Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I love promarkers

Hello, good morning everyone.. what a day.. I am so excited today to be posting my first card as a new DT on the I Love Promarkers Challenge Blog yay : ) .. and making this card I have to admit I was so nervous as well.. woops .. wanting to do my very best on the colouring especially!

Anyway here it is .. 
The theme for this week is SNOWMEN and SNOWFLAKES .. such a fun theme, I loved it, especially when we had some really sweet snowmen images from our great sponsor Robyns Fetish,  to play with. 

For my card I used Carl the Snowman, papers from stash, the sentiment from Crafty Sentiments, perfect match lovely ribbon from Amy and the gorgeous poinsettia die is Spellbinders.

Sorry about the light not being so good today, been raining here and so had to take photo indoors!

These are the challenges for my card
Crafty Catz- SNOWMEN
Fairy tale Challenge 29 - CHRISTMAS
Totally Papercrafts 94 - CHRISTMAS
Charisma Cards 46 - SNOWFLAKES
Scrap Creations - CHRISTMAS
Pollycraft Monday 120 - CHRISTMAS FUN
2 Sisters Challenge 67 - HOLIDAY
Paper Sundaes 97 - WINTER WONDERLAND
Stamptacular Sunday 140 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS

Now you really really must click here.. you will NOT be disappointed, a minute of fun for you ;)

and if you like to join in as well.. here are the lyrics.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

I'm so in the Christmas mood today. I've been singing this over and over again.
My little boy just couldn't stand me any longer ha ha

Thank you for looking today.

Good Luck Kittens

Surprise Surprise, I'm still up today working on Saturday's project!  Guess you are now wondering what I'm doing he he .. it's just something that I've never done yet! So well, being still up, I'm also hopping around blogland and thought I would post this card as well which I made for a colleague of mine who has been transferred to another department.  

The sweet image is from Lili of the Valley.. first time I'm using it, I coloured it with my promarkers, lovely paper is from my DCWV Floral Prints paper pack, leaf die is Marianne Creatables and the Good Luck clear stamp sentiment was a freebie in a magazine.

And speaking of LOTV, did you know they have a fab Christmas sale AND free postage as well woo hoo.. I just had to get me errm something he he .. can't wait for the postman now.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.

Thank you for looking today.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A recipe and a freebie

Ooops I am so late today to post my card! Am really busy at the moment with something that I am doing for next Saturday and some commissioned cards, that yesterday, being so tired, I had a very early night and totally forgot that I hadn't prepared my post for today!! 

So here it is now.. a Christmas Card, and I made it for this week's new Crafty Sentiments Challenge. The theme for today is a recipe 1 RIBBON, 2 IMAGES, 3 PAPERS. I have to admit that I am not so good with using a lot of different papers, so I found this challenge quite a tough one ...

The two images that I used on my card are Christmas Fun and Sledging, I coloured them with my promarkers and the three papers were freebie ones in a magazine.

Now you really must head over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog for more inspiration by my teamies and while you are there you can grab a really cute freebie ... just perfect for a Christmas Card. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Charisma Cardz 46 - SNOWFLAKES
Paper Sundaes 97 - WINTER WONDERLAND
Stamptacular Sunday 140 - ANYTHING CHRISTMAS

Thank you for looking today.


Monday, November 28, 2011

A Sketch

What a fantastic day yesterday at the Treasure Hunt, the day was brilliant too, a nice warm and sunny day.. we all so enjoyed it, even though we were so tired in the end and we weren't one of the winning teams. But of course not giving up on winning one day ha ha.. 

So today it's back to work for me and time for another challenge at Stamp Fairy. For these two weeks we have a really nice sketch to play with ........... but with a twist....

to decorate the inside of your card. I rarely do this, so I opted for a simple style.

This is the sketch if you would like to play with us for your chance to win some gorgeous digi stamps from Stamp Fairy.

And this is last Friday's release.. another sweet Molly collection.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Gem Of a Challenge 35 - MONOCHROMATIC
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 162 - BORDERS AND FLOWERS
Birthday Sundaes 37 - A BIRTHDAY CARD

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seeing Red

I am out all day today with hubby, from early morning, as we are taking part in a Treasure Hunt. I love these games, they are always so exciting.. wish we could win once he he .. there is a fab weekend break for the winning team. So wish us luck :)

My card today is for the new challenge at One Stitch At A Time and the theme for this week is SEEING RED. I got to choose from one of Stitchy's fabulous images this week and thought this digi image from the Adult range, Mean Girl, would be perfect for this theme.

