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Monday, February 28, 2011

From Owl Of Us

This is a card I made for a colleague who has been transferred to another department... I hope he likes it. The image I used is one of Dustin Pikes's fun stamps and it was a freebie too!

I coloured owl with my promarkers, paper is from a Crafty Sentiments digi Christmas pack, but I thought this one could be used for any other occasion and the leaves are from Marianne's Designs and are my latest buy!!! I'm so pleased that I bought them. Just leave me a comment if anyone wants some of them, I'd be so happy to cut out some. 



Here is a close up of my owl. I popped up his nose and hands with foam and the wings I just stuck them from behind. Instead of my usual stitching I scribbled some fun lines all around today... love how it turned out.

This is the sketch that I followed for my card


and my challenges

Cute Card Thursday 153 - THE SKETCH
Wild Orchid Challenge 18 - ANYTHING GOES
Tuesday Throwdown 37 - 3D
Passion For Promarkers 88 - FOR THE BOYS
Digi Doodle Shops Best 48 - SPOTS and DOTS
Paper Romance 39 - ANYTHING GOES
Dream Valley Challenge 1 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking.

Hugs
xx

Stamp Fairy Patsy

A fun new set has been release at
Here is the adorable
April Showers Patsy collection.
Pop over to pick these cuties up!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just Photos

Another post today, with lots of photos from the Crafts and Hobbies Exhibition in which I participated, so exciting :)

Here its all the participants with the CEO at the back!
and here I am showing my exhibits to the CEO!!!  wooo hooo :))) He 



Near my stand..... aaah no sunglasses to hide behind today!!! 







The commemorative booklet
  And some of the other exhibits






Once in a lifetime :))

Thanks for looking

Hugs
xxx



Hi girls, hope you are having a great weekend. Sorry I took so long to post the winner of my candy, but been doing housework all day long today... did neglect it a bit lately and then I had to go to my son's School Prize Day. Just returned now!

That's him getting a prize.
 They held a nice Aladdin musical before the prize giving, it was lovely, really enjoyed it.



Anyhoooo,  now I want to say a huge thanks to Kiehn,  Debs,  April  and also Jess for awarding me with this fabulous Stylish blogger Award.

And now another big thank you to everyone that participated in my candy and a really big welcome to all my new followers. I did try to come and say hello to each one of you, some however didn't have a link, and sorry if I missed anyone else. .. but please do come by, I love reading your comments, this way I will be able to come back to you.

So finally, here is the winner of my candy, I asked Mr Random to help me out, couldn't do it by myself.  Really didn't think I would have so many joining in, thank you again, you make me so happy. I would have loved to give something to everyone but I can have only one winner today and so it is 

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And that is Nana Nassar, one of my newest followers. Congrats Nana. Please leave me a comment by next Wednesday noon, and another with your email address, which I will not publish so that I can contact you to send you your prize. 

Thanks again to everyone that joined in.

Before I go now I have a Candy Alert for you at Stacie. She is asking a favor and wants us to send her Aunt Jeanne, who was diagnosed with cancer, homemade items/cards to lift her spirits. She is also offering up a bit of candy to those who send items and to those who help spread the word. Here are the candies on offer. 


So go on and join in. . . I already did.



Hugs
xxx

A Cosmic Birthday

When I saw the party and fab bargains in Paula's Critters and Cogs stamps this week, I just went and got me one of the sets and now I did this card.... a tent card!

It's the first time for me that I'm doing one of these cards, wasn't my intention to do it, and in fact had a completely different idea for my card when I started it.. with different colours and lots of embossing, but this is it now and can't say I'm not pleased with the result, in fact I'm thrilled with it he he :) Really love how it turned out.

I coloured my stamp with my promarkers, paper is actually a piece of wrapping paper and I did the sentiment on the computer with a free font that I had.


