Monday, May 31, 2010

Thank You Card

It's a Thank You card for me today, and this one is going to the lovely ladies at the Quick Cards magazine. I wanted to thank them for choosing me as one of their 10 very lucky winners in the Create an Easter Card Competition last March.

I hope they'll like it !!!

The cute teddy image is a Whimsie Doodles freebie, and I coloured it with my promarkers. It's the first time I'm using it and my second attempt in colouring it, 'cos I didn't like the first one, but this one came out quite ok I think after I used my blender pen on the strawberry! I cut round the image and popped it up with foam on the white round card, and again popped up the white card on the red one, for more dimension.

This is the lovely sketch which I followed..

and these are the challenges for this card.

1 - I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge No 16 - THE SKETCH
2 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 30 - FRUIT OR VEGGIE
3 - Just Cute Bears Challenge No 19 - THANK YOU
4 - Paper Cutz Challenge No 43 - A THANK YOU CARD for a teacher... Ok .. mine is not going to a teacher but I thought it would be a nice one for a teacher too.. what you think?

Thank you so much for looking, and now here are some photos which I took over the weekend at the Marsa village feast. In Summer, it's typical here in Malta for each town/village to hold it's week-long village feast to celebrate the parish patron saint.

This is the church from the outside, all lit up.

And now here it is from the inside all dressed up with luxurious red damask.

The ceiling of the church..

The brass band playing outside the church.

The streets all decorated with banners and lights by volunteers and the locals enjoying themselves to the accompaniment of march band music.

A close-up of one of the many hand-painted banners.

And this is the statue of the patron saint being carried on shoulders around the village streets in a procession.

And this is ME :) :) :)

Hope you enjoyed these...

Thanks for looking.

Sassy Studio

Hi, I'm here again today with another post, a quickie one it has to be as it's past midnight here... What happened, is that when I came back home, I found the second image in my inbox for the Sassy Studios Anniversary 4 day Relay and again we only have til tomorrow 9am to complete our project. So, I just decided to finish it off as it's back to work tomorrow!!!

Here is my card. I decided to go monochromatic, use some embossing paper and add some swirls and pearls for some other challenges too, and then I added some feathers to match the ones on her hair. For the flowers I used my newest Martha Stewart punch which is one of the two punches I bought myself for my birthday this month :)) Gorgeous isn't it! Hope you like it. And oh by the way, the princess is coloured with my promarkers.. obviously ... what else :) oooo these pens are awesome!!

So, I am entering this card in the Sassy Anniversary 4 Day Relay - Day 2

and these are the other challenges for my card :)

1 - Totally Paper Crafts Challenge No 18 - MONOCHROMATIC
2 - One Stop Craft Challenge No 82 - SWIRLS AND PEARLS.. the swirls are in the embossing paper, and the pearls are the pearl hearts on the flowers and there are also some more on her necklace .. these aren't very clear though!
3 - Quixotic Challenge No 27 - EMBOSS IT!

Thanks so much for looking.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sassy Studio

It's raining here in Malta... well it was, now it's sunny again, but we ended up inside. Me didn't complain, here I am with a card I made :)

This time I am using a Sassy Studio stamp, which happens to be a freebie at the moment for the Sassy Studios Anniversary 4day Relay!!! I didn't think I'd make it as the challenge was to create a card using this freebie in ONE DAY, but here I am, hoping I'm in time.

So, I am entering this card in the Sassy Anniversary 4 Day Relay

and I also managed to find some other challenges for my card :)

1 - Crafty Angels Week 36 - TEAL AND BROWN
2 - Crafty Sentiments Challenge No 20 - PUNCHES
3 - Fab 'n' Funky challenge No 25 - for the SKETCH this one here...

Thanks so much for looking.

Now we are going to the Marsa Village Feast, so tomorrow I'll be showing you some pictures of a typical Maltese feast :)


Saturday, May 29, 2010

A birthday card and ....................

A birthday card for me today, and I chose this little kitten for Alwyn, as she loves cats and I think he's a really cutie pie :) I had used it before, but last time I coloured it in grey and today I decided on white.

