Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day

Here today I have a Mother's Day card and to do it I used a new stamp, called All Dressed Up, which I just got this week. I thought it would be really nice for a Mother's Day card and then there was this offer of another free stamp with any purchase.... which of course I couldn't resist :)

I coloured the stamp with my promarkers and the backing paper is from my Papermania Basics Pastel Paper Pack. The sketch which I followed is this one here from Critter Sketch Challenge Blog, which I ended turning about a bit! Hope it's ok to do this.

Here are the challenges for today.
1 - Critter Sketch Challenge No 11 - THE SKETCH with a twist to include at least 1 button. Not having any, since I'm not a fan of buttons, don't know why!!!, I made up my own with a circle punch and a smaller one for the holes.
2 - Paper Play Challenge No 17 - PRETTY PASTELS
3 - Crafty Catz Challenge No 30 - SPOTS
4 - Simon Says Challenge - BUTTONS, BOWS and BLING
5 - The Corrosive Challenge No 61 - USE A CHARM
6 - Die Cut Dreams Challenge No 45 - MAKE YOUR OWN FLOWERS

Thank you so much for coming today.


There's candy on my sidebar if you'd like to join... It's my birthday next month!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baking Cuddly Buddly

Yes, you guessed it, she loves baking :) I just got this stamp a few hours ago, as I didn't have any stamps with baking as a theme and then I found this cute one from Cuddly Buddly. I really hope she'll like it, at least the stamp is really cute :)

I followed Melissa's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and I coloured the stamp with my promarkers. I printed the background paper, keeping it light in colour and then I stamped some cupcakes.

These are the challenges I'm entering into:
1 - Tuesday Morning Sketches - The SKETCH
2 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No 56 - "SEW" SPECIAL. A card for someone special and also Stitching
3 - Fussy And Fancy Friday Challenge No 9 - BIRTHDAY WITH A SWEET TREAT
4 - Crafty Catz Challenge No 29 - STITCHING

Thanks for looking today

PS... I got candy on my sidebar x

Monday, April 26, 2010

Special Birthday

Didn't think I would have time to post anything today, or make any cards, but here I am with this card which I made for some challenges.

The cute giraffe stamp is from Pink Gem Designs and to colour it I used my fab promarkers. The background papers are actually wrapping paper which I bought from a stationery. They are really gorgeous, very shiny and thick.. and quite expensive too they were :)) But well, I couldn't resist! and the sketch which I followed is this one from Lothian Crafts Challenge Blog. Just came across this monthly challenge and just had to try my luck to win a £15 voucher to spend on anything from their web site!!! Wish me luck :))

The challenges:
1 - Gem of A Challenge No 3 - SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS
2 - Lothian Crafts Challenge No 1 - THE SKETCH
3 - Cupcake Craft Challenge No 88 - DON'T BE SQUARE
4 - One Stop Craft Challenge No 77 - METALLIC

Thanks for coming by today.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Get Well Card

It's a Get Well Soon card for me today and it's going to my aunt who is unwell unfortunately, hoping that this card will make her feel better.

The teddy stamp was a freebie from Sassy Cheryl's and thought it would be just right for this occasion as he's such a cutie. I coloured teddy with my promarkers, using the colours Blue, Green and Yellow and this is the sketch which I followed. To make the backgrounds, I stamped with my forever favourite daisy stamp with green ink for the top part and with blue ink for the bottom part, and then I filled the flowers with yellow water-colours. Finally I sprayed all over with green and blue colours.

The challenges:
1 - Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - The Sketch
2 - Passion For Promarkers No 48 - IN THE GARDEN
3 - Digi Doodle Challenge No 4 - BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN
4 - S2G Challenge No 53 - SPRING HAS SPRUNG
5 - Paper Play Challenge No 16 - NO PATTERNED PAPERS

Thanks so much for looking

... and Owww... just remembered that I still hadn't uploaded any pics from last week's visit of the Pope...

Here's two. This one of the Pope in the PopeMobil.. quite close isn't it!!!

and this one was taken on Sunday morning while celebrating Sunday mass... and this one.. quite far !!!! There were soooo many people but it was lovely.

Now I'm going to go leave some love to all the lovely ladies who visited me these last few days as I still haven't done this.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Penguin Day

A quick post for today as I just finished this card for some challenges and just noticed that one of the challenges closes today at midnight... Yikes !!!!

