Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bentley Bears

Two boring long days over finally...... The only good thing was that I was in Valletta and I could do some errands and some shopping in my lunch break he he 

Anyways, knowing that I would be able to go to the post office I quickly set off to prepare some cards which I needed to post. This is one of them which I made for my other brother who lives in Australia. His birthday is next month and I am so happy to be sending this so early ... in fact, one of the other cards I sent yesterday was a belated card ... so belated  : |  ... not showing that for now, until she receives it. Hope she likes it and errmm forgives me .......

For my card I used papers from Bearly-Mine, stars done with my Die Namics stars die which I had got from Simon Says and border punch with my MS stars punch.

The stamp was a freebie in the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, coloured it with my promarkers and today I tried to do some clouds as well... was really nervous about it, so it doesn't show much, but next time I will try to be bolder.

I am entering my card in these challenges today:
- Simon Says Stamp - STARS and STRIPES
- Charizma Cards 21 - BOY OH BOY
- Lexi's Creations 41 - FATHER'S DAY or A MAN'S CARD
- Pollycraft Monday 95 - BE MY TEDDY BEAR
- Sweet Stamps 17 - MASCULINE
- Birthday Sundaes 11 - MASCULINE
- Dream Valley 8 - STAMP SOMETHING

Thank you for looking today... please hop by tomorrow as I got some fabulous news which made me squeal :) and I've been keeping secret for quite some time too woot woot  :)

Big hugs

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Sketch with Stamp Fairy

Hello morning everyone, it's Monday, and today (and tomorrow as well) I going to be in Valletta to attend a work related course..... so, long hours again..... boo..... One good thing though is that I can hop to the post office in my lunch break he he  

... before I forget... but I'm sure you heard, Malta voted YES to legalize divorce yesterday... so it just has to go through Parliament now and then we will join the rest of the world, except the Philippines I think, that has divorce!

Anyway, I have my DT card for this week's Stamp Fairy Challenge today. The challenge this week is to follow a sketch and for my card I used Lenny Notes. The image comes blank without the sentiment, I did that on the computer before printing out the digi.

Coloured him with my promarkers, and popped up the Thank You note and hands. To do the buttons I used my Martha Stewart punch, the embossing with an embossing folder which I had got from The Secret Crafter Shop and the gorgeous ribbon is from Debby.. love this ribbon, thanks again Debby xxx

This is the sketch to follow if you would like to play along.. don't forget you need to use Stamp Fairy Stamps...
and these are the latest new releases.


I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- Cards For Men 11 - NO PAPER
- Digital Tuesday 112 - ADD SOME TEXTURE
- Tuesday Throwdown 50 - STRIPES
- Sisterhood of Crafters - BUTTONS
- Charisma Cardz 21 - BOY OH BOY
- Do It With Digis 11 - ALL ABOUT THE BOYS
- CES Challenges 38 - EMBOSSING
- The Secret Crafter Saturday 136 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
- Lexi's Creations 41 - FATHER'S DAY or A MAN'S CARD

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

OSAAT - 64

Hi everyone, good morning, it's Sunday, so it's time for another fun challenge at One Stitch At A Time. The challenge this week is 4TH OF JULY or PICNICS and for my card today I was given one of Kelly's Kids new gorgeous images to work with. Didn't have any picnic related stuff so I decided to go for the red blue white colours.

Quite a simple card today.... just used two DPs, one border punch, and a new banner stamp which I received last week in the post.

It is quite by chance that I got it, as when I finally found out with which magazine it came free, I also found out it was sold out...  but luck was with me as a really nice guy at the publishing company said he had an extra one and said he would send it over to me ........ waaa hooo... I couldn't believe it, was so excited. .. and there are more stamps in the set too... so you'll be seeing more of this fun stamp  :)  

This week we are sponsored by Lili Of The Valley.. errmm can I join?

And these are my challenges for today.
- Craft Your Passion 59 - LET IT HANG OUT
- Paper Cutz 93 - BANNERS
- Catch The Bug - BRIGHT COLOURS

Thank you for looking today. By the way, they are still counting the votes here.. I am so curious what the result will be... should be sometime soon.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Just For You

Malta is voting today if we want divorce or not! Having grown up with no divorce, marriage for life thoughts, was really unsure if or what to vote, but anyway, finally I went and voted! So we will see tomorrow what the outcome will be... 

I made this card today for some fun challenges, using some of my new goodies :) For my card today I used one of my Pollycraft digi images, coloured it with my promarkers, papers from a magazine free gift and the Marianne Creatables Doily is one of my new purchase... like?
The sentiment and gorgeous fun ribbon are from Debby... can you see I made sure I didn't hide any part of the ribbon he he, I love it. Thanks again Debby xx
And these flowers I did them using the English Rose die, another of my new purchase. Couldn't get them right immediately and nearly gave up, but then I remembered my quilling tool.. and hey ho... the job was done!

I am entering my card in these challenges today
- Pollycraft Monday Challenge 64 - BINGO (flowers, lace, buttons)
- Bearly-Mine Challenges 11 - DIE CUTS and LACE
- Passion for Promarkers - ALL THE TWOs (butterflies flowers leaves buttons DPs)
- Anything Goes Challenge 41 - BINGO (flowers, lace/ribbon, dies)
- Fab 'n' Funky 74 - CUTE and CUDDLY
- Crafty Catz 84 - PINK and GREEN
- Totally Papercrafts 68 - PINK and GIRLIE
- Bunny Zoes May - LACE
- Stamptacular Sunday 112 - BEARnecessities

Not going out today as hubby wanted to watch football. Was thinking of hopping off to my craftroom again but after yesterday am already starting to feel tired.. so I think I'm off for an early night now.

Thank you for looking


SALE!!! SALE!!! SALE!!! 15% Off

Hi, a quickie post but wanted to remind you about the 15% SALE that has just started at the Crafty Sentiments store, and ending on the 30th Bank Holiday Monday. BUT that is not all........ there is also FREE P&P for all UK Customers and a Reduced Postage for US Customers as well... so go and grab a bargain before it's not too late.

Just use the code on the banner for the discount.

.. will be back with a card ..


Friday, May 27, 2011

More Butterflies

Hi girls, sorry for being a bad blogger this week. Had some long days at work this week and today a course after work as for the hours, but yay for the course, really enjoyed it and also goodies to eat as well...yum! 

Have a VERY QUICK and VERY SIMPLE card today!!!  I really wanted to try another butterflies card for the Less Is More Challenge with more white space.... errm really not good with these.... but anyway, I really wanted to try another one.
I was inspired to do my card by this card I received from Kathy for my birthday and so I dug out my four squared stamp which I never used and some butterfly stamps from MS, which I also never used!!! O well I tried...........  

Anyway I got some goodies in my mail this week. These are from Chrissy ..he he we like to send goodies to each other, loved these, thank you Chrissy xxx .. and I also received more goodies which I had ordered, so fun, dies, card candy, stamps ...........

And wow more goodies. I received these TODAY and are the goodies which I won from Debby some time ago. Woo hoo look at those ribbon, they are fabulous, thank you Debby xxx


And some exciting news now as well ... I've been spotlighted at Little Miss Muffet challenge this week

with this card..

featured at Flutter By Wednesday 

with this card

and today I found out I also did the Top 3 at Cardmad Fairy Digi Days Challenge!

with this card. Woo hoo so exciting.... love this!!!

So now I'm off to add the badges to my sidebar, and to do some fun blog hopping. ....... don't look at the time........

See you 


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Special Occasions

Hi, Happy Thursday everyone, it's time for another Crafty Sentiments challenge. This week the theme is SPECIAL OCCASIONS and so, having an Anniversary card to do, I thought it was would be perfect to combine it for my DT Card and kill two birds with one stone...... errmmmmm... really not a very nice expression ... ... what about  ...  ... free two birds with one key ......... :)

Anyway, for my card today I used this cute Poppy and Henry digital stamp, which I coloured with my promarkers, paper was a magazine free gift papers and my MS leaf punch, DoCrafts butterfly punch, Nestablities and CREAlies flowers die.

This week we have two amazing sponsors:  


We are also having another fab new rubber stamp launch release next month on the 1st of June and for the chance to win one of these adorable rubber stamps just place this banner on your side bar and leave a comment HERE.

But that is not all, for the Bank Holiday on Monday the 30th, Suzette will be offering a discount on the website starting from Sunday 29th to the 30th. Just use the code before checking out. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Simply Create 44 - SPECIAL DAY / EVENT
- 2 Sisters Challenge 40 - USE A DIGI
- CES Challenge 37 -  EMBELLISH IT!
The Secret Crafter Saturday 135 - WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
- Stamptacular Sunday 112 - BEARnecessities
- A Spoonful of Sugar 153 - THINGS WITH WINGS
- Papertake Weekly - PALE, PRETTY PASTELS
- Passion for Promarkers 101 - ALL THE 2s (for my two teddies and two leaves)
- Anything Goes Challenge 41 - BINGO (ribbon, flowers, punches/dies)
- Truly Scrumptious 57 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking and don't forget to link up for my candy.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Butterfly

The challenge at Less Is More this week is butterflies. I'm not good with this style of cards, and find it so difficult, so only joined once so far, but anyway, when I saw this week's theme, I thought it was an opportunity to use my Pergamano Butterfly stamp set again, so I decided to have a go. .. 

I hope you like it at least, as I'm still not sure if I do or not. For the background I used a gorgeous Hero Arts rubber stamp which I had won from Simon Says Stamps some time ago, the 'Just for you' sentiment was a magazine freebie stamp and the dotted circles are from my Inkadinkadoo Circles and Spots stamp set. Today I also added some glittered 3D paint on the butterfly. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- A Spoonful of Sugar 153- THINGS WITH WINGS
- Flutter By Wednesdays 156 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
- PaperPlay 20 - SPARKLE
- Truly Scrumptious 57 - ANYTHING GOES

CANDY IS NOW CLOSED and winners have been picked here.

And now finally I got my Birthday Candy.. woot woot, I am really excited about it, I hope you like it  :)   I just asked our messenger to take me to Valletta today as I was sure I wasn't going to be able to go after work ...... woops!!! 
There is a lovely clear stamp set of butterflies from Pergamano, just like the one I used on my card today, handmade papers and those glass bubbles, don't know what they are called.... 

........ and I loved this one as well, thought I would have two winners again this time. The first one will win the above and the second will win this stamp set. Of course if the winners would like to change stamps I will try to do my best.

Hope you like it and join in. As always this candy is only for my current followers only, so you don't need to put on your side bar, but of course if you would like to that is ok. Of course new followers will be able to join in new candies...  I will leave the candy open for a month, so it will close on the 25th of June.

Just leave your name with Mr Linky...  thank you for joining in, and good luck xx


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Strawberry Delight

Today, after coming home from work, I found myself inking up this little sweetie from this month's Crafty Sentiments new release..... .....

I coloured the image with my promarkers, papers were magazine freebies and the sentiment stamp is from a Hero Arts Stamp Set. The butterfly stamps are not with the main stamp.. but freebie ones from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine ... I added them in the last minute when I saw some new challenges coming up today.... This is why I love challenges so much, didn't think about adding them before I saw the challenges, I think they came out really nice. ...  : )

This is the sketch that I followed to do my card today, which I rotated.

..and I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- Pear Tree Designs 50 - THE SKETCH
- Passion for Promarkers 101 - ALL THE 2's (2 butterflies, 2 DPs)
- Paper Playtime 46 - ANYTHING + CHARM
- A Spoonful of Sugar 153 - THINGS WITH WINGS
- Top Tip Tuesday 35 - 2 OR MORE STAMPS (butterflies and main image)
- Anything Challenge 41 - BINGO (punches, charms, gems)
- Flutter By Wednesday 155 - OPEN or sketch
- Penny's Paper Crafty 53 - ANYTHING GOES
- Truly Scrumptious 57 - ANYTHING GOES
- C.R.A.F.T. 103 - BIRTHDAYS + HOP
- Card Makin' Mamas 20 - 1 IMAGE, 2 DPs, 3 EMBELLISHMENTS
- CES Challenge 37 - EMBELLISH IT
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge - sketch or IN THE GARDEN
- Stamptacular Sunday 112 - BEARnecessities
- Stamp and Create - CHARMS

A candy alert now... Suzette is giving away one of the new rubber stamps released this month, so follow this link HERE for your chance to win... it runs until next Wednesday. 

And now... WOW look what is coming next month at Crafty Sentiments .... and these are not all the stamps being released..  you have to wait and seeeee........ I am so excited, they are so cute... and if you want the chance of winning one of the characters, just add the banner on your side bar... that's it !!!

Thank you for looking today


Monday, May 23, 2011


Hello, morning everyone, how was your weekend? Mine was so awesome! On Saturday went to the Malta Fashion Awards with my friend and her mates AND THEN .... woot woot ........ had the most fabulous time when we went off partying to a disco till the early hours of the morning!!!!! Yippeee I loved it, such a long time since I went dancing. Hubby DOESN'T like dancing and so I just have to don't go and I miss it so much. Needless to say, I was really tired the next day that I slept in .. guess my age is getting to me ha ha...

But onto my card now, it's time for another StampFairy Challenge today and this time we want to see BALLOONS .. one two or more ... somewhere on your project. For my card I used the cute Donny teddy bear dressed up as a ladybird and coloured him with my promarkers.
The 'Happy Happy' tag and sentiment are from a Hero Arts stamp set, leaf punch MS and card candy in the corners which I coloured black with my promarkers.

Hope you will come to play along with us this week, BUT remember you have to use Stamp Fairy stamps for your chance to win. Don't have any? Then why don't you check out the freebies, I'm sure you will find something you like, there are more herehere and here but more others as well.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- Papertake Weekly- BLOOM and GROW
- CES Challenge 37 - EMBELLISH IT
- Stamptacular 12- BEARnecessities

These are now a preview of new releases.

That is all for today, wanted to tell you that I didn't forget my birthday candy. For what I have in mind I have to go to Valletta, as there is a shop that sells Pergamano Clear Stamp Sets. I thought I might get one of those and add some more stuff, but still didn't manage to make it unfortunately.... .... really hoping to make it this week.

Thank you for looking
Big hugs

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quick Male Cards

Today I thought I would post some pics of some male ordered cards I was doing .... all quickie ones using the fantastic clear stamp set from Inkadinkadoo... 

This one wanted some Teck Deck skateboards on the card.. I just printed two that I found on the internet, cut them out and popped them up with foam.. some polka dot paper from The Cutting Cafe, die cut stars ..

and I did the sentiment on the computer using the font Pass the Checks ... love it!

Very similar this one... sorry about the poor photo. Some embossed circles now.

.. and another, very similar as well with embossing on the stars and circles. I cut the stars myself on this one as wanted them a bit larger. The sentiment is a wood rubber stamp from DoCrafts I think. Had it for such a long time, hardly ever used it.

Hope you like them :) 

Got me some fabulous news now, Mr Postie knocked on my door and brought me these two gorgeous birthday cards from my lovely blogger friends Corry and Kathy woo hoo thank you girls, so much appreciated... I think I will have to CASE these, love them :)

and another knock.. this time from Mr Luck woot woot ... I won a fantastic £10 Gift Voucher from my My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge :) 
Proud Sponsors

Just couldn't help myself topping it up with my birthday present money gift. So many goodies to choose from ............... and................. FREE POSTAGE as well!!! woo hoo loved that! Can't wait for the goodies to arrive!!

Some challenges now for my card/s
- Lexi's Creations 40 - SPOTS and/or STRIPES
- A Spoonful of Sugar 152 - ANYTHING
- Digital Tuesday 111 - SEEING STARS
- Penny's Paper Crafty 53 - ANYTHING
- Nadia's Challenge 6 - MALE CARDS
- Crafty Catz 83 - ANYTHING

I'm going out with my bestest friend today for a Girl's Night Out to the Malta Fashion Awards. Been quite some time since I went out like this, so I'm really hoping to have some fun.

Thank you for looking.

Big hugs

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Card for a Child

Hello everyone, thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes yesterday. Had a fabby day crafting, hubby took us all out for dinner and also brought me a gorgeous bunch of flowers yesterday, loved it... no card though and neither from the kids :( and then I was moaning so much that my older son went off to buy me one woops.. am I so bad?.... 

Well it was back to work today, and today I have my DT Card for today's challenge at Crafty Sentiments. This week we want to see CHILDREN'S CARDS. 

For my card today I decided to use this sweet teddy from the Patches and Stitch clear stamp set and coloured him with my promarkers. 

Some paper piecing today, embossing, punching and die cutting as well... so many different stuff in one card today ... and I am so excited to be using my Martha Stewart Stars punch today. Remember me saying I broke one of my punches, well that is the one I broke BUT I got it replaced!!! All I had to do was show them a photo of my broken punch and that's it, they sent me another one!!! Woo hooo now isn't that fantastic!

This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs 

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
- Penny's Paper Crafty 53 - ANYTHING
Lexi's Creations 40 - SPOTS and/or STRIPES
A Spoonful of Sugar 152 - ANYTHING
Top Tip Tuesday 34 - ONE FOR THE KIDS
- Pear Tree Designs 49 - STAMPED IMAGES

So that's all for now, I have another card for today ...

a sneaky peek ..

but this one is posted at the Stamp Fairy World as for the month of May each of the DT girls are making a card each to post there. 

Gotta rush now as the priest is coming to do the house blessings and I totally forgot ........... woops

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