Thursday 28 July 2011

Sweet, sweet, sweet...

Hi everyone!
It's Thursday again and I have a sweet card for you today: a cake card:) We have a high calorie challenge for you over at Digital Pencil Too this week: "Something sweet- food related!"- so why don't you browse through your Mo's images or in Mo's store to see what inspires you most for this week's challenge. There are so many food related images to choose from!!!
I chose Sugar because I love fairies and fairies who can make appear out of nowhere so many cakes are the best:)) It was such fun to color this image although I have a really poor collection of light pastel markers, well, I did my best with what I have. Definitely, more markers are on my wishlist. I kind of neglected the coloring part lately. You know, many people in my country don't really get the idea of coloring and some of them even think the image is printed:) I always have to mention that it is hand-colored and then I get the "why would anyone do this" look and by the time I explain things about copyright and stuff they really come to value the card. Anyways, if any Romanian cardmaker is reading this, I would love to meet you  just to hear other perspectives too:)

The form of the card is in fact one of the cakes in the image I magnified and printed on cardstock then used it as a template. 

And a side view with an inside sneak peek:)

Stamp: Mo Manning: Sugar
Coloring medium: Promarkers
Papers: Echo Park: Little Girl- from Jessica Sprague
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts- flowers, ribbon and chandelier pearls, brads from stash
Nesties: classic circle and scalopped circle
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

If I haven't succeeded to inspire you into joining this week's challenge, you'd surely find heaps of inspiration on the Challenge blog from my DT teamies. They came up with yummy stuff this week too so don't forget to pay them a visit and leave some love!

Thank you so much for coming by! Until next time big hugs to you all!

Thursday 21 July 2011

Have a Great Summer Vacation!

Hello everybody! How are you today? Hope you are feeling just as excited as I am with my seaside vacation just one day away! Wooohoo! Can't wait! In the meantime, I thought I would make a boy card for a change.
Our challenge theme at Digital Pencil Too settled by my super talented teamie Elaine is "Summer vacation!" Well, currently I'm on a babysitting vacation hehe and my house seems to be always on vacation too! We have a hard time finding a path through all the toys and cars and my 2 year old says the word "truck" (yes, in English, no idea why because I only speak French with and we are Romanian...hehe) about 100 times a day, much more often than Mama or Dad, not to mention food related stuff which are totally uninteresting:)

So I found this cute little boy among Mo's older images in the old shop and just had to color it up. The wheel is one of the many of many sizes I collect from all over the place about 3 times a day, so I thought I would add one to my card:) When my boy saw the card he immediately exclaimed: "trucky" , I guess on the same tone as Archimedes screamed "Eureka" about 2 thousand years He didn't even noticed the boy. We eat, sleep and bath with about 10 cars of all sizes set in a very precise order.
Well, that's about my little one. He's so spoiled, nothing he does could make us angry...poor manipulated parents:))

Now, on to my card:

Stamp: Mo Manning- Zoom
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP: Echo Park- Little Boy- digital,
Embellishments: wheel from child's, Tim Holz film strip ribbon, charm from Bunny Zoe
Misc; Cuttlebug embossing folder, antique linen DI.
Sentiments: the tickets are freebies from the internet

Challenges for my card:
Scrapalicious -  summer
7 Kids College Fund - texture
Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown - no glitter - for kids
Crazy Amigo Challenge -   Holiday/Vacation
Paper Take Weekly - Something Cute that has the Awww Factor
Tuesday Throwdown - Something Metallic  
Here Come the Boys - Sporty 
A Gem of a Challenge - Lets Hear it For The Boys 
Secret Crafter -Holidays/Vacations
  Sweet Stampin -  One For The Boys
 Totally Gorjuss - All About The Boys
Hope you enjoy my card as much as I do:)
Thanks for coming by today, I shall do my best to catch up with my blogging as soon as I get back. Before you leave, don't forget to pop by the challenge blog and marvel at the beautiful summertime cards my DT sisters have prepared for you.
Wish you all a happy week and keep safe!

