Friday, 10 January 2014

Retro Love...

Hello!!!! Welcome back to my little corner on the internet!!!!

It's Friday, It's Friday!!!!! yeah, even when at the moment I'm a stay-at-home mum, I'm glad that it's Friday...  the first week after the Christmas holidays is always hard! Christmas Tree and decorations have been put away, yay! and I'm just looking forward to a quite and lazy weekend at home! If the weather is not bad, we may take Alaia to the park for a play or walk, but that's all really... And I'm actually very happy of just staying home enjoying the company of my little family. And having a lie in! I'm a very nocturnal person, I can't go to sleep early at night, but I really enjoy my mornings in bed, snuggled up under my duvet when it's so cold outside...  I love it!!!!

Talking about love.... I've got a "Love" card to show you today! It's not the typical pretty and delicate full of red hearts Valentines/Anniversary card....

The image is called "Give me a Kiss" by The Paper Shelter. I really love these little cuties! They have a cool 1920's style that makes them so fun! Lately I'm all for fun and cute images that make me smile....

The papers I used are Kraft card and First Edition paper pads Rose Garden and Desert Blooms.

I hand-stitched the border of the card in green to frame the card and distressed all the edges  with the Tim Holtz distresser took and Distress ink pad in Tea Dye. I love distressing paper!

I used this sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge.

It's the perfect sketch for me, if you have been hanging around here for a while, you must know I love layers!!!

I coloured the image with my Promarkers as usual.

I used:
For the Girl: Peach, Coral, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Buttermilk, Mustard, Vanilla, Almond, Satin, Blossom, Cornflower and Powder blue.

For the Boy: Pear Green, Lime Zest, Peach, Coral, Sandstone, buttermilk, Vanilla, Almond, Satin, Cornflower and Powder Blue.

 I kept the embellishments simple, as I didn't think the card needed a lot of flowers or bling... 

I used buttons and washi tape from local shop.
Tim Holtz Adage Ticket.
"With Love" ribbon from Hobbycraft.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Try it on Tuesday -  In with the New (new stash items: washi tape and Tim Holtz Adage Tickets)
Crafty Sentiment Designs - New (stash: Washi tape and Tim Holtz Adage Tickets) 2nd entry (3)

I really hope you like this card. Please leave a comment if you do, and don't forget to follow me if you are not... :)

Thank you very much for stopping by!!!!
Until Next Time!!!


  1. Lovely card, fabulous design and cute images - so beautifully coloured.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. What a cute card. Good use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at My Heart Pieces. PennyRae DT

  3. awesome retro cute thank yoy for joining us at TIOT.EE

  4. Super retro card, lopve the images and your colouring, great design, thanks for joining us at Crafters Cafe this week.

  5. Aw this is cute - love your retro people - your colouring is fab. So glad you joined us at Glitter n Sparkle's Anything Goes challenge. Hope to see you there again and good luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  6. Thank you so much for joining us on our first monthly challenge of 2014 'anything goes', what a great theme to start off with.

    What a really unusual card. The backing is great with the neutral colour tones and then those unusual colours in the images.

    I really hope you will pop back and join in with more of our future monthly challenges, always crafty goodies/digis up for grabs.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  7. Love, love, love your fun card, Mirella! Great design, and your colouring is amazing.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  8. Super cute card! Love the stitching and embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! :)

  9. Awwww! This is adorable! I love this image and you colored them perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps AND Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you play along with us BOTH again soon! Good Luck! :)

  10. Love this card Mirella and you've coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining in with the fun at polkadoodles.

  11. Great take on the sketch! The image is adorable and I love your presentation. Super coloring and wonderful paper choices! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  12. Cute card love the image! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  13. Ah this is adorable
    Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  14. This is gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.

    Caz xx

  15. A lovely card and image, love the stitching, thank you for joining our 4th Challenge at Crafting From The Heart, good luck. We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin (DT & Co Owner) x

  16. Such a fun card! Thanks for linking up to Ribbon Carousel!

  17. Wow Mirella. I love how you follow the sketch. Really gorgeous. Love those retro DP, totally hooked! :)
    Thanks for sharing such a cutie at Crafty Sentiments. Hope to see you again next week :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  18. Hi Thank you for taking the time to enter over at LEJ Designs for our first monthly challenge, we do hope to see you joining in more of them. Very fun looking card.
    Cat LEJ Designs DT Member.

  19. Beautiful card! I love your choice of Patterned paper. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

  20. This is a darling set of images- how fun! Love your ribbon and the Washi, and I always love sewing on a card! Thanks for sharing with us at

  21. This is absolutely gorgeous hun, and I love how you have used the kraft in your make. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Little Fairies this week. Hugs, Squirrel xx

  22. Lovely cute card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday.

  23. fab card, what a cute pair!!
    Thanks for joining us at My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge this time,.Good Luck!

  24. Adorable card! Love the fun images and your pretty design. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  25. loved your card, super cute, Thanks for Joining the Anything Goes ~Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge. Hope to see more of your amazing Cards in future challenges.. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  26. This is so cute! Love the colors. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  27. such a fabulous card xx thanks for joining us at Love Rubberstamps xx

  28. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls this fortnight xx

  29. This one is amazing, Mirella! Love the stamps and those fun papers in the background - perfect!
    Have a great day... :)

    1. Thank you Sanja! I love this stamp! they are so much fun!
      Mirella DK xx

  30. This is a great love themed creation! Thanks for playing at MMCS this month! xxx

  31. Such a wonderfully designed card - gorgeous images! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - Love from Laura xxx


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