Stencil Madness

Stencils are one of my favourite products to use as they are so versatile. They can be used as embossing folders, stamps, die cuts and just stencils! In this post I even created my own stencil from a cut file, as I wanted to join in the Stencil challenge over at Winnie & Walter's 3rd birthday bash … Continue reading Stencil Madness

Inspirational Sources + prize winners

Its very rare that I make a card that is inspired by just me, myself and I. I think the only cards I make where I'm not (consciously) influenced by others are my shadow box cards. The other day, a friend asked me to make a card for his father's 75th and when he told … Continue reading Inspirational Sources + prize winners

A Child is Born + Giveaway + Winner

I am really proud and happy to announce the birth of...a new shadow box card design! Those of you who know me must just have let out a breath of relief that I didn't have another child! Don't worry, I am happily in my "menopausing" stage and our kids are nowhere close to being parents! … Continue reading A Child is Born + Giveaway + Winner

Naughty or Nice?

When I saw this sentiment from Riley's and Company Funny Bones collection, I just had to have it to make a cheeky Valentine's Day card! I also knew exactly which image I wanted to go with the text. So I got my daughter to draw me the mouth biting the lip, I scanned it in my … Continue reading Naughty or Nice?

Kids Free Week!

This year, our kids' school was considerate enough to organise their outward bound week and ski week at the same time so I could have a kids free week! No chauffeuring or cooking different meals for different tastes for 5 days, yippee! Well my hubby still needs to eat, but he loves cooking for me after … Continue reading Kids Free Week!

Happy New Year!

GONG XI FA CAI! Its the first day of the Year of the Rooster and I wish you all Health, Happiness and Prosperity! We are going to friends tonight for the "Reunion" dinner that is normally celebrated among family, but as our families are so far away, our friends become our family. These friends we are … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Valentine’s Day is for everyone

I just finished a new design for my Valentine's Day shadow cards collection, and as I was creating this card, it brought back memories of the time I was in high school. It was an all girls school and we used to secretly give Valentines Day cards to girls we admired! It was always nice to receive … Continue reading Valentine’s Day is for everyone

Santa & his Reindeers

I really enjoyed making this card. I had fun colouring the minuscule images of Santa and his Reindeers and I felt liked a little kid again while doing so! I now understand why people take so much pleasure colouring in those Zen books. I think much has to do with it bringing us back to our … Continue reading Santa & his Reindeers

Shadow boxes and more

I was at the Creative Fair in Stuttgart last week and came back with a ...Silhouette cutting machine! It cuts all shapes, even ones downloaded from internet and self drawn images! I bought it mainly for text, as I can never find the right text I want. But what I discovered I could do with … Continue reading Shadow boxes and more