Saturday, 7 December 2013

Sassys Silver Snow

Welcome!

I'm a big fan of Sassy Studios Design!

There was a new release on the blog and a challenge to make a card using Silver and/or Gold.



I opted for silver. I used some embossed strips of mirror card as background.

My Sassy Snowman Pinup was coloured where needed. I layered her on glossy red & white papers.
A little boo-boo was distressed and turned into a little flurry of snow around the Sassy's head.
3 red rhinestones & some Diamond stickles adds a touch of bling.

Hope you like her!

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Hugs

Rene

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Birthday Box.

Welcome!
 
When I received the Birthday cards with Children Digital Collage Sheet I couldn't decide
which 1 of the 8 sweet images to use.
Then I saw this fabulous tutorial for an exploding box!
 I could use all 8 images on 1 project!
 
 
 
(I'll add more photos shortly)
 
Lunagirl is our fabulous sponsor and her DT has joined us for the challenge.

Visit the Crafting by Designs to see all the fabulous projects!
An join the fun challenge!
 
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Victorian Wishes!

 
Welcome!
 
Wednesday is Challenge Day at Crafting By Designs!
 
We have a fabulous sponsor, Lunagirl Moonbeams this week!
 
And we have a Twist in our Anything Goes Challenge: Birthdays!

But that is not all, the DT from Lunagirl joined us! 
The result is a mixture of fabulous creations!
 
My first project is a Birthday card using Victorian Birthday Greetings Collage Set:
 
 
The collage sheet was printed on glossy photo paper.
I cut out 1 of the images, layered it on orange cardstock & crumpled gold paper.
This was added to a purple card.
  
Pop over to join us!
 
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Hugs
 
 
Rene

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sew Thankful!

Welcome!
 
My second card today was made for the challenge at Digistamps4Joy : #80 Stitching (real or faux)
 
 
I covered a card with polka dot paper (shiny wrapping paper!)
I cut 2 layers of cardstock (red & white) and added some faux stitching.
The sentiment was added at the same time - own handwriting.
I decided not to colour the fabulous Corset and Frills, but I did fussy cut it.
The stitching on the corset ties in with the theme so well!
 
I'm also adding my card to the Fab 'n' Funky Anything Goes Challenge.
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Have yourself a Sassy Christmas!

Welcome!
 
I've decided to enter 2 challenges hosted by Sassy Studio Designs.
 
The first is the Dare to Be SassyThursdays #203 where the theme is "Not your typical Christmas".
 
 
 
I have so much orange and purple cardstock left from the colour challenge that I hosted,
that it was an obvious choice for my card.
I found some DP printed with purple images (magazine freebie a few years ago).
All that was left for me to do was colour the gorgeous Santa Pin Up in purple and orange.
My pencils were used to do the task.
A final bit of bling was added with Stickles to give her outfit some sparkle.
 
I'm also entering her in the Guest Design Call for Dec 2013.
 
 
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Rene

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Dressed for the Party!

Welcome!

Time for another challenge at Crafting by Designs!

Rick St Dennis is our sponsor for the Anything Goes with a Christmas Twist! challenge.

This time of the year always reminds me of the Christmas functions and the search for the right dress to wear! That is the reason for my choice of the gorgeous Deco Ziegfeld Girl to create my card! I would love to have a dress like this to wear to a Christmas party:



I coloured her with various pencils, fussy cut her and then added some glitter.
The card was prepared with layers of dark green card, mottled cream card, some gold thread and a gorgeous gold ribbon. Miss Ziegfeld was added with foam tape.

Come and have a look at the gorgeous creations made by the Design Team and while you are there, enter the challenge!

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Hugs

Rene

Monday, 4 November 2013

Cheerful Just for You!

Welcome!
 
I have another card to share.
 
