Sunday, February 28, 2010


Got in early this week for this challenge. I followed their sketch and made a birthday card for Kellie my granddaughter. This is the last of grandchildren's birthdays for a few months.
Kellie loves horses, has her own, rides very well and loves pink.
Here is what I used:
Paper: brown cardstock for the card, matted pink and then 2 DP. the stripe paper is a smallpiece of making memories that I had and the pink was a freebie in a magazine. Used brown with a cuttlebug die and some brown for the piece in the middle
Image: A Mo 's digital image coloured with watercolour pencils and cut with a nestability
Embelishments: A horse brad from Upikit and a horseshoe peeloff. onto 2 brown nestability cutouts. A round brad "happy birthday"
Also decided to decorate the centre, with Nestability cutouts, horseshoes and flower.
Hope to get to do some more challenges done this week, but quite a lot going on, so will see how far I get.
Enjoy the rest of the Sunday,
Love to hear from you all.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Get Funky February challenge

Talk about "at the last minute." The challenge for February over at Get Funky was "The love of crafting". Well I managed to get in just in time. This is a box I made using their lovely downloaded papers, "hearts and flowers".
The box was made using my scor-pal and the design was from Kitty's crafts at http:// (Sorry I haven't yet mastered how to put the link in "here", so have to put the whole thing in, but will get there). I made it in no time at all, and Kitty has some lovely designs, tutorials etc.
Made this box for a friend , and will fill it with her favourite choccies. Hope she will like it.
I hope you all have a lovely relaxing, crafting weekend. For my friends in the Northern countries, I know you can't wait for spring, Well tomorrow is March, so it is on your doorstep. hang in there.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Artistic envelope swap

I have just taken part in a swap in my stamping group. The theme "Artistic Envelope"
We had to decorate our envelopes and post them off to on a specified date to the 17 ladies taking part. You can imagine a few days later there were many post boxes filled with pretty envelopes. In fact one postmistress at a member's PO asked when were we doing the next one, as she loved seeing the envelopes and even selected one that she thought was best.
I kept mine very simple and stamped Hero Arts flourishes with Colourbox "colonial blue" I then embossed one in silver and stamped "Happy Mail" from WOJ, embossing that in silver as well.
I have received some really stunning works of art.
Wishing you all a wonderful Monday and a very successful week,
Thanks for loooking

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Teddy Stampers challenge

I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderfully relaxing Sunday. At least we are having no rain today, plenty of warm sunshine, with just a hint of autum freshness in the mornings. Love that.
I have made a card for the Teddy stampers challenge, but have just realised that I am a week behind. The dry embossing was the previous challenge (where did the week go LOL), Saw the theme was LOVE for the new challenge and I have two hearts on this card, so "maybe"???? Anyway here goes. I enjoyed making it and it also serves for a card swap on a PCP blog "Pretty in Pink".
Paper: white cardstock and matted onto that another white card embossed with my brand new "Roses" cuttlebug folder.(this was one of the folders I chose with my voucher that I won on the cuttlebug blog challenge a few weeks ago)
Image : A digital image (not sure - it was cuddly something. Will have to note these down in future) Cut a circle with nestabilities, swiped the edge with pick stamp. I coloured with my Tombow markers and a bit of glitter on the bow. I used flower soft for the flowers. (not yet that familiar with it, need more practise) Glossy accents on the hearts to make them stand out.
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy
Ribbon from my stash and punched flower.
Hope to be back soon with some more, but still have a few swaps to get out of the way.
Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another award received

I received this award from Amanda. Do visit her blog she has some lovely cards to show.
Thanks very much for this Amanda, I am very chuffed to receive it. This is the list of questions that goes with it.
Your cell phone? Samsung
Your hair? grey (my grandson says silver)
Your mother? Was a great lady
Your father? Loved him very much
Your favourite food? Love Italian
Your dream lastnight? Didn't dream - not sure
Your favourite drink? Red wine
Your dream/goal? To be happy and enjoy life with ALL my family and friends
What room are you in? Study(computer room)
Your hobby? Lots, embroidery, paper crafting, box making, teddy bears and more
Your fear? That anything should happen to my family
Where do you want to be in 6 years? "retired" to spend more time with family and my hobbies.
Where were you last night? Home
Something that you aren't Unhappy
Muffins? blueberry
Wish list item? Nesties or cuttlebug folders
Where did you grow up? Cradock (E.Cape) and Johannesburg
Last thing you did. Packed my kiln for glazing ceramics
What are you wearing. Old jeans and t-shirt (glazing clothes - get dirty)
Your TV? LG. (Don't watch too much.) Grey's, some sport, BVN channel
Your pets? None - aquarium with tropical fish
Friends? A few very good ones
Your life? Contented and happy
Your mood? cheerful
Missing someone? My sons and families living overseas
Vehicle? VW Citigolf
Something you are not wearing? earings
Your favourite store? Don't have one. Only like craft shopping
Your favourite colour? Blue in all shades
When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
Last time you cried? not sure
Your best friend? Ann
One place that you go to over and over? Craft room and studio
Facebook? Yes, but hardly ever go there
Favourtie place to eat? Don't have one, just enjoy good food and service wherever.
I now need to pass this on, but will have to give it some thought as many of my fellow bloggers have already received it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mo's challenge no 18

