High Hopes Mermaid

This is the gorgeous HH Mermaid stamp, I’ve been meaning to make a card with her for ages and this weeks sketch over at Friday’s Sketchers blog was perfect for it.    Please check out the challenge for yourself, there are some fab stamps to be won too! 🙂


The sketch has been provided by Heidi, and there were buttons included on it..

I’ve searched my button stash and found these blue square ones.. that I thought were a perfect match.

I wanted the card to be very watery/glittery and I’ve done that by using H2O paints, lots of stickles and glass baubles.. you might see it better in this pic.


On this close up you can see the shimmer and glitter of the H2O paints a little better..

For my card I have used:

  • Bling Bazzill for the card base cut into a 5.5″ square
  • Scraps of glitter paper and DP from K&Co
  • Penny Black scroll pattern stamp for background, accented with little dots of stickles
  • High Hopes Mermaid and Horatio stamp from Silly Monkey Crafts
  • Distress inks, Stickles (lime green) and H2O paints for colouring, also from Silly Monkey’s
  • Glass baubles from Stamping Bella, they are lime green, but change colour to whatever they are on placed on, and how the light falls.
  • Corner rounder punch for the edges of the card.
  • Rub-on from Vintage Transfers.
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    This brings me to some more exciting news: Bryony over at Silly Monkey crafts is looking for another

    DT MEMBER to join the team!  All the details about this DT Call are here: http://sillymonkeycrafts.blogspot.com/2008/09/dt-call.html

    This is an extract of what it states on her blog:

    “~We are looking for anybody who can create inspiring and beautiful work, no prior design team experience is necessary.

    ~The successful candidates will receive a kit each month to base their work on and the remaining stash and their work will remain theirs to keep. DT members will also receive 15% discount on our website.

    ~Every month you will be expected to produce cards, layouts and/or special projects of your own choosing. The images will be placed on our website gallery but you will also need to post these to our blog, along with details on how you created your work.

    ~We are looking for fun and varied team so we want applicants from across the crafting spectrum so we are not specifying card-makers or scrapbookers only – this is your chance to showcase your creativity. We welcome applications from worldwide crafters

    ~DT members will also be expected to take an active role on our blog.

    ~This DT call will operate in rounds and round 1 will be made up of a sketch challenge plus some ‘about me’ supporting info.”

    It will be so exciting to have someone new join Nikki and Me on the DT and hope you will try out the sketch that Nikki has provided for the first round!

    Have a wonderful weekend all!



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