Wednesday, 27 April 2016

For the Men!

Welcome! 

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs.

The challenge is to create a project/card for a man/boy.

 Our fabulous sponsor is  Sami Stamps
 

I've picked  Snowflake Cocoa
Here is my card:


I've made a collage to show the little spoon with tag.




I'm adding my card to the following challenges:


 
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Rene

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Ribbons and Lace

Welcome! 

It is time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs.

I am the host and the theme is Ribbons and Lace.

The challenge is to use ribbon and/or lace in our creation.

Our fabulous sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, another favourite of mine!

 

I could play with the sweet Swan Enchantress
 

Come and join our challenge!

AND

We also have a Design Team Call here if you would like to join our team!

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Rene

Thursday, 7 April 2016

You are Beautiful!

Welcome!

It is time for a new challenge at Crafting by Designs.
I am the host and the theme is 'You are Beautiful'.
The challenge is to make something for yourself, a card, a gift, a treat.
Our fabulous sponsor is Lunagirl.


I covered a little box with a lovely sea-green paper
 then decorated it, 
adding one of the images from the Daydreams Collage Sheet.


This is the top view. 
I still need to decorate the box some more. 
It is now my dream box and I will fill it with good wishes and dreams, 
and whatever pleases me. 
I hope you like my little box.

Please come and join our challenge!
You have until April 12th.


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Hugs
Rene

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Flowers and Birds

Welcome!

I decided at the last minute to join the Lunagirl Spring Flowers & Birds Challenge.
A few days ago I printed out some images from GeckoGalz and the Vintage Birds Freebie was just perfect. It had birds and flowers in almost all the the pictures!

No, you are not seeing double, I made a second card. Actually, I made an ATC with a bird image from the same sheet. Luckily it has flowers in it's beak.


I fussy cut the bird, added some glitter pen detail. The ATC base has some script background. Doily bits were distressed with Night Sky Versamagic ink, and added on opposite corners. A beautiful cerise paper rose adds a colour pop. The pretty bird flies onto the card to deliver it's blossom. Yes, only after I downloaded the photos did I realise that the bird's tail is not showing too well. Tomorrow, in daylight, I will take a better photo.


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Rene

Birds and Flowers

Welcome!

I decided at the last minute to join the Lunagirl Spring Flowers & Birds Challenge.
A few days ago I printed out some images from GeckoGalz and the Vintage Birds Freebie was just perfect. It had birds and flowers in almost all the the pictures!



My card uses one of the images. I rolled the picture and added some Distress Ink. This was added onto 2 layers of marble paper and one satiny paper on a wine card. A gold sticker strip, ribbon and punched flowers with bead centers finishes off this card with a vintage feel.

Unfortunately there are shadows, it show the dimension, but maybe it is time to build that light box.

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Rene

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Shabby Chic Easter

Welcome!

The Gecko Galz have a Chabby Chic Easter Challenge going.

I really like their images, but I must be honest, Shabby Chic is a challenge for me.
I had a good look through my images and I found something I can use on the 'Color of Art' Sheet that was a freebie in the October 2015 Blog Hop.


The lady is holding an object that looks like an Easter Egg and I'm sticking to my observation.

Background: Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar Collection
Frame: Dark brown from stock
Ephemera: Doily, sticker, ribbon, beads

I hope that my interpretation is Chabby Chic enough for the challenge.

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Rene

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Add a Button!

Welcome!

Time for a new challenge over at Crafting by Designs!

We were asked to button up.



Our fabulous sponsor Beccy's Place supplied the pretty Petite Paris image.

I coloured with my pencils, added 2 layers and a button. It looks a bit like the moon, doesn't it?

Come and join the challenge and stand a chance to win images from Beccy's Place!

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Hugs

Rene

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Sparkling Bride

Welcome!

There is a new challenge at Crafting By Designs with the theme: Winter, Glitter, Sparkles

Our generous sponsor is Sami Stamps.



I used Lily Bride to create my sparkly card. (I just love all those pretty brides!)
It is summer in South Africa, and quite hot at the moment, so I just went for the sparkle!
Brides always sparkle, come winter or summer!

The bride was coloured with pencils, cut and layered on sparkle card and fixed to the card. I then used some glue to add lines for the ultra fine Crystal glitter.

I'm adding my card to the Sami Stamps Challenge #33 - Add a little Sparkle


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Rene

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Joy!

Welcome!

And another ATC!
Not bad, since that is what I want to focus on some more!


The image I found here: Magic Moonlight

 I partly covered the ATC base with patterned paper. The image was layered on black & kraft. The writing was done with a white pastel pencil. Some black & gold twine add a final touch.

I'm adding my ATC to the following challenge:


Lunagirl Moonbeams - January Challenge - Babies and Children

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Rene

Sparkly Child

Welcome!

Another ATC!

I found this lovely image here: Magic Moonlight


The ATC base was covered with scrapbook paper with a little sparkle. I cut 2 pieces of paper from my stash in similar colours, stamped some dots with Versamagic Turquoise Gem and Hero Arts Tiny Jubilee Dots. Tiny punched flowers and Waterfall Stickles add the final touches.

I'm adding my ATC to the following challenges:

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge - Make it Sparkle
Lunagirl Moonbeams - January Challenge - Babies and Children

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Rene

Make it Sparkle

Welcome!

The new year has started and many ideas have been running through my head. I had the idea of creating more ATC's and doing all kinds of creative stuff. Well, at least I've started with the ATC's

At Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge blog there is always something to inspire.
In fact, one can actually peek at upcoming challenges and be ready, so hopefully I will be.

The challenge this week is 'Make it sparkle'. Well, that is quite straightforward, add some glitter and bling, and it sparkles...but, I wanted to think a bit further. What else sparkles? Eyes? Eyes seeing beautiful things or flowers or something special.

That is what my ATC is all about:


The ATC was started with a cut base card. I cut the 'eyes behind the veil' from an advert leaflet and covered the whole base. Then I added some stamping with a tiny doily stamp and Starlite Black Brilliance & Versamagic Cloud White. The ring was cut from another leaflet, but it didn't sparkle enough, so I added 3D glue and Crystal Ultrafine glitter. I punched some flowers from soft rose paper and added some glitter and rhinestones after sticking them down.  

I'm adding my ATC to the following challenge

ATC around the World - Challenge #13 - Anything Goes


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Hugs
Rene