Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The REAL Mc Coy - broomstick

This week at Flutter By Wednesday #79 is a free week as long as you have a Butterfly or Fairy on your project and Cute Daisy May say Fairy-nuff so a Fairy is what again is required whilst on Dottie´s World and Allsorts #22 they would like to see Halloween projects and ABC are onto the letter F for flying.

I racked my brains on how to turn this beautiful pixie fairy into a Halloween image so googled broomstick then printed one out when hubby came on the scene and said something along the lines "Surely you´re not using THAT!!!", remember I am being polite here, and from someone who never critises I knew I had gone down the wrong road and a few minutes later he presented me with some garden clippings so voila

my broomstick was created from twigs and a cocktail stick, again the wire from wine bottle came into use to bind these together. Aah for the hidden genius in my hubby, maybe better keep the wine flowing if he is gonna have brainstorms like this rofl.

I have coloured my image with copics and added some glamour dust and glitter for a bit o the ole sparkle. She is popped up on double 3d pads onto this sparkly paper which I cut with my nestie and dp is from an extreme cd.
Sorry I am such a bad blogger at the mo but I´m not feeling anywhere near A1 so I am following doctors orders and those of my dear daughter so promise to get back on track asap. -x-


pinky said...

Absolutely brilliant card Nicola, love the broomstick you have made and that background paper is gorgeous. Looks like she is going to have a nite out on the town lol. Thanks for joining us at Cute Daisy May this week.

debby4000 said...

Clever hubby the broomstick is brilliant and what a fab card.

joey said...

Hi Nicola,

Stunning card, I adore all of the glitter such a pretty touch.


Linnie said...

This is adorable Nicola and i looove the broomstick ..get well soooon Nicola i too am a bad blogger at the moment for different reasons

Tbankyou for coming out to play with CDM this week

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a gorgeous Halloween Fairy Nicola!! Your husband had an awesome suggestion. I just love your broom. It adds so much texture and dimension. Gorgeous coloring and design!! What an awesome creation for all those challenges!! You rocked them all my dear friend!!

spiritofcreativity said...

Utterly fabulous Nicola and full marks to hubby too fot the great broomstick idea! Thank you for making CDM one of your challenges
Ann x

brenda said...

Hi Nicola

What a fab image and love how the broomstick was created.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Pepi said...

Es una preciosidad, menuda hada mas linda. Saludos.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Nicola she looks absolutely fantastic, what a brilliant idea for the broomstick, maybe your hubby should start his own tips and tutorials blog ;) Love all the sparkle and you have cut her out perfectly. I do hope you feel much better soon Nicola.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! WOW! this is gorgeous!!!!! i just love it! and what a creative hubby. does he have a blog - LOL!

hope you're feeling better soon.


Jennifer said...

Hi Nicola,
This is a stunning creation, I love the patchwork background and the homemade broomstick.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge again this week.
Jen x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Oh, my G... this is so beautiful. I love everything about it. The colors you used and this Pixie is just perfect. LOVE IT.
Thanks for joining this week.
Hugs Gunn :-D

Taylor said...


Harriet Skelly said...

OMG this is awesome! You and your hubby make a great team - I love the broomstick!!

Lisa said...

Hi Nicola, Great card! Fab image and I love the broomstick (clever hubby!)

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

Lisa x

Lelia said...

Wow, Nicola! Wonderful use of this image for all the challenges! Great job!


Liz said...

Nicola I am so very sorry you are feeling off colourand I send lots and lots of healing hugs your way I've been the same myself and just made my first project after my break last night Will pop in again soon see how you are Hugs Liz xxxx

Michele Spera said...

this is a cool witchie/fairy girlie
Love the real broom stick!!! great job with the added glitter!!!

Sheila said...

Yeahhhhh fantastic idea Tom :).. ooopps sorry Nicola :), I love the broomstick it's fandabbydosy sweetie.
Gorgeous as always dah-ling, hope you feel better soon & nice to know you're finally doing as your told :).
Thanks for joining us this week in DW.
Sheila xx

Christine said...

What a cute card, Nicola! I love everything about it but mostly your coloring. It's beautiful!!!


Michelle said...

Nicola - first off TAKE CARE OF YOU!!! Please get better as I "miss" you! I'll be thinking of you and praying for a speedy recovery! Next, WOWZERS - LOVE the card and I LOVE your creativity to turn a pixie fairy into an AWESOME halloween creation!!! GREAT job!