I coloured my image with my promarkers, using my blender pen on her black boots and top today. Don't use the blender pen that much.. I should start using it more as I loved the effect it gives.

The sponsor for this week is our very own Stitchy Bear Store
so come and play with us for your chance to win some gorgeous digi stamps.
New Stock added Daily!

These are my Challenges for today.
 Rainbow Lady's 180 - CARDS FOR MEN
Bearly-Mine Challenge 24 - MY FAVE THINGS (embossing and colouring with promarkers)
Tuesday Throwdown 75 - LOTS OF CIRCLES
Fab 'n' Funky 100 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thank you for looking today


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Punches and Dies

Good morning everyone. Hope you are having a good weekend. I have the usual housework and laundry to do today which unfortunately has to be done in between taking/ picking my boys to football, guitar and tennis, and also a visit to the hairdresser. I don't usually do the taxi driving on the weekends but I have to do it today as hubby is occupied with an activity at the parish church.......... !!

Anyway, I have a Christmas Card today which I am really pleased with and it's my DT Card for this week's new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. The theme for this week is PUNCHES AND DIES and we are sponsored by the lovely Pollycraft digi stamps. 

For my card I got to play with the cute Chester, so you can see why I am so pleased .. .. he is adorable I think. I coloured him with my promarkers, papers from a freebie paper pack in a magazine, gorgeous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and the snowflakes die, Spellbiners and a small stars punch as well.

Chester comes without the sentiment, so I printed this one for mine and then popped it up as well.

These are my challenges for my card.
Everybody-Art-Challenge 169 - A CHRISTMAS CARD
Bearly-Mine Challenge 24 - MY FAVOURITE THINGS
Polka Doodles 47 - ITALIAN CHRISTMAS (red, white, green colours)
The Crafty Pad 148 - RED & GREEN and GOLD or SILVER
Charisma Cards 46 - SNOWFLAKES
Delightful Sketches - RED AND GREEN
Pollycraft Monday 120 - CHRISTMAS FUN

I have some exciting news now yay 

I just found out I won two challenges this week, winning some fabulous digi images
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge
woo hoo 

Thank you for looking today and a big welcome and thank for following me to my new follower Joey.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Exciting News

I don't have a card today.. but I got some really fantastic and exciting news instead yay :)

Yes that is right, I've just been asked to join the Team at I Love Promarkers woo hoo!

How exciting... this Challenge Blog was one of the things that inspired me to start my blog and in fact the first card I had posted was to enter it in this challenge! Wow such a long time ago and now I am part of the Team...  It really happened so quickly, I still can't believe this.

Here are my new Teamies

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Guitar

Last week I had to do a birthday card for the son of someone I knew, who plays the guitar and is around 20s. I so made him this card, without realising how perfect it was going to be as they were going to buy him a new guitar for his birthday! yay I was so pleased :) .. I wonder if I hit the bull's eye with the colours as well!

I got the fantastic guitar image from Card Mad Fairy, the gorgeous paper, which was a freebie, is from Bearly-Mine and the fab dies are from Die-Namics. I coloured my image with my promarkers.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Bearly-Mine Challenge 24 - ALL MY FAVOURITE THINGS (embossing and colouring)
I Love Promarkers 93 - ANYTHING GOES
Fab 'n' Funky 100 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thank you for looking today.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Good morning ladies. Hope you are having a good week. Today Tuesday, it's the start of another fab challenge at Crafty Sentiments. This week the challenge is to use METAL on your project.

For my card I am using this gorgeous rubber stamp of Primrose, which I coloured with my promarkers.

The gorgeous Christmas papers were a freebie in a magazine, poinsietta die is Spellbinders and the sentiment is also from Crafty Sentiments.  This is the metal part on my card.. a lovely Christmas bells embellishment which I've had for a very long time. Thought it looked great with this colour combo.

I followed this sketch to do my card from Sketch and Stash... and then realised challenge closed yesterday!!! Woops.. but I loved it, so happy I tried it out.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
I Love Promarkers 92 - CHRISTMAS TREES (on my DP)
Delightful Sketches - BINGO (DP, Die Cuts, Flowers)
Southern Girls 32 - EMBELLISHMENT BINGO (die cuts, gems, ribbon)
Pile It On 47 - ANYTHING WITH A 'P' (the poinsettia)
Lollipop Crafts 58 - ANYTHING GOES

I got me some really exciting news now - I did the Top 3 at Lollipop Crafts
Top 3 Badge 

with this card

So fun :) Thank you for looking today.