Big Hugs,

Friday 15 July 2011

Emerald Faerie Garden - Nice and Girly Shaker Card

Hey sweets! Hope you are all well and happy! It's time for another challenge over at Emerald Faerie Garden and this time we would love to see something nice and girlie! Now, does it get simpler than I thought so too but by the time I wanted to have my image printed I run out of black ink and had no extra cartridge. So I had to color up the only image I had printed a while ago. No idea if Ally is a boy or a girl  but looking at the finished card from about 3 arm's lengths (lol) he/she might be a faerie girl just as well:) Anyways it is as adorable as it can get:)
I love shaker cards- they are always so spectacular IRL and do not require much extra work. So here it is:

And some close-ups:

Stamp: Emerald Faerie Garden- Ally
Coloring medium: Promarkers and chalks
DP: Wild Rose Studio (I think:)) and Echo Park -digital-Life is Good
Embellies; Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, seam binding, metal corners and gold padded butterflies; lace and dew drops from stash
Dies: Cheery Lynn doily, circle nestabilities, Parisian accents spellbinders
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Challenges for my card:
Cute Card Thursday - use one or more circles
Delightful Challenges - fancy folds
Do You Stack Up? -  faux or real stitching
Paper Play - things with wings
Pixie Dust Studio - girly girly
The Rubber Cafe -use Spellbinder die(s)
Paper Shelter Challenge - wings
Clear It Out! -  Wings 
House of Gilli -  Lots of sparkle

Please take a minute and visit the wonderful cards my DT mates have come up with this week. I'm so lucky to be part of such a talented group of ladies! Also, look forward to see your adorable girly creations this fortnight at Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge blog! In the meantime wish you everything wonderful and enjoy summertime!

Thursday 14 July 2011

Our Little Princess

Hi peeps! This is my second post for today and a new challenge over at Digital Pencil Too: "black and white plus a contrasting color". Well, this was quite a challenge for me because my comfy zone is all about lots of I chose purple as the third color mainly because I have a big box full of purple flowers:). This gorgeous little girl with cupcake is called Kai is one; there's a boy version too, just as sweet. 

Stamp: Mo Manning- Kay is one
Coloring medium: Promarkers
DP: Cosmo Cricket- Everafter-digital
Embellishments: WOC flowers and leaves, charm and pearls from Bunny Zoe; metal flower, ribbon, lace, brads and tiny mosaic squares from stash
Dies: Cheery Lynn heart dies and Marianne Design forest branch

I hope you will find some time to join us in the fun; make sure you visit Mo's challenge blog to marvel at the beautiful creations my DT sisters came up with, I'm sure you will find heaps of inspiration!!!
Look forward to see what you will come up with!
Hugs and have a happy day!

"Times to Treasure" at Lili of the Valley!

Hi, everyone! Surely time flies 'cause it's Thursday again and a new challenge at Lili of the Valley you wouldn't want to miss- PINK and BLUE! This is my 4th and last week as guest designer for LOTV, have had a wonderful time and met beautiful people on the way. I would like to welcome my new followers, hope you will find inspiration or just enjoy what you see. If there are some specific details you would like to know about my cards please send me a message; I don't make tutorials at the moment because of the lack of time but would be happy to be of some help to someone:)
Before I forget what was all here's my pink and blue easel card I made for this week challenge.:

I wanted to create a little scene so managed to put together 2 of my newest stamps and I think it turned out nice:). The shape of the card is made with  Go Kreate Rectangles set 2 nested dies and some grand oval nestabilities.
Stamps: Lili of the Valley- Emma Rose Garden and Summer Days
Coloring medium: Promarkers, chalks for the sky
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon from the Ribbon Girl, pearls, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, stickles
Dies: nesties grand and scalloped ovals, Go Kreate Rectangles set 2 nested dies

Some challenges for my card:
Crafts and Me - Summertime
For Fun Challenges -  1 extra fold
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Bearly Mine Anything Goes 
Partytime Tuesdays -  Blue Skies & Sunny Days 
 The Stamping Boutique -  Summer scene
Crazy Challenge - Sumemertime
Paper Playtime Summer
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer theme

Thank you all for coming by today and for leaving such kind words every time! Please take the time to visit the blogs of my wonderful teamies over at LOTV challenge blog; you'll be amazed at the beautiful creations they come up with every new challenge.
Wish you all a happy sunny rest of the week!