I am entering my card in these challenges :
Pollycraft Designs - COLOUR YOUR CRITTER
Fussy And Fancy - EMBOSSING or PAPER PIECING (for my embossing on the star)
Passion For Promarkers 88 - ONE FOR THE BOYS
Stamping Vacation - NO NO FLOWERS

Thanks for looking today and for all your lovely comments. I'll be back later today with some photos and the winner of my candy.

Hugs
xxx



Friday, February 25, 2011

Stamp Fairy Friday

woo hoo it's Friday, and wow already another month gone from this year.. so quick.... It's time for another gorgeous Stamp Fairy Friday release and this time Gerda has Herb Bear for us who is celebrating St Patrick's Day. 

I thought the stamp we were using was perfect for any other occasion as well, not just St Pat, and since this day is not celebrated here, I did a birthday card instead. I really loved how it turned out, especially since I got to use two of my new goodies he he :) ... the embossing folder and the flower die. 

Like my new flower die ? I've been seeing these lovely flowers on Debby's beautiful cards so much, that when I saw them at Joanna Sheen last week I just didn't think twice and grabbbbbbeedd them without thinking he he :)  Of course some other stuff had to drop in as well! I used to be so happy when I used to do clothes shopping before, and now I only get excited when I do THIS kind of shopping ... where are those days!

Here are the other stamps in the set.



Don't forget to hop over to the Stamp Fairy main blog for more inspiration and there is still time to enter your card in this week's Stamp Fairy challenge. The theme this week is a colour combo of Red, White and Turquoise.

These are my challenges for my card today.
Totally Gorjuss 68 - CHECKS
2 Sisters 27 - EMBOSSING
Paper Sundaes 57 - MASCULINE COLOURS
Card Makin Mamas 15 - BIRTHDAYS
Simon Says Challenge - COFFEE AND CREAM


Thank you for looking today. I'll be drawing the winner of my candy this weekend, as was thinking of posting more exhibition photos on that day as well, since the candy was to celebrate my participating in the exhibition as well :)

Big hugs
xxx

Friends... Ewe and Me

And so I'm back... wanted to show you the goodies I received in the mail...

These are some goodies I bought from Joanna Sheen last week. Been dying to get me some more dies and so got me these and an embossing folder as well... can't have enough of these, love embossing ..


and now these are Karen's awesome pins which I won from a blog hop at the I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog last week. Woo hooo aren't they awesome, can't wait to use them on my cards :) Thank you Karen xx


And well, can't have a post without a card can I. Here is a card that I made for my bestest friend for her birthday. I used this adorable digi stamp Shelley Sheep from The Crafty Pad, coloured it with my promarkers, and some magazine freebie papers.



I would like to enter my card in these challenges today

The Crafty Pad 109 - RED PINK and BLACK
I Love Promarkers 53 - STITCHING
Stamptacular Sunday 99 - SOMEONE SPECIAL

Thanks for looking today.

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring at Crafty Sentiments

ooops I'm so late in posting my card today for the challenge at Crafty Sentiments. I thought I had scheduled it, but it seems I didn't! What happened also, 'cos I would have realised earlier this had happened.. is that when I came home, I found some goodies in my letterbox and well, you can imagine what happened he he ..... I just went off to play with them .......

But onto my card now, I'll definitely be back to show you the goodies ... this week the theme has been chosen by Bev and she has an easy challenge for us, she wants us to create something with a SPRING theme. 

For my card today I used Vicky, DP from a Papermania paper pack and did some paper piercing today. 

The Birthday Digi Circle Sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments as well and then I added this gorgeous embroidered butterfly from Little Snippets for the final touch! Not much stuff on my card today, but sometimes I feel that the paper is so nice that it's a real pity to hide it.

This is the sketch I followed to do my card.

Hope you like it, but for more inspiration please hop by the Challenge blog to see what the other girls did. This week we have two fabulous sponsors, Elephantastic and Sassy Studio, so two winners.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Stampin Royalty 60 - THE SKETCH
Flutter By Wednesdays 143 - OPEN
Paper Romance 39 - ANYTHING

And don't forget that today is the last day to enter my candy, I'm so happy I don't have to pick the winner myself he he and also curious to see who Mr Random will pick this time.

