Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Home

Good morning everyone. It's not an easy day for me today and hasn't been since the beginning of this week as unfortunately my mother in law passed away suddenly on Monday. She was 83 years old, but still well and fine, so it was really unexpected, as was my mother's, who also passed away this year in January. We lost both mothers in the same year, so not a good year for us unfortunately. May they rest in peace.

Anyway, so am doing a quick post today to share my DT card for this week's new challenge at

The theme for this week is

 The image that I used to do my card is from our sponsor for this week Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and they are kindly offering a lovely a $10 voucher for the lucky winner.

To do my card I use two DPs from two different packs, one was a magazine freebie, while the smaller one on the side is from Dovecraft, Sugar and Spice paper pack. I then added gems, flower dies, punch the border on the side with a Martha Stewart punch and finished it off with a nice large red  bow and a sentiment which came with the digi.

At difficult times like this, I really appreciate my hobbies and it was good spending some time making this card to put my mind off from the day.

Entering my card in these challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - ANYTHING GOES
Craft Your Passion 289 - ANYTHING GOES

I also found out that my card was chosen as one of the DT Favouorites
at the Crafting With Friends Challenge.

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Traditional Christmas

Last week I mentioned that we were planning to go to the beach if the weather was still nice and sunny ... well we did go but we did not swim as the weather wasn't that nice :( In fact, it was cloudy and a bit windy too, so we just had a picnic by the beach, which was still nice. We had lots of goodies to eat and we really enjoyed each others company. Well, it looks like I will have to wait for next year .. and in the meantime we are already preparing for Christmas and making Christmas cards. In fact the theme for this week at

It's the first Christmas card I made for this year and I really enjoyed making it and getting out all my Christmas stuff.  Love the traditional Christmas colors.

The background DP was a freebie paper pack in a magazine, as was the 'Joy to the world' sentiment and the large 'NOEL' banner is recycled from an old Christmas card. I love it when I recycle something or use up something which I've had for quite some time...  like the Christmas tree here to which I added two bells and a bow. 

We have two sponsors this week.
The first one is the Stamping Boutique and the image that I am using today is from The Stamping Boutique. Prize is 2 images or 3 images if the entrant has used a Stamping Boutique image. 
Our second sponsor for this week is Letraset and here is their prize .. these fabulous new promarkers that have gone on sale in UK and Europe!!! Wow, I'd love that too !!

Some exciting news now as I just found out that I was the lucky winner at Kenny K's Krafty Krew challenge with my card from last week. Looking forward to more Kenny K digis to add to my every growing collection :)

Entering my card in these challenges today:
Inky Chicks 59 - SILENT NIGHT
Papertake Weekly - LET IT SNOW
Crafty Sentiments - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Food and Drink

It's Wednesday again, and a lovely sunny day here in Malta. In fact it's been like this for these past few days and if, as predicted, it will still be nice and warm, we were thinking of going to the beach on Sunday. So fingers crossed for Sunday :) I'd really love to go!!

Anyway, back to today's DT card for the new challenge that started today at 

The theme for this week is

This week we are sponsored by Just Inklined 
and the prize for the lucky winner is 3 digi images of the winner's choice.

We also were so lucky to get an image to use to make our cards and I chose this lovely wedding cake.

I printed the image twice and then cut out the lilies and popped them up with foam. I colored the image with my promarkers and finished off the card with gold colored peel offs, three little hearts and a ribbon, keeping the card clean. The background DP is digi which I found on the net.

Entering my card in these challenges today.
Alphabet Challenge - S is for SWEET TREATS
Crafting with Friends 10 - ANYTHING GOES
Cute Card Thursday 398 - FOOD AND DRINK 

Thank you for looking


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Add A Charm with Crafty Friends

Last Wednesday I was saying that I made me a last minute Halloween costume without sharing any photos and rightly so, I was reprimanded jokingly for this ha ha :) ... Well here they are now...
the first one is with my friends who also were red devils and the second one is with hubby, wearing a costume which I had also made myself, but some time ago. Here we are on our front porch which we decorated for Halloween with bats and ghost and spider streamers and hubby even changed the front light to red :)  There's others stuff but they are not in the photo! Well now for the next Halloween party for next year.. I wonder what I'll be wearing :P

Anyway back for some crafting now and today I'm sharing my DT card for the new challenge that started today at
Crafty Friends 

For this fortnight the theme is to
so we would like to see some charms on your projects.

