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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.

Hugs
xxx

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

Hugs
xxx






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 

xxx








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. 
Hugs

xxx





Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Blog Hop with Amy at Crafty Sentiments

Hi everyone, its challenge time at Crafty Sentiments but this week, to celebrate some new Amy stamps, it's going to be a bit different. First, we have this adorable Amy freebie for you. Isn't she sweet ... just make anything you like with her for the challenge. .. easy peasy.. There will be one winner from the challenge who will win three digis from the shop. 


And then we are also having a blog hop, where 5 lucky winners will each win one Amy stamp... yay !  So make sure you come and hop along with us for your chance to win..



All the girls this week used a different Amy for their card, and I got to play with this darling Amy in Cloud. Not one of the new stamps, but I still hadn't used her, so I was really so pleased.  


For my card I coloured Amy with my promarkers, cut around her and then popped her up with foam on a die cut. A simple bow, computer generated sentiment which I did ..

and one of Geraldine's lovely embroidered butterflies to finish it off.

So if you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from Axa's blog, but if not, you should go from the start at the Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog. Make sure you leave a comment letting us know you have visited us to be in with a chance to win ....

Your next stop on the hop is Pinky and this is the Blog Hop line in case you get lost. 
Dora - you are here



I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- Flutter By Wednesdays 147 - OPEN
Paper Cutz 83 - YOUR CHOICE
The Crafty Pad 113 - A DIGI
Wild Orchid 19 - DIEING TO PUNCH IT OUT
Cupcake Craft 134 - MONOCHROME
Ladybug Crafts Ink 20 - MONOCHROME
Creative Cowgirls - MONOCHROME



Thanks for looking today.

Hugs

xxx






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 :) 


Hugs

xxx

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Little Pixie called Mattie

This is a card I did today .. I needed a 'Missing You' card and thought this adorable little pixie, called Mattie, was just perfect for what I wanted. 


Mattie is a freebie too... wow awesome .. and so a big thank you first must go to the creator, Sara Sherlock for this adorable stamp.. Thank you Sara. I had so much fun making this card and really hope you like what I did with her. xx

For my card . I coloured stamp with my promarkers, computer generated sentiment, flower with my new CREAlies flower die, leaves with my MS punch.. 


and today I added some glitter as well. Don't, or rather, rarely do this, but I felt that today it was the final touch that my pixie needed.

I followed this sketch today ..

and I am entering my card in these challenges 

Flutter By Wednesdays 146 - THE SKETCH
Passion for Promarkers 92 - IN THE GARDEN
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
The Crafty Pad 113 - A DIGI
Wild Orchid 19 - DIEING TO PUNCH IT OUT
Charisma Cardz 11 - TO DIE FOR

Thank you for looking... hope to be back soon with some candy :)

Hugs
Dora
xxx

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

Hugs
xxx

Monkey Business

Hi girls, back to work today ...yes this is a scheduled post ...  aahh when am I going to retire ?? ha ha still some time to go, but for now it has to be .. otherwise how am I going to get the goodies for my cards  .. wink wink  : )  

Today I have my DT card for this week's Stamp Fairy Challenge, which the theme today is to follow Gerda's gorgeous sketch. I decided to use this sweet Monkey Bananas stamp for my card, which I coloured with my promarkers, used my Nestabilities ...
some doodling around the paper and a computer generated sentiment which I did myself :) 

This is the lovely sketch which you need to follow and don't forget to use a Stamp Fairy stamp for your chance to win. 

There's always one or two fun new releases weekly ..  like this one here but then there's also the freebies in the store. Go check them out, I'm sure you will definitely find something you will like! 

and these are my challenges for today
Charisma Cardz 11 - TO DIE FOR
Wild Orchid 19 - DIEING TO PUNCH IT OUT
I Love Promarkers 57 - MEN'S CARDS
Card Makin Mamas 17 - ANIMALS
Paper Cutz 83 - ANYTHING GOES
- The Crafty Pad 113- USE A DIGI
Creative Cowgirls 9 - MONOCHROME
CES Challenges 28 - INSPIRED BY A SONG (Monkey Song from the Jungle Book)

Thanks for looking

Hugs
xx


PS .. don't forget Gerda's Stamp Fairy Followers candy ..




