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Hello friends,

I was playing with my dies yesterday and the result is a happy shabby card to share with you today.  The die cut clock is from Joy Crafts and the little bird from Memory box. I painted the bird with my watercolor pencils to match the colors on the card. The speech bubble sentiment is made with my computer as I  don’t have a speech bubble die – something I must remember when going on a shopping spree again!  I added my favorite bunting from the Johanna Sheen signature die range. The rose printed fabric tape  at the bottom is a new addition to my crafting stuff and this is the first time I used some of it on a card. Maybe the card is a little busy but in a way I love the happy feeling of it.

I made the card with the following challenges in mind:


A close-up of the clock


The flower, bow, lace and fabric tape


The sentiment, bird and banner


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White cardstock and scraps of blue, pink and green
  • Designer paper (Unknown)
  • Joy Crafts clock die “Back in Time” (6002/0219)
  • Memory Box bird die “Perched Reed Bird” (98160)
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Bunting” (SD064)
  • McGill punch “Designer Leaf Spray” (P/N 92079L)
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Paper doily
  • Stick on fabric ribbon
  • Doodlebug design Dooddle Twine “Bubble Blue”
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue”
  • Lace
  • Roses
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”, “Peeled Paint” and “Stormy Sky”
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today and looking at my card. Tomorrow I am back to work, my little vacation is over. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa where we enjoy lovely autumn weather.



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,


A Picket Fence

Hello blog friends,

Hope your day was as good as mine. Lovely summer weather in South Africa now with lots of sunshine and blue, blue skies. In my previous blog post I mentioned about the gardens that are so beautiful this time of the year. Well, for my card  today I was inspired by all the flowers blooming, so my choice was a white picket fence decorated with colourful cherry blossoms, a yellow rose and little forget-me-nots. This was such a quick and easy card there is nothing more to say about it but that I really love the country feel of this card. The lovely sentiment stamp is from JustRite “All occasion nested sentiments” set.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A little flower, leaves and lace on the inside

Projects details:

  • White cardstock and green gingham paper
  • Chipboard picket fence
  • Paper flowers
  • JustRite All Occasion Nested sentiment stamp
  • Lace
  • McGill designer leaf punch
  • Gemstones
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Narrow silk ribbon for bow

Thanks for stopping by today and that you took the time to look at my card. May the rest of the week be wonderful and enjoy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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