29 July 2010

A Thank You Card For My Ballet Teacher

Hello everybody, hope you’re all well.
This week I made another easel card.
A thank you card for my ballet teacher. She works unbelievably hard at our ballet concerts every two years, and this year is no exception!
We’re going to bring Peter Pan alive on stage and I'm a ‘Pearl’ - this scene takes place in the lake on Peter Pan’s Island and I am also a ‘Rich’ Lost Boy, one of Peter’s friends.
I’m very exited to be a Lost Boy since I'm dancing with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell in the same scene.

Danika (my seven year old sister) is a ‘Star’ in a night scene.

Danika fitting her ‘Star-dress’ while my mother is making it.

I will post some more photos of us, when the concert is over.
I thought it would be a good idea to make my ballet teacher a thank you card and give it to her now, while she is working so hard, as encouragement.
After the concert everyone is always full of praises for her and she receives many thank you cards.
So here is my card:

I just love this paper and the stamp fits perfect!

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, and flipped it to the right.
I also took part in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin
Stamp Something - Something Flowery
Your Next Stamp - An Easel Card
The Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely
Create 4 Fun - Flowers
Chrisma Cardz Challenge - Something With a Tail
Practical Scrappers - Use 7 or  More
Paperplay Challenges - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Congratulations

I just love this stamp!
It’s one of my Whiff Of Joy Stamps and I think it fits prefect with a thank you card.
I used my promarkers to colour the stamp. I used the following colours:
Rose Pink - for the elephant (I know elephants are not pink but I think it looks girly)
Carmine - for the hair and end of the little elephant’s tail
Yellow - for the toes of the little elephant and on the flowers
Apple - For the bow tie and green on in the flowers
Sky Blue - for inside the elephant’s eyes
Cool Grey for all around the stamp (to finish it off)

Here I put some of my favourite flowers at the left top corner and right bottom corner.

I wrote “Thank You” at the top right corner.

This is ribbon I once bought at a material shop.

Here is the inside of my card.

I repeated the same textured ribbon on the bottom part of the card, just in a lighter shade of pink.
I also repeated the flowers at the bottom.

I wrote: “For Making Ballet Fun” at the bottom. When you read the two sentiments together is says: “Thank You For Making Ballet Fun.”
Although my teacher expect us to give our best, she still makes ballet fun!

Hope you like my easel card
Have a blessed week
Crafty Greetings

25 July 2010

A Special Birthday From A Special Family

Hi everyone. Today I will like to share with you a very special birthday my family gave me.
A few weeks ago my best friend and her family brought news that they are moving from Fishhoek back to a farm, near Knysna, where they lived a few years ago.
I was very disappointed to hear they are moving. To make it even worse, they would go at the end of June and she would not able to be at my birthday.
My mother promised that she would arrange a get together for me and Kelly before they leave.
Still my mom did not tell me anything.
On the 22nd of June, a Tuesday, my mom told me that Kelly would come the next day at 12 and then my mother would take us for a pedicure!
Afterwards we would have tea and cake at a coffee shop.
Me relaxing on the bed while they do my toes.

Kelly relaxing while they do her feet.

My finished feet.

Can you see the little pink butterflies on my two big toes?

Here are Kelly’s beautiful feet.

She chose hearts for her big toes.

Then we went to the coffee shop.
We didn’t have tee but we had hot chocolate, I had carrot cake and Kelly had lemon meringue cake. It was delicious!
I really enjoyed it.

Kelly also gave me a book Preparing to be a Help Meet

And she made me a beautiful card, while very busy packing for their move to Knysna!
In our family, when you are older than 7you don’t have a party with cakes and lots of friends anymore. We can choose one friend and do something special with them. The night of our birthday we eat out with our parents.
I turned 13 on the 11th of July and my brother CJ had a jumping show the Sunday, on my birthday!
My parents asked if we could move my birthday to Saturday the 10 of July.
So I said it’s OK. One day less to wait for my special day!
My mother made me a very pretty dress to wear, for dinner.
It’s a princess style dress with a bolero and I love it!

On Saturday morning I got:

My first set of Promarkers!
I always used to colour with water colouring pencils.
Promarkers is so much easer to colour with and I already made a card with my Promarkers here.
I also got a pack of Marker Pad paper, which does not bleed when you colour with Promarkers.

