Having a mer-ry time

We’re on the search for Mythical Creatures at Craft Your Passion this week!We have two fabulous sponsors too – A Day for Daisies and Pizzaz Aplenty.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

Here I’ve used the beautiful and whimsical Birthday Mermaid from A Day for Daisies.She’s been coloured with Polychromos  pencils and blended with low odour oils thinners using a paper stump.I only used a dry stump on her hair to leave the detail of the pencil strokes for a more realistic approach.Of course I had to apply Glossy Accents to the balloons.The papers are actually called Ooh La La for him but they’re so beautiful I just had to use them with her.Well bang went my promise  NOT to buy any more papers but when I found these for £3.99 at my local craft warehouse it was just too good to resist!!The pearl brads were another bargain from there at 99p!Both this items have been on my wish list for a very long time.I added the ribbon overlayed with some cord from my stash,topped with a die cut swirl and flower.I made a tab type sentiment to complete the card.

Supplies : 
Image : Birthday Mermaid from A Day for Daisies
Sentiment : From Personal Impressions Mixed Sentiment Clear Stamp set
Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Boldmere Low Odour Oils Thinners,Glossy Accents,Coffee Archival Ink
Papers & Card : DP My Mind’s Eye Ooh La La for Him,Core’dinations Roy G. Biv Cardstock Pad
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Labels 4,Swirl from Marianne Design Rectangle Frame Set,Flower from Marianne Design Creatables Floral Dies 1,Big Shot,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Decoupage scissors
Embellishments : Papermania Pearl Brads Blues,Grossgrain ribbon and cord from stash

Some challenges this is for :

Dream Valley Challenges : Anything Goes
Gingerloft : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Something New (papers & brads)
Catch The Bug : January Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life : Bingo ( Flowers,Ribbon, Swirl)
Crafty Emma :  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges :  New Year, use something new (papers & brads)
Designed 2 Delight : Winter Flowers ( or any flowers)
Marks Finest Papers : Use Brads or Eyelets
Card Makin’ Mamas : New Year or Something New (papers & brads)
Delicious Doodles :  All Things New (papers & brads)
Fairy Tale : Something New (papers & brads)
Fussy and Fancy : Animal Print OR Happy Birthday
Jellypark Challenges : Use Something Old AND Something New (Old cardstock and ribbons,New papers & brads)
Simply Create Too :  More than 2 Layers
Cute Card Thursday : What`s New (papers & brads)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges :  Something New (papers & brads)
Sassy Studio Designs :  Use Something New   (papers & brads)
Some Odd Girl : Bling It Up
Digistamps 4 Joy : Something old, Something new (Old cardstock and ribbons,New papers & brads)
Freshly Brewed : Something new  (papers & brads)
Inky Impressions : Anything Goes
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Something new (papers & brads)
Paper Pretties :  Brads/Eyelets
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : New Something (papers & brads)
Whimsical Wednesdays : On the Edge
Craft Room Challenge  : Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts Ink : Anything Goes Using Your New Stash  (papers & brads)
Partytime Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle : Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday : Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown : Shiny New Year (Glossy Accents and pearl brads)

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ribbon dreams
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:50:16

    Gorgeous colours and image, beuatifully put together x


  2. Zoe Sanderson
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:48:54

    Very cute card thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe


  3. Shirley Chalmers
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:56:48

    Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx


  4. Margie Calenda
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 14:25:47

    Precious image, lovely colors and fabulous embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!


  5. Lynne Crosskill
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 14:52:58

    Very adorable card. Love all the color Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle.


  6. Gaynor
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 15:45:44

    Just Gorgeous, I love the image and layout, thanks for joining us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT 🙂


  7. Maria
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 16:39:18

    This is gorgeous, I love your colouring with the pencils, Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Maria x


  8. Jennifer Scull
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 17:12:07

    your coloring of this precious mermaid is just spot on! I love her!
    thank you for playing along in our ‘old year/new year’ challenge at Jellypark Friends. 🙂 and thanks for joining along at Party Time Tuesdays as well!


  9. Bianca
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 20:13:32

    What a pritty card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca


  10. Min
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 20:31:31

    Oooo, I just love the aqua & yellow together! Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “Anything Goes” Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations


  11. Faith S.
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 21:17:48

    This is such a great card! The image is lovely, and I love how your flower matches the paper behind the image! Thanks for joining us at Designed2Delight!


