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!!!!


GerJanne said...

Hoi Petra,
wat een gezellige post om te lezen! Je kaartjes zijn stuk voor stuk prachtig! Je hebt en heel eigen stijl ontwikkeld en ik herken nu ook jouw hand daarin.
Je breiwerk is ook heel mooi en je foto's....hoe meer je laat zien, hoe beter ze worden. Wat zullen de mensen in het restaurat gedahct hebben toen je terug liep om je camera te halen voor mee naar de wc..hihihi.
Groetjes en oh ja, zo leuk: jouw kaar voor FMS is zo ontzettend anders dan de mijne!

Rosemary said...

i am constantly floored by your talent, petra!! all three cards are beyond amazing!! I absolutely love your interpretation of the FMS layout... it is brilliant!! the other two cards are equally brilliant!! I do not know how you do it, but I am so glad that you do!!! hugs!!

Linda Callahan said...

Love your post! So many beautiful things to see here! Glad you shared one of those gorgeous cards at FMS !

SewPaperPaint said...

Wow, you have been super busy! Three beautiful cards, I adore the paper clipped flower and sponged background! Your throw makes me so jealous! Oh I am freezing at work and would love to wrap up in it. ;0 And your photography doesn't look amateur at all, it's beautiful! I always knew you were gifted with it, because your card shots are wonderful! Hugs, Autumn

Karren said...

Fabulous cards and wonderful photos! Love how you interpreted my sketch - so clever!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful cards Petra! Love how you've turned the FMS sketch this week! I love that flower and how it's being held on with a paper clip! Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Hannelie said...

Jy laat dink my aan die Spreuke 31 vrou Petra! Mens... ek hoop ons kan mekaar eendag IRL ontmoet!
Pragtige kaartjies, pragtige breiwerk, pragtige foto's. Dan maak jy nog lekker kos en laat 'n sprankel vrolik na net waar jy gaan!
So bly ek het jou deur blogland ontmoet!
Lekker Dinsdag vir jou

Darnell said...

You are such a fantastic card artist, it's no wonder you have a real knack for photography, too, Petra! Your photos and your cards are all outstanding to me!! Keep 'em coming!! I also think your throw looks so soft and lush! Hugs, Darnell

sandie said...

Fabulous cards. I adore how you used the Fuson sketch. Love how the leaves hug the oval. Your photography is fab and as for the throw, it looks so comfy. Thanks for joining Fusion

Monika Reeck said...

Petra I am in a hurry to an interview but I have seen your lovely card at Creative with Stamps and wanna say many thanks to join with us and stunning card on your post Petra the vellum with flowers and butterfly is adorable and teh first card i love that paper clip with your flower the seond one that blue sponged is stunning added
nice photos too
now I must run Petra
thanks for your bday card and gift

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning cards as ever Petra my friend! Love how you use lots of interesting layers and still manage to keep a card beautifully CAS!! Amazing talent!

I used to do photography in a major (amateur) way years ago - when it was all 35mm film, and there were no digital cameras - digital was a great development, but it meant the death of all my traditional camera equipment (we're talking 1000's GBP, collected with savings over a large number of years of course). I even took the photos for my two sister's weddings and various friends (which was quite nerve wracking then, as you never knew how they had turned out until they were developed!!

I now have a Canon D60 (even that is no longer manufactured now!!) and a number of compact cameras. I love your photos my friend, especially the macro shots - that was always my favourite branch of photography - and that loo roll holder is amazing . . . no wonder you had to go back and grab your camera!

Have a great week my friend! Oh, I nearly forgot, your throw is fabulous it looks so cosy and soft!! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

My Paper Cat said...

Aah Petra I am so envious of the beautiful place that you live. The mountains behind your cards never seize to amaze me. Great capturing the sunset in your first set of photos. Enjoy your course.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cards! I do love your style. Your close ups of your photos are AWESOME!! The clarity is amazing!! Well done~

Vicki Dutcher said...

AND - that throw is so "store bought" looking! Are you sure you knitted that? ;)

I Card Everyone said...

First, as always, your cards are amazing! But I must tell you your throw is just so gorgeous!!! I'm coming by to see it up close and to touch it!!! In my dreams, Petra!!! Your photos are exceptional, too - how could they improve? Have fun with the class!

Unknown said...

You have been busy. Gorgeous cards, great photos and lovely knitting too! Karen x

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards, Petra! What a fun post, you are one creative (and busy) lady. Thanks so much for playing along at CWS for our butterfly challenge, Jo x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Petra. Love the lovely rose on the first one... what a great take on the sketch... the angled panel with the blings look awesome... oh, the butterflies are so pretty on the other two cards... those oval frames look really nice on the second... you always use those shapes so cleverly. Well done again, friend! Nice photos... I desperately need a new camera...

MaryH said...

With each scrolling picture, I'm going "Wow" "WOW", and more wow! Love how you've clipped the pretty rose to add the embellie on #1, and of course I also love #2 & #3 for the wonderful colors, different elements that you add to embellish and the graphic shapes that you use so capably in your designs. Enjoyed seeing the pictures with your new camera (I admire you for taking a course. I should do that too! My Nikon is a great camera, it just has a lot of OE problems!) You definitely have an eye for composition and finding unusual and so interesting subject matter. I thought all your pictures were great, but I expect you'll be doing so much better after your course and - yeah, practice too! Good luck, looking forward to seeing your 'homework' along with your artwork! TFS & Hugs

MaryH said...

