Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mother's Day

Hello everybody, finally I have a card this week and it's my DT Card for this week's challenge at Crafty Sentiments. The theme for this week is brought to us by the lovely Heather and she chose Mother's Day. Still some time for Mother's Day here in Malta, as it's celebrated in May here... about a week before or after my birthday.... but it's never too early to get them ready. 

For my card today I decided to use the sweet Vicky stamp, which I coloured with my promarkers, papers, ribbon, flowers from my stash, MS Border punch, my leaf branch die and of course some embossing with a new embossing folder ...

Yes, last time I had won a fantastic £10 Secret Crafter gift voucher from Bridget and sooooo I got me this lovely embossing folder, which by the way, is so much larger than the usual ones, and after adding some extra monies, got me another Nestabilities as well!!! woops ... couldn't help myself.. ........... 

The gorgeous sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments as well... and that's another new release this week.

I hope you like my card and have inspired you to play along with us... but for more inspiration hop over to the challenge blog to see what the other girls did. The challenge this week is sponsored by the lovely Heather from The Crafty Pad Designs and one lucky winner will win three digis from her new store.

I'm entering my card in these challenges today.
I Love Promarkers 59 - EMBOSSING
CES Challenges 29 - DIE CUT CRAZY
Cupcake Craft 135 - FLOWERS FOR MUM
Paper Playtime 42 - DIGI MONDAY
Stampin' for the Weekend 6 - MOTHER'S DAY
Allsorts Challenge 96 - FOR A SPECIAL LADY
Creative Inspirations 56 - MOTHER'S DAY

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blog Awards and a Favourite

Hello girls, sorry was a bit away this week ... been having some of my unmojo time unfortunately, does it happen to you? I get it mostly when my OH starts complaining that I spend too much time in my craft room  : |    aaah so good to come back and find this really sweet blog award.. actually not one but two... one of which I was given by two lovely ladies.  

This is the first one, from my sweet blogger friend Tina...

and then the next award is also from Tina and from Cebelica as well. Thank you so much girls, I am truly honoured and flattered that you thought of me. 

As you know, there are some rules to follow with blog awards.... but I'm always at a loss to whom to forward them to, and since I don't want to miss anyone, I am just going to forward them to all my lovely followers who always come and say hello. So if you're here reading this...just take it, it's for you  xx

Now I also have some exciting news, as today I just found out that this Card, my first Side Step Card, which I sooo loved making and am still so excited about... he he :)
was one of the cards featured at Flutter By Wednesdays this week.. 

Woo hoo .. I was wishing I'd make a Top 3 with it somewhere and now finally today woo hoo  :) just what I needed to feel better :))) 

Well, better go now as I still haven't finished my DT Cards for this week... really hoping I will be able to hop by soon and see what I've been missing.

Lotsa luv


Saturday, March 26, 2011

What will it be?

Hello just been around doing some inspirational and fun blog hopping... love this :)  wish I had more time... Sorry if I missed anyone, but will surely catch up some time soon.  While doing this I always find that when the commenting form is set up to pop-up its so much much easier.. and so quicker.. to leave comments.. I love it that I can still see the card while commenting and that you can scroll down to the next post and leave another comment with just a click of a button... hint hint... So how's yours set up? hint hint ... 

Anyways I got a card today with some more embossing ... this is a card that I made for a friend colleague where I work who will be having her first baby. The sweet stamp is from Fresh Brewed Designs. Very simple card...

I made the sentiment with my computer, punched teddy bears, die cut, magazine freebie paper and MS punch for the border and that's it!!

I'm entering my card in these challenges today
March Fresh Brewed Creations - ANYTHING using a FB stamp
Sarah Hurley 34 - EMBOSSING
Paper Sundaes 61 - EMBOSSING
Colour Create 67 - PASTELS
C.R.A.F.T. 95 - NEW BABY

and now I also finally have my Followers Candy as well... As I said last time my candies would be soo different and so this candy is just for you only, who come and leave me some love now and then... and this also is the way I'll be having my candies from now on..........

