Thursday, 29 December 2011

Favourite Mo project for 2011!

Hi there my dear friends! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and your batteries are fully charged now and ready for a new year abounding in wonderful things!
This is our last challenge for 2011 at Mo's Digital Pencil Too and we have something special in mind for you. All you have to do in order to be eligible for 5$ shopping spree in Mo's store is to share with us your favourite Mo project you made in 2011. As simple as that.
I have lots of favorite cards but I chose this one because it's somehow special and a bit different than my usual style.

Recipe:
Stamp: Mo Manning: Dare
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
DP: K&Co and Prima- Botanical, the golden globe is from a greeting  card
Embellishments: compass from stash, meatl corner from WOC, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, gold dew drops from Robin's Nest
Misc: stickles, DI (antique linen and vintage photo), nestie labels 8
Sentiment: Mo Manning- came along with the image

Since I found it so hard to narrow down my favourite Mo projects, I thought maybe a top 5 would be also welcome; so here are my top Mo cards for 2011:
 

 




 Hope you like my selection:)
Thank you  everyone for visiting my blog today and over the past year; wish you all a wonderful 2012 with lots of accomplishments and especially  great health for you and your loved ones!
Big hugs,

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Punches and/or dies at Digital Pencil Too

Hi everyone!
I have a \short post today; I really didn't anticipate Christmas was so close and lots of stuff to be done before this; I'm sure you know what I mean:)
This week's theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Too is  

Here's my card:



This gorgeous image was a freebie a while ago for Mo's fans on Facebook, so those of you who don't want to miss these occasional presents Mo has for us now and then, you'd better check her page on Facebook here. This cutie can be found now in Mo's store here.

Supplies:
Stamp; Mo Manning- Snow day
Medium: copics
DP: My Minds' Eye- Colourful Christmas 12x12 paper pack, Prima 6x6" Paper Pad - Madeline
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, metal corner, pins, ribbon, pom-poms and lace from the Ribbon Girl
Dies: Magnolia Doohikeys tag,  Marianne Design snowflake, nestabilities ovals grand and scalopped
Misc: ultrafine glitter, flowersoft-polar white
Sentiment: Papermania
That's it from me today! You have time to enter our challenge till the 29th o December. So if you want to take a break from the holidays madness...lol, you are most welcome to join:)
Till then, I wish everybody a wonderful special Christmas, lots of joy and laughs and feeling good time with family and friends!
Hugs,

Thursday, 15 December 2011

In the Manger

Hi there my lovelies! It's been a topsy-turvy week for me and the following ones don't seem to be much more peaceful either; but I'm glad family and friends will be there to fill up my days and ears:)).
It's challenge day at Mo's Digital Pencil Too and I'm going to show you  the last Christmas card I made with Mo's images. Unfortunately I run out of black in my printer and since I was in such a hurry to have the cards done I printed this one in an awkward colour; the image is really wonderful, you can check it here in Mo's store, but they way it turned out, even coloured is not that successful...lol. 
The challenge theme we have for you over at Mo's today is 


or, less fanciful put- add some fabric:). I inserted a thick golden ribbon and some tassels, hope at least one of them counts for fabric...lol. Sorry for the bad photo, my sister borrowed my good camera:(.


Supplies:
Stamp: Mo Manning- In the Manger
Medium: promarkers/copics
DP: Audrey Jeanne- Nature's Christmas Paper Pack, one of my favorite papers ever:)
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, metal corner and charm, ribbon from stash, tassels from Joanna Sheen
Dies: Marianne Design pine branch
Sentiment: handwritten and glittered, means "Merry Christmas" in Romanian

Challenges: 
Charisma Cardz - Last Minute Xmas Makes; Delightful Challenges -Anything Goes; Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas;  Rainbow Lady's - Angels; Crafts and Me -Christmas; Freshly Brewed -  Christmas; Bearly Mine - Un-Traditional Christmas (No Red or Green)