  12. Lisa Jane
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 21:36:20

    what a pretty little mermaid and gorgeous colour combo
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
    Lisa x


  13. Kate Cordero
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 21:44:11

    Beautiful Card. I love the LO and the way you colored your image. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.



  14. Sally
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 22:44:17

    Gorgeous image, love the colours and layout. Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.
    Hugs Sally xxx


  15. Paige
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 22:56:20

    wonderful attention to details on your card and love the layout too! Thank you for joining us at PTT!


  16. Jenn Borjeson
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:21:17

    This is so very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark and at Sassy Studio. 🙂


  17. Cathy Lee
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:56:41

    This is awesome, Lisa. I love this card and that image is so cute. Great details in your layout and sweet embellies.
    Cathy Lee


  18. joey
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 00:19:51

    Lisa this is gorgeous, loving the colours from those papers, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x


  19. Patricia Garvin
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 02:50:01

    Cute little mermaid. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends.


  20. Kerry
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 04:25:49

    Your card is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Hugs Kerry


  21. Lisbeth
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 06:01:59

    Really cute. Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy. Best wishes from Lisbeth k


  22. Hilde
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 10:40:00

    Beautiful card, great colours. thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox ,blessings Hilde


  23. Sandye Curry
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 13:49:32

    Fantastic card! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo “Anything Goes” Challenge.


  24. GiGi
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 14:25:29

    Very pretty. Love the wonderful colors and pretty image Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!


  25. shelly bobrowski
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 16:50:42

    sweet card 🙂 i really like the colors and the image is really cute. thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays 🙂


  26. Shelby
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 16:54:21

    Love these wonderful colors together and the layout works perfectly with the image! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!



  27. Carrie
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 17:38:06

    Oh this is so beautiful, Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xx


  28. Cheryl (Shestamps)
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 18:04:24

    Your card is so sweet! I love the colors you used.


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  29. CropStop.com
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 18:14:40

    That folded down corner made the difference! LOVE IT!! Thank you for sharing with everyone.


  30. Sherry
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 20:54:21

    Cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.




  31. deb
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:13:54

    So beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday Challenge of 2012!
    Happy crafting, Debxx


  32. Lorraine
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:17:09

    This is one gorgeous card Lisa that image is delightful and what a super design it is beautiful. Hugs Lorraine x


  33. jen Leeflang
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 23:01:52

    I LOVE your creation! Thanks for joining us at our Digistamps 4 Joy Something old, Something new – Anything Goes” challenge.
    Jen Leeflang
    DS4J DT Lead


  34. Debbie Moran
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 23:39:17

    Super sweet card. I love the image.Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox Friends this week. Hope to see you again next week. Check out the challenges with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun here at Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.


  35. Linda Compton
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 04:36:53

    ooooohhhh I love these colors. Never Never pass up a sale at the Craft Store It is against the law!!!!! Beautiful card, hugs, Linda


  36. Dora
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 19:38:55

    Awww how beautiful, I love the image and really pretty colours. Hugs xxx


  37. Kathy Curry
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 02:41:02

    Very pretty little mermaid. So glad you joined the challenge at Designed2Delight this week.


  38. Pam
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 14:12:27

    What a cute little image and I love this colour combination! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week! Pami x


  39. Linda
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 15:22:39

    How beautiful! Love your sweet ADFD image…beautifully colored too. Thanks for joining us at the month long “Something New” challenge at the Fresh Brewed Blog.



  40. allison
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 21:24:03

    lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles


  41. IKE
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 07:31:32

    Beautiful colour scheme and layout on this creation. Stunning 🙂 Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too.
    Ike xx
    SCT DT


  42. Melissa
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 19:20:13

    Beautiful creation – thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!


  43. Trina
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 20:06:28

    Beautifully colored! You really used the paper well, too! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet!


  44. Stacy
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 14:45:30

    Lovely card! thank you for joining our month long challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges!



  45. Christina
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 15:16:57

    I just love your card!! Really cute! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!


  46. Francine
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 08:24:45

    Hi Lisa !
    This is a very nice card. Love all the different elements and the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Challenge up your life.
    Francine (CUYL-Team)


  47. Sara
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 22:02:18

    Very pretty, I love the color and paper combo! Thanks for playing along with CMM!


  48. Robin McK
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 03:06:39

    Love those shiny balloons! Thanks for playing along at Some Odd Girl!


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