Scribble Distress Stain 2

6 May

This is such a beautiful card.  Doesn’t matter how you make the background, it comes out like a meadow field.  I used Stormy sky Distress Stamp pad on a craft sheet.  Worn Liptstick and Peeled Paint refill ink was dropped onto the craft sheet.  I then spritz the ink with Perfect Pearl Mist, which then gives a pearly effect.  The meadow was stamped with Versafine Black stamp pad.  The card is put together with gem brads, flower gems, flowers and a pink butterfly.  My clients went one step further and coloured the butterfly with a glitter gel pen and they made feelings with a stamen form flowers.  A really awesome card


Scribble Stain Distress

6 May

Boabab Tree

A typical South African card. We stamped the tree with Distress Ink Vintage photo and coloured in with pencil. The green background is done using a craft sheet, Distress Ink and refill inks. Dab some Distress Ink stamp pad onto a craft sheet and a drop or two of another colour refill ink. Spray water onto the inks and pick up the colour with your card stock. The inks used was Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint refill ink. I found that instead of using like a scribble pattern of the refill ink, I used only a drop as the refill ink is very concentrated and if used in large quantities compared to the stamp pad, one does not get the colour from the stamp pad. The card is then put together as shown. Wire mesh was white, and was coloured in using the Distress Stamp pads as well as the Pine Needle Distress

Tammy Birthday Card

23 Mar

This card was made for Tammy, my daughter, who turned 24.  This handbag card/box was made using the Sizzix die and put through the Vagabond Die Machine from Tim Holtz.  It was decorated using flowers, gems, stickers and closed with a latch.  Inside one can then make a small card or tag, together with money or a gift voucher.

50th Birthday Card

23 Mar

This is a birthday card I had to make for my daughter.  She wanted a card for her future mother-in-law.  It is made with stickers.  Real quick and easy.  The mother-in-law was so impressed with the simple card, she asked me to make another one for her twin sister.


50th Boxes and Card

23 Mar


This 5oth birthday box was cut using a Spellbinders’ die and the Grand Calibur machine.  The box was cut and scored.  I glued the box using a glue gun.  Stickers was added to the box for embellishment, with ribbon and a silver tag.  Each guest got a box with chocolate inside.














Treat Box Card (2)

4 Mar

Lil' Monster

Here is the other Treat Box Card.  I just love this card.  I haven’t made a child’s card in years.  Most probably when my children were small.  Trace the template onto yellow card stock, score and fold as shown.  Cut out a small window and add acetate behind the window opening.  Stamp the monsters onto light yellow and dark yellow with a black stamp pad.  Cut out.  Make a tag from dark yellow card stock and punch a hole and thread orange ribbon through.  Add scrapbook paper to the card.  Measure half way up the card and cut diagonally across to the top right side.  Close off the card and put tag inside the card.  I coloured in the monsters with pencil crayons and added as shown.  Flowers and gems were added for embellishment. The stamped used were from Hero Arts and the ink was Versafine – black.  This will be a great card for party invitations, just pop in some sweets and send out invites to all you kids friends for the party!  Have fun!  The template was designed by Melanie  Schulenberg.

Treat Box Card

4 Mar

Spring Tree

Hey Bloggers and Stampers!  What a lovely cool morning in Pretoria, which is still gonna turn out to be a very hot day.  Yesterday, I had a workshop with this beautiful Treat Box Card.  The ladies just loved making this.  This is such a lovely idea to put small gifts into the box side and then to have a message on the card side.  It’s all in one!

We traced the template onto pink card stock. The template is a Melanie Schulenberg design. Cut out the design and score using a Score Pal or bone folder.  I then stamped the tree (Country Craft stamps) with Distress Stain Walnut Stain and cut out.  Six pink flowers were stamped (Country Craft stamps) and cut out.  The small flowers were punched using the Olba punch set, and embossed using an embossing tool to lift the flowers up and to look 3-D.  All is put together with scrapbook paper and tiny gems.  The box is on the right side and the card is on the left side.  A message can be written inside the card now.  Small gifts can be put inside, such as, sweets, money, make-up, gift vouchers (if they are not plastic!) etc.  The possibilities are endless.  Have fun!

Valentines Card

12 Feb

Hey Bloggers!

Recently I had to give a beginners class, so I decided to do a Valentine’s card.  I stamped the heart and wording, using a Versafine red stamp pad.  Cut out the image and adhere to an embossed white card.  The embossed white card is adhered to red and then to the foled white card.  Ribbon is added to the bottom and gems around the card.  A small ribbon is added behind the heart as well.

For someone special

Finger Paint 2

12 Feb

Worded Bird

Finger Paint Technique

12 Feb

Eiffel TowerHey Bloggers!  What a lovely technique to do.  Stamp the image onto white card stock and stamp with white embossing powder.  Heat set the image with a heat gun.  Then dab Walnut Stain Ink pad and Faded Jeans Ink pad onto a craft sheet.  Spritz Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist onto the dabbed colours.  Pick up the colour with your fingers and colour in the stamped image.  When dry, adhere to blue card and then to folded latte card stock.  Add Glossy Accents to top postage mark.  Add flower, gem brad, ribbon and pearls to card.