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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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!

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Rene

Fly or Swim

Welcome!

ATC no 2 for the Lunagirl Bathing Beauties Challenge!


The image was supplied by Lunagirl, the little stickers from my stash, the wings a Penny Black stamp (Winged Angel - appropriate name!), the writing my own, the DP from my stash.

I always look at the collages of women with wings and I can never find what might work. The sizing was just right for this image and stamp. I stamped it 3 times, 3 different colours and in the end I really like how it turned out. I'm a bit of a CAS girl, so maybe this needs more in some peoples eyes...

Hope you will visit again!

Hugs

Rene

I'm adding my ATC to the following challenges:

Use Your Stamps (personal Challenge) - Penny Black Stamp used

Geisha Pinup

Welcome!
 
The Bathing Beauties Challenge at Lunagirl inspired me to make some ATCs.
 
My first ATC:
 

The image is from a collection of Vintage Geishas I downloaded a while ago from Far Far Hill. Their website is really worth a visit, they have some fabulous downloads!
 
Giftwrap was used as background paper, the image was printed on photo paper and added, 3 punched flowers with flatback pearl centres (cherry blossoms) adds some balance. Just to finish it all off I added 2 stamped images from PSX - cherry blossoms & a Good luck sentiment.
 
I hope you like my creation and will visit again!
 
Hugs
 
Rene
 
 
I'm adding my ATC to the following challenges:
 
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge #56 : 1 (punched flower), 2 (Photo of Geisha, stamps), 3 (patterned Background paper)
 
Use Your Stamps (personal challenge) - 2 stamped images used

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Some more Male!

Welcome!

Our challenge at Crafting By Designs for this week has a male theme!

This is my second card using an image from Bugaboo Stamps.

 
The first time I saw this image and sentiment, I thought it was just so funny, actually punny. Gus is such a grumpy old character that can get way saying anything. Gus Tidbits - WTF is perfect for that character that needs a smile! The sentiment is so clever! Go and have a look around at all his other sayings!

I used parts of background images I found to create the workshop. The image was coloured with pencils.

Don't forget to join the challenge and do visit again!

Hugs

Rene

Friday, 14 June 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Welcome!

Time for a new challenge at Crafting By Designs!

The theme: Anything Goes with a twist: Father's Day, Men, Male! Yes, anything with a male theme will be eligible!
Sponsor: Bugaboo Stamps.

I've made 2 cards for the post, but I'm posting them separately:

My first card using Guy BBQ:


 Braai (The South African word for BBQ) is one of the things that most men learn from an early age - almost a rite of passage...LOL. Each one has their own way of doing it, the fire, the wood or charcoal, the grid. So I see BBQ as one of the things you associate males with.

BUT: I can make a mean braai myself, but they don't have to know that! In fact I love doing it!

The Bugaboo image is just so perfect! I added some DP from TLC that just popped and helped create this fun card. Sentiment from Papercraft Inspirations.

I hope you will join the challenge!

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Hugs

Rene

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:

Digistamps4Joy - For the Men in our lives.

 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Ooops!

Welcome!

I totally forgot to add my card & tag for the "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafting By Designs.
So rather late than never, here they are:

 
 
Dilly Beans sponsored the challenge and supplied the DT with the delightful images. The more I work with the Dilly Beans images, the more I enjoy them! Do visit Megan's shop, you'll be delighted too, I'm sure.
 
The Sugar Skull was totally new for me. And did I have fun and learnt so much about this tradition from Mexico. No, this is not my last card using this image.
 
I fell in love with Amalia the moment I laid my eyes on her, because I can see so many possibilities still. I kept the tag quite simple, but I love how she turned out.
 
I hope that you will still join our challenge. Julia is our host and the DT really made some fabulous creations, all using Dilly Beans images, all really lovely & inspiring. What are you waiting for?
 
Oh, and do visit again!
 
Rene


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Women, beautiful Women.

Welcome!

It's week 2 of the "My kind of Gal" Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

 
I've used the lovely Time for Beauty #2 generously supplied by Gingerloft Digital Stamps for us to play with. The colouring was done with pencils, the image fussy cut & then layered onto purple & lavender cardstock before it was added to the marble card.

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Rene

Diva

Welcome!

I've made a card for the challenge at Lunagirl Moonbeams.
The theme is Diva.

 
The image I used is from the collage sheet Parisian Beauties by Retro Café Art.
I added a touch of lace and some glitter pen and let the diva shine for herself. Hope you like my simple card.
 
Do visit again!
 
Rene