Sunday, January 31, 2010

Whiff of Joy challenge

I have done so much stamping and card making this weekend, to try and get through some of the challenges and cards to be posted this week.
This is my card for the WOJ challenge for this week.
CS pale pink
DP from Making memories "Be inspired"
Blue cardstock embossed with cuttlebug folder and cuttlebug corner.
Image - WOJ stamp "Henry Mouse with large teacup" coloured with aquarelle pencils.
Flowers are punched out.
Flowers on the mug, replacing Christmass holly, are small buttons.
Sentiment, stamp unknown.
I will post more of the weekend's work in the next few days.
I hope you al have a great week, with a new month. Can you believe the second one already,

Friday, January 29, 2010

A prizewinner

Just a quick post tonight. I was lucky to win the challenge at the Cuttlebug spot with my "10" card. I received a gift certificate for $20, so I can do some shopping.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Teddy Stampers challenge

This is the card I made for the Teddy Stampers Challenge
The requirement was 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers 3 brads or buttons.
I used
CS lavender embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots
Funky Hand - download - Hearts and flower range. I used the flowers
Image is from Great Impressions a local company. coloured with Tombows and H2O's, stamped onto Nestability Circle mounted onto Funky Hand dots from the hearts and flowers.
Ribbon with pink and purple hearts - my stash
Sentiment from Whiff of Joy.
3 flower buttons.
Hope you like it, please let me know.

Digital celebration

I can show this card now, as my grandaughter has received it.
Embossed CS with swiss dots embossing folder
Nestabilities for mounting image
Image is from Mo's digital pencil coloured with aquarelle pencils
I love these images, they are such fun to colour, that is if you like colouring .

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Whiff of Joy challenge 63

This is a valentine card I made for the WOJ challenge. You had a choice of 2 and I chose, the one using 3 patterned papers, 2 bling 1 flower.
The papers are from a free download on Jak's site
The image is WOJ Henry Mouse with heart, I added some glitter to the heart.
2 bling hearts and a rose completed my card.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Friendship book

On one of the PCP groups that I belong to, we exchange Friendship pages, which can be bound together to form a book. These are my pages that I have been swoping.
White CS, stamped with light blue using a Hero Arts flourish stamp.
"Friends" stamp by Great Impressions, stamped onto white CS
Blue cardstock, again stamped with the flourish stamp in a darker blue.
Both of these cut with a nestability
Flowers and leaves are punched out, with a White flower from my stash and a yellow brad.
Page 2 gives all my details that were required. A lovely way to know more about my cardmaking frends.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cuttlebug spot challenge 10

I made this card for the cuttlebugspot challenge. It required you to have a 10 on the card.
Today is our grandaughter Robyn's 10th birthday. She lives in the Netherlands. This challenge came just a week too late, as she already has a card from us, but "what the heck" A 10th birthday is worth another card. So Robyn this one is for you as well.
I used a lavender CS and embossed the candles folder and numbers from the alphabet, also "happy b'day" all from cuttlebug folders.
DP paper is from my Funky hand CD and the charm was from a RAK.
I know she likes bling so, the candles have yellow glitter and the numbers and words, some stickles.
So watch the post for this one Robyn. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Annabelle's challenge

This is the card I made for the Annabelle Stamps challenge.
The image is one of the new Whiff of Joy stamps,coloured with water colour pencils.
A happy birthday button and a bling scroll complete the card.
The photo is not great, we have had 2 days of rain and dark clouds with no sunshine. Waited for the sun to peep through, but no luck, so this was the best I could do.
It is almost week-end, so enjoy it everyone.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My first award - Thank you

I feel truly honoured to have received this award from Sharon. Being so new to blogging, I have a lot to learn and a BIG thanks to Sharon for being my "helpline" I need to list 10 things that make me happy.

