Thursday 27 October 2022

Something different

Good day

Today I want to share something totally different from my usual style! I bought these stencil on my last shopping spree. It is 3 different sizes, but in the end it gives you this lovely dimension. I played with some of my new Versa magic inks, galaxy gold, cosmic copper and pumpkin spice. Then I added a die sentiment and rhinestones in the fresh green from colour hues to finish it up. I used the sketch of Stick it down and I'm joining in the autumn colours of the Sisterhood of Crafters. This is such a versatile colour combo whether you are in spring or autumn and I thought the sentiment of "Believe" will carry on in the inside with..... in the awe of Christmas, or age is only but a number.......

Have a lovely day!

Hugs from Africa!

Saturday 15 October 2022

Cats or bats at Creative Moments

Good day all

It is time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and we ask to see bats and or cats. It is a bit open for people, like me, that do not celebrate Halloween, to play along. We are sponsored by Mirtillamente and we received a few Halloween images for the challenge to play. I played with orange and a few warm colors and a crisp apple green, all the colors reflected in the designer paper, even found a piece of orange vellum for the right bottom square. I made a normal greeting card since I do not celebrate Halloween. 

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Mirtillamente #14 - Anything Halloween.
Double D - Octoberfest 

Thank you for your visit and hope you will come and join us at Creative Moments.
Hugs from Africa!

Wednesday 5 October 2022

Sketch time again!

Good day!

It has been almost 4 months since my last post. We finally have moved, though we are still pending between the houses, but at least I have my craft room in my new home, unpacked and ready to play. Discovered some old stuff and got rid of stuff that I have not used since I bought it ages ago. 

With the new sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 it is time to unpack your creativity. We have some fabulous examples from the DT. We have twist too of autumn, thanksgiving and Halloween, is you want to play with something extra. 

I played mainly with the autumn colours, since we do not celebrate Halloween in South Africa and we are at the start of a lovely spring!

For the first sketch I used an image from Pattie's creation and it was coloured sometime ago with my Prismacolor pencils and I added some accent gloss on the vase to look like water. I used papers from my stash with an embossing folder called "Turkish Delight" from Couture Creations for the leaves. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Pattie's Creations #198 - Anything goes
Can you handle the pressure - Anything goes with twist of leaves
Stamping sensations - All things Autumn
Sheepski Design #67 - Autumn things

This was also an image, from Bugaboo, that I have printed ages ago and quickly coloured it up. I took the inspiration from the dotted paper in the background for the colours. I always need boy cards, some how.

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Catz #608 - Use blue somewhere
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Everything

In the process of moving I had a day with my husband in Johannesburg. While he had his meetings I took some time of and spend it in one of my favourite craft shops. There I bought some sentiment stamps. Something I haven't done in ages. So for this project I used one of my new dies and stamps. I used some heat embossing with some glitter on the sentiment. I added a dragonfly and fairy die cut. These lovely papers from my stash remind me of the last roses and warm colours of summer / beginning fall. I used the bottom part of a heart die to great the triangle and for the second triangle - left in the corner - I used the rose corner die and fairy. 

Challenges I'm joining:
Crafty Friends - Use more than 1 die
Double D  - Octoberfest
Let's Craft and create #188 - AG with twist of fall colours

Thank you and hope you enjoy whatever season you are experiencing!
Hugs from Africa!