segunda-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2011

Vintage children - Theme Thursday

Vintage children is this week's theme at Theme Thursday. I actually enjoyed my MMM skinny so much that I decided to make some more... :) 

Thanks for looking!

Skinny - Mixed Media Monday

At MMM this month we're supposed to create a piece of artwork in a size that is outside our comfort zone. I decided to give skinnies a try. Because they're larger than ATCs, 3x5s rectangles have always seemed to difficult to be totally "filled in" with art in a harmonic way. Well, maybe it wasn't a question of size, but a question of lack of creativity and some laziness on my part. Anyway, I used a large stamp, which had been waiting for "employment" for ages due to its size and all in all I was quite happy with the way the skinny turned out.

domingo, 9 de janeiro de 2011

Clocks and vintage children

Clocks is this week's theme at One Powerful Hour. I'm entering this skinny at Theme Thursday too, because it's also about vintage children, which is the theme there.Unfortnunately I didn't manage to take a decent picture of the skinny - one is too dark, the other one is too light. Sorry! And thanks for looking! 


quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2010

Nestlé lid shrine

"Shrines" is this month's theme at Mixed Media Monday. Here's my very first shrine:



Is this what a shrine is supposed to be? Tell me what you think...

This shrine turned out quite different from what I had in mind at least as far as the colours are concerned. Due to the excessive amount of pink (at least to my taste) it is a tad childish and therefore only suitable for a child's room. I should have attached to it something to hang it from, but I got too lazy after realizing I'll never hang it in my own bedroom... after all, I'm 36.


Back of the shrine(The text on the back of the lid is from a Portuguese tale with animals, perhaps it's a fable.)


How it all began... 


Thanks for looking!

domingo, 19 de setembro de 2010

terça-feira, 11 de maio de 2010

Crafting duo :-)

My dear eight-year-old cousin Anita visited me last weekend and I told her about the weekly challenges of some sites I visit. She obviously wanted to play along, which I thought was a great idea. :-) And what do you know, the girl is a fast worker! :-)While I made only a couple of ATCs, she made 5 - yes, 5! - according to the following challenges:

A minha querida prima Anita, de 8 anos, visitou-me no último fim-de-semana e eu contei-lhe acerca dos desafios semanais de alguns sites que visito. É claro que ela quis logo participar também, o que eu achei óptimo! E sabem que mais? A miúda é rápida no gatilho! :-) Enquanto eu fiz 2 ATCs, ela fez 5 -  sim, 5! -  de acordo com os seguintes temas: 

Think Monday Think ATC: the colour green (a cor verde)

(This is my favourite - Este é o meu favorito.)

Art pieces: water (água)


Clockwise there's a bath, a drinking fountain, a fountain and a bottle, so that no one gets thirsty. ;-) Unfortunately, I didn't notice that this challenge had been running the previous week. Sorry Anita!

No sentido dos ponteiros do relógio temos uma banheira, um bebedouro, um repuxo e uma garrafa para que ninguém tenha sede. ;-) Infelizmente, não reparei que este desafio era relativo à semana passada. - Desculpa Anita!

Wednesday stamper: flowers (flores)

Theme Thursday: vintage (antigo)

What you see below the lady is an envelope, that is to say, a letter, which is a thing of days gone by, at least according to a modern little girl like Anita.  ;-)

Por baixo da senhora está um envelope, ou seja, uma carta, que é uma coisa do passado para uma menina moderna como a Anita. ;-)

Lots to do: Friendship

(This is Anita's favourite.  - Este é o favorito da Anita.)

Unfortunately, I've had so many things to do these days that only today did I have time to post all her work... and mine. Sorry again, Anita! - Infelizmente, tenho tido tanto que fazer que só hoje tive tempo para colocar aqui todo o seu trabalho e o meu também. Mais uma vez, desculpa Anita! 

