Friday 31 August 2012

Different way of back to school

Changito with his computer

Shelly's image colour combo courtesy of design seeds

Good Day
This is one of those haunted colour combo's. With us, exiting winter we still have all these beautiful fruit in our markets and the colour sure suite spring too. Our school year do not start in September, but in January so this is a head start for next year's back to school and I opted to play with a more modern version of back to school since almost every second person has a "kindle" or access to e-books through smartphones, Ipads and computers. This is Changito at Home from Stampendous Cling Stamp, which I coloured with H2O pencil and cut out and used 3D foam glue. The back designer paper is from Trend line and I used an arrow Cuttlebug emboss folder for the embossing. The centre paper is from DCWV's for the boys stack. Border punch used is from Upikit.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #121 - Sketch
Shelly Images - Colour combo
Digistamp4Joy #49 - Back to School
Catch the bug - Recipe Challenge - 3 colours (yellow, orange, red), 2 buttons, 1 ribbon
Craft your Passion #125 - Emboss it

Thank you and have a bright weekend.

Fishing Bear

 Fishing bear from Penny Johnson

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Good Morning

My first time to use this clear stamp from Penny Johnson distributed by Stampavie. He is such a cutie. The designer paper is from Trend line distributed by Kars. I've coloured the image with H2O pencils and in my stash I had these fish beads that I added as embellishments. I did not add any sentiment since it can go for either a young boy or an older fisherman.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #169 - Sketch
Stampavie and more #175 - Animals
Incy Wincy # - Frogs n tails and puppy dog tails
Hooked on Crafts #24 - Cards for Men
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday TT083012 - Teddy Bear image

Thank you

And the angels sing

 The Play Date Cafe colour combo
The Sketch from The OutLawz Wednesday challenge

Good Morning

Today another Christmas card. Slowly preparing for the end of the year rush. I've digged through my stash and came up with these confetti angels and thought it fit the colour combo. The cardstock base is from Mahé and the designer paper is from M&W. I've used a fineliner in green and a white gelpen for the faux stitching effect.
Challenges I'm joining:
The Play Date Cafe #147 - Colours - Evergreen, Olive, Smoke, Cherry blossom
The Outlawz Wednesday challenge - Sketch SC082912
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for quilting
Crafting for all season's #34 - A Stitch in time
Cute Card Thursday # 232 - Stitching real or faux

Thank you and have a nice day!

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Vivien Verjaar

Stamp from Leere - Going Places
 Colour challenge from The Outlawz CC0812
 Sketch from Critter Sketch Challenge

Good Morning

I do present a diva for today. She is from Leere Stamps and is called going places and is distributed by Stampavie. I played with my favourite border punch from Fiskar called sunburst in 3 different papers and the flowers was diecutted from Docrafts (Xcut) called Petal posy. I have added some purple colour on the edges and some glitter on the bottom diecut. The other twist is to add a letter from the alphabet. I've cutted the V from card stock and covered it with glitter. It just somehow worked out on the name and in Afrikaans verjaar means birthday so the sentiment says Vivien's birthday.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - Colour combo with letter twist
Critter Sketch Challenge #130 - Sketch
Bearly Mine #50 - Anything that glitter
Shopping our Stash #66 - My favourite thing - Border punch
Cupcake Craft Challeng #207 - Flowers
Love to Create #30 - Handmade flowers
Through the Craft room door #33 - Divas / anything goes
The Stamping Boutique #48 - Anything goes with twist of Birthday

Thank you

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge

Good Morning

With the change of seasons and with new beginnings there is also a new start on the CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge. This time the theme is: You can be the Star. We get a image to start with an by creating a project with it, you automatically qualify for the next round's digi. You have more or less 2 weeks to get the mojo going with each digi.So you are invited to come and join in the fun. Just sign in and join in a lovely group of talented artist. This digi - 3 surfboards are from Tiffany doodles- (cdacpc19, tiffanydoodles). The papers is from my stash. I would also like to join Crafty Creation's challenge #185 where they ask to create a summer scene!

Thank you and enjoy the last day of summer and us here down under, sure anticipate spring with joy!

Monday 27 August 2012

Thank you

 My Project
Colour Combo


Good Morning

This time a thank you card. I used CR84FN's colour combo with the sketch of unscript sketches and CAS-ual Friday's challenge for flags and banners. The Thank you was done with a cuttlebug template and I used toothpicks for my flag poles. 

CR84FN #61 - Colour Combo
CAS-ual Friday # CFC67 - Flags or banners

Thank you

Purple Elf

 My project
 Sketch from 2 Sister's Challenge blog

Inspirational photo from Can you digi it
Dynamic Duos monochrome challenge

Good Morning

Have to admit the inspirational photo from Can you digi it haunted me now for two weeks. It is such a luscious photo and yesterday I finally got something. I bit unusual since it is a Christmas card in purple. The digi is from Bugaboo, the only Elf digi in my collection. I've printed directly on the purple paper. The darker purple is a vellum paper and it is a Fiskar border punch used and the socks is done with a cuttlebug template.

