My Lovely Friends

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Crafts & Me DT Card............

Good morning everyone how are you all doing? Well would you believe we have sunshine here this morning, we are being spoilt lol.
Well its time for Crafts & Me new challenge & this week its the 'Rockin' Rubbah Girlz' & this week our lovely sweet Amy has set the challenge.
We Are In Stitches
No we dont mean from running or laughing lol....... we mean the sewing kind or indeed the faux kind, fake or real we dont mind my sweeties.
We have the fabby Whiff Of Joy sponsoring us this week with a gorgeous rubber stamp on offer.
I have inked up another unopened neglected one & boy did I enjoy colouring this beauty in, here she is...
Yes another mermaid today lol.
Isn't she so beautiful...... This is 'Pearl Swirl Mermaid' by Jasmine Becket-Griffith which is exclusive to

This is 1 of the flowers I won from Magnolia they are lush & this one I sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist & then opened the flower up. Its hard to get a piccy of the full sparkle. It has been attached to a crochet flower handmade by moi. You can also see the tulle better that is under the lace.

I added 2 love hearts punched out using my MS Punch & inked the edges with Weathered Wood distress ink. Tag is Tim Holtz.

This beauty I painted with Distress Inks because I wanted a softer feel to her unforunately those eyes are lush & I thought they would love a bit of they are not so much soft but more dramatic!! Oh but doesnt she deserve them. I still need to practice my painting, its the skin I struggle with more than anything.
I also did the gems in her hair with a blue souffle pen & then added Ice stickles to them to give her some bling. Her tail & top also had a shimmer of glitter dust on her.

The paper I've used is 'Madeline' by Prima, mine is the A4 pad from Bunny Zoes's but you can only get it in 6x6 now, I love this pad its gorgeous. All the edges were inked with weathered wood & then distressed with my scissors. The scroll is a magnolia doo hickey. Card is from my stash including the ribbed kraft card which I love.
Well thats it from me please pop over to see my teamies stunning creations & I hope you will come along & join in the will end up in

Welcome to my new followers thank you so much for being here. I would also like to thank you all for your kind comments you really know how to cheer a gal up, crafters really are the most awesome people, mmwah.
Toodles my lovelies thank you for stopping by.
Hugs xoxoxoxo

Challenges I'm Entering....... - Sketch - Include Stitching - Let It Shine - Punch It - Pearls & Swirls (I have both & even the image is called pearly swirly lol)


Sara H said...

Oooooh! That is GORGEOUS!!!!!
I always loved this mermaid stamp! I will definitly buy it someday =)
And she is so beautifuly coloured with Distress Inks!The eyes looks fantastic!! love the brown/ blue combo of the card <3

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card sweetie!!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! Another amazing card!! I just LOVE to gaze at them...So many lovely details, wonderful colors and...they are just brilliant!!! Hope you're feeling better sweetie!! Take it easy!! Hugs & Sunshine!

Debs M said...

LOVE the colour combo and the card is GORGEOUS! love how you coloured her and put gems in her hair x

krafty-kutz said...

WOW!! u always make these images sooo pretty hun. Just beautiful!!! xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week with this great project.


Debs M said...

whoops think i deleted my previous comment! LOVE the colour combo, and the way you have coloured her is GORGEOUS! love the effect of the eyes and the gems in her hair x

cheryl said...

oh vicky hun this is simply stunning you have colored that image to perfection,and your detail as ever is amazing loveing her hair hun hugs cherylxxxxxx

Janine - Ellabella said...

Dear Vicky
a truly lovely card created with my fav. colours! It's a wonderful card!
Love, Janine

KarinsArtScrap said...

she ie very beautiful vicky, your card is beautiful.
love the pastel colors.

greetings karin

Teri said...

Gobsmackingly gorgeous hun! Don't know what you are worrying about with your colouring in, she looks fabulous from here!! LOL

Chrissy said...

Abolutely gorgeous Vicky. You are one talented painter,artist,designer, this is beautiful, love her hair, love all the details...beautiful.

Anne said...

This is so adorable, georgeus colors and embellishments. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Susie Sugar said...