Our generous sponsor is Jellypark Digitals
 
 
 
Neutrals can be added. My image: Vase of Flowers
I decided on yellow flowers and a purple vase .
My pencils did the colouring, glitter glue add some bling and a purple bow ties it all together
The yellow and purple mat is from my stash.
 
 
 
 
 
This is a close-up of my colouring.
 
 
 
There is still more than enough time to enter the challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!!
 
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Monday, 28 October 2013

Trick or treat?

Welcome!
 
I don't celebrate Halloween.
I don't like witches.
 
At The Cheerful Stamp Pad there is a new challenge on : Purple & Yellow.
 
 
 
We received 2 images from Jelly Park Digitals to play with.
One is a cute little witch. Yes, I said that.
She reminds me more of a South African character 'Liewe Heksie' than of a witch.
Or a little girl dressed up for Halloween.

I used purple and yellow and a bit of black to create my happy card.

Hope you like it!
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Stepping inside!

Welcome!
 
Nicolosia stepped inside to find some more orange and purple!
 
 
This is the last of my Nicolosia cards for the moment...
 
Hope you enjoyed them all!
 
 
 
Find Nicolosia here: Lacy Sunshine
 
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Orange and purple again!

Welcome!
 
Nicolosia found a beautiful chandelier shining through another arch!
 
 
 
You can find Nicolosia at Lacy Sunshine!
 
 
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Rene

Caught in the Light!

Welcome!
 
Nicolosia is visiting some more places.
 
 
 
Here she was caught in the light when she passed this lovely arch!
 
You can find her at Lacy Sunshine!
 
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Nicolosia in Paris

Welcome!
 
I promised you some more cards using Nicolosia from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!
 
 
Here she is in Paris.
 
She tried to blend in, but she is hard to miss!
 
 
There is still time to join our challenge over at Crafting by Designs!
 
 
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Hugs
 
Rene

Friday, 25 October 2013

Some More Purple and Orange

Welcome!

I would like to share another purple and orange card using Nicolosia Venice City City Girl from the fabulous Lacy Sunshine range of digital stamps:



As you can see I kept it simple. The embossed panel was turned over and some ribbon was added.
The image was coloured with my pencils and I added glitter in the form of Sprinkles in various colours.


There is still time to add your creation to the Crafting by Designs challenge.

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Hugs

Rene

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

All Goes Orange and Purple!

Welcome!
 
It's a new challenge over at Crafting By Designs and I'm hosting!
 
It's a colour combo challenge : Orange and purple!
 
 
Now you know why my blog looks a bit...ummmh, different! (hope you like it, I do!)
 
 
Lacy Sunshine is our fabulous sponsor!
 
 
 And here is my first card using Nicolosia Venice City...City Girl:
 
 
 
 
Do pop over to come and view the awesome creations by the fabulous DT.
 
 
Watch this space for more creations using Nicolosia! I'm on a roll!
 
Do visit again!
Hugs
 
Rene

Monday, 7 October 2013

Vintage tag

Welcome!

It's week 2 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad's Tag Challenge!



I've made a very simple Vintage Tag using images from Lunagirl, the generous sponsor of the challenge.

The background is sheet music that was offered as a freebie in the previous challenge. I covered the tag and sponged Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Victorian Victorian Velvet using a piece of sequin negative and stick on lace. Ribbon and a single pearl adds a final touch.

Hop over to The Cheerful Stamp Pad to enter your tag!


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Hugs

Rene

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Glittering and Sassy!

Welcome!

The Anything Goes with Sassy Studio Designs challenge is on a roll over at Crafting by Designs.
I'm a big fan of Sassy Studio Designs, so I always enjoy working with Lindsay's images.

This time around I used Jessica Rabbit Sassy that was kindly provided by the sponsors, Sassy Studio Designs.



Oh my, she is just so sexy! I played with glitter that I've had for ages. After colouring and cutting out the image, I used clear glue to colour her glove and then sprinkled the silver glitter. This dried first, before I did the same with her dress and shoes and gorgeous red glitter.

