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Tomorrow is my birthday!

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 25, 2013, 12:05 PM


I have a double standard about birthdays: I enjoy congratulating others, thinking about the perfect gift and those small thoughtful details, baking a cake, spoiling the birthday boy or girl, and such. However, I'm not excited about my own birthdays, I'm very shy and introverted so being the center of attention is actually overwhelming for me. I haven't had a birthday celebration in 12 years, and not by my making because it was a surprise party planned by friends. My ideal birthday is simply spending the day doing my usual things, like nothing is different about that day... I'm very lucky to have found true friends that understand and respect this, who don't make a huge deal about it and simply congratulate me from the bottom of their hearts. In the past, I felt that offering to throw me a party was more about them than me.

However, this is my first birthday as a married woman and I feel something happy and giggly growing inside me. I'm eager for waking up tomorrow in his arms, and being greeted with a happy birthday kiss. I asked Oka to take me to the movies, one of our favorite activities, and I plan to eat all the popcorn I humanly can before exploding (bliss!). Last weekend we went to a cute mountain cabin with our two best friends, a couple we've met for many years, her birthday is a few days before mine so we had a great time celebrating our birthdays together in that little adventure (I just wish it wasn't so cold ><). My mom offered to make my favorite food, both my siblings will be around for that day, so I'll be surrounded by the people I love the most. I already finished and passed all my exams for this period, we're just weeks away from moving to our own home, all my cats are healthy and happy, Mexico got a ticket to the World Cup next year, and the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers both won yesterday, so I would say everything is perfect on my side!

I already starting receiving many good wishes from people here in deviantART, I really love this community and I'm extremely thankful for every single one of you. I really hope that you're all as blessed and happy as I am, and that all those good wishes get back to you :) thank you for thinking of me, even when I've been a bit absent lately, and making me smile with all your comments.

:heart: Talty


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

Back... again!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 9, 2013, 9:27 PM


Lately whenever I think things are settling down, stuff stirs up around me again. I try to enjoy it whenever possible and keep in mind that such is life :lol: I'm really sorry I went MIA again for a week, I'll try to keep it down to a minimum from now on... I couldn't do much last week, Oka was told he needed to attend a congress and got sent without much time to plan, and I tagged along :giggle: we tried to take it as a mini vacation, but we didn't have internet all week and that was very scary for me ._.

News:

  • I'm doing my first con on October 5th, I'm trying to prepare some stock and do displays. If you live in Puebla (Mexico) or close to it, please come see me! More news about it soon.
  • If you were following my 30 days of polymer clay basics on YouTube I'm really sorry I interrupted it :( I really wanted to keep it going daily, but life got in the middle. I will try to resume it after the con.
  • Oka and I FINALLY got the house we wanted! I'm so glad we're done looking for a house. We will be moving in about a month, along with our mini family of 5 cats and a dog :lol:  SO EXCITED.
  • Packing and furnishing the new house, NOT SO EXCITED.
  • Freddie's first birthday is coming on the 29th, I can't believe we made it to her first birthday T_T I would like to make something to celebrate it, probably a bunch of cupcakes :meow:
  • My commissions have been a little bit slow lately, I'm open and eager for new custom commissions :D

That kind of resumes what has been going lately, thank you everyone for sticking with me :meow: how have you all been? :love: I've missed you guys!




Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

Join semi-sweeties today!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 27, 2013, 10:51 AM
semi-sweeties is the love child I have with maytel. We have been handling, nurturing and loving this group for almost 4 years, before the group system was even implemented. This group allowed many people (including myself) to  learn and grow as food polymer clay artists, gave them exposure and inspiration. We've held many contests, events, chats, interviews, challenges and activities. Our baby is now 6 years old and hast almost 2000 members, so when the group reaches the magic 2000 we will begin a new contest to celebrate!! The contest will require your clay talent and creativity,and shall include wonderful prizes!

If you haven't yet, please join semi-sweeties!


