Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Birthday To You

Good morning!  Happy Monday!  There is such a thing, right?  Hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a great start!  I managed to take a few moments in my craft room this morning to finish up a card I was working on this weekend.  It's for a few challenges I enjoy doing.

Here it is:

My card base and mats are GKD Turquoise Sea and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Kate & Co. Cambridge Court 6x6 pad.  I have to say these are some of my favorite papers at the moment.  I love the colors and patterns!  The adorable image is Li'l Lynda's Piano Forte from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  I printed it on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored it all with my Copics.  I added some Stickles to the lace on her dress and petticoat and added lots of pearl accents with my Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen.  I did some machine-stitching around all the panels.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A bunch of Wild Orchid Crafts roses, a pearl spray and a pearl swirl finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be around to visit as soon as I get home this afternoon.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elphine House #46 (happy birthday)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #175 (birthday)
Divas by Design (happy birthday)
Paper Crafting Journey (pearls and swirls)
Crafty Friends Challenge #3 (your favorite color combo; mine is turquoise, pink and yellow)
Oozak Challenge #16 (anything goes with a sentiment)
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #161 (Sam's sketch)

Here is the sketch:
Have a great day!


  1. Very sweet colored image, fun die cuts, paper and bling.

    Regards diane

  2. Absolutely precious! Love your mix of papers and the little hints of liquid pearls. Beautifully colored - so sweet in every way!

  3. This is precious and isn't the little doggie so cute.
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  4. gorgeous, love the pearls and papers!!!!

  5. Aww what an adorable image, pretty papers and flowers too, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

  6. What a lovely card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  7. Super cute card, love the image and your stitching is just fantastic...

  8. Carla, your card is gorgeous! Love all your pearls and flowers. The papers are perfect to match the cute image.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, adorable image, love it!...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. Wow what a beautiful image and you did, as usual, a gorgeous job with it.
    Your sewing is a perfect as your coloring. I just enjoy your creations so very much. Just an outstanding card. Hope you have a great week ahead.

  11. Simply stunning! Love the colours and the image! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  12. Thanks Carla for entering your beautiful card into Our challenge at crafty friends this week.

  13. Fabulous card although I am trying to work out your fav colour combo as you haven't stated it in your post
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Friends and good luck
    Julie x
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  14. Oh what a dreamy card, Carla. Love the summery colours and the image is adorable.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  15. Carla, this is so gorgeous! The DP is fabulous, and I love those colors! Great take on that sketch, as usual! :^) Love the pretty flowers & pearls; and that image is utter adorable & beautifully colored! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  16. Carla, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful and the design is beautiful. I love your papers and pearls are the perfect adornment for this card.

  17. So sweet! You've really dolled her up with all those pearls. Lovely card Carla. Hugs!

  18. Beautiful coloring, beautiful layering, beautiful card! Love all the pearls!

  19. How adorable she is. I love all your wonderful embellies...Hugz, joann

  20. another stunning card darl... the image is so cute & those papers are to die for lol... I wish I woz rich lol ;)

    love n hugz Angie xXx

  21. So very pretty and feminine - lovely papers, cute image and wonderful colouring ;)

  22. Gorgeous card. Love your take on the sketch, and beautiful colours and papers. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  23. Beautiful card, love the colours :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

  24. Beautiful card and I love the pretty papers you have used and your colouring is just gorgeous. I also really love the sentiment and the way it ties in so well with the image. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab n Funky this week.

    Alli D GD Fab n Funky

  25. She's just darling! Beautiful card, lovely coloring, and great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Oozak for our June challenge!

  26. Super card Carla, great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  27. Awwww. She's just adorable and so beautifully colored.

    You're right. Those papers are gorgeous and combined beautifully!

    Great take on the sketch!

  28. This is gorgeous!!! Love that image and the sketch is fab too! Thanks for joining in at Elphine House Australia!

    Hope you having a lovely weekend so far.
    Lynne x

  29. Gorgeous card Carla! This is such a sweet image and colored so beautifully. Fantastic take on the sketch with wonderful embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House Australia. We sure hope to see you back again soon. "Hugs", Carol

  30. Beautiful card, wonderful colouring and such a cute image too, I love all the extra details - really stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our pearls and swirls challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team

  31. Wow, i love the embellishments, and the coloring is amazing! Amazing job, thank you for joining the Oozak Challenge!


  32. Goodness Carla - this is too lovely!! Fabulous paper and colour mix! Love it! Hugs, Juliexx


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