Friday, 30 September 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:
http://doitwithdigischallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-17-lots-of-layers.html
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/2011/09/anything-goes-louis-armstrong-wonderful.html - I love Autumn and I love leaves which makes my world wonderful!
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2011/09/tuesday-throwdown-67.html  - The theme is fall
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-85-lots-of-layers.html
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/2011/09/monday-challenge-26-fall-leaves.html - I have a few leaves here....
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-89.html  - Punches or dies
http://spcolorcombos.thescrapmaster.com/2011/09/sp-color-combo-118.html 

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Number Three

There is a big prize up for grabs at the birthday party at Annabelle Stamps. You have to take part in all 3 challenges to be eligible for the major prize. 


The third challenge is : 2 B's on the card...2 embellies starting with B: I have 2 beads and 2 butterflies. I used the Birthday Digi again in another colour.


Here is a close-up:


Second Card

The second challenge for the birthday party at Annabelle Stamps is blooms.

I decided to keep it simple and just use my Birthday digi which are blooms:


Hope you like it!

First card for Annabelle

It's birthday time at Annabelle's Stamps and it's challenge time too.

The first challenge is :
1. Use a new stamp - I used my Birthday digi freebie
2. Die cuts/Punches - I punched the corners and cut the flower and layered it
3. Bling - I added 3 blingy thingies and my Gelly roll add extra bling to the flower

And here is my card:



And here is a close-up of the punching & bling:


Hope you like it!

Another Back to School

Another card using the round 2 freebies for the CDAC Progressive Challenge.

I used the girl by Tortagialla and an alphabet stamp set by Hampton Art. After I cut and coloured her, I layered a few different papers and added her. My Gelly Roll pen added a final touch to her glasses and top. 


Hope you like her!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Anything goes week 2

It's the second week of Anything Goes at Art with No Boundaries. I decided to play with my Solitaire Leather and Rivets, but I went blingy.

I like the mix of fuchsia and black with a touch of silver and white almost as much as I like red and black:





Here is a close-up for you to enjoy all the bling I've added!



Hope you like it! A little different than my usual style. 

I've entered my card in following fun challenge:

http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.com/2011/09/anything-goes.html

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Vote for Table Mountain!

I'm adding this post because I love my city with it's beautiful mountain.
It may not be craft related, but it is part of my life. 

Do visit the site and help choose the new 7 wonders of the World. 
11 November 2011 the results will be announced.

Just click on the postcard to cast your vote:


Do come back to visit again and have a look at my creations!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

A card for all Seasons

Nana Vic's generously supplied a fabulous Seasons freebie on CDAC for the Vickie Quickie Challenge.

I decided to cut up the images and layer them on different shades of green to add one of the elements in the Desert Islands Craft Challenge (no9). The image already has a nature theme (no 7), and I added some extra leaves. I 'lifted' my 2 favourite seasons with foam tape to add extra dimension (no5). Although not quite Kraft, the card can go through for no 1 as well.


Hope you like my creation!

I'm joining a few other challenges too:
http://funwithshapesandmore.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-91-egal-was.html
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-127-skys-limit.html 

Friday, 9 September 2011

Masquerade in Blue

I couldn't resist making another ATC using one of my Blog Hop Freebies from Sassy Design Studios. This time around I chose Masquerade 4 and dressed her in blue. I added some silwer, some glitter and a touch of bling. And some Gelly Roll accents. 


Looks like she is ready to party!

I'm entering my ATC in the fun challenge at ATC Sisterhood. It is shades of Blue. I have some silver & white too, so I hope it is ok. 

Sassy Pink Masquerade

Last Saturday there was a blog Hop at Sassy Studio Designs. On each of the blogs there was a fabulous freebie and a few extras during the day long party! The last part of the party was a challenge to create a project with one of the 7 sassy images. The theme is 'Masquerade Ball' and we have to add bling, feathers or sequins (or all 3).

Well, here is my first ATC using Masquerade 3. I coloured her dress with pink and added bling. I also added some shiny paper and some more bling. And my gelly roll....


The background paper has images of buildings on it. Doesn't she look ready to paint the town pink?

Sunday, 4 September 2011

CDAC Progressive Round 2

It's round 2 of the CDAC Progressive challenge and we received our next fabulous freebies, all five of them.

I've completed my first project for this round. I decided to make a corner bookmark:





I used the little bookworm from Jensdigistamps.


Hope you like it!

Simon Says Anything Goes

My project for the Simon Says Stamp-tember Challenge is an Autumn Tag.
The theme is 'Anything Goes'. Hop on over, there might still be time left to do the blog hop and stand in line for some fabulous treasures.


The sentiment is from Sherlock's Home. I lighty chalked the sentiment and coloured the leaves with chalk as well.
The background leaf is a Poetic Print from Hero Arts.
A Marvy Punch was used to punch the leaves from different papers and paint chips.

I'm adding my tag to the following fun challenges:
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.com/2011/09/utfordring-15.html
http://desertislandcraftschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/08/challenge-15.html (no 7,8,9,5 & 1)