Sunday, December 29, 2013

A New Baby

Hello everyone, hope you had a lovely Christmas and Santa has been good to you. How have you been spending your holidays? I've been doing loads of shopping, cleaning house, going over to friends, having family and friends over, going to parties and dinners; having another family lunch today as well, so not having a quiet moment at all!

So today, while everyone is still asleep, and before we start to get ready to go out, I thought I would do some blogging and share this baby boy card I made!

I colored the image from Lili of the Valley with my promarkers, the papers are digi ones, and then I added some die-cut stars, ribbon, a charm and some gems to finish it off.

I wasn't too sure of how it turned out, thought it needed some other embellishments, but then I'm always in a dilemma on what to add on the boys cards.. do I need more stuff?? ha ha :)

I would like to enter my card in these challenges today
ABC Challenge - B for BLUE, BOWS, BLING
Crafting by Designs - IT'S ALL NEW
Crafty Little Fairies - ANYTHING GOES
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING GOES
Cute Card Thursday 301 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Girls - ANYTHING GOES
Charisma Cardz 49 - ANYTHING GOES

Thanking you for looking
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Last Minute Christmas Card

Good morning everyone. Yippee I'm on vacation leave now :) .. for two weeks.. so I thought I would start my leave by sharing one of the quickest last-minute Christmas cards I did!

The background embossed card is recycled from an old shop-bought card. This card was one of the largest ones and so I just used the bottom part of it, which was embossed with the stars. The cute chipboard image was a freebie in a magazine and then I just added a peel off sentiment and a bow to finish it off! I really loved how it turned out.

Here are some challenges I am entering:
Bearly-Mine Challenge 117 - ANYTHING GOES
Penny's Challenge 158 - FAVE COLOR (pink)
Crafty Creations 253- ANYTHING GOES
AUD Sentiments 96 - CHRISTMAS
Southern Girls - CHRISTMAS
Stampin' for the Weekend - ANYTHING GOES
Totally Gorjuss 215 - QUICK CHRISTMAS
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas 156 - LAST MINUTE CARDS
Hobby Cutz Challenge - ANYTHING GOES

I'm off now to the post office and to do some other errands! Have to clean up then to start welcoming visitors for Christmas and whatever else there is to do, but I hope to find some blogging time too :)

Thank you for looking for now 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

More Than One Fold

For a change today I don't have a Christmas Card but a card with one of the themes I love so much... a baby card, which I made for the new challenge at 

The theme for this week is
To do my card I used free papers from a magazine, a doily which I colored yellow with my promarkers, some lovely ribbon and bling to finish it off.

The image that I was so lucky to use is from our sponsor  for this week Sherri Baldy and the winner, no THREE winners will each receive five images! Wow how fab is that!!! 

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Simon Says Challenge - BLING IT ON
Bearly-Mine 117 - ANYTHING GOES
Charisma Cardz 49 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Frosty the Snowman

Hello everyone, hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I am at the moment very busy trying to finish off my Christmas cards and thought I would share this one I made... Yes I know I should have finished them off earlier, but my mojo doesn't ever seem to appear any earlier and this time I even HAD to get me new Christmas stuff to help me with this problem bwa ha ha ha :P !!! Well it's just the new snowflakes, the Christmas tree was a freebie in a magazine, and then there were the papers from Papermania and another die, the hollies, which are not in this card!! 

Anyway, so for my card this this time I decided to use this really cute image of Frosty the Snowman from Magnolia which I colored with my promarkers. I glittered up the card as much as I could and then finished I it off with a peel off sentiment and some gems and a little bow.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Allsorts 237 - SNOWFLAKES
Tilda's Town 83 - CHRISTMAS
Simon Says Challenge - LET IT SNOW
Totally Tilda - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Calendar December - COLD AND FROSTY
Cute Card Thursday 299 - CHRISTMAS CATCH UP
Southern Girls Challenge - CHRISTMAS WISHES
Crafty Catz 211 - ANYTHING GOES
Divas by Design - ANYTHING GOES
Fab 'n' Funky 197 - SNOWFLAKES

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Sketch

Good afternoon everyone, hope you're having a good week. I'm feeling very Christmassy with all the decorations up, the Christmas cake baked... and tasted yum :P and with all these Christmas cards! For some parties now, Christmas shopping, vacation leave and the midnight mass to finish it off!