This is the sketch that I followed.

And I am entering it into these challenges.

1 - Tuesday Morning Sketches No 47 - THE SKETCH
2 - Crafty Creations Challenge No 69 - USE YOUR FAVE STAMP
3 - Your Next Stamp Challenge No 17 - USE BORDER PUNCH
4 - Charisma Chardz Challenge No 21 - CIRCLES.. for the circles on my DP.

Well, thanks for looking...

O just remembered my candy.. it closed yesterday!!!

Well, I go to random drawn...

and here back I am with the winners :)


The winner of my Candy is No 39 which counts to Deb ... and it seems it's going all the way to ... CANADA woo hoo :)

and the second runner up, who this time was for the ones who uploaded my friend's video as well, is No 18 which counts to Efi ... and this one is going to GREECE!!!!

Congrats to the winners, I hope you will enjoy your prizes and thanks to everyone for joining in, I really appreciate all the lovely comments and best wishes.

The winners please leave me a comment by next Saturday, with your email address so I can contact you for your addy :) ...


Friday, May 28, 2010

Clean and Simple

I just came back from meeting someone from UK :) I didn't know her! but I got to know her sister Karen through my blog, after purchasing some stamps from her and then her sister happened to be coming over to Malta for a short holiday.. and I just had to meet her. It's a really small world :)

Here is my card for today.. a Clean and Simple one this time. I hope you like it.

I'm entering it into these challenges.

1 - The Corrosive Challenge No 65 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
2 - Pile It On Challenge No 20 - OUT OF THE BOX... for me this card is Out of the Box for two reasons... One because I didn't use any stamp and secondly because it's a CAS Card and I do these very rarely !!!
3 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge No 114 - No DP
4 - The Secret Crafter Challenge No 84 - No DP
5 - The Crafty Pad Challenge 72 - OVER THE EDGE... for some flowers being over the edge of the aperture of the card.

Well, thanks for stopping by today.


My Candy ** Updated **


*** Please scroll down for newer posts as I'm keeping my candy on top for now ***

Hey Hey, it will be my birthday soon, on the 18th of May, so I was thinking of doing some candy too, even though it's less than three months that I started this blog. I'm offering the gorgeous stuff in the piccie here, but will add Gift Certificates if I get lots of entries.

Besides, my birthday, I also wanted to do this candy for my friend Thea. She is just 18 years old and for the first time she will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest this month, in Norway, on the 25th the semi-finals and on the 29th the finals. I'd really love to help her out . . . . and I thought what better way than through my blog!

So what you have to do ....

** You can do both or just one, whichever you like, just leave two comments if you do both so that you have two chances. **

1 - On the top right hand side there is my friend's video. Watch the video and then post it on your blog, with the words 'MALTA in the EUROVISION Song Contest next May'.

2 - Post the picture of my candy on your sidebar with a link to my blog.

3 - Leave a comment or two comments if you did both.

The rules:

1 - It is open worldwide, not just in Europe.

2 - You don't have to follow, but it would be nice.

3 - You don't have to have a blog, but if you don't you have to post the link to my candy and/or video somewhere, like Facebook, etc.

The candy will close on the 28th of May, and I will random draw, I still have to see how to do this!! sometime the week after.

Please join in!!!! I would really appreciate it.

Thanks so much.


22nd May

Hi, thank you to everyone who is showing interest in my candy and is joining in, good luck to all :))

I've just decided to add a runner up prize as well...

but I'm going to be a little naughty about this ;) ... 'cos this will be random drawn between those who are posting my friend's video as well !!!

Please also remember that you can post two comments only if you link my friend's video as well ... I'm checking :)) and I've also noticed that there are some who haven't posted the candy or I wasn't able to check that you have done so. Please remember that this candy is only open to those who do this, and I need to see this, so if your name is drawn I will have to redraw. Thanks xxx

Here is the runner-up prize ... 10 sheets of vellum paper and also some white organza ribbon. I've just did a card using these papers, you can have a look here if you like..

