Christmas Countdown!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas cards

Totally forgot to upload these cards for Christmas,, enjoy.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mermaid card

I made this Mermaid card for my granddaughter Shane, she turns 5,,its the 1st time i coloured with RED copics and it was very intimidating but at the end i'm quite happy with the outcome. it all glittered up on her tail and i've added bath salts as sand to the rock. took me about 6hours to finish this card.Embellishments - rolled rose from Die-namics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Machine embroidered

Hi ladies, received this beautiful cream and gold card with machine embroidered layer from one of my friends. we get together once a month to be creative and sometimes i teach them something too.thank you for this lovely card Leesyl, appreciate the thoughts.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Here's a pic of my notebooks,handy to keep at your telephone.

Bow making

Hi ladies, this easy bow was shown to me by Desire, she found it on the Heroart website. you'll never forget how to make this easy peasy bow.
Take a piece of polysterene, stick 4 dressmaker pins in for your bow.  Lay down a thin piece of thread,string or ribbon, now wrap your ribbon for the bow around the pins, you can pin down the 2 points if you want to, take the think piece of thread and tie a knot,,adjust your bow and take it off the pins, wha-la a beautiful bow and the nice thing about it,, you can make it either one colour or different colours, If you want a double bow, just go around twice,,, see my examples. Have fun.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Went for a 3D flower class with Margo yesterday and made this almanac, 4hour class but its worth it, learned sooo much about flower making, mine is no where near perfect but I love my almanac. Now i need more punches to make these again,,,

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hi all, had a great holiday with the kids and grandkids, we went to Palm beach in KZN. We had a few lovely days at the beach, went to Oribi Gorge and through the Eland Nature reserve. I took beautiful pictures and uploaded a lot on my Facebook,, if you're not on my fb to see them, here's a pic of my 4 grandkids together,,, a lovely picture.Lexy,Shane, Dian and Lieschen.....  And then all the girls, beautiful little ones,Lieschen,Shane and Lexy.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Here we are at camp,,,Me,, Margaret McKay,Sue Minnaar,Desire Kantor and Verna van Zyl

Cardmaking camp 2011

Hi ladies, we had a fabulous time this weekend, we started off friday afternoon receiving our goodie bag filled with lovely paper/cardstock/buttons, magazine,unmounted stamps and lots more,,,friday night we each received the same unmount triangle flourish stamp and had to make a card or 2 with it, it was a challenging task but the ladies created wonderful cards with are a few pics of those cards. I made this light green layered triangle card and the green christmas tree, my tree is a bit 'fat', but time was limited and i tried my best with the idea in my head.hehee the other cards are from other cardmakers. This triangle was created by Chantelle Finaughty and made by Rubber Stamp & Engraving.

On saturday morning we started with our classes,, i taught them this treat card box by Melanie Schulenberg and they thoroughly enjoyed are a few of my examples.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stamped card

Made this card by 'cardmap and colour challenge' for our stamping group.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Embroidery card

Just sharing another embroidery card.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Embroidery card

Another embroidery card i made for our embroidery group challenge. Corners done with MS embroidery floral punch.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Copic box

hi ladies, spend most of my day making this box for my copics,, i'm quite happy with the outcome, now i've got to decide if i want to attach a 'handle' to carry it or not, this box has a lid that closes so nothing will fall out when its close. I must say this isnt my 'forte' to make things like this but at least all my copics are together now, yah!! now i can play and not always wonder which colours go together, even space for my Momento stamppad

Embroidery cards

Here are the last 2 of this pattern, hope the "crafty ladies" will have fun with the pattern and show me what they did.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Embroidery cards

I made a couple of new embroidery cards, this is such an easy pattern with end results all different and these cards are so gorgeous,even if i must say so myself,,just love doing this pattern.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Folded shirt card

Made this card from a doller tissue,, is'nt it cute!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Embroidery cards

Made these 2 embroidery cards, very time consuming but love it.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stamped card

This is a stair fold card, image stamped and coloured, then i colored with my clear star glitter pen over it,, the scan dont show much.

Die cut card

Made this card with my tool template and my Big shot,stamped tools from Technique Tuesday.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Crochet Rose

I saw these lovely roses, Becca from Amazing Paper Grace had one on her card the other day so i just had to try it too as i love crocheting. You can just google Strip rose and you'll get a lot of tutorials about it.I just love it and its so easy to do. Hope you like it too. it can be used for a hat, brooch,card etc,,,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Embroidery card

Sharing this beautiful birthday card with you today,, i received this from Laurie Atkins from USA, she did a super job on this card.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Handbag card

Hi ladies, made this handbag card for my friend Sue, lots of cutting and 3d going on here. enjoy,,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wedding Card

Wedding card i made for Anton and Shani's wedding. I used MS punch, Nestability die cut,  I stamped with Brilliance underneath the diecuts.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stamps- lady

I did a bit of stamping,,this card has no layer, i stamped directly onto the c/s, coloured with aquarelle pencils, glitter and finish it off with a few pearls and ribbon. I quite like it even tho there's no layers, what do you think??

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Black Magic cards

Made this card and almost forgot to upload and show it to you all. This is called Black Magic. Its very easy to do,,Stamp a solid image with a white dye inkpad onto black cardstock,, heat set and then colour over the white image with Aquarelle watercolouring pencils(i coloured with purple), stamp over your image again with the white stamppad but this time with an outline stamp that kinda match your 1st stamp,,,and your image will "pop",,like Gina K would say,,hehee

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Black n White criss cross card

Here's a criss cross card, its almost like an envelope where you can slide your invite or sentiment in. i've used the c/bug Herringbone template for the embossing of the black cardstock. various ribbons and then the Fiskars punch for the strips on the inside of the V. I used the MGill flower punch with the smaller EK Success punch for the flower.


Here's another PINK blossom card altho it don't look pink, its a pearly pink cardstock with a big pearl and tiny ones around it.fiskar punch for the borders.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Hi all, i just LOVE this Blossom stamp, cant get enough of it and every time you can do something else with it, use different background paper, punches, ribbon and it looks completely different and to me its a very elegant card. Love, love love it...The white and black card have glass beads in the centre and the green card has a silver embossed cuttlebug background.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Serviette Podge

Hi all, we had a great crafty day yesterday,, we decorated shopping bags with serviette podge. Here are my 2 bags i decorated,, i'm very pleased with them, now they look too good to take to the shops,hehee

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


These are variations of the beautiful blossom,, LOVE this flower stamp.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I bought this fantastic Heartfelt Creations  Dutch Iris-Blossom 3 Collection at the Hobby X show,,made this card and just love my new stampset. I used the MS trellis punch with it and HA happy wishes. I'm going to make a few cards with my new flower,, so watch this space...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Challenge cards

Here are the other Challenge cards,,,,
Kathy Pitot

Sue Minnaar

Verna van Zyl

Julie Baldwin

Desire Kantor

Dale Diepering