Hello friends,

A clean and simple card to share today. My card features a sentiment stamp from Celebr8, a South African company. To add dimension to the card I stamped the image twice, die cut a circle in the top layer and then lift the panel off the card base with mirror tape. I used my Derwent Inktense pencils to color the flowers in bright spring colors and added a few gemstones to finish off.

I entered my card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the sentiment


Project details:

  • White card stock
  • Celebrat8 stamps “Floral Stain”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small”
  • Gemstones
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.



Summer Fair

Hello blog friends,

This week Debbie gave me the wonderful opportunity to be guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room  Week 76. The theme of the challenge this week is ‘The Sweet Days of Summer’ – create a card or project inspired by the picture, featuring a handmade flower and the colours pink, peach, green and any neutral. The fabric roses on my card were made from abaca fabric and die cut with the Tim Holtz alterations die (large flower) and the Cuttlebug die “Quilled rose/carnation kit” (smaller flowers). The flowers and seam binding were dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian velvet” and  “Spiced marmalade” to achieve the pink and peach colours. To complete the flower arrangement I added small pink and peach vintage Forget-me-not flowers and satin leaves. The gorgeous designer paper is from Pink Paislee.

I enter my card in the following challenges:

The handmade flowers made from abaca fabric and dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks

The inside of the card

A close-up of the Tim Holtz stamp and seam binding bow

Project details:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Pink Paislee designer paper “Botanical gardens”
  • Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp
  • Tim Holtz stamp “Artful Flight”
  • Tim Holtz  Alterations die “Tattered Florals”
  • Cuttlebug die “Quilled rose/carnation kit”
  • Chipboard “sign post” embellishment
  • Abaca fabric for handmade flowers
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Victorian Velvet” and “Spiced marmalade”
  • Vintage seam binding
  • Pearls for flowers
  • Forget-me-nots vintage flowers
  • Satin leaves
  • Guipere lace

Thanks for stopping by today and I always enjoy reading all your lovely comments. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


Lilac roses and a Dovecote

Hello blog friends,

While busy making this card the past weekend I realized that I am already one year in blogland! What an amazing journey for me, be welcomed amongst fabulous card makers, met caring people around the world, learned something new about paper crafts each day and most of all – make friends with wonderful people in my own country and all over the world. I decided to make a card showcasing how much I appreciate my friends. As inspiration for the card I used the following quote: “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”  (Leo Buscaglia). The dovecote stamp  (0510010DOVEC) is from FlowerSoft and the sentiment stamp from Penny Black (Friends Matter 4073F).

I entered the card in the following challenges:

Here is the card 

The roses, sentiment and the bling 

The dovecote

Hope you like the card. I used the following to create the card:

  • White and lilac cardstock
  • FlowerSoft stamp “Dovecote”
  • Penny Black stamp “Friends Matter”
  • Paper roses
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Milled Lavender”
  • Marianne Design Creatables die “Leaf” and “Flourishes”
  • Gemstones
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell watercolour pencils

Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your crafting. Would like to know who visits, so please if you have a minute to spare leave a comment so that I can come and see your creation too.

Greetings from South Africa,


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