Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Perfect Moment

Ok so I know I have been very quiet for several weeks now - but very good reason - I have been saving the planet. Superwoman to the rescue............. No jokes - well at least saving the enviroment and hopefully a few trees in the future.

I am moving my office home at the end of July, and I decided instead of lugging thousands of files and records that I would try and go as paperless as possible at home. Thus I have been emptying out files and scanning thousands of pieces of paper into my computer. Quite a job I can tell you and it has kept me very busy. Down to about the last couple of thousand pages though so thought I would pop in a quick post today and then hopefully by next week will be back to normal posting everyday.

Today's card features a lady in the bath and the word charm says " a perfect moment" - how true would love to soak in a bubble bath right now.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Today's card uses an image by Paperbag studios and swirls by Autumn leaves and small writing by Hero arts. She is just so cute.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Princess is growing day by day. She will be 5 months old on 29th May. Here she is with her favourite teddy and having an afternoon nap. Since seeing the movie Marley and me, she of course now gets called Marley when she is naughty.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My birthday cake

I meant to share this with you last month - this was the beautiful birthday cake that my friend Debbie made for me this year. Arn't the shoes just fabulous - made from icing and complete with bling...............

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Highlighting Marilyn

A lovely simple and yet stunning card from my friend Marilyn Murphy today.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy days

Today's card uses a Tilda image from Magnolia which has been cut out and coloured with Copic markers. The background papers are a download from Pink Petticoat.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Highlighting Sandra Fullerton

Today's card highlights the very talented Sandra Fullerton. Love the gate fold style of this card and the colors are just so soft and pretty.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Today's card uses an image from Paperbag studios and words by Hero arts and circle word and swirls by Autumn Leaves.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Butterfly kisses

Todays card uses an image by Paper Inspirations and the flower strip down the side is braid. Coloured the image with Copic markers and watercolor paints.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Today's card uses an image from Stampotique - love their flower children images. The Friends words across the card is gaffer tape and I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the mauve bazzil cardstock. Image is coloured with Copic markers and Stickles glitter glue.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dreams Collage card

Today's card is a collage style card - ideal when you want to use lots of stamps. Stamped everything using Pink Vivid ink pad ecept the word dreams which I did in black.
Stamps by Hero arts, Stampers Anonymous, Rubber Stamp Madness and Plaid. One gets so used to stamping in Black or Brown that I find I tend to forget about using all my other color ink pads.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Highlighting Niki Zipp

Today's card is from the fabulously talented Niki Zipp. Lucky fish is jetting off to America next month to attend Ranger U.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Bonjour Paris

Today's card was one I made for a Travel Swap several years ago. The background card is stamped with Paris words stamp by Frantic stamper, The Tag is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp, and the main Eiffel Tower image I can't quite remember who it is by. The Bonjour stamp is by Plaid. I used Chocolate brown brilliance ink pad and I also stamped on the flower - Paris words by Frantic stamper.

Friday, May 7, 2010

HIghlighting Kim

Today's card is a gorgeous card that I received from Kim in Durban. Love the colours on this card.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

You're an angel

Today's card uses my absolute favourite image - Mischief angel from Stampers Anonymous. One of my first stamps and still a firm favourite. The word stamp is by PSX.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Todays card uses the Shattered glass technique which I have described before - see label for techniques. Stamps are from Non Sequitur and I added a couple of small wooden dominos which I left plain.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Party time

Todays card uses an image from MFT. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and the circle was die cut on my Cricut. The Flower is once again a flower punch.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Looking back

My card today again features a Whiff of Joy stamp and flower made using dogwood punch. I cut the circle on my cricut.

Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Highlighting Yvette

Today's card is a fabulous card showcasing the talent of Yvette from RSA Group. Lovely card for xmas using Cuttlebug.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blowing kisses

Today's card uses an image from Whiff of Joy. The flower was made with a dogwood flower punch - I punched out three petals and then ran them through my Big Shot using Cuttlebug embossing folder and then went around the edges of the petals with a pink color box ink pad and added a small paper rose in the middle.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Highlighting Annette

This photo really doesn't do this Tunnel book justice. Its a fabulous creation by Annette from Australia.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Basket of apples

Todays card uses an image by MFT - My favourite things - love their stamps. I coloured the image using copic pens.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Swing card

Another different shape card today - a swing card using mainly Stampers Anonymous and Hero arts stamps and done with lots of sponging.
Hope you all had a great day off yesterday

Monday, April 26, 2010

School days

Today's card was made as a diorama frame card. Images by Hanglar and Stanglar and then used the Letter S chipboard letter from K and co and Hero arts flower. Thought the ruler paper picked up on the school theme.

Have a great week everyone and enjoy the Public Holiday tomorrow. There will be no post tomorrow - back on Wednesday.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Highlighting Susan Nel

A gorgeous card today featuring the talented Susan Nel. I love the dress image she used - my mothers dress by Inkadinkadoo. She has also done stitching directly on the card. For more cards by Susan check out her blog

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Butterfly day

Today's card uses an adorable image from Cute Daisy May. The circle was cut on my Cricut machine and I coloured the image with Copic pens and a Ranger white pen.

Enjoy your weekend - I am off to Puppy class with Princess at lunchtime.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Highlighting Julie Price

Today's card is one I received in a swap from a very talented Australian card maker called Julie Price. The theme of the swap was travel - a subject close to my heart of course.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Paris Shop

My favourite - Shop till u Drop. Todays card features a Parisian boutique shop.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Wow today's card is a real blast from the past - it is about 5 years old and it was a card I entered into the Children's Birthday cards category at a Stamp Camp held in Kwazulu Natal and it won first or second prize - I was really chuffed at the time. It uses a teddy stamp by Charmaine from Magic Ribbon and Cards. I find it amazing how my style in cardmaking has changed over the years and is still changing.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dreaming of Hot chocolate

Today's card uses an image by Whiff of Joy.
Materials required: Cream cardstock, blue bazzil cardstock(light and dark blue), blue pattern scrapbook paper, dream metal word charm, stamp by Whiff of Joy, copic pens, blue color box ink pad to edge papers, Black brilliance ink pad, blue flower, Flower punch, silver clippola, organza ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss punched flower petals.
Can't wait for those frosty cool days of winter - mmm..........

Monday, April 19, 2010

Painting is Self-Discovery

Today's card uses a colouring in image by Sarah Kay. There are several blogs where you can get the adorable Sarah Kay images and they are also available as rubber stamps if you really don't like digital images and want to stamp the image instead.
Materials required: Cream cardstock, Blue bazzil cardstock, Colouring in image by Sarah Kay, blue buttons, Pattern scrapbook paper, Copic pens, blue color box ink pad to edge papers, Word stamp by PSX, Blue Brilliance ink pad.
Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Highlighting Sandra Fullerton

A gorgeous soft card today from the highly talented Sandra Fullerton. She has used a Crafty Individuals stamp.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fairy day

Today's card uses an image from Stamping Bella.

Materials required: Black cardstock, Pink Bazzil cardstock, Pink pattern scrapbook paper, Cuttlebug embossing folder - birds and swirls, Dogwood flower punch, Rose, Nestabilities labels dies, Fairy image by Stamping Bella, Black Brilliance ink pad, pink color box ink pad for edging papers and punched flower, Copic pens, Stickles glitter glue(for the fairy wings), Rhinestones, Pink narrow organza ribbon.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Highlighting Penny Goument

Today's card showcases the exceptionally talented Penny from Knysna. Isn't this card just gorgeous.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just for you

Todays card uses an image by one of my favourite digital stamp companies - Cute Daisy May. The word stamp is by Stampin Up.

Materials required: Cream cardstock, Pink bazzil cardstock, dotty journal scrapbook paper, Stamp in word stamp, Brilliance brown ink pad, rose, dogwood flower punch, Cuttlebug embossing folders, spellbinders nestabilities labels die, pink color box ink pad for edging the papers, copic pens, rhinestones, oval stampin up punch.

