07 February 2016

The Paper Players Theme Challenge #281

Hi there!

This week The paper players have a theme challenge for your inspiration!


It wasn't difficult for me to decide  whether it will be a cat or a dog... so here's my card inspired by my sweetest cocker spaniel, named Sugar!

The only difference between the doggy on my card and Sugar, is that Sugar will definitely not sit still long enough for a butterfly to touch his nose! He is far to busy!

The dog and butterfly were cut with my Silhouette cameo. Scalloped border die from MFT, and the sentiment my own from a card I made some time ago. I will share it once again in case you missed it the first time!

Most of you know Sugar by now... but here he is for those of you who haven't met him before!

Thanks for visiting me today... I am looking forward to see your cat/dog inspired cards!

Have a great week!

Happy birthday to you!

Hi there!

I have a card to share I made for my hubby, who's birthday is... today!

I used the same embossing folder from Sizzix , I used to make this card, but instead of using it to emboss, I used it as a stamp, applying 3 different colors water paint (Derwent Inktense blocks). It took a couple of tries experimenting with the right amount of water and  paint, but in the end, I love the outcome!

I added a Silhouette cut sentiment , with off sets in green and white. Enamel dots to complete the design.

My card was inspired by :

Pinterest inspired challenge : Photo inspiration.

Happy little stampers CAS Challenge : Embossing folder stamping

Seize the birthday  ~ Playing with the no toppings option.


Thanks for visiting me today... I will be back later today with my inspiration card for this week's Paper Players challenge!

04 February 2016

Cas(e) this sketch #158

Hi there!

Just a quick hello to show you the sketch for this week's Cas(e)this sketch challenge , with the compliments of Sam Simpson!

I've had this card in my head for a while, and this was the perfect sketch to give it a try !

I used hologram tape for my 3 banners, and added a popped up die cut heart .

The love sentiment is from miss kate cuttables.

I would love to see you play along this week!

With all the love themed challenges going on this time of the year, I am adding my link to the following :

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ have a heart

Time out challenges  ~ inspired by a word (LOVE)

Thanks for visiting me today !

03 February 2016

Make a wish

Hi there!

The 3 butterflies I colored for day 2 (yesterday on Instagram) of the Daily marker 30 day challenge, found their way to a card!

I colored a piece of watercolor paper with Derwent inktense color blocks and used it to cut 3 butterflies with my Silhouette. I did some inlay die cutting, and then with the 3 butterflies in place, I embossed the front panel with a Sizzix embossing folder. I added wink of stella to the  butterflies and added the sentiment.

The font I used to cut the "wish" is called LillyBelle.
The "make a" part was created digitally using the font Dream Orphans.


Pinterest inspired challenge  : Inspiration photo below.

Addicted to stamps : CAS

Inspiration photo :

Image source

Thanks for visiting me today!

02 February 2016

Casology : Glitter

Hi there!

CASology  time of the week!

The cue for inspiration this week is...


Love it or hate it... a little bit of glitter can have a BIG effect to well... make your design shine!

Together heart card

I played with twos in my design to add strength to the sentiment t(w)ogether ;)

The heart was die cut twice with a Sizzix die. Once using red glitter fun foam and once using patterned glitter fun foam.

I stacked the 2 hearts and sliced them with my craft knife. I then put the heart together again using one solid color and one patterned part. I also added a tiny strip of silver peel off sticker to the red side of the heart.

Everything tied together with the 2 tiny glittery dots at the beginning and end of the sentiment.

Together heart card

This week's sponsor : DeNami design

For more inspiration, please visit my awesome team mates linked below :

Guest designer: Sarah !

Entering my link to the anything goes challenge at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge

Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you play along this week !

31 January 2016

The Paper Players: Tic-Tac-Toe

Hi there!

We have a great challenge lined up for you this week at The Paper Players !

It's a Tic-Tac-Toe challege hosted by Jaydee!


My card was inspired by the first row down... Flowers... Die cuts... Yellow.

A very Simple design, with lots of white space, and some interest added to the BG by slicing the upper part of the card base in 4 parts, and popping it up using fun foam.

The rose and leaves are cutting files from  Miss Kate cuttables as well as the sentiment. I just used the sentiment as digital stamp in stead of using it as a cutting file.

Enamel dots to complete the picture.

I hope you will join us once more and pick some fun elements from the wonderful inspiration Jaydee provided!

I am adding my card to the "down under'' challenge at Less is more for the following reasons:

1) Focal point in the lower left corner of my card.
2) I used the 2 colors of the Aussie sports teams.

Yellow (or gold) and green are the colors which both Australia and South-Africa compete in! Not only do we share the same sport colors, we also share the same passion for rugby and cricket! A kind of love/hate relationship... Love to compete, but hate to lose against one another!

Also adding my link to the anything goes challenge at Simon says stamp.

Thanks for visiting me today!

28 January 2016

Case this sketch #157

Hi there!

If you are looking for inspiration for your next card, look no further, because N@Ali has a fabulous sketch for us this week at Case this sketch !

Here's my take on the sketch:

Kiss me Valentine's card

I used a free cutting file from Kerri Bradford Studio. Thanks Kerri!

I have cut the cute lips 3 times, in different "lipstick" shades, and added some lip gloss, aka glossy accents ;)

I am linking my card to the following challenges:

Addicted to stamps ~ Holiday (Valentine's day)

Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes

I can't wait to see what you will create with our sketch this week!

Thanks for visiting me today :)