Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lili of the Valley Candy

Wow look at this awesome Lili of the Valley Candy..

Go check it out here for your chance... it's open til 5th August.

Clean and Simple

I love these type of cards but my hands all the time start to itch me to put some goodies on the card he he :) Is it just me ?

For my card today I used one of my Forever Friends stamp, which I coloured with my promarkers, the Swiss Dots embosser and also three different ribbons. . .

And these are my challenges for today.
1 - Just Cute Bears Challenge No 27 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE CARDS
2 - Stampin' Royalty Challenge No 30 - KEEP IT SIMPLE
3 - Craft Your Passion Challenge No 27 - USE 3 DIFFERENT RIBBONS
4 - Stamping Vacation: Occasion Oasis Challenge - THINKING OF YOU
5 - Creative Inspirations Challenge No 39 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for looking


Monday, July 26, 2010

It's A Girl

I love making baby cards, so I really love it when I need to make one :)

Here is my card for today ...

For my card I used the stamp Sleeping Infant from Digi Doodle Shop's Best, which I coloured with my promarkers and for my embossing I used an embossing ruler which was a freebie in one of the issues of the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazines last year .... Awww I wish they would do more of these type of freebies, I'm all the time using them, they're so useful!!

I am entering my card in these challenges..

1 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 17 - ANYTHING GOES
2 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 9 - PAPER PIERCING
3 - Allsorts Challenge 62 - BABY/CHILD
4 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge 40 - CONGRATULATIONS
5 - Crafty Sentiments - EMBOSSING
6 - Stamp Something - SOMETHING FLOWERY

Thank you for looking today and for any comments you may wish to leave me :)


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Update Update ...

Just found out I made the Tops with this card at Tuesday Throwdown .. woo hooo :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Birthday Card

I had meant to post this card tomorrow, but yikes... I just noticed that one of the challenges which I was following to make this card ends tomorrow!!!! ... and I definitely didn't want to miss this one.. I made such an effort ... so I decided to post it today instead and then do my blog hopping tomorrow as have to go out now ...

Here it is... like ? I used Karen's Cat and Mouse stamp for my card today, which I coloured with my promarkers...

Wasn't sure which photo I liked best.. taken in the sun or not..

so I uploaded both :|

This is the photo inspiration that I followed..

and the sketch ...

I wasn't going to try this sketch, you might have noticed that I usually follow easier ones, but then I decided to give it a go. What are challenges for if I always try easy one? But anyway, when I finished it... wow I said.... I like THIS !!!! I will definitely try the harder ones now even though they will take me hours to finish he he :)

I am entering this card in the Polka Doodles Acqua Promarkers Mega Contest and also in these other challenges..

1 - Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 25 - PHOTO INSPIRATION
2 - Cute Card Thursday Challenge 122 - THE SKETCH
3 - Karen's Doodles UK Challenge 20 - A BIRTHDAY CARD
4 - Crafty Catz Challenge 42 - SUMMER TIME
5 - Crafty Creations Challenge 77 - HAPPY OR SWEET
6 - Gingersnap Creations, Random Redhead Challenge 63 - SUNSHINE

Thank yo so much for looking today, hope you had a great weekend. Was very windy here in Malta, but we still went for a swim.. must upload some photos ..

Hi, I'm back with another post today as I still hadn't showed you what was in the candy which I won from Fany and which I received this week :))) woo hooo !!!

Here it is ..... look at all the goodies... so exciting :)

I've already used the embosser, I'm sure you have noticed it he he , can't take my hands off that one. . . . what will be next ... you have to come back and seeeee !!!

Thank you so much Fany, I absolutely love it, you were so kind to offer this awesome candy. xx

Another Christmas Card

It's Sunday, and this only means it's time for my Guest DT card at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges .. .. my last card though, I'm sad to say, as my guest slot was for the month of July only but I've had so much fun and loved working with the DT ladies there. Thanks again for choosing me as one of your GDT, I really enjoyed my first experience as a GDT, and getting chosen what thrilling :)))

Our theme this week, as you might have guessed, is Christmas in July and this is what I did..

and this is the sketch that I followed..

