Monday, April 30, 2012

Purr-fect for Progressive Challenge

Good morning friends,
Welcome to my new followers, thanks for joining and hope you will pop back often. Wishing you all good week..we have another holiday makes for a very short week.

I have made a card for the CDAC progressive challenge no 16. If you haven't joined yet, it is fun so maybe have a look at it. You receive a set of lovely digis by very good artists.You get 2 weeks to  make up cards using at least one image, and then you receive the next set.

Here is my ends today so will try and get another one finished

I kept the card fairly simple as the DP is very busy. It comes from a paper pad by Cart-us. all lovely bright papers,
The  image I used is from  Just some lines  coloured with distress ink pads, pearl maker beads around her neck, cut out with a Nestability die and mounted on 3D foam pads.
The sentiment is computer generated and cut out  the same set of Nesties.

That is it, will also enter it in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday...Animal Magic
Creative Belli blogNo.142 Animals

Take care and see you soon.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What a give-away

Hi everyone,
I hope you are enjoying a great Sunday. Lovely sunshine here today, a beautiful autumn day, had some good rain last night, so everyone is happy.
.I just saw this super give-away on  a friend's blog and went and had a look...

WOW $100 woth...not to be sniffed at, so go on over to  Kristin Wilson's  blog and have a look for yourself...but hurry only 2 days left.

I hope to be back tomorrow with something to show for my crafting time this weekend...till then have a great Sunday and take care.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Time for cake

Happy Friday to everyone,
Today we are having a public holiday...Freedom commemorate the day when our new Government took we are having a long weekend, and as Tuesday is also a holiday 1 May, many people have made it an extra loooong one, by taking Monday off as well.
My card today is filled with cake...cupcakes in ready for a party.

The design is a Three fold card  from Annette's Creafarm.

The papers are from American Traditional Designs...Pastels.
The paper on the inside is from Scrap Sheets...Icing sugar..small cupcakes...A local company.
Images are a selection of cupcake stamps all from local suppliers and a freebie from a Creativity magazine. They are all coloured with Aquarelle pencils and the wrappers on the large ones were all paper pieced. Added some glitter and shine to the icings. They were cut out and raised with silicone for a 3D effect. The large cutout is an X-cut die and I put it through the cuttlebug.
The flowers are all from Marianne Designs and Nellie Snellen dies.
Sentiments from local suppliers and finished off with some ribbon, pearls, card candy, button and eyelits and ribbon for closing.

Entering a few challenges;

Annettes Creafarm challenge  .....3 fold card..emailed photo
Addicted to stamps Cakes /stitching...
Ribbon Carousel Challenge..Anything goes
Make it Monday.Creat and share
Aud  Sentiments..Anything goes
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and for the South African girls a great long one.
Take care, have fun, see you soon

Thursday, April 26, 2012 beginnings

Good morning friends,
Winter is certainly approacjing fast here in South Africa. Have had some chilly days 15deg. with some rain...which is not normal now..
Also a big welcome to my new followers..hope you enjoy what you see and it is always good to hear what you please leave me some comments.

We are having a bloghop at DS4J to launch our NEW store and challenge blog Why not come along and join in the fun...lots of prizes to be won...I hope to see you there.  Some of you may have seen my card, but I want to enter it in a few challenges, so here it is again.

The paper I used is from a pad "Pampered Pets" by Andrea Jayne.
The frame was cut with a Nellie Snellen MFD and the leaves are a Marianne Design die.
The corners were punched with a butterfly punch.
The image is coloured with Aquarelle pencils and Twinkling H20's, cut out and mounted on foam pads.
All the esges were inked with Distress inkpads.
The sentiment was computer generated and I finished off the card with pearls.
This time I also decorated the inside

I am entering the following challenges

Truly Scrumptious Distressing and Die cuts/punches
Deep Ocean Punches/Dies

I hope to see you soon, take care and would love to see you visit our bloghop at DS4J starting  HERE

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another Tuesday and a colour challenge

Good morning friends,
Tuesdays do seem to come round so quickly, must be because it is so soon after the weekend...
Today it is Coulour Challenge day at The Outlawz again, and this time our colours were chosen by Roxanne, and theApril Artsy twist is to add stripes.

This is the last week of April and once again our challenge is sponsored by
Nana Vic's Digitals with a $12 gift voucher for the winner, and also some other sponsors with lovely prizes.

There are some really awesome designs to be found at the store so please go and have a browse


 I have decided to use the image "Morning swim" coloured with aquarelle pencils.
The paper is plain cardstock put through an embossing folder. and for the stripes I mounted two strips of scolloped paper.
The sentiment is from Justrite stamps cut with a die and mounted with 2 brads.]

It is a fairly simple card this week, but I thought the image looked better without too much fuss around it.
I am entering this in the following challenges
One Stitch at a time...Anything goes
Craft your days away ....Metal...I used brads
I hope you will join us at The Outlawz and show us your creations.
Take care and see you soon.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Exciting things happening

Good afternoon friends from a partly sunny, autumnal South Africa.
My great news today is we are having a blog hop starting Wednesday 25 please be sure to pop in then and receive all the exciting details.