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lily of the Valley Candy

Lily of the Valley are having a new release on Tuesday 1st June and as an extra special promotion, the really generous and sweet Lisa and Laila are offering one of their lovely followers the chance to win a whole set of this new release!

This candy is open from today, Thursday 27th May until Midnight on Saturday 29th May, so what are you waiting for... go check it out.. I just did !!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Cat Fun

Awww what a disappointment yesterday it was :| .. I couldn't believe it that Thea didn't make it through the semi-finals. I thought she had a very good song, and such a beautiful voice .. awww ... ... awww...


Anyway ..

what I know now is that I still got me a 'Well Done' card to do, because I think she still deserves it!! and that's it !!!

Onto my card for today, I'm using this cutey cool cat from Hambo Stamps which I coloured with my lovely promarkers and..

can you believe he's a freebie too??? Awesome :)))

Go go go grab him ...

I'm entering my card in these challenges..

1 - One Stitch At A Time challenge No 14 - FURRY FRIENDS :)
2 - Passion For ProMarkers Challenge No 53 - ANYTHING GOES... an easy peasy one for us as it's their Anniversary Week and OMG OMG what awesome prizes, one of them .... A COMPLETE set of Promarkers !!!! Fingers crossed..

As always.. thanks for looking

Big Hugs

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I'm soooo excited today... there is the first Semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest and my friend Thea will be singing for MALTA !!!! Ten will be qualifying tonight and another ten on Thursday... I can't wait to see her :)) ..


.. are you from Europe ?? ...

Well you know what to do if you like Malta's song .. hint hint .. vote for us please

She is singing in the 11th place ..

Here's my card for today, and again I'm using one of Karen's digis. Today I decided to try something different and so instead of colouring her dress with my promarkers I filled it with the same background paper.. not paper piecing though. What I did was I turned the dress only to ALPHA in the GIMP program and then filled it with the paper which was a digi file as well! I think it came out ok :)

Here is the sketch that I followed.

and these are the challenges:

1 - Critter Sketch Challenge No 15 - THE SKETCH
2 - Karen's Doodles US Challenge No 12 - STITCHING

Thank you so much for looking. I've been a bit busy this week, sorry if I haven't been able to get back to everyone who have been leaving me such nice comments, I appreciate them all, but I'll be visiting surely sometime soon .. and to all my new followers, thank you for following me, welcome, I do hope you will enjoy visiting and come back often :)


Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Wedding Card

This is a card I have just made for my sister. No no, she is not getting married :)) but she will be attending a wedding next month and asked me to do a card for her. .. I hope she likes it.. ow and by the way, the wedding is in the UK. So my card is going all the way to the UK!!! Wooo hooo :) How fun is that !!!

The image, which I coloured with my promarkers, was actually a freebie. Can't remember from where though, as I had found it before I started blogging.. but let me know if anyone is interested in it, I'm sure I'll find the link again and will let you know from where I got it. The papers are vellum ones and if you'd like to get your hands on some of them I am going to add some to my candy for a runner up.. As for the borders, that is a Martha Stewart punch as well as the flowers, which I punched out five times and layered.

Here are the challenges for my card:
1 - Digital Tuesday Challenge No 59 - VELLUM
2 - Allsorts Challenge Week 53 - TAG/LABEL
3 - Stamp Something - 2 OF SOMETHING... well there's two borders, two images on my stamp and two pearl hearts as well :)) How's that for two of something :))
4 - Paper Play Challenges Week 20 - WEDDING CELEBRATIONS
5 - Crafty Creations Challenge 68 - ENCOURAGEMENT/CELEBRATION

Thanks so much for looking, I hope you liked my card. Now I think I'm going to hop... he he .. I love hopping, so when I saw that Stamp Something are having a birthday celebration blog hop, I couldn't resist.

Off I go.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Holy Communion Boy

Hi, here is my second card for today, and this is the Boy Holy Communion now, which is also from Karen's Doodles Holy Communion Set... I can't wait to get me the two new digi stamps which I won from the last challenge at Karen's UK Challenge Blog. Yippeee :) Thanks x

I also coloured him with my promarkers, but of course very lightly, adding some white with my gel pen. The background paper I bought LOCALLY!!! Can you believe this.. I couldn't believe it myself when I saw them at the stationery near me, and they are really thick, 12x12 and were really cheap too at just 10c each! I just got them and said I would use them some time and here they are !!

