Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Candy at AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog

Hi, AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog has got some yummy Candy .....

It will close Tuesday, July 6th and the winner will be announced on Thursday, July 8 along with the winners of the challenge and the new challenge.

Here is what you can win....

Looks yummy doesn't it :) Go have a look here for your chance to win !!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

BBQ Time!

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my previous post, you are all so nice and your lovely comments are very much appreciated .. It's with kind hearted people like you that encourage me to keep going on with my card-making. Thank you, I wouldn't be here without you all xx

I'm back now with a card which I have just finished ...

I got the fab idea to do the apron shaped card from this month's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I had Karen's Thrill of the Grill stamp already coloured and waiting for me to do a card with it and when I saw the apron card I immediately loved it and put the idea to good use ha ha :) Of course I added my touch and didn't do the card exactly as on the magazine! Hope you like it !!!

These are my challenges for today...

1 - Karen's Doodles UK Challenge No 16 - TAG IT!
2 - Simon Says Challenge - FRIENDS.. they say dogs are men's best friend ...
3 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 32 - SOMETHING WITH A DOG
4 - Delightful Sketches - IT'S ALL ABOUT SUMMER
5 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge No 118 - REUSE, RENEW, RECYCLE.. I got the cord in my card from one of the many paper bags that you are given when I buy something.... sometimes I also use the bag itself when I love the pattern :)

Well, that's all for today.
Thanks so much for looking

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some News

Yes, you read right.. I got some news :)

He he ... I made the TOPS TWICE this week!!! :)))

First at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

with my Spring Card

and now at the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog

with my Monochromatic card

and that's not all... I get a GDT Spot as well ... woo hooo !!!!

Love love love this :))

Corri's Blog Candy

Hi, I've got news about some fab Blog Candy being offered by the ever so sweet Corri :)

Have a look here for your chance ...

It closes July 20th !!

Emma's Blogaversary Candy

Hi, Emma got Blog Candy in honour of her one year Blogoversary.

It closes next week on the 30th June... so go have a look here for your chance to win!

Sneek Peek

I didn't post any cards today.. but that's not because I wasn't doing any.. far from it. . I just finished my first cards for the GDT in July at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenges and also for the DT at the One Stitch At A Time ...

I thought I might give you a sneak peek of one of them ...

I can't wait to post the finished cards ...

Oh and what a coincidence.. the themes this week at both challenge blogs are the same... Stars and Stripes!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hi... kids scouting... changes to my blog layout in progress ... :)


Kids back!!!!

... well at least I did get some kisses from them to make me stop using the computer :)

Hope you like my new layout so far!!! Might do some more changes ..

Cute As a Bug!

I thought it would be nicer with the kids having no school ... but I was a bit wrong 'cos they just want to stay using the computer alllll daaaay looooong! Where are those days when we used to go out to play with friends???

We just got one computer and can you imagine my torture to try to get them to move so I can use it! OH is saying we don't need another computer but this is because he doesn't know what I have to go through!!! Awww....

Anyway, here is my card for today.

I used Karen's Peekaboo Boy and coloured him with my promarkers. The sketch that I followed is this one...

And these are my challenges ..

1 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No 64 - CUTE AS A BUG!
2 - Karens Doodles UK Challenge No 16 - For the SKETCH
3 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge No 5 - EMBOSSING
4 - S2G Challenge No 62 - SOMETHING NEW
5 - Charisma Cards Challenge No 25 - FOR THE BOYS
6 - I Love Digi Challenge No 10 - EMBOSS IT!
7 - Alphabet Challenge Blog - I is for ICY COLOURS
8 - Allsorts Challenge No 58 - EMBOSSING

Thanks so much for looking today.

Awww yes.. the bug!! With the rush to upload my card on time before the Stamptacular Challenge closes I forgot the bug!! So I've added a little bug as well now :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lou's Birthday Surprise Candy!

My friend Lou is having a surprise candy for her 25th birthday........

Go have a look here .... she says it's well worth entering!! ;o)

Friday, June 25, 2010

All Dressed Up

A double yippee today ... it's Friday and school's finished ha ha :) .. as if I was the one going to school !!

