Tuesday 26 May 2020

Nut about my Dad

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Winter has arrived here in the Southern tip of Africa! Some snowfall on the mountains, that is far from where I stay, but we can feel it in the temperatures. Well as I always say: Winter must come so it can pass and summer can arrive again.

Tuesdays is also special at Catch the Bug since there is a new release available in the Bugaboo store. This time it is the lovely Nut family with the option of a girl or dad. For those who knows me, knows that I only have boys, from there my chose. With Father's day around the corner, this is the ideal image to have. I've coloured the image with my Prisma Pencils and used a "new" camera die from Hobby Solutions. I also used a Marianne Design Creatable for the base. Papers are from my stash. Used my favourite embellishment: Brats. Just love all the design in which you can find it. For today I used a small round and arrow brat to keep the sentiment intact.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Catz #507 - Spot &/Stripes
Crazy for Challenges - Photo
Allsorts #473 - Spots, stripes or gingham
Sweet Stampin - Anything but Square
Crafty Friends #136 - Embellishments
As you like it - Favourite embellishments.

Hope you will pop over to Catch the Bug and see the lovely inspiration the DT has created and that you'll support Jodie in buying this lovely digi.
Hope you keep warm and safe.
Hugs from Africa!

Saturday 16 May 2020

Bingo at Catch the Bug

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Being Saturday it is time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug. This time one of my favourite's namely BINGO. I played with an image called Bees Flower. Paper is from Bo Bunny's Dream of Autumn collection. Die and sentiment die is from my stash. Image coloured with Prisma Pencils. I used the middle row, die, image and player's choice (yellow) as inspiration for my project.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 5 - 19 May
Tuesday Morning Sketches #554
The Sisterhood of crafters - Birds, Bees, butterflies
Penny Paper Crafty #471 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #506 - Anything outdoors

Come and join our team at Catch the Bug with this lovely BINGO challenge.
Hugs from Africa!

Vintage secret garden

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It is a lovely chilly Saturday morning and we quickly went for a walk with the dogs. It is amazing how quick they can fall into a routine. No more late sleeping with them.
Yesterday I took time of to play along with a few challenges. The purple and white was in my mind for a few days now and it took shape when I saw the lovely sketch at Feeling Sketchy. Designer paper is from Graphic 45's Secret Garden and I used some Nellie Snellen dies and Marianne Design creatables. Lace, flowers and ribbon from my stash. Stamp is from Purple Magnolia. This looks fit to go to my mother in law for her birthday.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Double D - Purple mood board
As you like it challenge- Favourite colour to pair with Purple
Daring Cardmakers - Keep it in the family
Feeling Sketchy #241
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 7 - 21 May - Twist of vintage
613 Avenue #233 - Lace and diamonds
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 15 - 28 May - Birthdays

Hope you have a lovely day and that you are still keeping safe.
Hugs from Africa!

Friday 15 May 2020

To the theater I would love to go

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In the middle of the month it is time for another lovely challenge over at Creation in Pink. Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up and I used Abi Ballerina, since I would love to go to a theater as soon as we can safely move around again. Unfortunately we do not have a theater very close to where I stay. My paper is from Sunny Studio and normal grey card stock. Image was coloured with my Prisma Pencils. The sentiment was taken from the internet and I intend to give this card to a young teenager who love to dance but she is not doing good in this lockdown.

Challenges I'm Joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #183
Aud Sentiment #251 - Anything goes with sentiment
All Dressed up FB May - Flowers
All Dressed Up #105 - Anything goes with ADU image
Crafty Sentiment - Anything goes
Shopping our Stash #420 - Places you'll go
Color my heart color dare #393 - Pixie, Pewter & Raspberry

Hope you will come and join us at Creations in Pink with all your lovely pink creations!
Hugs from Africa!

