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Keeping track of my creative life

You can't use up creativity. As more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Colouring session

Two weeks ago on the weekend I had a mad colouring session, testing yet again a new technique: Colouring with embossing folders. So I started off and within an hour I had my hands covered in spray paint as well as I had a lot of prints, but since I had the mess... read more

A special Flip it Card

I have got that template to create a accordion card with as many panels as required. So I decided it’s time to use it again. I kept it all colour coordinated and used just one piece of patterned paper. The front was quite colourful while the back had the light... read more

Playing with word dies

My latest toys are some word dies and I can’t stop using them! After I saw some really nice ideas on some other blogs and Pinterest I got stuck into it and now I am addicted. I started off with some basic techniques, but got more and more advanced as well as... read more

Kimberley Collage

Immediately after I had finished my Kimberley photo album, I create this little collage with all sorts of items I had collected during my holiday. Most of the items were simply to big or bulky to add them into the photo album and so the idea was born to create the... read more

Busy Times

It has been a busy time recently! Last weekend I helped my friend Vada move house as well as playing volleyball on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. Sadly we lost both games, but we are still 2nd on the ladder and hopefully will make the finals in a couple of weeks.... read more

Back to making Cards

I am so happy to be back making cards and I gone crazy straight away. First I had two square pieces of paper left over from my photo album. Both were papers I didn’t really like very much and therefore had altered by spraying them heavily with Dylusion ink. The... read more

Yeah, I am finished!

Finally I am finished with my photo album! Yuhuuu, I am so happy that I made it. It took me almost two months, but it was worth doing it. But now I am so ready to do cards again. Today I packed away all the unused cards and pocket pages etc. I still have a fare bit of... read more

Almost there!

Three weeks after I said “half way there” I have progressed a lot and I think I have hit the last quarter of photos of the Kimberley trip. It seems to be dragging on forever, but when I just took the photos I noted, that I had done a lot of pages in the... read more

My Favorite Day of the Year!

Yesterday was my favorite day of the Year: I was visiting the annual Quilt and Craft Fair! Sadly without my friend Vada, but this time Linda came with me. We left in the morning and at 9:40 am and came home around 5pm! So we spent the full day in there! There is... read more

Half way there!

I am half way there – just started the second box of photos. Even though I would love to do some cards, I keep myself going with my photo album. I fear I won’t finish it for a long time, if I put it aside now. I am mainly working on it at breakfast time.... read more

Busy with my Photo Album

Wow, I just took photos of all my photo album page and realised, that I have progressed quite a far bit. I think I am a bit more than a quarter through my photos. It may not sound a lot, but a quarter amounts to 125 photos! I have started to get more inventive and... read more

I made it!

Finally after a couple of weeks of painting, sanding and more painting and more sanding I completed my new shelf and its now in its final place next to my sofa chair. I wanted something to keep all the paperwork, books and bits and pieces that I have lying around and... read more

What was I thinking?

Or better why wasn’t I thinking? Clearly, I was not thinking when I did my grocery shopping last weekend. I was so in the fruit mood that I purchased a rock melon, a huge water melon, a bag of plums and a bag of grapes. While I do eat quite a far bit of fruit... read more

Update on my busy life

Woohooo I am back! After 5 or was it 6 weeks, I am finally back! I had a very busy time with having a friend from Germany visiting. Because I didn’t take any time off work, I tried to spend a lot of evenings and weekends with Petra. I only had some evenings I... read more

Summer inspired cards

What could be better then just following the season, especially in summer? I have got a whole stack of paper, rub ons, stamps and embellishments and all of these reminds me of summer. Sometimes its even just the colors I am using that represents summer for me. But... read more

The Black & White Series

Well, I am calling it a series, but there are only four cards. I am sort of pulling out something I like to use and it seems to become a habit to create a couple of cards in the same color scheme. Since I have been quite busy over last last weeks and didn’t get... read more

The Donkeys are loose …

Finally, after quite a long wait, the donkeys are loose! On Friday, 7th February 2014 was the official opening of El Mexicano! Since I have been involved a bit with programming the webpage and also creating policies and procedures, work flows and a bit of IT set up... read more

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