02 August 2015

Happy birthday Sarah!

Hi there!

Another birthday in blog land! Today is  Sarah's turn to celebrate!

You are in for a treat if you visit Sarah... she makes beautiful CAS cards and always inspire and encourage me with her thoughtful comments.

Sarah this one is for you... hope you are enjoying a wonderful birthday and that you will be blessed with health and happiness all year round!

hand made happy birthday card using die cuts in berry colours

My card was inspired by 3 challenges:

Less is more  ~ Berry colors

The paper players  ~ Create a square card

Addicted to cas  ~ Banners

My card features banners in 3 berry colors and a sentiment created and cut with my Silhouette.
The font is Century gothic. I just removed the centre of the a and the 2 p's , and replaced it with a little flower, to use the negative space included in the letters in a more interesting way. I added 3 small pearls to embellish it. The birthday part was cut using the same font, just upper case letters.

That's it for today... have a great week and thanks for visiting me today!

30 July 2015

Seize the birthday : Embossing

Hi there!

Wow , so many entries for the anything goes challenge the last fortnight at Seize the birthday !

Remember... there's an anything goes option every week if you don't want to play with the optional topping twist, which this week is... EMBOSSING ( any kind ! )

I used heat embossing this time :

... and another angle to show the embossing:

To make my card I used a mask (cut with my Silhouette) for the tilted square , and used a stencil to ink the polka dots. I then used clear embossing powder to give the magic touch.

A few rhinestones to enhance the effect, and a sentiment to finish my card.

The happy was cut with my Silhouette (font: Jenna Sue) and the birthday to you was added digitally (font: dream orphans)

I hope to see your creations in the gallery at Seize the birthday!

I am adding my  link to the embossing challenge at Cas-ual fridays and the anything goes challenge at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge and the B&W (with a splash of color) challenge at Uniko studio.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Case this sketch #134

Hi there!

Oh I think know you are going to love this week's CASe this sketch!

When I saw Chrissy's sketch I thought... negative space... circles ... fun bright colors, but haha, it ended up far away from my original plan!

The rose is from the Silhouette online store : Design ID #72810 

I created the sentiment and saved it... just for you :)

Hope to see your card in the gallery this week!

I am adding my link to the anything goes challenge at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge.

Thanks for visiting me today!

29 July 2015

Have a super day!

Hi there!

Playing in 2 challenges today :)

For this week's MUSE card, I wanted to go the same direction with my card regarding the penguin theme. I also happen to have a similar stencil in my stash... so this is what happened in the craft room today!

I am also playing in the "by the sea" challenge at Stampin royalty.

I don't have any penguin stamps (hey there's no penguins in the desert ;) so I had to search the web, and found this cute baby here ! She was cut out with my Silhouette and colored with promarkers.

I substituted the palm tree for a super sized 'S' that forms part of the sentiment (cut with Silhouette) and completed the sentiment to read : have a super day!

This is the card up for inspiration , made by the talented Tracey Mc Neeley :


Thanks for visiting me today ... I really hope you will have a super day!


28 July 2015

Casology : wings

Hi there !

This week's cue card can literally take you places... where will it take you?


My first thought when I see wings are usually bird or butterfly... but for today's inspiration I am flying a bit farther...so far that I miss you already!

I used faux embossing to create the background... if it's new to you , click here for a tutorial on how to achieve the embossed look without an embossing folder, using die cuts .

I added washi tape to the edges to create the airmail effect, and added my own sentiment which you can find at the end of the post.

For more inspiration , please visit my inspiring team mates!

The sponsor for this challenge is    7 kids college fund .

Here's the sentiment as promised:

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you play along this week :)

27 July 2015

Winner of the 1000 posts celebration!

Hi there!

 54 Comments were left on my celebration post !

The lucky winner of the stamp set is....

Comment number 16... Kath from Handmade by Kath  !

Kath please e mail me your postal address so I can get your package in the mail ;)

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and friendly visits all year round everybody... Love you all!


Happy birthday Geri !

Hi there!

A very special blog friend is celebrating her birthday today!

The birthday girl is Geri the Manitoba stamper !

Because Geri is such a sweet sweet friend, I wanted to make her something just as sweet... is that even possible?

This sweet image is part of a collection of digital stamps ( Pink petticoat  ) I won some time ago at Less is more.

I opened the image in my Silhouette programme, traced it to get cutting lines, and then used the print and cut function to " fuzzy cut " her lovely curves!

I cut the shape 3 times and layered it to give her more weight ... she's so skinny... I thought she could do with a little more weight ;)

She is 'standing' on a piece of scrap paper to which I added color with my pink Promarker. The birthday girl was also colored with Promarkers. Geri, you know coloring is not my thing, but hey, I gave it a shot... just for you!

I added my own sentiment which I will share with you:

The layout inspiration for Geri's card  was supplied by Freshly made sketches. I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right.

Also adding my link to the CAS challenge at Addicted to stamps 

                                                      GRAB OUR BADGE!

That's it for now... enjoy your special day Geri, and thanks for visiting me today!