Saturday, December 31, 2011

Please click here if you are looking for my Christmas Candy

And here if you are looking for the StampFairy Blog Hop.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Candy Winner and a Candy Alert too

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and had all your wishes come true. We had a good one too with in-laws and other family and then this week it's been SALE shopping ;) and having guests over, with lots of  preparations for this.... so I want to say sorry for not being around at all. I knew it was going to be hard to blog away with hubby on vacation leave and kids at home as well..

Anyway, I thought I would draw the winner of my Christmas Candy today since I should have done that already. Thanks to all who entered my candy and everyone for being around with me.

So who is it this time




and the winner this time is


Congrats to Chrissy on winning my candy, really hope you will enjoy the goodies and for all my other followers, will soon be having another candy next year... wow it will soon be my Blogaversary again, time really flies, can't believe it !!!!!  so keep a look out.

And now I got some exciting news ... yay I was so lucky again last week, this time at Do You Stack Up GET YOUR BADGE and won a $10 gift certificate from Inky Impressions 

woo hoo :)

... and I had also won Cebelica's candy this month. Lookie at all the goodies. Thank you so much, I'm really going to have fun with these.

I also have a candy alert now at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge. The Candy will stay open til the 6th of January. So go here to check all the details.

No card today unfortunately, am trying to do something but am finding it really hard !!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you a fantastic New Year


Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards

I wasn't planning on posting anything today, Christmas Eve, but seeing that Debby has the Favourite Five Christmas Cards for 2011 up and running, I thought it would be the perfect day to post my fave five.

Always is so  difficult to choose, but finally here they are, I decided on these five. 

Blue and White card which I had made using a free stamp from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.

And a frosty look on a Scalloped Easel Card, love doing these, so simple and fun.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer now, using a StampFairy image.

and another StampFairy image, Barry Winter this time... so cute.

And finally Eira.. love this one, she is so beautiful I think.

It was good to look back onto the Christmas cards I made through the year, thank you Debby :) 

I'm off to get ready now. We're going to dinner tonight with in-laws and then to the midnight mass. Tomorrow, Christmas Day, will be spending it at brother-in-law.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Friday, December 23, 2011

A Wedding Card

The theme this week at Kenny K, and at so many other Challenge Blogs at the moment too, is ANYTHING GOES ... Well definitely I had to join in, especially when I had this wedding card to post, which I made using my newest image from Kenny K... and which of course is just perfect for this challenge.

I really love how this card turned out, so fun and elegant at the same time I think. I coloured image with promarkers, leaves and hearts dies are Marianne Creatables, DP is Papermania, and centre die Spellbinders.

I have some exciting news now yay :) .. I won last week's Totally Gorjuss challenge 
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and so now have a nice £10 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen woo hoo :) 
Kind sponsors 

Some photos today as well...
woops sorry it looks like it's getting to be a really long post!

Well, remember last time I was saying about being asked to contribute to the Christmas edition of the in-house magazine of where I work. .. It is finally out... and so in time too, as today was my last day at work for this year since I'm on vacation leave now for the next five days yay. 

This is the front page and that is my page.
I had finally decided on a scalloped easel card. Thought it would be something different and that someone who isn't crafty and who only has basic craft stuff can try. 
This is a close up of the card. I suggested they use pictures from old Christmas Cards.

These are another two pages from the magazine. That's me again at the bottom when I had helped out in the Crafts day for the kids.  

One last photo.. all dressed up nicely now at the Cocktail party with my colleagues woo hoo

And of course some challenges now for my Wedding Card
Charisma Cardz 50- ANYTHING GOES
My Mum's Craft Shop 37 - ANYTHING GOES
Bearly-Mine 26 - ANYTHING GOES
Paper Sundaes 100 - CELEBRATIONS
Hotshot Craft Blog - USE PROMARKERS
Everybody-Art-Challenge 173 - ANYTHING GOES

Told you there are so many anything goes challenges at the moment he he

Thank you for looking today
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year


Edit - Another challenge as the one at Hotshot Craft Blog has ended, so am entering my Easel Card in the new one, where the theme this time is EASEL CARDS. Thanks to Sharon for letting me know.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Anything GOES

It is still Winter weather here.... this morning it didn't stop raining and it is very windy too brrr.. . We have brought out the heater now and I added another quilt he he so cosy and warm, love it. .. so much harder to get out of bed in the mornings now.

This is my card for today's new Challenge at I Love Promarkers.
The theme this time is an easy one
and the challenge will be running for two weeks this time as well.

