Thursday, 25 August 2016


Hi, everyone!!!!

It's been some time since I last posted!!!!   I've been very busy getting fit again and I've set myself the goal to walk at least 200 km (124.75 miles) during August!!!!  I've started on Monday the 1st and yesterday I've reached 203 km for the month!!!  With another week of the month left I should be able to reach 260km!!!!  Hubby and I have also started running again and we are following a lovely program to build our fitness gradually to hopefully be very fit again, soon!!!!  At this stage I'm hoping to do some half marathons again, next year, but there's still a lot of hard work to do before I will be ready for that!!!  After our run at 7 in the morning I do a 7.5 km (4.7 mile) walk and in the afternoons hubby and I do a 4.0 km (2.49 miles) walk!!!!!  And the wonderful bonus - I've lost more than 10 kgs (22 pounds) since 18 July when I started with all of this exercising - yeah!!!!  I've also been very busy getting all my stuff ready to hopefully be selected to have a craft stall, at a local church, over Christmas.  I have to submit photo's of all my products I would like to sell, by September, and then it's holding thumbs that they will like my stuff and allow me to have a stall!!!!  I think the Christmas Market at the church will be a much better option than the Farmers' Market I did last year!!!!

... on to cards and taking part in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge!!!!!  This is the sketch for the week:

and I had such fun creating this card:

Leaves dies from Cheery Lynn - cut from silver glitter paper and green cs.
Flowers hand punched.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

That will be it for now!!!!  Thanks for popping it - hope to see you again, soon!!!


Saturday, 30 July 2016

Another CTS#183

Hi everyone!!!!

I made another card to link at the current sketch challenge over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!  This is the sketch:

and my second take on it:

This time I worked with washi tape.
Leaf die from Couture Creations.  Thread nest behind the leaf.
Swirl stamp from Altenew.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

That will be it for today!!!! 
Lovely having you here - thanks for the visit!!!


Hi everyone!!!!

There's a great sketch up at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog and I made a card to link at the challenge, last night!!!   The sketch:

This is the card I've made:

Both the snowman and sentiment stamps are part of stamp sets that were magazine freebies a few year ago!!!!
Notebook edge die from MFT.
Got a thread nest behind the snowman.

Thank you so much for the visit - hope to see you again, soon!!!!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016


Hi everyone!!!

Made a card last night to link at the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge!!!!  The sketch:

 and my card:

Used my Tim Holtz chevron die to cut a stencil.
Sentiment stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Added some dots with a white gel pen.

I made another card, using a different sentiment:

Sentiment stamp from PTI.

The sponging I've done with Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade DIs.   I've seen a card by the talented Loll Thompson, on her blog, Stamping with Loll, where she had used these two colours together and I loved it!!!  So credit for the colours I have worked with, goes to Loll - thanks Loll!!!

That's it for now!!!  Thanks for popping in - your visits and  comments are appreciated so much!!!

Monday, 18 July 2016



Hi everyone!!!!

Made a card this morning to link at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!!  This is the lovely sketch for the week:

and my take on it, flipping it upside down:

Strelitzia and shadow stamps from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.  I love how the Strelitzia does not stamp a solid image.  I've heat embossed it.
I've got two scorelines below the sentiment strip.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Heartfelt Condolences'. 

 This is what a Strelitzia looks like in nature:
You can see why I worked with orange and purple on my card.

I will leave you with that for today!!!!  Such a joy having you spend some time with me!!!!!  Hope to see you again soon!!!

Monday, 11 July 2016


Hi everyone!!!!

Had some time to make a card to link at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge before we left to visit a friend on a farm about 3 hours' drive from here, sleeping over on Sunday night!!!  This is the sketch:

 I turned the sketch on it's side and made this card:

Daisy stamp from Verve.  Leaves stamp and die from MFT.
Bg paper from my stash.  B&W stiped paper from Kaisercraft.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

I had fun taking some photo's on the farm!!!!!   

That will be it for today!!!!  Will be popping in at everybody during the next day or two!!!!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me!!!!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Hi everyone!!!!

Spend some time at my craft table today and made a card to link at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!!  This is what this week's sketch look like:

and this is my card:

Used a circle die to cut the moon shape.
Sponging done with Black Soot DI.
Leaves dies from PTI.  Leaves stamped and watercoloured with DIs.
B&W striped paper from Kaisercraft.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

Thanks for spending some time with me!!!!  Your visits and comments are always a joy!!!!