Tuesday, 6 December 2011
This is propable my last post before we leave for a bit of holiday! Seeing forward to it. So I cleaned my desktop, but before I start my preparations, I would like to share this card with you. This is Bakster Helps from Just Some Lines, one of round 8 of the Crafter's digital art centre's digis with the theme of Animals holds our hearts. The image I've coloured with aquarrelles, added some heat embossing on the nose and teeth to give it a wetlook. Distressed with terracotta pigment inks. I've used paper from the Pet stack paper set, from DCWV, with glitter and gloss. The sentiment tag, I've found in my scrapbook stash. The bone embellishment and the row of bones, covered in glitter, on the background, is also from the Pet stack that I have cut out. With my fiskar handpunch I've punched some bones, which I added on to the scallops. Ended off with some brads on the corners and a heart button.
This will most definitely do for a male or a boy birthday and I would like to invite you all for a DT call over at Lexi creations and we welcome the new blog challenge: Chocolate, coffee & cards, wishing them all the best for their future.
Challenges I'm joining:
JUGS #113 - Sketch
CDAC round 8 - cdacpc8 JSL
Charisma Cardz # 47 - Seeing Spots
Lexi Creations #54 - One for the boys
Stampalot December Challenge - Bingo - Brads, Buttons, Punch
Craft your passion # 87- Anything goes with glitter
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge # 1 - Celebrate!
Hope you have a colourful day, despite the weather conditions outside!
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Finally I had time to put my idea to paper. It has been a bit of hectic week. I had to entertain 32 kids between 6-12 years of age in making cards for christmas. So, I had to make some preparations on Monday and Tuesday.
I had this idea the first time I saw the challenge to make your own portret over at Paint your World, but had to put it at the back of my mind. Monday, however, when I saw this nice pink daisy paper, I just could not resist. I just felt like making something dainty. We celebrated 13 years of marriage on Monday and the other day, I heard, that when the silence between two people is in harmony, that says the most and not what is said in words. And, I believe it to be true, whether it be friends or lovers. With the year running to a close, it is also a time to rethink the year passed, a time to become silent within yourself. With us, in our summer holiday season, it is probable easier than with our fellow crafters in the northern hemisphere.
Now, for my card. With the frame I've used some heat embossing in pink, the stamp is from DTM Loisir Créatifs, the image is Lily & Milo, from Rachelle Anne Miller, distributed by Stampavie. I printed on pink vellum and used some pergament perforating on the edge. The tread is some white glitter embroidering thread and the swirl is punched in some pink hologram paper. The flowers are from my stash.
I had my hubby in mind when I started, since the times with him is prescious, but I doubt whether he is into pink, so it will end up at my friend, to say thank you for her presence in my life.
Challenges I'm entering:
Seems a little sketchy#1 - Sketch
Paint your world #5 - Make a portret with frame
Charisma cardz #47 - Seeing Spots
Get Hippity with Ippity #10 - Embossing
Craft your Passion #86 - Tis the season - Anything holiday or winter related (It is summer holidays, here in South Africa)
Crafty Cardmakers#57 - Heat embossing
Use it Tuesday #20 - Giving Thanks
Thank you for your visit.
Friday, 25 November 2011
This is a digi from Sew Many Cards, one of the digis at Crafter's Digital Art Centre's Progressive Challenge and is is called Bailey with honeybee. I've coloured it with aquarrelles. I did some distressing with chalk to soften the white. Added a dry leave with some ribbon that I have recycled from a Lindt Chocolate Bunny, some rhinestones and a pin.
Challenges I've used as guidance:
Cute Card Thursday# 192 - Sketch
Crafter's Digital Art Centre round 7 - cdacpc7smc, What's cooking
Rubber redneck # 55 - Colour Round-up - Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #145 - Thanks/Gratitude
Southern Girls #32 - Embellishments Bingo, Diecuts, Gems, Ribbon
Raise the Bar #85 - Thank You/Grateful
Thank you and have a wonderful week-end.
