Friday 31 August 2012

Just Magnolia- Pretty in Pink

Hi there sweet frieds! Time for our weekly challenge at Just Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar! We would love to see some:

on your cards!
So pick one of your favorite Tilda's or even, and come and join us!

I'll be short today, so let's get started:
for my card I chose one of my older Maggies, one of my favorite ever- Tilda with Butterfly dress:

I tried up some fuchsia pinks for a change ad love the result:)

I'm in a "photo mood" today, hope your internet connection is

I distressed all the edges and added acrylic white paint and lots of glitter.

DP: Cosmo Cricket- digital- DeLovely paper pack from Jessica Sprague- now retired
Medium: copics, promarkers
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts, stash
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley

Some challenges for my card:

Magnolia Down Under Challenge- All Stitched Up

Bearly Mine - Anything That Glitters
The Stamping Boutique -Anything Goes: Twist:  Birthday
Dutch Magnolia Lovers -BINGO* (multifold, flowers, pink)
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - Your Favorite Image 
Sentimental Sundays - Sewing or Faux Stitching 

This card is for sale in my Etsy Shop here.

Thanks for coming by today! Hope you will join us at Just Magnolia this week!

Thursday 30 August 2012

DP2- Challenge 150- Lovely Layers

Happy  Thursday, dear friends! We are thrilled to have reached challenge 150 at Mo's Digital Pencil Too! WOW! That's something!!!
Our challenge theme for this week is "Lovely layers!" As easy as that!
I made a "thank you card" for a nurse, it was a request for a lovely  lady in Germany, hope you like it:


DP: DP: Cosmo Cricket - Everafter
Coloring medium: copics, promarkers
Embellishments: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, lace, ribbons, pearls from stash
Dies: nestabilities. Marianne Design circle frame, Cherry Lynn doily, Magnolia Doohikeys swirl
Sentiment: computer generated

And a close-up:

I also found some challenges for my card:

Wild Orchid Challenges: Summer Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge -layers on layers
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes

That's it from me today! Hope you'll be able to play along this week! Look forward to seeing your delightful creations!

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Lili of the Valley Christmas Card

Hi there sweet people! It's been a long time since I last made a Lili of the Valley card and I've certainly missed these cute little stamps a lot. I colored several over the weekend since I had about ten who never left the plastic pouches:(. So, more cards to come....

This is my first Christmas card for 2012. I really enjoyed putting it together and I think it's lovely. I wish Jesus' head were more noticeable in the crib full of straw, but I still love the delicate look of this stamp.
I wrote the sentiment in Photoshop and added a string of bells and beads underneath. Hope you like it:

Here's a close up of the sentiment:

Stamp: Lili of the Valley- Angels with Crib
Medium; copics
Embellishments: Willd Orchid Crafts flowers, lace, bells and charm; ribbon from stash.
Sentiment: computer generated.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thank you  all for being  here! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Iulia

Thursday 23 August 2012

Alisa with Roses

Hi there sweet friends!
We would like to see some "─ÉISTRESSED" projects this week at
Mo's Digital Pencil Too,
so just show us your favorite technique for an aged or simply distressed look with a Mo image on!
I had a card done within a half an hour or so. I didn't use dies, nor any fancy stuff as I really had to make it 'on the go".  It looks lovely from the, luckily for me I used this gorgeous Alisa with Roses, she's such a beauty, only Mo could have drawn her:).

Here's a close-up:

Image: Mo Manning- Alisa with Roses
Medium; copics, promarkers
DP: too many marks to count
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers- some of them colored with copics, twine, brad and ribbon: rhinestones and lace from stash

I had limited stash to work with as I only took a small bag of stuff when I left home; but I can tell you it also should have some glitter and maybe even a sentiment...hehe.

Well, hope I"ve inspired you to make a card with whatever you find on Still, if I were to choose between taking my sewing machine or my Big Shot when I leave home, I would still favour the first one:).

Thank you all for visiting me or trying to :( for  the last couple of months. I have managed to solve my blog problems, since many of you sent me e-mails saying I was unreachable this summer. It seems blogger found it necessary to make some country redirection settings and I had to operate some changes in my html settings in order to be "available" for everyone. I'm really thankful so many of you sent me e-mails saying you could not enter my blog. I was mostly in vacation for the past months and didn't pay attention I didn't get that much commenting. I thought it was the

Before you get bored or leave please take a minute and visit the challenge blog here. You'll get to see some gorgeous creations my DT colleagues have prepared for you. 
Till next time, take care and enjoy summertime!