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


xxx

Trees

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.

Hugs
xxx

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring

It's so quiet here today... everyone out somewhere except me .. I should be doing housework, but what am I doing instead.... blog hopping and blogging he he .. did do some housework in between but still got things to do, but anyway I got a card for now before I go to do some more housework aaarrgggh  ..

I am using Roses today from Blue Butterfly Stamps which I had won some time ago .. was dying to find me some time to make something with her... she is so sweet. Coloured her with my promarkers.. papers a free gift in the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine ..


sentiment is a freebie, also from Bizzy Becs Store and flowers from my stash. Today I used again my Marianne Designs Branch Leaf which I had so much fun cutting up for a different look. Love how it turned out. 

This is the sketch that I followed today...  errm hope it's ok that I added an extra cut..

and my challenges for today.

Stamptacular Sunday 102 - THE SKETCH
Sir Stampalot March Challenge - SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Stamp and Create 9 - SPRING
Wild Orchid 19 - DIEING TO PUNCH IT OUT
Kaboodle Doodles 58 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Simon Says Challenge - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thank you for looking today.

Hugs
xxx

Friday, March 18, 2011

Nadine

It's either no posts at all for me or two posts in a single day.... aaaahhh but I was playing with my new goodies he he :)

So as I was saying, this is my second card today and I made it for some challenges, one of which is closing in a few hours! I used my Kraftin Kimmie's Nadine stamp today...  I coloured her with my promarkers ..

and after cutting around her I popped her up on a die cut. Some embossing with my new embossing folder, love it and then added some flowers which I did with my new Flowers CREAlies die cut.

Today I tried something different and layered them up, loved how they turned out.

The gorgeous sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments.

And this is the sketch that I followed to do my card.


My challenges 
Kraftin Kimmie 69 - ANYTHING GOES
Sketch N Stash 57 - THE SKETCH
All That Scraps - BIRTHDAY
Wild Orchid Challenge 19 - DIEING TO PUNCH IT OUT
Simon Says Challenge - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Charisma Cardz 11 - TO DIE FOR
Sarah Hurley 34 - EMBOSSING
Stamp Something - SOMETHING SWEET
Kaboodle Doodles - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Thanks for looking today.

Hugs
xxx

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.

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bobby

Hello girls, how are you today? Hope well and not like my little teddy here on my card. Poor thing, he looks like he caught a bug..... Isn't he cute, that is Bobby, one of today's new releases at Crafty Sentiments and it's also time for a new challenge yay !

The theme this week is ANIMALS and for my card today I just had to use some of my new papers which my postman delivered this week, and which were from the gift I had won from Quick Cards. The border punch is Martha Stewart and I did the sentiment on a Word Document which I then cut out in a tag.

Of course, had to add some flowers. These lovely flowers were a gift from my very first follower, Kelly. Just hadn't used these yet and so glad I hadn't as they seem to have been made just for these papers... look at the colours how they match, I am so pleased with the result  :)  I also used my leaf die cut today, which this time I cut in three pieces for something different. .. love how it turned out.


Hope you like my card today. Don't forget to pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog for more inspiration, this week all the girls are using different stamps of the darling Bobby and the lucky winner will win our new Mini Kit Release Pack
as well as some digis from our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs.


Before I go now, I also wanted to show you some new baby sentiments that Suzette has created this week. Lovely aren't they, can't wait to use them.


I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- Wild Orchid Challenge 19 - DIEING TO PUNCH IT OUT
- Scrap Creations 15 - ANYTHING GOES
Alphabet Challenge - S is for STRIPES
AUD Sentiments 24 - GET WELL SOON

Thanks for looking.
Hugs
xxx


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