Just for You



What an incredible week! I’m so happy to share that I’ve been invited to join the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs’ first ever Design Team!

What can I say? I’m still sitting on my pink clouds smiling rainbows! Simply honored, excited and ready to try all the fun products Elizabeth Craft Designs offers.

As you have seen my earlier cards, I’ve been in love with Karen Burniston’s new Pop It Ups die sets, which are part of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ product line. Today I would like to show you my “Just for You” cards using the Accordion Circle Card die set — love that they’re made in the USA, please support our local manufacturers!

Earlier this week, my sweet friend Lisa introduced me to Sugar Nellie’s fairies and today’s cards are using two lovely fairies: Dreams & Wishes and Little Bit of Gossip. Thank you, Lisa!

Something important to start with: I chose The Paper Studio’s Blanc Boutique card stocks in pearl finish for the sentiment and the card base, which is very important as this paper folds and bends nicely without breaking apart — not all card stocks are created equal! I also used DCWV’s The Glitzy Brights papers for cutting out the scalloped circles and the floral card base overlay — was also important for the small details to come out nicely.

As my usual routine, I imported the fairy images into Silhouette Studio, outlined and let my Silhouette cutter complete the intricate details. Once all cuts were complete, I used Copic markers to color these sweet little fairies but I didn’t stop there today, also applied glue on top of their wings and sprinkled mica flakes over. I also took 3 layers of my sentiment and glued them on top of each other to create a more in depth look, plus outlined the top layer with Ranger Glossy Accents to give a nice glow and a more 3D look.

The one major change in my coloring this week is that I’m trying new ideas and testing new color combinations. Thanks to Alyce’s wonderful new coloring classes at Kit and Clowder Coloring Community, my new favorite skin color combination is: E000, E00, E04, E11, and E21 — please check out her incredible site and sign up for a class or two or really for all of them!

And please remember that I am always happy to create a custom artwork for you with a name, a quote or a special message, endless possibilities really. Also, colors are always customizable options, after all Copic Markers come in 358 different colors!

Please visit my Etsy Store and  Facebook Page for more ideas and colored images. 

I am also posting more detailed photos below, please check them out too.

hugs, Rita




The Copic markers I used:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
Hair: E40, E41, E42, E43, E49, E74
Yellow Dress and Wing: Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08, Y17, YR09
Blue Green Dress and Wing: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05
Mushroom: E70, E71, E74, E79
Ladybug and hairband: R24, R46, R59
Leaves: YG03, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67, G99

I’m entering her in the following challenges (not entered to all listed, some challenge I’m just keeping so I can remember to check the wonderful artworks):
– Kit and Clowder March Challenge Wings
– Sugar Nellie Sugar Bowl Challenge 113
– Marker Pop Challenge#37
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #63 Love 
– Tiddly Inks Challenge Primary Colors
– Make It Monday #180 Challenge 
– Stampin for the Weekend Challenge Sparkle and Shine
– Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes
– Glitter n Sparkle Challenge# 74
– Alphabet Challenge A for Always and Forever
– Divas By Design Challenge Make it Sparkle
– 7 Kids College Funds Challenge# 94 Anything Goes
– Cute Cards #310 Spring Time
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge #61 Anything Goes
– Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 
– Crafting When We Can Challenge# 64 Anniversary
– Love to Scrap #24 Anything Goes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #73 Textures
– Card Making Mamas #81 Stack it Up
– Brown Sugar Challenge # 83 Color
– Totally Papercrafts #208 Make it Shine Challenge
– Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Cute
– Crafty Sentiments Love
– One Stitch At A Time Challenge# 202

62 thoughts on “Just for You

  1. Oh Rita what beautiful and such magical cards. …I hope you don’t mind me saying but when I first saw your beautiful fairies I saw your own very special and beautiful Bel. The touch of sparkle on the wings confirms the wondrous spark in such a precious little lady.

    I love the dimension that you have created for your lovely sentiment ..having not seen this technique used for text before I am in awe of your wonderful talents. The sentiment is so effective and very beautiful both in meaning and presentation.

    What stunning backgrounds you have created in using lush sparkly papers for the die cuts. They really complete the magic that you have created in these gorgeous cards.

    Many Congratulations on joining the ECD DT …..exciting indeed and I wish both you and the team every happiness and success.

    Lots of love Ingrid xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Thank you so much sweet Ingrid! Funny you mention, I too loved these fairies because they remind me so much of my little Bell 🙂 So sweet that you thought the same.
      The sentiment is really simple actually, just used French Script and connected the letters so everything cut out as one piece. And thank you so much, I’m so excited about EDC DT!
      hugs and love, Rita

  2. Gorgeous cards, love the shape of them and the images. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments Love challenge.
    Cathy xx

  3. WOW, 2 stunning cards, congrats on your DT appointment, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and Divas by Design this week. Jac x

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Rita, love those colors and your work on the images is awesome! Congrats on your new DT, very well deserved:) Hugs and thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

  5. What a wonderful card Rita. I love your style and everything you do. This little fairy is just stunning. I like how you napravikakrilata. I like to cut and shape that you used. I often haunt Alice, and will definitely try this color combination skin. Thank you for the wonderful presentation and zaspodelyaneto ic challenge by Card Makin Mamas. Good Luck.
    Vesi – Dt CMM

  6. Congratulations Rita!!! They chosen a very talented lady to be on their team!! I love this style of card and want to learn how to do it!! Your coloring is over the top and such pretty colors and paper! Hugz G/F

  7. OMG This is absolutely stunning! Love everything about them especially those sweet images! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Love challenge! HUgsxx

  8. Such a pretty card and beautifully coloured and just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  9. Oh my Rita, this card is just stunning. What a lovely way to showcase that lovely fairy image by having her sit inside the window of the card. I just love it.

    Thanks for joining in our colour challenge this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

  10. Super card and fabulous colouring! Congrats on your new DT position too, it looks like you really deserve it to me!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  11. Beautiful colouring, love the cute images and the card definitely has the wow factor!! Enjoy your new DT position! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sweet Stampin’ this week and hope you’ll join us again soon!
    Love Jacky x

  12. STUNNING card! Love the shape and the images are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

  13. OMG its a stunning card. Love the card shape and the image is outstanding. Very well put together. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxx

  14. Wow this is just amazing. All perfect. Awesome project. Love the colors thanks for playing a glitter n sparkle. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  15. Such a beautiful spinner card. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

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