Friday 28 February 2014

Hearts joined forever in love

Just Inspirational's photo - hearts and ribbon

Good day

I had a special request for a wedding card. It had to be tall, since the lady requested it made a bookmark from lace in the Italian tradition and she wants to put it in the card. Unfortunately I did not see the bookmark, but I had ivory & cream to play with. I played with different textured cardstock and digged out my pergamo set to try my hand on something different. The center heart is the product of my pergamo effort. The outer heart is a die from Nellie's multi frames. This time I really took out stash that I almost has forgotten. The mulberry paper has a small gold glitter in. The swirl is a Marianne's design die and the pearls are from my stash. I used a Sizzix alphabet die for the initials, then I went to the internet to get an Irish blessing for the inside.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet sketch Wednesday 2 with a twist make it monochrome
Creative Moments #37 - Swirls and pearls
Ruby's Rainbow challenge #73 - Texture (hope the different textured cardstock will qualify)
Crafty Sentiment Design - Love
Lexi's Creations #110 - Monochrome
Just Inspirational - Hearts and ribbons
Everybody-art-challenge #267 - Ribbon & Lace
Cuttlebug Mania- Let's feel it
Perfectly Rustic design #17 - Shades of 1 colour

Thank you and have a lovely day.

Little Fireman

Good day

There is a little boy celebrating his birthday soon in France. I made this card with Fireman Frank from Digi Darla's. Designer paper is from BoBunny's detour pack. I printed the sentiment in French on some arrows and added some glitter on the water.

Challenges I'm entering:
Paper Crafting Journey - Masculine
Digi Darla's #103 - Masculine
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #166 - Guys and girls
The Sisterhood of Crafters - For the boys
Divas by Design - Make it sparkle
Incy Wincy Designs - Birthdays
Clear it Out - Birthday Bling
Tuesday Morning Sketches #238 - Sketch

Thank you and have a lovely day!

Tuesday 25 February 2014

A Christmas Card

Good day

I finally had time to make my February Christmas card. It has been on my table for more than a week now. This is DS4J's February Christmas progressive freebie. Such a cutie designed by Margy. I played with odd and ends from my stash. DP is from Hot off the Press - Forever Christmas Cards paper stack. The stripes were done with sellotape and washi tape. The sentiment is taken from Desert Diva.

Challenges I'm joining:
Digistamp4Joy Christmas Progressive Challenge - February
Mojo Monday #334 - Sketch & skinny cards
Paper Creator's Craft #20 - Rectangular, square ( I added 2 squares behind the sentiment) & circles
Christmas Card Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
Digistamp4Joy #86 - Diecuts/punches

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

Sunday 23 February 2014

Fab 'n Funky at Glitter 'n Sparkle

Di's Digi Design Bingo = Digi, Die Cut, Flowers

Good day
We had such a nice weekend out in nature and try to catch some fish for charity. We did manage thought to get some good money for charity. I just love to mingle with the people on such weekends.

Since it is Sunday it is also time to start a new challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle #73. This time it is a nice one called Fab 'n Funky.... we are looking for some fabulous funky projects. I got Dancer with Pointe shoes from Aurora Wings. Mitzi has the most beautiful detailed images that just grasp your breath. She is also offering a $10 gift voucher this week. I played with purple once again, since it is for a special friend whom I had in mind the first time I saw this image. My designer paper is from Crafter's Companion, which I received from a magazine once. The round diecut is from Sizzix and the border die form the bottom purple is from Spellbinder and I used a trumpet corner punch. I didn't want to add to much extras since the image and DP are already detailed. I just love the vibrant lime green with the purple.
I also just wanted to play with my favourite sketch challenge Sketch 'n Die under new owner Carmen. I wish her all the best.
Challenges I'm entering:
Sketch 'N Die #1 - Sketch
One Stitch at a Time #201 - Girly
Di's Digi Design - Tic, Tac Toe - Digi, Die Cut, Flower (as part of the image)
Paper Creator's Craft #20 - Square, Circle & rectangles
The Diva's that cut paper - February Challenge - make it girly
Card Making Mama's CMM81 - Stack it up with at least 3 layers
Aurora Wings February Facebook Challenge - Your favourite flower

Thank you for your visit and hope to see you at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
Hugs from Africa

Sunday 16 February 2014

Owl Fairy

 Aurora wing's Sisterhood image

Inky Impression's Sketch

 Aud Sentiment Bingo
Di's Digi Design's bingo

Good day

Hope everybody enjoy a delightful day.
It has been a long time since I played just for fun and not with a time limit in mind.. I was quite inspired by the entries at Aurora wings' February contest - What is your favourite flower? - on Facebood. There some amazing entries, so I tried too. I love all kinds of flowers in all kinds of colours, so unfortunately I cannot pick just one, though I added some roses on this project.  This is a freebie and is called Sisterhood. I wanted to give it a very fragile/delicate look, so I didn't coloured it to dark. Since it is for a friend whom loves purple, I opted for a monochrome card. All papers are from my stash. I used a Sizzix circle die and a Cuttlebug swiss dots on it for texture. I have found this beautiful ribbon with roses on and wanted to use it on another project, but in the end it didn't fit, so I just had to add it this time around. The big die and sentiment die is from Spellbinder. Sentiment is from Desert Diva. I used a glitter pen on the jewelery as well as some rhinestones.

