Thursday, 20 September 2012

Fall, fairies and...pumpkins

Hi, everyone! We are heading straight into autumn here in Romania, that's unquestionable. I should pack off all our summer clothes, that's such a sad event:(. I read on numerous blogs about people who actually love autumn, I personally hate to see the beautiful summer degrading... The good part is that I love grapes... he he... and the beautiful autumnal colors, like the ones on my card:

And back to our sheep  our new challenge theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Too is :
Punches and Dies,

what could be easier than that? Maybe for you, not for me anymore:( my Big Shot just got jammed, fortunately not before I had finished my card. No idea how exactly I succeeded to do that, this tool always seemed to me unbreakable, well, I just can't turn the handle anymore. I guess I'll have to buy a new one soon enough:(

For my card I merged two Mo Manning stamps: this cute Fall Fairy Jensen and lots of  Pumpkins. I think it turned out nice:)

Here are some close-ups:

Sorry for the bad pics, I have problems taking them lately.

Stamps: Mo Manning- Fall Fairy Jensen and Pumpkins
Medium: copics/promarkers
DP: Basic Grey- Pyrus- from Bunny Zoe- cannot find it now, I think it's retired
Embellishments: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from stash, button from Bunny Zoe
quilled flowers and glittered mosaic
Die-cuts: Magnolia Doohikeys- Tilda lace, nestabilities- Fancy Tags, nestabilties- ovals grand
Sentiment: computer generated

My card is for sale in my Etsy shop here.

Here's the sentiment, in case someone wants it. Just click on the pic to enlarge it and save it on your computer:

Now, on to you: hurry up and make good use of your die-cutting machines...oh, I'm so green with envy you all get to play while I just have to find a way to convince my hubby it is as important as the food we put on the

I also have lots of challenges for my card:
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings, Creative Belli -Autumn, Fab 'n' Funky -  Things with Wings, Paper Shelter Challenge -Fall colors/image, Bearly Mine - Fall Colours, Sassy Cheryl's -Die Cuts, Sweet Stamps -Shades Of Autumn, Party Time Tuesdays - Picture/Colour Challenge, One Stitch At A Time - Autumn, The Crafty Pad - Autumn Colours: Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green (at least 2 colours) , Colour Me Creative Challenge -Fall Colours, Crafty Ann's - Sketch* and/or Autumnal colour scheme, Fairy Tale - Autumn

Thank you all for peeking at my part of the world, hope you are having a great time enjoying the last days of summer!


Debbie said...

The fall colors are magnificent.. especially since I am one of those people who love the fall. That chrispness in the air, and the colors are just perfect for me as is your card.


P.S. Sorry about your big shot..

Karina said...

Gorgeous autumn project, Iulia. LOVE your colouring. Looks so great!! And all the papers and embellies are a perfect match.
Hope you will be able to fix your big shot machine. My friends one got broken as well a while ago. I still have my cuttlebug and am wondering that she is doing all what I lead her trough without any problems... ;o)) Couldn't imagine to be without my dear die cutting machine.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Karina

AnjaCardz said...

Sweet Iulia, I think we are soulmates: Me too, hate the summer is leaving and have to pull out all those warm clothes! :-/
And although I am a summer girl I absolutely love your autumnly creation! Your colouring is outstanding, the wonderful merged images look so real, esp. the pumpkins. Just fantastic!

Sorry about your BigShot. You really must be a powerful girl! ;o) Hope you can manage to get a new one soon. What are we crafty chicks without our cutting machines? *lol*

Hugs from today sunny but cold Germany,
Anja ♥

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Iulia - I had the same thing happen to my Big Shot. My son took the whole thing apart (that took a while) and he took the bearings out of the handle (they were ruined) and now it works perfect (in fact it works better than before). He didn't think it would very well after but its been about 3 months and it still works fine. So if you or someone else feels comfortable taking it apart go for it. Lovely card by the way. He is one of my favorite images from Mo.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous fall creation, Iulia! Wonderful rich colors and fabulous coloring of the pumpkins and Mo's sweet fall fairy! Hope you can get a new cutting machine soon!

