Petals and Leaves for a Special Day

Petals and leaves say good morning to you today!
The handmade card was created for a dear friend of mine to share on March special days. Yet, I am not sure if she’s kept it for herself or not. 🙂 It is one of the 5 card set prepared for her and there was a mini box to accompany it.

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Some more freesia flowers

Hello, again, dear friends! Would you like some more freesia flowers love? I, for sure, would like more! As I love colouring a lot, I decided to stretch the stamp and die set a bit more and go try some different colours for the freesias. These are really beautiful and lovely perfumed spring flowers.

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Flower Brooches and Mini Boxes

Hi, dear friends and crafters! This is going to be a short post about the flower brooches and mini boxes I made for the 1st of March. In a previous post, I mentioned that I made a lot of trinkets (Mărțișoare) to give with this occasion.

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As I love to overcome myself and find different ways to present my crafts, I chose to wrap the flower brooches in mini boxes. Here, the main and very useful tool is my 1-2-3 Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers. I’ve made a lot of boxes of various sizes and I can say that I am so happy I’ve got this amazing tool. 🙂 Also, this tool is excellent for making envelopes and ribbons.

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The flower brooches are made of soft coloured felt, which I die cut using the Xcut Mini Flower die set and my Xcut machine. The boxes are made of 220 gr thick cream cardstock. The special twine made of red and white silk thread was bought from a local craft shop.
Hope you’ll enjoy seeing them and many thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you all the best,
Talida

Daisies

Hello, everyone! March is one of the busiest months of the year, with lots of celebrations, birthdays and lovely projects. One of my latest favourite brands is ClearlyBesotted. I found some digistamps over at Simply Cards & Papercraft and thought they are just the perfect ones for the occasions I had in mind.
Then I chose two of the stamps and edited them so that I had a bunch of daisies and a lovely sentiment. Once I had them arranged as I wanted, I went on and printed the image onto a thick white card.

Now, colouring has become one of my favourites too. I used Promarkers in the following colours: poppy, crimson, pastel pink, dusky rose, pink carnation, tan, pastel beige,pastel yellow and buttercup for the daisies’ petals; gold, buttercup and pastel yellow for the central disks; pastel beige, pastel green and leaf green for the stem and for the leaves. There was a lot of colouring in layers until I got to the desired nuances.

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Mărțișoare #March Trinkets

Hello, everyone! Hope you are all happy, healthy and sound, enjoying the first days of spring. The post today is about Mărțișoare, our famous March trinkets and about celebrating 2 years of having the website operational in this new format. It’s been a lovely journey and I am proud to see how much I’ve grown since!

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#March is the month when we celebrate spring and when nature turns back to life and being green. There is an abundance of flowers and colours after all the winter months. And we all love to see that!
Happy #Mărțișoare was my first post on the renewed look of my website 2 years ago. You can see how it looked like here. There have been many posts since and hopefully I’ll be able to keep up the rhythm in sharing with you my love for art&crafts. You can also have a look at last year’s brooches made with the same theme.

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These trinkets were made of felt, die-cut with the Xcut mini die flower set. They were created with the idea of being used as brooches with various occasions, not only in March, after removing the red&white twine specific for the celebration. I made a lot of them, but with this post I’ll share the first batch.

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Hope you like them as much as I do and hope to be soon back on the blog sharing some more crafts made for the special days of March. The photos were taken by the amazing Cristian Istrate, who succeeds to capture the beauty of art with the camera in his hands. Thank you.

My best wishes of health and a lovely spring to you all,
Talida

Women and Mother’s Day

Hello, everyone! As Women and Mother’s Day are celebrated at the same time in my home country, I usually make a lot of cards to celebrate them both.

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Actually, I kind of make lots of crafts and projects that I sometimes have so little time to share with you all. And by the time I get to them it is either too late, not matching the season and/or the project does not fit any longer with the level of crafting I am at. These cards were made last year, but somehow ended up in being published just now.
 

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I started from one sample/model and adapted each set to make it just a slight different from the others.
The sets kept the same colour choice and pretty much the same fabric types, papers and embellishments. I have used blank cards and envelopes in cream, Docrafts adhesive pearls in white, Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection adhesive crochet border in French lavender,for the flowers I used a puncher from Tonic Studios Punch & Stamp Set and Dovecraft Back to Basics IV Paperpack. All cards were stamped with an identical sentiment stamp marking the occasion: ‘It’s your special day’.

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Many thanks for visiting and wishing you all the best,
Talida

March Birthday Card #2

This birthday card went to a smart and lovely girl who turned 11 this March. She likes handmade art&craft and she enjoys making her own bracelets, earrings using various materials like paper, beads and safety pins. This lovely girl is also a good, determined and talented student. And she deserves the best of all!

So, for her birthday card, this year, I used yellow felt die cut petals and a special Papermania brad in sparkling purple for the flower. For the layout I wavy trimmed some textured cream card and wrapped it with amethyst ribbon. I attached the flower to the textured layout, added some foam adhesive on the back to give it a bit of dimension and only then adhered it to the plain cream card. The idea was to have a simple, but elegant and delicate birthday card.

Hope you like it. Thanks for having a look and for your comments in advance. They are always more than welcome and highly appreciated.

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Celebrate. March 8th. Women’s Day. Part 1

Happy International Women’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day!

Wishing you all beautiful sunny days with lots of blessings and joy! Hope you all celebrated together with your loved ones and that you had a great time.

Here’s the 1st set of cards I made for this occasion.

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The 1st of March. Happy “Martisoare”.

The first handmadebytalida “Martisoare” were already handed over to their rightful owners: beautiful and smart ladies , mothers, family and dear friends.

They’re unique by design, specially handcrafted to brighten their days and to wish them a lovely spring. Their design makes them elegant, distinctive accessories not only in March but also for any other special occasion.

Have a beautiful, warm and sunny spring!

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