There Be Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden

Hi everyone

A busy week ahead for posting.  This is the first of three posts  that I have scheduled.  I have been busy doing some DT work with some more of the wonderful images from Nicecrane Designs and have to say I have enjoyed every minute of it.  There is something very therapeutic about colouring images.

All of the cards have been made in the same way.  I just printed the black and white images off on to cardstock and then coloured them in.  I used inks from felt pens and DIs using a damp paint brush.  I then just mat and layered the cards and added embellishments.

To use the ink from the DIs, just pat the ink pad onto a plate or a piece of plastic and there is your ink.  You really do not need much. The same applies to using ink from felt tip pens.

For the first card I used one of my favourite image off this sheet.


As this was such a wonderful image I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  The little bird with the glasses and the top hat reminds me of a sort of whimsical steampunk character so I thought I could get away with a few cogs and sprockets.  Can you see the little fairy just peeping through the leaves at the bottom of the image.  Soooo adorable.

DSC_0039You can see her a bit better in this photo above.


These images are so beautifully detailed.   The little butterfly is a silicon stamp from my own stash.  There are some lovely butterfly images available at Nicecrane Design please click on the link to have a look.   An even better idea, click on the search box on Nicecrane Designs website and type butterflies.  I have just found some yummy images I hadn’t seen before!!


This was the most fun image to colour in.  It isn’t until you start colouring these images in that you notice all the tiny detail.


I left embellishments off this card because I am sending it to a friend in the post.  I don’t really think it needs anything.  I did score the white card at the top to balance out the image.  I thought it needed something there.

Ok, just one more.


I love the little toadstool dressing table on this.  How cute is that!

If you like Nicecrane Designs as much as I do please keep an eye on the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog this week!!  I wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Happy Crafting

Florence x


  1. butterfly

    I absolutely love these, Florence – every single one of the images is delicious, and made more so by your delectable colouring, and the embellishing of each card is lovely!
    Alison xx


  2. sandie

    Wow, you will now been known as digi queen!! Love this collection of cards but my fav is the last one with the unique dressing table. And what fab colouring x


    1. Florence

      Hi Sandie. Hope you are now rested up. I have just finished you know what!!!! yey!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for calling in and for your lovely comments. That dressing table is brilliant.
      Hugs, Florence x


  3. baileyrosy

    I bow down to you and your diginess !!! What fab cards Florence who knew you would become an expert in this department ! Fancy coming to Greece to show me your expertise Rosy and Bailey would love to see you I can always rustle up some spam to make you feel at home. Seriously you did a fantastic job here the images are gorgeous and you have showcased them beautifully.



    1. Florence

      UB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic to have you back. Missed you loads. Spam and Greece!! Super duper! Always great to hear from you. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. I am just wondering how long the niceness will last?????????????
      Hugs, PF xx


  4. nicecrane

    OMG florence,,,,,You didn`t sent me one of your amazing creations,,,,,and I love it, love it,,,,it is the funny mouse ,,,,,,,with these incredible butterflies at left,,Woww,Wowww,,, at least I haven`t watch this card……….you can be sure I´ll post it,,,,,,,. I really love the way you color my friend. You are Rock


    1. Florence

      Hi Ignacio, I was sure I sent you all the photos. Sorry!!!!! I am in desparate need of a doughnut my friend to keep the brain going!! lol! Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x


  5. yellowtimer

    Hi Florence – oh my life I LOVE the steampunk one with the cogs its so perfect. I have spent ages looking at the one with the mouse and just cannot work out what he is supposed to be doing………
    (wink!) beautiful as always. Will certainly pay a visit to the website. Cx



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