A First And A Second!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Morning everyone!
And a very early morning it is too!  Too early for me! lol!

I think I was a bit premature the other day in saying that the weather had picked up here as a bit later on the heavens opened and it has stayed wet ever since - we even had hail yesterday too :(  Hopefully we will get a summer at some point and it will probably be when school starts again!

Anyway, you're probably wondering why I've posted so early...
Well, I'm very excited to get to announce that I've been accepted onto a second design team!  The lovely Mari has accepted me onto the DT of the Creative Card Crew challenge blog!!  Me and 7 other lovely ladies and our first challenge is today!

The challenge is...

On the beach/Under the sea!

We've been sponsored by the fabulous Michelle Perkett who is offering a $10 voucher to the lucky winner!

Some of her fab images are also available in rubber at Sparkle & Sprinkle.

Here's my card:

My image is called Serena and I've coloured her with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20,37. Tail; BG09,18,15,13,11,10,YG91,Y00. Hair; E44,43,41,Y26. Tendrils; N7,5,3. Flowers; BG13,11,10,YR24.  I also used Dark Brown and Kelp Green Prisma Pencils.

The swirly papers are ones I've had for ages and there's no name on them but I think they're old Stampin' Up! ones.  I used lots of dies too - a large Circle die from Go Kreate for the base of the card which I folded in half.  Standard Circle and Big Scalloped Circles from Spellbinders for the image and sentiment.  Quinn Flourish by Memory Box for the swirly circle behind the sentiment.  A frame swirl by Lea'bilities and a Magnolia swirl cos I thought there just wasn't enough swirl on it! lol!
The sentiment is computer generated and the swirly font is called "I'm bored" which is an odd name for a font!  I went over the text with a dark green sakura stardust pen.  A few Swarovski crystals and it's done!

The inside hadn't got much room to work with so I used another swirl die and a few more Swarovski's.

So that's my card.  Head on over to the Creative Card Crew challenge blog and have a peek at the rest of the DT's fabulous cards and then get creative!  I can't wait to see you there!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog; Lets not be square
By the cute & girly; A day at...The sea!
Craft your days away; Shades of grey + one other (Teal)
Crafts & Me challenges; Anything goes
Divas by design; Happy birthday
Jackson's Digital Expression; Anything goes
My Heart Pieces; Use a square or circle
The Poodles Parlour; Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Anything goes

Thanks for looking - and a big hello to my new followers!


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Popped over to see you from Rachel's (Mike's Gal's) blog. This is such a great creation and she's coloured beautifully.

Congrats on getting a DT position.

Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Sheena, the colours are fantastic.

Well done on your second DT, it's great news.

Take care xx

Kate said...

Lovely card, great design. Thanks for joining us this month at By The Cute And Girly and hope you'll drop by tomorrow for the launch of the August challenge.

** Kate **

Sheila H said...

Lovely coloring and design. Thanks for joining Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Aideen said...

WOW nice card-the colours on your swirly papers are GREAT and you have coloured your image perfectly to match!

Thanks for joining in with BTC&G this month x

cheiron said...

One fabulous mermaid and great coloring! Thank you for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

My Heart Pieces said...

wooooooooow just amazing. Really awesome.Thank You for participating at My Heart Pieces hope to see you again next week and dont forget to check back if you are the winner.

Céline said...

really gorgeous card, love the design and your coloring
thanks for playing with us at BTC&G this month

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, long time no see! Hope you are keeping well and what a fabulous card - love the shape and your colouring is just perfect.

Thanks for joining in with us this week over at Divas by Design.


Vicky said...

Oh so we have you to blame for the wetness outside, do we??! Could do with that gorgeous mermaid's tail to get down the garden!! I love your card, your colours are beautiful

hugs Vicky xxx

Anne said...

What a fab card Sheena you are so talented. Congrats on geting onto a second design team. Anne x

Rebekah said...

Your colouring is perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Divas this wk hugs Rebekah xxx

coops said...

huge congrats on your DT sheena.your card is really beautiful.gorgeous mermaid and i i love your colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

Super cool design and beautiful colors!

Kathi Silvia said...

This is stunning! I LOVE this! The design is so unique, colorful, and beautifully colored! Love that DT paper too! Even the inside is lovely :) Thanks so much for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Join us again!

DT Member

Mona Eidhammer said...

Wooow! Stunning! Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

Julie said...

This is lovely - it's so elegant!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Shades of Grey +1 Challenge!

Julie x

Ellapu said...

Hi Sheena
Your contribution is fabulous also. So much attention to detail in your creation. I also look forward to working with you. x

Joanna said...

Lovely. Looking forward to getting to know you on the CCC team

Ani said...

Your card is really amazing! I love it! Hugs, Ani

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so awesome sweetie. I am sure I am going to love working with you on CCC team. I am now a follower.


Danie May said...

Such a lovely card! The mermaid is beautiful and I love the way your design with the flourish gives the illusion of her movement like an extension of her tail. Thanks so much for participating at My Heart Pieces last fortnight. Danie xx

Jules said...

What a brilliant rocker card Sheena .. .. love your image very much and the swirly paper is just perfect alongside.

Such gorgeous colours!!

Love it!!

Our weather here is a mixed bag too. Summer one day and more like Winter another!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Love Jules xx

June Houck said...

Congrats on your CCC dt position; they obviously chose wisely! Your work speaks for itself. Great coloring and a beautiful card.

Andria said...

Another Fantastic cretion and congratulations on your DT place, Can see why they chose you :). Love that font, where did you get it from? :) x.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!!! Wow!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!