:dalove: the team at semi-sweeties
:iconsemi-sweeties:

^maytel is having a BOY

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 23, 2013, 9:00 PM


A couple of months ago I announced* that maytel was pregnant with her second baby penguin, a few weeks ago she learned that she's having a boy, AGAIN. Please join me and congratulate her for this great occasion, she was told she wouldn't be able to conceive again but here she is proving that SCIENCE IS WRONG. (I have no idea why I'm saying that, I'm a scientist in real life).

She's also having a serious case of baby-brains, so don't mind her if she starts doing crazy silly things. Actually it's really fun to talk to her because she gets easily confused, I would be afraid that she would kill me for saying that but I know she won't remember it :D

She just told me this is her right now:



She's forgiven of everything and anything because she makes the cutest babies ever. Also, I just found an article that claims that baby brain makes you a better mother (your brain focuses on your baby's needs and so), so this proves once again that she's super mom! She better be, I've been told the most frightful stories about chaos and panic caused by two boy toddlers in the house... my husband still has the scars to prove it.

Please go and give her a hug, I'm really happy for her and her family! :) I'm sure Loïc will be a great big brother! Congratulations Marie, Julien and Loïc!

* I asked her to let me announce both things because I feel like it's not my business XD so I obviously  need to do it.


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

Pro-Animal Crafts

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 22, 2013, 11:44 AM


Today I felt like making a feature with crafts that donate to animal charities, that search to raise animal welfare awareness and other noble causes. Some of these pieces are for sell and the profits will be donated to shelters and animal charities, so if you find anything interesting don't hesitate to buy it, it's for a good cause. I hope you'll enjoy it! :D

On Behalf of The Shelter Project by TeaPhotographyAnimal Shelter Donation Sculptures by MaryBunnie
Melania by WhimzicalWhizkerz
Stalking Tiger Black Onyx and Crystal Necklace by White-Wolf-GalleryCrafts for Critters II: Red Husky by MissNioniel
Marmite the Charity Mutt. by ApertureEyesPetco Event by Sike-RedwolfNo Kill Walk for Animals group/MNfurs-SaltyPuppy by Sike-Redwolf
Red-Tailed Hawk by FireKat
Baby Owls by SparkleMeHappyMondkatze 13: Hallie by TaltyMint Green Bat Necklace, Charity Piece by xhellojackiex
Rescued by AcE-oFkNaVeSCharity - Oceans Gift Glass by FusedEleganceNeedle Felted Elkhound Pin by The-GoblinQueen
Bandit the Numbat by LisaAP
Save the Sharks Plush by banana-kareninaPony - Cut Out Card by RubyWren::Save the Sturgeon:: by Forbiddenynforgotten
Leaffy Sea Dragon seahorse by krishna76Webkinz Signature Red Panda by neglectedpirate7


So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #26

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 19, 2013, 8:56 AM
Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties  for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.

Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to:+fav: anything you find interesting! and add this article to your favorites to give more exposure to these awesome artists :)

1/6 scale popcorn by LittlestSweetShop
'Jubilee' cake slice ring by citruscouture
Peperoni Pizza Charms by solid-paradox
Strawberry Pancakes by minivenger
Polymer Clay Rainbow Cake...tie-dye style... by Dabstar
S'mores Best Friend Necklaces by Xiiilucky13
Lettuce by Aya-no-Shrink-Ray


#semi-sweeties  is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay  food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help  please join us!


:dalove: the team at semi-sweeties
:iconsemi-sweeties:

I'm now a married woman

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 18, 2013, 8:10 AM


I got married three weeks ago to the man that has been the love of my life for the past 10 years (we met young). This past three weeks have been a bliss and a joy, despite all the cleaning, moving, planning and decisions that we've had to make. I'm finally getting used to my new life, the cleaning and moving is mostly done (for now at least) so I have a bit more free time :D I've really missed reading your comments and watching new awesome crafts, so I'll begin uploading again :D I also miss making craft features, my dear maytel published the latest Crafts Newsletter so check it out :D

In my last post I mentioned that we had found a house that we really liked, but we lost it :( the current owners decided that they didn't want to sell it after all. Sadly this is the second time that it happens, apparently no one wants to sell us their houses ¬¬ so we're back on house hunting, hopefully the third time will be the charm and this one will be even better than the last two. We're currently living in Oka's apartment, it's... cozy XD it's fine for now, we're enjoying being so close together but we hope to find a house soon. Freddie had to stay with my parents because we don't have enough room for her here, I really miss my baby v.v but now I get to spend more time with Zuko and Lili, I can't imagine my life without cats :D

Lili and Zuko sleeping by Talty
Old photo of Lili (left) and Zuko (right).