Today, our schools close for the summer holidays and for the festive season. Hopefully, things will slow down a bit. I have to admit that it is a bit tuff with everything that ends at the same time, not like the northern hemisphere that has spread it a bit over the year. But, enough complaining. I've made some boxes for thank-you-gifts, that I want to share with you. This one, I used a Digi my World image from the colour my life series. Thought it would fit the colour scheme from Colour Throwdown. The border frame and swirls is from Marianne's design. The sentiment in Afrikaans says: Thank you. Just added some rhinestones for a bit of glits.
Challenges I'm joining in the fun:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 129-33 - Sketch
Digi my World #7 - Anything goes DMW digi required
Colour Throwdown # CTD169 - Colour Challenge - Real Red, Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Raise the Bar #85 - Thank you
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Happy Thanksgiving to all my blogland friends! Thank you, to all who inspired me this past year and who has to think so hard for all the creative ideas for the challenge blogs. May you have a blessed festive time.
I've made a card with this same digi from Sliekje and in the end my boys forced me to make another, since they just adored this cutie. Unfortunately, I don't have the same papers and embelishments, anymore. Good for me, since I'm not fond of doing the exact same thing too many times. The sentiment and backing paper is from the Crafts magazine's gift pack. All the rest is from my stash.
Challenges I'm entering:
Kathy's Waffle Sketch File - November Sketch
Just us Girls # 111 - Colour Challenge, Red, White & Green
Paper Crafting Journey 24/11 - Anything goes
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
A quick hello again
This is really a Clean And Simple card, but I just could not resist CAS-Friday's sketch CFC29. I used one of my Crafts Christmas stamps in red and green, as requested by JUGS #111. I'ved tried some glitter wet embossing, but it is not quite visible on the photo. Made the border with some silver string, added peel-off sentiment in afrikaans(merry christmas) and final touch of rhinestones.
Hope you have a nice day.
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #131(MMSC131) - Sketch
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Color Throwdown #168 - riding hood red, so saffron, vanilla, basic grey
Everybody Art Challenge #168 - Little present
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
This morning, when I opened my dashboard I saw the lost of Sliekje and as I visited her blog to leave some condolences, my eye caught this free digi and could not resist, since elephants are so much part of our country and with Mojo Monday's sketch, everything started to take shape. I've used some gold glitter to get that real christmas feeling. Currently, I must confess, I do not have a lot of christmas feeling with the temperatures that rise to 35°. Still adapting to Africa. But back to my card, backing paper & sentiment are from docrafts and I digged up some red foil, which I did some embossing on. The button & ribbon is from my stash as well as the floral wire. I used a coluzzle template for my rectangulars.
Monday, 14 November 2011
I must finish all my christmas cards this week, so I played with the midnight madness sketch #129 (MMSC129) and came up with this card. The digi is from Just inklined, one of the Crafter's Digital Art Centre's progressive challenge's digis. I've coloured it with aquarelles and added some string with some beads stringed in it.
This is one of those cards that I have been working on the whole weekend. I've been kind of busy with all kinds of things last week and finally I had time to craft I had a lack of mojo. So, I've only finished it off this morning. Though I used a lot of challenges as guide, I'm too late, but I still wanted to share it with you.
This is one of the CDAC's 6th round digi called 3shop till she drop" provided by Inked Treasures. I've used it for a birthday card for a young 6year old lady. It is much part of this time of year where most people prepare for christmas. I've used my marianne's design templates for the swirl and flower, added brads as the centre for the flowers and used a tag for the sentiment peel-off. The emboss border is made with my cuttlebug emboss template. All the papers is from my stash and for a change I used a scrapbookpaper with flocking on as base.
The challenges I'm entering:
Crafter's Digital Art Centre, round 6 - cdacpc6, inkedtreasures
Stamp with fun #136 - sketch
Crafty Catz #108 - Use a digi
Paper Crafting Journey #23 - embossing
CCEE #1145 - 3 different shapes - Square, rectangular, round(flowers)
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
It is Monday! A new week ahead....but also this year is speeding out.
