28 March 2011

Some other pics of cards I made

Here's some other cards I made over the weekend!  I so enjoy making them!

I love the Nelly Snellen punches!  Just wish the "punching mechanism" was different.  

Thanks for looking!

Bruno, our happily returned kidnapped dog!!

Hi All!

Remember that dog we bought 5 weeks ago.  Bruno, the Great Dane.  Well, someone stole him out of our yard in the early morning hours (Or that is what the evidence strongly suggest).  There's drag marks at the gate where he tried to get away, and clearly someone is pulling him by the collar.  So this morning, we all looked for him.  And as the day grew older, DH and I both got more furious!  But in the mean time.  Our farm worker went on a 2.5 hour hunt for our dog.  He walked up and down in the surrounding areas to no avail.  He also informed my BIL, that for the past week or so, a young guy is was lurking at our gate and petting the dogs.  BIL was a cop, and on one occasion arrested this guy, so he knew where he lived.  Amos, our farm worker, went to their house.  When he got there, there were A LOT of little pups around, but no mother/father dogs.  Apparently they collect dogs, and then sell them.  While he was there, there was a continuous bark coming from an out building.  When he asked to see the dog being kept there, the guy threatened him and chased him away.   THEN my BIL went there and asked too see the dog.  The guy said he didn't have the key to the door, and that the woman who lived there was away.  Clearly putting 2 and 2 together, my BIL told the guy that if our dog wasn't returned to us by night time, he will get the police to search his house - him being connected and all....  After about 2 hours of looking, I had to go back to work.  When I got off work, I went to fetch our milk, and ran into my FIL.  I took the dirt road back home, while he drove the long way round and on his way stopped at the guys house to see if the dog is in their yard.  Short way round is like 3 minutes, long way round + pit stop is about 7 minutes.  I got home, took the milk inside the house, made a quick 1min phone call and headed back out to the car to go look for Bruno again.  I wasn't even 15m from the house when the dog was sitting in the middle of the dirt road, where minutes before both my FIL and I had passed.  Bruno wasn't tired, he wasn't dirty, it looks like he was just dropped off!  It has been raining here for 2 days, and a lot!  Everything is muddy and wet.  If Bruno went on a day outing, he would've come back terribly dirty.  All the evidence and coincidences are just too much.

1.  Drag marks at the gate.
2.  Creepy guy lurking about for a week.
3.  Threatening them with the police, 
4.  FIL visit too them, and then barely 10 minutes later Bruno's back.....

What do you think??

Here's a nice action picture of Bruno....LOL..... only time he stood still long enough for me to take the photo!

Thanks for visiting!

27 March 2011

Challenge Time

Hellllooooo Everybody!

Well, the weekend is over, and I do not feel rested at ALL!  You know when you have a really bad cold, and all your muscles are aching all over, well that's how I've been feeling since yesterday.  Only thing is, I'm not sick.  Just so very tired!  Enough complaining!

I hope you've all had a wonderful week.  Did you get a lot of crafting done??  I made 4 cards, and one almost done masculine card that I can't finish, 'cause for the life of me, I can't remember if it should be a birthday card or a thank you card.... Making it for a lady I work with.

Ok.  So here is my card I am entering into several challenges this week!

Entering into the following challenges:
1.    Your next stamp challenge - Make it Sparkle - Bad photo, the fairy is really sparkly.  Spicas.
2.    Flutter by Wednesday - Open Challenge
3.    Creative card Crew - No rubber stamps - I used a digi
4.    Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes!
5.    Stamp Something - Spring Somethings
6.    Aly's Sunday - Spring Theme
7.    Craft your passion - Show your appreciation - Card for a special girl friend!
8.    Lady bugs crafts - Monochrome - Do this pass as a monochrome cards???
9.    My Grafico - Anything goes
10.  Creative card Challenges - Lace
11.  Creative stamp friends - Spring
12.  Do you stack up - Shine on - ok, as I said, fairy really sparkling...
13.  Crafty calender challenge - Spring
14.  Delicious doodles - Floral Fantasy
15.  Fairy fun Fridays - OH so Spring
16.  Sew many challenges - Spring Fling
17.  Simply create - Do it yourself

And that's it!

Thanks for looking!

21 March 2011

And some other cards I made this weekend!

And another one....

What can I say.... I've been busy.... Long weekend....

Entering into the following "green" challenges.  
1.  Go green at The Pixie Dust Studio
2.  Show us some green at Delightful Studios
3.  Wearing something green at CCEE Stampers
4.  Use green and orange at Pile it on Challenge
5.  Anything goes at Sugar Creek Hollow

That's it for this one!

Thanks for visiting!

Yet another challenge!

Hello Again,

This card I'm entering into the following challenges:
1.  Spring Florals at Bee Crafty
2.  Baby Steps at Bug a Boo Stamps
3.  Anything Goes at Sugar Creek Hollow
4.  Spring Theme at Aly's Sunday Challenge
5.  3 Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image at The Corrosive Challenge Blog  Ok.  This is an easle card, only 2 bow on             the front of the card if closed :)
6.  Die Cuts/Punches at Let's ink it Up
7.  Stitching at Sunday's with Chrissy
8.  Use Punches at Art Impressions Stamps
9.  Add a bow at Do you stack Up

PS.  Isn't that just the cutest baby!

Happy Crafting,


Hi Happy Crafters!

What a weekend!  We had a nice long weekend here in SA, so I should feel rested..... Shouldn't I?  I always dread "Monday's", even if they start on a Tuesday!  Back to work.  By Thursday afternoon things start to look up again.  I am still struggling to find balance between work and my crafting on week days.  I NEED TO CRAFT! Work's definitely interfering.  For those who haven't read my previous entries, I only recently, like 6 weeks ago started working again.  We are busy renovating our house.  It's a big old Farm house.... Really big, which we are splitting in 2.  The parents in Law are staying on the one side, and us on the other.  Thus, we have no bathroom on our side, or a kitchen....  Saturday we went and bought the bathroom and separate toilet taps, and outlets and soap holders and shower stuff.  Gosh,  why is the stuff so darn expensive!!!  To break this down.  We bought a bath tap and outlet, a shower outlet and head, 3 basin taps and outlets, a shower rack and 2 soap holders and it was like R2800.00!  Roughly converted to dollars : $350.00.  I mean really!!!  The first weekend in April we will be getting the bath, shower door, basins, and toilets.  Wonder when we will ever finish with this!!

OK.  I've made some cards this weekend and are entering some challenges again!

First up :

What fun it was creating this card!!  I've never made a card like this and although it uses a lot of paper, I think it was worth it!

Entering into the following challenges:
1.  Spring Flowers at Bee Crafty 
2.  Anything Goes at Sugar Creek Hollow
3.  Spring Theme at Ally's Sunday Sketch
4.  Inspiration Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations
5.  Die Cuts/Punches at Let's ink it Up
6.  Stitching at Sunday's with Chrissy
7.  Punches at Art Impressions Stamps
8.  To die for at Charisma Cardz Challenges

Thank you so much for visiting!

Happy Crafting