22 September 2014

Dance... like nobody's watching

Hi there!

I hope you had a great weekend! Ready for the new week!

Let's start the week dancing...

My card was inspired by the challenge at Less is more with the theme  " face the music & dance ".

For inspiration I was thinking : sweeping, layered ballroom gowns and of course, no dancing gown is complete without a bit of bling!

I used the color combination provided by CAS colours and sketches.

B&W plus yellow... irresistible!

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I saved the sentiment for you :)

Two ways:

 Thanks for looking!

21 September 2014

AAA Cards : Create challenge #20

Hi there!

Can you believe we are at our 20th challenge already at AAA cards  . Time flies when you're having fun!

Speaking of fun...so fun to see the different ways Julia's card inspired you all last week!

On to this week's challenge!

We want to see some fussy cutting on the cards this week!

Come on over and share your fussy cuts with us ~ remember to keep it CAS, and show the challenge logo in your post!

Thanks for looking... wishing you a blessed Sunday and a creative week!

18 September 2014


Hi there!

Melissa and the team at CASOLOGY want to see grass as design element this week. I decided on green , green  grass, because it's a luxury here in the desert!

This is not the first card I made that uses supplies from the grocery cupboard :)

I have used food coloring as water color 'paint' before, but for today's card, I went a bit further... I colored coconut powder with green food coloring to create my grass... so much fun!

I used a spray adhesive to stick the 'grass' to the back panel, and modge podge spray to secure and seal it.

A flower and sentiment to finish everything off.

Font ~ Riesling


Thanks so much for visiting me today!

17 September 2014

Celebrate your special day !

Hi there!

It's been a while since I had the opportunity to join the Muse card club. Seeing Marion 's card this week, I knew what I wanted to do!

I was inspired by the beautiful colors and the horizontal layout.

This is the inspiration card:


The stencil was cut with my Silhouette. Templates (overlays) for digital paper work so well for cutting stencils. All you have to do, is to open it in your Silhouette software, and use the tracing function to create a cutting file. I found this template at Pixel scrapper.

I sponged it with Hero arts distress inks (Butter bar & Pale tomato)

 I added 3 sequins , and will therefore share my card at the Sequin Celebration challenge at CAS on Sunday. My own sentiment to finish all of :

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

16 September 2014

Hey birthday girl !

Hi there!

Time to celebrate a very special person's birthday!

Yes, Bev is the girl of the day!

Wishing you all the best for a SUPER fun day and a blessed year , my friend!

Here is the card I made for Bev... if you want to join the celebrations, go on, make a card and link up here at Ardyth's blog, to show your love for a caring and very dear blog friend!

I used the sketch from CASE this sketch, and because I used some patterned paper  , I am linking up at Virginia's view challenge ... AND it IS a birthday card so on my way to link up at anything goes at
Seize the birthday  !




Oops, almost forgot... I've got the sentiment to share :

Enjoy the day Bev!  Love you!

Thanks for visiting me today !

15 September 2014

Hello there!

I guess I already said hello in my blog post title ;)  so... I hope you are doing fine today!

Got my inspiration for today's card from the Cutting edge challenge, where Jean shared a card with the cutest scene as inspiration!

I love everything about the scene she created - here's my take on her card.

I loved the dog in the card, and the interaction between the dog and the birds. I also loved the vibrant colors, and tried to incorporate it in my card .

The birdie and grass were cut with dies, the tree and dog were cut with my Silhouette. Both clip art images that were traced to get cutting lines (sorry, I don't have the links, downloaded it a long time ago )

I am also joining my Dutch friends at the Dutch card lovers challenge, where they want to see some autumn leaves.

This is the inspiration : I just love it!


                                               Badge Dutch Card Lovers Challenge Blog

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Have a great week!

14 September 2014

AAA cards #20. Inspired by Julia

Hi there!

Challenge time at AAA cards !

This time our own JULIA provides the inspiration for the week:

So much to work with... but if you struggle to case someone else's work... here's my approach:

I look at the card and think...

1) How would I make this card, using the supplies and tools I have available?

2) Which elements catch my eye first?

3) How can I apply the elements in my own style?

Keeping that in mind, here's my take on Julia's card:

So... you can see :

1) Supplies and tools available : colored card stock , my Silhouette , and my computer ( for the               sentiment.

2) Elements chosen: colors , squared sentiment, sunburst.

3) Done in my (mostly) graphic CAS style.

I really hope that will be helpful advice!

Here's my sentiment... shared with you!

Thanks so much for looking... hope to see you play at AAA cards this week!