Friday, 22 February 2019

Sending Mermaid Kisses

Hi there my crafty friends!  I wanted to share one of my mermaid cards with you since I will be doing a one hour show with them on Hochanda, tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd at noontime.  The collection wasn't quite large enough for an ODS but it didn't stop me from making a bunch of fun cards with them!  Here's a little sneak peek of what you are in store for tomorrow!  I started with a piece of coconut white card and I used our Bubbles Burst Mini Stencil and inked through it with Peacock Feathers, Iced Spruce and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks.  I moved the mask randomly all over the background so they overlapped in places.  I dried it well with a heat tool, then used spray glue all over it and coated it with Frosted Sparkle Glitterbitz.  Next cut a piece of Aqua card on the diagonal and glued it to the lower section of the card.  I added a thin strip of white card across the join area between the two pieces.  From the Mermaid Kisses die set, I cut both mermaids out of milk card.  I cut them again out of Ocean card and nipped away the mermaid’s body and glued it on to the original mermaid.  Their hair was coloured with Tea Dye distress ink and I used Worn Lipstick for the cheeks.  Next I added the mermaids to the card with mounting foam.    I cut several of the sea grass from the Can’t Wait To Sea You die set using khaki card.  I glued them into line along the diagonal strip and added three fish inked with Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink.  I cut the sea turtle from the set and inked through the die with Vintage Photo then removed the turtle from the die and inked all over with more Vintage Photo and a hint of Twisted Citron and added it to the card.  The sentiment was cut from Ocean card and glued to the bottom of the card.  The card was completed with white and aqua mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x  7" in size.  All for now, Sue x











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62 comments:

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Hazel

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Ohhh Miss Mermaids you are beautiful. And I just had a thought .. I wonder if you could cut theses out on shrink plastic. Colour them in..... make a hole in them then heat gun them. They would make a little charm for bracelets for the little ones. And I know two young ladies who would love them. Well done again Sue. Gorgeous sample. Sending hugs and best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card,love all the different colours.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a beautiful card and the sentiment is just perfect, looking forward to seeing the show, we don't see enough of you Sue, yes I know your busy haha but love to see you demonstrate.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

How pretty, how sweet and very cute. There looks to be a lot of time and work to get the colours as close as can be, it's truly beautiful Sue. I will drop all last minute makes and prep for Sunday market (including the 'splodges') and watch you demonstrate this cute collection whilst being recorded too, unfortunately the Sunday shows will have to be recorded ready for my Monday rest either way I will be part of your massive audience from round the globe. Have a great day Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic fun card. Will be tuning in to see your demos. Hugs WINTERWARM. xxx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all
Stunning card this morning with selection of beautiful colours. I love how you have paper pieced the mermaids and the effect of the bubbles in the background. I have to say what a fantastic sentiment , so different and something you don't see every day.
Looking forward to the shows.
Crafty hugs to all . Wendy

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card,any little or big girl would love it.
Looking forward to your shows.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

There is only one thing to say, "It's Magical." I love everything about it, the design is delightful and the colors are captivating. I cannot wait to see your show featuring the Mermaids to see what clever samples you have made. To be able to share your creativity is such joy for me.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Wow ! Just beautiful cards, I can’t wait to see the demonstrations on Catch up on Monday. Having so far resisted these sets wonder if the will power will remain strong after the demos lol !
Hugs
Muriel x

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue,
Wow, love this magical card that all girls (little and big) would love to receive. The bubbles are just fantastic. Looking forward to your shows this weekend.
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

Be great to see you Sue on TV as always, looking forward to it. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and so many different elements all put together to make a lovely scene. The colours are brilliant too.

Barbara V

Netty The Runner said...

Very pretty Sue. Really looking forward to your shows on Hochanda, all recorded.
Annette x

CraftyCoffey said...

Cute card, love the background.

Michele

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
These mermaids are just so special. And this card - showstopper!
Can’t tell you how excited I am for your shows tomorrow. A teaser at 12 then we have you gracing our screens for a whole 24 hours with a One Day Special. It has been too long.
Happy Friday everyone
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful fun card. Looking forward to your shows.
B xx

Jan Sayer said...

Such a cute card. Looking forward to your shows.
Jan
Northampton

Marie P.from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue.
What a lovely fun card is this one. How great that you will be with us tomorrow at noon. It will be so nice to spend some time with you at the beginning of my 'count-down' week

BFN

Marie P.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a delightful card for any little girl and I look forward to seeing you on tv tomorrow with yet more samples. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue, what a fun card today. Lots of colours to match your wonderful cut dies. Look forward to seeing you on Hochanda xx

June Horrocks said...

