Monday, July 5, 2010

Ms. Shimmery Pearl

Happy Monday! And it is a happy Monday indeed because I have the day off :)

I just have a quick card to share with you today! I finally got to play with these new CC Designs Sweet November mermaid stamps that my friend Deb sent me.  This image called Pearl Tidepool.  Isn't she just gorgeous? I had to top off her mermaid tail with Stickles, of course, because what's a mermaid without some shimmer? Oh, I forgot! I distressed the edges with the Zutter Distrezz-It All! It only took a minute to distress all the edges!

I'm trying to squeeze in as much cardmaking today as I can so I'm off to make another card! For those who have the day off, I hope you're enjoying it, too :)

Stamp: CC Designs Sweet November Pearl Tidepool
Coloring Medium: Distress Reinkers
Paper: BasicGrey Capella
Accessories: pearls, ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Zutter Distrezz-It All, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Large Big Scalloped Ovals, Shapeabilities, Making Memories Paper TrimmerATG adhesive gun

This card is for a few challenges:
  1. Sketch Saturday - Sketch
  2. Stampavie and More - Sparkling
  3. Delightful Sketches - All About Summer
  4. S2G Challenges - Summer + Sparkles
  5. Stampin' B's - Summer Vacation
  6. Crafty Catz - Distressing
  7. Totally Paper Crafts - One for the Girlies
  8. One Stop Craft - Distressing
  9. Secret Crafter - Water
  10. KLS Challenges - Summer + Beach
  11. Pile It On - My Favorite Things - ribbon, pearls, and BasicGrey!
  12. Rosie Dee's - Summer Birthdays
  13. Lexi's Creations - Layers
  14. Oh-la-la Challenges - Simply Summer
  15. The Pink Elephant - 3 Layers, 2 Die Cuts, Ribbon
  16. Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers
  17. My Partner in Crafting Crime - Summer 
  18. Quirky Crafts - Ribbons 
  19. One Stitch at a Time - Lace, Ribbons, and Bows


Cheryl said...

She is beautiful! The stickles and die cut flourishes are perfect.

Sharon said...

Hi Ann. Your card is absolutely delightful! Love the beautiful mermaid and the fab stickles you added to her. Such a gorgeous ribbon too.
Thanks so much for joining us at the OSCC.
Sharon xx

Lisa Summerhays said...

Gorgeous card Ann! Love the sparkle and how you colored her hair.


A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz and thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches,
Hugs Dianne xx

Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, the image is beautiful and the tail looks amazing.

Betty Benton said...

She is, most definitely, a little beauty!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Ann! I love it!

Lori said...

What can I say but absolutely perfection, you've done it again Ann!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful colors and the shimmer is stunning

beadz said...

What a fun and summery card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. Good luck!

Benzi said...

Wow! Awesome mermaid...the stickles look perfect for her. Glad you joined the StampinB's this week.

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Risa said...

Wow....your card is stunning Ann! Your image is beautiful and your coloring is outstanding!!! Thanks again for joining us at KLSNS!

Carol said...

Awww Ann she's just gorgeous and so is your card! I absolutely luv it. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck Sweetie. Lotsa luv xxxx

Sue said...

Hi Ann
beautiful card, lovely image, gorgeous papers & design, luv the sparkle,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

joey said...

Hi Ann

this is stunning, gorgeous detail and lovely touches of glitter, thanks for joining us at tpc

bosenberries said...

so pretty..... love those mermaids!! Check out
think this fits the bill!

Mervi said...

So beautiful details on a fab card!
Thanks for taking part on my birthday challenge at Rosie D's,
good luck;-))Mervi

Lin said...

What a beautifully fresh card and I love the mermaid's tail, and the way all the colours match so wonderfully.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight.

Lin x

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card, love the mermaid and all her sparkle ... it looks really effective! Great papers too! Thanks for joining in the weeks fun at Sketch Saturday. hugs Jillix

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely charming! Love the mermaid image and all the sparkle. Great DPs and fab distressing!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Ann,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lindsey said...

What a great card! love that sparkle! Thanks for jining us at OSCC and Crafty Catz this week xx

Spyder said...

very pretty card! A really sweet image. Don't' forget One Stitch At A Time has a ribbon and/or Lace challenge this week and Quirky Craft's has a ribbon challenge!!

Melissa said...

Stunning is the perfect word for this card! Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at S2G's!

Lisa said...

Hi Ann...what a beauty this is! Just stunning work :) Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week!

Ann English said...

Oh, Ann, she is GORGEOUS and the card is stunning! I LOVE this! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Mel X said...

Hi Ann, oh my, this is fabulous. Gorgeous image and I love her sparkly tail.

Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts, I hope you come back and see us again next week. Good luck in the draw.

Mel X

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card,beautifully coloured ,her tail is stunning and i love the colours you have chosen,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck in the challenge
lalkygirl x

Brandi said...

Wowzers ~ this is stunningly gorgeous! :)

Jennifer said...

STUNNING card! LOVE all the details and beautiful coloring!! (=

Liz said...

Whoooooooooooooooo its so nice very very cute card beautifully made

Thanks so much for joining in at OSAAT

Liz x

Josephine said...

She's gorgeous - I love the colouring and sparkle!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week!

Aunty Sue said...

loving these images and you have coloured it perfectly, thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz

Justine said...

Hello Stranger, just wanted to drop in and show some love. What a fantastic card, love the image.

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Ann, the mermaid really pops out with the shimmer. It all fits together perfectly. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.
Luv Brenda xoxox

Margreet said...

wonderful card your colouring the mermaid..great swirls! it all!!!.....thanks for joining OSAAT.....hoping to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! She is gorgeous, i like your bow. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Suzanne said...

A gorgoeus card. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week
Suzanne x

Spyder said...

Very pretty card, spotted this one from a host of others, love it! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's with their Ribbon challenge this fortnight, hope to see you this weekend with their new sketch challenge and also, thank also for joining OSAAT's Ribbon, Lace and bows challenge too. Good luck in your challenges!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I love how you embellished this card. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Dawn said...

Superb card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Anonymous said...

An absolutely beautiful card! Love the ribbon and bow. Thanks for joining us att OSAAT this week!
HUgs /Hanna

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On & the SCSC!
Helen x

Wendi said...

Sorry I have not had chance before now to visit your blog
Your card is gorgeous I love that glittery tail and the papers are so pretty
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chocolate Orange said...

What a gorgeous image. I love the swirls you have used.
Thankyou for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck !

Choccy xx

stitchy said...

Ann, this is just amazing, love the colors, swirls, backing papers, just everything is so elegant - thank you so much for sharing your truly awesome talent with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck in all your draws!!!

stitchy xoxox

Krista said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! Love your beautiful colouring and the sticles are perfect on her tail! Thanks for joining us at TPE!

Nana said...

Stunning card, Ann! Love it.
Thank you for joining us at "PIO" this week!
hugs Nana

Valérie said...

ooooooooh superbe

merci de ta participation au challenge SAM cette semaine