29 June 2014

AAA Cards Blog hop and Mac Gyver challenge!

Hi there!

The start of a week with lots of fun and great prizes at AAA cards !

If you make it to the end of this loooong post, you will find a question. If you have the answer to the question, and you leave a comment on this post, you may be the winner of a fabulous sentiment stamp set from Stampendous!



We have 3 Games! Lot's of Fun and prizes this week!

1) We are celebrating the crazy 5th week of the month with The MacGyver Challenge.This is a 
creative card game with a BIG prize! We won't have inspiration cards to start with (MacGyver always
thinks it up himself) Make a card from the items MacGyver asks for- The winning submission 
will receive a Stampendous Jumbo Flower Stamp Set with Matching Dies for each flower!

2) Victoria is hosting a blog search called "The 5 Image Game", search and find the 5 images of MacGyvers list within DT’s blogs. Create a post with those images and write something short (really short) about your blog visits. You could win a full set of Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powders and Elements!

3) Next we have the best opportunity for a win by blog hopping with AAA Cards DT’s 
“Comments Game”.  Answer the question by the next 6 DT's and leave the answer in her comments box.  
6 winners to this game and 6 Stampendous Stamp prizes!


I have a card and tutorial to share today.

Over the last few weeks I had a few people asking the same question regarding the sentiments I share on my blog.

"How do you get to place them on the exact spot you want it?" Well it's actually an easy one! I just make a  separate (loose) card front that I glue to my card base after printing the sentiment on it.

 Here's my little photo tutorial!

1) Copy sentiment to a Microsoft word document. Print on A4 regular paper.

2) Cut a separate card front (to size)  from card stock. Attach a piece of removable double sided tape        to the backside of card front.

3) Position card front over paper with printed sentiment. Hold against window or light box to                     determine the exact spot you where you want your sentiment.

4) Place printed paper with card stock attached to it in printer tray... check to make sure which way           your printer feeds the paper...I have to place my paper upside down in the printer tray.
    Print once more.

5) Carefully remove the attached card front from the paper and glue in position on card base.

... and here's my sentiment... ready for you to download and use!


 Start Hopping Here
Victoria Lavender  " Sunny in Tucson"
Victoria's Search for the "5 Images Game"
Angela Maine "from the tool shed"

Jane Taylor "Purplejet Loves Crafts"

Julia Sager "Julia Sue's Stamping"

Hannelie Bester "Desert Diva"

Linda Beeson "PaperCutting Kind of Day"

Vicki Dutcher "All I do is Stamp"


And THIS set below is on offer if you can tell me ...

If I (that's me, Hannelie ;) had to choose between stamps and dies... what will I choose?

One comment from the correct entries will be randomly picked!


I hope you have fun today with our first blog hop. 
Chances are good to win a prize, maybe it will be you!

Thanks for visiting me today!


Desire Fourie said...

A stunning CAS design once again. Love the circle window and thanks for sharing the tip.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Desire Fourie said...

Okay, I am back answering your question. My calculated guess would be DIES.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sue said...

Stunning card, such a beautiful and elegant design. Thank you for sharing the beautiful sentiment and your wonderful tutorial too.
I would say you would choose dies!
Sue xx

Marjan said...

Prachtige kaart met de bloem in cirkels, Hannelie! En een duidelijke tutorial, ik doe het ook zo als ik geprinte sentiments wil.

Jane said...

So pleased you did this tutorial, I've been meaning to ask you about this for ages. Will be busy now collecting up all your sentiments.

Dotty Jo said...

A fabulous card. My mouth dropped open when your blog post opened as i am currently working with the same stamp! I have to say I've really struggled to create anything I'm happy with. I've been trying to layer flowers from this set in a circular shape, but it just keeps going wrong. Glad to see you had a far more successful time! Jo x

Anonymous said...

That's an easy one, Hannelie! Dies, dies, dies all the way! :) Lovely card, by the way! This looks like an awesome challenge! I LOVED Mcgyver! I better get my skates on an Swiss Army knife at the ready and enter this challenge! ;)

Sidelle Menon said...

Such a pretty card Hannelie! My guess would be dies as I've seen you using alot of dies. ..Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize!

Kim M said...

That is a truly lovely card! I love how the circle of flowers are off the edge and in the corner. Beautiful! As for your question, I'd have to guess, dies. :-)

Lynn said...

Love the tutorial Hannalie. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

Deepti said...

I love ur gorgeous card, and tiny tutorial. I am guessing u will pick dies :)

cm said...

Adding my cheers and applause to the others: your card is show-stopping, awe-inspiring gorgeous! The cluster of variegated purple flowers, showcased in and outside the circle frame is full-on swoon-inducing. Stunning! Your tutorial: bonus!! Tips like these are so appreciated! My guess as to your choice between stamps and dies: dies allllll the way! Enjoying this hop immensely!1 Happy Sunday!

Gerrina said...

Great tutorial on the printed sentiments! (I was wondering too) Love the rose card! Hope you're having a good weekend... Hugs, Gerrina

Petra Swart said...