This is the sketch that I followed which I have again flipped over..

and here are the challenges for this card..

1 - Critter Sketch Challenge No 14 - for the SKETCH
2 - Karen's UK Challenge No 11 - MAKE IT MASCULINE
3 - Kaboodle Blog Challenge No 31 - MONOCHROME
4 - Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge No 38 - ONE OF THE BOYS.

Well, thank you so much for looking. If you'd like to see the girl version, just go here .. :)


Holy Communion Girl

Hi, I've got two cards today, and they're both Holy Communion ones which I have made for two colleagues at the office where I work. I don't usually like to do these type of cards, don't know why!!! but now that I got these gorgeous stamps from Karen's Doodles, I can't say this anymore!!!

This is the Girl's card..... I decided that the best place to get a good photo is outside so I took the photo, on the bench in my backyard. Must get me a better place though!!

I coloured her with my promarkers and then added some glitter on the frills of her skirt, belt and headpiece. The background paper is from my Papermania Simply Elegant Paper Pack and the flower I made with my MS Hydrangea Punch and then smudging the sides.

This is the sketch that I followed which I flipped over..

and here are the challenges for this card..

1 - Karen's Doodles US Challenge No 11 - for the SKETCH
2 - Tuesday Morning Sketches No 46 - YOUR FAVE COLOR COMBO & GLITTER... PS.. look here ...
3 - Sew Many Challenges Week 15 - ANYTHING GOES
4 - Pile It On Challenge No 19 - A PHOTO INSPIRATION .. this one here.

Well, thank you so much for looking, wishing you a happy weekend. If you'd like to see the boy version, just go here .. :)


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Let's do some tearing!

Happy Birthday to me.. Happy Birthday to me.. Happy Birthday .. Happy Birthday... Happy Birthday to me.. :)))

Aww look at the gorgeous bunch of flowers my hubby sent me today at the office... and all those lovely cards I received from my family and friends. Yes, I did go to work today ! I had actually planned to take it off but I was so busy I couldn't afford to stay away. Ow never mind, we're going out for dinner tonight and I also got this lovely surprise bouquet of flowers which really made my day!

And here is my card for today. The stamp was actually a freebie last month from Some Odd Girl, which I coloured with my promarkers. I think she is adorable. I was lucky enough to win Gabby's card from the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenges, which I really loved. I was really inspired by Gabby's card and her colouring and those little white freckles on her cheeks... don't know if you can see them :) Even the green ribbon for the leaves .. Thanks so much Gabby, your card was such an inspiration xxx

I made this card for some challenges... some ladies want flowers, others wants us to tear it up and ripping, other ladies want us to cut it out and pop it out and more ladies want bright and cheerful cards ... I very happily obliged :)
I hope you like it.

1 - The Crafty Pad Challenge No 71 - TEAR IT UP
2 - Crafty Angels Week 35 - RIPPING AND TEARING
3 - Papertake Weekly Challenge - SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
4 - Prairie Fairy Fridays Week 19 - FLOWERS
5 - Oh La La Challenge No 54 - BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
6 - Your Next Stamp Challenge No 16 - CUT IT OUT AND POP IT OUT ... first time here for me !!
7 - Meljen's Designs Challenge No 7 - FLOWERS AND BLOOMS

Wooh.. so many lovely challenges.
Thanks so much for looking... and don't forget to click on my candy.. there's still about a week to go. I'm so pleased that about 20 have joined my first candy so far.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Some Odd Girl

Here's my card for today... Isn't she a darling?

I made this card for these challenges..

