Friday, 26 September 2014

Owl Christmas

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With 3 months to go to Christmas, I'm progressing with my Christmas cards. This is  Digistamp4Joy September's image as part of their progressive challenge. It is my first time to use my New Martha Stewart Twig punch. I've punched the paper double sided to give it a branch effect. The designer paper is from Authentique papers and the green is from my distress collection by Core'dinations and I used my Arch Sizzix die. The gems and ribbon are form my Christmas stash.

Challenges I was inspired by:
Crafting by Design - Get ready for Christmas
Crazy4Challenges #254 - Sketch
Merry Monday Christmas challenge - Bingo - Pattern paper, Ribbon, Punch
Digistamp4Joy Christmas progressive challenge - September
Cute Card Thursday #340 - Dies & Punches
Moving Along the Times - 3-2-1 Recipe (1 image, 2 papers, 3 colours -red, green & gold)

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Hugs from Africa

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Puppy love

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Another birthday card for a friend. This time in more spring like colours that suites her so well. The image is from Aurora wings. Striped paper is from Back to basics IV - dovecrafts and the purple is form Weathered Aspect Vieilli Desgastada - DCWV. The square die is from Sizzix and the other is Fleur de Lis Squares from Spellbinder.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sketch 'n Dies #14 - Sketch
Glitter 'n Sparkle #102 - Must use a punch
Di Digi Design - Add stripes or checks
Pattie's creation #99 - Cat or dog
Sister Act Card #74 - Anything goes
Aurora Wings Facebook September - Anything goes

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Hugs from Africa!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Apples in Spring

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This cutie is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Cider Sticky Wings and is part of the Facebook contest. Since we had an open choice at the Outlawz colour challenge I decided to use some spring colours with the tiger glow yellow. Quite contraire to the image of apples. The paper is from Garden Party form Dovecraft. The flourish die from Marianne's design and all the rest of the dies used are from Spellbinder. Ribbon, buttons and ladybug are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #52 - Anything goes with addition of button(s)
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch SC091014
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour CC0909 - Tiger's glow, fresh green and pink with twist of buttons
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT091114 - Twist of adding a ladybug
Fab 'n Funky #228 - Cute as a button
Lacy Sunshine Facebook contest

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


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Temperatures have risen lately, it almost on average at 30° C. Though here in Africa we believe it is still spring since the rain hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully, it will rain soon, since everything is so dried out after winter.
Have won some digis lately at The Paper Shelter and I just wanted to make this for a friend for her birthday. The printed paper is from Burleigh Blue from DoCrafts and the embossed blue is from my stash. The die is Gold Ivy from Spellbinder. I used some wet embossing on the butterfly.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digi Choosday wk36 - Monochoromatic
Tuesday Trowdown #212 Recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, & 3 flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #122 - Make an impression - Dry embossing
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Charisma Cardz #20 - Lace & pearls
The Paper Shelter #173 - Embossing of any kind

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

Friday, 5 September 2014

You colour my life

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Finally I've finished this project, since Monday I've started it. The digi is from Lacy Sunshine and is called Eleanor and PIckles. The bow paper is from Special Delivery from Helz Cuppleditch and the dotted paper is from the Mistletoe collection from BoBunny. Dies are Chantilly Lace Stamping Frame from Crafter's Companion, Circle and square are from Sizzix and the swirl is from Marianne's design LR0120. The sentiment is from Aud Sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stuck on U sketches August 29 Sketch
Lacy Sunshine #41 - Include a window
Aud sentiment #114 - Any other sentiment as Happy Birthday
Creative Knockouts #53 - Tic Tac Toe - Stamp, sentiment, ribbon/twine
Robyn Fetish #227 - Use a digi
Crafting by Design September Anything goes

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Hugs from Africa