Saturday, 5 November 2011


My card for the challenge at Robyn's Fetish (I did it creations) using Sylvies Stamps: Oriental Lady 2:(received as a freebie to use in the challenge!)

I kept it simple with some background papers adding to the Oriental feel. Here is a close-up:

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Tree Tag

The challenge at I did it creations is to make a tag with a flower or tree.
My card was made with the lovely image I received from HOPE JACARE DOODLES. 

I decided on the Bonsai tree and used pencils to colour the image. I didn't blend it to reatin some textures. I made a tag and added it to a card that I have stamped with Asian script from PSX:


Elvyra does Warhol

The challenge at Our Creative Corner is Fabulous Faces. My favourite fabulous face in the CSDesigns range is Psychosis and I decided to a do a card in the Warhol style. I also used the Elvyra ad and the small spider background. Chalks add some colour. 

Here is is a closer look:

And here I show Elvyra at an angle:

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Halloween goes to Egypt

Another week at Art with no Boundaries, another creation for the Halloween challenge!

This time I made a tag with my Dark And Edgy / Supernatural Advertisement that you can get at CSDesigns:

Here I've photographed the tag with an interesting backgound that goes with the theme. It is the front cover of a book I'm reading. (At the bottom of my blog are the books I'm reading/have read :)

This is a close-up:

I'm planning to enter it in a few challenges.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Steampunk Sketch

Another card with one of the fabulous Steampunk Images that were freebies over the past weekend on the Sassy Studio Designs Papercraft Planet Group.

I followed the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches #136.
I decided to make my card in cream, green and gold.

Here is my card:

And a close-up:

Sunday, 23 October 2011

A little change!

I have changed my background. I've been posting all these 'darker' cards and I thought a darker background may be fun!

Well, in a day or a week's time I might change it again...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Steampunk Four

It's Round 4 of the Sassy Studio Design Progressive Challenge and the theme is Anything Goes!

The image we received is the gorgeous Steampunk Vivian. I decided to work with the burgundies and browny reds and combine it with gold. There was some background left from round 2, so I cut it in strips for extra detail. I added a handmade flower that I made a bit smaller. 

On the close up you can see some of the Gelly Roll and Glossy Accents that I added.

Oh what fun this was! 

I'm entering my card in the following challenge:

Friday, 21 October 2011

Victorian Steampunk

The third creation for the Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge.

This round we go Victorian with the fabulous Victoria! I picked my pencils, in burgundy & deep red and then googled some Victorian colours. My eyes fell on a black and blue outfit, and that is how Victoria got her colours. I decided to add some copper, rather than gold. 

Well here she is:

And a little closer:

Well, I've made it before midnight! VBG. Not many minutes to spare.
I'll make another Victoria in all those burgundies and deep reds tomorrow, but now I think it's bedtime after I've linked her to the challenge!

PS. Now in the morning (being more awake :) I see my card could have been a bit more Victorian or vintage...but I still like it the way it is. The other one will be more elaborate!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Steampunk Two!

It's the second round of the Progressive Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.
The challenge is to use a clock(s) and/or gear(s) together with Amelia Steampunk.

I decided to make a background of clocks and an hourglass using images from Graphic Fairy.

I printed it out at 50%, I also printed out a single pocket watch that I cut out. Amelia was coloured with pencils and blended. I added a bit of Gelly Roll. It is 2 o'clock in the morning so I might see a spot or 2 that I missed tomorrow, but the card has to be added to be part of the challenge...:)
Well, here she is:

And here in close-up.

Hope you like her!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Little Pink Witch

Another card for the Digistamps4Joy Challenge #29:

I used the cute little witch that was a bonus at the CDAC Progressive challenge. I decided to make her into a sweet little pink witch:

And here is a close-up:

Yes, the spider is pinkish too!

Friends Think Pink

Challenge #29 at Digistamps4Joy is Think pink for breast cancer awareness.

I used a Digistamp4joy Freebie to make my card:

I'm also adding my card to the following:

Pink Steampunk

When I started I couldn't stop, so I created another card for the Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge:

This time I used pink and black and silver. I think this card is more steampunk but I still have some way to go...
My metal is the brads.

A close up:

Hope you like her!

Sassy Steampunk in Blue

Sassy Studio Designs has a progressive challenge going to celebrate their 500 members on Papercraft Planet.

The first fabulous freebie is Steampunk Josephine, the challenge is to add a metal embellishment to the card and finish it in 2 days. 

This is my first try, not very steampunk but enough metal. I used staples to fix my background to my card. I added a recycled piece of metal. VBG

Here is a close up of the image:

Hope you like her! She was fun to colour.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pink Power

It's time to 'Show your Stuff' at Create with TLC. The challenge was to make a card with items posted in the past 2 weeks. 