1 - Some Odd Girl Challenge No 2, the theme here is the 80s. I wasn't sure what to do for this theme... and I LIVED in that how was I finding it so hard! But finally, keeping in mind Cindy Lauper and her great song Girls Just Want To Have Fun, I used Shopping Kaylee, which is most girls' fun.. SHOPPING :) and coloured her with lots of bright colours !
2 - 365 Cards - DAY 78. It's the first time I came across this challenge blog, and how lovely, Some Odd Girl are sponsoring too :) The Theme is IMAGINE THIS ----- MONEY... Without money you can't shop he he :)

I coloured Kaylee with my promarkers, so much fun this was, and the circled pictures on the background I cut them out from a wrapping paper :|

Thanks so much for looking today.
Hope you liked my card

BUT WAIT... !!!!

Hey ... I just noticed that I have about 20 so far joining my candy..
This is nice :) It's my first one, so didn't know how it would go! but slowly slowly the number is growing...
hint hint ;) ---- > here


Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's A Girl!

Hi again, it's a good evening now :) We ended up not going out after all in the afternoon as my younger son had the school open day, the older one was going out with his school friends to watch a movie and hubby wanted to see the racing cars on tv... Me ... not complaining at all :))

Here's what I did!

I'm entering it in the Cupcake Craft Challenge No 90 for the BUTTONS and also in the Karens Doodles UK Challenge No 10 for the SKETCH which is this one here below.

Thanks so much for looking.
Hope you like my card.


Hi, good morning, a quick post today as I'm always so busy in the weekend. Yesterday it was housework, visiting aunt who is still in hospital after her hip op, visiting mum who is in an old people's home and today it's more housework and some family time as well. . . but just finished this card that I made for some challenges.. and now I'm thinking that I will send it off to my brother who lives in Australia. It's his birthday next month! I think he'll like it.

I used my lovely Ruffles stamp today and he is colored with my promarkers and the border punch is my newest Martha Stewart punch. I tried to use lots of white for my card and kept it quite simple for a minimalist effect, but not sure if I managed this so well.. first time I'm doing this type of card. Hope you like it!

This is the sketch that I followed.

The challenges:

1 - Allsorts Challenge No 52 - It's BIRTHDAYS here this week as Allsorts are celebrating their birthday too and there is a blog hop as well, which I followed happily yesterday :)
2 - The Sweet Stop Challenge No 56 - For the SKETCH.. and this week it's with a SPIN to make a card FOR THE GUYS
3 - Paper Cutz Challenge No 41 - To make a card, LO or craft project using a digital, hand stamped or Cricut cut image of a DOG or CAT.... I immediately remembered my cute Ruffles stamp.
4 - Oh La La Challenge No 53 - MINIMALIST
5 - Stampin' for the Weekend - A CARD FOR A MALE

Thank you so much for looking.

Friday, May 14, 2010


I made another card today and this time it's an Engagement Card. Maybe you are saying.. but why the FISH??? Well, it happens that the persons getting engaged are divers :) and so, after searching unsuccessfully, for some divers in love digi stamps, I got me these cute little darlings which I coloured with my promarkers ... I think they will do just the same, won't they?

This is the sketch which I followed

and these are the challenges.

1 - Stamptacular Sunday Challenge No 58 - THE SKETCH
2 - Bee Crafty Challenge No 30 - It's SOMETHING NEW... it's a new stamp for me
3 - Stamp Something - CELEBRATE SOMETHING
4 - Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge No 22 - CUT IT OUT.
Well that's all for today, wishing you a happy weekend and as always, thanks so much for looking ;)


Another Blog Award

Awww... look what I just received... another Blogger Award!!! and it came from the very talented Cheryl. Thank you so much, it's so much appreciated xxx

More Challenges :)

Today I decided I wanted to add my promarkers and tick them off in the colour chart ... well, I got 46 !!! Wow, this is great, from the first set of 12 that I bought just last year! I still got way to go to get the whole set of 148, but hey this is part of the fun to get some more new ones now and then. It won't be promarkers though for my birthday this year... I decided... more MS punches. Last time I had three in my wish-list but now it's four as now I want also a corner punch to go with the border punch that I won yesterday !!! he he :)

But on to my card for .. For today I'm using one of my Bugaboo Stamps. Last time I used the Scarlette in Bath for a Mother's Day card, and now I'm using the girl turtle from the Critter Set which I had so much fun colouring with my promarkers. I hope you like it.

