Blessings & Blog Candy! (below post)

      I have been smitten lately with images of fairies or angels- this time I used a rubber stamp by Crafts and Me called, “Belladona” that I bought awhile ago and did not yet ink up.  I think most of us are drawn to images of angels and fairies whether realistic or whimsical.  They somehow radiate peace, inner wisdom and  protection- at least that is what I see in them!
     This card was created for my sister-in-law for being one of the most selfless and supportive women I know.  She is as much a sister to me as my own sisters and I am blessed to have her in my life. She is by my side whenever and wherever I need her and I wanted her to know how much I appreciate her. 
           “Belladonna” was stamped with Tuxedo Memento Ink on Cryrogen White Iridescent paper and colored with Copics (BV17, 13, 11,00 and BV 23 for deeper shadows/ YR24,Y11 & Y00 for wings & flower buds/all the YG’s and G’s for leaves as per Suzanne Dean’s favorite color combos, flowers RV69, 66, 63. hair E27, 25, 31 & 50/skin E31, 000, 00 and R20.) Background was watercolored with Stormy Sky distress reinker and the new Tim Holtz waterbrush. You can’t scrub too much on this paper as it will pill but work quickly and dab around image and let dry.

         DP is Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue, cardstock Bazill Bling and stash.  Mulberry Gardenias (large purple) are from Pizazz Aplenty and Roses and silver filagree metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Swarovski Crystals, silver doily and silver trim  from Michaels. While the photo does not show it, the crystals on the metal corner and on the top of the card are the same color as the dress, a brilliant blue-lavendar. The trim on the side of the card is sold on a roll at Michaels and the clear stones are also quite brilliant. Deco Art Glamour Dust and Tombow Glue Pen used to add glitter. Sentiment is “Signature Greetings” by PTI.

2 Sisters– Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges– More than one layer
Outlawz– Flower Power
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge -“B” Bling, Blooms and Blessings
Poodles Parlor– Mother’s Day/Card for Female
Raise the Bar– Purple, Green and one other color
CropStop Challenge – at least 3 flowers
Cute Card Thursday– Winged Things
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge– Color Inspiration
  Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments…and now BLOG CANDY!!   What is the occasion, you may be asking?? Well, this blog candy is “Leap Year” candy- thought I would celebrate good ole’ Leap Year!  It also a way for me to “thank you” for the time you take to visit and write such nice notes to me!

DCWV Taj Mahal 12 x 12 paper pack
Happy Birthday Rub Ons
Tattered Angels Stamps
Sizzix Bigz 3-D Flowers Die
Rubber Cafe Scrap Happy Glue
Want2Scrap Nestabling (Pink)
  To be eligible to win the candy, please:
 1. Be one of my Followers by CLICKING ON “FOLLOW THIS BLOG”
2. Then, kindly leave a comment
(If you don’t do both, blogger won’t register the comment)

Candy is open to anyone, anywhere!

You have until midnight March 3rd to enter. Winner will be randomly selected and name will be posted on Sunday, March 4th so check back to see if you won! Winner must email me within 24 hours to claim candy.

Good Luck!


This Post Has 45 Comments

  1. Dawnll

    I would sit down and cry if I received this beauty with that sentiment.
    Just love fairies and this one is stunning…your coloring is unbelievable sweetie.
    Fun idea to do blog candy for leap looks like some fun items.
    Thanks for a chance

  2. This is so beautiful, a lovely image, perfect colours. You are so fortunate to have someone in your life as precious as your sister-in-law.

  3. Jayne

    What a totally gorgeous card, the colours are so vibrant and as usual your attention to detail is amazing! Also your candy is wonderful, someone is going to be extremely lucky to win such fantastic items, thanks for your generosity and the chance of winning. Hugs Jayne. x x

  4. Unknown

    How lovely Ann Marie. and a beautiful sentiment. The image is so pretty.
    Hugs Elaine

  5. Cammie

    Just love your image of you are a Blessing to me..The attention to detail and how vibrant the colors you chose are…The card comes alive with your artistic expression…just love it!!!!!!!your loving sister Camille

  6. Cammie

    This image is simply beautiful…Your attention to detail and choice of colors are magnificent…I love the sentiment and I can feel the love you express in each card…It is wonderful to see your artistic expression come to life in each card…keep them coming!!! Love your sister Cammie Lou

  7. Andrea

    You are so talented. I love your card. Thanks for the chance to win and to follow a new blog.

