Friday, November 4, 2011


Saterday 30th October's challenge was think pink, and my favourite colour !!

This card was for Outlaws Sunday CAS challenge – “ Think Pink”
The card was made using a embellishment ballerina that I got as a present in a swap. The background card is a Tim Holtz card stock, and bling was added.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Free Wallpapers - Artistic Wallpaper : Santa Claus - Napping

My Free Wallpapers - Artistic Wallpaper : Santa Claus - Napping

I was blog hopping this morning and came across this aaaah picture of santa sleeping with some pets.
As you know I love animals, so just had to share this with you.

So click on above link and have a aha moment!!


This last couple of days has been a scambling for everything and packing away, as my crafty corner is getting shelves yippe ! So I have not made many cards, but have some to share.

I made some embossing pages long time ago, so a creative blitz stroke me lol and this is what I came up with in a quicky.

The embossing folder is a fleur de lis and love the pattern. Some stunning metallic block paper was use as the back ground, ribbon and pearls and  there I had 2 quick cards made. Mmm see what creative blitz does lol

Wishing you all a stunning week ahead with rich blessing !!!

Monday, October 10, 2011


This card was made for challenge on Outlaws – Monday 3rd – Fall


I used a Spelllbinder die S4-133, the flower is a Cottage Cutz die Orchid Flower (just love this die, so you will be seeing more of it in my cards) The wording is from a peel-off from Starfoam.


And so the week flew by with me a bit down health wise,and the weekend came and gone with the kids visiting. So this is me trying to catch up on last week challenges


This was a quick card I made, as I made for the Outlaws CAS - Something that is "haunting" you to give it some love. Well, I have not used my Cricut since last summer and it has really been haunting me every time I walk pass it, begging to be used.

Normally I don’t like googly eyes, but was in the stash, and had to be used with the ghost and his cat he he

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hi to all my followers Smile Hoping you all are having a super weekend filled with blessing and joy. As promised, I am posting regular again, yippy getting some craft time in !!!

This card is made for a challenge in Outlaws – Saturday Paper A La Mode 1-7 October “Anything goes”


I used Spellbinder dies S4-161 Labels One for the mat, with a gold pen out line, a stencil and some Rainbow paint. ( Go and peep in March file, scroll down to the Hobby-X pic) When one knows how to use the paint you can get a stunning effect.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


First of all I would like to wish all my followers a wonderful blessed week.
And yes, this is me posting again, lol I have decided to do this more often as I get the time, as I need to relax my hands from the pc key board and the mouse ha ha ha
This card is for the Monday Card Challenge on “Outlaws”  Anything Goes. As I love bling I used some glitter on the tissue backing paper to highlight the brass animal embellishment. This was what I call a quick card.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Well, at long last I am back in the crafting studio, and here is a card I made for the “OUTLAWS CAS” Challenge. This is the first time I have ever made in black and white, so yes do believe it came out quiet nice, even if I must say so, as it was a brain racker for me …..


For this card I used Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Scolloped Rectangles Large   S4-133 and a special digi designed for me by a friend. The wings just had to be glittered so they stand out. The backing white is embossed on the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Stunning Spellbinder are posted on the New Page. 

I love all these dies, but some I like more than the other.
So I was thinking..... mmm 
should I post a blog candy in the next couple of days.
What to you all think, leave me a comment and lets see :-)))

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Embellished card

This card was made for a challenge in Outlaws Sunday CAS (meaning keep it clean and simple cards.)

The challenge was to make your own embellishment and here is my butterfly, as I love butterlies !!!!


I embossed some white card stock on the Cuttlebug. The butterfly was a cut-out. Some stickles was used on the embossed backgroung and the butterfly en gems added.

Christmas Card

This is my quick card for Chrismas in July ….. oops long gone by, but as they say rather late then never. So there as promised I am slowly gonna catch up he he he



This is a very nice poem that I got from a friend as she thought it will unlock me from my work desk to my craft desk and make lots of cards Smile

Well the good news is….. yes it just did, cards on the way soon ….

I got up this morning, but haven't yet dressed
My dishes aren't done, and the house is a mess
Have not done my work, or fed the cat
Just on line for a second, and popped into chat!

