Saturday, 31 March 2012

Sassy Serena & The Fairy

Hiya, I hope you have all had a good week. I went to Cambridge with one of my oldest friends yesterday, we were treated to an impromptu fashion show as we arrived into the grand arcade which was really unexpected but great fun and we finished our trip out with a lovely meal in the Cafe Rouge and a very nice French waiter LOL!!

A couple of contrasting cards today, the first is using one of my favourite Stampsmith stamps called Serena, I'm hoping to add to my collection of these gorgeous stamps as my sister is coming over from the States in a couple of weeks so I have persuaded her to bring a set of stamps over for me. 
The stamps used on this card as well as Serena are Hero Arts newspaper print background and Tim Holtz papillon.

The fairy stamp is from the zodiac range by Linda Ravenscroft. I used watercolours and distress inks to paint her.
I can't access my craft desk today or probably for the next few days as we are having new flooring laid downstairs so there are boxes and piles of books everywhere. I am very untidy but even I'm struggling with the mess!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend & Happy Crafting xx

I am entering these for the following challenges


Netty said...

Loving both your gorgeous cards Paula. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Cath Wilson said...

Both gorgeous, Paula - love them both for different reasons and yes, I too love Serena. It will be worth it when the flooring's down... x

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous card Paula. Love the lace on the Serena card!
Have a great wekend.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards in great colors. I especially love the first one.

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful cards, both of them!!

Hope your floor will be ready soon! I'm very untidy too, but not being able to get to your work desk must be awful!
Have a great Sunday!

annemarks said...

Both absolutely gorgeous love them both :)

Daniele said...

gorgeous card, love the butterflies in the background

Sue C said...

Beautiful cards Paula, and your project in this month's Craft Stamper is gorgeous too ! Sue C x

Terry said...

Paula, both are just stunning! I love those butterflies of Tim's and you did wonders with them! Thank you for joining us Frilly and Funkie and hope to see you again! Have a great weekend!

Deborah said...

Two lovely cards, Paula. Also enjoyed your gorgeous Klimt hanging and jewellery box in Craft Stamper.

Rainbow Lady said...

Both superb cards Paula love them. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x don't know Serena must look her up lol

Redanne said...

Could you persuade your Sister to bring me a set too? LOL. I am struggling to find them in the UK. Both cards are beautiful but my favourite is the vintage one, it's stunning.

Candy C said...

Paula, absolutely beautiful birthday card! I love the layering you've done on the front. That vintage image is so perfect for your design. The butterflies peeking out behind her are fantastic! Love the lacy edging at the bottom as well. So lovely! <3 Candy

Katie K said...

I adore your creations. Both cards are just beautiful. I love the lace and the background TH butterflies. I have stamps on my to-have list; after seeing your card, I think I will be getting them soon.
Have a great week,

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Both of your cards are utterly fantastic and the first one is definitely a dream! The image is gorgeous and I love the way you created your background panel with the Papillon stamp! Really fabulous lace too!

So happy you joined in the fun with us this week for our first challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hope you will be a regular!


Maria said...

These are gorgeous cards Paula. I love the Serena images and this one is stunning on your card, and colours in the fairy one are beautiful - I'm sure I have one of these stamps in Pisces but haven't used it as yet.

Maria x

Maria said...

By the way, congratulations again! Fabulous creation & article, and so very well deserved Paula.

Maria x

Marjie Kemper said...

Paula, your cards are so dreamy and gorgeous! I love your color palettes and how you have built up all those layers. They're just stunning. So glad you could join us for the first challenge @ Frilly & Funkie!

Fliss said...

Wow Paula! These are both just gorgeous and so different too. Love all the details on both.
Hoping you get your OI stamps soon. I know how frustrating it is when things are out of stock as I haven't yet been able to get hold of Serena!
Have a great week.
Fliss xx

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely, Paula...such a lot of work. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Beautiful cards.
Regards Florence xx