Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meljen's Designs Challenges

Hi again

Meljen's Images are one of my absolute favourites!  I got a freebie on her blog, and here is what I have done with it!  

Her challenge : I see Double, was something else- you need to use the same image, but in double, on your card - how fun is that!

The paper, flowers and rhinestones are from my scrapbox.  My freebie image was coloured with copics.
I just love cupcakes ( you can see it in my figure - ha-ha). 

Please leave a comment! It's always nice to hear from you.

Best Wishes

Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge 3 Vintage

Hello all bloggers

Hope you had a fantastic Sunday.

I had a terrible flu last week, and it kept in bed!!  But now I am all better and I can start making some cards again.

I just love Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenges.  The card I made is for their Challenge 3: Vintage

The punch and image I used, is from my "scrapbox".  The beautiful green paper is from W& M. 
Of course, pearls is a must for vintage, and then I found these pretty roses from one of our shops nearby.  I coloured my image with copics.  As you see in all my cards, I love to ink!!!  I used green ink from Scrap Box.

 I do hope you enjoy my card, and, please leave a comment, I just love reading them.

Best Wishes

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge

Hi everyone

What a week so far!  Luckily it's Friday tomorrow AND a long weekend!

I would like to show you my card I made for Bunny Zoe's Craft Summer Challenge.  Please go and check them out, they will have their next challenge on the 9th of August, if you missed this one.

If you live in the Cape Town area, please vote on my blog whether you would like to see a scrapbookshop in Plattekloof.

What did I use for my card?
Purple cardstock, embossed with the cuttlebug
Striped paper, flower and ribbon from my scrapbox
Purple pearls and Yellow rhinestone
Wonderful image of Wags 'n Whiskers, Water Babe.
Image coloured with my copics.

Please leave a comment on my blog, I really like to read it.
Best Wishes

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I'm still here!

Hi everyone

Just a short post to tell you I'm still here, although I did not take part in any challenge this week!!!  Can you believe it? 

My husband and I am looking into a new venture, and that kept me busy the whole week.  I can't wait to tell you about it, but there are still some things to sort out -  AND we hope we will get if off the ground - there are still some answers we are waiting for, before we can make our final decision.

I'll see you in some challenges this week - hopefully! (kids homework - homework - homework - the teacher's love giving stuff mommy needs to help with)

Best wishes

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lollipop Crafts

Hi everyone

Go and check out Lollipop Crafts!  There is some candy to won - so hurry up!

Best Wishes

Isabella's Challenge: Cut it out

Good morning to all bloggers

It is a lovely Sunday in Cape Town, and maybe the sun will show her face sometime today!

This is the card I made for Isabella's Cut out challenge :  I just love the apron, and when I saw the sale, well, who could resist buying more than one. 
One of my favourite colour combinations is blue and brown, and  so I decided to use it on my card:
What did I use?
White, blue and brown American Cardstock
Isabella's image, coloured with my copics
Blue rhinestones
Blue flower cut-out, done with my cricut. (Wild card cartridge)
Blue ribbon and paper with stripes from my "scrapbox"

I do hope you enjoy my card.

Enjoy the rest of your day - happy scrapping!
Best Wishes

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kenny K's Challenge: #2

Hi there

Thank you for all the lovely comments I receive on my cards.  It is absolutely wonderful and relaxing to go and sit down and to create a card.
My next card I made is for the Kenny K's Challenge #2.

The Kenny K image is just adorable and I used my copics to do the colouring.  My old faithful cricut came in handy for the cut-outs.  I used the cuttlebug to emboss my purple frames.  Of course, rhinestones, you just cannot make a card without them!  The paper is from my "scrapbox". (Believe me, my scrapbox is  full of different papers.) 
The sketch was a nice challenge, and something different for me.

Hope you like her!

Best Wishes

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teddy-Stampers #16 As you wish - challenge

Hi everyone

Hope you had a lovely day.  The weather in Cape Town was nice and sunny.

I just love all these challenges, so, here is my card for the Teddy-Stampers Challenge:  As you wish.
Just look at his face, who can resist it?

What did I use?
White & brown cardstock
Cuttlebug to emboss
Background paper from my scrapbox
Blue rhinestones
Blue flowers (scrapbox) with pearls
Blue embellishments
Basket cut out with cricut & embossed with cuttlebug.
Image of teddy: Digital Delights (Bear Topper)
Copics: E25,  E15,  YR23,  E39

Best Wishes

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simon Says Challenge : Let's Get Fruity

Hi there

My second card for the weekend:  Simon Says Challenge :  Let's Get Fruity

I just love working with green and purple, and thought this Isabella's Image was just the one I can use for these colours.
What else did I use?
Upikit Corner Punch
Flowers and Ribbon form my scrap box
Green Rhinestones
Copics:  G02,  V15,  V12

I hope you enjoy my card.

Best Wishes

Isabella's Challenge 16: Punch it Up

Hi again

Well this weekend is about over and tomorrow it's back to school. 
I had a lot fun this weekend scrapping and making cards.  My friend came to visit on Saturday and my Dining room table was again turned into a "scrappers messy delight"!

I would like to show you my card for Isabella's Challenge 16: Punch it Up!  I really enjoy all these challenges and it is so interesting to see what everyone do with a challenge.

What did I use?
Cardstock:   White, Pink
Out of my scrapbox:  Background paper, Yellow ribbon
Punch:  Fiskars
Isabella's image
Copics:  Y13,  YR23,  G02,  RV34,  RV13

Best Wishes

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kenny K's First Challenge

Hallo from a very cold Cape Town

I've started work this week, so I could not give my full attention to my blog, but now its weekend, and maybe I'll have some time for myself!

