Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love Is All Around

Hello everybody. Hope you are having a good week. Mine so far is good, better than last week, nothing bad happening yet ha ha 

Anyway, it's another week, so another new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers.
This week, since the most romantic day of the year will soon be with us, our challenge is

For my card, I decided to use this adorable digi, Bundle of Hearts, from Crafty Sentiments, which of course I coloured with my promarkers. Sentiment was a freebie from Stamp Fairy.Quite a simple card this week, but really love how it turned out.

We are this week sponsored by Marianne Designs.

And I am entering my card in these challenges today
Bearlyy-Mine 71 - HEARTS GALORE
Party Time Tuesdays 105 - ANYTHING GOES
Sweet Stamps - VALENTINE or LOVE
Bunny Zoe's January-  ANYTHING GOES
Forever Friends 54 - RIBBON or LACE (the striped ribbon)

Thank you for stopping by today.

Sorry I haven't come up with my candy yet, but I will definitely this week :)


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Let Me Fly

Phew what a day yesterday! .. Not a good week definitely, first the traffic warden and then my Big Kick, but  I'm happy now that it's working again. So yay for hubbies who can fix them all :P and thanks everyone for all your concern and nice comments.

Well today, Sunday, it's a nice day here, so we will soon be going out, but first I thought I would share a card I did last week. A friend of mine asked me for a very particular card for her father who is retiring, with a funny aeroplane and the sentiment 'Just Fly'. I didn't have any images for this, but then found this one on the internet free for all..

..and this is what I did. A very simple card, but she loved it. I coloured the aeroplane with my promarkers, and then put the shiny Glossy Accents on this eyes.The bottom die cut is memory box and I also coloured it with my promarkers. The cute bunny is from a clear stamp set.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Cards For Men 2 - TRANSPORT

Thank you for looking today.
Will be having some candy for next week as it will by my 3rd Blogaversary, so stay tuned.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Update on my Sizzix.....

It's fixed !!!!!!!!!!! Well it didn't fix itself, but hubby, seeing me all sad and down, decided to try to fix it for me. At first he tried oil from the outside, but no luck, and so he DISMANTLED it!!! Can you imagine me seeing all this happening.... My heart was missing beats.

Anyway, all it needed was some oil from the insides, and there was also a little screw near the handle on the inside that was rusty. He said that this might have been causing the problem!

Phew .. I was so relieved when it was ok again! What would I do without my hubby and my Sizzix :P

Thanks everyone.


My BIG Kick .....

............... It has stopped working!!!!

Last week, while using it, the handle was making lots of noises and was very hard to move it but now, the handle just won't budge!!! I'm so sad as if I'd lost the most precious thing in my life! Don't know what to do without it! I'm hoping that I can get it fixed as they are so expensive to buy from here!

Any advice anyone ?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Christmas Card

Not a good way to end up my day at work yesterday .... I got a fine :( .. but it's all my fault! I took a wrong turn as I was in a hurry and found a traffic warden waiting for me !!! aaarrrghhh .. there never is one!!! ... No use telling her that I didn't see the sign, she didn't buy it! I definitely won't be taking a wrong turn ever again.

Anyway a big welcome now to my newest follower. Woo hoo hello, thank you for following me... we're now two away for the 500th! wow!! so exciting :)

and onto my DT Card for today is next. My card for today I made it for the mid way reminder for this month's challenge at Sweet Stampin Christmas.

The theme for this month is COLD AND FROSTY.

For my card I decided to use this cute stamp which was free in a magazine which I coloured with my promarkers. I then finished it with some glitter, ribbon, gems, snowflakes die cuts and a peel off sentiment.

I also have some news with this card, as lately, seeing how busy I always was, I had decided that I should step down from the weekly DT at Sweet Stampin. Of course, it was such a hard decision for me, the ladies are so nice there, so I kept instead this monthy DT with the Sweet Stampin girls. 

We are sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop who are giving a £10 voucher to spend in their shop.

