Thursday, 25 August 2016

CTS#186

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!!!



       














30 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Aaaw, welcome back Petra sweet friend! I missed you! How inspiring are you, with your long walks, running and marathons? There should be no question whether you get a stall or not, as your creations are outstanding my friend! You are back with a totally awesome card too!! I love that softly blended corner and those sweet, sweet layered flowers and leaves!! The bling just draws the whole thing off in a totally, sparkling finish! Another winner here for sure! Have an amazing day my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Leigh Penner said...

Great job with the walking and the weight loss! And your card is so pretty -- wonderful take on the sketch!

Rosemary said...

have missed you and your lovely creations, my friend!! wow... you have been busy!! congrats on the weight loss and reaching your walking goal!!! your card is absolutely gorgeous (of course!!) good luck with the Christmas market. I know they will love your items and you will get a stall!

Gaby Dierx said...

Drie bloemetjes op een rij, maakt me weer helemaal blij...:-), superleuk!!!
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Petra. I love those delicate little flowers and leaves! And congrats on your fitness journey - what a wonderful achievement!

My Paper Cat said...

Welcome back Petra, you make me tired just reading about your exercise regime. Good for you and I hope you get to do your half marathons. Love your card, so pretty and delicate.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh Petra! I have missed you, too! Gorgeous little card in the gallery from you today. I always love those darling blooms - in ANY color! I am so proud of your goals, and you've achieved them all! I'm echoing Hazel... they all should be begging you to display! xx
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Monika/Buzsy said...

Congratulations on finishing your goal! Way to go! Good for you! Wish I was that motivated... I am just plain lazy! LOL! Glad you had time to craft tough! I missed your beautiful creations. Those little flowers are so pretty and sweet. The black strip with the words look awesome... nice take on the sketch! What town are you located? I am so bad with names... anyhow... my crafting friend is moving to Johannesburg in November so I will give her your blog address so maybe she can get in touch with you... maybe you can give her tips where to get some local craft supplies. :)

Geri said...

So nice to see you in blogland! Right off the hop, I'm totally calling "Winner Winner" on this stunning creation! Clean and simply beautiful. Love the colors, love the bling and LOVE the amazing 'movement' of this sketch!

You are definitely on one heck of a 'get fit' mission! YOU GO GIRL!!! I broke out in a sweat just reading your post! I bet it feels great though!

By the way...no parcel yet! Let's hope that it is just taking the long route to Canada! Will drop you an e-mail later this week!

Misty Elam said...

Hi Petra!! What a beautiful card. I love how you can take a sketch like that and make something so beautiful. I'm not good with sketches. I can't think outside the box enough. I hope to get there someday. I really love the flowers. And the silver glitter paper goes so well with the green. I love that you ink blended the bottom corner. This card is just perfect!! My goodness, what a goal you have set and surpassed!!! Congratulations to YOU for achieving such a wonderful goal!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh Petra, this is fabulous news! I wish Fit Kitty could get fit again! You are doing great! Congratulations on surpassing your goal! Keep it up! I hope you are successful at getting your Christmas craft stall! Sending positive vibes for this to happen! Your card is gorgeous! You always amaze me with your CASE cards! Lovely job!

Michelle said...

Petra, your exercise regime is inspiring! Well done! Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Well done you with your fitness programme. I've been missing your gorgeous cards though. I'd love to see some photos of the things you've been making for the Christmas stall. Karen xxx

Anita in France said...

Great to see you back, Petra ... and with such a delcious card ... those sweet blooms and leaf sprigs are just so delicate and pretty ... love that soft shading along the bottom! Congratulations on all the exercise and weight loss ... what an achievement ... and the result of lots of hard work, no doubt!! Please share the photo's of all your goodies for the Christmas Craft Fair ... with all the loveliness you create, who wouldn't want to give you a stall!! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

This beauty is a winner, I'm sure! It's gorgeous in its simplicity and captures the sketch perfectly. I love those branches and flowers. The bling and splatters set off your take on the design just right. Wonderful card. And your goal...amazing, and wonderful!!! So happy for you, and it's so worth getting back into a good fitness routine, isn't it?! You're an inspiration, and I'm truly thrilled for you. Best of luck on the church craft fair, too. I know you'll get in and sell out!! Bev

Pat said...

