Monday, 30 December 2013

Ride me to 2014 - Glitter 'n Sparkle #65 Use your favourite digi

Good day

In a few hours time it will be the countdown to 2014. I wish everybody a very best 2014 with enough of everything and hope you can become a star where every you are.
This week's challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle is to use your favourite digi. This is moonrider from QKR Stampede, which I've done a few months ago and just re-post for this challenge. I just love this cutie and felt it quite appropriate for this weeks challenge and wish for everybody. My paper is from the Detour collection from BoBunny the sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.

Hope you'll come and show off your favourite digi at our challenge.

Thank you and blessings.

Ps. I see there is a delay on our challenge. I believe Trisha is still in bed with flu. Sorry about that.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

With Love on Christmas Glitter 'n Sparkle # 64

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It is Sunday and it is time for another challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle. This time we challenge you for a non-traditional colours Christmas project.  I got Disney Fan from Sassy Studio Design. I remember Daisy Duck with the bright red polka dot bow and decided to use pink and black. Then I found this glitter polka dot paper in my All About Girls Stack from DCWV. It is somewhere between purple and pink. The border is from Spellbinder and a peel off sentiment. I tried the foil technique on the balloons, but ended up correcting it with glitter.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sassy Studio Design #208 - Sparkle & Shine
Cute Card Thursday #300 - Celebrations
Tuesday Morning Sketches #229 - Sketch
Little Red Wagon - Non Traditional Colours
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #42 - Make it Sparkle

Thank you for your visit and hope you'll come and join us for your final Christmas projects.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge #63 Christmas in traditional colours

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It is less than 10 days to Christmas and some of us still have to make a final Christmas card or two. What fun way to join us at Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge with some traditional colour projects. I used Theodore Christmas present from Bugaboo, one of the sponsors this week.

Pop over to our Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge and join in the fun while making the last projects before Christmas.

Thank you

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge #62 Use some blue

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At Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge blog we have another fun challenge for this week. With winter in the Northern Hemisphere the world is covered with snow and what a way to celebrate it with a touch of blue. I used Snow Flake Fairy from Digi Darla's Design. Used some glitter  and perfect pearl with a snowflake punch. Paper from my off drawer.

Hope you have time to come and play with our add some blue at Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge

Have a great day from Sunny Southern Africa.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge #61 Add some glitter

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It is Sunday and it is time for a new challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle. This time we ask you to add some glitter. My digi is from Lacy Sunshine, one of the sponsors, and is called Rory Sweet Urchin.

Hope you will come and join us.
Hugs from Africa

Friday, 29 November 2013

I'll be your Xmas baby tonight

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We are currently experiencing a lot of electricity problem that frustrates me. So hopefully I'll have long enough power to do my blogposts.

This is Chrismas Pin Up Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs and is this month's progressive freebie. The twist though is white on white with a touch of a non traditional colour. My hubby loves red and orange. From there my choice and sentiment. Something kinky. I used different texture white papers and emboss folder from Cuttlebug with a touch of glitter to give it a Christmas feeling.

Challenges I was inspired by and entering:
Charisma Cardz #46 - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks #170 - Christmas
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #234 - Sketch
Sassy Studio Design Progressive Challenge #6 - Nov15- Dec 14
Addicted to stamps #73 - Holidays
Sweet Stampin Christmas - White on White
Crafting by Designs - Christmas/Winter
Penny's Paper-Crafty #155 - Frame it
Crafts 4 Eternity R#152 - Non Traditional Christmas

Thank you and have a fantastic day.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Another wedding card

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When I saw these colour at the Outlawz it just fitted my idea for a wedding card. I also wanted to do something totally different so I found this tutorial over at Beccy's Place for a double diamond fold card. So the whole weekend I was playing with ideas. The sentiment is from Digistamp4Joy and I just added the surname and the digi on the right is from Beccy's place. The twist at the Outlawz is to add burlap or twine and I've found this piece in my stash. In the end I love the outcome of the mixed textures.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Paper Players #173 - Fancy Fold
Come and Get it - Anything goes with optional twist of digital image (& sentiment)
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge CC1119

