domingo, 6 de setembro de 2009

Punches - Crazy Amigo

Punches is the theme at Crazy Amigo Challenge.
(I made a skinny, an ATC and a bookmark, which I later laminated for protection.) The hen and turkey images were googled. The little girl image on the skinny is a freebie by Inka. The flower girl is a freebie by Graphicsfairy. As for the other little girl on the bookmark, I don't remeber whose freebie it is. (Sorry!)
Thanks for looking!

Marylin Monroe -TMTA

Marylin Monroe is the subject of this week's challenge at TMTA.

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quinta-feira, 2 de julho de 2009

Look into a face - Montgomery Clift

The theme at TMTA is Look into a face. I had to have another go at this one.

Here's a face I've looked at quite often... ;-) Before there was Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Haydn Christensen, Gerard Butler or any other hottie, there was Montgomery Clift, my all-time favourite actor. :-) I guess you can easily imagine one of the reasons why he's my favourite actor. ;-) I've read somewhere that he was nicknamed "the Prince" - a very handsome Prince, indeed!

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Me and my pet - Small World of Inchies

At Small World of Inchies the theme is me and my pet. Here's my twinchy. I think thefreebie is by Nancy Dooren, but I'm not sure. Thanks for looking!

quarta-feira, 1 de julho de 2009

And now for the winner of my first blog candy...

I had to use three times to find the winner of my giveaway because the person who left comment number 1 (the first number that came out on and the person who left comment number 18 (my second attempt to find a winner) didn't put a link back to my blog. Sorry guys, that was one of the rules. So the WINNER is...

number 11

and that's KSENIA!

                                                         Congratulations Ksenia!!!

Please get back to me and let me know your mailing address so that I can send you the giveaway.

domingo, 14 de junho de 2009

Postage stamps inchies

Postage stamps is the chosen theme at Inchy by Inch

It was great fun making these! The last inchy is a bit Christmasy, but I've decided to add it to the set anyway. By the way, the background is the rest of the stamp I used for the "Climb the highest mountain" inchy (I love making art with scraps), but the carol singers are actually from a British stamp.

Thanks for looking!

quinta-feira, 28 de maio de 2009

segunda-feira, 25 de maio de 2009

Happy - Make a Moo

"Happy" is the theme at Make a Moo or Two

I made two moos. The girl in pink is a freebie by Nancy Dooren. I'm sorry I don't remember where I downloaded the girl in the oval frame from.

Thanks for looking!

Birds - Inchy by Inch

Birds is the theme at Inchy by Inch. I made two sets of inchies. The set on top is supposed to represent the four seasons (The stamp used was one from Inkadinkado). Thanks for looking.

segunda-feira, 11 de maio de 2009

Spoons - Wednesday Stamper

"Spoons" is the challenge at Wednesday Stamper. I made the spoon with the wrapping of a Kinder Chocolate bar. I also used two freebies from Inka and a napkin by Ihr (another German brand); the dragonfly stamp is by PSX; the swirling tree is by Inkadinkado, the diamond background stamp is by Local King  and then there's also a checked border on top by Daneele Johnson for Limited Edition and and a vintage flower stamp that belongs to my father's collection. (As a primary school teacher, he bought lots of stamps to use in school with his pupils, but actually he hasn't given them much use. Lucky me, because after more than 30 years all his stamps are still in great shape!) :-)

quarta-feira, 6 de maio de 2009

Peacock - TMTA

Peacock is the theme at TMTA.

This was the only peacock image I had among my scraps...

It wasn't easy photographing this ATC  because none of the pictures I took managed to show both the Egyptian stamp, the stamped feathers and the blue glitter on the body of the peacock. 

Collage - Saturday workout.

"Collage" is the theme at Saturday's Workout. Before there was blogland in my life there was "collage land". :-) . It wasn't easy to choose a collage to display here, though, because I really enjoy most of the collages I've made through the years... Making collages is so much fun!  This is just one of the many I made when I was a university student and it was the cover of the diary I kept back in 1994, so like most of my collages it's A4-sized - about 8"x12".

Just in case you're wondering, the photocopied handsome guy was the late actor Montgomery Clift, my favourite actor ever since I watched Alfred Hitchcock's "I confess" - Absolutely dazzling! (Monty Clift, not Hitchcock, of course.) :-) At the time all I had from Monty was a magazine clipping, which I considered too valuable to "spoil" in a collage... go figure... LOL

Thanks for looking!

segunda-feira, 4 de maio de 2009

terça-feira, 28 de abril de 2009

My first blog candy - finally!

