06 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone,

Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy (Crafty!) New Year. I know I have been missing in action for a while again, but between my baby girl's christening, Christmas, my parents' visit and other craziness there was simply no time for blogging. There was very little time for crafting, too, but more time for this than for blogging for sure... In fairness, if I have a few minutes to spare nowadays, I prefer to get inky then "bloggy", so I hope you understand and can forgive me!

I am starting this new year 2016 with a card made using the fabulous WPlus9 stamp from the "Unforgettable" stamp set. I think it's super adorable and versatile. I decided to turn it into a little shaker card, to use up some of the beads I found recently from my cross-stitching times in the past. The sentiment and dies are from Mama Elephant (I think the Femme Frames is the most used die-set EVER in my entire collection!). The background was made with Distress Inks and some water. And, of course, some sequins to add a bit of bling. 

I won't lie to you - simple as the card may be, I think it took me 2 or 3 days to finish it, as I only had 15 minutes here, 10 minutes there to spare... But I am glad I made it, as the end result is exactly what I had hoped for, if not more!

Hope you like it!

I raised this little guy on some foam squares for additional interest

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Sparkle and Shine - photo inspiration

Inky Impressions - All things new (my new stamp set from WPlus9)
QKR Stampede - Feathers and Fur (elephants do have hair, right? :-))
Crafty Friends - Use something new (my new stamp set from WPlus9)

 Here's to a great year!



  1. Gorgeous card. I love this shaker with the cute elephant. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  2. This is an adorable card & I love the elephant & that it is a shaker card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  3. Really adorable, Mirella! I love that you played along in our "Feathers or Fur" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck and I hope to see you playing again in all our future challenges.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  5. This is adorable, popping up the elephant with foam tape is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle & Shine.

  6. Oh, this is so fun! Super sweet card!


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