Sunday, 9 November 2014

ds#176 & PPA#226

Hi everyone!!!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!!

Combining two challenges again today.  The sketch challenge on Jen Schultz's Deconstructing Jen Blog and the colour challenge on the Pals Paper Arts Blog.

We went hiking this afternoon and I used the opportunity to take my card photo's next to a lovely stream on the route.
This is the card I have made:

The small leaf stamp is from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.  I fussy cut the leaves.
Chevron stamp by Verve.
Daisy and flourish dies by MFT.
Added some scorelines, dry wall tape and a twine bow.
Rounded it off with black plastic dots and a silver rhinestone.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Happy Birthday'.

The trail we did is at the campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, which is about ten minutes' drive from us.  The trail goes through lovely indigenous forests.  Here are a few photo's to show you what it looks like.



That will be all for now - have to be off to prepare supper!!
Thanks for popping in!!!
Keep well!!
Kind regards


Donna Ellis said...

I love when you show a sketch so I can see your take on it - you always ALWAYS make my imagination happy at the elements specially chosen by your magical fingers. This card looks fabulous with it's layers and textures, Petra! The hiking trail looks amazing and I can smell the clean scent of the great outdoors, just looking at them! hugs, de

Hannelie said...

Mooi Mooi Mooi! Jou kaartjie en ons pragtige land!
verlang sommer baie!
Lekker week vir jou

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for including the Pals Paper Arts challenge in your stamping fun this week!!

Anita in France said...

Wow and wow! That's for your stunning card, Petra ... and for the wonderful setting ... how amazing to have such a gorgeous place on your doorstep! Have a great week! Anita :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Petra! Love the little leaves and blossom! Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary said...

another absolutely gorgeous card, petra! and the pictures from your hike are amazing!!

Darnell said...

Thank you for sharing the nature photos, Petra! It looks like a lovely place. And what a perfect setting for your beautiful, clean, and striking card! I'm so glad such a lovely creation did not fall into the stream!! Hugs, Darnell

Vicki Dutcher said...

I am so impressed you get outside and into nature -- me? I stamp. LOL Love your scored lines [well actually your card too, I adore tags on cards] they just JUMPED out at me - so perfect! Another fabulous creation

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Petra. Love the tag with the fall leaves and the cute little flower... the twine is perfect. Looks like a nice trail. I am impressed that you took a card with you on a hike!

Geri said...

Wow! Beautiful card and beautiful scenery! You are so fortunate to have this lovely 'playground' just minutes from your door.

Your card is stunning! Another perfect display of a balanced design, lovely colors and amazing attention to detail - like the embossed borders and the lovely little sprigs of sweetness that accompany the twine bow!

MaryH said...

As usual, a great take on the sketch challenge, and love the way you've interpreted it. The simple crisp white of the background with the scoring the flourish & delicate bow...and I thought I was seeing some drywall tape dimension...the earthtone colors of the tiny tag...really very pretty. Made even more so against the gorgeous scenic background. TFS the lovely is truly a lovely spot and how fortunate you were to have your family be able to spend a day enjoying the beauty of the countryside. And thank you for sharing it with Blogland too. Hugs

Sandie Conner said...

Lovely! Very elegant. Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

Patti MacLeith said...

Beautiful card and beautiful scenery! Come back and join the Pals very soon!

Michelle Gleeson said...

I love all the texture in your card. I especially love the leaves that adorn the tag. Perfect way to bring in the Mossy Meadow.

Linda Callahan said...

So beautiful! Love all the white space! And the scenery is gorgeous too!

stampingbowd said...

How fun!!!! I was wondering right off where the pic was taken because they are usually taken on a railing! :) Gorgeous card. I love the little flourish and pretty dots!!! Looks like a gorgeous place for a hike!!! I will have to show my DH tomorrow. He loves to hike!

Deepti said...

This is amazing :) I can keep looking at it forver !