Thursday, 5 January 2017


 Hi everyone!!!

Oh, boy, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth, I've just lost my mojo for cards and blogging and enjoyed the lovely summer weather we've had over the last few months!!!!  I hope that you all had a fantastic festive season and that the new year is treating you well!!!  I wish you all a great 2017!!!!

I had a craft stall at a local church, during December and I'm happy to say that I'm quite pleased with how it went!!!!!  I didn't sell as much as I hoped for, but apparently everyone's sales were less than previous years, so I'm happy with my sales!!!!  I've sold quite a lot of cards and that makes me very happy!!!!  I think I will do it again this year!!!!

And then I want to apologize to all my friends for not commenting on cards for such a long time!!!!  I follow so many blogs at this stage that it is really becoming a great thing to keep up with commenting!!!!!  When it happens that I miss a day or two it is already such a big thing to get to everybody, that I often just not have the time to catch up and very soon it is just impossible to get to everyone without having to spend hours and hours at the computer!!!!  I really hope to work out a way to keep up to date with commenting and not falling behind so often this year - maybe that's a good new year's resolution, hey!!!!  Some friends also had their birthdays some weeks ago and I will be having something in the mail for you shortly!!!!

I had a look at the current sketch at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog last night and I decided that it's about time that I make a card and take part in a challenge again!!!!!  This is the sketch:

and my card:

Stamped some Altenew flowers in black on the card base.  The dark panel is grey and I sponged it with Brilliance Dew Drop, Moonlight White, ink which I also used for the stamping.  Added a silver glitter panel for some sparkle. 
Sentiment stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.

OK, I'll be off - my son is leaving on an action cricket weekend, this afternoon and I have to get his stuff ready!!!

Thank you so much for visiting - I have really missed you all so much over the last few months and I will be popping in at blogs and leaving some luv shortly!!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!




Anonymous said...

Nog de allerbeste wensen voor een nieuwjaar!!!
Wat heb je weer een mooi kaartje gemaakt, complimenten.
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

Dora said...

Wat bijzonder gedaan met die bloemen op het zwarte papier. Heel mooi!!
Jij ook de beste wensen.

Rosemary said...

WOW!!! what an amazing take on the CTS layout, Petra!!! So happy to see you back crafting and blogging!!! Happy new year, my friend!!

Loll said...

Always inspired when I see one of your creations Petra. This card is gorgeous. So creative and unique design.

I know what you mean about keeping up with visiting blogs ... it almost becomes a full-time job. :) If you figure out a way to do it easier and quicker, let me know. :)

Happy New Year! xx

Monika Reeck said...

Petra I am sorry August and July was busy time and I was not visiting you
today It is a national free day in Germany I have time and just catch up all your post hope you like my comment and oh yeah
HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet lady
me too last 3 or 4 month has no time to visiting all my blogland friend I only wonder the lady who can do that maybe she has no hallf time job like me but I try my best to be not so behind too hey the new years resolution from me too..
Petra I have this Stamp
and you show how great the silver or grey on black card stock
loveeee your design and will remember this to my next card making
now jump to your other post

Karren said...

It's wonderful to see your gorgeous cards back in blogland again, Petra! This one is just beautiful!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, Petra! I love the offset layers and the chalkboard look! Welcome back!

Pat said...

So lovely to see you back Petra and I wish you a very happy, healthy and creative new year! This is a beautiful card and a cleverly layered design, just perfect for the challenge. The Altenew flower you have used is extremely pretty. x

I Card Everyone said...

You must know how extremely happy we ALL are to have you creating your lovely masterpieces again, Petra!!! I LOve the design you've used ... something wonderful always comes from your eye for design, and our sketches! Thanks, and welcome home/back!

Misty Elam said...

You are so creative!!! I'm soooo glad to see you back in blogland!!! If you figure out a good way to stay up to date on everyone's blogs, would you let me know please? I still don't know how to do it!!

Anita in France said...

You're back ... how fabulous, Petra ... and with just the most gorgeous card ... crisp and fresh ... and so very pretty! Staying up to date ... I have the same issue ... haven't figured out a solution yet, I just do my best ... angels can do no more, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Oh so pretty is this card! Looks like we all have the same issue and with a large family it's even harder. I agree with what Anita said ,we try !

Zelda C said...

Yay, you're back! So nice to see a post from you - we missed you!
So glad you have your mojo back and that you enjoyed the summer weather. Hope all is well in sunny SA and best wishes for a wonderful 2017. Love your card, so original. Forgive my late visit..... I'm busy clearing my inbox too. Big hugs xx