Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fairies, Flowers and/or Fantasy with Team Lou

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are:

Technique Tuesday
Hannah Lynn Art & Design


Today I have used the Bookworm Fairy digital stamp by Hannah Lynn Art & Design, one of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of bookmarks.

As soon as I saw the super cute Bookworm Fairy I knew she needed to be on a bookmark, so I started with a search for some reading quotes.  The one that seemed most appropriate was "Books are a uniquely portable magic" by Stephen King.

Of course I had to start the action on my Silhouette Cameo design mat.  NO, my Cameo didn't do any cutting but it helped me design the sentiment to suit the image.  I wanted to use my go-to tag die (details below), so I measured the dimensions and made a panel as a guide to fitting everything in.  I started with the image and enlarged it to just fit (size was limited by the width) then used a variety of fonts and font sizes to make the quote big, bold, fun and just fit within the edges of the tag.  I printed the image/quote panel on X-press It blending card, heat set, die cut then coloured with Copic markers.  I coloured the necklace and key with a shiny gold gel pen and added a delicate sparkle to the wings with a clear Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush.

Are you wondering how I got the twine to match perfectly?
I used some white twine with a twist of shining gold and added Copic markers.

I die cut two more tags from white cardstock and adhered them to the back of each tag to make them more sturdy.  The reinforcement rings were coloured with Copic markers to match the clothes.

NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for

Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - lips - R21-22
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-17-67
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - glasses - T7-9 + C0
Copic markers - wings & butterfly - BG10-11-13
Copic markers - clothes - R20-21-22-24-27
Copic markers - book - E40-41-44-47-49
Copic markers - lantern - C03-05 + Y00-02
Copic markers - bookworm - YG03-17-67
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix framelits dies - Tim Holtz Alterations - Tag Collection
white/gold twine
gold gel pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter brush
fonts used for sentiment:
BOOKS = Cooper Black / are a = Arial / uniquely = Sophia
portable = Arial / magic = Queensland / Stephen King = Arial
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the reinforcement rings


Sending a big Thank You to Hannah Lynn Art & Design for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
my other favourite colour combo is peach & teal
Creatalicious Challenges – Challenge #137 – Anything Goes
with optional dies and punches
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge BlogChallenge #141 – Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #122 – Delightful Digis
Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Challenge #95 – Springtime
I always think of a magical spring when I see fairies & I have used Sizzix dies
Fab ’n’ Funky Challenges – Challenge #390 – Fantasy and Fairytales
my fantasy fairies are in the magical world of books
Incy Wincy Designs – April 16-30th – Anything Goes with a twist Seeing Spots
my fairies are wearing spots and stripes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies - PIP Challenge 1815 – Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog – Penny’s Challenge 376 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational ChallengeAnniversary Challenge #213 – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 15 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Challenge #291 – Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #138 – Anything Goes
Scrappy Land ChallengesChallenge #88 – Anything Goes
using dies from brand that Scrappy Land sells - I used Sizzis dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogSimon Says: Sparkle and Shine
my bookmarks have lots of sparkle and shine, from the fairy wings (Wink of Stella), necklace & key (golden gel pen) to the twine (shiny gold thread)
Simply Create Too - Challenge #137 – Use Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown - TT #388 - Glimmer and Shine
my bookmarks have lots of glimmer, shine & sparkle, from the fairy wings (Wink of Stella), necklace & key (golden gel pen) to the twine (shiny gold thread)


  1. Beautiful book marks. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

  2. A great entry in our spots-dot-circles challenge, super colouring. We hope you join us again at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  3. How very lovely to keep for one's self or give as thoughtful gift! You were so clever to be with complete with all the coordinating details! Thanks for sharing at PPCC blog this week! Becca/DT

  4. Oh wow loving these bookmarks, absolutely stunning xx
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  5. Beautiful bookmarks! Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  6. Oh my gosh, love, love, love these! Can't think of anything else to add because I want to look at them again. Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown.

  7. I am really loving your bookmarks! Such a great sentiment and a beautifully colored image! Awesome work! Thanks very much for sharing these with us at PIP Challenges!

  8. These are stunning. The sentiment is fantastic.

    Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Hayley x

  9. You did so well with your project, love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

  10. Love it!
    Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  11. Very beautiful tag!Thanks for join us at
    ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Hope to see you again and good luck.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  12. Beautiful bookmarks!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  13. these look fab, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  14. Tracy, these are seriously stunning hun! I utterly LOVE what you've done with this fantastic image! So so gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  15. Beautiful bookmarks! Love how you made the twine match the color of the wings!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

  16. 2 very beautiful bookmarks Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  17. Great bookmarks. Thank you for joining in the Spots and Dots challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  18. Just precious! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Springtime’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  19. This is gorgeous and I love that sparkle too,

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  20. Great bookmarks, I also have this image as my blog topper,the sentiment is really great lovely project,thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge,Lyn DT.

  21. These are beautiful! I just love the pretty.Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

  22. Love these bookmarks, thanks so much for sharing with the Cutie Pies xx

  23. Wonderful tags!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional dies and punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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