Oh I adore this card and I love that stamp I might have to go treat myself (again !! lol) to her
You coloured her perfectly I love all the sparkle
Hugs Susie xx

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hello lovely,
I am sorry your worried at the moment. I Hope they sort it out very soon.
I know it's rotten for you, but try to keep as positive as you have been.
Sending huge hugs to you. xx
Your card is so beautiful!!
I adore the image, and her eyes are fab!!
Love, Mel. xxx

Dobra said...

A great little note
beautifully painted stamp
wonderful colors
Beautifully constructed and decorated with a said...

WOW fantastic card and I love your colouring with DI's xx

Ally said...

Hi Vicky, how are you feeling today? Wish you loooooaaaaaads of painfree days with sunshine and laughter!!
Your card is lovely, but what's new??? LOL! All your creations are lovely! Hey, you did a great job with her make-up ;o)))

Hearts and hugs,

Janette said...

Stunning Vicky, so love it.xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous - Gorgeous-Gorgeous. Love it. I hope your human and doggie family are all well. My furry friend is wearing me out with all the walkies and plays. Lol!!! I am getting fit.


Donna said...

Hey Vicky me luvly, stunning card hun and such a beautiful mermaid image, I love the coloured bling in her hair...looks amazing! RAK means random act of kindness...lots of that going on in the craft world lol! Yes, I am totally dreading the last day at primary school...there will deffo be tears and lots of them lol! :) Donna x

Lau W said...

Oh superb ! So many details, fantastic card !

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty, love th image and the soft colour combo. Thanks for playing at TG. Marianne x

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renate said...

This is just a perfect card and i abseloutely love the little cute mermaid.
Your colouring is great and so is so sweet and tender here.

Love Renate.

Ps. think i want that stamp to!

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is gorgeous Vicky! Love what you've done to her hair, it looks beautiful! Fab colours and love all your details too :o) Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Absolutley stunning card love the image and all that you have done with it simply is outstanding......:) Sandra H

Bits N Bobs said...

Vicky your colouring is so beautiful.
All the colours blend fabulously.
Good luck with your challenges :)

Pop's Cards said...

Hey gorgeous lady, i LOVE this image she is so sweet your coloring of her is just stunning, gorgeous papers and embellies too hugs pops x

SAM said...

i love this card great work

Sue said...

Hi hun
as always a totally stunning card, awesome colouring, gorgeous embelies & design, luv the sparkle, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! The image is so striking and colored beautifully! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! The image is so striking and colored beautifully! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Teresa said...

Stunning card xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Vicky what a stunning creation, those papers, the colours, scrolls and image have just been a total delight to see I love this big time.
Lorraine x

Mary J said...

Flippin' gorgeous, Vicky!!! I adore this so much!!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Vicky! beautiful! Love every gorgeous detail. xx Jenny xx

Eulanda said...

WOW!! That is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the color combo, the glitter on her hair is a perfect touch and great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CLP challenge this month. Hope to see you back!! Hugs!

Elise said...

OH-MY-GOSH!!!!! Vicky! Wow wow wow!!!! This is so breathtakingly gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing, and this entire layout is just .. .incredibly stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!



recreakhalinne said...

absolument fabuleuse !!! wahou, j'adore les couleurs, le style de la carte, et tous les détails. vraiment superbe, magnifique !

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Vicky, love it.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Vicky!
Sorry i have'nt commented for a while My blogger is being a right pain the **** lol
Gorgeous card,love the image and your colour choice :) xx

darling Ho said...

This is so pretty!! Love the colouring and the embellishemtns.:)
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~SMC-DT

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Vicky. Love the colour combo and your great use of pearls and swirls. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

tiggertastic said...

this is mind blowing, wow i adore the image and once again those papers are stunning and you have layered them so well

Sassy Scrapper said...

Wowza baby your card has totally blown me away. I have to say once again I LOVE YOUR WORK. The softer Distress inks are perfect and those eyes are simply captivating. She's simply a Goddess. Thank you so much my sweet for joining us in this weeks sketch challenge at CLP.
Hugs Bonnie
CLP Designer

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

A truly beautiful, gorgeous card!! I looove the way you've coloured in that lovely image! Just awesome!! :D

Thank you so much for entering the CLP sketch challenge for June!! Would love to see you enter next month, too!

Hugs, Hege