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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lulu

Hi everyone. It's Thursday, so today I have my card as a Guest Designer at the  Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. This week the theme is to use a BORDER PUNCH... or more if you like ... :) .. and for my card I used my Martha Stewart lace border punch and did another Christmas Card.


I used one of the new stamps available at the Crafty Sentiments Store...  the cute Lulu, which I coloured with my promarkers and today I added some glitter as well on her outfit. The papers and sentiment tag were a freebie in the issue 35 of 'Let's Make Cards' magazine.

A close-up of Lulu and the glitter ..

and this is the sketch that I followed to make my card.

I am entering my card in these challenges :

1 - Friday Sketchers 121 - THE SKETCH
2 - Charisma Cardz Challenge 39 - CHRISTMAS CRAFTING
3 - Creative Inspirations Challenge 80 - CHRISTMAS
4 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 19 - PUNCHES
5 - Wild Orchid Challenge 6 - RIBBONS and BOWS
6 - The Crafty Pad Challenge 90 - CHRISTMAS SPARKLE
7 - Pile It On Challenges - CUTE and CHARMING
8 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge 49 - CHRISTMAS
9 - Sew Many Challenges No 28 - CHRISTMAS
10 - Simple Doodles Challenge 27 - PHOTO INSPIRATION this one...



and now a little bit of exciting news for me.. woo hooo :))) ... I made the Top 3 this week at I Love Promarkers  and also was featured at Flutter By Wednesdays with my White on White card ....



yippeee :.... I was really thrilled when I saw that :)

Thank you for stopping by today

Hugs
xxx

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hiya girls... a quick post today, but I found these ... and thought you might like to know about them too :)))

So first ........

Joanne is having a RIBBON blog candy. This one runs through 10th October. If you do decide to join in, don't forget to mention that I sent you pleeeaaaase :)




and now a lovely Gift Certificate give-away from Papercraft Star.. go here by the 15th October!!



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Peek-A-Boo

Another post for me today... wow ... but well, kids start school again tomorrow and I'm really not sure if I would have much time for anything, so I thought I would post this card today instead...



A baby girl card now, and another one for me this week, yes I needed two for the same baby! For this one I used this cute Peekaboo Girl from Karen's Doodles, which I coloured with my promarkers.

Today I followed this sketch..

The lovely background paper were a freebie from my fave Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine and I got the felt flowers locally. For the border I used my Martha Stewart punch to which I added some ribbon and lace. The lace was white so I also coloured it with my promarkers!


I am entering my card in these challenges ...

1 - Fun With Shapes and More Challenge 66 - LACE
2 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge 131 - THE SKETCH
3 - Karens Doodles Challenge 29 - LACE
4 - Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge - STITCHING.. I did some faux stitching
5 - Craft Catz Challenge 51 - STITCHING
6 - AiFactory Challenge 49 - ANYTHING GOES


Thanks for looking today.

Hugs

xxx

A Simple Card

.. well, at least I think  ...



This card is going into my yet so small pile of Christmas Cards and for my card today I'm using Charlie. Some time ago I was lucky enough to win me a voucher from Daisy's Digi Doodles and he was one of the three stamps I chose... aww isn't he a cutie :)

I coloured Charlie with my promarkers and today I tried to keep my card as simple as possible for some challenges in mind, so I just used my snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder on some vellum for the top and again on some white card for the bottom.  Hope you like ....

1 - Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge No 17 - SIMPLE
2 - Allsorts Challenge No 71 - PLAIN and SIMPLE
3 - Die Cut Dreams Challenge No 66 - VELLUM
4 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge No 49 - CHRISTMAS
5 - One Stop Crafts No 99 - SNOWFLAKES IN SEPTEMBER
6 - Gingersnap Creations - TREES
7 - Charisma Cardz Challenge No 38 - ANYTHING

and if you like challenges... it's ANYTHING GOES this week at OSAAT ... so go and join in the fun for your chance to win a lovely $15 voucher from our sponsor, which this week is from the Crop Stop.


