Friday, 31 August 2012

Pimp my Ride!


My last minute entry over at the Duo-Challenge #18:

I used the template and made Father Christmas a decorated camper...just the right thing for the summertime here in Cape Town!

Hope you like it!

Do visit again!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Steampunk with Bling!


It's week 2 of the Steampunk challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
The Octopode Factory is our generous sponsor this forthnight.

I decided to use the Steampunk Lady Flo again but bling her up a bit! I used the same Steampunk background and added some metallic board cut with a fancy scissors. Some metallic washers, rhinestones and Sparkles were added for more bling. Lady Flo is ready for her Steampunk Party!

Do join in our fun challenge and stand a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from Octopode Factory! See you there!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Cheerful Steampunk!


It's time for a new challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
The theme, as you might have guessed (VBG) is Steampunk and our generous sponsor this time is The Octopode Factory.  The images we played with are excellent for Steampunk themed projects.

I decided to make an ATC and use very modern colours. In fact, I coloured with some fat Neon wax Highlighters.The image I used is Steampunk Lady Flo. She has this look of Mary Poppins with her little umbrella and frilly skirt. I printed a larger image of her on some Steampunk background I found here. The cut-out of Lady Flo is added with some foam tape to look like she has a shadow behind her while she is flying through the sky.

Here she is a bit closer:

Hope you like her and will join in the challenge.

Do visit Lily's shop because there are more fabulous images!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Coming up Orange Week 2


It's week 2 of the Coming up Orange challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

It is another chance to show off the fabulous designs from our sponsor Lunagirl. Do yourself a favour and stop by her store, there are some beautiful products to feast your eyes on!

My choice for this week is from her Orange Sheet. I kept it simple to showcase the Revue Poster to it's best:

Some coloured cardstock, a few dots of glitter and some Gelly Roll highlights, and there you are!

Here is a close-up.

Hope you feel inspired to make something orange!

Do visit again!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Taking Time...


The theme at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge is :Take Time for you!

There is one thing that I really love doing, and that is reading. The ultimate 'Me Time' is spending time with a book, some background music and no worries about time...

My ATC says all that: The part of the clock doesn't show any time, the red music score is the music that is just there in the background, some printed text for the books and reading. The back of the text paper is a collage effect with the flowers and some text showing. It really looked pretty and creates a relaxed feeling. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  It is the perfect sentiment for any book lover. The rhinestones signifies golden moments with my books. (I had to decide between pearls and rhinestones, but 'Pearls of Wisdom' was maybe pushing it a bit...LOL).

Well, I hope you like it:

Here are the Rhinestones up close:

Do visit again!

I'm entering my ATC in Challenge#19 at ATC's and Cards with Attitude where the theme is Anything Goes.

For the Love of Shoes!


I love shoes! High heels are my favorite. There is just something about putting on a pair of heels, it elevates the body and the mood. It makes one feel fabulous and ready to conquer the world!

I have a pair of red heels that I wore in a play for a few minutes. They are a size to small because we couldn't get any when we were looking for red ones. They are killer shoes, in more ways than one! Five minutes on and the aches in my toes start, 15 minutes and I don't feel my toes. Will I ever get rid of them, no, never. I might not wear them again, but I love them!

So in honour of my pair of Red Suede Shoes, I present to you the Vintage Shoe by Robert Jackson, this time in Patent Leather:

The theme at Jackson's Digital Expressions is Anything Goes with Brads/Eyelets and here is a close-up of the eyelets I added.

And here you can see the Patent Leather I created with the Glossy Accents:

I hope you like my CAS red card and will join us in the challenge.

I'm entering my card in Challenge#19 at ATC's and Cards with Attitude where the theme is Anything Goes.

Rainbow Paisley


Another card for Jackson's Digital Expressions CAS week. The theme is Anything Goes with Brads/Eyelets.

I'm using Design by My Heart Pieces, our sponsor for the week. Do visit her blog to see all the pretty images she has!

This is such a super simple, super quick card. The image was printed directly on to the card. The colours were then sponged onto the card. Add a touch of glitter and voila!, finished CAS card! Can it be easier?? I doubt it!

Here is the card:

And a little closer:

Do join us in the challenge!

Bride of My Heart


It's a new week, a new month and a new challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

The CAS team is hosting this week. We also have a wonderful new sponsor, My Heart Pieces, with such pretty images.

The theme is Anything Goes with Optional Brads/Eyelets.

My first card is a white card, using the Pretty Bride from our sponsor. I decided to use mainly white and just add a whiff of pink to the image. I punched white daisies and added some Liquid pearls to the corners. I know it isn't quite CAS, but it is clean in colour!

Here is my card:

A little closer view:

Hope you feel inspired and will join the challenge!

Do visit the My Heart Pieces website, there are some freebies available too!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Mucha Orange


It's a new week and time for a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Our challenge this week is all about the colour Orange.

We also have a generous sponsor, Lunagirl, whose collage sheets are just fabulous.

It is sometimes so much fun to work with a coloured image, especially when making a 3-D project.
That is exactly what I did with the Mucha girl image.

Once I started cutting, I actually realised how much detail there is to this wonderful image. I can see so many possibilities!

I added an uncut picture to 2 layers of orange shades of cardstock. I cut the head out of the second layer and just the 'cap' part out of the 3rd layer. Glossy accents and some Jelly roll add some sparkle to the image. 2 rhinestones on a sparkly panel anchors the image on the card.

Here is my card:

And here are a few close-ups:

And a different angle:

A close-up of the image:

I hope my project has inspired you to try something different and use the colour orange. Do not forget to join the challenge!

And do stop by at our sponsor!