28 December 2010

My Top Ten Cards Of 2010

Hello everyone, this will probably be my last posting for 2010.
And these are my top 10 cards of 2010!
I have only been making cards since December 2009 so it is more like a top ten of all my cards.
I saw on one of my card making friends’ blogs about the top 10 cards and decided to join in, in the Top 10 Card blog hop. You can read more about the top 10 card blog hop here.
I was hard to pick only ten but here they are:

As you can see I really love pink and easel cards!

I hope you like them too. I’ll be back in the new year and would like to wish you all a blessed, happy, new crafting year!!
Crafty Greetings 

26 December 2010

An Awesome Christmas Present!!

Hi everyone Merry Christmas!!
I just quickly want to show you what I got for Christmas:

A box FULL of the most beautiful flowers and pearl pins!!

Check out my future cards!!!
Thank you so much Dad and Mom! 
Thought I would just share it with you, have a blessed holiday everyone!
Crafty Greetings

17 December 2010

A Christmas, Easel Card for - Stampin for the Weekend

Hello everyone, it is Friday and time for a new challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend.
This week the theme is: Christmas
Make a card, gift, home decor or altered item with a Christmas theme.

This is my first Christmas easel card and I just love it!

I used a stamp from Whiff of Joy called: Betty and Henry Winter Mice
And I colored it with this following Promarkers:
Spice and Coral - for the mice’s skin 
Coral, Rose Pink and Dusky Pink - for their tails, and ears
Appel and Meadow Green - for Betty’s hat, gloves and the present Henry is holding.
Maroon and Ruby - for Betty’s dress, Henry’s scarf, gloves hat and ribbon on the present. 
Holly and Forest Green - for Henry’s coat 
Cool Grey 1 - for the shadow all around the stamp
I also used silver glitter glue to put some sparkles to the stamp.
The Tree at the back of the stamp, I cut out of green basil paper, then I embossed it with my Cuttle Bug and then I added Red, Gold and Silver glitter glue to some of the embossed dots. It looks like lights doesn't it?
I also added a gold star to the top.

I glazed the card board snowflakes with 
“Royal Coat Dimensional Magic” and while it was still wet I added dry white glitter. I stuck this in the top left corner.

In the top right corner I stuck a piece of lace with a metal, star charm knotted to it.

This beautiful little Santa Claus I cut out of some beautiful christmas paper, stuck it on a pop-up saying “Ho-Ho-Ho.”

On the bottom strip of the easel card, I stuck a piece of the same lace as in the top right corner of the front of the card.

I also cut out another image as in the bottom right corner of the front card.
This one is just a rain deer saying - “Merry Christmas”
Together they read: “Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas”
I also stuck a metal hart charm next to the rain deer saying “Made with love.”

To help the easel card stand up, I stuck a strip of cardboard christmas leafs decorated with “Royal Coat Dimensional Magic” and glittered with Green dry glitter.
I also stuck another snow flake in the bottom right corner.
That is all for now, Please hop over to Stampin for the Weekend and check out the beautiful DT card!
I would also like to take part in the following challenges:
Ellephantastic  - christmas / winter
Our Daily Bread Designs - christmas

Alphabet - g for glitter
Stampin With The Dragon  - make it sparkle
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes 
Dutch Dare  - christmas
Creative Belli Blog - Christmas themed Embellishments
Freshly Brewed - Merry Christmas

Crafty Greetings 

14 December 2010

My First Blog Anniversary Challenge Winner!

Hi everyone, hope you’re all well.
As some of you may know, it was my first blog anniversary challenge on Friday.
And to celebrate it I held a once-off challenge.
It closed on Friday and now the winner.
To my disappointment I only had two entries - my little sister and a friend. 
Now I can’t pick a winner out of the two of them, so.......... 
You are both winners!!
Congratulations to:
 I have separated the candy into two equal packages, then I gave each of the parcels a number. I took two pieces of paper wrote Danika’s name on the one and Kelly’s name on the other.
I then closed the papers, mixed them and wrote the same numbers on each of them. Then I opened the papers and the names that matched the numbers, decided what parcel they each get, to make it fair.
You will also receive a winner blinkie.
Kelly I’ll e-mail you soon to get your new postal address and to sort out your blinkie.
I also want to say thank you to everyone who helped with my challenge:
Thank you to my Dad - for helping with Mr. Linky and sponsoring the candy 
Thank you to my Mom - for taking me to an art shop to choose some candy.
Thank you to Paola from Paola's Paper Heaven - for sending me some BEAUTIFUL candy 
Thank you to Margaret from Denique Crafts - for also sending a GREAT candy
Thank you to: Di, Tracey, Tanja, my mother, Kate, Paola and Gunn - for the BEAUTIFUL sample cards, which you made and  posted to me. 
And last but simply not least thank you to my brother CJ - for making the blinkies.
Have a blessed week everyone
Crafty Greetings  

05 December 2010

A Recipe file

Hello everyone, can you believe it, I haven’t posted anything in two weeks!
I’m sorry, but I have not been home all week.
I went with my dad every day from Monday to Friday to help him in the Health Shop.
I had no time for blogging, but earned enough money to buy my first copics!
I would like to show you a recipe file I made for our old babysitter’s bridle shower.

