Friday, 4 April 2014

I'm in the Crafty Catz DT!!!!

Morning!!! I hope you are all well....
Where has the week gone???? I remember Sunday... and suddenly it's Friday!!!  this week I've taken it a bit easy on my blog... Some weeks I can't stop making cards and blogging about them..., but sometimes I need some rest, and this week I really needed it!

Anyway... do you remember last Friday, when I posted my last card as GDT for the Crafty Catz Challenge???? well.. they asked me to stay and be part of their fantastic Designing team! They are a fantastic bunch of crafters... so talented! I'm really glad I'm part of the team! Thank you so much for having me!!!

So, as every Friday, we have a new challenge at 

This week's challenge is hosted by Janette and the theme is

Spring time!!!!

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps

and the price is 7 images of the winner's choice!!!

and Crafty Ribbons

So, after reading about my card, hop over to Crafty Catz and join us in the challenge!!! my fellow DTs have beautiful cards for inspiration.. and don't forget to check out the new GDT for April, Teresa

and this is my DT card!

The image is called Girlz - Bare feet from this week's sponsor Bugaboo, which they kindly donated.

As the theme is Spring time, I wanted to use some pretty floral papers, so I chose these ones from Crate Paper Little Bo Peep paper pad. I really loved the bright turquoise, pink and yellow colour on the flowers, so I decided for that colour scheme for my card. 
The turquoise dots paper is a piece of scrap... I think it was from a magazine freebie... 

All the papers have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Tool and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Old paper. I also hand-stitched around two of the layers with white thread.

For this card I chose a layout from Sketch #261 from Sketch Saturday Challenge. 

I coloured the image with my Promarkers.

I used: Tan, Almond, Satin, Turquoise, Duck Egg, Vanilla, Blossom and Antique Pink and blender pen.

Then I masked the image and inked around it with a yellow ink pad... I love the effect! it makes the image stand out a lot more!

Next to the image, I used the Doily border die from Sizzix, which I also distressed with Tim Holtz Old paper.

To follow the sketch, I used two types of washi tape and a button on the top right corner.

The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The pearls are from Hobbycraft.
The brads (in middle of flowers), ribbon and bow are from my stash, from local shops.

I created the sentiment on my computer and I cut it with a tag die, which was a freebie from a magazine last summer.

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

Alphabet Challenge - "D" for diecuts  (Sizzix border doily die cut and tag die cut)
Incy Wincy challenge - Tic Tac Toe (my line is: yellow, pearls, lace)
The Craft Garden - April: Recipe (ribbon, ink or mist -inked around image-, floral patterned paper)
Use your stuff #129 -  Die cuts (Sizzix border doily die cut and tag die cut)

I really hope you like my first card as DT for Crafty Catz!!! 
great challenge so don't forget to join!
Please leave me some love in the comments and don't forget to follow! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!


  1. Morning Just Popped Over To Say So Glad You Agreed Y To Stay On And This Its Fab Love The Papers And Colours. Have A Great Weekend. xx

  2. Morning Mirella, I have to agree with AuntySue, think we all are happy you stayed...especially since we are a mad
    Fabulous card, very pretty....
    Have a lovely week-end..xx

  3. Hi Mirella - Congratulations on your new DT spot, it's richly deserved! This is a beautiful card. I love the distressing, sewing and pretty embellishments. Thanks for playing Tic, Tac, Toe with us this week at Incy Wincy Designs.
    Helen x (DT)

  4. Lovely card, nice and bright. Thanks for joining us in our Flowers challenge at

  5. Fabulous card MIrella, love the image, your fab colouring and lovely papers, thanks for playing along at the Paper Shelter, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  6. This is gorgeous - I love the cute design, gorgeous colouring and the pretty papers you've used :-) Thanks so much for joining us over at Flat Friends - hope you have a lovely weekend, Em xx

  7. Fabulous Design and lovely Papers, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you for joining us this week we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck,
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  8. Gorgeous card. I love the image, beautiful papers and pretty detailing too.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of A Challenge
    Sue xx

  9. Love all the different papers that you used. The image is adorable. Great Job on the card. Thank You for sharing with us over at Incy Wincy Designs.

