Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Passing on blog award and wedding card

Hi my friends,

Something extraordinary happened few days ago. I was honored with the Renee Award, my very first award!!! Thank you again, Linda !

The rules are that now I need to pass it on to another six blogs. Very hard job to choose only six from so many blogs I really love... Sigh...

But, finally I made up my mind, so here are the ones that will receive this award from me:

Wyanne Thompson from USA and
Monica Zuniga from Mexico
for their interesting and inspirational blogs, for their wonderful, amazing art,
for their captivating, high quality classes and their truly beautiful hearts.

Malin a.k.a. Boop and
Else Irene, both from Norway,
for their delightful blogs and their classy, elegant cards and so much more.

Julie-Ann form United Kingdom,
for yet another wonderful blog and for her simply beautiful, ethereal but deep and profound paintings that are warming your heart and for the wonderful person that she is.
Cristina Zinnia Galliher from USA,
for her, yet again, beautiful, interesting blog, works of art and for the beauty of her spirit.

Please, take few minutes and visit all these amazing ladies and, believe me, you'll be more than rewarded!

And now, I would like to share with you a card that I made for the wedding of my sister's sister in law who will get married very soon. Is she, by any chance, a kind of a sister in law for me too??LOL
Anyway, she is a very good and true friend and here is the card.
I decorated also the inside of the card and I made a pocket for a greeting and a special gift.
And the back of the card, with my personal stamp.
I used Coredinations cardstock, Papirdesign and Graphic 45 designer papers, Spellbinders die cutting templates and Cuttlebug embosing folder, scrapper's floss, beads, punches from Fiskars and SU, Distress inks, say it in pearls from Prima, roses, ribon, metal from Unik Hobby, stamps from Hero Arts and Stempelglede. The image is from the net and the text is printed on PC with HansHand font.
Thank you for visiting my blog,
Sanda xx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Finished canvas


Another quick post, just to share with you my new canvas.
It's called " I gave you my heart" and I used acrylic paints, watercolor pencils and crayons, stamps, inks, tissue paper, dimensional fabric paint, designer paper,crackle gloss medium, pressed flowers, say it in pearls, buttons and Copic multi liner.
I used techniques that I've learnt when I was doing the courses Mixed Media With The Girls and Art Play with Wyanne Thomson and some learnt from Milliande, another wonderful artist. The canvas is sealed with faux beeswax ( Wyanne recipe).
But most of all, I played, enjoyed and had great fun! And I really put my heart in it.
So, here is my fairy-angel dreaming her love. And here is a close up.

The text is a quotation by St. Augustine, " Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the heart." Isn't this just great?

Thank you for your visit,


Sanda xx

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Happy Anniversary


For the challenge 43 at, this lovely sketch was provided by Mandy and because very soon we'll celebrate our anniversary, I thought this will be the perfect card for my husband. Here is the result.

Sorry for the light, but we have an awful weather here!!
I used papers from Melissa Frances and BoBunny, Coredinations cardstock, Sarah Kay and Hero Arts stamps, pearl brads and metal from Unik Hobby and TreL, flowers and say it in pearls from Prima and ribbon. For the cute image I used Staz On, Distress and SU inks.
Thank you for your visit and wonderful comments,
Hugs, Sanda

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Just for you


For the challenge 42 at, the sketch was provided by Betty, a lovely and very inspiring one and here is my card.
And here is a close up of the card.
I've used papers from Daisy Bucket, Coredination cardstock, stamps from Magnolia and Hero Arts, flowers from Prima and Papirgleder, buttons, scrapper's floss, droplets from The Robin's Nest, Say it in crystals from Prima and butterfly punch.
The image was colored with Distress and SU inks.

And now, sneak a peak at the new canvas that I'm working on. I was so excited with how her face turned up that I couldn't resist sharing it with you. I have no idea yet what I'll do next, but I'm not worrying, I'll just keep going dreaming and playing with the paints.
And here is a close up.
The light wasn't great,so unfortunately the colours are different, her skin doesn't have at all that purplish colour, sorry about that.
Thanks for your visit,

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Mixed media card - Touchy feely

This week at A spoon full of sugar challenge,, we were asked to make a card with some texture on it, so this time I thought that I will try to make my own backgroud and here is the result.
I've started the background on a piece of acrylic heavy weight paper, 360 gsm, with acrylic paints, added alcohol droplets for special effects, collaged paper and fabric for texture and continued with acrylics,Caran D'Ache Neocolor ll watersoluble crayons, stamps and inks.
The image is colored with Caran D'Ache Supracolor soft watercolour pencils.
I've used also flowers from Prima and Papirloftet,metal and beads from TreL, lace, stamps from SU, Hero Arts and Crafty Individuals, Say it in pearls from Prima, spelbinder dies and punches.
Thanks for your visit,

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Something a little bit different


I couldn't believe last night when I saw that I have my very first follower!!!
Thank you again, Monica, for your interest in my work, I am more than honoured!

The card tonight is for challenge 41 at Stamp with Sarah Kay challenge blog, and even if the blog title is Stamp with Sarah Kay, you are free to use any stamps, so here is my entry.
The inside is decorated as well as the back of the card.
The challenge sketch was provided by Nette.
The card it was inspired by Kim Anderson's gorgeous photos.
I have used Coredinations cardstock, designer paper K& Co. and Fancy Pants, stamps: Gorjuss girls and text from Hero Arts, flowers from Prima and SU, metal from Papirgleder, TreL and Unique Hobby, say it in pearls and lace from Prima, inks: Distress and SU, spellbinder dies, punches and personal stamp from Scrapmagasinet.
I've colored the image in watercolour pencils - Supracolor II Soft Caran D'Ache and Derwent Inktense.
The inside text, " A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart." (source unknown), is printed on PC.
Thanks for your visit,

Monday, 4 May 2009

Thank you card

It's incredible how this week went by and it's time for another challenge at A spoon full of sugar This time challenge 49 that said "Blue and green".

I was looking through my collection of stamps and realized that I didn't use my lovely new stamp from Whiff of Joy, Willow kneeling. Shame on me!LOL, so here it is.
The inside, decorated as well,

and the back of the card.

For this card I've used Mellisa Frances and BoBunny patterned papers.
Stamps: the image is, of course, Whiff of Joy, text from Penny Black and personal stamp from Scrapmagasinet.
Flowers from Prima, Papirloftet and TreL.
Glimmer mist, dazzling diamond glitter from SU
Inks: Distress and SU
Spellbinder dies and punches
The inside text is printed on PC with HansHand font.
Thank you so much for all the beautiful and warm comments that you've left and for your encouragement and support.
Thank you for your visit,
Have a great week,