It's Sunday and for some reason I woke up at 4 am and couldn't sleep anymore ¬¬ Oka is still snooring, I'm jelly. So I decided to edit and share some wedding photos with you guys :D I don't have all the photos yet, so I may end up making a second journal with the rest of them. Also, I'm extremely paranoid and I never post any personal photos online, so I will do some editing and cropping to remove our faces, sorry about that.

The wedding was very small, just 13 people including us. We decided to invite just the people most important for us, and we're really happy with that decision! It was a very lovely event and we were able to spend some time with everyone. I didn't want to wear a traditional dress, so my extremely patient friend Bunnysteria helped me find a cute bone color dress with lace, and I pimped it with a fabulous wine red fabric and matching red shoes :D Oka even found a tie in the same color, so we looked fabulous!


Thanks to my brother in law for this photo, we went to a close park to take some photos and he took this cute photo when we weren't looking. I love the natural feel to it.


We took some photos with our daughter Freddie :D amagad Freddie's huge beautiful eyes look great here!


Photo of our delicious cake. It was meringue with almonds :)

More photos later as I collect them~~~!



Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

So behind

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 17, 2013, 11:53 PM


I get married in less than two weeks, my online life has been close to non existent lately. I'm really sorry for all the notes and message piling up, I'm going to try and answer as many as I can tomorrow. Commissions and my stores are still open, any commission or purchase would help me a lot right now :)

We just found a really awesome house and I think this is the one! It's completely opposite to the previous house that we liked and lost. Wish us good luck with this house, it's completely empty so we will need to buy every single piece of furniture, except for the toilet and sink XD seriously, that's all the house has! At least we will be able to get exactly what we want, but we will need to purchase a lot of things. Any commission or purchase would help us a great deal.

Also, I saw Pacific Rim yesterday and I LOVED IT! I wasn't sure if I would like it (it seemed like a mash up of Evangelion with every other mecha story) but I really enjoyed it and it surprised me greatly. Have you guys seen it? What did you think of it? It was very epic, exciting and had great effects. It also had some really funny moments, Oka and I spent a lot of time mocking the Jägger names because they are completely illogical! Fun stuff.

I'm going to try and sell at a con at the end of the month, let's see how that turns out :D


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

More cats, getting married and store news

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 9, 2013, 10:58 AM


Quick store update: My post office raised their prices, so I need to raise my shipping prices a bit too. Starting next week my shipping price will go up $1 or $1.50 dollars, I will keep the old price of $4.50 this week as a special promotion :) I try to keep my price as low as possible considering that it includes shipping, tracking number, packing supplies (bubble envelope, bubble wrap, baggies, etc), and even the costs of travelling to the post office. $5.50-$6 reasonable for world wide shipping?

I can't believe I'm getting married in less than three weeks ._. I've been waiting for this moment for so long, and now it seems like it's too soon. I still have a million things to do, plan, prepare, and move. We had found our dream house, but the current owners decided that they want to stay there on the very last second, so we're back to house hunting. It's exhausting and a bit dissapointing after loosing our dream house, I can't help but think "the other house was better" all the time.

We will be moving to Oka's appartment for the first few months, so we still have a bit of time to look for the perfect house. Moving to an appartment didn't stop us from getting new cats XD yes, cats, twins. Well technically they aren't our cats, our shelter rescued them and they were a bit feral, so they asked us to let them stay with us, socialize them and make them into cute little cuddly kitties until they find a good home for them.They've been with us for a week, at first they were terrified of humans and they would remain hidden all the time, yesterday I was able to pick them up, pet them, they purred for me when I did and they slept on my feet. We've made so much progress.