I used to love school, not that I much cared for it, but that's why I loved it he he .. I remember I used to draw the teacher's faces secretly during class and they came out quite good too! I think my older son gets after me. Last time when I had the parent's day his French teacher angrily showed me some drawings she caught him doing while in class.. What could I say, really didn't know :) !!!

I made this card today for some challenges.

The stamp I'm using for my card is Jenni's All Dressed Up which I had got me last May. I coloured her with my promarkers... not much colouring I did today as you can see, 'cos I left the dress white but cannot say this for the hair though.. Yesterday I coloured blonde hair and today I did black coloured hair! I again looked up the tutorials at the Promarkers Workshop to help me out. Didn't have all the grey shades that I needed but I think it still didn't come out so bad.

Here are my challenges:

1 - The Corrosive Challenge No 69 - BLACK, WHITE + ONE OTHER COLOUR
2 - The Creative Cottage Challenge No 16 - PEARLS AND SWIRLS.. there are three pearls on the little flowers at the top corner or the card and she got a pearl necklace and bracelet as well :)
3 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge No 13 - ANYTHING GOES
4 - Fab'n' Funky Challenge No 29 - SEW 'N' SEW .. I did some faux stitching around the border.
5 - Freshly Brewed Challenge No 8 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for looking today.. I'm off to go visit mum now.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dancing Girl

So here I am again with another card... not very often that I make two cards in a day :)

For this card I'm now using this adorable freebie from Anne. Thanks Anne, I really enjoyed using her, she a cutie :) There are lots more if you like.

As always, image is coloured with my promarkers. This week I decided to check out the tutorials at the Promarkers Workshop on how to colour blonde hair and was really pleased that I had the colours I needed and so I tried it out.. think it came out better than my usual.. pity for the picture though.. should have taken a photo instead.. but it's night-time now!

The papers are from the Papermania Pastel Colossal Pack and the border punch is the Martha Stewart lace punch. This is the sketch that I followed.

and these are my challenges for this card:

1 - Crafty Sentiments Challenge No 23 - For the SKETCH
2 - City Crafter Challenges Week 10 - PINK, PURPLE and PEARLS
3 - Crafs and Me Challenge No 7 - BIRTHDAYS

Thank you so much for looking... hope you are having a great week.


With Love

I took a day off today, just like that ... and what did I do ??? ... spend it in my craft room he he :) aaahhh pure bliss!! Don't want anything else in my life !!

And this is the first card I did ..
it is a scanned image!!!

It was some time since I had done a monochromatic card, and I really love these type of cards, so noticing there were some mono themed challenges at the moment, I decided to do one. I coloured Mae with my promarkers, the papers are from my Basic Pastel Papermania Colossal Paper Pack and this is the the sketch that I followed.

Then I also added a little bit of shimmer and shine for more challenges ...

and these photos I took outside... see the difference..

and I also chose my sentiment and added some other stuff for more challenges :)

So here they are :)

1 - Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge No 51 - For the SKETCH
2 - The Crafty Pad Challenge No76 - A RECIPE of 1 CIRCLE, 2 RECTANGLES, 3 PAPERS and some RIBBON.. hope I'm ok for this one as I did an oval instead of a circle!
3 - Some Odd Girl Challenge No 4 - MAKE IT SHIMMER
4 - Crafty Creations Challenge No 73 - WE WANT TO SEE YOU SHINE
5 - Craftalicious Challenge No 2 - MONOTONE
6 - Creative Inspirations Challenge No 36 - MONOCHROME
7 - Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge No 13 - MONOCHROMATIC AND WINGS
8 - AUD Sentiments Challenge No 5 - ANY phrase that we want as long as it has the word LOVE somewhere in it..
9 - Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge No 40 - BLOOMS & BUTTERFLIES

Thanks for looking today.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank You Card

I have just finished this thank you card that is going to one of my kids' teacher... I'm actually doing two, but still haven't decided on how to do the other one and I think I'll end up doing it the same!!! Not much fun though doing the same two cards.. but I like this stamp and then to match this stamp I only got these papers with strawberries.