Monday, November 21, 2011


Good morning ladies.. I feel really good today for a Monday .. .. must be because I had a long weekend and did lots of crafting. I really have to do this again he he 

So, being Monday, it's Stamp Fairy time and we are in the second week of our GLITTER challenge. This time, for something different, I decided make a Baby Card. 

I thought Toby Angel would be perfect for a baby card. I coloured Toby with my promarkers and then added glitter to his little wings. The background paper is also from Stamp Fairy, my dies are Spellbinders .. ..

expect for this one, which is from Crafty Sentiments. I love this die, as it's a great embellishment as well, and find it really useful when I sometimes don't know what to add to my card. Sentiment is also Crafty Sentiments.

Here is the latest release at Stamp Fairy - Little Tommy dressed as Santa.

And these are the challenges for my card
Pixie Dust Paperie - PHOTO INSPIRATION
Bearly-Mine 23 - ONE FOR THE BOYS
Do You Stack Up 46 - SPLASH OF BLUE

I got some really fabulous news now.
I was a winner at I Love Promarkers Challenge
Winners Badge 
and won a fab £10 gift certificate from Crafts 4 You

woo hoo.. so exciting. Can't wait to have a play with the lovely goodies I got.

Thank you for looking today.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Trees

It is a really nice sunny day today, so different than yesterday when it was raining ..  I really felt like going out this morning, so off I went to Rabat for the Sunday market and then walked it to Mdina. Was really nice, so many tourists. Pity my boys didn't want to join me and hubby wanted to wash the cars and cook the Sunday lunch, it would have been much nicer.. we could have stayed out for lunch as well.

Anyway, this is a Christmas card that I was really inspired to do after I saw this week's last challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

At first I had thought to emboss the background but then, wanting to use my new Marianne Creatables Christmas tree die that I had got from Lothian Crafts, I realised I wasn't going to do any stamping, so I stamped the background with some clear stamps that I had, and also embossed them with clear embossing powder as well.

Didn't make it as quick as if I had done embossing, but I really loved how it turned out. I also inked the trees with green ink, then added lots of glitter, and to finish them off added some silver die cuts for ornaments which I had saved after die-cutting some snowflakes with my Nestabilitis dies.. yay :)

This is the photo which inspired me from the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge

... and I found some other challenges too that fit my card.

Divas By Design 15 - MONOCHROMATIC
Lothian Crafts - CHRISTMAS

Thank you for looking today and a big welcome and thank you to my two new followers Liz and Zyelyn.
Hope you will love coming again.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Birthday Bash at Sweet Stampin'

I had a really good day yesterday.. I took the day off from work and spent most of it in my craft room he he . These last few weeks I was staying overtime nearly everyday, so I really needed this!

Anyway, here is my card for today and it's my DT card for this week's new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. All the girls are playing in this week as it's our 2nd Birthday, and the theme of course had to be BIRTHDAYS.

We have some fabulous sponsors this week, one of them being Saturated Canary, from which I was so lucky to get to choose my image.  I was so excited about this as I don't have any of these images.. so after lots of time I finally decided on this adorable Bunny The Magician digi image. 

I coloured my image with my promarkers, added some frosting on her skirt and colouring her hair blue just for fun, papers are from a Me To You paperpack, sentiment and die are from Crafty Sentiments, who also happen to be one of our sponsors, and the leaves dies are Marianne Creatables. 

I followed this sketch to do my card today.

These are my challenges for my card
Willow Sketchie - THE SKETCH
Paper Sundaes 95 - DIGI IMAGE
Delightful Sketches - BINGO (flowers, die-cuts, patterned paper)

and now finally these are all the fabulous sponsors for this week

Crafty Sentiments - £10 voucher to spend in the store

My Creative Classroom - a free seat to a class of their choice

Prairie Fairy - a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store
Prairie Fairy Designs

Saturated Canary - 2 digis from the store

The Craft Room - a $10 gift voucher
Tiddly Inks - $10 gift certificate to spend in the store

Wow so many.. but that is not all.. As a special treat there are also some commentor's prizes hidden randomly on DT blogs... So what are you waiting for, get stamping to make a Birthday Card and have fun.

Thank you for looking today.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Wedding Cards

I've been working again on the Wedding cards for the big boss .. I managed to do another two now.

For something different I used white card this time and added some ribbon too. In both I used my new wood mounted rubber stamp which I got from SirStampalot.

This card I combined it with light blue card and touches of silver peel-offs...

and added some white organza ribbon and the hearts Marianne Creatables dies...

and this one I combined it with silver card, printed organza ribbon... and added my Marianne Creatables English Rose die and leaves.

Doesn't show much but I embossed the sentiment of both cards with silver ink and clear embossing powder.

