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Friday, 23 July 2010

Dipping into Summer Blues

front of card

close-up of image panel

close-up showing embossed & glazed bubbles
with dolphin gem

inside of card

Challenge 15 of the Sugar Nellie Forum is to make a card for a child. I used Lilian's Sugar Bowl Challenge #39 sketch & included the blue optional theme. I have made a card intended for a little girl who is just learning to swim or even going on holiday to the seaside for the first time - an encouragement or "Thinking of You" card. It could equally be used for a girl's Summer birthday card.
Stamps Sugar Nellie Little Ducky (image), C.C. Designs Sugar Plums Underwater (bubbles).
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black (image), VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Golden Ocean Embossing Powder (bubbles), Brilliance Galaxy Gold & Brilliance Mediterranean Blue for inking all cardstock & paper edges.
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Inkssentials White Opaque Pen, Sakura Stardust Pen, 3D Crystal Lacquer.
Cardstock Pearlescent gold - Crafter's Companion Special Effect Card Pack; navy & white from "stash".
Papers Textured pale blue & metallic blue from "stash".
Punch Woodware (scalloped square). 
The  pearls & dolphin gems are from "stash".

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge #15 - Card for a Child (see above)
The Sugar Bowl Challenge #39 - Lilian's Sketch + Theme: Blue
Allsorts Wk 61 - Summer Days
Aly's ASC22 - Under or By The Sea (see above)
Crafty Creations #77 - Happy or Sweet
Everybody Art #100 - Blue & White
Papertake Weekly #46 - Cutie Patootie
Secret Crafter Saturday #92 - Summer Holidays (see above)


Lorraine said...

this is gorgeous i love the colouring on her dress and those dolphins are so cute good luck for the challenge huni xx

PaulaM said...

OMG - Paula this is adorable. I LOVE that dolphin - what a fun embellishment!! TFS

Suzie said...

A lovely card, I adore this image. Thank you for joining us at SCSC this week. Suzie x

Twin-Katis-PaperScrapworld said...

this card is so nice!

greetings Kati

Annie said...

Hi Paula, a fab card with this cutie and those pretty dolphins! I hope your headaches have cleared up now and you are feeling better.
enjoy your weekend.
hugs, annie x

craftyb said...

of this little gal is such a your glazed bubbles and lil accents...thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Paula.
I love the little bubbles, what a fab idea!
Thank you for joining us at the Sugar Bowl and good luck.
Love Elaine xx

Danielle Daws said...

So adorable! I love the little bubbles too. You've coloured her beautifully! :-)

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Paula, love the little tumbling dolphins. Debs xx

Rica said...

Hi Paula, fabulous card, love your use of the sketch.......fabulous embossed and glazed bubbles and cute little dolphins.
hugs Heather xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !!! love the sweet image!!thanks for joining in our challenge.

jennruggeri75 said...

SO sweet! Love the dolphin!! Perfect touch. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week. Good luck!

Lilian said...

Your card is super cute and super sweet! Clever idea to add the bubbles on the corners. Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge!

Marion said...

Lovely card Paula. Image is a little cutie.