Monday, 15 July 2013

New stamps

Good afternoon

I hope that you are doing well and are enjoying the week so far.  I have been spoiled by my husband as he bought me some stamps that has been on my wishlist for a long time.  These are my very first Hero Arts stamps and also my very first flower stamps. I have had some flower stamps in mind as all the stamps that I own might be considered as "child friendly". I have had requests to make cards that feature a more "grown-up" feeling, hence the flower stamps.  I bought these from a very lovely lady called Shamela from Kanje Krafts and Kreations, her service is excellent and her prices are very good.

So here is 2 pictures of my  4 new stamps.

I have coloured some of the stamped images.  The pink flower is not finished as I want to add a brad to the middle when I make the card.

My kids had a 3 week holiday and as my craft room is separate from the house, I did not get to spend much time in there during their holiday, so I packed my copics and stamped images and brought them into the house and spend a little time colouring them.  Since school started today I am hoping to finish the cards during the week.... or next week. So here is a sneak peak at my coloured images, I really need to practice my colouring.

So that is it from me. Thank you for staying and seeing what I have been up to.  I am really excited about my new Hero Arts Stamps.  Please leave a comment, I love to hear from you.


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Is it a plane or is it a butterfly? No it is a little baby boy.

Good afternoon

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything, I had to first familiarise myself with how to make a new post.

I know that I made a new years resolution to do at least one post a week and it has been a few weeks since my last post. Actually more like a few months. Sorry about that, as usual life got in the way, but this has been a very nice part of life that has been in the way, it has taken the form of a new life. Yes we are expecting our third child and we have just found out that it is a little boy.

I am hoping that now that the 2nd trimester has started that I will have more energy. The first few weeks did not seem to go well for me, the morning sickness was not so bad it was more the lack of energy that got to me. I just could not get going until after 11 in the mornings and then I still had to do house work and then it was time to get the kids from school and with the oldest in grade 1 now, we had to make extra time for homework. The craft room was closed for so long I had to move the plant out, it was starting to die. But last week I opened it up, cleaned it out and even had a go at doing some crafting and oh joy, how I have missed my "me time".  I cannot promise to craft often but I am sure going to do my best.

Now onto my little project.  I made a birthday card for a friends whose mom is turning 80 years old.  Wow I think that is just so great, turning 80.

A close-up of the flowers.

A close-up of the 80.

Thank you for staying and reading my post.  Hopefully it will not be so long before I do a post again.  Keep well and to those living in South Africa, keep warm.


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Summer Flower Tilda

Good Morning
I hope that you are all doing well and that you have recovered from the hectic start to the year, it seemed that every person I spoke to have had a very busy start to 2013.  Saying that I cannot believe that we are in February already.
Today I want to share a card that I made about 2 weeks ago, today is the first time that I actually have time to sit in front of the computer to type up a post.
This is Summer Flower Tilda, I stamped her on Kraft paper and then coloured her with some water coloured pencils.  It was nice to use them for a change.

I added allot of flowers, it seemed fitting as she is called Summer Flower Tilda.

A close-up of my Tilda, is she not a beauty.

For a change I added a sentiment with some flower brads to complete it.

Thank you for reading, please leave a comment and if you are not a follower, please become one if you like what you see.

Have an awesome day.


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New Years Resolution - FAILED!!!!

Good Morning

Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers, I love having new followers and I love reading your comments.

Then I would like to apologize   In my previous post I made the resolution to post at least one post a week from the beginning of the New Year and oh boy.......... have a failed.  I am not one for making New Years Resolutions but as it seemed like a good idea at the time and I hoped that it would force me to spend more time doing something that I love and enjoy, I made it. However I have a good reason for not keeping it, SCHOOL HOLIDAY.  Here in Cape Town our kids are only returning to school tomorrow, the 16th of January and they have been at home for almost 6 weeks.  Any women that have ever been a mother or that have looked after kids, will understand that keeping 2 small kids (my son is 6 and my girl is 5) entertained for 6 weeks is a full time job (that is not taking into account all the other house work, organizing our Christmas dinner etc, etc, etc). 

Yes we have spent a few hours in my craft room, but it always seem that we end up doing things and making things that they want to.  My projects were moved over for making decorations for the Christmas Tree or making face masks or painting or colouring a picture.  So needless to say, I have not done anything that I wanted to.

But as of tomorrow that will not happen any more...... or at least I hope so.  The kids are starting school and they will be gone until 13h00.  I am hoping to spend at least one hour a day in my craft room.  But enough about that now.  Yesterday I was granted a hour or so to have leave from my work as being a mom, I was abel to spend it doing what I love....... making something.  I decided to make a card and that is what I would like to share with you.

So here is my card, there was no time to colour an image or make something to fancy or complicated, but I loved the end result.  Everything that I used on this card except for the lace at the bottom was a gift from a fellow blogger Sharon, thank you so much, I love all my goodies.

A close-up of the lace.  The lace had little holes in it and I just used some blue cord and then thread it through the holes.

I love this little stamp, I know that I will use it a lot in the coming day.

So that is it from me, for now.  Tomorrow we have a very big day ahead of us as our little boy will be starting his first day in the "big" school, he will be going to Grade 1.  In South Africa our kids wear school uniforms and it is a big thing for us as parents when the kids start in Grade 1, they seem to be starting on a new phase in their lives, they are becoming "big" now ( I will have to share a photo or two or three with you as I am very proud of him going off to the "BIG SCHOOL").  The little one will also start tomorrow, she will be starting Grade R, that is the Grade just before heading off to the "big" school.

I greet you from a sunny Cape Town and wish you a pleasant day.