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Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas gifts part 2

Did you enjoy the previous part of the Christmas gifts? I truly hope so. For today I prepared for you something special, something else than a paper craft. 
I thought and I thought what would be good for another Christmas Gift. I searched through my stash of alterable things and I found a lovely mirror that was sitting there untouched yet. This would be a great gift for Christmas, right?
Well... here is how it turned out:
And it was not so hard to make. I payed a visit to the only and little craft store that is in my town and I found there a lovely tissue with an apple and some golden accents. I loved it the moment I saw it and I had to buy it. 
Now that I have decided to alter the mirror I new that tissue was perfect for this job. I also bought some golden paint to give the mirror a more elegant look.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!
Alina

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Red, kraft and brown

It's Sunday and second post for today. Yesterday I had a nice session of paper crafting and I made some cards. So in this post I will present you another card.
For this card I got inspired by the colors from the current Ribbon Carousel Challenge: red, kraft and brown.
 
 Here is my try:
For this card I used a new stamp set that I received last week and the white stars are from felt. 
Here is a closeup of the card: 
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs!
Alina

Winter wishes

This weekend I had some time to stamp and create and play with my latest acquisition (the Big Shot) so I decided to get inspired by the new muse from CASE Study Challenge. The December muse is Amy Scheffer and this is the card that we are CASE-ing: 
Lovely card, isn't it? Very spring-like I would say. I tried a more winter-like approach. And here is what I ended up with:
The paper is my new acquisition from Bo Bunny and the stamp is of course from Layers of Color. 

Have a wonderful winter!
Hugs!
Alina

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Gifts part 1

Have you decided what gifts to give for Christmas? I did! And I can't still believe that. Each year I have a problem in choosing the "perfect" gift for each of my friends and family and after wondering through the crowded shops I eventually end up buying useless things because of my lack of ideas.
This year I started thinking of Christmas gifts earlier (not to early though) and I am planning to give only handmade gifts. I have a few ideas so as soon as I finish them I will post them here. Maybe you will get inspired and find some good ideas.
Today I will present you the first finished gift. I embellished an agenda made from recycled paper. Here is a picture before I started to work on it.
And here is the final result:
And here is a closeup on point of interest:
Now stay tuned because there will be other ideas to come.

Have a wonderful week!
Alina


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quick and easy

It's time for TSG131. This week's theme is Quick 'n easy... and kind of this is what I have prepared. 

Last year I saw this amazing idea of folding a Christmas tree and I saved the link for future usage. When I saw the challenge on the TSG blog I new exactly what I should try. For instruction on how to make this tree please address to Connie Babbert here. You can find there all the needed instructions.

Now I will let you enjoy each card of the set and feel free to let your opinion in a comment. 





Thanks for stopping by!
Alina

Monday, November 21, 2011

Time for RCC29

There is just a little bit time till the end of the challenge so I still have time to post. It will be a quick post since the time flies and the challenge closes.

I made this card on Saturday but didn't get to post it till now. I used the sketch that was published for the RCC challenge number 29.


The stamp is from the Layers of Color Art Stamp. Love those stamps. It is always a pleasure to create something with them.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!
Alina

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Back to cards

I know, I know... long time no posting, but I didn't get the time to post. I had a busy life since September.
First it was a one month trip in Copenhagen, than it was vacation in France and now I am finally at home and I am trying to catch up with spending time with my family, cleaning, visiting friends.
First let me tell you about Copenhagen. It is a very beautiful city. You should visit it some day. 


The month spent in Copenhagen was very nice. The weather was amazing. It was sunny almost every day. In the week-ends was also a little bit warmer. The architecture around the city is pretty amazing. The new and the old are very nice combined. I stayed in a very beautiful 2 bed apartment with an amazing view: 


Each week-end I had the opportunity to visit something else and I had to choose between the various museums that are free on Sunday, the Rosenborg Palace which has an amazing garden where you can spend some quite time -  it's perfect for reading, various shopping centers, boat trips. I loved it. I also found the people there very friendly.

In vacation was also very nice and relaxing. We visited Cote d'Azur:  Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Monte Carlo. These all are very nice cities, with old markets, narrow streets and little family restaurants. 

