Monday, May 30, 2011

Tckled Pink Challenge - my first one!

I bought these Tickled pink stamps a while ago, but with everything thats happening in my life at the moment, mr. Mojo seems to have been AWOL. When my DH got home from the hospital on Saturday, I had some time to sit down and do some colouring. Aren't these stamps just too cute and best of all - they are DIGI!!! Which means I don't have to wait before I get them.
The challenge over at Tickled Pink Challenge blog is to use 3 patterned papers. I just love these Basic Grey papers and the fairie just screamed Autumn to me ( could be because its so cold here at the moment and everybody is wondering what happened to Autumn. We went straight from Summer to Winter) She was coloured with my beloved Copics and her wings were glitterified with Diamond Stickles. The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here is a close up of the darling fairy, hoping you can see the bling on her wings.

Here is another one of the Tickled Pink digi stamps. Its a birthday card for a friend. Papers are Melissa Francis and Bazzil. Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Have a great week everybody.

PS - My hubby is doing great! He's home and stopped smoking.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The right place at exactly the right time.

Today I am in awe. In awe of God's great power and His hand that is so clearly visable in my life. My wonderful DH had a massive heart attack last night. He is going to be fine, but only because he was in the hospital when it happened.
He woke up during the night on Thursday with heartburn. Went to the kitchen in search of something to take for it and the felt pain in his left arm! Never woke me up to tell me and only told me the next morning that he got a fright because he thought he was having a heart attack, but he felt fine then and wouldn't hear of going to the doctor. He went off to work.

That afternoon he went to fetch DD to fetch her car from the panelbeaters (finally!) After that he decided to not go back to the office but to come straight home (very unusual for my workaholic man!). On the way home he felt another sharp pain in his left arm and jaw. He said afterwards that it was only the e mail that his friend had sent him about a month ago about the symptoms of heart attacks that made him phone me and ask me to make an appointment to see our dr.

The dr did an ECG and everything was normal. Thank goodness he is such an amazing dr., he said that although he didn't think it was anything serious, he did want to do some more blood tests. An hour later he phoned my DH on his cell phone and told him that he needed to go to the hospital. DH had a thousand stories, but when the doc. told him that he is waiting for him in ICU he got a fright and said he would be there.

I packed his bag and off we went. The hospital is about a kilometer from our house and when we got there the lady at the front said he had to go to ICU while I fill in the forms.

Apparantly he walked in and told the nurses that he did not really belong there and that he must be the first person ever to walk into ICU by himself. He had them all in stitches and then, just as he sat down, he had a massive heart attack. I was told afterwards that if he had been 5 minutes later, we would have lost him.

So thats why I am in awe of God's timing. How perfect is His timing that DH was exactly where he needed to be in order for his life to be saved.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WOYWW - Has it been TWO weeks?!

I can not believe that it has been two weeks since I have had time to sit behind the computer to blog. Lots happening at school (setting of exams, choosing leaders for 2011-2012 and, and...). Even more happening on the home front. (DD's car had to be fixed, DS's car broke down completely and he had to get a new one, other DD is struggling financially and we had to help and, and...) So sorry girls, but blogging had to take a back seat,
On my workdesk today you will find this wrapped box! It is being delivered tonight. It is my eldest daughter's 32nd birthday today.
Inside the box you ask? I know my sister is jumping up and down right about now. LOL Ever since we were children she has hated a wrapped present and if you took too long to open it, she would just 'help' you open it, so here it is just for you Berdine, the contents of the box.

A beautiful cup cake gift card holder in Daniela's favourite colour - purple. Ribbons and flowers are from my local Habby shop. Paper is by Melissa Francis. I also added a Pandora bracelet that I made at a fraction of the cost of a bought one. All beads are from Paradise Crafts

And a matching necklace.

I am really hoping to not be gone for weeks again.

Just in case there is somebody out there that hasn't heard it or, just maybe I have never mentioned it before -I am going to CHA in July! All tickets and Accommodation is booked, VISA is in my passport, so now I just wait very 'patiently' for July.

Happy crafting everybody.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WOYWW 101 - I tried, I don't know if I conquersd.

Its all your fault WOYWWers, I saw all those incredibly beautiful Journals and I just had to try my hand at it. So today you will find my attempt on my desk. It doesn't really look like it did in my head, but I guess its a start,
In the background you will see a folder containing part of my scrapping from the Mega Crop I attended on Saturday. I am determined to finish it before I forget about it. Here is a close up of my journal. Love that texture paste! Will have to do some more work shading that tree, it looks a bit flat to me. What is the verdict girls? Carry on with this, or stick to what I know?

Thought I would share some of my cards. I recently got some more Mo Manning images and they were just too cute - I had to use them immediately. The papers for the first one are from a paperpack that came free with a magazine. The border is a MS punch and the ribbon and charm from my stash.

The next one is a lot more colourful. I used papers from my scrapbox. The cardstock is Bazzil, the ribbon and cherry charm are from my stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The last is another one of Mo's images (I just adore her images!) Its called 'Newly hatched" The papers are all from my scrapbox and I sewed them onto the background. Cardstock is Bazzil and the ribbon and the flower are from my stash.

All of these images were coloured with my beloved Copics of course.

Hope you all have a great week.

Before I forget, did I tell you I am going to Chicago in July? My VISA was approved, so now its just waiting for July thats killing me.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WOYWW 100 - I'm late, I'm late!

I am very late today, sorry girls, but life is hectic! We started ( actually the builders did ) building a very large verandah (for my South African friends - 'n lekker groot stoep) in our backyard, I had to go for my VISA interview at the American consulate. My DD had an Epeleptic seizure while driving and drove into a ditch (thank goodness nobody was hurt!) and I was on Granny duty for the last few days.DH just phoned in a panic, the Building supplies are closing at 5 and I HAVE to go and buy something RIGHT NOW!!!! Don't you just love it when they think that you can just drop everything and run when they need you?
SO, before I tell you about all the photo's I have to run. Be back soon with more.
OK I'm back. Went there, bought what DH wanted, loaded it into my tiny little car and drove the 8kms home in about an hour in peak hour traffic.
Now for the desk - As you can see, I am proud to present a clean workspace. You will see the e-mail I printed out to get the address for somebody I promised some stamped images. There are some jewelery cord and yes, there is the obligatory chocolate!
And here I give you, my newly resorted bookshelves. On it my beads, sorted into colours. There is also my art journal - OK, my empty journal, I bought it and the Gesso and the texture paste and the paint and I will be trying my hand at it soon ( I hope! ) I have all these ideas in my head and all the inspiration I can hope to get from all the wonderfully talented WOYWWers ( )
I thought I would show you the card I made for a friends birthday. I found a great tutorial and true to form couldn't find the link when I wanted it. The image is a Maggie and was coloured with my Copics. The papers are freebies from Papercraft Planet. The border was done with a Martha Stewart punch and the lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I used some flatback pearls on the cake.

The ribbon is from my stash. Here is a close up of the image, hoping you can see how I glitterified her dress and flowers with Stickles. The bacground was chalked (Haven't used chalks in such a long time! Forgot what a lovely effect it gives.
And the closed card. Ribbon and flower are from my stash.

By the way, My VISA was approved so Chicago here I come! i think I am going mad, here is the close up. I am blaming it on old age and the fact that I am so excited about going to CHA that I can't think straight.