Hugs
xxx

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween

Halloween ? ... already ? ... No, not yet ... but I'm seeing so many Halloween cards that I'm feeling spooky and thought I would share with you some photos from last year's Halloween Party me and my friends attended ... he he ... I had so much fun..


Can you see I was ?


Ps.. I did costumes... mine and hubby's .. not the gloves though.. like ?


And speaking of Halloween... did you see the new fantastic Halloween stamps at One Stitch At A Time? Go and check them out, you won't be disappointed ....

.... remember, the more you play with us, using any one of our digis, the more chances you have to win this fab candy here, which closes on the 4th of October... so what are you waiting for ....



Friday, September 24, 2010

White on White

Hello, Happy Friday !!!! By now you must have noticed that I love embossing... Well, seeing some embossing themed challenges and white on white ones as well, I decided to have a go. This is my first White on White card, I had never tried one before and I thought embossing is what you need for these cards... hope you like it :)



The image I'm using today is Sleeping Infant from Digi Doodle Shop's Best, which I coloured with my promarkers and the sketch that I am following is this one here..


I am entering my card in these challenges.


1 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 26 - EMBOSS IT
2 - Allsorts Challenge 70 - USE AT LEAST THREE PUNCHES
3 - Bunny Zoe's Challenge 4 - THE SKETCH
4 - Colour Create Challenge 54 - ALL WHITE
5 - Incy Wincy Challenge 60 - ALL WHITE except for image
6 - I Love Promarkers Challenge 33 - WHITE ON WHITE
7 - Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge 123 - OPEN
8 - The Crafty Pad Challenge 89 - EMBOSSING
9 - CES Challenge 4 - BABY BONANZA
10 - StampInsanity Challenge 28 -EMBOSSING
11 - Wild Orchid Challenge 6 - RIBBONS & BOWS
12 - Charisma Cardz Challenge 38 - ANYTHING GOES
13 - A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 122 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for looking today.

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Christmas Card

Hello everyone, it's Thursday and that means that today I got me my card for my GDT spot at Crafty Sentiments yay !

and yay again... we were given some new gorgeous stamps to work with.. including me :) This is the first time that I was in a GDT and I was also given free stamps to work with so needless to say... I am soooo loving this :) especially when you get to use this adorable stamp.



Her name is Yasmin, isn't she a sweetie and she is already available at the store if you like her. The challenge this week is hosted by Heather and she is challenging us to USE YOUR SCRAPS.

Bet you have many of those lying around! In fact my background paper had been lying around for such a long time as it had pieces cut off, but I managed to fix it up and hide the missing pieces under the stamp and border. Like?

Thank you for popping by today and I'm really hoping to see you joining us this week.

I am entering my card in these challenges..

1 - A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 122 - ANYTHING GOES
2 - ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for TREES
3 - Pile It On Challenge 35 - LAYERS
4 - Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 19 - CHRISTMAS COLOURS
5 - Stamping Vacation: No No Challenge - NO SPARKLE
6 - Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 101 - ANYTHING
7 - Charisma Cardz Challenge 38 - ANYTHING

Hugs
xxx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Birthday Wishes

It's Tuesday and a Public Holiday here in Malta, so a day off from work... niiiice :) So of course, here I am blogging before we go out somewhere. Still don't know where yet, but definitely somewhere we will go.

This is a card I made for a friend who loves cats as it's her birthday today.



For my card today I followed this sketch.. had to add some more stuff.. hope it's ok!



and used this adorable Tia Kitten stamp from Pink Gem Designs, promarkers for the colouring, three punches .... Martha Stewart daisy and leaf punches and my Do Crafts butterfly punch. The flowers are Prima and finally I added four buttons.. wonder why I find it so difficult to add these, and they look so good ... I got to be challenged to add them.. ha ha !!!!!

I am entering my card in these five challenges today..

1 - Totally Papercrafts Challenge 34 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
2 - A Gem Of A Challenge No 8 - THE SKETCH
3 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge 48 - WILD THING ... but any kind of animal is accepted .. yay!!!
4 - Allsorts Challenge 70 - AT LEAST 3 PUNCHES
5 - Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge 122 - BUTTONS

Thanks for looking today, hope you are having a nice week.

