Thursday 19 March 2015

French memories of spring

Good day

I saw some beautiful images of first signs of spring with crocuses in the snow. My memories of spring in Europe were poppies. I know, by the time the poppies bloom it is almost summer, but still, I used to love these delicate flowers. Were I stay now, we do not have poppies.

With this week's colour challenge at The Outlawz I was a bit in a flat spin. But when I decided to play with the red, black and green it all came together. The image is from Beccy's place. Papers are from The Serenade Collection from BoBunny. Dies used Spellbinder's A2 Locking Loops & A2 Curved Matting Basics A and 2Die4 Leaves 1.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - red, black & green
TuesdayMorning sketches #292
The Paper Shelter #195 - Spring delight
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #77 - Square
Beccy's Place March Challenge
Sassy Studio Design #273 - Anything goes
Die Cutting Divas #207 - Welcome spring

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

Feels like spring....

Good day

I have to admit the heading is not quite the season we are currently experiencing. We have started autumn and the leaves are starting to fall and a chill is creeping in early mornings and late evenings. Though I love it.

This is a project that I started last week, but I did not find the lace I was looking for, then I had to improvise with things from my stash. The image is from Beccy's place. The designer paper is from BoBunny's pincushion collection and the frame from the fiber stack, DCWV. Dies used: Butterfly - Couture creations, Frame - Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Squares and Sizzix's square.

Challenge's I used as inspiration:
Cute Card Thursday #365 - Spring Fever
Craft Your Passion #253 - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter #195 - Spring delights
City Crafters Challenge #253 - Photo inspiration
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #77 - Anything goes with twist of square
Beccy's Place March challenge
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or bows

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

Thursday 5 March 2015

Sunshine birthday wishes

Good day

I am still alive, I just had a lot of hay on my fork lately. We had some good news, we will stay another 6-9 months where we are, although I hope we can stay a bit longer, but time will tell.

Today I decided I wanted to make a card for a friend celebrating her birthday soon. The colours at The Outlawz' inspired me, though my green is not as bright. The designer paper is from Colorbök Fashionista Pattern pack. I used Sizzix, Spellbinder and Nellie's Multi frames dies. On my frame I used some chalk ink on the edge. Digi is from Sassy Studio Design and is called Lounging Around Sassy.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Knokouts #79 - Border time
C.R.A.F.T. #301 - Recipe - 3 embellishments, 2 papers & 1 image
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - With twist of adding shine

Thank you and have a fantastic day!

Hugs form Africa!