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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We won, but not enough.



Good evening all,
Just finished watching the soccer. Our team won this game, but sadly are not through to the next round. However our boys played like champs today.
Well I still have 2 teams to support. Netherlands and New Zealand, so lots of soccer still to watch.
This card I made for a swap on one of my PCP groups. The theme was stars.

Paper plain cardstock blue and white.

Image from Mo's digital pencil "A thousand stars" coloured with distress inks, and flower soft for the grass. Cut it out with a Nellie Snellen die.

Placed 3 silver stars in the corner

Sentiment from WOJ stamped onto a star shape that I cut out by hand and shaded with broken china distress ink. Attached it to the ribbon wuth a thin cord.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summertime? Brrrrr! Not here


Good day to everyone. I have made a card which I will enter into three challenges. The theme they all have in common is "Summertime". Well let me tell you all it definitely is nowhere near summertime here. In some parts of the country it is the coldest in 20 years. I hope all our soccer visitors are not cold. I see them on TV sitting watching matches when the temp. is nearing 2 or 3 deg. at night.At least I have the comfort of a nice warm house to catch all the games. One week into the World cup and I guess a few surprises. OK now to my card.

The three challenges I am entering are:
Karen's Doodles In the Summertime
A spoonful of sugar Enjoying the sunshine
Sentimental Sunday Summertime.

Paper. White cardstock, matted DP from Funky Hand Dreams come true CD, and lavender cardstock.

Image is from Karen's Doodles - a freebie a while back - stamped with versafine black onyx onto watercolour paper and coloured with Aquarelle pencils, and cut out with a new Nellie Snellen die. Added a bit of glitter to the wings.

Flowers are punched with my new Nellie Snellen flower punches, that also emboss, and a pearl in the centre.
Sentiment is from WOJ stamped onto a ribbon tag, also from a Nellie Snellen die.
I guess you all realise that I got some new "toys" to play with and have had a lot of fun doing so.

All in all enjoyed making this card. Trying to keep warm with thoughts of summer. Hope all my friends in the northern hemisphere are enjoying summer weather and a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Seeing stars


Good morning all. Hope you are having a good Wednesday as we are half way through the week already. Here in South Africa we are having a holiday "Youth Day", It is also freezing cold at the moment. Had our first serious frost of the winter and all my lovely fucshias and several other plants have been hit by the frost and looking rather sad now. For those following the World cup, we are having some really good matches. I have watched the start of all the games and supported the teams from Netherlands and New Zealand and of course our own SA boys, who have all done well. Our local Bafana Bafana are playing again tonight. Well enough of all that.

I have found some time to make a card. I belong to a group on PCP "anything but cute" and the challenge this week is Seeing stars. So I made an easel card. Not very large 10cm x 10cm, so no extra postage required.

The paper: Black cardstock, matted a piece of DP that I had from a Halloween RAK. I thought it looked good for a starry sky effect. The star I made on the computer to the size I required and put it through the cuttlebug stars folder and embossed with gold.

Sentiment was computer generated as well. and used 2 star brads to hold it in place.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tilda in the News


Good Afternoon,
As some of you will know we here in South Africa are on the eve of the 2010 World Cup Soccer tournament. Soccer fever is high here and I have taken the liberty of adding a bit of a soccer feel to today's challenge. I am entering this card in the Magnolia down under challenge which calls for "polka dots"

Paper: White card,onto which I matted a DP "icing sugar dots" from a local company Fabscraps. Then used a piece of green DP which has grass tufts on it. They are not that visible, but represent the soccer fields.

The image is Tilda with newspaper, and she is covering all the news at the moment. I have taken the liberty of colouring her in the colours of our national team "Bafana Bafana" green and gold. I used my distress inks for this.

Sentiment is from WOJ and lots to celebrate here at the present and for the next 5 weeks.
I used a brad with dots to resemble the soccer ball and some streamers. What would a celebration be without these. 3 dewdrops and a flower with glitter. A girl has to have some bling, even on the sports fields.

Hope you like my little bit of fun in support of our huge event here for the next 5 weeks. Where ever you may be if you have team here in SA we welcome them and wish them luck for this competition.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fabulous Candy


If you have never seen the Whiff of Joy stamps pop over to Katharina's blog. She is giving away 2 sets of the new store kit "Bloomin spring" This candy closes 12 June, so hurry on over and visit her blog.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tilda arrived too late



A happy Saturday to you all. I guess little Tilda should have pedalled faster, as she arrived too late for the challenge.At least her little bunch of flowers did not wilt.LOL! I of course forgot that the Magnolia down under challenge is in Australia and they are way ahead of us in their day, so I was too late. But here it is anyway. The theme was flowers.

Matted the downloaded DP paper from Bearly Mine designs onto white cardstock. Put a piece of marbled cardstock through the cuttlebug Roses folder, Layered the image onto lilac card cut with a scolloped nesty.

Image is Tilda with bike, the first of my new Magnolia stamps I bought from Paola recently and coloured it with my distress inks also a first. Still need lots of practise. The bunch of flowers I made with flower soft.

Sentiment is from WOJ new 1001 nights.
Finished off with 3 pearls and flowers with some glitter, because the wish is for a day that sparkles.
I enjoyed making it, and as this was my first challenge entry for down under, I will know to be well on time for the next one.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend relaxing. Will be watching my grandaughter in her horse show tomorrow.
See you all soon.

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's a girl - Chunky Book



Last month I took part in my first chunky book swap with our RSA group. The theme was "It's a girl" We had to make a page and decorate back and front. This is my page.

FRONT: White cardstock, matted onto that pink gingham paper with a fancy punched edge. The image from a local company Country crafts stamped in Brialliance pearlescent crimson and cut with a scolloped nestability.
Sentiment also a local one finished off with organza ribbon and a flower.

BACK. Marbled paper from local company put through the cuttlebug baby folder.
Embelished with paper flowers with some glitter brushed on and two footprints punched out of the gingham paper to finish it off.

It was fun to make and I just received my copy of the chunky book which is absolutely beautiful.

Well it is the start of the weekend and I hope you all have a good one with lovely weather.
Hopefully not too cold here for the SA bloggers.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Job



No challenge today, but a card for somebody starting a new job.
The cardstock us a midnight blue, onto which I matted DP, It was a piece I had over, so not sure whose it is. Cut a nestie from the same blue cardstock and put it through a cuttlebug folder.
The image is from WOJ, thanks to Paola, coloured in this time with Twinkiling H2o's
I also put some glossy accents on the ink pot and vase to create a glass effect.

Sentiment was computer generated.

Hopefully will be back with a challenge or two soon. Just been finishing off some swaps that are due.

Just think 1 June today. In 7 months we will be in 2011. Scarey thought. Have a good week everyone.