Learning from the best

I bought some Tombow pens awhile back and while I love their colours, I have never really managed to use them to blend as well as I hoped. Then I stumbled upon Heather Telford's tutorial on using Tombow pens and her creations came out so beautifully that I decided to try her technique! I do … Continue reading Learning from the best

Magic Powders

Today I tried my hand at two new methods! Mixed Media, and using my newly received Perfect Pearls...and I had so much fun! I was never really a fan of mixed media as I found it a little too vintage for my taste. But then I saw the creations of Susanne Rose, a designer at the … Continue reading Magic Powders

Turning negative to positive

This is another post where I had to recover a mistake I made...and using positive and negative die cuts! I  have a Butterfly heart die from Memory Box that I love. Apart from the fact that its simply beautiful, its also very versatile. Here I've shown 3 ways you can use this die. The 1st … Continue reading Turning negative to positive

Phoenix

Incy Wincy spider climbing up the spout Down came the rain and washed the spider out Out came the sun and dried up all the rain Now Incy Wincy spider went up the spout again! Like many of you I'm sure, I heard this many times as a child and sang it to me kids … Continue reading Phoenix

Inspiration weekend

After going through a week without much inspiration to create cards with, which was very frustrating because I had all this free time when the kids were away in school, it hit me as soon as Friday came around! So I spent all weekend churning out cards (7 in total)! Dare I say I am … Continue reading Inspiration weekend

La Mer…

Theres a beautiful French song called "La Mer" (The Sea) by Charles Trenet, click the link here and enjoy the song while you read this post. I'm listening to it while I'm writing this and it really puts me in the mood! At the moment the only water we get around us is rain, and … Continue reading La Mer…

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

(Or out of sight out of mind...?) Many of our husbands travel frequently for their job, some even live in another city and come home only on weekends. We get used to it and adjust our lives accordingly and have a close knit of friends we can count on if needed. There are a few, … Continue reading Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Pastel colours

Pastels are not my favourite type of colours, which is exactly why I had to try and make a card when the challenges over at Less Is More and Pinterest Inspired asked for cards with pastel shades on it! I just love a to try something new! I used Balzer Designs “mini bubble doily” stencil to … Continue reading Pastel colours

Strong Women

I spent Mother's Day today making cards with my kids! It was really such a nice way to pass the day, teaching them to die cut with my Big Shot, stamping and adding embossing powders to heat emboss their sentiments! They learnt so quickly and really amazed me, especially with their stamping. I remember I … Continue reading Strong Women

Get well soon!

I made this card for our dear friend's father who was recovering from an illness and I hoped it would cheer him up. He is the talented artist Nuri, who was featured in my blog here. He is recovering well now and my card did cheer him up so I'm really glad I made it! I painted … Continue reading Get well soon!