Make a Wish!

I began making this card over a week ago.  I knew the ‘look’ I was aiming for, but at each stage of the making I stopped and kind of ‘fell out’ with the card.  Something was nagging at me, telling me I didn’t like it.  But I kept going back to it and doing a bit more, and a little more .. until it was finally finished on Saturday, and now it’s made, I LOVE it.

1a Make a Wish

It has a sort of steam-punkery feel to it, but not.  A kind of vintage feel – but not.  A bit of a fantasy thing – but not.  I actually can’t pin down what type of descriptive ‘category’ it fits into.  Perhaps you can help me with that one, because I’m stumped!

But … I’ll talk about the making of it:

I forgot to take photo’s of the first couple of stages, so you’ll have to imagine that you saw the paper I layered down on the 6″x 6″ scored and folded Kraft card, (a vintage style paper with a duck egg blue background and roses of various colours and sizes all over it) which I ‘vintaged’ the edges of by blending some warm brown ink from a stamp pad using a bristle blending brush.  Onto this I layered a 5×5″ piece of lush green coloured card which I’d embossed using the Crafters Companion ‘Leaf Vein’ Textures Embossing Folder.  (LOVE this embossing folder!).  I gently ‘scuffed’ the raised leaf vein embossing by dragging the same brown ink pad which I’d used to blend  the base paper across the embossed veins, in order to give more importance to the texture and make the veining stand out even more.

2 Make a Wish copy

I then ‘topped and bottomed’ the card with some of my most favourite lace in my collection, and then added a narrow piece of fresh green organza ribbon over the top of the lace, just to bring the colour out of the card.   . . . . . .  Now came the fun part.

3 Make a Wish

Adding the paper doily was something I knew I wanted to do in order to draw the eye to what I was going to make as the main part of the front of the card.  The flowers were made myself, using a Tim Holtz die (which I’ve had for ages and really don’t use enough – tsk tsk), and some scraps of cardstock in pink, blue and a mustardy yellow, with a scrap of green card for the leaves.  I cut the flowers out on my Big Shot machine in my craft room, but then took them all into the living room and spent an hour shaping and putting together while I watched a film on TV.  The butterfly was from a small box I keep in my craft room,  filled it with any left over die cuts which I don’t use at the time.

Flutterby

I added some WOW glitters to the tips of some of the petals of the flowers, and the wings of the butterfly.

Then came the ‘WISH’ ….

4 Make a Wish

I have a few of these little, lightweight tins with clear lids (sometimes used for Wedding Favours – but I use them in crafting for all sorts of things).  I cut a piece of mottled green paper and fixed it to the inside of the tin.  I then  put some multi coloured Flower Soft just around part of the bottom of the inside and left it on one side to dry.  I then worked on the lid.

In my little tin of ‘saved die-cuts’ I had a tiny little stem of blue bells, which was left over from a card that I’d made ages ago, and I knew these bluebells would look perfect on the lid of this little box.  So using some glue, I glittered the blue bells to turn them from plain black, into something more magical and pretty, and fixed them to the clear lid of the box.

See the bluebells on the lid?

See the bluebells on the lid?

Then I went back to the little tin box and added some wiggly lines of glitter to the green paper base, and then fixed the crystal glass Fairy Wishing Ball.  This was probably the most fiddly bit.  Keeping that incy, wincy, tiny, little crystal wishing ball in one place would have tried the patience of an Angel with nothing on her mind!!  But, in the end, I won and anchored that baby in the right place, and then added the teeny bottle of Fairy Dust.

All that was left then was to add a very small die cut butterfly, and the little tin box was all finished.

But .. the card wasn’t.  The ‘Make a Wish’ sentiment was computer generated (I used a fabulous fancy font), printed out onto some white cardstock, matted onto some black card then cut by hand, and shaped so that it curved out from the card and stood proud, just a little.

5 Make a Wish

I wanted to make this a card of wishes, plural.  Not just one wish, but four.  So … for the inside of the card I made a tag …

A dandelion wish, and a wish-bone wish!

A dandelion wish, and a wish-bone wish!

The tag has two more wishes hidden inside the card  … a tiny little resin Wish Bone, and a Dandelion head .. ready to blow!

Of course … the card had to have a box You couldn’t send this in a regular envelope because of the depth …  so I made it a matching box.

The box for the Make a Wish card

The box for the Make a Wish card

close up of that miniature postcard

close up of that miniature postcard

Once I’d finished this card I stood back from it and gave it a long look … and loved it.  I wish I was a better photographer because in real life this really is such a pretty card, with a kind of magical promise about it.  It’s not a card for a child, but for someone older, perhaps a mom,  or friend, aunt, cousin, work colleague … someone who believes in the power of a wish.  Someone who needs to feel that you’re wishing them good luck …  and wants them to wish it for themselves.  Someone with a birthday, who no longer has candles on their cake which they can wish upon as they blow the candles out.

Fairy Dust isn’t just for children.  Fairy Dust,  Fairy Wishing Balls,  Wish Bones  and Dandelion Wishes  are for people who believe in the magic of their dreams.

Go on ...  Make A Wish!

Go on … Make A Wish!

Thank you SO much for coming to visit today.  I very much appreciate your company, and thank you for the time you’ve spent with me here.

