Friday, 30 July 2010

Pollycraft mermaid

Finally I have managed to make a card this week.  The school summer holidays are playing havoc with my crafting mojo.  Every time I think I can sneak a few quiet minutes its ...  "Mom?   Mom?  MOM?" 

I wanted to try something a bit different - I've never made a card with a mermaid on before and it is another good excuse to be able to use my beloved glitter.  All mermaids must glimmer and shine beautifully!  I chose the papers from DCWV because the wavy one reminded me of the sea and the spotty one was the bubbles.  The die cut flowers were from the DCWV kit too, as was the starfish brad.  With a bit of artistic licence the flower could also be the sun!  I've had the little shell beads for ages, I think they came from a £ shop.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Charizma Cards - something with a tail
Totally Papercrafts - Going to the Movies (remember the film "Splash"?)
The Secret Crafter - Fairy tales
By the Cute and Girly - Warm summer days

Thanks for looking - pop back soon!



Doreen said...

This is fabulous Amanda,I do feel for you with the kids on holiday,"been there done that".xxx

MissyB said...


love the colours you have used and the image.

missyb x

Sarah said...

Very pretty, love the colours x

Unknown said...

Awww this is so sweet, love that fairy.. thinking about it I also never done a card with a mermaid... Don't worry, it's the same for me too about the kids.. so you're not alone :)

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Just fabulous! :D

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous card - i love the little mermaid. Thaks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Beautiful Crad! Love all the yummy colours! Thank you for joining us at BTC&G this month! X

Sue said...

Hi Amanda
fabulous card, lovely image & colouring, gorgeous papers & layout.Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue.x

jackiescrafts said...

This is a gorgeous card Amanda, poor you having your creativity curtailed by the kiddies. I do feel for you glad mine are grown up now

Hugs Jackie x

Joey said...

Hi Amanda

fab card and image love the colours, thanks for joining us at tpc


Brenda Brown said...

Fab card Amanda, love the colours and those little beads are gorgeous on it.
Luv B xxx

JAN said...

Mermaids are fabulous arent they and yours is gorgeous hugs jan

Sylvie said...

Lovely image and fabby card
Sylvie X

Hannapanna said...

Beautiful card. Love the summery colours and the sweet image. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and good luck. Hugs Hanna

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card. I love your sparkly mermaid and the DP's are a great choice. Thanks for playing along with our Totally Papercrafts movie challenge.
Caroline xxx

Paul said...

I automatically thought of animals when it came to the tail theme so it's nice to see something different. I was last minute with my entry at Charisma Cardz this week and it's only now I'm managing to take a look at what others did. Thanks for the inspiration and letting me come and look at your blog.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, sweet card Amanda.