Hope you like it. I used one of my Lili of the Valley stamps for my card, which I coloured with my promarkers and some free Christmas digi papers which you can get from here if you like them. The border punch and the leaves are MS ones and the cute little red buttons were a present from my sis which she got me when she was in UK this month. Aren't they cute :))

My challenges:

1 - Lili Of The Valley Challenge 58 - THE SKETCH
2 - 2 Sisters Challenge No 2 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
3 - I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge 24 - BUTTONS
4 - Passion for Promarkers Challenge No 61 - DISTRESSING
5 - Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge 58 - BUTTONS & BOWS
6 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 34 - RECIPE : 1 Ribbon, 2 Design Papers & 3 Embellishments!
7 - Stamp Something Challenges - SOMETHING FLOWERY
8 - Paper Jewels Challenge 5 - FANCY BORDER

Thanks for looking today, have a happy Sunday :)


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cartoon Time

A different card for me today... hope you like it.

I made this card for a friend of mine, who asked me to do her a card for her son who loves BEN 10 the cartoon. I jumped to the idea as I had just the perfect digital paper pack which I had found a long time ago and never used. It was a freebie too... can't remember from where though... but I'll go find out from where and update this post.. or if anyone knows, just leave me a comment.. that would be so helpful, thanks :)

The font was one of the freebie fonts which you find on the internet, thought it was just right for my card.

Found the perfect challenge too and some others as well :)

1 - The Corrosive Challenge No 73 - CARTOON TIME
2 - Alphabet Challenges - M if for MEN
3 - C.R.A.F.T Challenge No 60 - OUT OF THIS WORLD
4 - Digital Tuesday Challenge No 68 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thanks for looking today.


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Hey, if you like the Ben 10 digi pack, Spyder is saying she has a link on her side bar !!!
Thanks Spyder :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

A Christmas Card

It's our Wedding Anniversary today.. 16 years!!! Wow, so many years !!! Had planned to go out but ended up staying in as younger son wasn't feeling so good, just a bit tired, that's all, but he had an early sleep. O well, never mind, it will be another day!

This is a card I made earlier..

For my card today I used my magazine freebies. The main stamp and an embossing ruler which I used to do the snowflake, were from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine last year and the background holly leaves, another magazine freebie, but don't remember from which one unfortunately. Had this one for quite a long time now. As always, the image stamp is coloured with my promarker. I also coloured the peel off sentiment with my red promarker, as it was gold. Hope you like my card.

These are my challenges for today.

1 - Just Cute Bears Challenge No 26 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
2 - Charisma Cardz Challenge No 29 - ANYTHING BUT SQUARE
3 - Paper Jewels Challenge No 5 - FANCY BORDER
4 - Cupcake Craft Challenge No 100 - CATS AND/OR DOGS
5 - Polka Doodles Challenge No 29 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
6 - 2 Sisters Challenge No 2 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Thank you so much for looking, wishing you a lovely weekend ahead.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ice-Cream Sundae

It's Sunday, so this only means it's time for my GDT card at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges .. woo hoo :)

So, this week, in honor of National Ice-Cream Day, which is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in July; i.e. today, ... did you know this? .. I didn't :| woops!!! :) Anyways, you got it, the challenge is to create a card or project using the colours of our favorite ice cream sundae. So fun isn't it !!!

This is what I did .. The lovely fun image and the sentiment are both by Joni from Inktegrity and were one of her gorgeous freebies... thanks Joni xx

I printed off the image twice, coloured everything with my promarkers, except the ice-cream, cut out the umbrella and ball from the second image and popped them up with foam. The papers were freebies from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

For the ice-cream I filled that with some 3D pearl touch paint I had for a vanilla look, and then added some glitter as well. Here is a close up of the sparkle and glitter on my image. Hope you like it.

