Monday, February 1, 2016

DS4J challenge February 2016

Good morning all

It's a beautiful day here in Africa and we're grateful for cooler days here and there. Today it's the start of Digistamps4Joy's February challenge - always Anything Goes but with a twist this month of adding a tag.

I decided to MAKE TAGS with my Flower Frame image:

I will still make an envelopbox or something to put them in to give as a gift. So watch this space.

Have a great day everyone.


Friday, January 15, 2016

DS4J January 2016: Floating lanterns

Hello everyone
I've been away so long this feels like a new venture. But now I'm back with a card for Digistamps4Joy for the January 2016 challenge. It's Anything Goes (with an optional twist of a handmade embellishment).
I'm working out of boxes so had to forego the embellishment, but here's my CAS card using my image, LANTERNS (in the DS4J shop). 

Head over to: 


(Pardon the basic post - had to do it on my phone)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A special scrapbook card

I think many would agree that making a project specifically for someone special is a blessing in itself. I had to make a large card that could hold a number of signatures and well-wishes so this is an A4 card with 3 panels:

(Die-cut letters, flowers, leaves (all Spellbinders) and some florish. Papers all from Prima)
Open the outside cover and this is inside. 
This opens to reveal the full 3-page spread for signatures and messages

It must go in an envelope! This is HUGE and I used the large floral stamp from Unity KOM June 2013 to stamp around the edge.

I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for Christmas. May it be a blessed time with family and friends.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Favorite Unity Blog Hop

Welcome to my page for the My Favorite Unity Blog Hop!! You should have come here from Kim's page.  If you want to start at the beginning, hop over to Unity's blog homepage so you don't miss anything!

I chose Strength & Dignity (KOM November 2013) for it's inspirational quotes and images. 

I want to dedicate this card to everyone who is struggling at the moment. Know that we are stronger than we think.

 I stamped the silhouette image on the same wood-grain paper as the layering DP. I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment was first inked in the middle with Wild Honey (all Tim Holtz distress inks), then the top with Peeled Paint and the bottom with Barn Door. Overlapping the colours doesn't matter, as long as you start with the lighter colour first.

I'm so glad I could take part in this Hop. Things have been difficult on the home front but we can only look forward and Upward.

Remember to leave a comment and Unity will pick 2 random winners from the Hop blogs to win a Unity Grab Bag of 25 stamps.

Your next stop on the Hop is Gaylynn.


If you get lost, here's the full list:
  1. Kristina Beagle
  2. Kim Rippere
  3. Riette Gasser
  4. Gaylynn Martling
  5. Kristy MacKeen
  6. Nazia Naz -

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Winners of my GIU week comments

Here are the TWO lucky ladies that win a bag of Unity goodies each!

From Day 2:
I have always loved that stamp set. It is so nice to see it done up.
From Day 4:

Great card! CAS, yet bold and bright! Love the bows on the packages! Great coloring too! TFS

Please send me your e-mail addresses to

Thanks to everyone who visited last week. Your comments were so appreciated.


Friday, August 28, 2015

GIU Day 5

It's my last day as Growing in Unity girl and the week has surely flown!!  Today I have a special message for everyone:

Unity set used: 
The background was also stamped with the same set.

Remember that I will pick 2 random winners from the comments on this weeks' GIU posts. You have until Sunday evening my time to leave a comment and I'll pick the lucky names on Monday!!

Thanks for everyone who has visited this week. It is much appreciated.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

GIU Day 4

For my 4th Day as the Growing In Unity girl I picked one of my favorite Unity sets, Birthday Chic.   AND my sister who left last night started her birthday high up in the sky on an airplane!  Yes, today is her birthday!! Happy birthday, Berna!

I did some paper piecing & added a little bling. Unity stamps are so great, they do a lot of the work themselves! 

Reminder: 2 lucky persons who comment on my GIU posts this week will win 25 random stamps from Unity!!

Hope everyone is well!