Ok,that's it from me; if you can squeeze some time this week to make a card or if you still have some Christmas cards to get done share them with us in Mo's challenge; don't forget they need to have a Mo image on and some fabric too:)!!! You can always find inspiration on my teamies blogs, so feel free to check their beautiful work starting from the challenge blog here.
Thank you for coming by and till next time I  wish you all a wonderful week!
Hugs,


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Candy Winners


Hello everybody! 
Thank you all who entered my candy and left so many beautiful words for me. I'm so happy I can thank at least some of you for making life on blogland so beautiful! I know time is of the essence these days so you being around means so much more. I only wish I could thank all of you with a little something. Well, till I become rich...he he... here are my three winners as picked by Random.org:

My 1st winner who gets a 6 $ voucher to spend on Mo's Digital Pencil  shop! is:


....Kelly Neis!!! Congratulations sweetie, hope you'll enjoy coloring Mo's gorgeous images!

My 2nd winner  who receives a 10 £ gift voucher  to spend at Lili of the Valley is:


....Shandie H! Congratulations sweetie, let me know of your details as soon as you see this:)

-My 3rd winner who receives a 25 £ voucher to Bunny Zoe's Crafts is:


...and the lucky girl is... Marjorie!!! Cogratulations hon! Have a great time shopping!

I shall contact the winners in  minute, please Shandie let me know of your details.

Thank you all who entered my candy! Have a happy week!

Hugs,

1 Year Blogaversary Giveaway!!!

The candy is now closed. Thank you!!!
 Hi everyone and welcome to my 1st year Blogaversary!
I can't believe only one year elapsed since I started blogging, I had the feeling I've been doing this forever:) But with Christmas drawing near and all the fuss and Chrissy cards, it just dawned on me I had to celebrate something else too:)
So, I thought I'd take advantage of this landmark...lol... to thank each and everyone of you for being there for me over the past year. I have met the most beautiful people from all over the world and I'm really thankful for that. I only wish days had more hours to spend them with you all and also to make lovely cards! I also hope I could provide a little inspiration for some of you on the way and hope to be able to do this in the future too!
Thank you everyone!
Here's my candy for you:


I chose 3 of my dearest shopping places:) and thought I'd leave it to you to visit them and get whatever fits your imagination! So that means I'll be having 3 winners by December 14th!

- 1st winner will get a 6 $ voucher to spend on Mo's Digital Pencil  shop!
Mo Manning's images have been my very first stamps and their realistic unique sweetness, humour and versatility quickly turned them into my favorite images. I'm so proud and happy to have joined Mo's design team a few months ago and thus continue to work with her images on a permanent basis! It's like a dream (I never dreamt of...lol) come true!

- 2nd winner  will receive a 15 £ gift voucher  to spend at Lili of the Valley. These cute little stamps have found a way into my heart and I just cannot resist their innocence and delicacy. So I thought I'd include them in my gift for you:)

-3rd winner will receive a 25 £ voucher to Bunny Zoe's Crafts, one of my favourite places to shop for crafting supplies! They have great shipping prices too and ships all over the world. So everybody is welcome to enter my candy!

Now, I only have a few requirements for you in order to enter the draw. Please, don't mind, I find them completely honest:)
1. Please be or become a follower of my blog.
2. Leave your name and blog link with Mr. Linky below. If you don't have a blog just check back on December 14th see if you won and let me know of your details then.
3. I would love you to add the candy picture with a link back to my blog on your sidebar but this is not mandatory.

I will use random.org to pick the winners on the 15th and post them here. I will then contact the winners so no need for you to check back if you leave the contact info...lol.
Hope all of you will take a moment to enter Mr. Linky below, don't forget, I have 3 prizes for you so more chances not to be missed!!!
Thank you everybody for your continuous support over the past year; love you all! 

