Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all, my dear and so close to my heart blog friends, a Merry and Magical Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous and creative New Year!
You are ALL so special to me!
God bless!

Lots of love,
Sanda xx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Two blog awards and more Christmas goodies

Hi ladies,
How are you? Hope everyone has a wonderful time!
Incredible, but I've received two more blog awards! How cool is that?
I feel really honored, loved and spoiled and it feels FANTASTIC!!!

The first one is from my dear blog friend Julie of . She is a wonderful artist and such an incredible good and sweet friend! Thank you again, Julie!
I should write ten new things about me, but I would break this rule just a bit(LOL) and I will postpone this for just a little while. Sorry, but I'm in such a terrible rush right now! But I promise that I will do this immediately how I get a chance.
So, I will pass this award to:
1. Darlene at
2. Thealie at
3. Marie-Aimee at
4. Angie at
5. Anne at
6. Linda at
7. Maria aka Caramelle at
8. Esther at
9. Vero at
10. Rainey at
All of them are super talented artist creating wonderful works of art! Please take a moment and visit their gorgeous blogs!

The second award came from Rainey at, a fabulous irish artist! Thanks a million, Rainey! It's truly an honour to receive this award from you!
I will pass this award to:
1. Julie at
2. Leslie at
3. Monica at
4. Sharon at
5. Darla at
6. Sharon at
7. Luthien at
8. Sharon at
More fantastic artist, with beautiful and inspiring blogs! Really magical places! Take a look and I'm sure you'll love them all as much as I do!

And now I would like to share with you my last creations: a card and two candles, so here we go!

You can see details here:

And the two decorated candles.

Some details here:

The candles are handstamped and painted with inks and then decorated. Hope you will like them.

Thank you so much for you visit!
Lots of love,
Sanda xx

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Few more cards

Hi everyone,
First I want to THANK YOU ALL for your caring, warm comments you've left on my blog. They really mean a lot to me! A BIG, BIG HUG for all of you!

Now, I would like to show you the 'harvest' of this week!LOL
There is quite a bunch, so this time I will not enter in details about what I used for making each of them, or I will never finish this post. LOL
I will write all about them when I will put them on Etsy, in a few days, hopefully.
So, here they are:

And now a card-box or a card with drawer. It can be used for chocolates, a little gift or other goodies!
And the details:

I hope you like them!
Thanks for your visit,
Lots of love,
Sanda xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

I'm back

Hi everyone,
Sorry for not posting anything for so long, but I had a pretty bad time lately and didn't feel like it. To cut a story short, I had some problems with my heart in the last few months. After few tests, my cardiologist decided that he wants to investigate more and he asked for an angiogram. It was done last friday in Dublin and thank God everything it's OK now, but it was a pretty scary experience for me, I must admit. During the procedure I started to have very big pains because one of my artery entered in a spasm. The doctors dealt with it and finaly and, like my cardiologist said, it was very good that this happened, because he understood exactly what the problem is. So, now I'm back and very happy that everything ended well!
Now, enough about this!LOL
Even if I didn't post, I was working, so I can share with you my latest adventures in my art journey.
First, I made a Christmas gift bag with a matching tag. The bag measures 8 1/4"x 5" and has a pocket for the tag. I used cardstock, patterned papers, stamps, inks, glitter, punches, spellbinder nestabilities for cutting the snowflakes, paper roses, buttons, crystal brads and ribbon.

You can see details here:

And now, some work in progress. I started to paint an icon of the Blessed Mother and Child and here is how far I went with it until now.

Usually, I was working this kind of paintings in the traditional, byzantine style, but here I wanted to try something new, introducing some of the techniques learnt in Suzi Blu's The Goddess and the Poet class. So far, I colored the sketch with Prisma colors and then I mounted the sketch on a wood panel.
Few details here:

OK, that's for now, my friends and now I'm off to see your blogs that I missed so much lately!
Thanks for your visit,
Lots of love, Sanda xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

More Christmas cards and Kreativ Blogger Award

Hi everyone,
It's been a while since my last post, but I was busy, busy, busy making these cuties for Christmas!
These two cards measure 4 1/4"x 6". For the first one I used layers of fabric mounted on cardstock. The image is stamped on fabric and painted with Copic markers. For the second I used stamps, inks, punches and buttons.

And here are some details:

Next, I made a Christmas planner( 3 1/8"x 6 1/2" folded and 12 3/4"x 6 1/2" when open) and a gift card holder( 3"x 4 1/4"). For both I used cardstock, stamps, inks, patterned paper, rhinestones and pearls and glitter.

Here you can see some details:

I know it's a long post today, but I also received few days ago another wonderful award, the Kreativ Blogger, from Lynda at

Lynda is a very talented young artist and a warm, wonderful FRIEND. Please, take a minute and visit her gorgeous blog and you won't regret it!
The award has some rules which are:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award
2.Copy the logo and place it in your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you
4.Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know
5 Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6. Place links to the blogs you nominate and
7. Leave a comment on each blog you have nominated to let them know.

So, here we are:

Thank you again, sweet Lynda!!! :):):)
The logo and the link are on.
Now, seven things about me that you don't know... Hmmmm.... let's see:
# I'm very much in love with my husband
# I LOVE my family
# I'm addicted to coffee.... mmmmm
# I would like to live in a small, old cottage
# I'm mad about roses, lilac and orange blossom
# I love to bake
# For me, Christmas has absolutely the same magic like when I was a child

OK, I pass on this award to these SUPER talented, wonderful ladies:

Michelle at
Annette at
Julie at
Lisa at
Sharon at
Cristina at
Joanne May at

Thanks for your visit,
Lots of love,
Sanda xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Just another one

Hi everyone,
I have made this card taking a short break from the painting I'm working right now. For the little inchies I've used stamps, clear embossing powder, Versamark, Adirondac and Glimmer Mist inks, white embossing powder for the snowflakes and tiny rhinestones. The central image is a Tim Holtz stamp, stamped with black Stazon ink and embossed with holografic embosing powder.
Hopefully they will be in my Etsy shop soon!
And here some details:

Hope you'll like it! And now I'm off to my painting!

Thanks for your visit,

Lots of love, Sanda xx