Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Butterfly dreams.... I'm dreaming of Spring!!!

Hi!!! I hope you are all doing well!!!
I'm just sooo busy at the moment! There aren't enough hours a day! I just don't seem to get organised properly, anyway... after all day juggling motherhood, family, a bit of socialising with friends... I start making cards late at night, once the little one is in bed (and sometimes the hubby as well), so I have some peace and quite and I can concentrate and craft...  For all of you out there who are in full-time jobs, how do you manage?

By the way... aren't you tired of winter already? I can't wait for the nice weather (if it ever comes, you never know!), so dreaming with spring and summer and holidays!!!! lol. I can't wait...

Anyway...  I made this card last night and I wanted to show it to you today....

I used this beautiful image called "Aurora"  by The East Wind. It is a freebie at the moment when you subscribe to their newsletter. I've just discovered these beautiful designs and I can't wait to use more!

This is the sketch I followed. It's from the Sketchy Colors challenge.  I just can't resist to try a sketch when I see layers! 

I placed the image in a circle instead of a rectangle... 

I used different designer papers. They are from: Fairy Belle Collection from Jodie Lee Designs and others are non-branded.

I love the soft colours I've used this time... purple and white with a bit of green. I never thought it would work, I hope it did!

I used Tim Holtz Distress Tool and Tim Holtz Distress ink in Milled Lavender to distress the edges of the papers.

As usual, I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

I used:

Sandstone, Ivory and Satin for the hair.
Vanilla, Almond and Blossom for the skin.
Lilac, lavender and blender pen for clothes, flowers and eyes.
Moss and Leaf green for the butterfly.

I used a rose and leaves clear stamp (a freebie from a magazine) with green ink to decorate around the image. 

The butterfly border is from Joy Crafts. I used some glitter glue together with Tim Holt Distress Ink in Milled Lavender.

The flourish swirl is a die from Marianne Creatables.

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

I created the sentiment myself on the computer.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order)

613 Avenue Create - Anything goes twist use your stash (flowers, buttons,papers and flowers from stash)
A Creative Romance - Bingo Game (my line is: pearls, glitter, bow)
Artistic Inspirations #81 - Sparkles / Anything goes (butterfly border is covered in glitter for sparkle)
Pile it On #9 - Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright (I chose Sweet/soft) 2nd entry
Simply Create Too #56 - Shopping in your stash (nothing new used apart from image. all from stash) 2nd entry
Stampin for the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine (butterfly border is covered in glitter)
The Stamping boutique #6 - Use glitter (butterfly border is covered in glitter)

I really hope you like my card. Please leave me some love in the comments if you do! Sorry I haven't got the time to answer to all, but if you have any questions, I'll answer.

And don't forget to follow me! :)

Until next time!


  1. An adorable image, the colours and design are beautiful.

  2. This is a very lovely card!Love the colors and great take on the sketch!
    Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors this week and good luck!

    HUgs,Kari :)

  3. Beautiful card, love all the pretty patterned papers and fab design. The image is looking so sweet with all the pretty details.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too. Join us again soon. :-)

  4. Beautiful papers, delicant image and love those butterflyes, Thank you for sharing your card in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  5. Very Pretty design..... thank you for joining in with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next weeks challenge .....,.
    Suzy B ~Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  6. Hi hun fabulous card love it and ty for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck x

  7. What fabulous pearls and swirls on this pretty creation. thank you for sharing with us at The Cutie Pies and Good Luck. Sarah-J

  8. ABSOLUTELY Adorable! Thanks for sharing your creation with The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog. Good luck to you!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and your coloring it stunning...fabulous card and thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too!

  10. What a sweet image and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  11. This is so beautiful! The die cut butterflies are so delicate! So glad you were inspired by this week's butterflies challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin'!

  12. Simply beautiful!! Love this!
    Jackie DT TEW

  13. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  14. Beautiful card! Love the butterfly border! Thank you for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge.

  15. this is so lovely and cute!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet-Challenge!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  16. Hi! I love your card! Lovely purple papers with mint flowers. very charming!
    Thank you for joining us at TheEastWind Challenge No.2 -Unky from TEW-

    Have you join our FB group? if not, Join us here

  17. What a pretty card, love the colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  18. So sweet..and my favorite colors too!! Thank you so much for joining us for The Creative Romance Challenge!♥

  19. what a pretty card ,love the image and great papers
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck

    tracey x

  20. Really pretty layered design. I love the clusters of embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  21. Mirella: Your card is beautiful--love everything!!!!! Glad you joined our "Use Your Stash Challenge #56". Hope you enter in all our Simply Create Too upcoming challenges also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  22. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and embellishments. Your coloring of the image is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  23. gorgeous card, love the image and the butterfly is pretty, thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' and stampin' Challenge.
    Green Team

  24. Very beautifull this card. Lovely image.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  25. so cute !!!! thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenge!!!!

  26. so cute!!! thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenge!!!

  27. what a great card, I think that its so cute and lovely :) Thanks for playing along with JIC this week, from Sian (DT Co-owner)

  28. I snagged this image too! You have coloured it beautifully. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us at JIC - Sonia W

  29. I love this!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!! http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/
    Karen C

  30. HI Mirella, this is such a pretty card, and lovely embellishments.
    I know what you mean about not enough time to craft.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Avril x

  31. You have created such a beautiful creation, perfect for our color challenge at Pile It On. Thank you for joining us and please come back for our new 'easter' challenge.
    Anna xxx

  32. I think half of the country is dreaming about Spring..LOL...The colors are beautiful and your coloring is stunning...thanks for sharing it with us over at Seize the Birthday!

  33. So pretty! Love the die cut placement and the image. So sweet. Thanks for joining the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge! Karen N (DT)

  34. Oh so sweet! Love her eyes, and your design of the card! Love your soft coloring! Thank you for joining PFP this week. Hugs Lotta

  35. Hi Mirella,
    What a pretty card. Such a sweet image & I love the fab butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  36. This is lovely - such a cute image!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Sparkle and Shine Challenge!

    Hope you can join us again soon!



  37. AH!!! These are my kind of colors! Just beautiful!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Creative Romance Challenge. ♥

  38. Absolutely love your card, purple is my favourite color. I love the bright colors you have used and absolutely love the image. Would love you to pay me a visit and join my blog, I will join yours too. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Remember you can enter 3 projects each month. I have some tutorials on my blog if you would like to try some of them. Good Luck! Ange:)


  39. Beautiful colours. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon. x


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