Sunday, January 15, 2017

New release at Digistamps4Joy - Its awesome!

Good morning all. I am late! Time just seems to run away from me today. 
It is New Release day over on Digistamps4Joy and there really are some awesome digi's this month. Please have a look at them. 
I have used the awesome butterfly Hydrangea . I coloured it with my beloved Copic markers as usual. 

 It is such a beautiful image, the card really did not need anything else, I added a ribbon from my stash, some textured card stock that I have had for years and a sentiment.
Here is a close up of the image, so that you can see just how amazing it is.
I am entering this into the Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WOYWW - It got even worse!

Good morning all! So happy that I am still on holiday which means I can join in at WOYWW and show you my desk. I sincerely hope that the state of my desk does not do any lasting damage to anybody. It has been years since it looked like this, but in my defense - I had so much fun!
My youngest daughter is getting married in October and we were playing around with some pretty paper for ideas for wedding invitations. Nothing looks good so far, but I live in hope. LOL
 I have also tried my hand at some art journaling. I am very bad at it I am afraid, not sure if this is something I will pursue any further.
I have been playing with glitter too. Nothing is safe from me and the glitter LOL. This is also ideas for the wedding. The candle I love, the glass? Not so much, but we will see.
 My helper, Chicken, came to have a look at what I as doing when I was taking photo's. She seems very taken with all that glitter. I even got a 'WOW!', which made me laugh. Maybe I should put some glitter on her perch if she likes it so much?
I did manage to visit all of you last week and will be trying to do the same this week, but as from next week I am back at work, so you might see a little less from me.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WOYWW - Its a New Year with new beginnings!

Good morning, it is hotter than hot here and its only 9h00! Another lovely day. I hope you all stay warm wherever you may be. It is Wednesday which means its time for WOYWW . I am hoping to visit a lot more often this year. 
On my desk (that looks like a tip!) you will see the aftermath of a marathon session playing with my new toys. The Altenew stamps was won in a Fb competition. The stamping tool was a Christmas gift from hubby and the rest? Well I was playing and one thing led to another and then the next time I looked, my desk looked like this. Not my fault at all! LOL
Here are a selection of cards that I made with my new stamps from Altenew. I just love them!
I thought I would share this lovely table with you all. I found it lying in the rain on a pile of rubbish at school about 3 years ago. I asked what they were going to do with it and after some detective work, I was told that it would either become firewood or be thrown away!!!! No Ways! I begged and pleaded until they told me if I could fetch it, I may have it. After some more detective work (asking around and looking at old pictutes) I came to the conclusion that it was one of the original pieces of furniture that was bought when the school was built, 90 years ago! My hubby finally had time during his December holiday to sand it down and restore it. Let me tell you, they don't make furniture like this anymore. All done by hand and very solid. He just needed to replace some dowels and it is good as new. I just LOVE my table and I am so happy that I could rescue it.
 This is a photo of some of the family members that attended Hubby's birthday party on the 26th of Dec. When I look at this crazy lot, I realise just how blessed we are to still have each other.
I wish you all a happy and blessed New Year, filled with lots of creativity and messy desks!

Monday, January 2, 2017

New year, new challenge!

Good morning all and welcome to a New Year, filled with lots of exciting things. I hope this year is way better than last year - let me tell you. I was not sorry to see the end of that one!
We start with a new challenge over at the blog, The theme is, as always, anythings goes with the added twist of ├íll about love'. 

Talking about love, I just love this image. She is called Lil love and you will find her in the shop  if you click on her name. She was coloured with my beloved Copics.
How gorgeous is she? The sentiment is also from the shop and I thought she neede nothing else. So for once, a CAS card from me.
Please join us in the challenge, you could win some amazing new digi stamps for your collection.

Have a wonderful week everybody, I hope to see and 'speak'to you all on a more regular basis this year.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

There is a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning folks. Excuse me while I do a little happy dance. All my marking is done! Yay!!! all marks have been entered, classroom cleaned ou, filing done, prep for first week of next year done! I am feeling very accomplished right now!

That means I have time to play - Finally! And what better way to play than to colour? I love these new snowmen at Digistamps4Joy The challenge is anything goes as usual, but with an added make it sparkle. Why don't you head on over to the blog and join in the fun?
I coloured this little darling with my beloved Copic markers and added some Stickles for sparkle. The papers are freebies that came with a magazine and some glitter paper. The lace and ribbon came from my stash!
I hope you are all going to join this month, I can't wait to see your creations.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Digistamps4Joy new release - I had so much fun!

When was the last time you played with paper dolls? The new release over at Digistamps4Joy include the wonderful Paperdoll Penny and some awesome outfits for her. I planned to colour just one outfit, because I was supposed to mark exam papers, but I had so much fun, I just could not stop!

The first one is the teen outfit.
 Then there is the wonderful Cheerleader outfit. I coached a cheerleader team in my youth and coloured the outfit in the Sunward Park colours.
 Being this time of the year, we just had to do a Christmas outfit, didn't we? I added some Flowersoft to the trim for added dimension. Don't you just love those killer boots?!
 Last but not least, there is an Eastern inspired outfit. Some gold stickles were added to give some sparkle. Don't you just adore that flower in the hair?
She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers.
My granddaughter has already claimed her as her own and requested some more outfits.
Don't forget to visit the Digistamps4Joy blog to see some more awesome examples by the DT. There are some really cute snowmen in the new release too.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Digistamps4Joy - Amazing new release!

Good morning all. It is super hot here in South Africa, we are in the midst of a terrible drought and the political climate is enough to scare anybody, so we really need something to cheer us up. Jen has succeede with this week's new release. These images are so gorgeous and happy there is no room for doom and gloom while colouring them.
The first one is called 'Sweet 16'. I just love that dress.She was coloured with my beloved Copics as usual. The paper is from Prima (My last piece that I had of this gorgeous paper, so I used both sides for today's cards) The trim was bought for my daughters wedding next year, but was so perfect, and its such a small piece, I didn't think she would mind. :)
Here is a closer view of her. That dress! Those eyes! Need I say more?

The next card uses the 'My lilies'image. I decided to stay with the pinks, because I wanted to try my hand at some pink Tiger Lilies . I love how she turned out. She was coloured with Copics and the paper is reverse of the Prima paper I used in the first card.
 A close up for you to see the lilies a little better.

Plesase hop on over to the Digistamps4Joy shop to have a look at the new release stamps and all the other beauties! Remember to visit the Blog to get some more inspiration from our amazing DT.