Sunday, July 12, 2015

"It's A String Thing" #100 Zentennial

It's my friend Adele Bruno's 100th "It's A String Thing" challenge.  That means that for 100 weeks she has motivated us to get up and tangle.  I haven't participated in every single one, but when I could I did and I'm not missing out on this one, you can see the details on her blog HERE, she is accepting submissions up to tomorrow.

For this special occasion she developed her own tangle called "100" and she used the tangle as her string and asked us to create a monotangle.

Here is my attempt, I just couldn't resist the white space.

Thanks Adele!  I really needed this.  We have just arrived in our new home town, and being as sick as a dog when I arrived I just have not been able to feel the joy of it all!  Disconnecting from all my negative woolly thoughts, just tangling this little piece of paper did bring me some sense of joy and of a light out there somewhere.

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthday Flowers

Here is a card I made recently using some stamps I had not opened up yet!

Using some lovely Simon Says Stamp stamps, a bit of Copic colouring, nice designer paper and some twine.  Simple but I like it!

It's been a busy time for us (that's why I have been so quiet) and now that we have let the cat out of the bag to my husbands's family, it's no longer a secret!  Between January and today we have sold our house, bought some land and are moving into a rental property for the next 2 years whilst we build our "dream home" on a lovely piece of land in Brenton-on-Sea in the Western Cape. A little piece of heaven is all I can say.  I'll leave you with some pictures.  We move out in the first week of July!!!  So, yes, I am busy with many other things, like de-cluttering, selling off what we haven't used  in the last 3 years, just taking this opportunity to get a fresh start!

Beautiful long beach, lovely water, great food, gorgeous sunsets from our land.

Looking forward to this change!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Let The Paper Do The Talking

Isn't it wonderful when you stumble upon some absolutely delicious patterned paper and you simply do not want to cover it up!

That's what happened with this lovely piece of paper I found in a Prima 6X6 paper pad  called "Something Blue".  Those flowers, the colours, the text background.....LOVE!

All I added was a butterfly coloured with copics (the butterfly is from a WPlus9 stamp set), and a sentiment frame and sentiment from PTI.

Have fun today!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Continuing to Share...

I thought I would share another card I made recently.  It feels so good to make cards and give them to people who can use them or enjoy them.

Such a pretty flower stamp by Hero Arts called "Poppy".  I inked it up with some Distressed Ink and spritzed it with water.  A few gems and some patterned paper behind the main image, that's all.  Pretty simple.

Wishing you all a great start to your week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Another Mother's Day Card

Time to share another card.  I seem to be going through a bit of a purple phase!  And I decided to try and use up the last batch of Hero Arts layering papers that I have had for at least 5 years now.  I like that they are white on the inside when I use them as the card base.

On this card I used a PTI stamp and stamped it directly over patterned paper and lightly coloured with Copic markers.  The sentiment is from a SSS set.  I also decided to dig into my button jar, which is very rare for me as I do not like adding bulky embellishments to my cards.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Forever Flower

I'm calling it "Forever Flower" because it felt like I was taking forever to colour this flower in with my Copics!  It's been a while since I've coloured anything, and I obviously need more practice!

I am going to add this to this weeks' Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is "Let's Get Sentimental".  You can find the challenge details HERE.  I just love the font of this sentiment.

The notecard is from Hero Arts, the patterned paper from Basic Grey (Plumeria), the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the flower and leaves are from a WPlus9 stamp set.  I actually did some masking of the flower in order to stamp the leaves "behind" the focal image.

I hope you are having a fabulous day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

It's A String Thing #91

I'm so thrilled I had time to play with Adele Bruno's challenge this week, all the details can be found HERE on her lovely blog.

Here is my tile, using only two of the three tangles suggested.


  •  2-N-5
  • VANO
Sorry, in a bit of a rush so no time to write a long story other than the fact that I love to Tangle!