16 February 2014

Include a heart

Hello blogcreatures,

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day with your partner. In Romania we have our own  Valentine's day but it's a bit different. Our tradtion it's called : Dragobete, celebrated on February, the 24th.

The day is particularly known as "the day when the birds are betrothed". It is around this time that the birds begin to build their nests and mate. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. Maidens used to collect the snow that still lies on the ground in many villages and then melt it, using the water in magic potions throughout the rest of the year. Those who take part in Dragobete customs are supposed to be protected from illness, especially fevers, for the rest of the year. If the weather allows, girls and boys pick snowdrops or other early spring plants for the person they are courting. In Romania, Dragobete is known as a day for lovers, rather like Valentine's Day. ( Wikipedia)
Today over at Lia Stampz we have a new challenge called: Include a heart. That's so easy! You must check our design team and you also must come and play along with us! The cute image is from Lia Stampz called Whistle.
Below you can find a quick tutorial on how to make a vellum envelope. This is really easy and much better than using a scoring board. You must work really gently with the vellum paper.
Kit and Clowder


  1. Gorgeous card and I love you story about Dragobete! Thank you for the envelope tutorial.

  2. Such an adorable card! And thanks for the envelope tip, I will use it!

  3. Beautiful work, Maria! I really like the way you added the hearts! :o)

  4. What a gorgeous card, and the vellum envelope is a lovely addition.
    Alison x

  5. Not only does this look like such a gorgeous vintage postcard, but man, I love the vellum envelope! You are so talented!

  6. Oh my goodness, I really love this card and the stamp is so cute! Love how you created your envelope and tied it with hearts, so clever!!

  7. This is so lovely and fabulously coloured as usual, a pure delight! And thank you for the how-to (very simple indeed, that's great!) on the Vellum envelope! Very beautiful!! Hugs Coco x

  8. This fabulous you are so talented!

  9. Thank you so much for spendid idea and beautiful work!!

  10. I have to look this awesome creation on your blog too. :)
    It's stunning work.



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