Sunday, 8 April 2012

Mermaid Lover's Birthday

"I love the glitter", "Did you make the candle?!" & "I love it anyway" where the responses to this card & my bought candle. I had to promise to make a candle sometime soon, even though I've not made one in twenty years!

Going Buggy's March Challenge is to 'use something on your card that wasn't intended for cardmaking'.  So many things are now used on cards that I found it difficult to think of something suitable.  I found some old wrapping paper (hence the designer creases!) that I thought would go perfectly with  A Day For Daisies' Birthday Mermaid & their "found paper" challenge, but was that enough?

I kept looking until I saw the No. 6 birthday candle.  


Just right for the card & the cake.

The Polycraft Monday Challenge is Water, Water, Everywhere! A few forum friends have made lovely water wave cards & | really wanted to have a go. I used a scallop punch & the folded wrapping paper to make the waves. I love how the paper reflects the light (even on a dull day outside) & it's satisfying using the negative bits of the scallop punch.

I almost made the optional extra monotone theme on Papertake Weekly Challenge Anything Goes, but couldn't resist the orange balloons & the candle didn't have a turquoise trim.

April birthdays are great & Aoife agrees!

Cards Galore celebrated their first birthday on the 4th of April, Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your big birthday bash this month.

Stampalot Challenge is turning two this April & has lots going on. Happy Birthday!

Going Buggy Challenge #3: Use something on your card that wasn't intended for cardmaking [Candle & Wrapping Paper]
A Day for Daisies Challenge #40: Found Paper [Left Over Wrapping Paper]
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #134: Water, Water, Everywhere!
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes optional extra Monotone Theme
Cards Galore April Challenge: Celebration
Stampalot Challenge: Happy Birthday


Stamps: A Day For Daisies Birthday Mermaid, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs & Quinn's ABCs
Dies & Punches: Scallop border
Paper:  White card & Turquoise wrapping paper from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Glitter glue, candle

'Hope the Easter Bunny hopped your way with lots of goodies. Will post soon!


  1. Another delightful card Gra and lovely colour palette.

    Thanks so much for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot Challenge and hope you can join the blog hope as we have so many great prizes to be won.

    Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

    B x

  2. A lovely card - love the use of wrapping paper and the candle!! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

  3. Wow! The wrapping paper was just perfect for the water! Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along in the ADFD challenge!

  4. A super card! Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  5. What a lovely card! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

  6. This is just gorgeous Gra. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  7. What a fabulous card- so cute! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Stampalot and good luck!

  8. I deleted Enfys' comment by mistake, so I wanted to say sorry & I appreciate all you comments. I will leave a copy of what she said & a link to her blog here:

    Enfys Apr 14, 2012 14:45

    What a gorgeous card, love the mermaid and candly! Thanks for taking part in the going buggy challenge this month and good luck
    Enfys x

  9. Love the gorgeous mermaid and the beautiful waves. what a creative idea for the waves!

  10. This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth

  11. Beautiful , Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!



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