I've made this card on Friday, but was not around to post it before now. This is a digi and sentiment from Carmen. I've used some chalk for the distressing, coloured it with aquarrelles. The papers is form my stash as well as all the embellisments. The compass is a stamp from scrappy cat and I used a spellbinder diecut.
Challenges I've used as guides:
Midnight Madness #128 MMSC128 - Sketch
Colour Create #83 - Turquois, Deep Pink, Ivory
Meljen's design #83 - Use Brads
CCEE stampers CCEE1144 - 4 different embellishments - rhinestones, charms, brads, twine
Crafty Catz #107 - Anything goes
Papercrafting Journey PCJ22- Use a digi
Hope you have a wonderful crafting week and thank you for your much appreciated visit.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
I have to admit that I do enjoy the cooler wet weather, after last week's sudden heatwave.
Today's post was triggered by There she goes clearstamp's challenge: Au Naurale and it has been a while since I joined the guys at 365 Cards. A bit of change on my latest projects in terms of colour. But I digged around in my stash for the following: Kraftpaper for the base card, twine ribbon, that I have cut in 2 for the border, outer ovale is cut from dung paper made from rhino dung, inner ovale from cream cardstock, the stamp is probably one of my very first wooden stamps from many moons ago, stamped with brown ink and coloured with aquarelles, the feathers is guinea fowl feathers and then I came upon the sunflowerseeds. Thought it could do the thing. The sentiment was handwritten, just to keep it really natural.
Blog challenges I'm entering:
There she goes clearstamps TSG128 - Au Naturale
365 Cards day 244 - Super sketchy sunday
Scrappy frogs challenge - Something that flies
Birthday Sundaes #33 - Birthday card
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #7 - Coffee & Cream with a hint of dark chocolate
Thank you for your visit and hope you enjoy your cup of coffee/tea with a smile.
Sunday, 30 October 2011
When I woke up this morning it rained and I had that same feeling, as when we stayed in France on a Sunday, when it rained. I just had this mojo for crafting.
Friday, 28 October 2011
This morning when I opened my blogger dashboard I saw CAS-ual Fridays(CFC26) new sketch challenge for the week coming and just had to make another christmas card, since I still have a few to make. Most of my cards will end up in France, from there my french peel-off sentiment.
I've used turquoise brazzille cardstock, the rest is from my stash. I also did some sewing on the edge as requested by Raise the Bar challenge#81: Sew What
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
This is my second card for the 5th round at Crafter's Digital Art Centre's Progressive challenges with digis provided. This round has the theme of festive in cool colours. So, the ladies at Glitter Geeks have a recipe to follow this week and kick started this card.
I used brazzille paper in turquoise as base, the cookie digi from Digidrawn, coloured with aquarelles and used my new Upikit border punch with the purple. Had this ribbon for ages now and it blended well with the colours. The swirls are from marianne's designs and cuttlebug and the gems is from my stash.
Anyone for Anya, October sketch - sketch
CDAC round 5 - cdacpc5, digidrawn in festive in cool colours
Glitter Geeks Week20 - Recipe: 1. Turquoise and purple,
Thank you for your visit.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Just a quick hallo
I've been creative with other mediums lately, so my mojo for paper were a bit low. It is time for round 5 at CDAC with free digis provided. So my digi is the one from Just some lines, an angel teddy dreaming. Since we do not have white christmas in South Africa, I thought I'll be dreaming of those we had in France, from there my sentiment. I've used my Cuttlebug snowflake emboss folders for the background and for the border. The metal snowflakes brads are from my stash as well as the brazzille papers. The ribbon, I've done a while ago for another card, but never used it. I've used a snowflake eyelet with it.
Today I'm entering my first challenge in a unknown language but could not resist when I saw Dianescarlett from Scrap Affair, whom design for Paint your world, with the theme of angels or demons, where I got my mojo from for today's post. Thank you Dianescarlett.
