21 September 2012

Floral Ballet Card For Stampin For The Weekend

Hello everyone, it’s time for a new challenge over at Stampin For The Weekend! The theme for this challenge is:

Feeling Floral!

We would like to see you use flowers on your creations.
Here is my card:

Every second year the ballet school Danika (my 9 year old sister) and I dance at, has a ballet concert. This year the theme is Jack and the Beanstalk and the first performance is tonight! Tomorrow there are two more, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. 
At the end of the previous concert our ballet teacher Colleen Williams comes on stage and thanks everyone who helped and we then give her a large bunch of flowers with a card to say Thank You. This year I volunteered to make the card - all the ballerinas write a little note or there names inside. So this is the one I made.

I used the Stamp Called Spring Leap from Whiff Of Joy and coloured her with the following Copics:
E37, E35 and E33 - For the girl’s hair.
R20, R21 and E00 - For her skin colour.
RV13, RV11 and RV10 - For the light pink parts of her dress.
RV34, RV32 and RV00 - For the darker pink parts of her dress.
RV19 - For the very dark pink lines and hearts on the dress.
E35, E33 and E53 - For the brown basket.
G17 and G14 - For the green leaves.
W3 - For a shadow around the stamp.

Some Flowers from Wild Orchard’s Crafts to add three dimensions to the card.

Some old lace to add texture to the card. 

And some gems to finish the card off nicely.

Please hop over to Stampin For The Weekend and have a look at the other DT’s cards, I know you’ll love them!

I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this card:

My Mum's Craft shop - Hearts and Flowers
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Distressing
Creative Mondays -  Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
Tammy's Scrapin Corner -  Anything Goes 
Whoopsi Daisy  Make It Girly

I hope you all have a blessed weekend!
Crafty Greetings

18 September 2012

The Ballet Concert 2012 Is Here!

As some of you know, my younger sister Danika and I do ballet at Colleen Williams' School of Ballet. Every second year we have a ballet concert and this year it is Jack and the Beanstalk! I will be dancing as a Farmer selling fruit and vegetables at the market where Jack sells the cow and a Waiter in the end party. Danika will be playing a balloon dancer also at the market.

All the ballet dancers always looks forward to this glorious event every two years. It’s going to be a spectacular display of colourful costumes and graceful pliés and pirouettes. More than a 100 ballerinas from as young as five years old to adults over 40 years will take part in the production. 

This past Saturday we had the dress-rehearsal and this coming weekend is the concert!

If you live in Cape Town be sure not to miss it! 
Tickets are R60 for the evening shows and R50 for the afternoon show.

I will post photos after the concert for my over sea blog readers!
Have a wonderful day 

Ballet Greetings 

13 September 2012

Boutique Mini Pastries Lindt Chocolate Course

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! On the 5th of September my mother and I did another Lindt Chocolate course on Boutique Mini Pastries.
It was a lovely course about making things to serve at high tea!
Here are some photos I would like to share with you:

They showed us how to make, fill and decorate Chocolate Éclairs.

How to make Roasted Cocoa Nib Malva Pudding.

Intense Mint Swiss Roll. I love mint chocolate, but this was amazing!

How to make an Opera Gateau.

All photo credit goes to my mother! Love this photo!

 Mini Berliners (doughnuts) with a apricot filling

And a 85% Cocoa Swiss Truffle Torte. This was my dad’s favourite!

It’s a lovely course and it’s the most beautiful things you can come up with!
For people that would like to learn more recipes than just chocolate ones, this is the one you want to do!

I hope you all have a blessed week!
Chocolate Greetings

07 September 2012

Early Christmas Card For Stampin For The Weekend

 Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! Today is Friday and it’s time for a new challenge over at Stampin for the Weekend.
The theme for this fortnight’s challenge is:
Starting Christmas Early!!
We know it’s only September, but when you get near Christmas you get busy with other Christmas decorations and planning and don’t get time to make enough cards.
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
Simon Says Stamp who is offering the winner a $25 gift voucher to spend at their store.

Here is my early Christmas card:

I love making Christmas cards!

I used one of Whiff Of Joy’s Henry Mouse images and had great fun colouring him with the following Copics:
E35, E33 and E53 - For the mouse’s skin.
R20, R21 and E00 - For his ears and tail.
R29 and R27 - For his red scarf and hat.
G17, G14 and G12 - For his green jacket.
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - For the yellow mug.
W3 - For the steam and shadow around the stamp.

I added a green polkadot ribbon with a bow to the bottom of the card.

And Some pearls for a finishing touch!

Please hop over to Stampin For The Weekend and see if you can take part in your challenge, there are some lovely Christmas DT cards to inspire you!

 I hope you all have a blessed, happy weekend!

Danika (my 9 year old sister) and I have rehearsals on stage for our ballet concert “Jack and the Bean” on the 21st and 22nd of September, can wait!

What are you doing this weekend?

Crafty Greetings

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