Saturday, January 31, 2009
Anyhow, i do have a card to share with you all. So read on.
This image is also one of the ones which was sent to me by Paula. I wish I owned such gorgeous stamps.
It was for a colleagues whose daughter is turning six tomorrow. Boy did I struggle to decide where to add the 6. It took me forever. It just did not look good wherever I placed it. Finally this is what I came up with.
I guess this is a Whiff of Joy stamp. I coloured it with my Lyra pencils and baby oil. Talking about baby oil. A fellow blogger, weewiccababe, asked me about the baby oil. Yip it works just as well as Sansador and Gamsol. I have sansador, and it was expensive, but read somewhere on the net about using baby oil with wax based pencils, so I thought I had to try it. It works like a charm and somehow I prefer it to the Sansador. I am sorry now I spent all that money on it, but that's life hey.
I also stamped the name Sid, short for Sidney at the bottom in VersaMark watermark ink, it is not that visabile on the photo.
So here is the card, hope you like it.
Cay all soon.
Friday, January 30, 2009
My blog buddy Mar is the guilty party here, and this is what I haved to do. I have to post the 6th photo from the 6th folder of my pictures, and I have to explain when and what it is of.
So here is my best friend Michelle, to the left, with Tracey. It was taken in May 2008 at a nightclub called Casablanca, in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa. We had great fun that night, far too many tequilas, and if Michelle sees this picture of her on my blog, she is definitely going to make me drink lots more :-) Luckily she doesn't do any blogging, so I think I am pretty safe.
Unfortunately I do not have 5 blogging buddies, and Mar has already been tagged, so I am going to tag the world's best card maker, Paula. She's a busy lady, so I am not sure we will get to see the 6th picture from her 6th folder, but one never knows, it might just be revealed.
Monday, January 26, 2009
This image was one of the MANY which my idol Paula Williamson sent me. Go check her blog http://paulatracy66.typepad.com/paper_possibilities/ and see her beautiful cards. She's a genius.
I thought this little mouse relaxing in the sun is just perfect, as it is hopefully how his days will be spent. Relaxing in the sun, and we do have a lot of sun here.
I coloured it with my brand new Lyra pencils, and baby oil. It was such fun and I just love those pencils. They too, came highly recommended by Paula.
I thought that wavy paper was ideal as it looks like waves in the sea. I hope you all agree :-)
Monday, January 12, 2009
I was asked by a colleague for a card with an African theme, to go to Switzerland. This is as African as I got ;-) Hey there is a giraffe on there - hehehe. I hope she likes it, otherwise I'll have to think of something else. I'm sure this card could come to good use otherwise.
Here is the pewter I did on Saturday. I have had all the pewter goodies since about 4 years, and have finally made something. For now, it is just the image itself, but I am still trying to decide where it should go. I could use it to decoupage something, or it could go on a card. That was the original idea. It was supposed to be used for the African theme card... but I wasn't sure it was good enough to go overseas.
I'll share whatever it gets used for eventually.
Okay got to rush, I am SO late for my first day back at work!!! Yew, I am so not in the mood either ;-(
Have a great day!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I am hoping to post my pewter design I made yesterday. I am so slow at crafting and always have so much to do at home that I don't get enough time. It was my first attempt, so it wasn't too bad.
See you soon, with my pewter.