Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
With only 22 more sleeps until Christmas Day, I thought it only appropriate to post a Christmas Card. This is a card with minimal embellishments as the embossing folder that I used are just so pretty and I did not want to have to much "distractions". This embossing folder is a new one that I just bought about 2 weeks ago. I used some sturdy foil to make the Christmas bubble and then I just added some bling.
I used the traditional Christmas colours of green and red on this one.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Well, couple days of holiday is past and it is back to work and planning for the next couple of months. Recently I was asked by a friend for some large doilies 27cm, and this was the result.
These doilies she wants to use in her scrap pages for her friends, so will be asking her to please shear them with us. The doilies was cut out with Cutmates card stock, which I just love using, as it really cuts well on the Cricut machine.
Monday, November 19, 2012
My apology for being so quiet, I have just been so busy with classes this last 2 months and thank goodness they finish till next year.
Now I would like to tell you all about something unique and that is the "Celebratree"
These 2 ladies puts together this fantastic idea with a tree on canvas to celebrate any occasion you would like, from kitchen teas to weddings
In case you can't see the contact details here they are
ROBYN Cell: 073-832-9272 or LINDSAY Cell: 083-4444-0440
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Here in Pretoria we have had some variety of weather from sunny days to afternoons & evenings with rain to hail. Luckily no damages besides a few leaks, as our big Avocado tree, leaves and branches blocked some of the cutters
As you can see from the previous post, it was decided to donate 3 Santa Shoe boxes for girls. It was strange for me with adult children to go and buy 12 year old clothes, sure felt like doing sampling shopping and what fun that was. After the boxes was covered, there was some gift wrap left and yip... creativity shouted at me.
So the result was making 3 Casual cards
Oh yes and the Card Candi just popped in hand and had to be paste too :-))
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
This year I have decided one of the charities I will be supporting is SANTA SHOEBOX, and in that way cheering some cheer with the children. The children range in ages from small till teenagers, and to give from the heart is always so satisfying. You can donate as many shoeboxes filled as you budget allows or you may go and make a donation.
Please click on the link http://www.santashoebox.co.za/
Have a great day !!!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
If you are a card maker like me, well then you don't throw away anything that you think can always be re-use no matter how small. The squares and flowers for this card, was cut offs from a bigger punch for a scrap page. The resin notes and harp was items I made ages ago.
So voila... a casual card in seconds -))
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Marika is taking a break as she is moving soon into her new home... yippy
In the mean time I have found some beautiful Bakers Twine. Shipment is arriving in the following week and the colours that is coming in, is marked with a cross. You may contact me if you are interested in some
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Marika here. I am greeting you from a cold Cape Town, the sun was shinning so brightly this morning that I thought that we will have another sunny day, but no such luck.
I made a card with a lovely freebie stamp that I received with my latest Papercraft Essentials magazine. This is one of the most beautiful little stamps that I have yet to receive with a magazine. I just love this little winged girl. I used some red pearls on the outside of the scalloped circle.
A close-up of the stamp. The stamp is from the Wee Stamps and was designed exclusive for Papercraft Essential magazine. I put some Glitzin Glamour over the wings, just for that little bit of bling.
That's all from me. Have a great weekend.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Marika here. I am so excited, today is my very first Design Team post. I was so honoured when Charlie asked me to be on her Design Team. ABC Crafts is my very first time serving on a Design Team and I am sure that I will have lots of fun. Not only are Charlie and I very good friends but she has also got the best prices when it comes to card stock, craft candy, dies and much more. I have learned so much from her, she is always ready with some advice
But on to my card. I used the much loved card candy that I have lots of, the colours that these little handy circles comes in are so yummy you literally want to eat them, no wonder they are called "candy". For the times that you do not have the right colour, I have some white ones and the Copic markers colour them to perfection, a good way to get them to precisely colour coordinate with your layout. I love the purple papers.
Thank you for reading my post, please leave a comment, I would love to hear what you think.