Thank yo and have a great day.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Glitter 'n Sparkle #60 Add some snow

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It is Glitter 'n Sparkle time and this time we invite you to make projects with snow on. For me in the Southern Hemisphere it is not quite the season for it, since it is round about 28°-30° Celsius.
This sweet Granny on her skis are from Inky Impressions. I played a bit with non traditional colours. My DP is from Special Delivery from Helz Cuppleditch. I recycled some of the snow flakes from my border punched with a Fiskar punch. Used some glitter on the rest of the snow with a french peel off for my Christmas wish.

Challenges I'm joining.
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge SC112013
Crafts4Eternity R#151 - Glitter 'n Sparkle
CCEE Stampers CCEE1347 - Embossing & Glitter
Creative Knokouts #12 - Snowflakes
Beccy's Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
Happy Campers #24 - Glitter it
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling it up
Ruby's Rainbow #67 - Pink and Blue

Come and join us at Glitter 'n Sparkle with your snow projects.
Thank you and have a great day.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Glitter 'n Sparkle #59 Tags

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Slowly I'm starting with my preparations for Christmas. With this week's challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle to use or make tags I've decided to used this Bugaboo tag image to make some placement tags for my Christmas table. I've change the colour to a copper and added our names and printed it on a cream. Then I used some heat embossing on the edge and some gold glitter, added some twine as finishing touch.

Hope you'll come and join the Glitter 'n Sparkle team, with your creative ideas with tags.

Challenges I'm joining:
Happy Campers Craft #24 - Glitter it
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Crafting By Design - Anything goes with a twist of Christmas
Sassy Studio Design #203 - Not your typical Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Use Tags

Thank you and have a great day!

Saturday, 16 November 2013


Good Day

My digi is Rory Sweet Urchin from Lacy Sunshine. My DP is from Graphic 45's secret garden. Just her. I added some glitter on her hat and scarf with rhinestones on the flowers.

Challenges I'm Joining:
Creative Knockouts #11 - Make it Sparkle
Lacy Sunshine #21 - It's a bling thing
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour  12 Nov CC1112- Make it your own with purple + 2 colours and own twist. - Purple, white & green with glitter/sparkle
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #232 - Sketch
A Little bit Crafty - Sparkle & Shine
Happy Campers #24 - Glitter it
Hanna and Friends #184 - Glitter

Thank you and have a great day!

You are so cool

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I had some mojo this past few days, so I did some catching up on my progressive challenges. This cute penguin and sentiment are progressive freebies from Sonia at SK digis. I was just inspired by the snow theme and use a emboss folder and some DP from Special Delivery by Helz Cuppleditch.

My Tip: When I saw Annette's tip I thought I can just add on to it. I normally use Microsoft Powerpoint to play with my digis. After selecting your image, you go to your top bar and choose format. Then you can choose your re-colour option and you can change your digi's colour to any other colour of choice. By choosing a light grey, you can make colouring more real.
The other option after selecting your image, is by turning it to the other side.... so it can look into the direction you want it to, without changing your sketch.

Challenges I'm joining:
SKdigis November Progressive Challenge
Top Tip Tuesday #114 - Borrowed Sketch
Cards und More - Baby, It's cold outlside
Divas by Design - Something Snowy
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #153 - Add a Sentiment

Thank you for you visit and comment. I do appreciate.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Glitter 'n Sparkle # 58 Autumn Colours