 



Friday, 9 December 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas


Hi my lovelies! It's Friday finally so you have all the reasons to sit, relax and enjoy a brand new challenge at Just Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar. Our lovely super talented DT mate Julie has come with a great challenge theme: 

use white or snowflakes or both!

This is what I came up with:


I'm really keen on these "window cards" and also love shaker cards. So I have a mixture here,hope you like it; especially since I put quite some work into it.
This is the inside, a lovely scene from Just Inklined; the houses and church are barely noticeable because I added lots of snow marker then glitter and white glittery sand.




Supplies:
Medium: copics/promarkers
DP: Papermania
Embellies: WOC poinsettia and metal corner, brad and charms from Bunny Zoe
Dies: Magnolia Doohikeys- Tilda Lace, nestabilities- grand ovals
Misc: Polar white flowersoft, glitter, white sparkling sand, ultrafine glitter
Sentiment; computer generated- Romanian for "Happy Holidays"

Challenges: 
Hanna & Friends - Winter Card; Paper Crafting Journey -Christmas; Pixie Dust Studio -Glitter and Bling, Sassy Studio Designs - Non Traditional Christmas Colours, Shelly's Images -Snow; ABC Christmas Challenge - anything goes; Crafts and Me -snow/snowflakes; Freshly Brewed -Christmas; Whimsical Wednesdays - holiday plus sparkly; Simon Says Stamp - photo insp*;  Heart Song Inspirations -Christmas and /or Red, Green, White, Ooh La La Creations Lots of Sparkle; TOMIC - Christmas is in the Air PLUS Shaker Box; The Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration* "The Magic of Christmas"; Christmas Card Challenges -One Layer, Dream Valley Challenges Sparkle;

Hope you will join us for this week's challenge look forward to admire your gorgeous creations!
Thanks for coming by today! Those of you who haven't already entered my CANDY, feel free to do  so; there's still some time left:)
Wish you all a happy weekend!
Hugs,

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Mo's Digital Pencil Too- Banners and Tags

Hi everyone! I've been busy creating this week, I even managed to make three cards in a day, which is quite an accomplishment, still, on the other hand, I really need some time off from crafting...lol. I guess a card now and then is ok but well, I don't react well under time pressure:)
Here's one of the cards I made, it is for this week's challenge over at Digital Pencil Too, where our super sweet and talented sister Dorcas wants to see:

This was my first card to make, so I really enjoyed it; plus I made it on a special occasion for a friend's daughter who will be 2 next week. This is one Mo image I've been looking forward to color, it's perfect for any birthday and for anyone; it's called Birthday Fairy Lee and you can find it here, in Mo's store.

Supplies:
Stamp: Mo Manning- Birthday Fairy Lee
Medium: promarkers/copics
pearls, stickles from Bunny Zoe, paper doily from Joanna Sheen,
Dies: Sizzix- Tim Holtz- Once Upon a Time alphabet set (the letters are cut from colored felt), nesties (standard and scalloped circle and ovals), Magnolia Doohikeys heart swirl
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Challenges:
Divas by Design -anything goes; Inky Impressions -  ribbon; Paper Shelter Challenge -it's a celebration ; Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes; Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Glitter; Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Something Sweet; Nettie G's Digital Gems -Happy Birthday  ;Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Pearls; The Crazy Challenge Anything goes


Now it's your turn to make a  card or 3D project following this week's theme of Tags/Banners and join us in the fun! Make sure you use at least one of Mo's wonderful images; there are so many choices, wow!
If you're looking for some inspiration you can always check back on the lovely creations my teammates have created for you! Don't forget to leave some love on the way:)
Wish you all a wonderful day!
See you tomorrow!
Hugs, Iulia

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Mo's DP2 Challenge- The Great Outdoors


Hi everyone! This is going to be a short post as we celebrate the National Day today which means my little one is at home:) In translation, he makes sure I don't sit in front of the computer (or anywhere else out of his sight:)) for more than 1 minute.
So this is the card I made a couple of days ago for this week's challenge over at DP2 is The Great Outdoors, which means you are supposed to place Mo's characters outside or just use your imagination to create something in order to suggest "outdoors":) Of course, bear in mind your creation must have a Mo image on:)



I had to take several pictures; maybe  some of you would like to make something similar. So, all you have to  do is to cut 3 panels ( I wanted to have a separate panel for the writing) , punch a hole in the corner through all three and then attach something like a key ring or even a brad to bind them all. As simple as that.




