Monday, November 8, 2010

Finally a card

I am so pleased I have a card to share, but better yet, I am also entering it for That's Krafty Thursday, my super talented Chicken's challenge, lol! Yes of course I'm talking of Jeanie, she's back and with a bang. Be sure to go check out her new craft room and her latest creations. Nothing has changed in the time she was gone and I'm so pleased she's back to inspire me again, woohoo.

This card is for my cousin's daughter who's having her first birthday party this weekend. Okay so there is no ONE on it, but I'm challenged with those things, so she will just have to read the message inside to know what birthday it was for, lol.

The image is from Penny Black, I coloured it with Prisma pencils and blended with Sansdor (gamsol). The sentiment is from Stamping Bella, and I'm always glad when I manage to get a sentiment on my cards. Am I the only one challenged with that... obviously not, I see such gorgeous cards out there with sentiments all the time, lol.

That's about all there is to say today. I hope to finish one more card this week, but it's a BIG hope.

All the best

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Photos again

I don't have any cards to share, sorry, just a few more pics I've taken. Hope you like it.

The picture of the sun is the Dog Sun we had here this week. It's ice particles that form a rainbow around the sun, it was so strange!

Take care

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lady at leisure, just like me

I have finally made a card. I know it's been ages, but I'm still alive, just been very busy. I can hardly remember how to use google blogger, lol.

This image, Martini Nikki, from Ladbybug Crafts Ink, is exactly what my life is like at the moment. I am on 3 months garden leave. Although I am exceptionally busy, I am totally enjoying it.

I coloured the image with my prismacolor pencils, cut it out with a nestie circle. The flowers were done with the MFT die-namics die! Love that.  I know it can be done by hand too, but the die makes it SOOOO much easier for stupid people like me. Woohoo.

Okay so even after I have been away for this long, I got to get going. I don't want to go on and on, who has time to read a loooong post. I start my next photography course tomorrow, looking forward to that.

take care

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Photos instead of a card

Yay, I'm still alive! I have FINALLY got my home line fixed. It's so nice to be on-line again.

I have been so busy these last two weeks. Today I finished at work, the office is empty, everything is gone. It was hard work and lots to do and organise, but it's all done. Now I guess I need to start looking for a new job. For some strange reason one is not finding me, lol!

If you managed to read some of my previous posts you will know that I was doing a photography course. I loved it! It was only the fundamentals of digital photography, but I learnt so much. I am really enjoying taking pictures now that I actually know how to use the camera.

For our final class we had an early morning outing, we went to the Botanical Gardens down the road from me, and was I lucky it was near my house, cause we had to be there at 6 in the morning. Anyhow, I wanted to share some of the photos I took, seeing I do not have a card as I have not had time to do any crafting in the last 2 weeks. Hopefully you like them.

Playing with the white balance

Oil painting, just for fun!

I saw today that some of you have left me comments which I was not even aware of. I have made my comments a little more secure as there has been so much spam lately, what is it with these people, they are so annoying, but let me refrain and move on! As the saying goes, if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all. Thanks for your comments I loved them, and was definitely not keeping them hidden on purpose.

Seeing I am a lady of leisure now I might actually find some time to make a card again. I haven't been able to visit any of my Ladybug Crafts Inc DT members, they must think I don't love them anymore.

Nothing further from me. It's almost bedtime, I'm just watching Show me how first, woohoo, our one and only local craft show.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Hot Stuff

I am online, I can't believe it, lets hope my connection lasts and doesn't die on me like every other time. Yes, I still haven't had my line checked, I will, some day real soon, lol.

This card I made about 2 weeks ago, but haven't been able to post it. Maybe just as well cause I had such a busy weekend I didn't make a thing, so nothing more to post now in any case.

This image is from Bugaboo, it's from the Sassy Gals range, and I love those images! I think they are so nice for guy cards, instead of the usual, golfer or handyman, or maybe a fisherman.... So who agrees with me, or do you think they're too risque?

I coloured the image with my prisma pencils, in fact it was a mix of prisma and lyra, then I cut it out with a craft knife. I used a previous Taylored Expressions sketch, I love the pdf file available from them with all their sketches it's super handy. I did the two circles with a nestie circle die, and the front one I put through my cuttlebug with the polka dot template.

I have to share quickly, I went to see Enrique last week Thursday, he was here for the opening of the Cricket 20/20 series. Anyhow, I am not his biggest fan, I don't even own a single CD, but a friend of mine wanted to go, so I said okay I'll go see him. Well he impressed me so much I'll go and see him again any time. What a genuinely nice guy, so down to earth and really appreciates all his fans, no matter who they are or what they look like! Of course he was yummy to look at, even if we were far, far away from the stage.

That's my post for today, pretty short and sweet, but I know no-one wants to be bored with lots of waffle, and who has the time to read it all, lol!


Monday, September 6, 2010


It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been a bit busy and haven't had a moment free. We had our department farewell, which was fabulous, I've attached some pictures below. But first about my card.

This is one of the super cute images from Ladybug Crafts Ink, and it's called Buttercup In the Doghouse. I made it with a new home in mind, thought it would be perfect with the sold sign, lol. I struggled to get a decent photo though, clearly my photography course is not helping. Kerry rescued it for me with photoshop, but in real life this card is SO cute.

As usual I coloured the image with my prisma pencils and blended it with sansador, then cut it out with a square nestie die. I hand-wrote the 'sold', which was luckily just one word, I would not be brave enough to write much more than that. Unlike Paula who does the most beautiful hand written sentiments.

On to our farewell. This is the main entrace to the lodge, it is really pretty.

This was the Cheetah run. You cannot image how fast these animals are if you have not seen it yourself.