  8. QuesMom

    Oh my she is just lovely!I wish you had posted your blog sooner, your work is very inspiring and beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing your gift of art!

    Hugs – Karen

  9. Kris Dietz

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The sentiment is perfect too. TFS. I'm a new follower. Can't wait to see what other projects you share.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  10. AnnS

    The card is beautiful. I love the stamped image and the way you colored it. I'm a new follower and want to thank you for the chance to win some candy.

  11. I just became a new follower and also signed up for email. I really love the header and background for your Blog. Your cards are beautiful and original.

  12. Wanda Cullen

    Fabulous coloring on this gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  13. Elaine

    Blessings is quite a nice card, but, being a baby boomer and child of the 60's, I much prefer, "Dude, You Rock"! nice work on all your cards.
    elaine e

  14. Misty

    this card is beautiful, your coloring is so pretty. TFS!

  15. Sue Nicholson

    Fab, beautiful card,lovely flowers. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour, good luck, cheers sue n x

  16. Karen Valentine

    Hi Anne Marie! I just became a follower!!! Your blog candy is awesome!!

  17. Vicki

    Stunning card! The coloring and details are fabulous. Your SIL will love it, I'm sure. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

  18. paintedlady89

    This is such a beautiful card! You really have developed wonderful skill with copics!
    Thank you for the invitation to visit!

  19. lalkygirl

    what a stunning card i am sure your SIL will treasure it.thanks for the chance to win your very generous candy
    thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  20. Ginger

    Beautiful Card! It is evident that your artistic expression comes from your heart. Your coloring of this sweet image brought this lovely fairy to life and touched so many of us as I know it will your Sister-In-Law.

  21. Kim Bell

    Ann this card is just beautiful!! Oh my it is so touching. Words just can't express it. Amazing

  22. Pamela

    I am now a follower and plan to spend some time checking out more of your blog. Love the fairy card and incidently, I have some pretty fairy stickers that I was thinking I should get out to use. You are right, they make lovely cards.

  23. scrapqueen65

    That is a truly amazing card, and your sister in law is one lucky lady to have you in her life!!! Love, love love looking at your beautiful creations!!!

  24. Tina Mayo

    I am a stalker..uh um follower..your coloring is gorgeous..I am learning..or trying lol, your prize looks really fun too..see ya later!

  25. runzalot81

    Discovered your blog via SCS today and I love your cards! New follower.

  26. Unknown

    Beautiful card,really pretty!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at poodles Parlour challenge. Good Luck…..

    Big hugs Jo xxx

  27. MollyK.

    Sp pretty….you had me at once with your pretty shading, the colors in the fairy picture and the silver embossing! I've signed up to get your newsletter. Thanks, MollyK. Barry

  28. Julie

    Your card is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  29. Roxann

    Knock my socks off! This is one of the most gorgeous cards I have seen!
    The Outlawz

  30. Laura (sandytoz)

    Very pretty card, your sister in law will love it!
    Found you on the Outlawz follow me forum, I'm your newest follower now.
    Thanks for the chance to win your candy!
    Love, Laura

  31. Linda Palmer

    Awesome card. Love your beautiful coloring. I am sure your SIL is going to love this. I do. I found you on the outlawz and am now following you.


    Hi Annmarie
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  33. Janneke

    What a beautiful card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges this week!

    Janneke XO

  34. carol

    Hello…ooh pretty card, lovely colours too, glad you played along with I spy at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  35. Lisa Watson

    Amazing work!!!! The image, the coloring, the corner piece. AWESOME!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!!

  36. Your blog is beautiful,and the card you created for your Sister-in-law is just stunning!

  37. Sue Nicholson

    Hiya, just made myself follower to thank you for joining mine. Also thanks for candy competition.
    Cheers Sue N x

  38. thekolbes

    WOW, thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  39. Bettina L.

    Wow this fairy looks amazing in purple. Love the design with the corner, doily and flowers. Welcome aboard to SSC;) Bettina xx

  40. Bettina L.

    and me again. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge;) Bettina xx

  41. Cathy Lee

    This is such a gorgeous card, Ann Marie. I love all the gorgeous purple and yellow. Lovely image and awesome coloring.
    Cathy Lee

  42. thekolbes

    THANK YOU for choosing me to win this awesome "Leap Year" Goodie package

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