Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Sketch

It's such a long time since I did a male card, but having an ordered one to do, I just couldn't avoid it ha ha .. so seeing the sketch for this week's new challenge at I ♥ PROMARKERS I thought it would be perfect to use for this card that I had to do.

The image that I used today is from Digi Doodle and I coloured it with Acquamarkers .. I can't remember when I used them last.. but I thought they would be perfect to use with this image so I plucked up some courage and used these this time. I loved the result, but I still feel I need more practice with them. The papers are from a really oldie paper pack from Papermania.. some card candy  to finish it off and hey ho.. that's it.. these men cards are so quick sometimes ! 

We are this week sponsored by Digi Doodle and the prize for the winner is a $10 Gift Certificate.

This is the lovely sketch if you would like to play with us.

And some challenges for my card now.
Here Come The Boys 21 - VINTAGE FEEL
Dream Valley 26 - JUST FOR MEN
Simon Says Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
2 Sisters 80 - ANYTHING GOES
Delightful Sketches - USE PATTERN PAPER

Thank  you for looking.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shaped Cards

Hello good morning everyone. It's time for another new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and this week we are challenging you to make a SHAPED CARD with us.

It's such a long time since I did a shaped card, and whenever I did one, I always did a circle easel but this time, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something different so I did a cupcake shaped card! 

The image that I am using is the sweet Rosey Fun Time digi. I coloured her with promarkers and then popped her up with foam for dimension. 

I couldn't help adding lotsa stuff on my card... ribbon, a chipboard cherry, faux stitching, bubble dots and some gorgeous punched flowers from the sweet Karen to finish it off. 
I had so much fun making this card.. does it show ?

I would now like to take this opportunity to show you the brand new gorgeous Crafty Cutter Dies which you can find at the Crafty Sentiments Store.
Fancy Tab Frame it label 1 scallop border
And don't forget that the 15% off Bargain Basement Sale is still going on.

These are my challenges for today.
Love To Create 4 - STITCHING (faux or real)
Corrosive Challenge 143 - ANOTHER DIMENSION
Allsorts 143 - IT'S YOUR CHOICE
Divas By Design 23 - BLING IT UP
Top Tip Tuesday 71 - STITCHING (faux or real)

Thank you for looking.

Edit to add another challenge at the Creative Cutter Room. Thanks to Carri for letting me know about it :D xx

Sunday, February 26, 2012

An Easter Card

I am so late with my OSAAT DT Card today.. So sorry! We were in Gozo with friends for the weekend and thinking I would have internet connection where we were staying I said I would create my post while there but unfortunately we didn't ..  so here I am now, just returned home and soo late posting my card!

Anyways... it's a Big Collab Week this time and the theme is EASTER.
The beautiful Easter image that I am using is from Digi Blessings and I have coloured it with my promarkers.

 Quite a simple card today, with some oldie paper from Papermania, gingham ribbon and two bubble dots to finish it off. These are all the images in the Big Collab, and you will get all these images for free with a purchase of $12 from the store.

The prize for the winner this week is the whole Collab set. So the sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Store

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
PanPastelUK 7 - USE A RIBBON
2 Sisters Challenge 80- ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking today.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Linda Spring

It is not Spring yet, but it definitely is for Linda.. We have the new Friday release at Stamp Fairy and this week it's time for Linda Spring.. isn't she a sweetie. I definitely had to use fresh spring colours for my card, so I chose some gorgeous papers from a Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection paper pad, which was a free gift in the Quick Cards magazine quite some time ago.

I coloured Linda with my promarkers, rolled roses today and doily dies from Marianne Design, the border punch is Martha Stewart, while the little leaves are again from the sweet Karen :D 
Some ribbon and a little butterfly from Anita's to finish it off.. which reminds me that there is also a pack of these pretty butterflies in my candy.. don't forget to join in if you haven't, still some time!

These are all the other sweet Lindas in the set from today... and don't forget to go grab the freebie.

