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Thursday 20 September 2018

Mythical/Magical - Nixie Mermaid

Hiya, crafty friends...how are you all today? Everything fine here, thankfully our dreadful weather has passed over and we now have a lovely sunny day for a change! As it's my turn, I'm here to share with you my little bit of DT inspiration for Digi Doodle Studios, I have kept to our challenge theme of 'Mythical/Magical' and have used this super little image called Nixie Mermaid, isn't she so cute?!!

To create this, I took a 7x7 scalloped card blank and layered together turquoise mirror card and green wave patterned paper along with a piece of illusion 'waves' film, for added depth and movement. The image, I printed, coloured with promarkers, added glitter glue/pearl drops, then carefully cut out and placed as shown on a piece of plastic netting. I decorated with die cut flowers, made from iridescent paper, vellum and glitter paper, shells, starfish and seahorse. Finishing off with added pearls.

Materials Used 
Digi Doodle Studios - 'Nixie Mermaid' image
ProMarkers - Satin, Blush, Antique Pink, Salmon Pink, Soft Green, Cool Aqua, Tea Green, Saffron, Tan, Vanilla, Lilac and Amethyst
Crafter's Companion - Watercolour card and Core'dinations Whitewash card
Trimcraft - First Edition 8x8 'Beyond the Shore' paper
Creata - Turquoise Mirror card
J.J.D Crafts - Illusion Film 'Waves'
Dawn Bibby Creations - Fantasy Fusilier and Fern dies and Blossom Stamen dies
Joycraft - Seahorse, Starfish and Shell dies
Sweet Dixie - Shell die
Ranger - Ice Stickles Strawberry and Mint Ice glitter glue, Pearl Drops White Opal
My Stash - Glitter paper, Plastic netting and Pearl gems

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, it means so much to me! I hope you like my little bit of inspiration and it inspires you to come on over and join us for this months challenge, we would love to see what you create. You could also stop by our Facebook Fan Group too, there you will find loads more creative ideas, by both DT and DDS fans!
Till next time
Crafty Hugs
Donna (DT)
Proud to Design for ...

I am entering this into the following challenges:-
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - #32 Glitter
Love to Craft Challenge - #26 September Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - #485 Create a Scene with Stamps and/or Dies
4 Crafty Chicks - #421 ATG or Twist of Tic-Tac-Toe (Glitter/Flowers/Animal)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges - #174 3+ Layers
I Love Promarkers Challenge - #368 Anything Goes with Option of Use an Animal
Tuesday Throwdown - #410 Add Some Texture
Promarker Challenge - #462 Aything Goes
Pink Gem Challenge - #227 One for the Girls/Ladies
A Bit More Time to Craft - #76 Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge - #108 Dies or Punches
CCC Digi Creations - #96 Use Pearls Gems
Brown Sugar Challenge - #282 September All Creatures Great and Small
Classic Design Team Challenge - #29 Anything Goes 1-27 Sep
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge - #09 Anything Goes 15 Sep-12Oct
Morgans Artworld Challenge - #09 Anything Goes 1-27 Sep


  1. This is gorgeous, great card hun xx

  2. Really lovely card. I love how you've coloured the images and built up the scene.

  3. This is gorgeous,

    Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. This is so sweet, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxx

  5. Hi Donna this is a stunning card I love the scene you have created. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. Absolutely beautiful,lovely colours, image and design, so much detail, so much to see!! Love it!!

  7. This is so cool and such a pretty design too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge

  9. There are so many things I live about this card....not sure where to start! The colors, first. And the wavy film paper....it adds just the right amount of dimension. This sweet image is colored beautifully. And the rest of the embellishments....spectacular! I'm so happy you shared this with our "add texture" challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown! Thank you!

  10. You have created a really pretty card with the lovely Mermaid, many thanks for joining in with our 'Create a Scene' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. Wonderful card love it . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge good luck Ginny DT for
    CCC Digi Creations
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  12. Back again, and again, just gorgeous. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  13. Gorgeous card Donna! Love the design and all the cute embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  14. Fab card, Donna! Pretty mermaid image and your choice of die cuts is just perfect for the theme...love your use of the netting too. Thanks for playing along with our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

  15. Gorgeous card Donna. I love the mermaid image and your colouring is perfect. The background and embellishments look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our 'anything goes' challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  16. Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Cheryl DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  17. So pretty, love me some glitter and this is so detailed great job, thanks for playing our twist challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/4CC

  18. Very pretty. Love the sparkle. 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://

  19. Beautiful underwater-themed card!Love the addition of the little pearls!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

  20. Fabulous thank you for joining us at I love Pro Markers Challenge xxx

  21. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Sparkle Monthly Challenges an Good Luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member