10 July 2017

We have a Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone

Welcome to my blog if you are visiting for the first time.  For those who have been here before, welcome back!  There is something special  happening today, as you can see!

As part of the SA Cardmaking and Papercraft in SA Facebook group, I welcome you to our very first blog hop.  We have 9 South African crafters' taking part this month, isn't that awesome?

Just so you know you're on the right track, your previous hop would have been from the super-talented Ansu's blog. She and her sister are the owners of  Ivytree Studio.  Their patterned paper is of the finest quality. You need to pay them a visit.

The brief was to make a card, but I've gone a step further and made 2 cards and a notepad, representing some, if not all, the colours in the Rainbow.   

Supplies used for this Card:
Base Card:  White, pre-cut scalloped card from Docrafts
Patterned Paper:  Simple Stories, Emoji Love range
Coloured Cardstock:  Papermania by Docrafts, Assorted Solid cardstock
Sentiment, Flowers, Ribbon and Die:  From my collection

Roberta Gamildien, owner of the online Scrapbook Faerie store has kindly sponsored a prize for this blog hop.  Please visit her store for all your scrapbook, card-making, mixed media and general paper-crafting needs. She has loads of products for you to choose from.  She also has a FB page, Scrapbook Faerie, please pop around and Like her page, to keep in touch with new products that arrive in her store.  Thank you Roberta for your very generous prize

I've browsed through Robert's website and was thrilled to see that she sells Santoro's Gorjuss Girl stamps. I still have 2 Gorjuss Girl stamps in my collection, from my design team days over at Totally Gorjuss.  After stamping one of them, I dusted off the old Copics (some have dried out completely...yikes), to add a bit of colour to our girl.  Apologies,  my colouring skills are not what they used to be, I am so out of practice.

She is a little beauty, isn't she?  I'm so pleased I still have her in my collection.

Supplies used for this Card:
Base Card:  White, pre-cut scalloped card from Docrafts
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Emoji Love range
Coloured Cardstock:  Papermania by Docrafts, Assorted Solid cardstock
Image: Santoro Gorjuss Girl, Sitting Girl stamp
Colour medium: Copics
Ribbon: Simply Gorjuss
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley
Flowers, Leaves and Die:  From my collection

The Simply Gorjuss ribbon was such a lovely feature to use for this corner.

This sentiment is still one of my favourites.

So Friends, those are my Rainbow creations for this month.  Remember, if you want to be considered for a prize, you must leave a comment before you hop over to the next blog.  I will post the name of the Winner once the blog hop has closed.  That Winner will receive a Promocode, in order to make use of the very generous discount on products in the Scrapbook Faerie's Die collection.

Your next stop is to the lovely Valerie Thorpe's blog.   Please hop along and catch some more Rainbows along the way.  

Here is the complete list of participants in case you get lost:

2.     Helen Duffett   
3.     Marika Schuman 
4.     Margaret Kieser
5.     Ansu Badenhorst
6.     Sharon Keanly - this is where you are right now 
7.     Valerie Ann Thorpe 
8.    Wilna Cremer  
9.     Marie Smith  

Once you've reached the end of the blog hop, you need to go back to The Girl with a Tape Runner's blog to let her know what you liked about each particpant's blog. Before you dash away, I've love for you to join as a Follower on my blog and I will return the favour.

Thank you for playing along with us this month. I hope you'll have as much FUN as we have had. Don't forget to leave a comment on each participant's blog, if you want to be considered for a prize.

Happy crafting!


04 July 2017

Some News!

For those who visit my blog

I haven't taken part in a Blog Hop for so long.
Will definitely have to dust off the old cobwebs and put on my Craft Hat for this one.
Please hop by on Monday, to read what it's all about and leave my crafty friends and I
some much-needed support and love.  
This should be FUN

10 June 2017

The Mother of All Storms....

The mother of all storms hit Cape Town this past week.  We prayed for rain for our drought-stricken province and although the rain that came with the storm was most welcome, we just stood in disbelief at the horrendous destruction the winds caused. 

It has been the worst storm in over 30 years and the photographs that have been shared on FB have blown my mind away.  I just had to capture this natural event in my traveller's notebook. In years to come I'll probably be saying "remember that storm of 2017?"  Document your everyday life friends, someone in your family will find it interesting to read.

2 spectacular photographs shared freely on FB of the storm clouds approaching Cape Town

Trees uprooted, gale force winds, look at those trees
and the waves were metres high, pummeling onto over onto the Sea Point promenade

And then just a few hours away on the other side of our coast, a huge fire started in Knysna and the wind just played havoc with it and it spread like wildfire.  It is the worst fire to have hit Knysna in 45 years. There are beautiful holiday homes in Knysna, which is a town situated along our scenic Garden Route. All those homes, homes of residents that live there permanently, as well as the informal settlements,  have been reduced to ashes. Tragic that lives have been lost. We pray that the rains we are experiencing on our side, will quickly make its way to their side, as the fire-fighters are unable to control that raging fire right now.

Those smokey clouds so close to that shopping mall.
The flames are too large and wild for those fire-fighters to handle.

Although a sad and tragic disaster, it forms part of our everyday life, so I had to document it.
 This is the storm and fire of 2017!

Thanks for popping by.