Saturday 4 October 2014

Happy Birthday Mermaid card (The Paper Shelter image)

Hi crafty friends,

Me again hehe, and this time I have gone against all the Autumn and Halloween themed papers and opted to do one last Summer card (although here in Oz we're coming up to Summer soon so maybe I'll do more in a couple of months' time).

I have used a sweet mermaid from The Paper Shelter, I have had her coloured for ages as I had some papers I was inspired to use with her but it had black in them and in the end I have only used the polka dot/floral paper on the card! Sometimes it works that way doesn't it where you're moving everything about but it still doesn't look right and you have to start from scratch. I'm now happy with how it turned out.

I have used pearls, the lovely sun and you can just see some of the orange puffy flourish I have used under the netting, these items are all from Flourish with a Bling

We have brand new flowers in a rainbow of colours at Flourish with a Bling and to celebrate we are selling them at only $2 a pack (rrp $3) for this month only. Click on our name to go to our online store and check out all of our gorgeous products.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional twist use a heart (3 heart pins)
Art by Miran -  Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes &/or cooking/baking
Clear it out - Grey plus grey stash (papers)
Come and Get it - Anything goes with water (using a sponsor's image)
Crafting at the weekend -  Anything goes
Crafting by Designs (monthly challenge) - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes 
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - All sentimental
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper -  Anything goes with patterned paper 
Creatalicious - Flower power
Cute Card Thursday - Spots and dots
Cutie Pie - All 3's - 3 seashells, 3 heart pins, 3 yellow flowers
Digitally Sweet - Lots of flowers
Hanna & Friends - Butterflies
Incy Wincy Designs - Something old (bottle and shells) Something new (sentiment) 
Not Just Cards - Anything goes 
The Paper Shelter - Pearls (using a TPS image)
(Pin)spirational Challenges - Anything goes
Ppinkydolls -  Anything goes with optional twist: make it girly
Sassy Studio Designs -  Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes 
The Stamping Chef - Anything goes  
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes  
Your Next Stamp - Sketch or photo inspiration - inspired by the yellow flowers

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. Pretty card Lucy and I love all the gorgeous details..
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  2. Gorgeous colours and beautiful embellishments!
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  3. Beautiful card Lucy. Wonderful layout and fabulous colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

  4. Beautiful card, love all the little details on it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Shona xx

  5. I love this, Lucy. Not just the beautiful coloring but all the textures/embellishments you have on it. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  6. Fabulous card Lucy, super cute TPS image & love the design!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  7. Your card is absolutely wonderful!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with water” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Come and Get It)

  8. This is so beautiful with all the charming embellishments and very nice design and color. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

  9. Lovely card - great details. Thank you for joining us at Come and get it this week. Judy

  10. Gorgeous card love all the embellishments thank you for joining in with us at sassy studios and good luck

  11. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  12. This is too cute! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  13. Gorgeous layers and details - especially the little bottle! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope you'll play along again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  14. Fabulous card Lucy i love the beautiful image and gorgeous embellishments and texture
    Carol x

  15. Hi just popping back to say -thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  16. Aaaaand now I miss summer... meh... Lovely, sunny card, and this little bottle stole my heart. Thank you for an inspiration!
    Anna xxx

  17. Lucy,
    The image is really so sweet but all the little details are perfect. Thank you for posting your art with us this week during our 152nd challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping you have a fine, fun day, full of glorious giggles, with buckets of blessings from Heaven as you work, and play.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  18. This is so pretty thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this Week Hugs Nikki

  19. Thank you so much for playing along over at PPinky Dolls Challenge - "Anything goes or Make it Girly”!

    Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

    DT - Keeley Ainsworth
    PPinky Dolls
    x x x

  20. The mermaid is adorable...thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog....hope you stop by to play with us again <((><

  21. Another gorgeous creation Lucy. Beautifully coloured and designed.
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K xx

  22. Looovvveee it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  23. such a cute card. Love your image, and the colour choices are superb. Thanks for playing along at The Stamping Chef with us this week xx

  24. What a beautiful card and the embellishments are amazing Jacqui DT Sister Act

  25. Beautiful card, love all embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  26. Wow . . . what an AMAZING card!!! So many GREAT details . . . I see something new each time I look at it. and it's PERFECT for this week's challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Thanks so much for joining us . . . hope to see you again next week!!!

    Kathy CIO DT

  27. Fabby looking card Lucy. Love the colours you have chosen for this one. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Shetler this week.
    Love n hugs

  28. She's beautiful and I love all the elements on your card! Thanks for playing along in our "Lot's of Flowers" challenge at Digitally Sweet!

  29. So very pretty and great details added too. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

  30. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet.

  31. A very beautiful card with a sooo lovely image! Thanks for playing with Hanna&Friends.

  32. Oh wow, I just LOVE this one, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

  33. Gorgeous! Wonderful elements all around! Thanks for sharing at {PIN}spirational Challenges! Come back soon! Nance, DT

  34. AWE this is very Beautiful!!! I LOVE Mermaid cards!!!!! Hugs,Heidi

  35. a beautiful card with nice colouring.. and wonderful embellishments.. love it... thank you for sharing it with us at Art by MiRan challenge #16.. good luck ;)


  36. Fabulous image and the way you colored her in. Then the card is so aweomse with the embellishments at the bottom. Well done. Pinned it!


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