Friday, 1 June 2018

Making Waves

After making a sea-themed shaker ages ago, it kinda got left in my craft box waiting for the right moment to make an appearance!  Also my poor little 'Summer Sprite' from Aurora Wings has been sitting lonely (I got a huge card order so have been really busy with that), so I decided to pair them together to create a fun mermaid shaker card.  
I had a little cutting party with my friend a while ago, as she's got some awesome dies that I don't have.  There was a big swirl that I'd cut in white and I thought it looked just like a wave.  I tried to make it fit in one piece but it was just too big, so I cut it in two.  I really like the effect it gave with some Fran~tage to look like sea spray.

Products used:

  • Kraft card blank
  • Coloured & Kraft cardstock
  • Recollections designer paper
  • X-Cut nesting circle dies
  • Eyelet Outlet anchor brad
  • Sequins
  • Small starfish
  • Seashell die
  • Swirl die
  • Stitched hill die
  • Happy Birthday die
  • Core'dinations card
  • Stampendous Fran~tage - Aged Ivory
  • Cuttlebug acetate
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Almond, Holly, Marine, Turquoise, Mint, Forest, Pine, Apple, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Mulberry, Cerise, Pink, Carnation, Gold, Pumpkin, Canary & Duck Egg
  • Wink of Stella - Clear

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings - #67 Joyous Occasions
  2. Card Mania - #105 Nautical
  3. Classic Design Team - #26 AG
  4. Crafty Gals Corner - #166 AG
  5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June AG
  6. Cute Card Thursday - #532 Hello Summer
  7. I ♥ ProMarkers - #360 AG/optional circles
  8. Simon Says Wednesday - AG


  1. How adorable, Nicola! Really love how you've used all the die cuts to build a scene for Summer Sprite and then add a shaker! WooHoo! Honestly, this couldn't be cuter. Thanks so much for joining our Joyous Occasions (again! YAY!) challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  2. This is such a fun and beautiful birthday card, Nicola! I love the shaker porthole to go with the beautifully colored mermaid, sitting pretty and enjoying the bounty of summer. The swirly die cut is an elegant way to create waves! Thank you for joining us in Ch. 67 at Aurora Wings with another lovely entry! Mitzi xx

  3. This is really great. I love seeing how people have adapted their bits to make them work, and that die-cut works perfectly :)

    Thanks for playing over at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. The mermaid really works so well with your design and it is so good to find the right place for bits that have been waiting a while. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.

  5. Beautiful shaker the details. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  6. FABULOUS card!
    LOVE your mermaid and shaker window filled with such sweet elements, LOVE your flourish & papers too, together they make a great scene!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  7. Absolutely beautiful card! Such a clever design!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  8. Love this love all the details Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  9. Wonderful mermaid card, Nicola! I love the shaker elements you put in. So many fun details as well. Thank you for joinin us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


  10. Wonderful. Love how you have colored the little mermaid and the design is just fab. Thank you for joining us at Aurora Wings challenge this month. Hugz


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