Monday, 16 June 2014

My GD Mermaid Sunshine card for Crafts and Me (Hannah Lynn image)

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a great weekend? 

I am a guest designer for the month of June at the Crafts and Me challenge blog and this is my 2nd card for them. I absolutely adore these images by Hannah Lynn which can be found at the Crafts and Me online store. I coloured her tail and top with green and red Copic markers and then used some clear glue and glitter over the top. These papers are from Echo Park and I loved this sentiment. I didn't have any sand to add to my little bottle so I used some puffy embossing powder instead, fooled my hubby so I was happy with my sand replacement.

Flourish with a Bling have a massive Stocktale sale for June - Every product is just $2 !! All throughout June, everything is $2, no exceptions!! I hope you'll check out our website as we have our own unique products and we post worldwide. Please email if you would like rough estimates of shipping, if we can send it as a large letter we will or perhaps get your friends to all buy too and share the postage! If you're order is over $200AUD we will pay half the shipping (international orders) or all the postage for Aussie orders. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Make your own embellishments (bottle of "sand")
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist: Subway
Art by Miran -  Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Summertime
The Corrosive Challenge - Crop it or cut it
Craft your Passion - Use 3 or more embellishments
Crafting by Designs - Happy Birthday 
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Bingo - Pearls, flower, charm
Crafty Calendar - Petals and pearls
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with patterned paper
Digitally Sweet - Holidays/vacation
The Doodle Garden - Summer lovin'
Fairies Challenges - Summer
Fairytale Stampers - Brown
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything goes 
Graph 'It Markers - Blondie
Hobby Cutz - Lace and bows
Just For Fun - Here comes Summer
Just Inspirational - Boys V Girls
Just Inspirational (monthly challenge) - Summer 
Kit & Clowder - Shabby chic
Melonheadz - Summer fun
Off the Rails - Up, up and away (cloud and sun)
One Stitch at a Time - Button it
One Sweet Challenge - Hit the beach
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - Summer time  
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Anything goes 
Pile it on - Wrong but right (embossing powder used in bottle for "sand")
(Pin)spirational Challenges - Photo inspiration - inspired by the wood 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - No rules - just get creative
Sister Act - Anything goes 
Sparkles - At the beach/Summer fun
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge -  Celebrate
Sweet Stampin' - Say it with flowers
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Photo or sketch inspiration - inspired by photo colours

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy


  1. Beautiful image and fabulous colouring,love the sentiments,embellishments and texture-and congrats on your GDT spot
    Carol x

  2. Wow, this is stunning Lucy.

    Thank you for taking part in our Challenge this week.

    Kobie - Hobbycutz Challenges

  3. Love the sentiment Lucy and a beautiful image too. Thank you for joining us again at pinspirational challenges. Wynn DT

  4. LOVE this Lucy! The sand is fab and so is the mermaids glittery tail. I had to go read how you did it! Stunning!! Must have another looksy at your store while you're stocktaking. LOVE the bits I bought recently. Hugs, Wends x

  5. Hello Lucy! Not commented for a while but it doesn't mean I'm not looking - this card is too wonderful to pass on though - love it xx

  6. Another lovely card!!! Those images are super cute! Once again - thanks for sharing with us at OTR for this challenge:):)

  7. Wow, Lucy, this is so beautiful! Your paper with the sentiment is perfect! Love all the glitter and your gorgeous embellishments! Always such a pleasure to see your cards!

