22 October 2013

Guest designing at CASOLOGY!

Hi there!

It feels great to join Melissa and the CASOLOGY team as guest designer today!

The cue word this week is


Wow! This can literally take you all over the place. I had so many ideas but in the end I decided to use inspiration from the COUNTRY we live in for the last 5 years.

Desert  and camels lead me to create a Christmas card . I have childhood memories of Christmas cards depicting a scene with the wise men and their camels on their way to bring gifts to baby Jesus.




The camels and the star were cut with my Silhouette.

I made my own digital paper again, using a template from Pixel scrapper, picking desert hues.

After printing it, I die cut the circle and added a  stamped sentiment.

Speaking of country and desert...

I thought  I'd share a few photo's of a desert safari we enjoyed some time ago...

These guys CAN drive ... believe me... it felt just like a roller coaster ride!

At the top of the dune...


Coming down!


Camel ride

Henna tattoo

Watching the sun set

Where will the cue word take you this week?

Thanks for looking!





23 comments:

Gillian R said...

Love what you did with the cue word and you own paper is gorgeous!

Jenny said...

It's great to see you guest designing this week at CASology!! I love you're unique take on the cue word too :0)
Perfect scene for silhouettes and the dessert safari looks great fun too both the four wheeled and four legged kind :0)
Jenny x

Meghan said...

Wow! I'm speechless. The card, the safari pictures, and the story. Loved each and every one!

Melissa said...

I just love your non-traditional holiday card! It's gorgeous, Hannelie! The colors are so rich!
The photos are so interesting!!! Thanks for sharing a little about where you're living and thanks so much for being our guest designer at CASology! :)

Sue said...

Congrats on your well deserved GDT spot Hannelie.
Your card is stunning. The paper you have created is wonderful and the camels and star cut in black look amazing
Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing.
Sue xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Congrats on your guest design spot, Hannelie!
Your card is amazing. I love the rich colors against the black. I love the photos too! Thank you for sharing.
xo

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great take on this cue card Hannelie! So glad to have you as GD at CASology this week!

Olga Bester said...

Baie oulik en baie geluk!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the GD spot, Hannelie! Your card should seriously be the country logo for where you live! It is absolute perfection!!

And thank you for sharing the photos; it felt just like being there! I would totally lose my cookies in the car, however!! Hugs, Darnell

Benzi said...

What a super card for the challenge and it has such striking colors. Thanks for sharing those photos, too.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super lovey!!

HAPPY to have you as our Guest Designer this week! Sit back, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy all the loveliness rolling in that you helped inspire!

Thanks for joining us and always creating such greatness for all of us to appreciate!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, I'm living vicariously through your post today...what amazing pictures! What an amazing card, too...perfect Christmas card based on your country and the desert. Just gorgeous! So glad to have you guest designing at CASology this week!

Lori said...

Fantastic card and fun take on the cue card Hannelie!! Congrats on being the guest designer!

Edwina said...

Hi Hannelie, I love your card. I like that the way the colors made it look dimensional. Love that you shared those photos. Looked like an adventure. Edwina Brown

Desire Fourie said...

Loving the rich colours of your Christmas design and looks like real fun amidst the sand dunes.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

mypapercraftworld said...

If it feels great for you to be GD with CASology this week, Hannelie, imagine how GOOD it feels for all of us ... congratulations! What a stunning card ... glorious rich colours and wonderful silhouettes! Fabulous photo's ... just my sort of thing, it looks so much fun! Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Joe, vrou, geluk met daai GD spot - dis nou sowaar welverdiend en jy het 'n stunning kaartjie gemaak!! Mal oor die hele ontwerp en die kleurkeuses. Regtig pragtig!! Toe jy nou so praat van kerskaartjies uit ons kinderdae onthou ek weer hoe lekker dit altyd was - al die opwinding rondom kerskaartjies stuur en ontvang - stapels daarvan!!! Dis so jammer dat dit nie eintlik meer vandag hier gedoen word nie, ne, maar met die hoe posgeld sal dit mens net te duur uitwerk.
Ek's mal oor jou safari-foto's!!!! - dit lyk na GREAT pret!!! Mal oor die foto van jou en die twee dogters op die duin!!
Groete

Deepti said...

Congratulations on your GD spot and your card is stunning, love the scene you created. Sweet photos, like the henna tattoo :)

Rosemary said...

stunning (and absolutely brilliant!!) take on the cue word, hannelie! love your desert scene... so happy to have you guest designing with us this week!

Joni nina Andaya said...

So pretty! Love how you incorporated the camels on your card! Love it!

baileyrosy.com said...

Congratulations on your guest DT spot and wow what an amazing card I love the colours against the silhouettes just stunning.

Marie

Robin K. said...

Thanks for sharing pics of where you live- so different from my little corner of the world:). I love your take of the cue!

maria f. said...

So funny, when I saw your card I thought "oh how appropriate for her neck of the woods!" and then I see your real photos from your neighborhood ;)