Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yummy for my tummy!

I thought I'd have time to play this week but I was just too busy and have no cards to show you today.
With last minute things to get and pack for our trip,which I thought I was all ready for on sunday,I've been busy. And yesterday we had a fashion show at our Tops Club and I was a model (which was fun) so my afternoon and night was gone for that.
I had a lousy night sleep,so that back tracked me with to do list!

Anyways,hopefully the day will get better!
It sure has after the post man came by...Look at what I got again today,I tell ya,I've been so blessed lately with winnings great gifts doing what I love,visiting some amazing bloggers.

One of the sweetest,talented lady,KATHARINA FREI was on holiday in Vienna in Feb and had videos of some of her trip. All you had to do was enjoy her wonderful video and sign up for the candy! And i was the lucky winner once again!!!
And look at the beautiful card she sent with it!!! I will treasure it forever Katharina! Thank You!

As some of you know,we are leaving tomorrow March 24th for Punta Cana for a week. So I'm going to bring these for a treat for DH and I on one of those romantic nights.

You all know who Katharina is I'm sure,if you don't,you should visit her blog,she does phenomenal work!!! THANK YOU,THANK YOU,THANK YOU KATHARINA!!!!

I don't think I'll be posting back,I'm officially on holiday,lol! I will return on April 3rd and will miss all my blogging buddies,until then my friends!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Christmas in March!


Look at what I rec'd in the mail yesterday!!!
It's just like Christmas all over again!!

Chris at Mudmaven Blog was helping Pat from Rubbermaid Blog last Feb to get people to send some Valentine cards for Pat's card drive for her local hospital. So wonderful CHRIS was offering candy to her bloggers for using a sketch she had created and you had to send the cards to Pat.

Well I hopped along,it was such a great cause!
There was only 3 people that joined for Chris' sketch and candy,so as wonderful as she is,she divided the goodies among us three!!!!
Isn't she the greatest,so imagine that,this is a 3rd of her prize!!!!

I couldn't believe it when I opened the box!!
Here is what it contained:Stampin' Up:Holiday coll set
Big felt flurries,Holiday coll and Merci stamping sets
Elastic cord,Taffeta ribbon,Embossing powder,Pop ups,
2 stamping spots,Ink refill
5 Studio G clear stamps,Paper Pretties Aloha,
Craft Lounge Sweet Memories stamp set
Tombo liquid glue,2 Sizzix dies,1 Journal book,5 Gorgeous Laura
Ashley Note cards w env.,Turpenoid,Koh-I-Nor pencils,Blending
Stumps,some brads,A ladybug note holder,SweetnSassy acrylic stamp
and last but not least some matching dp pieces in diff sizes!

I am like a kid in a candy store!!! CHRIS...THANKS A BUNCH OF A BUNCH!!!!!!
I was happy to win all of this,but the intention was to help Pat with her Card Drive for the sick kids!! Bloggers are wonderful people!!!!

Chris is having some health issues right now,so it would be nice to send her some happy thoughts her way,she does beautiful work so head on over to her blog! You'll be happy you stopped by and so will she!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Annie Sitting Pretty!

Hello friends,Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Next thing we know,it'll be friday again.Time just flies by doesn't it!
This card is for the JUST CUTE BEARS challenge. Of course I had to use one of my winnings from Cuddly Buddly which is Annie Sitting.
I used SU paper and used a sticker for the sentiment in the SU window punch and added prima flowers with a Cricut swirl .
I've had a great day so far,went for bloodwork and walked by home which was a 45 min walk. It was a bit chilly,-6 but I was dressed warm. Now i'm posting my card for the day and going to get some house work done (yuck) but it has to get done right. I know Easter is coming fast and so are the Dust Bunnies which I don't like,lol!
Have a super day!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fun in the sun!

Look at where I will be on friday!
In Dominican Republic in Punta Cana at the Grand Bahia Ambar Resort. We will be there for a week. We need to get away with all the stress we've been going through in the last year. My transplant co-ordinator said it would be a great idea.

So our suitcase is all packed and now we're just waiting for thursday. We will be leaving home on thursday and staying overnight in Toronto. And leave for Punta Cana friday morning at 6 am,so early afternoon we will be on the beach!