Thanks for looking today

Hugs
xxx

My Blogaversary Candy

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Somethings

What an exciting day today and week! Yes, today was the inauguration day of the exhibition! All went so nicely, speech by the CEO, then he came to see our displays, talking to us one by one .... photos by the photographer.... yummy goodies all along .... and a nice commemorative booklet as well woo hoo :) So exciting, am so really tired now after all the preparations and excitement ...

Don't have any photos today (did you see the ones I posted yesterday?), but of course will have today's sometime soon. Instead today I got two more cards which I made especially for the exhibition, me deciding of course in the last minute and both using and doing new things for me.

For this one I'm using my newest and FIRST Kraftin Kimmie stamp, woo hooo isn't she TDF. Couldn't decide which one to get from them all, and finally I decided on Nadine. 
I coloured her with my promarkers, my son decided on the red touches on her dress! ..... I like to involve them as much as I can, paper was a freebie gift in the Cardmaking and Papercraft mag, embossing (love this), some gems, a flower and a nice bow for the final touch. See something different in my bow? .... I haven't got the bow easy, but I found a free bow-easy template here, which I printed and cut out on a very thick card. Was just as good I think :) Ah yes, I did the sentiment myself on a Word document.
This is the sketch that I followed
 and I am entering my card in these challenges today
Kraftin Kimmie 66 - THE SKETCH
2 Sisters Challenge 27 - EMBOSSING

For my second card, I am trying a diamond fold card for the first time. I thought it would have been a good idea to make a different shaped card for the exhibition and I got the idea after I saw the challenge and tutorial at the Fairytale Challengeblog this week. Really loved how it turned out.

Stamp is from Daisy Doodles, which I coloured with my promarkers, papers were a free gift in the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, butterfly punch from DoCrafts, corner one from MS  ..
and the lovely birthday stamp is from Crafty Sentiments.

I am entering this card in these challenges :
Fairytale Challenge 9 - DIAMOND FOLD
Bunny Zoes Challenge 8 - SPRING FLOWERS EVERYWHERE
Lexi's Creations 34 - FLOWERS
Kaboodle Doodles 55 - BREAK TRADITION
Scrap Creations 22 - BIRTHDAYS
Card Makin Mamas 15 - BIRTHDAYS


Now I really have to go.. got to do some DT Cards :) 

Thanks for looking.

Hugs
xxx


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Birthday Card and Photos

It's hubby's birthday today and here is the card I made for him .... yesterday! .... NOT ONE OF MY BEST unfortunately... but I really find men's cards so hard to do! He really liked it though, and the kids too, especially since I asked them to choose the picture themselves.
Stamp is from Phindy's Place, coloured with my promarkers, star brad from Papermania and this is the sketch that I followed. 
 
Here is also the greeting on the inside of the card, using a stamp from Hero Arts. It seemed it was just made especially for me because today I went to his office and left him this big cake... as a surprise... which  I had ordered last week!!  He he I was so excited when I went to leave it there :) Yum .. I hope he leaves me a little piece.
Look at the decoration, I love that gorgeous ribbon around the cake.... something for me as well :))

Sorry for the longish post today, but I also got some photos from the exhibition now !!! They still have to hang up our write-up (and photo) on the boards...  but everyone's displays are done now. 
There are amazing items on display, jewelery, cross stitch, sculptures, model cars.... I'll get some photos of the other stands tomorrow as well.

This is my stand


The inauguration has been moved to tomorrow afternoon now, so expect more photos tomorrow :))) 

And of course some challenges for my card today.... wouldn't be me, would it !!! 
Sketch And Stash 55 - THE SKETCH
Sir Stampalot February - ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Cards For Men 4 - 1 IMAGE, 2 DPs, 3 EMBELLISHMENTS (star, ribbon, gems)
Paper Sundaes 57 - MASCULINE COLOURS


I really have to go now, we're going out for dinner tonight and I still have to get ready! 


I'll be seeing you later this week.


hugs hugs hugs
xxx



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