Thursday, 3 November 2016

Swirly Pearls ~ with 4 Crafty Chicks

Hello crafty peeps!  
This month I am so excited to have been chosen as a Guest Designer over at 4 Crafty Chicks, so here is my first post for them. 
The challenge this week (challenge #323) is Swirly Pearls.  Who doesn't love swirls and pearls?! This made me think of Saturated Canary's beautiful mermaid image 'Pearl'. Sadly Saturated Canary is no longer open for me to link the image. 
I have used the following products to create my card:
  • Papermania card 
  • Patterned paper & pearl embellishments from Michaels
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Stormy Sky'
  • Tonic Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
  • Promarkers - Tea Green, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise, Blossom, Rose Pink, Cardinal, Blush, Sunkissed Pink, Coral, Soft Lime, Lemon, Indigo, True Blue, Cyan & Mint Green

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Crafting by Designs - November AG
  2. Crafting with an Attitude - #21 AG
  3. Creative Fingers - #119 AG
  4. I ♥ ProMarkers - #321 Distress Those Edges (sorry I didn't take a close-up of the distressing, but it is there!)
  5. Inspiration Destination - #110 AG
  6. Pearly Sparkles - #10 AG
  7. Dream Valley - #143 One for the Girls
  8. CCC Digi Creations - #60 Happy Anything
  9. Classic Design Team Open - #8 AG
  10. Artistic Inspirations - #166 AG


  1. Hi, Nicola! Fabulous technique around your beautifully colored mermaid! She is wonderfully designed in her fantastic habitat! hugs, de

  2. Nicola- welcome to the Hen House this month! Your project is beautiful! Love the colors and your coloring! Thanks for playing with the Chicks this month! Hugs - Tina

  3. So excited to have you with us. Beautiful colors, layout and of course the swirly pearls! Wonderful inspiration for our first November challenge. I am excited to see what you inspire us with next. Have a great day!

    Tamie 4CC DT.

  4. Congratulations on your GDT post, Nicola! I love your swirly-pearly mermaid card - and the sentiment is so apt. x

  5. Wow this is a brilliant card! I LOVE the way you have coloured her and am not at all surprised you got picked for a guest DT.
    Thank you for the inspiration

    Amy xx

  6. Great job, love the colors and the image is so pretty, great job, love those pearls and thanks we are so pleased to have you with us Chicks this month. Hugs, L :)

  7. Oh this is just so beautiful. Nice work.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  8. Beautiful, thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs 😉

  9. Fabulous card!! The image is cute and colored beautifully. The design is fantastic. . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  10. That pointillism background must have taken you ages! Gorgeous design.

    Thanks for sharing in our 'One for the Girls' challenge

    Dream Valley

  11. Congrats on your GDT post,great colouring love the hair-great B.paper and layout--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  12. Beautiful card Nicola thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx

  13. This is so cleverly done! I love your choice of colours and the stunning background, perfect for this gorgeous little mermaid.
    Great to have you with us at I love Promarkers.
    Hugs Sheryl DT Member xx

  14. Wow absolutely gorgeous. Love the bright colours. Thanks for playing at Creative Fingers and good luck, Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creative Fingers xx

  15. Awesome, love the colours, thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with an Attitude - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  16. Beautiful card. Love the detail and I can see those distressed edges - dont worry! Thanks for playing at I love Promarkers and good luck. Liz (:(|)x

  17. Adorable colours and layout :) Thank you so much for joining us at Pearly Sparkles. Traci DT xx

  18. Great card - love the background to your image.

    Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

    Helen x


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