Sunday, 30 March 2014

Glitter 'n Sparkle's Mother's day challenge

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With Mother's day on hand or almost soon in the world we have a great challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle this week. I thought of something different this time since I received Vogue lady from Digi Darla to play with. Our shops are filled with Autumn clothes in colours red, white and black with some sort of leopard skin in between. I did not had any black and white animal prints, so I found this piece of leopard skin print. This is probable more for the fashion mom.

Hope you'll come and join in the Mother's day celebrations at Glitter 'n Sparkle.
Hugs from Africa

Thursday, 27 March 2014

March Christmas card

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This is just a quick post with my Christmas Card for the March progressive challenge at Digistamp4Joy, I used some ivy dies as embellishments to brighten the card, I'll also join Fab 'n Funky's #209 Christmas challenge.

Have a great day.

Blue for the older wedding couple

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I had a request for a wedding card, for an elder couple. I played with some blue rose vellum and silver brush stroke cardstock. The centre sentiment is from Digistamp4Joy and I took the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22 on my flags at the left and add some pearls and flowers.

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday #338 as inspiration as well as Love to create's bingo #108 - ribbon, blue & flowers as guidance and I'm joining Fan-Tastic Tuesday #28 - Anything goes.

Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Happy Mother's day

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With hubby taking a deep thinking session on the couch I had some time to play with my papers. This is Wix Heart a Blaze from Lacy Sunshine. She just fitted in the theme of hearts and flowers so well that goes with Mother's day celebrations. With autumn around the corner here in the southern hemisphere, I thought it appropriate to use a bit of burn orange as base colour. My designer paper is from Miss Empire from Kaizer Craft and then I used my new corner dies from Marianne's design for the first time. The heart circle die is from Spellbinder. I used some of the punched hearts and added some glitter to used with the corners. Some perfect pearl gives the corners a bit of life. I also found the label and button in my forgotten scrapbook stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 # 10 - Sketch
Chocolate Coffee & cards #61 - Glitter & Lace
Crafting by Designs - Add ribbon
Stampin with the Dragon - Bling it up
Scrappin4Fun #13 - Lace and button
Fussy and Fancy #110 - Shabby Chic
The Crafter's cafe #55 - Make it square
Dazzling Diva #17 - Frame it
Crafty Catz #223 - Bling it up
Lacy Sunshine #29 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Glitter 'n Sparkle #77 - Add some blue

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Sunday means it is time for another challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle. We had some great entries for our add some green. This time we chose another cool colour on the colour wheel, namely blue. I received Butterfly ballerina from The Doodle Garden to play with. She looked spring ready so I chose paper from Spring drop collection from First edition. I mainly used plain pink with it as well as a Cuttlebug emboss folder for the embossing. My blue is the ribbon and button. The sentiment is my own and says: "A mother is like a fairy, her touch changes everything immediately." This is then a mother's day card.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafting by Designs - Use a ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown #187 - Tic Tac toe - Button, Digi, Embossing
Mema's craft - March Challenge - Sketch #2
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Buttons & bows
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT032014 - Add texture
The Doodle Garden March Challenge #1 - Anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Mother's day

Hope to see you at Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge - Add some blue.
Thank you for your visit!
Hugs from Africa!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Purple Poppies

 The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge
Mema's craft March challenge

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Today I used Red Poppie Elf for my project, though I coloured the poppies purple tro fit the colour scheme. I has been quite a while for me not playing with my friends at The Outlawz's colour challenge.
My back DP is from Dovecraft's Back to BAsic IV and the other are Day dream from First Edition. The climbing vine is from Memory box and the flourish is from Marianne's design. The rest is from my stash.

Challenges I want to join:
613 Avenue Create challenge #63 - Anything goes with 2D/3D flowers
Mema's Craft March challenge - I used the left sketch
Aurora Wings # 1 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge CC0318 - Lavender, Lime, cacoa with twist of fibre
Divas by design - Flower power
Crafting by Designs - Use a ribbon

Thank you and have a great day!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

DT Glitter 'n Sparkle - Add some green/ St Patrick's day

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Almost late. This is my project for the Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge this week. I received the Leprechaun and sentiment from Ereuka stamp to play with. Once again I did not had the exact Irish green, but I thought this dotted paper will do great.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches # 240 
Sassy Studio Design #220 - Happy St Patrick day
Delightful Challenges - Wearing the green

Hope to see you at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
Hugs from Africa

Thursday, 13 March 2014

For my mother

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Something totally out of my comfort zone. I have used only dies. My hubby spoiled me last WE and took my to the Hobby-X in Johannesburg and I spend some money on new dies, though I only used one new die for today's creation. My designer paper is from Joy Craft's Condolence Paper Bloc, but somehow this colour combo reminds me of my mom.
Dies I've used:
Butterfly - Couture Creations Magical butterfly
Border - Memory box Big Splash Border
Letters - Lifestyle Crafts Oh Happy Day

Challenges I'm joining:
Dynamic Duo #93 - Soft blush & Stone
Sketch 'N Dies #2 - Sketch
Creative Knockouts #28 - Borders
Cuttlebug Mania - For Mum
Lexi's Creations #111 - Mother's day

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa.

Monday, 10 March 2014

I can do things that makes you wonder...

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This is another stunning image from Mitzi at Aurora Wings and she has a Facebook contest in shades of green. This image came to mind immediately. One thing of Mitzi's image is that it can become a challenge to colour. I played with all my green Aquarelles in this one and added a bit of blue for a shade. Some glitter ends off the image. The designer paper is from W&M and the green glitter handmade paper is from my stash. I used Spellinder's Damask Accent for the leaves and tag. Sentiment taken from Facebook and I got the bow technique from the internet.