Digi from The Stamping Chef

Digi from Sandi Samples called Madison

Good Day

It is Sunday and time for another challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle. This time we are asking you to play with autumn colours. Very easy when you stay in the northern hemisphere, but I believe the first snow has already fallen, so some of you are already in a more blue, white and red mood. Here, we are experiencing summer. Just love it and our holiday is not that far away.
For today's card I was given Bite Me from The Stamping Chef. Great image except for the skulls, that I have disguised under my pearls. I am not fond of skulls. I've coloured the image with Aquarelles and some chalk for distressing. I first made a negative die from my Spellbinder beaded oval, in my card and the I used plain card stock for the frame which I had put into the negative die's place. Used some swirls from Marianne's design and used some more pearls for the flowerbuds to compliment my paper. Paper from Colorbök's Slpendour paper pack.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crazy 4 Challenges #C4C211 - Let's frame it!
Tuesday Morning Sketches #223 - Sketch
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn/fall colours
Crafting for all seasons #64 - Autmn/fall colours
Crafty Creations#247 - Autumn colours
Timeless Tuesday Flourish #245 - Negative energy

Thank you and please come and join us at Glitter 'n Sparkle.
Have a super day!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Ain't this adorable

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I hope I can get this posted, since we had a very big storm last week that hurt the telephone lines, so our internet is very slow and I still don't have a land line. I've printed this image last week and just didn't had time to finish it of before the deadline for a challenge. On Sunday I've finished it. The image is from Margy at Digistamp4Joy. Rhino's are currently an animal that will soon be extinct, because of the poachers killing them. Just in this year we had almost 700 killed....that gives you more than 2 a day. It is a very sad story, since the people, mainly in the East, buying it, think it is a sex stimulant, but it is the same substance than finger nails. I probably only sounds better to say we are drinking rhino horn than drinking nails.

Now, to my project. My animal print DP is from Safari Chic stack and normal to take 3 DP is a challenge by I had found this nice orange striped and texture carton in my stash and it complimented the image. Sentiment is from Desert Diva. I got these cute animal print buttons from Match up, but I had cut of the back loops to make it fit on the card.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp4Joy #79 -3 x DP and 3 layers
365 Cards Day 303 - Starts with a R
C....for Challenge #9 - Buttons
Pile it on #44 - Animals with character
Digi Sketch Challenge: All for the animals (I've only taken the theme)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #231 - For the boys
Crafts 4 Eternity R#148 - Sketch

Thank you and have a great day!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

I was just looking

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It is Sunday and it is also time for a new challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle. This time you need to add leaves. Luckily it is a more open theme for everybody since it can be fresh crisp spring leaves or more rusty autumn leaves. My Dp is from Colorbök's splendour paper pack. I used a Marianne's design leave die and some Spellbinder dies with some quilled flowers. I've got Gusty Oak flower pot to play with from Lacy Sunshine, one of the sponsors for this week's challenge. I had to admit I was super excited when I got this cutie, but then I struggled with the papers. In the end it came out not to shabby.
It is also with a sadness I took note that one of my favourite sketch challenge blogs will be closing at the end of the year. It was fun to play with a Die for a Sketch these past 2 years and I wish them all the best in their new pastures.

Challenges I'll be joining: 
a Die for a Sketch #17 - Sketch
Divas by Design - Use some orange
Seize the Birthday - Birthday
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #20 - Anything goes
There she Goes TSG231 - Leaves

See you over at the Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge to join in the fun.
Have a super day.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Beautiful birthday

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One of my friends celebrate her birthday soon and I know she loves red. This time I used a Bestie freebie and my papers are from Bo Bunny's Mistletoe collection and Simplestories's sn@p! color vibe. My border punch is from Fiskar and a Spellbinder border gave the frame for the digi. Sentiment is from Desert Diva.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Catz Challenge #204 - Spots and stripes
Incy Wincy Designs - Red and White
Die Cuttin Divas #139 - Anything goes
The Crafter'sCafe #35 - Birthday Celebrations
Lexi's Creations #102 - Birthday Celebrations
Besties Challenge - Anything goes
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #27 - Sketch
Simply Create too #49 - Bingo - Red block
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Cards GCC1028 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!


