Midweek Throwdown Challenge

Thanks everyone who entered into last weeks Easel Card challenge.  Wow, did we have some beautiful cards!  It’s so fun to travel around seeing everyone’s creations, a big thank you to everyone who played along! 

Our challenge this week is a theme challenge!  We challenge you to make cards “for the girls”.  Cards that our hero’s can send home to their female loved ones!  Big girls, little girls, any occasion, birthday, anniversary, love, miss you – I’m sure you have lots of great ideas! 

Our sample card this week was made by Heidi-Mari and I have a wonderful bio from her too so we can get to know her a little better.  

Hello, I’m Heidi-Mari Lues, I am 13 years old.
I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my parents, one sister and 6 brothers.

This is my beautiful family from left to right:
CJ (16yrs), Danika (7yrs), Michael (8months), David (4yrs), Heidi-Mari, Daniel (2yrs), Josua (10yrs) and Andrew (5yrs)
We are all home schooled by our brave parents.

With my ninth birthday my mother gave me a book on how to do Scrapbooking.
We did a few classes on how to Scrapbook and we learned a lot.
Towards the middle of last year, we ran out of scrapbook ideas, so we searched the internet. We couldn’t find Scrapbook blogs, only card making blogs and challenges!
So I tried my hand at card making and just loved it!
I enjoy card making more, because it’s much quicker to make a card than a scrapbook page.  Since my mother and I only scrapbooked once a week, for a few hours, I would get bored with a scrapbook page. I used to work on one scrapbook page for several weeks, now I can make a card in one or two nights.
We still work only once a week, but my mother gives me ideas, and I do the rest by myself.

When I wanted to start taking part in challenges, I needed a blog to publish my cards.
So I started my blog in December 2009
My mother already had a blog, so she helped me start it and now I can do it all by myself.

My little sister Danika, of 7, loves card making just as much as I do.

Danika and I also love Ballet and we attend ballet classes every week.
We had our annual ballet concert this year and my mother made our costumes.
My mother loves making clothes for Danika and myself.

I’m really honoured to make a sample card for this challenge!
Have a blessed week

Hugs Heidi-Mari

 To see more of Heidi-Mari's wonderful art work please visit her blog Heidi's Crafts .

Thank you Heidi-Mari for sharing your awesome creativity with us!
To play along in this week's  challenge, simply upload a project using this week's challenge to your blog or online gallery then leave a direct link to your project using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post.  And remember, you may use this challenge at any time.  Feel free to re-post the challenge on your blog along with your card… then come back and leave a link for us so we may all see your cards!

We  encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the other participants.  Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.  

Thanks for stopping by and hope you join in the fun!

To play along this week, please enter your name, URL and email address in the link below then press next step and select the photo of your creative project.  An icon will appear on the blog featuring the photo you selected.  If the photo doesn’t appear right away, don’t worry, it will after the page has been refreshed.

Sherry H  – (September 29, 2010 at 12:41 PM)  

Heidi-Mari, you are so talented and I love your card. It was fun to read about you and your family; keep up the great work!

Jeanne  – (September 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM)  

That's an amazing card! I love it.

Andrea  – (September 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM)  

WOW! What an AMAZING card! Loved all the detail work! Beautiful!

TK  – (September 29, 2010 at 1:35 PM)  

Heidi-Mari, that is a beautiful card. Oh my goodness, you have such talent. Please, don't ever lose time for your art! I would frame that card if I got it. <3

mmwilken  – (September 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM)  

Miss Heidi-Mari, you have a wonderful talent and love your card. Keep up the great work and have fun with it. Thank you for sharing part of your life and your talent.

Anonymous –   – (September 29, 2010 at 5:28 PM)  

Wow - your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us. btw - I took ballet lessons also - loved it! Joan in Lodi

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