Anyway, it's that day of the week today when I share my DT card for the new challenge at

The theme for this week is a SKETCH challenge and this is what I came up with.

For my card I used Papermania DP and three dies, two of which are new.. the Christmas tree which was a freebie in a magazine and the hollies which I got from Joanna Sheen. To the tree I attached some bells which I got from a local craft shop here... I really loved the bells on the tree even though I had such a hard time to fix them !!! but still, I really enjoyed doing the card since I got me some new Christmas stuff te he he :)

The image that I was so lucky to use for my card is Sleepy Santa from our first sponsor for this week Rick St Dennis.
.. and we also have a second sponsor
Check out the challenge blog for details of the prizes.
This is the sketch which you must follow to play along and don't forget that you must also use either ProMarkers, FlexMarkers, TriaMarkers, AquaMarkers or Neon Markers on your projects.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Divas by Design - ANYTHING GOES
Passion for Promarkers - INCLUDE A SENTIMENT
Crafty Sentiments - CHRISTMAS
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays 244 - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLORS
Crafty Ribbons 73 - SPORTS and/or STRIPES
Totally Gorjuss 213 - ANYTHING WITH SANTA
C is for Challenge 12 - TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowmen Trio

I had a crafty weekend for a change and my mojo seemed to come back for a while, managing to make me some Christmas cards!! ... This is one of them and for this card I used this fun image from Bugaboo that I had won some time ago from the challenge at Savvy's yay :) thanks

The background paper is a digi one, the snowflakes are new dies which I bought some time ago, but first time using them!!! and the Christmas Tree die was a freebie in a magazine. I cut out the pot myself from gold card and then embossed the top of it! 

I have of course colored the image with my promarkers and finished off the card with some gold trimmed ribbon and peel off sentiment. It was quick and I really enjoyed making it :)

Entering my card in these challenges today
Crafty Calendar December - COLD AND FROSTY
Sweet Stampin' - RIBBONS
A Gem of a Challenge 109 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz 210- USE TWO OR MORE DIES
Stampin' for the Weekend - USE SOME RED
Crafty Ribbons 73 - SPOTS or STRIPES
Bearly-Mine Challenge 115 - CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT
Papertake Weekly -ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking.
Hubby is away this week to London and I got Bokwa my class today and still have to prepare dinner!! Yikes !!  Better be off .............


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

For a Child

Hello everyone.. I'm still here :P My posts are so sparse lately, sorry, but have lots going on at the moment...  long hours at the office, hubby on leave and painting the house, and the usual Bokwa classes and marathon training as well!!! Since I had my birthday this year and reached the age of 45 I have become somewhat of a fitness enthusiast (or freak?? ha ha). Last Sunday in fact I did the 7km President's Fun Run for Charity and I really enjoyed it. I used to do it as a walk but I've been wishing to do the run instead, so this year, after lots of training, I managed it and am so proud of myself too :) Really wish to continue, but don't want to give up my card making too.. and so I'm really hoping to be better off next year doing less hours at the office!!

Anyway, here's my card now, which I'm posting for the new challenge at

The theme for this week is

To make my card I used a Forever Friends stamp and if you look closely, even the ribbon has the cute teddy on it! I colored the image with my promarkers, border die cut is from Crafty Sentiments and then used Papermania die cut flowers which I've had for a very very long time... I really love it when I do this :)

We are this week sponsored by Marianne Design and there's this lovely prize for the winner.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Oldie But A Goodie - RIBBON and/or LACE (flowers)
Pile It On 48 - P is for .. PINK
2 Sisters Challenge 172 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you so much for looking

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Anything Goes

Hello everyone. It's that time of the week when I post my DT card for the new challenge at

The theme for this week is an easy ANYTHING GOES and so I decided to do a Christmas Card, using the image, Snow Dad by Digi Blessings from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

To do my card I just used a left over DP, a sentiment, and two gems!! and that's it! I just felt like doing a clean card this time.. actually my mojo felt that way.. but I love how it turned out.. the cute image just does the job! 

