Saturday, 9 April 2011

Gift Wrapped

Happy Saturday everyone!
I am back with a Lili of the Valley birthday card in green and peach (well, I have peach and orange altogether) for today bearing in mind that I should ink at least once all the stamps that I already have. There are slight chances but at least I do my 
So, this week's theme at Lili  of the Valley challenge blog is a color scheme of peach and green. Love this color combo although for my card I have some orange-like But I simply had to use these MME - Mabel papers which I jost got from Bunny Zoe.
I chose this supercute Gift Wrapped image from LOTV and made a stair step fold card for a change. No idea if the dimensions are those from tutorials, never looked for one. I just scored  wherever I found fit and here it is:

The dimensions of the non-assembled card are 6x15 inches and the mountain folds are at 1 1/2, 5, 11. The valley folds are implicitely at 3, 7 and 13. Maybe it would have been better not to add panels in the inside areas and make it thus easier to close and reduce its thickness. But I found it 'unfinished' without.

The card is very thick although I tried to make it 'usable' and it fits in a box.
My flowers are quilled and called fringed flowers, quilling being just an old passion of mine I ressort to whenever I want some relaxation. They are quite easy to make but require some extra time. I think they look pretty and dainty, more like blossoms, perfect for springtime.

Stamp: Lili of the Valley - Gift Wrapped
Coloring medium: ProMarkers
Embellishments: handmade flowers,button, ribbons from stash, the green one is Papermania, pearls from Bunny Zoe, flowersoft
Dies: Spellbinders+ Parisian Accents, nestabilities labels, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, leaf punch

Challenges for my card:
Lili of the Valley -  Peach & green.
Card Makin' Mamas -  embellish it.
Fairy Tale -  Happy birthday.
Fashionista Friday - Spring.
Wags 'n Whiskers - Ribbons & Pearls.
C.R.A.F.T. - Animals/pets.
Crafty Purple Frog -Anything but Square.
Dutch Dare Card Challenge -Spring has sprung.
ABC Challenge - R is for Ribbon
Flutterby Wednesdays must include butterfly, fairy or angel - open challenge
For Fun Challenges - bunny
Freshly Brewed - flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Spring colors/Easter
Your Next Stamp Challenge -  stitching
The Stamping Boutique -  Hand Made Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring
Partytime Tuesdays - Elegant Birthday

That would be all for today. Thank you so much for popping in!
Your comments make my day and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave some love!
Big hugs and have a great week end!


CraftyC said...

Your card is totally gorgeous Lulia. Beautifully embellished and coloured. Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

mariska said...

Wooow! Like your card. The stamp is sooo sweet. And the collours are perfect togetter. Good luck with the challenge!

Hugs Mariska

linnzan said...

Hi! What a gorgeous card! I am also preparing a card for the LOTV challange. Love the theme of peach and green, really nice colors that I usually don´t use. Good luck!
Hugs Linn

Marianne said...

OMG, what a beauty again. I see so much lovely things. The flowers, your label with sentiment, your border in front of the image, the beautiful butterfly's. And this iamge is so cute and you have colored it into perfection.
The papers are amazing and fits so well with the image.
Hugs Marianne

Chrissy said...

Very pretty colours and such a gorgeous card. A fabulous fold and beautiful details. Good luck with the challenge.

kbrandy4 said...

This is a gorgeous card lulia, he stamp is so cute and the colours go well together.

Hugs Hazel xx

Dena said...

STUNNING!!!! Oh girl! I love the colors and all your details!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Anonymous said...

Fabulous papers, love it!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card form.
Great design and a cute image.
Your card like it very much.
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

ellabella said...

Oh my, what a card! ADORE IT! Absolutely fabulous! And your work with papers, design and details is as always gorgeous!
Hugs Janine

Dobra said...

Your card is beautiful, very stylish and wonderfully made

Nela said...

Hi, what a beautiful card!
Lovely image & colouring!
Hugs Nela

Helen said...

What a beautiful card - love the colours and the image. Kind regards, Helen

Marlies said...

What a beautiful card! Great model and lovely bright papers, super cute image! I love the flowers you made!
hugs, Marlies

Anonymous said...

Oh my word!! This is so so precious!! Gorgeous colors, design and stair stepper style!! SO SWEET!! Smiles, Vicki

Patchi said...

