Monday, May 12, 2014

Lots of Love

Good Morning!  Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend and belated Happy Mother's Day to everyone who was celebrating in the US yesterday.  It was a very hard day for me, being the first Mother's Day without my Mom.  I miss her very much all the time, but especially yesterday.  Anyway, today I am here with a card and some exciting news!  After 6 months of being a guest designer, I was invited to be a full-time member of the Digi Bells DT!  I am so thrilled and honored to join this team of mega-talented ladies!  And you know I love all of Elisabeth Bell's images!  Today is my first inspiration post on the Digi Bells blog as part of the DT.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Pretty in Pink and the patterned papers are from the Authentique Flourish 6x6 pad.  The adorable image is Lots of Love from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics. I also added the grass and sky with my Copics.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  Some pearl accents and buttons with striped ribbon tabs finished card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Digi Bells blog daily for wonderful inspiration from the DT and GDT with the beautiful images from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #13 (sketch)
Creative Moments Challenge #42 (BINGO; I used the first column-flowers, sentiment and more than 2 layers)
Divas by Design (in the pink)
Digitally Sweet Challenge #87 (mothers)
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #69 (Mother's Day)
613 Avenue Create #71 (create your own challenge)

Here is the sketch:

Here is the 613 CYOC grid:

Column #1: image, sentiment, patterned paper
Column #2: any sketch, diecut
Column #3: Liquid Pearls
Column #4: buttons
Column #5: ribbon

Have a great day and see you soon!


  1. Your image is so sweet, Carla. Lovely card. Congrats on your full time surprise there.

  2. Carla, this is adorable!! Love the cloudy background! I just used this image on a card I simply made up with supplies I had on hand! :)

    Congrats on your new DT are so great with these images! ;)

  3. This is one beautiful card Carla! Of course I love your coloring, you are the master!!! So elegant and sweet. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  4. Congratulations and so well deserved. Another stunning creation love this very much.
    Linda xxx

  5. Lovely coloring! Love how you layered your card!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  6. Such an adorably sweet card. I love all the elements you chose to accent your focal point. Great coloring skills. 613 Avenue Create is so pleased you chose to share it with us.

  7. Congrats on your new position! Your work certainly is proof positive that you deserve this. This card is unbelievably sweet! I love all the buttons and that image is absolutely DARLING! Thanks for getting sketchy with us.

    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  8. Congrats on the new DT position.
    Love your sweet card this week. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers day.
    The ribbon treatment with the buttons looks great. Thanks for joining us.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  9. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet with this lovely card.

  10. Congratulations Carla on your new DT position over at Digi Bells I surprised that you had to wait so long they should have snapped you up sooner LOL. Love your card this image is so cute I've used this one before myself and was so happy how my card turned out. Love your colours and embellishments. Great card as always and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2-DT

  11. Beautiful card, love the sweet image...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  12. Oh Carla, Congrats on your DT position! Your card is adorable. I love those buttons and bows...going to have to try that one. Also love all your pearls. Thanks for your support at SSW2!

  13. Cute and pretty card and "Congrats" on the DT position :)

  14. Morning sweetie, this is simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x

  15. Such a pretty card, love that cute image too!
    Thanks for playing at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  16. Gorgeous card with a fab colored image, Carla....with my head on of Divas by Design I thanks you for sharing it with us!
    Congrats on your new DT position!
    xxx Margreet

  17. Gorgeous card Carla. So beautifully put together with the pearls, pretty papers and buttons. Thanks for joining us at SSW2!

  18. Aw, such a sweet image! And what pretty colours, too!

    Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    love Mags B x

  19. Lovely image and great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

  20. Such a sweet image and a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Moments! Hope to see you again soon!

    --Lisa - CM DT


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