Friday, 21 March 2014

Crafty Catz GDT post: Bling it up!!!

Morning! it's Friday, it's Friday!!!! I'm so happy the weekend it's almost here! even when I'm a stay-at-home mum, I still enjoy weekends... weekends are less stressful and more fun! we get to do things together as a family and relax!

and Friday means that there is a new challenge at Crafty Catz!

The Theme this week is BLING IT UP (pearls, gems,glitter etc) and it's hosted by DT Kim

                                                The Sponsor is Marianne designs

and I can tell you... I love this challenge! I love bling on my cards, so I had no trouble at all with this challenge!!!
 so, after reading about the fantastic card I've made for the challenge inspiration, hop on to Crafty Catz Challenge and join in the fun! the very talented DT has made projects for your inspiration, so don't forget to check them out!!!

They are also having a GDT call at the moment, so take a look at the challenge blog for more information! I can tell that being a GDT for this challenge is a lot of fun! very friendly team!

and this is the card I made!

For my card I used this beautiful digital stamp from All Dressed Up called "Abi Ballerina". It's one of the freebies that All Dressed Up very generously offers on its website! I thought It would be perfect to bling up!

I decided to made a shaped card this time. I used my Go Kreate die to cut the shape.

the papers I've used are from:  American Crafts May Berry paper pad (the stripes paper) and First Edition Rose Garden papern pad (the horizontal layer with newspaper style writing). the spotty paper was a freebie with a magazine, and the ones used for the tags are non-branded from local shop.

I distressed all the paper edges with Tim Holtz distress tool and Tim Holtz Distress ink pad in Tattered Rose.

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

I used: 
Buttercup, sandstone and burnt sienna for the hair.
vanilla and almond for the skin, plus blossom for the cheeks.
Pink Carnation, blossom and pink mittens for the dress and headband.

I used pink glitter glue on the dress for the sparkle effect!
I also used a bit (a lot!) of liquid peals around the image and hand-stitched the border with white thread.

The sentiment was a freebie from Create with TLC. I saw it and I knew it would be perfect for the image and the theme! Thank you so much Paulette for the great freebies!

To embellish I used:

La La Land Crafts banner die
Joy Crafts tag dies
Tim Holtz Tattered florals die for the flower. I die-cut it in white card stock and inked to give colour and covered with Americana matte varnish to harden it and keep the shape.
Marianne Creatables leaves die
white binding ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, which I coloured with my Promarkers to match the card .
Lace underneath the ribbon from local shop.
Buttons,charm and gems from local shop.

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

Crafting from the heart #10 - AG/ Inspired by a movie (this card was inspired by the movie Swan Lake)
Oldie but a Goodie - Bunting (The charm, gems, leave dies are older than 6-months)

I really hope you like my card! please leave me some love in the comments if you do! and don't forget to follow :)

Until next time!


  1. great card hun love it and ty for playing along at CFTH very good luck x

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love that Abi ballerina and the design with the tags, flowers, charm and button. Thanks for playing at All Dressed Up and Top Tip Tuesday and good luck.Hope to see you back soon for some new challenges. Bettina DT Member at All Dressed Up and DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful Abi card, love everything you have done on this...thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up xxx

  4. Your card is so adorable. I love the little details and the colors.
    Greetings from Switzerland

  5. Very pretty, cute and adorable!!! Thank you for joining us at TSTR anything goes challenge this week!!
    Diane DT

  6. So pretty in pink, :). Love how you have done her dress and all those details. Thank you for joining us in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  7. Such a delightfully dainty card. Beautiful presentation. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  8. Ah this is so sweet, what a great card, Thanks for playing on My Time to Craft this week, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  9. Very pretty card, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  10. Hi this is a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  11. OOH WOW what a fabulous creation for your GDT spot with us . its beautiful, glad you enjoyed the challenge. looking forward to seeing your next creation, have a lovely weekend, x carol

  12. A beautiful image, its an adorable card.

  13. I totally adore the ballerina and her sparkly tutu. Wonderful job on that image. All the other elements on your card are perfect and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Good luck and please, come back soon.
    DebiB DT

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card love this image gorgeous dies and love the bling-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

  15. You've definitely got the bling! :) Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  16. Oh this is precious I absolutely love every inch of it. Thank you for participating with us at "Through the CraftRoom door.

