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 

17 November 2010

Special Pink Christmas Card

Hello all my blog friends, hope you all had a great weekend.
Today I would like to show you a very special christmas card for a lady in America.

It is a different Christmas card than my normal ones, I used pink as the main color and I just love it!

I used two Whiff of Joy stamps together called Mary, and the other called Baby Jesus 
And I colored her with the following Promarkers:
Blush - for Mary and baby Jesus’s skin
Terracotta, Spice and coral for her hair and the crib.
Rose Pink - for Mary’s clothing 
 Henna - for her shoes 
Cool Grey 1 - for all around the stamp

In the top left corner of the image, I stuck two flowers with a pearl inside, and two pearl head pins. In the bottom right corner I stuck one flower with a pearl.
I also stuck a pearl in each corner of the card.

As a sentiment I wrote “Joy to the World!” and I really like it!
I would also like to take part in the following challenges
 One Stitch At A Time - your favorite colors (my favourite color is pink!)
Flourishes - christmas 
2 Sisters  - christmas
Crafty Emma - think pink
Crazy 4 Challenges - christmas
Ellephantastic  - christmas or butterfly
Fairy Tale  - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Creative Cottage - for someone special at christmas

 So that is all for now, hope you liked card!
Have a blessed week everyone 
Crafty Greetings 

08 November 2010

Family Vacation At Brenton-On - Sea And A Surprise

Hello everyone, today I would like to show you family pictures of our holiday to Brenton - On - Sea. We go on holiday once a year and we always go to Brenton - On - Sea near Knysna.
Brenton - On - Sea is at the beach so we can walk everyday. 
This year we went from the 22nd to the 31st of October.
It is a six hour drive from Durbanville (where we live) to Brenton - On - Sea.
This year my dad made a “bed” in the back of our bus. 
I call it the “hot box” since it is very hot when the sun shines in there.
The little ones can sit there with my mother or me and then we will play with them or read them stories. My mother can also make them asleep there, so that they don’t get moody from being bored or tired.

David age 4 and Andrew age 5

Daniel age 2 asleep in the “Hot box”.
We arrived in Brenton -On - Sea about 5 o clock, (we left at 10:30) but since there was road works on the road we had to stop 3 times for 20 minutes  and had to wait for other cars to pass!! 
When we arrived we went the beach immediately, just to walk and run in the water, though David and Daniel were very scared for the water!
On Saturday, it was cloudy and cool so we did not go to the beach.
We went to your favorite restaurant called “Cafe Mario’s” at the Knysna Waterfront. It is an Italian restaurant and we just love their Pizzas!

Since we ordered a table for 10 people, we had a little room with a long table all for your selves!

CJ age 16 with his sea food pizza (he loves sea foods!)

Andrew with his pizza 

And little Daniel with his pizza!
David’s birthday was on the 29th of October (the Friday)
but since it was a rainy day on Sunday we decided to celebrate his birthday on the Sunday.

Me making David’s “cake.” It’s a Trifle (David call it the “Marshmellow pudding”)
We also put some jelly on the top, with four candles.

David with his cake

Michael just loved the candles!

I also made David a birthday box with a little boy with a sword and a horse. I think there is NO better picture to describe David!
He is the king, with his sword and horse. He always have a stick in his hand as a sword to fight his bigger brothers!
In this box my mother put really small boxes of smarties, caramel bears (my favourite!) and little cars for each of the brothers and younger sister.
David fighting against CJ, with his new sword! CJ’s fighting with a wooden spoon!
We also went to the “Outeniqua Transport museum” in George on Sunday morning.
Here are some pictures:

All the children 

We had a lovely time!
When we got home we wanted to go to the beach so my dad took us down to the beach in the rain! Leaving my mother, Michael and Daniel in our little cottage. Half way down my dad decided it was too cold and wet for the Andrew and David, so he took them back.
CJ, Josua, Danika and myself kept going!
When we got there CJ flew his kite, but it was so wet that we decided to pack up! 

This is what we looked like when we got home! Ha-ha-ha wet all over! 
On Monday it was still cold and rainy so we went to the “Garden of Eden” (it’s a little part of what is left of the Knysna forest)
It was fun looking at all the big trees and feel how the wood cutters lived in the woods years ago.

In the forest!
On Tuesday it was a sunny day at last!
Though there was a bit of a wind we enjoyed the beach a lot.
My dad and I went “boogie boarding” and it was a lot of fun, though the wind was a bit unpleasant to my mother and the little ones (CJ flew his kite and did not Boogie board)

It is a tradition in our family to always build airplanes, boats or cars for the little boys, out of sand what they can sit in. Daniel age 2 (my mother built this one)
David in his airplane (I built this one)
On Wednesday we went to the beach, early in the morning.
There was almost no wind!
This time CJ and Josua joined my dad and me in boogie boarding!

Michael really enjoyed the beach and all the sand!!
Each time after we went to the beach we went to a pool near our house to wash of all the sand.
(Only Josua, myself, Danika and Andrew swam)

I just had to put this picture in!
(P.S. my face is a bit white of the sun cream!)
On Thursday, it was too cold to go to the beach so we went to the Cango caves. I have been there once before, but that was when Danika was the baby so we thought the little ones would like it. 

At the entrance of the cave

A beautiful family photo. From left to right: Me, David, CJ, Daniel, Josua, Andrew, Michael, my mother, Danika and my dad.

It’s really dark in some parts of the cave 

It was really pretty in there! 
After we went to the Cango caves we stopped at a play park for the little ones to get rid of all there energy. It is a two hour drive from Knysna to the Cango caves.

CJ and Josua really missed the horse riding farm and went for a Camil ride!

Then the adventures CJ and Josua went for a “foefie slide” over the dam (I did’t want to do it!)

Here comes Josua!!
We only got home late Thursday night because we went for dinner to Cafe Mario’s again!
Friday was the best day at the beach!
We had NO wind and it was such a hot summer day!

We had so much fun boogie boarding!
Though only My dad, CJ, Josua and myself really boogie boarded, but the others wanted to be in the picture too!

Andrew was crazy about the water and just could not stay out of the water!

After we boogie boarded, we played in the water and CJ and Josua found crabs, octopuses, jelly fish and soles! Look at Josua’s face!

A crab!
We did’t take pictures of the sole fish because, they swim too fast. For the octopus, we did’t have the camera ready!!
And more fun pictures:

Michael playing in the water! He swam in the water when he was very little at Mauritius. But this time he was with all his siblings!

Little boys helping daddy!

Then playing in the tent! 

‘Braai Stok brood’ - when you roll dough on a stick and grill it over an open fire. 

A beautiful family photo at the famous Knysna Heads!

One of all the children.

My dad and mom.
We had such a blessed time!
It was sad to go home, but I guess what was waiting for me??
On Monday night my dad got home from work and said: “There is a few parcels for you!” 
A few?? yes there were three envelops!

and what was inside?
Some of the DT cards for my blog anniversary challenge from Tracey, Gunn and Tanja.
 AND dear Gunn and Tanja sent christmas cards for me personally, too! 

Tanja’s card, I love the paper and the stamp is gorgeous! 

And Gunn’s card, I love the flowers and the tag!
Thank you so much dear Gunn and Tanja!
Paola another very special blog friend, also sent me personally a card a few week ago, with her Christmas card!

This is Paola’s card, I love the stamp with all the glitter and pearls.
Thank you so much everyone!
It was such a surprise to come home from a great holiday and find this waiting for me!
Don’t forget every one, my challenge has not closed yet!
So hop over, make a Christmas card for the elderly and stand a change to win great candy! You still have time!
Have a blessed week every one 
Crafty Greetings
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