Today I asked them to hurry up and find a house for them, otherwise I will fall hopelessly in love with them and I will want to keep them T_T I fail as a temporary house, I really do. I want to keep all the cats.

Last week I uploaded a video of them, because they're so adorable! I will upload another video in Spanish to promote them in my city.



More updates coming soon :la:


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #24

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:24 PM
Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties  for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.

Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to:+fav: anything you find interesting!



Back from the market- Garlics by Nassae
1:12 Fruit Bowl by Bon-AppetEats
Spaghetti by Aya-no-Shrink-Ray
Puff Pastries by PetiteWishes
Clay Asian Bakery Buns by AgentRose




semi-sweeties  is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay  food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help  please join us!


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:iconsemi-sweeties:

Living with cats

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 21, 2013, 10:35 PM


Today Freddie discovered that she loves human food, but most importantly she discovered that I will give her absolutely anything she wants and do whatever she wants if she makes the right face. I think I am doomed.

Every time I walk in the kitchen she will follow me prancing happily, wait until I pick something and proceed to ask me to share my food. She is a huge glutton so she will do anything until I give her food: jump on my lap, head, desk, table, chair, meow, be cute, lick my nose, follow me through every room of the house, anything.



So far she loves cheese, egg, butter, tortilla, cupcakes and hot cakes. I can't explain why, but she didn't like my Frosted Flakes :stare: and don't worry, I give her extremely small portions, just small pinches of my food. And yes I know most cats like human food, but Freddie is specially stubborn and insistent compared to the rest of my cats and it's very interesting to me XD she's a glutton.

Actually that's one of the skills that helped her survive. When we rescued her the vet said that she may not nurse from the bottle and that we may need to tube feed her, it was a very scary though for me. Oka bought a bottle, I filled it with warm milk, put it close to her mouth and she instantly grabbed it and started sucking... it was really amazing considering that neither one of us knew what we were doing. Later I read that most rescues around her age reject the bottles because they're already used to nursing from their moms, but Freddie didn't hesitate for a second. As I said, she's a glutton.

Feeding her was like magic to me, we filmed a lot of videos and I even uploaded a couple to my YouTube:




In other news, I get married in 5 weeks :stare: where did the time go!!! any commission would be very appreciated right now, we need to buy lots of things to move together :pray:

I never know if these personal journals are interesting to anyone other than me :confused: oh well, happy weekend everyone!


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

Summer Artisan Crafts Feature

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 21, 2013, 12:09 PM


Today is the first day of summer, but instead of getting my light and flowy summer clothes today I digged out my sweaters and jackets. If you're not feeling the summer either I prepared some amazing Artisan Crafts to get you in the mood! Don't worry, summer is coming! (as soon as this tropical storm passes, I guess).

Or I guess this also works if you live in the South Hemisphere and it's the first day of winter, and you're missing the summer :lol:

Features



Sweetheart Dress by amarilliss
Open Weave Mini Bead Sun Hats by pinkythepinkLittle Summer Room by VoodooishWatermelon Cell Phone Cozy by theyarnbunny
Summer pond earcuff and stud by JSjewelrypolymer clay popsicles by FatalPotatoIzzy - Summer Song by ShaeUnderscore
Summer Inspiration by Jealbe
Summer Jello Combo by theresahelmerSummer Bird - Leather Mask by windfalcon2012 Summer Lemonades by A-Little-Kitty
Summer Wedding by NaeraSummer Dear by HannakinSummer Roses by colourful-blossom
Childhood Summer Memories ~ Teddy Among Sunflowers by VissyscraftsCaribbean - rock painting by Annamoon77


Father's Day Artisan Crafts Feature

Sun Jun 16, 2013, 8:32 PM
Most countries celebrate Father's Day today or close to this date. Back in May I made a similar feature about Mother's Day, so it's only fitting that I make a new one to celebrate all father's :love:

Congratulations to all fathers, all honorary fathers, all fathers at heart, and all fathers of angels .

