Tuesday, 23 September 2014


Hi everyone!

Cool wintery day we're having here in George, but it did not stop me from going for a nice long walk this morning!  I love to go for long walks in the mornings and sometimes in the late afternoon, too.  Lovely to stay fit and keep the kilo's off, hey!!

Here to post my card for the sketch challenge over at the Retrosketches Blog.

This is the sketch:

and the X-mas card I've made:

The stamps I've used is from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.  I've stamped the tree twice without re-inking and the sentiment is heat-embossed with silver EP.
The boderpunch is by Upikit and the daisy die by MFT.
It's difficult to see, but I have put a scoreline on either side of my bg panel.
The three rhinestones round it off.

Before I go, I want to share two scrapbooking layouts I've made recently, with you.
I've used the same line of paper from Simple stories, for both layout.  The second one I'm going to give to my mother.
The photo's are of my eldest son, taken on his 15th birthday in May this year.

That will be it for now!!  Hope you're having a lovely day, and thanks for the visit!!

Keep well!!
Kind regards


Nitijita said...

A silver beauty...Beautiful card..! cheers:)
Do visit me sometime ..:)

Unknown said...

Lovely muted Christmas card Petra - such a nice colourway. Love your two scrapbook layouts.....what a handsome boy!


Karen xxx

Desire Fourie said...

'n Pragtige kaartjie. Hou van die mono tones. En dan is jou uitlegte so kreatief. Hou baie van jou styl.
Mooi bly
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Hannelie said...

Ah! 'n Kerskaartjie! Jys fluks! En n baie besonderse een daarby! Ek hou van die rotasie van die skets!
En dan jou scrap bladsye! So mooi en so spesiaal. Kan jy glo iets wat ek nog nooit aangepak het nie.
Mooi bly!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a great page! First one I have seen you do actually-- aren't you multi talented!

MaryH said...

Love the design on the tree and the punched edge to this lovely embossed focal point on your card. Of course all the embellies just further enhance it. TFS the scrapbook page of your handsome young man. In future years, he'll appreciate this tribute to his big day, even more than I'll bet he does just at present. He's lucky to have such a talented Mom to love him enough to make such a lovely memory for him. TFS & Hugs

Anita in France said...

So crisp and clean, Petra ... there's a real feel of fresh frostiness about the colours! Wonderful scrapbook layouts ... and what a good looking son you have! Anita :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely Christmas card Petra - must make a start on mine! And gorgeous layout too - and yes, isn't he a handsome lad!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic projects Petra! The card is so elegant looking! Love the scrapped layouts! Gorgeous photos!

Dodie said...

What a lovely card! I am adding it to my Pinterest board for when I need some inspiration.

stampingbowd said...

Gorgeous Christmas card!!!! I love the trees stamped twice!!! Love the embellishments! Your layouts are fabulous! So nice of you to make one for your mom and one for yourself!!!! I am having a blast looking at all the fun items on the layouts!!!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtig Petra - die monotone kleure is so elegant. Die uitlegte is net so pragtig gedoen.