Sunday, May 15, 2016

Digitalstamps4joy DT - New release

Good morning everybody. It is a somber, rainy day over here. I hate winter rains. We are supposed to be living in a summer rainfall area, but NOOOO.... first no rain the whole summer and now that it is starting to become cold, the rains start!  OK Whine over. 
At least there is some sunshine in this gloomy day, there is a new release over at Digistamps4joy and there are some real beauties today! The one I have used is called Daisy frame I loved it so much that I decided to do a boxed set of cards. 
 The image was coloured with my beloved Copics and then I added some flat back pearls. It took foe ever, but it looks so good it was worth the effort! The dp is from my stash and so was the cardstock and ribbon.
 This is the box. You will see that I used two different sized pearls.
 The sentiment stamp is from GinaK and was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
The box fits six cards with envelopes. A great gift for an amazing friens.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Digistamps4joy new release!

Good morning all! Its Sunday and that means a new release from the wonderful Digistams4joy. I just LOVE this week's new stamps, there really is something for everyone. Please pop over and have a look. My fellow DT members have outdone themselves with this new release.
I have used the new Fairy kisses by the talented Jen Leeflang. She was such a joy to colour. I have ised my beloved Copics. The papers are some glittery dotty paper from my stash and the flowers are all from my stash as well. Most of then from Wild Orchid crafts.

Hope to see some wonderful creations with this weeks release from all of you. Have a wonderful two weeks, I will be back in two weeks with the next release.
There is also a new challenge starting todat, so pop on over to the blog to have a look. The theme this month is 'Anything goes" with the added twist of making an ATC and adding some ribbon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WOYWW - A lot of almost nothing.


Good morning all! Welcome to my desk and I really hope you will join us over at WOYWW where our fearless leader, Julia is leading the worlds biggest blog hop every week.
On my desk today you will see a lot, but sadly not a lot is happening on there. DH has been on leave, so I spent most of my holiday entertaining him. You might spot two books I am busy reading. One called 'Somewhere there is fairy dust flying around" (that is the rough translation of the Afrikaans title), the other one is 'The leader with no title' - a very interesting read. There is also two round canvasses that I bought to play and some digi stamps for the new release over at Digistamps 4 Joy that needs to be coloured and put on a card before Sunday.

Here is my 'other' workdesk. I sit with DH in front of the TV. He watches the telly, I colour. A win win combination, don't you think? I am busy working my way through the new technique class 'Elements of Nature' over at Kit and Clowder. Loving every minute.
This is one of many images coloured in front of the tellie. My wonderful son merged the two images for me in less than 2 minutes! I really need to learn how to do that!
Have a fantastic week everybody. Hopefully I will get round to everybody before next Wednesday.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Digistamps4Joy - New release


Good morning everybody. This is so exciting, my first DT post for Digistamps4Joy. Its a new release and there are some amazing new images on offer. Hop on over and have a look. The one I got to play with is by the super talented Jen Leeflang and she is called Tatoo Cutie. 
She was coloured with my beloved Copics. I decided to use a circle die to cut her out, but the biggest one I had was too small, so I had to make a plan. I cut around the scroll at the bottom of the image and lifted it over the die before I cut it.
After she was cut out, I embossed the edge and used my chalks to soften the background. The sentiment was stamped with Tuxedo Black Mimento ink and is a freebie that came with a magazine.
 I cut the shaped card with my Silhouette. All the edges were inked and the scroll dies were glitterified. I love me some glitter on a card. I popped a doily behind the image and used some pop dots to lift the image. The flowers are all from my stash. Some came all the way from Wild Orchid Crafts and others are courtesy my local Chinese craft warehouse. The lace has been in my stash for years and the little piece I had left was just enough to fit on the card.
I love the end result. She is going to a very special group of girls to thank them for a very special gift of love.
When you read this I will be in Cape Town having a long weekend with hubby and friends. We are off to see Chris de Burgh. I will be back on Monday to check if I have scheduled this right. If not, I blame it on old age and technology that does not always play well together. If it worked, well, then I am just brilliant, aren't I?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WOYWW - Exciting news

Good afternoon all the lovely people out there in blogland. I have been MIA again, but it is finally school holidays over here, so I might just get some well deserved play time to join all of you at Julia's for the weekly WOYWW hop, the biggest blog hop I know of.
As you can see, my desk is very clean. Only because it was my Birthday this weekend and I needed the tables for the party, so I had no other option, but to clean. There are the remnants of a card I was making for the new release over on Digistamps4Joy. I have joined the DT Yay!!

There is a month long challenge over on the Digistamps4Joy  blog. The theme is Anything goes and add a butterfly. I chose to colour this beauty by Jenlee. She is coloured with my beloved Copics and the papers and embellies are all from my stash.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I really hope to have time to visit you all this week

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WOYWW - Crazy busy, but having fun.

Good afternoon all the lovely people from WOYWW. I have been crazy busy at school as usual. We are nearing the end of first term and I am away on leadership camp with the grade 11 girls next week, which means that all my marking and submitting of marks have to be done by tomorrow!!! Yikes! How did that happen so fast> My desk looks very dark, it is an overcast day. You will see some seeds that need planting so that my winter garden can have some colour. There is also some transfer tape for the vinyl signs I am making to decorate the staff restroom at school and some other random 'stuff' from recent quick trips into my craftroom for some creative relief.

 Here are two of the four signs I am working on. Upcycling of some very outdated and kitch ones that were there, but we felt we could not look at for one more day.

 I thought I would also show you my latest colouring. Done with my beloved Copics. It is the February Create and Learn image over at Kit and Clowder. Love how it turned out.
Have a great week everybody. I am off to listen to a string ensemble with my grandie. Filling up the soul with beautiful music, almost as good as making art!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WOYWW - Has it really been THREE months?!


Good evening all you wonderful people at WOYWW. I can not believe it has been three whole months since the last time I blogged. It feels like it was last week, except when I remember everything that has happened in those three months. A lifetime of drama and busy, busy, busy at school (even more than usual! Never thought that was possible, but it was!!)
On my desk today dear fellow deskers you will see a lot. A lot of not much happening and neglect of my poor little craft room. Some seeds, ready to be planted, so that I can have some colour in my life during winter. some half finished projects waiting patiently to be finished and a half done, huge notice board that has to go up outside DD's Sports center. To help her keep track of everything that is going on at school on the sports fields. Quite the task when you are the Head of Sport at a school that offers 11 different Sports in two different schools (Primary and High School). 

I have managed to do something creative to feed my soul. I found an adult colouring book with fairies inside, Two of my favourite things! colouring and fairies!! She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers and all that glitter on the wings?  Well ... it is hiding a big mistake, LOL (Sorry, it was planned like that)

Our beloved leader Julia is going through some health issues at the moment, so please pop around and leave her some good wishes and positive vibes. It is one of the great gifts in my life to be part of this group and to be teaching at a Catholic School. The prayers of children carry very special healing powers and I have added Julia to our daily prayers and believe that all will be well.