Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beauty Comes From Within

Good afternoon! Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a great start!  I've been struggling to find crafting time recently, but I did manage to make a card for a few challenges I enjoy, so I'm popping by to share it.

Here is what I came up with:

My card base and mats are SU Baja Breeze and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Kate & Co. Cambridge Court 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Little Mama from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  She is the newest addition to Elisabeth's digital collection and I was lucky enough to have won her when the Digi Bells did their blog hop with her!  I had to use her right away!  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added a bunch of pink Stickles to her accessories and used my Viva Decor Rose Paper Pen to give dimension to the strand of pearls on the ground.  I added lots more accents with my Viva Decor White Pearl Pen.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I added a bunch of girly embellishments: some heart lace, a triple-loop seam binding bow, a bling butterfly, three pretty pearl accents that I won from Miriam's Crafting Supplies, and a bunch of mulberry paper roses from my stash.  Most are from Wild Orchid Crafts, but a couple are from the wonderful Sweet Stuff I won from Jacque's blog.

Here is a close-up of the image:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #22 (create your own challenge from grid; see below what I used)
Sketch N Stash #115 (sketch)
Craft Your Passion #165 (haberdashery items)
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #65 (add texture)
Hobby House Challenge #1 (anything goes)
Charisma Cardz #21 (divas)
Allsorts Challenge # 209 (here come the girls)

Here is SNSS #115:

Here is the 613 Avenue Create grid:

From Column 1: image, patterned paper, sentiment
From Column 2: any sketch, diecut
From Column 3: Stickles, Liquid Pearls
From Column 4: pearls, bling
From Column 5: ribbon, lace

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be around to visit very soon!


  1. Hiya Carla, so pretty, lovely colouring and fab papers, hugs,Karenxx

  2. Such a pretty card Carla. Lovely colouring and the colours in your papers are gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at The Hobby House.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  3. Such a cute, sassy gal! Love all the feminine touches you've added...glitter, lace, pearls, bling, roses, etc.! This card is girlie to the max!

  4. Lots of fun girly colors Carla. I'm with you on the lack of crafty time. It's a wonderful card. Hugs!

  5. Hi, Carla! What a wonderful vehicle for combining the two challenges. I love the detail on your card and, of course, you have the most wonderful eye for design paper integration. Awesome creation! Thanks for playing in the "hood" this week. We always enjoy your visits 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  6. Hi Carla! Love your card using the Create Your Own Challenge chart! Adorable image and love the glitter accents. You always choose the most gorgeous papers! Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood this week.

    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  7. Carla, this is beautiful~! So sweet and pretty.

  8. This is beautiful Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  9. Carla, your card is gorgeous. Just love that lace. Hope you are doing something just as fun as crafting with your time.

  10. Beautiful creation. Love the pearls and the color scheme is very peaceful. Thanks for joining our "Divas" challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli (DT)

  11. just gorgeous thank you for sharing it with us and joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. The card is just beautiful Carla, thanks so much the joining our girly theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  13. Wonderful card Carla, love your coloring...Hugz, joann

  14. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at at Allsorts this week, xxx

  15. Carla, your cards are just stunning. Loving it! Thanks so much for your continued support of 613 Avenue Create.

  16. Carla- this is really cute! I love the way you colored it!

  17. What a cutie! And, you've made such a sweet card with all the added embellishments. Those Stickles really made her outfit and accessories shine. Love the way you used the pen for the pearls on the ground.

  18. Just love it! Coloring is perfect as always and your embellishments are awesome!

  19. Super cute. Love the image and your colouring. Great colours and details :)
    Hugs ~ Mette

  20. Carla, another superb coloring job! Love the image--so, so sweet! Love the DP and colors you chose for your card! Great take on the sketch and I love the embellies you used! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  21. Hi Carla! I totally love these papers, not just for the colours, but for the patterns match as well. The image you've coloured beautifully, and it is so sweet. I particularly love the sentiment because it is such a true statement and one you never see on a card!
    The addition of the little pearls is unique and I totally love that beautiful lacy ribbon. Gorgeous work girlie :)S

  22. Looks beautiful Carla! Gorgeous work on the colouring and such a pretty combination of colours, perfectly in tune with the lovely papers and embellishments :)

  23. This image is absolutely adorable and I love every single thing about your wonderful card!

  24. Lovely card, your paper choices are wonderful. Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz.

  25. Such a beautiful creation with great details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  26. How Adorable, I love this Design
    We are so pleased you came over to enter our challenge. 

    Thanks for visiting and entering this week's challenge.
we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

  27. a gorgeous card & such a pretty image... I do love the papers & the pearl pen... might have to invest in that LOL ;)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

    hugz Angie xXx

  28. Love the sparkle on this cute image and all of the pearl dots. Your embellies are wonderful and add so much fun detail. Love the triple bow. Lovely card. Thanks for joining our Haberdashery Items challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  29. Carla, She is just adorable. Love the colors and super job coloring her and the pearl pen looks wonderful. Love the lace and all the beautiful elements you added.
    Hugs, Patricia

  30. Hi Carla,
    Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Sketch & Stash :) I wanted to come & see your design, which btw is wonderful. I absolutely adore the colours you have used. The whole design is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

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  31. She's so cute and just oozing attitude!

    You colored her beautifully!

    Great take on the sketch!


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