The lace punch is a Martha Stewart one, the flower punches, which are NEW :)).. are Mc Gill ones and the strawberry brads are from Doodlebug Design Inc. Teddy stamp, which I coloured with my promarkers, is from Whimsie Doodles, and the sketch which I followed is this really gorgeous one here ...

I am entering my card today in these challenges..

1 - The Pixie Cottage Challenge 24 - for the SKETCH.. and there is also an option to decorate the inside of the card. I didn't do this but I sometime soon I definitely want to try out Sharon's Exploding Insert Card. It's totally fab... you have to see it!
2 - Your Next Stamp Challenge No 19 - PATTERNED/ PRINTED RIBBON
3 - Cupcake Craft Challenge No 96 - STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM

Well, now I'm off to go finish off the other one :)


Freebie Fridays at Secret Crafter

Hi, do you like freebies? Ha ha who doesn't :) Well, if you didn't know.. Secret Crafter holds a Freebie Friday every Friday and this week you can win this gorgeous stamp.

Go have a look here to see what you have to do to be in the chance to win this ...

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Summer!

Yes, it's officially Summer today and so I was inspired to make a summery card today.. not that it's anything like Summer here in Malta!!! No.. the weather is awful.. very windy, rained a bit and quite cool as well. . . but still.. I'm doing a summery card :)

The image I'm using today is one from Sassy Studio Designs.. don't know why I don't use these stamps more often, they're so sassy :) ... and it was a freebie as well... coooool !!!

I coloured stamp with my promarkers and colour I did, over and over again especially that towel!!! Wanted to create some depth and shading! I'm not surprised some of them are calling it a day... The papers were in my stash and I bought the yellow flowers when I was on holiday last year. There's some paper piercing which I did with my sewing machine and then I also stamped the background with my daisy stamp!!!

This is the sketch that I followed... loved it as soon as I saw it .. !!!

My challenges for my card today ...

1 - Cute Card Thursday - for the SKETCH
2 - Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - ANYTHING GOES

and these are all summer theme challenges..

3 - Dare to be Sassy #25
4 - Stamp Something
5 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge No 4
6 - Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges
7 - Simple Doodles #20
8 - Quirky Crafts Challenge No 30

Thanks for looking today. Hope you liked my card.


link for sassy image here

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Wedding Card

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there :) ... unfortunately cannot say this to mine, but I'm sure he is in a better place than here. We went out yesterday for dinner with OH's parents to celebrate this day, as he prefers this so that he can watch the World Cup games in the afternoon. It's his day so he chooses and I don't mind, as long as I'm making a card he he :)

And this is what I did today, a wedding card. It's for a friend who lives here near me and she asked me to make a wedding card for her daughter who is getting married next week. She asked for flowers and the colours on my card. Hope she'll like it as I will be giving it to her this evening after mass.

I'm entering my card in the The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge No 88 as the theme is WEDDINGS/ANNIVERSARIES and also in the Crazy 4 Challenges for the PAPER FLOWERS.

Thank you so much for looking


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There is a great blog candy available at The Stamping Boutique. It includes 36 copics! You can double your chances by becoming a follower and triple your chances by getting a friend to become a follower. In fact I've seen this Blog Candy from Jennifer's post. So if you decide to join in because of my post, please leave a comment here and another at The Stamping Boutique with my blog addy :) Thank you so much and good luck to all xxx

Thanks and happy crafting

Do It Yourself Bundle Sale

Starts June 20th til the 27th
Don't miss the opportunity to get some stamps from One Stitch At A Time on sale! They are having a bundle sale at the moment, not pre made bundles, Do it yourself....when you purchase a bundle, follow the instructions in the download and pick your stamps or stamp packs and you've done it!

Don't forget our challenges go live every Sunday at noon UK time...


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blog Awards

Woo hoo... look what beautiful blog awards I received from my lovely blogging friends ..

