A sweet day

yesteday I woke up with the need of coloring one of those cute Bugaboo images and to make a card using one of the sketches I had on my notebook for such a long time that I don´t recall where I saw it (if you do, please let me know and I´ll give credit of it).
The DP is a free digi from Daisy Company Four Seasons backgrounds. I love how summery it looks. Before printing it out I digitally placed a TlcCreations sentiment. Once I glued it to the front of the card, I cut a circle and stitched some yelow glass seed beads with embroidery floss. I love to stitch my cards, it always gives me a quiet time that brings nice memories and makes me think of my mom (maybe because she taught me to do it?). To finish the front I ruffled a piece of red ribbon from my stash.
 This cute image (Summer Butterfly Bears - Ice cream) was colored with colored pencils and added glitter on the strawberry flavored ice cream.
On the inside I stamped one my old clear stamps, I love those flowers but I don´t know why I don´t use it more often... Instead of coloring the flowers I glittered them and added some tiny dots of pearled paint. I placed the image with foam tape and another piece of the same red ribbon.
This card fits the following challenges:
Catch the bug Challenge blog: sweet sweet summer time
Rosie-D´s Challenge blog: all creatures great and small
One stitch at a time Challenge blog: sketch or little pink on your project
Party time Tuesdays: summer birthday card
Truly Scumptious: golden oldie

19 comments:

Josephine said...

So cute, and I love the aperture and how you've used it. Gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Paul said...

Ileana - that card is FAB-U-LOUS!
The paper is great and that aperture is so creative. The texture you've achieved on the bear is so cool. If I hadn't come and seen it on your blog, I don't think I'd have noticed all the detail you'd added - the beads... the glitter...
TFS
Paul

Paige said...

I love the sketch you used on this cute card! Thanks for joining us at PTT!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, lovely image. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Dawn said...

Very clever card & I love the colours used too. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

shellshearer said...

Oh how cute is that bear???
Fab card hun love your choice of colours just great...
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT good luck
hugs shell xx

Abby said...

Fabulous design, that little guy is sooo cute! Thanks for joining the PTT party!

Michelle said...

Such an adorable card! Love how you did the front panel to showcase the inside. And that bugaboo image is so cute - awesome card!!

Ildiko said...

Ileana this is gorgeous. I love the idea of cutting the bit away and place an image there you such a clever lady
hugs
Ildiko from CDAC

Kathy Czygan said...

Hi Illeana! This is adorable! I've never seen this style before. It's very different, and I love it! Your coloring with pencils is awesome as always! Love the dp and the seed beads that you stitched around the opening. Lots of detail to love!

Dianna said...

Cute card! Thanks for coming to the party at PTT this week!

Softpencil said...

It´s a VERY beautiful card Ileana! I love the paper you used for stamping the image, its grain looks great! :)

Cammy said...

Ileana -- your card is just outrageously fabulous! From the wonderful colors, the design and that really yummy ribbon! Very fun!

Anna said...

So cute! Love how you colored the bear! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Stephanie said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time.

Debbie said...

What a cute card. Love the cute image. Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Truly Scrumptious

Hugs Debbie x

H2 :) said...

Ileana, your card is brilliant! Such an awesome design & everything works together so perfectly, & your coloured Bugaboo bear is adorable. :) Thanks for sharing your amazing work.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I saw this over at PCP, so I had to come see your blog....SO GLAD I DID! Wow, your work is gorgeous!! I've added you to my reader, so I'll be back!! :)