05 July 2015

Hey friend!

Hi there!

I hope you had a great weekend with lots of time to craft!

Today I made a card for the red, white and blue colour challenge at Less is more .

I've cut a pocket from denim patterned paper and layered it over a stamped stitched frame from CREATE memories. The sentiment is from the favorite flowers set by Simon Says Stamp.

A die cut flower and chevrons to finish the card off.

Thanks for visiting me today!

02 July 2015

Red white & blue for Seize the birthday

Hi there!

If you are looking for my CASE this sketch post, click here or scroll down one post.

Time to show us your red white and blue's at Seize the birthday, or just play along with the 'no topping' option and link any newly created birthday card!

My inspiration comes in the form of a very CAS design, combining a stamped 'wave' , a Silhouette cut sail boat and a digital sentiment from my collection.

The wave is actually a paint stroke stamp from a Casual Friday set called 'breathe' which works so well as a wave.

You will find the sentiment in my sidebar under the label : free sentiments 3, or on my Pinterest board called : my card sentiments.

Hope to see you this week at Seize the birthday!

Thanks for visiting me today!

CASe this sketch #130 & happy birthday Darnell!

Hi there!

My second post today... and yes I will be back later with another one. Busy day on the blog!

Time for an inspiring sketch once more at Case this sketch !

I LOVE Leigh's sketch this week. Just by looking at the variety of designs by the rest of the team, I know we are going to see beautiful cards this week!

This is what I made:

This card came together easily with a beautiful rose from the Silhouette online store.

Our one and only blog friend Darnell celebrates her birthday today.

With this card I send you wishes for a beautiful day and a year blessed with health and happiness!

I saved Darnell's birthday sentiment for everyone to use , I know she wouldn't mind a bit ;)

Pop over to Darnell, and wish her a happy birthday... you're in for a real treat!

See you in the gallery!

Guess what ? !

Hi there!

Yes I have news to share with you...

From next week on I will be joining one of my favourite teams of all times.

May I tell you that I was thrilled when I received Melissa's e-mail with the BIG question ,
"will you be interested ?" , well of course!

Casology  is a favourite challenge of mine because it gives me the opportunity to not only use my hands but also my head, with a cue card every week to spark my creativity!

I am so excited to start, so make sure to visit me - and Casology - next Tuesday (7 July) to check out my first inspiration card.

It's going to be so much fun!

Thanks Melissa!

28 June 2015

Less is more # 230

Hi there!

Don't you think its funny how sometimes when you see a card sketch it triggers a certain picture in your mind? It happened the moment I saw the sketch at Less is more  this week!
So my take on the sketch is a literal translation of what I saw... a door!

It reminded me of the stained glass door of our house in South-Africa. My Silhouette helped me to transform the idea to paper.

I added the colour with my Promarkers and gave it the stained glass look by adding glossy accents.

The sentiment is my own. I created one more to share with you.

Here is the sketch that inspired the card:


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Have a great week!

25 June 2015

Case this sketch #129

Hi there!

Are you ready for our new Case this sketch ?

I rotated the sketch and this is what happened in the craft room :

The gecko was cut with my Silhouette . I stamped it (after cutting) with the same background stamp that I used for this card. I then coloured it with promarkers in a 4 bright colours.

The 'fun' part of my sentiment was also cut with my Silhouette (font : fox in the snow)

I really hope to see you play along again this week!

It just so happens that Inkspirational challenges are having a WILD themed challenge going on, where I will share my card.

Also linking to Simon says stamp ANYTHING GOES challenge.

                                  Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for visiting me today!

Have fun with the sketch!

24 June 2015

Smile ~ The card concept

Hi there !

Time to share my second (and last) card as guest designer at The card concept.
Thanks so much for the opportunity! I enjoyed to share my projects with you at TCC!

So many favourite elements of mine in this photo, from the daisies to the fabulous colour combination, Love at first sight!

I used a cutting file from the Silhouette on-line store called "daisies" . The flowers are so beautiful, it really didn't need much more. I decided to use the negative of the cut, and added a layer of grey and white polka dots beneath the top layer. Three yellow enamel dots and a sentiment to finish the design off.

This is my clean and graphic take on the sketch... what will you create?

I can't wait to see !

Thanks for visiting me today!