There's so much to say, so much crafting to do
I'm sitting here now with glitter, scissors and glue
But O'dear me, I'm finding it hard
When all I need is to make my next card.....

I know tomorrow, I'll make a fresh start...........
Just You wait till you see My New Work of Art!!!!!!

Written by Joanie

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Sorry I have been a bit scarce in the blogosphere, life has interfered with my crafting and blogging. Well, time has just ran away with me the last couple of month, and the winter weather with all the colds and coughs has not be good in our household either.

Hoping and praying, that things will go better as winter slowly moves on, and that with the snow, hail and cold.
If you browse on the left side, you will see I have placed a new gadget, so that you could follow with email and not miss any blogging or news up date :-))

I have also just got the latest gadget sitting on my craft table and that is the Grand Caliber...yippeee

This machine cuts up to an A4 paper or card stock and has bigger Spellbinder Go and look at these stunning card as made by the design team member Julie Overby
Transparency Window Card
by Julie Overby Post Type: Card

Everyone loves a handmade card.  Shaped cards like the Beautiful Day Card one that Holly created are fun to give away because they are so unique.  I also like to use my Spellbinders™ die templates to cut windows in my cards and add transparency to make them unlike the average card.  Transparencies are also great to use because you can stamp on them add glitter to give your image a suspended appearance.

Now isn't this a super card, this to me is what inspirations are made of..... so me better be off to a crafting week and let me see what I can come up with.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


We have thought of a wonderful idea and this is to bring to our online user a special discount on card stock.
Click on DISCOUNT COUPON which will take you to HOTFROG. Under ABC CRAFTS you will see tabs, click on COUPONS and then on WINTER MADNESS print out your discount coupon for nice saving on all out card stock.Yip that's right a nice saving means more cash in you pocket to buy much needed craft supplies this winter !!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Hello to all my followers. Sorry for being so quiet, had a stunt in hospital and nearly got operated, but had a message that the gallstones have to wait awhile longer. Since then have been getting new stock in and busy updating the website.... so... please do go and have a look and please do leave me a comment as I would love to hear from all of you. Will soon place some new creative works on blog, packing stock is reaching the end yahooo!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Wow can you believe it how time flies?? My apologies for taking so long to blog more about card making.
I have been learning to make bar code label, and yes will soon be learning Pastel Accounting. Yip, one never gets to old to learn new things. How does the saying go… learn every day something that scares you… the unknown does scare me lol
Well, this card was made by colouring the flowers with crayons and then putting some Royal Coat Dimensional Magic Plaid glue on the flowers. The pearls was placed with a template from Forever Memories. And believe it or not….. this card was made by Gerhard, thanks my dear, so much appreciate it when you craft with me :-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011


‘n Ma se hart is baie maal gebreek, stukkend van bekommernis, pyn, skuld gevoelens, verwyte & moegheid. Ma’s is die wonderwesens.
Sy lag tussen deur haar eie seer. Lank nadat almal gaan slaap het ruim sy nog op & bid vir elkeen voordat sy weg sluimer.
‘n Ma  maak altyd reg wat stukkend is, selfs ‘n gebreekte hart soms. Sy hou die gesin bymekaar met liefde en vergifnis. Ja, jare ndat haar kinders uit die huis is, refrein ha “lessies” steeds. Vader, gee asb al die moeders van dag ‘n spesiale drukkie
Gelukkige moedersdag !!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


My friend Marika sent me this photo of her 2 children at the Pampoenfees 2011. This gaint pumkin is a whole 140kg and planted by her dad on the farm. Pieter and Chloe had to pose for this gorgeous photo, what do you all think mmm Smile

Pieter   Chloe

Thursday, April 28, 2011


My daughter was sitting and scrapping while I had to cut some page kits on the cricut, and it dawned on me that I long last visited blog.
Well, this is what I come up in a dash ! I cut the pasley with the cricut, added gems and used some beautiful rose reflection paper as backing.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Nice to know one is always trying to make life easier, but when buying new computer software and having to learn all news things again, the other tasks gets less time.
So it happened that I made some easy cards this week.
BLUE BIRTHDAY EASY CARD  Made with embossed cardstock and a spellbinder circle die cut. On top of that was placed a inchie card from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology paper stack, with a heart punched from doubleside tape. Clear gems was placed in the centre and then glitter was added on top.The happy birthday is from a confetti range.
YELLOW BIRTHDAY EASY CARD  Made with a dollie and clear gems added to cirlce. The centre flowers was attached with a silver brad. Happy birthday was printed on vellum and attached with silver brads to cardstock.
I feel cards doesn’t always has to be a long process, and easy cards is also called clean and simple cards.Cards that one can put together in a jiffy !!