Hannelie, your purple flowers are stunning, my friend!!! Absolutely beautifully coloured and I love the way you have used the circle dies. ...and I have always wondered how you put your sentiments onto your cards ...thanks so much for sharing that with us, this actually opens a whole new world to me, to be able to use my own sentiments on cards ...can't wait to start playing!!! Thanks a stack for taking the time to do the little tut for us!!!

You choosing between stamps and dies .. I think you'd choose the stamps - with your wonderful silhouette you don't need any more dies!!!! LOL!!! (we all know what a great master you is with your silhouette!!!)

Have a super week!!

Angela said...

Hannelie, your card is so simply stunning in the rich tones against the white! Thank you so much for your tutorial!

Victoria Lavender said...

Hi sweetie pie! You've created a lovely post, beautiful card and shared a creative secret! Yeah! thank you so much for bringing your friends to the table and being part of our AAA team. Have a wonderful day!

Dorte said...

Stunning Hannelie, and thanks for a great tutorial and sentiment.
Hugs Dorte

Linda Beeson said...

The circles are such a neat accent and wow on your color choice, love the purple

Anita in France said...

Wow, Hannelie this is stunning ... such rich colours that are simply gorgeous against the crisp white! I love how you've die cut a circle from the image to create the frame! Thanks for the tutorial ... great idea for placing computer generated sentiments!
Now, choice for you between stamps and die cuts ... no competition ... die cuts any time! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Answer: Dies...in a heartbeat, AND, you're a wizard with the Cameo!
Your card is lovely. I love how you've cut the image into circles with a space between them. Perfect colors. You are so kind, too to share your cg sentiment tips. And as always, you're sweet to share your sentiments as well. I have a number of them in my digi files. Really a gorgeous card. Hope to play along; will have to see if time allows this week.. xo Bev

Julia said...

Beautiful card - as always!

Kay Miller said...

Your card is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the way you place your sentiment! So neat! And to guess which you would choose, I'll say dies, since you are able to create your sentiments on the computer :)

Jennie G said...

How beautiful. I would guess dies.

NanaConnie said...

I'd hate to have to make that choice, Hannelie! It's only a guess, but I'm going to say you'd choose dies over stamps if you had to make such a choice. Love the way you get your sentiments where you want them and thanks so much for the one you gave us. :-D

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super convenient tutorial and lovely card!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...such a gorgeous card! I love how you cut the circles, it really give your card an incredible and beautiful look. I will say you would choose dies, if you had too.

Lucy Schmidt said...

I'm pretty sure it's dies. Thanks for the tutorial (you've cut out 1 or 2 steps I've been doing) and the nice sentiment. I've collected a lot of them. Your card is stunning.

Geri said...

First of all, my answer without a moment of hesitation is "dies".

Secondly, awesome tutorial...especially with the step-by-step pics!

Third, GORGEOUS card!

And last but not least, thanks for the beautiful sentiment :)

Aileen said...

Love your card and thanks for the explanation on how to use all your wonderful sentiments.
Now this is hard dies or stamps. I would think that with your silhouette and the wonderful things you create stamps would be your preference.
So I will say stamps.

Katherine K :) said...

Gorgeous card! It was great hearing that your tip is exactly how I do it. :)

Having been a follower for a long time, I would have to say you would choose dies.

Have a great day!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Hannelie! Thank you for sharing your tutorial. I would guess dies!

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love the card and the colour you have used. really strong and vibrant. Looking through your blog I would say die rather than stamp. You tend to like to cut something then stick and enhance after x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely card! Beautiful image and colours, I would guess that you would pick dies.

Graciellie Design said...

Oh well, I think you would choose dies, just because you can design digital stamps and you like to work with dies in unexpected ways just as you showed us today!

Thanks for sharing.

gracielliedesign blogspot com

Laura said...

I'd say you would choose stamps because of the wider selection and because you have the Cameo for die-type cutting.
Laura Holt
[Google will call me "unknown".]

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I always just love your South African sentiments - great tutorial - that is how I do it, if I am forced to use my printer.....
Now for your question - since I see you using mostly Silhouette cutting and a computer I would answer - dies!

sweet art designs said...

Love your card and technique--I love dies as much as you, as I see you use them in most of your cards, as you use stamps, but I will go with dies are your favorites because they are the focal point in your cards

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful card! I use the same technique for printing sentiments from my computer. Works beautifully!

Monika Reeck said...

Nice tip Hannelie...and great flower and the window..love the colors too...Great CAS card as always dear Hannelie...

My answer will be....I see you love to print your sentiment and much of your lovely card some are with sentiment from computer also my answer is DIES... ( I am fan of you and know how you did your sentiment sweety :) psst may I tell this :) LOL)

Riette said...

You'll pick DIES!! Or better yet your Silhouette hahahaha. Wonderful card Hannelie!

Eemeli said...

Gorgeously cas! Thanks for the tip. I think I will go with dies when guessing
your favorite one... :)


Taunya Butler said...

I love this card - can't find words to describe it - bit the whole circular look is so very cool!! I think the answer to your question is dies!!