Now...I will share some cards:




Have a wonderful week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Alina






Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Holidays

Hi all! I am greeting you today from the sunny Copenhagen and don't be skeptical about the "sunny" word because I can really see the sun today. Actually I've seen it the hole week. So, weather is great, people are very nice, friendly around here. I like them :). Hope in the week-end the weather will be the same. I am planning to visit a local craft store.

On Monday, the girls from TSG challenged us to create a card with pizzazz. Actually, a birthday card, but unfortunately last night when I made my card I was to sleepy to see the birthday word :).
So here is my take:
The stamp is from Layers of Color Art Stamps. The sparkling embellishments are from BoBunny and were sent to me by sweet Romy Veul

Thank you very much for stopping by.
Hugs!
Alina

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Case Study Challenge #56

It's been a long time since I didn't made a card for a Case Study Challenge. Last night I decided to give it a try. It's time for the 56th challenge and the inspiration card is this one:
I loved this card the moment I saw it. At first I thought I won't be able to case it, but here is my version. Let me know your honest opinions ;).

For this card I used some patterned paper that I found at the local supermarket and I was happy about this finding. The stamp is from The Love Chapter from Layers Of Color Art Stamps.

Thanks for stepping by!
Hugs!
Alina


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Discovering the great outdoors

The third challenge at There She Goes blog is about  taking the paper dolls out in the outdoors. My bear and bunny, being so into chasing butterflies, wanted to climb up on some flowers in the hope of finding some butterflies. Here is the proof:


Have a day full of flowers!
Hugs,
Alina

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Open/Closed sign

Yesterday I started and also finished a special project. It was done for my mother's store. I built an Open/Closed sign. The words in the project are in Romanian.Here are some pictures:




In the first to pictures there is the open sign and the last ones are for closed.
At the Ribbon Carousel Blog this  week is about "Anything goes" so I would like to enter this project in the challenge.

Have a wonderful creative weekend!
Hugs!
Alina


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Billiards and karting time

I just got home from town. We went with some friends for a kart race. Of course I took the dolls with me. The bear thought karting is too dangerous for him so he played some pool with the bunny.
If you think I am crazy, you shoud go to the TSG blog to find out what I am talking about.
Ok, ok, I can also tell you what's happening. The second challenge in the birthday party that TSG is throwing
requests to take the paper dolls out in town.
 So here is the proof:
(sorry about the bad, blurry picture but it was taken with the phone since I forgot the camera home)
After first round I also decided I don't like karts so I joined them in the nice peaceful game they played ;).

Have a wonderful evening!
Hugs!
Alina



There She Goes is turning 3

Happy Birthday TSG!!!
For everybody else, TSG is having a party! Great, funny challenges are posted each day! You should check their blog.
The first challenge was about creating a paper doll. I decided to use the Back in 10 stamp set for this challenge. I love the cute bear that is chasing butterflies. And the little rabbit is even cuter.
Do you remember the card that I did on Saturday? If not you can check it here.
I used the same card as a background for photographing my paper dolls.
I love how they turned out! 
The second challenge is even more fun! I am planning something special for them ;).

Have a great day!
Hugs!
Alina

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Do you like fishing?

 I don't, but my future father in law does. Every Sunday morning he goes fishing.
His birthday approaches and since he enjoys fishing so much, I decided to make him a card using a fishing stamp. I found a very cute one at Lia Stampz freebie section. The sentiment is written by hand and it says 'Happy Birthday' in Romanian.
Since it's a birthday card, I will add it to Challenge #2 from Lia Stampz blog.

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs!
Alina

Sunday, September 4, 2011

All tied up - RCC18

It's my third post today! Can you believe it?
Oh well, we are back from chasing butterflies and eating very good food at a very nice restaurant. It's almost 8 o'clock PM around here so I thought I should post the third card I made yesterday evening.
Last week I finally received a supper nice stamp that won at RCC4 and I thought I use it. Since at Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog is time for the 18th challenge - All tied up - I made another birthday card:


The cute girl with the cupcake is called Cupcake Ruby form Sparkle Creations. The sentiment is from Layers of Color Art Stamps.
Now it's movie time. I'm off for today! Hope the creative mood will last also the next week.
Hope you had a nice Sunday and also I wish you all the best in the new week!

