Sunday, April 14, 2013

Joy Is Yours

Hi again!  This is my second post today, so if you are looking for my GD card for 613 Avenue Create, please scroll down one post.  Rarely do I have the chance to post even once on Sundays, let alone twice, but I had a card almost done and managed to finish it, so I came back to share it with you.

Here it is:

My card base and mats are SU Cherry Cobbler and the patterned papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two Mini Deck.  The adorable image is Carrie Princess-Free Wheeling by Elisabeth Bell for Elphine House Stamps.  I was lucky to have won her a couple of challenges ago.  I stamped her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added in the sky and clouds and grass again.  I can never get too much practice with these scenery details.   The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I punched the borders of the center panel with my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edge Punch.  I also punched and shaped a few leaves for the roses with an MS punch.  The two pretty roses are from Jacque's Sunday Sweet Stuff that I won awhile back.  A bow of green gingham ribbon finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Elphine House #41 (punch it)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #201 (sketch)
QKR Stampede #34 (for a child)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge (April showers and/or Spring flowers)
Crafty Sentiments Designs #93 (Be Sporty)
Allsorts Challenge #222 (things that start with "C" for Carla: I used Carrie, clouds and cute)
Color Me Creative Challenge #66 (color with red)

Here is SSW-202:



  1. Carla, this is absolutely beautiful! Beautifully coloured, fabulous image and gorgeous papers and design! Love <3
    Hugs, Tracey xx

  2. Carla, your card is gorgeous. I love your beautiful color combo and gorgeous papers. Your image is colored to perfection. Thanks for stopping by and joining us this week.
    Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love red and love this card. Everything about it is perfect for this darling image. Beautiful job!

  4. Sweetie, your card is so beautiful!!!! Lovely papers and outstanding coloring of that darling image!!! Gosh, thanks so much for using the flowers you won from me...makes me so happy to know that you liked them!!! Big hugs to you!!! Jacque

  5. It's so fun to win things. Your made such a cute scene by adding the clouds, sky, and grass.
    We've enjoyed a pretty weekend of sunshine. Great, isn't it?

  6. Those papers are wonderful. Such a great vintage feel and the flowers look like camellias. So pretty! Lovely card Carla. :-) Hugs!

  7. How precious Carla! Adorable image and colored so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  8. Both cards posted today are hits! Always beautiful coloring and paper/cardstock how you're doing your clouds!

  9. This is such asweet card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  10. Just beautiful with awesome clouds behind her.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  11. Morning sweetie, this is so gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

  12. You always have such wonderful backgrounds for your images. Love the little image and your coloring is just wonderful!

  13. Wonderful card. Love the gingham ribbon as well as the cottage rose papers. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  14. that's one eye popping beauty!!!!

  15. lovely card
    Thank you for playing along at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  16. This is wonderful Carla, gorgeous coloring as always and beautiful layout. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments! Hugs:)

  17. This is really lovely Carla and thanks for joining us this week opver at Allsorts for our challenge
    x catherine

  18. what a sweet little image and gorgeous papers - so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  19. Carla, She is absolutely adorable, love how you colored her and your choice of colors and as always your paper are amazing. Super job on the sky,grass and sand, just love it.
    Hugs, Patricia

  20. Wonderful coloring Carla and I love the way you created the clouds. Somehow I missed this stamp so I'm really glad you created this adorable card with her. Thanks so much for joining us at Elphine House Australia and we sure hope to see you back again soon. "Hugs" Carol

  21. Good Fathers, my comment just disappeared into thin air!!!!! Carla this is gorgeous. The papers are so beautiful and the colors you have use are perfect! Beautifully colored and designed!

  22. Love the color palette of this design and the rose papers are just perfect for this sweet image.


  23. Absolutely wonderful card! Great design and your coloring is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  24. Oh what a gorgeous, sweet card.

  25. Beautiful coloring, Carla! Love the image, and your take on the sketch! Gorgeous colors & papers, and love the embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  26. This is so super cute! I love the gingham ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  27. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining the EHA challenge.
    Hugs, Audhild

  28. Great card Carla. Love that image and your colour scheme. Beautiful papers. Thank you for playing along at SSW this week. Holly xx

  29. Oh Carla, your card is beautiful. I love this sweet image and your wonderful colour combo. There's something about Gingham it doesn't matter if it's in material, ribbon or design paper it always look fresh, clean and very striking. This is another lovely card from you and thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  30. Such a sweet card!! Love your papers and the flowers and ribbon are perfect - Awesome bow!! Always love to see your cards Carla!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  31. Just beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  32. Another incredible card from your talented hands Carla! Love the paper combination, the creative details and your fantastic craftmanship in coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at SSW!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  33. Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

  34. Carla, I just love the background scene you created with this card. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  35. So beautiful! Your coloring looks awesome. Thanks for joining us at CMC.


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