Sunday, June 13, 2010

World Cup Razzle

There is an expression in Afrikaans 'niks gewoond nie' which directly translated means not used to anything and I think that describes us South Africans at the moment .
We are so grateful to have something of this magnitude taking place in our country .Whether or not you enjoy football we are all behind Bafana Bafana.
our local team.
Even the blogs and cards have the football flavour and one of our blogettes Tertia was at the opening ceremony.
The excitement in East London is a wee bit diluted as we have no matches here, however you can still feel it.... and for the rugby fans the Springboks are playing Italy here next month.

I made this card for 2 challenges asking for buttons but the button on the bow looked so drab i had to bling it up a bit and now it can't be seen so I have changed my strategy and am entering it for a few glitter challenges.
I had to try and get the lovely winter sun sparkling off the butterflies and hence the funny shadow on the ribbon but let me assure you the card looks rather good.
The lovely butterflies are from my sister in the Netherlands as are the sparkles on them and the sparkly ribbon is from Sharon in Cape town (pop over to her blog , some lovely cards and loads of chat.
Actually there are loads of glittery challenges so I am entering in:
the Cupcake craft ' Dazzle Us' challenge , the Frosted Designs 'glitter, glitter and more glitter' challenge, Fairy fun Friday is also asking for glitter and glitz as is Shelleys Images and Meljens designs .Boy I am not doing too badly with this card.
Have a look at these blogs some of them I discovered for the first time...but they are all worth a visit.
Please enjoy your Sunday , watch the football and leave me a comment ...thank you


  1. Love the card, plain and simple, The butterflies are really lovley Enjoying the soccer and all the vibe and excitement that goes with it. Our team is doing us proud, and tomorrow our 2nd team starts (Netherlands) Hubby has his orange shirt all ready for the game. Our rugby team is also keeping up our country's name. So all is well with us.

  2. Thanks for the visit to our blog. We are so happy to have you joining us for our weekly challenge at Shelly's Images. I very much enjoyed your blog and your description of the card and World Cup story. Thanks for sharing. We hope you will visit us again really soon!

  3. What a gorgeous card. Love the butterflies and the colour scheme is stunning. Thanks for joining in with my “dazzling” challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. Lovely card!
    You are so right when you say we are 'niks gewoond nie' . LOL I am still in opening ceremony euphoria and have not made a single card for days. The rugby was amazing too. My DS came to vivit us today from Sandton on the Gautrain. Took him 12 minutes to get to the airport. His only comment? Mom, now THAT was AYOBA!!
    Exciting times in our beloved country.

  5. A lovely card Wendy. Love that ribbon ;) I haven't quite decided yet who my second team is with Mom being from English stock and Dad from German... makes it complicated! What the hell, still enjoying it. AND our Bokkies did so well yesterday against the French... life is very good in SA right now!!! AYOBA!

  6. Such pretty butterflies and a terrific card!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Sparkle, Glitter, Bling challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)

  7. This is a beautiful card!! I love the butterflies and all the glitter!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

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  9. This is so beautiful! I love the glittery butterflies, and that ribbon is PERFECT!

    Thanks for joining us at SI for TTT again! We hope you'll join us again soon!

  10. Beautiful card. The butterflies are such an elegant touch! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!
    Kim xXx

  11. Beautiful card! Love the sheer ribbon and the butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  12. A beautiful card, love the design and all the pretty embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  13. Love your sparkly butterflies! Thanks for joining MelJen's challenge this week!

  14. Very pretty! I love the simplicity of your card! The glittery butterflies are wonderful. Thank you for joining us for the Meljen’s Designs challenge. Good luck!


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