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.
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.
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.
A Blue and White card which I had made using a free stamp from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
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
and so now have a nice £10 voucher to spend at Joanna Sheen woo hoo :)
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 Kenny K - 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.
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....
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.
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
LET IT SNOW
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 :)
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 Promarkersand 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.
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.
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,
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 andI have to give it to them by tomorrow! I will of course let you know how it 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.