The Fairy Wish Tree ~ a handmade card with a difference.

What would you wish for if you were stood under the boughs of a Fairy Tree?  Only one wish.  That’s the question I asked myself as I was in the middle of making this card.  I still haven’t actually come up with an answer that I’m happy with.

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The Fairy Wish Tree. ~ the tiny white dots, aren’t white dots at all …. it’s very fine glitter.

I have to admit, that this card was one of those cards where I liked the idea of what I’d planned … then began to make it, and found that I fell out of love with it. So I put it on one side and began something else.  Then, a few days later I told myself that I’d ‘made it that far, so you might as well get on with it’ … so I picked up where I’d left off and continued with the plan.

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Three times I fell out of love and three times I tried again, and again, and again … until I’d finished it.  And I’m SO glad that I did because now … I love it.

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Where the front is more ‘quiet’ in colour, the inside is a riot and has colourful flowers, bird houses and dragonflies with multi coloured wings.

The little Fairy sat under the tree, is a very lightweight material – almost like a paper/wood mix.  I was making an order, on-line, and added her into my basket simply because I liked her.  I had no plans about what I’d do with her at the time.

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The tree is a Tattered Lace die (I don’t own too many of that range of dies as I find them a little too fussy).  Cut out of white card and coloured by me.   Once I’d had the idea of putting her beneath a Fairy Wishing Tree, my next decision was that I wanted the card to have two ‘looks’.  One for day, and one for evening …. so I ‘built’ the card with a window, then put a little piece of shimmery stuff – I think it may be a plastic type of thing – which I bought years ago from Hobbycraft, in one of their sales.  I’ve used bits of it every now and again until I now only have a teeny piece of it left.  But it worked so well for the magical shimmery look I wanted to the opening  (see photograph above) and for hiding a battery operated T-light inside the card.

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The T-light makes the glitter inside the card twinkle merrily too.

The card is a 6″ x 6″ plain white card,  which I die-cut to the size of the Fairy sat in the oval.

I’ve left the front without any sentiment so that I can be creative with the card and use it for any occasion what-so-ever.  Birthday, Anniversary, Thank you, Cheer you up,  Hello, ….  all sorts of things.  The design is such that it will ‘fit’ many occasion.

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Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me.  I love to see you and chat with you.

I make a wish that your day goes wellor went well for those of you who live on the opposite side of the world,  and will go well for those of you who are just waking up and about to go out into the world.

What ever you’re going to do today, do it with joy.  Even if you’re not really enjoying it,  find the joy  –  and then the task will be much sweeter …  and will be over with a lot sooner than it would if you did it in a grump.

Go bravely into the world and smile.  For the World becomes so much easier to deal with if you’re in a smiley mood.  May your God go with you. sig-coffee-copy

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32 thoughts on “The Fairy Wish Tree ~ a handmade card with a difference.

  1. Beautiful card. I do love Fairies and those wee birdy houses. Really nice job Cobs. I really like how you can put the tea light behind. Really a lovely effect. 🙂
    As far as doing something with joy today. I had to cut back blackberry intruders, morning glory intruders and wild bush intruding into my wee space. I looks great when it is finished or at least I won’t have to concern myself with them until another week or two and start all over again. It is painful. So joyful, not really, but glad it is done? yes!
    The plus to this, is that we are going to have tons and tons of fruit this year. The bushes are loaded. 🙂 Blackberry jam, yummy, so there is the JOY. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing this card with us. Well done.

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    • Ohhh I bet your back and arms ache like billyo now Soozy.

      But … like you say … it feels good and looks good when it’s done – until it needs doing again.
      I can relate. 😉

      Thrilled you like the card. Thank you so much for your fabulous comment.
      I absolutely love to see you. Bless your beautiful heart.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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  2. Aww this is wonderful delightful fairytale all of it’s own, the colours alone conjure up magical images. One wish, well I can only think of my family and wish them all to have healthy, wealthy lives, they all deserve it! Beautiful card 🙂 x

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  3. Dearest Cobs,
    I believe that if you look up the definition of magical whimsy you would find this card!
    And now I’m off to ponder what I would wish for under the branches of a fairy wish tree!
    ~ Tami

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  4. I like this idea, Cobs. Such a nice card as well and the candle sets it off nicely as well; inside and out. You could send it as part of a ‘wish package’, and include a little magical scroll for the wish to be written on, a little box for the scroll to be sealed inside, and a little surprise as well. I say that because this mobile typing has zapped my full inspirational powers. I can feel the magic here!

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    • Laughing here …
      Tom … is this what you’d do with the card if you were making it … OR ….
      is it your order for me to make it for you, designed by you, so you can send it to your loved one? lol

      It would be, lile you say, a lovely little ‘wish package’!

      Keep feeling the magic … that’s a great feeling for a Tuesday! ~ Cobs. x

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