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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Summer Colors

Hello everyone, good morning and hope you are having a nice weekend. I had two days off Thursday and Friday for my birthday going shopping to Valletta in the morning and to the beach for a swim in the afternoon with hubby on my birthday so extra happy :) It was lovely at the beach. The sea of course is still a bit cold at this time of the year, but still there were a lot of tourists swimming and I loved it. Hubby didn't go in, but I did, twice and I'm so looking forward for another one :)

Anyway, it's Saturday today and it's time for Team 2 at the 
This time we have a fun challenge
SUMMER COLORS

For the challenge you just need to use two colors from this picture here below.
 

We got to use images from our great sponsor Bugaboo Stamps and I chose this gorgeous lady Beach Girlz. This time I didn't color it with my promarkers, but chose the ready colored one as it had the right colors that I needed and I also really loved it as it was. The background DP was from a free paperpack from a magazine and the fish and the waves dies are new :D
The prize for one lucky winner this time will win four digi images from our sponsor.

I hope you will be able to join us.
Will be back to enter some challenges.

Big hugs
Thank you for looking
xxx




Thursday, May 18, 2017

You're so Special

Good morning everyone and it's my birthday today :) ...  I am now 49 years old!!  Me and hubby took the day off and when he asked me where I wanted to go, of course I said to the beach lol :) 
So before we go out for the day I thought I would post my card for the new challenge that started yesterday at 

The theme for this week is 
You're So Special 

and being Mother's Day in Malta last Sunday I thought I would make a Mother's day card ... someone more special than that there couldn't be.
 We are all using digi images from our sponsor Alicia Bel and I got to use this real sweetie Teddy Bear with Balloons which I colored with my promarkers.


The winner this week will get 3 digi images from our sponsor.
 
 
 I am entering my card in these challenges today:
Crafty Creations 341 - ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Gals 123 - ADD FLOWERS
Creative Moments 118 - ANYTHING GOES
Die Cuttin Divas 317 - ALL ABOUT TAGS


Thank you for looking
xxx




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fantasy

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a great week and lovely weather too. I got to go swimming last Sunday, so I'm very happy about that :) It was a bit cold but I loved it still as it's only until you get in that you feel it cold, but then it's ok. Yesterday we met Pamela and Billy, as they came for their holiday in Malta again. Will be meeting them again next Saturday as we are doing a bbq at our new place. More news... still waiting for the architect to give us a meeting :(  and we had guests from Spain this last week at our rental place, and they were so so nice. I really loved them. They left this morning but unfortunately they forgot their grandma's walking stick in the living room. Hopefully I will be able to hand it over to their cousin who is living in Malta as they came to see her.

Anyway, onto my card for today as it's a new challenge at
Crafting By Designs

The theme for this week is
FANTASY
 All DT are using an image from our sponsor Nikki Brunette and I am using Adeline.
I colored her with my promarkers and then added some flowers and die cuts.
Unfortunately I haven't been in a very crafty mood this time, the waiting for the architect is driving me mad!! :(   But I don't want to bore you ... hopefully soon I will say that we started.

Back to the DT challenge, and as I was saying we are sponsored by the lovely

Nikki Burnette is a fantasy artist who paints all sorts of fantastical creatures in watercolor. Fantasy art is where her heart lies. She loves being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends. Nikki sells my original paintings as well as a wide range of different products that she creates in her studio.  All her artwork and drawings are original designs.

The winner will get 3 digi images.

Hope you will be able to join us.

Thank you for looking 

xxx

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Anything Goes

Good morning everyone. Beautiful days at the moment and I really can't wait to start going swimming. In fact last year at this time I had already gone once, so I'm hoping to go next Sunday. Good news btw.... finally we concluded the new house plans and so now the waiting goes on again for the approval to come out so we can start the works. Well, at least we did a step now.

Anyway, it's Wednesday today and so it's a new challenge at Crafting by Design and it's time for the monthly ANYTHING GOES challenge today.

For my card I am using an image from one of our sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps as this month we have two sponsors. The cute image is Critter Balloons Elephant and I colored it with my promarkers.

