Monday, 6 June 2016


Hi everyone!!!

Today I've spent a lot of time trying to work through my hundreds and hundreds of e-mails that came in during the last three weeks - have such a lot to do still, but slowly I will hopefully get through everything!!!!

This morning I took some time to make a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!!!  This is the sketch:

and my take on it:

Leaves stamp and die and butterfly die from PTI.
Chevrons cut with a Tim Holtz die.
The sequins was a gift from my sweet friend Rosemary Dennis from 'Hey There ....rosigrl!'  Thanks again, friend!!!
Given the butterfly a tread nest to sit on and used some silver and grey glitter paper for some sparkle!!!!
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.

I've played a bit with Gimp adding text to my photo's and I also had some fun taking more photo's of my card:

I'm off to the kitchen to attend to the Chicken Pie I'm preparing for supper and I have to fit in a few rows of knitting tonight and work through some more e-mails!!!  Monday night is also Survivor night over here - will be watching the next episode of Blood vs Water!!!

Thanks so much for popping in and hope to see you again, soon!!!


Anonymous said...

Ook weer heel mooi met die vlinder!!!
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty and beautifully detailed! Love the scalloped edging too! Glad you joined us at FMS!

GerJanne said...

Wauw wat een mooie kaart weer Petra! Super gedaan. En je foto's met de tekst erop zijn mooi. Dan ook nog creatief koken en breien...jij bent een creatieve bezige bij! Op alle fronten!
Lieve groetjes,

Rosemary said...

gorgeous take on the sketch, petra!! so fun to see you using the sequins!!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Petra! I love that butterfly and the gorgeous border! Love all of the white!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

I Card Everyone said...

What a wonderful touch you have with embellishments, Petra! LOve the silver thread, but every element is perfection! I'm coming by for that Chicken Pie!! xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

love the layering! Hope you dinner was good :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Petra. Love the die-cut butterfly as the focal point. Who doesn't like butterflies, right? The layers are amazing... the vellum, the leaf branch... the thread! Perfect!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtige kaartjie Petra! Jy het so 'n besonderse manier om alles so pragtig bymekaar te sit.

Jen Mitchell said...

That's a beauty Petra. The vellum layer is a nice touch as well as the bit of shimmer behind the sentiment. Good luck catching up!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card! Have missed you in blog land but I'm sure you've been very busy cultivating some of your other talents!

Desire Fourie said...

Dis so pragtig en elegant.
Mooi bly
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hannelie said...

Jou fotos lyk stunning!
Om van die kaartjie natuurlik nie te praat nie!
Ag altyd lekker om hier aan te klop , n fees vir die oog!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I love too the other Photo of your card the black and white also adorable
yeah I used GIMP too if I made my photo of my card at night and GIMP helped to make the card looks not so dark...great idea to play with it Petra and now about your card
woooww I love this butterfly
I see DIES of butterfly is expensive I never bought it let me use my Stamp I have many of butterfly stamps on my drawer hehehe :-)
the leaves the chevron black all together mix so lovely on your card love the sequin too
Perfet use the sketch as always
see you around my friend

cm said...

Swooning over the stunning surroundings you've created for the gorgeous butterfly! A Freshly Made Sketch with spectacular style and flair! Your photographs: so impressive! As for catching up on emails: just start anew! That's my solution *grin*

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully designed, Miss Petra! Wonderful elements! xxoo

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card, and love your take on the sketch. I really like how you have clustered a few items to make your focal point.

Anita in France said...

How beautifully detailed and gorgeous, Petra ... such a lovely, delicate card ... you always blend elements so wonderfully! Hugs, Anita :)

Thea said...

Een prachtig kaartje Petra, zo mooi hoe je de vlinder hebt verwerkt! Heerlijk hé al die verschillende hobby's. Af en toe een kaart en een beetje handwerken.

Fijne zondag!
Liefs Thea

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Petra! That butterfly looks amazing fluttering about!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Petra! This is such a pretty card! You have such a nice way of layering elements and they always look perfect!

stampingbowd said...

I use gimp for my cards too. There is probably a whole lot more I could do with that program but I am always too much in a hurry to learn more! I love your take on the sketch! Love all the elements including the vellum and string!

SewPaperPaint said...

so very beautiful! The border die at the bottom really looks good and I love these colors!

Shawna said...

Seriously fantastic work!! That butterfly is absolutely amazing with your congratulations sentiment (I didn't forget what your sentiment said!). You have a way of depicting nature so well Petra.. And why wouldn't you with your talent and flare for all things gorgeous. So crisp and white softened by the vellum so eloquently placed. Arrows are also so tricky and can be hinderance, but not you Petra.. You plant arrows as part of the card blending right into its environment. Not to point something out but yet it subconsciously does, I think. Again if this didn't win I would be super surprised... So, so pretty Petra!!

Zelda said...

This is really beautiful and so well designed! Fantastic work.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another layered work of art Petra my friend!! Love the softness of that pretty vellum panel and the scalloped border. The chevrons point to highlight that beautiful butterfly and that bit of sparkle from the glitter paper lifts it to new heights of gorgeousness!! You are an inspiration! Hazel xx
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