Yellow Roses

Hello everyone,

So good to be back to show you my card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. The theme for this fortnight is “Floral” and Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this challenge. The prize for one random winner is a $10 gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store (can’t be combined with any other promo code). Grab those crafting stuff and enter, you can be the winner of this gift voucher! Please remember your project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style to be eligible to win the prize.

I chose the “Mini Roses” digital set from Doodle Pantry for my card. The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle pencils and then fussy cut. The background is wood grain designer paper from KaiserCraft and a trellis die from Marianne Design Craftables. The printed sentiment is also from the Mini roses digital set  and die cut on a little sign board from Marianne Design Creatables. I added some lace, pearls, ribbon and roses to finish off.

I entered my card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the yellow roses


 The bow and flower


The sentiment and some pearls


A peep at the inside embellished with lace, a bow and tiny pearls


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • KaiserCraft designer shabby chic paper “Base Coat Collection”
  • Doodle Pantry digital stamp “Mini Roses” and sentiment
  • Marianne Design Craftables CR1262
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR 0191
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils
  • Roses
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. I appreciate your visits so much. Hope you can join us at Sugar Creek Hollow for our “Floral” challenge. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,



Graceful Fairy

Hello everyone,

Today is the start of a new Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge  and we have a wonderful sponsor this fortnight,  the A Day for Daisies digital shop. The theme is fairies or angels (no birds or butterflies) and your projects must be in a vintage or shabby style. Your project  can be a card or any other paper crafting item, such as a scrapbook layout, box, tag, etc.  The prize for one lucky participant is a  $12 gift certificate to the A Day for Daisies shop –  this is the equivalent of 3 images. What a wonderful opportunity to get some of Tammy’s beautiful images.

I chose the image “Graceful Fairy of Flowers” to use on my card. I really like ADFD beautiful images, they just speak to my style. The fairy was coloured with my water-colour pencils, fussy cut and then assembled on my card. The background for the fairy was created with Marianne Design Craftables lattice fence die and ivy corner die. I add several layers of the ivy to the corners. To add a magical touch I randomly glued some pearls to the card and some glitter on her dress. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.



A close-up of the fairy


The Whimsy sentiment stamped on a Spellbinders nestabilities “Lacey circle”


The flowers and lattice fence


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • Prima Designer Paper “Princess”
  • A Day for Daisies digital image “Graceful Fairy of Flowers”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Magical Mini Letter Seals”
  • Mariannne Design Craftables “Ivy corners” (CR1253)
  • Marianne Design Craftables “Lattice fence” (CR1262)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Circles”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils for coloring
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Peeled paint” and “Bundled sage”
  • Lace
  • Stamens
  • Prima and Petaloo flowers
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Winter White”
  • Pearls
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoy what you see and I would love to know what you think of my card. Remember to enter the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge and maybe you could be the winner of the fabulous prize.

Today is also my birthday, so I am leaving now for my “fairy” happy birthday party with family and friends. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

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,



Up in the Sky …

Hello everyone,

I am here today with my designer card for the new fortnightly challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow with the theme “Dreaming of the Beach”.  For this challenge we want you to think of the seaside or the beach when you create your vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project. This week Marie Svensson is our guest designer and you can see more of her lovely vintage creations on her blog Primia.

As we are in the midst of summer in South Africa the beach is definitely the place to be during our hot summer days. I used a stamp from Joanna Sheen “Kite” from the Faye Whittaker All Our Yesterdays range. As this is a large stamp and I want the card to be masculine I kept the layout and design very simple. The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils. The layering was done with designer papers and a piece of frayed burlap. A few buttons from my old buttons tin completed the card.



A close-up of the image


The buttons and bows


The sentiment stamped with white embossing powder


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White and dark brown cardstock
  • Designer paper from “K and Company” and “Scrapsheets”
  • Joanna Sheen stamp (Faye Whittaker All Our Yesterdays range) “Kite FW905”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Birthday Letter Seals” (10205)
  • Burlap
  • Buttons
  • Wax cord
  • Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir markers
  • White embossing powder
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Stickles “Platinum”

Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comments. Enjoy your day and happy crafting till next time.

Regards from South Africa,


Feeding The Birds

Hello blog friends,

ADFD_Button2Time for another fun challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this Saturday. The theme is A Child’s Life and we would love to see what you create this fortnight in the vintage or shabby chic paper crafting style. Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day for Daisies – I just love Tammy’s lovely designs. For my card I chose the adorable image “Feeding the Birds” so kindly sponsored by Tammy. As a child , and still as an adult, the birds always captivate me with their behaviour at our bird feeders in the backyard. So relaxing to watch their hustle and bustle around the garden. I used Prima “Romantique” paper for my background and lovely Prima and Petaloo flowers to embellish my card. The image is coloured with Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils, my favourite coloring medium for cards. The Design Team at Sugar Creek Hollow created beautiful cards with their ADFD images, please pop over and join in the fun. Your card could be the winner for this challenge.

Challenges I would love to enter  are:


The lovely “Feeding the Birds” image from A Day  for Daisies


The sentiment, a little pink gem heart and blue Petaloo For-get-me nots


The Prima and Petaloo flowers


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • A Day for Daisies digital image “Feeding the Birds”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Fleur de Lis Squares”
  • Prima flowers “Bel Canto C”
  • Petaloo “Forget me nots”
  • Paper cord
  • Chipboard sentiment (Unknown)
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo beige”
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils
  • McGill leaf punch ” Designer Leaf Spray”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ” Bundled sage” and “Old Paper”
  • Gem heart

Thank you for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


Greetings from the Farm

Hello dear blog friends,

Last week I was browsing through my Penny Black stamps storage box and discovered two golden oldies. Oh dear, I just love the cute cow ladies and had to ink then up immediately and  colour them. It feels like ages since I last made a card with cute images and making these two cards were fun. I kept the layout for both cards the same except for the sentiments. As the images look so happy and cheerful I used minimum embellishments to kept the focus on the critters. After my eye surgery, coloring of images were difficult but my vision did improve so much over the past three months that I am very glad to have my coloring pencils back in hand.  Hope you enjoy these two cards as much as I have enjoyed creating them.



A close-up of the image, the cow lady and her two chicken friends


The roses, doily and leafy flourish


My second card with three pretty cow ladies


A close-up of the three ladies with their fashionable head pieces


A peep at the inside which was decorated in the same way for both cards


Project details:

  • White and green cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers gingham designer paper  “Baby mine”
  • Penny Black stamps “Skip and Romp” (2877L) and “Ladies Devine” (2882K)
  • Penny Black sentiment stamp “Critter Party transparent set” (30-013)
  • Paper doilies
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0271” and “LR0191”
  • Memory Box die “Puffy Clouds”
  • Green wax cord
  • Prima flowers “Sherwood rose cottage” (Item #552718)
  • Tim Holtz distress ink” Tea Dye”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils for coloring
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today to look at my cards and I would love to know what you think. Have a wonderful week and I will be back next Saturday with a vintage/shabby card. Happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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