This is the sketch which I followed.

and here are the challenges for this card:

1 - Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - It's FLOWER POWER
2 - Crafty Sentiments Challenge No 17 - THE SKETCH
3 - Critter Sketch Challenge No 13 - CRITTERS BIRTHDAY
4 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - A RECIPE - 1 Ribbon, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments.

Thanks so much for looking.


Spesch Designer Stamps are offering this fabby candy to celebrate their new Release on the 15th of May.
All you need to do is post this candy on your blog and leave a link in Mr Linky of that post.
So what are you waiting for go on over and check it all out
You have till the 15th to enter - the same day as the next release.

Look what's on offer....
- Spesch Stamps Bonnie Clear Stamp
- Spesch stamps up coming release clear stamps x 2 (not telling what they are).
- Mad for Markers Neenah Solar white small pack of 25
- 3x Copic markers - E000, E00, E21 (the colours I use for skin colouring).
- Memento ink pad (forgot to put in picture)
- 3 x Imaginisce clear stamps
- Delish 6x6 paper pack
- Pink Paislee 365degrees 6x6 paper pack
- 1 metre of lace
- 4x bunches of gardenia's
- 7x bunches of cherry blossoms
- Pearl pin pack.
- Bella pearls
- Bella ribbon slides
- Nellie Snellen leaf punch

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A card for some Challenges

Hi, I hope you are having a fabby week :) If you saw my previous post you will see that mine was a really good one ... yippeee :) woo hoo :))

Here is my creation for today.. and for my card I'm using this super cute stamp from Karen's Doodles which I coloured with my lovely promarkers. I hope you like it.

and this is the fabby sketch that I followed, which is from
Vee's Sketch Pad.

The challenges :

1 - The Crafty Calendar Challenge No 8 - The theme this month is 'THE GREAT OUTDOORS'.. I tried to continue with the theme and decided to take the photo outdoors as well in my back yard :)) Couldn't find a decent place though and then ended up taking the photo on the bench which now you can see that it needs some refurbishing !!!
2 - Pile it On Challenge No 18 - CUTE AND CUDDLY
3 - Karen's Doodles United States Challenge No 10 - BIRTHDAY / CELEBRATION.
4 - Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - AS YOU LIKE IT :)

Thanks for looking.

Look What I WON !

Woo hoo !!! I couldn't believe my eyes when the courier brought the hugest box ever! Last March I had taken part in a Make an Easter Card Competition on the Quick Cards magazine and well.... it seems I was one of the lucky 10 as I didn't even know that I had won!!!! Just in time for my birthday next week too! I'm so looking forward to get the magazine next month :))

This is the card that has won me this fabby prize...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ollie Duck

I've got another card today and this time I'm using a new stamp which I got yesterday. Woo hoo, isn't he cute :) His name is Ollie Duck and cost £1, all proceeds going to a charity called 'AYME'. There is a fab prize too if you buy 3 images ..

This is the sketch that I followed.

and I made the card for all these challenges today :)

1 - Lexi's Creations Challenge No 13 - ANIMALS
2 - Digi Doodle Challenge No 6 - THE SKETCH
3 - Paperplay Challenge No 18 - STAMP/DIGI AND BLING
4 - Stamp Something - It's the 100th Challenge here .. woo hoo !!! and the theme is BIRTHDAYS!
5 - One Stitch At a Time Challenge No 12 - GOING DOTTY
6 - The Crafty Pad Challenge No 70 - PUNCHES.. I used two
7 - Delightful Sketches - PULL OUT YOUR PUNCHES

Thanks so much for looking

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I've always done cards, haven't ever done anything else, so when the Challenges at Karen's Doodles were all Anything But a Card I wasn't going to take part.. but then I said.. hey.. that's what challenges are for !!!!

So I decided to have a go, and made ... a ... bookmark! Well ok, I didn't deviate a lot from cards :) but it's a start.. Next time I'll try something else :)

Hope you like it.

I'm entering it in these challenges:
1 - Karen's Doodles UK Challenge No 9 - ANYTHING BUT A CARD
2 - Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge No 37 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for looking.
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