Just wanted to share my happiness with my blogging friends!!!
And I will be showing you some pics when we return. I will def try to post now til wed but after that there will be nothing until I return on April 2nd!

Hugs to you!

One card-Two challenges!

Hello everyone,hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had fun! We went to watch our Godson in the arm wrestling competition yesterday,he's only 9,so it was cute. He brought in 2nd prize (out of 4,lol!),we we're so proud of him.

So on to my card. The image is a digi freebie from Sliekje's Digi Stamps I thought it was so cute! Thanks so much Sliekje!

I've entered this card in 2 challenges.
The Town Scrapper Challenge was Ribbon and Rub ons. So I added a tiny peach ribbon on the hardware and the sentiment is rub on.
Also The Pretty In Ink's Challenge was a sketch challenge.

If you'd like to play these great challenges,head on over,fun,fun!!!

Have a super week!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Teatime Teddy


I posted 3 posts below if you are interested,lol. Just had lots to show and say,lol!

I just had to play with my new Cuddly Buddly stamp!!

I used Teatime Teddy! I went with lilac and pink,which the pink doesn't look well in the picture,but I'm the worst photographer and don't have the high teck lights and everything. So unfortunately it isn't as pretty as IRL!

I'll be gone all day today,so I won't be able to play and create until sunday night! I do have to give my DH some attention,lol. We'll be spending most of the day with my niece and her 2 boys which live an hour away from here.
It's their winter carnival and the oldest is in arm wrestling competition so we're off to cheer him on!

Enjoy your day everyone,I know we will!!!

Magnolia challenge

Tilda is off to water her flowers!

This card is for the Magnolia Challenge which was to make an easel card,one of my favorite cards so I just had to play.

This is Tilda with watering can,isn't she a cutie!! I stamped her and colored her and used my oval nestie. The frame is from K&Company which I matted it on some dp and popped up Tilda in the middle of the frame,the flowers came with the frame,just beautiful! I also used some stickles on her wings.

So I'm posting this early because tomorrow I'm going to watch my Godson (8yr old) in a arm wrestling competition. He won in his categorie last yr but we were'nt there. So we'll be there to cheer him on this yr.

Have a great weekend friends!


Well,look at what I rec'd in the mail today!!!!
Aren't they the cutest!!!

I won these cuties from CUDDLY BUDDLY a few weeks ago and they came in today! I love their stamps,so here is Teatime Teddy,Annie Sitting &
Chin Up!!!

You should check the CUDDLY BUDDLY site,they have a 3 for free every week!! That's right you have a chance to win a prize every week. Alot of their stamps also come in digi, so if you can't wait for the rubber,get the digi!!!

Thanks again Kim for this fabulous prize!! Now I can't wait to play!!!!

Migraine free!!!!!

Hope your day is as happy as happy gets !
That is what the sentiment reads,the SU set is,oh shoot,I forget the name and I lent it to Paulette.

The border punch and the detailed butterfly is from MS and the pink butterfly is also from SU.
This is the card I made when I went to play at Paulette's and added some pearls and primas and bling to it.

So after 2 days,my migraine finally went away!YAY! I thought it would never go away. I seriously think it's from a lack of sugar and coffee.
I've been eating alot of sugar lately and putting on some pounds which I am not proud of. So since tuesday I haven't touched any sugar and cut down on coffee also. So I believe that's where the migraines started. Fingers & toes are crossed that the migraines stay away!

Well it's friday again,the days are flying by then the weeks and the next thing we know the month is over with!!! So enjoy everyday as much as you can!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Easter and a lovely gift

Yesterday was a tough day again,I had to go for a gastroscopy test,so I couldn't eat or drink anything. My test wasn't til 11:30 am,needless to say,migraine came on big time so when i came back home I took something for my migraine and went straight to bed. Woke up at 5pm,had some cereal and laid down to watch TV. My headache was still there but not as bad.

On wednesdays I normally go to Paulette's place,she's a SU demonstrator and so once a month she does a class and the other 3 wed,we just play. So yesterday I decided to go at the last minute and I'm glad I did,it was nice. We really enjoy crafting together and she's a super nice lady!

So this is one of the cards I made. I'm not one to make Easter cards much so I don't have any stamp sets,so I just made this simple card in the lilac colors.

