Happy Sunday… actually not so happy, but rather a bit anxious about the impending hurricane coming our way.  I live on the south shore of Long Island and we are told “Sandy” will be a huge storm!  We are as prepared as we can be and the rest is left to hopes and prayers that it will all end with everyone in its path safe and sound!  One of the nicest ways to divert my attention from anxious thoughts was to create this card and so I spent the greater part of the evening in my craft room creating this project.  For this card, I used a Mo Manning digital image, “Winter Fairy Talva”… isn’t she the cutest?

       “Winter Fairy Talva” is colored with copic markers.  I used a bunch of BG’s and also added some of the blue/blue green fluorscent markers.  I am sorry I did not note the colors- some times when I color I am a madman with so many markers and mixing colors…Her dress was dusted with with Deco Art Glamour Dust and embellished with Viva Decor Pearl Pen (white).  I just left those little pearls on her dress alone until they dried and each one is perfect this time!  Talva’s pompoms and snowball are also covered with Diamond Stickles.  The design paper is an older Bo Bunny paper called Snowy Serenade and it is hard to find.  I also used Melissa Frances C’est la Vie.  The metal corner embellishment, pearls and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.  Swarovski crystals and silver crystal rose ribbon from my stash.  Magnolia doohickey is behind the sentiment from an old acrylic stamp set in my stash.
     In my last post, I told you about the stash of glittery tulle I purchased from Joanns…well I found another use for it… it matched my card colors so well that I thought I would drape it in my light tent behind my card. I scattered some large flat back pearls and voila!

    A close up view…

     Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such kind comments.  They say we may not have power for 7-10 days after the storm hits on Monday but I am hoping that won’t be the case!  I will be entering this card in the following challenges:


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  1. Gorgeous card the image is coloured beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Hope the storm isn't to bad and take care. Hugs Caroline xxx

  2. gina g

    Gorgeous card i love the sweet image and colours you've used, amazing detail too. Thanks joining for us at Crafts and Me this week.luv gina xx

  3. Penny

    Hoping you stay safe, Ann Marie!
    This is a magically beautiful card! OMGoodness! Fantastic design, wonderful coloring of that sweet image, love all the sparkle, bling & fab embellies! Love that tulle in your photo, too! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. May

    Gorgeous card.. such beautiful detail.. your colouring is AmAzing…
    Lovely image & embellishments… Simply perfect!! Thank you so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu This week… May x x x

  5. Ann Marie, I'm right there with you, hoping we don't lose power. I'm in South Jersey, and it's expected to hit us big time, too.

    Stay safe, and thanks for playing with us at IBS. I LOVE the glittery touches you added to this – it's beautiful!

  6. This is so beautiful and I loved it when I saw it at The Outlawz, Ann Marie. It's still just a gorgeous but this time I get to say "Thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week. Hope to see you next week as well." Great job on the recipe, too!
    NanaConnie EE DT

  7. Anja

    Your card is so pretty! Beautiful design and great colouring of the cute winter fairy. Love all the bling for her.
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Mo's Digital Pencil!
    Sending you all the best wishes from Germany to stay safe during the storm.

    Hugs, Anja

  8. Unknown

    Stunning card, Love all the texture, and the image is fab xx Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Campers xx

  9. Tracy

    So beautiful Ann Marie! I love this little fairy and your coloring is outstanding. All the sparkle and glitter is so pretty and that tulle really makes a gorgeous backdrop. Hugs!
    P.S. Thanks for playing at Mo's the week! Stay safe!

  10. This is a stunning card.. Your colouring is fab and so is your layout ..
    Sending you all in the States our prayers that the storm calms soon, and you're all ok.
    Stay safe, Pauline x ( happy campers DT)

  11. Fabulous and sweet, the image is simply magnificent. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.

  12. Stunningly beautiful. I love everything you used and have made with this card. WOW…Your coloring is fantastic…Just a beautiful creation…Stay safe out there. joann sassy raggedy

  13. Sandy

    Oh my gosh!!! Your card is out of this world incredibly beautiful. I am in love for sure. I love the image (I might have her) and I love what you did with the snow ball. Beautifully done!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Nicole

    WOW, this is soooooo beautiful. Gorgeous coloured and so manu awesome details. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs, Nicole

  15. Louise

    Ann Marie, this card is simply gorgeous! She is a beautiful image, wonderfully coloured! Thanks for sharing with us for the Glitter and Bling Challenge at Dream Valley Challenges. Hugs, Louise. PS. Hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe during the storms.

  16. Helen

    Beautiful card – love the sparkle!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. Sheryl

    Ann Marie before I comment on your beautiful card I would like to say I hope you and your family are safe. I have just been watching the horrific pictures of the devastation caused by 'Sandy' in New York. My heart goes out to you all.
    Your card is just stunning. The image, colours and designs are perfect.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you again soon.
    Take care. Hugs Sheryl xx

  18. Anonymous

    This is stunning, I'll definitely have to add her to my wishlist, beautifully coloured and created, your lace trim is divine
    Hugs julie P

  19. Carissa

    Such a wonderful creation. So beautiful and sparkly.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa 🙂

  20. Stunning card Ann Marie, I love the whole design of it, and the glitter just gives it so much, and the whole design is just gorgeous and beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  21. Oh this is stunning and hope you are safe with Sandy . Thanks for sharing at CRAFT.. Please check the blog this week

  22. What a lovely card. So nice design. I like the colors you have used and that image is super cute. Thanks for sharing.

  23. paola

    BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks for joining us at Mo's with adorable creation, fabulous coloring


  25. mags

    An absolutely stunning card. The image is adorable and love all the sparkle and bling. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley.

  26. Anonymous

    Wow this is amazing! Love all your glitter and the gold embellishments! Well I just love it all! So beautiful! Hugs, Joanna

  27. OMG, this is really, really beautiful. I love this image, and Ilove how you have made this kind of dreamy. Colors are awesome.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

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