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.


  1. Wat een super mooie kaartjes heb je

    gr hetty

  2. This days I stay before my PC, more than usual looking for information. It's not so funny like crafting, but sometimes is necessary.

    Have s nice week!#107

  3. Very lovely there Tertia adore the dragon and elephant cards and very impressed at your helpfulness with your students they will be grateful in the long run.. just may not that great you have to spend all that time.. some folk dont realise how much teachers put in in unpaid time..
    Shaz in oz.x

  4. Fun cards, Tertia. And what a challenge to set yourself as well as the kids, but it's worth the changed point-of-view I'm sure. Ha! Good one.

  5. I think it is great that you've inspired your students to start blogs of their own... oh dear... once the bug bites you... there will be no stopping them. I think it's wonderful and YOU are a wonderful inspiration to them Tertia. Sou lekker gewees het om jou vir 'n Onnie te he! Am well my friend and hope you are too!

  6. I love it that you have started your learners to blog...I hope that many of them will love it. Good luck with all that blog reading...I am way, way behind in reading the ones I am following.

    Gorgeous cards my friend


  7. I think the blog idea is just marvelous, and really using your 'technological' initiative. Have heard lots of conversation from your students - they are loving it!

  8. Love your post this week really amused me about the girls blogging and you commenting on each one each night - love your cards they are really cute ~ Nicky no. 9

  9. Oh yeah, set yourself up for a fall there didn't you, lol!!! Looks like the old dog can teach the new pups something after all! Great cards and love the ribbons from RRR. Have a great weekend.

    Brenda 89

  10. Beautiful cards! You know you are enjoying reading the blogs!! Fess up! I read a lot of interesting things on the blogs. I am glad you had the idea. They will blossom! Maybe!;-)

  11. Heavens above, I know that internal conversation, "Who put this project up here? Was that me? How could I do this to myself? Hang in there and enjoy the kids' wonderful learning." Great job, great when it's over :-)
    And the cards you put here are fun - I like the cupid heart with the wicked grin.

  12. I agree, Elizabeth's images (new to me) are so fun! Suppose you have to be careful now...your pupils will be all over you if contradict yourself accidentally on your blog! Made me laugh about the blog project - but so so worth it!!

  13. Great desk, great cards - lovely to "meet" you!