Sunday, 9 July 2017

Lovely Rainbows

Gooooooood morning

After an absence of almost 2 years I am back and what a way to get back into things.

Sharen Thumboo has arranged an awesome blog hop and the theme is rainbows. Rainbows are not just colourfull but they are also a symbol of rain and seeing as I live in Cape Town and we are currently experiencing very strict water restrictions, we can use a lot of rainbows in our lives.

So if you have followed the hop from the beginning, you should of have arrived here from Helen Duffett site. 

So here is my take on my rainbow card. I did not use the shape of a rainbow but rather the colours.

I bought this balloon die some time ago and fell in love with it but as with so many things, I put it away. Finally I had a good reason to use it. I used some cardstock in the 7 rainbow colours (a good use for those small pieces of cardstock that is sometimes thrown away). 

The die cuts has little "tail" but I cut that off as I wanted to add some silver thread. After I cut that off I added a piece of silver thread and tied them all together to look like a bunch of balloons. 

I used a normal size white card base and added a piece of cloud patterned paper, this was the perfect backdrop for my balloons.

I used a small piece of vellum as background for my sentiment. I stamped it with Versa Mark embossing ink and covered it with white embossing powder.

An that is as they say "THE END". Please leave a comment and be sure to visit the other blogs as many of them has some giveaways.

Please hop along and catch more rainbows. Your next stop on the blog hop is Margaret Kieser. Here is the complete hop list, hope you find your rainbow. 

  Here are the July 2017 participants: 
1.     The Girl with a Tape Runner
2.     Helen Duffett    
4.     Margaret Kieser  
5.     Ansu Badenhorst     
6.     Sharon Keanly
7.     Valerie Ann Thorpe
8.      Wilna Cremer

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Simply Gorjuss cards

Good afternoon

Here in Cape Town it is hot, hot, hot. Our spring has finally arrived. I am so happy that the winter is gone and we will only "see" it again next year. 

Over the past view days I have made 3 cards, I made it from my awesome prize that I have won. I have not made anything to awe inspiring as I have followed their instructions on these cards. My mind is already thinking about a pop-up box card as well as some step cards.

My first card.

A close up off the card. I have used some dimensional glaze on the mushrooms, truffle an stripes of her hat and arms.

My second card.

Close up.

My third card. I love the frame on this picture, it looks so old and classy.

Another close up.

That is it from me for today. Have a great evening.


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Awesome Simply Gorjuss prize

Hi all.

Hope you have all been well. It's been a while since I have last posted anything. With the little one being two years old now I hope to be back here more frequently.

Last week I was informed that I was the lucky winner of a competition that was on Facebook. The sponser was The Wholesaler. Wednesday my prize was delivered and needless to say I was blown away. In my wildest dreams I could not imagine the prize. When I commented on the competition it said that the prize is a hamper of some Simply Gorjuss goodies. I thought it would be something like one stampset and some paper. Oh boy was I wrong. 

Here is some pictures of my prize.

My whole dinning room table was coverd .

There are some ribbon, buttons and tissue paper.

Some of the stamp sets, there is a total of 13 stamp sets.

Some decoupage packs.

Some of the other stamp sets and some of the paper.

I am still so overwhelmed with it all, but I have started to make some cards.  I will share some later today or tomorrow.

Thank you for visiting and have a great rest of your Tuesday.