Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My card was spotted on the Penny Black Blog

Just to share my excitement at having a card spotted yesterday. I just needed something to lift my spirits!

It just made my day!
Thank you Penny Black!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Celebrate the Season

Hello everybody. When I can I love to share a card. I have been out of inspiration for a long time. It still is not flowing but life is just too busy with other things at the moment.  Our son, Rodney has been home now for a week. I am looking after him and slowly but surely he is recovering from his second operation which was quite an ordeal, with complications. I am also into Interior decorating - painting my cupboards in distressed style and loving it!

So this is my card share today. I used the Hero Arts fern stamp to make snow covered trees and popped up a die cut deer as focal point.

I will not be making too many Christmas cards this year, just too stressful!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Simple little Christmas card

I was too late for the white on white Christmas card challenge on Hero Arts, but it was great to find just a bit of inspiration again.

Using the new Holiday Petals and Leaves set CL787 from Hero Arts.

Have a lovely week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #9

I don't usually post so quick but my last card gave me an idea for the current challenge at Virginia's View, which is 'All Things Metallic' and can be found here.

The butterfly is gold embossed. This is a little close up.

I used a diecut which I stamped with a flower stamp from Anna Griffin in Fall colors after spraying with water to get a watercolor effect. Attached the butterfly and some sequins. A CAS card.

Thanks Virginia for all your consistent effort to get these challenges out there.


Sunday, November 2, 2014


... to you all.
Hope you are all well. I haven't felt like posting on this Blog due to so many things that I have been dealing with, not the least being our son, Rodney who had his second operation a week ago. It was and has been very difficult with complications. He so wants to come home. We remain strong in prayer, with many other precious people who are praying so he is surrounded with a chain of prayer, but it is hard.

So, I just want to say a simple 'blessings' with this very simple card. Stamped on a diecut butterfly and attached it to another diecut which is speckled textured paper. The sentiment is from Clearly besotted stamps.
Thank you all for your support. I am amazed at the kindness of people!

And a photo of my grand daughter, Seréna. I will have to miss her though, because Joël and Vivian are leaving France and going to live in Holland in December!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Scramble on the Hero Arts Flickr group

Hello to all. Yesterday morning it was raining and I was looking forward to a 'colder, refreshing day', but the sun came out again and even today the weather is rather summery.
Hubby has been in Orlando, Florida for a week for a Missions Trip and because traveling in six planes to and fro is too tiring for me, unfortunately I had to stay at home.

And so on to my card which I made for the Scramble over on the Flickr gallery of the Hero Arts group on Sunday morning and the theme was Fall.

 I have a little share which so blessed me. A lady at work gave me a birthday gift a while ago and I never shared it, so here it is. It might give you some inspiring ideas with your creativity!

She probably guessed I love chickens! I love the felt wing and crown and the red fabric for the body.

 Then I was out and about in my garden this morning. Collecting the eggs, and yes there were three again (one of them is plastic..) and time to plant violets for the winter to give color to the garden. Those tomatoes, will they ever go red? And who let the chickens out onto my veranda! So thankful for living close by Nature!


And of course I still have to share a photo of me and my son as I had the honor of leading him to the alter before he met his bride! I mean, I am tall, but he is the tallest in the family!

 And this picture looks like a fairy-tale!
That's all from my side of the world! Blessings to you all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Card and soup recipe

Hello to you all!
Life and my blog are not harmonizing at the present time and as I generally prioritize and go with the flow, I'm sharing a little creation of Autumn I did, so that you know I'm still here.

The 'Winter Trees' stamp from Hero Arts has been stamped on a Nature Book page background. I used distress inks and water. The little sentiment verse is from the same book.

We have had a beautiful Indian summer and the leaves have not even started to fall yet. I have made some lovely Pumpkin soup which we call 'Potimarron soup' in French and here is the recipe.

1kg Potimarron
2 onions
2 apples
1 tablespoon of brown sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 or 3 chicken stock cubes

In most recipes the Potimarron has to be peeled and cut up into slices. Well I don't do that because it takes too long and most importantly, the peel is edible! So, I cut it in half and remove all the seeds and wash it.
Peel onions and slice. Peel apples, slice in four, take out the core, cut into pieces. Put olive oil (or butter) into a heavy based pan and when hot, fry the onions for three minutes. Add the apple, brown sugar, the pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and crumble the chicken stock cubes into the soup with enough water to cover everything and cook on a slow heat for twenty minutes, or until the pumpkin is soft. Then, either with a wand mixer or another type of Kitchen machine, puree it all together.
Add salt and peper according to the taste you like. After serving the soup, add some cream to the top.
The seeds are edible too, but I don't use them, other than to plant them for a future harvest.

It was nice to share something with you today!