So here it is ...... doesn't look much in the photo, but there's nearly 100 flowers in there.... just had another candy last month and no cheap stuff here either, so really hope you like it and join in.

This time I also decided not to give it to just one winner as well. ... I have 302 followers as at today... woo hoo :) Welcome Geraldine..  so thought I would add some more stuff and share all this with three winners this time .. Please join in, DON'T post on your side bar please. .. just leave your name with Mr Linky below woot woot :) 

As always, thank you for looking.

and big hugs to all 


Friday, March 25, 2011

Stamp Fairy Friday

Hello everyone, it's time for another Stamp Fairy Friday release. We have Lily playing this week and for my DT card today I did a Side Step card for the very first time !!!!  

I've been admiring these cards so much, but always thinking they were too complicated, I never tried.. so when this week I saw Tina's gorgeous card with a great tutorial from Shelley's linked up, I just went for it and had a go myself.

aaaahhh wish I had one of those score boards to help me out with the folds ... !

Here is Lily close up, coloured with my promarkers and paper pieced dress and shoes. Papers from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. The grass is a freebie digi stamp from Shelley's images, which I printed on green card. Didn't realise what I was in for when I decided to cut them up, but well, loved the end result, so I think it was worth it.

Today I added some simple flower stickers, which I had for quite a long time... was really surprised they still stick..  and then added some darling die cut cats from Papermania... so cute...

and then Gerda's balloons freebie stamp for the final touch.
Couldn't help myself taking so many photos he he :) I am so pleased with it just like a little kid with his first toy woops ..

Here are the other Lilies in the set

and these are my challenges for today...

Some SPRING themed challenges
Stamp With Fun 103
Stamps R Us
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations 22
Stamp and Create 9
Paper Pretties 23

and some other themed challenges as well..
Fab 'n' Funky 65 - DO IT MORE THAN ONCE
Flutter By Wednesdays 147 - OPEN
Southern Girls - ADD AN ANIMAL
Do It With Digis 6 - BOYS and GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY
The Crafty Pad 113 - A DIGI
I Love Promarkers 92 - IN THE GARDEN

Don't forget that you still have time to enter your card in this week's Stamp Fairy challenge. The theme this week is a really nice SKETCH.

And yes.. I have finally managed to get some goodies for my Followers Candy soo keep a look-out as I'm hoping to get it up this weekend.

Thank you for looking today. 


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A little Mermaid

So I have yet again another card with embossing this week... I love this so much .. and seeing there are some fantastic embossing themed challenges around at the moment, I just had to join in and play along as well.

For my card today I am using two different embossing folders, one of which I did directly on the main card, don't think I ever did this before, and a stamp that I had won from Stempelijentje last month, so cute. 

I coloured my mermaid stamp with my promarkers and then popped her up on foam. The fish I stamped again and he is popped up twice with foam for a more 3D look.. love how it turned out..

I am entering my card in these challenges today

Do You Stack Up 11 - ADD A BOW
Paper Play 11 - EMBOSSING
Sarah Hurley 34 - EMBOSSING
Paper Sundaes 61 - EMBOSSING
Paper Cutz 83 - YOUR CHOICE
Lothian Crafts 12 - BRIGHT COLOURS
Fun With Shapes and More 79 - NO DESIGNER PAPER
Crafts And Me Challenges 27 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for looking.. so now this card is off to the Netherlands... I think it's only fair Stempelijentje has the first card I made   ... hope she likes it.... and not looking he he :) 



Monday, March 21, 2011

Amy Spring Party and Freebie

Hello, me again with a quick post.. just wanted to tell you about a blog hop release party happening at Crafty Sentiments next Thursday .. ...

There will be 5 lucky winners who will each win one Amy stamp and also one of the new Amy as a freebie

to participate in next Thursday's challenge as well... so make sure you come and play with us ......... :)

Wishing you a lovely day


Sunday, March 20, 2011

O wow O wow I am so excited... My 300th follower !!!!   :  )) Woo hoo... I can't believe it...  I've been seeing the number go up and also down lately and now today 300!!  ... this means that at one point or another each one of you, found my blog nice enough to follow... or just wanted to be my friend, or  or  ... ok ok I know I'm babbling, but I am excited.... welcome Martha... and thank you to you and everyone of you for this xxxx

We need to celebrate .. yes yes I do :)  will get something up asap but definitely this candy will be soooooooo different, just for you only who regularly take your time to come and say hello ...

