Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A SC Birthday card... and some New Year crafting thoughts!


9 days until Christmas!!!!  and I failed to meet my deadline of having the presents wrapped by the weekend....My only chance to do it is when Alaia is in Nursery, that gives me a total of 2 hours a day... and last week I decided to do something else instead... so presents are not wrapped yet. Oh well, they are not going to be out until Christmas Eve!!!!

With the end of the year approaching, I'm starting to think about things I would like to achieve or just try on during the coming year.... I would like to improve my colouring, try new techniques and things out of my comfort zone... I will try altering canvas or objects, and other crafty stuff... One thing I've already started is making my own clay embellishments!!! yay! I've seen a lot of fellow card-makers using clay embellishment on their cards, I love them!!!!... so I took a look... oh dear, quite a bit more pricey than I would like! so with the thought that I would use it quite a lot, I bought some air-drying clay and a mould and made my first clay embellishment! (the white and brown corner on the image). It's not perfect, but for a first I guess is ok???!!!

On to the card......

Today I have a Birthday card for you....  I've used a Saturated Canary image called Pricilla Pie. Isn't she great? This card is for someone quite close to me... I will add her name soon, I just didn't want to put it in the card for the blog as I haven't sent it yet!

For this card I used sketch #248 from Sketch Saturday, I hope you like my interpretation of it!

I left the sketch as it is, I just replaced the big corner at the top of image with my handmade clay corner and I used a fabric piece for the horizontal layer under the image, instead of paper. 
I also added some flowers, ribbon and butterfly.

The paper I've used are from my K&Company paper pad and from the Papermania Capsule collection Spots and Stripes Pastels.
I really love this colour combination, Pale pink and brown, it give it a vintage feeling I like....

I coloured the beautiful Pricilla Pie with my Promarkers.
For her hair I used: buttermilk, Sandstone and Raw Sienna.
For her face and skin: coral, vanilla, almond, ivory, blossom for the cheeks. Powder blue for the eyes.
For the jewellery: mustard.
For her clothes: Pale pink, blossom, pink carnation, sandstone, buttermilk and the blender pen.

I stamped the sides of the image with a flower and birds stamp strip, don't know where it came from as I've had it forever.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Tea Dye for this stamp and to distress the whole card.

the big brown piece of fabric is new... I bought a whole reel of it in Hobbycraft last week. I think it is some kind of Christmas decoration, but when I saw it I though it would be great for cards.

The pink and yellow ribbon is from Dovecraft.
The pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The butterfly is punched with Martha Steward butterfly punch.
The stars masking tape, buttons and flowers are from local shops.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday #289 - Any sketch after #215
Cutie Pie challenge #59 - Cute card for a special friend
Love to Create #96 - Anything goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Color it: favorite color combination
Crafty Ribbons #73 - Anything goes with Ribbons
Crafty Girls #8 - Anything goes
Pumpkin Spice #50 - Ribbon or Bows
Loves Rubberstamps -  Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments blog - Birthdays (3)
Penny's challenge #157 - Feminine with a sentiment (2nd entry)
Crafty Catz #211 - Anything goes (2nd entry)
QKR Stampede #68 -  3 favorite embellishements (ribbon, pearls and flowers)
Divas by design - Anything goes (2nd entry)

I hope you like this card. If you do, I would love if you leave a comment or any type of feeback.
and don't forget to follow me if you don't want to miss any of my cards and crafty stuff!

Thank you so much to my followers for your support, I really appreciate the time you spend taking a look at my crafty corner!

Until next time!


  1. Lovely card and fab layout, thanks for joining us at Cutie pie challenge, good luck cheers Sue Nx

  2. Adorable card. Love the hair. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  3. Aww this is really sweet Mirella! I love the image and you've coloured her beautifully! The paper and embellishments are very pretty… I really like the clay corner that you made… it looks fab!! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
    Have a lovely Christmas and New Year
    Hugs Sue B xx

  4. What a lovely creation, the pearls in the hair look great!. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week for our Anything goes Challenge :) xx
    I have Candy on my Blog up for grabs until Christmas http://stickywithglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. Sweet card, pretty image and also love the pearls...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  6. Such a pretty card, love all the pink and sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Divas by Design and Crafty Catz this week. Jac x

  7. Brilliant project - thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck and all the best for 2014 x Judith DT.

    Read more: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2462766#ixzz2np3RzlRz

  8. Just gorgeous, Mirella. I love SC images and you have coloured her beautifully. Such pretty papers and details too.
    Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

  9. A beautiful card thanks for sharing with us Cutie Pies. Good Luck. Sarah

  10. Fabulous birthday card. Thank you for sharing it over at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  11. Absolutely love this beauty. Great design with the flowers, butterflies and buttons. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  12. Super birthday card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this time.


  13. Beautiful card!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at QKR Stampede this week.
    Merry Christmas,
    Ardilla :)

  14. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge. Happy holidays Angelie

  15. Super cute card. Adorable image. Thanks for joining the Holiday blitz at Loves Rubberstamps!

  16. This is just beautiful Mirella and great use of the sketch! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday and hope you have a very merry Christmas! :)
    Lizy xx

  17. Beautiful birthday card! Love how you used the sketch and your papers!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  18. Great card - love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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