Supplies:
Medium: promarkers/copics, chalks
DP: Papermania
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon, charm from Bunny Zoe
Dies: Go Kreate- Frame Frilly XXL, nestabilities circles classic and scalopped
Misc; beads from stash, acrylic white paint, Diamond Dust, ultrafine glitter, gold shimmer mist
Sentiment: freebie from here

Challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts- A Child's Christmas
Totally Gorjuss -  Sparkle

Now it's time for you to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous cards by my talented DT sisters!! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online stores HERE and HERE)...and follow this week's theme: The Great Outdoors!!! Who knows, you may be the lucky winner of  $5.00 shopping spree at Mo's online store!!!

And last but not least, would love to thank you all my followers and beautiful friends; it's always great to hear from you!!! Don't forget to enter MY CANDY if you haven't already:)!
Till next time, take care!
Hugs,

Friday, 25 November 2011

Red, Pink and White at Just Magnolia


Hi there my sweet friends! As promised, I'm back with a Magnolia card and a brand new challenge over at Just Magnolia, which is a color combo Claudia set for us:

RED/PINK/WHITE with an optional of LOVE/VALENTINE.

I struggled a bit with this one; I don't usually do pink; thought of making a Christmas card then I changed my mind for a sweet girly one. It didn't turn out as I wanted; I kept having the feeling more colours had to be added, lol, you know me, I love colourful, but well, it's a challenge and I did my best.


Supplies:
Medium: promarkers/copics
DP: digital- Raspberry Road Designs
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, metal corner and ribbon; lace from local store, charm from Bunny Zoe
Dies: Magnolia Doohickey swirl and flower
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Hope you will find some time to join in this week's challenge. There are some lovely prizes waiting for you, who knows, you may be the lucky winner:)
Thank you for coming by and wish you all a happy weekend!
Hugs,

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Ragged Santa

Hey there my lovelies! It's a cold winter day; no snow here yet but looking forward to get some! First, I would love to send warm wintry wishes to all my friends out there celebrating Thanksgiving and hope you will enjoy great quality time with your beloved ones! We don't celebrate this here but I'm definitely gonna make a pie this afternoon:)
Now, onto the purpose of my post today: it's challenge time over at Digital Pencil Too and therefore a great moment and opportunity for me- that is to play with Mo Manning's wonderful winter images because our hostess with the mostess- my dearest Pat, wants to see:

Elves, fairies, Santa, or snowmen
on this week's cards/projects!!!

Have you seen Mo's recent Christmas images? You can check them up on the Digital Pencil Too blog, they are all fabulous! It was such a joy to color this Ragged Santa- he's just  the way I've always imagined him; funny, joker-like and full of patches on his tattered clothes. Oh, I just love this image!




The background I added is from Make it Crafty- called Gift Way, thought it would work nice with my Santa who seems to be in need of some directions:)



Supplies:
Stamps: Mo Manning - Ragged Santa
Make it Crafty- Gift Way 
Coloring medium: promarkers/copics
DP: MME (I think:))
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and metal corner; lace from stash, glossy accents on the poinsettias;
Misc: lots of ultrafine glitter, Twinklets- Diamond dust, snow marker;
Sentiments- Whimsy Stamps- Christmas Sentiments

Challenges for my card: 
Hanna & Friends - Red and Another Color (white); Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes; Little Red Wagon -Christmas; Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas ; Crafty Sentiments Metal; Digital Tuesday - Sparkle & Shine, Everybody-Art-Challenge Christmas Card; Partytime Tuesdays -Snow Us What You've Got, Paper Take Weekly - Christmas Crackers!