Oops, forgot to say, I like your new photograph too!

Eunice von creative clutter box said...

Wonderful cards and the photos are stunning - I also love to take photos from daily stuff ;)
Thanks for joining our new challenge at "Creative with Stamps" and endure my scrappy englisch *smile*
Eunice (DT)

Billie A said...

OH MY both cards are stunning.. JUST STUNNING. I love the colors, the layout, the choice if embellishments.. EVERYTHING. I am so glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps. You inspire me.

Julia Aston said...

3 lovely creations! Your Fusion card is breathtaking with the ovals - subtle coloring behind them and your beautiful layering of butterflies and florals! Thanks for joining in the challenge! Julia xx

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous trio of cards, Petra ... delicate, soft and each so beautifully and elegantly detailed! Awesome throw ... fab colour and brilliant tassles! Cool photo's .... looks as though you're having loads of fun with your new camera! Happy Wednesday! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

I looked at your first card and thought, "winner." Then I saw card number two, and thought, "winner." And the same thing happened with your third card..."winner." Your wonderful style shines through in each card, and they are all really lovely. I especially love your FMS card. The throw you've knitted makes me want to cuddle up with it, and a good book and coffee; it is beautiful and looks so soft! Your photography is fantastic. I love the varied subjects, and the way you've captured the light and dark in each photo. I used to take tons in my younger days; loved my film Nikon. After the grandkids broke my last camera, I started just using my iPhone... After seeing your amazing photos, I'm wondering if I should invest in a new one. Anyway, what a great post, and wonderful cards, a stunning throw, and all topped off with brilliant photos! Bev

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous post Petra! Your cards are beautiful! Love the stunning butterflies fluttering about! Your knitted blanket looks amazing! Wow! Such talent! Great photos too! TFS :)

Ans Gilbert said...

Hoi Petra,
je hebt 3 prachtige kaarten gemaakt, ik ben helemaal weg van de eerste, ook je deken is super, leuke franjes zitten er aan..
Je kunt al goed overweg met je nieuwe camera, ik vind je foto's erg mooi, leuk de wc.rol houder..
p.s. ik mis je berichtjes op mijn blog..

Shawna said...

Hello Petra,
First off I had no idea you were multi talented!! Your throw is amazing and looks so cozy!! Love the neutral color and the fringes look like they would be fun to play with while on the phone :). You photographs are AMAZING.. If this is amateur then I better watch out for some major eye candy. Your eye for small everyday things is very good. The lock in b&w is very moving as is the chains. Your rose is well... rosey.. Seriously very pretty and composed so well. I have no idea what the yellow photo is but the spacial quality that you achieved with shadow and composition is also just wonderful!! The worn post attached with wire has a feeling of holding on and never letting go.. and lets not forget the amazingly funny toilet paper holder. Did you actually come back to the restaurant and take this picture. Hilarious my friend... And now for your fantastic card! Love the colors and your interpretation of the sketch is one of pure creativity. I would have never thought to create a pocket yet when I see your design it makes all the sense in the world! I saw you link right after mine.. Made me giggle to see I am not the only one waiting till the last minute. You asked about my b-day: August 3 now I would like yours as well:). Take care my friend and look forward to more of your pics AND cards..
All the best,

Helen F. said...

WOW, Petra! As I was looking at your three beautiful cards, I could help but notice the amazing views behind each one! Then I scrolled down to be even more impressed with your fabulous photography and that soft cozy throw! Such talent in one lovely lady. Thank you so much for playing along with Creative With Stamps Butterfly Challenge :-)

Jen Mitchell said...

Amazing cards, all of them! The details that you always add to your cards make them so beautiful, so inspiring! You are such a talented card-maker and look! You knit too! And look! You're a photographer too! Enjoy the new camera. It looks like you are off to a great start!

Lilian said...

Love all your projects...including the throw and photography! =)
Beautiful butterfly cards! I have a Canon...was thinking about buying a NIkon. I like the feel/weight of Nikon cameras...
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Martha said...

Petra, your cards always catch my eye. They are simply beautiful. And, I always enjoy seeing how you photograph them.

I love the comfy- & soft-looking knitted throw. It's the perfect neutral color. Beautifully done!

And, all the photos you've shared are simply fabulous.
You are one multi-talented artist.

Darnell said...

I'm popping back to say congratulations on the HM from Fusion!! Hugs, Darnell

chilli pip said...

Great photos . Keep going with the photography. I need to give it a try again.

Pat said...

Three more beautiful cards Petra and I love the rose which you have coloured with distress inks and flipping the sketch a quarter turn with the glitter paper and gems are at the top works really well. The double oval with the pretty butterfly and trailing leavs and flowers is so pretty and I love the Altenew flower stamps on the vellum and the bright yellow and black behind them really make them pop, also love those butterflies. That throw is gorgeous and love the fringe and your photos with your new camera are certainly not amateur. The scenery is fantastic where you live also love those arty shots and that rose is gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more as you progress with your camera. x

Joyce said...

Wonderful cards, as always. And, OMG, that throw you knitted is amazing. I want to snuggle into it right now. It must have taken forever. And, wonderful photos with your new camera. You always have such beautiful pictures.