24 August 2014

AAA cards : Stencilling

Hi there!

It's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards !

This week we want to see those projects created using a stencil!

My friend needed a card for her husband who will soon celebrate his 50th birthday. This is what I created:

I used a stencil I have cut with my Silhouette. I also added a Silhouette cut '50' (3 layers) and a digital sentiment that says 'congratulations' in Afrikaans.

I hope to see your stencilled creations this week at AAA cards!

18 August 2014


Hi there!

Have you seen the beautiful card Kay has created to inspire us this week at the Cutting edge challenge?

So lovely, with an array of elements just waiting to be 'cased' !

This is my take on the provided inspiration:

I used more or less the same color palette and basic layout, but instead of using a solid white panel, I chose a diagonal trellis. The flowers made place for a butterfly, and the branches with leaves were replaced with my favorite flourish.
A simple one word sentiment printed on vellum to finish off the design.

The inspiration card :


Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Wishing you a creative week!

16 August 2014

A thank you card!

Hi there!

I loved Rita's sketch at Freshly made sketches from the first moment I saw it. Just what I needed to get the creativity going after my blogging break!

The floral strips are fabric tape, flower and white panel were cut with my Silhouette cameo and the branch with leaves a die cut. Sentiment digital (font used 'feena casual' )

My card is a case of a card I made some time ago, which proved to be successful according to the amount of times it's been pinned on Pinterest. You can find it here!

Rita's sketch:
I am also entering the "die cuts & flowers" challenge at Natali and Amy's challenge and the "add yellow challenge at Craft your passion challenges.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

12 August 2014

Luv Luv Luv U !

Hi there!

I am back after a month of family time in South-Africa! We had a great time catching up with friends and family, but it feels good to be back at home, back in my own bed, AND back in my craft room!

You know as good as I do that it's difficult to get the creativity going again after a long break.
So I thought it would be good to start off with the challenge at the Cutting edge, because (die)cutting is right in my comfort zone... and I LOVE the cute and lovely card Jackie created as inspiration this week!

This is my take on the challenge:

I love the pink. yellow, craft and white color combo, and the layout. For my sentiment I cut a stencil with my Silhouette and used white ink to sponge it 3 times. This was inspired by Jackie's cloud background!


Thanks so much for visiting me today!

27 July 2014

AAA cards challenge # 13

Hi there!

Time to shake it up with AAA cards this week!

Make a shaker card and show us what you've got!

Come play with us this week at AAA cards!

Thanks for looking!

13 July 2014

AAA cards challenge #11

Hi there!

Sketch time at AAA cards this week!

Victoria is treating us with an old favorite of mine... the classic 4 window box square layout!

Go on... pick your own colors and embellishments and show us your creativity!

Here's my take on the sketch...

A thank you card in apple green, black and white. I used my silhouette software programme to trace a quilting template I found on line. After cutting, I covered the pieces with washi tape, and built the quilt up again, using the frame as my guide, for perfect placement and removed it afterwards.

I really hope you will join us again this week!

Thanks for looking!

{PS. This is a scheduled post, I am taking a blogging break, sorry for not visiting you during the next month!}

08 July 2014

The Cutting edge - a BIG hello!

Hi there!

Back with the second card I made for the Cutting edge challenge this week.

I find it fascinating to look at the gallery and see the different ways a single photo can inspire different individuals. Even when the same elements are chosen for inspiration, the outcome varies so much!

Just look at the 2 cards I made (the other one here) ... each one has its own 'feeling' !

After cutting the front panel with my Silhouette, I masked the bottom part with washi tape and splashed it with watercolor paint. A butterfly to add the finishing touch!

Thanks so much for looking!