Thursday, 25 August 2011

Crafty Sentiments Summer Of Fun Blog Hop & Ribbons & Bows Challenge.

Good morning all, have you been enjoying this week's previews of the Crafty Sentiments Summer Of Fun New Release? well the wait is over the stamps go on sale today but before that we have a blog hop for you.

You can be in with a chance of winning the 1 of the 4 New Main Summer of Fun Character stamps from us. They are amazing. Four of you will receive 1 each of the stamps. So you have a great chance of winning. 

If you arrived here from Jac's blog you are on the right track however if you just stumbled across my blog or you regularly pop in and want to start at the beginning of the blog hop please go HERE.

The Rules are simple. 

1 Post the Summer of Fun Banner on your sidebar with a Link to the Crafty Sentiments Store.

2. Comment on the Design Teams Cards Previewing the images for Thursday 25 August.

You have until Monday 29th 7pm GMT to complete the hop

 I decided as soon as I saw the image of Billy 'Lets Swim' that I was going to make a fish bowl, I had seen something similar on Tereesa's Up Late 2 Create blog some time ago and had been wanting to make one ever since and this seemed the perfect time. I also used some of the fish from the accessory set.

Today is also the start of this week's challenge which is 'Ribbons & Bows', now this wasn't easy to incorporate in my fish bowl and I made it even harder on myself by forgetting to add them until over half of the bowl had been put together. They are not the best and you probably can't see them that well but what I did was twist some seam binding and add it to make some of the reeds. If you click on the photo's to make them bigger you can see the ribbon more easily. I had to use brads at the top to hold it together temporarily as the large gromlets I ordered didn't arrive in time.

The fish bowl itself was cut out of acetate on my Cricut using the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge at 8.5" x 10" to give you an idea of the size. I then added various sea life from Pack Your Bags Cartridge. I embossed most of the cuts using various folders and added some faces to my cuts with the Peachy Keen Funshine Faces set. All of the cuts and images are attached with very fine fishing line, they then dangle and swing freely in the bowl. I used my Cri-Kit glitter pens in my Cricut to draw all the pieces before adding them as die cuts as they then look like shadows but unfortunately the camera hasn't picked this up. The bubbles all had glossy accents added to them.

My 4 year old god son came in just as I had finished this and asked what the little boy's name was, I told him Billy and he promptly informed me that Billy will be dead soon because he hasn't got a snorkel or regulator!! I guess that is what happens when your dad and uncle are Scuba Diving Instructor's lol. Way too old for his little years!!

This looks so much better in real life as it all moves.

I added this photo of a side angle to show how it goes together but it is not very clear, the jelly fish/octopus was very pleased to have another photo taken lol.

Acetate - Local Craft Store
Cardstock - Bazzill & American Crafts
Image - Crafty Sentiments Billy 'Lets Swim' & Accessory Stamps
Medium - Promarkers
Peachy Keen PK-944 Funshine Face Parts
Brads - Papermania
Seam Binding Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Embossing - Cuttlebug 'D'vine Swirls, Houndstooth, Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles)
Cricut - Everyday Paper Dolls & Pack Your Bags

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
 As this is not a card I was not sure on a couple of challenges, if it is not allowed I apologise and please just delete my entry. Thanks

Bitten By The Bug 2 - Use A Stamp With Cricut Cuts
Ooh La La - No Backing Paper 
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension & Texture
Papertake Weekly - Dies To Die For
Passion For Promarkers - No Patterned Papers
The Paper Shelter - Die Cuts & Punches
Scapalicious USA - Anything But A Card
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Face It - Use Animals
One Stop Crafts - Bold & Bright

Ok that is all from me and thanks for staying with me through this rather long post. You are now off to visit the wonderful Rebekah to see what she created for you but just in case you get lost, have problems with links or just want to start at the beginning here is the complete list of who is playing along.


Jac’s Playground said...

WOW! Kim this is awesome a real work of art and I love your Godsons comment made me giggle. xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun! Love it, love it, love it!!
Hugs Shell xx

Caz said...

Wow this is great..



Unknown said...

Wow! Love that it all moves and your son's comment was too funny. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Karen Tallon said...

This card has to be one of the best handmade cards I've ever seen, anyone who looks at it can see the amount of hard work you've put into it. Your godson's comments made me laugh, but he's spot on really if you look at it from a factual point of view!
I love the colours you've used Kim, this is a spectacular card.
Well done!
Lots of love, Karen xx

Berry said...

This is completely fantastic Kim I just love the dimension to this and absolutely superb work of art! hugs Rebekah xx

Michelle B. said...

WOW! Your project is absolutely FAB, I love the 3D effect. So many things to look at, you definitely rocked this one!

Doreen said...

What a great project.Thanks for sharing with us at

Axa said...

This is awesome Kim! I love it!

callyannc said...

This is so awesome. What a great job! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)

Mary J said...

How clever! I love this!

Unknown said...

WOW! This is totally amazing! Really fab! :)

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La! :)
Lizy DT x

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW WOW WOW Kim this is amazing I love it, hope you have a great bank holiday weekend, Love Hazelxox

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Oh my goodness!! This had to take FOREVER to make! FAB detail and I love it all!

Tip Top said...

I love cards like this - fantastic!!

Mandy said...

Oh Kim this is fabulous I love it so much work but so worth it...
Mandy x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kim, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "no paper" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

This is so cute Kim, what a fantastic idea for the fish bowl, I love it xxx

Anonymous said...

oh wowzers such a wonderful card.... Fabulous

Stephanie said...

Goodness, that's just amazing! I am very impressed :) Hope you're well sweetie xxx

Tracy said...

Wow Kim this is fantastic, so much work gone into it.Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Lori said...

Wow! This is amazing! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Jayne said...

Hi Kim,this is amazing. Fabulous card,love the stamping and all the cricut cuts.Great idea using the fishing line.I have an award for you on my blog.

Jayne x

Carole Beath said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment on the BBTB2 blog hop. Also, thanks for entering our stamp challenge.

Debs said...

Simply stunning - fab design!
Debs xx

Merlyn said...

Fantastic card..Have never seen underwater card like this..

Cards By MI said...

What a wonderful creation you have made. It's out of this world! Thanks for playing with us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Anniebee said...

This is incredible, Kim! It's so 3-dimensional and colorful! I could have sworn that I stopped by here during the Summer Blog Hop but I haven't seen my comments on any of the blogs, even though I know I have seen the projects. Very odd! Anyway, you're a very clever artist in bringing life to this little guy. Thanks for your sweet comment on my latest card. It was very much appreciated.


Kate said...

Very inventive and so cute. Hope you can stop by tomorrow at By The Cute And Girly for the new challenge.

** Kate **

ribenaruby said...

Hi Kim, loved reading your post and even more your creation is stunning, love using acetate myself when I remember to...gorgeous work, love it! Ruby x

Debbie said...

Wow, this is some creation.Really clever idea, I love it.Thanks for sharing.Love Debbie Johns x