The sketch that I followed is No 51 from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I had already used this one before and loved it, so when I saw what the theme was at Tuesday Morning Sketches I just had to re-use it.

These are my challenges :
1 - Tuesday Morning Sketches 1st Birthday Week 2 - USE FAVE SKETCH + INKTEGRITY STAMPS
2 - My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge No 6 - SUMMER
3 - Pear Tree Designs Challenge No 8 - GLITTER AND SPARKLES
4 - Lexi's Creations Challenge No 18 - STITCHING
5 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge No 8 - STITCHING
6 - Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge No 15 - STITCHING, SCALLOPS AND SPARKLE
7 - Allsorts Challenge No 61 - SUMMER DAYS

Well, thanks for looking today and don't forget to pop back again to see my DT card for the OSAAT Challenges.


Love Fairy

So, here I am back again with another post, and this time I have my DT card for this week's Challenge at One Stitch At A Time.... love love love this :)

This week, the theme for Challenge No 22 is DIGI MADNESS and our sponsor is Craft Brulee who is kindly giving the winner a £10 voucher.. you just have to go and check out the shop, lots of lovely stuff to choose from, flowers, flowers, flowers, stamps, ribbon mmmm .....

You just can't miss out on this challenge, an awesome prize and an easy peasy challenge. No excuses not to take part, just make a card using a digi stamp and you're in! Here is what I did.

For my card I got to choose one of Susan's adorable stamps from the lovely selection of Beary Dust Stamps. Woo hoo lucky me. They're all so sweet I just couldn't decide which one and then finally I chose Love Fairy. Isn't she a sweetie :) Now is the time to get her if you like her 'cos the sale is still on at the Stitchy Bear Shop... 30% of all products on the shop ..

This is the sketch that I followed for my card

are here are my challenges:

1 - Crafty Creations Challenge No 76 - THE SKETCH
2 - AUD Sentiments Challenge No 6 - NO SENTIMENT
3 - Stamp With Fun Challenge No 67 - FAIRIES
4 - Totally Stampalicious Challenges - A SPLASH OF RED
5 - Stamp Something - DIGITAL
6 - Gingersnap Redhead Challenges - FAIRIES
7 - Alphabet Challenge Blog - L is for LACE... and mine is on the background paper.

Thanks for looking today, wishing you a lovely day.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Shaker Card

Since Summer started, I just haven't been able to keep up with my normal routine of card-making!!! Don't know if this is just me. It's either going out, BBQs, beach and lots of other stuff... besides work and housework aaarrgghhh!!! Hate hate hate this!!

Well, today I've done a card and did something different too, and done a shaker card. I decided on these after I saw some challenges around for holes, acetate and stamping instead of designer paper. Hope you like it.

The stamp is Roshell With Brolley which I won from a Challenge at the Crafty Pad Challenge Blog about two weeks ago. Isn't she a cutie? I stamped her two times, coloured her with my promarkers and popped up Roshell and the umbrella as well. The grass, I cut that, the sentiment I wrote that after writing it with my pencil first and the acetate... that is recycled. I don't remember what I bought but I just kept that little piece of acetate from the packaging. I love recycling and am always looking at what I could keep from packaging and anything that comes to my hand :)

Here are my challenge for today:

1 - The Crafty Pad Challenge No 79 - COLOURS YELLOW AND ORANGE + HOLES
2 - Sentimental Sundays Challenge No 11 - I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW
3 - Cupcake Craft Challenge No 99 - ACETATE
4 - Polka Doodles Challenge No 28 - STAMP AWAY... for the stamping on my background
5 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge No 39 - THINKING OF YOU
6 - Stamp Scrap and Doodle Challenge - ANIMALS

Thanks for looking today.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Emma's New Shop Voucher Giveaway

Crafty Emma has opened a new online shop and she is randomly giving a voucher to be spent in her shop with free postage as well.