Thank You



It's still so quiet here today ...  :) Yesterday hubby was all day at the parish, cooking for a fundraiser pizza and pasta night which he and the volunteers organised for the church here, and today he and our little boy are still there, as it was combined with a sleep-over for the altar kids! So today it's just me and my older son here ... but he has decided to go join them for the rest of the day  ...... mmmm  love it   :) 

Anyways, today I have a Christmas card to show you and it is my DT card for the new Challenge at OSAAT. Our theme this week is ... FOR THE BOYS. 

I got to play with this beautiful Trees stamp from Gingerloft to do my card and seeing its a male theme, I kept my card quite simple, adding embossing which I love so so so much, and a simple peel-off sentiment, which I coloured black with my promarkers... So another Christmas card ready.. . yay   :)

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Joanna Sheen store and the lucky winner will win a Gbp10 voucher to spend in the store.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Sarah Hurley 34 - EMBOSSING
PaperPlay Challenge 11 - EMBOSSING
Digi Doodle Shop's Best 51 - ANYTHING GOES
Magical Monday - MONOCHROME
Less Is More 7 - MASCULINE

Thanks for looking.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Stamp Fairy Friday

I'm so pleased with my card today, just looove Gerda's new cute Betsy cow for this week's release .... so fun .. 

For my card today I coloured my stamp with my promarkers, used again my black and white digi papers from the Cutting Cafe ... they seemed to be just the right papers ... and then punched some simple black flowers, added a lovely pink ribbon

and then added three pink buttons for the final touch.  Surprised ?? .. I mean for the buttons.. he he yes, not usual for me to add buttons, but today they seemed to just fall in place and I really liked them on my card!!! 

I did the sentiment myself today on a Word Document, using two different fonts, hope you like it, and here are the other Betsies in the set with the usual Friday freebie as well...

Now before I go I wanted to tell you about Gerda's awesome Candy, which will end as soon as the Stamp Fairy World blog reaches 800 followers. .. so go check it out for your chance to win. 

and don't forget that you still have time to enter your card in this week's Stamp Fairy challenge. The theme this week is GREEN.

My challenges today -
- Papertake Weekly - TRIO TASTIC (for my three buttons)
Simon Says Challenge - BIRTHDAY
Scrap Creations 15 - ANYTHING GOES
Do You Stackup 11 - ADD A BOW
Paper Romance 42 - BLACK, WHITE + 1 (I used PINK)
Cardmad Fairys 4 - BACK TO NATURE
Totally Papercrafts 58 - ADD BUTTONS
- Card Makin Mamas17 - ANIMALS

Thanks for looking today.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bobby at Crafty Sentiments

So I got a quick post today.. for now.. might come back with a card, but not sure yet... anyways.. just wanted to tell you about the special mini digi pack that Crafty Sentiments will be offering at a reduced price every month. This will consist of images, sentiments and papers as well..

There will be a lovely new little baby bear called Bobby, new papers and new baby sentiments as well in this month's pack... definitely something you cannot miss out.

The party starts at the challenge blog next Thursday 17th March so come and be inspired ....


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Goodies in my Mail

The weather is horrible today.. raining and windy... errrmmmm... it's such a perfect crafty day, don't you think! I did make a card but definitely am not taking it out in the rain to take a photo... so thought I would show you instead what the postman brought me this week :))

First are these gorgeous die cuts from Chrissy woo hoo :) We did a goody bag swap after I asked if anyone wanted some of my leaf die cuts, and mine arrived yesterday. Was so excited when it arrived and I already used one of them. Thank you Chrissy, you are so generous. I really hope you like what I sent you as much as I liked yours xx

Next is this awesome goody bag from the girls at Quick Cards magazine
This was for appearing in this month's magazine and was a total big happy surprise as I didn't know there would be a prize behind that. Wow I was so excited.. there are some stickers, peel-offs, clear stamp set, a brass stencil AND papers!!!! Woo hoo I love love that.... thank you girls :)

And this now is a lovely stamp candy which I won from Stempelientje .. woo hoo o so sweet, can't wait to make something with her. Thank you Stempelientje xxx 

I loooove my postman, how exciting :) 

Thanks for looking.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Stamp Fairy Friday

Hello girls, good afternoon. It's time for another Stamp Fairy Friday release and this time we have yet again the cute Clementine with some Easter fun stamps. 