Challenges I'm joining:
Can you digi it #16 - Photo inspiration
Dynamic Duos #17 - Wisteria Wonder & Concord Crush
2 Sister's Challenge #106 - Sketch + Elves, Gnomes & Pixies
Pile it on #35 - I spy with my eye something with a P - Purple

Thank you and have a wonderful week.

Saturday 25 August 2012

Welcome Baby

 JUGS inspirational photo
Good Morning

My babies are all big, so baby cards is not necessary my forté currently, but the above inspiration just did triggered my mojo this morning. This is one of my very first rubber stamps I bought some 10+ years ago and this morning I've realised the rubber is deteriorating and in a sense it make me sad. A bit nostalgia will go with it. The designer paper is from First Edition's spring collection, the swirls is done with a Marianne's design template and the diecut is from Nellie Snellen. All the other stuff from my stash.

My mojo was inspired by the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #146 - Baby, baby
Annabelle Stamps #ac084 - Spots, dots and anything round
Crafty Catz #147 - Ribbon and bows
Alphabet Challenge # O - One plus white
Stampin for the weekend #16 - Pearls and swirls
Charisma cardz #33 - Lace
Sketches by Carla #63 - Sketch
Just us girls #151 - Inspirational photo
Creatilious Challenge #37 - For a new baby

Thank you and have a nice weekend;

Friday 24 August 2012

You Rock

 My project
 Sketch from the Outlawz Wednesday challenge

Colour combo from the Play Date Cafe

Good Day

It is Friday afternoon and I'm looking forward to a bit of creative weekend. As usual I have a lot of ideas and will see which will be finished by the end of the weekend.
When I saw this colour challenge over at the Play Date cafe I just could not resist, the green reminds me of live. Though I think the splash of lime might be to much on my project.
My digi is a freebie on the Outlawz site and is from Mayzy Art and she sure looks hip. The music paper is from Melissa Frances and the rest from my stash. The sentiment says: You Rock and Happy Birthday. I'll showcase it at the Old Back Porch 52 Card pick-up too.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge 22/8 - Sketch
The Play Date Cafe #146 - Colour combo - Black, White and splash of lime
Pattie's Creation #51 - Happy Birthday
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #129 - Happy Birthday

Hope you have a rocking weekend!

Thursday 23 August 2012

Black and White

Good Day

This was triggered by the Cupcake Craft Challenge on Monday to make a project in Black and White. I has been ages since I've used this rubber stamp of mine and probably the very first time I stamp it in black too. Normally I do it in pale blue or grey. I've coloured the birds in black. The sentiment - Thank you - is done with some heat embossing, then I've found these twine in black in some unforgotten stash. The border punch is from Fiskar.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cupcake Craft Challenge #206 - Black and White
Crafty Creations #184 - Gems and twine
Craft your passion #124 - Power of 3 - 3 Guinea fowls
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Forever Friends # 43 - Anything goes with an animal

Thank you and have a beautiful day.

Thinking of you

Good Day

Hope you all are keeping well, were you are. Here the temperature is rising and the signs of spring show, but we wait for the rain in anticipation.
Though I am fond of flowers I don't often do card with only flower digis, though I received a great gift last year, with beautiful flower digis from Joanna Sheen. This one is from the Pamela West series and I've coloured it with H2O pencils. It just suited the colour combo so well, as well as the theme of sympathy. The sentiment in Afrikaans is saying: I am thinking of you. The DP is from first edition's Leaf series and has some bling on the flowers. The twist is to add fall bling and I came up with this leaf head pin and added some beads in the end, to prevent injury of some kind. Final touch of gems on the diecut.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday colour combo
Robyn Fetish #121 - Use a digi
Divas by Design #49 - Anything goes

Thank you for your visit and have a nice day!

Monday 20 August 2012

Footprints in the sand

Left hand trifold card
Open card with sentiment: Leave your footprints where there is no path
Just Us Girls #150 colour challenge

This time I've played with another technique. I've used a Fiskar tear edger on the kraft and blue to create a beach effect. With a Fiskar hand punch I've punched these footprints on scrap paper and pasted it on the kraft I am  experiencing a bit of printer problems, so the colour did not print correctly, so I had to re-trace it with a fine liner.
Challenges I'm joining:
Just us Girls Challenge #150 - Colour combo
CASual - Fridays #CFC66 - Splish Splash
Crafty Cardmakers #73 - Like to be beside the seaside

Thank you

There is a vibrancy in the air

Jackson Digital's colour challenge

Good Morning

Sunday morning while my husband and I had an extra minute to lie in bed, I realised there is a vibrancy in the air, we heard birds chirping as if mother nature wants to spread the news that spring is coming. It lifted my heart a bit, though I still struggle with the consequences of winter.
Now, to my project, I've been inspired by Jackson's digital colour challenge. Tuesday I've received a gift wrapped in these colours and I though it looks good together. I've just interpreted the grey as a silver. The morning glory designer paper is from Crafter's companion's companion cuties, the other one is from First Edition's daydream. The circle diecut is from Simply 2 die 4 and the flower and leaves from Les D'cos. I've used silver string on the circle. The sentiment is from Facebook and the morning glory digi is from Joanna Sheen's Pamela West series. The ribbon, 3 buttons and gem are from my stash.

