Chloe Stems and More …

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing my first CAS card for 2015 – yeah, hold on to your chairs as this is not usually my style! Sometimes it is good for me to just try something different from time to time. I decided to dig out my watercolor set and to create a clean and simple card. The chloe stems reminds me of fireworks going up in the air , so I layered them on the watercolor background of orange and yellow. For a bit of sparkle I added orange gemstones. Maybe I need much more practice with the watercolor effect – I tried a few more cards with different die cut and colors which I am also sharing. I always admire all the lovely CAS  cards and hopefully I can gain more confidence in creating them in future.

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Project details:

  • White cardstock and Amedeo watercolor paper
  • Reeves watercolor paint
  • Memory Box die “Chloe Stem”  No 98321
  • JustRite sentiment stamp set “All Occasion Nested Sentiments”
  • Orange gemstones
  • VersaMagic Archival ink pad “Midnight Black”

Here are a couple more cards I tried with my watercolors. I love the shades of blue on this one. The butterfly die cut is from Cheery Lynn.


The muted autumn colors are great for a “sunset” feel for the silhouette birds. The “Birds on a Wire” die is from Spellbinders In’Spire.


For this card I used splashes of pink and a Marianne Design Creatables flower die cut.


Thank you for visiting and looking at my cards. I hope next time I show more improvement on the clean and simple style of card making! Have a wonderful day.




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,



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