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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Birthday card



I was very pleased to be able to make a card again. This is for a special friend.
Paper: White cardstock, Lavender card I scored a section where the sentiment was stamped on, and then ran the rest through the cuttlebug.
Image: A digital one from Isabella's, coloured with watercolour pencils and cut with a nestie. Swiped the edges with my colour box chalks.
Sentiment is from WOJ.
I also decorated the inside, again using a cuttlebug folder cutting out the centre with an oval nestie, leaving a space for the message.
I rally enjoyed making a card again. Have been doing some swaps as well, so am being kept rather busy,
Warm wishes

I got candy


Hi everybody,
Blogging is going a little slowly. Still so much work to catch up on. It is the season coming up for craft markets, so lots of people wanting things and lots of glazing and also wedding season so lots of candles. etc. etc. Oh well never mind. At least I got to make a card today, but first things first.
When I left my family last week I was given lots of gifts, so I have candy to show.
This is what I was spoilt with. A set of 48 Copic ciao markers, and another set of skin tones. 4 Nellie Snellen Dawn stamps, Some Christmas "foamies", laser cut decorations, and then some fragrances for my soap making and a box of short pins for my candles, also some books and other freebies not in the photo. It felt like Christmas came early this year. Now I need to use all these things and also the new dies and folders that I bought.Hopefully this weekend will see some results. Watch this space.
See you all soon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Hobby Dee







My DIL Diane has just opened a new hobby shop in Mijdrecht. I spent time at Hobby Dee giving her a helping hand (or two)It was certainly different from my normal working day and was lovely to chat to the customers who were all so enthusiastic about her shop. She also has a large haberdashery section which was welcomed by everyone who popped in. Here are a few photos of the shop on opening day.

Back Home


After a 3 week "working" holiday I am back home and trying to catch up with everything. I spent the last 3 weeks in the Netherlands helping my DIL with her new hobby shop. This is is the card I made for her to wish her luck.
White card, matted a green card onto which I put letters cut with my cuttlebug.
Stamped a sentiments and cut it with a Nellie Snellen die, matted onto a DP and added flowers punched with a floral punch. It is lovely and colourful, and looks better in real life.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. We had a holiday here in SA today (Heritage Day) so it was ideal to try and get back into the swing of things.