In the meantime you might want to go over to the
Crafters Digital Art Centre (CDAC) and join the DS4J group HERE to be in there right from the beginning for all the exciting news.
Be sure to pop back here on Wednesday for all the fun.
Take care.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Invitation to tea

Happy Saturday morning,
I hope you are all enjoying the start of the weekend, if it has already arrived where you are.
My card this week is made for the Creative freebie challenge at The Outlawz. If you haven't taken part before you should go and have a visit. You get 2 free digis from Anne and Sandi, use at least one, submit your card and you then receive 2 new ones for the next challenge. They really are lovely digis, so give it a try.

I have used the teapot and cup that were drawn by Sandi for this card.
Papers are from Pampered Pets by Andrea Jayne
Image is coloured with distress inkpads and aquarelle pencils, cut out and mounted on Marianne Design die cuts, with the edges inked.
Sentiment was computer generated and all finished off with a bow and some pearls.
I would like to enter this in some challenges:

Charisma Cards....Shabby chic
Crafty Sentiments...Use a digi
Make it Monday #85..Anything goes
Shelly's Images..Show us what you got (Anything goes)

I am hoping to spend a fair bit of time this weekend crafting...something exciting for Wednesday...can't tell you now, so pop back then and see...
I wish you all a lovely weekend, with some crafting time...that is what I am hoping to have...take care and see you soon

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Colour challenge at The Outlawz

Good morning friends
Hope you are all well settled into the week. It is a long week, as we had 2 weeks with holidays over the Easter period and now have to fave 5 full days...but I guess it will go all too quickly.

Yes we have  another Colour challenge at  The Outlawz for you today and this week our palette and inspirational photo was chosen by teamieTeresa, with the twist of  adding a crotcheted element.

Our sponsor for the month is Nana Vic's Digitals and she is giving a $12  gift voucher to the winner,
There are also some other sponsors for the monthly prizes, so lots to win.
Here is my card for this challenge

The paper I used is from Kaisercraft...Le Chateau collection. This particular one, has an embossed flocked finish and is so lovely and "rich" looking. It was the perfect colour as well and the cream has a very soft design to match.
I felt it was best left fairly plain because of the richness of the paper so, just punched the corners and my only embellishments are the double crotcheted flowers, (made the peach one myself and the cream one was a gift,,,it was white, but nothing that a little tea can't do....LOL)  pearls and ribbon.
The dies that I used are Nellie Snellen MFD.
Please go and have a look at the lovely cards made by my teamies...they are stunning and then  show us what you have created...we would love you to join in.

I am entering in the following challenge:
Craft your Passion106...Die cuts and punches 
That's all I have to day, hope to see you soon and take care.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A new baby

Happy Saturday friends,
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Saturday and relaxing, crafting, whatever as long as you are having fun.
Today I have a baby card, in fact 2 cards. We have had a new addition to our family...extended that is. My nephew and his wife had a little boy on Tuesday and Tristan is the first granchild for my SIL and BIL so needless to say they are thrilled.
The first card is for the new Mom and Dad and little baby and the second is for the proud grandparents.

I made this to enter in the CDAC progressive freebie challenge.
I used the sketch from  Creative Craft challenge
The image is from Mami Doodles and I just thought he was the cutest little bear for this card..coloured with aquarelle pencils and cut with an X-cut die, mounted with foam pads. 
The papers I used are from "Me to you"... especially for you.
Sentiments are computer generated
finished off with brads, ribbon and a charm all from my stash.

I also decorated the inside with a lovely little poem "Why God made little boys"

I am entering this into the following challenges

My next card is for the proud Grandparents of Tristan

The papers I used were from my stash so don't have any names.
The image is a House Mouse stamp and was given to me by a blogging friend. Coloured with aquarelle pencils. The sentiment is computer generated and finished off with ribbon, brads and buttons.
I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Creative Belli blog..for a child

Sorry the photos are not that fantastic, the cards do look a lot better... but I needed to get the cards away, so had to take them last night.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,,,take care. Hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday at The Outlawz...come and see

Good morning friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, and now that all the Easter challenges will be done with, what's next.....Well today being Tuesday... at The Outlawz it is  Colour challenge this is what we have for you today.
My teammate Guylou chose the colours for this week's challenge....
and the Artsy April twist  is to "Lift one of the DT cards" You may choose any of the colour cards showcased by the DT. and copy the design or something and add your own personal touch.