For my card I used one of my LOTV images, coloured it with my promarkers and kept my card very clean and fresh, just like babies. 

We are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and the prize is a $10 gift certificate.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Bearly-Mine 26 - ANYTHING GOES
Delightful Sketches - ANYTHING GOES
The Corrosive Challenge 139 - ANYTHING EXCEPT CHRISTMAS
Hotshot Craft Blog - USE PROMARKERS
Paper Sundaes 100 - CELEBRATIONS

And now I have some news as well ..I did the Top 3 at Creative Craft Challenges 
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with this card. Yay so exciting  .. another new badge for my sidebar :)

Thank you for looking today

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Bookmark

Good morning ladies, hope everyone is ok and keeping warm. It's gone quite cold over here, and yesterday evening to go out I had to wear a thick jacket and scarf... brrr.. and it was raining too. Well finally! it's December, about time now too. 

Anyway, today it's Tuesday, so it's time for another new challenge at Crafty Sentiments. This week the theme is a nice and simple one and we want to see some BOOKMARKS. I rarely do any bookmarks, so being also so busy with Christmas round the corner and hubby on vacation leave, I made a simple one............ but o so cute I think... I really really love how it turned out.... 
...... .... but then.. could I go wrong with this sweet sweet Strawberry Delight stamp?

To do my bookmark I coloured stamp with my promarkers, and then I used my Tim Holtz distress inks to do the sky and some clouds. The sentiment and butterflies are from other stamps.

Don't forget that the Crafty Sentiments SALE is still on till next Saturday if you were thinking on getting anything from the store.

And now some news as well. .. lots of it too.

So first, there will be a Love and Romance stamps launch on the 3rd of January
 and then the launch of a brand new monthly challenge blog in February, along our regular weekly one with lots of Crafty Sentiments Designs give-aways

and also

Just go to the Challenge Blog for all the details.

I am entering my bookmark in these challenges today
Delightful Sketches - ANYTHING GOES
The Corrosive Challenge 139 - ANYTHING EXCEPT CHRISTMAS
Hotshot Craft Blog - USE PROMARKERS

So, really hope to see you playing with us for our last challenge for this year. As always, there will be two winners, one getting four digi images from the store and another one, picked from the ones using a Crafty Sentiments image, will win one digi image. 

Thank you for looking today.

Don't forget to join in my Christmas Candy.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Let It Snow

I was having a bit of a blogging break last weekend as hubby is now on vacation leave .. but today there is a new challenge starting at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog and since Stamp Fairy are sponsoring, some of the Stampfairies are joining in as well.

The theme for this week is

and this is what I did.... a clean and simple card... just perfect for those quick Christmas cards.
For my card I used the sweet Donny from the Donny Winter Collection, coloured him with my promarkers, some glitter and then some snowflakes and a sentiment from my Inkadinkadoo stamp set to finish it off.. woot woot, so quick, really loved how it turned out :)

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Simply Less Is More 46 - MUSIC (There's No Business like Show Business)
ABC Challenge - F is for FROSTY

and this is last Friday's new release at Stamp Fairy

Don't forget that the StampFairy Christmas SALE is still running

Thank you for looking today

Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards

Today, a new challenge starts at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog and since Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring, some of the DT Girls are playing along as well.

The theme for this week is

and this is what I did.

I used the Cozy Fireplace image, coloured it with my promarkers, my poinsettia die from Spellbinders.. 

and this gorgeous Christmas tree which I had in my stash for a very long long time. I added all the glitter and embellishments on it. The red droplets are pop-outs from my spellbinders snowflakes die.

And this is my tag, which reads .. All hearts come home for the Holidays.. ... and is a stamp from my MSE (My Sentiments Exactly) Christmas stamp set. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Dream Valley 22 - CHRISTMAS
Cupcake Craftroom December - CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Thank you for looking today.
Really hope you pop over to the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog
and join in the fun.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Love .. Blue and White

Hello, good afternoon. It's another nice sunny day here in Malta, but I was back to work today, so I was just drooling at it from the office window, wishing I was out there enjoying it.... Hopefully this weather will stay for when I am on vacation leave. A few more days now and I'm freeeee for a few days he he :) 

 Anyways, it's Wednesday today, so a new challenge has just started at I Love Promarkers and this week we love BLUE AND WHITE. I thought I would do me another Christmas card  ...

