Saturday, 22 August 2015

Restoring a deleted post

Hi everyone!!!

I have accidentally deleted this post and I do not want to lose it, so I am just posting it again.  (I was lucky enough to still have a draft of the post!!!)   The original post was done on 22 August 2015.
Have a wonderful Friday!!!

I've got three cards to post this evening!!!
The new sketch up at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog is a lovely one!!!

This is my card:

The flowers aren't sitting on the card - I've punched the paper and the black is underneath the negative space.
Patterned paper from Teresa Collins.
Flower punch from docrafts.
A twine bow and rhinestones finish it off.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
The top left hand corner looks as if it's not neat, but that's because of the foam tape and the angle at which I photographed the card.  

Hubby and my eldest son went on a fishing outing this morning and I used the opportunity to photograph my card next to the river where they were getting prawns to use as bait.

I made another card using the sketch and the very same idea, just with some patterned paper form KaiserCraft this time.
These photo's were taken this afternoon when I went to collect them at the place where they were fishing.

And then I've got a third card to link at the 200th sketch challenge over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!
This will be my last entry for a chance to win one of several wonderful prizes!!!


The piece of patterned paper is from Marion Smith.
Flower die from MFT.  Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
Added a piece of washi tape and sequins and black plastic dots and it was done!!!
Computer generated, Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

 Apologies for the photo heavy post!!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit - your visits and comments are always appreciated so much!!!


Linda Callahan said...

I always love visiting here to see your beautiful work!

Darnell said...

Gorgeous cards, Petra! Oh my gosh your CTS cards are just magnificent and winners to me! So are your FMS cards in the prior posts! You are so inspiring and you have the best outdoor settings for your card photos! (Not to mention, you have a very handsome husband and son!!) Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

What a trio, Petra ... they're all just lovely, with such fabulous detailing (as ever!). Splendid photo's ... what gorgeous surroundings! Hugs, Anita :)

Kara said...

Beautiful cards! Beautiful scenery!!

Donna Ellis said...

Could your homeland be any more beautiful? That would not be possible. No one can outdo Mother Nature. Gorgeous scenery and handsome guys! Your cards are wonderful. I especially like the slanted panel with circles and the black showing under! XO

Jen Brum said...

Such beautiful cards Petra! I love the dimension to that yellow flower! Gorgeous! I do love seeing the photos and think South Africa looks amazing! Thanks for joining us for our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards! I love your takes on the CTS sketch! I think the first one is my favourite!

Joyce said...

These are all wonderful cards. I hope you win one of those fantastic prizes. Never apologize for all the photos in a post. I just love seeing all your photos--a bit of arm chair travel for me, as I've never been to your part of the world.

inkyfingy said...

Fabulous cards and all the better for those wonderfully scenic backdrops, good luck!

My Paper Cat said...

All three are lovely but the first one is exquisite. Well done. Hope the fisherman caught something decent!!! My man is also a keen fisherman but have to be honest and say that he seldom brings anything home for the braai!

Unknown said...

Wow wow wow, wat een gave kaartjes. Die eerste twee zijn zo mooi in hun eenvoud! Wat een leuk idee om de bloemetjes te ponsen en papier eronder te doen! De laatste kaart is echt een plaatje! Je blijft er naar kijken! Top gedaan! Lieve groetjes Erna

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! You have been busy Petra my friend! Not one, but three, gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I love your take on the CTS sketch! There are those sweet little flowers that I love! The FMS one is fabulous with your fantastic layering that I see as your 'signature style' now! Such awesome talent!! Have a lovely Sunday my sweet friend! Hazel xx

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous cards, gorgeous photos - never apologize for sharing your beautiful world with us, Petra! I, for one, will never tire of it ... and now I want to come to fish & play cards, of course!
=] Michele

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtige kaartjies Petra. Jou werk is altyd 'n fees vir die oog en so kreatief gedoen.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Dont ever apologize with the gorgeous photos (with fabulous cards no less) you post-- i love your outside,staged beautifulness 😊

Geri said...

Photo heavy? Are you kidding? I would have loved to look at more and more! Do you live close to 'a big body of water' in the waves? I see beautiful mountains in the backdrops of your photos and now waves. Mountains on one side, water on the other?

