Party Time

Hello everyone,

My last card for 2011, I can’t believe how quickly this year came to an end.  I have such lovely memories of 2011 – meeting new friends, cherish old friendships, caring, sharing, laughing and crying with family and loved ones. But as 2012 approaches I am looking forward to what the New Year will hold and I am sure it will be better with many wonderful moments. My wish to all my blog friends is that you may find joy and happiness in the coming year with many enriching  days and meaningful moments. To celebrate I chose this adorable image from Penny Black with the cute mice dancing and making music into the New Year.



A music note on the inside

A close-up of the dancing mice

Project details:

  • White, black and ivory cardstock
  • Polka dot designer paper (K and Company)
  • Penny Black stamp “Ode to Joy” (1657K)
  • Lili of the Valley circular sentiment stamp
  • Flowers
  • Lace
  • Seam binding “Nu Rust”
  • Chipboard music notes
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities ” Fleur De Lis Rectangles”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils
  •  Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

Thanks for stopping by, as always it is so much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and hope you will be visiting again in 2012.

Warm wishes and a very happy New Year from South Africa,



Hello dear blog friends,

Well, a New Year is on its way for us and I made this card today to celebrate 2012. It is with a bit of hesitation that I posted the card  as when I asked DH what he thinks he stared a moment  and the reply was “… a little bit different but it is OK to post” . The vintage image is from The Graphics Fairy and I absolutely love the carnival atmosphere this picture creates. You can find the vintage printable here. The clowns, music instruments and the dancing couple with all the lovely detail on their costumes pictures New Year celebrations way back in history. I tried to capture some of the festive colours of the image in my red flowers and pearls, yellow ribbon and green flourishes. The blue background papers were distressed using a Zutter Distress-It-All tool and then painted with gesso.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

 The inside decorated with a green flourish

Project details:

  • White and blue cardstock
  • Blue striped designer paper
  • Vintage scrap from The Graphics Fairy (Vintage printable – Remarkable Masquerade Ball)
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Petaloo Canterbury collection paper flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Red pearls
  • Marianne Design Creatables die for flourishes
  • Skwiglues “Crystal Gold”
  • Dala acrylic gesso for distressing

And that’s from me for today – hope my card brings back memories from long ago and an almost past 2011. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day.

Regards from South Africa,


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