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Happy Wednesday. Well! My post is entitled 10 Things I learned about Port Elizabeth - but really..... it isn't! In fact, Port Elizabeth was just a passthrough for my most recent escapade. No disrespect to Port Elizabeth, but I've been there several times and this time chose to visit a Game Reserve instead. It was a very easy decision .... Port Elizabeth or visit with the animals in the bush? Mmmm.... no contest :-). So, I spent the night glamping and visiting with the animals instead. We arrived at the reserve at around 1pm - right in the heat of... Read more →

Happy Sunday It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week. I was inspired by the sketch to use my Alexandra Renke Strawberry dies. I just love these dies. here's a sneak peek: Here's the sketch: I used a piece of watercolor paper and some inks mixed with water. I dipped the diecuts into the inks and left them to dry. I used some PH Martin's white ink to add some interest before I mounted them onto a die-cut from and embossed background. I added the sentiment onto the top of the strawberries and... Read more →

Happy Thursday. Well... strictly speaking, I will be mostly talking about the area surrounding Walvis Bay:-). I had a fabulous day visiting Walvis Bay and surroundings and have lots to talk about including, moonscapes, Mad Max Fury Road, 2,000 year old plants, the best way to climb a sand dune, the fourth largest game park in the world, cheetah and home of the beer that is as cold as a mother in law's heart :-) So, where is Namibia? Let's take a look at the map: Here is the flag of Namibia: Meaning of the colors and symbols - taken... Read more →

Happy Sunday! It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has such a fun theme. Sadly, I didn't have a single stamp that quite fit the theme, so I had to think outside of the box a little! Mind you, it did give me the perfect excuse to ink up a stamp Lou bought me down in Australia years ago. Sadly, the company is no longer in business. The made fabulous local flora and fauna stamps - and today's stamp is a perfect example of how cute those images could be! Here's a... Read more →

Happy Saturday. It's the start of the 2024 challenges across at Addicted to CAS this week after our holiday break and Nancy is our host. When I saw the code word I thought of a stamp set that I got as part of a lucky pack from Simon Says Stamp. I thought it was ideal for this challenge! Here's a sneak peek: Oh... and here's our code word for this challenge! I stamped the image using memento black ink and used my Copic Markers to do some quick coloring. To add to the feeling of being in the sky I... Read more →