Friday, 20 July 2018

Mermaids and gin

No I'm not being sent mad by our scorching heatwave (well not yet). My son recently bought my Hb a bottle of gin (yes we are gin lovers in this family) and I was thrilled to see that it was called Mermaid Gin and was made on the good old Isle of Wight. And no I have affiliate links this this company at all, I wish I did! The gin was great but the bottle was even better...take a look at this
the label has a cut out and the mermaid is viewed through the bottle, which is why my image is a little blurred

It's not only a gorgeous bottle but delicious gin too!
So of course I had to make something mermaid related and I dug out an old Stampendous stamp which I took to Majorca with Daisy on our recent holiday. These are a couple of the lovely pages she made in her holiday journal..not bad for a 4 1/2 year old!
I decided that for my card today I would make a distress inky background and then paint mermaid with my lovely Stardust paints. I kept it quite CAS as I wanted the mermaid to look translucent, so that the distress inks flowed through her,  just like the one on the Mermaid Gin bottle.
This is the card I made;
It's hard to see the sparkle from paints, this shows it a little better.
She is up for sale now at Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton, SM5 2AE

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
Studio 75 2/3 summertime
Crafteezee summer
Crafty calendar 2/3 totally girlie
Simon says stamp Wednesday use a die and/or a punch my seashells are dies by Marianne
Simon says stamp Monday add a little sparkle

Today we have some cloud, which is a good respite from the heatwave, but no sign of any rain and next week again is getting even hotter. This is now a repeat of the summer of 1976...I wonder if we will beat any records?

I am back on Monday with such a exciting card..... Visible Image are launching their Alice In Wonderland  collection on pre release and I will be sharing the first of my is a very sneaky peek
but there is a Facebook Live tonight where you can see him in all his glory. Just click the link here

 Have a lovely weekend, keep cool and carry on enjoying the summer. 

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Love your mermaid and I have to say how brilliant is Daisy's journal page, it will be so wonderful for her to look back at this in years to come!
    Great bottle too! :)
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  2. What a great bottle, Jane, really unusual. I love Daisy's journal pages, she's a very talented little girl and I'm sure she's thrilled to be able to have some crafting time with you. Your card is beautiful, such a lovely image and a super background. xx

    1. Just popping back to say Good Luck in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. xx

  3. What a wonderful, summery post, Jane! Love the gin bottle, such clever graphic design to have the mermaid show through the liquid.. FAB! Daisy is showing a real talent for art and design, I'm sure your teaching her skills from her earliest years will set her on a lifetime of artistic endeavors, bravo, Grandmother! Your mermaid card is FAB-u-lous!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. It is always such a treat to see where your artistic inspiration comes from and how you share that inspiration with us through your photography skills. And wow! Your project is gorgeous, too! I love how the mermaid came out and I'm so grateful for your continued support of our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

  5. Fabulous Mermaid card, love how the colours run through her and Daisy's journal is brilliant.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. The promise of gin brought me to your blog!!! Just joking. But I will be certainly be keeping my eye out for it.
    Dot x

  7. Beautiful card, I love your inky background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,

  8. Śliczna praca. Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Studio75 :) Pozdrawiam -Gosia

  9. That's really cool idea! Love it! Thank you very much for participating in our Summer Challenge #6 from Studio75!

  10. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Crafteezee. Karen


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