Friday, 27 November 2015

Get Ready!

Welcome!

It's a new challenge at Crafting By Designs!

Our theme: Get Ready For Christmas.

My card using the beautiful Elaine Cox Christmas bird from Sweet Pea Stamps:


I used pencils to colour the image and added some glitter with a gelly roll.

Sadly, Sweet Pea Stamps closed, so in a way this is a great way to say thanks for all the pretty images through the years!

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Rene

Thursday, 26 November 2015

B & W Princess

Welcome!

My card using the progressive Freebie from Sassy Studio Design Face Book Group: Princess Feather Portrait.

I used the Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2:


I kept it B&W with touch of glitter from my Gelly Roll.
3 little feathers add to the theme.
Pencils used: 4B, 6B, 8B

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Rene

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

We see the star!

Welcome!

What a month!
All my plans to do the 30 cards were stumped by work!
Work puts food on the table, so I will continue as soon as things normalise.

It was fun to be the Guest Designer for November at Deedees Digis!

And, the progressive challenge at Deedees Digis I cannot miss!

Here is my card using the super cute Polar Peace!


There is still time to join!

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Rene

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Day 5 - Remember them

Welcome!

11 November is observed as a day to remember the end of World War I, but also those who died in war and hostilities. In the USA it is Veterans Day. The day is also called Poppy Day or Armistice Day.

I want to use one image in different ways to create different types of cards. That image is the little church from the Now & Forever Set.


I've 'planted' some poppies in the garden.The image was layered on red and black card stock from my stash. I created the background with soft pastels. The punched flowers continue the poppy theme.

Pop in again tomorrow to see what I've done with the little church!

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Rene

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Day 4 - GDT Spot

Welcome!

The day has arrived when I am introduced as the Guest Designer for the month at Deedees Digis.


I'm rather excited, because one never knows what the reaction will be of the regular followers of the blog. I had a few ideas up my sleeve, but in the end decided to go with this card for the reveal:


I've used the gorgeous pre-coloured basket from the Autumn Harvest set. The patterned papers compliment the image and some 3D-gloss adds texture and interest.

The sentiment is from the Sending Love Set.

All the autumn colours are so pretty. I was born in autumn (April here in the South), that is most probably why I have such an affinity for autumn colours and leaves and pumpkins! ;)

Pop over to Deedees Digis and have a peek around. I've given Zella some information that you might find interesting. There are also links to challenges and of course the shop!

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Rene

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Day 3 - Seasons

Welcome!

The past few days we had a variety of seasons. It is supposed to be summer, but we had one of the worst rainstorms in decades. The Cape is a winter rainfall area and does not get that much rain in summer. We had the heat and cold and even the pleasant.

I love summer, but I do try to enjoy each season in it's own way.

That is what this card says:


I used the sentiment from the 'In Season' Set

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Rene

Monday, 2 November 2015

Day 2 - Pitter Patter

Welcome!

 It's Monday and day 2 of my 30 Days of Cards/Projects. Keeping this one a bit more open, then I can slip in the odd tag or ATC or even a box or some other project.

The main idea is that I'm using a digital image from Deedees Digis for the month of November. That will enable me to use my prize as well as celebrate my Guest Designer spot.

Today's card is all about the rain that fell yesterday!
We are so grateful, because we really need the rain. Summer can wait, water is more necessary!

Here is my card:


Details of card: Umbrella : Chance of Showers
Coloured with pencils, background created with soft pastels and a silver pen, matted on blue gloss card.

Here you can see all the posts.

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Rene

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Day 1 - Feeling Blessed

Welcome!

Today is the first day of November. It is supposed to be summer in Cape Town, but it is pouring with rain and there are even flood warnings in certain areas. It is cold, not summery at all!

I have won a GDT spot at Deedees Digis with my entry in the World Card Making Day Challenge as well as a $10 coupon to spend in the shop! That means extra digis that I can use, but when? 


Easy peasy! I have decided to make a card/project for every day of November using the Deedees Digis that I have. That means 30 days of showing something new. I'm definitely making a few Christmas cards, but I've decided to make a variety of projects. Using images in more than one way is also on my list, and I will be using pre-coloured images and colour some myself. Are you excited yet? I am!

The GDT posts will be published at Deedees Digis on a Wednesday and I will correlate my post on that day with some extra info on the making of the project. Yes, it might be a card, an ATC, an up-cycled something, really, it is still happening here in my workroom!

I am really so glad this month is starting on a Sunday. Deedees Digis have some lovely scriptures and sentiments. For today's project I have decided to use one.

Here is my card:


I have used the dove from the Endless Beginnings Set.
The sentiment is also from the Endless Beginnings Set.

The sentiment was layered on matte gold and green paper and added to a white card.
The dove was fussy cut, added with foam tape to the card. The beak and rose was highlighted with 3-D gloss.

I will add the links as they get published on the 30 Days Page.

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Rene