For your chance to win this voucher you only need to spread the word about her new shop. I just did and I also had a quick browse as well. There's lots of stuff to choose from and one thing I liked too was the postage, which for overseas customers is calculated on the weight!!!! Postage is something I always check first 'cos sometimes its not really worth it to order anything from overseas especially when the postage is calculated on the money spent!

So what are you waiting for, go check it out, the candy ends this Saturday 17th July.

For my sister

Well finally I made a card this week!!! It's my sister's birthday tomorrow and definitely I wanted to give her one which I made especially for her! Got loads of cards done, but just had to do one for her in mind.

She loves cats and so I chose this adorable stamp from Karen's Doodles for her. Was inspired by some challenges around and so made a Summery shaped card.

Stamp, as always, is coloured with my lovely promarkers, papers were in my stash and sentiment is computer generated.

Here's another better picture of the card. I took this one in the daylight now.

These are my challenges:
1 - Karen's Doodles UK Challenge 19 - SHAPED CARDS
2 - Papertake Weekly - IN THE GARDEN
3 - Passion For Promarkers Challenge No 60 - ANIMALS
4 - Polka Doodles Challenge No 27 - SUMMER
5 - Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge No 2 - SUMMER DAYS
6 - Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge no 113 - LAYERS

Thanks for looking today and for any comments you may wish to leave me, I'd be so happy to read them :) ... and don't forget to check my candy !!!


Candy at Crafters Companion

To celebrate the Launch of new SWALK Collection, Sara is offering the complete POW to one lucky winner drawn at random at midnight Saturday 17th July and announced on Sunday 18th July. To enter for the prize is really easy, so go here and check it out for your chance to win it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Simon Says Christmas in July Candy

Simon Says Stamp are doing a Christmas in July Giveaway.. woo hooo... awesome...

Go check it out for your chance.. I just did :)

Look what I Won

Woo hooo, look what I won today ...

with this card

at the Forever Friends Challenge Blog which was sponsored by Crafts U Love

I'm so excited... woo hooo :)))

A Fairy

A second post for me today and now this one is for the GDT Spot at the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog for Challenge No 38!!!! I am so thrilled about this.

This is the card I made

and the theme for this week is to USE OLDEST THING IN STASH!!! Quite easy I said, but I really take such a long time to decide on anything ... and then finally I decided on my oldest stamp, which must also be the first stamp I bought me. The stamp is a Lili of the Valley Stamp and I coloured it with my promarkers. The papers are quite old too, and are from the Papermania range. Hope you like it.. It's really surprising what you can find in your old stash when you start to dig it up :)

I again followed a sketch to do my card, this one here.

And here are my challenges.
1 - Lili Of the Valley Challenge 57 - THE SKETCH
2 - Your Next Stamp Challenge 20 - FLOWER POWER
3 - Flutter By Wednesday Challenge 112 - OPEN but to include the usual butterfly, fairy or angel on it.
4 - Delightful Sketches Challenges - SUMMERTIME COLOURS
5 - Crafty Calendar Challenge No 10 - SUMMER
6 - By The Cute and Girly JULY Challenge - WARM SUMMER DAYS

Well, that's all for today... I'm now really hoping my backache will ease and I'll be back to normal next week.

Thanks for looking.

One Flower Flurry Friend

It's Sunday, so this only means it's time for my second GDT card at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges .. woo hoo .. I'm still excited about this :)

This is the card I made

and the theme this week was to follow this sketch here..

For this one I decided on a magazine freebie clear stamp which was in Issue 55 of Papercraft Essentials. I don't normally buy this magazine, but when I saw this cutie I just couldn't resist getting it. I coloured the image with my promarkers, the punch is a MS and the papers were also magazine ones. Hope you like it.

Here are my challenges for today.

1 - Incy Wincy - PUNCHES, for my border punch
2 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 33 - SEVEN OF SOMETHING.. mmmm where's mine :) ... he he there's seven petals in my flower and also seven gems!!!
3 - Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge 10 - SUMMERTIME
4 - Stamp and Create JULY Challenge - STITCHING, I did faux stitching.

