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Monday, August 30, 2010

Candy at A Thousand Sheets of Paper

Can you be left out from this candy .... I just had to join in too and try my luck with all the ladies joining in :)))







Candy is open through Friday, September 3rd so hurry up and go here to see what you have to do. Good luck xx

Twins

Hello friends, how was your weekend? Hope it wasn't like mine 'cos it just wasn't fun at all .. had the carpenter here again on Saturday and well kitchen is still not ready!!! .. long story.. so I still have most of the kitchen dismantled and all things lying about. I'm now really hoping he finishes by this week as OH needs to do an op on his hand asap!! Today was not so fun either, we didn't go to the beach as the weather was not nice and I ended up ironing ... Had a big pile which was getting bigger and bigger each day which just had to be done! O well, if I look at the bright side of that I can say now I'm done with that so I have some free time during the week instead... hopefully..

This is a card I managed to do. A colleague of mine needed a card for twin baby boys and waited for me to come back from my holiday . . . busy as I was, how could I say I couldn't do it!



For my card I used some of my new stuff, MS punches and also the machine to do the embossing and for cutting out the names. The stamp I used, which I coloured with my promarkers, is by Marjorie and is a freebie too... wow, cute isn't it :)

I found me some challenges too..

1 - Just Cute Bears Challenge no 32 - EMBOSSING
2 - AUD Sentiments Challenge no 9 - ANYTHING GOES
3 - Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge no 45 - ANYTHING GOES
4 - Stamping Vacation: Occasion Oasis Challenge - CONGRATULATIONS

Hope you like my card and thanks for looking.

xxx

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I made the Top 5

O wow... I decided to go check out the challenges I had entered before I left on holiday and found out that I made the Top 5 at Crafty Cardmakers !!!! Wooo hooo ... Love love love this.



This is the card. I remember I had found the sketch for this card quite tough, so I'm really pleased I did it he he :))

Friday, August 27, 2010

Candy at Pink Gem

Did you hear about Janet's Candy over at Pink Gem Designs ?? Well, I just did and couldn't resist joining in, look what's up for grabs to the lucky winner..



Candy closes soon, on the 1st September, so hurry up .....

Blog Awards

Hello everyone, wow I am so thrilled, I got two awards this week from two lovely ladies!!!

The first one is from Lorraine


and now this is from Fleur.



Thank you so much girls, you're getting me all excited again about blogging. I will display them with joy.

As you all know there are some rules. . . .

for the first one:
a - Thank the people who gave you the award
b - Post the award on your blog
c - List 3 things about yourself.
1. I had done a nose job when I was young!!!
2. I am married... you must know this he he :)
3. I'm afraid to go to the dentist
d - Post a Picture You Love
e - Pass the award onto five other friends

KathyK
Dawn
Annie
Brenda
Fleur

and the rules for the second one are that I need to tell you 7 facts about myself and pass it onto 7 bloggers.

So first onto the facts. . . . four more to go
4. I hate ironing
5. I love swimming
6. I love pies, chocolate, biscuits and cakes
7. I used to cut my hair really short and make it so spiky!!

And again onto the hardest part ... but here goes. I'm passing them on to these lovely ladies.

Kelly
Jacky
Corri
Jennifer
Fany
Lorraine
Heidi

Well, that's it for today, I hope you're all having a great weekend.

Hugs
xxx

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hiiiiiii .. I'm back :)))

Yes, we came back last Sunday from an amazing two week holiday in Orlando, and now I'm really hoping to be able to get back to my routine, catch up on a few blogs and start my card-making again, which I haven't been able to do so far. Jet lag finally gone now, done all the washing ... not all the ironing though.. aarrrgh :/ still more housework to do, and kitchen finally getting done too!!! Yes, kitchen is still upside down, but as planned, the carpenter did the kitchen cupboards while we were gone and now he came to fix them in place. He already came twice, so hopefully after we get the new fridge and freezer tomorrow he will only need to come another time or two and I can say FINALLY!!!!!

But no more of this boring stuff.... guess where I have to organize now ... my craft room... and why ???? Woo hooo... I bought so many stuff from Michael's, thanks to my friends Kathy and Lou, who told me where to go, that I really don't know where I am going to put everything :)))) He he .. luckily OH didn't say anything and he just let me do... Don't want to tell you how much I spent.. I don't want to feel bad, of course I don't, but if I do think about it, I might feel bad and I don't want :)))) Anyway, I bought an embossing and cutting machine!!!! some embossing folders, a cutting die (yes just one as they didn't have any ones I liked :|) a heat gun, a circle cutter, lots and lots of Martha Stewart punches, lots and lots of ribbon, some paper pads, some stamps, flowers... I don't know what happened but could it be that the stuff just fell in my bag???? he he :) I really can't wait to get done with all the work that needs to be done around the house so that I can start blogging and crafting again!!!! So missed you all!! I did peek a bit around, but I couldn't leave any comments as I was using just my mobile and it is so slow and had only a few minutes in the morning before we went out for the day.

