Monday 25 June 2012

At the Beach

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and the theme for this challenge is:


I would like to say very topical but for everyone in the UK its the last place we want to be in this weather!  Maybe if we all made a nice beach card it would shame Mr Sunshine into showing his face - worth a try?
Here is the card I have made:

I don't think the rain will bother this beauty - she's already got the fins to deal with it lol!  The digi is by Lexi and called Melody she is available to purchase at Fairy Dust Crafts.  I have coloured Melody with my Copics and added Mermaid Stickles.  The papers are by Nitwits from the From The Sea Too Collection.  The beautiful lace was part of the candy I won from the beautiful Alessandra (big thank you again).  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Spellbinders Nesties.  I have cut, embossed and matted the image using Nesties.  The seahorse and starfish are cut using a Cuttlebug die, the corner from a Whimsy die and gems and shells from my stash.  I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday for my layout. I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Always Crafting - Mermaids and Fairies

So why don't you pop over to Lexi's Creations and see what my talented team mates have come up with?  This week our sponsors are:

I'd like to give a big welcome to my latest follower Hanna and thank you Hanna its always thrilling to see a new follower!!  On a final note I must admit I was slightly relieved about the outcome of the match last night!  Only because I have tickets to see Starlight Express in Manchester on Thursday and my husband looked decidedly ill when I reminded him we wouldn't be home to see the semi finals!! That got me out of that tricky situation lol!  Thanks so much for looking I really appreciate it and take care xx


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the mermaid image and the beautiful yellow lace,so pretty..


Always with a Sentiment said...

Gorgeous Susan. Such pretty papers and gorgeous colours to highlight this great image.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Caroline said...

Morning Susan gorgeous card love the image and your layout is gorgeous. Have a great day. Caroline xxx

Sue said...

gorgeous card Susan, I love that beautiful mermaid and the way you have coloured her looks gorgeous.
Love your papers and layout too
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Susan,love the image and fabulous

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Susan. Love the image and the colours!

Sarah x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Susan I love the Mermaid she's so pretty, lovely lace and papers.

Hugs Julie x

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

What a beautiful summery card Susan! Love the glitter on Melody's tail and the addition of the shells. And, with those gorgeous bright colours, the sun will have to show it's face! ;o)
Helen x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card and maybe it just will shame that sun.....oh it's been soooo

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Susan! what a sweet mermaid.. I love her glistening tail !! the papers are beautiful and I love the lace and sea horse!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous beach themed card,fab image and colours :) x

Sonia said...

Oh Susanne,what's a gorgeous card:) I like this image so beautiful:)

Unknown said...

What a sweet darling mermaid card Susan, love the little shells, such a fab addition! As is the cute seahorse, a lovely die! Hugs, Ira x

nnalorac said...

So pretty Susan, love the colour combo, gorgeous lace and image. Just lovely. Carolxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Love the mermaid and the sunny colours.
Lorraine x

Suzie's Card Den said...

Lovely card, Susan, great image and colour scheme. I wonder if our weather will ever get better.
Suzie xx

Claire said...

A lovely Summery card hun. Hugs, Claire x

Teresa said...

Ooh this is a beauty Susan, gorgeous colour and beautiful image, love everything about it. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog over the weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

Jo said...

Fab card, Susan, gorgeous colours, image and that lace is lush!
Hugs Jo x

Eileen said...

A lovely card Susan... oooooooo love that lace. Great choice of colours and design.
Eileen x

Mary J said...

How fresh and pretty, love this Suzie!

Emma and Susan said...

Beautiful card, love your choice of colours, very fresh and clean. The lace you have used is gorgeous, well done on winning it, always nice to have free stash.
Thank you for your hard work at Lexi's Creations.
Love and hugs
Susan xxx

Carol said...

Another fab card Susan, loving the sunshine colours. Carol x

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous, I love the yellow and blue together and the fabulous lace you used. Terrific colouring of the mermaid. Great card Sue!

Debs said...

What a stunner Susan - amazing colour combo - just perfect for a summer theme.
Have a fab day
Debs xx

~Tammy~ said...

You are going to have to borrow Miss Mermaids flipper! Good grief! You poor thing!

It's getting up in temps here, and is suppose to be in the 100's (f) this weekend! After a wet spring, my son is enjoying the outdoors, but soon it will be too hot be in it. My grass is going to be brown brown brown!