Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Happy Birthday Pieter

Yesterday my son turned 10! He's getting big so quickly.
I made him a card to remind him of his trip to South Africa in December and his visit to the Game Parks.

I masked and sponged the oval with Distress inks (Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive). I then stamped the baobab tree with Pumice Stone. The lion I stamped onto the card and made a second one to cut out and mount with 3d foam . After adding more distress inks, I added a little embossing to the mane. The twine is from my stash.

Stamps: Best Rubber Stamps
Distress ink.


This morning I looked at Dorly's blog to see who had won the blog candy - see previous post.
To my great surprise and delight - it was ME!
WOW! Thanks Dorly.

Here's what she wrote on her blog:

I wanted to thank you all for your lovely comments and for your kind wishes for my birthday.

It was heart warming and it made my special day even happier.

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately, but life kept me busy.

I'm back into creating and I'll post again soon, so stay tuned..

Thank you all for following my blog, for leaving comments and for your support and feedback - it means a lot to me.
Now without further ado, my Giveaway winner is Jenni from the Netherlands.
Jenni, please email me your postal address within 48 hours so I can send you the goodies.

And because you've waited patiently, I'm adding something to your envelope. You'll find out what it is once you get it. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly

Monday, 4 April 2011

Dorly's Birthday Giveaway and blog Candy

Dorly Weitzen celebrated her birthday last week and is giving away fabulous Blog candy.
Check out her blog Moderna Art and Designs to take part until 7 April.

Here's what you can win:
Here's her post about the candy:
The candy includes:

5 hand-made recycled papers (A4)
10 black & white patterned papers (6x6)
6 yellow patterned papers (6x6)
1 Heidi Swapp mini mask
2 Plaid metal stencils
3 packs of stickers, one with rubons on their back side
3 checkered ribbons
1 Original Vintage cream lace
1 Original Vintage golden lace
2 packs of buttons
6 large silk flowers
1 pack of Petaloo Pallette of Petals (I may have to ship it without the package)
1 acrylic guitar stamp
Israeli beautiful new postal stamps (not in the photo)
I will ship worldwide.

I'll add a card/tag made by me, of course.

If I get many comments, I may add something - it's a surprise!
The rules are simple, all that I ask is:
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment so that I know who is playing.
3. If you have a blog, add the Giveaway photo to your sidebar linking it to my blog, and come back with a comment linking to your blog.
Otherwise, spread the word on Facebook etc.
You have time to comment until Monday April 7th, after which I will pick a winner. Good luck!
Have a great day - I know I will!

Well Happy Birthday Dorly and spread the word!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Happy Birthday Corien

Here's the birthday card I made for my friend Corien. I cut 2 Tim Holtz tags and embossed the white one in my Big Shot and then covered it with Inca Gold purple. I embossed a small piece of vellum and placed it behind the white frame, then stitched beads to the sides and into the lace. A ribbon on the top and the metal flower and all was done. As always, inspiraton form the blog of Godelieve Tijskens  (Stamping Mathilda)
The metal flower I made according to the tutorial of Lin Brown

Here's a close-up of the flower

And a close-up of the frame, vellum and beading

Stamps: Hero Arts,Odd Bird Planet
Other: Inca Gold Purple, Tim Holtz Tag die, Cuttlebug folder textile texture, the rest from my stash