1. Being able to work full days alongside my husband.
2. Spending time with my family here in SA
3. Chatting to my family overseas on Skype every week.
4. My friends
5. My crafting
6. Making all my new blogging friends
7. Receiving Raks and cards in the post
8. Having some time in the garden.
9. Receiving comments on my blog
10. Being able to do a class or workshop

I now have to pass this on to 3 friends. This is the difficult part, as I have made so many new friends, who have helped me along in different ways. So I pass this onto:

Tilly in New Zealand, whose work I admire very much.

Amanda, whose cards have been an inspiration to me.

Debbie who was my first step into the big wide world of cardmaking.
Thanks to everyone else who has helped me. warm wishes from me.

New card for SOL

This card was made for a SOL (scrap on line group) that I belong to. You can join them and do it on line, or the instructions are forwarded by email the next day. I followed the instructions, and only peeked at the picture, before the last step.
The DP are once again Funky Hand
and the image is a Whiff of Joy.

WOJ challenge

I made this card for the WOJ challenge. Hope it will still be on time,

It is a birthday card for a grandson turning 3 this weekend. He loves balloons and a party just isn't one without balloons.

I used white CS

DP "happy birthday" from Funky Hand

WOJ stamp coloured with pencils

Paper ribbon, computer generated sentiment and button "balloons"

I think he will like it

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flag Card swap

Where is the time going? Midway in January already. I have been trying to get cards finished for challenges, but not making progress fast enough. Anyway I had to do a card swap and the theme was."use colours in your country's flag. So here is what I came up with.
White card stock.
DP - local company Paper explosion
Sentiment - Great impressions
Flowers from stash and puched out.
Trim in green and black - Die cut from "Krealies" dies.
Red heart brads.
I think this covers all our flag colours.
Hope everyone has a good week.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Towards the end of last year my grandson in Netherlands turned 8, He loves aeroplanes and plays soccer and guitar, so combining all his interests and using my new scor-pal this was the card I came up with. I thought it would be quite a challenge, but it came together very easily.
The papers were just bits and pieces and I downloaded the soccer paper.
Music notes and sentiment were local stamps.
"Joshua" was cut with my cuttlebug, and the images were sent to me from a friend in a RAK. I have used this trifold card often since and always is successful. Joshua liked his card very much.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

60th Birthday

Had a request to make a 60th birthday card for a special lady, so this is what I came up with. I know she has a lovely garden with many hanging baskets of flowers, so thought this might be appropriate.

The stamp is from a local company Great Impressions, the numbers are peel-offs, (I need to invest in some numeral stamps) Used a corner punch, some embroidery and beads to finish off.

The birthday lady loved it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New week, holidays over

Well here we are beginning of a working year, everyone back I think, except schools. We went to lunch yesterday to celebrate the retirement of 2 family members ( the couple retired together) This is the card I made for them. Now they don't look like this now, but they did say they plan a long retirement.
Have a great Monday everyone

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Real fucshias

After the storms and rain of the previous 2 nights, had a quiet night last night and bright sunshine today. Had a look round the garden and saw some pretty dancing fucshias, that survived the lashings of rain and wind. The pear tree is also looking good. No damage there, apart from the birdies who are starting to have their share.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I love fucshias

I love fucshias and have about 10 different colours flowering in my garden at the moment. We had such a storm last night with wind and rain, it battered the poor things a bit. Just before Christmas, I had an opportunity to do a class making flowers from punch outs. I enjoyed it and made a card for a special friend's birthday. Of course it didn't fit into an envelope, so with my recently acquired scor-pal I made a box for it. My friend was over the moon with it.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Not too late I hope

A card for the Annabelle stamps challenge, The images are from a local company Great Impressions and the DP is Funky hand The flowers with the bling (not showing too well, my photographic skills need improving) are punched.

New year, New blog, New challenge

This is the first challenge I am entering this year, and the first on my new blog.
I think it covers 2 challenges. Funky Hand - using spots and stripes, as well as create4fun following their sketch.
The image was sent to me by a friend in a RAK, and the DP is from Funky Hand download flowers and hearts. The frame is cut from a Nestie.
As I am new to this, any comments will be gratefully received.........

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Well, that seemed easy enough. Now to see how the rest works.