Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Unfortunately I have neglected my blogging quite a bit lately and also even didn't manage to make a card last week.... all because it's Summertime! Hubby is on leave and so we just spend the days relaxing at the beach, napping and going for walks on the promenade in the evenings.... and of course crafting just takes the back seat for the time! I really hate this last part, but you really can't do otherwise with the beach out there calling!

Well it's Wednesday today and so I have this card for the new challenge at
with the theme of

Prepare yourself as I have quite a few photos for this card as I made it also for a friend who wanted to give his girlfriend a surprise.. so I couldn't say no!

He wanted a Summer themed card so I used my gorgeous mermaid image from Sweet November, which of course I colored with my ProMarkers. The papers on the front and on the inside below were free from a magazine.. Here he wrote his stuff..

The card however is like it has two cards in one.. as now here comes his surprise and taking her to Ibiza for her birthday!!! Me was so happy that I found the perfect papers for what he wanted. These are now from my Me and My Big Ideas Paperpack and I also used another image, this time from Sassy Studio. I can tell you he was really pleased with it .. as much as me :P

Back to the challenge now...

We are this week sponsored by HobbyBook and the prize is five digi stamps of the winner's choice. Don't forget you must use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, AquaMArkers or Trias on your work to be eligible for the prize.

I also got some exciting news now, which just makes me feel so much like crafting again and reminds me the fun of card-making :)

I made the Top 3 at Creative Craft Challenges with this card

Grab Our Badge! 

and at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog with this card.

Entering my card in these challenges today
Bearly Mine Challenge 99 - ANYTHING GOES
Ladybug Crafts Ink August - COLOR INSPIRATION
Papertake Weekly - OCCASION-ALLY
C.C.Designs August - SUMMER DREAMING
Totally Gorjuss 196 - HOT HOT HOT
Fab 'n' Funky - SUMMER

Thank you for looking today.



brenda said...

Having a quick catch up after our hols and to say hello Dora - sailed close to Malta.

Love the underwater card.

B x

Debbie said...

Hi Dora. I am the same at the moment, blog comes second doesn't it.
What a fab card and what a great surprise, my daughter and her friends have just come back from Ibiza, they hire a big Villa and have girly nights in, weather good too.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and gorgeous card Ginny x

rachel said...

wow Dora - your life sounds idyllic at the moment - how wonderful - and you enjoy it girl. Love your card and what a romantic thing for the man to do - how lovely! Congrats on all of your placings too - fabulous xx

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful Dora.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Challenge.
Hugs Julie x

Chrissy said...

Aha!!...I never worried about you MIA this time as I knew it was summer timer where youl great to see you back and with gorgeous cards the beautiful mermaid,gorgeous colouring and such a great card for a surprise trip.Congrats on your wins,so well deserved.


cotnob said...

This is fabulous, great design.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Sandra H said...

l totally agree with the beach calling you have to grab it while you can and yours card looks inviting too so beautiful and congrats on yours wins l'm not surprised though as your crafts are stunning take care xx

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely fantastic card Dora.

~ginny said...

First, she is one lucky girl to have a guy that would even think about a homemade card - that makes him special right there. And to find a very talented lady like you to make it was a stroke of genius! I LOVE the rainbow effect of colors on the mermaid - STUNNING Dora! I love the embossed bubbles on the DP and the glass bubbles you added, and the flourish under the sentiment is perfect for this scene.
The inside is just as special - I like that you made it like a 3-page booklet & (phew) got the mandatory twine in there. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project in the “Don't Get Your Twine in a Tangle ” Challenge!
Design Team - Craft Your Passion
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Gorgeous! Love the sweet colors on this! Carri~Abusybee

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Gorgeous aquatic card Dora and the DP goes so perfectly too. Congrats on making Top 3 with your beautiful cards! You rock.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous.

katslittlepassion said...

Fun and summer project :) I love it!
thank you for joining us at CYP challenges blog!

Craft Your Passion - DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful and gorgeous card. I just love everything on the card. Congratulations on all your winning, Dora.

Kat W said...

Fabulous card and the second 'surprise' card is a brilliant idea! Love the themed DP and your bubbles on the front :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss this week.
Hugs, Kat W x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a fabulous card, I love the design, gorgeous colours and beautiful papers.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month
Well done on all your recent wins!
hugs Sue xx

Marilyn said...

This card is gorgeous and the paper you used looks just like she's in the water. Perfect!

Lilian said...

What a lovely idea Dora, Such a lovely way to keep the memory, Love the card Hugs

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous cards Dora - love the softness of that top one and the embossed bubbles
Thanks for joining us at LCI this month

Ciska said...

What a wonderful work of art and a great surprise inside! Thank you for playing along with week @ Fab 'n Funky :)

Susan said...

Oh so cute - love the mermaid - her tail is just gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at LCI xxx

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