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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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

All That Glitters

Hello and a happy Sunday to all. I hope you are having a nice weekend. The weather here is not so sunny, but ok, so we didn't go out as usual. Lucky me as I still had to post my DT card... that I should have posted yesterday!!! Yes another late card this week.... :(

Anyway, as I was saying, I have another DT Card today and this time it's for the new challenge that started yesterday at

The theme for this fortnight is
ALL THAT GLITTERS

 You really can't see the glitters on my card, but it's there on her hair and on the flowers. It's so difficult to capture the glitters on the photo!

For an image I am using this boootiful :) image from our wonderful sponsor Sherri Baldy, My Besties and I colored her with my promarkers. Background DP is from the Floral Prints paper pack by DCWV and the white border on the side is a Martha Stewart punch.


 The lucky winner this time will get these gorgeous images as a prize.

I am entering my card in these challenges today
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - DIE CUTE and/or PUNCHES
Crafting With Friends 37 - ANYTHING GOES
Cut It Up 116 - BIRTHDAY CARDS
My Besties Challenge No 2 - ANYTHING GOES USING A BESTIE
Simply Papercraft 44 - ANYTHING GOES
In the Pink 113 - DIES and/or PUNCHES
 

thank you for looking
xxx
 








Saturday, February 25, 2017

It's Almost Spring

Hello everyone. I hope you are having a nice weekend. I'm a bit late this week with my DT Card, sorry. I've had a very very busy week. It was hubby's birthday last Wednesday, and since it was his 50th birthday, we went for a night at a hotel. At first we weren't going to do anything special, with all the expenses we have with the new house, but then on the last minute we decided to do this! Besides that, we again went to see more kitchens, I had to go for the costume fitting for my upcoming working as EXTRA in the film Murder on the Orient Express, and then yesterday it was Carnival party time. This year I didn't prepare anything to wear, so at the last minute, on the day of the party, I was fixing up my costume!!! Waaaah :P .. So what I did I found an old skirt of mine, the top from another costume, scarfs to which I attached some fun embellishments and hey ho I got a gypsy costume ha ha .. here's me yesterday with my friends at the party. I think it came out ok!!


But onto my card now.. and my DT Card this time is for the new challenge that started this week at

The theme this time is
IT'S ALMOST SPRING

This is what I did, using an image from our sponsor Beccy's Place
 I colored the cute doggie from the Dog Tales set with my promarkers and then I had loads of fun finishing off my card with many die cuts. The sun and rainbow ones are new ones which i got recently. I really love how it turned out.

The winner this week will get one set of digis from our sponsor

I am entering my card in these challenges
Simon Says Challenge - ANYTHING GOES
Passion For Promarkers 383 - SOMETHING NEW (the sun and rainbow dies)
Crafty Catz 359 - THOUGHTS OF SPRING
Southern Girls 154 - NATURE INSPIRED

Some exciting news now :)
So first I was a winner at the Color Crazy challenge and won digis from Pickled Potpourri
 

and then my card was one of the DT faves at the Crafting With Friends Challenge

Yippe :)
Design Team Favourite



Thank you for looking
xxx







Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Polka Dots

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all doing fine. I've just returned from work and with nobody home yet I headed straight to my comp to post my DT card for this week's new challenge. ... but before that .... 
I GOT SOME FANTASTIC NEWS ... 
There's another BIG movie going to be filmed here in Malta next month, Murder On the Orient Express, starring Johnny Depp and guess what !!!! they called me to work as an extra  :D :D 
There was a call for extras some time ago but I didn't apply as I didn't feel like waiting in the long queue but apparently they need a lot of extras, with long uncolored hair, so, me being in their database already, as I was an extra previously, and fitting the required look, they called me asking me if I wanted to work as an extra again...... Of course I did I said!! Now next week I have the costume fitting and the week after it's filming.. Yippeee I can't wait woo hoo :)

I still am so excited of all this but back to my card now and as I was saying today I have my DT Card for the new challenge that started today at
The theme for this week is
POLKA DOTS

A really fun challenge I think. This is what I did!
The image that I am using is Fashion Girl from another amazing sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.
I colored the image with my promarkers, then of course polka dots background paper and lots of fun stuff to finish it off. The bottom buildings image is recycled from a local booklet. I think it came out real nice :)  Love it.
 

The lucky winner this week will get 4 digi images from our sponsor

 I am entering my card in these challenges today
Bugaboo Challenge No 2 - ANYTHING USING A BUGABOO IMAGE
The Ribbon Girl February - ANYTHING GOES
Simply Papercraft 43 - ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says Challenge - FANTASTIC FLORALS
Fan 'n' Funky 338 - BINGO (flowers, die cuts, pearls OR ribbon, die cuts, black)
The Corrosive Challenge 2 - ANYTHING GOES
Polka Doodles 6 - ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for looking
xxx


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello everyone and a Happy Valentine's Day to all. I hope you had a nice day. Today we got chocolates and a red velvet cake at the office YUM :))  As for me and hubby we decided to stay home and so after work I cooked non stop to do something special and managed to do everything in time... even a dessert .. was so pleased ha ha :) 
Anyway, I thought I would share this last Valentine's Day card that I did for a little girl to give to her daddy. The image is from Digistamp Boutique, which lucky me, I had won some time ago. It's so cute I think :)

 I colored the image with my promarkers, and then added lots of die cuts. Quite a simple card.


I would like to enter my card in these challenges today.
Allsorts Challenge 402 - HEARTS AND / OR FLOWERS
Come and Get It Challenge - LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Dis Digi Design Challenge - INCLUDE AN ANIMAL 

Thank you for looking
xxx
 




Friday, February 10, 2017

Love and Romance

Good morning. So late with my card this week! So sorry. We've been going to see kitchens, floor tiles and bathrooms non stop and getting back so late at home that I just didn't manage to find time to post my DT card. We still haven't concluded anything yet, and I'm hoping to decide by next week, so hopefully will be ok again quick quick :) So, today being a public holiday here in Malta, as it's the feast of St Paul, I found some time finally. Well, better late than never :)

So this week the new challenge at 
is of course
LOVE AND ROMANCE

Couldn't be anything else with Valentine's Day just round the corner!

For my card we got so lucky to be able to choose an image from our sponsor All Dressed Up Stamps
and I chose this beauty Love Is...

I have colored it with my promarkers, DP were free ones in a magazine, then of course hearts die cuts and other fun stuff to finish it off. The With Love sentiment is a new die which I just bought from EBay. Love how it turned out.

The winner this week will get 2 digi images from our sponsor. Loads of gorgeous images to choose from I can assure you.... so come on and join us for your chance to win.

I got some exciting news now as first I made it to the Perfect Pinky at In The Pink Challenge and then to the Top 3 at Crafty Purple Frog Challenge


 with my baby card here.




Entering my card in some challenges now
These are ANYTHING GOES 
All Dressed Up 65 
Color Crazy 6 -
Crafting With Friends 36 -
Creative Fingers 124  
And also these
Passion for Promarkers 381 - I {heart} YOU
Dragon Lair Designs February - HEARTS A FLUTTER
Simply Create Too 124  - LOVE
Through the Purple Haze 118 - VALENTINE / LOVE

thank you for looking
mwa mwa :)
xxx
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