While the dress was drying I made the background. I used the negative of a tag and backed it with black textured card from my stash. The card was covered with red shiny paper. A ruby red rhinestone add some extra sparkle. Jessica was added with dimension tape.

Isn't she just fabulous! That dress does it for her, don't you agree!

There is still time to enter the challenge! It is an Anything Goes challenge, so you can enter any of your current projects, or even 2 or 5 of them. Won't you love to win 4 SSD images!

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Hugs

Rene

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge #27 : Anything Goes

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Many folds!

Welcome!

I've been rather lazy posting the past month or so!

Have patience, I'll catch up, but for today, I would like to enter the 'A Card with Many Folds' Challenge over at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.

Cards with interesting folds intrigue me, but I must confess, when I get to the 15th little triangle or little shape that I must cut & measure, I always wonder what possessed me. Eventually, when it all gets together and everything is stuck down, I'm normally pleased with the results.


 
Here is my Diamond fold card using the Jaunty 1892 Hat Digistamp by RickStDennis  inside the card. The papers are bits from my stash. Final touch is an organza bow.



Here it is closed. ( I'm still working on a closure.)

I'm entering it in the Lunagirl Moonbeams Autumn Challenge - Autumn colours

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Hugs

Rene

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Sassy Birthday

Welcome!

My Sassy Birthday card using Sweet Cupcake Sassy, a Friday Freebie.

The card is for the Corrosive Challenge #180. You must use a number. I picked '29'.



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Hugs
Rene

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Celebrate Women!

Welcome!

A new challenge is up at Crafting by Designs!

Our sponsor is Digistamps4Joy!

Here is my 4 creations!




 
More details on each card will follow soon!

Can you tell that I really like working with the Digistamps4Joy images??

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Hugs Rene

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Vintage Children

Welcome!

My card for the Vintage Children challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad:



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Hugs

Rene

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Proudly SA

Welcome!

It's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at Crafting By Designs!

We are showing our country's colours!

The inspiration for my card is our national flower, the King Protea, beautifully photographed on this postcard by Bateleur Publishing CC.


 
Here is my card:
 
 

I've used the cute Russia Honey by Sassy Studio Designs. Her fur hat reminded me of the fluffy inside of the protea. I coloured just the edge of her coat in pink to echo the pink of the flower. The distressed edges of the paper simulates the leaves of the plant. I've added some glitter and 3 rhinestones.

I hope that you will join the challenge!

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Hugs

Rene

Green & Gold!

Welcome!

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting By Designs!

Our theme this week is to create a project using your country's colours or the colours of your flag.
This is my second card.

Our National Team's colours are Green & Gold, and Gold is an important metal in South Africa.


I've used the fabulous Katniss Girl of Fire by Sassy Studio Designs to create my card. I've coloured her twice in 2 colourways - Green & Gold. My 2 Sassy's also represents a bit of the spectrum of people that lives in my country.
They walk on a bright yellow & green background, anchored by 4 gold rhinestones.

I do hope that I've inspired you to join in the challenge!

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Hugs

Rene

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Vintage America

Welcome!

Week 2 of the 'From the Past' challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Sponsor: Vintage Image Craft

I used an image with an American Theme for my ATC:

 
It is such a pretty image. I was going to use it on a card, but could not find the right papers. Maybe it will still become a card.

Hop over and take part in the challenge!

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Hugs

Rene

Balance

Welcome!

I'm on a bit of an ATC roll! It is because there are a few deadlines to meet and an ATC is a bit quicker to make, not always easier!

My ATC was made with the 4th image of the CDAC's Progressive Challenge : Hawaii Girl, kindly supplied by BacktoPaper.



The background I've done a while ago when I was playing with papers and background ideas, suing pages from magazines and brochures. The sentiment : 'Find your balance' was added then, but it still needed something. I coloured the girl in softer shades to contrast with the background. I like how she still stand out against the strong background. I used 3D tape to add her to the background.

