Sunday, August 20, 2017

It's new release day over at Digistamps4Joy!

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!
That's it as far as my sad life is concerned. Let's get to the exciting stuff. It's new release day over at the shop. Pop over there and have a look at what the other DT members have created with these super new images. How cute is this Home sweet Home image? I coloured with Copics as usual and the fussy cut ( let's not even go to how badly I suck at fussy cutting!!!) the image and popped it on foam dots to give it some dimension. 
 Next is this awesome African lady called Thando. She was such a joy to colour. I popped her onto a card with some guineafowl feathers and that was it.
 We also have a new artist, Delyse,  this week. She draws the most awesome mandala's. I coloured this one with my Copics as usual and then popped it onto a bookmark for my grandie who just loves to read. She loves it.
Please pop over to the Digistamps4Joy blog to see the wonderful creations from the rest of the DT. See you soon with some more creativeness.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Challenge time at Digistamps4Joy

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.
Here is a close up of the image to show you the bling on the earrings. I added some Stickles to make it shine.
This is only the start of all our celebrations. My grandson turns 16 in August, his sister turns 13 in October and my husband turns 60 in December! We also have my youngest's wedding in October, so this year is filled with celebrations a;; round.

Please enter the challenge to win some super digi stamps from the store.

See you soon.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Digistamps4Joy - New release

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 .

 She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers. The papers are from my stash, I think the paper pad came free with a magazine.
Such a busy, colourful image did not need any more embellishments.
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

Digistamps4Joy - New exciting challenge for May.

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'
She was coloured with my beloved Copic markers. The papers are from a free paper pad that came with a magazine and the lace is from my stash. I have gltterified almost everything. LOL I just love me some gltter!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Digistamps4Joy new release!

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.

 Here is a close up of the image. I have gltterified her tutu.
 The next image is a re-release of an older image, Cindy. She was my first ever purchase from the store and I still love her! She was coloured with Copic markers. The papers and the doily were freebies from a magazine.
 Just look at how gorgeous she is!
I am off to visit family in Koffiefontein for the long weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful time shopping for new images while I am gone.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

DS4J - New release

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.
 The first one is called 'Heads up - Hat and beads' . I am not overly fond of using blue in my colouring, but my granddaughter insisted that she should have a white dress and hat with blue accessories. Who am I to argue with a ten year old? Blue it was and... I love the end result! She was coloured with my Copics and the paper was embossed. Nothing else needed as far as I am concerned.
 Thenext one is called 'Parfait Patty" and again my granddaughter decided that she was wearing a strawberry dress. . The papers are all from my stash.
The last one is a set with 4 thank you sentiments. They are all lovely. This one was coloured with my Copics and put on embossed silver card. Love it! It is so hard to do masculine cards and this one came together so effortlessly.

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

WOYWW - Not technically a desk

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!)
When I look at photo's of the school where I teach, I am always struck by just how beautiful it is and how lucky I am to get to spend so much time there, teaching some of the most awesome teenagers that I know.
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.