Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New month, new release and new technique for me.


Good May to you all! What a wonderful time of year it is over here. It is time for a new challenge over on the Digistamps4Joy blog . As always the challenge is 'Anything goes" and this month we have added an added twist of 'For mom" in honour of mother's day this month.
I have been intrigues by the 'hot mess canvasses I have seen everyehere, so I decided to give it a go this month.
It starts of by painting the whole canvas in a hot mess pf colours of your choice. 
 Then I decided to use some of the digi stamps from the store and resize them to fit the canvas. I cut it from vinyl and stuck the vinyl to the canvas. The trivk is to make really sure that the vinyl is stuck properly before you cover the whole canvas with paint in any colour of your choice. I chose white. Wait for the paint to dry and then pull off the vinyl to reveal a colourful design underneath.
 And there you have it! A beautiful canvas for Mother's day.  My granddaughter immediately claimed it as her gift to her mom.
Please enter the challenge, you could win some amazing digi stamps.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Bright colours - Just what I need.

Good morning all. It is time for a new challenge over at Digistamps4Joy. As always the theme is Anything goes with an added twist of bright colours this month.Trust me, after the month I have had, I can do with some bright colours in my life!
This card uses the 'Merry Mermaid image which can be found in the shop. She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers and some glitter added to the fins. The paper was a digital download from the Silhouette store that I resized.The ribbon is from my stash.
Hopefully you can see the glitter a little better here. Please enter the challenge to win some super duper digis.
Have a fantastic Easter I will see you all soon

Sunday, January 21, 2018

I am late, I am late....

I am so late with my new release post for Digistamps4Joy.  Woke up late, rushed to be on time for church and walked back into the house with kids coming to visit. I am not complaining at all, just explaining why I am so late with the wonderful new release. It was almost impossible to choose which one of the beautiful new digi's to choose to showcase this morning.

 
Why don't you hop on over to the blog to see them all? This one is called 'Girl with hearts', isn't she just adorable? The papers and sentiment came from a freebie pack that came with a magazine. She was coloured with my beloved Copics and the lace is from my stash.
School has started this week and we hit the ground running as usual. The new grade 8s are staying after school each day till 3, getting a little taste of all the extra mural activities the school has to offer from the leadership group in grade 12. That means that I am staying at school late every day for the next two weeks!
Have a fantastic week and I hope that 2018 has been treating you all very well so far.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

New release at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning. I have had such a busy few weeks, it literally feels like its been a year long. Last Friday my youngest daughter got married. It was incredibly special. Such a wonderful day filled with so may special touches. This weekend we had a terrible family emergency (Can't really go into details, but thank goodness all is well and the crises was averted.
 
That is why I am only getting to you guys so late today with the new release over at the shop. This stamp is called 'Mermaid Princess and she was such a joy to colour. She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers as usual and the pearls are from my stash. The patterned paper was from a freebie pack in a magazine and the card base is Bazzil (Yes, I have had it for a very long time! LOL)
 
Please visit the blog at Digistamp4Joy to see some amazing creations by the rest of the design team. There are some other really special digis too, so don't miss out.

Have a fantastic weekend everybody, I will be back soon with some wedding photo's.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Digistamps4Joy - New release

I am late again! Where does the time go. I was going to do this post yesterday and schedule it and now its too late again!
There are some amazing new images over at the store. Please go and see the wonderful inspiration from the other DT members.
How cute is this image from Jen? I just love her. She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers. The paper and doily are from my stash. She is so cute, I did not even have to add any other embellishments.

Have a great week everybody.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Do not faint, I actually scrapped!!!

Good morning. It is new release time over at Digistamps4Joy. One of the new images is a Springbok, which inspired the LO. When I saw it, I just knew that I had to use it to make a scrapbook page about my youngest and her Springbok (Protea as they are now called) colours.
 
She started playing Water Polo in junior school at the age of 11. At 13 she played in the Under 16 team for her province and was named goal keeper of the tournament at the national schools tournament. and was selected for the SA u/16 team.
 

Ever since that day, she dreamed of playing in the National woman's side and was selected for the first time when she was still in school. Because water polo is not subsidized in any way, all players have to pay for the privilege to represent their country. They have to pay for overseas tours and all kit. This is anything from 30 - 50 thousand rand a tour. The only thing they are given, is the badge to sew onto a blazer.
 
Because  of the high cost, we never got around to buying the blazer that she deserved and worked so hard to get. She recently retired from playing competitive polo and opted to play only socially. When she turned 30 in July, her father and I decided to surprise her with her Springbok blazer.  She was quite emotional when she finally got to wear her blazer for prize giving at school. It warms my heart to see that and to know that even though she had to wait so long to get it, it still means so much to her.
 
I just could not let this momentous occasion go past without scrapping about it and that little springbok came at just the right time.
 
Please hop over to the store to see all the other fabulous new releases and see what all the other DT member did with them, You will be blown away.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

I am late!

Good evening all. I can not believe it is the 2nd of September already! What happened to my month long holiday?
I am late posting the new challenge over atDigistamps4Joy. This month the theme is 'Anything goes' as usual with the added twist of using warm colours. I must admit that I found this added twist very hard. I always thought that I loved warm colours and that it would be so easy. no such luck. It took for EVER to get this card together, I kept wanting to add some green. LOL In the end I sttled for a CAS card.
 
The image is from the store and is called Apple Annie. She reminds me of myself when I was much younger. I could literally eat a bag of apples by myself, in one sitting. I still love apples, just not so many at a time.

She was coloured with Copics as usual and the papers are all from my stash. Please hop on over and join the challenge, there are some awesome prizes to be won.