Sunday 10 May 2020

Stamping for a change

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On this lovely day where we celebrate Mother's day in the midst of a lockdown. We had a lovely walk with our dogs in the time frame of exercising. Then I had time to play with some lovely soothing music and hubby (that shares my room as office) next to me. For the first time in ages I took out my box full of stamps. Found this lovely hippo from Ollyfant Stamps that went well with my sentiment die cut from Creative Expressions. I used a stencil from Fab scrap for the border and used my paper tearer from Fiskar to add the line. Played with black and striped paper from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Penny Black and more - May Boys to men
Tuesday Morning Sketches #553
Crafty Calendar - May Black and white
Creative Craft Cottage #129 - Make it masculine
The Male Room #135 - Sentiment as focus
Allsort Wk571/2 - Anything goes

Hope you have a splendid day!
Hugs from Africa!

Thursday 7 May 2020

Creative Moments with Decosse

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This is another card that I have made for Creative Moments with one of our sponsors, Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. This paper is from a freebie We Remember and is called wild poppies. The sentiment is also from Decosse.
I have just added a ribbon and some rhinestones to finish it off. I had a special friend of mine in mind when I made this, since thank you is not often said enough!

Challenges I'm joining:
Lemon Shortbread #119 - Anything goes
Crafty sentiment - Anything goes
Angie's Digital Stamp #42 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la mode - Thank you for being a friend

 I had to make a second card with papers from Decosse that I received a bit after challenge date. I used Sweet Sketch Wednesday as inspiration for this one.

Hope you'll come and join us at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!

Creative Moments with All dressed up

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We are not necessarily in the mood for celebrations but life goes on and birthdays happen even in lockdown. This is a card that I made for a young lady that celebrated her birthday on the 30th of April. It is an image - floral wellies - from All Dressed up and it is one of our sponsors at Creative Moment this round. I know a lot of people are looking forward to warmer days, but here autumn have made his way and I used designer paper from Bo Bunny's Dreams of Autumn collection. I played with my Marianne Design Creatables LR0553 and made a gift card pocket since most of our shops are still closed, but you can get online vouchers.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Use your stuff #397 - Flowers and or butterflies
Moving along with times #118 - Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday of fun fold or both
All Dressed up April #104 - Anything goes with ADU image
All Dressed up Facebook May challenge - flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #256 - Celebrations

Hope you'll check in at Creative Moments for some really stunning inspiration from the DT.
Hugs from Africa!

Cheerful Sketches guest designer

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I was so honoured when Geesje contacted me to be a guest designer for May for Cheerful sketches! I just love their monthly sketches and all the inspiration! One of our sponsors are Sherri Baldy from My Besties shop. I received Rosemary to play with! The designer paper is from First Edition's Paper flowers. I used Nellie Snellen round die and took out my clippunch for the flowers. A Martha Stewart border punch produced the twiggs/leaves. The image was coloured with Prisma Pencils. Ribbon is from my stash. Some rhinestone add the final touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Crash your Stash April/May - Ribbon
Unicorn #54 - Use dies
Colour Crazy Wk17 - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Bright and beautiful
SheepSki design #38 - For the Girlz
Cute Card Thursday #633 - Anything goes

Hope you'll come and join the lovely people at Cheerful Sketches with this lovely sketch!
Hugs from Africa!

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Spread some laughter

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It is day 40 of our lockdown and I must say I'm a bit blue today. Maybe a little laughter will cheer you up. I used Gus Birthday - Optional (image + sentiment) for my Humor me Wednesday inspiration at Catch the Bug. One of our friend's will celebrate his birthday soon and he loves motorbikes but he is also in his transition years (man-o-pause) and I thought this will suite him well this year.  Papers are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Aud Sentiment #250 - Masculine + sentiment
The Outlawz Monday Greeting cards 27 April - 10 May - Use plaid
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge 29 April - 12 May
The Outlawz Festive Friday 1 - 13 May - Male birthdays

Hope you'll pop by Catch the Bug and enjoy the inspiration from my fellow DT members.
Hugs from Africa!