Have a great week.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
And here is the lady of the moment :-).....
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Monday, July 23, 2012
I was making a scrap page, and had to see if the "beautiful" was gonna cut out nice on the Cricut machine. So used a loose page to cut it in another colour first and this cut out ended up being used on this card. Well as you can see the result was great !!
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Sorry for been so quiet lately, last 2 month have been hick tick with a full house with my son and their 10 cats.We had only 1 and it does take time to get use to many more under foot :-)) They are so cute, so you will see some pictures soon.
I have been crafting in between. so here is my bright card lol
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I bought some new embossing folders and after embossing some card stock, I heard a whisper that said the glossy card looks stunning, and that it only needs some permanent markers.......... and voila!!
The sentiment is in Afrikaans and says “Just for you”
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sitting at my craft table, and all the flowers and dies laying there, it has to be something with flowers, and all the birthdays coming up.
This card was made with nesties cut on the Cricut machine and topped with some charms. Best Wishes was done with a rubber stamp and some emboss powder.
The above card was also made with nesties and flowers cut on the Cricut machine. I have been wanting to make an orange card for ages and voila !! Decorated with gem flowers and big gems.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Hello all, I have made a decision to keep 2 days open a week for crafting, whether making cards or cutting dies. As my right arm is not coping being every day on the pc, so giving it a break now and then. And crafting is definite getting preference above playing games, so even Facebook is getting a back seat. Yippee !!
My latest card I made with shrink plastic that I stamped, coloured and baked in the oven.
Once it has shrunk I even put a little glitter on it. Then layered it on some handmade paper and then some tissue mulberry paper.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Wishing all my followers a stunning week ahead.
This is a card I made for my partner’s birthday on Saturday.
The back ground card with the wording stamped on it, I had in my stash, must have borrowed a stamp in a card class yippee lol and if you had to see my partner, well you will understand the bear. He is my big teddy tear in real life and I adore him!!
The scollops is peel-offs that I just coloured to blend with the card.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The back ground was embossed on the Cuttlebug machine with a embossing folder from Papermania. The heart was cut on the Cricut Machine and decorated with a silver peel-off that I coloured in with a Dufex permanent marker. There are also small heart gems from Strass stones.
All stocks in the card making is available from www.abccrafts.co.za
Monday, February 13, 2012
Oh yes, I had to do a quick card and used some stickers again lol The card stock is Cutmates, just love it, as the price is reasonable and it cuts like butter on cutting machines !! Circles was done with Cricut machine decorated with some Card Candi Regal Gold
Below is Valentine cards that was made over the past couple of days.Yip have been at the craft table for some me time again
This card was made using heart punches & the small daisy punch from Creative Memories. The card stock used is Glitz (that has a glitter to it) for the small daisies, hearts & cut circle Cutmates was used.
This card has a gold paper doily embellished with some flowers punched from Cutmates. Some pearls & gem flowers where added. The hearts in the corners is punch from Glitz glitter card stock
And who says stickers don’t make a nice card?? Well, I just love how this one turned out, and I think the circles cut with my Cricut Machine just complements it !!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Wow, I was having so much fun with the Shrink Plastic that I had to make some more “Shrinkies” for my cards, and voila !!
The Shrink Plastic shrinks to a quarter of your project that you making after heating, and some of the items I made came out soooo small lol like a little sample of the item and they were all fun to make and see how they twist and twirl in the oven.
Well, this year has started off with a rush ! Time management use to be in the back of my mind, but goosh this year I will have to use my dairy for what it is made. Otherwise I’m not going to get craft me time in mmm So I have started and in the next couple of days you will be seeing some of my creations !
The calendar was made for my son, as they have 8 cats and are all so cute ! The cats was printed on shrink plastic, and then shrunk in the oven. (Shrink plastic is available on from www.abccrafts.co.za) The fishes and froggies was punched with a Creative Memories punch, and the corner punch a Lever punch.