29 July 2016

A couple of tags

Hi there !

I almost never make tags... don't know why !

But when I saw the challenge at CASual fridays this morning, with all the amazing examples of the design team, I got inspired!

I made not one, but three! There's something about a set of tags that just make me happy, and while I had everything on my desk, I thought, why not!?


My collection of 3 ;

I used the set called wallflower from CASual fridays stamps, watercolored it with my Zigs, and finished the tags off with black ribbon and an enamel dot.

Quick, easy and fun!

Also adding my link to :

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~anything goes.

Thanks for visiting me today !

Have a great weekend!


28 July 2016

CAS(e) this sketch # 183

Hi there!

Another Thursday means another CAS(e) this sketch challenge!

Chrissy's sketch with the bird theme got stuck in my head and this is what I made for your
inspiration :

A close up:

... and another angle:

As always when using foil, there are so many angles to show off, each one showing something different!

I created the BG strips and sentiment in the Silhouette studio. After I printed the BG with a laser printer, I added the foil with a laminator.

The peacock  was a free die I received with the Simply Cards (Australian) magazine.

I cut it from watercolor paper and colored it with my Zig Clean color markers.

I finished off the card with a couple of rhinestones.

I am adding my link to the following challenges:

Less is more ~ Use something tactile ( the foil has a real smooth feel to it, in contrast with the water                          colored peacock and rhinestone)

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Anything goes.

Simon says stamp Monday challenge ~ Add some texture.

Please join us this week at CAS(e) this sketch!

Thanks so much for visiting me today!


26 July 2016

CASology : Journey

Hi there!

Time to announce this week's cue card at CASology !


We are all on a journey in life at any given time, so let's make the best of every moment, good or bad!

life is a journey card

A closer look:

life is a journey card

I designed my card in the Silhouette studio.

To go with the theme of journey, I tried to create a BG that look likes a road.

My road is the letter "S" from the font 'bauhaus 93' . I stretched it to fill the card from top to bottom and side to side. I then did an internal offset, and sliced the inner part using the knife function, removing alternative pieces to create negative space which represents the road markings.

I have 2 sentiments to share, please feel free to download and use it!

(Fonts used : Meadowbrook and Caviar dreams)

(fonts used : Paprika and Signerica fat)

For more wonderful inspiration, pleas visit my teammates listed below:

Guest designer: Barb

Sponsor this week:  Rubberdance stamps.

Thanks for visiting me today... please join our journey this week ;)


24 July 2016

The Paper Players #305

Hi there!

We have a sketch for your inspiration this week at The Paper Players ! 

LeAnne designed this sketch with so many wonderful possibilities :

My take on the sketch:

Hello CAS card

A closer look:

Hello CAS card

I created the vertical panel with 1 cm strips of colored cardstock. I extended 2 of the strips and cut little fishtails into it to fit the sketch.
The circle element and bird were cut with my Silhouette.
I finished off the card with a simple hello sentiment, stamped with Versafine black ink, and a couple of enamel dots.

I used inspiration from the following challenges :

Color Throwdown  ~ Colors

Happy little stampers  ~ Anything goes with dies


I can't wait to see what you create with LeAnne's sketch this week!

Thanks for visiting me today!

23 July 2016

Something different to share today...

Hi there!

I haven't done any sewing in a very long time, but a tiny bug has bitten me, and I got all inspired to take out my sewing machine !

I attempted something I had never tried before (first time ever making something with a lining :) , and I must say, I enjoyed every moment of making this bag:

Simplicity handbag pattern 2396

My South-African friends will recognize the fabric which is very popular at the moment in South-Africa, printed will all kinds of (old and new) Afrikaans sayings and quotes.

The pattern is from Simplicity , really easy, with no fuss, and even though my sewing skills are a bit rusty, everything went smoothly!

I will definitely make more... my sister already ' ordered' one for Christmas!

I am also busy crocheting granny squares for a blanket ... hope to share the pictures soon.

Thanks for popping in to look at my 'something other than paper project'!
Have a great weekend!


21 July 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #182

Hi there!

Welcome to my Thursday post where I share my inspiration for this week's CAS(e)this sketch !

My card:

Thinking of you card

A closer look:

Thinking of you card

I used a die from Sizzix  (branch with leaves) , cut twice, once in green, and once in black to create a shadow effect.
I added a couple of flowers (cottage cutz dies) , and finished the card off with a couple of tiny pearls and my own digital sentiment banner.

thinking of you free card sentiment

(Font used : Crushed)

Adding my link to the anything goes with dies challenge at Happy little stampers.

Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you play along this week at CAS(e) this sketch!


19 July 2016

CASology : Rough

Hi there!

I am popping in to invite you to be inspired by the new cue card at CASology !


My take on the cue:

rough seas make the best sailors

I used a Silhouette file (Design ID #19372) to cut a stencil for my card. The design in its original form is quite large with a lot of detail, and I had to modify it a bit to make it suitable for a CAS card.

I sponged through the stencil with 3 different shades of blue distress ink, added a couple of enamel dots and my own sentiment.

More fabulous inspiration awaits when you click the links below ;)

Guest designer: Anna

Sponsor this week:  Stamplorations


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join the fun this week :)