  17. This is pretty - love the banner and the use of liquid pearls. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!

  18. A really beautiful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Buttons and Bows” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  19. Magnificent creation! Literally love everything about it. So sweet and feminine. Thanks for joining us this past week at MTTC.

  20. a stunning card with so many elements to look at. hope you enjoy your time with us at Crafty Catz

  21. Absolutely beautiful Mirella, love the layering and pretty image, have a great week xx

  22. Wow, I just love this card. I appreciate all the time you take to list supplies you used! I really want to get some dies to make shaped cards myself! Just stunning. Perfect for our shaped card challenge at Hobby Cutz. Thank you for playing. Hope to see you next challenge.

  23. WOW this is stunning. Oh my love this one. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
    Linda K. DT.

  24. Beautiful card and cute image. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Good Luck - Joanna DT

  25. This is just gorgeous hun, love the added layers & soft colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  26. Stunning card! :)

    Thanks for joining the ADU challange
    Hugs Maritha

  27. Mirella this is a fabulous card, love the soft colours here, thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck xxx

  28. A really beautiful card love the pink and the ballerina is so sweet. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  29. Mirella, This is a sweet and beautiful card. I love every bit of it, especially the little pearls scattered all over and the jewels on her headband. Thank you for joining the pastel challenge this month on The Craft Garden. We allow more than one entry per month and hope you will drop by and play with us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  30. Such a beautiful card. Love the little ballerina and the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at Created with Love Challenges this week.
    Linda K. DT

  31. Such a wonderful creation sweetie!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our challenge this week and good luck!


  32. This is so beautiful!!! I love everything!! The papers, your banner, the flowers and leaves, the tags!! The buttons!! So much to look at.. so much detail!!! The inked edges, the distressed edges, the stitching, the liquid pearls!!! Absolutely stunning!! So much work.. I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  33. Darling ballerina, Mirella, and wonderful card design! Thanks for playing along in the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and good luck in the draw. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  34. I'm back with a different DT hat this time. :-D Thanks so much for playing along in our "Buttons" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this fortnight. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  35. Hi Mirella This Us Stunning Love All The Detail And Bling. Another Fab Card For Your gdt. xx

  36. Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month
    Francesca x

  37. Wonderful Card! Fantastic Detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  38. wow this is so stunning! Just adore all the great details you have added to this card! So many gorgeous die cuts and the shape is awesome!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  39. Well she is just precious! A lovely and fun card at the same time! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Craft Garden!

    Craft Garden DT

  40. 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

  41. A gorgeous card with a fabulous image and colouring. Love the layout too!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Nest Dolls this time - hope to see you here again soon!

    Christine x (PND DT)

  42. This is gorgeous so girly and detailed. Thanks for sharing with us at Lexis, Susan x

  43. So very pretty! Thank you for joining in the challenge at All Dressed Up!

  44. Congrats on your Top 3 win at Penny's with this beautiful card.
    Emily T.

  45. Mirella, your card is so adorable. I love your design and lovely embellishments. Stitching around this cute image adds so much to your card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join us again in our new challenge.
    Eret x

  46. Awww... you've used one of my favourite images and I love this card. All the distressing, glitter, pretty dies... all of it!
    I'd like to ask your permission to add this gorgeousness to our Pinterest brag board
    Thank you for joining us at All Dressed Up. I hope you'll join us at our next challenge as well.

    1. Hi Marilyn!!! I would be delighted for you to add my card in your Pinterest brag board!!! Thank you!!!
      Mirella DK


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