Sunday 4 October 2015

Shelby's sea mint

A very good afternoon to all my friends and followers today, I hope you are all having a lovely restful weekend.
I have spent the morning out shopping with my daughter, we had a lovely time strolling round the shops looking for winter clothes and bits for my holiday. We also grabbed a coffee and had a little look through the wedding brochures she picked up-all very exciting!!
Then this afternoon I've had time to myself so spent it up in my room at my craft table-just where does the time go when you're crafting, it's just flown by.
I'd seen the new challenge which started on the Lacy Sunshine page and as I'd been sent the loyalty digi from last month I kind of wanted to have a go. I've raced to get the card finished so I could photograph it still in daylight and managed it -just!! Luckily everything went to plan and there were no mishaps.
I love the Lacy Sunshine images and this cutie is no exception. I decided that I wanted to go with a red and blue theme so dug around in my box of Christmas bits and found these papers which I've had for ages which came with a magazine. I coloured my image in with Promarkers to match and cut her out with a Nellie Snellen oval die and made a faux nestie by cutting it out with deckled edge scissors. I ran the red paper through a corrugater as it made me think of waves and then die cut a poinsettia and some leafy frond shapes and punched some snowflakes with an xcut punch. I added some glossy accents to the bubbles, some glitter to her shell and bead and finished off with some blue gems. The sentiment is computer generated:

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

Lacy Sunshine #68-Christmas under the sea
Wags & Whiskers #163 -use a die cut
Die Cuttin Divas #235-anything goes
Inspiration Destination #53-anything goes
Julia Spiri #3-anything goes (with bling)
Jo's Scrapshack #108-anything goes
Penny's paper crafty challenge #247-anything goes
Star in my Pocket -add a sentiment
Sisters of Craft -anything goes

Well that's about it from me for now, I'm off to make a nice cup of coffee and have a well earned sit down.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and for any comments you wish to leave-have a lovely week and until next time.
Andree x


  1. How very cute, a really lovely festive card
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. So gorgeous, love the colours you chose. Sounds like you had a lovely day.......enjoy your coffee!
    hugs Jo x

  3. Beautiful card Andree, sounds like you had a lovely time. Sue x

  4. Gorgeous card. I love how you've colored her, and your car design is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  5. Very sweet :)

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Julia Spiri. Good luck and welcome back next time!

    Anne Lise ~dt ~

  6. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  7. Gorgeous card Andree....Just love the cute image.....Joolsx

  8. Gorgeous card. Love the colors.
    Thanks for joining our Christmas Under the Sea at Lacy Sunshine. Good luck!

    Kitty DT

  9. Gorgeous!! Wow I love the colors you chose for this Under Sea Christmas, great use of die cuts! Thanks for sharing it with us at Wags n Whiskers, hope to see you again and good luck!
    Jennifer, DT

  10. Your card is just fantastic!! And such a clever sentiment...I love it. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

  11. Back again, different hat, love this card, love the soft colours. Thank you for joining us at
    Star Stampz
    Hugggs Lori X x X


Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it means such a lot and they are very much appreciated Andree x