Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Guest Designing Spot for Digi Choosday: Fashionable Fun

Hello! I hope you are having a great week so far... I'm trying to get back into my crafting mood after a few days away... I will be getting really busy in the next few days, as going away next week again!

Today's post is a special post, as this is my first of two weeks as Guest Designer for  Digi Choosday challenge!!!! The very talented Nikky Hall invited me to Guest Design for the challenge and it would have been crazy to say no!!! she's got beautiful images and products in the Polkadoodles shop... you need to check it out!!!
It is also a really special day for Digi Choosday, as from today, they have their own dedicated blog challenge, which are launching today!!!!
No need to say that I'm thrilled!!! Thank you Nikky!

The theme for Week 6 of the Digi Choosday challenges is Fashionable Fun. Great challenge theme!!! 
You should check the challenge out and join in the fun!!!!

I chose a great image by Nikky Hall called "Dollie Daydream - shopping with Itsy".

It had been a while that I had made an easel card, so decided to make one this time.

The pink background paper I've used is also from Polkadoodles. 
I also used a piece of Scrap paper as an extra layer behind the main image.
I also used a piece of paper thread mesh for layering. My friend got me a big piece of this mesh from Poland ages ago.
The main image and background is all hand-stitched around with white thread. 

I coloured the lovely Dollie with my Promarkers.

I used: 
cool grey 1 to 5; pink carnation, blossom, pink mittens for the hat, clothes and some of the bags.
Burnt sienna, raw sienna, sandstone and buttercup for the hair.
Vanilla, almond, blossom for the skin.
Mustard, buttercup and eggnog for hat flower, and bags.
Raw Sienna, Sandstone and buttercup for the dog.

I used some liquid pearls to embellish around the image.

On the front page, I also used:
border punch
Marianne Creatables corner die
Pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
Paper flowers from local shop.

I decided to place the sentiment at the base of the card, as I wanted the image to be the main feature at the front.
I chose this sentiment as It summarises what fashion means to me....
For me Fashion is wearing what I am comfortable with. Wearing clothes that I like just because they suit me and I like, depending on my mood... not just because they are in fashion.
I love the sentiment. I created it on my computer.
I also added a tag to write the greeting. the tag is a die from Joycrafts.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes or Create your own challenge  (1. image, sentiment, patterned paper; 2. die cut, paper punch; 3. liquid pearls; 4. pearls, flowers; 5. ribbon, real stitching) 2nd entry

Please leave me some love in the comments! and don't forget to follow if you haven't done so!!!

Thank you for coming to visit.

Until next time!


  1. Great easel card Mirella - love the sentiment too! Congratulations on your Guest DT role :)

    Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  2. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  3. lovely Image and lovely coloring too and I love the shape of your card...and all nice embellishment there fit together.....Adorable Easel car Mirella...love this

    I see your creation on Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #67, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

  4. what a fab easel.love the image and textures and the sentiment is wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  6. Hi Mirella, This is a beautiful card, with a real fun sentiment.
    Thank you for getting in touch with me,

  7. Lovely card. I love the sentiment. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy

  8. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  9. beautiful card :) nice layout!thanks for joining our Top Tip Tuesday challenge this time! Steph DT

  10. Cute,cute,cute! Love the layout, your coloring and the image is beautiful!
    thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  11. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this week.


  12. Great job, beautiful coloring and composition! Thanks for stopping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  13. Such a stunning card Mirella and congrats on being our guest designer
    Happy crafting ,Hugz Susan Digi Choosday DT

  14. congrats on your GDT spot and fabulous easel card love the image and tag die and great texture
    Carol x

  15. Wow what a great easel card,love all the embellishments and the stitching detail thank you for joining in with us at just inspirational and good luck

  16. Jolie carte !
    Merci pour ta participation au just inspirational challenge !

  17. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely easel card - hope to see you again soon. x


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