My challenges
Crafty Catz 121 - I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE .. something beginning with B (a butterfly)
Allsorts 142 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafts and Me 72 - SHADES OF SPRING
Penny's Paper Crafty 73 - ANYTHING GOES
Delightful Sketches - USE PATTERN PAPER
Willow Sketchie - ANYTHING GOES
Sarah Hurley 60 - DIE CUTS

Thank you for looking today

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hooked On Crafts

I do not have a card for today so I thought I would share some really exciting news instead

woot woot


I'm on  a new Design Team
this time a monthly one
at Hooked On Crafts!

woo hoo I was so excited when I received this lovely news :D

These are the other team members

Karen - owner

I thought I would take this opportunity to let you know about this month's challenge theme
which is HEARTS

and also about the special offer on at the moment !
Free postage worldwide on purchases over $75 

Check out all the lovely goodies in the store.

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012


It is a nicer day today ...not that veery nice, but at least it's not raining, well just good enough to take a picture of my card yay :)

This is my DT Card for today and I made it for the new challenge at I ♥ PROMARKERS.
The theme for this week's challenge is

You'll never imagine how many options there are for this theme.. check out what my other teamies did.. I decided on Party Time and used this sweet image from LOTV Cherry on Top .. thought it was perfect for this theme.

I coloured my image with promarkers, the border and leaf punches are Martha Stewart and the gorgeous paper is from this month's freebie gift with the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. Sentiment is from Just Wordz, while the pretty little butterfly is again from Karen ... just perfect match with the paper I think :)

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Emma's Store
and the winner will win a £10 voucher to spend at the store.

These are my challenges for today
Cupcake Craft Challenge 180 - PINK FLUFFY CUPCAKES
Paperplay 12 - CRITTERS

It's hubby's birthday today.. so happy I did his card early this year :)
We're going out to dinner.

Thank you for looking


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Two Designer Paper

Can't believe it was such a nice sunny day on Sunday and now it's raining so much ! So of course couldn't take a decent photo of my card.  I thought I would wait for it to stop ..  but no luck .. hasn't stopped since yesterday :( 

Anyways, can't keep my Crafty Sentiments DT Card waiting any longer! This week's theme is 

The image that I used today is one of the newest Easter images at Crafty Sentiments, Bunny Suit, and I coloured her with my promarkers. The lovely papers are really oldie ones from Papermania, the fun chick is a foam sticker, while the flowers are paper ones, but I added glitter on the yellow ones to match them with the foam chickie .. love how it turned out, wish I had a better picture.

Some challenges now 
Ladybug Crafts Ink - SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Allsorts 142 - ANYTHING GOES
The ABC Challenge - J for JAZZ IT UP (use glitter and bling)

Thank you for looking.
I'm off to hear mass today. It's nine years since my dad's demise.


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Edit - I could take a better picture of my card now :D

Sunday, February 19, 2012

More Photos

It is such a nice sunny day here, we will soon be going out, so I thought I would share some more photos from Friday's Carnival party before going out.

Here I am with my BFF

Some of our friends that came to the party.

With Angel Gabriel. He came second place.

and with Shrek now. After I talked to him I realised he is a bank manager and I knew him he he .. I didn't recognise him.. so fun

and with my brother and his friend

I loved the dancing

so fun letting go :D

Already am thinking of what to wear next year.
... must definitely be something in which I can dance :D

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I'm so late with my Sweet Stampin' DT Card today.. mojo is/was (don't know) still away. So rather than make a card which I wasn't totally pleased with, I decided to keep on trying until I was happy with the end result. .. well  now I am so here it is finally..

The challenge for this week is BINGO, so you have to choose three in a row from this bingo card.. or more if you like, like I did! I used the line Lace, Ribbon, Pearls and also Charms, Punches, Pearls.

Lucky girls, this week we're sponsored by Crafts & Me and we could all choose a digi from their store.

I chose this beautiful Twilight Fairy stamp and coloured her with a mix of promarkers (the skin) and copics as well, and then added some glitter to finish it off.

More glitter on the sides... papers are from a gorgeous S.E.I 12x12 paper pad, flowers were from my stash, the leaves die-cuts are Marianne while the pretty punched butterfly is from the sweet Karen.

