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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

New release at Digistamps4Joy

Good morning all. I am so excited about the new release over at Digistamps4Joy this week. Jen really outdid herself.. The one I used is called 'Better late than never'' and can be found in the shop here.
 I couloured her with my beloved Copic markers as usual. and then added some 3D flowers.  The papers are from freebies from a magazine. All papers were distressed and inkes.
I stuck some tiny flatback pearls in the centre of the flowers and coloured them with a Copic marker, because i did not have any yellow pearls.
I hope you all have a great weekend, the weather has warmed up so nicely over here, we are planning to do some gardening this morning.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WOYWW - Post op disasters.

Good morning all. I missed last week because I was in hospital. I had to have some growths removed. Thankfully all went well and all tests came back negative. I am actually feeling better than I have in years, with the result that I slightly over estimated my own strength and had a total melt down yesterday.
All's well today and after sleeping for about 14 hours I really feel great.
So I give you my desk this morning. Still relatively tidy after my big clean a couple of weeks ago. A pile of scrapbooking kits waiting patiently for me to finish my DT work and start playing. First, there is a meeting I have to go to and then its back to playing in my happy place
This image was coloured a very long time ago, but only made her way onto a card yesterday. I just love how it turned out. She was coloured with my beloved Copics, some stickles on the wings, some free papers from a magazine andsome lace and trim from my stash.
Have a wonderful week and make sure to pop in with Julia to visit all the other wonderfully talented WOYWWers out there in blogland.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WOYWW - It took 7 days!!!

Good morning all. Its so good to be back. I give you my craft desk after 7 days of cleaning my play room! Yip, you heard me correctly... SEVEN DAYS!!!!! I have thrown away at least 10 refuse bags of junk, I have gifted at least half that much to my grandchildren and at last... i can breathe again. 
My room is sorted. Everything is in its designated place and I am surrounded by stash, all beautifully organised into pretty rainbows.
Last night I rewarded myself with some colouring pleasure. I started the August Create and Learn class from Kit and Clowder. Love how it turned out. I am even attempting the pencil class image with my Copic markers.
I am hoping to visit all my friends from WOYWW this week. Next week might be a little tricky because I am going in for surgery on Tuesday and don't know if I will feel up to it by Wednesday. Hopefully my quality of life will dramatically improve after the op. So waiting for 6 weeks for complete healing to take place, is going to be worth the effort and pain.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

DS4J -New release.

Good morning everybody. It is a glorious winters day over here in South Africa and I enjoyed the sunshine so much, I completely forgot to post this morning. Margie has decided to do some re releases of older images that were removed from the shop and I must say, I am overjoyed - they are amazing, I just loved working with them.
I have decided to play with two of Jen's images. The first one is called 'Shelby's slick hair'. She reminds me of my granddaughter who always seems to have some hair over her eyes, hiding from the world a little, but still always looking just gorgeous. She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers and the papers are from a pack of free papers that came with one of my magazines. The doily and ribbon are from my stash.

 The next image is called 'Aloe'. It is such a common plant over here in South Africa that we often overlook the beauty of it. My mother used to have awhole Aloe garden when I was growing up and I remember getting into so much trouble once because I cut the flowers off to put in a vase! They are supposed to remain on the plant and be enjoyed was my mom's verdict. i have never forgotten that.
 On Friday we had the induction of the new prefects at our school and I made gift bags for the outgoing head girl and her deputies. The image was ideal to use on the gift tags. They absolutely loved it. Again it was coloured with Copics and then cut out with Spellbinders tag dies and inked. I must say, I just adore the way it came out..
There are some great other images on the blog, so remember to go and check them out and to go and have a look at the gorgeous creations by the other DT members.
Have a great Sunday, see you all soon.