Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love is in the air

I made this card about 3 weeks ago, and never finished it off.  It needed to be glued together and the ribbon added.  Then I got an email from my friend Jeanie, reminding me that I have not posted anything in a while. Well, one can only post a card if you have one to post, right! At least someone got me going and I finally finished this card, lol!

This image is a Penny Black stamp, which one of my fellow South African crafting buddies sent me a looong time ago.  Sharon I hope you didn't think that I gave your images away, hehehe, I will never be that silly.  Thanks again, and wish I was not so lazy so I could use them all.
I coloured the image with prismacolor pencils and blended it with sansador (gamsol). Then I cut it in a rectangle, rounded the corners with a corner rounder and distressed the edges with a paper distresser. There's some glitter on the hearts but my photos never show those little details. The doily border is a martha stewart border punch. Almost forgot!! The paper is also from the huge pile which Paula sent me! Now that I have all her paper, I wish I could make cards just as beautiful as hers....!
Of course I need to share an updated picture of Lady Ayla Belle. She LOVES the garden and is starting to climb the trees just like a little monkey. Not sure I like that idea, I prefer her safe on the ground :-) She will be 5 months next week, and she's still very tiny. The photo doesn't really make her look tiny with all that fluffy hear, and it's extra fluffy cause she had a bath on Friday, woohoo!
Have a lovely Sunday. I am very pleased I managed to fit in a Valentines card. Even if it is just one, lol!

Take care

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bon Appetite

How cheeky is this cat!? He reminds me of my little Jingle, who's not that little I'll have you know, lol! He is a big boy and I often find him laying on top of Roxy, my conure's cage. I haven't seen him lick his lips though, but I think he does when I'm not watching.

Anyhow this cat is Magnum from Ladybug Crafts Ink. He's one of the many great stamps Kerry sent me a while back which I haven't had time to use. When I looked through my images I just had to use this one as it made me think of Jingle straight away!

I coloured Magnum and his little friend with my prismacolor pencils blended it with sansador (gamsol) and cut it out with a rectangle nestie. Oh and of course I have to mention where I got my inspiration from for this card, none other than Jeanie, hehehe! And the paper is from the pack of papers that Paula sent me late last year. There was so much stuff in her little parcel, loads of paper, pencils, lots of nice goodies. Lucky me!!

That's my story for today! It was so nice to have a rain free weekend, but now my garden needs water. Never a happy balance, lol!

Take care

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Bees

My mom asked me for an engagement card today, which she needs for Saturday. Now if you are anything like me, then that is extreme short notice, lol. I need at least a week's notice, I am so slow when it comes to making cards, just the colouring alone could take me 2 hours or more.

I was clever though, I chose an image which did not require a lot of colouring, so it took me only a few hours this afternoon to make the card and colour the image. Wish I could always be that quick. I will never get rich making cards, that's for sure, lol.
I coloured my image with prisma pencils blended it with sansador (gamsol), and cut it with a Nestie circle die. I sponged it with a little chalk ink and layered it on a scalloped circle mat. I added lots of glamour dust to the wings and flowers and hearts, not sure it shows on the photo. The border at the bottom was done with a fiskars border punch.
Of course I had to throw in a picture of Lady Ayla Belle. I'm thinking of changing her name though to Lazy Ayla Belle, rofl! She is such a little lazy girl that sleeps all day, okay almost all day, the rest of the day she follows me around the house, aaah!
That's my post for today, I got to go wish Debbi a happy birthday, even though the day is now over.... it still counts doesn't it, woohoo.

Take care

Sunday, January 16, 2011

An oldie but still good

This is another image I coloured a while back, and in fact I actually checked, it was way back in April last year. It's a good thing I have some images coloured, cause at least now I get to make some cards, I'm not getting any colouring done though :-( Soon I hope, really soon. I think my pencils have dried up, lol!

This image was another that Debbi sent me, and I have so many other gorgeous ones, so I really should be spending a lot of time colouring. It's not like I don't have time, I'm not working at the moment. If you want to see some gorgeous colouring and some gorgeous cards, do go check Debbi's blog! She was one of the very first ladies who inspired me when I started blogging, and she's super talented.

I coloured the image with my prismacolor pencils and blended it with sansador (gamsol), then cut it out with an oval nestie. The sentiment is from Ladybug Crafts Ink, Kerry was so kind to send me a whole lot of her sentiments and I finally used one! I love sentiments, never know where to put them though.
I thought I'd throw in a picture of little Lady Ayla Belle. She is just the cutest thing, and so clever. She and Jingle (my other cat) have made friends, and she loves him, but boy does he play rough with her. All she does is run and hide when he starts playing, poor little thing. She is so dainty and gentle.

That's my post for today, pretty short and sweet. We have had a few sunny days, but still plenty of rain. So I am still complaining about the weather, well at least it's not snow, woohoo.

Take care

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Peek a boo!

One of my favourite blogs to visit is Jeanie's, the Spotted Chick. Whenever I visit her blog I am so inspired to go make a card, and that's exactly what happened when I visited her blog on Friday evening. I just loved all her new creations, and as you may pick up I even followed her sketch from this post.

Of course that is also her That's Krafty Thursday post, and seeing that I used kraft paper, what a coincidence, lol, I will be entering my card. If you don't have kraft paper just use an old brown envelope it is the exact same thing.

If my card looks skew it's not, it's the photo, I promise :-) So this image is from Bugaboo stamps, and I coloured it probably 6 months ago. It was a good thing I have not used it cause now I had it available at short notice, lol! I coloured it with prismacolor pencils and blended it with sansador (gamsol). The image was cut out with circle nestabilities, and yes I am very proud of myself I still remembered how to do that, woohoo.

We have had a lot of rain here in Jo'burg and although it saves me watering my garden it is getting a bit much now. I like sunshine and warm sunny days! Does anyone have that weather, let me know, I'm coming to visit!

Bye for now

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lady Ayla Belle

Sorry all, but I don't have a card, only pictures of the new addition to the family! Meet Lady Ayla Belle. She's a Chinchilla persian, and she is just the most adorable cutest thing I have ever seen.

She is 3 months and 2 weeks old now, and I got her on 24 December, just in time for Christmas, lol.

How is that pose! Stop taking my photo mom, woohoo. She is so headstrong, for such a small little bundle.

Well take care and I hope to start making cards again soon. I am in the mood, yay!!


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