So enter your cards here, in the main post, for your chance to win this fabulous prize.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Papertake Weekly - TIE UP YOUR LOOSE ENDS
Bunny Zoes January - ANYTHING GOES
ABC Christmas - B for BOWS or BOYS

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Anything Goes

Good morning everyone. Yesterday I managed to find some extra time to prepare and schedule my post for this morning as today it's that day of the week when I have lots of errands to do! ... Yes slowly I'm getting back to my routine ha ha but I'm still taking quite some time to make my cards. Not this one though. I had it already in my mind that I wanted a clean and simple card, and embossing and to use one of my new stamps that I had won last time from All That Scraps...  so sticking to that, it didn't take me hours and I had so much fun making it too :)

This DT card I made it for the new challenge that started today at 

The theme for this week is

As I was saying before, the darling image is from All That Scraps and it's one of the three images that I had so luckily won last time.. you'll soon be seeing me using the other two!

I coloured it with my promarkers, some embossing today and to do the embossing I first embossed the top part with the polka dot embossing folder, then the lower part, and finally I embossed some straight lines with my Hougie Board. Loved how it turned out. 

The gorgeous sentiment was a freebie from Hannelie and the heart die cut was from a swap with Chrissy. Thank you so much girls :) 

We are this week sponsored by
J&C Creations

I am entering my card in these challenges today:
All That Scraps Wednesday - ANYTHING GOES
Pile It On 3 - HAVE A HEART
Papertake Weekly - TIE UP YOUR LOOSE ENDS
Card Makin' Mamas - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Totally Papercrafts - EMBOSSING
Crafty Calendar January - WHAT'S NEW (my new stamp)
Hot Shot Crafts 14 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Thank you for looking today

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

White On White

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to my new follower. I am so excited you have decided to join me and hope you will enjoy visiting again. Just three more and I reach 500!! Wow! That will definitely call for some celebrations with candy as I will also be celebrating my 3rd blogaversary later on this month! I wonder if the 500th will have joined by that day too!! 

Well onto my DT card now and today it's time for Crafty Sentiments.
The theme for this week is
colouring only on the image.

I always find these style of cards quite tough, but adding lots of nice embellishments I think is the trick!
The flowers, leaves and hearts are all Marianne Creatables, the butterfly is Memory Box, while the gorgeous hearts border die, which I am forever using, and of course the image, are both from Crafty Sentiments.

Look at the prize for the lucky winner this week!

I am entering my card in these challenges today

Pile It On 3 - HAVE A HEART
Bearly-Mine 70- TIC TAC TOE (lots of embellishments, stamped image, ribbon, pink)
Papertake Weekly - TIE UP YOUR LOOSE ENDS
Allsorts 190 - FLOWER POWER

Hugest of thanks to everyone for stopping by.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Hello everyone. I've been out all day long today. First it was a work related activity that was not much fun unfortunately, and then after lunch, me and hubby went to a Citrus Festival which was being held at the President's Palace. This would have been very nice if there weren't crowds of people and all the goodies and stuff were finished by the time we were there! So off we went for a walk round the gardens and then to have some afternoon tea. ..very nice.

We're home now and so time for me to post my DT card for today which is for the new challenge that started today at One Stitch At A Time.
The theme for this week is LOVE.

For my card this week I got to choose my image from My Heart Pieces and I chose Birthday Time. Coloured it with my promarkers and the gorgeous border die is from Crafty Sentiments.
We are this week sponsored by our Stitchy Bear Store
with a $9 voucher to spend in the store.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.

Pile It On 3 - HAVE A HEART
Bearly Mine 69 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Layer It Up

Hello everyone, brrr it's really chilly over here at the moment... Well it's not really really that cold at 12C, but I do feel very cold, and we also had a hailstorm yesterday with many cars and crops getting damaged unfortunately. Streets were also covered in white for some time so everyone was talking about it since this is a very rare occurrence here in Malta. I was so lucky I was at the office at that time, and my car parked inside as well, so no damage done.

Anyway, here I am today with a card that I made for the new challenge that started today at

The challenge for this week  is 
So we want to see lots of layers and of course colouring with Promarkers, Aquamarkers, Flexamarkers or Triamarkers.

For my card today I decided to use this fun image from DigiStamp Boutique, Shopping Alyssa, which I immediately fell in love with when I had seen her in one of my blogging friends' cards. Well it's only today though that I had the opportunity to use her and I am so happy I did, she is so cute. 

The two DP that I used are from Wild Rose Studio, I stamped on the one at the back, the flowers are from Papermania, and the bottom die is Memory Box.

We are this week sponsored by Di's Digis and the prize for the lucky winner is $10 to spend in the store.