Big hugs
xxx

Monday, September 20, 2010

Vienna Photos and Blog Candy Alerts

Last week I said 'tomorrow I will post some photos.. ' but it seems I had to say 'next week'.. wooops sorry, but here they are now :)

Here I am as soon as we arrived on Saturday. Lovely sunny day it was. We had some time before the show at the Spanish Horse Riding School started and couldn't resist this lovely cafe'.


Now with my very nice and friendly boss :)


and in front of Cafe Demel where we had some mooore cakes in the afternoon .. yum :)


Having dinner and beer at the Prater.


And now at the Schonbrunn Castle, where we spent a whole day here.


From the Gloriette panorama terrace..


and eating Apple Strudel before the show .. yum :)


and again eating, but now the Weiner Schnitzel... yum yum yum.. so tasty, loved it.


Yes I do love my tummy he he .. but it's not all we did of course. Now that was a lovely weekend... wonder where we will be going next year :)

Look now I found these candies which I'm sure you would like to hear about..

here is one at Lothian Crafts who are celebrating their 4th birthday this month, and to celebrate they are giving away 4 packs of promarkers and 4 magnolia rubber stamps!!! It closes 1st October.






and again another birthday.. this one at Stamp and Create who are celebrating their 1st birthday!!! This candy closes on the 26th of September.



Well, thanks for popping by today.

Hugs
xxx

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Birthdays at OSAAT

Morning girls and a happy Sunday to you all. We have a new Challenge for you at One Stitch At A Time and this week the theme is BIRTHDAYS......... could it be any easier ...

The stamp I'm using today for my card is Hat Darhling from Trees aWard, which I coloured with my promarkers and this is what I did ...



.. a vintage card. I've never done one of these cards before, but as soon as I saw this stamp, Vintage came to my mind.. so I thought it was a good time to give it a try and use the lovely papers, which I've had for quite a loooong time. They are actually a wrapping paper too, does it show?

I also got the flowers locally... couldn't believe it when I saw them ... I was thrilled to bits. The tag was a freebie in one of the issues of the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine and I bought the punches from... yes you guessed.. Orlando!!!! The border one is a MS and the circle one is by Fiskars.

This week we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen, so come on and play with us to try your luck at winning with us this week and don't forget there is still Candy going on.

These are the challenges for my card.

1 - Whoopsi Daisy September Challenge - PILE ON THE FLOWERS
2 - Stamp and Create September Challenge - PEARLS AND GEMS
3 - The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 101 - ANYTHING
4 - Wild Orchid Challenge No 5 - PEARLS AND PINS
5 - Stamp Something Challenges - USE A DIGI
6 - Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 47 - TAG IT
7 - Pear Tree Designs Challenge 17 - PINK
8 - Stampin' Royalty Challenge 37 - STITCHING MADNESS
9 - ABC Challenge - D is for DISTRESSING
10 - Alphabet Challenge - U for UNUSED STASH, which is the paper.
11 - Stamping Vacation No No Challenge - NO SPARKLE
12 - Bee-Crafty Downloads Challemge 38 - FALL INTO FASHION

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Amy

Hello there girls, happy Thursday, hope you are having a good week. As for me, I've been soooo busy... on Monday OH had to do an operation on his hand for repetitive strain injury, and so now he can't use his hand for two whole weeks, which means, in particular .. no driving!!! He helps me a lot around the house and picking up kids and doing errands so I've been non stop since then!!!

Luckily I had that weekend break in Vienna with my work mates :) Wow that was lovely, weather great, nice and warm and we got to go to some nice places, even though it was just for two days..... I'll definitely be coming back with some photos tomorrow, I'm sure you're all looking forward to see :)

But for today I got me a card. This is my GDT card for this week's challenge at Crafty Sentiments.



The challenge this week is a colour challenge.. which is BLUE, GREY AND YELLOW and the winner this week will get a fab prize from Elephantastic, so make sure you enter for a chance to win!