Will be back with some challenges:

Thank you for looking

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Weddings and Anniversaries

I'm a day late this week with my DT Card! I've been staying overtime all week long and ending up so tired when I get home..  not even going to Bokwa too ! Boo :( .. I have at least got better, no more sneezing, just in time for me to do the 5km Run last Friday. I managed to do all the run with some encouragement from a friend who was running beside me, and did it in 27.30 mins. So my next marathon now is the President's Run for Charity on 1st December, this time 7km! Looking forward to that one :)

Anyway, better get to to my DT Card now for the new challenge at I ♥ Promarkers.

The theme for this week is WEDDINGS and ANNIVERSARY.

A perfect theme for me as I'm all the time being asked to do wedding cards, this one, for a change, I did it for me to give away to friends who were getting married. 

For the image I used one of my fave stamps from Lili of the Valley and colored it with my promarkers. The background embossing folder was a freebie in a magazine, the flower die is Impression Obsession and I had bought the hearts die cuts a long long time ago.

We are this week sponsored by Inky Impressions and the prize for the winner is a $10 voucher.

Entering my card in these challenges today
Fab 'n' Funky 194 - ANYTHING GOES
LOTV's Ideas to Inspire - PINK and WHITE

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Red and Green

Just last week we were still basking in the warm sunshine and wearing Summer clothes and now all of a sudden it's gone all cold and Wintry! That would have been ok if I didn't catch a cold :( I missed the Latin dance class yesterday, today's Bokwa fitness class and by the looks of it, also my first 5km Fun Run next Friday! All this, coupled with loads of work at the office and hubby abroad, I'm obviously not in such a smiley mood :( 

Anyway, being Wednesday today I have my DT card  for the new challenge at 

The theme for this week is
Well to me that spelled Christmas, and so I did a Christmas card using one of my images from Stamp Fairy.
I have colored the image with my promarkers, used Papermania DP and again my snow pen which I had bought from Joanna Sheen. I really love this pen, and it's so fun seeing the snow puff up when I heat it! The bottom border die is Spellbinders.

We are this week sponsored by Di's Digis and also by Visible Image with this prize.

Entering my card in these challenges to
Crafty Creations 248 - DIES AND PUNCHES
Fab 'n' Funky 193 - ANYTHING GOES
Charisma Cardz 44 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Calendar November - ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS

Well that's all for today. I'm off for an early night.
Thank you for looking

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pumpkin Photo Inspiration Challenge

It's not usual that I post a card on a Friday, but last time I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Savvy Handmade Cards for this week, and so here I am with a card.

For my card I used an image from Stamp Fairy which I colored with my promarkers, DP from a magazine and loads of flowers from my stash.

The challenge for this week is to use this gorgeous pumpkin photo as inspiration.

Entering my card in these challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - AUTUMN /FALL COLORS
Crafty Creations - AUTUMN COLORS
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Divas By Design - USE A DIGI

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

All That Glitters

Hi everyone, Wednesday again, so here I am with a card! .. I do try to post more frequently, but lately with Bokwa classes, marathon training and Salsa/Latin classes as well, it's just impossible, this besides work at and housework .. Yes, my days are so full at the moment and I'm always wishing I can stretch time to have more time for card-making.. hmm maybe I just need to quit my job :P ha ha wishful thinking!! 

Anyway, here is my card, another Christmas card this week for the new challenge starting today at

The theme for this week is
I thought it would be perfect to make me another Christmas card.
The image that I used was a magazine freebie from Wild Rose Studio. The DP is from Papermania, and red glitter snowflake diecut is Spellbinders

If you look closely you can see the glitter on the trims of her dress, glove and hat and also on the snow, besides on the snowflake.

This week we have two sponsors. Marianne Designs
and by Hobbybook too.

Entering my card in these challenges today
Bearly-Mine 111 - ANYTHING GOES
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Totally Gorjuss 208 - ANYTHING GOES WITH SNOW
Allsorts Challenge 231 - CHRISTMAS CHEER
Deep Ocean 64 - WINTER
Crafty Girls Challenge - ANYTHING GOES

I've also got some exciting news today as I won digis from Glamoureyes at

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Anything Goes

Hello everyone... Wednesday again.. time is going by so quickly and soon it will be Christmas, so for this week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers I decided to make a Christmas card since the theme is

For my card I am using an image from Crafty Sentiments and new DP from Papermania. The Christmas tree and the sentiment I have recycled from an old Christmas card and the bells are metal embellishments which I've had for a very long time!!
I love how it turned out, and so pleased too with my coloring of the hair.. find black hair quite a challenge!