I really loved how they turned out, me preferring the first one mostly...
In the meantime I also got their feedback, which was a bit disappointing unfortunately as they want them simpler... and want me to remove the rose, leaves and hearts!!!! aarrrgh ... 
I really don't know what to say :( ?? !!

Anyway .. onto something else... I was this week babbling about my new uniform, I thought I would post a piccie of me now.. I'm sure you're curious to see... I'm wearing the pinafore here .. I luv this uniform.. so much smarter than the other one we had :)

Some challenges now for my cards 
Critter Sketch 91 - MONOOCHROME
Lollipop Crafts 57 - EMBOSSING and NO DP
Make It Monday 63 - ANYTHING GOES
Divas By Design 15 - MONOCHROMATIC
2 Sisters Challenge 65 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking today.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Spotlight Technique

Good morning ladies, hope you are enjoying your week so far... I am just so happy this week wearing a new work uniform  : ) Yesterday I wore the skirt combined with the shirt, waistcoat and blazer, and today I'm going to wear the pinafore + shirt and blazer yay ..  I hope the novelty doesn't wear off to soon he he ..

Anyway, I have my DT card today for this week's new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme for this week is SPOTLIGHT TECHNIQUE. This is something that I had never tried before but I ended up really enjoying myself making .. and it's now one of those cards that I just can't part with!

For my card I used my fave stamp from the Autumn Collection, Primrose Autumn Leaves. I coloured her with my promarkers, embossing on the sides with my Sizzix embossing folder and two butterflies, some pearls and some gorgeous pretty pink felt to finish it off. This I had won from my blogger friend Lorraine

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Lollipop Crafts 57 - EMBOSSING AND NO DP
My Mum's Craft Shop 31 - SUGAR AND SPICE
Critter Sketch 91 - MONOCHROME
Let's Ink It Up 17 - FAVE TECHNIQUE

Thank you for looking today, hope you can come and play with us this week.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Hello Happy Monday everyone. It's Stamp Fairy time today and the theme for this fortnight is to use GLITTER... .. I thought this was a really good theme to make me another Christmas card ....  really feeling I am not going to be late with my Christmas cards this year yay :)

For my card today I used the cute Donny Ice Skating digi stamp which I coloured with my promarkers and of course lots of glittered stuff. 

When I was doing this card I challenged myself to use stash that I've had for a long time... I think I did a good job out of this because I used glittered peel-offs snowflakes and sentiment from Papermania, more peel-offs on the sides and the Sizzix embossing folder, all stuff which I had never used. I am so pleased with myself today :) 

These are the latest releases at Stamp Fairy
along with the Friday freebie.


And my challenges for today.
Lollipop Crafts 57 - EMBOSSING AND NO DP
Digital Tuesday 136 - ANYTHING GOES
Papertake Weekly - CHRISTMAS
Delightful Sketches - SNOWFLAKES
Paper Sundaes 95 - DIGITAL IMAGES

Thank you for looking today.

I'm off to pick up son from football now but I promise I come see you all tonight.
... hubby is going out to eat rabbit with friends.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Black and White

Good morning everyone. Hope you are having a good Sunday. I'm home today altering my work uniform as didn't manage to do it yesterday.. so my craft room has been momentarily transformed back to a sewing room and my overlocker machine saw some light again and took its former place instead of my Sizzix .... It wasn't so pleased with me that I put her away and I took ages to adjust the tension aarrgh!! 

Nearly there now, but have so many altering to do, putting up the hems of the trousers, skirt, pinafore and adjusting the pinafore from the widths and the waistcoat as well!! Luckily the jacket is ok.. I'll be looking forward to go to work tomorrow  :)  .. 

Anyway, onto my card now. I have my One Stitch At A Time DT card today and the theme this week is BLACK & WHITE. I got to choose from one of Reece's Scrap Pieces lovely digis this time and I chose.. Shake Your Groove Thing. Yay so cute and fun :)

Not much colouring today with my promarkers, but I loved doing it, something different is always fun! I stamped the background with my Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set, Happy Birthday sentiment stamp Hero Arts, stars dies Die-Namics, white star brad Papermania and lovely ribbon from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop. 

We are this week sponsored by the Stamping Boutique
so come and play with us for your chance to win some lovely digis.

My challenges for today.
Digital Tuesday 136 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafts And Me 60 - BIRTHDAYS
My Mum's Craft Shop 31 - SUGAR AND SPICE
Crafty Catz 108 - USE A DIGITAL IMAGE
2 Sisters Challenge 65 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you always for looking.

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