Saturday 23 April 2016


Hi everyone!!!

When I saw the new sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog I was wondering what I would do with it, but as soon as I started playing with it last night my card came together quite quickly!!!!  The biggest part was to find a suitable font to use!!!!!    This is the sketch:

and the card that I made:

Not very often that I do a OL!!!  I did however do the printing on some cs that I adhered to the card front, cause I didn't want the alcohol makers to show through on the inside of the card.
The sentiment was computer generated.
Flower stamps from Altenew.
I've given the flowers and the stripe at the bottom some shine with my Wink of Stella brush.

Nothing more to say about this card!!!

Hope you have a great start to your weekend!!!!
So lovely having your here - thanks for the visit!!!!


Hi everyone!!!

Twelve o'clock here, but I want to post my card for Freshly Made Sketches, before I go to bed!!!!

This is the card I have made:

The leaf stamp is from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.  Coloured with GraphIt pens.
Notebook edge die from MFT.
Sentiment stamp from Verve.
The die cut word was a gift from the sweet Joyce, from Cards-by-the-Sea!!!!

I will be calling this a day now and be off to bed!!!!
Such a great pleasure having you here!!!  Hope to see you again, soon!!!!!

Tuesday 19 April 2016


Hi everyone!!!!

Oh, boy, have I had a hectic time since Sunday!!!  Taking care of my DMIL who has an infected wrist which means doctors, x-rays and more doctors, plus the boys having lots of extra activities at school and else ware, has had me running around like mad!!!!  Tomorrow is still going to be a busy day, but hopefully towards the end of the week things will calm down!!!!  This morning I was lucky enough to have some time to just lie on the bed and rest and then I decided that there is nothing better to recharge the batteries than spending time at my craft table!!!!        

It's been ages since I last joined in the fun over at the Pals Paper Arts Blog!!!!  Not much time left to link my card!!!!!   This is the sketch:


I've turned the sketch on it's side and made this card:

I've watercoloured some cs to make the flower.  Die from MFT.
Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
The die cut tag and word were gifts from two very sweet fiends, Michele, from I card Everyone, and Hazel, from My card Attic!!!!  The enamel dots are also from Hazel!!!
The glitter paper is a lovely dark grey.

In between having to run around I'm going to do my best to get to everybody and leave some luv along the way!!!!  I will be popping in at everyone, hopefully within a day or two!!!!

Have to be off to attend to supper!!!!!  Thanks so much for popping in!!!

Saturday 16 April 2016

CTS#168 and Fusion

Hi everyone!!!!

Oh, boy, it's been weeks since I last played at CAS(E) this Sketch!!!!  This is the lovely sketch for the week:


...and the card I've made to link at the challenge:

The cute die cut kites was a gift from the very sweet Michele from I card Everyone.  Michele sent me the most beautiful card and she slipped a few die-cut words and these kites, into the envelope!!!!  Thanks again, Michele!!!
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Fly high...'

The next card is one to link at the Fusion Card Challenge Blog.

I was inspired by the bright colours in the photo and flipped the sketch upside down to make this card:

Flower dies from MFT.  Flourish stamp from PTI.

That will be it for this morning!!!!  Thanks for spending some time with me - your visits and comments are always appreciated!!!!

Thursday 14 April 2016


Hi everyone!!!!

A card to link at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!!  The lovely sketch:

and the card I've made:

Flower, leaf and sentiment stamps from Altenew.  Colouring done with GraphIt pens.
Notebook Edge die from MFT.
The die cut word was a gift from a sweet friend!!!!  

Nothing more to say about this card!!!! 
Thanks for popping in - your visits and comments are always a joy!!!

Monday 11 April 2016

FMS#231, Fusion and CWS#1

Hi everyone!!!!

Warning:  this is going to be a picture heavy post!!!!

I've got three cards to share this evening!!!!
The first card is for this week's sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.  The sketch:

and my card:


Rose and leaves stamps from PTI.  Watercoloured with DI's.
I've got some scorelines at the top and left hand side of the splattered panel.
The glitter cs at the top and bottom are a lovely dark grey - looks like black in the photo.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

Next up is a card I've made following the sketch at the Fusion Challenge Blog.


My card:

Butterfly stamp from Crafty Individuals.  Leaves stamp from Altenew.
Little stars cut with MFT die.  Flowers hand punched.
The sentiment is strip is matted on silver glitter cs and the three small strip at the top right is grey glitter cs.
Afrikaans sentiment saying:' Congratulations'.

For my third card I also used the Fusion sketch and I will link it at the new Creative with Stamps  challenge:

This is my card:


Butterfly stamps from KaiserCraft and Crafty Individuals.
Flower stamps from Altenew, heat embossed on vellum.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

That's my cards.  Now for some other stuff!!!
I said I would share photo's of the throw I knitted so here it is:


I've got a new Nikon D40 camera and I'm busy with online courses for Manual Photography.  Here are some photo's I've taken over the weekend.  I know all of these are so amateur, but hopefully with time I will come to take perfect pictures.  The focus of most of these aren't as sharp as I would like it to be. 

This one I just had to do in B&W:

I went to the bathroom of a restaurant we visited and when I saw this I just had to get my camera to take a photo!!!!!

For those of you who are still here - thanks for taking the time to look at my photo's!!!!

I'm off to link my cards at the challenges and then it's time for the next episode of Survivor!!!!

Monday 4 April 2016

FMS#230 & Mojo Monday #442

Hi everyone!!!!

I had a very busy week last week, but tomorrow the boys are back at school so I will hopefully have more time to spend at the computer and at my craft table!!!!!  I did have a spare hour or two last week to make a card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and this morning I made a card for contest week over at the Mojo Monday Blog!!!!!

The card for FMS:

The piece of patterned paper is from Kaisercraft and I've got a vellum overlay.
Gerbera die from MFT.  Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
I love my new glitter paper!!!

And the Mojo Monday card:

Patterned papers from MME and Fabscraps.
Gerbera and flourish dies from MFT.
Chevrons cut with Tim Holtz die.

I finished the throw I was knitting, over the weekend!!!!  I will share some photo's as soon as I have done all the tassels!!!!  I am also busy with a photography course for manual photography and I will share some of those photo's too!!!!

The next episode of Survivor, Blood vs Water will be starting in an hours' time and we will be watching that - we are Survivor fans!!!! 

Till next time!!!