Thanks for looking today.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Forever Friends

I managed to make me a card today, and so pleased I am about this 'cos it's a Christmas Card and my mojo seems to be returning he he :) Back still not so good but a little bit better.. changed the cream again but I think it's more rest that I need!!!

Anyways, here is my card.

I used my Forever Friends stamp today, thought it was just right for a few challenges on at the moment. I coloured stamp with my promarkers.. do you like the hat? I first coloured it red and then I held my yellow colour on the red to make the dots. I hadn't tried this before and I loved how it turned out :) The papers were in my stash and the stars I cut out those from the paper too, which I then glued to white card and cut round, and they are all popped up with foam. I also stamped more stars on the card, with green ink.

These are the challenges for my card
1 - Forever Friends - STITCHING, it's faux stitching for me and its on the paper and around the stars.
2 - Stamp Something Challenges - 1 DP, 1 IMAGE, 1 RIBBON
3 - Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge No 14 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
4 - Charisma Cardz Challenge No 27 - WATCH THE BIRDIE
5 - Critter Sketch Challenge No 21 - STARS
6 - Cards For Men Challenge No 14 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
7 - The Corrosive Challenge No 71 - CHRISTMAS TIME
8 - Pile It On Challenge No 26 - MY FAVOURITE THINGS... which is Christmas for me.
9 - Whoopsi Daisy July Challenge - USE VIBRANT COLOURS
10 - Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - FREE CHALLENGE

oooow and another Christmas Challenge.. thanks Corry :)

11 - Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club, Challenge 25 - A Very Beary Merry Christmas

Well, hope you like my card and thanks so much for looking today.


Jodi's Birthday Candy

It was Jodi's birthday yesterday and she is celebrating BIG!!! and she means it...

Go have a lookie here before midnight 31st July for your chance..

And I'm also keeping my fingers crossed for this one :)

Candy at Pink Gem

Ooh wow look what fabby candy Janet of Pink Gem is offering.

Go have a look for your chance to win....... but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for me he he :o)
Hi.. I'm back.. well sort of!!! 'cos my back has been killing me all week long... must be all the cleaning I did after the decorating!!

Been slapping creams all over but still it feels so bad and so haven't been doing any cards. Just did the cards for the GDT spots for next Sunday and that's all. Lucky for me I got me blogging friends and some other things to cheer me up .....

Yes, this is what I received from my friend Tammy

and this one today from my Greek blogger friend Efi, who sent me these to thank me for winning my runner up candy in May... how nice of her :)

Then I have also been given an award by the lovely Rebekah.... Thanks Rebekah, it's so nice of you to have thought of me and I like like like this, haven't got me this one ..

Now I have to tell you 6 lies and 1 truth about myself or the other way round mmm!
1. I can't swim
2. I know how to ski
3. I once wanted to learn ballet
4. When I was young I had a dog
5. I've have never been to Australia
6. We have a cat
7. I don't love chocolate
Ha ha guess which one is the true!!! ....

But that's not all...

I also did the TOPS again this week.. THREE TIMES ... wooo hoo :)



and also here

And again,,, that's not all... 'cos I also won me two Sassy Studio Designs stamps yippee !!! ... can't wait to get them :)

Sorry no cards this week, and sorry if I haven't been around so much too.. I'll make it up with some candy next week, got loads of stuff to celebrate... my DT at OSAAT, two GDT spots this month and also my Wedding Anniversary at the end of this month!!!!!

Well, I can do a little sneaky peeky of one of my two cards for Sunday ..

Can't wait to post them he he :)

So don't forget to pop by on Sunday ......

Ooops I was going to forget to forward my Award.. so I am forwarding it to



Sunday, July 4, 2010

Morty With Candles

And here I am again with my second post and this one now is my debut card for the One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog !!!! I am so thrilled about this and never ever thought I would see this day ... BUT .. here I am ... luv luv this :)

I made a spring card today as I really love these a lot and have always brought me good luck he he ..