Monday, April 4, 2011


WOW, I am so glad to announce that our blog is growing in pages and more ideas. Not forgetting more news on some new stash for our creativity!!!

HOME PAGE -  Will be for all the news and cards

SOMETHING NEW PAGE.  Will be for new products as they arrive in stock, which will be on sale in our BOB store in due course.

SCRAPBOOK PAGE – Will be for ideas and tips on scrapbooking

Please do leave us a comment as we always love to hear from you and miss you when we don’t hear form you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Wow, I can’t believe that time has flown so fast. Sorry for being so quiet lately, but my reason is, we have been on holiday and also I have discovered this new hobby.

Making paper flowers with the most amazing punches that has arrived in South Africa the last month. Can you believe that one can make these beautiful flowers in a jiffy once you have punched out your card stock……..

These 3D flowers are so versatile, use them on cards, in your scrap pages and even frames.

AAmaryllis Punch needs

           The flowers where made with the punches showing next to them

MARIGOLDMarigold Punch needs

.Creativity never stop, as there are always new thing to learn and make !! I’ll  have to get myself in gear and take some of the photo’s of my flower creations to share with you…..

Friday, March 4, 2011


Wow this was a very nice and enjoyable day at the craft show, as there where not a stampede yet.
It was also my birthday and Rainbow Art supplied me with this beautiful art work, for me to include some photo's and then frame it.Thanks to Prerre Bezuidenhout you made my day!!

I saw the most must have tools, like the new cuttlebug, e-craft machine, spellbinders, flower punches....   now why is it that one never has enough cash to spend  lol ( yip a typical crafters dream... money and time to use all the new stash. Oh and there was some amazing handmade articles, from a craft school in Roodepoort.
Goosh, I will ramble on all day about all the nice things, but I know it will be better if I rather place some pictures of some of the articles in due course!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


To all that have not won a prezzie, please do watch this space as there will be another give-away after I have been to the Hobby-X, which should be in next week........ so please do pop in from time to time and leave me a comment as I do love to hear from you lasses and gent.

To those that is lucky to go to Hobby-X, enjoy yourself and hey don't overspend lol


Drum roll please......

The winner drawn with "True Random Number Generator" is Jocelyn

Congratulations may you have great pleasure using you new candy, oh and not forgetting to please show us what you have done mm maybe a nice card ????

Monday, February 28, 2011


This blog Candy will stay at the top till the draw !!!

I have search the waves and found very few blogs that have candy for all our South Africans. So this is especially just for you!! My apologies to all my overseas friends, me still learning about all the postage and customs thing.
1x Martha Steward Score Board
1x HOTP Type Writer Alphabet 12x12”
6x Couture Light-weigh Card stock 12x12”
1x Glitz Rebel Borders 12x12”
1x Glitz Rebel Card Stickers
1x Glitz Run Ons
This is my first official Blog Candy giveaway, hopeful many more to come in the near future, as a birthday is also coming up !!
1. Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment. If you are already a follower please leave a comment so that you will be entered in the drawing. Please also leave me a way to contact you should you win.
2. If you have a blog, please post this candy on it and leave your blog address here next to your comment. If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay too.
The winner will be chosen by random drawing and this competition will be closed on 28th February. Winner will be announced on 1st of March.
So do check back often Smile

Monday, February 21, 2011


At long last we started with the scrap pages, as promised last year !! This page was done by my daughter Dionette and she loves bling nearly as much as me.


