18 December 2014

Seize the birthday ( option to use gold & silver )

Hi there!

Please click HERE or scroll down one post if you are looking for my inspiration at CAS(E) this sketch .

Time for a new challenge at Seize the birthday !

If you like our topping this week... gold & silver... go get out those metallic inks, pens, or paint! Otherwise... show us any newly created birthday card and play with the no topping option.

I used the Celebrate embossing folder from Couture creations by dividing it in 3 parts, and 'painted' it with my Pentel gold and silver paint markers.
The card stock used is actually Acrylic paper from DALER & ROWNEY.

If you love the texture as much as I do, click HERE for another card using the same ingredients ;)

Sentiment computer generated (font Little lord Fontleroy )
Butterfly file from Silhouette online store.

I hope to see your card in the gallery during this fortnight!

Thanks for looking!

Case this sketch #104

Hi there!

One week to go before Christmas and time for a new challenge at CAS(E) this sketch !

I rotated  Leigh's fabulous sketch and somehow saw a Christmas tree in there!

My take :

I used my Silhouette to design and cut the tree panel. Added some large (and smaller) flat back pearls as baubles. Twine wrapped around my tree to finish it off.

Sentiment from 2 Birds in a tree set from Hero Arts.

The wood grain paper (digital) from Far far hill.

Since this is a 3 week challenge, I will be back on Christmas day showing you another take on the same sketch, using the same elements... I hope you will pop in to have a look!

Thanks for looking!

17 December 2014


Hi there!

With only 8 days to go before Christmas, I have a family themed card and  printable sentiment / quote to share!

Our oldest daughter already arrived from Switzerland on Sunday, and we are patiently  waiting for the youngest to arrive from the Netherlands on the 21st. So blessed to have them both home for Christmas.

This themed card was inspired by the challenge at Addicted to CAS.


Every time I cut vellum with my Silhouette, I am surprised with the result... even with this delicate font!

I have a printable quote based on the family theme for you to use ;)
(I will add this to the inside of my card)

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

14 December 2014

Happy Christmas!

Hi there!

I was smiling when I read your post at Less is more, Chrissie... saying :

"Here are our cards to give you a few ideas, not that you will need many"

When you give me SNOW and ONE LAYER in one sentence, I shudder  and surely I do need inspiration!

Haven't seen too much snow in my 40 + years (hey I am from South-Africa and now I live in the desert, snow is a foreign concept to me!) and one layer... well that's  another story !

Whenever I struggle for inspiration, I find that reaching for favorites ( color combinations, elements, layout ) always help!

BTW... this is the current sketch at Case this sketch. I LOVE it... you can tell ;)

That's exactly what I did! And I quite like the outcome!

Mask/stencil cut with my Silhouette

 Thanks for visiting me today!

13 December 2014

Free Christmas sentiments !

Hi there!

No card today... but a bunch of new Christmas sentiments I created with fun fonts I downloaded some time ago!

Please download and enjoy!

I would love to hear from you should you download anything!

Thanks for visiting... 

12 December 2014

Freshly made thanks!

Hi there!

Have you seen the fabulous sketch by Karren at Freshly made sketches this week?!

I just couldn't decide what to do with the inspiration... and then decided to look at it in a fresh ;) way, by creating negative space to place my focal point, the sentiment. I added some washi tape beneath the top panel as a substitute for the twine as shown in the sketch.

This is what it looks like:

I used my Silhouette to cut out the window and sentiment.

Font used dear Joe. After typing the letters, I 'ungrouped' it, moved it back to overlap, and welded everything together. LOVE this font!


Thanks for looking!

Enjoy the weekend!

11 December 2014

Case this sketch #103

Hi there!

Thursday is my favorite day of the week... it means that weekend is just around the corner... BUT... it also means it is time for a new Case this sketch challenge!

This week's sketch is by Sam Simpson ... and I LOVE it!

Almost like a blank canvas with so much space for creativity!

I used a Sizzix set... one of my all time flower stamp sets, finished of the flower centres with different colors rhinestones and layered the panel over a black card base.

What will you do with Sam's sketch this week?!

 I can't wait to see!!!

Thanks for popping in... I appreciate it!