I had sent her some die-cuts and so she sent me all these in return, along with one of her most beautiful cards. THANK YOU SO MUCH Karen, am going to have so much fun with these.

Some challenges for my card.
Totally Papercrafts 104 - RIBBONS AND/OR BOWS
Allsorts 142 - ANYTHING GOES
Die-Ing For a Challenge 1 - ANYTHING GOES
Just Tracy's - FOR A FEMALE + RIBBON etc
Divas By Design 22 - WINGS AND THINGS
Flutter By Wednesdays 190 - ANYTHING WITH WINGS
Secret Saturday Crafter 173 - BINGO (leaves, pearls, glitter / ribbon, bow, leaves)
Cute Card Thursday 204 - FLOWER POWER
Bunny Zoes 21 - CELEBRATIONS

... and now I'm off to have some tea and the apple pie which hubby just got me .. and try to put my feet up while doing some blog hopping as my legs are still so hurting after yesterday's party.

ha ha I had so much fun :D

Can't wait for next year's!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012


Finally I have a card this week! My mojo is slowly returning.. but I've been so busy too as hubby has been staying later at work too, so I have been doing everything by myself here at home, including the cooking and all the taxi driving, this besides having other things on my mind as well.

Well one thing is over now, I had to find something to wear for a Carnival Party I'm going tonight and then I'm also planning another trip .. for the weekend of the 24th March.. to the UK! Does it ring a bell ???? I am soooo excited about it, but I will tell you all about it later on as I'm still at the planning stage .. never travelled alone before :|

Anyway, as I said I have a card today.. yippee :) and I made it for this week's new release at Stamp Fairy! Been some time since I played with my Stamp Fairy stamps so seeing the cute Clementine Spring, I decided to try reviving my mojo he he

Today I coloured my image with a mix of promarkers (the hat) and Spectrum noir pens as well. Had won these but never used them yet and well today I wanted to try them out... they're quite nice I think. The butterfly paper is Papermania, while the other was in a magazine's free gift. The lovely border die is from Crafty Sentiments, while the other is Marianne.

Here are the other Clementines in the new release set and you can get the free sentiment from here.

I have some challenges today as well.
Fab n Funky 108 - TRY SOMETHING NEW (coloring with new pens)
Paperplay 12 - CRITTERS
Totally Papercrafts 104 - RIBBONS AND/OR BOWS

Well I better get going now. I still need to fix the band for my hair.. I'm wearing Charleston this year :D 
Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Candy Alert and some Photos

Hello again.. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. I should have a card today for the new challenge at Crafty Sentiments, but I haven't managed it this week :( ........... Always, after I return from a holiday, my mojo just takes some time to return home but I'm so busy too with staying later at work after my holiday, so just didn't have enough time to relax enough to be able to do something!

Well, I did manage a little blog hopping to try to get my mojo back and I also came across this fantastic candy at Tracy's where you can win boxed envelopes for your cards.... just what I need.. so I just had to enter to try my luck. It closes 7th March so click here to join in and good luck :) 


And now I also have some photos from my holiday in Italy.
Here me and hubby are in Firenze at Ponte Vecchio, with our friends.

Still in Firenze near the famous David statue!

A freezing fountain.

.. and more freezing water..

Was so cold, but no snow in Firenze. 

I loved all the souvenirs

and look at this shop ...everything was made of wood.

In Siena now. Here we found some snow... finally!! I was hoping to see it.

From Siena we caught a bus to San Giminiano. They were filming here.

Was very beautiful here.

more snow.. so we had a snowball fight he he  

In Lucca now... no snow... but still soooooo cold

 And finally some photos in Pisa. It snowed during the night.. just a little bit on our last day.

Near the famous tower.

and up on the tower all together! 

Lovely holiday, we all really enjoyed it, and our new friends made it even more enjoyable :) 

Thank you for looking today and welcome to my new followers, thank you so much for following. I'll be coming to see you as soon as I am back to norm :D


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