Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Year Resolutions and a Frame Shadow box Card


First of all I would like to wish you all...

A very Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Around this time every year, everybody usually has some New Year's Resolutions, something we want to change or do new in our lives....  
My main new Year Resolution this year is to teach Alaia to speak Spanish properly...  when she was first born I used to speak to her in Spanish constantly, but living in the UK, and my husband not being a Spanish speaker, I guess it was easier for all of us to speak in English! So Alaia never learned... She knows some words, and now and then I speak to her in Spanish, but not always... so my resolution is that by the end of the year, I want her to understand and speak at least basic Spanish. 

I also have some "crafty" resolutions.... I want to explore different techniques, get out of my comfort zone! I get bored very easily... so it's good for me to try new things I guess! I'm looking a lot at Mixed Media art, altering items.. etc, so you may see some of this art soon on my blog! 

Today, I have for you a Frame shadox box Card! so a good way to start the New Year, with something I've never done before!

I followed this tutorial by Virginia's Scrappy Place.  I struggled a bit as I don't own a score board. I currently use my old paper cutter, using the cutting guide line as a scoring line...

The fun image is Frizzy Jynx by Saturated Canary.... Isn't she fun? I really love her, and she kind of reminds me of myself!!! I've got the crazy curly hair and sometimes I can behave a bit crazy.... 
The papers are from my K&Co  and Raspberry Road Designs.

As usual, I coloured the image with my Promarkers...
For her hair I used: Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Buttermilk and Mustard.
for Headband: Antique Pink and Pink Carnation.
For her face: Vanilla, Almond, Ivory and Blossom.
For the clothes and shoes: Antique Pink, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Pink Mittens, buttermilk, Eggnog, Cornflower, Powder blue and sandstone.

I created the quote on my computer, It's one of my favourites quotes and I think I'm going to make it part of my New Year Resolutions!!! "Live, Laugh, Love" just summarises everything I want for this year!

I distressed the papers with my new Tim Holtz paper distresser and with Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old Paper.

The dies I've used are from Marianne Creatables and Nellie Snellen.

I made the white clay corner myself (another thing I want to do this year is create my own embellishments).

The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The buttons and ribbon are from local shops.

I decorated the inside using the same paper as at the front.

A side view
 I really enjoyed making this card today... a real challenge, but a good Crafty way to start the New Year! 

If you like it,
 please leave a comment below. I really appreciate all the nice feedback and love reading all the comments. and don't forget to follow me, I promise a lot of great things!!!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and until next time!!!


  1. Your shadow box is beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! and thank you for the tutorial!
      Mirella xx

    2. Wow, just love your beautiful shadow box card and that image is wonderful.Pretty papers and love the embellishments too.
      Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

  2. You did a great job with this, the flowers and die cuts at the adages are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  3. Beautifully crafted! Love the image and the papers are just perfect! You are off to a fabulous start for this crafting year! Good luck with all your goals. I hope to learn to work with resin this year! Thanks so much for dropping this delightful project off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. What a cute project! :) Love the silly stamp and design. Nice papers, too.
    Have a great day, Mirella..

    1. Thank you Sanja!!!! trying new things!!!!
      Mirella xx

  5. Beautiful project. Jeanette

  6. Lovely cards, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


  7. Oh this is so fabulous, love the cute image and the frame and the great design. the flowers are amazing!!! Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  8. Oh I love this shadow box card, the image is great and it has a real girlie feel to it. Thanks for sharing at Natalie & Amy's this month.
    Kim xXx

  9. Such a wonderful creation!
    Thanks for sharing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  10. Beautiful shadowbox! I love that image and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  11. Just gorgeous - love the way you've put it together.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  12. Great creation. Love that cheeky image. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps and good luck with your 'crafty resolutions'.


  13. Gorgeous, love it all, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  14. what a fab frame
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Chosday


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