Challenges I'm joining:
Aurora Wing Facebook March Challenge - Shades of Green
Come and Get it challenge: - Ribbon & bows
Connie can Crop #20 - Green with envy
Kitty Bee Designs #18 - Monochrome
Ruby's Rainbow #74 - Monochrome
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch
Stampin with the Dragon - Let's go Green
Craftitude #60 - Add a little green
Craft for the Craig March Challenge - Something Green
Brown Sugar Challenge #84 - Make it Sparkle

Thank you and may sunshine colour your day!
Hugs from Africa

Sunday, 9 March 2014

You are precious

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One of my friends are celebrating her birthday this coming week, she also love lilac. She doesn't follow my blog so I can post it. I used Lillian from Art by Mi Ran. I did not had a lot of purple in my stash but I found this beautiful shades of lilac, lime and pink. I added a pink angel wire and used a Spellbinder round die and a Marianne's design swirl/flourish. I used different ribbons and the flowers are silver brads. I was inspired by the sketch since it looks a lot like a sun with it's rays....something we didn't see a lot lately. The sentiment is taken from Facebook and directly translated from Afrikaans says: " You are precious because you exist. Not because what you do or what you have achieved, but simply because you are" - Max Lucado

Challenges I'm joining:
Art by Miran Facebook March Challenge - Add some flowers
The ABC Challenge - G is for Girls
Art by Miran #1 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi
The Sketch File March sketch - Splatters
C.R.A.F.T - #249 - Female/Mother's day
Creative Knockout #27 - Gilz rules
Crafty Ribbons #79 - Use ribbon
Aud Sentiment #101 - Any sentiment for a girl
My time to craft #238 - Frame it
Crafting for All Seasons #72 - Spring

Thank yo and have a great day!
Hugs from Africa!

DT Anything goes at Glitter 'n Sparkle

 Sunbonnet Judge from Bugaboo

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Glitter 'n Sparkle's new challenge started this morning and Bugaboo is one of the sponsors this week. I received Sunbonnet Judge to play with. I kept it quite simple this time and used the black die-cut that was on my table. I've found the sentiment on Facebook and used some stash dotted ribbon with black rhinestones.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #239 - Sketch
Penny's Paper-Crafty #167 - Anything but square
Cute Card Thursday #311 - What a gem
Catch the bug March theme - Feelin Lucky - I'm glad I'm a law abiding citizen because court cases makes me nervous
2 Sisters Challenge #174 - Black & White +1 (red)

Thank you and join in the fun at Glitter 'n Sparkle's Anything Goes - everybody's favourite.
Hugs from Africa.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spring in Paris

 Just Inspirational - Flowers
Crazy4Challenges Colour - Orchid

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Slowly you can see spring is starting to show in the Northern Hemisphere with the challenges of spring colours and flowers popping up. Here in South Africa, we had some European weather the past few has been raining, almost non stop and for us it is kind of depressing. We seldom see more than 2 days consecutive rain, so by day 3/4 we are getting depressed. I even went walking the dogs in the rain this morning to feel better. It gives me some time to craft though.
This is Effie Trinket from Sassy Studio Design and she's the red carpet for this month's progressive challenge over on SSD's Facebook page. The theme is to add flowers. She looks so French, since it is the fashion capital of the world. I was triggered by Crazy4Challenges' colour of show some orchid and this is the last piece of this beautiful designer paper. The Eiffel Tower and Handbag is from my Sizzix Hero Art stamp & die-cut set. The sentiment is from Desert Diva and is Afrikaans for Happy Birthday! Flowers punched with X-cut punches and I added some rhinestones.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sassy Studio Design Facebook progressive challenge 15 February to 14 March
Digistamp4Joy #87 - Add birthday sentiment
Sweet Stamp Blog #159 - Spring Flowers
Deep Ocean Challenge #72 - Just for a Girl
Sassy Studio Design DTBST #218 - Flip or fold it ( Hope the gatefold qualify)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #25 - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Flowers
Craft your Passion #203 - Birthday Bonanza
Created with Love #77 - Think Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges #225 - Colour challenge - Orchid

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Piano maestro for Glitter and Sparkle's add a sentiment

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It is time for another challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge. This time it is a bit of creative one....just add a sentiment....whether it is usual or a bit funky.....just add a few words.
I made one of my favourite theme projects: music. This sentiment is from Digi Darla's, one of our sponsors this week. I added Kit 'n Kaboodle, since he seems like a little maestro that can just maybe play the piano. The designer paper is from Hot of the Press' Forever Christmas Cards paper stack. I used a Cuttlebug piano emboss border with a Fiskar border punch and a Spellbinder Shapeabilities Diamond Strips and accent in the corner with some note brads on the left.

Challenges I'm entering:
Seems a little Sketchy #59 - sketch
Craft your Passion #202 - Black, white, red & Kraft
C.R.A.F.T #248 - Inspired by a Film - Beethoven/Rock me Amadeus
Crafting for all Seasons #71 - Sentiment as focus
Creative Knockouts #26 - recipe: Border, Image, Sentiment & 3 embellishments
Card Mania # 41 - Use sentiment
Shopping our Stash # 140 - Heavy metal

Hope you'll pop over to the Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge to see the other DT's beautiful creations and to join in the fun.
Hugs from Africa.