Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another 1 and 2 fours

Oh to be that young again! I have come to a point in my life where I have to colour my hair once a month or I am so grey my mother wouldn't recognise me! What's with that!!

Anyhow, these are additional cards that my friend asked for. She actually asked for 4 and 6, but I was having such fun with these, I wanted to try them all. So be warned, there are more to come, rofl!! Sorry!!! At least you can all see that I have been busy, I just haven't been posting much, it is too cold in my study. Okay I can turn a heater on, but it's usually such a mission and I am probably just too lazy, who knows!

These were all coloured with prismacolor pencils and blended with sansador. I cut them out with my nesties and layered the image on a nestie mat. I tried to get a bit of a circus tent look with the striped ones, not sure I achieved that, but seeing there's a clown I thought it would be perfect.

I really do like these images for kids' cards, they are so easy to colour and simply great for those who want the number on the card! That is always a HUGE challenge for me.

Now I have to go and see where my irrigation system is leaking. I found the spot yesterday, but I got to go and test it, so I can see exactly without having a muddy dam of water to try and see through, lol, it wasn't a whole dam, but close.

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

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The World Cup

I have to be really honest and admit that I never in a million years thought I would be watching this much soccer! Hopefully those of you outside of South Africa are all aware of the fact that the Fifa Football World Cup is held in South Africa this year, and are we all enjoying it. I never watch soccer, really never, but I have watched almost every game in this cup, AND best of all I went to see Bafana Bafana (South Africa) live against France on Tuesday night! AND we won, yay!!!!

Here I am all geared up with my vuvuzela, and I included a pic of the one section of the stadium just to show how many South African supporters there were. I had an absolute ball even though it was a 4-5 hour drive there and back, it was worth it. I doubt I will go to another game, but I am very glad I did attend one live and best of all my country.

As for my card today, this is one I made for my sister. Her birthday was on Tuesday, yip the same day I went to watch the match, needless to say I have not yet given it to her, lol!! She has a teenage daughter and although my niece is the model daughter anyone could ask for (that figures, everyone says she's just like me, rofl!!!), she has her teenage moments so I thought this card would be perfect for my sister.

I printed Stella from Bugaboo stamps on a laser printer, left it for a day to 'dry' really well and then coloured it with my prismacolor pencils, and blended with sansador. I cut the image with an oval nestie and layered it on an oval mat. The scalloped border was done with a fiskars border punch, one of my favourites (do I say that a lot!!??). I added some glaze to her glasses with my sakura glaze pen, it makes them look so good, but sadly the photos never show that kind of detail.

That's it for today, not much more I can add and I have already made this post longer than it should be. Do people read them all. I know I try when I visit other blogs, but it is often just impossible to keep up.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my next post will be some more Clown Numbers! MORE!!??? I hear you all say, lol! They're really cute, you'll not want to miss then, honest, hehehe.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

How cold can it get

Some of you may recall from last winter that I never stop complaining about being cold when it's winter. Well, it is simply freezing here in Johannesburg and I cannot stand it! I am going to try and do this post as fast as possible, cause I am freezing my little everything off in my study, lol!

As I mentioned previously, I have been making a few cards with the clown number images I got from Bugaboo. Today I have two more to share, the 5 & 6.

Aren't these just too cute! I love them. I coloured them with my prismacolor pencils blended with Sansador and then cut it with my nestie. I added a bit of glaze to his nose, cause a clown's nose is shiny and big isn't it, pity you can't see it in the photo. I added a bit of glamour dust to the flame, so it has a nice sparkle and the sentiment below is from Stamping Bella.

I really like this paper for boys, and I must say it turned out just as I wanted. That does not happen often. Most annoying.

Tonight Bafana Bafana play Uruguay, I hope we win!!! That will be awesome. I am very grateful though that I will be watching the game from the comfy of my couch with the heater as warm as possible. Good luck to those braving the cold.

Take care!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

When I grow up

A friend of mine (Colleen's), niece is turning 21, the theme for her party is 'When I grow up'. That is where the sentiment for this card came from... and NO, it was not my idea, but Colleen's herself. I didn't put up much of an argument though, lol! Colleen, I hope you like it!!

The image is another from Bugaboo Stamps (note they only do digital images :-)). I must say I love the images that Jodie, she's Bugaboo herself, comes up with. One thing I have come to love with digital images is that you can make them any size that you may need, unlike rubber stamps. For this card, I wanted to make something a bit bigger than usual and it was great that I could resize the image and not have this tiny little image lost on my card. That was the same for the invites I made for my mom's 70th. I wanted smaller cards and it was just perfect that I could make Stella smaller. If any of you are still uncertain go to the Bugaboo freebie page and try the freebies for this week. (There are new freebies every Friday!) This week there are 3 freebies and they are too cute.

I printed the image with a laser printer, then left it for a day to dry properly. I coloured it with my prismacolor pencils and blended it with sansador (gamsol). This time I could not use a nestie, because the image was a bit too big for any of the nesties I have. I cut it with my craft knife and layered it on some DP made locally. The border was done with a Martha Stewart punch. I love that punch!!!

I also decorated the inside of the card, just cause it is for a special occasion. I was specifically asked to put '21' on it, but I just did not think it would fit on the front, so doing the inside of the card was a perfect solution!

I hope to make at least one more post this week, it is almost 3 weeks since I posted anything. I did finish this card a while back, but I just hadn't posted it. It's winter here, and it's cold, and it makes me not want to do anything but sit in front of the heater, lol.

I hope some of you are watching the soccer (football) world cup, hosted here in South Africa. I never, I mean NEVER, watch soccer, but I was glued to the TV watching Bafana Bafana (that means The Boys), play Mexico yesterday. I am so pleased we did not lose. Can't wait for our next game on Wednesday, and we have a public holiday, so the whole country will be watching. Although I think the country already came to a stand still with yesterday's game.

I'm done for today. See you soon.


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