The Song of the Acorn Fairy

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Aurora Wings is having a challenge #71 Inspired by Music.  I immediately thought of a song my mom used to sing when I was very small.  Here it is:  The Song of the Acorn Fairy

Here are some of the lyrics:

The Song of the Acorn Fairy, an autumn Flower Fairy poem: To English folk the mighty oak Is England's noblest tree; Its hard-grained wood is strong and good As English hearts can be.

In some part of my mind I seem to remember a story about an Acorn Prince too, sadly that is long forgotten. But it spurred my imagination.  I still remember taking the tops off of Acorns and putting them on my dolls for hats!

Here is my card:

I try never to color an image more than once, but the tale on this squirrel took some doing!  Here is a close-up of the digital stamp Acorn Sprite Riding On A Squirrel

I was willing to start again because I had an idea in my mind of what this image would look like and it took two tries to get it right!

Recipe for this card:

Digital Stamp -  From Aurora Wings -Acorn Sprite Riding on a Squirrel
Colored with Copic Markers
Dies - Stitched Rectanges & Spellbinders Card Creator
Paper - Authentique - "Harvest Two" I used both sides of the paper
Sentiment - Pebbles Printed Cardstock Shapes - I popped it with pop dots
Bling - From Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Aurora Wings Challenge - #71 Inspired By Music
Crafty Sentiments Design - Fall Colors
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - September - Must use Patterned Paper
Crafty Cardmakers - #218 - Autumn Colors
Make My Monday - #80 Autumn/Fall Colors
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge #18 ATG with Critter
Animal Friends Challenge - #66 September In The Woods
Create and Inspire Challenge - #77 Inspired by a Song
The Creative Blog Challenge - #67 Sept/Oct Squirrel and/or hedgehog
Scrap From Your Heart - #25 Autumn Colors  

SumMore Fun - Mood Board #37

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!


  1. Your coloring is great on that squirrel - and then entire image. Love your card and it really makes me wish fall was here now.

  2. So pretty Chriss! Looks wonderful and I totally think you should enter this in the SumMore Fun challenge as well.


  3. Oh he's lovely, thank you for sharing him with us at 2ccc. love his tail. X

  4. Beautiful! Adorable fairy on that cute squirrel and great colouring!

  5. So cute Chriss! Great fall card~Wow, that colored it perfectly!
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  6. Beautiful Card.
    Please add a link to Make MY Monday Challenge.
    Thank you
    Priya DT

  7. Great fall card! Love your image and colouring! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Sentiments designs and best of luck with your entry. Beatriz DT

  8. a very delightful card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  9. This is one of my favorite Fall images from Aurora Wings, Chris and you've colored it beautifully. I almost always print my images twice in case of mishaps or changes of mind in colors, etc. Animal fur can be tricky at times, but your squirrel looks amazing! Love the charming story you told about your inspiration song, too. Thanks so much for sharing and joining our "Inspired by a Song" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  10. BEautiful card Chriss! Goes perfectly with this weeks Challenge! THanks so much for playing along with us over at SumMore Fun Stamps! :)

  11. This is GREAT!!! Chriss, I love how you colored it- I may need to get this image.Thanks for the inspiration
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

    DIANA L.

  12. So Cute. Hope to see you again. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Challenge. Marlene

  13. What a lovely card, I love squirrels. It is lovely when we can draw on childhood memories for inspiration isn't it? Thanks for sharing your creation with us in our Inspired by Music challenge. Good luck.
    Dawn DT xxx

  14. A wonderful fall card indeed! Thanks for entering the SumMore Fun challenge.

  15. Fantastic job! Thank you for wanting to participate with us! Good luck in the challenge! DT Crafty Sentiments Designs

  16. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the SumMore Fun Mood Board Challenge!

  17. Lovely and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

  18. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  19. The squirrel looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at KE-C!


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