Monday, 27 June 2016

FMS#242

Hi everyone!!!!


Had a very busy weekend!!!!  Schools have closed on Friday for the winter holidays and the boys had to get ready for different adventures!!!!  The eldest left early on Sunday morning to attend a science youth week up north and we had to be at the airport very early!!!  Younger brother had to get everything ready to leave this morning with a friend of ours, to help him on his farm during the holiday!!!!  And a very good friend of mine, from Cape Town, also arrived in George yesterday and we have spent a lot of time together catching up with all the news!!!!   I also have an order for cards, from the florist/gift shop in town who sells my cards, so I had to spend some time crafting, too!!!  Have got most of the cards ready by now, to deliver tomorrow morning!!!



One of the cards I made I will link at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog, as I have used this week's sketch!!!

This is my card:




Butterfly stamp from Kaisercraft.
Leaf stamp from Altenew.
Bg stamp from Glitz.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.



We had a very cold day, today - first time I've turned on the heater this winter, to make it cozy at my craft table!!!!  Enjoyed playing with my goodies!!! 


Lovely having you pop in!!!!  Your visits and comments are always appreciated!!!!

















24 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh, this is so pretty Petra. Love that butterfly and the collage of elements behind.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly! So glad you shared it at FMS!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wauw, heel mooi Petra. Mooie kleuren en mooi design. Een plaatje om van te genieten. Hier in Nederland is het zomer maar het regent héél veel. Het is sinds 1838 niet zo nat geweest als nu. Niet fijn maar wel lekker weer om te knutselen ^-^
Lieve groetjes Miranda

Rosemary said...

wow, wow, wow!!! absolutely stunning card, petra!!

Team Clark said...

Oh wow! I love these bold colors and that amazing hexie! <3

Karren said...

This is gorgeous, Petra! The geometric shapes look fabulous with the soft butterfly.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is a gorgeous card, Petra! I love the shaped layers and the beautiful butterfly! You had a cold day and we had a hot day! We are just starting summer here!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card Petra! I love that gorgeous butterfly! The background is just amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Another fabulous graphic card! I didn't know you were selling your cards - good for you! I hope to see more cards know that the kids are away and your heater is all set up :)

I Card Everyone said...

So gorgeous, Petra! I do LOve those dies, and as always, your eye for design delights!
=]

Angie said...

Hello, my friend! Your card is beautiful!!! I love the background stamp!!! Fabulous design with the added sparkle. Beautiful butterfly. How cool that you sell your cards!!! I hope you enjoy your winter holiday and the boys enjoy their adventures! We are on summer break here. I love summer break! A whole new adventure awaits us at the end of summer break as Seth heads off to college!

Zelda C said...

Petra I love this! All the layers and the background and butterfly - just stunning! Enjoy the winter holidays - hope you get to enjoy some extra crafting time.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, Petra dear friend!! How I have missed seeing your wonderful, artistic creations! I love the diagonal stencilling and the layering of those two frames, the colours are amazing together and I LOVE how you coloured that beautiful butterfly!! Will catch up soon my friend! Have a wonderful evening! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful, Petra! Such a wonderful design with your butterfly representing Nature, flying through the smallest geometric forms. So gorgeous. Try to stay warm. Wish I could send some of our tropical heat your way! Love, de

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous, sparkly, messy - everything I love in a card! You've really let this design shine! I'm sorry I've been such a bad bloggy friend of late, the month of June snuck away from me somehow, but I'm working to fix it!

Loll said...

WOW ... what a gorgeous mix of die-cuts, stamping and colours. This is AMAZING Petra. xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love all the angles and dimension you've created with this beautiful card, Petra, and how it flows as if the butterfly is dropping sequins as she flies!! Enjoy your time without the boys as they go off on their adventures!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Your designs are always amazing...how much depth you create with the shapes, and minimal coloring. This pretty one is a prime example..with the trio of hexagon frames over the 'butterfly path', and that lovely creature resting atop the set of shapes. So very pretty. Glad that you have an outlet for your cards, and enjoy some crafting time with your friend. TFS and thanks for the birthday wishes. Hugs

Anita in France said...

That butterfly is just gorgeous, Petra ... it's such a lovely contrast with the crisp graphic lines of the frames ... a beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Petra. Wow hierdie is 'n pragtige skoenlapper skepping. Love die bling. Eks seker jou pragtige skeppings verkoop soos soetkoek in George.
Mooi bly
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Monika Reeck said...

I am so happy that I can do Catch up today Petra
hope you have time to read my (Many) comments hehe
love this one too
the way you used the sketch is clever
love that butterfly as vocal point and the shape there is cool
you are a great participant at that FMS challenge
I sometimes pass cant follow their sketch
but you did always the best one
love this one much Petra
happy sunday
Monika

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the layered geometric dies and the flowing background stamping! Beautiful card!!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a fabulous take on the sketch. Those shapes are circles but not quite circles and I love them! Not to mention I love that gorgeous butterfly. Beautiful!

Hannelie said...

Skoenlappers laat altyd 'n bietjie sprankel na... jou kaartjie is n perfekte voorbeeld daarvan!