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.