I have two lovely news today as well... but these are from last year as I still hadn't blogged them yet!!! 

So I made the Top 3 at the Winter Wonderland Challenge 
with this card

and I also was the very lucky winner at the All that Scraps Challenge Blog, winning three rubber stamps of my choice.... which I have now received this week as well! woo hoo so exciting :))
Winner badge

Unfortunately two other wins that I had made last year I still haven't received :( 
Anyway, today after a very  long absence, I am entering my card in some challenges again as I want to start feeling again the fun and excitement of entering in challenges.
These are:
DigiStamp Boutique Monthly Competition - Anything using a DSB image
Bearly-Mine 69 - ANYTHING GOES
Digital Tuesday 193 - FLOWER POWER
Crafts And Me 116 - SOMETHING NEW (for my new digi stamp)
Allsorts 189 - DIES & PUNCHES
Dream Valley 48 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking today

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Blog Hop with Crafty Sentiments

Good morning everyone. I told you last Monday that I had lots of cards to catch up with... Here's another card from me this week. 

It's Day 3 of Blog Hopping with Crafty Sentiments. This month we have a blog hop to showcase the new stamps that will be on sale as from today and a prize for one lucky winner as well. To be eligible to win you must comment daily on all blogs taking part over the 3 days, be a follower and also leave a comment on the Inspirational Blog here.
The gorgeous stamp that I am using on my card is 60's Fashion and she is one of the new stamps that will be available to purchase as from today. I coloured her with promarkers, border die is also from Crafty Sentiments. 

So if you are hopping along with us you should have started from the Inspirational Blog and arrived here from Pinky's. Your next stop is at Audrey.

Thank you for stopping by today.


January 2013 Stamp Kit

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tag It!

It hasn't been very long ago that I've returned home today.... Wednesdays are one of those days when I have lots of running about!!! So having had dinner now I can finally sit down and upload my card.

Today it's time for my DT card for the new challenge that started today at I ♥ Promarkers.

The theme for this week is TAG IT
I hardly ever do any tags or use them on my cards, so I thought that this sweet stamp from Lili of the Valley would be perfect to add a tag to it and it's the first time I used it too. A very simple card today.. my mojo is not anywhere near unfortunately.

Our sponsor this week is 

with this fabulous prize.
This CD has over 80 printable elements and approximately 500 of them are unique. Click HERE for more info of what's on the CD. 

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Guest Designer with Forever Friends

Good evening everyone. I am still doing the catching up with my cards and today it's time for this card which I did for the new challenge at Forever Friends. In November I was so lucky and my card was picked as their Favourite. Besides winning a fab set of embossing glitters I also won a Guest Designer spot for this month :D

So this is what I had made...

For my card I used one of the many beautiful Forever Friends stickers and just stamped all around the card with my Card-io Majestix little clear stamps, which I had bought last March at the NEC. I loved how it turned out.

Come and join me and the Forever Friends girls this month. The theme is BIRTHDAYS and there are many lovely prizes to be won.

Thank you for looking

Monday, January 7, 2013


Hi everyone, I'm back finally!! Sorry I've been away for so long, hope you had a good Christmas and a New Year. ... it is such a long time since I posted anything on my blog, so sorry too for my very late wishes but after recovering from being ill I was caught up in all the Christmas activities, having family and friends over and visiting, parties and family time and Sales shopping as well!! Besides this, hubby was on vacation leave as well, so I was trying to spend as much time with him as possible, since it won't be long now again before he goes off abroad. I of course, haven't crafted anything at all, and in fact this card here I had done it before all this!!! .. I am finding it so difficult to find my mojo again now!!!

Anyway, so this card I should have posted yesterday too! I have lots and lots of catching up to do now.. emails, thank yous, DT cards to do, blog hopping... and I'm hoping to get back into my crafting routine quickly. It will be much easier now with all the decorations gone, kids back to school and me and hubby back to work as well... life seems normal again.

So so I was saying, I should have posted this card yesterday and it's my DT card for the new challenge starting this week at ONE STITCH AT A TIME. The theme for this week is NEW.

The image that I got to choose this week is from Lil Diva and I chose this sweet image The Nativity. I thought it would be perfect for the theme as baby Jesus the New baby.

Our sponsor this week is our very own Stitchy Bear with $9 to spend at the store.

That is all for now, but I'll try to be back with some challenges.

Thank you for looking


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