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Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas Eve Mermaid...........


Hello my lovelies how are you all? Well I took my youngest Jake school this morn he looked soooooooo smart........they had new uniforms in september & they have to now wear blazers, Jake was dreading it. However with the very small children & the very tall ones they had problems with the blazers so it was friday when he finally got his. Jake is tall & has quite a stocky build, he could pass for a bouncer you see at doors when he wears a black jacket lol. So I took him school looking very smart but rather unhappy, he has a maths exam today & also he thinks he looks like a 'plonker' lol.

Anyway its my card for Crafts & Me store blog today & I REALLY need to get a crack on crimbo cards & I went into the hobbit & found this image. I coloured her & glittered her& the poinsettia's just before my break but then completely forgot about her........so here she is now finally on a card.
This is 'Christmas Eve Mermaid' by the fabulous Hannah Lynn exclusive to Crafts & Me Store, I coloured her the same colours as Hannah had for hers.

Lace, velvet ribbon & snowflake charm are all from my stash.

Instead of decorating the inside to match the front I have lined the back with another sheet of card so it feels as strong as the front.....the fronts always feel stronger cus they have so many layers on them. I've then added a sheet of thick paper & part-stamped the image & then added a sentiment. Hopefully it will save me time instead of decorating inside.........unless for family & special ones if you know what I mean.
I coloured her with Copics..........not sure of colours tho. The sky I actually forgot about til I had made my card & then last minute I stuck my finger into some 'Metallic Rub-On' & rubbed it in the background.

Materials used were........ Websters Pages christmas papers, edges inked with Vintage Photo......, matted on top of 'Olive Green' A4 Card, altho they only seem to have the paper I think now.
Suede feeling A4 card for the card base.
2 red poinsettia flowers covered in glass glitter & a gold pearl added to the centre, I removed the stamen thingy's.........my techincal term for things lol.
The holly& cherries was a crimbo decoration thing from last year from Wilkinsons.

Crafts & Me have new shipping charges which you can check out here.

Well thats all from me folks thank you soooooooo much for stopping by & for your lovely comments I will see you all during today.
Huge huggles to you all mmwah xoxoxoxox
Challenges I'm Entering.........

Off to see my eldest now as he's not well & even took the day off work, which does not happen often he's very stubborn I dont know where he gets it from lol.


37 comments:

Loopylou. said...

morning hun!!
ooooh this is just devine hun, love your mermaid, she looks awesome and the papers are delish!!! poor Jake!!! hope he does well in his exam too
have a fabby day hun
huge hugs lou xxx

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful ♥

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi How gorgeous is she and different for christmas !! I love the velvery ribbon and your holly ! I am starting to get in the christmas spirit LOVE IT !! lol . Aw your son it will probably be stuffed in a bag by luchtime lol ! Mine is off today another in service day ! Thought I would use the laptop before she gets up lol she broke hers again AAAArggg. Kitty ;0)

Heidi said...

What a gorgeous card, lovely image and those poinsettia are absolutely fabby. hugs heidi x
kids have some great comments on the way they look nowadays don't they. xx

Bettina said...

hi sweetie!
im so glad your back, cause i love looking at your creations and you give me so much inspiration.
hope you are doing as good as its possible.
big hugs to you!

Happy Days said...

Beautiful card hun and I've finally broken into my Websters Pages :D the very same sheet as you've used!! LOL Still didn't like having to apply glue though!!!

Hope your eldest feels better soon and your littlest ones exam goes OK.

Claire xx

Lorraine said...

hi huni wow this is fabulous i just love it the stamp is beautiful and i just love the holly embellishments also the inside of your card is so beautiful hun i just love this card xx

Alessandra said...

another lovely card, it's a beauty, this little mermaid! love it...and noooooooooooooo...I'm not gonna buy her...lol!
Hugs, Alessandra

Doreen said...

Just beautiful as always Vicky,love the poinsettias all glittered.xxx

heidy said...

