Friday 21 December 2012

Merry & Bright

Good Day

I have been very quiet late due to the fact that we were away for our summer holidays. We just came back and I thought I'll give you a bit of how we celebrate Christmas in South Africa. In a sense it is totally different from the Northern Hemisphere, since we have temperatures between 28°C & 40°C. Here, Christmas is in the middle of our summer school holidays and most people are on holidays, with friends and family and many of them next to our beautiful coast. They do celebrate it, like this little penguin from Digi Darla on the beach. The papers are from my stash and I used a Cuttlebug emboss folder and Spellbinder diecuts.

Challenges I joining:
The Outlawz Colour Challenge 18 December with twist of wings
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #185 - Sketch
Digi Darla's #42 - Holiday cheer with embossing

Thank you and wish you all a very blessed festive season and may love and laughter fill your days and may you make that unexpected call to an all forgotten one to spread some love!

Thank you for your presence in life!

Monday 19 November 2012

A small thank you


An addiction is a bad thing....a very bad thing. I have unpacked all my papers and crafts last week with the intention of concentrating on the neglected issues in my life, but I still come and visit blogland with a cup of tea. With all the thanksgiving challenges I thought I need to say thank you to a special family whom had an immense effect on my life this year and with this lovely sketch from the Outlawz it all became a domino effect. But then.... I decided I'll not post it, then Cindy did not let of the hook that easily, so here is my project. The digi is this week's freebie at A Day for Daisies also with a bunch of nice colours in their challenge. The designer paper is from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey pad. I used mulberry orange and a basic brown for the sentiment from Cuttlebug. The oval done with a Spellbinder and the swirls is from Marianne's designs and gems from stash. 

Challenges I'm joining
A Day for Daisies #57 - Thankful heart and Autumn Colour challenge 
Digi Darla's #38 - Thanksgiving / Thank you
Pile it On #47 - Yellow, Orange, Brown
Scrappy Frog's Challenge - November - Give Thanks

Have a lovely day!

Monday 12 November 2012

Tea for one

Good Day

After a very tiring week I am back. Today is also the start of my boys' last 2 weeks of school and exams for this year. Short school days ahead, where I still have a lot to do before they stay at home.
It is also the last round at the Crafter's digital art centre's progressive freebie challenge and this time Priscilla gave us a bonus image, too. I decided to make a pocket card with the teapot where you can take out the lid for a message. I used a marble effect paper as base to print the images, where after I've cut it out. I've printed a mirror image of each so that you can look at it from both sides. I used another card stock to glue it to with a fold on the bottom to make it stand. I used H2O pencil to highlight the edges and I added some gold heat embossing.

Challenges I'm joining:
CDAC progressive challenge round 23 - cdacpc23 priscillastyles
Challenges 4 Everybody # 7 - Anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge 10/11 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #158 - Anything goes
Robyn Fetish # 133 - Anything goes

Thank you and wishing you all a fabulous week ahead!

Friday 2 November 2012

My Favourite Favourite!

Good Day

I just had to make this project before I start my day. Yesterday I saw all the freebies Beccy's place have available and I just love Poppies with red being my favourite colour too. All the papers and embellishments are from my stash, I used a Martha Stewart border punch and I've coloured the image with H2O pencils. I also played with my favourite challenge over at Shelly's image called Roll 'Em, where you have numbers 0 - 9 with a requirement at each and you use random org. to find out with what you have to play. Hopefully using a flower digital image will qualify for 1 & 7.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digi Haven's November Challenge - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards # 25 - Stripes
Addicted to Stamps & more - Bingo - Birthday, stripes & white
Shelly's image TTT - Roll 'Em - 1 Use Flowers, 7 Digital image, 8 3 Buttons

Have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Autumn scene

Good Day

Though almost everybody in blogland is celebrating autumn, we are celebrating spring, though I have to admit that our current weather is a bit odd. It is still kind of cool, round 20-22°C maximum. I do hope the weather will sort it out this coming month so we can have some summer in December.
It is time for a new colour challenge at the Outlawz and I just could not resist these lush colours and their cute inspirational photo! The digi is from Beccy's place....can't remember, but I think it was a freebie a while ago. I've coloured it with H2O and I used pigment ink for the distressing. The papers is from my stash and the leave swirls is done with a Marianne's design Creatables.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday 30/10 - Colour combo with twist of adding a pumpkin.
Jackson's Digital Expression #29 - Inks and such - anything goes
Anything goes Challenge #79 - Anything goes
Celebrate the occasion #86 - Fall
Pattie's Creations #55 - Fall colours
Cards und more #68 - Fall / Halloween
Seems a little sketchy #25 - Sketch

Thank you

Golfer Lady

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good Day

I played with some of my coloured digis on my table this morning. It was fun to play with some fresh spring colours for a change. This is a digi that I took from a online colouring book( sorry can't remember which one) almost a year ago for a challenge and I just never used know one of those action of I want to do this, but by the time I can finish it, the challenge had expired. The striped paper is from First Edition's Spring Drop and the rest is left overs in my stash. I just added some charms as finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #170 - Sketch
Penny's Paper'Craft #100 - Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown #122 - Sport Spirit
Deep Ocean Challenge #37 - Sporty and outdoor

Thank you

Monday 29 October 2012

Fall photo inspirations

 Fall fairy from Digistamp4Joy

 Side view on Perfect pearl used on the wings

 Sketch Colour's Sketch

 The Ribbon Girls Photo Inspiration

Craft Your Passion's Photo inspiration

Good Day

Currently I'm occupied between school activities and preparations for our annual Christmas market. So, another 2 week of running around before I can relax and think of the end of the year preparations.