So there it is... hope you like it and here are the challenges I'm entering this card into.
1 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No 55 - It's a PENGUIN CELEBRATION. I found out from here that it's 'World Penguin Day' tomorrow April 25th! Didn't know this! So I used my Slusser Penguin from Inktegrity which I just won this week. Isn't he cute? Well, you're in luck, 'cos if you like him you can hop to Inktegrity, leave a comment there for your chance to win him or any other stamp of your choice.... easy peasy :)

2 - Tuesday Morning Sketches No 42 - For the SKETCH

3 - Sew Many Challenges No 12 - ANYTHING GOES ... don't you just love these :)))

4 - Quixotic Challenges No 22 - MAKE A SPLASH

That is all for today. Thank you for coming to visit me today, and please have a look at my candy. Thanks so much x


Friday, April 23, 2010

Peekaboo Boy

Woo hoo... the weekend is here :) Two lovely days at home!! I've got a baby boy card today and I made it using Peekaboo Boy from Karen's Doodles, which I coloured with my promarkers, using shades of blue to go monochromatic. It's for a colleague of my hubby who's just had a baby boy :)... and of course.. some challenges :)

The sketch which I followed if from Papertake Weekly

and these are the challenges

1 - Karens Doodles UK Challenge No 7 - MONOCHROMATIC
2 - Polka Doodles Challenge No 16 - MONOCHROMATIC as well
3 - Papertake Weekly Challenge No 39 - THE SKETCH
4 - Karen's Doodles US Challenge No 7 - A RECIPE.... 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon, 3 brads/gems and a border (extras are allowed).... luckily :))
5 - Critter Sketch Challenge No 10 - Since it's their 10th challenge the challenge is to use 10 ELEMENTS ... mine are Image, Sentiment, Border, Ribbon, Bow, 3 Gems, 2 Papers !!! Didn't think I would manage this he he :))
6 - The Corrosive Challenge No 60 - PAPER PIERCING.

Thanks so much for looking.. if you have time please check my candy.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mr Robot

This week, the challenge at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards is to create a Criss Cross Card, or something similar.... Having never done this before, I decided to try it out, and after following the tutorial from the link there, I made this card, which is my second attempt :))

The sketch at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards.

I must say, I really enjoyed making this card, and I think it will be the card I'll be showing the how-to to the five kids that come to my fortnightly card making group here where I live!

For my card I used Mr Robot, which is one of the three digis that I won at the Inktegrity weekly Wednesday Challenge. It's a new challenge site, so why don't you hop over and have a go!!! I made this card and this other card with the digis that I won :)

I coloured Mr Robot, and the stars on the background papers with my usual Promarkers and I made it for these challenges. The sentiments are computer generated.

1 - Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Challenge No 60 - A CRISS CROSS CARD
2 - I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge No 11 - A Colour Combo of BLACK, WHITE and 1 COLOUR.... I used the yellow.
3 - Cards for Men Challenge No 8 - It's FANCY FOLDS for this month!
4 - Paper Cutz Challenge No 37 - To create a card or project using A TAG.
5 - Dare U 2 Digistamp Challenge No 35 - METAL

Well, that's all for today. I hope you are having a fantastic week!
Thanks for looking and by the way... don't forget to check my candy!!!

Graduate Card

Sometime last week, while spreading some love, I came across another challenge blog and I was really inspired with the beautiful DT Cards which were made using silhouette images. This reminded me of a silhouette stamp I had, which I had never used and having to do a card this week for a friend who has just graduated, I quickly decided to try it out.

Not my usual style, as I'm all the time colouring with my Promarkers, but I loved doing this card. The DPs are from the Papermania Capsule Collection Paper Pack and the sentiment is computer generated. For the image I printed the stamp on paper and while holding it on a black card, I cut round it, so then I popped it up with some foam.

The challenges:
1 - Incy Wincy Desgins Challenge No 39 - BLACK, WHITE + 1 colour
2 - Kaboodle Challenge No 29 - EMBOSSING

Thanks for looking.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Thank You

My last card for this week, another one for today and this time it's a Thank You card. Like the previous one, I used again one of Karen's gorgeous stamps. This one, unlike the one I used for my previous card, was a freebie, isn't she cute? I've already done another card with her, and again I decided to use the same colour scheme for her dress as I loved it, using my usual Promarkers.

The sketch which I followed for this card is this one by Shana Dahl..

... and these are the challenges for which I made this card.

1 - Karen's Doodles Challenge No 6 - THE SKETCH.

2 - One Stitch At a Time - This week it's a THANK YOU project.

3 - Papertake Weekly Challenge - CUTIE PIE for this week.

4 - Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge No 13 - SOMETHING FOR THE GIRLS.

Thanks for looking. Wishing you a nice day.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Butterfly Baby Girl

Today I made two cards today, for this one here I used Butterfly Baby Girl, which I just got this week from the Spring Sale. I made it for the following challenges.... my OH is all the time asking me what I'll be doing with all these cards :| ... I'm just having fun I say :))) This one however did give me a bit of a struggle, the sketch, the colours which I followed for the challenges, don't know why... not the colouring though, that was with my usual promarkers...
love them :) What you think about it? By the way, the butterflies in the top corners ...those are pink, but don't look so much pink I think.

The sketch

The challenges
1 - I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge No 10 - THE SKETCH

2 - Karen's Doodles Challenge No 6 - THINGS WITH WINGS

3 - Pollycraft Challenge No 39 - A colour combo or PINK, BROWN + GREEN OR YELLOW... I chose the yellow.

