Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas at The Outlawz

Good morning Blogging friends,
Can you believe it...the last day of July. At least our spring is getting closer and so is Christmas. Just sneaking in with Christmas in July for the  Tuesday Colour challenge at The Outlawz.
Our Inspirational colour photo this week was chosen by Teresa..and I just  love these colours. The twist is to add a charm.

Our sponsor for July is


The cards made by my teammates are simply stunning, so hope you will go and have a look, then join us with your creation.

For my card I used a matt of silver, added a shimmer white, that was put through the cuttlebug with a Christmas baubles folder. I cut out three sizes of orbaments with Spellbinders dies in a mettalic card and ran 2 of these through the cuttlebug as well.
The sentiment is a local one that I embossed with silver. Almost forgot to add my charm

I am entering the following challenges:
Paper Playtime challenge #80...Anything goes
Have a great week and take care

Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's a girl

Good morning friends and a happy Sunday,
I can't believe it is 10 days since I last posted something, but life was very busy for the last few weeks. Our sons are now back with their respective families and am trying to get back into the normal routine...having Olympics to watch doesn't help....
I must  say a warm welcome to my followers that have joined the last few weeks. I do love hearing from you and hope you will pop in often .
To-day's card is to showcase the new releases over at  DS4J. There are some really gorgeous new images so why not go and have a look for yourselves.

The card is made using the image "Nap time" which I coloured very ightly with distress inks. cut out with an oval
The DP is a piece I had so sorry, no name on it.
I put a piece through the Cuttlebug with a baby folder and just coloured it lightly.
Made 3 flags from a Nellie Snellen MFD which I cut into segments and printed  with my computer.Attached the line with card candy and 3 small heart brads to finish.
This card is going off to the parents of a new baby girl...don't want to mention any names, just in case.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
What if Wednesday sketch challenge J2512 ..sketch
Sweet n Sassy digi challeng#64..Flag, you're it
Fashionista Challenge #5...Baby or Birthday
Crafty Boots challenges...Babies

I hope to be back soon, in the meantime have a wonderful Sunday and take care.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Celebrating 100years

Hello blogging friends,
I have been a little quite this past week with good reason. Today is a wonderful day in our family. My MIL Annie Uphof turns 100. We have had a very busy week, with 2 of our sons and a granddaughter arriving from Netherlands and New Zealand last Friday. Lots of family time with a big gathering on Sunday morning..starting with a church service of thanksgiving and then a social morning, ending with a family dinner. Today another get together at the care house where Mom lives. This photo was taken this morning at the tea party given by the Care Centre for the family and residents.

It was a very special occasion for the family and just a pity that the rest of the family from Netherlands and New Zealand were not able to be here with us. Our granddaughter Mirabella 7yrs entertained Oma by playing some beautiful music for us all.

This is the card I made for her birthday:

The image is from Digistamps4Joy coloured with twinkling H20's.
Flowers were punched with Nellie Snellen foral punches. The large die is a Marianne Design die as are the leaves.
Finished off with pearls

It has been a truly great time for us as a family and we are grateful for being Blessed to have our Mom with us for such a long time.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine challenges #44...Girly Birthday Card
LEJ Designs #12...Anything goes
Papertake Weekly challenge...All things girly
Oldie but Goodie challenge..Use something at least 6mnths old...pearls and punches

Will be back soon, take care

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Black, White and a colour

Happy Wednesday,
Today is midway in the  Digistamps4Joy challenge #45 Black,White and 1 colour. It is the turn of team B to showi  off their cards, to give you some more inspiration for entering. We were all given the same image to use and this is what I came up with.

I used amber as my extra colour, although the gems on the corners don't show too well on the photo.
The frame is from a Marianne Design die.

Now you still have a week to enter, so hop on over have a look at all the cards made by our talented DT and then show us what you come up with. Love to see them

I will enter the following challenges:
Clear it out challenge...Anything goes - use something yelow
LEJ Designs challenge #11...Animals
Top Tip Tuesday #80...One for the Men
Creative Mondays #11....For Men
Make it Monday #97...Anything goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges...Animals
Crafty Creations challenge #178..Free for all
Wishing you a wonderful second half of the week, Keep cool...or warm, whichever applies, but mostly have fun.  See you soon.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Colour at The Outlawz

Hello friends,
Tuesday and it is Colour challleng day at The Outlawz. Today our inspirational colour photo and twist was chosen by Margaret,

Our sponsor for the month of July is A day for Daisies


My card I have used an image from A Day for Daisies..Strawberry Cake Birthday Fairy

The patterned paper is one of the free papers from Jak Heath and you can find her lovely papers  HERE
Stamped flourishes onto cardstock, with  a Brilliance inkpad...Thyme
Coloured the image with a combination of Distress inks, aquarelle pencila, Twinkling H20's
Cut the pattterned paper and image with Nestabilites. Sentiment is from my stash and pearls to finish. Also added a bit of gitter.
You now need to go and have a look at the lovely cards made by members if the DT.

