Thursday, December 8, 2011

An early gift this season, a Grandson!!

Its been so exciting for the past few weeks on the arrival of our little grandson, he is so adorable and fast asleep.  Babies always smell so soft and heavenly.  So, actually I don't really need anything this Christmas but to hold him soon and spend time with my grand-daughter, who is crazy about Elmo, and read those books on Elmo a million times!!  I don't have time for my crafting, hahaha!

All these past years, we only had one family here with us, my children missed out on grandparents being here with them during their childhood days and now, We are here for their children.  This is the most important thing for me to have the family together and now through technology, we see them quite often.

Bless my family and all my friends who I cherish every day, not just one day but always.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daughters are Precious

My two daughters have their birthdays five days apart...and it always brings back memories when they were little.  To save the stress of having two birthday parties, I used to combine the two and have one on the weekend.  I enjoyed having to put together the loot bags and decorations (no dollar stores then) and order or make cake(s) and the matter of who should be invited was another story.  Cos they would have invited the whole school!!

In celebrating their birthdays, I made this card for my 'first born' as she would like to be called! She loves purple, so the card is made up of designer paper/white embossed cardstock, Martha Stewart border punch, Stampin Up bird punch and circle stamp, cut out butterflies and birdcage, purple ribbon and tiny silk flowers and a big brad.

The second card was made for my youngest daughter who loves anything vintage and the shabby chic look. So, this card is made with designer paper in brown with red cardstock and a Prima flower and tiny brown silk flowers. Stampin Up happy birthday wishes, red silk ribbon.  This is an easel card as you can see in the second picture below.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I made this card for Mo Manning's blog celebrating her 100th image and wanted to participate in their challenge but time did not permit me to complete my card.  So, I decided to put it on Facebook and it came out fine.
Its a 5x7 card in white cardstock and matted with a turquoise piece of cardstock.  I cut out a Spellbinders Frame in light blue and attached a printed vellum paper for the back of the frame (sort of a lacey curtain effect),  The border is cut with a Stampin Up scallop border, bling is attached on one side with some Magenta peel offs in silver added to the two corners.  The image is of Mummu dancing - rejoicing and celebrating!
I have coloured the image with Copic markers.

Hope you enjoy this card as we celebrate 100 images from Mo.,  Thanks Mo!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Anniversary Greetings

For my beautiful sister and her husband's wedding anniversary (I was their bridesmaid many many moons ago), I created this card using dark green cardstock with a window frame from Spellbinders in white.  I have also used two birds and leaves cut out of SU punch, the birds are cut out of a softer shade of green glitter cardstock.  A medallion cut out with a floral print was glued in the middle of the frame, tiny silver bling was glued as the eye of the bird.

 I wish them both the happiest of anniversaries and bless them with good health, now and always.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A card forgotten

I had made this card a while ago and did not remember it until my son-in-law emailed the picture a few days ago (Thanks Mark!).  Sometimes I make cards for my family and, of course, its a last minute requirement!  Luckily, I have cards already made but sometimes they need a specific style or colour - so, here I am, personalizing the card with a special person in mind.  I just adore the ribbon used here with the tiny pearls (yes, pearls are my best friend!).
Thats why, most or all of my cards are 'one of a kind' - I never use a sketch - its all in my head!  Sometimes I drft into space figuring out the colours or visualize a card to make!!  Its daydreaming in colour.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

My grand-daughter loves to dance!

She is just so adorable dancing to the music of 'Hey Lets twist again' by Chubby Checker at 7am on a weekend at our house, of course, the song went on and on.  When I look at her, I see my own daughter who loved to dance to the music of Michael Jackson at that time.  So, I guess it runs in the family!

I am blessed with a little angel.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

This is a beautiful card made for my daughter and her husband's wedding anniversary.

I tried out a new medium that is so quick but very elegant, it is a 3-D decoupaged image of a cutie couple.  I used martha stewart punches and Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background on dark brown cardstock, and a rose pink bow and pearls.

Please leave a comment if it made you smile.  Thank you.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Friends Forever

My oldest and dearest friend Sylvia lives far away from me and I have not seen her in many years but we have kept in touch through all these years and this month she underwent surgery and I was thinking of her all that time.  The good news is that she is fine and already driving her car!  She was always a strong woman and I hope she recovers her strength soon. This was a 'get well card' I made for her.

Also, she and her husband just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and thats an achievement which is quite rare these days. The card was made with embossed dots on cream cardstock and a resin ornate frame enclosing the words "Best Wishes", using cream satin ribbon and pearls.  I have also added gold filigree photo corners and the number 50 in gold to give it an elegant look.  I wish them all happiness and much love, always!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wedding cards

I made these two cards for my nephew's wedding last month, I have been so busy that I almost forgot to post.

The images are both stamped and coloured with Copic Markers, stickles and pearls and embossed cardstock.

 Hope you enjoy and leave a comment!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What are friends for?

Happy Birthday! to a friend who brings laughter to a higher level of entertainment!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ariella turned One!

Little Ariella turned ONE and I had to make a special card for my grand-daughter.

This is an easel card and I used a Mo Manning digital image of Baby Fairy Flora and coloured her with Copic markers and used tiny pink rosettes surrounding her.  The cupcake was made with an empty ribbon spool which was covered in pink satin ribbon around, the top was swirly organza ribbon with tiny pearls (which you cannot see in the picture) were scattered here and there.  The candle is covered with pink satin ribbon.  Martha Stewart Punch edged the paper and a stamp says Happy Birthday (SU).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Posted by Picasa A beautiful easel box that I decorated with designer paper in colours of moss green and pink and added cream and pink roses with crocheted lace, plus metal corners.  This is supposed to be a birthday gift box with an elegant touch, just add the jewellery or chocolates.

Items of jewellery in picture are not included in my sale (its from my old stash which I used for the picture only).

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

As we step into 2011, we must be grateful for family and friends who are always walking beside us.  We were blessed with a grand-daughter early last year and every day brings us sunshine all year long.  She is definitely an angel from up above, much more precious than anything in this world (well, apart from my two daughters).  Love you all.  Happy 2011!