So pleased about your shows sue love seeing you the card is so pretty I loved this when I fist saw it your colouring is fab see you tomorrow
Love always June Horrocks xxxx

Chris Curry said...

I think this would be a perfect card for anyone but especially for girls. Love the sentiment. Looking forward to your shows tomorrow Sue, enjoy.xxx

Anne said...

A fun card, Sue. Looking forward to the shows.

Anne (Northampton)

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue How exciting to find out your are back on Hochanda can't wait to see your shows! Today's card is lovely the mermaids look so dainty & pretty

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Good morning Sue, great fun card and looking forward to seeing you on Hochanda to show this range.

Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous fun card & one that is magical. Yvonne xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have so far resisted the sea dies but I am beginning to think that they would also be useful for my fisherman brother as well as for my granddaughter.

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, looking forward to seeing you demonstrating these lovely sets. WakeyL

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a sweet card and so different from your normal cards. My little granddaughters would love this! Love Jean xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
What a fun card, love it.
Lydia
X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A very pretty card and beautiful detailed dies.x

BenteS said...

Such a fun card, and the mermaids are lovely.
Really need this die set ;))

stitchingranny said...

Nice card and off to set the recording for tomorrow.

Hugs Helen xx

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a gorgeous card. My little niece would love this.
Won't be able to watch you tomorrow and can't even set the recorder for when I return to the UK.
Hope you have a sell out tomorrow. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

Crafty Cruiser said...

So cute!
Doreen R

ursula said...

Oh how cute, can see plenty little girl cards made with this....luv Ursula xx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a great fun card and a clever underwater scene that will be loved by girls of all ages. Looking forward to seeing you on the TV again over the week-end, your shows are always full of inspiration.

Frances

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fantastic fun card, the mermaids are magnificent and I love the ocean card with the aqua. Looking forward to seeing all your shows tomorrow and Sunday

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. That sentiment is fabulous and the mermaids are so pretty. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

karenlotty said...

A beautiful card

Pawprintx4 said...

I love this fun card. Love the background and all that is attached (my favorite is the turtle). Looking forward to your show.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such a fun card. I can tell you enjoyed creating this card design.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty fun card. Two beautiful mermaids, a cute turtle and all the little extras to make up an ocean scene.

Scottydog said...

What little girl wouldn’t be thrilled to receive this delightful card. A real fun card to delight all ages. Look forward to seeing you on HOCHANDA tomorrow. Thank you Sue.

Eunice Astle said...

This is a card for a little person who loves mermaids!! Lovely.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, love the background but I don't think the mermaids are for me as I can't see that I would ever use them - sorry

Lisbeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Looking forward to seeing your demos tomorrow!
I have the dies so I can't wait to see your cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

sued99 said...

Such a fabulous card. So looking forward to seeing your shows over the weekend. X

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful Sue
Gr Karin

Lindyloo12 said...

I just love your mermazing cards Sue, they are great!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful!! Love any detail!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Your mermaids are gorgeous, and the seascape too............ Can't wait until tomorrow.........
Hugs, Rose

theresa w said...

Fantastic card Sue x love the mermaids x really looking forward to your shows x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

CCM said...

Lovely and fun card.

Good luck tomorrow.

Hugs from Toronto
Carmen-Dorothy

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! This card is GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS !!!!! I really love the Mermaid die sets you have designed. They are so detailed and so cute !!! I can't wait to see your Mermaid show tomorrow and your Triple layer die shows to, which I know I will also LOVE. Several people have commented that these dies would be great for little girls cards but I think they would definitely make some great adult cards to, like my sister-in-law for one who has a huge love of the sea and goes swimming around the coral reef when away on her holidays. I think the dies would make some lovely lay outs that could be framed to. I love the colours you have used on your card. I just LOVE everything about your card today. Thanks for sharing Sue. I will be watching all your shows on tv and recording them to so that I don't miss any thing. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Littlelamb said...

A lovely cRd Sue and one my granddaughters friend would love. Thank you for your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous card in such a pretty colour scheme.
I love the way you have created the background.
Lesley S x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, Love it, love it, love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

dj from kettering said...

Lovely colourful card, but not my cup
of tea,




Doreen x

Helen Terry said...

Hi Beautiful card, and i won these lovely dies,i am going to buy the rest of the collection to go with them. Thanks Helen xxx