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Friday, April 22, 2011

A little mermaid for a little girl




Hi all,

I'm sorry I haven't been around since Monday, but I'm trying to make a start on sorting things out and I also have lots of DT cards to do so that I am two months ahead for when I don't have my stuff. For those who asked in my previous post what I thought about moving back, well, I'm in two minds. It will be lovely to see our family and friends and for them to see Martha (my parents haven't seen her yet), but we have such a wonderful outdoor lifestyle here, I love my job and we have loads of friends that we will miss. Daisy has done a lot of her growing up here and also has a lot of friends, so she will also find it tough. At least she will be going to school in September so she will meet a lot of new potential friends. It will be hard at first, but we'll just have to make an effort to fit back into life. At least we have a house there already, although I'm not sure what state it will be in.

Well, enough of the waffling and onto my card. Daisy's best friend from kindy is 4 at the start of May and loves fairies, princesses and mermaids. I have used a cute image from Stamp Fairy and matched her with papers by Panda bear designs. I coloured some strips of acetate with a green sakura pen and put it over the image for seaweed (I think they can just be seen on the photo). The sentiment is a freebie from Netty - thank you!

While I was making this, Daisy decided she wanted to make one for her friends as well. She has coloured the image and once she has made her card I will post it up here.
I would like to enter this into the Stamp Fairy challenge - for girls, with a sentiment.

9 comments:

Gerda said...

Awww, this is such a cute card!! Can not wait to see Daisys card :)

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge this week.

Hugs, Gerda

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nikki
A gorgeous card love the background,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Mary J said...

I am sure everyone will adjust - eventually anyway! We want to move to Australia or NZ for the outdoor lifestyle - one day we will get there!!

Mary J said...

Oh, and such a lovely sweet card - brilliant use of the DPs with that mermaid!

pinky said...

Wow that is going to be an upheavel Nikki but it will also be another adventure for you:) I love your little mermaid, very sweet.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Awesome card, Love that image and the background paper,so cool!

All the best to you with the move, its would be very hard I'm sure!

Cheryl said...

oh just love this image hun,and love the papers you have used,all the best with the move hun,take care,happy easter too hugs cheryl xxxxx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, fabby papers.
I've just read your previous post hun, blimey what a busy time you are going to have ahead of you, I can understand your mixed feelings
hugs Mandy xx

Sharon Basel said...

Wonderful card Nikki! I love those papers - so perfect with the mermaid image. Lovely job coloring her too. Thanks for playing in the StampFairy challenge again. It's always a pleasure to have you join us.
Sharon, SF-DT