I just loved this little bird the moment I saw her, so I had to make this card. I used a background of rose paper, punched the corners, coloured the edges and the little bird & ribbon. I did some layering and added some glitter & bling.

And a close-up:

Hope you like her!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Another mystical advertisement from CSDesigns, this time 'The Crypt'.

My card tells a little story. The flyer was found blown against a fence. It was a little torn, a little crumpled, a little smudged...was it blood...or just mud?

Do visit Art with no Boundaries for some more fabulously creepy creations.

I'll continue my little story later in the week, so pop in again.

Monday, 10 October 2011


Week two of Mystical/Halloween at Art with no Boundaries!

The talented Chris of CSDesigns has created a new batch of fabulously creepy, scary, mystical images, many of them adverts for weird and wonderful things....

I've used Stylish Witch Salon Advert for my first creation:

I went through my newspaper's classified section to find an ad of similar size, copied it. The original ad was cut out after adding the circle.  I layered my image onto black card stock, added some chalk and red pen and distressing...

List of Supplies
CSDesign Image printed on white 160g paper
Paper used: Newspaper (Local), white 160g, Black card & cardstock.
Red & black fineliner, mustard & red chalk
Cutter & scissors, cutting board, double-sided tape

The list was added to show that you can make a card with the simplest of tools and supplies and a bit of imagination.

I think this will make a cool invitation to a pamper party or a bachelorette's party. What do you think?

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Scary Metal

Today I'm sharing another card using Psychosis, an image from CSDesigns.

I used wrapping paper with a stripy design, tore it in strips and glued it to my card. I then distressed it a bit. The roses were rolled with metallic paper and I added some brads to complete the theme.

And here is a close-up of the roses:
Hope you like my card!

Do hop over to Art with no Boundaries for some more scary cards...and don't forget to leave some love!

I'm entering my card in the following Challenges : My rolled roses do look like swirls...or spirals :) Well, they look like the swirls on the inspiration cake! The theme is Halloween

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

It's October!

It's that time of the year when scary things are creeping out of the woodwork.

Halloween is not celebrated here in South Africa, but in the spirit of the season (pun intended) I have created a few cards using one of the new Halloween Images from CSDesigns.

Here is the first card using Psychosis:

And here is a scary close-up:

Hope you are not too scared to come back tomorrow to see what else I have created.

And don't forget to join us at Art with No Boundaries for the month of October!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:  Halloween is the theme.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sunflower and butterfly

I love sunflowers and butterflies and this wonderful digi by Justinklined combines both.

Here is my fourth entry in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge Round #3:

I kept it simple but just had to 3D the butterfly:

Hope you like it!

Purple Tag

This time I made a tag for my third entry in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge Round #3.

I used the little lady by Liastampz. The tag reminds of the Red Hat Society and the autumn of life. Sounds much more colourful than the winter of life! 

Here is a close-up:

Hope you like her!

Autumn Fairy

I used the Autumn Fairy by Gurukitty Designs for my second card in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge Round #3.

My choice of colours were browns and some purples. I added a bit of glitter foil and some bling.

A close-up to show the glitter bits.

Hope you like her!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Duo Challenge September

Rather late than never, my little gift box for the September Duo Challenge #9:

My box was made with Scrapbook paper & decorated with organza ribbon and a flower made with a cut-out motif, cardstock and a blingy brad.

This is a lovely box for those small gifts.

A close-up of the simple flower and double bow:

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Round 3 - Autumn

My first card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge Round 3.

I used the bowl of apples by Glitterbabes. I love apples and these looked juicy.
I kept the colours simple, basically primary colours with a bit of brown for the wood. My autumn lettering is my own, foiled with red & bronze. The woven ribbon adds a bit of texture and continues the rustic feel.

A close up of my bowl of apples:

And my writing:

Hope you like it!

Monday, 26 September 2011

The Red Leaf

Second week of the Autmn/Fall challenge at Art with no Boundaries.
My card has another of Fall sentiment by CSDesigns as main focus. Although it has more than 1 layer, it is a clean and simple card, red and white with a touch of black. I punched leaves from the same red paper as my center panel and also some white ones from cardstock.

It is also a card to pay tribute to the fabulous talent of Chris, the artist behind CSDesigns, who lives in Canada. Hope you like it, Chris!

My layout was inspired by Unscripted Sketches #125.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Autumn Leaves

It's time again for a new challenge at Art with No Boundaries.
The theme is Fall or Autumn.

I made this card using a new sentiment by CSDesigns especially for fall. My layout was inspired by Unscripted Sketches #124.

And here is a close-up:

I love paper punching and here you can see when I start, it's difficult to stop...
I also did a bit of foiling and added some chalk, another favourite.

Hope you like my autumn card. Autumn is really my favourite season!

The following fun challenges caught my attention: - I love Autumn and I love leaves which makes my world wonderful!  - The theme is fall - I have a few leaves here....  - Punches or dies