Monday, 11 May 2015

CTS#122



Hi everyone!!!!


Yep, I've spent some time at my craft table again!!!


The sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog is a fun one:


 
 
 
This is the card I have made:
 




 
The U-die, the sentiment stamp and the hearts stamp are all from Verve.
Daisy die from MFT.  Diamond die from Tim Holtz.
Added a twine bow and a red rhinestone.  The red rhinestone is part of some lovely goodies my sweet friend, Mynn Kitchen, has sent me.
The tiny blue dots are the little circles cut by the alignment holes on the Verve dies!!!
The dotted paper is a cut-off piece from my stash.



We went hiking again yesterday and some of you might remember that I have in the past taken photo's of my cards next to a stream on the hiking route  (You can see it here and here).  So I took some cards I wanted to photograph, along again, yesterday.
My son took this photo of me photographing my card!!!




I love experimenting with photography and it's a hobby I would really like to master somewhere in future. 

This is a photo of my family we took yesterday:




That will be it from me for today!!!  Thank you so much for popping in - always a pleasure to have you here!!!!
Have a great start to your week!!!!




30 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Yay!!! So pleased to see your latest wonderful creation Petra! I've been looking forward to this and you haven't disappointed me . . . but then, I knew you wouldn't! Lovely to see you back, my friend and thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! Have a great week! Hazel xx

Becky said...

Beautiful cas card Petra. And gorgeous photos.

Rosemary said...

YAY!! so happy to see you back blogging and creating, Petra!! I have missed your beautiful cards!! this one is just gorgeous!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Petra! Great photo too of you in action and your beautiful family :)

Happy Dance said...

Sweet card! Love all that wonderful white space around your happy focal point. Sweet little hearts too! Great colors. Great card. Bev

kat said...

so nice to see you back, Petra, with another lovely card creation! Your last post certainly lets us know why you've been absent here, though!

MaryH said...

As usual, lovely & CAS. I like the bit of bright color you've added to spark it up as well. Certainly enjoyed seeing the photos too. You have a lovely family, and how super that your boys still enjoy doing things as a family. Your photography skills are already awesome...wish I were that good. TFS & Big hugs too.

Leigh Penner said...

What a wonderful family photo!
And your card is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Erna Logtenberg said...

what a beautiful card Petra! Love your take of the sketch!! Great picture of you and your family! hugs!

Joyce said...

Your card is wonderful and your family is so nice looking. My first thought when I saw how you were photographing your card was how very brave you must be--one strong breeze, and that gorgeous card would go right into that stream. Glad to see it didn't.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Petra. Love the letter U die-cut with the sweet little flower. The strips of papers look great... oh, and what a great idea to use those dots. Looks like everyone had a great time on that hike. :)

Deepti said...

I am big fan of ur style :) love the bold "U" . Great family pics too :)

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is AMAZING, Petra! The card is beautiful, fabulous, all that jazz, and I adore your mode of photography! I would be scared to death! I am SO glad you are back, friend! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Petra I just love your card - you've inspired me to get my own I heart U set out today! What a gorgeous family... and SO happy to see your "photography set-up" =] I always love your card photos - never knew the great effort you put into capturing those perfect shots!!!
=] Michele

Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your card, a really great take on the sketch. Karen x

Jen Mitchell said...

Your card is so cool! What a great take on the sketch! And I love that you photographed it next to the river. Nothing like getting back to nature!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally Cute, LOVE the "U"!!!!!

Sharon said...

I love your work Petra and that bright letter looks fabulous on this card. What a stunning family photo. You are beautiful my friend. So nice to be able to see pics of your DH and the boys. Why did I think they were younger... Lol thanks for sharing how you took the photograph, I love the background. Hugs xxx

Karen Ashbrook said...

Hi Petra, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such lovely comments. I have just added a followers button, hopefully I've done it right! Karen x

Anja Curvers said...

Fijn dat je weer kaartjes maakt zo mooi om te zien dit is weer een geweldig exemplaar. En wow prachtige omgeving hoor en hilarisch om te zien hoe je die foto's maakt ik wring me ook vaak in allerlei houdingen om een beter plaatje te krijgen. Leuke foto van het gezin.

Geri said...

First of all - you are blessed with a beautiful family! Secondly, love how you get right into your photo session! It must have been a nice calm day otherwise your pretty card would have gone for a swim!

I know you've heard this a thousand times from me...my-oh-my - the white space is stunning! The bold colors with the wee pop of yellow and a wee peep of polka dots has my heart racing!

Angie said...

First, I love the pop of blue on your card! Love your take on the sketch, I know I say it often but it's true! I always love to see what you do with a sketch. 2nd, how fun to photograph with a stream as your backdrop!!! I love that your son took a photo of you photographing! How fun and then the photo with all of you is precious! Fabulous post!!!

Martha said...

Petra, what a DARLING card! You always make sketches shine!

Just as you are, looks like your son is also a gifted photographer! What fun photos! They made me smile.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So 'n pragtige en vrolike kaartjie Petra! Pragtige foto van julle huisgesin.
Amelia

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet card, Petra ... there's a lovely touch of whimsy woven into all that gorgeous CASiliciousness! What a fun photo ... that's what you call dedication! Anita :)

Chrissy Larson said...

This card is WAY too cute and I love your photos! Ha ha!

donna mikasa said...

Fun take on the sketch--love that big "U!"

Marika said...

A beautiful card! What a lovely family photo and loved your photographing position. Way to go to get your hands steady!

Vicki Dutcher said...

AWESOME! So fun to see the way you photograph! [I wouldn't be able to get up if I laid down like that] - fabulous photo with the creek and your card... FABULOUS. That blue is so stunning -- and of course, can't forget the family -- nice looking 3 guys surrounding you :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh my word! I can't believe you were lying on that rocky "bed" to take your photos! Now that's a one of a kind back drop and oh, so beautiful to showcase this lovely card!