I am late again! Where does the time go. I was going to do this post yesterday and schedule it and now its too late again!
There are some amazing new images over at the store. Please go and see the wonderful inspiration from the other DT members.
Have a great week everybody.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Good morning. It is new release time over at Digistamps4Joy. One of the new images is a Springbok, which inspired the LO. When I saw it, I just knew that I had to use it to make a scrapbook page about my youngest and her Springbok (Protea as they are now called) colours.
She started playing Water Polo in junior school at the age of 11. At 13 she played in the Under 16 team for her province and was named goal keeper of the tournament at the national schools tournament. and was selected for the SA u/16 team.
Ever since that day, she dreamed of playing in the National woman's side and was selected for the first time when she was still in school. Because water polo is not subsidized in any way, all players have to pay for the privilege to represent their country. They have to pay for overseas tours and all kit. This is anything from 30 - 50 thousand rand a tour. The only thing they are given, is the badge to sew onto a blazer.
Because of the high cost, we never got around to buying the blazer that she deserved and worked so hard to get. She recently retired from playing competitive polo and opted to play only socially. When she turned 30 in July, her father and I decided to surprise her with her Springbok blazer. She was quite emotional when she finally got to wear her blazer for prize giving at school. It warms my heart to see that and to know that even though she had to wait so long to get it, it still means so much to her.
I just could not let this momentous occasion go past without scrapping about it and that little springbok came at just the right time.
Please hop over to the store to see all the other fabulous new releases and see what all the other DT member did with them, You will be blown away.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Good evening all. I can not believe it is the 2nd of September already! What happened to my month long holiday?
I am late posting the new challenge over atDigistamps4Joy. This month the theme is 'Anything goes' as usual with the added twist of using warm colours. I must admit that I found this added twist very hard. I always thought that I loved warm colours and that it would be so easy. no such luck. It took for EVER to get this card together, I kept wanting to add some green. LOL In the end I sttled for a CAS card.
She was coloured with Copics as usual and the papers are all from my stash. Please hop on over and join the challenge, there are some awesome prizes to be won.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Good morning all. Yes, it really is me, I am still alive! It has been a crazy few months for me at work. I have been so busy that even my husband wondered if we still lived in the same house and whether I had left him or not! Thankfully that is all behind me now and I am on a month long holiday. I am planning to do nothing more than relax, recharge my batteries, read some good books and create as much as humanly possible.
On top of all that, I decided it was a good time to update my computer. Wrong!!!!! I lost almost all of my files somehow. My poor son is still trying to recover what he can. Of course I am only noticing what is gone as I need them!!! He has been able to recover most of what I need, but we wait and see what else is gone. Let that be a lesson to us all - NEVER update anything before making backups of all files!
Digistamps4Joy blog to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the DT. See you soon with some more creativeness.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Good morning all and welcome to the new challenge over on the Digistamps4Joy Blog. As always the theme is 'Anything goes" It is my turn to host the challenge and because This year is a year filled with big birthdays for my family, I decided to add the twist of "Special Birthday' to the challenge.The challenge runs for the whole month of July, so you have plenty of time to enter AND you can enter three times!
This year is a year filled with special birthdays for us, starting with my youngest daughter celebrating her 30th Birthday this month. The card is for her and uses an image from the shop. She reminds me of my daughter and I coloured her with my beloved Copic markers. The papers were from a freebie paper pack that came with a magazine and the flowers are from my stash, which are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The lace came from my stash too.
Please enter the challenge to win some super digi stamps from the store.
See you soon.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
I am late! Not my fault though, we were without power since 2h30 last night!! So frustrating to not have any power (no WiFi!!) and a phone that has died with no way to charge it
At least we are finally back to normal and I can share this fabulous new image from the store. She is called Ula and I just adore her. I have had a really stressfull few weeks, hence the sentiment .
That's it for today folks, I need to get back to my exam papers Keep warm and remember to create rainbows as far as you go!