Such a pretty card Petra and a great take on the sketch with those beautiful flowers and leaves on the slanted sentiment strip. Congratulations on your fitness regime and am sure you will be doing lots of half marathons next year. With all those miles under your belt it's no wonder you have lost so much weight but a good way to lose it. My hubby and I used to do quite a bit of walking but never more than about eight miles at a time. I think the longest walk we have had recently was about four miles mainly on the flat though, but we don't do it often enough these days. I'm sure when they see all the lovely things you are going to be selling they will give you your stall straight away. x

Donna Ellis said...

Congrats on your walking goals, Petra! I would love to join you. Sounds healthy, and I do love to work out, swim, and jog - but it's no longer in the cards for me. Still, it makes me happy thinking of doing those things again, and remembering when I could do them. So enjoy those walks, hikes, and other treasured moments, because they are good for you physically, and excellent for you emotionally!

I wondered what your card would look like after seeing your sketch - FANTASTIC take on it, and really great colors. I can visualize that some flowers along the way spoke to your heart during one of your walks. Hope your week-end is sweet! hugs, de

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Petra, geweldig wat ben je lekker bezig met wandelen en wat knap dat je zoveel gewicht verloren bent in zo'n korte tijd. Je kaart is weer mooi, leuk met die bloemetjes en de sketch is duidelijk te herkennen. Knap...
Lieve groetjes Miranda

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you getting all in shape! Congrats-- I need you here to motivate me to loose 22 pounds! Just got back from an Alaskan cruise and I lost NO WEIGHT on that! :) You have been missed - great use of the sketch. Keep up the amazing work out routine - GOOD FOR YOU!

Thea said...

Fijn dat je terug bent met gelijk een superleuke kaart! Ik heb 2 maanden afstand genomen van het bloggen en dat is ook gelukt en hoop het nu weer wat op te pakken. Knap van je doelstelling om zoveel kilometers te hardlopen, totaal niet mijn ding ik pak liever m'n (race)fiets. In frankrijk een paar bergen beklommen en nu we weer thuis zijn weer lekker op het platte/vlakke land van Groningen en niet te vergeten de wind ha ha! Succes met alle voorbereidingen.

Liefs Thea

Sylviahobbycards said...

Mooie kaart,Petra.Je hebt de sketch heel mooi verwerkt.

Groetjes,Sylvia.

Wanda Cullen said...

I've missed you and finally decided to look you up to make sure you're OK! Wow, I'm so in awe of your dedication to getting fit! I really need to do the same but just can't get my rear in gear. It's hard to be active when arthritis causes a lot of pain. :-( BTW...your card is such a lovely CAS design!

chilli pip said...

Wow neighbour you have been busy . I have also stepped up my exercise routine but I am nowhere near your level and have not lost an ounce.
Best of luck with the Christmas market selection , can youe believe Christmas is almost upon us.
PS beaut card

Angela Bode said...

This is beautiful!!!! I love the shading you did on the lower portion of the card. Such an elegant look!!! I hope you are enjoying our exercise! I too am exercising! I am walking about 2 hours, 3 to 4 times a week! Goodness, it takes up a lot of time, doesn't it??? I have struggled to get much stamping in! Hugs to you and hope you are well!

Lindsey said...

What a lovely card! I've missed seeing your beautiful creations, but I am so so so impressed with how you have not only achieved but excelled far beyond your fitness goal! And congrats on the weight loss as well! It is a fabulous accomplishment!

Hannelie said...

hi daar!
Ek kom skryf maar hier want ek is nie seker of my e pos jou bereik nie!

Hoop dit gaan goed daar!
Liefde

Darnell J Knauss said...

I said to myself, what has happened to my friend, Petra? So I came to have a look since I've been away a lot in the last couple of months. I think it's wonderful that you and hubby have set these amazing fitness goals and that you are succeeding! I hope that you are continuing to enjoy this new passion and that everything is all right in your world! I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and missing you!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

I like Darnell came to see if you had posted anything recently but you are obviously extremely busy with your market stall makes and the fitness regime that you and Hubby have been undertaking which I hope is going well. I do hope when time permits you will give us an update. x

chilli pip said...

Hey neighbour , hope that you had a wonderful Christmas all the best for 2017 xxx

Monika Reeck said...

I really love your flower and this die cutting is adorable on your simple CAS card Petra that bling is in the right place
miss you..
hugs
Monika