All Things Crafts Blog by Fairy Cardmaker

There are plenty of charitable causes that accept well-made, hand made greeting cards to spread hope, cheer, and joy. Two that immediately sping to mind are Operation Write Home , which collects cards to send to soldiers deployed overseas for them to use to write home, and Kards for Kids , which collects cards for the nurses at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to distribute to the children in their... Read more
Rubber Stamping has been around for hundreds of years . I tend to have a preference for red rubber cling stamps, but I’ve found myself reaching for my clear acrylic stamps lately by Close to My Heart (CTMH).

In fact, I have used them all on my most recent creations ! I've tried a lot of acrylic stamps before because they are easy to place. Since they are clear, you can look through your acryic... Read more
I decided to set a materials challenge to help think about my craft from a new angle. The first material is brought to us by The Knitting Lady . She says she loves to knit and work with acrylics. My item was inspired by her crocheted doily . I think it’s the one in her banner and, boy, it is gorgeous!

I had some crochet string in my craft stash. I used to use it to make bookmarks from stencilled... Read more
The void is the concept of space. In art, space is one of the design elements. It is there in the placement of items and patterns. In every visual item, there is a relationship between positive and negative space.

This is our final elemental challenge: to focus on the use of space within our pieces. I figured I would end the year with a bang. I made THREE things for this challenge but they all have one... Read more
Fire. Red Hot. Energy. You would think so many things could be tied to this challenge: reds/oranges/yellows, the sun, flames, romantic red roses, red hearts, etc. Yet, I had so much trouble coming up with something. I am in a Halloween mood and I wanted to put a witch's cauldron over some flames but it didn't look the way it had in my mind. I could do red and white Christmas to get the red for fire,... Read more
Now, I have to admit, I love all shades of blue and blue-greens! Being Piscean, how can I not? I even like the look of sea glass. Sea glass looks like the deep blue depths have undone the workings of man to revert cut glass back to a more natural state.

My medium is paper. For the Water challenge of the 5 part Elements Creator challenge, didn't want to make another creature even though I do plan on... Read more
The challenge in this round was to represent the element of earth in some, way, shape or form with our creations. Earth can be represented by gems, rocks and sand, or earth creatures, plants, and earthy colours.

I’ve found myself infatuated with brown hues of late, so it surprised me to have struggled with this challenge. I really wanted this challenge to be handmade from ground zero. So, I decided to... Read more
Here is my challenge entry for the iCraft blog challenge for The Elements: The Wind . I knew I wanted to make something with wings and, when I thought of the wind, I thought of blue skies and white clouds. Once I chose those colours, it just looked so baby boy to me, that I had to make this teddy bear in to an angel, so that I could have something winged and connected to the sky.

Voila - a Teddy-Bear Angel... Read more
Hi everyone! For years now, I've been stalking blog challenges and sketches telling myself I would participate one day. It's a great way to use up your craft stash and encourage you to try something. Afterall, necessity is the greatest innovator! I participated in a sketch challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays! Here is the card sketch:

All I did was turn the card sketch on its side. I'm just... Read more
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Scrapninny (aka Fairy Cardmaker )
Mississauga, ON, Canada

I LOVE PAPER! I am a Chartered Accountant by profession, but a paper crafter by passion! I occasionally teach card-making workshops and other paper art classes for a local animal rescue. My style is simple, clean, and clear. I hope you enjoy my paper creations.

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