4 - Crafts And Me Challenge No 2 - Another colour combo of BROWN, PINK AND YELLOW

5 - Cupcake Craft Challenge No 86 - CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

6 - Stamp Something - The Challenge this week is SOMETHING LAYERED.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Will be posting some photos of the Pope's Visit this weekend to Malta tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Daisy Fairy

All went well for the Pope's first day in Malta of his two day visit here. There's a lovely atmosphere, roads refurbished, and painted, flowers, flags, great weather all nice things which have created a lovely atmosphere I think. My OH took the kids and the altar boys from our Parish, as he is in charge of them, to see the Pope, and so, being all alone, I grabbed the opportunity and made this card here, while watching all the activity from TV. I'll be off early tomorrow morning to goto see him where he will be holding the Sunday Mass.

For this card I used Daisy Fairy... which, I was lucky enough to win in a challenge at Inktegrity and I coloured her with my usual Promarkers, using only shades of one colour. I think she is really cute. You're still in time if you'd like to try as well, 'cos the challenges close every Wednesday..

I made the card for a few challenges and the sketch which I followed is by Diane at Inktegrity.

1 - Inktegrity challenge No 7 - The sketch.

2 - Charisma Cardz Challenge No 15 - MONOCHROMATIC CARDS - different shades of one colour or Black and White.

3 - Allsorts Challenge No 48 - IN STITCHES.... I tried some different type of stitiching... hope you like them :)

4 - One Stop Craft Challenge No 76 - THINGS WITH WINGS.

5 - By The Cute and Girly Challenge - The theme for this month is FAIRYTALES.

I would like to thank you for stopping by today and for all your lovely comments.

Big hugs

Friday, April 16, 2010


This week a friend of mine asked me to do a birthday card for her twins who will be one tomorrow. I didn't have anything to do for this card and after searching I came across Karen's Doodles and asked her if she would be doing anything for twins... and ... not only did she do me this gorgeous stamp just for me, but she gave it to me for free as well!!! Isn't that so sweet!!! Thanks so much Karen, really so sweet of you xx

I just finished the card now ...

I used this gorgeous sketch No 51 from The Sweet Stop and I coloured the stamp with my promarkers.

I am also entering it in these other challenges:

1 - Flutter By Wednesday's - Challenge No 105 is an OPEN THEME .... just be sure to include a butterfly, fairy or angel..

2 - Cute Card Thursday - Challenge No 108 is TOUCHY FEELY...

And by the way, Karen is having an April Spring Sale ending tomorrow Friday 16th. I still have to get mine... there is a gorgeous Holy Communion Set of stamps which I really need and then that Butterfly Baby Girl I think is so sweet.

Thanks so much for looking today.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Two Sketches For You

Yes it's two sketches for you at 2S4U!! I thought the sketches were quite nice to work with and so here today I thought I'd make two cards, instead of one, using these sketches, since yesterday I didn't do any. I didn't manage as it was one of those long days yesterday where after work I attend a course. The course is very interesting but it would be more so if I didn't have to go after work...

Anyways.. here are the cards I made today.

This is the first one and for this I used one of Meljen's gorgeous digis. I coloured the cute teddy bear with my promarkers and the papers were a free gift with the Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.

The sketch..

I am entering it in the following challenges:

1 - 2S4U - The sketch

2- Just Cute Bears - Challenge 12 is FLOWERS .... with a teddy bear of course... Thought this stamp was just right for this challenge.

3 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - It's ANYTHING GOES this week.

On to my next card.

This time it's Bugaboo Stamps, which I again coloured with my promarkers.

The sketch..

I made the card for the following challenges.

1 - 2S4U - The sketch

2 - Tuesday Morning Sketches - There's no sketch this week, but a recipe of SOFT HUES, FLOWERS AND RIBBON.

3 - Bee Crafty Challenge No 28 - The theme is ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING or WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

4 - Polka Doodles - Challenge no 14 also here it's a WEDDING CELEBRATION.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Jeremy Giraffe

Hello and a happy Monday to you all. It's back to routine for me here as the kids have started school again today after two weeks Easter holidays. Contrary to yesterday, the weather wasn't so nice today, all dull and windy! Still not complaining, as I was working .. not like yesterday.. out and about all day long.

Here are some photos which I took yesterday afternoon when we were at the Medieval Mdina Festival. The kids especially really enjoyed it as there were medieval re-enactments, fire shows, falconry and various other shows ..

And of course, my card now... I'm using Jeremy The Giraffe today, which I coloured with my promarkers. Had him for some time now but only used him once since.

I have made the card for these challenges:

1 - The Crafty Pad Challenge 66 - They want to see the colours of the RAINBOW this week... so I used my lovely rainbow papers for the background.

2 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No 54 - It's SPOTS and DOTS this week... so I used my dotted ribbon and if you look closely there are also more dots in the blue background of the papers :))

3 - The Corrosive Challenge No 59 - This week it's all about TEXTURES, so I embossed the white background.

4 - Crafty Angels Week 30 - The Theme here is MY FAVOURITE THINGS.... this has to be my promarkers... they're my favourite colourings!

Thanks for looking.


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