Have Yourself a “Fairy” Little Christmas…{A Stamp Giveaway!!!}

Happy Monday Folks! I had fun stamping a card (it’s been a while, I know!) to enter into this weeks challenge at Oriental Stamp Art. They asked us to make a card that was “Holiday” and “Asian” in theme. Then I remembered that AAA/Art Neko had generously given me the Holly Fairy stamp to give away on my blog and my card was born. Fairy Christmas! BTW, anytime you shop at About Art Accents/Art Neko be sure to use the code Lindsay10% to save 10% on your order!

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Wanna win it? Just leave me a comment (on this post) between now and next Sunday (the 9th) and  will randomly pick a winner on Monday. What a way to start the week! Here is a close up of the coloring. I treated myself to a set of  Spectrum Noir  markers (the Brights set) from Crafter’s Companion, they had all the 24 packs on sale for $24 and free shipping at Consumer Crafts (It was a bad time to be frugal because I wish I had bought them all!)

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I was a bit hesitant because I purchased a set of the light flesh tones at ACmoore when they first came out and they were dried out. I added some denatured alcohol to them and got them working but I was not a fan. I notice, though, that the lighter colors of alcohol markers do seem to be a bit dry feeling but these seemed too dry. I thought that maybe ACmoore might have got a bad batch so for $24 I took a chance and they were all good and juicy and they played nice with my other markers. I had to use a dark brown Promarker, dark red Tria and a tan Copic. I know I need more markers like a hole in the head but I am sorry I passed up getting the other sets now :(

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Something else I want to enable you to buy…er… I mean recommend are Pan Pastels, I picked up 3 a few months ago (magenta, turquoise and lime green) when they were on sale for $4 each because I wanted to try them. Well, they are expensive but I can see why, I tapped a sponge into the color and rubbed it on my background and WOW! the color blended in beautifully and a tap of color was all I needed to do the background! I think I might ask for some for Christmas…my Christmas list is getting longer by the moment (I also want Santa to bring me a Fire Works beadmaking torch kit!)

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The final touch on the card was a game piece that I saved from Axis and Allies, hubby was tossing the game and there were cute mini airplanes and chips. I like the graphic punch the Japan chip gives and the repetition of the circle theme on the card.

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Well, that’s it for me! I am in the final push getting ready for my craft fair on Saturday. Today is my sewing day. I am making juggling balls, hand-warmers and key fobs. Don’t forget to leave a comment to win the beautiful fairy stamp from About Art Accents/Art Neko! Til next time happy crafting!

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41 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing your projects. Love your posts.

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  2. Beautiful. I love the use of so many colors. Christmas cards are always white, red, and green. I love how you melded the Asian and Christmas together its blends nicely.

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  3. Oooh I love this stamp you card is just beautiful…. Thanos for the giveaway

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  4. Oooh. i love your card. the stamp is beautiful. I would love to make a card for my dad with this stamp. thanks for the giveaway…

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  5. Your card is so beautiful! I love the stamp, too. Did you make your own skeletonized leaves?

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  6. Aaah, fairies. They are my biggest collection in my stamps, ’cause I just love them. One of these days, I need to try the Pan Pastels, also. I have heard great things about them!

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  7. Your card is gorgeous. Love it. Thanks for the chance,

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  8. Your card is gorgeous! Love the coloring of the fairy. She looks real. Love the embellishments you used. So glad I saw your card. Thanks for sharing. Edwina brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  9. Love your card…such a fantastic stamp and choice of colors, papers and embellishments. I love fairies and Asian. And you did a great job of combining the those and Xmas.

    I have the Spectrum Noirs and purchased them from AC Moore and they were nice and moist, so I wonder if you might have gotten a bad batch. I would have taken them right back. They are so much more affordable but I have Copics also. Pan Pastels have been on my wish list for far too long. Maybe Santa will be nice this year.

    Would love to win the stamp to add to my collection.

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  10. Such a cute card! Absolutely love your blog and wanted to say how beautiful your watercolor pics turned out. Thanks for the chance to win the fairy stamps. Kat

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  11. I love all you make I watch all your TV-Tubs I love this fairy and the Christmas Green is so beautiful Thank you for sharing….

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  12. Beautiful card!

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  13. I love how you put your cards together! The coloring is great and I love the leaves. Nice touch!

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  14. Beautiful card Lindsay. The Pan Pastels sound really nice. Maybe you would do a video on using them to blend backgrounds.

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  15. I have to tell you that I so enjoy your posts! You make me smile and laugh, and I wish I lived near you as I think we would be great friends (I hope this doesn’t come across as creepy!lol). Keep up the good work, and I am glad you discovered PaperMart! It’s one of my favorite places to shop (I’m a ribbon, twine & tags hoarder!), along with MisterArt.com (especially for Ranger, Tsukenecko, Sakura, and other products! best prices on Glossy cardstock- which I also hoard!).

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  16. Oh please enter me to win Lindsay!! Thanks! See u at the craft show!!
    Lorraine :)

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  17. Oh! Oh! Pick me please. I love this card (but then i love everything about your posts). Thanks again for sharing :)

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  18. Cool card Lindsay! Everything you do is so ‘unexpected’ and comes out looking fabu!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  19. A very nice card. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Beautiful card. Wish I had seen the sale on those markers. I have all of the six sets now. You did the flesh tones so beautifully.

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  21. Not only are you very creative in your work but entertaining, as well. I have learned so much from your talents. Thank you ever so much for sharing yourself each and every crazy day.

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  22. I read your blog every day! Always find it informative and entertaining. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful stamp.

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  23. Love your blog and l look forward to your posts. You always have such creative ideas. Thanks for a chance to win this adorable stamp.

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  24. Your card is very nice. I save everyone of your emails from your blog so I can keep them for references. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and for the stamp giveaway.

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  25. I love how you use many different mediums to make and original card. It is great to get ideas from your blog. I love About Art Accents stamps!

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  26. Lovely card! I like how different pieces are incorporated, it’s beautiful!

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  27. What a lovely card. I like it so much.

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  28. Hi Lindsay

    Your card is gorgeous and this stamp is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    Have a great day

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  29. What a stunning card, Lindsay!! Gorgeous!! And thanks for the chance to win the stamp – congrats on all the hits on your blog!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  30. Beautiful as usual. Please enter me in the give a way.

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  31. Lindsay,
    Your card is beautiful, and thanks for the chance to win the stamp. I really enjoy reading your blog and your blog is one of the first I always read after I open any from my family. So many great hints and money saving ideas.

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  32. I love this stamp your card is great – and all done up in Christmas colors! Well done! Jan G.

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  33. Love the way you colored! The wings add a nice touch.

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  34. interesting stamp. we always need more markers- they are consumables!

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  35. Love the fairy! The doloring is awesome and the added elements really make it pop. Great job and thanks for the chance to win the stamp!

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  36. Thanks for a chance to win the fairy stamp! Your card is so well done, as usual. You are quite an inspiration to me and many others.

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  37. I love this pretty stamp I hope I get it

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  38. It it very a complex card and interesting card, I wish I can make something like this in my future.

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  39. i just love the card and the stamps! i know the giveaway is over, but <3 them still!

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