Wednesday, 13 April 2011

How does your garden grow?

Morning peeps,
My card today should have depicted an answer to "How does your garden grow", which is the theme lovely  Dorcas has set for this week's Digital Pencil Too challenge. Well, I guess I don't have to be completely honest about my answer to I'm far from being a gardening lover but I do love the fields full of flowers where my sister and I used to play from morning till nightfall when we were kids. Those were such happy times!
It wasn't hard to find a happy cheerful image for my card. There are plenty of them in Mo's store. I fell in love with this adorable Sunday Child from the moment I saw her. I am a Sunday child too and her attitude really reminds me of myself about 20 years ago. Well, why not make a card for
Well, enough blabbling, this is my card:

Stamp: Mo Manning- Sunday Child
Coloring medium: ProMarkers, chalks, Faber Castell pencils
Papers: My Mind's Eye
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon, charm from stash
Dies/punches: Magnolia Doohikeys- dragonflies, swirl, Tilda border lace
Sentiment: Whimsy stamps

Challenges for my card:
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - Female Image On Card/project
Flourishes -  Flowers, flowers everywhere
 Paper Take Weekly -  Dimension somewhere On Your Card (the image is mounted on pads)
Sweet Stamps - For The Ladies
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring Has Sprung
 Crafty Cardmakers   Use Yellow as your MAIN COLOUR, Add Ribbon, Use Stitching Faux or real, and Use Rhinestones/Gems.
Creative Stamp Friends Swirls
Paper Sundaes Childhood Memories.
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Girls and swirls
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Use the colours from the inspiration picture.

I hope you like it and made your day a pinch brighter!
Big hugs to you and have a happy week ahead!


Marianne said...

Hi Iulia,
What a beauty agian. The image is so cute. And your colored here so very wel. Love how you did the grass, and then the green background on the flower DP. Everything so well thought over. The two bows with flowers completes everything. Good luck with the challenges.
I saw you where in a top 5 with Little butterfly. Congratulations.
Hugs Marianne

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Iulia, wow... this is such a gorgeous creation. Love those bold and beautiful colours and all the textures... stunning work! Well done. Love your new pic as well, hugs Sharon xx

debby4000 said...

WOW this is stunning, adorable image and gorgeous details.

Chrissy said...

OH! lulia...this is just gorgeous..a beautiful image coloured so perfectly.Fabulous card.

heidy said...

Wow Lulia,this is gorgeous!!
Hugs Heidy

Elaine L. said...

Wow! The colors are so vibrant, and I love all the flowers surrounding this sweet image! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Pat said...

Hi Iulia...good for you for making yourself a card!!! I like the way you think, girlfriend!! Your card is just makes me smile to think about you and your sister running in the flower fields! Beautiful coloring...and such gorgeous coloring - as always!! I'm so happy that you've joined us again at Mo's!! Hugs. Pat

Dobra said...

Bardzo piękna praca. Bardzo mi sie podoba.

Tracy V. said...

What fun colors!! The card came out just gorgeous! Mo's images are the best..they are so fun! Great use of the doohickey as the border around your image too!
Tracy V

Kelly Neis said...

I love your playful, bright and fun card. It makes me smile, if only our lives would mimic the innocence of just being playful all the time,so nice. I like you profile picture, I think its new, I haven't noticed it before. Very pretty photo of you.

Cindy Haffner said...

A FUN and pretty CARD!!~

paola said...

A stunning little masterpiece, i gotta agree this is a absolutely delightful image and you have colored it to perfection, love all the details that you've added to your card too, came together beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Mos's

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Truly stunning card, I love all the added details and embellishments matched with that gorgeous image and colours just a perfect work of art. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week. Hope to see you again in our future challenges

Dorcas said...

Oh Julia, Julia Julia! I am sucha fan of your work and this card just reminds me of all the reasons why. Even when you can't see much of the background papers you still put such time and attention into it, stitching and laying them out just so. And your coloring is awesome. Beautiful job! I’m so glad you could play with us at Mo’s this week!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is just beautiful. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.


Anonymous said...

Very pretty and detailed card that's beautifully made! Thanks for sharing it with us at PTW this week. x

Céline said...

fab card, love the colorfull and your colouring is amazing
thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

pinky said...

Oh wow that is absolutely stunning!!Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Mo said...

Beautiful card dear Julia !!!
Big Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours and fab layout, she does look like she is in a garden lol!
Helen x

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having a {me} day said...

This is SO beautiful! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring and love the flowers. Everything is so bright and colorful. Thank you for joining our challenge at

Cathy said...

Iulia...What a gorgeous card, girlfriend! I love all the bright springy colors. Your little Sunday Child sweetie is colored beautifully.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Wow love the colours.:) What a great card!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.
Please come back next week for another great tutorial!


Marlies said...

gorgeous card!! I love all the bright colours, great image, and all the lovely details!
hugs, Marlies

michele said...

beautiful card! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs xx

Lisa M. said...

what a fun and fabulous card! Love everything about it! thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This card certainly brings to mind happy days playing in fields! Lovely colours! Gloriously coloured image and beautiful blooms! Thank you for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hugs, Lesley

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and fun coloring. It looks so cheerful and happy :o)

Donna Mosley said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Julia. this is stunning. Amazing colouring and I love all the gorgeous details.

Donna x

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Such wonderful, detailed coloring!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Crystal said...

WOW!! Amazing card, Love all the embellishments and the layout is great! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

maddy hill said...

Totally totally stunning ! wow those colours just shout out ! love it !
thanks for joining us at papertake weekly this week .
maddy .

patty said...

wonderful card and very nice swirl, thank you for your inspirations to the creative craft friends and good luck!
best wishes to you, Patty

ellabella said...

OMG Julia this is Amazing!!!! Janine

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is one stunning card, glorious colours, design and image thank you for joining us at Digital Tuesday
Lorraine x

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely beautiful card, love your gorgeous colors and layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stamps.

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