Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Mermaid Tilda shaker card


I'm back again, this time with a birthday card made for my eldest daughter's fourth birthday at the weekend......can't believe she'll be 4 already and starting school in 2 weeks - where has the time gone?

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. I got quite carried away with embellishing and didn't want to stop adding bits!!

My daughter, Lily, has decided she wants to be a mermaid when she grows up (!) and so I had to use my favourite Tilda mermaid stamp for her card! I decided to make a shaker card and used the fab Marianne die to make the frame and cut out the aperture. I used shaved ice glitter behind acetate to hopefully look like a sparkly sea background!

The shells and starfish were cut from funky foam and coloured with distress inks - I love these little dies and think they look quite realistic!


Aqua linen cardstock
Glitter card
White card
Funky foam 
Marianne dies - Anja's quadrate set, Sea shells
Whimsy mini ticket die
Tilda mermaid stamp coloured with ProMarkers
Stampendous shaved ice
Tim Holtz memo pin
Cuttlebug number die
Antique Linen distress ink

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Challenge 50 Your favourite image
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Borders and frames
Dies to Die for - Anything goes

Thanks for looking.......off now to make the next card! 2 down 3 to go! x

A comeback card!!


Apologies, it's been far too long since my last blog entry. 
I have been going through an extremely sad time in my personal life which completely destroyed my crafty mojo.......

But I am determined to get it back, if for nothing else than to distract me from the sadness!

So, here is the first card I have made in weeks.

It's a birthday card for my eldest niece - teen cards are always a challenge, but this fab image from Saturated Canary fitted the bill perfectly! 

It also gave me the perfect excuse to try out all my new craft goodies...........a new Hobbycraft store has opened recently in a nearby town and so I had to go and check it out....twice!! I was lucky enough to have been given a 25% discount voucher for my first visit which I put to very good use, my best bargain being the fab mini sewing machine I bought as an early birthday pressie to myself from my little girls (!) to use in my cardmaking (I could not bring myself to use my big old faithful machine for cardmaking - that's for dressmaking alone!)

Here's the card:


Papermania Kraftstax
Prima Botanical Collection paper stack (fab freebie with Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine)
X-cut large ornate frame die
X-cut Happy Days die (ticket stubs)
X-cut Urban stamps - ticket stubs
Marianne Anja's Leaves 2 die
Tim Holtz rosette die
Tim Holtz memo pin
Cuttlebug number die
Saturated Canary image 'Catching Butterflies' coloured with ProMarkers
Frayed Burlap distress ink
Pink spotty paper and cotton lace from stash
Sewing machine

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary - Challenge 24 photo inspiration
Dies to Die for August Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking......I have lots of family birthdays over the next few weeks so will be back soon with my next card!!

Sharon x