I'm entering my card in these challenges:

1 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge 47 - FLOWER
2 - Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - THANK YOU
3 - Your Next Stamp Challenge 25 - THANK YOU
4 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge 130 - TWEET AND A FLUTTER .. to have a bird or a butterfly
5 - Southern Girls Challenge No 1 - ANYTHING

Well, that is all for today. Thanks for coming by to say hello, I'm hoping to be able to catch up and see what you're all up to real soon.

Big hugs
xxx

Sunday, September 12, 2010

One Stitch At A Time DT Card

Hello ladies, it's Sunday, and as you might have read from my previous post, I am in Vienna at the moment, so this is a scheduled post for me.... hope it's working out fine :)

Today I have my DT card for this Sunday Challenge at One Stitch At A Time and we have a very special challenge for you this week... We are challenging you to make a special "Rainbow Themed" card - anything goes type of challenge, but must have a rainbow or the colors of a rainbow in your creation.

The reason for this Rainbow challenge is in honor of a very special little guy named Cameron. Please go and read his story here.

A little History and the reason for this Super Challenge this week...
A very very good friend of Stitchy's who is known in the digital world by the name "FUNKY", has built a beautiful fundraiser blog for her grandson Cameron.. He is autistic and Funky and her daughter are striving to help Cameron.. Some of you may know Funky, she has been in the digital scrapping world for a very long time. If you could find it in your heart to help Funky and her little guy out, it will not go unrewarded.

We know times are very hard for everyone right now, so if you can't give even a dollar, please don't feel bad, but please do go and read his story, he's quite a character lol.. Thank you in advance to all that take part in this very special challenge - have fun & good luck!!!

Now look at what you can win this week....

We have 10 GREAT PRIZES FOR 10 equally great WINNERS...
Prize #1 is all 5 of Stitchy Stamps New Release Stamps
Prize #2 is all 5 of Beary Dust's New Release Stamps
Prize #3 is a package from Craftbrulee
Prize #4 is a package from Rod & Carol At Hobbyhabitat
Prize #5 is a package from I Am Roses
Prize #6 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #7 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #8 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #9 is 3 New Release Stamps
Prize #10 is 2 New Release Paper Packs and A Sentiment Sheet
We will also have ONE kid WINNER....who will win ONE PRIZE of THE 3 NEW KIDS KORNER RELEASE STAMPS.

And this is the card I made ....



The stamp is from Lexi's Creations, which was made especially for this challenge and which I coloured with my promarkers. For my card today I used some more goodies which I got me from Orlando :) he he .. can you see my new Prima flowers? Lucky me the flowers were on 40% off the day I went, so I just had to get me more than just one set ... can you resist ?

And these are my challenges for today..

1 - Pear Tree Designs Challenge 16 - ANIMALS
2 - A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 120 - ANIMAL CRACKERS
3 - Fab 'N' Funky Challenge 39 - WHAT'EVA
4 - Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenges - ANYTHING GOES

Some dots and stripes challenges now where I have my stripes in the rainbow and some dots on some flowers and on the border paper as well..

5 - Digital Tuesday Challenge 75 - DOTS AND STRIPES
6 - Stamp Something Challenges - SPOTS AND STRIPES
7 - Totally Papercrafts Challenge 33 - LET'S GO DOTTY


Thanks for looking today.
Hugs
xxx

Thursday, September 9, 2010

BIG News

Yes, that's right I got big news today as I've been chosen to be a Guest DT at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge for the next couple of months!!! Woo hooo Wooo hooo :))))

I've known for quite some time now but I had to keep it a secret, and now I can tell all about it...

The challenge this week is an easy peasy one, USE A DIGI, and here is the card I did for my first challenge as GDT ...



For my card I used this cute stamp, Snowman Couple, which I coloured with my promarkers and then I used my new Christmas embossing folder. The border stars punch is Martha Stewart. Hope you like it and come join in the fun with your digi stamps for your chance to win two digis from the store.



