Sunday, December 29, 2013

A New Baby

Hello everyone, hope you had a lovely Christmas and Santa has been good to you. How have you been spending your holidays? I've been doing loads of shopping, cleaning house, going over to friends, having family and friends over, going to parties and dinners; having another family lunch today as well, so not having a quiet moment at all!

So today, while everyone is still asleep, and before we start to get ready to go out, I thought I would do some blogging and share this baby boy card I made!

I colored the image from Lili of the Valley with my promarkers, the papers are digi ones, and then I added some die-cut stars, ribbon, a charm and some gems to finish it off.

I wasn't too sure of how it turned out, thought it needed some other embellishments, but then I'm always in a dilemma on what to add on the boys cards.. do I need more stuff?? ha ha :)

I would like to enter my card in these challenges today
ABC Challenge - B for BLUE, BOWS, BLING
Crafting by Designs - IT'S ALL NEW
Crafty Little Fairies - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING GOES
Cute Card Thursday 301 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Girls - ANYTHING GOES
Charisma Cardz 49 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanking you for looking
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Last Minute Christmas Card

Good morning everyone. Yippee I'm on vacation leave now :) .. for two weeks.. so I thought I would start my leave by sharing one of the quickest last-minute Christmas cards I did!

The background embossed card is recycled from an old shop-bought card. This card was one of the largest ones and so I just used the bottom part of it, which was embossed with the stars. The cute chipboard image was a freebie in a magazine and then I just added a peel off sentiment and a bow to finish it off! I really loved how it turned out.

Here are some challenges I am entering:
Bearly-Mine Challenge 117 - ANYTHING GOES
Penny's Challenge 158 - FAVE COLOR (pink)
Crafty Creations 253- ANYTHING GOES
AUD Sentiments 96 - CHRISTMAS
Southern Girls - CHRISTMAS
Stampin' for the Weekend - ANYTHING GOES
Totally Gorjuss 215 - QUICK CHRISTMAS
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 156 - LAST MINUTE CARDS
Hobby Cutz Challenge - ANYTHING GOES

I'm off now to the post office and to do some other errands! Have to clean up then to start welcoming visitors for Christmas and whatever else there is to do, but I hope to find some blogging time too :)

Thank you for looking for now 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

More Than One Fold

For a change today I don't have a Christmas Card but a card with one of the themes I love so much... a baby card, which I made for the new challenge at 

The theme for this week is
To do my card I used free papers from a magazine, a doily which I colored yellow with my promarkers, some lovely ribbon and bling to finish it off.

The image that I was so lucky to use is from our sponsor  for this week Sherri Baldy and the winner, no THREE winners will each receive five images! Wow how fab is that!!! 

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Simon Says Challenge - BLING IT ON
Bearly-Mine 117 - ANYTHING GOES
Charisma Cardz 49 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Frosty the Snowman

Hello everyone, hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I am at the moment very busy trying to finish off my Christmas cards and thought I would share this one I made... Yes I know I should have finished them off earlier, but my mojo doesn't ever seem to appear any earlier and this time I even HAD to get me new Christmas stuff to help me with this problem bwa ha ha ha :P !!! Well it's just the new snowflakes, the Christmas tree was a freebie in a magazine, and then there were the papers from Papermania and another die, the hollies, which are not in this card!! 

Anyway, so for my card this this time I decided to use this really cute image of Frosty the Snowman from Magnolia which I colored with my promarkers. I glittered up the card as much as I could and then finished I it off with a peel off sentiment and some gems and a little bow.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Allsorts 237 - SNOWFLAKES
Tilda's Town 83 - CHRISTMAS
Simon Says Challenge - LET IT SNOW
Totally Tilda - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Calendar December - COLD AND FROSTY
Cute Card Thursday 299 - CHRISTMAS CATCH UP
Southern Girls Challenge - CHRISTMAS WISHES
Crafty Catz 211 - ANYTHING GOES
Divas by Design - ANYTHING GOES
Fab 'n' Funky 197 - SNOWFLAKES

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Sketch

Good afternoon everyone, hope you're having a good week. I'm feeling very Christmassy with all the decorations up, the Christmas cake baked... and tasted yum :P and with all these Christmas cards! For some parties now, Christmas shopping, vacation leave and the midnight mass to finish it off!

