Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. I discovered a few days ago a Lili of the Valley stamp in my storage box and it is just perfect for the new challenge at CASology with the cue word “Juicy”. I stamped the image with Memento dye ink and colored it with Derwent Inktense water-color pencils. The sentiment is a combo of Spellbinders  and Impression Obsession word dies.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image and sentiment

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and grey metallic card-stock — Lili of the Valley rubber stamp “Strawberries” — Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One”(S4-563) — Impression Obsession Word Die “Beste Wishes” (DIE 386-F) — Derwent Inktense water-color pencils for coloring

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this CAS creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.



Welcome Baby

Hello friends,

Happy New Year to all my followers and visitors. Your visits and comments during 2014 are greatly appreciated and never once taken for granted. Thank you so much for sharing my passion and I wish you all good health, peace and fulfillment in the coming year.

Today I am sharing a baby card I made for a friend’s neighbour who was blessed with a baby girl. I used one of my favourite color combo’s – green and pink – and did some paper piecing for the Marianne Design Creatables vintage pram die cut. Some fancy buttons, a cheerful bunting, bows and Prima roses were added as embellishments. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.



 A close-up of the vintage pram


The sentiment


Pink roses and buttons for a little girl


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • Designer paper : Prima “Annalee” ; “Romantique”  and Authentique “Delightful”
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” SD064
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR0218
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Ovals”
  • Olba punch for leaves
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Prima flowers “Encore” Item #561345
  • Buttons
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Iced Lime”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet” and “Bundled Sage”

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,


Shabby Flowers and Hearts

Hello blog friends,

Today I share my guest designer card for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room Week #228 with the theme “Sweet Shabby Flowers”. You can create a card or TSTR #228project inspired by the lovely photo and include lace and flowers. I decided to use a little basket filled with hearts as focal point for my card. The die cut was assembled on a tag and attached to a bouquet of tulips and rosebuds, tied together with shabby ribbon. A lace border, lattice die cut and tiny butterflies complete my shabby card. Hope you like the card. The  Shabby Tea Room design team would love to see your sweet shabby card this week – come and join in the fun.



 The basket filled with sweet little pink hearts


The flowers and sentiment


 The little butterflies on a lattice border


A peep at the inside with more butterflies


Project details:

  • White and blue cardstock
  • Designer paper from Iralamija
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Homespun”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice”
  • Sizzix die “Tags, Rounded”
  • Cuttlebug die “Hearts and Stamps”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterflies”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Paper tulips and rosebuds
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue” and “Pink Tulip”
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Stormy Sky”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful week and see you again next week for another lovely challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.

Kind regards from South Africa,


Dozen Roses

Hello friends,

Today I have a cute teddy bear card to share. I have a few days leave from work and just enjoying myself in the craft room. It is a few weeks since I last did some coloring and playing with my Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils was so much fun again. The image is from Conie Fong and called “Dozen Roses”. I layered the image on KaiserCraft designer paper “Forget-me-not”. The flourish side panel “Valerian flourish” is cut with a die from Memory Box and the butterfly die is  from Mariannne Design Creatables. A circle sentiment from Lili of the Valley complete the card. Hope you like my card which is a little different from my usual vintage looking cards.



A close-up of the teddy bear with the bunch of roses


The Lili of the Valley circular sentiment


The Memory Box flourish die, bow and flowers


The butterflies


A peep at the inside with another flourish and butterflies


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • KaiserCraft designer paper “Forget-Me-Not”
  • Conie Fong rubberstamp “Dozen Roses” (Available from Loves Rubberstamps)
  • Lili of the Valley circular sentiment “Set 7 – For You”
  • Memory Box die “Valerian Flourish” (No 98196)
  • Mariannne Design Creatables butterfly die (LR0158)
  • Olba punch (Leaves)
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Winter White”
  • Paper roses
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils for coloring
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Tattered Rose” and “Vintage Photo”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate each visit so much. Have a wonderful and happy crafting day.

Regards from South Africa,



Forever Yours …

Hello friends,

Today I have a cute card to share  with you. It feels like ages since I last used my aquarelle pencils for coloring and worked with cute images. I have the image stamped ages ago but never sat down to make a card with it. It is really busy at work since the beginning of the year and time for my hobby is so limited – hopefully things will calm down.

I am an animal lover and working in a Veterinary Science Library, animal stamps are always a popular choice for me. This cute stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion range Everyday with Barkley “Special Friend”. Those two adorable faces really portray a perfect animal heaven on earth. For the layers I used designer paper from Iralamija and a Spellbinders die cut “Fancy Lattice”. The leafy branch is from Marianne Design Creatables. Hope you enjoy my card as much as I have in creating it.

I  entered my card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the stamped image from Crafter’s Companion “Special Friend” and the ribbon roses


The sentiment


The roses


A peep at the inside with another two bling hearts and a fancy lattice


Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Designer paper from  Iralamija
  • Crafter’s Companion stamp Everyday with Barkley “Special Friend”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0150”
  • Cuttlebug die “Tiny Tags” (37-1222)
  • Gemstones
  • Wax cord
  • Paper roses
  • Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Antique Linen” and “Peeled Paint”
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”
  • Lyra Rembrandt aquarelle watercolor pencils

Thanks for visiting today, it is always such a pleasure to read your comments. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


With Flourishes

Hello dear blog friends,

This week’s challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is Fabulous Flourishes. I think most of us love to use flourishes on our cards as it is always so elegant and stylish. For my card I used the Tim Holtz Alterations die “Elegant Flourishes”  to create a kind of frame for the image from JanetK Design. I fell in love with the beautiful image the first minute I saw it on Janet’s blog. The little birdies and gorgeous pink roses are so perfect with the flourishes. I decided to glue pearls on the flourishes to make them more prominent and for a more vintage touch. The bow is made with wrinkled ribbon from May Arts. Hope you can join us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow to show us what you can to with flourishes.



The beautiful image from JanetK Design.


A close up of the flowers


One of the flourishes, lace and the May Arts Wrinkled ribbon bow


A peep at the inside with another flourish and the circular sentiment


Project details

  • Cream cardstock
  • Designer papers from Iralamija and Glitz Designs
  • Birdie Darling” image from JanetK Design
  • Tim Holtz Alterations die “Elegant Flourishes”
  • Lili of the Valley circular sentiment stamp (inside)
  • Paper roses
  • Lace
  • Wrinkled ribbon from May Arts
  • Cream pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Tea Dye”

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a lovely day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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