Monday, 27 February 2017

Another PP333 and HLS Feb CAS

Hi, everyone!!!!

I've made a card to link at two challenges!!!!!   At The Paper Players Blog this is the sketch:

and at the Happy Little Stampers Blog the CAS challenge for February is to do something connected to the colour Blue.

This is my second take on the PP sketch:

I just love these lily stamps from CAS-ual Fridays!!!!
Sentiment banner dies from Verve.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Thank you very much'.

Lovely having you here - thanks so much for the visit!!!!


Hi, everyone!!!

Before I get to my card I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful comments I got on my sewing!!!!  Each and every comment and all the kind words are appreciated soooooooo much!!!!  Thank you to each and everyone of you who took the time to comment - you have brought me so much joy!!!!  And, of cause, thank you for all the lovely comments on my cards, too - you always make my day with your sweet comments!!!!!!

...and now, my card for The Paper Players sketch challenge!!!!  The sketch:


and my take on it:

Did some colouring on kraft.
Flower and leaves stamps from Altenew.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
Added three rhinestones for sparkle.  (a small one is on the sentiment banner)

I love this sketch and I'm busy with another card using it!!!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!!  

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Another CTS#210

Hi everyone!!!!

I've made another card to link at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!!  The sketch:


My second entry for the challenge:

Used the same flower stamp as on my first card.  Stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Sentiment stamp from Verve.
Coloured some of the flowers, embossed a frame and added some sequins and it was done!!!!!  The embossed frame is the wonky rectangle by Spellbinders.  The sides are slightly curved inwards at the sides and outwards at the top and bottom.
A OL!!!
I didn't press down on the stamp for the flowers that aren't coloured - that way I achieved the look I was looking for!!!!!!

March lilies flowering in the garden at the moment!!!!

Thanks for taking the time to pop in - always great to have you here!!!!


Saturday, 25 February 2017

CTS#210 and some sewing!!!!!!

Hi, everyone!!!!

Warning:  this is a long post and picture heavy!!!!!

I'll do the card first then you can skip the rest if you'd like to!!!
Played with the sketch up at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog, last night!!!!!  Lovely sketch by Leigh this week:


To me this sketch was asking for a vellum overlay and this is the card I have made:

Flower stamp from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.
Die cut word was a gift from a sweet friend!!!!!  Thanks, Joyce!!!!

Now for something totally different...
Some of you know that I do enjoy sewing from time to time and that I have recently been busy sewing some items for myself.  I thought I'd share some photo's of the kind of sewing I enjoy doing!!!!
A short black jacket:

I love this cream coloured one:

...and a jade one:

...and a floral one.
These jackets are all lined on the inside.  I always roll the sleeves of my jackets to show the lining of the sleeves, or when I'm wearing a long sleeved shirt underneath I will roll the sleeves of the shirt and the jacket as one, to have the sleeves of the shirt show at the bottom of the rolled-up sleeves, like the linings are showing in the above photo's  (...hope that makes sense!!!)

I love wearing legging, jegging and skinny pants and that's basically all I wear apart from a few trousers with slightly wider legs.  And then when I was paging through pattern books at a local fabric store I spotted the following outfit - so totally not skinny and NOT me, but I thought I should give it a try and bought the pattern!!!!  So I made this:

A palazzo pants!!!!  I remember how much I loved wearing palazzo pants when it was high fashion in the eighties!!!!  I made the very baggy shirt, too - it's got a big pocket on the left front and it's longer at the back, than at the front.  I love the collar!!!!

I think I might be making another one or two outfits like this one!!!! ...will have to visit the fabric shop on Monday to have a look at some other fabric to use for this pants and shirt!!!!  Unfortunately the bagginess do tend to have one look much bigger around the hips than what you are!!!!  :(

...and again something totally different!!!!
Our eldest son and a friend went fishing last night and he brought home two small shads that he caught!!!!!  So tonight I've done the fish in the oven with a lemon, garlic and butter cream-sauce!!!!  To go with the fish I made a mayonnaise potato salad with  halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber cubes, chopped celery, grated onion and cubed avo in it!!!!  Oh, boy, that was good - and of cause a glass of wine had to be enjoyed with it!!!!! it when my son brings home something that he caught!!!!! fresh and healthy (that's if you don't have the cream-sauce with it!!!!!   LOL!!!!  ...and tomorrow all the sauce will be on the hips!!!!  :(    LOL!!!!!!)