I am entering the following challenges:
Paper Take Weekly challenge...Strawberries and cream
Lexi's Creation  #69...For a friend
Crafty Bloggers Network...Anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner...Anything goes with any artist
Stamp N Plus challenge #2...Anything goes

Hope you all have a wonderful week and see you soon. Take care and have fun

Saturday, July 7, 2012

New image releases - Digistamps4Joy

Good morning friends and a happy Sunday,
As usual on Sundays it is new release day over at Digistamps4Joy. There are some lovely images again, so pop over and have a look. Some of the DT have also made gorgeous cards using some of the new images, so that should inspire you.
I have made a card using "Sodapop Sue", and she is a real cutie.

I have used paper from a pad of Cosmo Cricket..garden variety.
Coloured the image with Distress inks, cut out and mounted on foam pads. Put some glossy accent on the soda bottle.
Sentiment from a local company, cut out with an X-cut die and attached with brads.
Finished off with card candy.
Will be entering the following challenges:

Simply Create too #17...Summer/vacation 

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend, Take care and I'll see you soon

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Digistamps4Joy challenge 45 Black & White and.....

Happy Wednesday friends,
Happy 4th July to all my American friends and followers. Hope you all enjoy a wonderful day.

Today is another challenge day at Digistamps4Joy. The theme is Black/White and 1 other colour.Team A have made some amazing cards, so I urge you to hurry on over and see what they have come up with. I am in team B.so you will have to wait another week to see my creation, but I will give you a sneak peak

 Hope you all have a great week, take care and see you soon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Looking through the window at The Outlawz

Good morning friends,
Today is another lovely winter's day here in my part of South Africa. Beautiful blue skies, not much wind and temp of 23deg C, what more could one ask for....."winter to stay like this" Ha,ha,ha
My card today was made for theColour Challenge at The Outlawz.
Just a reminer that the 2000 member Party has been extended and will finish on Sunday 7 July, so you still have time to enter and take part in the fun.

The inspiration photo and colours were chosen by Laurian, with the Jewelled July twist being to add a window. Thanks Laurian for a really super choice.
Here is my take on the challenge:

 This is what I used
A new embossing folder by Darice for the background, coloured with distress inks,
For the window a Marianne Design Creatable..lantern, and I just cut the top part of it off to make a window

The image ..Cool Cat Clan by Digistamps4Joy
coloured with Aquarelle pencils and Distress inks, cut out and mounted with foam pads in the window.
Sentiment ..computer generated
Finished off with some ribbon and buttons.

Entered the following challenges

Cupcake Craft Challenge#199 ..Bright as a button
One Stitch at a Time Challenge#120.. Use a digi
Use your stuff..Button up
Hiding in my Craftroom..Anything goes
Delicious Doodles#22..1,2,3 Recipe..1 window,2 buttons,3cats
That's me done for today, have a great week, take care and have fun
Alota Rubber stamps challenge..Looking through a window
Creatalicious Challenge.Anything goes
My time to craft challenge">..It's raining cats and dogs

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lattice Card

Good afternoon friends,
Happy Monday..hope the week has startd off wonderfully for you. Today no DT card, but just one that I made a while ago for a class, but had a problem with the photo, so here it is now

I originally saw this card on someone's blog and loved it. I later found it on  Valita's Designs and Fresh folds, where she has a video showing in detail how to do it.. It is actually quite easy to do.
The flowers I made myself, using coffee filter papers and Marianne Design dies of different sizes. Great fun to do.
Sentiment stamped on an X-cut label and finished off with pearls

I am going to enter this in the following challenges:.
The Crafty Bloggers Network..Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers#71..Make your own flowers
Make it Monday..Anything goes
Victorine Stamps Challenge#37..Happy Birthday

Wishing you a great week, I willbe back tomorrow with a DT card, till then take care and have fun.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

New digis at DS4J

Happy Sunday friends,
A new month and the second half of the year...a busy time coming up...I saw a few new Christmas stamps being showed..so we will be starting those cards soon. I have a busy July, but more about that soon.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canandian friends. Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend.

Today is new image release day at Digistamps4Joy, and oh boy there are some really lovely ones, so go on over and have a look. The DT were given the Troplical Sunset image and this is my card.

Paper is from Cosmo Cricket...garden variety
Image..Tropical Sunset coloured with distress inks. added glossy accents to the fruit in the tree, cut it out and mounted with foam pads.
Leaf branch cut with a Marianne Design die.
Sentiment from JustRite stamps.

I am entering the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards challenge #16..Anything goes
Emergency Crafters challenge..Summer Sun
Raise the Bar #107..Summer
Totally Papercrafts..Use a digi
Charisma Cards challenge..Anything goes
Joanna Sheen challenge..Summer Daze

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend  and hope to see some of the new images being used. Take care and have fun.