Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Underwater Adventures...

Good morning folks....hopefully this is me getting back to normal. The school shopping is complete, the extra hours at is complete and Holly is much better now and on the mend and looking forward to going back to school.

I have been so desperate to make a start on the latest Sugar Nellie stamps so last night I finally managed a bit of time to colour and make this card. The papers have been in my stash forever but I though they were a perfect match, they are from Imaginsce - Splash collection. Te stamp is of course from Sugar Nellie - Aqua Marina which I coloured with copics. I added some blue lace and twine and attached a little turtle charm which was lying in my stash too. The sentiment is from CC Design - Beach Logos...there's a few in the set that matches the mermaids perfectly....added some pearls and lots of glitter to finish.

Sketch Saturday - sketch
Bunny Zoe - summer
Truly, Madly, Crafty - summer
One Stitch at a time - anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - bingo (charm, lace, twine)
Simply Create Too - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - add a charm
Copic marker Europe - summer
Moving Along with the Times - summer
Totally Gorjuss - lacey lacey
Papertake Weekly - spots & stripes (some spots mixed with the stripes)
The Cutie Pie challenge - spots & Stripes



Tracey T said...

Lovely! The image is very sweet and I love the wee turtle. So pleased to hear that everything is more or less back to normal, particularly with Holly. We're back to school next week and I'm still trying to get trousers for the Boy Wonder. We practically had a stand-up fight in M&S in Dumfries last week as he didn't want to have age 16 trousers and wanted to squeeze himself into age 15 ones. I still don't know why as he doesn't seem to mind being tall - quite the opposite, in fact, or so I'd thought. And he's not even a teenager until November! xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow beautiful card, thanks for joining us at cutie Pie spots & stripes challenge cheers Sue N x

sue - bearhouse said...

Such a lovely card, the image is gorgeous and the colours are so beautiful


CraftyGirl said...

Such a sweet card. Love your colors and that adorable turtle charm. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Flowergirl said...

Really gorgeous card, beautiful image.
Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pies,
Wendy x

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card Fi. My mermaids are still lying uninked in the envelope :(

Glad Holly getting back to normal. I'm not sure I want to go back to normal, then I'll have to think about a job!

Susan x

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous Fiona! the image is so sweet and you've coloured it beautifully! Love the pretty papers and layout… and the little turtle charm is so cute!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my 'Summer' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Great card Fiona! Love the image and the colours! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Sarah x

Debbie said...

Really pleased Holly is on the mend, it must have been awful for you all, poor little thing.
Thank you for be patient with me when I was absent from the blog, back now tho' and raring to go.
Not 100% sure about out of the frame challenge, but will see what the other girls come up with.
Beautiful card, what a sweet SN image. and gorgeous colouring.

Wishcraft said...

So lovely Fi! Love this image and you've coloured her perfectly. Fab little turtle too :o) Glad everything's settling down and Holly's doing better xx Hugs, Lisa x

Sheryl said...

Hello Fiona. This is a lovely image - beautifully coloured. Love your choice of DP too.
Great to see you at CRAFT this week. Good Luck
Hugs Sheryl xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, so glad Holly is on the mend. Thanks also for playing at TG.

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Fi, lovely bright summery card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Sketch Saturday this week. Best wishes, Trish x

Cindy Groh said...

Super cute. Love the image and how you colored her. That charm is so fun too. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

coops said...

so gorgeous fi.i love the image and your colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Abi said...

Aww, she is so sweet & so beautifully coloured. Love the papers too, just goes to show that everything becomes essential eventually! xx

P.S. My absolute favourite bit is her glittery tail ;-)

Kreativmonster said...

Very pretty card! I had seen it at the facebook group, didn't I?
I really love the way you match the colours of the papers and the image, I love to do that, too.
Thanks for joining our challenge at the Copic Marker Europe Blog!
Big Hugs

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Crafty hugs. Lisa x

Richard Norman said...

Hello Fi

I stumbled across your blog.

Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

Your cards are more sophisticated than anything I have done.

I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press.

I do quite a lot of gilding, but I am primarily a bookbinder,some of your cards are like small books with complicated covers.

Do you ever use simple 3 hole sewing to join several pages together? It could be sewn with ribbon.

I run a site devoted to craft bookbinding, there are a lot of free bookbinding manuals which may interest you.

Come on over if you have a moment.

Good luck to us all.


Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at One Stitch at a Time this week.
Hugs Nataliya

Mina said...

fantastic card Fi, gorgeous colouring too...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx