Monday, October 31, 2011

A Sketch

Hello good morning and Happy Monday.. if Monday can ever be a happy one that is.. For me it's the start of another week at work. Definitely not fun, but I can't complain of course as it's what nurtures my hobby  .... wink wink ;)

So since it's Monday I have my DT Card for this week's Challenge at Stamp Fairy. It's the start of a new theme today and for these two weeks we have a sketch to follow. I decided to make another Christmas card and used the cute Barry from the Winter Collection Set.

I coloured Barry with my promarkers, this time he is a grey teddy, and then I put some Christmas Frosting on the snow and his hat. This was a freebie in a magazine. Border punch is Fiskars, snowflake die is Spellbinders, papers were freebie digi ones but can't remember from where unfortunately.

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

And these are the latest releases at Stamp Fairy


I am entering my card in these challenges today.
A Gem of A Challenge 33 - COLD AND FROSTY
Crafts And Me 58 - WINTER BLUES
Charisma Cardz 43 - ANYTHING GOES
Dream Valley 19 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking today.

Hope to see you playing with us.


Sunday, October 30, 2011


Please go here if you are looking for the Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop.

Second post for today and this now is my DT Card for this week's challenge at One Stitch At A Time. For this week the theme is CHRISTMAS and for my card I am using papers from Panda Bear Designs and also a cute digi stamp from Stitchy Stamps.

Today I printed papers twice and then cut out the icicles and popped them up with foam. 

Some glitter at the top to finish it off, image is coloured with promarkers, popped these and the sentiment with foam as well... I think it came out quite nice even though a simple card today.
And if you like these stamp and paper, now is the time to get them as there is a fab sale going on at the moment at the store

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Scrap Creations - DOING IT DIGI
A Gem of A Challenge 33 - COLD AND FROSTY

Thank you for looking today

Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop

Hello good morning everyone, hope you are having a nice weekend. I have two cards for today and this, my first one is for the Crafty Sentiments Birthday Party. Crafty Sentiments today are 2 years and to celebrate we are releasing seven new stamps, two new gorgeous border dies and having a Blog Hop with two winners yay! 

For today, all the girls are using the last of the new stamps
Annabel Hitting The Books

I have coloured my stamp with promarkers, the little tag was a free stamp in a magazine, and papers were free digi ones from the Crafts Beautiful website... I remembered the numbered one as soon as I saw this image... 

.. but to me Annabel doesn't look like she is thinking about school .. so I added one of my new hearts die from Marianne Creatables... just couldn't resist getting this one last week when I was browsing to get me some inks that I needed. I inked around the edges of the die, doesn't show much though. 

Flowers from stash today, twine from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop which I had won some time ago and a little charm to finish it off... which I added after I was browsing for challenges, and got the idea to add it on the twine from a birthday card I had received from my blogger friend Corry. I thought it looks great this way.

So if you would like to follow the hop please add this banner on your side bar..
and leave a comment on each of the girls' blogs to let us know you have visited us. You should have arrived here from Bunny, but if not, you should go from the start, which is from Suzette. Your next stop on the hop is Axa and this is the Blog Hop line in case you get lost. 

Dora - > You are here

I am entering my card in these Challenges
Marianne's Design Divas - DYING TO DIECUT
Die Cut Dreams 101 - SO CHARMING
Digital Tuesday 134 - BUTTONS AND/OR TWINE
Scrap Creations - DOING IT DIGI
Crafty Ribbons 5 - BINGO (Dies, Flowers, Ribbon)
Card Makin Mamas 32 - CUT IT OUT

Thank you for looking and good luck with the hop.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snowmen Friends

Yesterday it was the birthday of son No 2, he is 13 now. He also brought over some of his school friends but this time I didn't have all day to prepare and I had double the amount of kids and so, after work, it was a non stop day for me til late night! Didn't forget the cake this time yay :) came all nice and springy this time, and I had made his card well in advance as well .. so no last minute thingies he he and they enjoyed it all.

Anyway, I have my DT Card today for this week's Sweet Stampin' Challenge and the theme this week is ANYTHING GOES

We are this week sponsored by Stamping Boutique, which reminded me of this cute digi stamp that I had. 

A simple card today with some embossing and a border on the side which I cut from one of the papers I had and enhanced with some gems. I coloured image with promarkers and finished card with a stamped sentiment and a nice red bow.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Pile It On 43 - BE HAPPY
Winter Wonderland - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Simon Says Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Charisma Cardz 43 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking today. Don't forget to come by tomorrow to hop along with Crafty Sentiments.

I'm off to do the dreaded housework now and then hopefully I'll come see you... been a bit lacking with that lately..sorry, but I will tell you the reason why, hopefully soon  yay :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Annabel Happy Days

Hello, good morning and welcome to Day 1 of the new Crafty Sentiments stamps release. There are seven new stamps being released this week and all the DT girls have been preparing some cards to preview these new gorgeous stamps. 

For today we have Annabel Happy Days ...

and I think she is just so beautiful.

I coloured Annabel with my promarkers, papers on my card were a magazine freebie and today I am using quite a few dies. The gorgeous flowers are Marianne Design, the flourish is Joy Crafts, butterfly and centre Nestabilities, while the grass at the bottom of the card is Die-Namics!

Today I embossed the centre with the next size of the die and then popped up the cut out centre of the card with some foam ...

... Something new I'm doing as well is that I embossed some straight lines on the sides. I don't have one of those embossing boards so instead I used the centre groove of a CD!! I think this did the trick ..not as good but am so pleased with it just the same.

Please go and have a look at my other teamies cards, and don't forget the blog hop on Sunday for your chance to win some fantastic prizes.

I am entering my card in these challenges today:
Charisma Cardz 42 - EMBOSSING
Marianne Design Divas - DYING TO DIECUT
Bizzy Becs October Challenge - GIRLS AND PEARLS
Simon Says Challenge - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking today.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Billy Taking a Nap

Hi, good morning. It is time for another great challenge at Crafty Sentiments and this week the theme is

For my card today I decided to use this sweet rubber stamp of Billy taking a nap. I think that he must have been waiting for Santa and feel asleep.. so cute, reminds me of my boys when they were young. One of them had a pyjamas just like that, but it was in gingham pattern, and of course this colour.

For my card today I coloured image with my promarkers and used my Nestabilities dies and snowflakes embossing folder. When I need to make a card without designer paper out always come my embossing folders... but this time, to make up for the missing DP, I also used this fantastic ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, which is so beautiful, really love it... just perfect for those quick Christmas cards I think.

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Make It Monday 60 - ANYTHING
Lollipop Crafts 54 - EMBELLISH IT

And now I have got some really exciting news as this week Crafty Sentiments will be celebrating it's 2nd Anniversary next Sunday the 30th of October. To mark this occasion we are releasing these two new gorgeous border dies ...


and SEVEN new rubber stamps as well yay !! But that is not all.. we will be having previews starting from tomorrow the 26th till Sunday 30th ..and on Sunday there will be a blog hop with two winners winning a fantastic prize.

So what is that you need to do to be in with the chance... just place this banner on your sidebar.. if  you would like to blog about it as well, that would be fantastic, but not necessary ... and then on the 30th join us for the blog hop and leave a comment on each of the girls on the list. I really hope to see you hopping with us on Sunday, so don't forget to mark it in your diaries.

Thank you for looking today.

I am really so excited with the card that I did for tomorrow... can't wait to post it.



Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween with Stamp Fairy

Hello, good morning, it's Stamp Fairy time today and this week we are still playing with our Halloween themed challenge. Today for my card I used the cute Tommy Wizard image and decided to do a completely different card from last week and so no purple or green ....

.... lots of stars again though, but this time I used my Die-Namics stars die but again my Martha Stewart stars border punch.. The papers on my card are from three different sets. .. the background one is papermania, the one on the side from the Me and My Big Ideas paper pack and the other from the Little Boy Echo Park set. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Totally Papercrafts 89 - LAYER UPON LAYER

and in these Halloween themed ones as well.

Thank you for looking today.

Hope to see you playing with us with your Stamp Fairy images.


Sunday, October 23, 2011


I had quite a busy day yesterday.. all morning I was in Valletta with my older son as he wanted to buy some clothes with the money we gave him for his birthday. In between a quarrel or two, because he liked something and I didn't and because he wanted to buy an expensive Fred Perry PLAIN T-Shirt with just the small logo on one side, that was a mum and son day out together! 

.. In the afternoon then I was busy preparing to welcome some of his friends who he was bringing over for his birthday. I really was so tired in the end, wish hubby hadn't a sleep-over for the altar boys as he would have helped out so much! Luckily all turned out well, even though we forgot the CAKE! I so proceeded to make one, while they were watching a film... without the right ingredients ... and I errrrm made it with normal flour instead of self-raising flour .. and no baking powder, as didn't have as well!!! Obviously it didn't come out so right !! .. Still they ate it he he

And guess what, he even received a handmade card, made by the little sister of one of his friends. My son obviously didn't notice .. but I did and I was so happy about this that I quickly prepared some goodies for her yay :)

ooops I'm really talking too much today .. 

So onto my card now. I am using again one of my Kraftin Kimmie stamps for my card today. This time it is Clarabelle.. so fairy cute. 

Quite a simple card but I really loved how it turned out with all the focus on Clarabelle and her lovely wings, antennas and pretty leg curled up. 

The paper that I used today is from a gorgeous Me To You paper pack, the corner stamp is from Lili of the Valley, and birthday stamp is from a Hero Arts stamp set. Glittered flowers from stash

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Corrosive 135 - FLYING THINGS
I Love Promarkers 88 - AIN'T IT CUTE

And now I got me some really exciting news. 
I won this gorgeous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons

after playing at Bearly-Mine Challenge!! yay this is so exciting.
Please Take Our Banner and Help Spread the Word

Thank you for looking today.


Friday, October 21, 2011

A New Auntie

So I'm back again with another post today and this time my card I made for a New Auntie. First time doing a card for a new auntie, so I really wasn't sure what to do, but finally I decided on one of my favourite Kraftin Kimmie stamps, Diana New Mama ... with a few changes.... 

.. in fact, Diana has a bow on her hair and also some towels near her legs and I thought that if I removed these, she would look more like an auntie than a mummy. What do you think? 

The papers that I used were a magazine freebie, sentiment computer generated, colored Diana with my promarkers, some distressing and faux stitching today and card candy and a bow to finish it off. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Creative Craft Challenges - CONGRATULATIONS
Fab n Funky 95 - DISTRESSED or TORN
I Love Promarkers 88 - AIN'T IT CUTE

Thanks again for looking.


Family Day at Just Wordz

Hello, good afternoon. Today it's Friday, so time for me to show you my Just Wordz DT card, which happens to be also be my last card posting as a DT. I had so much fun these past four months that I didn't realise my time was up, but I am happy that I have met some wonderful and talented ladies here, and Kim, owner and our DT Coordinator, who was so nice to work with. So I would like to thank Kim for having me these past four months and also welcome the new team, who I am sure they will have so much fun as I have had these past months yay :)

So here is my card for today. This week we were to create a card for a specific family member and mine was .... FATHER! aaaahhh big big challenge!!! I hardly ever do these.. so just couldn't come up with anything good... finding only cute images. 

Not even sure I like it too.. well the image is definitely cute. The embossing folder I got that from The Secret Crafter, border punch is Fiskars, papers from stash and of course the sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiment Set.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Charizma Cards 42 - EMBOSSING

Thank you for looking

I'll be back with another card in a few minutes yay 


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Something different...

eeek yes ... I have something VERY different today..  no colouring .. and NO stamps!

Just dies, glitter, stickers and gems and silver thread!!

I am still not sure if I like it or not, but I was experimenting a bit with my new snowflakes dies and I came up with this. Well, for sure it's a quick one!

I am entering my card in these challenges today

ABC Christmas - UNUSED STASH (for the silver thread and stickers)

Thank you for looking today.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Video Boy

So it was our son's birthday yesterday. We went out for dinner and he chose a Chinese restaurant yum : ) Been quite some time since we went to eat Chinese, so we all loved it.

This is the card I made him. Bought the stamp Video Boy, from Mo Manning on Monday .. especially for him.. don't know why I leave everything to the last minute!.. but luckily I did in time and he loved it. I was so pleased at his reaction, was all smiles... 

... well you really can't go wrong with such a fantastic stamp.. and such gorgeous papers, even if this was a really quick card. The papers are freebies from Bearly-Mine yay :) ..  stars are Die-Namics, some doodling, twine and card candy and that's it!

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
Mo's Digital Challenge 104 - INSPIRED BY A SONG.... for the song Video Killed the Radio Star.. 
Yes I was singing to this tune while doing this card.... doesn't have anything to do with it, I know, but the word video from this stamp reminded me of it .. So it fits I think  :)  Yes?

Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Snowman

Hello good morning. It's Tuesday and today it's my son's birthday. He is 16 years!! I did make him a card, but posting that tomorrow as for today I have my Crafty Sentiments DT Card to show you for this week's new challenge. This week it was time for  Kim to choose the theme and she chose
A Snowman

I was so pleased with this challenge because it meant I could use one of the latest Christmas Stamps ..which are all so sweet. This one that I used is A Christmas Song and I coloured it with my promarkers.

 As you can see there is no snowman on this stamp so I found me some nice fun Christmas papers in my stash which had snowmen all over. The sentiment is also from Crafty Sentiments and today I am using my new poinsettia die again. This time I made my poinsettia a white flower and inked it with pink and for the centre this time I used some green gems. 

I am entering my card in these challenges today.
My Mum's Craft Shop 27 - A SONG (We Wish you a Merry Christmas)
Lothian Crafts Online 19 - ANYTHING GOES
AUD Sentiments 39 - WINTER THEME
Little Claire's 14 - CHRISTMAS
Whimsy Stamps 10 - DIES AND/OR PUNCHES

So .. don't forget the snowman .. you can win some gorgeous Crafty Sentiments stamps.

Thank you for looking. 


Monday, October 17, 2011


So many Halloween themed challenges at the moment and this week it's time for us girls at Stamp Fairy to have a Halloween themed challenge as well!

For my card today I decided to use a freebie from the store .. hadn't used her yet and always thought she is so cute and fun.. so no Barry for today.  

I did HAND stitching today for a change and I also did the background paper myself with some marble paint I found in one of my drawers. It was quite fun to do, loved how it turned out. The stars border  punch is Martha Stewart, sentiments I did those as well and the lovely ribbon is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop which lucky me I had won last week. I coloured my image with promarkers.

This is the latest release at Stamp Fairy.. Winter Clementine

I am entering my card in these challenges today, all HALLOWEEN THEMED

Crafts And Me 56 - COLOUR ORANGE
ABC Challenge - B for BOO

Some news now... 

Stamp Fairy will be ONE YEAR OLD in a few days and soooo, to celebrate, Gerda is having a SALE til the 23rd of October. ALL digis are on sale .. even the new ones yay !

And more exciting news.
I did the Top 3 at the C.R.A.F.T Challenge

with my Barry Card from last week. woot woot so exciting and fun :)

Thank you for looking.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another Christmas Card

So I'm back with another post .. yay it stopped raining so off I went to take a picture of my card. Not usual for me to have two posts in a day but  I made this card especially for the FESTIVE FROLICS Blog Hop at Wild Rose Studios and I didn't want it to end before me having the chance to join in as well. There are lots of fantastic prizes to win ..

This card is quite similar to my previous one, in fact I did both cards together, but of course I'm using a totally different image, from Crafty Sentiments this time and totally different colour scheme too!

I coloured image with my promarkers, some stitching on this one, but I'm really not pleased with it. I didn't realise how tricky it would be to stitch in circles... so now I know!  I stamped some snowflakes on my paper today. The gold bow was on a chocolate box. I'm really so pleased I kept it, I think it came out quite nice :)

And this is my new Poinsetta Spellbinders die which I am using for the first time yay :)
For the centre I didn't use the centre die that came with the set, I do think it is quite large when you want to make a smaller flower. So instead I glittered up some little punched circles.

I am entering my card in these challenges today:
Wild Rose Studios - FESTIVE FROLICS Blog Hop
Lothian Crafts Online 19 - ANYTHING GOES
AUD Sentiments 39 - WINTER THEME
Bearly-Mine 21 - EASEL DOES IT
Little Claire's 14 - CHRISTMAS
Charisma Cardz 41 - IN STITCHES

Well, I'm off to hop now .. 

so see you all


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