21 May 2015

Seize the birthday with no toppings

Hi there!

For the next two weeks at Seize the birthday we invite you to link any newly created birthday card as it is a no topping week!


Since Summer is all around us, I decided on a sun/Summer themed birthday card.

My card was made by cutting a stencil with my Silhouette, and painting with water color paint in yellow, with just a touch of orange. I used only a very small amount of water . If you use too much water it might run beneath the stencil and you won't get a neat look.

I added my sentiment after the paint has dried completely.

Here's the sentiment  for those who might be interested ;)

I am linking my card to the challenge at Less is more where the theme is " HELLO SUNSHINE " and the STENCIL IT challenge at Simon says stamp

Thanks for looking... hope to see your card in the gallery this fortnight!

Case this sketch #124

Hi there!

Time for a new sketch at Case this sketch !

Chrissy had me ( and I think the rest of the team ) thinking this week with her "playing with the sentiment" inspired sketch and I wanted to stick to the sentiment being the main focus of the design.

This is my take on the sketch...

The "P.S" were cut with my Silhouette, and I added the "i love you" part digitally.

The speech bubble DP is from Mel Stampz, you can find the link to her site in my side bar.

Looking for more inspiration?
Go and have a look at what the rest of the team has come up with.

We also have a guest designer this week... Petra of Cards Creative ! Amazing talented lady and beautiful cards on her blog!

Thanks for visiting me !

16 May 2015

Happy birthday 2 U !

Hi there!

I made a card inspired by 2 of my favorite challenges :

Casology  ~ Music

A very simple take on both the theme and the sketch, with the 5 line note bar as my diagonal feature of the sketch, and a couple of happy notes as focal point.


I saved the sentiment for you to use if you wish. Just click on the image, right click and save to your computer.

Thanks for visiting me today!

14 May 2015

CAS(E) this sketch #123

Hi there!

Time for a new CAS(E) this sketch challenge... this time Lesley Croghan provides the inspiration!

This is my take on the sketch:

...and a close up to show the effect of the Enamel accents I added to the sentiment and frame cut with my Silhouette.

While I was working on this card, I played around with a few thank you sentiments
(dankie means thank you in Afrikaans)... thought I might as well share it with you!

Hope to see your card in the gallery this week!

13 May 2015

Happy birthday to Cas-ual Fridays!

Hi there!

It feels good to be back with my first 'live' blog post in almost 2 months !

It's really been a roller coaster kind of time, with some real highs and lows. The high being our lovely holiday in Cape town, and the low being my journey to try and put an end to the migraines that rules  ruled my life.

I visited the Headache clinic in Johannesburg and I am cautiously optimistic that the low will gradually turn into a high as well ! At this stage, only time will tell if that is the case.

No better way to recover than to start getting creative again !

The card I am sharing today is one to celebrate the 4th birthday of one of the first CAS challenges in blogland. THE challenge blog which convinced me that CAS is the way to go!

It could only be : Cas-ual fridays , where the challenge is to use the lovely colors of the blog banner in a birthday themed project.

If you are  regular visitor you will know that I love to play with negative space in cut outs. And this is exactly what I did here with a gift cutting file from the Silhouette online store.
I created the gift paper by punching out orange dots and adding small black rhinestones .  Glitter was added for some sparkle for this special occasion .

My own digital sentiment to complete the project.

Nothing much to the sentiment, but maybe someone might be able to use it ;)


Thanks so much for visiting me today !

07 May 2015

Use the negative at Seize the Birthday

Hi there!

For the following 2 weeks at Seize the birthday , we ask you to be a bit negative.

.... Not really, please be happy and always see the bright side, but show us how creative you can use negative space in your design!

If you don't want to use the additional topping, please feel free to link up any newly created birthday card.

I kept my design very simple, with a little cut out window to showcase my sentiment:

I used a digi stamp and opened it in my Silhouette programme, used the trace , off set, and print and cut function.

I partially colored the plait with a red marker.

I added my own sentiment on the inside .

I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge the coming 2 weeks!

Thanks for looking.

CAS(E) this sketch # 122

Hi there!

Pure CAS inspiration awaiting you this week with a sketch by Leigh at CAS(E) this sketch !

I went with a bold and fresh green look!

Banners and flowers from the Silhouette on-line store.

I added a die cut 'hi' and stamped 'friend' from a Simon says stamp set called favorite flowers.

Hope to see you play along again this week!

Thanks for looking!