Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Last post for 2009

A very good day to all!

This will more than likely be my last post for this year. Before I go any further, I would like to wish all my visitors a very happy and wonderful 2010. May your best memories of 2009 be your worst in 2010. May all your dreams come true and may you only experience health, love, wealth and lots of happiness.

At our Stamping and cardmaking retreat in October, Blanche Varrie from Great Impressions taught us how to decorate these canvasses. She had them all prepared for us, we just had to do the stamping and putting them together. I just loved it. It has been quite a while since camp and as I was busy making other things, I never got around to making some more and I also did not have all the necessary supplies. At the beginning of the month I was in the city and were able to get all the things I wanted/needed to make these canvases. I've did not have the faintest idea how to prepare the canvases or the little wooden squares but took the plunge and did it as I thought it should be done.

I also did not have the stamps that Blanche used on the ones we did at camp, but hey, I suppose that is what makes each of us individuals - use whatever you have! You can see what the camp ones looked like on Susan Nel's blog. I also made this dusty pink one. There are lots that I will do differently on the next ones I plan to make, but for now, I am happy with these. Don't you just love the metal flowers! I found them at a bead shop in Bloemfontein for next to nothing.

That's it for today and this year. Hope to be more active in blogging next year, though I think that might be wishfull thinking!

Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. Hello Amanda. WOW. These are brilliant, they look very professional. I just love the idea.
    Happy New Year Amanda when it arrives. Take care and see you again in 2010.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Wauw wat mooi en jij ook en hele fijne jaarwisseling en alle goeds voor 2010

    gr hetty

  3. These are gorgeous creations my friend. Welcome back, have missed you. Take care, hugs Sharon oh yes, and all the best for the New Year, may it be a good one for us all!!!

  4. HI Amanda! Didn't even realise you had a blog, wow, I am really out of things!! Love your blog and all your cards, I will be back to check out your work again soon. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Hope the year ahead is full of happiness for you! x

  5. Happy New Year Amanda! These are gorgeous!!! I look forward to seeing what goodies you come up with this year. All the best!

  6. Amanda, where can I get that beautiful angel stamp from (Niki Zipp from Paperchain) - I can't seem to find them on the web... or can anyone else help me please?

  7. Hello Amanda, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. You are the only South African stamper I have ever come across and I love the canvases you did at the camp. Have a great crafty 2010. Best Wishes Jo


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