Good day

This time a Christmas card in purple. I've started to play on a bingo challenge, but when I glued the last bit to the card stock, I realised that I was not allowed to use designer paper. My DP is from Graphic 45 's secret garden.
I still going to join the following challenges:
Dynamic Duos #76 - Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum
Crafty Cardmakers #103 - Purple monochrome
Sketch Saturday #282 - Sketch

Thank you and have a great day!

To the newly weds!

Good day

This is a slipping in the back door project, but I just had to do this one. My favourite challenge. White on White. I played with different kinds of white papers and die cuts. I recycled some of the hearts on the ribbon below.

Challenges I was inspired by:
Cards und More #93 - Sketch
Cards en Scrap #191 - Here comes the bride
Charisma Cardz #42 - White on White
Crafting with dragonflies #14 - Make your own flowers
Crafting when we can #56 - Make your own flowers

Thank you and have a fantastic day!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

I'm no angel

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It is Sunday and it is time for another challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle. This time you must use black. The girls made some gorgeous creations.
I have used Good vs Bad from Sassy Studio Designs, one of our sponsors this week and one of my favourite designers. I used glitter paper from my The Twinkle Glints stack from DCWV. I have the same design emboss folder that I used on the silver too. I got inspired by all the beautiful bows that I saw lately that I just had to add one with a heart charm and some metal corners.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Moments - Anything goes use some lace
From the Hearts Stamps #39 - Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers #102 - Shabby Chic
Sparkle N Sprinkle October Challenge - add some glitter, embossing powder/flocking
Artistic Inspiration #64 - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Bingo - Metal, Lace, Die cuts
The Crafty Bloggers Network October Challenge - Things with Wings (2nd Entry)
Craft-Dee Bowz October Challenge - Handmade bow

Thank you and hope you will come and join us at Glitter 'n Sparkle to add some black.
Thank you and have a fantastic day!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Clubs and Spades

Good Day

It has been quite a while that I have this image from Bugaboo and I wanted to play with it. When I saw the anniversary challenge, this image came up. Then I struggled with the colour combo and yesterday I went through my papers in search for autumn colour I came upon this piece of fresh blue and green striped papers. Not quite what I had in mind the first round, but it all came together. I played with my Fiskar border punches with the diamonds and hearts. In the end I added a piece of washi tape on top and I used my latest edition of brads - diamond ring.
Stella and Gus are such fun characters to play with and it has been quite a while since I joined Catch the bug Challenges.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stella Says Sketch #144 - Sketch
Catch the Bug October Bingo - Punches, Player's Choice (Washi Tape), Sentiment
Digi Darla's #85 - Anniversaries Abound
Creative Craft Challenge #21 - Anything goes blogaversary

Thank you and have a splendid day!

Miss Robin Hood

Good Day

Here in the southern hemisphere it is spring and we had our first rain, anywhere else it is autumn. I do love the warm colours though. It is time for the next round at Sassy Studio Designs' progressive challenge and we were given Scarecrow Sassy to play with in autumn colours.
Paper is from my scrapbook stash and the sentiment was taken from Desert Diva. The border die is from Marianne's Designs and the label is from Spellbinder.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch SC1202313
Sassy Studio Design Progressive Challenge #6 - 15 October - 14 November
Crafting with Dragon Flies #13 - Nature, leaves, trees
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs #200 - Make it yours

Thank you and have a great day! My hubby is back after a week in Spain.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wrapped in

Good day.

Tomorrow is my youngest birthday and in two months time it is Christmas. This is Holly Fairy from Delicious Doodles. My designer paper is from Colorbök and the rest are bits and pieces from my stash. The first time I used my new EK Success border punch and I used dies from Spellbinder and added Perfect pearl on the wings.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #229 - Sketch
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge #18 - Anything goes
Ooh la la Creations - Things with wings
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door 22-28 Oct - Anything goes

Thank you and have a great day!