16 August 2012

More cards from my crafty friends to share...

The nice thing about birthdays is that you keep celebrating long after that day has passed.  I received these beautiful hand-crafted cards in the post and thought I would share them with you all, as they are far too lovely to keep all to myself...

This beautiful pink embossed card was made by Rosemary, a member of our RSA stamping group.
Thanks so much Rosemary, your card is absolutely stunning! You can't see it in the pic, but the teacup and saucer is beautifully embossed too. Not sure if she has a blog.

This gorgeous card comes all the way from Belgium. A beautiful design by my longtime blogfriend Lins.  We met on the Teddy Stampers DT and now serve on the Simply Magnolia DT.  Thanks so much Lins. The image was coloured in with Prisma pencils and is fabulous.

This card was sent to me by my friend Paola, our Copic Diva in South Africa.  Her colouring is
superb.  She lives in Johannesburg and gives colouring workshops. Paola also sells crafty products, so email her if you need anything nice ;)

This little beauty was sent to me by my other blogfriend Catherine.  Catherine has the most
beautiful style you can imagine. Her cards are so dainty and precise. I can imagine that she must be an incredibly neat person. Thanks so much honey, I love my little Magnolia card.

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Thanks to YOU for popping by to visit me today.  I hope you've enjoyed viewing my friends' creations.  Please pop by their blogs to see their other work.  You will not be disappointed.

It is pouring with rain in Cape Town and the cold just will not go away... I am NOT complaining though, as I cannot stand the heat in our Summer (which at its peak can go over 40 degrees celsius).

Some of you may know that in some parts of South Africa a week or so ago, we had some SNOW... Well... it didn't quite make it to Cape Town... which has left me very unhappy indeed... as I so much wanted my daughter to experience it too.  When I was 3 years old we moved to the UK and lived there for 3 years, so I know what it is like.  My dear Mom used to pull me to school on a sleigh!

In any case... here are 2 pics of the snow which fell in KwaZulu Natal, one of our provinces in South Africa.  This was sent to me by our Regional Manager.

You must realise  this was a HUGE event for us, as we usually do not get snow!

Here are some of our staff enjoying the scenery

Now I must dash, as I have kept you busy with this long post. Wherever you are, hope you're wrapped up warmly.

hugs Sharon x


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous cards Sharon. I totally agree, us South Africans get totally loony at the sight of snow. Lovely pics you have here.

Sarah said...

Hi Sharon

Beautiful cards from your crafty friends! Fab snowy photos!

Have a great day!

Sarah x

Sue said...

Your cards are beautiful Sharon,you are lucky,I only get shop bought.
Love the photos.
Sue x

Cheryl said...

oh what beautiful cards you have here hun gorgeous images,and detail and just love the pictures its really hot here no snow,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Catherine said...

You are more than welcome Sharon ! Actually I've got a bit of an OCD problem !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Bella said...

Beautiful cards indeed. What a fabulous collection. I am about to grow webbed feet from all our rain...Though Like you I don't like our summer either, so here I sit layered up to my chin in clothes and happy!

Riet said...

Wat zijn dit schitterende kaarten Sharon.

Liefs Riet.

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh sweet pea, I am so sorry that I missed your birthday. Hope it was a fun, pleasant lovely day! Glad you got to see snow and I don't have to bag it up and send it to you! How long does it take you to get to Venezuela? We will be there in December. We are really staying in Aruba but thought we would cross over into South Africa. We're probably talking 1000's of miles huh? xoxoxox