper pad, which is one of my favourites.  And the colours are so lush, aren't they?  I was going to colour the owl in bright colours as well, but I decided to colour him so that he stood apart from her a little more..he's so beautiful.

Promarkers used:

Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink, Antique Pink, Marine, Turquoise, Cool Aqua, Poeny, Pink Lobster, Tropical Orchid, Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, Ivory, Pineapple Crush, Daffodil Bloom, Eggnog, Putty and Blender.

The gorgeous pearls are also from my shop, but the matting card and charm are from my stash.  The sentiment was from a set I received for free with a magazine some time ago...Teddy Bo.  And the flower is my own and I am in the process of making a big batch of these to add to the shop...

I am so pleased with this card.  It's a fair way short of being perfect but I'm happy with it. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Passion For Promarkers - Favourite Colour Combo - Pinks and Blues - 14th

 Art by Miran  - Always Anything Goes - 17th

 Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes - 17th

 Creative Moments - Anything Goes - 20th

 Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes - 21st

 Word Art Wednesday - sentiment Anything Goes - 15th

 Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes

 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or..... 20th

 Crafting from the heart - Always Anything Goes - 20th

 Not just cards - Always Anything Goes - 28th

 Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes or....... - 17th

The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes - 14th

 Crafty Girls - Always Anything Goes - 15th

Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes - ends 1st Sat of the month

Treasured Times - Anything Goes - 17th

Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Twist - add yellow.  20th

http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk - with wings - 20th

http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/ - Anything Goes - 20th

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Favourite Colour Combo - 26th

http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes - 21st

http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ - Lots of Layers - 26th

http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 24th

http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Wings and Bling - 19th

http://aagwat.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes - 16th

Anything Goes - 29th Oct

Don't forget to keep an eye on the shop for when the new stamps arrive.  They really are truly beautiful. 

Take care and happy crafting!



  1. This is gorgeous Lexie, such a beautiful image and stunning colouring. I love the papers and fabulous layout too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week.
    Sue xx

  2. WOW! this is stunning Lexie, I love the design and oh my gosh you have coloured the image fantastically, I thought at first glance it was a ready made topper. Stunning!
    Linda xxx

  3. Stunning colouring, Love the colour scheme.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  4. stunning colouring hun, I adore the whole thing but the colours are WOW xx
    Sandie xx

  5. wow fabulous card, gorgeous colours and colouring! love it!
    Kim x

  6. Thank you so much for playing along over at PPinky Dolls Challenge - "Anything goes or Autumn”!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    PPinky Dolls
    x x x

  7. Wow this is a gorgeous image and you have made it into a gorgeous card. I love the colour combo you have used, stunning. I can see why you fell in love with these images too.

  8. The layout alone is a blue ribbon winner. The image is stunning in black and white and color. I can see why you like the first edition paper, it has become such a wonderful background. Thank you for posting your beautiful art with us this week during our 153rd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Carole Robb Bisson

  9. Wow!! Lexie this is awesome. A lovely image and fantastic colouring through out.

  10. Hi Lexie what a beautiful card! It's coloured so lovely too!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  11. She is a beauty Lexie. I love these images.

  12. Simply stunning Lexie, the colours you have used and this amazing image are wonderful. Although I do really like the monochromatic edition as well.
    Janet xxx

  13. Hi Lexie this is utterly gorgeous the image is beautiful and so is your colouring. Hugs Jackie

  14. Absoloutly stunning! Fantastic colouring. Love it ! What a great image.
    Bev xx

  15. Oh wow, your card is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. Thanx for joining us at TTPH Challenges.

    Carla DT

  16. I love the color combination. Your coloring is exquisite! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!
    Have a blessed day!

  17. Gorgeous! How fun to post it in B&W as well. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    CB Owner

  18. A really pretty card and lovely colouring xx

  19. Really pretty hun and ty for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  20. This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 16th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
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  21. Lexie, I would say it is perfect!! It's just gorgeous!! Fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  22. Wow this is absolutely stunning. Both in Black and White and in colour.
    A stunning image, love the papers.


  23. Gorgeous card. Love this stamp thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxxx

  24. Stunning design! The image is gorgeous and it's due to the amazing coloring. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  25. Awesome card, love the image and coloring! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  26. Thanks for joining in the fun over at TTPH.

    Jo dt

  27. Lovely creation and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesday!

  28. Stunning card. the colouring is amazing! Anita TTPHC DT

  29. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  30. Lovely card. Your colouring is so striking. Thanks for sharing with us at CFTH this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  31. Wonderfully done, you should be proud! Thanks for joining us for The Paper Nest Dolls challenge, good luck! Leah Tees DT

  32. Such a stunning card. It would certainly have been a winner for me but unfortunately ignored our 10 challenge maximum rule so it can't be included in the voting. Such a huge shame.

    Lucy DT - Through the Purple Haze Challenges

    1. Oops...sorry! I'll remove your challenge from my list so I don't do it again. :D

  33. Lovely layout, but my favourite bit is the colour combo!! Pink and Turquoise are my faves!! :D

  34. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Art By Mi Ran challenges.

  35. You are super talented love this colouring. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog. Good luck in the draw. I hope we will see you next time your works outstanding.
    Hugs Sharon (DT)

  36. Lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)