Thursday, October 10, 2013

This week's challenge with a guest designer~~~

A few weeks ago, Mihaela from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, designer for Marianne dies asked if she could be a guest designer for me.  As many of you know, I love her work and have tried to learn some things from her.  We have been communicating back and forth and it has been so much fun as she is a wealth of creativity.

Here is what she says about herself:  “What means making cards for me? It is a great way to spend my free time, I just love to play with colors and shapes!!! Each time I start to make a card I put my imagination in motion and try to make something beautiful. I also love to create flowers.”  She spends time in the "forest" and along the river banks gathering dried flowers, branches and many other things that she will use through out the year.  She uses lots of texture and color.
I think you will agree with me, her work is just stunning. 
Her blog is Handmade by Mihaela and you can see more of her work here!  Be sure to leave her a comment and let her know how much you appreciate the work she does.


Below are the products she used on this card The top 7 are from Marianne.  All are available at Joan's Gardens
Pretty papers Block PK9097, Marianne Design

CR1256- the sock
CR1229- Snowflake
LR0280- corners

VK9532- decoupage ( for the Santa image)

CR1234- Clock
LR0107 Flora
green ribbon
gauze( mesh)
white pearl maker
frayed burlap distress ink

You can make 3 cards this week
Below is what you need to do for this week's challenge
  • Use A Ribbon
  • Use Corners
  • Stocking, gloves, snowflakes...anything to do with Christmas
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens.  Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post:

You will have until next Thursday, October 17 morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

A winner will be chosen from a random drawing for week #41 the winner of the challenge will be announced Friday, October18.

This week's winner will receive a Marianne Die. The winner will also be entered in the 2013 end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.

Below are the guidelines:

1 You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.

2. Post your challenge card to your blog.

3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is joansgardens, JG1010 and needs to be posted with the challenge. Please enter both on the same line with a comma between as I have shown.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.


Mrs. Swandog said...

How exciting! Love this fabulous card! Mihaela your work is amazing!!

Darlene said...

OMG this creation is GORGEOUS!! Mihaela is so creative and I'm so thrilled/excited that she is the guest designer for you this week!

See you later in the day!

Gretchen Wilson said...

My guess was right. This card is out of this out of this world gorgeous. She is an excellent designer. I have followed her work for awhile and am so glad she is your guest designer. When Imget home from my weekend trip Imhave to see what I can come with for the challenge. No way will I every come up with something as elegant as her. A beautiful card.
Thanks Joan for bringing to us this lovely lady

phyllis e said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! The layers and beautiful subtle colors~this is just stunning! Thank you for sharing your work thru Joan's Garden!

craftieodmae said...

this is breathtaking!!!!! She is really really good!!!!! Gorgeous card!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW this is just stunning! Judy x

Dorothy S said...

Mihaela - what a stunning card! My work will never come close. I did want to use the new Nellie Snellen embossing folder that was my prize a couple of weeks ago - and it is fun to work with. Thank you, Joan, for sponsoring these challenges.