Monday, 28 March 2016

FMS#229



Hi everyone!!!!


Hope you all had a very lovely Easter weekend!!!!  Our weekend ended up being a very busy one so I'm doing this post which I planned to do on Saterday morning, only now on Monday evening!!!

On Friday morning my BIL, who is staying over at my MIL, invited us to go for an outing over the mountain to have some pizza's with them, at a farm stall.  We enjoyed pizza for an early lunch, spent some time at the farm stall and then traveled back to George and then continued further eastwards to a lovely coffee shop next to the road to have some coffee!!!  Spend some time there, too and we had such an enjoyable time when we got home again it was past three in the afternoon!!!  It rained here in George on Friday and while we were on our outing, friends of ours' from Cape Town phoned to say that they were on their way to George for the Easter weekend and they suggested that we go on a hike on Saturday morning.  In the end they came to visit late Friday afternoon and stayed till rather late and we organized to go hiking on Saturday morning and have a picnic in the mountains.  They also said that we had to come over for a BBQ on Saturday night, at the guesthouse they we staying over.  And I also had to get everything ready as we were leaving on Sunday morning early to a friend of ours' on a farm more than 2 hours' drive from George!!!!  So Saturday was very busy and this blogpost that I planned to do, never happened and there was not time to do all the blogvisits I planned for Saturday afternoon!!!  We stayed over at the farm last night and came back late this afternoon!!!  We had a wonderful time at the farm and really relaxed a lot!!!!   So that was our very busy Easter weekend, but we really had a great time!!!!!  



This post is for a card I made last week to link at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!!  This is the sketch for the week:


and the card I made last week:





Rose and leaves stamps from PTI.  Stamped with Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage DIs.
Border stamp from Altenew.
I was so happy when I discovered some glitter paper at a local stationary shop last week!!!!  I've added strips of the grey glitter paper to my card.


I will be popping in and visiting blogs tomorrow and during the rest of the week - I'm almost a week behind on visiting!!!!  (that's if the kids don't want to play 'The Long Dark' on my computer!!!!!)


Nearly cut-off time at FMS - have to be off!!!!


Thanks so much for popping in!!!!


26 comments:

!neke said...

Hallo Petra !

Dank voor je vraag of ik via mail of ....
wil gaan verschijnen !
Ik zal me er eens in gaan verdiepen, ik weet niet hoe ik het
moet doen !
Maar bij deze ....top mooie kaart !

groeten Ineke

Thea said...

Prachtige kaart Petra met mooie bloemen. Fijn om te lezen dat jullie drukke maar gezellige dagen hebben gehad met elkaar.

Groetjes Thea

Rosemary said...

sounds like you had a lovely weekend, petra!! your card is absolutely gorgeous... love the beautiful flowers!! perfect take on the sketch!

Cindy Hall said...

Your card is beautiful, Petra, and your day tips hiking sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely flowers. I love them with the black glitter accents and sentiment line - truly elegant. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Hannelie said...

Sjoe Petra daai rose!!! So half ouwêrelds romaties!
Pragtig! Bly julle het n lekker tyd saam gehad. Dis spesiaal en ek het so verlang toe ek hoor die res van my familie het die naweek saam gekuier :,(

Gaby Dierx said...

Mooi met die rozen!!!
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful Easter weekend Petra my dear friend!! We had a mixed weekend, the weather was appalling, very mixed, torrential rain one minute, gales force winds, hail the next minute and sunshine the next!! But, there was a huge ray of sunshine, my darling stepdaughter gave birth to a bouncing baby boy on Easter Monday . . . even better than receiving a choccy egg eh?

I LOVE your card BTW, one of your usual stunners my friend!! Have a wonderful week! Glad to see you back! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

I Card Everyone said...

I, too, am happy that you sneaked in a little craft shopping for that gorgeous grey glitter paper - it is outstanding here on your card!
Lovely roses, beautifully arranged for the challenge!
I love the sound of your happy Easter weekend, Petra! What wonderful friends you have been blessed with, and journeys to enjoy!
=]

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sounds like a fabulous Easter week end with family! Fun times -- Beautiful card - those flowers are stunning~

Angie said...

Gorgeous card Petra! As always, I love the way you take a sketch to new levels!! This is gorgeous!!! Beautiful roses! It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter weekend enjoying good friends! Is there anything better? Hugs to you! Wishing you a wonderful week!

MaryH said...

So pleased you had such a lovely time for Easter and spent it with people you care about. Sounds like lots of bonding & eating, which is my cup of tea! This is definitely a higher priority than blogging, crafting!!! Your card is - as always - lovely. I like your take on the sketch, and the way you've softened the graphic shape of the triangle with the delicate & so pretty roses. It's one of your best (Yes I know I always say that!!) TFS & Hugs

Happy Dance said...

I love how you always photograph your cards with the mountains in the background. It makes such a lovely 'frame' for your cards! And speaking of lovely...this card is beyond that. It's downright beautiful. LOVE those roses, and the triangle they sit upon. Just gorgeous. Bev

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Petra! Those roses are stunning! Hope you and your family had a Happy Easter!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is beautiful, Petra! The strips of glitter paper add MWAH interest to your already gorgeous design! I enjoyed reading how busy and fun your Easter weekend was! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Team Clark said...

How brilliant! I have a similar stamp set and am so inspired! You inked these layered beauties perfectly. Gorgeous sketch take!

Martha said...

Petra, what a beautiful card...gorgeous roses.
Fabulous take on the sketch.

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful! The roses have such depth and I love the glitter paper!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful blooms, Petra ... such a fabulous sense of dimension! Sounds as though you had a wonderful Easter! Hugs, Anita :)

Donna Ellis said...

Yum! Pizza! Sounds like an enjoyable time, Petra! Love LOVE your take on the sketch and wonderful use of the roses! I always enjoy your awesome designs. Thanks for sharing yourself xxoo

Desire Fourie said...

Pragtige rose. Love die agtergrond.
Mooi bly.
Desíre {Doing Life}

Pat said...

I love the way you have interpreted this sketch Petra and the roses are really pretty and the grey glitter paper works beautifully with them.

Shawna Standish said...

Hello Petra! First off I want to thank you for taking time commenting on my blog. The time you took to read and comment took a lot effort, thank you. Your kind words are so uplifting..

Shawna Standish said...

When I was finished with this sketch I completely thought of you with the black highlights and very graphic.. I thought 'Petra must be with me in spirit'.. then I saw your card and onice again was in awe.. your flowers are amazing and your graphic outline is brillant. I am so intimated by triangles but you have always dealt with them so well.. okay hopping along to your posts...

Shawna Standish said...

When I was finished with this sketch I completely thought of you with the black highlights and very graphic.. I thought 'Petra must be with me in spirit'.. then I saw your card and onice again was in awe.. your flowers are amazing and your graphic outline is brillant. I am so intimated by triangles but you have always dealt with them so well.. okay hopping along to your posts...

Monika Reeck said...

I loveee the way you used this sketch.Amazing card Petra..I love in each pieces..
Hop to your other post

Hugs.
Monika