Friday, August 24, 2012

I finished the whole lot!

 I was telling you all on Wednesday that I was busy making invitations for grandie nr3, Tertia-Lee's, birthday. A whole 40 of them! They are done, finish en klaar, like we say over here in South Africa. I am so happy with them It makes me happy just looking at them all lined up on my craft table.
 This is what it looks like closed and packaged, ready for delivery.
And this is what it looks like when you open them.  All the cardstock is Bazzil, the patterned paper I can not remember (sorry, will add later) The stamp is of course one of my favourite Magnolias coloured with my beloved Copic markers.
I used: For the jumpsuit: All the Cool greys, from Coo, C03,05,07 and 09
           The reds: R17,27 and 43
           Skin colour: E000, 00,11 and R20
           Hair: Y000, 11 and 21
The flowers and ribbon are from my stash and the little ladybirds were found at a local craft store. I used a punch for the leaf and white oval, a Nestie for the scalloped oval and a freebie stamp for the the ladybirds on the ovals. The ladybirds were also glitterified with my red Spica.
I am entering this in the Copic Oz winter challenge, because I think Tilda looks as snug as a bug in that outfit.
Now its onto the next major project. My grandson, grandie nr1, volunteered me to make some costumes for his school concert. Do not smirk! I am dieing here, I haven't sewn in years and the pattern that came home is definately not complete, just random pieces of newspaper, I have to make jumpsuits, 7 of them!!!! I could do with some help over here, and I am willing to feed you well.


  1. Wow! That is really an accomplishment. They look adorable. What a nice grandma.

  2. Your cards look amazing now they are all lined up and finshed. Well done you. Good luck with the jumpsuits....I've made a couple of those in the past for my family when they were growing of them was used as a lion, a donkey and a mouse....versatile or what? :-)
    A x

  3. You did a wonderful job on them. They are beautiful. I'm sure they are so happy with them.

  4. 40??? Yikes! That IS a lot lol. They are beautiful though, I love the colours, gorgeous x

  5. OMG...I think you should get the Grammy of the Year award...40....Goodness. They are very sweet and quite a memory for you and your family. Don't you hate to give them up, they look wonderful in your craft room. If I could sew, I'd help you. Wait, if I could sew and afford to fly down, I'd for sure help you. Good luck finding volunteers. Again, Great Job Grammy! I'm putting two entries into the bowl for you...Good luck!

  6. Positive regiments of beautiful invitations, Tertia! What a wonderful amount of work, especially as you've had to do so much to make your craft room so beautiful, too!

    Thanks for your latest comment - I really do appreciate the prayers and hugs. My hubby went to see Dad this p.m. and he's not doing well - no improvement despite the treatment and he's very confused and out of it.


  7. Oh my, that is a beautiful view.....40 all lined up! I bet they will love receiving them and some fabulous colouring too.

    Thanks for visiting my WOYWW desk

  8. Jou "studio" lyk pragtig en elke minuut van die twee dae werd. Jy is 'n awesome ouma om soveel tyd in te sit in uitnodigings.

    Dankie vir die woorde van bemoediging, dit beteken baie vir my.


  9. I finally got around to reading the comment you left last Tuesday. Sorry I'm so late getting here. I can't believe you colored each and every one of those invitations. They are so well done, too. My hand is cramping just thinking about holding even ONE pen that long!

    I'm going to have a friend send my address to you, since my e-mail is not working properly. And you are simply TOO sweet. I'm so blessed and appreciate you more than you realize. I've never had anything from South Africa before. That blew me away.

  10. These are amazing!!! What a fabulous thing to do!

  11. Your coloring is so beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at! I hope you join us again this week :)