Crafter's Digital Art Centre, cdacpc5, JSL - Round 5 with theme of festive and cool colour code
Aud Sentiment #39 - Winter theme
Gem of a Challenge #32 - Sketch
Paint your world #3 - Angel and demons
Charisma Cardz#42 - Embossing
Use it Tuesday #17 - Metal
Thank you for visiting and wish you a splendid day.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
My bow to celebrate October, the most beautiful month down south, but also known as breast cancer month, which is not only limited to women but men can also be vulnerable.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
As I saw the new challenges for the next week, my eye caught the colour combo of orange and black. Since orange is one of my favourite colours, in all its shades and I have this adorable digi, Bailey in witch hat from Sew Many Digital Cards - one of the digis for the 4th round at CDAC Progressive Challenge, with the theme of halloween/mystical. I had this urge to create a card. Though, as mentioned before, in South Africa we do not celebrate halloween, I used it to make a birthday card. All the papers and ribbons are bits and pieces from my stash. Found this lost silver button in my drawer of buttons and added it with a silver thread. The sentiment is digital porduced. The diecuts is one from Nellie Snellen.
I'm joining in the fun in the following challenge, with some very interesting prizes:
CDAC progressive challenge, cdacpc4 smc - round 4, halloween/mystical
Paper Pretties PWC174 - Sketch
CCEE Stampers CCEE1140 - Favourite colour combo with a half a circle
Charisma Cardz #40 - Black and orange
Divas by design #12 - Button up
Raise the bar # 77 - Hats off
PaperCrafting journey # 20 - Diecuts or punches
Crafty Calender Challenge October - A Spooky Birthday
Aud Sentiment # 38 - Happy Birthday
Hope you have some sun in your day.
Thank you for visiting.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
The fourth round of the Progressive challenge at Crafter's Digital Art Centre is here, with the "theme of halloween or mystical" with some exciting digitals. The above mandela is from Daisy Doodle. I don't celebrate halloween, though I'll try my hand on one of the other images for the fun of it, but this is my first project for this round. I've directly printed it on the cardstock and just added some red and gold, with gelpens.
I've added some gems, eyelets and a lace ribbon.
Challenges I'm entering:
Crafters Digital Art Centre, round 4 - cdacpc4, daisydoodles
Fetch-a-sketch #8 - Sketch
Craft your passion#78 - Anything goes with a ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers #53 - Anything goes
Make it Monday #57 - Anything goes
Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Monday, 3 October 2011
A nearby shot on the bit of texture.
Monday, 26 September 2011
This is my third project for the Crafter's Digital Art Centre Progressive challenge, part 3, with the theme of autumn. The image is from Just Inklined, provided by CDAC. I've coloured it with aquarelles and used some perfect pearl on the wings of the butterfly. I also did some 3D with the butterfly, to give some dimension to the card. I've used some brazzille card stock and some glitter daisy paper and added some peel-off corners.
I am also entering:
A Gem of a Challenge #30 - Sketch
Craft Catz #101 - Autumn
CDAC cdacpc3 - digital image
For everybody in the northern hemisphere, I wish you a colourful autumn and I'm sending you all a bunch of sunfilled sunflowers to cherish throughout the cold dull winter months.
Thank you for visiting.
A friend of ours is celebrating her big 50 soon. I had this tag with sentiment for quite a while now and I could not resist the owl digi from Marlene. I found it very cute. I've used Midnight Madness sketch for the layout. The paper is from Wilson & Maclagan and I added some leaves that I punched out. The birthday sentiment is from Annette, although I altered it a bit with some punched out numbers.
I'm entering the following challenges:
Midnight Madness #122(mmsc122) - Sketch
CCEE stampers # 1138 - Add a bird
Raise the bar # 76 - Things with wings
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Just a quick hallo again!