Challenges I was inspired by:
Aurora Wings' February Contest - What is your favourite flower?
The ABC challenge - F is for flowers
Crafts Galore Encore #2 - Add gems, bling
Feeling Crafty Challenge CH #25 - Dies and or punches
Di's Digi Design Challenge - Bingo - Digi, Die Cuts, Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge #81 - Use diecuts/punches
Sister Act Cards #44 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #146 - Sketch
Aud Sentiment #100 - Bingo - Texture, Diecuts, 3 word sentiment (Afrikaans - Enjoy your day!)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #4 - Monochrome

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

Come and get sketchy with Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge

Good day

It is one of my favourite challenges over at Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge. It is sketch time. This time I was given Masquerade Ball Sassy from Sassy Studio Designs. My designer paper is from a tradition Christmas collection from Authentique papers. My corners is a Cuttlebug die and the oval is a Spellbinder die. The sentiment is from Desert Diva. I've added some blue and red glitter with some rhinestones in the corners and on the dress. Decided to add feathers taken from the mask as inspiration.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge CC0211 - Red, navy & steel/dove grey with the twist of rhinestones
Craft-room challenge - Ribbon & lace
Cuttlebug Mania - A touch of red
Everybody-Art-Challenge #265 - Partytime
Just Inspirational Challenge - Ladies
Crafty Catz Challenge #218 - Lady in Red

Thank you and hope to see you over at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
Hugs from Africa

Sunday 9 February 2014

Sunny and bright

Good day

I had some really lovely inspiration yesterday and just could not resist in finishing this card for a friend. She loves sunflowers and I had this lovely DP from Graphic 45's French Country and just had to combine it with ths lovely Miss Sunshine from Mi Ran. She also has a challenge going on Facebook with the theme of make it Girly. My sentiment is form Desert Diva and says " May sunshine and laughter light your way"
I used my die from Marianne's design LR0112. The flower is from X-Cut by Do Crafts.

Challenges I'm entering:
Feeling Sketchy #79 - Sketch
Simply Create Too #54 - Mother's day or for a friend
Alphabet Challenge - Z is for zesty colours
Desert Island Crafts #71 - Use 3 on list - #1- birthday, #4-Ribbon, #6- Dry embossing
Crafts Galore #2 - Add some gems
Art by MiRan facebook challenge - make it girly

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

Pussycat, Pussycat, I love you

Good day

I've made a few Valentine's cards this past week for someone, bu today I want to show you the one I made for the love of my life. I used Pin Up Cat Sassy from Sassy Studio design. It is this months digi for the progressive challenge. I have to honest I did play with a lot of ideas but in the end got some inspiration from a colour challenge for Fuschia, Steel & Cream. Unfortunately, I am way to late to enter their challenge but the idea stuck. My hubby and I love the bit more unusual kind of stuff. I also decided to use some flock on the tail and ears, but had to improvise since I only have lilac flock. This morning I got the idea to mix some perfect pearl with the flock to get the steel colour. I have to admit, it didn't came out to bad. I used a heart Fiskar corner punch and used by Fiskar mini shape boss for the embossing on the hearts. A Spellbinder On the Edge heart shapes was used on the steel paper.

Challenges I'm entering:
Your Next Stamp #9 - Sketch and inspirational photo - I used the circles on DP as inspiration from photo
A Gem of a Challenge #112 - All you need is love
Crafty Calender - Love is all around
Digi Galore - Valentine
Open-minded Crafting Fun Challenge #3 - Show some love
Animal Friends Challenge  #11 February - Dots _ Hope the cat lady does qualify for the animal
A Creative Romance - Show us some love
Sassy Studio Designs Progressive challenge #9 on facebook - Hearts & sassy sentiment
Crafty Catz #217 - Love is in the air
Crafts4Eternity R#162 - With love

Thank you for your visit and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa

Add some red #71 at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge

Good day

At Glitter 'n Sparkle we invite you to use some red or to make a valentine card. One of sponsors is Bugaboo and this is Ava & Deacon Love. I used some of my old scrapbook papers with all kinds of hearts on it. The diecut is from Nellie's multi frames and the sentiment from Desert Diva, which I traced with a glue pen and added some red glitter.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch the Bug - February theme challenge - Love/Valentine
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C222 - Add some glitter
My Sheri Crafts #126 - Valentines day
Feeling Crafty CH#25 - Dies/punches

Hope to see you at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.

Hugs from Africa

Sunday 2 February 2014

Button up with Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge

Good day

It is Sunday and time for another challenge at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge. This time be creative with buttons. The DT made some very interesting button projects.
I was given Blue Jay from Fred she Said, one of the sponsors this week. This time I used the spring option, since soon it will be spring in the Northern Hemisphere and I think a lot of my blog friends are surely looking forward to spring. I've coloured my image with Aquarelles and added just some glitter on the blossoms. My DP is from DO Craft, with a dots in the small flowers to compliment the spring theme, and I used a line emboss template on the white. My sentiment was a Friday freebie from A Piece of Heart. I only had these almost transparent flower buttons, so I used some twine from WE R Memory Keepers in them.

Challenge I'm entering:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #234 - Sketch
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss that
Crafting by Design - Think warm thoughts - hope spring is warm enough
Creative Moments #35 - Anything goes with Glitter/Sparkle
Shopping Our Stash #136 - Cabin Fever - Anything outdoorsy
Digi Makeover Challenge #125 - Shades of blue
Craft your Passion #198 - Spots & Stripes

Thank you for your visit and hopefully I'll see you over at Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge.
Hugs from Africa.

Ps. Here is the winter option I've used for a previous post here.