A very sweet friend of my mother, aunty Emma, drove all the way with a 37 weeks pregnant tummy to bring me a gift.
A huge pink box with a big pink bow on top. I was too exited to take picture of the box! But here is what was inside:
A huge white towel with pink butterflies and pink dots, a face towel and two cloths!

AND a white satin pillowcase!
That is so sweet of her.
I’m putting it away for when I’m older.

My mother also made me a stunning birthday card.
I just love it, it’s my favourite colours!
Thank you, so much mother!
My dad surprised me with a bunch of beautiful pink roses too!
And it’s such a pretty colour.

The card and flowers were exactly the same colours!

My little sister Danika also made me a very sweet card all by her self!

On Saturday night I went out to dinner with my parents and baby Michael.

My parents surprised me with a beautiful string of pearls!!

I love them! The pearls have deferent colours - it so special.

We had a lovely supper, while Michael was playing with the gift wrapping paper of my pearls!

My mother told our waiter, it’s my birthday and after the main meal they all sang to me.

They also brought me a slice of carrot cake with a sparkle on!
I had such a special birthday from my very special family!

Crafty Greetings

15 July 2010

Another Baby Card For A Girl

Hi all my blog friends. I’m currently into making lots of baby cards!

This week I made a card for Stampin For The Weekend and the theme is a recipe of: 3 Papers, 2 flowers and one ribbon.Stampin For The weekend have two sponsors, the following two weeks, so there will be two winners!
One from Peachy Keen Stamps and
one from Meljen Designs Digi Stamps also sponsoring 4 digi's of winners choice.
So hop over and make sure to participate in their challenge
All our DT members received Peachy Keen Stamps (already stamped on paper) to use with this challenge and the stamp I received was a baby stamp!

So here is my card

My parents bought me a set of 13 Promarkers for my birthday on Sunday!
I used to colour my stamps with water colouring pencils.
I will write more about my birthday in another posting soon.

So this stamp I coloured with Promarkers –
Sandstone for the teddy’s body,
Rose Pink for the nappy, hat and blanket,
Dusky Pink For the teddy’s face and paws,
Yellow and Gold for the moon and star.
And last of all Cool Grey 1 as shadow around the stamp.
To finish it off, I used a white gel pen on the legs and blanket.

I put two flowers on the top right and bottom left corner of the stamp.
I also put gems just above the stamp’s left top corner.

I love this ribbon!
It makes me think of little children playing in paint with their feet and then walk all over mommy’s clean floor!
I also took part in the following challenges with this card:

Your Next stamp – flower Power
Stampavie and More – Anything Goes
Please hop over to my DT friends to see there sunny creations! Have a blessed week

Crafty Greetings

08 July 2010

Welcome Baby Card – For a Girl

 Hello everyone.
Today I made a card for a friend of my Mom who had her 5th girl on Monday morning.
My mother always likes taking a meal for a family who has a newborn baby.
The friend’s parents will stay with them till tomorrow morning, so we shall take them food tomorrow evening and this card will accompany the meal:

I have to admit pink and green are my favourite colours!

I also took part in the flowing challenges:
Sugar bowl – Sketch and the them was Scallops
Crafty Catz – Distressing
One Shop Craft – Distressing
Wee Memories – Free to all
One stitch at a time -little ribbon, lace, or a bow
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky fingers
Bunny Zoes crafts - Nice and Girly
ABC Challenge – you and me
Fun with Shapes and More - pink-green-brown

Here is the Sugar Bowl Challenge sketch

I used one of my Sugar Nellie stamps and put some glitter on the yellow flower on the pram, on the girl’s patch on her pants, some on the dots of her top and on the ribbons in her hair.

Here I used lace that my mother used on my clothes. I put a strip at the bottom of my card, with a thin, dark, pink ribbon at the top of the lace, and finished it off with a cute little bow.

I made two Scallops one out of pink and one of stripes.
I stacked them on top of each other and then on a pop-up.

I stuck a doily distressed with pink at the back of the scallops.

Here I wrote ‘Sweet Baby’, cut it out and stuck it on a pop-up under the image.

So that is this week’s card. If you have time, hop over to my Mom’s blog. For the first time she made a card by her own. A birthday card for me, I’m turning 13 on Sunday the 11 of July.
(I don’t know what the card looks like!)

Crafty Greetings
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