Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's a fairy good day for a blog hop!

I am thrilled to be part of Star's blog hop to celebrate her birthday, her blogaversary, and her list of 100 followers. If you are here from my pal Sara's blog, you're in the right place. If not, well, just head on over to Vicki's blog to start over. I've also got the blog roll listed later in this post. Oh, and with this whole daylight savings time thing, if a post is not up yet, come on back a bit later and it should be there. Who knows if blogger feels like cooperating with DST?

Star and I met over on CDAC. She's such a sweetie, with such a great attitude and a caring heart. Happy belated birthday, Star, my friend! It's just like her to offer presents to everyone else on her day (well, we're a bit belated, but still...). She's offering prizes on her blog for multiple winners, but you have to complete the hop. That means, you have to leave a comment at each stop. Don't worry, it may take a bit of time, but it'll be fun and inspirational! Each of the ladies on the hop has a different take on the fairy theme, and I promise that all of their work is outstanding. Star is offering even more prizes if you participate in her challenge. Curious? Well, you'll see once you make it to the end and hit Star's blog!

I need to get crackin' on making my Christmas cards. Plus, I haven't played with my Sweet Pea stamps in entirely too long. I love Ching Chou Kiuk's work. She is a phenomenal artist and I have quite a few of her images. Lynette at Sweet Pea stamps sells not only her images, but also many others that are also amazing. Check them out!

Here's my card, using Holly Fairy. I love her. She's so ethereal and just a little bit mischeivous, playing in all of that holly.

Papers are My Mind's Eye. I added bling to the image using stardust pens, and made the holly berries shine with glossy accents. It's hard to tell, but the ribbon has glitter in it. The charm says "hugs and kisses". Here's a close up of the image, so you can see the shine and bling:

One Christmas card down, what feels like a gazillion to go! And now it's time for you to continue on with the hop. Your next stop is my dear friend Brenda's blog. Bren is super talented. I promise, you're going to love this whole hop! You should have figured that out already, but I can't say enough how talented, fun, and awesome this group of ladies happens to be. Have fun! Here's the blog roll, so you don't get lost:

Gina (that's me!)
and the woman of the hour, STARLA!


Guylou said...

Wowoooo!!! Stunning card!!! Love the design, pp and that super cute image. Your blog title made me smile... you should write for a living!!! :)

Lynn Weber said...

wow Gina, your fairy Xmas card is awesome!!! I never would have thought to incorporate the 2 together- what a creative girl you are : ) Great details on the card w/the glossy accent, I soooo love all your layers of pps & your coloring job is amazing!! Can you tell, I love your card?!! Have a great Sunday!!! Lynn

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous Christmas fairy, Gina! The image is amazing and so is your coloring!

Kristina said...

Oh wow, this is wonderful, it's a Christmas fairy, totally love it. I am a freak for fairies any way. You have done a beautiful job!

Sara I. said...

Wow, what a stunner!!! Love all the shine on the holly berries - the ribbon is gorgeous and so is that corner piece!! The charm is perfect and love your papers!! xx

busybusyhoneybee said...

What a charming card! I love the design! Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring in the fun blog hop!

Karen C

Brenda said...

Wowza!!! Fabulous card. I love the image. I really need to get one to play with, you colored her beautifully. Such a gorgeous design Gina. Love your paper choices and ribbon!! And that corner piece! AMAZING!!!

Starla B. said...

Oh, Miss are such a sweetie!! You always make me smile. I just LOVE your's gorgeous! That is a fabulous stamp, and I love how you colored it. It almost looks like the red on the holly really pops! This is just a fabulous layout and design. Thank you so much for being part of my hop!! Big hugs..

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous.

Cely said...

Gina, this is GORGEOUS! So glad I'm hopping with you! :) Starla will LOVE this!

btw, I'm your newest follower! :)

Tracy S said...

so beautiful. You always make me want to color one of these stamps up but have not got brave enough yet. You always make them look so good. I love the papers you used and that ribbon is so yummy!

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your card. Everything about it. Cute image, the papers, layering and design. Just perfect.


Teresa Arsenault said...

Your fairy is lovely, Gina. I love that you left her hair mainly white. You might guess why I like it when you see my picture.

Your design is lovely, with all of your layers and magical details.


Anniebee said...

Gorgeous card, Gina! I just adore fairies so I HAD to do this hop! I love how you have colored your winged beauty so softly and that candy striped ribbon is yummy! I tried to follow the link from Sara's link list but I got an error message that I didn't have permission to view your page so I had to come in the back door. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation.


Vicki said...

Woo hoo! Loving the Christmas fairy! So pretty.

Kim Kelley said...

Never would have thought of a Christmas fairy Miss Gina! What a great idea...and a super gorgeous card! Love the shiny berries! I really like the "sketch" of the card...and the papers are perfect!

Charlene said...

Hey Gina, long time no see...I really need to get out more to everyone's blogs lol. So glad that we are on this blog hop kicks my butt into gear. And I'm so glad to be stopping in on you for this girl...this is incredible! I love that image...she is just too cute...and all those wonderful papers and glittering accents you used with her really make her the star attraction. Hugs and stuff ~ me :D

Jenn Borjeson said...

Beautiful holiday fairy, love it!

Bunny said...

Oh what a lovely card...

Caz xxx

Ellis said...

Fantastic fairycard you've made! =)
She looks wonderful!
Hugs, Elenor

Carmen said...

This is an amazing card! Love it!