Tuesday 15 November 2022

Winter challenge in mid of summer

 Good day

We are finally reaching the end of the long road of selling our house! In a sense I am excited, but also sad since it is an end of an era. A lot of memories! But now new horizons beckons. 

In the Northern Hemisphere it is summer and there are a new challenge at Creative Moments with the twist of Winter. So we want to see some cosy projects which reflects winter. Polkadoodles are our sponsor this month! I used Retire and Snooze Gnome. It fits our time of year, here in the southern part of Africa! Most people are preparing for a lovely summer holiday, time to relax and do things what you normally can't do, like taking a nap. I played with paper from Beyond the sea from P13. Coloured the image with Prisma pencils and distress the background with some chalk. Used some twine from my recycled stash. I used a sketch from the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge.

Challenges I'm joining:
Polkadoodles Wk46 - Anything goes
Let's Craft and create - Anything goes with twist of using a sketch
Crafter's Cafe # 291 - Use dies / punches
Colour Crazy Craft Wk45 - Anything goes

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

Friday 11 November 2022

Christmas 2022

Good day

Many years ago when we still stayed in France I used to choose a colour or theme for Christmas (often non-traditional colours) and then I will do all the cards and decorations accordingly. I do get bored quickly with the same colours, so by choosing non - traditional colours and theme makes life interesting and also since I'm from the Southern Hemisphere and we are in the middle of summer holidays the traditional stuff does not always fit in.  Then we moved back to South Africa and the first few years I did the same, but then we started to take summer holidays over the festive season and I stopped doing it. Well this year we are forced to stay home due to work and I decided to bring back the old custom, with the difference I have asked my eldest and his friend to choose the colour combo. So they decided on purple, white and silver. Surely a lovely combo if you look around on the internet. With my first session of Christmas cards for this year I made 2 and are super excited on how it came out. 

For the first one I used a stencil with Versa Magic's purple hydrangea and peel-off stickers for the sentiment. I made an aperture card with some dies of Nellie Snellen's slimline range. I would say quick and easy, but the measurements for the aperture did take some time.

Challenges I'm joining is:
Stick it down - November Card sketch
As you like it challenge - Non - traditional Christmas colours 
Creative Knockouts - #478 Christmas 

 For my second card I played with some glitter cardstock and a tree die cut with some peel - off stickers and sticker sentiment. I must confess that some of these peel-off sticker's glue has evaporated, so old are these. 

Challenges I took inspiration from:
Allsorts #701 - Sparkle and shine
The Paper Shelter #533 - Add some bling
Moving along with time - Bright on dark

Hope you have a lovely creative day!
Hugs from Africa!

Wednesday 2 November 2022

New Sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

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It is time for new sketches at the beginning of the month at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, we have an optional twist of vintage of birthdays. For my first sketch which I have turned 90°, I used a image from Fred she Said called Afternoon Drive, which was printed ages ago and I coloured it with my Prisma pencils in KTM coloured which is the colour in my house. 

Challenges I'm joining:
2 Sisters on the Blog #68 - Stitching real or faux
A perfect time to Craft #11 - 2022 Anything goes
Morgan's Art World #11 - Anything goes

For the second sketch I used  Pattie's creations image of a box of chocolates. The sentiment is one of my latest editions from Woodware Craft collection. I used Dew Drop Crimson Copper and heat embossed it with frosted crystal. Papers are from Mintay's Country fair and Fall Festival, since it fit the theme of vintage. 
Image was coloured with Prisma pencils and I added some vintage rose coloured rhinestones.

Challenges I'm joining:
Sheepski Design #68 - Gem, glitter, sparkle
Colourful option - November - Beautiful Burgundy
The Paper Challenge #532 - Something Yummy
Colour Crazy Wk43 - Anything goes

Hope you will come and join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Hugs from Africa!