That's it from me! Now it's your turn to pull off one of Mo's elves, Santas, fairies or snowmen and make your own card/project for Christmas/winter! I look forward to see what you come up with!
If you're looking for some inspiration you can head over to DP2 Blog and marvel at the wonderful cards of my DT sisters!! Don't forget to leave some love on the way too:)

Wish you all a great day and thanks so much for paying me a visit ! It's always great to hear from you! Also, would love you to enter MY CANDY if you haven't already:); 
I'll be back tomorrow with a Magnolia card! Have a great day till then!
Hugs,


Friday, 18 November 2011

Magnolia Chocolate Box

Hello dear all! I took a little "me" time today and decided to make something more elaborate and since it took me half a day, I guess I'll stick to cards for a while from now on:) I wanted to eventually color my new Edwin (which is my favorite stamp from the Magnolia Christmas Dreams collection), mix warm and cold colors and use chocolate:) So it turned into a box with an easel card on top. Hope you like it:



I'm more generous with the pictures than with words today:) Here's a close-up.



Coloring medium: copics, promarkers
raffia, fabric ribbon from stash
Misc: snow marker, stickles, glitter, distress inks, chocolate, cinnamon bar, 3mm gold pearls from Bunny Zoe
Dies: Magnolia fence die
Tools: Scor-pal, sewing machine

Challenges for my box:
Wild Orchid Challenges: Brown and Blue

Thank you everybody for coming by today and for your kind comments! It's always a pleasure hearing from you! Since you are here, take a minute to enter my  CANDY!!!
Wish you all a great weekend!
Big hugs,


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wintertime at Mo's!

Hey there, my sweet friends! It's great to be back with another great challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! set by our super-smart, -talented and -funny sistah Pat :

WINTER!

As simple as that! Now, this is one of those tasks you were just about to do but only needed a hint, weren't you?:) ; I know we are all into Christmas and winter cards these days, so all you have to do is to share them with us! Of course, you'll just have to make sure they have a Mo image on before submitting it to Mr. Inlinkz:)!

I have no idea how to call the "thing" ...lol I have to show you today; it's a sort of card in  a box or with a box; well, it's something I meant to hang on the wall and it's quite lovely and bright if you could see it on my dining room wall, well that was before my 2 year old came home and started pointing at it. Generally, he takes no interest in my cards which are all over and even within his reach. Moreover, when one happens to fall from a shelf he immediately brings it to me, knowing he is not to play with. But this one he just had to examine closely and started laughing and making faces; "grandes chaussettes" he said- meaning "big socks" lol; that's what he got from it. I had to hide it eventually before starting pulling the tiny bells!



This was my first Mo Manning image and since last year I only had the time to make one card with it just thought I'd use it again. The image is called Christmas Morn and I love it to bits!




Supplies:
Stamp; Mo Manning- Christmas Morn
Medium; copics, promarkers 
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts poinsettia, metal corner, golden bells and pearls, lace and ribbon from stash
Dies; Marianne Design snowflakes
Sentiment: freebie from Bizzy Becs

In case any of you would love to try this out, it's quite simple: make a box lid- mine is 5.5 inches square and just glue it to a thick base cardstock (mine is 7 per 7 inches). You can embellish the edges however you like. Just a tip: next time I would use paper lace - it's easier to adhere it and make a frame round the window:)

Challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges -  Christmas and make sure it SPARKLES
 Marianne's Design Divas -  Sparkle and Shine
Digital Tuesday -  Christmas Time
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Little Present
Sassy Cheryl's -Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Forever Friends - Christmas is Coming
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold OR Glitter
Karens Doodles - Anything BUT a Card

Ok, that's it from me; now it's time for you to head on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE so you can check out the wonderful projects my talented DT sisters have prepared for your inspiration! Then make your own Mo Manning challenge project and join the fun!! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online stores HERE and HERE)! One lucky participant (chosen at random, of course) will receive a $5.00 shopping spree at Mo's online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by...and for your kind comments! Those of you who haven't entered my CANDY are most welcome to do so:) Have a great end of the week!

