Friday 30 June 2017


Playing with another new stencil from Celebra8 - the Grunge background which makes a great frame.

This is my entry for the Fusion Challenge - The Sketch only.

Romantic Rose

This is my first card since returning from my trip. Good to get back into my studio and play with ink, stamps ... and a new stencil. The stencil is from a South African company called Celebr8 - a lovely new find!

I was inspired by the The Card Concept challenge : Romantic Roses, but I only wanted a single one.


Tuesday 27 June 2017

Back home

I have just flown home from a 4 week trip to South Africa. A big part of the trip was being with my mother, who is now 81, and helping her with her health, home and finances. It is difficult living so far away from ageing parents. She still loves her small garden, and has lots of birds popping in for her seeds.

This is the Mandiba Strelitzia (named after Nelson Mandela). The common name is Bird of Paradise.

While I was out in the garden, this lovely, and quite large, butterfly kept me company.

One of the things I sorted through was my mother's wool stash ... found some lovely Mexican Wave and finished a blanket/throw. Made it in Tunisian Entrelac stitch. The Lavender & turquoise one has been brought home to finish.

I did have a short trip to Cape Town ... oh how glorious it is. I was lucky to have blue skies and left before the BIG winter storm hit.

Sorry I have been MIA, but I'll be posting my cards again soon ... need to unpack and get settled.

Tuesday 20 June 2017

CASology #254 : House

It's so exciting when you see your children (and friend's children) grow up and make their way in the world. Buying your first house is one of life's momentous occasions, and I made this card for my friend's daughter & SIL who have just moved in to their new home.

I doodled the sun rays and coloured with Prismacolor.

This was perfect timing for the CASology Challenge : House.

Come and join in the challenge, but first pop on over and see the cards created by the CASology Design team.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

CASology #253 : Clothes

I was so tempted to make a tiny tag with a babygro for this week's CASology challenge : Clothes as I have two friends about to become grandmothers for the first time. But I do have the sweetest dress from our sponsor, Stamplorations, and who can resist a party!

I used a small piece of black string to create a place to hang the dress. I doodled the stars and dots, added some Wink of Stella and mounted with coloured foam. Trying to catch the delicate shimmer of Wink of Stella is not easy. 

Our design team members have come up with some wonderful cards ... come and see their inspiration.

Guest designer : Amy

Sponsor : STAMPlorations

Tuesday 6 June 2017

CASology #252 : Insect

The CASology cue word this week is Insect and you can't go wrong with butterflies! I love this bold butterfly as one of the trio from Penny Black.

Our design team members have been playing with creepy crawlies ... and flutterbies too. 

Guest designer : Anna

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