Friday 17 August 2012

Magnolia Back to School Card

Hello, ladies! It's challenge day at 
perfect moment for you to get to play with your Maggies and come up with a SCHOOL card/project, whatever suits you most.

Since I don't have a school themed Magnolia stamp, I altered a bit some other stamps I have and added some really lovely digital elements from Elizabeth Dulemba to make them look as  pupils:)

Since the stamps are cut out and then assembled I chose to add an acetate sheet onto protect it and for a neat look, hence the blurry aspect of the whole image. In flesh, it looks beautiful:)
Here's a look on the inside:

The quilled flower basket is one of my older creations, a souvenir from a time when I really had lots of time for myself:). I thought it looks nice on this card.
Here's a close-up:

and a little notebook sheet for some wording: 

Ingredients for my card:
Stamps: Magnolia- Edwin with Butterfly (lol, replaced with the pencil) and Tilda with Flowing Hair,
school bag, clock and book pile from Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Medium: copics/promarkers
DP: Cosmo Cricket- Boyfriend-digital from Jessica Sprague, Echo Park, MME
Embellishments: quilled flowers and flower basket, flower from WOC, pencils from stash, ribbon from local store

This card is for sale in my Etsy shop here.

Some challenges for my card:

Cute Card Thursday - Back to school, Paper Crafting Journey -Anything Goes, Crafting for all Seasons - bright colors, Penny's Paper-Crafty -back to School, Whimsy Inspiration - lots of layers, Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Kids Theme, Sassy Cheryl's -Favourite Colour Combo (red, yellow, blue), Use It Tuesdays -All About School ColourQ - COLOUR CHALLENGE*  - #150, Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Back to School The Pink Elephant - Back to School 

This is what I wanted to show you today, hope you like my school themed project. Can't wait to see what you will come up with too!
Till next time,sending big hugs to ya all!

Thursday 16 August 2012

For a friend...

Hi there, lovely peeps! Time for a  beautiful brand new challenge at Mo's Digital Pecil Too and a very late hour for me to do the post, so I'll cut it short today:).

Our theme  for this week is FRIENDS!! Sweet isn't it? All you have to do in order to enter the draw for a 5$ shopping spree at Mo's is to use a Mo image and make it convey a sentiment of some kind of friendship. Easy-peasy, huh? (the "huh" is borrowed from my friend Pat, who really knows how to use it, lol).
Here's my card:

I betyou haven"t seen a greenish Bronte so It must be the sun...hehe. I love this image!!! Oldies but goldies as they say, you can find it here in Mo's store.

Here's the sentiment on the tag:

Image- Mo Manning- Bella hearts  Bronte
DP: Mo Manning digital papers featuring Bronte:), and some other four of 4 different marks
Medium: copics, promarkers
Embellies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, bling, charm and lace from Cute Stamps and Cards.
Sentiment: Rainbow Echo Designs
Dies; nestabilities and Marianne Design heart dies

That's it from me today! Hope you'll be able to play along this week! Look forward to seeing your delightful creations!

Sunday 12 August 2012

Mo Manning Summer Beach Card

Hello everyone,
Anyone fancies a summer card? I made this one a while ago and thought I'd share it with you before the summer is over...sigh.... 
I took a loooong vacation, for over a month now and haven't colored all this time. I feel strange and can't wait to put my hands on those copics I left at home I thought maybe I'll get a bit over the addiction. Well, it's already too much:) While in the countryside with my little one I kept my hands busy making jams, compotes, putting up pickles and other stuff and time just flew by... Now it's time to get back to work...hehe
Here's my summer card featuring one of Mo's older images, a girl heading to the beach.
The big sunflower is quilled, I spent quite some time putting it together but I love the way it turned out:)

Here are some close-ups:

And a close-up of the quilled flower:

Ingredients for my card:
Image: Mo Manning- To the Beach
Medium: copics, chalks, acrylic white paint
DP: Echo Park- Paradise Beach- digital from Jessica Sprague
Embellishments: handmade quilled flower and leaves, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, charm, shell, net from stash, ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: cut from foam with a Sizzix Alphabet die

