Sunday 30 October 2011


Top: My card outside

Bottom: My card inside


This is a kitty digi from lovely Annie from Digi my World. I've had this idea quite a while now, so finally I've put it to paper.

The cardstock is double coloured, brown and bronze, and from my stash. So used the bronze colour for the outside. This sentiment, computer produced, says "Peeking in to say..." is in Afrikaans. Since the theme is fall at Digi my World #5, I've done a lot of distressing in different colours, since fall can be a bit distressing in the changing of weather, and used my fiskar leave border punch. At first I hought I'll use some perfect pearl accent on the leave brads, but in the end decided it compliments the eyes of kitty, as it is. I used, once again, the sketch at CAS-ual Fridays CFC26 and I'm also entering PaperCrafting journey's #22 challenge: to use a Digi.

Thank you for your visit.


Boyz Rule

Good Afternoon
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.

On Monday the ladies at Cupcake Craft Challenge #165 started a new week with denim and lace, a very interesting combination and a bit of challenge when I had to make a boy card. So on Thursday the ladies at Cute Card Thursday #188 gave up this sketch for this week, with some beautiful Kimmie Kraftin Stamps to be won and Charisma Cards #43 has an anything goes quest for this week, with also some lovely prizes. This is my interpretation for these challenges:

My images is from an online colouring book, the papers is from my stash and luckily denim today is almost any colour blue. I've highlighted the image with some red and green papers. The buttons is from Dress It Up - Boyz Rule. The lace I bought from my local craft shop and I digged out some alphabet stickers, from my scrapbook stash, that I had for ages now.

This card will go all the way to France, where I know the people just love the outdoor thing to do.

Hope you have a splendid week and thank you for visiting.


Friday 28 October 2011

Bonnes Fêtes

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

Hope you have a splendid creative weekend.


Tuesday 25 October 2011

You're my treat

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.
Challenges entering:
Anyone for Anya, October sketch - sketch
CDAC round 5 - cdacpc5, digidrawn in festive in cool colours
Glitter Geeks Week20 - Recipe: 1. Turquoise and purple,
2. Ribbon
3. Swirls
4. Gems

Thank you for your visit.

You make me....

Good day

This is the first of two posts today. Lately I'm a bit on the edge with deadlines. We had a heat wave over our part of the country the last few days, that did not enhanced my creativity neither.

But nevertheless, this is Wendy Witch, from Digi my World, I've coloured with aquarelles and did some distressing with chalk in the background. I used my stars fiskar emboss template on the black, but did some wet embossing on some of the stars with silver and pearl emboss powder. I used the sketch of Midnight madness and added orange ribbon with a star brad from my stash, the border is also made with a fiskar border punch. All paper is from my stash.

I was guided by the following challenges, which I'm entering:

Digi my World #4 - Tricks or treats

Use it Tuesday #18 - Orange, Black, Purple

Incy Wincy Design #127 - Orange, Black, Purple

Make it Monday #60 - Anything goes

Scrappy Frog 16/10 - Something that flies

Sentimental Sundays #78 - Halloween with a sentiment

Thank you for your visit and have a nice day!


Thursday 20 October 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas....

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.

Challenges I'm entering:

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

70's Flower Power

This is just to remind you on the block candy available at Digi my World. Pop over and see what is new.

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.


Today's card is to celebrate the 70's. Though I was born in the 70's, I can't really remember a lot of it, except the odd colour schemes, flowers, platform shoes and the music - rock 'n roll and disco era, with a lot of bling.

With October on hands, our most beautiful month, where we all support breast cancer, so I added a pink bow on my card. I've used brads, which I coated with glitter to get the disco feeling.

Now, to my card. I used Groovy Heidi from Digi my World as main focus. The shoes and sentiment is from Marlene's blog - Disguised as a Grown-up. The paper is from Lime ricky paper pad, Basic grey and the brads are all from my stash. For the top border I used a fiskar border punch.

I was guided with the following blogs:

Make it Monday #58 - Anything goes

Digi my World #3 - Time warp

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Thursday 6 October 2011

A Boo!-tiful Birthday

Good Morning on this chilly sunny morning.

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

Clean and simple


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

Sunflower christmas wish

My card on top.
A nearby shot on the bit of texture.

Hallo on this wet Monday afternoon.

We just had a lovely African hail-shower. My poor dog just don't love this kind of weather, so she is shivering on my lap.

I've been struggling with an idea for christmas cards this year, since I wanted to do something more typical of South Africa, since here (as my husband will explain) Father Xmas will come in his red shorts, with his red tractor and trailer full of gifts. Since Christmas is in summer and the most people share it with family and friends during their summer holidays next to the beach or swimmingpool. I'm sending a lot of cards to France and I wanted to share some of the warmth of our season with them. It is also the time when the sunflowers start to show and it is a nice scene when you are en route. So, when I saw the glitter paper in aqua, lime and yellow, it just gave me the feeling of the warmth as well as a bit of festive feeling.

Now for my card I used some aqua brazzille cardstock. The sentiment, in Afrikaans, is a chorus of a christmas song, saying:" I'm sending you a sunflower from Bethlehem, caper seeds from Hanover and some grapes from the Paarl valley". I've used my fiskar border punch for the scallops and added ribbons from my stash. For the sunflower, I used a brad with some soft magic glued to it.

I was guided by the following challenges in making this card:

Just us Girls #104 - Sketch - It is their birthday as well, so happy birthday Girls! Hope you have a splendid creative year ahead.

Colour Create #80 - Lime, Aqua, white and some texture

Daring Cardmakers - Use a foreign language

Hope you have a splendid day!