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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!


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!


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

What a buy

Look what I bought today! A pine hutch for 600 shekels (around 150 dollars) which is a steal as real wood is hard to find here. Most is veneer, MDF etc and much more expensive. This type of hutch is also not easy to find.  I am going to paint it when I have the time!


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Sacher torte

A few days ago a colleague at work was thinking on what cake to make this weekend and I gave a few ideas, one of them a Sacher Torte. She had never heard of it and I told her the story of the 16 year old cook apprentice Franz Sacher who had to make a cake for a visiting quest of his boss, an Austrian prince, as just the master cook had fallen ill. The boy made a cake that became famous and was named after him, the Sacher Torte. His children continued creating the cake, eventually for their family hotel Sacher in Vienna, which serves until today the original Sacher Torte!

Than I thought why not make one myself? There are dozens of recipes, just fill in Sacher torte at Google.

Mine had 500 grams of bitter chocolade in it and it turned out delicious!

Have a great weekend!


Saturday, 22 March 2014

CT work EMS Arts - Purim

Thanks to my awesome CT ladies!
EMS Arts - Purim, on sale at CSD till March 23

and Amanda

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

New Facebook fan freebie

I have uploaded a new Facebook fanfreebie!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Featured Designer Spring Sale and freebie

It's that time again at CSD! I am featured designer for a week! My complete store is on sale, 25% off, Commercial and new products included! 16-23 March only! And if you sign up for the CSD newsletter, you get my new burlap styles free! (coupon code inside the CSD newsletter!)

Have a great week!

Monday, 10 March 2014

New kit in store and freebie!

I am so happy I finally got to finish my latest kit for the Jewish festival of Purim!

Purim (Hebrew) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Ester).
Based on the Scroll of Esther (Esther 9:22): "[...] that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor"
Purim is therefore celebrated by:
Exchanging reciprocal gifts of food and drink known as mishloach manot, donating charity to the poor,
eating a celebratory meal, Public recitation, usually in synagogue, of the Scroll of Esther known as kriat ha-megillah and Other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.

EMS Arts Purim includes:
25 beautiful, grungy, artistic textured papers
8 solid craft papers
Over 55 elements, including a banner, a rolled scroll of Esther, 3 bows, 2 buttons, two carstock crowns, a crown, a cardstock star of david and a clear plastic star of david, a doodle, 5 flairs, 12 crafted flowers, 4 frames, a dress-up pair of glasses, a ratcher (grogger), 2 hamans taschen cookies (ozen Haman), a jester hat, 3 leaves, 2 masks in 2 versions (4 in total), a couple of masks, dress-up moustaches, 4 curled ribbons, a satin wrap, two glitter spills, a string with beads and two tags.
And a word-art pack, including:
2 unique sheets with 5 different purim related words in various colors, 13 sheets in total
4 unique purim wordarts
and 26 word strips (6 unique words in various colors)

EXCLUSIVE AT CSD bundled in one single product! (download)

And get these journal pocket cards for free here at my blog!

Some sample layouts

For those of you who celebrate this lovely holiday next week (March 16th this year) I wish you a wonderful holiday!


Friday, 28 February 2014

DSA March blog hop FREEBIE

Time flies! Here is the March bloghop already at DSA and it's so cute!
Shades of Play! Download mine at the download button!

and get al the other parts here!

Find my art-kits in my store!



Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A cold

Sorry for not being around! I am having a bad cold for 10 days already! Will catch up soon!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

February DSA bloghop freebie!

Time for another bloghop at DSA!

Get all the other parts here!