And now for my own work: - E agora os meus trabalhos:


Wednesday stamper: flowers (flores)



Lots to do: Friendship 


(I made this 2x4 weeks ago with left overs from other projects, so I decided to enter it in the Friendship challenge too.)

sexta-feira, 9 de abril de 2010

Miniature art - Theme Thursday



Miniature art is the theme at Theme Thursday. Here are two moos and an inchy. I must confess I actually made them a while ago for other challenges -the themes were fruit, metal and hats - but somehow I let time slip by and I didn't post them on time. So I'm finally posting them. :-) Thanks for looking!

Nature's awakening




Portraying nature's awakening is the challenge at TMTA and at Wednesday Stamper the theme is trees. I'm combining the challenges. Thanks for looking!

domingo, 21 de fevereiro de 2010

OWOH - new winner


As you know if you read my previous posts, Mitz was one of the two lucky winners of my OWOH giveaway. I e-mailed her to give her the good news, but she didn't answer back, so I had to pick another winner with www.random.org. Congratulations TWINKIETINYDOG! - You're the lucky winner of the pink necklace. 

segunda-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2010

OWOH giveaway winners

Before I reveal the names of my OWOH giveaway, I'd like to say thank you to all the kind people who visited my blog and left a comment during the OWOH event - 465 comments! Wow! I feel flattered that so many people want to have one of my necklaces. So now for the winners... I used http://www.random.org/ to determine the winners. Here are the prize winners:





The winner of the first prize (pink necklace) is the person who left comment 207 - MITZ






and the winner of the second prize (red necklace) is the person who left comment no. 343 - that's CREEKHIKER. Congratulations to both of you! I'll contact both

sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2010

Wings ATC


At Something Completely Different the challenge is to make an ATC with wings.

Thanks for looking!

More giveaways

Both Diane and Rosette are offering fabulous giveaways! You can see what they're offering if you look to the sidebar on the right, or even better, if you visit their blogs. The deadlines to leave a comment are respectively Feb 14th and Feb 16th. Come on ladies, hurry so that you can still be entered in their draws!

sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2010

Thank you and happy Valentine's day!

Just a note to say thank you very much to all the people who have visited my blog since One World, One Heart started! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your warm and nice comments! I'm really very pleased to know that so many people like the necklaces I made - 426 comments so far. Wow! That's certainly beyond my highest and most ambitious expectations! I'd also like to thank all those who've become followers of my humble blog. :-)
I'm having a lot of fun visiting other people's blogs too! I've found so many wonderful crafters around blogland! And the magic ride isn't over yet... It is indeed magic. Kudos to Lisa for taking the time to organise OWOH.
Hope you come back on Monday when the 2 lucky winners of my domino necklaces will be announced.

Have a very happy Valentine's day!

segunda-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2010

One World One heart 2010

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One World One Heart starts today and for the first time I'm taking part in it. :-) I'm really thrilled! (Click on the picture above to find more about this international event.)

My blog giveaway is open to all bloggers worldwide! I'm giving away two domino necklaces I made. (For both necklaces I used bamboo tiles which I decoupaged and coated with varnish. The one with the little girl has a pink satin ribbon, a golden metal alloy bead and acrylic beads. The red one has a black cotton thread, acrylic beads, a metal alloy spacer and an oval polymer clay bead.) - Scroll down for more pictures.

 You only need to have a blog and leave a comment - PLEASE COMMENT ONLY ONCE - to be entered in this giveaway. However, don't forget to leave your email address or your blog address so that you can be contacted if you should win. The deadline to participate is February 14th until 23:59:59 Greenwich Time (This is Lisbon Time and I think it's the same as C.E.T.). On February 15th the winners will be randomly picked (with a random number generator) and announced on the blog. I will email the winners and they will have 48 hours to respond with their postal address information. After 48 hours alternate winners will be chosen.

Good luck!

Don't forget to spread the word and visit the other participating bloggers too! 

UPDATE!!!

OWOH is sadly coming to an end. :-( I'm very thankful for all the nice comments you left but the COMMENTS section is now CLOSED. Sorry, but I won't accept any more comments for this giveaway. The 2 lucky winners will be announced later today.  

1st PRIZE








2nd PRIZE