Monday, May 1, 2017
Hallo everybody. Two posts in two days! That must be some kind of a record!
There is a new challenge up on the blog. The theme is 'Anything goes' as usual with the added twist of Weddings. Right up my ally with my DD getting married soon.
How wonderful is this image? She is called 'Country Bride'
Sunday, April 30, 2017
I am Back! It feels so good to have mr. Mojo back in my craft room. He was MIA for what feels like an eternity.
In the time I was gone so much happened: I got a new car, walked into a bus and had a black eye for weeks, went on school camp with 73 girls, buried my aunt (91) made some giant Jengas and giant dominoes for DD's wedding. Finished the save the dates and the actual invitations and held down a full time teaching job - no wonder mr. Mojo went walkies, I am tired just typing all of that!
The new releases from Digistamps4Joy are fantastic! Hop on over to the blog to see what the incredible design team have created.
I just love this ballerina. Of course she was coloured with my beloved Copic markers. The papers and ribbon and lace all came from my stash.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
What a lovely day it is over here in sunny South Africa! After a very busy three weeks at school and a national teachers conference yesterday I finally have time to breathe.
Today is the first new release for the new year over at Digistamps4Joy and let me tell you, it is an amazing one! I could not decide which image I wanted to colour first and ended up colouring all of them of which three made their way onto cards.
Be sure to check out the amazing cards from all the other DT members on the Blog. They really are very talented.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Good evening all. I can't believe just how quickly the last two weeks went past! When I think back, I can't believe how much we have managed to do in those two weeks either. The first weeks of school are always crammed full of so many things to do.
So I thought I would share a picture of my place of work with you, in stead of my actual craft desk (there really is nothing to see there anyway!)
Today, as any other day as a school teacher, was exceptionally busy and full. Teaching grade 10 and 11 girls the whole day and then being part of the grade 12 welcome week activities for the new grade 8 girls that started High school this year.
At one point I suddenly stopped what I was doing and just listened. Listened to grade 12 girls cheering on and encouraging grade 8s. It warms my heart to be at a school where the girls embody the school's motto -'' One School, One Spirit, One Family" In a world where negativity, prejudice and hatred seems to have taken over, these kids brought tears to my eyes with the love they were showing each other.
If you would like to see some actual desks, hop on over to Julia and visit all the amazing people that form this group.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Good morning all. I am late! Time just seems to run away from me today.
It is New Release day over on Digistamps4Joy and there really are some awesome digi's this month. Please have a look at them.
I have used the awesome butterfly Hydrangea . I coloured it with my beloved Copic markers as usual.
I am entering this into the Outlawz Tuesday colour challenge
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Good morning all! So happy that I am still on holiday which means I can join in at WOYWW and show you my desk. I sincerely hope that the state of my desk does not do any lasting damage to anybody. It has been years since it looked like this, but in my defense - I had so much fun!
My youngest daughter is getting married in October and we were playing around with some pretty paper for ideas for wedding invitations. Nothing looks good so far, but I live in hope. LOL
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Good morning, it is hotter than hot here and its only 9h00! Another lovely day. I hope you all stay warm wherever you may be. It is Wednesday which means its time for WOYWW . I am hoping to visit a lot more often this year.
On my desk (that looks like a tip!) you will see the aftermath of a marathon session playing with my new toys. The Altenew stamps was won in a Fb competition. The stamping tool was a Christmas gift from hubby and the rest? Well I was playing and one thing led to another and then the next time I looked, my desk looked like this. Not my fault at all! LOL
Monday, January 2, 2017
Good morning all and welcome to a New Year, filled with lots of exciting things. I hope this year is way better than last year - let me tell you. I was not sorry to see the end of that one!
We start with a new challenge over at the blog, The theme is, as always, anythings goes with the added twist of áll about love'.
Have a wonderful week everybody, I hope to see and 'speak'to you all on a more regular basis this year.