Monday, 28 March 2011

Together Forever

Hi everyone!
I have a new card I made for Woman's  Day and I thought I should share it with you. I eventually colored one of my favorite Lili of the Valley stamps- Together Forever. I have had this stamp for a while now and haven't succedeed to make a card yet. This is a rather quick card, no glitter and too many extra embellies, and quite simple, I reckon. I am quite busy these days, plus I am trying to potty train my little one and I've got to follow his every movement and;))
For my card I used Cosmo Cricket papers from a digital pack called Everafter. I found it on Jessica Spargue 's website. They also have a 'One buck Wednesday', for those who don't know,  when some delicious stuff cost just 1 dollar. I wish I knew about that sooner;))

I couldn't decide between the two sentiments so I put them both:)) I think they pretty much complete each other. The red and white string from which a small decoration is tied (in my case a charm) is called 'martisor' in Romanian and it  is offered by people in my country on the 1st day of March, usually to women but not only. It is said that those who wear this 'talisman' will be strong and healthy during this year and it is also a symbol of the coming spring.
Anyways, in my country,  people are still wearing this 'martisor' pinned to theitr clothes and it has become a sign of love, friendship or appreciation and an entire 'industry' has developped around it.

Well, enough blabbing, my recipe for this card is:
Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Together Forever
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP: Cosmo Cricket - Everafter
Embellishments: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon, lace, martisor string from stash, charm, pearls from Bunny Zoe's, paper lace from Woodware
Dies/punches/misc: heart punch, leaves punch, nestabilities label 8, impressabilities floral embossing folder, chalks

This card is for the following challenges:
Gingerloft - Die Cuts or Punches
Let's Ink It Up - Die Cuts or Punches 
Crafty Calendar -  Love 
Sugar Creek Hollow  - Stitching 
Delicious Doodles - floral fantasy/loads of flowers
Paper Cutz - use 3 patterned papers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Ribbons & Bows 
Meljens Designs -  Punches 
Stamp Insanity - Punch It Out 
Crafts and Me - anything goes

Thanks for coming and since you are here, don't forget to enter my CANDY!!!!!!!

Hugs and have a great week!



cebelica said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!

Fliss said...

A gorgeous card Iulia. Love the mix of papers, the embellishments and your beautiful colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU die cuts & punches challenge and good luck!

Heide said...

Oh my goodness, this is just super sweet!I love, love, love the image and the beautiful papers and flowers. Thank you for joining us at SCH, hope you join again.
Hugs, Heide

Pami said...

Hi Iulia, this is such a beautiful card, the image is so lovely. I love the charm and thank you for explaining its meaning, how lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT this week. Good luck! Pami x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! Love the little couple, and all those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

This is such a stunning card, striking colours and so many elements to look at. Thanks for entering it into the LIIU challenge. Suzanne B

Lisa Jane said...

what gorgeous papers and a fabulous bow
Love the hearts too
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Iulia, such beautiful colouring, papers, ribbon and floral detail. Your sentiments are fabulous together and your punchwork so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Such a beautiful card Iulia. You did a marvelous job on coloring. Love your paper combination and the two sentiments.
Hugs Marianne

Marlies said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Iulia!! Love the great bow and the flowers, nice papers and realy all the details are great!
hugs, Marlies

Cec said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the layers and great papers. Also love the floral spray at the top of the image with that lovely bow. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Karina said...

Such a beautiful card, Iulia. Love how you added the flower bouquet with the big bow on the top. The papers are gorgeous and your colouring of this cute image as well.
Hugs, Karina

Chrissy said...

A stunning card..I love the colours..soo pretty. Fabulous papers, and love the flowers, they look gorgeous draped like that.

Janine - Ellabella said...

I totally love your card - as I always do :) Such beautiful colours and details, and I love how the papers works with the image :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the flowers and fab papers!
Helen x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the design and great use of punches, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week, big hugs love Pops x x x

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the Asylum this week!

Christina C. said...

Iulia, I just love visiting your blog and view all your beautiful creations! This card is soooooo gorgeous....just love every little detail and the images are so precious, colored magnificently!
You are so talented!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Super cute and so much fabulous detail! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful Iulia, I love this LOTV stamp and you have made such a beautiful card with it! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Congratulations on your top 3 the other day with me xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Iulia, OHHHH! this card is sooo precious. I love all the little details! I agree with you, those 2 sentiments go so well together, and they complete you image very nicely. I love stories about talisman, and yours is very interesting, this little charm is very nice, such a great idea to attach it to your card, as if to wish a wonderful yearto this cute couple. Gorgeous flower bouquet, and wonderful paper and colors.You just filled my eyes with beauty.
Hugs. D.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute lulia, gorgeous card and fab colours.

Teri said...

Super cute hun! Loving the colours and the flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet card! That LOV stamp is adorable. I love the papers you used and your design is beautiful. Beautiful! Congrats on your blog and you already have 168 followers in 6 months, that is amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ruth said...

Wow!! This is really beautiful! I think it may have been for last month's challenge but it's beautiful nonetheless!! Ruth, Crafty Calendar Challenges

mckinkle said...

Just beautiful!

Thanks for joining us with our flower challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

mckinkle said...

Just beautiful!

Thanks for joining us with our flower challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

linnzan said...

Another beutiful card made by you!!!! Love the sentiments, I understand that you couldn´t choose one of them.
Hugs Linn

Liddy said...

Wow! Your work is absolutely gorgeous, I'm so glad I stopped by. And thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment on my blog, it's great to have the encouragement.

cabio's craft corner said...

This cute colored image is so very sweet Iulia. I am sure this will bring smile to whoever that gets it :o)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card with such beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card!
Lovely to see your work at Delicious Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! I just love that image! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!


Brenda Brown said...

What a great card Iulia, love the layout and colours.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our precious metals challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sandy said...

This is so sweet lulia. Lilly of the Valley has the most precious images - I am waiting on an order from them now! Love the way you did your hearts along with the sentiments. When you've got it - you've got it and kid you certainly have it!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

So Cute Iulia :)

Love the red ribbon and the colours on this - gorgeous.

The sentiments are so sweet, and look perfect cut into hearts.



Darsie Bruno said...

this is just too darling! Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Meljen's Designs. I hope you'll join us tomorrow for a new challenge!
Hugs, Darsie
Meljen's Design Team

chrissy xx said...

Stunning. Beautiful rich colours. Chrissyxx
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog much appreciated.

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, thanks for joining us at gingerloft this week, hugs Wendy xx

Marilyn said...

I love everything about this card!

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