Mermaid Wishes

It’s a busy blogging day for me 🙂  Usually, it’s one post, but, today it’s 2, as this also marks my day for week 2 of the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge.  Our theme this month is “New Beginnings” – eg New Year, NEW BABY, NEW HOME, NEW JOB OR EVEN NEW CRAFTY STASH.  The theme on the blog challenge is the same, so be sure to enter in both challenges to double your chance at winning!!  January is also the month that Ching-Chou’s birthday falls in, so we have an extra special bonus challenge in the Facebook group, so be sure to stop by and wish Ching-Chou a happy Birthday!! For this card, I used a beautiful image from this pack in the CCK Etsy store.  I colored her up with Copics and then cut the image out with a stitched rectangle die.

I managed to find some background paper that coordinated beautifully with both the colors and the “feel” of the image. I distressed the edges and inked them in black to add a bit more texture and interest.  I wanted to bring some of the gold into my card, and as I scrounged through my stuff, I found a sticker sheet that was perfect!! I used a rectangle sticker on some purple backing paper, then attached it to the base over 2 strips of black ribbon.

This week, the DT was challenged to use pearls or gems on their projects.  I had been keeping an eye on these packages of flat back pearls and gems in Michael’s for some time, and they finally went on sale!! I couldn’t stop at just on pack, so got a gold/silver and a black/iridescent pack 🙂 I used some from each pack on this card (new stash AND pearls/gems – woohoo!!!) I finished it with a peel off sentiment sticker that I’d gone over with my black Copic.  I was thrilled to be able to combine both the challenge theme and the additional DT challenge with this card 🙂  Talk about fun trying to get a photo, with all that sparkle and shine reflection, though!!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

CCC Digi Creations – #99 Happy Birthday

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper – January ATG with Patterned Paper

Get Creative Challenge – #76 ATG with No Twist

The Paper Shelter – #366 Digital Image

Crafty Creations Challenge – #382 ATG

… be sure to stop by and extend your birthday wishes 🙂


  1. Oh what lovely image and so beautifully coloured! What a great match your background paper is too! Gorgeous creation Susan! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!

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