Sunday 29 May 2022

Baby shower bag

Image from Sheepski design - Mini me

 Good day

Today I want to share with a bag I made from a recycled paper bag that I got when shopping some clothes awhile ago. Lately I tend to keep most of the paper bags for recycling purposes. When I was looking at some images from Andrea at Sheepski Design this image called Mini Me just gave me the inspiration I needed for this baby shower bag I made for a friend's first grandchild. The theme is animals. I also found this paper in my All About boys scrapbook stack and it just fitted the theme, so I kept everything very simple. The base paper is brown mulberry paper golden paisley patterns on and it is like from ages ago. The sentiment is also scrapbook letter stickers, saying congratulations.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski design FB #72 - For the boys
C.R.A.F.T #639 - Recycle it

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

Monday 16 May 2022

Let's make music!

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This is another special requested project for a friend of mine's granddaughter. She loves pink and playing piano. I found this digi - Tori famous - from Kenny K in my digi stash that suited the request well. I played with papers from my stash and created one of my favourite theme projects: Music. I have coloured the image with my prisma pencils, though I still need some practice on a darker skin tone. Dies are from Crealies and Lea Crealies. I used a Cuttlebug piano key emboss folder on the pink down strip.

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Sweet Stampin - Use book print/music sheet/maps
Crafty Calender - May - Anything goes
Inspirational - Use anything that you were gifted or were free. (My image was free)
Crafter's cafe #285 - Spots &/ Dots
Sheepski design #62 - For the girls
2 Sisters on the Blog - Sketch with I turned 90°.

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

Sunday 15 May 2022

Polkadoodles sponsoring Creative Moments

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On this lovely Sunday in the middle of the month we have a new challenge at Creative moments! This time we are sponsored by Polkadoodles - you can win 3 images from them. I used Holly Butterfly on this project. Used paper from a four season summer pack. It just suite the image so well. I also decided to make a window card with the image on the inside with an Afrikaans sentiment stamped in front with a little butterfly brad. 

Challenges I'm joining: 
Digi Choosday Wk 19 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T #637 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #452 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments!
Hugs from Africa!

Wednesday 4 May 2022

For my mother

With permission of a friend of mine I share with you this photo of a cosmos field in the Free State. 

Good day

I played with the freebie from Pattie's creations for April called cosmos. I played with some die cuts and embossing that was on my table from Marianne's design. Since it was cosmos season in March and April in South Africa all along our national roads you saw all the delicate flowers. I took inspiration from there delicate soft colours. 

Challenges I want to join:
Morgan's Art world #5 May anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #76 - Pearls /bling
Pattie's Creations #193 - Anything goes

Thank you and have lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 May's challenge

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On the first Wednesday of the month it is time for new sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! We have 2 lovely and easy sketches. The ladies did some lovely work with beautiful creations. You can see seasons are changing since brighter colours do become more visible. We do have an optional twist of April showers bring May flowers, but that is optional.

For my first sketch I used this image from Passionate Paper Creations. This was a special requested birthday card for a young lady who do not like pink whatsoever. This really has a island vibe to it, but somehow I struggled to find paper in my stash. I used different dies from Crealies and Nellie Snellen. Papers are from my stash. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Double D - Birds, nest, cages
Incy Wincy 1 - 25 May - Use a die cut / punch
Crafty Friends #155 - Animals / birds

For my second sketch I used an image from Bugaboo. With Mother's day around the corner I decided to do a bit more feminine card with paper from Mintay's Graceful stack. Image was coloured with Prisma pencils and I added some lilac pearls for a finishing touch.

Challenges I'm joining:
As you like it challenge: Favourite sketches - I love SSW2 sketches by Kathie and a sketch is most of the time my starting point for a project.
The Sisterhood of Crafters - April showers bring May flowers
Stamping Sensation May - Anything goes with twist of flora & fauna
Unicorn challenge #76 - Pearls / Bling
Sweet Stampin - Rainbows & Rainy days

Hope you will come and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this month to get your creativity on the go with a sketch or two! 
Hugs from Africa!