This one is from Carri

and this one is from Tammy

Thank you ever so much for passing these on to me, I'm so flattered :) xx

So I am passing these awards along to other wonderful bloggers, hoping they will pass them along to other bloggers.....

Ever so hard it is to choose .. but here they are:

To Carri the Blog Buddies Award and to Tammy the Trendy Blog Award

and then to



Hi, good morning.. not doing lots of housework today ... just some quickie things and the usual clothes!!! Don't feel like today, and so much prefer to do a card or two! He he :)

And here is my card for today..

I'm really pleased how my card turned out today using Sitting Amy from Crafty Sentiments. Isn't she adorable :) Yesterday I was moaning about some of my promarkers going dead and so today I used the vanilla instead of the Ivory for her face, plus the usual Dusky Pink, Blush and Pastel Pink and I think she came out rather nice. A bit more tanned.. but what do you expect.. Summer's here now and she went for a tan! Not so sure about the hair though, first time I coloured black hair. The top backing paper is from the Cardmaking and Papercrafts magazine and the striped one is from Papermania, and did I tell you from where I got the stamp? Yes, I did say, in a previous post but now I'm using the stamp, so thanks again to the team at The Crafty Pad Challenges from where I won this adorable stamp xx

I followed this sketch today

and these are the challenges for my card..

1 - Crafty Sentiments Challenge 22 - PINK, BLACK, WHITE
2 - Fun With Shapes and More Challenge 58 - FLOWERS
3 - Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 2 - USE RIBBON AS A BORDER
4 - Ooh-La-La Challenge 56 - FLOURISHES AND PEARLS
5 - Bunny Zoe's Crafts First Monthly Challenge - NICE AND GIRLY
6 - Truly Scrumptious Challenge 34 - For the LOVELY SKETCH

Thanks you so much for looking, hope you're having a great weekend.


Friday, June 18, 2010

A Father's Day Card

Hello everyone, I've got another Father's Day today, and as you can see, it is a bit different from the other ones I've made so far. This one is going to a new daddy.. baby is about four months old. His grandma, who is a colleague of mine, asked me to do a card for the daddy. In May she asked me to do a mother's day card and now it's only fair we did one for the daddy too :) What you think ?

The cute baby stamp is from Phindy's Place which was a freebie. As always, I used my promarkers, which unfortunately some of them are saying bye bye now :( ... what else can I expect, I've been using them and using them so much... Time to get me some new ones... can't stay without my promarkers... love them :)

These are the challenges today for my card which are all Father's Day or Male themed ones ..

1 - Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays Week 24 ... ho ho yesterday I was the last entry and today I'm well. . . the second :)
2 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge No 28
3 - Polka Doodles Week 24
4 - Creative Inspirations Challenge No 65
5 - Stampin' Royalty Challenge No 24
6 - Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No 23

Thanks for looking today... I'm off to watch the rest of the football match with my boys :)

Wishing you a great weekend

Father's Day

I decided to do another Father's Day Card and this time I'm using this cute teddy from Prairie Fairy which, lucky me... :) is one of the five stamps I had won in one of the challenges!! I had so much fun colouring this one, he is so cute I think :)

Today I followed this sketch here...

... coloured teddy with my promarkers and the background papers are from Papermania, which I've had for years now I think! The Blue DP was a free download from here if you like it :)

Now for my challenges .. which are quite a few today :)

1 - The Corrosive Challenge No 68 - THE SKETCH
2 - Prairy Fairy Fun Fridays Week 23 - GLITZ AND GLITTER ... I added some glitter on his shoes
3 - Lexi's Creations Challenge No 16 - SOMETHING OLD... and that is my background paper.
4 - PaperPlay Challenges Week 24 - SOMETHING OLD as well
5 - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - A CUTE IMAGE NOT FOREVER FRIENDS
6 - I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge No 19 - BEARS

and now for the male themed challenges

7 - Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge No 17 - MALE/FATHER'S DAY
8 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No 63 - A TRIBUTE TO ALL FATHERS
9 - Incy Wincy Challenge No 45 - ONE FOR THE GUYS
10 - Cupcake Craft Challenge No 95 - BOYS

Woooh ... so many today.... lovely :) he he

As always, thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Spring Card

Yes, today I made this Spring Card! It's a different card from my usual ones not only because it's a spring card, but also because I didn't use any promarkers and I paper pieced as well, which is the first time I tried this technique.. Spring Cards I did before, and love to do them a lot, but it's been some time now since I did one.