I 'm terrribly sorry for taking so long to post the blog candy I had announced in the previous post.  I owe all of you who visit my blog an apology. In fact I had hoped to post it before Easter Sunday, but things got a bit out of control because I've been having quite a busy time lately and time really flies... Anyway, here it is, finally. Here's what I'm offering you:

- an altered notebook

- 2 ATCs

- an altered notebook

- letter paper + matching envelopes and pen

- cross-stitch fabric, blue thread and pink grosgrain ribbon

- an altered box

- metallic beads 

- green flowers (in the picture they look blue but they aren't) and a couple of colourful animals (they're stickers  and I think they're made of EVA)

-two polymer clay pendants/charms and some beads (made by me)

- découpage paper and napkin papers for découpage

For a chance to win, all you need to do is post a comment here and a link to this post on your blog (to spread the word).

I'll keep this running until I have at least ten comments.  The winner will be chosen using a random number generator.

Good luck and thanks for being a visitor to my blog!



Thank you very much to all who participated in it and to all the people who decided to become a follower too.

Unfortunately, there is only one winner and you can find it here.

quinta-feira, 9 de abril de 2009

Blog candy coming soon...

I've wanted to have a giveaway for a long time. Actually, I've been thinking about it since last year, so it's about time I do it. My birthday was a week ago (April 2nd) and so I can't find a better way to celebrate being alive than creating some art and give it away to someone else as a way of thanking God for being so generous to me.

The ATC in the picture is just "an appetizer" and will be part of the giveaway, as well as the spring ATC I've just posted.

I'm still finishing a couple of projects (a little box and an altered notebook). So when I'm done, which will hopefully happen before Easter Sunday, I'll post the full picture of what you might win if you post a comment. By the way, all you have to do to enter the draw is share a cherished memory of one of your birthdays and post a link to this post on your blog to spread the word. The more the merrier... The draw will run for about two weeks (I'll tell you the exact date later)and I will use a random number generator to choose the winning post.

You make my heart sing

Spring is the theme at Created by Hand. Here is my ATC.

Thanks for looking!

Secret garden

Secret garden is the them at TGiF. Here's my ATC. (It was the first time I used the bandana technique.)

Thanks for looking!

The key to happiness

Key is the theme at Inspire me Thursday. At Mixed Media Monday the theme is polka dots and or stripes, so I've combined both challenges.

terça-feira, 10 de março de 2009

Bookmarks - Big Art Adventure

I made these bookmarks about a year ago for a swap partner (who was a woman of faith) at swap-bot. (The crocheted book thong was for her Bible). I didn't get to post the pictures then, so I'm using them now for Rosie and Linda's Art Adventure whose challenge is, of course, bookmarks.

(Just in case you're wondering, the beautiful Virgin Mary painting is by Bouguereau, one of my favourite painters. As for the little girl freebie, I've forgotten where I found it. Sorry!)

Thanks for looking!

segunda-feira, 9 de março de 2009

Birds ATC - Theme Thursday

Here's my contribution for Theme Thursday whose theme is birds, nests and eggs. I made this ATC using mostly scraps of paper. The girl image is a freebie by Graphicsfairy and the bird stamp is Hero Arts.

Thank you for looking!

What I've won at One World One Heart

Remember the great One World, One Heart giveaway? Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to participate in it. (Hopefully I will next year). Nevertheless, I browsed through other crafters' art and left comments here and there in the hope I'd win something nice... And so I was the lucky winner of Terri's giveaway. :-) Hooray! The stunning tote bag with a surrealistic tree that's in the picture above is now mine. :-) Thank you so much Terri!!! I love the bag!!!

You can see more of Terri's amazing work here.

domingo, 1 de fevereiro de 2009


At Mixed Media Monday the challenge this week was to make art representative of one's country. I didn't mean to take part in this challenge because I've been having a busy time lately, but then I realized it was my opportunity to show a little bit of my country to all the people who visit my blog.
To make this collage I used magazine clippings, pastel pencils and some glitter. I had a few set backs with this work, though. First I should have started it earlier, then I should have looked for images on the Internet and printed them instead of looking for suitable images in magazines, which took a while and didn't lead to very satisfactory results. Last but not least, I took several pictures of the collage but I didn't manage to get a decent shot of it.
The collage measures 21cm x 30cm (A4),that is to say its size is about 8"x 12".
Thanks for looking!