Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweet Friendship

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm popping by this afternoon to share a card I made for Elphine House Challenge #36 (going vintage) and a few other challenges I enjoy doing when I can.  I also get to show off the beautiful new Elisabeth Bell Stamp I won from Elphine House a couple of weeks ago when I won their challenge.

Here is a my card:

My card base and mats are SU Baja Breeze and the pretty vintage patterned paper is from the Prima Fairy Belle 6x6 pad.  My sweet image is Carrie Swan Princess from Elphine House Australia.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Make it Colour Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added Star Dust Stickles to her wings, Baby Blue Stickles to the water and Cotton Candy Stickles to the little flowers.  The image is framed with a Spellbinders Romantic Rectangle with pearls added around the border.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added lots of texture with the vintage-style lace, a tulle flower and Wild Orchid Crafts roses.  Two Make it Crafty fancy chipboard corners painted white and spritzed with Pearl Glimmer Mist finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  If I haven't been by to visit yet, I will be a little later on.

I am entering my card into the following other challenges:
Inky Chicks #2 (BINGO - I used flowers, lace and pearls)
Divas by Design (fairy tales; I used The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen)
Crafts and Me #117 (vintage)
The Cutie Pie Challenge #36 (3 different textures; I used lace, flowers and chipboard)
Stampin' for the Weekend (something girly)
Forever Friends Fortnightly #54 (ribbon or lace)
Incy Wincy (pearls and lace)
Addicted-To-Stamps #48 (use material/texture; I used lace and tulle)
613 Avenue Create #4 (blue and cream or white)

Have a wonderful evening and see you soon!


  1. I've been a bad blog visitor, so I'm going to try to catch up now.

    I love this card. The image is adorable and beautifully colored. Your design is wonderful, and I absolutely adore your embellishments.

  2. Hi Carla, oooh beautiful image! Lovely colours and your embellishments are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


  3. What a beautyful card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  4. Oh wow wow wow my friend this is totally gorgeous!! LOVE the colors and that image with your accent choices make this one so elegant!! I love it!! Thanks for playing along at Elphine House and good luck to you!!! HUGS - *Vicki*

  5. Hi, Carla! This is AWEmazing! Your project composition and execution is always so flawless and so beautiful. I still think I need to come and raid your paper closet. Although, I don't think the trick is having the papers, it is knowing what to do with them and you have that on lock! Thanks for visiting us at 613 Avenue Create! We always look forward to visits from our Favorite Guest!

  6. Totally love everything about this project - the colours, the embellishments and all that sparkly glittery bits! Simple delightful! Thanks for sharing your talent.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  7. Carla this is so pretty! I love your soft coloring and colors, very sweet card!

  8. Wow, so beautiful Carla!! Absolutely love the image and the hints of sparkle you added here and there. The tulle flower is just gorgeous and so is that lace you added! xx

  9. Carla this is so beautiful and I love the colouring and shabby chic feel to it.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  10. Oh, how gorgeous, Carla! Love that sweet image, your fab coloring, those beautiful colors & papers, and your wonderful embellies & design! Lots of embellies for you, but you did such a great job with them! Love it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  11. Another sweet and gorgeously feminine card. Love the different textures you've used and the corner chipboard looks fantastic.


  12. Oh wow Carla...whoever gets this beauty is one lucky person! It's the soft colours and the beautiful image...a totally gorgeous creation.
    Hugs xx

  13. Oh what an adorable, beautiful card and I absolutely love it.

  14. I love these beautiful papers Carla, and your image is so beautifully coloured. Congrats on your win, you deserved it!

  15. Gorgeous card, I love how sweet she is and the papers are divine.
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs, Kelly

  16. Gorgeous image, colors, and coloring. I LOVE that tulle pretty and caught my eye right away.

  17. Beautiful colors! That tulle flower is amazing Carla and your image looks so delicate and lovely amid all those pretty embellies. Hugs!

  18. Carla I love the romance of this card! The soft colours, lace, pearls, everything, love it!

  19. So elegant your image is stunning and the colors are so soft love the papers your lace and tulle flower. Just gorgeous!

  20. Gorgeous card! I love the soft colors and sweet image

  21. Carla, this is gorgeous card. I love the beautiful image. You colored it so beautifully. Beautiful papers, beautiful dies. Everything about this card is beautiful.

  22. Hey Carla! What a sweet and soft card. Beautifully done! I especially the lace and the pearls and your net flower - just gorgeous!!

  23. Such a beautiful card Carla. The image is delightful, I love the soft colours and gorgeous detailing.
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

  24. wow Carla this is stunning, I love the fresh colours and the image is as always perfectly coloured...thank you so much for your wonderful Birthday wishes on my blog
    Mina xxx

  25. Such a beautiful card. I like how you incorporated the colors from the background paper into the image. The embellishments really help bring out the beauty in the background paper. Thank you for giving us at 613 Avenue Create the opportunity to enjoy your work.

  26. Beautiful card - stunning embellies.
    Thanks for playing along with the Cuties and Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  27. Love the muted colors of your card which makes the wonderful image pop. Great lay-out and embellishments. Fab job! Thanks for playing with us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless!

    JO ANN

  28. Beautiful Card.. Stunning image.. and i love your coloring.. FAB Glitter on the wings too. :o).. Beautiful Frame colors and Stunning Flower.. I Absolutely love that flower! :o)
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! Big Hugs Sol :o)

  29. Oh so beautiful Carla! I love the serenity of the colors and the gorgeous design. What beautiful lace and I love the small pearls you've added. Truly a gem of a card! Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House. "Hugs"

  30. wow this is gorgeous, love the tulle flower, fab texture and soft colours, thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

  31. A lovely creation. Beautiful image and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

  32. Hi Carla! I love this card & I looked & I didn't see anyone else send you their address. LOL Honestly, this card is stunning! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  33. Such a pretty card, the image is adorable.
    Thank you for joining in with the 3 textures challenge over at Cutie Pies and Good Luck x Susan x

  34. Such a beautiful card! Love the colours. Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies x

  35. Such a beautiful card - I love the colours and the sweet image.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Forever Friends Challenge and good luck.
    Love Clairebears x

  36. Carla, your beautifully colored Carrie Swan Princess looks fabulous surrounded by the delicate edges and layers on this pretty card. Lovin' your use of the soft layers of lace and other wonderful supporting accents too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  37. Thanks again Carla for joining us in the latest EHA challenge! Love what you've done with the Swan Princess stamp - had to share it with our facebook friends ;-) xxx

  38. Your card is beautiful. Love the soft colors you have used. Pretty details on your card too.
    Thank you for joining the EHA challenge.

    Hugs, Audhild


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