Thursday, August 8, 2013


Hi again!  I'm back with another post today and I promise to make it as quick as possible.  I made a card for the current DT call on the Elphine House blog.  I love all of Elisabeth Bell's stamps and Elphine House has some really gorgeous ones!  When I saw they were looking for a couple of new DT members, I had to go ahead and apply!  The theme for the DT call is "friendship".

Here is the card I made:

My card base and mats are SU Soft Sky and the patterned papers are from the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden 6x6 pad.  I stitched around the border and distressed all the edges with a scissors and Antique Linen Distress Ink. My sweet friendship image is Carrie Swan Princess from Elphine House.  I stamped her on MiC Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added the grass with Copics, too, then lightly sponged a cloudy sky with Soft Sky ink.  I ink-distressed the image panel and framed it with a Spellbinders Floral Oval diecut.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  That got a little distressing, also. I finished my card with some vintage seam binding ribbon, a pearl pin and a few roses from my stash.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by again!  I am very appreciative of your visits and kind comments!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elphine House Challenge #50 (distressing)
Paper Crafting Journey (distressed/vintage)
Love to Create #77 (sketch challenge)
Divas by Design (BINGO; I chose the top row - distressing, lace/ribbon, flowers)
Charisma Cardz #31 (stitching)
Party Time Tuesdays #132 (friendship cards)

Here is the LTC sketch:

and the Divas BINGO card:

Have a wonderful evening and see you soon!


  1. This is so precious! Beautiful card!

  2. Gorgeous card...
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PTT..

  3. Beautiful card. I love the soft colors and beautiful image. You did a beautiful job coloring as always and chose such beautiful papers, ribbon and flowers.

  4. Carla, your card is just gorgeous. Love those roses - I think red and peach are my favorite. Another beautiful image and great papers to match. The sentiment is perfect.

  5. Carla, this card is stunning! The image is colored beautifully, and the clouds you made look amazing! Love the dp and pretty embellies, too. Good luck in the DT call! ~Hugs!

  6. This is so delicately beautiful.

  7. Your distressed card is gorgeous, Carla, and the roses beautiful. Such a sweet image.

  8. Just beautiful Carla, love the gorgeous flowers and bow, very pretty card, thanks so much for joining in the DT Call at Elphine House, Good Luck
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Wonderful card, sweet image.

  10. Carla, this is beautiful as always!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous Carla!! I love those papers and design! Your coloring is amazing! They'd be silly not pick you sweetie!! HUGS AND BEST WISHES!! :)

  12. Very pretty, Carla. The distressed papers really add to you design, it is so much fun to do too!! Always fun to visit your blog.. xxx Ann Marie

  13. Gorgeous, Carla! Love the design, the DP, the colors, the sweet image, your fab coloring, and the distressing! Wishing you the best of luck for the DT! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  14. So darling, I love the papers, with all the distress edges and the stitching is wonderful. They would be crazy not to pick you, you do such a wonderful job on all your amazing cards.
    Hugs, Pat

  15. What a super card.

    Thanks for sharing at Love to Create this time.

    Susan x

  16. Beautifully done as always Carla - best of luck with the DT call. They'd be daft not to pick you :)

  17. What a gorgeous card Carla.... love the colours and the take on the sketch is beautiful!!! Good luch with the DT Call.

  18. Such a pretty image and those papers have always been faves of mine. Best of luck on your try for the DT Carla. Hugs!

  19. Hi Carla,
    This is such a pretty card. I came to find it on your blog after seeing you had entered the DT Call at EHA. Very exciting!
    This image is gorgeous and is quite special to me as it is name after my daughter, Carrie. She is lucky enough to have 4 stamps named after her as a gift to cheer her up when she was having a bad time of it with her health issues. Such a special gift! She loves to see any cards that i come across with "her stamps" on them so i better show her this one! You did a stunning job...fingers crossed for the DT Call!
    Lynne xx

  20. Gorgeous card! Good luck with the DT application!
    Thank you for joining us for this week's Sketch at Love to Create Challenge.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  21. Such a beautiful card and image, thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design this week with our bingo challenge

  22. Adorable card, and real stitching too! Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma....hope to see you next time too!


  23. This is beautiful thanks for playing with us at PCJ this time
    Jacki xx(PCJ DT)

  24. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our Stitching challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

  25. Beautiful card Carla - really pretty!

  26. This is absolutely STUNNING Carla.... I love your papers, layout, and most of all your gorgeous coloring. Best of Luck with the DT Call.


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