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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

August digihop

I have been on a -kind of- summer break. It's 35 Celcius over here and way to hot for anything. Also the news has giving me the blues. Seems there is only war going on everywhere. I hope I"ll soon be back with a more optimistic post! Just wanted to post the August digihop!

Get the other parts here (between august 13-17th).




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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Digihop July freebie!

Time again for a new digihop! This time the theme is Ten Things About! Get my part at the download link below and all other parts here!






 Hope you like it! Thanks to all of your for sending me birthday wishes! I had a great day with my family!!
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Monday, 14 July 2014

Featured Designer and Birthday Sale

As I am having my birthday this week and are also featured designer at CSD, I have placed my stores on summer sale in celebration.

My store at Renderosity is 20% off, during July 13-31, 2014!
My store at CSD is at sale for 25% during the same period!
I you are a newsletter subscriber you can get my pearl alpha, matching to my new kit Ahava for free with the coupon inside the newsletter!
Furthermore I want hereby to thank you all, for your support, well wishes, prayers and thoughts during these difficult times.

Thank you from all my heart and bless you.



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Sunday, 13 July 2014

New Facebook fan freebie

In tribute to TB's last season I made this minikit freebie Farewell Bon Temps at my facebook page.

No copyright infringement intended - made for fun/fan-art not profit!!! For personal use only in making Fan Art. You can not redistribute or profit from anything containing the images True Blood is property of HBO, Alan Ball and Charlaine Harris.
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Friday, 11 July 2014

New kit and freebie: Ahava

Next month, August, we celebrate Tu be Av. Tu B'Av (Hebrew: the fifteenth of the month Av) is a Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (Hebrew: Hag Ha-Ahava), similar to Valentine's Day. It has been said to be a "great day for weddings".
This full page kit has enough material to scrap your love papers, for Valentines, weddings, heritage and many more! Personal use/SfO, 300 DPI, download only.
Contents:
48 elements (bird, 4 bows, button, 4 journalcards, 7 brads or flairs, a glitter doodle, 8 craft flowers, 5 frames, a heart spill, 5 hearts, 2 leaves, 2 branches, a mask, 2 ribbons, a paintspill, 3 tags);
20 papers;
14 word Arts bits

Exclusive at CSD!
Preview below of what is in the kit! (elements, papers, word arts, frames and journalcards).







Sample layouts:




and a matching freebie, nine word bits! Hope you like!



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Friday, 13 June 2014

Digihop June freebie

Digihop's'monthly bloghop is ready to start again! June's theme is Hampton Beach House. Please be patient for all the designers to upload their parts (until June 17th)

Get my part below!




Find the other parts here (final upload date is June 17th).

Have a great weekend!
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Friday, 16 May 2014

My hutch

Remember the pine hutch I bought for very little? Those have to be imported, not made in Israel and hard to find!!! Well I finally had the time to paint it. Still need to relocate many items from the old buffet we had, so the hutch is still a bit overloaded (those are my cookbooks there), but the start is there!

Here is the before

and here is the after! It's now in the same style as the dinner table and my coffee buffet and I love it :)



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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Digihop May: Summer in Bloom

Digiscraps bloghop had moved to a new place! May's theme is Summer in Bloom.

Get my part below!


Find the digihop on Facebook!


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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Goodbye little friend

One of our cats taken in from the street had a kidney problem (as many cats do) and we took care he got enough to drink and special food. It seemed to be stable (he has been with us for many years) but all of the sudden a couple of weeks ago he started to loose weight. We had it before with four other cats, weeks, months of daily IVs and suffering and in the end they died nevertheless leaving us with huge vet bills. We talked about it, if we wanted for him also such a prolonged suffering, but he took the decision from us by disappearing. I searched a week for him and today he came back home. I came home from work and he was laying moaning next to the front door, very thin, very ill. I wrapped him in a blanket and took him to the vet who said there was nothing that could be done anymore to save him and so we put him to sleep. It was the best for him, but it was so sad.

RIP Leben. Until the Rainbow bridge.



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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Thrift Store buys

These are my latest thrift store buys!

3 Dinnerplates and 3 saucers of my brown transferware set (English Lake Pattern). I have the set for six complete (dinner and tea), but now I have nine dinnerplates, as on Friday nights we are nine. So hard to find here!


Than this lovely framed vintage bird drawing!


A Delft Blue container (hubby loved this one)


and a tin (marked) jug for my gardenflowers.


Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Passover and freebie!

Well this post was written a few days ago but before I got to post it my computer crashed! Lost my operating system C drive and had to get a new drive and install windows and a ton of programs again. I have lost thousands of emails and my address book as well, besides stored password and program registration numbers etc. A catastrophe, but slowly slowly restoring everything!

This was my original post a few days back!

Tonight we celebrated the Passover seder and it was wonderful, with hubby reading the Hagada and the meal with gefilte fish for the non-vegetarians, matzos and knedelach!

I always listen to this opera with Passover and my favorite part is
the beautiful haunting prayer from Mozes in Egypt by Rossini (1819)



Dal tuo stellato soglio,  
signor, ti volgi a noi:
pietà de' figli tuoi,
del popol tuo pietà!

From Thy starry throne,
Lord, you turn to us:
pity Your children,
have mercy on Thy people!

I have this freebie for you!
A add-on paperpack for my kit EMS Arts - Passover!
The kit itself is available at my store, exclusive at CSD!




Older freebies with EMS Arts - Passover
A card to print with your Passover present! Hope you like!


The printed card



 and a quickpage! 12x12 inch.


  
The kit itself is available at my store, exclusive at CSD!


To all who celebrated Passover, I hope you had a wonderful holiday! And to all who celebrated Pascha soon, have a wonderful Easter holiday!



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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Kitchen make over

This kitchen was custom made in 1992. I ordered it in white and navy blue schleif-lack and got it in white with a weird kind of petrol blue I never liked. Originally it came with an antique style kitchen tap, which broke a couple of years ago and was "temporarily" replaced with a modern tap I hated. Than the spot lamps...hate them most of all! (these are old photos, not the best quality)

This is a large kitchen for Israeli standards, but it's quite small really and the dish rack took loads of space.  A couple of years ago we got a dishwasher. Part of the kitchen had to be broken out.

That was better already!

Than we replaced the horrible spots with an Ikea lamp with ledare bulbs!

Some of the doors really needed some repair after 20 years and finally last week I decided to take the kitchen apart, repair the doors, paint the petrol blue out which I hated and finally replace the kitchen sink tap and the old defect hood over the stove.

Photo Below: top old hood and tap, bottom new hood and tap.


Hubby sanded the doors, Yael primed them and I painted two coats of grey.

I photographed the kitchen before (sorry about Bastet being on the counter :)

and here is the kitchen after the makeover!



I really love the grey and it makes the kitchen look bigger I think. 

Have a great weekend!


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