These are the challenges for my card :

1 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge No 24 - CHARM ME
2 - Stamp Scrap and Doodle - CHRISTMAS
3 - Simon Says Challenge - HOLIDAY FUN
4 - Pollycraft Challenge No 60 - CHRISTMAS WITH NO GREEN OR RED.. well I do have just a little tiny hint of green and red on the snowlady's hat and scarf..hope its ok.
5 - The ABC Challenge - C IS FOR CHARMS
6 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge No 39 - WHAT'EVA
7 - The Paper Players Challenge No 14 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Ballerina

It's a Public Holiday here in Malta, celebrating Victory Day. You would think we went out for the day... NO!!! ... had the kitchen finally done, hooray hooray :))) so spent the day cleaning up the mess! Well, it's the only day we could do it as I will be away for the weekend .. ha ha yes.. and it's to do with packing bags again he he :) I'm off to Vienna for the weekend with my workmates... awesome :) But that's not all, it's paid by the company where I work, you know, like a yearly bonus! Last year we went to Sicily for a day and this time we're going to Vienna for 2 days/ 1 night. I'm so looking forward to this as I've never been there!

This is a card I managed to finish off. It's for someone who is leaving their office job to have more time for their passion, hence the image. Very different from the ones I usually do.. 'cos I'm not using any promarkers and I'm also using glitter, which I hardly ever use.



Well, I got me this pink glitter from Orlando, and decided to use it on the ballerina and on the papers as well.



The papers were a freebie in one of the issues of the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I thought they were so beautiful that it was a pity to hide them under lots of embellishments and other goodies.. unless it's my mojo gone haywire after my holiday!!

Here are my challenges for today.

1 - Craft Your Days Away Challenge No 3 - GIRLY AND GLITTER
2 - Your Next Stamp Challenge No 24 - ANYTHING GOES
3 - Crafts And Me Challenge No 12 - GEMS AND SPARKLE
4 - Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge No 121 - PINK + butterfly, angel or fairy
5 - Aly's Sunday Challenge No 24 - PINK
6 - Alphabet Challenge - S for SCALLOPS
7 - Allsorts Challenge No 68 - NEW BEGINNINGS

Hugs
xxx

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Me Card was a Favourite

Don't you just love it when your card gets chosen as one of the faves.. he he I do :)

Well, I made the Favourites this week at the Pollycraft Monday Challenges



with my card 'Kiki with Cakes' .. woo hoo !!



... and did I tell you what happened when I gave the card and present to my friend on Sunday? Well, she knew I make handmade cards, so after opening it she just went around showing it to everyone at the party, telling them that I did it!!! I was really really embarrassed but flattered and pleased at the same time :) I had even some coming over asking me from when I learn... I just told them that my blogging friends on the internet are my tutors :)

Thanking you all for your inspiration, without which I won't make anything at all xx

Monday, September 6, 2010

Some Candies and a Blog Award

Hi all, here is an award I had received some time last week from the lovely Brandi but hadn't yet got round to posting it. Thanks so much for thinking of me Brandi, it is lovely to have so many friends xx



And now here are some candies I thought you might love to hear about and I'm sure you don't want to miss ....

Check this one at One Stitch At a Time Challenge Blog. It's open til 4th October.



This one, which is open til 23rd September, at Pink Gem ..



and this one, open til 10th September, at Jacque's.



and another one by Farrah which closes next week September 14th.. so hurry up on this one if you want to join in.



Have fun :)

xxx

My new AcquaPromarkers

Before I had left on vacation last month, I was lucky enough to win a set of the new Acqua Promarkers from Jak's Candy. She had even sent me two stamped images of this beautiful boat scene stamp and now I found me some time to experiment with them, and I can tell you .... they are so easy to use and I just LOVE them!!!! I've always wanted to colour with watercolours, but never seemed to get it right, but now that I got these new pens it seems that my wish has come true :))

Here is my card. I focused my attention on colouring the stamp and ended up keeping it fairly simple, but anyway I didn't want to hide the beautiful paper too. Hope you like it. PS.. Grazzi means Thank You in Maltese.



These are my challenges for today.

1 - Fab 'n' Funky Challenge No 38 - LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD .. for the raffia on the side of my card
2 - Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No 29 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
3 - Cards For Men Challenge No 18 - LONG SUMMER DAYS
4 - Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
5 - Kaboodle Doodles Challenge No 39 - PHOTO INSPIRATION.. this one



Thank you for looking today.

Hugs
xxx
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