Monday, July 30, 2012


Good Morning

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. 

A close-up of the butterfly.  I used parchment paper to draw the butterfly on and then I used Card Candy and gems to make the butterfly pretty.

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


I am delighted to announce that Marika is joining our Design Team.

 And here is the lady of the moment :-).....

Hi, my name is Marika and I am 34 years old. I have been married for 9 years. We have 2 beautiful kids, a boy of 6 and a girl of 4. I have been doing some kind of craft since I can remember. I love paper and all things that is associated with papercrafts. But I also love any other craft where I am able to express my creativety. From cardmaking, beading, scrapbooking to pewter. 

 You can also visit my blog here


On the link below is a special discount for card stock valid till 31 August 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012


Hello to all my followers,

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 !!

And here is the inside of the card
I just love using the Card Candi, they are in stunning colours and is so easy to attach. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012


New Cand Candi has landed in South Africa.

These are in 4g packs @ only R15.00 and includes foam pads.