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.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cookies anyone

Today's card uses a Whiff of Joy image - they are so gorgeous.
Materials required:
Cream cardstock, red bazzil cardstock, red and white dot scrapbook paper, red and white swirl scrapbook paper, red color box ink pad, black brilliance ink pad, copic markers, buttons, flower punch, cuttlebug embossing folders, red rose.
Stamp image onto cream cardstock and trim to size and go around edges with red color box ink pad and color in using copic markers. Take cream cardstock and fold to make 15 x 15 square card. Add layer of red bazzil cardstock and then go around edges of scrapbook papers with red color box ink pad and attach to cardfront as shown and then add stamped image. Use punch to punch out 3 flowers and then run through Big shot using Cuttlebug embossing folder and go around edges with red color box ink pad and then curl the petals up in your hand and attach to cardfront as shown and add rose in centre. Add buttons.