13 July 2014

AAA cards challenge #11

Hi there!

Sketch time at AAA cards this week!

Victoria is treating us with an old favorite of mine... the classic 4 window box square layout!

Go on... pick your own colors and embellishments and show us your creativity!

Here's my take on the sketch...

A thank you card in apple green, black and white. I used my silhouette software programme to trace a quilting template I found on line. After cutting, I covered the pieces with washi tape, and built the quilt up again, using the frame as my guide, for perfect placement and removed it afterwards.

I really hope you will join us again this week!

Thanks for looking!

{PS. This is a scheduled post, I am taking a blogging break, sorry for not visiting you during the next month!}

08 July 2014

The Cutting edge - a BIG hello!

Hi there!

Back with the second card I made for the Cutting edge challenge this week.

I find it fascinating to look at the gallery and see the different ways a single photo can inspire different individuals. Even when the same elements are chosen for inspiration, the outcome varies so much!

Just look at the 2 cards I made (the other one here) ... each one has its own 'feeling' !

After cutting the front panel with my Silhouette, I masked the bottom part with washi tape and splashed it with watercolor paint. A butterfly to add the finishing touch!

Thanks so much for looking!

The cutting edge - happy birthday

Hi there!

I am here to share one of two cards I made yesterday, inspired by the card from Karolyn at The cutting edge challenge.

I followed the same basic layout, used watercolor paint with black accents like Karolyn. After painting  I used a background stamp form Hero arts. The card was completed with the top panel, which was cut with my Silhouette (applied the serrated knife no1) to create the scalloped edge.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

07 July 2014

Friends forever

Hi there!

I am making the most of the time in my craft room this week, as we will be on our way to South-Africa this coming Saturday, and there will be no card making or blogging for the next month!

The card I am sharing today was inspired by 2 challenges:

Just us girls  ~ Bird


Addicted to cas ~ Sky

Bird and sky sounded like a great combination of challenges!

I painted my sky with blue watercolor paint on watercolor paper, and added my own sentiment and Silhouette cut birds on a branch.

You might want to use the sentiment...

Thanks for visiting me today!

06 July 2014

AAA cards : Challenge #10

Hi there!

I can't believe it's our 10th challenge this week at AAA cards!

We had so much fun last week with the Mac Gyver challenge and blog hop! Be sure to check out the winners post .

The winner of the comments on my post is Katherine K (#31 out of 42 comments).

Katherine please e - mail me your postal address, I will forward it to Victoria, and she will get your prize in the mail!

On to this week's challenge!

I played with watercolor and an embossing folder to create my banner... so much fun!

Just paint the one side of you embossing folder with a small amount of paint, then spray with a little bit of water and your embossing folder becomes a background stamp!

And I have another sentiment to share:

Thanks so much for visiting me today... hope to see you this week at AAA cards!

04 July 2014

RIC #63 , Fusion & Virginia's View

Hi there!

Happy 4th of July to my US friends!

Just an ordinary Friday on this side of the globe ;)

I have a card to share... inspired by 3 challenges:

Runway inspired (photo inspiration)


Fusion card challenge (sketch)


Virginias view challenge (die cuts)

I was struggling to come up with an idea for a card using the inspiration picture from the RIC, when the Fusion card challenge post popped up in my reader... providing the perfect inspiration!

I printed a  floral background on vellum and placed the black triangle element  beneath the vellum for a softer contrast.

Image source


Thanks so much for visiting me today!

02 July 2014

Happy Birthday Darnell!

Hi there!

It's time for another birthday party in blogland!

Today Darnell is celebrating her special day... Hop over to Bev's blog and grab some cake and something to drink, then over to Ardyth where the celebrations continue with a linky party where you can link up your card to wish Darnell a very happy birthday.

If you know Darnell, you will know that she's the one who can make you smile on a very cloudy day... so for her card I was looking for something that will make her smile too!

... a whole year more incrediblerer... and yes it is a word!

I knew I wanted to use a Bugaboo image (not only because they make me smile... they are so easy to color, even for someone with limited coloring skills like... ME!).

Now for the sentiment... and with the help of mr google I found this saying that sounded like the language Darnell speaks! :D

I only had to type mr google's words into a thought bubble... and there you go!

The layout for Darnells card was inspired by the sketch at Case this sketch.


Enjoy the day Darnell... here's a {{BIG BIRTHDAY HUG!}}