Christmas Countdown!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

To all my friends all over the world,,, a very Happy New Year to you, may all your dreams and wishes for 2010 come true. May you all be very creative and enjoy another wonderful year of cardmaking. Life is short,,, make everyday count!!Have a Blessed Year!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Embroidery work

I made this Alphabet letter for my dutch friend, card embroidery is so relaxing and seeing the finished project is just so satisfying.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Great tool

I love this little handy jewel/pearl/bead tool, it can pick up the smallest jewel, you add your glue and put it on your card with ease. this is a must have for your basic kit.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Grid technique with Scorpal

Reverse grid technique on the Scorpal, stamped and covered with chalk pastels.

Grid technique with Scorpal,stamped and covered with chalk pastels

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I played a bit with my scorpal and made these pizza boxes,, they are A6 card size and the small 1 8cmx8cm. just love making these boxes with my new toy.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas cards

It's this time of the year that your mojo is on vacation but you need to make cards for friends and family for Christmas, well, i got the newsletter of Gina K this morning and she had the Split negative technique on her video, that was the right inspiration for me to make a few of my favourite cards, just love this technique but always forget about it, well, here's 4 cards i made in a jiffy. quick and easy. Hero Art stamp.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I belong to the Scorpal group and our challenge were a Wiper card, i made this one , the black and white came out lovely.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Beautiful Jacaranda street!!

Another beautiful jacaranda street in Pta North, Absolutely fantastic to drive through this street.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jacaranda City!!

This time of the year, Pretoria is called the Jacaranda city because of the beauty of all the purple jacarandas, i love driving through Pretoria North especially as the jacarandas cover the street from side to side and you drive through it all, its just beautiful. i've taken a pic of a white jacaranda, its in Marija street and then the purple jacaranda. enjoy!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cardmaking Camp 2009

We had a wonderful weekend @ eMseni Christian Centre in Benoni,,,,, we created wonderful cards and projects like this one. This is my project from Blanche's class, Great Impressions,, its a canvas with wooden blocks that Dee prep for us before camp, we did all the stamping and decorating and then stuck it down on the wooden blocks. Mine is black and silver, it looks fantastic in real life,,, the other colours were burgandy/pinkish and brown/copper which also looked fabulous.
We all had a fantastic time, made a 12page chunky book, decorated both sides and then on sunday swapped it out with the friends that was in our group the whole weekend, a great memory to keep. 
I'll scan the other cards and add them one by one this week.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Embroidery work

Here's a card i embroidered for my brother in law's b/day. did some stamping in the background.
the tractor is done in green embr thread, the wheels black thread and the inner part in gold, sorry it doesnt show up on the picture.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I had such a great day, doing all my birthday cards for the rest of the year. Here's another card I made for a friend that i'll see next week.

World Cardmaking Day!!

I feel quite happy and chirpy this morning so i finished this card that i started yesterday,,,i came to a plato in my cardmaking but i got myself out of it and made a card. today i'm going to work on my Christmas cards,,, yip, before you know it, its time to send out those Christmas cards.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I received this lovely  rak card from my friend Amanda de Jonge from Vryheid. love this stamp and she coloured it beautifully. its actually a dark pink card but once i scanned it, it looks purple to me,,,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Turquise and black always looks nice, i love this Ek Success corner punch. i'v added tiny beads to the safety pin. enjoy your day!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I fell in love with these stamps the minute i saw it. i've added some glitter to the shoe, silver little flowers with a black pearl at the top. Kick off your heels and just chill today,,,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I received the lovely Chocolate brown thank you card from Driekie v Deventer from Nylstroom , background with cuttlebug, nestabilities cut and stamped. Baie mooi, dankie Driekie.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Made this slider card for my bil b/day, the car slides up and down, i've added a stamped date strip behind the car and marked his birth date on of the little cars are foiled. Credits to Lynne F for teaching me this a very long time ago.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Cuttlebug frame

I just love this frame, cut a few while visiting with my friend Ria in Kroonstad, stamped a few images too, she has the most gorgeous stamps,,, stamps to die for,,,,this is one of her stamps too.

Card from my friend

I received this lovely cuttlebug/ venetian blind card from my friend Ria du Toit in Kroonstad. i think this is such a beautiful card.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I went for a midweek with the girlfriends to the Sterkfontein dam, it was a super week, we had so much fun, lots of laughter, craft a lot, the most beautiful scenery. it was a very relaxing week.

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's cold but at least it's friday!!! and weekend,,, we had a fabulous funday yesterday at my house, the car-di-o-logists had a great crafting day here. good company, good friends, good food,,, i hope,,, and lots of laughter. we all played with our die cut machines, what would we do without it,,,,it changed our lives, these c/b backgrounds are just gorgeous and makes such a difference to a card. Here's a card i made with gel medium, material mesh, glitter on acetate.

Monday, August 10, 2009

It's Womans Day here in SA, i'm off to do some cardmaking/scrapping with my dd Janine. enjoy your day too!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

I made this c/b background on the back, cut out a window and stamped on the front with a HA flower stamp, the pearl is thick and don't allow me to scan clear. hope you'll have a wonderful sunny weekend too,,, looks like the weather is changing a bit,, had enough of the winter now,,, let spring be here,,, please,,,,,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

We had fun!!

Today a few friends got together and we made different explosion boxes, i didn't finish mine so can't show, but i'll scan it as soon as i've decorated it completely. it was fun and if you've got someone showing you how to do it,, its actually easy. These craft days are pure fun and enjoyment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Winter creativity

I realized this morning that i'm not very creative during winter months. i was awake at 5am, made a cuppa coffee and got back into bed again. I now wish for sunny days. I usually make a few cards at a time and then for days nothing,,, am i the only one??

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Our Cardi-o-logists stamping group did a swap out of cardfronts, we used the tagmaps feb 2007 as basis,,,,,here you can see our artwork.
Sue's tag opened up and revealed this great lady, Jools did the St Patrick front, Desire a red flower cardfront. Dale did the lovely orange flower and Verna the yellow and orange friendship card, mine is the one with the birdie. Our theme was light colours and celebrate "whatever". Overall, i think we all celebrated friendship, the greatest gift of all!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Some stamping that i've done with Inkadinkado bird stamp, HA wording, and sponging of background

Here's a paperpricked card, it can also be embroidered. The 3d jewel blurred the pic a bit, sorry.

Cards to Share,,,,