Friday 31 August 2018

Guest designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

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Life is a bit in the fast lane lately. This is a almost belated post. I was asked to be guest designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for this fortnight. One of my favourite sketch blogs and they have Bugaboo as a sponsor, so how could I not resist to play along. I used BUG Beauty and coloured her with my prisma pencils. My designer paper is from L'aquarelle design from Ultimate Crafts. Final touch of brads and eyelets from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Catch The Bug - Colour challenge
Southern Girls - Bit of metal
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Birthday
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #34 - Anything goes

Hope you'll join in with the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday2.
Hugs from Africa!

Thursday 23 August 2018

Dreams of summer

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This is just one of those days where I came to hide from the world since I really do not know how I feel. Somehow I just feel sad without real reason for. At least I used the negative energy a bit more positive. I used this cute digi from Andrea from All Dressed Up and I have found this beautiful complimenting paper in my Sweet Romance bloc from Marianne's design. I've coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and added these flip flop buttons with some twine to end it all off.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Creative Knockouts #260 - Twine
Cute Card Thursday #554 - Just for girls
All dressed up #84 - Anything goes
All Dressed up Facebook August challenge - Girls
Tuesday Morning Sketches #467
Craftaholics R Us #34 - Paradise
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge

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

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Just a note at Creative Moments

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Seasons are busy changing, here the winds have started to blow and that is a very good sign, spring is not that far away. With my image from My Stitch back in Twine I really had a feeling for spring especially when I saw the nice crisp colours at Just us Girls. I have played with bits and pieces in my stash and coloured the image with my prisma pencils. Hope you will pop by at Creative Moments for this fortnight with the option of music.

Challenge I'm joining:
Crafty Creations #373 - Anything goes
Just Us Girls #454 - Colour combo
Crazy 4 Challenges #448 - Sketch
The Sisterhood of Crafters  - Bloomin Flowers

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

Sunday 19 August 2018


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I played around this week with another male card. This is a digi from Delicious Doodles call Kingfisher in the Rushes. I used some textured paper from The Pebbled stack and The Gauze Paper stack both from DCWV. Coloured the image with my Prisma pencils and added a Afrikaans Sentiment stamped from Magnolia stamps.

Challenges I took my inspiration from is:
Allsorts Challenge #480/1 - Boys to men
Crafting with Dragonflies #111 - Guy Card
Moving Along with times #78 - Texture
The Outlawz Colour challenge 14 August with twist of masculine card
The Oulawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 15 August
The Male Room #92 - Wild and free

Thank you and hope you have a great day!

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Life time traveller

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Just a quick post before all the family arrive for the big celebrations. I played with a image from Delicious Doodles called in the harbour. One of my latest images with which I just had to play. It all started with my FIL big 80th this month and it came to me that he has been a life time traveler and somehow these boats resembles something of it. They probably have to with stands storms and sunshine, like we do on our life path. Al the papers are bits and pieces from my scrapbook stash. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils

I took inspiration from the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #372 - Anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 # 1 August
Sweet Stampin - Travel
Unicorn Challenge #35 - At the beach
Just us Girls #452 - Word week - Beach
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 2 - 8 August - Travel

We are having a long weekend. Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

When the cat is gone....

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Well our August winds have started on time, so it is dust where ever you go. It is always a good sign since summer is on its way.
With the new month it is also time for a new challenge at Creative Moments. This time the theme is cats, not my favourite pet, though I know enough people that are cat people. At first I thought I'll rather play with the anything goes option, but browsing through my stash I have found these precut images that I still bought in France some 8 years ago. I think it was more the intention for my boys for school, then I started playing around with the idea with the cat. In the end I made a gate fold card with the image of the hamster from Creative Bug, my sponsor for this fortnight. Papers are from DCWV's Pet Stack.

I took my inspiration also from the following challenges:
The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 1 August
Crafting with Dragonflies #110 - Gate fold cards
A Perfect Time to Craft #8 August - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown TT404 - Anything goes

Hope to see you at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!

Sunday 5 August 2018

Golden years

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As mentioned we have a few birthdays in this month of which my father in law is turning 80. We will have a big family gathering celebrating this milestone. I used Gus from Bugaboo and my paper is from Bo Bunny World Traveler series.

I used the following challenges as inspiration:
Cheerful Sketches - August
Catch the Bug - August - Anything goes
The Male Room - #91 - Birthday
C.R.A.F.T #478 - Add a number
The Crafty Addicts #51 - For the boys
Moving along the Times #77 - For the boys

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


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It is August and half of the in laws are celebrating their birthdays in this month. This one will go to my mother in law who celebrate her birthday today. We will only see her on Wednesday though.
I used a Bugaboo image and used some washi tape and bits of pieces scrap for the sentiment.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Tuesday Morning Sketches # 464
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 31 July 2018 - Monochrome red
Double D - Don't bug me
Aud Sentiment #209 - For the girls
CRAFT Rocket challenge #51 - Anything goes

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