For my card we were so lucky to get to use an image from our sponsors and I got to use this gorgeous image The Great Bow from Small And Round.

I colored it with my promarkers and then had a lovely time making up my card and adding all the stuff ... two different DPs, die cut, ribbon, lace, pearls, flowers, bow and of course a butterfly charm. I ended up not finding where to put a sentiment ha ha ... but still I think it's good.

We have two sponsors this time, so two lucky winners!
There is Beccy's Place offering 3 digi images or 1 digi set

and also Small and Round by Jerimiah Ketner, offering 5 digi images.

Two sponsors, so two lucky winners and two reasons to join in!

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Allsorts Challenge 336 - RIBBONS AND BOWS
Crafting with Friends 10 - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Fingers 97 - ANYTHING GOES
 Southern Girls Challenge - TWINE, TAPE or RIBBON
Fussy and Fancy 151 - FLOWERS
Creative Moments 80 - ANYTHING GOES
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Crafting from the Heart 84 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Another week gone by and being so busy am not seeing the time going by... This time I was busy decorating our front porch for Halloween with hubby and the kids and enjoying trick or treating to the kids from the neighborhood that came knocking on our door .. but I also was busy making up a costume to wear for a Halloween party that we were going to on Saturday! The only problem was that I only decided on Friday afternoon, while going home from work, that I wanted a new one and not liking the costumes they had in the store, I decided in the last minute to buy the material and make it up myself!! A problem that I also had was that I could not find to buy red fish net tights that I needed to go with the costume, and so I bought skin color fish net tights and to try to dye them myself red!!! ... BUT we also could not find red dye paint, so hubby bought me some other paint!!!! .... THIS on SATURDAY afternoon by the way!! Anyway, believe it or not, we managed to get them red, after drying them in the oven, and ending up getting red all over me and everywhere I touched ha ha, it's so funny thinking about it now and I also managed to finish the costume in time too .. I was a red devil this year he he :)

Well better get back to the present day, and being a Wednesday I have my new DT Card for this week's new challenge at 

The theme for this week is 

 We were so lucky to be sponsored by Kenny K images
 and the prize for the lucky winner is three digi images of the winner's choice.

 I just love these images, they are all so fun and lively! To make my card I chose the image
Rock Chick which I colored with my promarkers. Digital background paper this time from Bearly Mine Designs which were freebies, stars, banners and arrow die cuts, card candy and a sentiment to finish it off. Well, I'm sure it will come in handy soon for a birthday girl soon.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
 KennyK's Krafty Krew 206 - ANYTHING GOES or THEME
ABC Challenges - U for UNLIMITED
Sweet Stampin' - DIES and / or PUNCHES 

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, October 28, 2015


It's been two weeks since my last post as I've been to Cremona and Bergamo in Italy for a short holiday and to also participate in a half marathon. Not much time unfortunately was left for my card-making and blogging so I had to skip it last week.. but now I'm back with my DT card for the new challenge that started today at  

The theme for this week is
and this is what I came up with!

 Not one of my best this week, but at least the fun image makes up for that :) To do my card I stamped the background using clear stamps from Inkadinkadoo using colored ink and I also cut out the image twice to then pop it up with foamies.

We are this week sponsored by  

and the prize for the lucky winner this week is a $10 voucher.

I have some exciting news now as I was the lucky winner at The Ribbon Girls Blog with my card from last week and I won two fantastic prizes :) .. a voucher to spend at The Ribbon Girl shop and a rubber stamp of my choice from Lili of the Valley :) So exciting, I'm all smiles :D

Well I'd better be off now as I still got my son's birthday card to finish off and his birthday is tomorrow!!! ... ie today Wednesday, as this is a scheduled post.... Can't believe he will be 17  ... 

Thank you for looking


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