Christmas Countdown!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

30th Anniversary

Today is our 30th Anniversary and Anton baked me this delicious choc cake with caramel filling. He always bake this recipe of his mom and its always a winner. We had a relaxing day with the kids and grandkids at home.

I'm doing very well after my back operation, i sit for short periods, walk around , hope to be much better by Christmas.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


hi all, sorry i havent been very active and uploading cards etc,,, but i have a back playing up and after a lot of cals to the medical aid, i might get the operation soon. i just want to say  i wont be active and hope next year brings us more pleasure of card making. Have a wonderful festive time,prepping for your Christmas lunches/dinners, buying all the gifts and wrapping them all up.I wish you all a Blessed Christmas time and a Happy New Year. I know its a bit early but i dont know what the future holds for me, how active i can be etc,,, dont think i'll be posting anything further this year. take care till later.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hi Friends

Hi all, just a posting,,, i'm not very inspirational these days with everything going on around me,, my craft room is a mess after the camp retreat, i need to sort out a lot of things,,, maybe i'll get my 'groove' back next week. just been to a lovely site with all these christmas songs and that was sooo relaxing just listening to the music,, i'm adding her to my list of fav blogs,,, if you want to check it out. Have a great weekend!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Marquee card

here's the magical opening,,,, whaaaa-laaa

Marquee card

sorry having problems uploading them all together,,

Marquee card

hi all, i have a nerve pinching,lying in bed to rest but couldnt resist to show you my lovely cards. this is the card i was teaching to the 66 ladies. its a very versatile card with many possibilities. all the credit to Jan Tink from The Netherlands(I think), i watched her video and then converted it to metric size for the class.  all the ladies loved this card.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Here are 2 tildas I made up into cards last night, a bit of shadows on the cards ,hope to sort that out soon,,,how do you like them now??The tilda on swirl is an easel card, I love to make easel cards.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

First Tildas

Hi ladies, i'm on my way with a new venture of Copics and Tildas, very challenging to do the colouring  but i've tried and here's my first ones,,, please email me personally any critic,help to do it better,, i wont take any offense as i'm still in baby shoes and trying my best. I didn't mount them and fluff them up on cards yet, will first want to learn more and get them better.

Friday, October 8, 2010

First Stamp of 15years ago,,,,

As hostess of our Oct funday i picked the theme and sketch of the challenge,,, we had to make any size card, use our very first stamp and "jazz" it up like we make cards now and we had to use the triad colours of the colorwheel. This is my easel card that I made using blue,pink and yellow. MS trellis punch used for border. EK Success corner punch, scallop nestability and plain circle .Leaves Emagination punch. Cuttlebug rose template for background piece, square scallop nestability for yellow layer and finished it off with holographic peeloff strips. I got the most votes for my card but as i was giving out a prize i picked the runner up for the prize which was Dale, will see if i can get her card to upload too.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christmas ornaments

Yip, time to think about Christmas!!!I made these 'homemade' Christmas ornaments for our crafties getogether, very easy ones that you can even do with the kids or grandkids. the crystal bead angel is just strung onto thread, the cone should have been a bit longer,misjudged myself here, but it can still be filled with candy, i made a swirly pattern on cardstock with glue, poured glitter all over it and let it dry.the rest is easy just stick down your lace and put a ribbon on. the star is made of 1 toilet roll cut into pieces after you cover it with a shiny paper, then cover the top and bottom with paper ,lay down and glue together, glitter, embellish etc,, very nice and easy to do. I saw all these ideas on the internet but i just look and do , dont keep url's,,i just do it once. Hope you like them too.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Christmas cards

Its about time I post on my blog again, been down with a lower back pain but i'm on the recovery. I made this double pocket card for the Scorpals group challenge, a great idea for a voucher and b/day or Christmas card.   You can make this card too, the tutorial is here
Other punches used are Martha Stewart double loop and a circular punch, unknown make, but i just punched at 4 sides.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friends cards

Today i'm featuring a card of a very good friend, sadly she passed away the weekend after a long cancer batlle. I've been on yahoogroups with Bev Barnett for years and have received a couple of cards from her over the years. I found this one in my folder and today i'm honouring her by showing you her lovely card.
RIP my friend.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Blog Award - Thanks Tilly

I received this Blog award on the right from Tilly,,, a very inspiring cardmaker, you can check out her blog here
1. I love to spend time in my Craft room where i can craft,watch tv,surf the net and relax.
2. I love my family and will do anything for them and i love it when they spoil me,,,
3. I love food, cakes and dessert!!!yummy,,,will never be able to stick to a diet,,,
Here i am with my friends from left Kathy,Sue and Verna on a boat at Qwantani, we had a wonderful crafting and relaxing week there.

Please also do the following:
1. Thank the person (ME), who gave you the award
2. Put the award on your blog
3. Mention 3 things you love to do
4. Post your favourite picture
5. Pass this award on to 5 of your favourite bloggers as well.
Thanks for keeping the Cherry on Top Award going!

Friends cards

Here's the gorgeous easel card in a box and oval gift box that i received from Paola, just beautifully made up, fantastic colouring, love my card and box to bits and the colours are my fav too.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friends cards

What a beautiful Spring day!!!Happy Spring day to everyone, today i'm showing you a card that i received from my friend Ria. i just love this swirl,, its beautiful.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Friends cards

I received this beautiful birdie card from Tilly McLeod as a surprise, such a dainty birdie card with tiny jewels.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Hi all, not very creative this month,,maybe i'll get my mojo back in a while,,,going to a funeral of a very lonely man, then its my moms 80th b/day saturday,,,i'm making the pudding,hmmmm,,, take care, i'll post as soon as i can again.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Christmas cards

Made this Christmas tag for my friend Carla's challenge, 2Spellbinder Fleur de lis die cuts layered with foam tape and alcohol inks acetate inbetween,, i stamped the SU reindeer on the acetate but it doesn't show up very clear.Stickles glitter all around and pearls to round it off.

