Saturday 26 September 2020

Inspirational photo at Catch the Bug

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After a few days out of town I'm back. This time with a recycled paper shopping bag for our lovely inspirational photo challenge at Catch the Bug.  Unfortunately the image, Autumn Jar from Bugaboo, was printed with another bag in mind, but when I looked for it, my husband has already thrown it away. I used some handmade paper in the background. I used a fence die and an oval with some faux stitching on it. Image was coloured with my Prisma pencils. Had these yellow flowers now for ages, since it is just to big for a normal card, but on this bg it came in quite handy. A ribbon from my stash was the finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:

Double D - Fences
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything but a card

Hope you'll come and play along!
Hugs from Africa!

Tuesday 22 September 2020

It's a Boy

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There is a little boy that will make his appearance in a couple of weeks time. His grandmother asked for a card to celebrate the beginning of his life. I decide to take a little verse from my Inspirational Station and this one really sums up a little boy's life. Since mine are on the stage of biking by and soon they will be out of my house. I used some die cuts from Cuttlebug. The "It's a Boy" sentiment is confetti that I got when my boys were born. On the navy I used a Cuttlebug emboss folder with some vehicles on, from there my inspiration for the bike and it is in the phrase as well, and the turquoise is from Lady Pattern Paper Twinkle toes selection. with a little leftover dotted ribbon in the middle.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Color Hues # 2 - Navy & Turquoise
Tuesday Throwdown #466 - Sketch
Aud Sentiment #260 - Anything goes with sentiment
Incy Wincy Design 21 September - Something funny/Celebrations

Thank you for your visit. Have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Time to clean house

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It is time to add some humor in our lives. It was live creative day on the 14th but here in the southern hemisphere spring is also starting to show new growth. That means we have to do some spring cleaning in our houses. Though I'm still postponing that a bit. My husband is still busy with an upgrading project. So I used Stella clean with Vodka to support my way of cleaning currently. 😃 Papers are from Marianne Design Celebrations. Ribbon and rhinestones are from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 191 - September
A Perfect Time to Craft #9 - September - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday 4 - 17 September - Make it Funny
Crafty Sentiment - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #552 - Add Stripes

Thank you and hope you'll come and find some humor inspiration from the team of Catch the Bug
Hugs from Africa!

Monday 7 September 2020

A goodie bag for Creative Moments

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Today I'm delighted to share a goodie bag that I have made for a young lady. At Creative Moments we always have a theme of Anything goes with an optional twist this round for make it funny. This face and my colours of choice does not necessarily reflects the sentiment. I used Bug Bird 01 for my image as well as a Bugaboo sentiment. Image was coloured with Prisma Pencils. I used washi tape in the background and made a nice bow with the blue and purple ribbon. I have soften the edges with some ink distressing.

Challenges I'm joining:
Cheerful Sketches - September
Creative Craft Cottage #133 - Include an animal
Allsort #588 - Include a hand coloured image
A Perfect Time to Craft - September - Anything goes

Thank you and come and take inspiration at Catch the Bug's Monday Anything but Card projects and come and join Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!

Sunday 6 September 2020

Reach for the Stars

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This is another motivational card. I just had this idea in my head when I saw the sketch and color combo and I am trying some new techniques lately, but I think I need a bit more practice in this stenciling technique. I used some Sizzix dies for the hot air balloons and sentiment. Sentiment is in Afrikaans and says Reach for the Stars.

Challenges I took inspiration in:
Color Hues # 1 - Green and Yellow
Tuesday Morning Sketches #570
The Male Room #142 - Travel
Sweet Stampin - Anything but birthday card

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

Stella Says Sketch has a new sketch

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 On this lovely Sunday in the beginning of September. Here there is new vibe in the air. Nature is slowly getting out of her winter sleep and my big oak trees shows sign of new life. It is also time for a new sketch at Stella says Sketch and we are back to our fortnight sequence. I used Charlie Birthday for my project! I have printed it a while ago for another project, but it ended up to be used for the sketch. I have coloured it with my Prisma Pencils and used the neon pencils, that are not normally used. Added some liquid pearl dots, part of my latest stash. I used a Spellbinder Die for the back frame.

Challenges I'm joining:
Double D - Mood board with bright colours
Aud Sentiment #259 - Anything goes with sentiment
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 4 -17 September - Make it funny
Colour Crazy Craft Wk 35 - Anything goes hand coloured

Thank you for your visit. Hope you'll come and join us with your lovely projects at Stella Says Sketch!
Hugs from Africa!