Sorry about the pictures not being so clear but when I went to take the photo I found out there were no batteries in the camera and so had to take them with my mobile!!

I made my card today for these challenges.

The first one is for the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs (CPSD) MEGA COMPETITION.. yes MEGA... mega prizes !!!! so go check it out!!! It ends 24th June!

And the second challenge I'm entering this card into is at Crafty Creations where the theme for Challenge No 72 is STITCHING and I did some faux stitching around the main image.

Here's another challenge at Crafty Hos' who this week want us to THINK BRIGHT!!

And I thought the bright colours in my card did remind me of Summer...

so some Summer Themed Challenges now

- Lothian Crafts June Challenge - SUMMERS COMING

- Sentimental Sundays - SUMMERTIME

- Tuesday Throwdown - CELEBRATE SUMMER

Thanks for looking today.. sorry if I haven't been around so much this week... bit busy with some wedding cards but I'll definitely pop in sometime soon surely.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Father's Day Card

Hi, I'm back with a card now.. and it had to be a Father's Day Card seeing there are so many male themed challenges around ! Not that I liKe to do male cards... far from it... but when you have such nice stamps to work with you must start to like them ...

So here it is..

I'm again using Karen's Time to Relax stamp which I coloured with my promarkers. Hope you like it.

I followed this sketch

and I am entering my card in these challenges today:

1 - Karen's Doodles UK Challenge No 14 - THE SKETCH
2 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge No 11 - TIE IT UP
3 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge No 34 - FOR THE BOYS
4 - Paper Cutz Challenge No 14 - FATHER'S DAY
5 - Pear Tree Designs Challenge No 4 - FATHER'S DAY
6 - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge No 54 - FATHER'S DAY/MALE CARDS

Well, thanks for looking today.

Monday, June 14, 2010

More Exciting News !!!

Wooo hooo.... I'm so excited!!! Again another exciting news this month :)

Yes, I will be a DT member at ONE STITCH AT A TIME

Woo hoo :)

Awww sorry about all these woo hoos but I'm so happy he he.. :)

It's my very first DT after five months since I started my blog! Thank you to everyone at the OSAAT xxx

And speaking of One Stitch At A Time.... did you see the added bonus prize at this week's challenge.... Yes .. anyone caught using one of the NEW RELEASE STAMPS will also receive one FREE product of choice from the very same creator that they are using for the challenge!!! Now how's that for 50% discount!!!

Go have a look... the theme this week is Celebrations.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Wedding Card

It's a wedding card for me today ... and I'm using my newest LOTV stamp which I bought me last month when they had the free postage...

I coloured the stamp with my promarkers and I thought about the colours for my card after seeing the gorgeous blouse a colleague of mine was wearing ... beige, cream, yellow and touches of green and maroon! I hope I'm not getting her conscious of what she is wearing he he :)

Luckily I found the papers too. The background I stamped with a 'Best Wishes' stamp I had, the yellow one with the roses is a vellum and the brown is a handmade paper which I tore at the sides.

I followed the lovely sketch at Lily of the Valley..

and I'm entering my card in these challenges today.

1 - Lily Of The Valley Challenge 55 - THE SKETCH
2 - City Crafter Week 8 - HERE COMES THE BRIDE
3 - Pollycraft Monday Challenge 47 - RIBBON AND BLING
4 - By The Cute and Girly JUNE Challenge - WEDDINGS or “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue..”
5 - Stamp Something - HAPPY SOMETHING.. for me it's the happy bride and groom.
6 - Whoopsi Daisy June Challenge - RIBBONS AND BOWS

Thank you for looking today, hope you are having a great weekend :)


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