Some embossing today, and die cuts of course and fun ribbon to finish it off.
The prizes for the winners this month are

4 digi images from our first sponsor

and a $15 gift certificate from our second sponsor Sparkle N' Sprinkle

So two good reasons to join us this month.

I am entering  my card in these ANYTHING GOES challenges today

and also
Scrap N'Challenge April Challenge - EMBOSSING

Some lovely news now before I go ....
as my card was a Spotlight winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge


 

Thank you for looking
xxx









Monday, May 1, 2017

A Wedding Card

A Public Holiday today yay :) and we have a family wedding, so I thought to share the card I made for the happy couple. For a change I am doing a totally different card than my usual ones, so no coloring, no digi images and instead recycling.

In fact the bride and groom image and the background are recycled from two shop bought cards which my friends give me to recycle. I was really pleased to have been able to match both and of course using up some of the cards as I got loads of them! 
I then added some ribbon to hide a join of the back card and finished it off with the veil, gems, peel offs and a sentiment.
I think it came out quite nice and really hope they loved it.

I am entering  my card in these ANYTHING GOES challenges today

and also in these
Crafting When We Can - CLEAN AND SIMPLE
ModSquad Challenge - LOVE THEME

Thank you for looking
Now I'm off to get prepared 

Big hugs
xxx

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hello, it's Wednesday and today I have an appointment at the hospital because I've been having great pains in my back and shoulder.  I've been going to the physio too but I wasn't having any improvements so I'm going there now hopefully this will help! Wish me luck :)  ... The Italians left yesterday morning, and thankfully everything was fine .. so I was really happy and so relieved :)

Anyway, today it's time for a new challenge at
Crafting By Design
It's still too early for Christmas, but we at are having just that :)
Well, not really lol , but that is the theme for our new challenge that started today

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS


For my card we got to use  an image from our sponsor Drawn By Krista and I chose this sweet penguin. I colored it with my promarkers and cut it up to mount it on some embossed card. More die cuts and of course some fun DP.
Not being in a very crafty mood, I think it turned out quite ok :)
The lucky winner this time will get 3 digi images from our sponsor.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DrawnbyKrista

The challenge will run through May 2nd so lots of time to join in.

I am entering my card in these ANYTHING GOES challenges today:

The Corrosive Challenge April 
A Bit More Time to Craft 42 
A Perfect Time to Craft 04 
Crafty Animals 01

and in these as well:
Tuesday Throwdown 340 - EMBOSSING
Scrap N' Challenge - EMBOSSING
Crafty Catz 367 - ANYTHING + OPTION USE A NUMBER
Winter Wonderland - CUTE CHRISTMAS
Thank you for looking
xxx



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Anything Goes

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you are having a lovely weekend doing lots of crafting. Me unfortunately haven't been much in a crafty mood lately. Been very busy and things not really so  good, which of course takes away all the motivation to craft!  We still haven't concluded the house plans and the Italian guests we have at the moment are not very nice :( .. They were smoking in the apartment, even though it's against the rules, which triggered the fire alarm late at night, and I also noticed the electric cooker burned when I went to switch off the alarm. They even had the cheek to insist they weren't smoking, even though I saw a stubbed cigarette in one of my ceramic decorations! :(  They are still there unfortunately, as they leave on Tuesday, so I'm counting the day.

Anyway, got my DT card today for the new challenge at

This time the challenge is an easy
ANYTHING GOES
For my card I am using this gorgeous image, A Gentle Touch, from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments, and I colored it with my promarkers. I added some nice ribbon, two flowers and two heart embellishments, die cuts and punched border and corner as well. Really love how it turned out.


The lucky winner of this challenge will receive three digi images from our sponsor.
 http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/ourshop/cat_396491-Digital-Stamps.html

I am entering my card in these ANYTHING GOES challenges today
Brown Sugar 247 - USE A DIE CUT
Passion for Promarkers 391 - GOING DOTTY
Thank you for looking
xxx


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Anything Goes - April

Hello everyone. Wow I just cant believe we're in April already .. time is flying by so quickly!! We still haven't concluded the new house plans ufff .. our architect is taking sooo long and so I'm very very disappointed and getting really frustrated :(  I just want to start and move in :(  Hopefully hopefully next week, for our third appointment we will conclude. Fingers crossed xx .. 