Please feel free to leave a comment behind before you leave.  I love to keep in contact with folks who read my blog, as it get’s us chatting together and we kind of get to know each other a little bit more. The internet can be an ‘isolation box’ for people, and I just hate that.  So let’s get talking to each other!

I’m wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day.

Love and squidgy stuff ~

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Once Upon a Time Sunday.

The 'Make a Wish' Faerie Dress card handmade by Cobwebs @ The Cobweborium Emporium

The ‘Make a Wish’ Faerie Dress card
handmade by
Cobwebs @
The Cobweborium Emporium

‘Once Upon a Time Sunday’ is a very special day in the Faerie calendar, for it is a day when all the young-lady faeries come out at sunset for a late evening picnic with her parents and friends, ~  and when all the young gentlemen faeries make themselves useful by showing how attentive they can be by being very helpful and waiting to fulfill the lady Faeries every wish.  Some will be waiters who serve up the very finest nectar.  Others will bring food offerings to fairy toadstool tables,  which are meant to impress the young lady faeries and hopefully make them flutter their wings at them – a sure sign that the lady likes what she is being fed and likes the young male faerie who is serving it to her.

Naturally all the girl faeries want to dress up in their very best and finest faerie gowns.  Some will even go shopping especially for outfits which will draw attention to them.   The Make a Wish’ Faerie dress is exactly one of those dresses.

The Make a Wish Faery Dress for 'Once Upon a Time Sunday'

The Make a Wish Faery Dress
for
‘Once Upon a Time Sunday’

You cannot fail to notice: 

  • The Bodice  of shimmering Cabric, – (a magical, mirrored type textile known only to the Land of Fae)  all sewn  and embroidered with the rarest golden thread.
  • The braided shoulder straps –  there not to hold up the dress, but more to draw attention to a flirtatious shoulder.
  • The delicate,  almost gauze-like,  gossamer skirt, made from the finest spider silk,  (spun by spiderlings known for their ballooning skills) .  Only the most sparkling golden of these delicate strands are collected by Faery Weavers and made into a breathtaking faerie fabric so light that you and I can only feel it gently tickle our skin as we walk unknowingly into the silk strands and feel it catch upon our faces and bodies.

Last but certainly not least are the incredible ‘Once Upon a Time Sunday’ Faerie Wings.  Although they ‘look’  like they’re butterfly wings, they actually aren’t.    The wings are made from  . . .  bird feathers!    The feathers are collected by the  Flights of Fantasy Faeries  who dye, cut, colour, adorn,  and bring to life the feathers in such a way that you cannot fail to be mesmerised by them.  Enchanting, aren’t they!

  • As the Flights of Fantasy Faeries say:   “Feathers aren’t just for birds to wear!”
'Make a Wish Faery Dress' as worn on  'Once Upon a Time Sunday' in the Land of the Fae.

‘Make a Wish Faery Dress’
as worn on
‘Once Upon a Time Sunday’
in the Land of the Fae.

Welcome to the ‘Make a Wish’ Faery Dress handmade card.  I hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse into the world of  ‘Once Upon a Time Sunday’.

Have a blessed day all  ~  

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Fairy Dust … and it actually works!

Fairy Dust made by Cobwebs

Fairy Dust
made by Cobwebs

I totally adored making this little card and had such a lot of fun making it.   It was something I’d wanted to make in order to send to one of the younger members of my family (a 6-year-old little girl) as a surprise through the post.  She’s completely dotty about Fairies, bless her heart.

A handful of Fairy Dust was carefully decanted into a teeny tiny glass bottle.  I popped in the cork,  added a label and then tied it up with ribbon.

The picture for the front was printed out onto cardstock. Thick enough to take the dark colours but still thin enough to cut and hold the curl, where the bottle of Fairy Dust bursts through the page.   I measured and cut the picture and curled back the centre sections, then I stuck the picture to the card which I’d already cut and made to size, and already done and decorated the inside.

Once the bottle of magical Fairy Dust was tied onto the card …. ‘Voila’!  – one magical, very special, Fairy Dust card.

Just to accent the card and give it a bit of a magical twinkle, I used a very fine nib glue pen and sprinkled a little glitter dust in all the right places.

My six years old relative totally loved the card,  and I loved the way it turned out!

hand made Fairy Dust card ~ made by Cobwebs ~

Thanks for visiting and reading!

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Feathered Fairy Dresses – all hand made.

Fairy Feathered Dress Card 1

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve decided that it’s Feathered Fairy Dress Wednesday today,   so I’m giving you a selection of Fairy Dresses to add to your virtual wardrobe!  So no complaining that you’ve got nothing to wear!

The bottom half of the dresses are made from dyed feathers and the bodices are all cut by hand using a selection of different coloured mirror cards.

So .. choose your dress, slip it on and we’ll all meet outside at 4pm today  . . .  then all we need is faith, trust and a little bit of Fairy Dust!

Fairy Feathered Dress Card 2

Fairy Feathered Dress Card 4

Fairy Feathered Dress Card 3

 Fairy Feathered Dress Card 5

The backgrounds to the cards are all embossed – sadly the camera didn’t pick that detail up.  (apologies for the photographs.  I’m useless with a camera!)

Wishing you a bright, cheer filled, contented day!  love ~

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