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Rene
 

Blue Fairy

Welcome!

My little Blue Fairy got a bit lost on her way to the garden, but I hope she will get there!



The cute image is from Vintage Image Crafts. I added some Liquid Pearls & a touch of glitter to this very simple ATC.

I'm adding my ATC to the following challenges:

Lunagirl : #4 Garden Fairies (she is just playing with the butterflies, I'm sure she'll go back to the garden later...)
CDAC : Inspiration Challenge : Picture was supplied - blues, neutral & water

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Hugs

Rene
 

Garden Fairy

Welcome!

I've made a cute Garden Fairy ATC using an image from Vintage Image Craft and some punched flowers & glitter:



I'm adding this ATC to the Lunagirl challenge : #4 Garden Fairies

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Hugs

Rene


I'm adding this card to the CDAC Anything Goes Challenge

Baby Shower!

Welcome!

It is the last day of the Progressive Freebie Challenge at CDAC and I've just finished my 3rd round card!!

It is a cute image from Nana Vics Digitals:


I'll add the details later! I must go and link my project to get the last digi!!

Hugs

Rene

June Wedding


Welcome!

I've made another ATC with the wonderful Bride image from Vintage Image Craft!


I 've added some stick-on lace & rhinestones.

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Hugs

Rene

I'm entering my ATC in the following challenge:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog : #90 June Wedding (It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere so it is the perfect month for a winter wedding!)

Little Crate

Welcome!!

How do I do this every time??

I almost missed making my project for the Duo-Challenge! Well rather almost too late than never!

The template this month is a cute crate. Here is mine:



I've recycled a cereal box to create mine. I added some cardstock and DP from Basic Grey.

Two copper washers added with hot glue and a little button adds the final detail.

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Rene

I'm adding this card to the CDAC Anything Goes Challenge
 

Monday, 24 June 2013

From the Past

Welcome!

Time for a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

The theme: From the Past
The sponsor: Vintage Image Craft


I just fell in love with this Vintage Bride and decided to use her on an ATC. I added ribbon, pearls and a rose.

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Hugs

Rene


I'm adding this card to the CDAC Anything Goes Challenge

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Seasons

Welcome!

A new challenge is up at Crafting by Designs and I am hosting!

The theme is Show your Season!

The wonderful Delicious Doodles is again our sponsor.

I've used the lovely Harbour Scene to create my cards. I'm sharing my cards here, but will post separately on each one:

 
 
 
I hope that you will come and join the challenge!
 
Do visit again!
 
Hugs
 
Rene
 
 


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Autumn Sunrise

Welcome!

The theme at Crafting by Designs is Show your Season.

Delicious Doodles is the sponsor and I used Harbour Scene to create my card.

 
Autumn (fall) is my favourite season! The days are still warm and the crisp nights are bearable. The colours of nature tones down to softer warmer shades and lovely shades of oranges and even reds can be seen. I love leaves, and especially all those shades of orange!

The image was coloured with pastels and a tiny bit of Vintage Photo Distress Stickles was added. I matted the image on orange card and added it to a kraft card. I know it is simple, but I wanted the image to really shine here.

Hope you'll visit again!

Hugs

Rene

I'm adding this card to the CDAC Seasonal Fun Challenge

Misty Morning

Welcome!

The theme at Crafting by Designs is Show your Season.

Delicious Doodles is the sponsor and I used Harbour Scene to create my card.


On my way to work, I drive past some trees, long thin trees. The trees are in a low lying area and it is often foggy there, especially when the seasons change from summer to winter. One morning, it was really foggy and the sun was up. Those trees looked so beautiful, almost surreal in the field.

I tried to create a misty morning with the torn vellum overlay. The ribbon & bow just asked to be added and I'm happy with the spot of colour. Oh, some Diamond Stickles adds a final touch!

