Monday 28 October 2013

Mojo Monday!

Hi everyone.

It's round or square week over at the Mojo Monday Blog. 

I've done the round version of Julee's sketch:

and the sketches:

For my card I've used some very old papers from the Baby 2 Bride collection by graphic45. 
I've done the distressing and stamping with Walnut stain Distress Ink by Ranger.
The circle dies are all by Spellbinders.
The stamps are from the 'Borderline' and 'Lean on Me' sets by Verve.  I've used the coordinating die from the 'A CUT above Dies' range by Verve, to cut the label for the sentiment.
Added a twine bow, some small roses by KaiserCraft and some pearls to round off the card.

Thanks for popping in and have a lovely week!

Monday 21 October 2013

Mojo Monday 316

Hi everyone.

Monday means a new sketch over at the Mojo Monday Blog.  By now you will know that I absolutely love Julee's sketches.  Here is this week's fun sketch:

and here is my take on it:

and another photo:

From my photo's you can tell we've got a lovely rainy day today in George.

For my card I've used the lovely 'Stationary noted' range of papers from Teresa Collins. 
Dies used are from Spellbinders and Sizzix and of cause the 'Pennant trim' die is from Verve. 
The stamp is also by Verve and I've used the corresponding 'U' die to complete the 'Thank you' sentiment.  Added a satin bow as per the sketch and that's it!!

Hope you like my card, I had lots of fun creating it!!

Have a super week and thanks for the visit!

Sunday 20 October 2013


Hi again for today!

I'm back with a second CAS card for the day!!  This time I'm playing along with the ladies over at the ATCAS blog.  The code word is 'Transparent' and I've used some acetate to make a card with a window.

Here is my card:

and a close-up of the daisies I've done with an old book page and acetate:

For my card I've die-cut a window with a Spellbinders 'Reverse Wonky Rectangles' die and adhered a piece of acetate on the inside to form my window.  On my card front I've adhered a piece of dp by Prima and then mounted my window panel on foam tape over that.  The daisies was cut with the 'Flower trio & Leaf trio' dies from the Die-namics' range by MFT.  The sentiment stamp is from the 'Joyful Blooms' set by Verve.

Hop on over to the ATCAS Blog and join in the fun!
Thank you so much for the visit and have a super week!!


Hi everyone.

Some time since I've done a card - I've been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately. 

The new sketch at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog is such a fun one I had to join in!

Here is my card:

and the sketch:

For my card I've adhered a piece of wire mesh matt board by Celebr8 to some white cardstock and adhered it with foam tape to my card front.  The 'Winter Rose' die is from the Die-namics range by MFT and the sentiment is part of the 'Friendly Phrases" set by Verve.  I rounded it off with some black rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!


Wednesday 9 October 2013


Hi everyone!

It's late allready, but I want to post my card for the current challenge over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog before I go to bed.

This is the card I've created:

I've stamped the flower from the 'Joyful Blooms' set by Verve, on white cardstock and coloured it with a Tsukineko Emboss Dual pen  for some bright colour.  I added some shine to the flowers with  3D Crystal Lacquer by Sakura.  I adhered the flowers to some washi tape strips on my card front.
I decided not to add a sentiment but settled of some black rhinestones instead.  I added a twine bow to the bottom flower.
This is the sketch:

Thanks for visiting and I would love you to leave a comment - I enjoy them so much!!

Have a lovely day!!

Where have I been??

Hi everyone!!

So nice to be back after a break of more than 2 weeks!  Some of you may have wondered why I have not done any posts and have not left comments on your blogs.  Well, we have spent a lovely week at the Karoo National Park during the school spring break, with family from Windhoek and Cape Town.  We had a lovely time and I would like to share a few photo's with you of the week.

This is the entrance to the park:


On the first morning we went on a guided hike up to the top of a hill overlooking the camp site.  The guide has to be armed as there are lions in the park. 
This is the view from the top of the hill:
My sons and their cousin (in the middle) enjoying the view.
Some of the sightings of the wonderful wildlife in the park:
Here a Klipspringer is enjoying breakfast:

My children love to look underneath rocks to see what is hiding there.  A lovely big scorpion!
Some of the lovely rockformations:
A beautiful Steenbuck:
We were so lucky to spot a black rhino.  The rhino is the prime sighting in the park.
Porcupine are nocturnal animals, but we were lucky enough to spot one in the middle of the day!!
An Oryx:

A Secretary bird:

A Red Hartebeest:
Some Zebra:
A male Kudu with very impressive horns:
A few Eland:

A Grey Rhebuck:
and finally some female Kuku:

This is just a small portion of what we have seen during the week.  Unfortunatally we did not see the lion.  They have introduced 7 lion into the park in 2010 and at the moment there are 11 lions. 
The Karoo is a very dry area in South Africa and when one starts to study the vegetation you discover once again how wonderful nature is. 

Our family loves nature and studies all it has to offer.  My kids enjoy everything from the smallest insects and plants to the largest of the mammals and they are keen birders.  We have really enjoyed this week - our next stop will be the Addo Elephant Park in April of next year. 

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed the visit to the Karoo National Park.  I have a lot more I would love to share, but I will leave you with the above - I could carry on for hours!!

I've got a lot of catching up to do in the line of blogposts I've missed out on since we left, and I can't wait to see what you all have created while I was away!!

Have a lovely day and happy crafting!! 

Kind regards