Some more news :) Will be hosting our first guests for this year next Saturday in our rental home, they are from Germany, then the week after we will host our second guests, this time from Italy, so I'm very excited. Still have a few days available in April if anyone is interested, which days I have put down in price too. In those days there is the Malta Annual Fireworks festival and the Green Festival going on here in Malta, so many good reasons to have a short break .... plus of course the gorgeous sunny Spring weather :) Check it out here please ... Thanks.

Anyway, now onto my DT Card and this time I have my card for the new monthly ANYTHING GOES challenge at Crafting By Design

 We are this month sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, so of course we are all using one of their gorgeous and fun images. I am using Chef Pierre which I have colored with my promarkers.
 Managed to find some cooking themed DP a chipboard too... so was very pleased how my card turned out :) 

The prize for the lucky winner this time will get digi images from our sponsor
https://bugaboostamps.com/

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Simon Says Challenge - HAPPY BIRTHDAY

And to finish off... some exciting news now as I just found out I made the Top 3 at 
The Crazy Challenge with my fun summer themed card.
 

Thank you for looking
xxx

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy Easter

Hello everyone. Finally we got our appointment on Monday with the architect to plan the changes we want to do for our new house yay yay :) He is such a busy man, we waited so much for this appointment and I called and called his secretary everyday!! He didn't do the changes as we wanted them, so next week we have another appointment but we are hoping that we will finalize the plans and get started... I can't wait .. it's been already too long :(
Anyway, it's a new challenge today at 
and the theme for this week is 
HAPPY EASTER


I chose this cute image Miss Ribbons Chick kindly given to us by our sponsor, Sami Stamps and I colored her with my promarkers using some bright yellow and pink color... very quick but so cute. 

 For the background I chose some lovely pastel colored DP and then finished it off with some flowers, pearls, die cuts and beautiful ribbon.

The prize for the winner this week is $12 from the store.

Some ANYTHING GOES challenges now.
Crafty Sentiments 
Creates and Makes 10 + optional SPRINGTIME
Through the Craft Room Door 
Crafty Creations 338
Crafty Gals Corner 116
 Creative Moments 114 + optional SPRING COLORS
Simon Says Challenge
Crafting from the Heart 152


and also
Double D Challenges  - THINGS THAT FLY
Crafty Cardmakers 185 - SPRING INTO SPRING 
The Cutie Pie 109 - DIES AND DIGIS
Simon Says Monday Challenge  - THINGS WITH WINGS

Thank you for looking
xxx

Saturday, March 25, 2017

B is for ...

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are having a nice weekend. Mine didn't start so good unfortunately as on Friday me and some colleagues went to Sicily for a day and our flight back to Malta got delayed for over 10 hours due to fog  :( They just gave us some food and drinks but no accommodation for the night, which we were expecting as we weren't traveling with these cheap low-cost airlines........ so we spent the night at the airport on uncomfortable chairs!!! We only got on the plane this morning at 6.00am and so was really tired. Well we will now complain about this and hopefully we will get some compensation.

Anyway got my DT card to share today for the new challenge that started today at

The theme for this fortnight is a fun
B is for...
 I'm sure you will find lots of things starting with B, as for me I did.. balloons, butterfly, birthday and the color blue. The image that I am using is the cute Birthday Kitty from another of our amazing sponsor Sami Stamps.


I hope you will be able to join us for this challenge.

