Wednesday 5 March 2014



Today I'm bringing you a card I've made as Guest Designer for the March challenge at Crafting by Designs Monthly challenge!!!! I was thrilled when I was asked to Guest Design, as I love their challenge so much!
Thank you so much for having me!
Today another almost month-long challenge starts. It is Anything goes, so hop over and join  in the fun!!!

For my card, I used an image by one of the sponsors, A Day for Daisies. This one is called "Vintage Slip" and it's one of lots of freebies that you can find in their store.

I thought that the image had a Romantic kind of feeling, so I decided to make a romantic girlie card.

The papers I've used are from K&Company, First Edition Love Letters and from a magazine freebie. 
I distressed all the card stock and paper edges with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool and ink them with blue ink.

As an extra layer I've used a big piece of lace mesh.

I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

Cocoa, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Sandstone and Buttercup for the hair.

Vanilla and almond for the skin.

Blossom, Pink Carnation, Lavender and Blender pen for the dress.

Cornflower and Powder blue to the birds.

Blossom, Antique pink, powder blue, cornflower, lavender and leaf green for the flowers on the hair.

I used a floral stamp (freebie from a magazine) with brown ink to decorate the edges of the image. 
The "ENCHANTING" sentiment is also a freebie from the magazine.

I handmade the big white flower. If you want to know how I made it, I put up a tutorial a few weeks ago HERE.

The rest of the flowers and the pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The big rhinestone, heart pins, lace and washi tape are from local shops.

I also used some die cuts as embellishments:

Sizzix Doily die cut behind the image
Marianne Creatables bird and bird house die cut
Marianne Creatables corner die.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order)

Artistic Inspirations #81 - Sparkles / Anything goes (big rhinestone in flower as sparkle)
Oldie but a goodie - Spring has sprung (lace, pins, papers are more than 6 month old)
Quirky Cards #5 - The Secret Garden (inspired by the birds, flowers, romanticism in the video)
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of flowers

I really hope my GDT project for March Crafting by Designs Monthly challenge!!!
If you do, I would love it you leave a comment.. and don't forget to follow me! :)

Until next time!


  1. Beautiful image and detailing. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  2. Stunning 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

  3. Hello Mirella!

    At first, congrats for beeing Guest Designer - they 've made a really great choice with you!!

    Your card is sooo beautiful!!
    As always I love your colouring, and I like it how you play with the details - flowers, lace, pins..... and I also like the stitching and the distressed edges, great colours too!


  4. What a fantastic card. Love the coloring the image and the embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  5. Beautifully composed and executed! Thanks for sharing with us here at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  6. The colors are delicate and very pretty. The details - stamping, lace, flowers, pins - are charming and colorful, adding interest and depth. Thanks for bringing your art to us at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. What a gorgeous and feminine card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
    Tracey, DT

  8. So very pretty and bursting with lovely Spring colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  9. Beautiful creation hun, love the added embellishments & die cuts

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Beautiful card - love all the details! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  11. Beautiful card Mirella, I love all the details :o)

  12. Hi, A beautiful card. A great design and love the colours. Thank you for joining us this month at Crafts Galore Encore.

    Hugs Erin DT x

  13. Gorgeous card ! Everything is perfect. I just love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Just Inspirational challenges. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Anne Lise ~

  14. Lovely card , Thanks for joining us at OBAG

    Francesca x

  15. What a delightful card, love it. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at PFP this week & good luck. Jane x

  16. Great card! Beautiful image! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck :)

  17. Beautiful image and great flowers surrounding her. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It.
    Cindy DT

  18. Oh Mirella this is gorgeous as ever hun, many thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck hun xxx

  19. A beautiful card! Love the image and how you used the flowers. Wonderful colours! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

  20. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy and The Crafter's Cafe! 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!!
    Karen C

  21. such an elegant card. Thanks for playing along with JIC this week, from Sian (DT Co-owner)

  22. Such a beautiful card, love the image, thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

  23. Such a pretty card Mirella. Love how you have showcased the image. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  24. super cute and lots going on too, thanks for joining us over on artistic inspirations x

  25. A beautiful card.I love the image.Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck

  26. Oh my! I love all the embellishments and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  27. This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.

    Karal DT for Eureka Stamps
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  28. This is beautiful!! Remind me of spring..lovely!! Thank you fot playing wih us at The Paper Shelter this week Hug Lena

  29. Mirella thank you so much for joining us as a Guest Designer this month! This card is absolutely gorgeous! Such a lovely image and your color choices are beautiful!!
    Hugs, Doris
    Crafting by Designs

  30. Hi Mirella,
    What a gorgeous card. Such a beautiful image & I love the fab dies & flowers. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  31. Gorgeous card - beautiful image and fabulous embellies.
    Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  32. What a pretty card for spring! I love the image & your colouring!
    Thanks for sharing at CFAS this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  33. Such a beautiful image, fabulous coloring and design. I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  34. Such a beautiful card, very classy indeed.
    Thanks for playing along at
    Fairy Challenges Blog
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  35. Lovely and elegant. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy's challenge.

  36. Stunning beautiful card Mirella!!! Thanks for joining us as a Guest DT at Crafting by Designs this month!! Mo xxx
    Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors!

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

  38. A gorgeous card Mirella, the image and embellishments are wonderful.

    Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge and good luck x


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