Thursday 29 September 2011

Christmas card!

Hi everyone! I eventually have a new card to share with you. I realized I was so lucky to be asked to join Mo Manning DT, otherwise I guess I would have left crafting aside for a while. Thus, I am so happy that duty So, we have a new challenge for you up an running starting this Thursday at Digital Pencil Too, this time I chose to get some furry friends involved:) So pick up those gorgeous Mo Manning cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, so many to choose from; you can check the Animal section in Mo's store to get the picture:)
Here's my card:

I did some image merging for this one; just couldn't decide upon which one to choose:) These are among the first images I bought when I started stamping and they simply stick with me. Thought I'd also get into some Chrissy cards, I'm sure I  won't have them done in due time.

Papers; digital- no idea where from
Coloring medium: promarkers and copics
Embellies: poinsettia from stash, pearls, brad and charm from BunnyZoe, Marianne Design fir tree branch die cut
Sentiment: peel-off

That's it from me; hope you will find some spare time to join us at Digital Pencil Too this week; would love to see all our furry friends on your beautiful cards!
Thank you all so much for being here today! Take care!

Thursday 22 September 2011

Mo Manning Autumn Card

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Digital Pencil Too and it was my turn to host again. I'm aware seasons and temperature vary around the globe, but here in Romania we start to feel autumn chills and see nice shades of rusty reds in foliage; so I thought an autumn theme would be quite appropriate. Here's an inspiration pic for you today- a nice  bouquet of flowers:

I made a simple card, nothing fancy, I just wanted to color up this gorgeous Mo Manning image called Raking ever since I first saw it.  I love this boy's attitude and this image can be used on so many occasions!

and a close-up:

Tools and materials:
Stamp: Mo Manning- Raking
Medium: copics/Promarkers, chalks, DI
DP: Basic Grey- Pyrus and MME, I think
Embellishments: WOC flowers, pins, gems and button from Bunny Zoe, ribbon and charm from stash;
Dies: Marianne Design forest branch, Magnolia fence die
Misc: clear star stickles, DI, Tim Holtz distress tool
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

That's it from me for today. So many of you have joined for our celebration! We hope you will join in the autumn fun too! Look forward to see your colorful creations!
Thanks for coming !

Thursday 15 September 2011

Digital Pencil Too- 100th Challenge- Celebration!

Hi everyone! Today is a special day for all Mo Manning fans out there: we've reached our 100th challenge...yey!!! Isn't that an awesome number? We would love to thank you all for supporting Mo's challenges over the time; we've surely had a great time together! Since this is a special week Mo has prepared special prizes for all of you who made it possible to move so far with our challenges. I'm just telling you the prizes are awesome; I would be in seventh heaven to put my hands on one of them, but well, I'm not allowed to:(. So, its up to you guys to make a card or whatever crosses through your mind and

- yes, because this is theme we settled for you on this special occasion.

I had some "big" ideas in mind for this week but since I have a couple of weddings to attend to, I thought I would better start making wedding stuff before I panic a day before. So, I made this wedding easel card and a matching box for it. Yes, I guess this would be perfect as a gift; now I only have to find a spot to tuck in some money:)
I took lots of pics, hope you will have a bit of patience for them to get loaded:)

and a close up- sorry, it's quite blurry- but just wanted to show you the glittery dress:)

and a shadow box:

Tools and materials used:
Stamp: Mo Manning- Bride and Groom
Medium: Copics/Promarkers
DP: Rosey Posey Studios- Blessings Papers
Embellishments; flowers, metal corners and flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and lace from stash, pearls from Bunny Zoe
Dies: Marianne Design heart die, nestabilities Persian accents
Misc: Impressabilities embossing folder, lots of stickles and DI, acetate;
Tools: Scor-pal, Big Shot, Tim Holtz distress tool
Sentiment; freebie from Val- here; thanks, sweetie

Crafts and Me -heart, Fab 'n' Funky -bingo (embellishments, digi image, flowers), Simon Says Stamp - song or film title inspired (perfect song: Frank Sinatra ~ The Way You Look Tonight), Crazy Amigo Challenge - Together, Everybody-Art-Challenge -Flowers, Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Flowers, Tuesday Throwdown -Pearls, Crafty Boots -Anything Goes, Die Cut Dreams Flowers (at least 5 flowers), Heart Song Inspirations -Glitter and/or Chipboard, Paper Creations Ink -Vintage or Distressed Look, Paper Playtime -Easel (Pedestal) Card, Pile It On - Layer it, Dream Valley Challenges - Picture Inspiration*, Our Creative Corner -Wonderful Windows

This is it from me; hope to see all of you Mo fans joining us for our Celebration challenge! Now head for the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous prizes to be grabbed!!! Don't forget to leave some love on the way! I'm relatively new to Mo's team but my fabby DT sisters have  been working hard to come up with inspirational cards for much longer than me and they surely deserve some rewarding too:)
Wish you all a great rest of the week and thanks a lot for being here!


