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.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WOYWW! - So much to do, so little time!

My desk looks like an episode from hoarders! Everything is just piled up and nothing seems to be getting done. I have been so sick from Sunday that I really could not even manage the simplest of tasks. The result is that everything is just piling up and I am getting more stressed, which is not good for my health to start with. 
On my desk you will see a box full of candles that need to be personalised asap. It is for the new prefects at our school. Somewhere there you will also see a pile of certificates that need to be written in calligraphy and some other works in progress that are patiently waiting for me to finish them.
 Here is a close up of the last bits of craftiness before my breathing got really bad. The coloured image for a new release over at Digistamps4Joy that should be on a card before Sunday and some new stamps I was playing with.
Hopefully I will be well enough soon to start, in the meantime, I am sitting in bed checking everybody's blogs that I havent had time to do either. Join us at the world's largest blog hop with the queen Julia. I am so happy to see that she is back at the helm today after her recent op. Still praying for a full and swift recovery.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Digistamps4Joy - New release

I am so late this morning! Sorry girls. In my defense, I only got home after two last night. Our Drummies took part in Nationals this week and were crowned Champion of Champions for 2016 last night and we just had to celebrate! I am so proud of these girls, you would swear they were my own kids.
Well, on to the fabulous new release over at Digistamps4Joy. This little beauty by Jen Leeflang is called Pixie Pip and isn't he just absolutely gorgeous? 
Of course he was coloured with my beloved Copics as usual. I decided to add another mushroom that I gave some extra dimension with glitter and glaze. The papers are from mt stash and the cute felt mushroom is from my local habby store. ( I bought it ages ago because it was so cute and just knew that I would use it some day!)

Why don't you hop on over to the rest of the DT to see all there wonderful creations with this weeks release?

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Digistamps4Joy - Blog hop!

Digistamps4Joy bloghop - Join in the fun!
From today we are holding a Blog Hop running from 7 to 14 July at Digistamps4Joy. It would be great fun if you could join in and have a look at all the great cards the Design Team have made. 
We all made 'easel' cards embellished with either glitter or sequins. One follower of this main Digistamps4Joy challenge blog will win a digistamp, so make sure you are a follower here! If you visit each of the links of the DT blog participants, and leave a comment on each blog, you may be the lucky person to win a Digistamps4Joy digistamp from each one
By leaving a comment on each of the participating blogs, you can earn an extra digi here on the main blog. The digi you can win is the one that the DT used on her card. So anyone who leaves a comment on the participating blogs AND 'follows' this challenge blogDigistamps4Joy can win a digi from any of the Design Team blogs. So, you can earn a total of 5 digi’s! Isn’t that a cool prize? 
You should have come to me from Sammi Williams and when you leave here, go back to the Main blog

I have chosen the wonderful Country singer because she reminds me of my granddaughter who is a gifted musician. She was coloured with my beloved Copics and the rose and guitar strings were glitterified (Is that even a word?) with a pen bought from GinaK a long time ago. Try as I may, I just could not get that to show up in the photo!
Here is the finished card. The dp is a freebie from a magazine and the lace, ribbon and charm came from my local habby store I just love how this turned out.

If you get lost alonfg the way just go back to the main blog and start from there again.
Thank You for visiting, Don't forget to leave a comment to stand a chance to win this beautiful image.