Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WOYWW and more wedding cards

You did not seriously expect a clean desk two weeks in a row now, did you? When I got home from school yesterday the postie had delivered my whiff of Joy Spring kit. What is a girl to do? Of course I had to mount and stamp immediately! So on my desk you will see the first coloured image with all the papers and embellies I am considering to use.
And to the left of that, my Copics at the ready. Waiting to get to work on the other stamped images. They are absolutely gorgeous, I am so happy that school closes tomorrow for mid-term break, a whole four days of crafting awaits! Hop on over to Julia's blog at ( )to have a peek at everybody else's desks,
I did have some time to play over the weekend. I made two more wedding cards for friends. It seems to be wedding season at the moment. The first one uses a sketch from Mojo Monday ( a very old one) Cardstock is Bazzil, Dp is Making Memories, the ribbon is from Realy Reasonable Ribbon which I stamped. The image was a freebie with a magazine a while ago.Bling is from my stash.
The next one uses the LOTV image again and the same MM paper as the previous one (I am not sure why it looks so different in this pic. The ribbon and dragonfly are from my stash.
I hope you all have a fantastic week, I am a happy girl because I get to play with my new stash and there are some new orange paper in my LSS that is calling my name. (keep me a few pieces Audrey please!)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sketch Saturday and LOTV

I have been incredibly busy these last few weeks. It is silly season at school, meaning that everything is happening at once. Between marking tests, attending school functions and reading my girls' blogs there has been virtually no time for crafting. I was going mad and becoming grumpy, so this morning I decided to set the marking aside and make some cards. I am feeling a lot less grumpy, but a lot more stressed about those tests waiting for me, oh well, some you win, some you lose.
The first card is one I made for a friend who asked me to make a card for a 21st Birthday. It is for a young man who loves playing guitar and loves cats too! Not easy, I used two digi stamps. The rocker boy is from Squigglefly and the cat was a freebie some time ago, I can't remember where I got it.

I used the fab sketch from Sketch Saturday ( ) All cardstock is Bazzil and the Dp is from Kaisercraft. The wooden buttons I found at my local Habby shop. The image was coloured with Copics and the guitar and his shoes were given the Dimentional Glaze treatment.

The next card is for the LOTV challenge. They are asking for your favourite colours ( ) If you had to ask me what my favourite colour is, I would answer - colour! I love any colour, even black, so this was a real challenge. I went through my photo's of cards over the years and discovered that this combination popped up very often. Cardstock is Bazzil, Dp is Melissa Francis. The flowers are Prima and some I found in my Habby shop and coloured with Glimmer Mist. The lace is from my mom's sewing box and the ribbon from my stash. The half pearls I bought from Paola and the image was coloured with my Copics and her wings glitterified with Stickles.

If I do not go and mark those tests right now, I will never finish before tomorrow and then there will be a whole lot of disappointed girls, so better I go mark now.

Have a great week everybody, see you soon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOYWW, LOTV Challenge etc,

I am on the run. Have to be at the Pulmonologist in an hour so I HAVE to leave RIGHT NOW!!! As you can see, not much happening on my desk today. I am sure there are far more interesting desks over at the stamping ground, so go check it out. ( )

Here are some cards I made this week. The first one is for the LOTV challenge, a fantastic sketch. I will come and add more details as soon as I get back tonight, I promise.

OK, I am back from the good dr. Good news people, it seems thst for the first time in years, my lungs actually improved!! How amazing is that? I am not imagining the fact that I am actually breathing better these last few months. Lets pray that it stays like that for the next 6 months.

On to the cards. The first one was made with my new LOTV satmp that arrived last week. I am so excited to finally have a LOTV stamp. I made this for a friend who's son is getting married in two weeks time. All Cardstock is Bazzil and the siver card I have had for a very long time. The Dp is actually a piece of wrapping paper. The ribbon is from my stash and the keyhole from Melissa Francis. The next card is one I made at a demo at one of the local craft shops on Saturday. They are thinking of starting a cardmaking class, so lets hope that actually happens. I thought that my favourite Sugar Nellie digi's would be perfect. (Have you seen the new Adorables that will be available at Funky Kits on the 1st of March?) She was coloured with my Copics. The papers are from Melissa Francis, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and from my stash. The butterfly is from my local Chinese shop. The last card I made is my favourite Magnolia stamp. Isn't she just adorable? She was coloured with my Copics. Cardstock is Bazzil and Dp from my scrapbox (I am starting to make a serious dent in that scrapbox) She was cut out with a Nestie and the border punch is from Martha Stewart. The gorgeous ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thats about it. I am off to read my girls' blogs, we are halfway now, so be patient with me a little longer please, I will be back commenting on everybody's blogs soon.