This pic is a gift I rec'd from one of my Tops peep,she knows how I love butterflies,so the box of butterflies contains 5 linen sheets of lavender scent,OMG it smells so nice!! And the Bijou holder is just gorgeous,if I don't use it for my necklaces I might use it for a decor in my stamp room and hang some nice ribbon on it.

Now the headache is still here today,hope it goes away soon cause there's a few challenges I want to do. But creating with a migraine is not the best thing to do.

Wishing you all a terrific thursday my friends!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a fabulous day. I'm having a slow day,no energy AGAIN!! I hate those days and it seems that they are coming more often. Oh well,I have no choice but to deal with them.

On to my card,which took me 2 days to make! It is simple you might say,but between coloring my image (which took me forever) and in between taking naps I finally got to finish it today.

The image is stamp I won from the fabulous Phebe at THE TOWN SCRAPPER! Thanks again Phebe! They have weekly challenges going on,you should check it out!
This week's challenge is to have 3,only 3 buttons on your card. So here's my card!

Now I'm off to bed so I can go to my Tops meeting at 5.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Free digis at Cuddly Buddly!

Well friends,I'm sorry I have nothing to show today. I didn't feel the greatest and on Sunday we went to our Great Nephews Birthday Party.

Our Godson turned 8 and his little brother is turning 3 on the 26th, so their Mom decided to celebrate both their b'days this weekend. She had 20 kids and just about the same adults. The kids had fun,it was at their local pool and arena complex all set up with a little room. So they went swimming,then had hot dogs and cake and after that they all went skating and playing hockey.

Let me tell you,they we're so pooped by the end of the day! It was such a wonderful day just to watch them,we have no children,so to spend a day like that to us means the world!!!

The little Cuddly Buddly image at the top is to let you know that they have cute little free digis.So if you want to check that out head on to their site. They have beautiful stamps and much much more!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful monday! I have to clean my floors today,feeling good or not,it has to get done. I've been putting it off way too long now. And I hope to make at least one card tonight if I'm lucky!


Thursday, March 11, 2010


Look at this free digi image you can get from
Pink Gem Designs and while you're there,check out their challenge for this month. It's another great one, I love their stamps,they are all oh too cute!!!

For my card I used SU papers,the sentiment is a Studio G,used my nesties and some lovely primas and oh can't forget my MS branch punch.

So if you like challenges and love to win prizes,head on over to Pink Gem Designs!!!

Have a super duper friday!

I Love Butterflies

Today's card is simple but cute. I had bought this medallion a while back and hadn't used it yet. So I made a Thank You card which we always seem to be in need of and added two of the butterflies from the SU set "Flight of the butterfly" and used my SU butterfly punch which I love and the sentiment is also from the same set.
Added some primas and some mini rhinestones from my winnings and ta-da, a card was born.

Tomorrow is friday again...where does the time go???
Hope you are all enjoying your day! I think I'm going to go for a walk and enjoy the sun!!!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I've been lucky lately!!!

I rec'd some goodies in the mail today!!! The first pic is from Sue,all kinds of embellishments for a challenge wich I had played on EONA, Everything Old is New Again. Sue and Allison have weekly challenges going on which I've played a couple of times and I won these great embellishments.
Thanks Sue & Allison,I will make good use of them!!!

This is also a Challenge which I won in February from the fabulous Phebe at THE TOWNSCRAPPER,if you haven't played,you should check it out.
She has a weekly challenge which is always fun and she sells great stamps and all kinds of other fun stuff! This is not something I made,I just wanted to show you the stamp so I got this from her site.
Thanks a bunch Phebe!!! I will def play with it this weekend!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful wednesday~!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Simon Says Challenge

I wasted no time to play with my Happy Mail!!!

This card will be for the SIMON SAYS CHALLENGE!
Which is to make a girly card,well,don't we all love to make those cards! I do anyways!
So I used one of the images I rec'd from Celine,Thanks again girl!!! I colored her dress in blue and added some waterfall glitter to her purse,belt and shoes and made her necklace out of baby blue pearl ex.
So she is all ready to Celebrate like the sentiment says!
Added some primas,blue ribbon from SU and some pink pearls in every corner.
I really like how it turned out,I love to embellish!!!