Father's Day Monkey Amigurumi by cuteamigurumi
Dragon Storytime by DragonsAndBeasties
Portrait of my Dad 1 by tecciztecatl
Father's Day by smem1109Chocolate Father's Day by NimhelGeeky Father's Day Cake by Afina79
Manly Moon Buns 2 by MoonYenFather's Day Can be Draconic by Skylanth 
Father of the Bride by Malindachan
Fathers Day knife by skull-collector
Father's day card by PatchesOfInk
Dad - with Photopearls by ihni
       
I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.- Bartrand Hubbard


I lost my hat

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 13, 2013, 9:48 PM


I think I dropped it somewhere but I can't find it...

So today was my last day as a CV XD I was actually sadder than I would like to admit. I really don't like endings, I'm aware this is not really an ending since I'm RIGHT HERE and not much has changed, but you can't argue with a sad heart v.v and yes I will remain the same, I love DA and I love the Artisan Crafts community, you won't see much change except that I won't be featuring DDs anymore :P (I hope people won't forget about me now that I'm less cool without the fancy hat).

This last year was absolutely fantastic and intoxicating. Some nights I fed on your enthusiasm and creative juices alone. I had several goals but the most rewarding one ended up being meeting as many of you as I could. I realized that in order to represent and serve the Artisan Crafts community I had to know the Artisan Crafts community, so I made it my goal to meet, talk, know, and learn as much as I could from you. This was the single most time consuming thing I did, I spent as much time as I could answering comments and questions, looking for new artists, giving feedback, looking for things to feature, thinking of new ideas and contests, browsing your galleries to know what you were doing, and so on. I'm proud to announce that of all the things I did, this is the one in which I was most successful and I noticed a big difference in how involved all of you were overtime. Just a few months ago we received a lot of suggestions and feedback for the Gallery Makeover Project, and while overwhelming it was EXACTLY what we wanted. I believe that it's because you all felt closer to us and more involved in the decision making (please tell me if I'm right).

I made a lot lot lot lot lot new friends, I hope you consider me your friend as well :heart:

In this year I was lucky to share my term first with UnicornReality and FrockTarts, which were incredibly patient with poor newbie me. Later I was alone for a month (OMG it was awful). I was really happy when maytel joined me and later cakecrumbs, I hope that you'll continue to support them and send them millions of DD suggestions (I will, I'm sure they're trembling). In this year we had two projecteducate weeks, one month at ArtHistoryProject, the creation of CRArtisanCrafts, awesome monthly challenges, lots of contests (don't forget that you have until the 20th to join the Get Crafty Contest), the gallery description project, the gallery makeover project, lots of news articles, lots of features, tips, and more. I loved it all and I hope you did too!

For my last DD I decided to feature one of the most promising new polymer clay artists in DA, to me it makes perfect sense given that polymer clay food is what brought me to DA in the first place :lol: She's really new and extremely talented, she definitely deserves more attention.

Re-Ment Showcase with my own creations by LittlestSweetShop

How can you not love that! I thought about doing a recap of my favorite DDs but I gave up, I like them all :stare: You can find them all here: talty.deviantart.com/favourite…

This is not a goodbye, I'm going to apply again as soon as I can and every time there's an opening until they take me back! Scared? :lol:


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #22

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 11, 2013, 9:34 PM
Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties  for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking. We haven't made these for a while so I think it's the right moment to bring them back! :la:

Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to:+fav: anything you find interesting!



Pink Rose Wedding Cake by SmallCreationsByMel
doNUT by rannofan
Miniature Croissant with Strawberry Jam and Butter by cutecrochet
Polymer Clay Snow Cone Pendant by CharmStop
Raspberry Flower Cake by orelinde08
Polymer Clay Coconut Charms by p0lymerqueen
Lollipop Set by colourful-blossom


semi-sweeties  is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay  food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help  please join us!


:dalove: the team at semi-sweeties
:iconsemi-sweeties:

Nail Art Contest Winners!

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 10:38 PM
This contest was part of Performance Art's month on ArtHistoryProject, sorry the winners are announced so late but we got a lot of mind blowing entries and it was extremely difficult to pick a winner. We got a fabulous mix of professional and first time entries, thank you everyone for entering!

