21 April 2014

What makes you smile?

Hi there!

For today's card I combined 2 challenges:

Less is more ~ makes me smile


Freshly made sketches ~ sketch #132

Chrissie and Jen asked us to make a card depicting something that makes you smile.

Had me thinking a while and then this morning, after feeding the birds in my garden, I realised that every morning after filling up the bird feeder in our garden, I turn around, return to the house and watch the birds through the window, arriving eagerly. They sit and wait patiently... until they see me closing the door again... and then the feast begins.

That makes me smile... every. single. morning.

It also made me think of Matthew 6:26. And that makes me smile too. The fact that I am worth so much in God's eyes!

Here's my card:

You are welcome to use the verse on a card or project . I would love to see what you create. Drop me a comment or e-mail, I will gladly pay you a visit!

The challenge graphics:

                               We'd love you to display our banner

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Have a great week!

20 April 2014

Holiday pics

Hi there!

I promised to show you some of our holiday pics in Madeira... so here it is!

It was quite a job to choose only a few out of the almost 1000 photos we took, but I tried to cover the highlights!

{ click on the pics for a closer look! }

If you ever get the opportunity... you need to visit Madeira... it's a beautiful place!

Thanks for looking!

18 April 2014

Veels Geluk!

Hi there!

I am back with a second card on this Good Friday.

This time I used the inspiration from the Muse card club.

Therese Calvird is the muse this week, with a lovely nautical themed card. I also used a stencilled background for my red sail ship,  but  restricted it to a circle background, The same basic vertical layout was kept, with the focal point moved to the upper centre position.

I used drywall tape as my stencil and 'faded jeans' distress ink. Therefore I will also be linking up my card at Virginia's stencil challenge at Virginia's view challenge #2.

My sentiment says : "Congratulations!"  in Afrikaans.

The challenges:


Thanks so much for visiting me today!

A thank you note!

Hi there!

This week's challenge at Casology has the cue card :

Open to your own interpretation, as always!

This is my take on the challenge:

I tried to create the look of a little clip board with a thank you note attached to it.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Wishing you a blessed Easter!

17 April 2014

Better days ahead!

Hi there!

I have a card to show for a few challenges!

The card concept ~ use an umbrella on your card.
Crafters cafe  ~ CAS
Incy wincy designs  ~ CAS
Lexis creations  ~ Focus on the sentiment
Word art Wednesday  ~ Anything goes
Southern girls challenge ~ Earn your stripes

I created my card in the clean and graphic style

I used inlaid letters cut with my Silhouette for the 'smile' , and the 'better days ahead' part was printed , and cut with my Silhouette, then popped up.

I printed the pinstripes, again from Mel, and colored between the black lines with my promarkers.

My card is based on the sentiment below, which I created, and you are welcome to use!

I would love to see your project using it!

Thanks for visiting me today!

15 April 2014


Hi There!

I am back after 10 days of holidays!

We had a great time visiting our daughter in Madeira. We also used the time to make a quick stop in Lisbon, Portugal. A city so rich in history!

I fell in love with Madeira. It's a beautiful island. As soon as I get the chance I will show you some pictures!

I guess I was  supposed to get the laundry done today, but hey, tomorrow is another day... and although we had a fabulous time, I missed my craft room!

My card today is for this week's Case this sketch challenge.

I will also enter the Shopping our stash challenge to include some numbers on your card.
{using vellum and silver brad from my stash}

I created my own telephone keypad cutting file  and sentiment. The grid background was printed from the free digital paper supplied by the generous Mel Stampz.

The sketch:


Thanks for visiting me today!