Hugs!
Alina

Chasing butterflies

This weeks challenge over at the TSG blog is One Layer With Pop. When I saw the theme I thought I have to take part! So here it is my card for the challenge:
For this card I used stamps from Back In 10 stamp set from TSG. Love this stamp set! So joyful and fun. I don't know if it is readable, but just to make sure, the sentiment says "chasing butterflies". Lovely, right?
Now I have to go to chase some butterflies of my own. Me and my boyfriend are going for a walk in the woods and I am betting he will be chasing butterflies for a photography project.

Have a lovely sunny Sunday!
Hugs!
Alina





Happy Birthday

Last night was perfect for creating cards. I had so much fun creating cards and felt so inspired!
I tried to make as many cards for the challenges as I could. Now I want to present you a card which I made for the  2nd challenge hosted by Lia Stampz over on her blog. The challenge is about birthday projects. I love the challenges with this theme because they are so easy and so versatile. You just have to think of a friend and make a birthday card for him/her. So here is my card:


This cards suits Laura the best. She is also very creative. She has her own business in the flower domain, creating beautiful arrangements and bouquets. Love her style and the pieces that come out of her hand.

The stamps used in this card are from Layers of Color Art Stamps company. They have wonderful stamps that you can work with. I have to admit that for this card I got inspired from  Nina Brackett's card which you can find it here. I love Nina's creations. She has a wonderful unique style.

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs!
Alina

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thinking of you (cQc #99)

Last night I was surfing on the internet in the search for a challenge to take part in. And I found the ColorQ challenge #99. Aren't those colors wonderful? I loved the combination when I saw it.
Now here is my take on this color combo:

In case you are wondering, the sentiment stamp is from Layers Of Color Art Stamps. The design paper is from Rico Design and the cardboard is from a local craft store.
I like the fact that I stamped twice the same sentiment. What do you think?

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs!
Alina

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Something different - A Frame

As I was telling you in the yesterday's post, I made a frame for someone to give as a gift. The only special request was to contain the poem that he wrote. I began with painting the frame in black, than I sand it a little bit at the edges and at the end I varnished it. The sanding gives it a little bit of a vintage look. For the background I chose a piece of paper from The Stack 6 by DCWV. I love the little bird on this paper!
On the left bottom corner of the frame I made a branch from wire and I dressed it in  satin ribbon.
Besides the flowers, I also attached a little tag wrote by hand.
On the tracing paper I printed out the poem, but I promised I won't publish it so I had to erase the words from the picture.
Curious of how the complete frame looks like? Well here it is:
 I like very much how it turned out.

Yesterday, as I was surfing on the internet I found out that the challenge hosted by Scrapper in Romania this month has the theme "White-Black and a little bit of turquoise". I don't have so much white in my project but I have a lot of turquoise ... so I am guessing it's ok to take part at the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!
Alina


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CASE Study Challenge #53

It's time for CASE Study Challenge number 53 ... actually it's almost closing so I am hurrying up to finish this post. Today I was in a crafty mood and I planned to play along with this challenge. For this week we had to choose and CASE one of Chupa's wonderful cards. And I chose this one:
Wonderful card, don't you think? If you want to find out more about it you can find it here.
Now here is my try:
For the stamp I used the free image that The Graphics Fairy posted here.
I didn't have time to make a banner because it's almost midnight here and I have to go to sleep.
Tomorrow is another day...

Thanks for stepping by!
Alina


Just a card

Good morning to you all! How are you today? 
I'm preparing to go to work so I thought I will share a card with you before that.
This card was made last week along with the other 2 presented before. I used a digi flower stamp from The Stamping Boutique. I colored it with Farber Castell watercolor penciles and for this one I used the water. I kind of like how it turned out. I think I will begin to use the penciles more often. I find it easier than with the markers.
Below you have a complete view of the card. 
Last night I was in a very creative mood and I made a frame for someone to give as a gift. So stay tuned because I will post about that frame tomorrow ;).

Hugs!
Alina