To do my card today I just had to use again my new stuff, the swirly embossing folder and the die cut flowers ... can't keep them off my hands, so pleased with my purchase. The paper is from my stash and I then added a ribbon to finish it off. Hope you like it. 

Here are the other Clementines in the set, so cute.

And here I also wanted to show you another new release this week. Awww these are adorable, and so fun.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
The Pixie Cottage 60 - SKETCH or EASTER
Simon Says Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Lexi's Creations 35 - EASTER
Incy Wincy Designs 84 - PASTEL COLOURS

and don't forget that you still have time to enter your card in this week's Stamp Fairy challenge. The theme this week is a really nice SKETCH.

Thanks for looking today and all your lovely comments.


Thursday, March 10, 2011


Really Reasonable Ribbon are having a super organisation theme week 'til the 16th of March, with a chance to win some great prizes. They are also asking us to share our ribbon organisation method with them.... 

Here is my ribbon.. all stored in two small cardboard boxes. The ones that are in rolls together in one box ...

and then the ones that I buy by the metre sorted by colors and stored in plastic bags.  

Today they are all neatly in their boxes for the photo... you definitely don't want to see how they are on a crafty day !!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Quick Cards Magazine

Just returned from the card-making lesson I give out to some kids here and today had the pleasure of hearing one of the kids saying how much she likes coming   :) Was so pleased with that! 

Don't have a card today, but I thought I would make a quick post about something exciting. It's about this month's Quick Cards magazine and I'm one of the girls featured in one of this month's articles  :))  woo hoo so exciting! 

I had forgotten how exciting it was to be in a magazine. I love magazines, and last month hadn't realised my subscription was due ...wooops... and since there was a gorgeous 6x6 paper pack as a freebie, just couldn't miss that! Luckily the stationery had the last one, of course I got it much more expensive this way! Well, now I have to wait for this month's to arrive here in Malta as still haven't renewed my subscription, I spent way tooo much on craft stuff lately, and have to hold on a  bit!!!

Better go now, still got dinner to fix and ermmm some DT Cards as well!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Sleeping Baby

Hello good morning everyone. It's a lovely bright sunny day here in Malta, a bit windy, but still nice. We're going to the Carnival in Valletta today, so really hope the weather stays like this.

I have my DT Card today for this weeks Challenge at One Stitch At A Time and this week the challenge is to add a charm to your project. ... nice and easy, and me too so loved the challenge as I got to choose from one of Sylvie's gorgeous stamps and so quickly I chose this beautiful Sleeping Baby.

I kept my card quite simple today, just like babies.... The beautiful digi paper is from the Baby Boy set at Stamp Fairy, border punch MS, butterflies Do Crafts and of course my Nestabilities. 
I got the charm from Michael's, which is one of the goodies I had bought when I was on holiday in USA.

This week's sponsor is Creative Craft World and the lucky winner will get 5 promarkers. 

Some challenges 
Your Next Stamp 37 - FEELING BLUE
Stamp Something - DIGIS

Thanks for looking today, 


Saturday, March 5, 2011


Don't have a card today... a very late night out yesterday.... Went to a Carnival Party organised by the Bank where I work and had a real great time.

Here I am with my friends

More friends and my brother as well now. Hubby couldn't make it this year!

Showing off my dress which I bought on Thursday

With my bestest friend since schooldays

Had so much fun taking photos with anyone I liked he he .. these won First Place in the Couples Competition! Awesome :)

This one I liked his wig :)

Another fun costume

There was also a lovely fire show

Can't wait for next year's party .......... love it :)

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