Friday, March 30, 2012

Fairy Castle---------

Wow, this is the project that is making me cry folks. I have 4 more pages to make and then it will be done, but sheesh at this rate I will throw the project away!  I learned already less is more, do not touch things while wet and stand to dry.  I have glued it to my desk, ripped things off with wet podge all over and of course over did the decorating on the front.

Its a birthday book for my niece, Kyla who is turning 4. I think she will not care about the torn paper or little "accidents". I love kids, they love things made for them and see past flaws! Can you please look past the flaws as well, I am learning as I go! Ok I am just delaying now, I will upload pictures and get it going.

I got a lot of help with the entire theme/colors of the book from CR84Fn color Challenge blog.------- As I post more pages you will see the entire book is amazing pink, orage and yellow! JUST SO NICE!

I also am entering my birthday book front page into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenges----- : Things are looking grimm, they wanted fairy tale inspired creations and I socked them a castle...well part of it. The entire castle will take me months (because of all the complications I am getting into) so I cannot show the entire book all at once. What fairytale is even real if it does not have a castle?!
Cupcake craft challenge-----: The sound of music. ... .... REALLY? This is my favorite musical of all times, I cannot even read those words without busting into song and seeing the childern in the lonely goatherd play! Yeah, I watch this movie every time I am in my craft room and I am not afraid to admit it! I love the opening scene with Maria on the hills and the nuns singing about the problems she causes :)
Cupcake inspirations----: I loved the little mushroom house. OH I really loved it, I pulled the overall feeling into my little project. Made sure I had flowers and a little mushroom that looks right at home!
Crafty Card Makers------- Time theme...Once upon a time (the rest will show my niece growing up as a princess)
Papr Creation Ink------ things with wings
ColorQ----- Bright easter/spring Colors
Dancing In pajamas------- A few challenges over there running. You should head over for some very different challenges!
Jellypark Challenge------ weather in my area. Mostly warmish things are blooming and there is some rainy days, with a chance of paper peeling haha! I can hear the birds, the first sign that its getting nice in my area. The outside birds crank up my pair of budgies!
Meljens------ anything goes I love the fence posts and they can be used for a whole lot of ideas!

The following are all spring themed:
Daisy Doodles---------
Creative card crew-----
Stamping with the dragon------
Prairie Fairy-------


  1. What a fabulous project!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time!

  2. I think this is a really lovely project and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

    I had to smile about your comment of not touching things before the dry! It's a feeling I know well :)

  3. What a sweet creation, thank you so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends. :)

  4. this is so cool, love it..thanks for sharing at cucpake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. I'm sure your neice will just love her book... thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  6. Absolutely gorgeous, many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


  7. Pure sweetness! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  8. A lovely project and great music inspiration. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  9. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

  10. Your book covers are lovely. I am sure that any 4 year old girl would love to recieve it. We are often our own worst critics. The flowers are very pretty and so love all the bling on the castle.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  11. How magical!! Love the covers they are gorgeous :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges
    Lynn xx

  12. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Meljens...
    Your card is amazing!
    Katja (Meljen's DT)

  13. Great idea to incorporate two different digis. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge for Anything Goes.

  14. love the "springyness" of your card~ Thanks for playing at SSDS!

  15. Hi Carly Jo,
    I'm sure this will be worth the effort once you've finished it all. It's already looking fantastic. I love all the detail. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
    Andie xx