This is my card for the First Kenny K's Challenge in PASTELS.  Hope you'll enyou my Rock chick!

What did I use?
Cardstock:    White, Blue, pink
Paper for background:  Out of my "scrapbox"
Border:    Cut with my cricut en the embossed with cuttlebug
Punch:      Martha Stewart
Ink:  Rosebud
Copic:   E25,  E15,  G02,  YR23,  B04,  RV34,  B02
Stickles:   Fruit Punch,  Cinnamon

Best Wishes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Copic Markers

Hi everyone

Thank you for all my lovely comments I received on my "Take a Break" Isabella's Challenge.

Wonderful news for me - the shop were I bought my ProMarkers exchanged them for Copics.  Now, can someone tell me what is the best paper to use with copic markers.  Thanks so much. As you know, I'm still new in this, but I  want to learn everything there is.

Best Wishes

Monday, July 12, 2010

Isabella's Challenge 15: Take a Break

Hi everyone

This is my card for Isabella's Challenge #15- Take a Break.  I just love to be pampered in bath - so this image is just the real thing!

What did I use for my card:
White cardstock
American Cardstock:  Blue, Pink, Yellow
Turquoise stickles
Blue Rhinestones
Yellow Ribbon
Cuttlebug embossing border
Cuttlebug embossing on pink & yellow background
Flowers cut out with my Cricut
Ink:  Rosebud, Yellow, Blue Lagoon
Copics:  RV13,  E15,  E39,  E25,  Y13,  YR23,  E00,  E21,  B02,  B04,  V15,  V12,  RV34

Hope you enjoy my card.

Best Wishes Maryke


Goodmorning everyone

Cape Town is absolutely freezing! I just cannot get warm!
I really got a problem.  I bought the "cheaper" Pro-Markers (Copic's is a bit expensive for me), but now it bleeds on every paper I use.  Today I will be going back to the store where I bought it , but the lady couldn't help me on Saturday.  While I was there she had a phone call about "bleeding Pro-Markers", her answer where, use paper that do not bleed!! Well, she could not assist me on which paper that will be!!!!!!!! Maybe I should not have bought it, but well, I did. Now, what to do?  Can someone help me?  I just think you cannot spend so much money and then the markers can't be used on the same paper I used for one of the Copic's I have.
I really would like to hear from you.
Best Wishes

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Challenge #15 - Love my Teddy

Hallo everyone

Thank you for all my lovely comments I received on my "I love Tulips" card - it was nice hearing from you.

I post my new challenge for you by Teddy Stampers - challenge #15.  I just could not resist the Whimpsy stamp of the girl with her teddy.  She's got such an adorable face! 
I used my old faithful cardstock in white and pink.  The background paper in from doodlebug design inc.
To colour my girl and her teddy, I used my watercolour pencils and baby oil technique.  Of course, she needed some glitter, so the stickles provided that in crystal and for teddy, bronze. Green rhinestones was used and in the flowers I put some pearls. I fell in love with the ribbon, so it had to be used!

Hope you enjoy my card.

Best Wishes

Monday, July 5, 2010

Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge 14: Anything Goes

Hallo all!

I was one of the lucky winners of Isabella's first blog hop! 
I've chosen in great delight my prize and decided on "I love Tulips".  I used this digi stamp for my entry in challenge 14.  Hope you will like it. I enjoyed making it.

I love my cardstock, I used white for the card and red to start decorating my card. 
I used my Upikit corner punch and Upikit heart punch.  Of course my digi stamp of Isabella's:  I love Tulips that I coloured with my Colleen Water Colour pencils.  I used Color Box ink green and red for inking the borders.  On the digi stamp I used my crystal stickles to brighten thing up a bit.  Of course... the Cuttlebug as used to emboss my little red hearts.

Best Wishes

Friday, July 2, 2010

Crafty Friday

Good day to you all!

Well I had a really crafty Friday. My sister and her daughter visited me and we did some great projects.
You will, however, have to wait to see my project, as it is something I will keep for you for October.  I can give you a hint - Christmas Time!  (You will notice that it is my favourite time of year!)

My sister's project is so beautiful, I would like to share it with you:

We bought wooden boxes to decorate to our liking.  She painted the box with Pearl Yellow craft paint.
She pasted the print on the box with craft glue and then used deco podge.  Decorating was the fun part!  It came out absolutely beautiful.  Well done, Lynette!

Best Wishes

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What a day!

Hi everyone!

I was out all day and just flopped on my seat in front of the computer now. 
I will be posting something new for you tomorrow.

I am very excited about the new challenge we have and going to download the free Kenny K's Krafty Girls. 

Ek is so opgewonde, ek kan nie wag om te begin nie!

Sharon, baie geluk dat jy opgeneem is in die "Kenny K's - Team". 

Best Wishes

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Recipe Tin

Ran out of ideas for a recipe album? Well I did! I already made 3 for gifts, and as I am very fond of cooking and baking, I wanted to make another one. One of my "scrap" girlfriends gave me the most beautiful decorated tin that she made, for Christmas, and I thought Ah-Ha! What about a recipe tin?

So there you go, it was really fun. It will make a great gift for a kitchen tea or any other occasion.

A slide show of this tin in the making, you can find under the Recent Projects tab.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just The Beginning

I just created this Blog today and thought that I would start things off with one of my recent card designs.

Please visit Blog regularly while I get use to sharing my creations in this way.