Friday, 20 September 2013


Hi there.

My second post for today and it's a CAS card again.  This time I'm joining in the fun over at the    CAS(E) this Sketch Blog

This is the card I've made:

and this is the sketch:

For my card I've adhered some washi tape strips to a white base which I then adhered to my card front with pop dots.  The daisy stamp is from Verve and I've stamped it on white cardstock and fuzzy cut it.  I've coloured the daisy with a Tangerine Tsukineko Emboss Dual Pen and then gave it some shine with 3D Crystal Lacquer.  I've heat-embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black fishtail banner.  The sentiment is in Afrikaans (my home language) and says 'Congratulations'.  The fishtail banner and daisy  I've adhered with pop dots to the card.  To finish off the card I've added a leafy flourish cut with a die from the Die-namics range by MFT.
Not much more to say about this card.  Hope you like it!!
Off to bed I am - it's nearly 11 o'clock!!
Enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend!!


Hi everyone.

It's the first time I am taking part in the Addicted to Cas challenge.

The code word for the current challenge is 'Get Well' and you can take part HERE.

This is the card I have created:

The polka dot stamp is by Glitz and the 'Winter Rose' and 'Leaf-filled Flourish' dies are from the Die-namics range by MFT.  The sentiment stamp is part of the 'Friendly Phrases' set by Verve.

That's my card and I hope you like it!
Thanks for popping in and I appreciate your comments a lot!
Have a lovely day!


Thursday, 19 September 2013


Hi everyone.

It's Thursday already and, yippee, tomorrow school closes for the spring break!  For a week no taxi-ing around and being able so sleep a bit later!  Can't wait!

Anyway, not that much time left to take part in the retrosketches#81 challenge.  This is the lovely sketch for the week:

and here is my take on it:

 I've used an EF by Cuttlebug for my white bg panel.  The dps are from Prima Marketing. 
The sentiment stamps are from the 'You and I' set by Verve.
The 'Leaf-filled Flourish' and 'Winter Rose' dies are form the Die-namics range by MFT.
A button and twine rounds off the card.

Hop on over to the Retrosketches blog and join in the fun!

Thanks for popping in and I would love you to leave a comment!!
Have a lovely day!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Mojo Monday #311

Hi everyone.

Just a quick post for this week's Mojo Monday sketch by Julee.

Here is Julee's sketch:

and the card I've made:

I've used dp from the Memorabilia range by Teresa Collins.
The sentiment (VSPJ-0077) and flower (Lean on Me set) stamps are from Verve, as well as the coordinating flower-die.  The Leaf-filled Flourish is from the Die-namics range by MFT.
Have to be off to collect the kids from school!
Thanks for the visit and have a lovely day!!

Friday, 13 September 2013


Hi everyone.

Thursday means another sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog.  I can't believe that I've actually done another black card, but  my idea did not want to work on white, so I went for the black.

Here's my card:

and a close-up of the butterfly:

The sentiment is in Afrikaans and says:  'Just for you'.

The butterfly die and the EF are both from Cuttlebug.  I've added some bling to round it off.

That's it for this beautiful spring day we've got in George!
Have a super day and thanks for the visit!

Kind regards

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Hi everyone!

I've joined in the fun over at the RetroSketches Blog again, but I must admit that this sketch has been one of the most difficult sketches for me to work with so far!!  I really struggled to come up with a card that I was satisfied with and only when I went back to the Rondelle collection of papers by Prima, did I manage to make a card that I think did not turn out TO badly!!  I just couldn't find the right piece of  bg paper - believe me I have tried a LOT!!  ...and in the end I ended up with a card on which I could do the chalkboard effect again!!  (yesterday when I did my first chalkboard card I would not have guessed that I would be doing one this morning too!!)

Here's my card:

and this is the sketch:
Stamps are all by Verve and the dies by Verve and Spellbinders. 
Added some seambinding and pearls and it was finally done!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!! 
Kind regards

Monday, 9 September 2013

Chalkboard Mojo

Hi everyone.

A new week and a new sketch by Julee on the Mojo Monday Blog.  This week Julee has given us a lovely CAS sketch to work with.

For the first time I've tried my hand at a chalkboard effect!  All that I've done is to heat emboss my image with white embossing powder and then added a bit of white shading with my finger and a DewDrop Brilliance (Platinum Planet) inkpad.  This is also the first time I have used such a lot of black on a card.  Anyway, here's my card:

and this is Julee's sketch:
The small pieces of dp I've used are form We R Memory Keepers.
The stamps are all from Verve's Plain Jane range (VSPJ-0077, VS-09-PJ016) and the Borderline set.
Time to be off to fetch my eldest son from school!  They're busy with exams and school closes an hour earlier, at 1pm.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week!  I always appreciate comments!!
Kind regards

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Hi everyone - hope you're having a lovely Sunday!

I'm joining again in the fun over at the CAS(E) THIS SKETCH Blog.  The sketch for this week is really a lovely one and this is the card I've created:

Here's the sketch:
At first I was totally lost and did not have a clue what to do with the sketch!!  I started digging into my boxes of stamps to try and find something I could use.  When I came across the leaf stamp I put it aside as a possibility to use and then I remembered that I've got the perfect sentiment stamp to go with it.  Problem was - I needed a branch for my leaves!!  Not having any drawing capabilities there was no chance that I could draw a branch myself so back to my boxes of stamps I had to go.  I came across this stamp and knew that I had to work out a way to use it as this is the only stamp I have with a nice branch on it!
In the end I stamped it on some cardstock and enlarged it to 200% on a copier machine.  I adhered my copy to a piece of cardstock and fussy cut it and I had my branch!
The leaves I've colored with ordinary colored pencils and then coated it with 3D Crystal Lacquer for a nice shine. 
The leaf stamp is one by a local craft shop, Great Impressions and the branch and sentiment stamps are both by KaiserCraft.
In the end this card was super fun to make!
That's it for now, thanks for the visit and hope to see you again soon!  If you've got a minute or two, I would love you leave a comment!!
Kind regards

Monday, 2 September 2013

Time for Mojo Monday again!!

Hi everyone.

What a lovely Monday morning we have here in George!!  Hope the whole week will be like this! 

A new week means a new sketch over at the MOJO MONDAY BLOG again. 

My card following the sketch by Julee looks like this:

I've used dp from the Rondelle collection by Prima Marketing.
The circle frame I've used is one by a local craft shop and is part of a selection of Afrikaans (my home language) sentiment stamps.  I was so excited when I saw that some of my Verve sentiment stamps fit in the frame perfectly!  The flower and flourish dies are from the Die-namics range by MFT.

It's contest week so join in the fun - you might win a stamp set by Verve!!

Thanks for visiting and have a super week.

Kind regards

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Hi everyone.

Hope you're all are having a lovely weekend!

Last night I visited the RETROSKETCHES BLOG for the first time and decided to play along.  They've got lovely sketches to work with and this is the sketch for the current week:

I've created this card following the sketch:

I've kept it very plain.  The leaf stamp and die and the sentiment stamp are by Verve and the winter rose die is be MFT.  Some washi tape, 2 black pearls and a border round off the card.

Hope you like my card!
Thanks for the visit and have a lovely Sunday!
Kind regards.