This is my favourite photo which we took at the Universal Studios ... can you see I'm soaking wet and enjoying myself....


Here I am go-karting at the Fun Spot where we spent a whole day. The kids didn't want to leave.


Eating lobster for dinner ..


Today I was dragged to the Star Wars Convention. Not my idea of fun, but I have to say I enjoyed it ....


... but still... I prefer a day at a park..


.. riding an awesome roller coaster


or going down a water slide...


or just shopping!!!!!


He he ... now showing off my new designer clothes :)))


Well, I go for today but I'll be popping round to say hello in the coming days :))


Big hugs
xxxx

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aphrodite

Hi how is everyone doing? This is a scheduled post for me this Sunday as I'm still on vacation and here I have my DT card for Challenge 26 at One Stitch At A time. The challenge this week is to use punches on your card, I love punches .. got quite a number of them.... so how could I miss out :))

I'm using again one of the beautiful stamps from Beary Dust Stamps and this time I chose Aphrodite. Isn't she a beauty.



I coloured her with my promarkers and for my card today I stamped the background with my daisy stamp using green ink and then filled the stamp with yellow water colour paints. I used two punches, the small little flowers in the top corner and a Martha Stewart water lily punch.

Hope you like it and join in the fun. I will be back home next Sunday and can't wait to come see what you have all been up to.

Hugs
Dora
xxx

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Birthday Card

Last week I was asked by Judie from the Crafty Cardmakers if I wanted to be their Guest DT for their next challenge :))) Busy as I was last week, I still couldn't say no and it was an easy peasy one too... a Birthday Card, so off I set to make my card and this is what I did...



In fact this is a scheduled post as at the moment I'm on vacation, so I'm really hoping this is working out fine.

For my card, I thought I would try something different this time and used the colours purple, which i don't usually do and used some Papermania papers which I've had for quite some time. I also added some black. The stamp is one of the beautiful fairies from Crafter's Companion and I coloured it with my promarkers. Hope you like

Thank you for looking today.
xxx

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Wedding Card

One last card for me this week and then I got two scheduled posts which I'm really hoping will work out fine .. do come by and have a look :)

I made this card this week for a colleague of mine who asked me to do a wedding card for her to give out. Found me some time today, between packing and sorting out last minute things, and thought I would post it as well.



For my card I used my lovely LOTV Wedding Stamp which I bought last month when they had the free postage. I coloured it with my promarkers, adding white with my gel pen.

This is the sketch that I followed..



and these are my challenges

1 - Pear Tree Designs Challenge 11 - THE SKETCH
2 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 11 - MONOCHROMATIC
3 - Wild Orchid Challenge 2 - LOVELY LACE
4 - Paper Jewels Challenge 6 - MONOCHROMATIC
5 - Creative Inspirations Challenge 39 - ANYTHING
6 - Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - CAS
7 - Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - PUNCHES ... yes sorry didn't mention it.. my punches are the flowers which were punched using my Martha Stewart Water Lily Punch.
8 - Crafty Creations Challenge 79 - WEDDING OR ANNIVERSARY

Well that's all for today and this week as well as I will be on vacation as from tomorrow.

Big hugs
xxx

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Some photos and my candy winner

No card for me today, a bit busy before we leave on Friday but also got a bit mess in my kitchen... have men working on it as have to replace some of the cupboards unfortunately. As you can see the kitchen is dismantled most of it and got things lying around everywhere ... aarrgh...!


So instead I thought I would share some photos of what the postman brought me this week :))))

These are two birthday candies I won last month

a lovely Popcorn the Bear stamp from Heidi


and some gorgeous ribbon and a very beautiful card from Michele


but that's not all... I won this as well... woo hooo !!! AcquaPromarkers.. from Jak's Candy..



Couldn't believe it when I saw my name there! So exciting, I've always wanted to try my hands at watercolouring before ...

And now a totally different photo. This is were we like to go swimming on Sundays .. no no, those boats aren't ours.. wishful thinking !!!



And what about picking the winner for my candy now... I think I've bored you long enough he he :)

Thank you so much for participating in my candy, so nice to have so many joining in and so many new followers too. Thank you too for following me, hope to see you around. I still haven't had time to visit you all, but will do this for sure.

So let's see now who Mr Random has picked up this time ...

and the winner is ...

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Number 28

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... and that is Fleur!! Woo hooo ... Congrats on your win, hope you will enjoy your prize. Please leave me a comment with your contact details... or two if you like, so that I can leave the one with your details unpublished :)



Well that is all for today, got me some cards to do before I go off on vacation on Friday. Sorry not being able to come visiting this time, but will definitely be popping round after I come back xx

Big hugs

xxx

Candy Candy

--- CANDY IS NOW CLOSED -----

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Last week I had promised some candy ... and here I am :) Yep.. I got me loads of stuff to celebrate... my DT at OSAAT, two GDT spots this month and also my Wedding Anniversary at the end of this month!!!!! ... and now I see I have 100 Followers woo hoo :) Hello and welcome and thanks for following ... hope you'll enjoy visiting...