Here I am with Tarzan the Cheetah and then of course Bumblebee the python, she was adorable.

Now I am done and hope you all have a great week. I am looking forward to having a realiable internet connection again one day. The way I have to work at the moment, losing my connection every 5 minutes is driving me insane. I want to visit my favourite blogs and leave you all some comments, but it's not possible at the moment :-(

Take care.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Suggestions please

I'm somewhat brain dead today, I cannot think of a header for this post. Maybe it's because I'm struggling with my internet connection, it's frustrating me so that I cannot think straight, lol. It took about 10 attempts to get my images uploaded, and now they finally are, I've had to try a different setting, so hopefully my post looks okay in the end.

What I wanted to ask was what would you have called this post!? I'm sure there's some great ideas out there, better than my 'suggestions' one, hehehe.

This image is from Bugaboo Stamps and again I was lucky to get it as a free download, and No I did not get all my images as freebies, I've bought plenty too.

I coloured my image with my prismacolor pencils then blended it with sansador (gamsol), and cut it out with a rectangle nestie. Now, in case you're wondering about my little clouds I added in, I did that from following Paula's cloud tutorial here. Please no comparisons, I'm still a learner, woohoo.

The border was done with the Die-namics border from My Favorite Things, and I love it, I want to use it all the time.

I added a little butterfly in the top right corner, but I'm not sure it's visible on the photo, not serious if you can't see it, just trust me that it's there. Lastly, I used the Taylored Expressions sketch number 122. Great sketch, I and might just use it again.

This weekend I am starting my photography course, I can't wait. I sure hope it's not too complicated, I just want to learn how to take great pictures. Then again I think that's like making great cards, you either have the talent or you don't, but I'm about to find out. I sure hope there's a huge big secret they're all keeping and I am finally going to find out what it is. ROFL!

Have a good rest of the week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Who stole the cheese

Look what I have to share today, a brand new image from none other than Ladybug Crafts Ink. This is my first card that I've made for Kerry, and I sure hope she likes it.

I think this image is just so cute, look at that big eye peeping at the poor little mouse going by. This is Tiptoeing Lily and she sure looks pretty confident walking past Magnum, then again he doesn't look like he needs food, lol!

I coloured the image with my prismacolor pencils, blended with sansador (gamsol), and then cut it out with an oval nestie. The paper is from October Afternoon, the fence is a Martha Stewart border punch and the sentiment is from Elzybells.

Now, I tried something different with my picture. I tried Jeanie's super clever way of taking her pictures with a pretty background instead of the usual dull one I have. I could not however decide which one I liked better, isn't that typical, lol! So please let me know what you think!

That's that for today! Hope you have a great Monday.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

What we all fear

A nurse with a glove on giving you the look that says, do I look like I'm joking! LOL!!!

Do you ever have this great idea in mind for a card, then start making it and once it's finished it is so not that great idea you originally had?? Well that is exactly what happened with this card of mine, so if no-one really likes it I so won't be upset with you, cause it is not on my favourite.

The image is from Bugaboo stamps, yes again, shhhh not a word from anyone. But at least it is Margaret this time and not Stella. I coloured it with my prismacolor pencils blended with sansador (gamsol) and then I cut the image out with my craft knife. Oh boy did I realise how much my eyesight has gone, I could not see the lines to know where to cut, it was SO difficult, I even tried with a magnifying glass, but I needed a third hand, either to hold the image down or to hold the magnifying glass. Warning: watch out when you turn 40 everything goes downhill from there, woohoo! I layered my image on a nestie mat and the border at the bottom was done with the EK Success punch which my super talented friend Jeanie sent me.

Please let me know what you think of my not so favourite card, I'd love to know if it's just me or if the card is not the best ever :-)

Tomorrow is Friday, yay!


PS: Leanne let me know how I can contact you. I'll help with the colouring if I can!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Who likes mornings?

Definitely not me, lol!!! I am so not a morning person, don't ask me what it is, but I do know if mornings started at around 10, or better yet 11, I would definitely be one.

Here's someone who agrees with me. Margaret from Bugaboo is definitely not a morning person either.

I printed Margaret on a laser printer then left the image to 'dry' for about a day. I coloured her with my prismacolor pencils and blended it with Sansador (gamsol), cut it out with a nestie die, in this case the long rectangle. I added a crocheted flower my mom made me ages ago and of course the button and twine on top to finish it off nicely. That's about it I think, oh the paper is from Basic Grey the 6x6 pad.

I took some pictures of my children while we were outside playing in the garden yesterday. I always talk about them and thought it would be nice to introduce them to you all. It is so difficult to get a good picture of Jingle and Misty. Misty literally turns her head away from the camera and just stands there, I can call and whistle and try what I like, she will not look at the camera. Some times she even ran inside to get away from me, lol!

So here's my little Jingle, not so little anymore, with his pretty pink nose. See it's going to need sun block soon.

Here is her royal highness, Simby, aka as Princess. She sure acts like one, thus the reason for the nickname.

And my little camera shy Misty. Luckily I have a good zoom lens so I could sneak this picture in without her knowing. Although that face does look a little like it's saying "stop taking my picture, ppppplease".

and Jingle again smelling the grass, or something.

No pictures of Pepi (African Grey) and Roxy (Green Cheek Conure). I will try get them another time. Pepi is not too difficult as he comes out of his cage, but Roxy does not leave her little place of safety, so the only pictures I get of her are through the bars which are not very nice. I'm booked to do a photographic course in September, can't wait, maybe they can teach me how to get a picture without the bars, lol.

Have a great week, I know I will cause we have a public holiday tomorrow, and it's Women's Day, yay!


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