I took an old file and made a big card or little scrapbook page to put inside the cover.

I used a lovely Whiff of Joy stamp called “Willow’s hot chicken soup” and it just so happened to be that our babysitter loves chickens! 
I colored her with the following Promarkers:
Terracotta and Henna - for her hair 
Blush - for her skin 
Sky Blue and Cyan - for her top
Ruby and Berry Red - for her apron 
Appel and Meadow Green - for her pants 
Terracotta and Spice - for her shoes 
Gold - for the pot of Chicken soup 
Pastel Yellow - for the cloth in her hand 
Cool Grey 1 - for the steam and for around the stamp 

I wrote “Resepte” in Afrikaans which means Recipes in English.
I cut out four corners  as well as the title with my Silhouette cutter. 
I stuck a piece of red lace threaded with a little white ribbon  at the bottom of the title.

These are embellishments cut out of cardboard, then I glazed it with “Royal Coat Dimensional Magic”
On the Side of the file I made a little strip which also says “Resepte” and I took another Whiff of Joy stamp called “Willow with Cookies” and cut out the cookies the girl was holding and stuck it on the strip.

Here is a picture of the front of the file.
I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this creation:
Some Odd Girl  - girly
Artful Inkables  - die cuts and punches
Mami Doodles  - gift items
Woodware USA  - anything goes
Catch The Bug  - anything goes
Crafty Little Place - anything goes
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Craft Your Days Away  - texture
Tuesday Throwdown - embellish it

Have a blessed week everyone!
Crafty Greetings 

19 November 2010

Winter Wishes Christmas Card - For Stampin for the Weekend

Hello everyone, It’s Friday and time for another challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend.
This week the theme is 

This is the card I made and I really like it!
It is for a special friend of mine who lives in America. I’ve never met her but I read her blog and it is for her mother, I made the pink christmas card.
Now I had to say, as I was making this Winter card, I was sitting in summer clothes and boiling from the heat!! It is so hot here in South Africa and I’m making winter cards!!
This is an old Sugar Nellie Stamp I bought last year already and never used it, in fact I totally forgot about it!
When I saw Stampin for the Weekend’s challenge was winter, I suddenly remembered this stamp and decided to use it.
I colored it with the following Promarkers:
Terracotta, and Spice - for the children’s hair 
Blush - for their faces 
Henna - for the blanket 
Appel and Forest green - for their hats, the boy’s coat, the present, the christmas leaves on the sleigh and the girls gloves.
Holly  (it’s a dark green) - for the boys scarf
Berry red and Ruby - for the children’s hats, the present’s ribbon, on the sleigh, the boy’s gloves and the girls coat.
Coral - for the girls scarf 
Apricot - for the sleigh  
Yellow - for the bells
Cool Grey 1 - for all around the stamp
Then, to finish it of, I used silver glitter to make little marks where the sleigh’s skid marks. 
Gold glitter on the bells hanging form the sled.
And Red Glitter on the berries next to the christmas leaves.

My mother helped me to cut out the snowflakes stuck on the left corner with a pearl in the middle.
I don’t know if you can see it in the photo, but on each of that little snowflakes (almost looks like little flowers or stars) I stuck a little drop of silver  glitter, and on the two big snowflakes a little pearl.

I stuck a piece of white lace where the red paper and the stripy paper comes together. It almost looks like snow!
I wrote Winter Wishes as a sentiment, and made two photo corners each with a pearl on and stuck it at the  bottom two corners of the sentiment.
So that is my card! Hope you like it!
Please hop over to Stampin for the Weekend and take part in our Winter challenge.
I would also like to enter this card to the following challenges:
Creative Cottage  - for someone special at christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - forgotten stamp or digi
Flourishes - christmas
Lexi's Creations  - traditional christmas colors 
Pollycraft - glittery christmas
Crafty Calendar  - winter
Crafty Pad - christmas sparkle
Scrappy Frogs - Christmas Cards
Paper Players - cherry cobbler, always artichoke and a neutral
2 Sisters - christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - christmas
Marks Finest Paper - snowflake
Secret Crafter - sparkle and shine
Sweet Stampin - snowflakes
Delightful Challenge - Winter Weather 
Paper Play  - let it snow
Totally Papercrafts - snow and snowflakes

Have a blessed weekend 
Crafty Greetings 
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