Hubby spoiled me with new Creatables from Marianne's design and I really looked for a reason to use them and a nice autumn card was just the right reason. This is a fall fairy digi from Digistamp4Joy, I used H2O and some Perfect Pearl powder from Ranger for the wings, to colour it. All the papers is from stash and the card stock from Mahé. I used 2 ribbons on top of each other on the orange mulberry paper. Gold pearls, 3 orange brads and the leave diecuts, finish the picture.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #34 - Anything goes
Craft your Passion #134 - Photo Inspiration
The Ribbon Girls - Photo Inspiration
Sketchy Colors #137 - Sketch
Addicted to Stamps #42 - Things with wings
The Squirrel and Fox #29 - Use a ribbon
Incy Wincy Design - Recipe - 4 Papers, 3 Brads, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image

Thank you and wishing you a wonderful creative week!

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Little birdie told me.....

Good Day

Saturated Canary had a freebie over the weekend and I just could not resist bringing her to life on paper and while I joined Tuesday Morning Sketches last week and they invited me over to Theresa's virtual party, not only celebrating her birthday but also because she is a survivor. I just could not resist with this beauty! She looks so fragile with the newly born birdie on her side. This time I really had to dig deep into my stash. I used this rose vellum paper of which I am very stingy as well as the ivory cardstock. The Spellbinder diecut laid on my table from a previous project for which I did not used. The corner is done with a Cuttlebug template. and the flowers and pearls are from my stash and the digi was coloured with H2O pencils.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sketch 'n Stash #99 - Sketch
Die Cutting Divas #88 - Shimmer, Glimmer and gloss (hope it includes glitter too)
Flourishes #192 - Make a birthday card
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Theresa's virtual party
Through the Craftroom door #41 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit.

Monday 22 October 2012

Special day celebrations

Good Day

Since last week Wednesday I played with ideas on how to join the Play Date Café's big birthday bash! Last night it started to take form in my head and I had a moment to put it to paper this afternoon. The only difference is that my Best Wishes rubber stamp saw the end of its life, so I had to improvise with something else. In the end I used my Inkadinkado stamps fro the swirls and for the sentiment. I also used some glitter heat embossing on the sentiment. Added a ribbon for a finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Play Date Café #154 - Purple, Mulberry & flame
Charisma Cardz #41 - Clean and simple
Fashionista #8 - Anything goes

Thank you

Sunday 21 October 2012

Sea you around

Good Day

This time I played around with my favourite all-time technique. I used to do a lot of decoupage or 3D cards in the past, but with digital medium I became spoiled. For today I've combined the two. This pelican were a freebie at the beginning of the month at Digistamp4Joy. Their new challenge started on Wednesday, with anything goes with the twist of a masculine card. As all challenge blogs, they prefer to see their own images. I played with a few option and then I remembered this 3D papers I have and thought this will do. Create a sea frame. I kept the papers neutral, with only embossing and a touch of a gold glitter pen. I have a scrapbook template for the sea star, but had to modify it to fit to the project and then just added some peel off sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp4Joy # 53 - Anything goes with a masculine twist
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #176 - Sketch 
One Stop Craft Challenge #201 - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #74 - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Don't worry be happy

Thank you for your visit!

Saturday 20 October 2012

Typical SA male diet

 Di's Digi's Grill King
 The Outlawz Tuesday Colour combo with twist of cooking
Sketch Twisted Tuesday with the twist of using glitter/shimmer spray

Good Day
Traditionally in South Africa we love to have a barbecue over weekends. We love meat and a lot of it too. We also tend to joke to say a typical male diet in our country is a piece of meat in the one hand and a beer in the other. With Outlawz twist I played around with a few options but in the end this Grill King Digi from Di's Digis just had the head sart. I used paper from my stash and on the striped green paper I used some shimmer mist. Hope it is visible on the photo. For the first time in ages I used my star corner punch and added some star brads in the corners.
Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday 10/16 Colour combo with the twist of cooking
Sketch Twisted Tuesday 2TC28 - Sketch with the twist of shimmer mist
Digistamp4Joy #53 - Anything goes with the twist of masculine card.
Daring Cardmakers - Don't worry be happy

Thank you and have wonderful weekend.

