Friday, May 14, 2021

Nostalgia & Flower Fairies


Cicely Mary Barker er en av mine favoritt kunstnere helt siden jeg var liten jente. Jeg ser ofte gjennom bøkene jeg har av hennes nydelige Flower fairies og henter inspirasjon til fargelegging ♥ Du kan finne mange av hennes Flower Fairies illustrasjoner og dikt på den offisielle nettsiden, tilogmed noen sider til å printe ut og fargelegge selv!

Jeg har aldri vært spesielt glad i blomstrete klær eller interiør ~ og såkalte 'grønne fingre' har jeg vel aldri hatt... Snarere tvert imot! Kun plast eller tørkede blomster overlever hos meg ;) Men jeg er glad i å fargelegge blomster så dette er et perfekt motiv med en av favoritt blomstene, rød-kløver.  Husker da jeg var liten brukte jeg å komme hjem til mamma med kløver, blåklokker, geitrams og løvetann .. og kansje litt ugress! Flere av de eldre naboene pleide også få meg på besøk med litt pjuskete blomster i fine små buketter ♥

Kortet mitt er DT bidrag hos Creative Fingers 208., hvor jeg er sponsor denne gang. Premien er et kjempefint vintage/steampunk stempel!
Som alltid har vi et 'Lag-hva-du-vil' tema, og velkommen skal du være :)

🌻 🌼 🌷 🌼 🌻
'Gratulations on the day'


The Fairy:
O, what a great big bee
Has come to visit me!
He’s come to find my honey.
O, what a great big bee!

The Bee:
O, what a great big Clover!
I’ll search it well, all over,
And gather all its honey.
O, what a great big Clover!


One of my favourite artist illustrators ever since I was a little girl is Cicely Mary Barker, the woman who created the gorgeous Flower Fairies ♥ I have several of her books wich I love to look through for inspiration, especially for the way the fairies and flowers are colored. You can find much of her work here on the official Flower Fairies website and the accompanying poems. There is also a section with several free coloringpages!

I have never been a fan of floral clothes or floral interior designs, nor do I have any flowers thats alive.. (dried or plastic only survives in my home lol) however I LOVE coloring flowers and got so many lovely flower themed stamps ♥ The Red Clover is one of my favourites in nature, when I was I child I used to pick dandelions, blue-bells, clovers and rose-bay willow herb to give to my mum ~ and all the elderly people in the neighbourhood got some flowers & weed bouquets from me as well I remember! ;)

My card is DT inspiration for challenge #208. at Creative Fingers, of wich I am the sponsor of this time with an awesome vintage/steampunk themed clingstamp ♥ As always it is an 'Anything goes theme', and you are more than welcome to join with your creations :)

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Monday ~ Things with Wings [
May 16th.]
Ally's Angels #46. ~ Anything goes
[June 7th.]
Crafty Gals Corner #219. ~ For the ladies [June 8th.]
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday ~ May: Blooming Beautiful! [May 31st.]
Word Art Wednesdays #wk.491-492. ~ AG with sentiment
May 25th.]
WaterCooler Wednesday #WWC315. ~ Feminine [May 17th.]
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #PIP2119. ~ AG [May 16th.]

Scandinavian Challenges: [innen]
Scrappelyst ~ Mai: Feiring [30.mai.]


inside detail
'Wishing you a super day'


Stamps/Images: Studio Light Clearstamp set FF04 'Flower Fairies ~ Fuschia & Red Clover' art by Cicely Mary Barker. Kort & Godt CS 'M-457'. Hero Arts 6x6 Clingstamps 'Bold Prints - Novel prose CG839'.
Papers: I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed) for my motifs. Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby 'Christmas' speciality paper pad (green bling pearly cardstock). Creo-time A6 cardstock blanks & envelopes.
Embellishments: Nille Memories Bling green/clear gemstones.

Tools: Distress tools from Ranger Ink ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.

Dies: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Curved Rectangles S5006'. Crafts-Too Presscut 'Circle Nesting Dies PCD46'. Lawn Fawn 'Fancy wavy banners LF#1923'.
Essentials/Adhesives: Bonefolder.
High-Tack adhesive tape Sookwang Scor-Pal tape &/or Red tape. Tonic Studios Nuvo glue pen.
Techniques/Mediums: I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers.


  1. Adorable card, love how you coloured that floral fairy! Great design too!

  2. Lovely card. I, too, love Cicely Mary Barker. I have collected her fairy pictures for several years now. Wonderful job coloring this.

  3. What a pretty fairy and beautifully done card!
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner


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