This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments
and the prize is 3 digi images.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Southern Girls - SHINE ON
The Corrosive Challenge - BINGO (dies, image, metal)
Simon Says Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Sentiments 29 - ANYTHING GOES
Created With Love 64 - ANYTHING GOES
Crazy Challenges 157 - B is for .. (baubles, bells, bow, black, boots)

Thank you for looking

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Minnie Mouse

Unfortunately lately I haven't been the ideal blogger.... the fact is that I have been a bit busy with ordered card and also busy with lots of exercising as I will taking part in a marathon; a short one of 7km. It has always been my wish to do a marathon, and so when the bank where I work offered it's staff professional coaching to do the President's Run in December, I immediately applied! This of course doesn't leave me much free time, but I am so enjoying it and am so looking forward to the run now which I'm really hoping won't be my last!!!

Anyway, today Sunday I thought I would share this card I made for a girl who loves Minnie Mouse.

I found the image from the internet, DP is from Nitwits, star die is Spellbinders, flower border die, which I colored with my promarkers, is Memory Box and the number die is Die-Namics. The lovely letters dies are new, and they are Tattered Lace.. so pleased I got these as the other letter dies I have are larger and you had to cut a lot of letters together, not just the ones you needed, besides that they do not cut as clean as these.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Creative Fingers - ANYTHING + option MOVIES INSPIRED
Crafty Girls Challenge - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pink Hair

Hello everyone. Still very nice and warm weather here, just a little bit cooler and I am loving it! 
It's a new week and so it's time for a new challenge at
The theme for this week is

I  have to confess that this is my second attempt as I made a big mess with my first one, coloring the hair with a socking pink color, which I didn't like at all! I never colored pink hair, so this theme was quite a challenge for me, but finally I managed with a lighter pink. 
The image that I am using is from our fab sponsor for this week, Sherri Baldy,
and this week three winners will each win five of her Bestie images.

Sorry for such a short post today, but have to go out now and this internet is so slow, it's driving me crazy!! I will be back with some challenges.

Thank you for looking

So I'm back with some challenges that I would like to enter
Passion For Promarkers 221 - GIVE ME A P (pink)
Allsorts 229 - RIBBON AND BOWS
Creative Inspirations 236 - ANYTHING GOES

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I always say that we do not have an Autumn here in Malta.. and in fact at the moment the  temperature is a hot 30C!.. People are still going to the beach but I'm really longing for some cooler weather now .. .. 
Anyway, I'm sure you didn't stop here today to hear about the weather! So onto my card and for today I have made a Christmas card for the new challenge starting today at

The theme for this week is
For my card I am using one of our sponsor's cute images which I colored with my promarkers and then added some snow with my special pen. DP is from Papermania, Christmas trees with an oldie punch, snowflake die is Spellbinders and corner die is Die Namics!

To finish it off I added some glitter, gems and of course a nice sentiment as well.

We are this week sponsored by the Stamp Fairy
and the prize is a $10 gift certificate.

Entering my card in these challenges today:
Crafting Musketeers 6 - CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER
Southern Girls - SING A SONG (Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Dean Martin)
Creative Craft Challenge 21 - ANYTHING GOES BLOGAVERSARY
Bearly-Mine 108 - ANYTHING GOES
LEJ Designs 75 - CELEBRATE
4 Krafty Girlz - ANYTHING GOES
Stampin for the Weekend - ANYTHING GOES
2 Sisters Challenge 165 - ANYTHING GOES

I also have some exciting news today :) 
First I won at Savvy Handmade Cards some digi stamps from Bugaboo with this card

and I also did the Top 3 at Crafty Little Fairies with this card woo hoo :)
Crafty Little Fairies 

No luck yet though with receiving my prize that I had won over a month ago from One Stitch At A Time  
boo hoo sad sad face :( 

As always, thank you for looking

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