So the theme for Challenge #20 this week is an easy peasy one... no excuse not to take part... just use Lace and/or Ribbon and you're in!!! We are sponsored by Angela from Sew Many Cards and the winner this week gets TWO prizes ... 5 digi images from Angela and a prize from Hobbyhabitat diecuts ... how fab is that ha :) !!

For my card I decided on Morty With Candles for a Christmas Card, isn't he the cutest.... I thought it's about time to start on my Christmas Cards, but now I'm thinking of keeping it for myself.. he he :)

The lace was white, but I coloured it red with my promarkers and then added glitter on it for a christmasy look and more glitter on Morty and all around the card. Hope you like it.

Here are my challenges for my card..

1 - Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No 24 - INKY FINGERS ... I inked around the edges of my papers.
2 - Quirky Crafts Challenge No 31 - RIBBONS
3 - Stampin' Royalty Challenge No 26 - SEEING DOUBLE... there's TWO pompoms and also TWO 'Merry Christmas'
4 - Fresh Brewed Challenge No 9 - FIREWORKS ... and this includes anything that makes you think of fireworks: LOVE, Sparkles, Glitter, bright, holidays, fireworks .... and mine are the glitter and the glittery pompoms!!
5 - Fussy & Fancy Challenge No 14 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
6 - Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge No 39 - DISTRESSING
7 - Simple Doodles Challenge No 21 - HOLIDAYS
8 - A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge No 110 - ANIMAL CRACKERS

Thanks for visiting, I hope to see you over for this week's challenge .. and don't forget the sale on at the Stitchy Bear Shop of 30% of all products on the shop ..

Now we're off to the beach today :)


Tip Toe Fairy

I am so very excited today as the day has come when I am to post my cards as a GDT for the month of July for Stamptacular Sunday Challenges and also as a DT for One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog .. wooo hooo :) I can't believe I'm actually writing this!!

So here is my first card and this one is for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenges. I had been participating for quite some time in the challenges so when I got the email from Dee you can imagine how excited I was .... woo hooo :) I am not going to tell you what I did he he ... lucky for me that everyone was asleep ;)

The theme this week for the Challenge No 66 is to do an APERTURE CARD !!!! and I have to admit I had never did one of these before but must say it was very good for me as I got to challenge myself to do something different. I hope you like it.

For my card I used all the flower punches I had, which I all inked one by one and I also used my beautiful Tip Toe Fairy stamp from Prairie Fairy Designs which is one of the five images I had won sometime ago in one of the challenges there. I printed off the wings twice and then after colouring with my promarkers and adding glitter, I cut a little slit in the main image at her back and slid the top wing from there.

I didn't use any DPs for my card but instead I stamped all over with a daisy stamp which was a freebie in my fave Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine this month. I also stamped it three more times with black ink this time, colouring them also with my promarkers and after cutting them out I stuck them to the inside of the card to look as if the fairy was stepping on them :)

.. a close-up of the sparkles

Here are my challenges for my card today..

1 - Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge No 26 - ANYTHING GOES
2 - Flutter By Wednesdays - OPEN
3 - Incy Wincy Challenge No 48 - THINGS WITH WINGS
4 - Magical Crafts Forthnightly Challenge No 18 - FLOWER POWER
5 - Corrosive Challenge No 70 - LOTS OF FLOWERS
5 - Alphabet Challenges - J is for JEWELS
I thought the flowers on my card and the colours I used did give a summery feel.. so here are now some Summery themed Challenges...
6 - Ooh-La-La Creations Challenge No 57 - SIMPLY SUMMER
7 - S2G Challenge No 63 - SUMMERTIME and SPARKLES
8 - The Creative Cottage Challenge No 17 - SUMMER SURPRISE

Thanks for visiting today

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