Butterflies,, flying off,,,

I just Love these Fabscraps punched butterflies.BRS swirly stamp, Spellbinder labels4, MS Double loop punched corners and cuttlebug squares on White Linen cardstock.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


We had to make 2 season ATC for our card-io-logist stamp meeting and this is what i came up with,, winter and summer.The summer 1 is paper cut out laying it all together again, all from scratch,,,I sprayed it with glimmer mist but unfortunately the shimmer dont show up on a scan. we had to use 3 colours and picked them from a list,i picked brown for my basis and then layered with orange, bright yellow and shocking pink, the winter 1 was more suttle in browns and greens and yellow.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wedding Bells

Made this wedding card a while ago, just love this stamp so my friend Ursula stamped me a couple of these images.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cards to Share,,,,

I received a couple of these cutie images from my friend Marcia in Brazil, tried to colour it to the best of my colouring abilities. how do you like her?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Z Fold

Here's a Z Folded Christmas card that I made for a Challenge using unusual colours.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tri Shut cards

Hi Ladies, I made this floral card for our WISH meeting(woman in stamping heaven), and won the 1st prize, i'm real proud of my card. the computer dont do justice to the vibrant pink colours, at least not on my computer,,,

Friday, August 6, 2010

It's Friday!!

Hi all, its friday and a long weekend here in SA, Womans day. Tomorrow we are going to our Wish Meeting (Woman in Stamping Heaven), hope to see some interesting dems and mingle with the ladies. I'm working on my butterflies for our craft camp in October. We'll be making a butterfly tag chunky book and i'm busy preparing my butterflies.Have a great weekend!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


I enjoy making my own envelopes when i hand deliver a card,I dont trust the postal services to send my cards in these,,hehehe
Here's how you can make it too:
I make my envelopes with serviettes and freezer paper that i got from overseas or you can use our local brown laminated paper.Take off all the layers of your serviette that you only have the 1 layer with the bright prints on it, scrunch it up into a bal and undo, lay the laminated side to the back of your serviette and iron it with a DRY iron. Iron slowly to really melt the laminated part to the wrong side of your serviette.The more wrinkled it is the nice it looks. Trace your template to the wrong side and cut out. I use a piece of x-ray in the middle to fold my flaps against, then score it and stick down. I've cut all the different envelope size centres from x-rays, makes life just easier this way. Put it onto your cut out envelope and fold to have a neat and square/rectangle envelope. Have fun!

Cards to Share,,,,

Here is my card that i made for the Cansa Event, Sharon is collecting these cards to go with the goodie bags for the event. i spritz my card with the glimmer mist and its all shimmery in real. Made some envelopes with serviettes to go with my cards.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Embroidery work

This lovely butterfly was worked with a variegated blue/red/pinkish thread. I fell in love with this pattern the 1st time i saw it. I added red jewels and the red flower to finish it off.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Z Fold

Here are 2 cards made with the Z Fold.I used my MS punch for the borders

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Christmas card

Got a new stamp,,,Yippeee,,,, tried it out with this card. stamped the trees and the reindeer and did some masking to do the one tree. I just love dasher,,he's soo cute.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Puffy flowers

I'm busy making a few puffy flowers, punched flowers,,, i'm on the roll. Its freezing cold,, keep warm, once these flowers are on my cards i'll upload some pics.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Irisfolding cards

OK this is the last one,,, Christmas Joy!!! I know I can sometimes go a bit overboard with 1 technique but if you're on the roll,, you go with the flow. Hope you all enjoy looking at all these beautiful irisfolded card.

Irisfolding cards

Going to the ball??? A Wiper card with this gorgeous ball dress.

Irisfolding cards

Irisfolding started by someone using the insides of envelopes to make these beauties,,here's the kite i made of the inside of envelopes,,pretty hey,,,

Irisfolding cards

Fan easel card

Irisfolding cards

Standup card , red shirt card

Irisfolding cards

Standup card with irisfolded ice cream in pastel colours,, it looks yummy!!!

Irisfolding cards

A Man's card,,

Irisfolding cards

Great card for a little baby boy!!

Irisfolding cards

With Christmas only a few months ahead, we need to start planning again,, great pattern and real easy.

Irisfolding cards

I made a couple of cards as samples for the ladies to see. we're having an irisfolding class tomorrow. i like to do a variety of techniques and this is one of the easiest ones i know. enjoy the eyecandy....

Friday, July 2, 2010

Embroidery cards

On my embroidery group we get a challenge per month and this was our card to make last month.
You get the pattern and then make it up as you pleases. I've done the embroidery, turned it around and did paper pricking from the back around the pieces where i've cut it out, punched the corners and then layer.  lot of work into this card.

Digital stamping

This is my card that i made for a Digital stamp swap. coloured with aqaurelle pencils.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kids cards

Hi there, hope you're all crafting away in this cold weather. I undertook a pledge this year to make cards for my almost 80year old mother as she love giving cards to her friends and family too and due to her poor eyesight, she cant do it anymore. well, this time i made mostly kids cards to fill her stash. She took me to my first stamping class with Blanche in George, almost 15years ago.Here are some of the 14 cards i made for her.