Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Just Because I Can

Today I've made a card............just because I can. My eyes are open and this afternoon I don't have a problem so I've been able to finish this card which I really started on Saturday. Bad eyes stopped play so I had to give up and yesterday was a no go too.

Anyway, here it is, using one of the new images from Morgan's Etsy shop here. The digi is called Mystical Mermaid Selkie with Seal. I can hardly wait to colour the other images and make more cards but that all depends on how my eyes behave over the next few weeks. I'd had five days in a row when they were fine and I was so sure that I'd conquered the problem but then........... yesterday happened and this morning.

I used my Promarkers to colour her and then gave an overall spray of iridescent Spray and Sparkle from Crafter's Companion. I coloured directly on to the large card blank, from Joanna Sheen, with my Promarker and then sprayed that too so that it looks almost sparkly like the sea. A scrap of sandpaper became the floor with some scattered shells from Beachcomber. A small Crafty Bitz mermaid  was set on a Spellbinders die cut at the top of the card. Then I coloured some bits of raffia, it's supposed to look like seaweed but I'm not sure that that succeeded! lol The raffia is from Hobbycraft

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Animals
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Use your Stash - the raffia, I've had for years and the shells, well, I keep using them but they will last forever!
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes


  1. A very pretty card, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

  2. Beautiful card Hazel, love addition of the little charm, so sweet.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  3. Hi Hazel this is simply beautiful I love how you have coloured that stunning image also the fabulous colours a really super creation.
    lorraine x

  4. Beautiful Hazel...what a lovely image and colouring and I love the seabed and seaweed...gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Gorgeous and beautiful card Hazel just love it
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. Such a gorgeous creation!! Love your added sea shells in the sand! ;) Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs - *Vicki*-DT member

  7. Good afternoon Hazel, sorry to hear your having problems with your eyes. Hope they will improve over the next few days and you can continue to create your stunning cards.
    I do pop in to see what you have been doing. I have not been doing much while the boys were off school. John and I were away a lot with John, Audrey and the boys. We have had great fun if very tired when we got home in the evenings. However after a good sleep we were up and ready to start another day.

    Patricia xx

  8. A lovely card and a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

  9. Beautiful image and lovely card. I love the feel of water that background gives it. Thank you for stopping by and participating over at Through The Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again really soon! Melanie, DT

  10. Wow, Hazel, this came out fab! Love it! xx

  11. what a wonderful, thank you for joining us at TIOT, we hope to see you again soon.EE

  12. Gorgeous card, Hazel. Hope your eyes are behaving and letting you create. Thanks for playing with our animal challenge at Crafty Sentiments. Cathy xx

  13. This a stunning card, love the sea feeling!! Hugs Kate

  14. Lovely card, I think this is great! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  15. Super cute the texture to it. Great image and colours too. Hugs. Lynn