CraftyGirl said...

Stunning card I just love it! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Bianca said...

What a adoreable card! I love your coloration and all little details you have used for decoration. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

rachel said...

absolutely stunning easel card - great image but the embellies steal it for me - just beautiful! Thanks for joining in at the Crafty Pad this week and good luck! Hugs Rachel xx

Dawn said...

Wow, this is just stunning!
!Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Autumn Colours Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Tracy Valure said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love the highlights on your pumpkins....

Hugs, Tracy

Tracy said...

I love all those bright fall colors and the extra pumpkins look so wonderful with the fairy image. The flower spray stop for the easel top goes perfectly with the fall theme. Hugs!

Love crafts forever said...

Oh my!!! This card is gorgeous. Your coloring are fantastic.
Thank you so much for playing with us at One Stitch At The Time.
Hugs Nataliya

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is a fabulous Easel card, and just perfect for an Autumn theme! I love those flowers at the foot! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Marie said...

Stunning card. Wonderful image and fabby design. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week. Good luck in the challenge!
Love n hugs

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lulia, stunning colours and fab image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Vicky said...

A beautiful card, I love the rich colours and that image is too cute. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xxx

CG said...

Wow, amazing! The colors are so perfect. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you'll join us again soon. Best, CG

Michelle said...

Wow he looks so sweet this little fairy on the pumpkins. Great colors.
Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
LG Michelle

Sande said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card! Your coloring is outstanding!

Hugs, Sande xx

Elaine L. said...

Iulia! I just love visiting your blog to see what you've done each week, and you never disappoint! This card is fantastic! Those pumpkins look as if they could come right off the paper!

Dawn said...

fabulous, Julia!!!
thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

AN said...

Sinulla on todella kauniit ruskan ja syksyn värit ja tunnelma tässä kortissa ! Kiitos kun tulit mukaan The Paper Shelter- fall/autumn image + fall/autumn colors-haasteeseen tällä viikolla! Paljon onnea arvontaan!
Hyvää viikonloppua sinulle ja kaikkea hyvää elämääsi ! T : An

Claudia said...

Hello Iulia,

fantastic card! Fab colouring and wonderful autumn colours.



Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is amazing.


Dana said...

Down right fabulous card!!! Love the colors and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for playing with us at Color Me Creative.

Franz♥ said...

Oh Iulia, i've no words to say how much i love your little masterpiece!

Your colouring is perfect and the design fantastic, colours are brillant even if we are talking about autumn!

Hugs, Franz.

Franz♥ said...

p.s.: thank you for the sentiment, too cute!

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh wow, totally awesome. I wish i could do shading like that!!! everything is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine, good luck and hope you will join us again.

Mau xx said...

Wow! It turned out more than Nice lulia, it is gorgeous! Must, must..must have this imsge, it is adaorable. Love your Autumn Colours, thats what I love about Autumn the most and the lovely rustle of leaves underfoot. Its Cold and very wet here today though so hate that :(
Looks like you are going to sweetheart that hubby of yours :) a girl must have her crafty tools.
Hugs Mau xx

Rach83 said...

Woah! This card is absolutely incredible. I'm in awe! Your veggies look edible and your fairy is just wonderful. I love the flowers and fab papers too. Just fantastic!

Thanks so much for linking up with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Kim Bell said...

This card is just so beautiful. Love the fall colors. Your card is so inspiring. Love it. Sorry about your die cut machine.


Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Iulia, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jen said...

Lovely Autumn card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Ruby said...

Oh wow! Your card is stunning in every single way! Thank you so much for joining us over at our Color Me Creative Challenge!

Patricia St Martin said...

Julia, Wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your card. Love all the stitching and Mo's image is just darling but your coloring bring the image to life with all the beautiful fall colors and the flower arrangement is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Color Me Creative Fall color challenge.
Hugs, Patricia

Carol said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Krafty Kows said...

What a stunning card. Beautiful image. Jeanette

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