This week the challenge on "Bronte and Bella's" challenge was all about colours. We had to use pink, white and red and include a heart. This is what I made of it.
Paper: White cardstock, pink embossed with cuttlebug hearts folder, and image matted onto red card, cut with nestabilities.
Image: Mo's digital - Bella hearts & Bronte, coloured with pencils
Sentiment: Whiff of Joy
Embellishments: heart brads, pearls and ribbon from my stash.
Yea, I managed 2 cards so far this week, Will be able to show my swaps at a later stage.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. We are still having so much rain, can't we share with the rest of the country.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

WOJ challenge 66

Well at last I made another card. Tried to get all my swaps done, on the weekend, but not quite done yet. Anyway decided to do a challenge card.

Paper: white cardstock, green and red. DP. from Fabscraps )a local SA company)

Image: WOJ coloured with pencils, tombows and H20's. Cut with nestability

Sentiment: unknown make

Embellishments: Large flower with bead spacer and rhinestone centre, small flower punched with bling centre.

Hope you like it now to get down to do some more.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Birthday bouquet

This is a card for a special lady's
birthday, and as she has now received it I can show everyone else.
Cardstock - pink, lavender
Images - Flowers from Great Impressions (a local company)Used my tombows to stamp up the image.
flourishes (stamped on the lavender card) Stampington Company (from Paperchain)
I scored 2 rows with my Scor-buddy and placed ribbon in between, with a bow, finished off with pearls.
Sentiment embossed in silver (doesn't show too well)
Trying to finish some more cards today. Hope I'll get there.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This is what has kept me busy this week

I have not been able to make a single card since
Sunday. Had so many orders for candles, for various functions, so most of them are done, just one big order still for Saturday. Best I get stuck into some cards right away, as I also have a few swaps to finish off. Almost weekend, for those out in the corporate world. Hope to post a card soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A teenage card

I have almost come to the end of grandchildren's birthday cards for a while, Just one more later this month.
My eldest grandson turned 13 last week, and he loves playing with his playstation games, so this was just "so Bryan"
Cardstock - white, and dark green cut with nestability and embossed with cuttlebug folder -argyle.
Paper - striped from Fabscraps, a local SA Company.
Image - Mo's digital "video boy" coloured with tombows and twinking H20's.
Numbers cut with cuttlebug.
Now to try and get some challenges done.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Monochromatic card

This card I made for a challenge at our "WISH" meeting today. (WISH stands for women in stamping heaven)

It had to be a monochromatic card, and this is so NOT me. I didn't quite know where to start, but in the end I think it didn't look too shabby.

CS. black, grey and light grey.

Image - Craft Individuals (I got it from Nikki at Paperchain)was stamped in versafine black. I embossed a rectangle with my Nestabilities.

Running down the side I matted 2 strips cut with my dye from "Krealies".

Sentiment - One of the new stamps from Whiff of Joy.

Embelishments. 3 black pearls. Flowers layered with a pearl.

In the end quite enjoyed making it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Flying high with WOJ

This was a card I made to congratulate Paola for having been chosen to join the Whiff of Joy DT.
I used one of the newly released images in the "Mail" range.
They are such fun to colour and so versatile.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Annabelle's challenge

This is my card for The annabelle's challenge.
Cardstock - white
DP. from a local company - Scrapsheets - Candy blooms.
Pink card stock embossed with cuttlebug folder.
Image - digital from (I think) Simplyinge creations
Sentiment - Whiff of joy
Flowers, lace and bling from my stash.
Hope you like it

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine box

This little box was made for a challenge with the Scor-pal pals group and also for a Paper craft Planet challenge. The template can be found on Kitty's blog These will be little gifts to my students with a small treat inside around valentine's day.
With my scor-pal this little box is so quick and easy to make, ideal for any little gift or occasion.