Susie Sugar said...

Wow and double wow !!! what a sexy witch !!! and a fantastic card (as always darling )
hugs Susie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well I do hope you pick up soon. What a wonderful hubby you have to supply just the right thing for your broonstick I must say it is just fabulous and the broomstick and fairy go perfectly together I think this is a wonderful creation and thank you for joining us at Cute Daisy May this week.

Lorraine x

Danni said...

Oh my!! Love the sparkle and the real broomstick and well all of this fabulous card! Awesome!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a fun fab card...

Cassie said...

oh wow - this is fabulous and stunning!

Cheryl said...

wow amazing hun what a great broomstick,you have one great partnership hun love cheryl xxxx

Karen said...

Oh wow Nicola, I totally love what you have done here. Super colouring and a fab layout. Fab work!!!


aardvarkpest said...

Brilliant card Nicola, Love the broomstick what a clever idea. Seems to me you will just have to keep drinking the wine to keep the wire flowing for your cards.


Lil Sis said...

wow - love what you have done here those pixies are soo lovely and she looks great on that broomstick.

Thanks for playing at CDM this week good luck.

Hugs Beccy x

CraftyC said...

She looks gorgeous Nicola. Love all the sparkle!

mueppi said...

Wow........ Nicola
what a pretty card with such a cute image and great colouring!
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog!!
Big hugs hun Gisela

Gro said...

Great card
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Poppy said...

what a great card, clever hubby, loads of gorgeous cards since last visit.

Mel X said...

This is totally fabulous Nicola. Love it all and the broomstick - touch of genius!!

Mel X

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Nicola, this is just fabulous my friend!! I so love the fun sparkle and the image rocks!! What a really fun creation!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you're doing well!! HUGS

Emma said...

Hi Nicola
Wow I love your card, the broomstick is fab and the fairy is gorgeous.
Just mailed you to see how you are, sorry to see you are not too good.
Take care and rest....sending you hugs
Emma xxx

cats whiskers said...

Morning Nichola what a stunner you have created here love the sparkle and that broomstick is just brilliant, fabulous card
Hugs Jacqui x

Betty said...

Hi Nicola
Just love that broomstick...What a clever hubby lol. I love the image it's just perfect all goes together so beautifully.
Hope you're feeling better soon
Betty xxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love the design and its a great take on the challenge. Thanks for taking part in the ABC Challenge this week.
(ABC DT member)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Nicola :-) The fairy looks fab on that broomstick and the paper is lovely ! :-)

Lols x x

Biscuitlid said...

fab card Nicola, I love it. Your hubby is amazing, mine has a look at what I make out of poiteness I think!

Thanks for your lovely comment yesterday, hope you feel back to you again soon


Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Love what you did with this image - fab work! Thanks for joining us this week!

Louly said...

Oh my word!!!!Nicola that's so clever!!!!! Well done Nicola and hubby 10 out of 10 for the joint effort!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous Halloween card, Nicola:O) Love the the image, she is too cute to spook:) Your colouring is always fabulous, love the glitter you have added. Brilliant DP's.
I LOVE the broomstick, fab work!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Marimer said...

El detalle de la escoba me ha dejado flipando, precioso este card, está lleno de detalles muy creativos y los colores geniales. Felicidades. Bss

Helen said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card!
kim x

Bev said...

Stunning!! Boy aren't you just the Copic pro (you'll be glad to know I have made TWO cards this weekend and coloured the images with my Copics rofl but I still want lessons in a few weeks time!!) xxx

Maria Matter said...

oh, I love this!!!! What a fabulous image! Fabulous Nicola!

blessings, Maria

Heather Schlatter said...


I just adore the squares and the colors on this card great flutter by card and I adore orange and purple!!!

Your creations always make me smile as do your sweet visits to my blog!!!


strawberry fields said...

Love the glitter! Thanks for joining us this week at ABC

Marcea said...

Hey, this is fantastic!! Woohoo to clever clogs dad for coming up with this brilliant idea - will make a cratfer out of him yet, lol.
Wonderful colouring mum and loving the hints of sparkle - such a pretty Halloween card!

Paula said...

This is fantastic Nicola and what a fab idea for the broomstick.
Paula xxxx