Challenges I'm  joining:
Jackson Digital Challenge # 18 - Anything goes with optional colour
Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 167 - Sketch
Catch the Bug Saturday challenge - Bingo Sentiment, Diecut, twine
Craft your passion #124 - Power of 3 - 3 buttons
Joanna Sheen - Totally Sentimental
Totally Gorjuss # 145 - String it
The Crafty pad #184 - Diecut/punches
Tammy's Scrappin #24 - Anything goes

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday 16 August 2012

A Bug's love

A Die for a Sketch Challenge 3


This was started as a bug card, but in the end it ended up a bit different, though with enough imagination you'll find some ladybirds flying around. These are a combination of Penny Black stamps from their Hugs series and are coloured with H2O pencils. I just love these hedgehogs, though I don't use them very often. I have become lazy and are playing with digital images more often. The ladybug paper in the second layer I've found in my decoupage stash. Confession, the first time I've used light blue with black and red, together. The circle diecut is from Nellie Snellen, the sqaure is from Spellbinder and the swirls are from Marianne's design.

Challenges I'm joining this time:
A Die for a Sketch #3 - Sketch
Craft you passion # 123 - Gone Buggy
Penny Black Allsorts August Challenge - Whiskers and or wings ( I belief hedgehogs have whiskers)
Dutch Dare Challenge #178 - Furry Friends
The Little Red Wagon #146 - Animals

Thank you

Time to relax

 Make my Monday Colour Wheel

Stella says Sketch #117

Good Morning
A bit CAS style for today. I've started off with only yellow and white, then my eye caught the mid-week reminder of Make my Monday's colour challenge and it gave this project some colour. This is digi is called Rubychoc bathe from Bugaboo and I think all women sometimes feel like escaping to a place where you can be alone and indulge in chocolates or something in that matter. I've used clear 3D clear paint on the bubbles and sprinkled it with some clear glitter. The sentiment is one of my very first rubber stamps that I've bought and it says happy birthday in Afrikaans. I used heat embossing on the sentiment.

Challenges I'm joining:
Make my Monday Week 5 - Split Complimentary Colours - Yellow, Fuchsia & Bright green
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #23 - Add some flowers (2nd entry)

Thank you and have a nice day!

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Portrait of a woman 2

Good Day

Some bright yellow on this day for you. I had someone in mind when I started and I know she loves yellow. This is a digi from Digistamp4Joy, which I am very fond off and I used H2O pencil so colour her. All the rest is from my stash and I used gold 3D paint for the pearls around her neck.

Challenges I joining:
Unscripted Sketches #171- Sketch (my first time I'm joining them)
Digistamp4Joy #48 - Portrait of a woman
Tammy's Scrappin #23 - Just add a flower
The Crazy Challenge #126 - Black, white + 1(yellow)

Thank you and have a bright day!

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Fuchsia Tea


Good Day

After a very warm relaxing weekend we are back home and into our usual routine with another cold front approaching.
I've printed these digis last week, but in the end I did not use them. They are from Sandi's samples. I just love these fuchsia tea set. The designer paper is from Crafter's companion and the plain card stock is from DCWV. I've did some embroidery with metal thread on the corners as well as some embossing, though it is not quite visible. Finished it off with ribbon, twine, gems and pearl bows
Challenges I'm joining
One Stitch at a time # 126 - Anything goes
The Outlawz - Wednesday sketch SC080712
Pile it on # 33 - Bingo - Emboss, Image, Pearls
The Ribbon Girls August Challenge- Bingo - Ribbon, pearls, image

Thank you

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Best Wishes

My project

 The Sketch from Shelly's Images

Good Day

A male birthday card for a change of scene. I struggled a bit with the blue in the colour scheme, but decided to use it a highlight. I have found the animal print tissues paper in a drawer and decided this will do as background. The left piece I've done some embossing and the green is from DCWV's safari chic and it was a left over piece from a previous project. The geckos is from Inkadinkado and is done with bronze heat embossing. The image is from Shelly Images.

Challenges I'm joining:
Shelly Images - Sketch
The Outlawz - colour challenge with the twist of pearls
Come and get it Challenge - Adult birthday card
Clear it out - Make it manly using 2 patterned papers

Have a beautiful day!

Live it, Rock It!

Good Morning

From a freezing South Africa!! This morning we woke with the sound of raindrop on our roof. Something so unusual for this time of the year. Not that I will ever complain about the rain. Here, we need every single drop.
The 9th of August we celebrate National Woman's day, here in South Africa. Digistamp4joy wants to celebrate it too, with their challenge of a portrait of a woman in any form. I've used Jenlee's bellydancer for this project and you can visit the store over at Digistamp4Joy for more exciting digis. It is kind of CAS but I just love the coral feather that I've added, with some gems. The sentiment I've taken from Facebook.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp4Joy #48 - Portrait of a woman.
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #22 - Show us your bling (2nd entry)
Craft your Passion #122 - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes with option of felt (which I did not incorporated - sorry)

Thank you and I hope you are warm, wherever you are!