Well, what do you call 2 gals that sit and craft till early morning lol  addictive crafters !!
The challenge was use 1 photo, handmade embellishment, alfa letters, tearing paper and colours – brown, black, cream/white.
0 ADiva Doll Dionette’s page
young days - blogCharlie’s page     
This page was placed on Outlaws for Scrap Challenge 19-25th Feb

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Happy Valentine to all my friends and followers
I had cup cakes made for my fairy keeper and thought, what a surprise would it not be if I gave my dear friend also one.
Doesn’t this look yummy, o boy and I didn’t even order for me aaaaah !
The boy and the cup cake cover was cut by the cricut machine and the cup cake bake by another friend of mine.



Lem was one of the Aliens in die Alien Smartie Box and is done for a swap  that was organised  on the site Please do go and have a pop in and sign up for a challenge



This ATC Card was made with the Aliens Smartie Box.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Love is the thread that binds us together. Wow this is so true, cause when we don’t have love in our different relationships, may it be friends, lovers or love for our Lord, then we are really empty and lost. Oh and not forgetting the love of crafts too, as that is a talent given from the Lord. How sweet is life when one has the love of a close friend or partner…. ooops am I spreading some love Smile
love is the thread
This card was made for a friend of mine that had her anniversary on the 7th and is married 7 years now.When she saw this sentiment, it had to be on the card, she wanted to give it to her hubby to tell him how much she loves him.
The sentiment is a stamp from Justrite Stamps and the die cuts is a spellbinder bloom

Sunday, January 30, 2011


This card I made for a challenge in Outlaws – CAS. (Which is Clean and Simple)
So I made this card with some leather, brads and gold sticker border.
Mmm not all cards have to be difficult Smile and that is why I will be making more cards in the future.


I always thought Valentine was for lovers & couples.
Well, a couple of years back I discovered that on can include your dearest friends as well. They are the ones that is always there for you no matter what and giving them something special, means a great deal to them too.
So here is my version of a Valentine Friend ATC on “Fun ATC”S
Some rubberstamping, mulberry tissue, punched flower, a heart and not forgetting some tiny acrylic gemstone.

Sunday, January 23, 2011



My better half always say our lot of crafters is sure a nation all on our own, cause we do the weirdest things that non crafters would not even thing of.

Well, I signed up in for a Smartie Box swap in “FUN ATC” on the site In2Crafts.    First of all, I could not find any Pink or Gold Smartie packs here in Pretoria, so a dear angel Joan sent them all the way from Wochester. The smarties was very yummy!!  And the results was as above and below Smile


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This photo my daughter took while on holiday and I really love it so much that I have to share it here too. 
As I have also added to my desktop background. So…… let me hear what you think….Smile

Friday, January 7, 2011


Good morning ladies! I just wanted to share with a few of you, for those that are stuck on what blog candy is. I mean, can you eat it? No Can you unwrap it? Well, I guess you can if YOU win it! Can you buy it at the store? Once again- possibly but really, who wants to buy it if YOU can win it!

A lot of wonderfully creative ladies are out there and they offer wonderful little packages of goodies to you- a thank you for visiting their blog. Now, I typically sign up for blog candy if it is a site that I frequent or that I really find creative motivation from that person. It is also a great way to get new viewers to your blog- lets be honest here. But I think that the real thing is that we all like to "give" to others............... and sheesh, who doesn't like to get a little prize here and there, right? (hand waving in air!).
Well, I will be hosting our own blog candy right here, in the next couple of days to celebrate our blog's name change !!
So do pop in and come peep what we will be having mmmmm

Tuesday, January 4, 2011



WOW... this is a great find that I just could not keep to myself !!
Hand tear-able tape, mmm just think... no looking for the scissors any more.!!
I have some rolls  available  4mm @R10.50    8mm @R12.00   12mm @R15.50
So if you do need any please contact me

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Wishing all my followers, clients and their families a blessed New Year.  May all you wishes come true, and hope you all enjoyed the festive season!! For those that is stress out after all the parting and family days, take a break and some me-time, oh and not forgetting nothing but nothing de-stresses you like doing a bit of crafts.

My plans for the year is to most definite blog more!!! So do call back as I will be giving aways some "Super Candy" to celebrate this wonderful blessed year !!!