Been rather quite lately yes, but just lately I'm hoping, I'm not usually like this. First it was my back in pain ... and now there's no football on telly, so none of my boys here at home, including OH, have anything to do and everyone wants to go out !!!! These men!!!

Anyway.. here is what I am offering and it is open to my followers and that's the only rule, so if you're not a follower.. just follow and join in! There are some flowers, 34 in all, which are a mixture of paper, lace, satin and foam, a Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit rubber stamp, a Joanna Sheen Christmas Collection CD, some papers from the 'I Love My Pet' Collection, peel offs, die cut hearts and flowers, a Wedding themed sheet of die cuts and some other stuff as can be seen. Hope you like it and will join in.

Oh yes, I will also include some stamped images as well but didn't as yet have time to do those.



I will randomly draw a winner in the first week of August, so for your chance enter your name in Mr Linky here below... First time I'm using this widget.. hope it works :)





Hugs
xx

Birthday Bunny

Woo hoo just found out I won some challenges ... yes some :))) that's right 'cos I won three challenges from last week!!! At Just Cute Bears, Daisy Doodles and also today at Paper Jewels!!! Couldn't believe my luck this time! I won me some digis ... so excited !!!

Here is my card for today which I did using this cute Birthday Bunny...





It is a freebie from The Stamping Boutique :) You must join the PCP Group if you would like to get it. ..

This is the sketch that I followed


and these are my challenges..

1 - The Pixie Cottage Challenge No 28 - THE SKETCH
2 - Die Cut Dreams Challenge No 59 - GINGHAM
3 - Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge - PUNCHES
4 - Ooh-La-La Creations Challenge No 59 - BIRTHDAYS
5 - City Crafter Challenge No 16 - YUM... food related
6 - The Stamping Boutique Monthly Contest
7 - One Stop Craft Challenge No 9 - PATTERNS
8 - Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge No 18 - PUNCH OR CUT ME

Thanks for stopping by today.

Hugs
xxx

Monday, August 2, 2010

An easel card

Today I decided to have a go at making an easel card... yes my first one! Been wanting to try one for quite some time and now that I did, I loved it :)





I followed this sketch


and used one of Sliekje's cute freebie stamps, which I coloured with my promarkers. Hope you like it.

These are my challenges for today..

1 - Everybody Art Challenge No 101 - THE SKETCH
2 - Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No 26 - A RECIPE .. Use yellow or orange, stickers or punches and animal or fish.
3 - Rosie-D's Challenge No 76 - ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
4 - Creative Inspirations Challenge No 7 - ANIMALS
5 - Paperplay Challenge Week 30 - ANYTHING GOES
6 - Charisma Cardz Challenge No30 - SOMETHING WITH A TAIL
7 - 2 Sisters Challenge No 3 - PUNCHES
8 - Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenges - ANIMALS AND BUGS

Thanks for looking today.


Hugs
xxx

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Clapping Baby

It's Sunday and it's my turn this week to do my DT card for this week's challenge at One Stitch At A Time... yay :) I got to choose a stamp from a new creator at the Stitchy Bear Shop this time, and that is Sylvie....

It didn't take me long to decide which stamp to use 'cos when I saw this adorable Clapping Baby I just had to have him. This is what I did..


Baby is coloured with my promakers ... need I say this :) owww so much fun I had colouring this stamp ... papers and flowers were in my stash and that adorable charm was in the candy which I won from Fany. For the embossing I used an embossing ruler which was a freebie in the Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine and the punches are both Martha Stewart ones. . . have to tell you though that the scalloped one is my usual punch, but just showing the top part .. woops!! Hope you like it.

This week the challenge is to follow this sketch and there is also an option to use the colour pink. Nice and easy one again this week.


Our sponsors this week are HobbyHabitat Shop



and also Sew Many Challenges.



So come on, what are you waiting for, join in the fun for your chance to win some goodies ....


I am entering my card in these challenges ..

1 - Passion for Promarkers Challenge No 62 - GREEN
2 - Simon Says Challenge - DOTTY
3 - Flutter By Wednesday - OPEN... but as always to include a butterfly, fairy or angel.
4 - Stamp With Fun Challenge No 69 - BOY/MAN
5 - Ooh-La-La Challenge No 59 - BIRTHDAY
6 - Pear Tree Designs Challenge No 59 - BIRTHDAY
7 - Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No 26 - A RECIPE to use stickers or punches, to use the colour orange or yellow, and also to include an animal or fish (I added a butterfly charm... hope this qualifies in the animal section he he :))
8 - Totally Gorjuss Challenge 41 - BABY BABY
9 - Stamping Vacation- Embellish It Challenge - USE ANY BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENT
10 - The Corrosive Challenge No 75 - ALL ABOUT BABIES


Thank you for looking today.. hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs
xxx
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