Saturday 9 July 2011

$1 Digi by Mo Manning!!!

Hi friends!
This is a short post just  to let you all know about MO's new $1 digi.  Some of you are aware that periodically Mo makes special digis that she basically "donates" to charity. In the past she has donated to the Make A Wish Foundation as well as Tsunami Relief. Several hundreds of dollars have been raised for these charities and no doubt this one will prove as successful. This time, all proceeds will be going to the Pet Orphans of Southern California.
You can find the stamp here.
Have a happy crafting week-end!

Thursday 7 July 2011

Lili of the Valley Birthday Card

Hi everyone! This is my 3rd week as Guest Designer for Lili of the Valley. I had little spare time these past few weeks and had to narrow down my work only to DT/GD commitments. In July it will be even worse as we plan some holiday trips bot hopefully should be back on track sometimes in August with a new thrilling Guest Designer spot I shall not reveal to you yet:)
Ok sweets, I have a simple card to show you today. There's a fabulous sketch by Donalda to follow this week at Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog and I really enjoyed playing with those layered panels:) My card was made for a very special friend of mine who celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago. She loves LOTV stamps; no, she's not a cardmaker, just that she always picks as favorite from my cards collection those with lilies on:).

Stamp: Lili of the Valley- Emma Presents and Coffee Break
Medium: Promarkers
DP; Echo Park- For the Record - digital
Embellies: WOC flowers, metal corners and metal flower (painted with silver paint), robbon from The Ribbon Girl
Dies: nesties (circle and scalloped circle), Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily 
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley- Calendars - love this!

I kept it simple in the inside. I wanted to use this gorgeous Coffee Break stamp because it so reminds me of my friend and I chatting- especially in the good old days:)

Some challenges for my card:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - stitching
A Spoonful Of Sugar -  Sewing 
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes 
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrations 
Stamps R Us - there was a little girl 
Paper Sundaes Stitching
2 Sisters - Birthdays 
Catch The Bug -   Anything Goes 
Ellephantastic -  July: Celebrations

    Thank you all for taking the time to come by; I really appreciate that. Don't forget to visit the Lili of the Valley challenge blog for more inspiration from the super talented DT ladies I have the honor to work with these past few weeks. Their work is amazing!
Look forward to see what you make with Donalda's sketch! It would be a pity to miss that:)

Hugs and take care,

Vintage Trudy

Hey everyone! It's Thursday already therefore a new challenge over at Digital Pencil Too. This week we have a great theme for you to follow: vintage with distressing and lace. Isn't that fantastic? I really hope many of you will pick up a favorite Mo Manning image and join us in the fun.
I'm far from being happy with my card today - don't expect to inspire any of I was totally on the run and uninspired all week so I guess you will just have to take it as it is and have it as a starting point for something really gorgeous... as I intended it to be at first but didn't turn out
Well, then the cherry on top was that both my laptops broke down- one just went black last week- didn't bother too much about handling it over to the IT man, knowing I had another one who has never betrayed me in 5 years, but, ironically, a week later this other one crushed too. Now I have to work in a hurry as hubby needs this one at work. The worst part is that I don't have anything digital to work with. Hope those IT people are gods who can retrieve everything and have my laptops back soon. It's so strange without:)
Ok, so here's my card:

It's also finished in the inside to match the front but have no pictures and no card anymore:(

Stamp: Mo Manning- Trudy and her party dress- freebie on Mo's Facebook page
Coloring: Promarkers
DP: Echo Park- For the Record - digital and a vintage photo from internet- I shall add the link later hopefully
Embellies: Wild Orchid Crafts, lace, ribbon from stash
Sentiment: freebie from here

Challenges :
Paper Shelter Challenge - lots of dots
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Hooked on Crafts -  Flowers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Vintage 
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi 
Sentimental Sundays -  Anything goes plus a sentiment
Craft Your Days Away  - Vintage 
Thank you so much for your visit today; I invite you over at Digital Pencil too to admire the beautiful creations my crafting "sistas" and our new Guest Designer have prepared for you:)

Have a happy rest of the week!
Big hugs,

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