 Hope you like my card, I surely had lots of fun designing it.
I would also love to enter a few challenges. I've missed them:):

Marianne Design Divas- Anything Goes, 
Challenge Up Your Life - Everything Goes, must be a new project , 
 Little Claire's  - Summer Holidays ,  
One Stop Craft -A Summer Holiday,  
Craft Punked –  Beside the Seaside, 
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes, 
365 Cards - Use at least 3 flowers, 
Copic Marker Europe - A Summer card, 
Delightful Challenges - 1E, SIO - Fabric, fiber & trim, 
Hanna & Friends - Summer, 
Moving Along With The Times - Summer,  
Whimsy Inspiration -Summer Fun

Happy Crafting everyone and thanks for visiting!
Bugs hugs,

Thursday 9 August 2012

Love is all around...

Hello dear blogging friends! We're dealing with "LOVE" this week at Mo' s Digital Pencil Too  and we hope many of you will join in the fun! 

I had a request for a wedding card as someone wanted me to make one exactly as an older card I already gave away. I really cannot make two identical cards, not even very similar, so I came up with this one and thought I'd show it to you too. Sorry for the bad pics, I had a very bad light source when I took them.

I just love this image! You can find it here in Mo's store, it's called Bride and Groom.

And a close-up of the sentiment. It's in Romanian and says "Congratulations" and "Happy Blissful Marriage" or something like that. No idea if there's an English idiom for this but we say "Casa de piatra!" which is literally translated as "Have a stone house!", lol, fun isn't it?

Ingredients for my card;
Image- Mo Manning- Bride and Groom 
DP- MME and something digital from Bearly Mine, I really cannot find right now:(
Medium: copics, promarkers
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, lace and ribbon
Die cuts: Magnolia Doohikeys bloom tag and swirl, Marianne Design heart die , nestabilities ovals grand
Sentiment: computer generated

I also found some challenges to enter my card. Haven't had time to enter in a while, I kind of missed them;)

Crafts and Me - use a digi, Inky Impressions - ribbon, Simon Says Stamp - Bingo* (ribbon, die cut , blooms), Bearly Mine - Sparkle & Shine,, Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, Bunny Zoe's Crafts -Swirls and Lace, Hooked on Crafts - Let`s Celebrate, Lexi's Creations -Sparkle and Shine

Thanks for visiting me today! Please visit our challenge blog here to meet our new 4 team mates! You"ll surely be amazed at how talented they are!
Have a great rest of the week and enjoy crafting!

Thursday 2 August 2012

Anything Goes at Digital Pencil Too

Hi there sweet peeps! I'm officially back from holidays but not quite Thank you all who kept visiting my blog although I haven't been much around lately. Hope to be able to mend that soon.
We're having an  

 this week for you at Mo's so just pick one of your favorite Mo Manning images and make whatever crosses your mind this time. No restrictions here. I love these kind of challenges because I never know where to start from

I have two cards to show you today; it's been a while since I did that but thought of using different color combos for the same image. Hope you like them.

And a close up of the image:

Ingredients for my card:
Images: Mo Manning- Pineapple Girl and Make it Crafty- Island Hideaway Digi Stamp
Medium: copics, promarkers, chalks
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, metal corner and twine, ribbon and shells from stash,doily.
Dies; Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doliy Die, nestabilities standard circle die.
Sentiment: computer generated

For my second card I went for more tropical colors:

And some close-ups:

Ingredients for my card:
Images: Mo Manning- Pineapple Girl and Make it Crafty- Island Hideaway Digi Stamp
Medium: copics, promarkers, chalks
DP: Cajoline Scrap, Echo Park- Paradise Beach- digital from Jessica Sprague (unfortunately I think they've been retired:))
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, metal corner and twine, ribbon and shells from stash,doily.
Dies; Marianne Design circle die, Sizzix Alphabet set to cut the letters from glittered foam.

These are some of my holiday cards I wanted to show you. I will have some more for the following weeks. I'm just not yet ready to accept the fact autumn will soon invade us:((.
Hope you will join us at Mo's for our Anything Goes challenge. Please take a look on the challenge blog for some wonderful card samples from my team colleagues too.

Till next time...hugs & kisses,

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