Friday, July 1, 2011

Splish Splash -Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #56 -Swirls and Pearls! -DT Card!

Happy Friday everyone! 
I'm back again with another "Fairy Fun Fridays" challenge!! The whole DT has been taking turns with breaks for the summer to give us all a little vacation. So technically I didn't need to participate in this challenge but I couldn't pass up playing along with this bi-weekly's fun challenge which is "Swirls and Pearls"!! Plus Roberta has recently released some awesome new images for us all to play I couldn't wait to use them!!

So here is a little inspiration to get you started and I have used "Mermaid Gilly"...she can be found in the "Prairie Fairy Designs" shop HERE!

I had lots of fun using my "Cricut" machine with this one! I used my "Paper Dolls" cartridge which has accessories that come with the dolls and one of them was this cool wave border! And for the swirls I used the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge.

I'm not sure if you can tell from the pics but I used some glittery blue and pink cardstock along with some shimmery purple cardstock. Here are some closeups...

And for the inside I did up both panels with the top panel holding the sentiment I created for this card. I continued with the swirly theme on the lower message panel.


SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs digi stamp -"Mermaid Gilly
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INKS: Tim Holtz Distress ink
LAYOUT: Creatalicious Challenges -"Sketch #23"
PAPERS: DCWV and K&Company
EMBELLISHMENTS: Acrylic half pearls and acrylic dew drops
TOOLS: Cricut machine w/Paper Dolls & Stretch Your Imagination Carts, Spellbinders Dies, Cuttlebug Machine and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles and Glossy Accents

I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

Card will be entered into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks -"Stitching"
AiFactory -"Use Your Favorite Embellishment (Dew Drops & Pearls)"
CCEEStampers -"Use Your Electronic Die Cutting Machine"
Crafty Purple Frog -"Swirls and Pearls"
JFF Challenge -"Anything Goes"
Digi Doodle Shop Best -"Anything Goes"
Crafts and Me -"Birthdays"
Divas By Design -"Die Cuts and Punches"
The Paper Shelter -"Anything Goes"
Delicious Doodles -"Flourishes and Bling"
Stamp Challenges -"July Digi Day"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
Clearly Inspired -"Punches, Die Cuts or Cut Outs"

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!


Marilou said...

Tracey, this card is adorable, as are all your cards!! You're such an inspiration to me!! Thanks for sharing!

xo Big Hugs,

Jessica said...

Tracy, adorable card. I just love the mermaid's sparkles! Thanks for the sweet comment at my blog.

Lori said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with our "stitching" challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Debs said...

I love it Tracy--super great layout and fabulous swirls and pearls, Gillian is awesome
Have a great Weekend

wannabcre8tive said...

Super cute card. Great cartridges, too. Thanks for joining us in the CCEE stampers challenge.

coops said...

gorgeous card tracey.the image is fab and i love your stunning colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Jaqi said...

Fab card ...what a happy mermaid shes super

Zoechaos said...

Well she is pleased with herself making lots of splashes. thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Louise said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

mckinkle said...

Hello Tracey,

Such a pretty summery card! Love the little image, she's sure having fun!

Lots of attention to detail on your card. Gorgeous make! Thank You for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles, good luck with the draw!
Hope to see you participating again in September after our Summer Break.

Keryn :)

Cassie said...

Very adorable card, Tracy! I love the added swirls and pearls. Thanks for playing CIC31 :D

crafty amy said...

This is such a fun and summery card :D I LOVE it!
Thank you for joining us at CPF and Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

Cor* said...

This is just swimmingly beautiful! Love every part of it! The waves are great and the flourishes are SUPER! Gilly is gorg!!! Mwah!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Adorable but also funny card. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSC this week.


Hannah Clark said...

I just love it! The background paper is fabulous, and that cute Mermaid Gilly is awesome! I love the swirls!

Kelly said...

Tracey your card is gorgeous, as are all your details. I also really like how you showcased the details in a collage, you'll have to tell me how. Like your new blog background too! Just so much to take in, hugs!

Anita said...

Fabulous card, such an adorable image. Thanks for joining in the Divas challenge.

Kathy D. said...

so glittery and cute! love how you did the inside and great saying to match the feel of the card. Thanks for punching and die cutting with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #31

ahlers5 said...

Adorable image. Love the layout. thanks for joining us at DDSC.

gina g said...

Fabulous card,love the image love the stitching too. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation with fab colours, hugs pops x x x

Teri said...

Beautiful card hun! Love it!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Cute creation dear.

Tammy L said...

fabulous card and I love that you did both inside panels! thanks for joining our embellishment challenge at AiFactory this week.
Tammy DT Lead

Tamie said...

I love, love the stitching you have done on your card. It is a super fun card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Debs said...

Tracy this is perfect, love your stitching, design and super fab coloring--gorgeous

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous card! Love the sweet mermaid, design and fabulous elements made with your Cricut. Very fun card.

Sussie said...

This card is gorgeous!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Great card!! Love all the details! Sure love Gillian!