Live, Laugh, Love...CRAFT!!!
Life's Too Short for Housework!!!



I am so pleased you found your way to visit me...I do hope you see something that makes you smile.



My Fab Followers and Blogging Friends

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

My 'For Fun' DT Card

Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at 'For Fun' challenges, and the theme is:
ANYTHING THAT GLITTERS
So, you need to make your creation sparkle - use glitter, gems....anything that will make your project glitter!
Here's my creation
The image is called Mer-Mae by Some Odd Girl....isn't she cute! I coloured her with my Promarkers and added some stickles (waterfall.) I used my nesties to cut out the scalloped circle in blue glitter card, and found a BP with 'bubbles' on it too. I added a sentiment, some pale blue gems and a thin ribbon, and finished off with some hand-cut bubbles in white pearlescent card. I did have trouble getting anything to stick to the glitter card, and had to resort to Pinflair in the end, it was the only thing that worked!!!
After taking the photos my dear beloved 4 year old decided he rather liked this card, and pulled the mermaid off and creased her beyond repair!! So, as I wanted to send this to my friend (Happy Birthday for yesterday Claire!) I had to re-do the mermaid.....and here is the 2nd version:
I actually think I prefer the colours in version 2, so what began as a disaster turned out to be a blessing in disguise!!!
Here she is before I added a little stickles to her.

So, if you feel the need to bling it up and cheer yourself up, why not pop over to For Fun Challenges and join in this week. Don't forget to check out the fab DT creations while you're there, and pop onto their blogs to see how they came up with their ideas.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

  

15 comments:

jackid said...

she is a cutie Ali love what you did with her
Jacki xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card I love the soft colours of the background.

Thankyou for joining us girlies at Crafts & Me, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Tine said...

Hi Ali. Gorgeous muted blue tones. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Ta Da! Crafts said...

gorgeous cards, kids can be a pain in the bum sometimes but i like the second attempt better aswell!

Dawn said...

Love both versions Ali! Noah obviously loved the first one!!! Great DT card!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi Ali, fabulous card, thank you for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.

Cheryl said...

Cute card! I love the design.

Thank you for joining our “Square or Round ” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

--Cheryl--

My name is Wynneth said...

How cute! and I love the beautiful soft colours. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promakers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

deb.lauder said...

This/these are gorgeous Ali - both versions are great :D

Karen said...

Very nice and I love the bubbles, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the sweet mermaid. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our Monochrome challenge. luv gina xx

Rach said...

A fabulous card, love the added bling.xx

WeirdCat said...

Got to love those four year old fingers! Great card and I also like the colours better on the second, thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous creation love the image and bling
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Lorraine said...

Really lovely, Ali. Great colours in both. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.