Beautiful card! I love the step fold! Thanks for joining Party Time Tuesday this week and I hope to see more of your cards soon!


Eve said...

oh this is soooo pretty!! Luv the colors, and what a sweet image you chose for this card! :-)

Donna Mosley said...

Very pretty card Julia, love the fab design and yummy colour combo.

Donna x

Betty said...

Stunning card beautiful colours, and a great design.

Thank you for playing along at C.R.A.F.T this week with this gorgeous card.
Betty x
(GD for April at C.R.A.F.T)

Michelle VP said...

How pretty! I love the colors and all the texture on your card. :) Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!

xxxtglxxx said...

this is so cute Iulia :) Love the colour combo - I havent decided which image to use for mine yet :)
Great shaped card, I love the stepped effect and all the yummy papers you have used look fabulous.

Well done on your top 3 spot too! ;)

Have a great weekend,



McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours, thank you for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week, good luck.
Kevin xx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...


Toooooooo pretty hun.

Thank you for playing with us at
ABC Challenge,RubyM:)

Miss Molly said...

This card is excellent - from the diecuts, to the beautifully colored image, to the folds!

So glad you shared it with us at Party Time Tuesdays!! Good Luck and see you next Tuesday!

Kelly Neis said...

I love your card it is so sweet and the colors are gorgeous together. You sure do color perfectly.

cabio's craft corner said...

How gorgeous and cheery seeing this step cards. Beautifully design with lovely embellishment :o)

Heidi said...

Beautiful card Iulia!
The image is adorable:) Wonderful colours.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Miranda said...

very cute card Iulia, lovely details and the colours are so cheery and bright
thanks for joining us at the TSB challenge

sari said...

Aww...This is a stunning card with so many sweet details! Love the colors and that image is so cute!!
Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine! / Sari

Bianca said...

Julia, this card is so very pritty! I love everything on it but especialy the shape and the colours! Really amazing! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! XX Bianca

Hannapanna said...

I'm glad you stopped by so that I could find your blog. Gorgeous cards in here. Love the details and colour combos. Stunning! Hugs, Hanna

Karen's Fun Blog said...

So very beautiful!! Love the spellbinders parisian...I had to get those too! lol

Helen Dooley said...

This is truly a beautiful card. I really like the colors and all. Thanks for playing along on FOr Fun.

aqualeiga said...

Perfectly gorgeous card....what wonderful colours in those DPs! Such a cute image too, its perfect for our Bunny challenge at FOR FUN this week.....thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hugs, Ali x

Karli said...

Gorgeous!!! love the quilled flowers too :) Thanks so much for sharing your card creation with us at ABC Challenges. Hope you get to play along with us again next time! Hugs~

MarikaVaan said...

Really beautiful card. All cards are truly stunning. Thanks for your comments and I'm your new readers. Cheerful spring Sincerely: Marika *

Nicola said...

Wonderful take on our peach and green challenge Iulia, such a sweet image coloured so beautifully, gorgeous papers and awesome detail- love these folds
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Nicola -x-

Sandy said...

Oh Miss lulia!! This us one grand master piece.. You are one talented, beautiful and smart young woman. I owe you a little e-mail sugar - I am so behind I think I am going to see myself coming as I am going!! I love everything you do my sweet!!
XO Sandy

April said...

This is just fantastic!!! Wow...I'm totally in love with this card! Thank you so much for joining TSB challenge!

Lola Azul said...

Congratulations!!. Lovely card!

Cindy Vernon said...

Wow! I love your card, the orange just pops. Thanks so much for visiting my humble blog. I am so impressed with your lovely work!

Bev said...

elegant and beautiful.. amazing details..
thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesdays.. hope to see you again soon.. hugs Bev PTT DT

DoodleDee Designs said...

This is truly fabulous. The colors just jump out and this is an excellent Stair Step card. Your coloring is fabulous too.

Thank you for joining us for the Your Next Stamp Challenge this week.

Diana :)

PokSa said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

lesleyworth said...

I love this card! It creates a beautiful scene! Thanks for playing with us at the Shoe!

Jocelyn @ eyeARTyou said...

This is a cheery card. Nice.

I have just became your follower and joined in for the blog candy.

I have also just posted up my 1st blog candy today. Do come by to check it ;)

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