Saturday 10 September 2011

Lili of the Valley -Missing You Shaker Card

Hi everyone! Hubby took our little one to spend some father-son quality time this morning, so I had a couple of hours to sit and make a Lili of the Valley card. I've really missed my LOTV stamps lately, I still have about 10 more I haven't even inked yet (and 10 more to come from the Christmas collection:)) and it was quite difficult to pick one. This week challenge over at Lili of the Valley chosen by the most talented Pops is "Missing you", so this helped me out to narrow down my image choice. Eventually I went for this adorable Milly cuddle time, isn't she the cutest little girl? 
And yes, it's a shaker card- I know, I've been making lots of these lately:)- but I really enjoy making them and people like them too- since I had in mind a kid recipient, I guess a clanking toy would always be welcome:). And I also must admit I kind of cheated here ...hehe, 'cause some of the pearls inside are glued:)). But it looks lovely IRL, take my word:)

And a side view:


Stamps: Lili of the Valley- Milli cuddle time
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
DP: My Mind's Eye-Stella and Rose- Gertie, Echo Park- A walk in the park
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon, pearls; buttons from Bunny Zoe; white flowers from Joanna Sheen
Dies: Cheery Lynn French Pasrty doily, circle nestabilities- classic, scalopped, eyelet circles;
Misc: beads, rhinestones from stash, DI (antique linen), glitter pen;
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Lili of the Valley- Missing You
C.R.A.F.T. Children
Craft Us Crazy -  Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments (2nd week) (autumn colors and flowers- fave embellie)
Some Odd Girl - Stitching 
Crafts and Me -buttons and bows
Creative Belli - acetate/vellum

Thank you all so much for coming by and for your continuous support! Hope you'll find something to inspire you from my work now and then:) I surely am inspired by all of you in return!

Have a great weekend!
Sending hugs your way....

Thursday 8 September 2011

Digital Pencil Too- Challenge 99th- Boy Attitude

Hi there dear friends! We reached challenge 99 over at Digital Pencil Too, I've only been there since the 59th to be accurate:) and DT member for about the last 10 chellenges but I'm totally addicted to Mo's images; and this addiction grows with every new drawing she comes up with, and I can tell you she's a really prolific lady:)
It was again my turn to choose a theme and this time I wanted something for a boy. I have mainly boys in my family for now- they all count on me for a; but for now we would love to see some 
on your cards; I guess that would be a simple task  as all Mo's characters have a well defined attitude towards everything:).
I chose one of Mo's newest images, called Dare, a young man Mo imagined as ready to set forth on life's journey. Well, I had in mind more of a "travelling" youngster who is ready to go and see the world as plain as that. The inside is simple, just to compliment the front, no gadgets, no

and a close-up:
Stamp: Mo Manning: Dare
Coloring medium: copics/promarkers
DP: K&Co (not sure, I've looked all morning, couldn't figure this out:( ), and Prima- Botanical, the golden globe is from a greeting  card
Embellishments: compass from stash, meatl corner from WOC, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, gold dew drops from Robin's Nest
Misc: stickles, DI (antique linen and vintage photo), nestie labels 8
Sentiment: Mo Manning- came along with the image

Freshly Brewed -something new (stamp)
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - G is for...  (glitter, gold)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Pick something unusual and Recycle it  (compass)
Crafty Boots -Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Card Cupids -Card with Stitching  
Kenny K Krafty Girlz -  Vintage/Grunge 
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi 
Stamptacular Sunday - Must use a stamp - Anything Goes 

That's it for today; hope my card inspired you into joining us for our weekly challenge. I would love to see Mo's boys on your cards- as simple as that- no sketches or color schemes to follow:)
Please take a moment to visit my DT sisters' blogs- they have gorgeous boy cards to show you today, you won't be disappointed:)
Thank you so much for being here today!
Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday 1 September 2011

Happy, happy, happy...

Hi everyone! It's been a week already since I last posted; yes, I guess that makes me a lazy crafter:(. I had a couple of cards in mind but then I thought spending more outdoor time and less computer and indoor time and I've really enjoyed that. 
It's time for another challenge at Digital Pencil Too and this time I'm the hostess. I chose my challenge themes way ago and tried to keep them simple and approachable. So this week, we have a sketch for you to play with:):

Feel free to interpret it as you wish, just keep in mind the main elements. This is my card:

 And a close-up:
I was looking forward to coloring this gorgeous image by Mo Manning called "Peaches" and was afraid summer ended off before I made a card with this cutie here. Well, I made! I even took the time to make a paper rose- the big orange one- and, all in all, I really loved making this card. Happy cards are always a joy to make:)
Coloring medium: copics, promarkers, chalks and DI
Embellishments: handmade rose, WOC flowers, ribbons and pins from The Ribbon Girl, WOC metal corner, Martha Stewart butterfly punch with a thik coat of Glamour Dust:), lots of stickles
Sentiment: quote by Mark Twain- freebie from here

Hope many of you will join us for the sketch challenge. What could be easier than pulling out a Mo image (no restrictions here, and God knows there are soooo many to choose from:)) and follow a simple sketch? Look forward to  admire your beautiful creations! Don't forget to go and check the beautiful work of my DT fellows and leave them some love. They've worked hard over the summer for us to provide inspiration despite the vicissitudes, Irene and hurricanes, I'm really proud of them all!

Thank you all so much for coming by today! Wish all the best and quick recovery   to all of you who were hit by Irene last week, you were all in my thoughts and prayers!

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