    Michelle (DT)

  10. Great card. Your image looks so sassy!! Thanks for playing with us on the UYS blog.

  11. Such a pretty card, thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !

  12. love this bright card. Thanks for sharing with us at That Craft Place xx STacey S xx

  13. Such a pretty card love the image and the papers you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

  14. Gorgeous and beautiful card Mirella just love the colour's and design so glad you have joined our team at Crafty Catz have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx :-)

  15. Congrats on your DT position, how very exciting!! Lovely card you've created, what a fun image and love all the bright colors! thanks for joining us at Pile It On!!
    sharla~dt :)

  16. Fantastic card and congratulations on your DT news.

  17. Very cute card. I love the layout and all the embellies you used.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT Member
    Lena’s Creations

  18. Lovely colouring, great paper choices and perfect stitching too! A beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week and congratulations on your new appointment. Hugs, Lesley

  19. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

  20. Gorgeous card. Love that sweet little bow on the left.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  21. Congratulations with your DT at Crafty Catz..pretty card..lovely colours and image, glad you have joined our Loves Rubberstamps challenge this week,
    Hugs Blankina

  22. Oh this is fabulous Mirella! thanks for sharing at The East Wind! mo x

  23. Cute as a button.
    Thanks for playing along with The Paper Shelter
    Anne x

  24. so lovely to have you on the team and hope you enjoy it. a beautiful card this week that really does say spring lol
    Tilly x

  25. Great card ! Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Garden !

  26. Really lovely card Mirella, Great coloring and attention to detail. Especially like that sweet pink bow. Thank you for joining us on The Craft Garden and hope you will stop by again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  27. This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, Good luck. Lou DT x

  28. There's so much details that you have on the card! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  29. Beautiful card, love the details. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  30. fabulous card and love the colours and stitching
    Kim x

  31. Congrats on your DT - I can see why, you are one talented lady! Your card is beautifully colored and beautifully embellished! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Stamps and our Spring Challenge! Dee

  32. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your super card - hope to see you again soon x

  33. Adorable image and I love your fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  34. Beautiful card! Love al of your pretty layers and design. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  35. This is such a fun and pretty card! I love the colors that you chose! Cute image, too! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Craft Garden! We hope to see you again soon!

    --Lisa, Craft Garden DT

  36. Fantastic creation, love the colours & the layers!

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

  37. This is beautiful Mirella!! Love all the papers, the stitching!! The Washi Tape!! Great coloring of that image too!! Fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The East Wind!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT Member @ The East Wind
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  38. You have created such a sweet card, Mirella, love these papers and colors! Have a nice week!
    Anna xxx

  39. Ooops, one more thing: Thank you for joining our 'Floral Fantasy' challenge at Pile It On, we will be glad seeing you again!
    Anna xxx

  40. Sweet card. Congrats to your new dt spot. Thanks for playing along with our "Buttons" challenge over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  41. Fab card Mirella, love the image!
    thank you for joining in with our challenge over on the Divas by design challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

  42. Really neat cards with bright colors and fine details! Love it ..

    Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week! Good Luck!

    Hug Lena

  43. such pretty card, thanks for sharing over on divas by designs x

  44. Mirella, so glad you're staying with us at Crafty Catz, love this card such pretty papers xx

  45. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges this fortnight! Why not check out our latest challenge starting today! Mo dt coordinator xxx

  46. This is lovely, and perfect for our 'Flower' challenge over at Digi Choosday. Thanks for joining in! Take care Zo xx (DT)

  47. beautiful colors. I love the paper line you used. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Nest Dolls. Dt Beverly

  48. Gorgeous card and beautiful colours, thank you for joining us at BMD. Good luck xoxoxox


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