Sunday, 31 July 2011

Blossom's Cool Party

Blossom is on her way to a cool Party.

The challenge at Stamping Boutique was to use only cool colours, and Blossom said she was cool with it.

Well here she is, just in time for the party...uhmm challenge:

Here is a close-up of Blossom:

I hope you like her in her party outfit.

You can get your own Blossom from CSDesigns.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

MPS Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and thanks for joining in the Michelle Perkett "Getting Ready for the Holidays" Blog Hop.

 My project is an ATC with the cute Arthur:

I hope you like my little Arthur and will come back again to meet some of his friends that are still getting dressed....

An ATC is generally quick to make, you need minimum supplies and you can even use your scraps. It is versatile and can be used as is or as a card topper.
Make a few with a Christmas theme when you have a moment and then just mat them onto bigger cards or tags, and voila, many cards with little effort!

Here is the Blog Hop List: Mari is next:

Rene - That's here!!  –
Enjoy the rest of the Hop!! 

Monday, 25 July 2011

Inspired by a Song

The challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio is Inspired by a Song.
I used the little owl Arthur and some paper hearts that I distressed to create my card. I added an orange bow and a few rhinestones and some Stardust Gelly roll.

And here is a close-up of Arthur in his cute waistcoat:

My song: 'Owl always love you' from the Bodyguard (I will always love you)
It is still one of my all time favourites!

Hope you like my quirky idea.
Now I will have to think up something else using Arthur for the Blog Hop!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Happy Birthday TLC on CDAC

TLC is celebrating their first birthday on CDAC.
Paulette generously supplied images to help us join in the festivities by making a card.
The challenge is to supply our own sentiment.

I decided to go vintage with my card:

I used chalk and soft pastel to give colour to my picture and sentiment. I also added some more definition with my brown and gold stamp pads. The doilie was also chalked and layered onto some gold tissue paper. Three rhinestones add some glamour to the card.

Here is a close-up of the sentiment out of my pen.

Hope you like my creation!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Recycled Christmas

This week the theme at CSDesigns is 'Recycled Christmas Challenge'.
Recycling is one of the things I feel quite strongly about, and to find a way to use it in my crafts, opens up new possibilities.

The rule is : Recycle something from an old Christmas item, part of a card, paper,etc. I had trouble to find an old card, most of the cards I had were handmade beauties from friends. But I found one, still in its gold envelope! The big star on it, was too difficult to work with, although I'm still going to find a way....

I decided to go rustic. The texture print on the green matched the leather look brown card I had. I cut strips and edged them with a gold stamp pad. The gold stars were punched from the envelope. I used the Text Christmas Tree Ornament, that I edged in green and lightly chalked to fit in with the other colours. Ok, I confess, I added some Stardust Gelly roll to the tree. You cannot have Christmas without a bit of glitter.

Here is my take on some recycling:

And here is a close-up of my tree:

Hope you like my rustic card and that you will also recycle something and create something new.

I am going to enter my card in a few fun challenges. Here is my list: 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Christmas in July

Red and Green is the colours of the challenge over at CSDesigns.
The new designs in the store is showcased by the designers so do go and visit for some more inspiration and join us in the challenge.

I used the Round Text Christmas Ornament to make my card. I used textured paper and added a touch of glitter to finish it all off.

Here is a closer look at the pretty ornament printed in green and layered on green that was fussy cut.

I want to enter my card in the following fun challenges: 

Saturday, 9 July 2011


I've made another card with my lovely Solitaire Lace and Jewels from CSDesigns.
When I entered my Red, White and Blue card in challenges, there were a few that had a Patriotic challenge, so I felt I had to do something that feels patriotic for me.

Not all the people that knows me, knows that I am a very big sport fan. I love most kinds of sports. That is one thing I can say about South Africans, we are sport crazy. Our flag is a fabulous mix of colours and the colours of our National Teams are Green and Gold. Those are the colours I used. I added some beads which is part of the national dress of many of the people of South Africa, and also because I love beads. 

I hope you like my card!

And here is a closer look:

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Red, White and Blue

CSDesigns has a Red White and Blue challenge on the Challenge Blog.

For my first project as Guest Designer for the month of July, I used the exquisite Solitare Lace and Jewels to create my Red, White and Blue card.

The image was coloured using Watercolour pencils and then blended with Artists White Spirits. This was then matted on Blue and Red cardstock and fixed to a white card. I diverted from my usual almost CAS cards and added a feather and some crumpled organza ribbon, and last but not least a touch of glitter with my new Stardust Gelly Roll Pen...what a fun pen to use:

 I am adding a close-up of my card: 

I am going to enter a few challenges where my card will fit the bill.

Well, here is the list of the fun challenges I entered: