Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Thanks for being Fintastic!

This is my second post of the day - please scroll down to see my first post

Good afternoon blogging buddies - yup it's another post from me, and another one that's on time ..... whoot whoot!!!!!! 😆 I will catch up with myself, honestly!

It being the fifteenth of the month, it's new challenge time over at All Dressed Up and, as usual, our theme is Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image Wendy has plenty of gorgeous images available in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store. Haven't got any All Dressed Up images? Wendy has very generously provided some freebies here - please send your friends over to ADU for the freebies though, to make sure they're available for other crafters to share!

Like a number of the Dressy Girls, I was completely bowled over by Wendy's new images in July and wasn't able to craft with this one at the time. Since then, eldest bambino has (very reluctantly) given up the Mini Swim Squad she's been part of for many years, although she is hoping to continue swimming/swim training once she gets to Uni. She asked if I could make a card to say "thank you" to her Swim Teacher so I showed her this image and she said "Perfect"! I then remembered that the Kit and Clowder May 2017 Colouring Class for Markers featured a Mermaid and a good many hours later, hey presto!

My card recipe is as follows:
And that's all there is to it; even the rocks were hand drawn! Here's a close-up:

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with in our challenge of Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image but if you're in need of any further inspiration, please head over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations by my exceedingly talented teamies and this month's Guest Designer Vicki. If you would like to be considered to be our Guest Designer for next month's challenge, then just pop GDT after your name. This challenge will end on the evening of 14th September (UK time) and we'll be back with our next challenge the following day.

Don't forget that the Facebook Dressy Girls are also hosting a challege and their theme for the month of August is Girlz Rule with an All Dressed Up Image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Until next time, take care!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hi this is a gorgeous card the mermaid is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 24 “Mystical and Magical.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Your coloring is amazing!! I just love how you've colored this cute image! :)

  3. How cute and beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining in at City Crafter and Inkspirational.

  4. A superb card and what a fabulous background. This is just perfect for her swim teacher :-)
    Thank you for playing along at IKEsWORLD Challenges :-D

    IKE xx

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  5. Really nice work. Thanks for joining us aat Star Stampz

  6. Lovely card and great background work. Thanks for sharing with us at The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  7. The colours on your mermaid are astonishing. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  8. Very sweet and romantic. Love the blues on the background. Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Fabulous card! I'm fall in love in this mermaid!
    Thanks for sharing with us at IKE'sWORLD challenges.


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