Here is a side view:


I hope you find this inspiring and will come & join the challenge,

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Hugs

Rene

I'm adding this card to the CDAC Seasonal Fun Challenge

Memories

Welcome!

The theme at Crafting by Designs is Show your Season.

Delicious Doodles is the sponsor and I used Harbour Scene to create my card.

 
I overlaid the image with printed vellum. The vellum has writing on postcards as design. I added some stamping : a steampunk watch and keys. Mother of pearl buttons echo the seaside, holds it all together on a kraft card.
 
I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it! There is something nostalgic about it, something quaint. In a way it reminded me of places I visited, especially as a child.
 
The watch is a symbol of the times gone by, the keys of doors that were opened and new possibilities.
 
As a teen and young adult, I was an avid letter writer and I had many pen pals and always kept contact with my friends. That was before emails (LOL) and even after. Email has taken over here and I'm trying to keep up. Through the years, I've lost contact with my pen pals and friends, but the past few years, and especially this last year, I made contact with old friends again! It is almost as if the seasons have made a full circle and I'm so grateful to have a chance to build on those friendships again!
 
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Hugs
 
Rene
 
 
 

 

Monday, 17 June 2013

For the Birds

Welcome!

The theme at Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge Blog for this week's challenge #88 is Birds, Nests and Eggs.

Here is another ATC made with an image from Vintage Image Craft that fits this challenge just perfectly.


This is just the prettiest poster girl advertising chocolate & cocoa! I didn't want to add much to it, just added a blue frame & some flat back pearls.

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Hugs

Rene
 

Birds & Babies

Welcome!

I've been on a bit of a roll with ATC's.

The theme at Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge Blog for this week's challenge #88 is Birds, Nests and Eggs.

While looking for images on Vintage Image Craft for an upcoming challenge I came across the cutest images that fits this challenge just perfectly.


The first ATC I made with an Easter image, probably a card. The image was printed on photo paper, then layered on blues & rust and finally on a cream ATC base. Little blue flowers cover the sentiment and liquid pearls is used for the flower centers as well as some decoration. Gold glitter is added to the spots of the eggs.

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Hugs

Rene

You're Sweet!

Welcome!

I had some blogger issues last week, so I couldn't do a post for the new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. So it is a double this week!
Our sponsor : Far Far Hill - they have a fabulous selection of images and backgrounds. Worth the visit!
Our theme: You're sweet.

We were supplied with lovely & sweet (pun intended) images and background digital papers to create our projects. The images were mainly cupcakes and confectionery.

I tried something. I printed my choice of images onto sticker paper. These stickers I fussy cut out & added to my cards. NO Glue! The background papers I first cropped and only printed out small panels of what I wanted to use. This saved on ink! Yes, it worked so well.

Making your own stickers with coloured images really saves on time and I think is a cool way to make a batch of cards.

Here are my cards. Week 1:


Panel of background paper and 3 cupcake stickers, some glitter pen & voila! I'll add the sentiment once I know what I'm using it for!

Week 2:


Panel of background paper, Cup & Cupcake sticker, touch of glitter pen. Quick & easy once everything is ready!

It was really yummy to work with these images & papers and I will make some more of these cards!

I hope that you enjoyed this visit and will join our sweet challenge!

Hugs

Rene


 

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Another Bathing Beauty!


Welcome!

This is my third ATC for the Lunagirl Bathing Beauties challenge!


Lunagirl put a few images on her blog to add some inspiration for the challenge and this image is the one that started it for me. That is why I'm ending with this one! We are allowed 3 entries, so I will use the other images at a later stage.

It is an amusing image, rather risqué for that era, almost strange. I printed the image out a bit more saturated to pop the colours. Love my printer - can do this without touching the image as such! I like the almost garish look. It reminds me of old photo albums and old greeting cards as well.

The corners were made with gold card, the blue back was rubbed with gold metallic pastel and the gold bow echoes the bows on the girl's stockings.

I hope you will visit again!

Hugs

Rene