Tuesday, November 23, 2010

" Zebra crossing"

This has been a strange week. First of all, I was in Naivasha and this happened.
and this;
I was driving on along the Kongoni area (at the Oserian game corridor) and what do you know! a herd of zebras, giraffes, and hartebeest decided to cross the road right then. It was fun to see them so close although I was scared they would tramp me but I very grateful there was no elephant! Talk about surprises, I mean you expect an animal to cross a road at some point but wow!!!! Ok now onto some crafting, more thank you cards, it's that time of the year.

I will submit it to the following challenges.
Card patterns- sketch.
paper pretties- thank you
stamp something- thank you.
The shabby tea room-thank you.
Sisterhood of crafters- thank you.
Raise the bar challenge- Grateful.
Sentimental sundays- thankful
Crazy for challenges- add circles.
Digi doodle shops best- anything goes.
For fun challenges- thank you
Simple doodles- cute as a button
Thanks for visiting and watch out, you never know who may be crossing the road next.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Roses for a friend.

I hate Mondays, especially this Monday. I had a fun weekend. Visiting friends, friends and some more friends. Visiting my sister at her campus, crafting then waking up to a Monday- snooze. It's like the day after Christmas, or your birthday. I have a hangover (not from drinking- I don't do that) but from enjoying myself and now it's back to work. Good thing I will only be at the office for a few hours this week otherwise am off on field work.
I made a card for my friend Sheila to wish her luck in her studies. I got a chance to use my new scallop scissors. I have been up and down Nairobi looking for a pair of these then when I had just given up I found a shop that had one pair remaining.
I made the paper roses  and I am quite in love with this card, am happy she loved it.
I posted my card at the Sketches4all forum.
I will submit it for the following challenges:-
One stitch at a time- your favorite colors.
Paper sundaes challenge- Two toppings- butterfly punch and the color blue.
Ellephantastic challenges- butterfly.
Crafty Emma's challenge- think pink.
Ai factory challenges- punch
Sassy studio designs- anything goes.
If the shoe fits scrap it- DIY embellishments.
Moving along with the times- nice and bright.
Sew many cards- blue and white.
Prairie Fairy designs- make your own flowers.
My time to craft challenges- Rhapsody of roses.
Cute card Thursday- anything goes.
Tiptop Tuesday- use a sentiment.
Little red wagon- do it in 3's(roses).
The crazy challenge-things with wings (butterflies).
Dutch dare  card challenge- clean and simple
 Thanks for reading and do leave a comment, I love those.
NOTE: Amy Jo asked me to tell how I made the paper roses. I used this tutorial by the lovely Ann Martin.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

cards, bugs and great news!

There is this disgusting and evil beetle called the Nairobi fly (Paederus crebinpunctatus) that comes around whenever it rains. It does not bite or sting but produces a very toxic liquid once it's crushed against the skin.
One of these landed on my baby's neck unknowingly and I think he may have crushed it because this morning we woke up to a horrible rash on his neck.
Moving on to other news, I have been invited to join at the sketches4all forum as a part of the DT (thanks Fia). I have a group going on (Jackie's card challenges). Here is this week's sketch.
Here is the card I made:-
Do visit our forum and check out the various groups and maybe join in a few.
Since a party for one is no fun, we shall be joining the following folks:-
Anything goes challenge- B is for------------buttons, blue, bling?
Fairy tale challenge blog- everything goes.
 Craft your passion- two of something- two layers.
Ginger loft challenge- buttons
Catch the bug challenge- anything goes.
Tip top Tuesday- use a sentiment
As always, thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas come early,

I was surprised (and overjoyed) at the awesome and nice raves I received over my last card. I am happy to learn Quilling is a much admired craft. I am a lover of all things holiday and Christmas is THE holiday.  This card has very nice colors this photo does not do it justice.
December happens to be a sunny month in this part of the world, so naturally I make the holiday cards bright, sunny with lots of color. No santa, snowman or ice here!
My baby is teething (I was starting to get worried when at one year there was no sign of anything dental ). So there has been very little time to craft for this mama, but am happy I finally finished a card.
I seriously will get a better picture and re post the card here.
Also to fit in with the following challenges:-
That was long! Thanks for visiting.