Oh Vicky,this is so pretty I love it,all the warm colours stunning sweetie!
Think your son looks very handsome in his blazer!
XXX Heidy
BTW,I looked plonker up in my dictionary,cant find it so I really don't know what it means lol

Anne said...

Beautiful, I love the Christmasy flowers and the velvet ribbon. :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow sweetie she is gorgeous. Your colouring/layout and embellies are all ways fantastic. You must spend a fortune on them.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Lau W said...

This is a superb Christmas card, a pleasure for my eyes !
xxx

Janette said...

Hi Vicky, Gorgeous card and that sky turned out really brilliantly, always the way don't you think.....

Hope Jake was ok and your eldest too...take care.xx

Abi said...

A Christmas mermaid, I think I just found the answer to my daughters card this year!! She looks gorgeous Vicky, & beautifully embellished. I love how you've done the inside too, very stylish. Hope all is well honey xx

Stampi said...

What a stunningly beautiful card. What gorgeous detail and such beautiful colours and colouring..thanks for sharing..

misteejay said...

What a stunning card - such lovely rich colours and I just love your mermaid.

Toni xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow vicky another gorgeous image and card.

greetings karin

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my God...this is such an amazing card! Gorgeous! And you only did the background with your finger and Metallic Rub-On ? LOL So why make it diffiult, if it works like this ;) It looks amazing girl! The image is a dream! I want to have her, too!!!
Hugs,
Martina

Mary J said...

Yowsa, a stunning card, Vicky - gorgeous frosty flowers!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...love the image and super colours sweetie..

big hugs Vicky xx

arjette said...

What an awesome card Vicky, it's beautifull!!!

gr. arjette.

Squirrel x said...

Hey Sweetie! Sorry I've not called by in a while, life is getting in the way of play time too much these days :o( Good to see that you are still creating such gorgeous things! This little mermaid is a dream, great colourwork hun. Hugs, Sxx

Sandra said...

Hi Vicky, Bet the little fella looks lovely with his new uniform and blazer my children had to wear uniforms and l just loved them, Your card is so beautiful, Gorgeous image and fabulous backgrounds .......love Poinsettias they are my favourite flower at this time of the year and look gorgeous on your card truly another amazing creation:) Sandra H

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic card. The colouring is perfect.

Jayne
x

cardmaking bird said...

Wow - your card looks amazing and I LOVE how you decorated the inside. You and me both need to crack on with the chrimbo cards, eh!? Hugs Marie xx

June Nelson said...

Wowser girl this is fabby, I had to laugh when you say its from wilkinsons I did that too from poundstretchers with loads of chrismassy bits lol. I think your colours are perfect, do you want my addy lol huggies June , oh and I do hope your son is ok, hes probably coming down with the horrible cold, Ive had it five weeks now it just wont shift, sending gentle healing huggies to you all, June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

sari said...

Hi Good Looking!! =)
What a fantastic card!! Just love,love your style and colouring!! Oh, so sad to hear your sons not doing well!! Send him get well wishes!! Have a fantastic day! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful card Vicky and beautiful work with the image.
luv
Debby

Pop's Cards said...

Morning gorgeous lady, Stunningly gorgeous loving the real colours too ♥

Teresa said...

Hi Vicky,
What a beautiful card - loving the colours you used for her, the red looks stunning. Your colouring is absolutely amazing. The poinsiettas look fab without the stamen thingies! I do have a liking for those papers too, gorgeous! Hugs, Teresa x

Debs M said...

this is so gorgeous x

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Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just fantastic the image the colors paper and your amazing detail,stuning card hun,hope you son is okay,hugs cheyrlxxxxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Vicky, loving that image so much, also the embellishments and design a wonderful Christmas card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jo said...

Hey hunni, hope you are well.
You're card is sooooooo beautifully made. The image is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining in with us at Stamps R Us
Jo xx