Friday, 14 February 2014

A Suitcase card!

Hiya!!!! I hope you are all doing good! It's Friday!!!! so glad the weekend is almost here...
My week's been average... I've been quite busy, but I wasn't really in the mood for crafting... I made  a few cards, that I will be showing you in the future, as I can't yet. Really happy how they ended up, even when I really struggled to make them!
But last night, I said, enough is enough! and made a card to blog today...
I was feeling in the mood of creating something different... so I decided to make a Suitcase shaped card!
  We love travelling, we do it as much as we can!!! but we still have so many places to go... My husband and I have been in Paris, but not together!!! we went when we didn't know each other, separately... that is one trip we would love to make soon... And I would love to go to America... we've never crossed the Big Pond. Hopefully in a near future we will be able to take Alaia to Disneyworld....
 so my inspiration to make this card is my suitcase (picture at the bottom of this blog post).

I used an A5 card base, and decorated it in the shape of a vintage looking suitcase using cardstock and some pretty papers!!!! both papers (the green checked paper and the vintage map paper) are from K&Company.

The image I've used is from Tiddly Inks and it's called Joy ride.

I paper-pieced the car with a piece of scrap paper. 
The paper was bright pink to begin with, but then I realised that it was too bright for this card, so I toned it down using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Old Paper.
I also used this ink to distress all the edges of the papers and card stock.

I used Promarkers to colour the rest of the image:

Suitcases: Burnt sienna, Raw sienna, sandstone, buttercup and blossom.
Girl: Moss, Apple, Burn Sienna, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, buttercup, Almond and blossom.
For the car wheels: cool grey 1 to 4, blossom and tulip yellow. I also used Tulip Yellow for the head lights.

I hand-stitched around the main image with soft green thread. 

The postmarks stamps are from Kaisercraft. 

The suitcase handle is made with square nesting dies.
and a corner punch for the corners.

To embellish I used:
Gold coloured brads
Mini Postcards (I bought them ages ago on-line, and it's the first time I've used them!)
Stickers (passport sticker and postcards stickers -with Eiffel tower and Pisa Tower), from the Pound shop, I also bought them ages ago.
2 types of washi tape.

The sentiment is from a Sticker pad I've recently bought from Do-Crafts Papermania called Madame Payraud's. I added some ribbon to the sentiment, I love embellishments!

my inspiration object

I'm entering this card into the following challenges (in alphabetical order)

As you like it #21 - Use and inspirational object (& why):  my inspirational object is my suitcase... packing my suitcase I'm going away somewhere, on holidays, to visit friends and family... we love travelling and try to go as often as we can.... so many place to go!!!)
Aud Sentiments #100 - Bingo (Two word sentiment -Best Wishes-, 3D items -buttons, postcard and passport stickers, brads-; Use something shiny -brads-)
Brown Sugar challenge #81 - Use a die/cut or punch
I love Promarkers #206 - Gingham/Plaid/Checks  (green checked paper at the top)
Whoosi Daisy - Include a sentiment 2nd entry

I really hope you like my card! If you do, please leave a comment, they make me happy!!!
and don't forget to follow!!!! :)


  1. I love this Mirella! What a clever idea and very well executed! Love your embellishments, they all go so great together! Fabulous xxx

  2. What a wonderful make Mirella.I hope you get to travel a lot. It is such an interesting thing to do.
    Thank you for joining in at Use Our Stuff for my challenge this week.

  3. Great take on the challenge, love the suit case and the hand stitching is a great touch. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT. Hugz, Z

  4. Fantastic card, love it
    Kaza x

  5. I Love your suitcase with all those little details Mirella, it's perfect for our challenge at TioT, Thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

  6. What a beautiful card! I love that little image and the way you did the paper piecing on the car. Adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  7. this is amazing! What a great idea. Thanks for joining in our Wonderful World challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  8. Superb card, Mirella, I love the shape and all the fabulous detail, many thanks for playing along with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week, best of luck hun xxx

  9. Hello Mirella!

    This suitcase is really great!!
    So much details - the mini postcards (love them!!), the lovely coloured image, the little buttons, stickers..... I'd love to have such a suitcase for real :-D

    Thank you also so much for your lovely comment to my card, I'm so happy about!!

    Hugs and greets,

  10. Love your suitcase card. Great embellishments. You have a great eye for the detailing. Super paper piecing. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  11. Love all the details you added to your fantastic suitcase card.

  12. Brilliant suitcase card love all the details and embellishments -hope you both get to Paris together
    Carol x

  13. Fabulous card love the design.Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  14. Oh this is just a fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our 200th challenge! Hugsxx

  15. My goodness this is amazing!!! LOVING IT!
    Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD.
    Riette, DT

  16. this is so fun! love all the embellishments. such a sweet card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

  17. OMGosh this is so adorable!!! I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  18. It's very beautiful I love it, thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck

  19. Hello that is a stunning shape card ,i really enjoy your fab card design! thank you so much for entering our I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge Blog this week .
    Hugs Artesania DT

  20. Looks really pretty, love your inspiration. Thank you for joining us at As you like it Challenge. hugs! MOjca

  21. Smashing,something totally different which is great.

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Tracey DTxx

  22. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your clever suitcase card - hope to see you again soon. x


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