Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wonderful candy to checkout

I am putting this on my blog today as I think it is really worth going to have a look. Jak has such marvelous cards and this great candy is a wonderful gift, so go on over and visit her blog

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Hooked on Alchohol (Inks)

I have enjoyed playing with my alchohol inks and made another card using them. I used yellow and green inks on glossy cardstock and then stamped an image over this with stazon. The image is from Crafty Individuals.

Then sponged shades of yellow inks onto acetate, and fastened this onto the glossy card with brads. Did the same with the sentiment and matted it all onto brown cardstock.
Finished it off with 3 black buttons.

Sorry about the big white spot, but this photo was the best. The reflection on the acetate caused problems and my photographic skills are not that good.

Have a wonderful week.

Karen's Doodles "Copycat"

This week at Karen's Doodles there is an unusal challenge. "Copycat" You have to select a card from one of the DT's blogs and make your version of the card. The card I have chosen is from Christa's blog and this is my version.

Paper: Cream cardstock, matted various DP. from a pad of papers I bought from a local stationery store CNA. The green piece I ran through the cuttlebug.

Image is a digital from Karen's doodles coloured with distress inks and watercolour pencils.

Sentiment is from Hero Arts and just happens to be the same one Christa has used.
Finished off with ribbon and 3 pearls from my stash.

I think I will give this to a special friend who has a birthday on Wednesday.

Warm wishes and to my Northern hemisphere friends hope you are still having some summer weather.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Penny Black challenge

As I have just recently bought some Penny Black stamps from Shamela I needed to take part in this challenge which is "Feeling fruity". Couldn't think of something fruity, till I remembered some paper I had downloaded from Marieke Vermeulen designs some time ago. So this is what I put together.

DP from Marieke Vermeulen designs
Image stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with distress inks and twinkling H20'.
Sentiment from WOJ and used a few apple brads from my stash.

Hope you all have a wonderful creative weekend.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Very quick birthday card

I had to make a quick card for one of my students for her birthday and as I belong to a group on PCP making CAS (clean and simple) cards,not easy for me I must say. I decided to do one of these for her. She doesn't like too fussy. This week our project was torn paper and using only ribbon, one embellishment and a sentiment.
I used cardstock with a slight marbling design on it and tore some DP to matt onto it. Not sure whose paper it is as I am down to my last little piece. The ribbon was tied in a knot and the sentiment is from Great Impressions a local stamping company.
The flower was one that I had already made. The card took me about 15 minutes, the biggest job was tearing the paper, That's not so easy LOL!
The flower I made was using the flower die from crealies. Her dies have 4 different sizes of each flower on one die. She is offering some of these as candy so pop over and see them. I cut out 5 layers put them together with a brad, sprayed some water on each layer and as it was drying just moulded them into shape. Put on some extra colour with distress inks and spritzed with glimmer mist. I also added three pearls as I thought it needed it.
Enjoythe rest of the week, not long to the weekend.

Birthday card

This is a birthday card I made for one of my SA bloggin friends.
Coloured the acetate with alchohol inks and matted it onto dark laveder card.
Stamped an image from a local company Great impressions and coloured it with twinkling H2O's Matted this onto the same colour card. Finished it off with 3 lavender gems and a stamped sentiment from Justrite.
I have enjoyed playing with the alcohol inks, so might have some more to sjow soon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Candy time

A very talented lady Tiets is offering 4 Nellie Snellen stamps for her candy. Please hop on over and see all the lovely cards tha she makes.

See you soon hopefully with something of mine.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sketch Saturday challenge

Happy Sunday to you all. I decided to make a birthday card for a friend who loves her garden, using the sketch on this challenge blog. This is my first time entering sketch saturday challenge.

Paper: Off white card, matted DP from Funky Hand's "Dreams come True" CD
Image: "Saturday in the garden" from Isabella's digital, printed onto watercolour paper, cut with a Nellie Snellen die and coloured with aquarelle pencils. Matted this onto another Funky Hand DP also cut with Nellie Snellen die.