Entries:

(if you don't see your entry here it's likely that you didn't fulfill all the entry requirements, including mentioning that it was made for this contest)

Silver X and Night Sky by MayEbony Pokenails by SerenaDream NailArt: Dragon Jungle by Delinlea  Butterfly Nails by MayEbony Nail Art Contest- Fairies by Dramaticrabbit :thumb374490557: Violet Holo Stripes by ChamberOfNyxx Bicolor Nails by DreamWalker412 Orange with Blue Stripes by CiiMoore Golden Hearts by CiiMoore Red Devil by CiiMoore Nail Art Contest Entry 1 by CiiMoore First try at Nail Art by Number1FMAfangirl CE - .:SUMMERY PARTY ANIMAL:. by Kharemi Nail Collection - Jungle by digikijo Nail Collection - Spooky by digikijo abstract nails by xXNaemyXx Pink and White Marbling by MayEbony Insect Collection by MayEbony Nail Art: Blue Flower by ginkgografix Going Geeky by alexskyline Ribbons & Bows by MayEbony The Big Dipper by Brookette Purple Gradient Nail Art by MayEbony Blue Crackle on White by MayEbony Spacey-Wacey Nailey-Shmailey by alexskyline Hearts & Dots by DomiSM Lady bug nail art by Toxic-Muffins-Studio Red and Gold Nail art by Toxic-Muffins-Studio Nail Art: Green Butterfly by ginkgografix Simple Elegance by MayEbony

Third Place

Red and Gold Nail art by Toxic-Muffins-Studio

Red and Gold Nail art by *toxic-muffins

1 month subscription and 300 points.


Second Place

Nail Art: Blue Flower by ginkgografix

Nail Art: Blue Flowerby `ginkgografix

3 months subscription and 500 points.


First Place

Spacey-Wacey Nailey-Shmailey by alexskyline

Spacey-Wacey Nailey-Shmailey by *alexskyline

6 months subscription and 1000 points.


A special shout out to MayEbony for entering 8 times and painting one different bug on each of her granddaughter's nail!

Insect Collection by MayEbony



No more DD suggestions please

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 9, 2013, 9:49 PM


Just a quick post to tell everyone to please stop sending me DD suggestions. My term is about to end and I can't set any more DD suggestions, please send them to maytel and cakecrumbs, they love your suggestions just as much as I do :lol:

I want to take a moment to thank all the people that sent me suggestions, it was extremely joyful to receive and read your suggestions. I really appreciate everyone's work, passion and love for Artisan Crafts. It was a fabulous and addicting experience for me, and it was my honor to bring some extra attention to so many amazing artworks. My goal was to bring light and attention to all the crafts that I could, specially those that are under-appreciated and unknown. I hope I made justice to the wonderful diversity that we have going on, and brought more attention to the Artisan Crafts gallery as a whole.

  • Thank you to all the people that sent me self-suggestions, I loved reading what made you so proud about your work. I know that sometimes it's scary to put your work out there, but for me it was extremely exciting to see you guys muster the courage to do it. Very inspiring.
  • Thank you to all the people that sent me lots of suggestions every week, I appreciate all the time that you spent looking for interesting things to send me and even made the effort to learn what I liked or looked for.
  • Thank you to all the people that sent me only a few suggestions, many of you don't have the habit of suggesting DDs or even sent me your very first suggestion, I appreciate that you trusted me with such an important honor :)
  • All of you helped me find amazing things that I could have never found by myself, taught me new crafts and techniques I didn't even know before, and were extremely patient with me when suggestions piled up. 

It's often said that Artisan Crafts is a small part or a small gallery of deviantART. This last year I discovered that that's a huge LIE. The Artisan Crafts community is very big and vibrant, but we usually keep to ourselves and don't make much noise. My dear crafters, don't be afraid to be loud and yell to the world that we're here :love: I will keep yelling as hard as I can, even if I'm no longer your CV I will keep doing everything that I can for this lovely community that I love.