Have a great week everybody.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WOYWW Dustin Pike meets Elizabeth Dulemba

Its Wednesday (yes Annette, I do say wed - nes - day every time I type the word, but I am Afrikaans and thats how we were taught.) and that means we are all heading off to Julia's blog to join in the stalking of other people's desks in the hope that there is one, somewhere out there that looks worse than ours. ( )
This week I am not posting a photo of my craft desk, in fact, its not even in my craftroom, but... this is where I have been spending most of my time these last 9 days. In front of my computer, reading between 50 and 60 blogs a night. Some crazy teacher (I think it might have been me) got it in her head that she was having so much fun blogging that it would be a great idea to let the girls in her class do a creative writing project where they have to create a blog and post a photo every day for 30 days and blog about it. Stupid woman never thought that she would have to read all those posts and comment on ALL of them, because the girls get very hurt if she doesn't.
The only silver lining to this very dark cloud is that some of the girls are starting to talk about carrying on with blogging after the assignment finishes - catch them young I say. They are also looking at their 'old' teacher with new respect, they could not believe that I actually have a blog of my own and the biggest surprise? "She's actually got some followers guys!'
I have been able to squeeze in some cardmaking. ( I would suffer withdrawel symptoms if I didn't). Made some very quick Valentines cards. All cardstock is Bazzil and all papers are fom my scrapbox. All images were coloured with my Copics. The first image is one of Dustin Pike's images, I just love that elephant.The ribbon is from my stash and the buckle from blog candy that I won a while ago.
I am in love with dragons and this one is a new freebie from Dustin Pike. The ribbon is from the ribbon club at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The little hearts are from the blog candy again and so is the charm.
This dragon is super cute and is from Elizabeth Dulemba. I adore her images. Although they are actually colouring pages, they work very well on cards and they are a dream to colour. I glitterified his wings with Stickles.
This image is by Elizabeth as well. The image was cut with my Making Memories circle cutter (yeah me, I am using my tools that are covered in dust!) The heart trim is from Really Reasonable Ribbon again.
Wish me luck with reading all those blogs. I will try my best to visit some of your blogs too, but I can not make any Promises.
Have a great week everybody.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hanging my head in shame (Lynette, moenie hier lees nie)

I am really hanging my head in shame today. There is a huge difference between creative chaos and a 'hot mess' and what we have in my craftroom today, is a 'hot mess'. That is why I am only showing you a very small portion of my workdesk. To my shame, I have not yet put away the flower containers that have been on my desk since last week, in fact, they have been joined by even more flower containers and... and... and, so I am not showing that today. You will see some red embellishments that I bought to finish Lynette's birthday present. I adore the wire hearts that I found at Creative Talents. For fear of incriminating myself, I am not saying another thing about my desk. If you would like to know what I am talking about, check out Julia's blog here: ( )

I thought I would show you what caused the 'hot mess'. I made a birthday present for my dear blogging friend Lynette. Hope she likes it. I think you are bored with the new Sugar Nellie stamps, but I can't help myself. Before I know it I am busy colouring another one! I made a set of cards for her and then needed a box to send them in. Found a cheap box that really needed to be altered, so here is the finished box. Papers are Making Memories, Cardstock is Bazzil. The image was coloured with my Copics. The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts (how beautiful are those tulips?) and from my stash. The butterfly is from Creative Talents and so is the wire heart.

Here is a close up of those flowers. They were all given a liberal Stickle coating.

Inside the box I put some cards and some flowers for her.

And here are the cards. All Sugar Nellie digi stamps. You can buy them from Funky Kits. I think the embossed paper is by Doodlebug, but I am not entirely sure. The ribbon is from my stash and the beads from the local Chinese shop. I do apologise for the bad photo's but it has been raining here all day, so the light is really bad.

This one uses ribbon found at Habby and Lace. I just love that I didn't have to gather it myself.

The next one I used paper from my scrapbox. yeah me! The ribbon is from my stash and the lace from my late mother's sewing box.

So what do you think? Will she like it? I really hope so.

I am off to read the blogs that the girls at school started as a creative writing exercise. I hope they like it as much as we all do and that some of them will carry on blogging long after the project finishes.