Til next time,Hugs Diane

Merci CELINE Thank You!!

I rec'd some HAPPY MAIL!!!

Look at the WOJ images I rec'd all the way from FRANCE!!!! I've met a sweet blogger,CELINE, she and her sister have a beautiful blog.
Their work is fabulous and they love to create!
I mentioned that hopefully soon,these stamps we're next on my to buy dear Celine mailed me some images for me to use in the meantime!!!
She is sooooo kind!!!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Want to win?

Check out these cute stamps!!! Would you like to win them?? Well head on over HERE at Cuddly Buddly for your chance to win!

It's as easy as that!!! Good Luck to all!!!

Pretty In Pink Challenge with Freddie

Here's Freddie again! Nicola will be having a weekly challenge on her blog so if you're into challenges you must check it out at Pretty In Pink.

As soon as she introduced Freddie as a digi stamp,I had to get him cause he's just too stinkin' cute and I don't have much boy stamps . I used scraps from my huge pile and sponged some summer sun ink around the image and the card. The sentiment is from Stampendous.

Hope you are all enjoying your monday! I'm doing laundry and having fun in between loads.

Bye for now,Hugs,Diane

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Willow having a cup of coffee

The picture really doesn't do this card justice unfortunately. But here goes, I made this card for the
WOJ CHALLENGE which was coffee cream colors with a WOJ image of course.

I was making this card with my wonderful sister in mind. We haven't gotten together in awhile and I miss her dearly. The colors really didn't come out right in the pic but IRL it's really nice. I used a dark beige for the card base,then mounted the musica sheet paper onto black. The image is colored in the browns and beiges on the nesties and the flowers,brown on black with MS branches the same color as the caramel nestie. And the sentiment is embossed with black glitter which reads "You're never more than a thought away".

Even though my sis and I live in the same city,I'll be mailing this to her for a little surprise to make a coffee date with her. I'm sure she'll be pleased.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy Tilda!

I've made my very first tent card!
For the Just Magnolia Challenge,if it were'nt for challenges I don't know what I'd do lately. I used Happy Tilda,one of my new stamps and the sentiment is from SU,Whimsical Words which
reads Happiness Always. It'll be a card I can use for just about anything. So into my stack it goes!

I love to create but have a hard time putting something together without a challenge or seeing all your beautiful work.

I was really enjoying making the easel cards,but now I think I'll be making a few of these!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend,as for me,
my DH is out for the afternoon and I don't feel like cleaning so....I'm going to play!

Have a good day,Hugs,Diane

Friday, March 5, 2010

Freddy Celebrating Spring!

Hello my friends! I'm feeling somewhat a bit better and got to create a pretty simple card. I got this digi stamp from Nicola at Pretty in Ink,his name is Freddy.

I've entered my card in the THE TOWN SCRAPPER challenge which is Springy/Warm Weather kinda a card,less layers,looking forward to spring and summer!!!

I didn't do much with the card,the mojo just isn't there.
But I like this little so much I just had to color him right away.

Hope you all have a super duper weekend,I'm prob going to have another quiet weekend,my DH and I lead an old folk life due to this liver,can't wait for it to be fixed,lol!


Thursday, March 4, 2010


Hi folks,sorry for not showing anything today. I've been in bed on and off for the last 2 days. Not enough energy to create and not in the mood either. I did a bit of blog surfing but that was about it. I sleep terribly and my muscles and bones are so soar that my best place to be is in bed.

I attempted to go for a walk last night because I have to try and keep my muscles strong but after 5 min I turned around and came back home.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day and I'll try to do the same!
Hugs to all of you!

Monday, March 1, 2010

One card-Two challenges

I made this tri-shutter card which worked out for 2 challenges.

The first challenge is KABOODLE DOODLES,
which was to make a special fold card.
And the second challenge is EONA ,which was to use bits of ribbon. I had this lovely stitched bl & wh ribbon piece left which I didn't want to get rid of. So I got to use it and still have another bit left.

The sentiment is from Verve Stamps set called Believe,so is the swirl stamp. The papers is SU and the Butterflies are MS punches. And I did a little paper piercing on the top and bottom corners.

So this is my first card for MARCH,can you believe it!!!!
Have a super duper week,next thing you know,it'll be friday again!