Tuesday, 19 April 2016

PPA296



Hi everyone!!!!


Oh, boy, have I had a hectic time since Sunday!!!  Taking care of my DMIL who has an infected wrist which means doctors, x-rays and more doctors, plus the boys having lots of extra activities at school and else ware, has had me running around like mad!!!!  Tomorrow is still going to be a busy day, but hopefully towards the end of the week things will calm down!!!!  This morning I was lucky enough to have some time to just lie on the bed and rest and then I decided that there is nothing better to recharge the batteries than spending time at my craft table!!!!        


It's been ages since I last joined in the fun over at the Pals Paper Arts Blog!!!!  Not much time left to link my card!!!!!   This is the sketch:

PPA-296-Apr14

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


I've watercoloured some cs to make the flower.  Die from MFT.
Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
The die cut tag and word were gifts from two very sweet fiends, Michele, from I card Everyone, and Hazel, from My card Attic!!!!  The enamel dots are also from Hazel!!!
The glitter paper is a lovely dark grey.


In between having to run around I'm going to do my best to get to everybody and leave some luv along the way!!!!  I will be popping in at everyone, hopefully within a day or two!!!!


Have to be off to attend to supper!!!!!  Thanks so much for popping in!!!




26 comments:

sandie said...

Gosh you are having a busy time but o,eased to see you got crafting today. Your card is another stunner, gorgeous layers and such a great idea to flip the sketch x

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Great looking card Petra. Love your flowers.
Greetings Miranda

GerJanne said...

Hoi Petra,
het is een geweldig mooi kaartje! Prachtig gedaan. En sterkte met al de drukte. Vervelend, die pols! EN de jongens druk op school..Denk aan jezelf hoor!
Lieve groetjes,
GerJanne

Team Clark said...

This is just beautiful! Love the slanted friend die and this pink/black combo!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I'm glad you found some time for yourself Petra dear friend! What better way to spend some 'you' time too, doing something you love! As an added bonus, we are lucky enough to get to see what you have been up to in there . . . and as usual, a real treat for sore eyes! All that fabulous CAS layering and detail!! Gorgeous! Have a well deserved relaxing evening now! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pat said...

A fabulous bright pink fower on that stitched tag and the 'friend' die stands out beautifully against the black, also think the black circle behind the flower does the same. How kind of Hazel and Michelle to give you those lovely dies and you have made the best use of them with this beautiful card! So sorry your MIL has been having problems and hope that she is soon on the mend. x

Rosemary said...

wow... sounds like you have been one busy little bee, petra!! glad you were able to take some time for yourself and create this gorgeous card!! hugs!!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Petra! The white on black sentiment is so striking and looks perfect with that fabulous flowers. I hope things settle down for your soon.

I Card Everyone said...

How very lovely! Hazel and I knew just who could put those items to beautiful use! Glad you had a bit of crafting time, and that your MIL will mend well, and quickly ... xx
=]

Vicki Dutcher said...

First off, thanks for taking the time to leave such nice love on my blog. It is so appreciated! Second, I hope your mil gets better soon. I can honestly say, I have never heard of a wrist infection. [ouch] -- and finally, - FABYLOUS card!! How fun to have friends send you goodies to create with [I know ;)]. Love the pop of color against the white

MaryH said...

Always love the way you've interpreted the current sketch, and again, you've got a wonderful layout. Love the black & white, and adding in the pop of hot pink. It's just gorgeous...as usual! Hope the photography is coming along great too. Hope that your MIL soon mends...all this is keeping you pretty busy I should think. TFS & Hugs

Erna Logtenberg said...

Prachtige kaart en mooie kleuren! Sterkte met je schoonmoeder en alle drukte! Lieve groetjes Erna

Shawna Standish said...

Congrats on you PPA win Petra.. So well deserved!! Even with the embellishments it is very crisp and clean.. How about this, I just drop by your house.... Let's say... Saturday (your time) and we can craft together.. What do you say? Great card Petra, my friend.. Love from the USA
Shawna

Karen Ashbrook said...

A gorgeous card as always, just love the pink flower. Hope you find some more time over the coming days to re-charge your batteries. Karen x

Happy Dance said...

Don't you worry one bit about us; we'll be here. You just take care of your DIL, and family. This is beautiful! That blossom is gorgeous, and the tag is a perfect background for it. Fantastic card. Take time for yourself too! Bev

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Petra! Beautiful card design! I especially like that fun "friend " die cut in front of the black panel! Makes your card come alive. Gorgeous card, as always! Hugs, de

Zelda C said...

Hi Petra! Your card is beautiful - so refreshing! And I love your very pretty water colored flowers! A big thank you for your sweet welcoming message on my blog, and thank you to Hannelie for sending you my link. As you say this is a wonderful community. I was so excited when I saw you name, I knew of course you are a SA girl! Ek kan Afrikaans praat but my Afrix spelling is probably atrocious ...lol! Enjoy the rest of your week and look forward to lekker gesels :) Hugs, Zelda!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Petra. Love the stitched edge tag with the sweet flower... the die-cut word looks great with the little for you piece... great lay-out and elements.

Irish Cherokee said...

It is amazing how your cards are always so different. I never tire of your artistic abilities. Gorgeous flower. Bright and cheerful card.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a super take on the sketch, Petra, very innovative and very pretty!! I wish I had half your energy!! All the best to your MIL! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

How good you got time to craft amid all the busy-ness, Petra! Such a lovely card ... the layers on that beautiful bloom are fabulous ... and the die cut friend is one of my faves! Hope your MIL is doing well! Hugs, Anita :)

Martha said...

OH MY goodness, Petra, this card is simply gorgeous! I love the pretty pink & all the lovely die-cuts and elements. Beautifully done!

Hope your MIL is doing better, & hope you've had time to rest.

Joyce said...

Love how you rotated the sketch on this one. Love the tag, and that gorgeous pink flower.

cm said...

Goodness, Petra...talk about being busy! Your energy and compassion are so inspiring, although I know you're exhausted. Hopefully, your DMIL's wrist is on the mend; sounds painful! Glad you found some crafting time in the midst of all the hectic; such a gorgeous card with your beautiful bloom and friend die cut. So stylish!
Hugs~c

Monika Reeck said...

I see that sketch ach so difficult for me but you ooh Petra so many lovely element the pink flower the leaves and the FRIEND dies is perfect there and love the tiny sentiment too cute tag you have
you are queen at making cards with layering two thumbs up for you Petra sweety
hugs
Monika

Shawna Standish said...

Another beauty Petra.. I saw this sketch when it came out and couldn't think of a single thing to do with it.. Well look at this amazing take on the sketch.. So creative and so well done.. Your spatterings of jewels and pearls are tastefully done and the pink flower pops (quite literally) off the card just gorgeous.