This is one of that quick cards that comes up from time to time, especially when you have boys that are very popular at parties. So my oldest came home with a haunted house invitations for Saturday night. Luckily there are a few challenges that helped me with this one.
I found the digi at GTC's Craft Corner. I used some Brazzille paper in purple and did some distressing in black. I used a fiskar brick texture plate for the background in frame and a nestie for the frame. I resized the ghost and used some perfect pearl on it. To set the perfect pearl I use some hairspray. Finished it off with a spider charm. I printed a second ghost with sentiment and made a pop-up inside. I also used some perfect pearl on it. The corners is punched with a Bugs fiskar corner punch. I know a lot of people print the right size paper for a card but there is always some corner that falls off, that I recycle, so I have a drawer full of bits and pieces of paper, that I normally use for punching or in this case for the back of the frame.
The challenges I used as guidelines:
CAS-ual Friday CFC20 - Mini cards - my card measure 4x4 inch (10x10cm)
Cupcake Craft Challenge #160 The darkside - only purple and black - hopefully the white ghost inside does not count.
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #51 - One for kids
Thank you and have a nice day!
Just to share some good news. After 18 months in blogworld I finally won my first challenge over at Digi my World. Thank you Annie. It took me by surprise, I must confess. So, for more to win for everybody they are sharing some blogcandy every week, $5 store credits at their shop - Digi my World and they have some nice digital stamps available and new releases on Fridays.
Now for my post,
Monday, 19 September 2011
A quick hallo again
This is my second project for the CDAC Progressive Challenges #3, with their autumn theme. These images is: The lady from Liastamps and the applebowl from Glitterbabes. Both provided by CDAC. I've used the sketch from Sketch on Thyme Thursday Takes #56, my first time to join them, but there sketch suited my idea on the images. When I saw these images the first time, it seems as if this lady could not make up her mind, that is why I coloured the apples in three different colours to confuse her more.
Have a nice day!
I had a weekend without internet, but tried to play around a bit. So with some deadlines I might be a second or two too late.
Nevertheless, here is my card. Since it is autumn in the northern hemisphere, there are quite a few challenge blocks with the autumn theme. I've used one of the CDAC digis, designed by Gurukitty, provided for the 3rd round of the Progressive Challenge. I've coloured it with aquarelles. The paper is from my stash and I used my Carl leave punch for the leaves, finished it of with some brads.
I'm entering the following challenge blogs:
CDAC Progressive Challenge #3 - Autumn fay Digi
Midnight Madness Sketch #121 MMSC121 - Sketch
Just us Girls # 102 - Colour scheme - Aqua, pumpkin, kiwi
Raise the Bar # 75 - "Leave" Summer
Cute Card Thursday #182 - Anything goes
Hope you have a great day and a blessed week.
Monday, 12 September 2011
This is a bookmark I made with one of the CDAC progressive Challenge digis(cdacpc2), from Jen's Digi Stamps. The theme is back to school and it was international literacy week, last week. My sentiment in Afrikaans read: "Reading extend knowledge". Something that lies very close to my heart. The paper is from The pet stack from DCWV. I added a photo from my boys and finished it of with some beads from my stash.
Have a nice day!
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
I'm so excited, the ladies at JUGS is celebrating their 100th blog challenge and they have a lot of blog candy give-aways. So join in the fun with the sketch provided, actually their very first one. Hope they have a few hundreds to come in the years to follow.
Now, for my card, I used paper from Simply Cards & papercrafts The Botanical collection as backing paper, got the idea from Elise over at JUGS, hope she don't mind. The digi is from Linda Tieu from CDAC. The other papers, ribbon and stickers is from my stash.
It is the second round on the Crafters Digital Art Centre Progressive Freebie Challenges with digis provided and theme of "Back to School". We have till the 14/9 to make a project, before the next round come up. They have some nice digis for the back to school theme.
Have a great day!
Monday, 5 September 2011
It is a lovely spring Monday down here, with sunshine, although still a bit of chill in the air for the moment, but the temperature will rise definitely.