I am entering my card in these ANYTHING GOES challenges today:

Thank you for looking
xxx



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

For A Man

It's been over a week since I've posted here, and I had my DT card to post too, but wasn't so well unfortunately and it totally slipped my mind! Better late than never however ... so here is my card for the challenge at Crafting By Design
 with the theme
FOR A MAN


I used this fun image A Dunderton Abroad from our sponsor 

I colored him with my promarkers and then used some dies and colorful DP to finish it off.
Entering my card in these challenges today
Come and Get It Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
 Some exciting news now as I made the Top 3 at Word Art Wednesday with my sympathy card


Thank you for looking
xxx










Friday, March 10, 2017

A Sympathy Card

With hubby away today, I thought to share this Sympathy card that I made recently. I do not really like to make these type of cards, but I was asked to do it by a friend of mine as she wanted something different, and that it was for her friend whose child passed away, so I just couldn't refuse.

Anyway, this is what I came up with.

I found this beautiful angel stamp, which I colored with my promarkers, with my other stamped images and thought it would be very nice for what I needed. The sentiment I found it on the internet and printed it on my comp. It says... An angel opened the book of life and whispered, as she closed the book, too beautiful for earth....  So beautiful I think!
Just some peel offs then, ribbon, a bow and three flowers to finish it off.
I hope they liked it.

Entering my card in these ANYTHING GOES challenges today.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

3 Patterned Papers

What a sad day today for Malta ... this morning the famous Azure Window in Gozo has collapsed into the sea and is no longer there. There is not even a trace of it and it's like it never existed : (  
Experts had said that it will collapse in six or so years, so everyone is so shocked by this as we were not expecting it so soon! The Azure Window was one of the world's most famous landmarks attracting many tourists and also featured in many films, like the Clash of the Titans, Odyssey, The Count of Monte Cristo and also lately in the Game of Thrones! Nothing could have been done to avoid this unfortunately! That's me last year, so glad we went!


Anyway, I have a DT card to share today for the new challenge that started today at 

The theme for this week is
3 Patterned Papers

 I can tell you it wasn't an easy one for me, in fact I think my card is not one of my best, but at least the image is really cute and makes up for this :) 

The image is Cupid Balloon Holder from our sponsor Eureka Stamps and I colored him with my promarkers. I used again my new sentiment die cuts and finished it off with a bow, three hearts embellishments and a corner die cut.

The lucky winner this week will get 3 images from our sponsor.

Entering my card into these challenges today:


Thank you for looking 
xxx



Friday, March 3, 2017

Anything Goes

Hello everyone and again I'm late with my DT Card this week :/   ... It's filming time this week for the movie Murder on the Orient Express starring Johnny Depp so I've been waking up at 4.00am to be there at 5.00am and returning back home at about 6.00pm!!! So very very tiring, but at least it's fun, I'm doing something different from the usual work routine and I get to meet lots of people and making friends. Unfortunately we didn't get to see Johnny Depp boo hoo :(  :( as the scene they are filming here is near the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and he wasn't there, but at least we got to see another famous actor, Kenneth Branagh yea yea :) (from the film Harry Potter), who is also directing the film. I'm a muslim, having a blue long veil, so when you are watching the film, just remember that I am in that scene and keep a look out for me too ha ha

Anyway, let's get on to my DT Card and this time it's for the new 
Monthly ANYTHING GOES challenge that started last Wednesday at

This month our lovely DT Sharon will be sponsoring the challenge and is offering a stamp as a prize to the lucky winner so we are all using one of our favourite stamps.
 
 I can tell you it was very difficult to choose a stamp as I have so many that I like, so in the end I decided on a stamp from Kenny as I just love them all, and also as I had just did this card and being so tight on time lately it fit perfectly for the theme.

Have colored the image with my promarkers, digi paper for the background, happy birthday sentiment and then added some die cuts to finish it off. ... John just loves gadgets and TV and computers, so he he this guy was just right for him.

 
 
Entering my card in these challenges today:
Addicted to Stamps 142 - USE A NUMBER 
Come And Get It - IT'S IN THE MALE
Cute Card Thursday 467 - ANYTHING GOES
Seize the Birthday - ANYTHING GOES
 
And to finish off with some exciting news now as I did the Top Pinky this week at In The Pink Challenge with this card 
 
and also the Top 3 at Fab 'n' Funky challenge with my other Polka Dots Card.
Top 3 badge  

Thank you for looking
Wishing you a fab weekend
xxx
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