Monday, 7 January 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 82 Fairytale Make a Scene

Happy New Year everyone!!

It's challenge time again over at Crafty Cardmakers and our challenge this fortnight is to create a fairytale scene:

 We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are ofering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show!  They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty tastebud. 

I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.

I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself. This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

I have to confess to having a secret fascination with mermaids (hence the name of my blog) and so a card made for my good friend's daughter's 9th birthday fitted the challenge:

I have used a very cute Lili of the Valley image coloured with ProMarkers. The background is inked with distress inks to look like the sea. I have highlighted with stickles and embellished with shells cut using a Marianne die. The frame was die cut using a spellbinders die and embossed using a cuttlebug embossing folder. A pretty bow, sentiment and pearls complete this girlie card.

Hope you like it!

Please take a look at the challenge and maybe have a go yourself

That's all for now, back again soon  xx


  1. This is so sweet - love the oceanic blues and the glitter!

  2. The mermaid and sea horses are fabulous - great colouring and I love the touch of sparkle. Any little (or big) girl would love this. Xx

  3. This is so adorable, love the mermaid.
    Yvonne x

  4. This is fabulous Sharon, I have just bought this stamp, still uninked I am ashamed to say, like so much of my stash :O)
    hugs Kimx

  5. I just love your darling and shiny mermaid! What a fabulous image! LOVE the shell details and the layout, too! :)


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