I'm really going to miss everything :happycry:




Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

Giveaway winners!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 5, 2013, 9:00 PM


Hey guys I just posted the video announcing the winners of my giveaway, it was suggested that it would be more convenient if I announced them all in one place so that you guys don't have to go from one site to the other to figure out if you won XD



So congratulations xINVISIGOTHx, neszer and Guilia Jay Drenaggi! Contact me to claim your prizes :)

The coupon code will work until June 10th, so if still want any of the cakes you can still get them with 10% discount on my Etsy and Storenvy. It was a fantastic giveaway, thank you so much everyone for entering!


Everything will be all right in the end. If it's not all right, then it's not the end.

May Artisan Crafts DD Roundup

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 11:02 AM
These are the DD's I featured for April 2013, you can find ^maytel's features right here and cakecrumbs' here. I always strive to keep a balance between all the crafts there is and represent as many as possible, so if you think that any craft is not getting enough love, let me know! Send me suggestions! I love to receive feedback :) (Smile)

This month we welcomed cakecrumbs, our new Artisan Crafts Community Volunteer. If you haven't yet please give her a warm welcome :love:

Also please don't forget to check out the Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge and the Get Crafty Contest, both are really fun events and they include prizes! Don't forget to join CRArtisanCrafts too.


:icontalty:
Features by Talty



Off To See The Wizard :: by DanielAPierceStripy BIG Monsterlings by EyepatchNinjaboxed in a modern gate by onifrogbox
Tryndamere cosplay by PortgasDAceXxSkull Kid Multi-Views by aphid777Jasmine - Commission by pahein
Peonies and stick stick by PetitDeCherriesGot em done by CreativelyStrangeDancers by Yutaan
Kiridashi by Logan-PearceHow do you feel now? by Laurelin-CosPlayHandmade Wand JP-238n by PraeclarusWands
Satine - Moulin Rouge - Headdress and Necklace by Frederica-La-NoirPerturabo by FalassionCrochet - Romantic Rose by Painou
Fairy Bed by El-Arte-de-AngelinaQuilled Hot Frame by dreamwarriorWood Elves by bjornik
cat sword by matt136Yami Yugi wig by TatliflyPuss by WhimzicalWhizkerz
Flora clock_1 by DecodrewThe Hobbit 3.0 hideaway book box by RFabianoAthena Glaucopis bracelet by Nameda
RUN by nobleknightkaeruMother  Ghotel Doll Repaint by kamarzaDD - Moonstone Cocktail Ring by FILIGRY
Materializing, OOAK Syrr by mangakasanEternal Circle Vase by sakuraknight2000Poludnica- inspiration of Beksinski painting by StrigoiVii

Gate 7 Inspired: Tachibana Kimono Top by Khallandra


Monthly Food Challenge - Cakes + Winner!

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 1, 2013, 11:58 AM




Monthly Food Challenge
A three month premium membership will be randomly drawn from the members that participate in the challenge.

Theme of the month: Cakes
We know we're all going to love this one: cakes! Make any kind, flavor or kind of clay cake to enter, go crazy! Notice that we're only looking for cakes, no cupcakes, brownies, tarts, etc. CAKES. However, creative cakes like ice-cream cake are accepted :)

Rules
**If any of these rules are ignored, you will be disqualified from winning the prize**
  • Participants have to be members of #semi-sweeties
  • Submissions must be entirely made by you (no bought canes or molds).
  • Only new work is accepted
  • Items must be primarily made of clay
  • Unlimited submissions as long as it fits the theme
  • You must write somewhere in the artist comment box that this is an entry for #semi-sweeties' monthly challenge+ add a link to this journal.
  • Submit entries into the "Monthly Food Challenge" folder.
Inspiration
Tuxedo Cake by nightexplorerfake cake of aqua and buttercream by FatalPotatoGold & Teal Rose Cake by SmallCreationsByMelVarious Cakes by LizanneATOLpastel cake charms by hmishaChocolate cake by OrionaJewelry

Helpful Tutorials
Here is a list of tutorials that might help you to achieve this project.
Deadline
The challenge closes on June 30th 2013 and the 3 month sub winner will be drawn randomly from the members that have participated in the challenge.



*This prize is supplied by Moonbeam13



:dalove: the team at semi-sweeties
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