Friday 19 October 2012

Bon Voyage

 My project

 Close-up on heat embossing

Good Day

Just a quick post before I have to put off the computer. This was a special request that I had to make. So I combined the sketch and colour combo and, again I digged through my stash. I had these scrapbook papers also almost forever now. I did a cross cut and folded it open. The stamp is from Magnolia, which I cutted out and mounted with some 3D foam and the earth tag was done with a Artemio stamp. I had to improvise for a sentimen, so I used a Fiskar shapeboss alphabet to emboss the sentiment and then I used clear sparkle powder in heat embossing on it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Addicted to  Stamps - Sketch Challenge #3
Colour Throwdown CTD214 - Colour Combo
365 Cards Day231 - You raise me up - Lift something on your card
Lady Anne's Challenge - Sentimental Fridays Anything goes

Thank you

Stay awesome

Sketch from Incy Wincy

Good Day

While I was busy crafting, the weather changed drastically. From a bright sunny day to a threatening thunderstorm. In a a sense I am said, since my boys will not be able to go to a swimming party.
Now, for my card. This digi is from Digi Darla called cute girl and the sentiment I've taken once again from Facebook. This time I played with a colour combo of pink, orange and yellow, that seems not to pop until I've started to dig through my stash. I had this indian multi coloured paper since I do not know when and it just fit into the colours without being to harsh. I've used a Marianne's design scallop diecut, Nellie Snellen round diecut and my favourite fiskar border punch for the centre daisy chain. I used a Cuttlebug tag for the sentiment. The flowers are from my stash.
Challenges I'm joining:
Incy Wincy Design  - Sketch
Penny's Paper Crafty #98 - Girls
Ladybug Craft - Embossing & Flowers
365 Cards Day 229 - My favourite 1) Colour Pink, 2) Tool - Fiskar Borderpunch, 3) Designer Paper - I tend to love plain paper, but this multicoloured paper is very subtle.
Paper Crafting Journey  - Add some bling
Freshly Brewed FBC118 - Orange, Yellow & Pink
Digi Darla's Challenge #33 - Alphabet challenge - A for Awesome

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday 17 October 2012

P is for pumpkin peace

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Colour Q combo

Good Day

This time I bring to you a fall card. The digi is from Digi Darla and the sentiment is from Meljen's design. The papers is from First Edition's New Leaf stack. The black is not that obvious, but the card base is black and I have found a piece of raffia to give the finish touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #168 - Sketch
Colour Q #159 - Colour combo (my first time to join them)
Digi Darla's #33 - Alphabet challenge
Use it Tuesday #41 - All about Fall
Die Cutting Diva's #87 - Pumpkins
Kaboodle Doodle #141 - Pumpkin patch or anything fall
Crafty Cardmakers #77 - Autumn festivals

Thank you and have a nice day!

Sincere condolences

 Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Colour combo

Sketch from Paperminutes

Good Day
As I mentioned before, I am using today to do some catching up on crafting and I do not have a lot of sympathy cards. This is a digi from Digistamp4Joy and is called Floral cross. I've coloured it with aquarelles and used some chalk for teh distressing on the edges. The designer paper is from First edition's Spring drop stack. The sentiment is computer generated and I added a ribbon and a flower from my stash. For a change I used a fineliner to make a border.

Challenges I'm joining:
Chocolate, Coffe & Cards #23 - Colour combo
Paperminutes #239 - Sketch
Craft Punked #41 - Deepest Sympathy

Thank you for your time and effort of visiting my blog.
Have a nice day!

Hang on tight....

 Good Day Everyone

We had some rain last night and though the weather forecast said more rain with a lot of clouds we woke up to a crisp fresh sunny day. Everything look so clean this morning. You almost feel like working in the garden and be outdoor. I have to finish some projects on my table though, since my time is running out.
This time I was inspired by the sketch and colour combo. It is so girly and delicate and I tried to reflect it with my addition of these layers of lace and a butterfly diecut from Marianne's design. The sentiment I've taken from facebook, once again. A bit of encouragement for someone whom might feel a bit under the weather.The designer paper is from First edition Leaf collection and I used a spellbinder butterflies diecut on the back. All goodies from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
CR84FN65 - Colour combo
365 Cards Day 228 - Super Sketchy Sunday
Tuesday Throwdown #120 - Tea with Granny (Grannies are always soft and delicate)
Crafty Creations #192 - Get well

Thank you and hope you have a creative day!

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Fairytale mushrooms

Good Day

I'm between taxi drives, so I thought I'll start this post. It is round 22 over at the Crafter's digital art centre's freebie progressive challenge. This time we had the choice between 2 digi's. My first choice is one from Digistamp4Joy. I know in the Northern hemisphere the search for edible mushrooms is on. I just love the flowers in this digi. I used papers from a magazine and a Marianne's design diecut for the bigger flower circle.The smaller flowers were done with a x-cut daisy diecut and I finished it of with peel-off sentiment and some red pearls.

Challenges I'm joining
CDAC round 22 - cdacpc22b, ds4j
A Die for a Sketch #5 - Sketch
Crafty Cardmakers #77 - Autumn
Lady Anne's Monday - Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything goes
Jackson Digital Challenge 27 - CAS 2 die for - use 2 dies

Thank you for your visit. Have a fun day!