Our sponsor for the month of April is  Nana Vic's Digitals

By entering our challenge you stand a chance of winning a $12 gift certificate from her that is reason enough to come and join us.  There are also some other sponsors with great prizes.
This is how I used the colour combo this week:

I have kept my card fairly simple .. In the Northern hemisphere everyone is talking Spring, so I decided to go with flowers.  The paper I used is from Marianne Design...flower power and for the flowers I used a selection of MFD from Nellie Snellen, bling centre for the flowers  with some flower brads . The ribbon I found in my stash and it even matched the colours of the week. The sentiment was stamped onto a cutout from and X-cut die.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Get Hippity with Ippity Inspirational colour challenge..use 3 colours from the combo

I wish you all a very good week and hope you will visit The Outlawz and show us what you have created. Take care and see you soon.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Watering the flowers

Good morning everyone,
I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Easter break. There seem to be many challenges out there with a "SPRING" theme, and after a long winter the Northern Hemisphere is bursting with spring feelings, but here in the South we are certainly experiencing the first feelings of winter, so to try and delay the thoughts of winter I have  something with a Spring theme.
Last week I attended a workshop at Country Crafts a local stamping and craft store and this was the project that Jenny had for us.

I will save this for a friend's birthday later as she loves flowers and her garden.

I am going to find some of those Spring themed challenges to enter this into.

Crafting when we can..things with wings...I have dragonflies and a butterfly
Just keep on crafting...anything goes
Craft us Crazy..anything but a card
CRAFT challenge Easter/Spring
A Muse Studio...Anything but a card

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the long weekend and enjoy whatever you are doing ...take care and see you back here soon for some of my regular postings.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Good morning friends,
It is a beautiful sunny Sunday morning here in this part of South Africa. A pefect Easter morning. I would like to send Easter Greetings to all my followers, wishing you the most Blessed of days as we celebrate this wonderful event. For my Jewish friends, I hope the Passover was a very special time for you and your families, and for those who do not celelbrate these events, I wish you a peaceful and happy time with your families and loved ones.
I made this card for a swap and thought Iwould post it here as my greeting for all

Enjoy the rest of the  weekend. and take care.Safe travels if on the road.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Good morning friends and a happy Wednesday to you all,
Yes.... CELEBRATION ...with bling and the theme for this week's challenge  at Digistamps4joy
I decided on a Wedding Celebration for my card           

I made a gatefold card using a shimmer cardstock. It is in fact ivory, but on the photo looks more pinkish and used a Marianne Design die to cut the front edges.
The image is "Freckle faced bride and groom" coloured with aquarelle pencils and used rainbow stickles for the bride's veil and frosted lace for her dress.
The DP on the inside is from Papermania ...Confetti
Again used a MD die for the heart doily on the inside and backed it with a silver shimmer paper, did the same with the bell on the front.
The tag with the message which is computer generated is also a MD die.
The sentiment was stamped onto an X-cut label. Finished off with pearls, an "I love you" charm, ribbon and more glitter.
Please go and have a look at the other "Celebration" cards from the DT members, they are awesome and then we would like you to come and join us in this celebration.
If you don't have a DS4J image you may still enter, but you will get an extra chance if you do use one.
Looking forward to seeing what you can create.
Please be sure to stay in touch, we have some exciting things happening soon, will give you all the info in the next couple of weeks.
I am entering this card in a few challenges
Simon Says Stamps challenge ......use your favouite Cuttlebug
Make it Monday...Anything goes
Anything goes challenge...Anything goes
Dream Valley challenges...Wedding/Love
Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge...Fancy folds
Have a great week everyone and as it is a short one with the Easter holidays...that is just good news.
See you soon, take care and have fun.....

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Easter at The Outlawz

Good afternoon friends,
Into the first week of April and being Tuesday we are having the  Colour Challenge at The Outlawz. Our twist this month is Artsy April. This week it was my turn to choose the colour palette and this was my choice:

I decided to make a card for the  Progressive Freebie challengeat CDAC and combining it with these colours, and I used the sketch from the Papertake Weekly challenge, for last week

The papers I used were all from my scrap box, so not sure of the DP. The green piece I put through the cuttlebug.
The image was from Stamping Dragon Designs and I coloured Miss Bunny with aquarelle pencils, and cut it out with one of my new X-Cut fancy dies, inked the edges. Ribbon was also from my stash and the little buttons I have had for ages, bought in The Netherlands. The "twist" in the challenge calls for beads to be used, so I did just that with a beaded pin, that I had once won in some candy.
The sentiment is from one of my blogging friends Hannelie a fellow South African living in Dubai. She is very generous with her sentiments, so maybe pay her blog a visit.

Now I would like to invite you to see the cards from my Teamies and join us with a project of your own. This month  we are sponsored by

  Nana Vi'cs digitals with some gorgeous digis, and the prize is a $12 gift certificate in her store., so we would really love to see what you can create for our challenge this week.

I will enter my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly challenge...Anything goes.  I used the sketch from last weekm but was too late for submitting my card.
Cute Card Thursday...Happy Easter
Aud Sentiments challenge..Happy Easter with Sentiment
Top Tip Tuesday...Easter/Animals
Totally Papercrafts..Easter
Sarah Hurley challenge..Easter

Enjoy the rest of the week, a short one with the Easter holidays coming up. Have fun, take care and see you soon.