Have a great day

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Eenie Meenie Mani Pedi

Today's card uses images by MFT.
Materials: White cardstock, blue bazzil cardstock, turquoise pattern scrapbook paper, Prima flowers, rhinestone, turquoise buttons, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Copic pens, Turquoise color box ink pad.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Princess Puppy

Princess is growing so quickly now - she's such a treasure but a very naughty biter - she will bite my arms and feet and clothes and I have tried everything I can think of and so far to no avail.

Found this great digital stamp yesterday by Raindrop Echo Designs that I thought captured Princess perfectly.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Me and my pooch

Happy Monday everyone- a long week this week after our couple of short weeks. I really think we should have four day weekends every week.

Today's card uses an image from Cute Daisy May - Love their images.

I coloured the image using Copic markers and went for very old fashioned feel to the card.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Highlighting Tilly

A gorgeous card today from the exceptionally talented Tilly in New Zealand . Isn't it a stunner.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pressie time

Today's card is another using the Brown/Pink color combo that I have been having fun with lately.
I coloured the image with Copics - don't you love her exhuberance.
Hope that everyone has a great weekend. I hope to get my NOP ATC swap finished. Finding it a real challenge to use no embellishments - managed to get N and O done over the Easter weekend now just P to do.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Highlighting Shamela

Today's card highlights the very talented Shamela. Love the colouring on this card.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lady in Hat

Today's card again uses a Pink/Brown combo - one of my favourites at the moment.

I cut the circle on my Cricut and the image is coloured with Copic pens.

Nearly Friday again and the weekend.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Madonna and Child

An old card I dug out but I still like it. It uses a photo stamp by Toybox.
Materials used: Black cardstock, gold cardstock, cream cardstock, white glossy cardstock, black dye ink pad, Image by Toybox, pearls, Cross, Organza ribbon, Writing stamp by Hero arts, Gold ink pad
I must say that Toybox probably has the easiest photo stamps I have ever found - they really do stamp perfectly everytime.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rain or shine

April showers........ Today's card uses a stamp by MFT (My favourite things)
Materials: White cardstock, Blue Bazzil cardstock, White and Turquoise pattern Scrapbook paper, Die cut circle, Stamp by MFT, Black Brilliance ink pad, Turquoise color box ink pad to edge the papers, Stickles clear glitter glue to highlight the rain drops, Copic markers, Buttons, Rain or Shine stamp by MFT, Blue Brilliance ink pad.
Enjoy the short week everyone.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Chickens

Thought I had better post this card today - Easter chicks and all. It uses a Digital image by Cute Daisy May.
Materials: White cardstock, Red Bazzil cardstock, Red and white dot and red/white pattern scrapbook papers, Digital image by Cute Daisy May, 3 white buttons, raffia, Copic pens, Red Color box ink pad to go around edges of papers
Hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter and eaten far too many chocolates.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Highlighting Michelle Anders

A wonderfully simple and yet so stunning card today from Michelle. Sometimes less really is more.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shopper girl

Today's card uses a digital image from Charmed cards and Crafts - they have some fabulous images and the nice thing about their images is that they are so easy to resize to suit your project.
Materials: Cream cardstock, Pink Bazzil cardstock, Brown and white dot paper, Pink and white dot paper, Cream and brown dot paper, Shopper girl digital image from Charmed cards and crafts, copic pens, die cut circle cut on Cricut, rhinestones, pink color box ink pad, flower punch, rose, metal word charm - shop till u drop
Method: Fold cream cardstock to form base card. Go around edges of pink bazzil cardstock and pink and white dot papers and brown and white dot papers with pink color box ink pad and attach to cardfront as shown. Attach strip of cream/brown dot paper as shown. Use Cricut to die cut a 4 inch circle and go around edges with pink color box ink pad and attach to cardfront as shown. Print out digi image onto cream cardstock and color in using copic pens and go around edges with pink color box ink pad and attach to cardfront as shown. Attach rhinestones and word charm. Use flower punch to punch out 3 flowers and then run through Big shot using cuttlebug embossing folder and then go around edges with pink color box ink pad and curl up edges of the petals in your hand and attach to cardfront as shown and attach flower in centre.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter weekend.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Highlighting Lynn Cupido

A gorgeous christmas card today that I got from Lynn Cupido.
Love the colours and the little pearl buckle.