Monday, 16 May 2011

I'd like to be.......

As the song goes.........Under the sea,.in an Octopus's
Morning all! Is it Monday already??? 
Where did the weekend go???
Here's my DT card for the My Grafico, Monthly, Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Isn't she lovely....that's another

This little lady is from Jessie Weible/JD Digi Designs at My Grafico & you can find her here
Please don't forget to enter the challenge! It's not hard to qualify as it's alway Anything Goes!
Stop by the other DT members blogs too if you get a chance & leave them some love!

I've been having fun following sketches over the last few weeks & this week is no exception.

The sketch I chose this week is from Sweet Stampin, it just caught my eye!
If you don't like sketches, you can use an alternative of Spots, Stripes & Sparkle.
I think I've done a bit of both!
This week I opted to use papers from my stash that I've had forever! I think I got them on ebay or in one of these surprise crafty bundles you get from suppliers.

So, on with the show, here's how I made my card.
The base card is a square, cut from a sheet of white A4 cardstock.
I added a square of light green card, then my shiny spotty paper. This kind of said "sea" to me & when I stuck it down with photoglue, it kind of went a bit wavy too, I liked it so I left it as it was!

The image was coloured with Promarkers, cut out with an oval nestie & matted onto a large scalloped oval of the light green card.

I cut my scalloped section out with a spellbinders square scalloped die. To do this, I put my card to one edge & cut, then flipped it over to do the other edgee, making sure I matched up the scallops!
I then added a layer of pearlescent vellum. I'm not sure how well you can see it in the pics, it's obvious to me but I know it's there! I did all the little panels with the light green card & the pearlescent vellum as I didn't want my card to look too busy!
The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You if I'm not mistaken. 
(FYI, they have a Friday Freebie each week!)

I used promarkers to colour, then it was cut out with an inverted scallop circle nestie & matted onto a scalloped circle of the light green card.
I also added a ribbon bow & two decorative pins ( my latest purchase!).
Thanks for stopping by,I hope you like her! 
Don't forget to enter your card at My Grafico Anything Goes Challenge
I'm off to look for some suitable challenges for my card!

Sweet Stampin Sketch OR Spots Stripes & Sparkle
By The Cute & Girly Anything Goes
Crafters Companion Girls Birthday
Emerald Faerie Garden Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges Birthdays
Dream Valley Challenges Dig out the old & use with the new! (Old papers new digi)
OSAAT Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Birthdays
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturday Dig out old stash
Annabelle's Stamps Say it in Monochromatic tones


  1. Sooooo cute Dawn, love the colours and the LO. I agree, following sketches is fun, I've been using a fair few of late too! Hope you find some good challenges to enter! Hugs, Ali x

  2. This is such a cute and gorgeous card Dawn :)

    A brilliant take on our sketch, and I loved reading your post.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  3. A fabulous interpretation of our sketch, Alison. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  4. I mean Dawn, obviously!!! Old age has a lot to answer for! Tracey x

  5. Dawn I love what you did with this image honey! :0)
    I love the greens too and the different shades on her.
    I might be "pinching" this sketch too - hehe. :0) xx

  6. Fab card, I love what you did with the circular sentiment and the pins. Thanks for joining in with us at Dream Valley Challenges. CoB

  7. This is such a sweet image. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.
    Ike xx

  8. Love the colour combo and such a cute mermaid too thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

  9. Ohhhhh! What a gorgeous Card you have shared with us! I love the colours Hun- just stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Garden for our first Challenge & hope you revisit for many more Challenges

    Hugz, Deb/ Owner

  10. You might get 2 posts here - IE is playing silly beggars today :(

    Great card Dawn she's is indeed beautiful.

    Love your post it's so cheerful, I would've sung along with you but I don't know the words lol.

    Good luck in your challenges xx

  11. Such a cuuute card !!
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ,'Anything Goes' , challenge. Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  12. I saw the twisted easel under your cupcake post and just had to peek at the rest of your work, very creative, bright, colorful and fun, you might just inspire me to break out of my "square card" comfort zone! Gorgeous mermaid card!

  13. A gorgeous card! Beautiful colour theme and layout!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

  14. Thank you so much for joining us over at Paper Sundaes this week. Really cute card!

  15. I like how you have color coordinated the greens, I have a hard time with that! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  16. I did try, (to do the challenge) but where it says
    at the bottom about the next challenge, it wasn't clickable, and no where else seemed to go to the challenges...but your card is fabulous!

  17. Lyn the link was in My Grafico, but I've changed it to the whole phrase My Grafico Anything Goes Challenge! Hope you find it now!
    D x

  18. Yay, I couldn't get the page to scroll down any further than where it said to enter the monthly challenge and it wasn't clickable, the page just stopped there, went over this morning and it was still the same but earlier this evening it was ok, and the page scrolls all the way now now and I can see the other entries. Blogger must've been hiding it from me!

  19. Awww! This is so cute! LOve these colours and the adorable image.
    Thanks for playing in the Emerald Faerie Garden. Viv :)


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Dawn xx