Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Shelley - A Friendly Card

Update from 27/05/2013 - This card was selected in TOP3 at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Update from 31/05/2013 - This card was selected in TOP3 at Simply Create Too.

Hello ladies!

How are you today and how is your creative spirit?
As you have probably noticed, I love cards with a lot of folds, pockets, layers and tags. I was so glad to find a lovely post here on making just this kind of card. The post inspired me to start a new card project, which I'll share with you today.

I chose to color a Wee digi stamp - Shelley. You can find here at the bottom of the page here.

The Copic colors I've used are as follows:
Skin: E0000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E79, E29, E27, E25, E23
Mermaid: BG49, BG45, BG34, BG32
Stone: C4, C3, C1, C0
Turtle: E99, E97, E95; G16, G14, G12; BG07, 0; T2

It was a 'must' to use tiny shells on a card with the mermaid image, as well as lots of pearls, glitter and sparkles.

A look from above at all the folds:

Some close-ups:

The shells I used are by KnorrPrandell (white & brown).

I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
1. Anything Goes @ Whimsey Inspires
2. Weather it @ Magnolia-Licious Challenge
3. More Than One Fold @ Hobby Cutz
4. Fantasy/Mythical @ Rhedd and Rosie
5. Something in my pocket @ Squiggle Fly
6. Anything Goes @ Forever Friends
7. Girly Theme @ Jelly Park
8. Anything Goes @ Our Creative Corner
9. Anything Goes @ Simply Create Too
10. Let's Sparkle @ Deep Ocean Challenge
11. Add Some Glitter @ One Stop Craft
12. Use Glitter @ Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps
13. Pearls, Pearls, Pearls @ The Paper Nest Dolls

Thank you, all sweet and wonderful people, for stopping by!


  1. Good Morning Alexandra,
    my eyes already see something really beautiful quite early is NOT 7 a.m. yet ...and what I see is your beautiful card!!! Amazing with all these folds and sooo beautiful coloured!!! Lovely images and paper...a masterpeice!

  2. Wow! What an amazing card, if you can call it a card? It's more like a gift, you have put in some work here, so pretty the colours are stunning and so much detail, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun Zoe DT xxx

  3. What a wonderful project! Love all those sea shell details!

    1. I was so amazed by your project that I forgot to thank you for sharing at Hobbycutz challenge :)

  4. Beautiful. Love the color scheme.

  5. Great embellishments. Love what you did with the pearls. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  6. wow, totally gorgeous! I love all of the embellishments and such lovely paper you used! Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly this week, and thanks also for sharing the link to the card fold!

  7. Oh my word.... what a fabulous card!!! Thank you for entering the Rhedd and Rosies challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT member) xx

  8. This is a beautiful card, such a gorgeous image and fabulous embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  9. This is absolutely fabulous, such a great gift "box" with a mini album inside. I totally love the colors you used, look so soothing.

  10. Wow this is so nice.

    Its all so pretty and well put together.

    Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends. Good luck.


  11. This is amazing in every way. Love all the details, your gorgeous coloring, and the whole idea. Inspiring. Thanks for joining us in the Squigglefly Pocket challenge.

  12. Your card is absolutely amazing and totally gorgeous! Love your design and your attention to details are fabulous! Love that you´ve used real shells on the card.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  13. Wow, so very pretty - lots of work - but it is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  14. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining Squigglefly!

  15. Wow - this is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark. :)

  16. so very wonderful. Your creation is stunning and the coloring on your foldout is gorgeous! Lovely work. Thanks for joining in at Squigglefly. Cheers, Holley

  17. This is very cute - nice tones, perfect coloring, and layers are just right! Folds are amazing - great job!
    Have a nice day!

  18. I absolutely love this, my favourite colour.... such a great job...TFS with us at The PND challenge.... xo Nikki ox

  19. Wow! I just LOVE this!!!! It's very, very, very beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us in our PND Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Challenge this month! ~Valerie DT

  20. A really delightful card and thanks so much for sharing the link - I shall be attempting this one very soon! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner too. Margie x

  21. Fab project and thank you so very much for sharing it with us on the fortnightly challenge over at Hobbycutz


  22. This Wee stamp is gorgeous! You've coloured it just stunning, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month.
    X - Natalie - X

  23. So Phenomenal! Love all the stunning details and thanks for showing us this card at the Squigglefly Challenge.

  24. Amazing card, so beautiful.

    Sylv xx

  25. absolutely stunning, there isn't one thing I could say that would be my favourite bit , I just love all of it. PERFECT ! Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies . Hugs Tina (DT Member) xx

  26. Magnificent card, Alexandra. Shelley is adorable and love all the pretty extras inside. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious & Wee Stamps.
    Cathy Lee

  27. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous I love everything about this project, it's absolutely amazing. Thanks for entering over at the Paper Nest Dolls challenge. ~Kelly Walkelmol

  28. Fabulous work! So many wonderful parts to your beautiful card! So glad you could join the challenge at Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge blog...thank you!

  29. So adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  30. Seriously....GORGEOUS! The details, your coloring and the design work are fabulous!! Thank you so much for joining the Magnolia-licious Wee Stamps Challenge!! Sheri Willshire

  31. Wow This is fantastic ! your coloring is outstanding.

    Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for this months challenge x


Thank you for the kind comments!