Hugs,

Friday, 11 November 2011

Just Magnolia DT- A Gift for you

Hi again! This is my 3rd card in two days, not that bad, says I:). I made a window card for our new challenge at Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar;
We have a color challenge this week, so you will have to make sure your card has mainly black/grey, red and white  on it before submitting it to the blue frog on the challenge blog.

Although it might look simple to you, this was not the easiest card to make. I had to cut through all those layers of papers, not all at once, and believe me, they were quite some. Plus I did some paper piecing with some huge old scissors, as all my other 10 (lol) were somewhere well placed all together...lol. Hope someday when I'll be looking for my glasses (which I don't have yet)  I shall find them all. 
Here's my card:



And the inside:


Supplies:
Medium: copics/promarkers
DP: digital- have no idea where it came from- let me know if you guys do:)
Embellies; poinsettias, pearls and metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts , ribbon from The Ribbon Girl;
Dies: Marianne Design fir tree and snowflakes, nestabilities circles (grand and scalopped)
Sentiment: digital from Whimsy Stamps

So, let's get crafting with black/grey, red and white. It was a real challeenge for me as I usually do more colorful but I like a bit different too:)
Since you are here, I invite you all to enter my CANDY!!!. It's been a great year since I started blogging and wanted to thank all of you for your continuous support! Mwahhh!

Big hugs,

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Fancy Folds- Organizer

Hi everyone! It's time for challenge 108 at Digital Pencil Too and this time we would like you to think a bit outside the box and do some fancy folds- either a card or a 3D project, it's entirely up to your imagination.
Now, it ocurred to me to try something sweet and useful at the time; it's been a while since I wanted to color up these sweet teenage (!) fairies from Mo Manning and here they are eventually. I just adore them- aren't they sooo beautiful!!! They are called Mia and Pia and can be found here and here in the store:). I wasn't sure which one I loved more so I used them both:)

 I also included a calendar and cut lots of papers ; still, there's room left, as I made quite a deep box:). It is made of cardboard and looks quite elegant IRL. The dimensions are only 4 per 5,5 inches and the papers I used are all digital from Zoe Pearn.


Hope you guys can figure it out; sorry for the many pictures; just tried to show it as thoroughly as possible. And here's a close-up of the little pencil. I thought I might "dress it up" with the same patterned paper:)


Supplies:
Stamps: Mo Manning- Teen Fairy Mia and Teen Fairy Pia
Colorin medium: copics/promarkers
Embellishments: Wild Orchi Crafts flowers, leaves, pearls and ribbon; lace from stash, ultrafine glitter
Sentiment and calendar : Photoshop

Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Lace;  The Crazy Challenge - Something with Wings ;C.R.A.F.T. - Cute; Crafty Ribbons -Anything BUT a Card  ;Cooking It Up With Katie -fancy, flowers, unusual fold; Crafts and Me -birthdays; Inky Impressions - glitter; Paper Shelter Challenge -all in pink; Ruby's Rainbow -something with wings; Stampavie and More -Anything Goes (2nd wk); Truly Scrumptious - Bingo* (lace, flowers, ribbon); Anything Goes Challenge - Stitches Real or Faux Create Me Pink Challenges - Flower Challenge; Digital Tuesday - include a digital element Anything Goes; Heart Song Inspirations -Anything Goes;

That's it from me for today. Since you are here don't forget to enter my CANDY . I myself would be thrilled to win some of it...lol!
Hugs and have a happy rest of the week!
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