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your world with us :)

Now, the cards! Absolutely stunning! I tanked 3 attempts for the curren CAS(E) sketch...and you nailed it - TWICE!!! Beautifully clean & simple, with a nice light graphic feel and a bit of softness with the pretty negative image flowers. Love the sparkle circles, love the bling, LOVE the alphabet panel and the colors on the third card! Love the pics!

BTW - prawns for bait? Yikes, we pay a kazillion dollars a pound here for frozen ones to eat!

Jen Timko said...

I love them all! What stunning work. Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS (as many times as you want because we love your cards)!

Rosemary said...

you sure know how to rock a sketch petra!! love your take on the CTS sketch and your FMS card is beyond amazing!! hope your week is off to a great start!

GerJanne said...

Hi Petra,
ik heb je berichtjes gelezen en de foto's bekeken. Ook de kaarten van FMS. Zo mooi bedacht. Echt prachtig!
De kaart van Case the sketch is ook heel stijlvol. En de foto's van je man en zoon aan het vissen... leuk om even iets van je persoonlijks te zien. Ik zie altijd bergen op de achtergrond van jouw kaartjes en nu de rivier.
Vandaag stond in onze krant dat het in Zuid Afrika erg droog was en dat er oogsten mislukten. Maar als ik het goed heb wordt het bij jullie nu toch lente?
Lieve groetjes,

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards and photos Petra! TFS :)

SewPaperPaint said...

I especially love the ochre card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Petra as usual. Amazing takes on both sketches. Love the silver circles on the first car. So retro. The second version is very pretty too... love the gems. Pretty yellow flower on the last one... the paper is amazing with the different prints. Great photos of the fishermen!

Pat said...

Three wonderful cards Petra and all fantastic interpretations of the two sketch challenges. I love the glittery circles and the pretty punched Docraft flowers with the twine bow and then the spotted pink with the same colour underneath the punched flowers as on the last card which contrasts so prettily, and then the last with the very stylish number and alphabet background and the very pretty die cut flower and leaves with some great contrasting colours again. I love your photos and it looks really beautiful where you live and a wonderful backdrop for your cards. x

Jen Mitchell said...

Gorgeous as always. I especially love the card with the sparkly circles and the flowers. But all of these are terrific!

Martha said...

Petra, what beautiful creations.
You always make sketches shine.

Peanut said...

What a lovely selection of cards, Petra. I love that you made different with the same sketch. Just shows how versatile that sketch is... and hoe talented you are! I'll be keeping an eye on your work! :) Have a fab day.

Becca Cruger said...

How do you manage to make so many beautiful creations? You've got such a genius mind! I just love that first card with the sweet little flowers and their pearly cores. And good gracious, what a perfect way to photograph cards - out in the beautiful daylight!

Shawna said...

What an absolutely wonderful backdrop for your gorgeous cards!! I am certain that one day I am going to end up at your doorstep ready for you to me on a tour of your lovely country.. Just spectacular views... And lets talk about how (again) wonderful your cards are!! Just magnificent!! The first card is probably my favorite with all the glittery circles and your signature color black is shown with the beautiful sweet flowers. Your second card is just as sweet as the first not as graphic but still just as effective.. I will say it again the way you black is brilliant. Seriously! Your third card is a departure from the norm I think.. But wow you are a woman of many talents my friend!! The card is just delightful with letters and the lovely flower and you really make black look so good.. Hugely talented and I am so glad to know you and see your wonderful work.. Thank you Petra.. We will see you soon..

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful cards, Petra - love the third one. You always have the most stunning backdrops in your photos!

Monika Reeck said...

Petra your card is fabulous
Love the color combo and love the way you photograph it..
Petra are you okay this last post is 22 Augst
are you going to vacation
hope to see your new cards again
I love the third one too Petra so many details and texture great color combo too
hope to see you again on my blog..
hugs, Monika

chilli pip said...

As usual wonderful cards and a great post love all the scenery shots. The weather is eventually warming up a bit.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Petra. Ek is van Sedgefield so ons is amper bure! Jou kaartjies is pragtig. Ek is baie bly dat ek jou blog ontdek het. Miskien ontmoet ons eendag...