  8. Oh wow this is just stunning and I love how you made the sentiment the focus in the background.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. Simply Stunning! thanks for joining us at Art by Mi Ran. Joey xx

  10. This is gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you come back soon!



  11. Stunning image and the sand...aNNIe
    The Journey is the Start

  12. Oh wow .. this is stunning!! Thank you for sharing with us at Digitally Sweet!

  13. Fabulous embellishment on this lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!

  14. Such lovely summer card. Lovely colour combo. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  15. Thanks for the comments on my small canvas -I just rubbed the acrylic paint into the embossing then wiped most of it off with a baby wipe-it takes the excess off the surface but leaves the rest in the crevices
    Carol x

  16. This is such a beautiful card. Love the pretty image and your great coloring. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  17. Very nice card. Thank you for entering the challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking :)

  18. Back with my DT hat on:
    Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our eighth ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Wow! Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  20. Wow was für ein wundervolles Werk. Ich bin begeistert.
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Fairytale Stampers
    GLG Tamesis

  21. Oh Lucy...I love your stunning and the bling and embellies are great !! Fabulous colouring (as always)

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Your Passion. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  22. Oh my gosh, Lucy! This is simply stunning! Love all the beautiful flowers and beachy embellishments! The little glass vial is darling! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  23. WOW this is very Beautiful!!!!!!! I love it!!!

  24. Wow your card is just gorgeous! Love it love it love it! Want to also thank you for playing with us at Just Inspirational Challenges.

    Katya Bess
    JIC DT

  25. Another great entry into out JIC Challenge. Thank you :)

  26. So many wonderful details on this card, just beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

  27. What a lovely creation. Love the colors! Perfect for our challenge at Hobby Cutz. Thank for playing. We hope to see you next time. Good luck

  28. Oh WOW Lucy, this is stunning, love the over the edge and what a perfect saying too. Your colouring is awesome hun :) :) :) Thank you so much for taking part in this weeks OSAAT Buttons challenge and good luck. Hugs Jane xxxxx

  29. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with this delicious card, lots to look at and a sweet mermaid. Jennie xx

  30. Your card is beautiful...I love the sparkle! Thank you for playing along with us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug!

  31. Gorgeous, a wonderful image mad beautifully coloured!
    Sorry I,m late popping in. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at 613 Abenue Create.

  32. Another of your gorgeously coloured creations Lucy. You have such a great eye. Love all the detail here on this fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Hobby Cutz

  33. Gorgeous card Lucy, love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Graph'It Colouring challenge this time
    Claire xx

  34. Wow way to think outside the box with the embossing powder!! Thanks so much for joining us at pile it on. I hope you join us agin this week for a new challenge! Kimberly dt

  35. Gorgeous, Lucy! Your colouring is amazing as always and I love the glittery tail. The layers of texture are fabulous and the embellies are a delight. Love the jar of "sand"! Thanks for playing along with our # or more embellies challenge at Craft Your Passion. Visits to your blog are always a treat!

  36. Beautifully done with fabulous embellishments. Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge.

  37. Lovely card Lucy. Love the image and the design. Thanks for joining us at PCJ in our "Anything Goes Challenge" and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  38. This is so gorgeous, I like the image and the design, thanks for joining in with us at Graph'It colour challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  39. das ist eine tolle kreation.

    schöne, dass du bei den fairytale stmpers mitmachst.

    glg meggi

  40. Stunning card great colouring

    Thanks for joining us at JIC monthly summmer challenge

  41. Oh, I really LOVE that glitter on the little mermaid, like that coloring!
    Great work, thank you so much for joining us at Fairytale Stampers :-)

    Good luck!!

    xx Karola xx

  42. what a stunning card and so elegant :) thank you again for joining us over at JIC.

  43. what a beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us this month over at Just For Fun challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for JFF)

  44. Just gorgeous - love your colouring and the embellishments you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Just for Fun.

    Helen x

  45. A beautiful card I love the mermaid beautifully coloured and the embellishments are fab.
    you've used, Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge this week

  46. WOW!! Gorgeous Lucy with your coloring and all your fab details! Thanks for sharing with us at YNS Fun Friday Challenge!

    Jackie ~ YNS DT

  47. Very Pretty Lucy! Love the sparkles and all the cute embellishments...

    Thank you for playing along with our At the beach/Summer fun challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

  48. Gorgeous card, fab embellies! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Sparkles Challenges this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  49. beautiful card as always, thank you for joining us at juc monthly
    caroline dt


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