This card was such a treat to create.  I love the digi stamp I received from "A Day for Daisies."   She is so precious; it didn't make creating the card difficult at all.  The theme at SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS this week is Whimsical/Fairy Tales. 

You must pop over and enter a card into the Challenge because as usual, our beloved leader Calypso has arranged for some great prizes!

For my inspiration card for the SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS site, I wanted to do the ol' ONCE UPON A TIME... so here is what I chose.  Aside from the adorable girl, my next fav element is definately the frog!  I think they are hilarious with their little crowns. I hope you have a great week, wherever you are, and that the weather treats you right and that all your dreams come true!

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This digi was a delight with my beloved Copics.  The lines for shading were perfect. Oh Thank you dear digi artist!

I mounted our gal onto Stampin' Up! Green Galore Paper that I ran through the Big Shot with a cuttle bug folder.  I also decided at the last minute to put a crown, from the dollar store, and a bling that was also from the dollar store on our gal.  The star is from a jewelry shop.

Don't you just love the frogs!  I decided to put green bling on their tummies!  I think you have to enlarge the pic to see it.  I used all Stampin' Up! markers to draw and color.  The crown in the middle is outlined with liquid glass from CTMH and then glitter from Heather's Haven in Napean, Ontario.

You can see the Jewelry more clearly in this shot.  I just loved this star and was waiting for something to use it on.  It feels good right here.  What do you think?  Also, the Pink Paper went through my big shot with a large cuttle bug impressions folder, one I usually use for Valentine's Day.  The silver stars are from Ecstacy Crafts in Shannonville, Ontario, Canada.

I have found that household items, especially make up, is one of the best card making embellishment tools.  On the "O" I have put some sparkly eye liner.  It is a silver glitter liner that is very very fine.  It has a very fine tip and is just for those places where I can't get into with my normal glitter tips.  I purchased a separate one just for my crafting area.  The "O" is colored with Stampin' Up! Markers.

And as a finisher-upper, another shot of the whole card.  It was alot of fun to do.  I imagined being at the ball and kissing this, or these frogs. Would my Prince REALLY come, or would I just get warts on my mouth?  One never really knows about all these FAIRY-TALES!  But one can also never give up hope either!

"Finding the Zen with a Pen"


  1. So pretty and I love the story!!

  2. just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Gorgeous card Samara, the frogs are just the cutest :) PS: thanks for the lovely comment you left on my tag on my blog. Its a digital collage. I put no watermark on it so feel free to download it if you want :)

  4. Lovely card but sadly cannot be entered into our challenge as we are a Scrap booking challenge only
    hugs Shaz x

  5. Wow! There's a lot going on the little princess!

    So glad you could join us in the May Monthly Challenge with Great Impressions Stamps!

  6. Hi Samara what a delightful fairy tale creation you have made! So many different elements have been incorporated into your lovely card, its a pleasure to look at it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge hugs Susan x

  7. Hi Samara

    Thank you for your reply to my comment but our challenge blog does not take cards only scrap book layouts and as the rules state they can be 6 x 6, 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 and they must have at least 1 photo, i didn't misunderstand your blog and i think you do a fantastic job with your cards but as i say we do not take cards on our challenge
    hugs Shaz

  8. Hi Sweetie - such an amazing card - looks so gorgeous
    big Hugs
    Doreen xx

  9. Beautiful interpretation of our In The Garden
    theme , thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


  10. So much fun detail in this Samara! Great card.

  11. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Hey,

    Thxxxxx for that lovely comment...

    remember me "H", i just wanted to say thank you and your CARD IS MEGA ULTRA AWESOME, REALLY!!!! love your colouring.
    Oh yes, i couldn't reply on my blog because the comment of yours accidentally got deleted. Thxxxxx



  13. This is beautiful, I love the colours :)
    Thanks for joining Di's Digi challenge this time & Good Luck!

  14. A very creative card, I do love a bit of bling! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly x


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x