Anyway, it's that day of the week today when I share my DT card for the new challenge at

The theme for this week is a SKETCH challenge and this is what I came up with.

For my card I used Papermania DP and three dies, two of which are new.. the Christmas tree which was a freebie in a magazine and the hollies which I got from Joanna Sheen. To the tree I attached some bells which I got from a local craft shop here... I really loved the bells on the tree even though I had such a hard time to fix them !!! but still, I really enjoyed doing the card since I got me some new Christmas stuff te he he :)

The image that I was so lucky to use for my card is Sleepy Santa from our first sponsor for this week Rick St Dennis.
.. and we also have a second sponsor
Check out the challenge blog for details of the prizes.
This is the sketch which you must follow to play along and don't forget that you must also use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, TriaMarkers, AquaMarkers or Neon Markers on your projects.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Divas by Design - ANYTHING GOES
Passion for Promarkers - INCLUDE A SENTIMENT
Crafty Sentiments - CHRISTMAS
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays 244 - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS
Crafty Ribbons 73 - SPORTS and/or STRIPES
Totally Gorjuss 213 - ANYTHING WITH SANTA
C is for Challenge 12 - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

Thank you for looking

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowmen Trio

I had a crafty weekend for a change and my mojo seemed to come back for a while, managing to make me some Christmas cards!! ... This is one of them and for this card I used this fun image from Bugaboo that I had won some time ago from the challenge at Savvy's yay :) thanks

The background paper is a digi one, the snowflakes are new dies which I bought some time ago, but first time using them!!! and the Christmas Tree die was a freebie in a magazine. I cut out the pot myself from gold card and then embossed the top of it! 

I have of course colored the image with my promarkers and finished off the card with some gold trimmed ribbon and peel off sentiment. It was quick and I really enjoyed making it :)

Entering my card in these challenges today
Crafty Calendar December - COLD AND FROSTY
Sweet Stampin' - RIBBONS
A Gem of a Challenge 109 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz 210- USE TWO OR MORE DIES
Stampin' for the Weekend - USE SOME RED
Crafty Ribbons 73 - SPOTS or STRIPES
Bearly-Mine Challenge 115 - CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT
Papertake Weekly -ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking.
Hubby is away this week to London and I got Bokwa my class today and still have to prepare dinner!! Yikes !!  Better be off .............


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

For a Child

Hello everyone.. I'm still here :P My posts are so sparse lately, sorry, but have lots going on at the moment...  long hours at the office, hubby on leave and painting the house, and the usual Bokwa classes and marathon training as well!!! Since I had my birthday this year and reached the age of 45 I have become somewhat of a fitness enthusiast (or freak?? ha ha). Last Sunday in fact I did the 7km President's Fun Run for Charity and I really enjoyed it. I used to do it as a walk but I've been wishing to do the run instead, so this year, after lots of training, I managed it and am so proud of myself too :) Really wish to continue, but don't want to give up my card making too.. and so I'm really hoping to be better off next year doing less hours at the office!!

Anyway, here's my card now, which I'm posting for the new challenge at

The theme for this week is

To make my card I used a Forever Friends stamp and if you look closely, even the ribbon has the cute teddy on it! I colored the image with my promarkers, border die cut is from Crafty Sentiments and then used Papermania die cut flowers which I've had for a very very long time... I really love it when I do this :)

We are this week sponsored by Marianne Design and there's this lovely prize for the winner.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Oldie But A Goodie - RIBBON and/or LACE (flowers)
Pile It On 48 - P is for .. PINK
2 Sisters Challenge 172 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you so much for looking

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