For my card today I used a really sweet freebie stamp from the magazine Cardmaking and Papercraft, papers from stash, some gems and ribbon and some gorgeous dies. The die where I stamped my sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments, poinsettia Spellbinders, the flourish standing is Joy Crafts and the oval centre die and other flourish are both Marianne Creatables.

We are this week sponsored by Crafty Emma store and the prize is £10 voucher from the store.

I am entering my card in these challenges today

Crafts and Me - CHRISTMAS
Divas By Design 17 - MERRY CHRISTMAS
Ladybug Crafts Ink 50 - BINGO (ribbon, flowers, dies)
Bearly-Mine Challenge 25 - UN-TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS
Delightful Sketches - BLUE CHRISTMAS
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 164 - ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

And now I want to show you this sweet stamp  that I won from the Everybody-Art-Challenge. Woo hoo so fun  : ) thank you girls.

And some photos as well now... finally !!! These are from the Crafty Day that we had for the kids.

   All the kids in my group happy with their project

The finished project

And all the three groups... One group did a crib, and another did glass painting.

That was a really great day, tiring but loved it and everyone is already looking forward for another one.

Thank you for looking


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Purple and Green

It's a Public Holiday in Malta today, so seeing that probably we will be going out as it's another nice sunny day, I got up really really early to write and send out .. definitely.. hopefully .. my Christmas Cards ... of course after coffee, biscuits and some blogging.!!! Can't keep away from this :)

So since it's Tuesday, it's time for another new challenge at Crafty Sentiments, and this week our theme is a colour combo of PURPLE and GREEN. I have of course made a Christmas Card, and a clean and simple one today .. so quick too, but still so fun I think. I really loved how it turned out.
The image that I used is this cute digi snowman stamp, which I coloured with my promarkers. The sentiment is from my Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set, two snowflakes and some glitter to finish it off.

Really hope to see you come playing with us this week. As always, there are two winners, one getting four digi images from the store and another one, picked from the ones using a Crafty Sentiments image, will win one digi image.

These are my challenges for my card today.
Cards For Men - NUMBER 2 (for my two snowflakes) + BLOGHOP
Dream Valley 22 - CHRISTMAS

Thank you for looking today.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Celebrations

Hello everyone. It's a nice sunny day here in Malta today... really doesn't feel Christmassy at all. hope the weather stays like this for tomorrow as well, as it's a Public Holiday in Malta tomorrow..

Anyway, I have my DT Card for today's new challenge at Stamp Fairy, which challenge this time will run until the end of the month. A little break for us Stampfairy girls to spend time with out families during the holidays. ...

The theme this time is HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS and for my card I decided to use this fun stamp of Lenny from the Lenny Happy New Year collection. I thought it would be perfect for this theme.

A very colourful card today... the papers were magazine freebies, stars are die-Namics, border punch is Fiskars and the banners stamp were another magazine freebie. Images are coloured with promarkers,

and I followed this sketch to do my card.

This is last week's fun release - Barry Countdown to Christmas

and these are my challenges.
The Sweet Stop - THE SKETCH
Squiggles and Giggles - LET'S CELEBRATE
Dream Valley 22 - CHRISTMAS
Passion for Promarkers - CELEBRATIONS

Thank you for looking today.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Use a Digi with OSAAT

I love Christmas, but it is always such a busy month! I have now also been asked to contribute to this month's In-House Magazine that is published where I work and have to prepare a step-by-step tutorial for a Christmas Card. Of course I couldn't refuse, so I'm racking my brains at the moment to see what I can come up with as it has to be simple for someone who isn't crafty and I have to give it to them by tomorrow! I will of course let you know how it goes.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time and the theme for this week is

To do my card this time I used the beautiful Rosalee from the Delicious Doodles gorgeous images.

I coloured my image with promarkers, DP is from my DCWV Floral Prints Paper stack, sentiment Hero Arts, border punch Martha Stewart, butterfly punch is X-Cut and the dies are Marianne Creatables. 

We are this week sponsored by the Stamping Boutique

and I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Creative Craft Challenges - FAUX OR REAL STITCHING
Totally Papercrafts 96 - ANYTHING BUT CHRISTMAS
Papertake Weekly - ANYTHING GOES
Cute Card Thursday 194 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Catz 112 - ANYTHING GOES

We are out again today, it's a really nice day here. This time we are going to the other side of Malta, for the Sunday Market in Marsaxlokk. It's been quite some time since I've been there, so looking forward for another nice day out, just me and hubby.

Thank you for looking


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