Friday, 24 January 2014

Summer and Ice-cream!

Hello! It's Friday, where has the week gone? I can't believe is already 1 month since Christmas Eve! no way! time is going so fast lately... I blink and a day, a week, a whole month is past! my "baby" is not a baby any more... she comes from nursery every day with different stories to tell, she talks so nicely and so grown up! I guess this is life, they have to grow! tears coming down my face.... happy tears!

Anyway.... let's talk about today's card!

I've made a fun, summer, a CASE'd card and a bit retro (oh, I'm loving retro at the moment, I think it's going to become a staple in my card-making).

My inspiration for this card is a card by Athina Emory, DT for Loves Rubberstamps.
This is her card, click HERE  to see the card in Loves Rubberstamps challenge blog.

I hope you find the similarity! I've added and omitted a few embellishments, I've kept the layout (different size though) and the image is also from the Paper Shelter
the image I've used is so cute! It's called "Not Enough" . So much fun! 
It makes me happy, Summer is my favourite season. Weather is warm(er), and it's in Summer when I go back to Spain on holiday to see my family and friends! and eat the biggest Ice creams! (there is this place in my city in Spain that gives you  the equivalent of 3 scoops as a normal scoop. Grrrreat!) so this card represents part of my Summer!

The papers I've used are from: Crate Paper "The Pier", Webster's pages Petite Papers "Western Romand & All about  me" (this one was a free gift with a magazine) and some scraps.

I slightly distressed the papers, to give it more of the retro look. I also used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Old Paper.
I hand-stitched in white around the background papers and the image.

The Promarkers I used to colour the image are:

For the hair: Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Buttermilk and Satin
For the skin: Coral, Vanilla and almond. For the lips: Antique Pink and Blossom,
For the clothes and shoes: Antique pink, Blossom, Pink Mittens and Tulip Yellow.
For the scoop spoon: cornflower and powder blue.
For the Ice-Cream: Leaf Green, Lime Zest, Tulip Yellow, Peach, Antique pink, blossom, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Buttermilk. 

The pearls, flower and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The 2 types of lace are from local shops. 
The ticket is Tim Holtz Adage Tickets.
The swirl is a die-cut from Marianne Creatables.
Button from my stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #255 - Seasonal (I've chosen Summer, as it's my favourite season)
Inky Chicks #21 - Bingo : lace, swirls and pearls
Mema's Crafts -  Janurary challenge Bingo (lace or ribbon, stitching, free, digi or rubber stamp)

I really hope you like this card! if you do, please leave a comment. I read them all. I haven't got time to reply to all of them, but I will answer any questions. And don't forget to FOLLOW :)

Thank you so much for paying me a visit at my little corner on the internet!
Until next time!!!


  1. This so sweet reminds me Summer, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love you to come back and join us again next week....
    Suzy B DT

  2. Mirella, I love this card. The image is so cute adn you've colored her beautifully. You've done a great job shading her dress and it has great dimension. Love the outlining around her, too! Fabulous sewing....I'm impressed AND jealous since I try to sew but it never looks so perfect at yours. Love the paper you used and the lace, tags, flower and swirls. This card is an example of what can be made when someone LOVES the hobby of card making. Your love shows through this with all the attention you've done with inking the edges and everything. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Shelter and I truly hope you win in your challenges. Your card deserves the well earned attention. Hugs, Gail

  3. love the stitching on the card . it looks great. Thank you for joining in the Polkadoodles Challenge. Keeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

  4. this is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck

  5. Gorgeous card Mirella. A very cute image, love the colours and well done on the CASE. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  6. BEAUTIFUL make, love the colours and design. thanks for joining us at TPS. Joey x

  7. beautiful card. love the colors you used...your coloring is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at the paper nest dolls. DT Beverly

  8. Just love the colours you've chosen your finished creation is gorgeous. Thanks for taking the time to join in with us over at polkadoodles

  9. How cute - love the elements on this card. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

  10. What a cute card! Fabulous stitching and I love the lace and the ticket sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Stitching Real or Faux challenge. All the best to you in the draw and I hope you can join us again. We have a new challenge starting on Sunday.

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

  11. Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and love the design! Make me wish it was Summertime now!
    Thank you for sharing your "Button it Up" project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  12. love the cute sweet image ,pretty papers and love the stitching -thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  13. OMGosh she is so adorable and I love the card you cased as well. Athina is going to love this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  14. Another beautiful creation from you! I can't believe you hand stitched all the edges, they are beautiful, it must have taken you ages! Looks like you have another fan in Gail, and everything she says is true, just look at all your top 3 wins! You are a talented lady xxx

  15. fabulous feminine card hun - ty for joining in at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck xxx

  16. Wow! I am honored that you cased my card. =) You have done a beautiful job! I love the coloring and that lace is gorgeous! Thanks so much- you have totally made my day! I hope to see you playing along with us in future Loves Rubberstamps Challenges! Hugs - Athina

  17. Cute card Mirella! Love the layout of your card... it has a bit of vintage flair to it. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

  18. thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge blog Just loved your project Super cute1 hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

  19. Oh WOW Mirella! This is GORGEOUS! You CASE'd Athina's card perfectly! I really love the vintage, retro look too! Your sewing is so perfect and straight and adds a great texture! LOVE it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon! :)

  20. Sweet! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Zo xx (Polkadoodles DT)

  21. Great image and you have colored it beautifully! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

  22. Beautifully coloured! An absolutely lovely card - makes me wish for summer all the more! Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Sheena B.

  23. Such a cute card. Love the image and all the attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  24. Hi Mirella! Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining PFP this week. Hugs Lotta

  25. What an adorable image. Very cute CASE for Loves Rubberstamps.

  26. Hi Mirella,
    This is so cute. What a sweet image & I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers & Divas By Design this week.
    Andie xx

  27. This is gorgeous and you CASE'd the card perfectly. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck.

  28. This card is simply darling! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT


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