...and now I'm off!!!!  Hope you enjoyed the visit!!!!  Hope to see you again, soon!!!!

Friday, 24 February 2017


Hi, everyone!!!!!

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

...and the card I've made following the sketch:

Rose and leaves stamps from PTI.
Flourish die from MFT.
Sentiment stamp from Altenew.
The M-Bossabilities EF was a gift from a sweet friend!!!!   Thanks Hazel!!!!!

 Hope you like my card!!!!!  Thanks for the visit!!!!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Hi, everyone!!!!

A card to link at The Paper Players Blog!!!!!


My card:

Die cut word and vellum panel was a gift from a sweet friend!!!!
Coloured the sentiment with my GraphIt markers and added some sparkle with my WoS brush.
Leaves die from Cheery Lynn.  Flower hand punched.
Border stamp from Altenew.

Lovely having you here - your visits and comments are always appreciated so much!!!!

Monday, 20 February 2017


Hi, everyone!!!!!

Played with the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, last night!!!!!  The sketch:


and my card:

Sponging done with Stormy Sky DI.
Scribbled a little tree on it and added some glitter - doesn't really show very well in the photo's but it is very sparkly and pretty in IRL!!!!!
Added a die cut sentiment and a single rhinestone!!!!!

Thanks for popping in - hope you like my card!!!! 

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Hi, everyone!!!!!

Had some fun this morning and made a card following the sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!!!  The sketch:


and my card:

Die from Cheery Lynn.  Flower hand punched.
Used drywall tape and DI to add some interest to the bg.

Hope you like my card!!!!!

Lovely having you here!!!!!  Thanks for the visit!!!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Another CTS#208

Hi everyone!!!!

I've made another card to link at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!!!  The sketch:


and my card:

Did the bg with dry wall tape and black watercolour paint.
Flower stamp from CAS-UAL Fridays.
Sentiment stamps from Inspired by Stamping.
Some rhinestones add sparkle.

 Thanks for spending some time with me!!!!  Hope to see you again, soon!!!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Hi everyone!!!!!

I made a card this morning to link at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog!!!  This is the sketch for the week:


This is the card I've made following the sketch:

A OL!!!
Embossed a frame and did some ink smooching.
Leaves stamp from PTI and sentiment stamp from Inspired By Stamping.
Added two rhinestones.

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!!!
Till next time!!!!


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Inspiration File Challenge and a Christmas Card

Hi, everyone!!!!

As you can see in the post title I have made another card to link at the Inspiration File Challenge run by Kara Vrabel, on her blog, K and R Designs.  This time I have been inspired by a card from week#209 made by Lindsay and you can find it on her blog, Note to Self,  here.  This is Lindsay's card:


and my CASE of her card:

Stamps from Altenew.  I decided to colour my flowers and leaves with coloured pencils.
The die cut word was sent to my by a friend, very long ago!!!!  Thanks, Joyce - I've still got a few of the words you sent me, left!!!!

...and then I've also made a shaker Christmas card!!!!! 
A special friend of mine, who will be known by most of you, Vicki Dutcher, from All I do is Stamp, sent me a Christmas card at the end of last year and she was so sweet to add a little envelope with some shaker mix, into the card's envelope!!!!!!  What a wonderful idea to make a Christmas card even more special to add such a sweet little gift!!!!!   I appreciated this thoughtful gift sooooooo much - no way I can find anything of the sort here in George - I would have to order it from overseas!!!!!  So to you, too, another great big,THANK YOU, Vicki!!!  I didn't put everything into this shaker, there's some more left for one or two future projects!!!!!!    
So this is the first shaker card I have ever made with such great shaker mix:

Star dies from MFT.
Silver mirror card on the inside of the shaker and under the sentiment strip.
Sentiment computer generated.
I can't stop shaking the card and looking at the sweet little stars and sequins - the colours are so beautiful IRL - couldn't really capture it nicely in the photo!!!!!

So that's it for now!!!!  Lovely having you here - hope to see you again soon!!!!