Sentiment: Hero arts.
Embellishments. Ribbon, matted a strip cut with Cuttlebug, and tied the sentiment on with paper string. Flower brad, and a paper flower cut with die and punches. Pearl in the centre.

Enjoy the rest of the Sunday and have a wonderful week.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another ATC Swap

Hi to all my blogging friends. Hope your Saturday is as beautiful as ours. Clear blue sky, lovely sunshine, a little cool, but promises to be a wonderful weekend.
Again not much card making, but these a another set in the ATC Alphabet swap that I have aken part in. Q,R and S.

Q: I copies a playing card to use as my DP. stamped "queen" with my Justrite set,
small heart stamp and a heart brad.
R:Embossed a marbled paper with the roses folder. Stamped a single rose coloured with twinkling H20's, cut out and swiped the edges. and finished off with a paper rose.
S: Stamped the shoe image (I borrowed this stamo from a friend, and didn't make a note of the company) and black embossed it. Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen die. Mounted onto black card. Cut the S with my cuttlebug and finished off with flat pearls.

I have enjoyed this series, which is almost at its end. Had to put on my thinking cap at times.

Hope to be back soon. Have a wonderful relaxing, crafting weekend.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Card for CANSA

Happy Friday morning to everyone. We have had a rather cold couple of days, but it should start warming up for the weekend. When I look around the garden I see lots of small green shoots everywhere, so YEAH spring is just around the corner.

My card today is one I made for a call from a fellow RSA group member for cards for a CANSA Relay for Life. Each survivor will receive a goodie bag and a card.
Paper: White card, matted a Funky Hand DP. Printed from the"Dreams come true" CD
Image: Penny black, stamped onto watercolour paper coloured with distress inkpads and watercolour pencils. Cut with a Nestability and mounted on another.
Sentiment: Cut with a cuttlebug die and a pink ribbon and pearl to finish off.

Having a rather busy time at the moment and just not getting to any challenges. Hope to do some this weekend.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Happy Monday everyone. Today in South Africa we had a holiday celebrating Women's Day, so to all the women all over who have inspired and assisted me, hope you had a wonderful day.
Today was also an important day in our family. Our grandson Matthew celebrated his 5th birthday here in SA. Tomorrow the family return to the Netherlands after a 5 week stay in South Africa, We will miss the special time with them all. This is the birthday card I made for him.

Pape: White cardstock, matted red card, then DP Paper "happy birthday" I only have a few pieces left, so not sure who it is from.

Image: In June Katherina had a freebie on the WOJ site and I downloaded it as I thought I would be able to use it on a card. Printed it onto watercolour paper and coloured with Tombows. I cut the number 5 from a cuttlebug die in black and red and tied some rope onto the numbers for spidermouse to swing from. Matthew loved the card.

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My first Christmas card

Firstly welcome to my new followers. Lovely to have you here, I made this card for Mo's challenge which is Christmas in July. Here is what I used
Paper: White cardstock, matted deep turquoise card onto that and then DP paper into which I cut a frame with a Nellie Snellen die. The paper was leftover from a pad of Christmas paper from last year. I got it from the Netherlands and no name to it. In the window of the frame I matted some textured vellum, which I spritzed with glimmer mist. It doesn't show too well in the photo.

The image is one of Mo's new images called Coloured her with Distress ink pads, twinling H20'sand watercolour pencils. Added some "frosted lace" to her coat and a bit of puff paint as I had no white flower soft.

Embellishments: Paper flower painted with twinking H20's and spritzed with some glimmer mist, finished off with a silver bead cap and pearl. Also glued on some silver sparkled snowflakes.

I also decorated the inside with a sentiment and some snowflakes cut with a cuttlebug die from hologram paper. The photo has changed the cardstock to pink, but it is in fact white.

I guess this is the first of many cards for Christmas. Can't believe that it is racing up so fast.
Have a good week everyone.