Thursday, 28 March 2013

JUGS # 181

Hi everyone.

... made it in time to finish my card for the JUGS#181 challenge!  With the schools closing down for the autumn break this morning and the coming easter weekend I was running around most of the time to try and keep everyone happy. (Mom's taxi was very busy!).  Finally I have some time now to do this post. 

Here's the inspiration photo from JUGS:

I love these yummy colors ... reminds me of my favourite frozen yoghurts!!

I made this card:

and another photo:

The lovely flowers and the sentiment stamps are from the 'Lean on Me' set by Verve and the matching dies for the flowers is from the 'A CUT above Dies' collection from Verve. 
The border punch I've used is from Upikit.
... not much more to say about this card ... hope you like it!
Thanks for the visit and have a very blessed Easter weekend.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

S.O.U.S for you

Hi everyone.

I've done a card for the Stuck on U Sketches again.  The sketch looks like this:

... and yes, I've worked with my KaiserCraft Lavendar Haze Collection of papers again and created this card:


The colors are very soft and I love the hint of lilac. 
The dies I've used are the Reverse Wonky Rectangles nestabilities by Spellbinders and the Leafy Flourish from the MFT Die-namics range.
The sentiment stamp is from the You and I set by Verve (vs-0160).
The sweet little flowers are from Prima Marketing (#55682, #557348).  I've added a lilac organza bow to my flower arrangement and rounded my card off with three pearls.

I love how this card turned out!  Hope you like it too!

Thanks for the visit and have a great day!!


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

VLVMar2013 Week 4

Hi everyone.

My card for the final week of the VLVMar2013 challenge at the SCS forum.  The sketch for week 4 looks like this:

My card:
I'm still busy with the KaiserCraft Lavendar Haze Collection papers!  My husband has put me on a tight budget so I can't just buy as many sheets of paper as I used to in the past - I have to finish what I've got before I'm allowed to shop again!!   (Be warned, I've still got some of this paper left so you'll see it again, here!  Hope you like it as much as I do!)
I've shaded the edges of my sentiment panel slightly with Stormy Sky and Black Soot distress inks from Ranger.  The sentiment stamp is by Verve (VS-10-PJ084).  The dies I've used is part of the Labels One Small Nestabilities by Spellbinders as well as the Prima Donna Petals and the Fancy Flourish of the Die-namics range by MFT.
I've rounded my card off with a pearl and some rhinestones.
I'll be back later with another card I've made this morning.
Thanks for the visit and I would love you to leave a comment.
Happy crafting!


CAS(E) this Sketch #20

Hi everyone.

Last night I unpacked my whole box of stamps to see what I've got to use for the sketch over at    CAS(E) this Sketch #20.  This is the sketch:

I discovered a lot of stamps I have forgotten about!   I came across this little guy and I thought he would be perfect for this sketch.  Just look at him:

I think he is sooooo cute and cheerful!  I got him as part of a set that came as a free gift with a magazine I bought ages ago.   Here's another photo:

The sentiment is part of the You and I set by Verve.  The 'U' is part of the A CUT above Dies by Verve.
I've added three rhinestones at the top to round off my card.

Hope you like my little hedgehog!

Thanks for the visit and have a great day!

Monday, 25 March 2013

MFTWSC116 Birthday wishes

Hi everyone.

Can't believe it's Monday again!!  But it's the last Monday for this term!!  Schools are closing down for the first break of the year on Thursday, so next week I can get up a bit later in the mornings and I love that!  I have to admid - I love staying in bed till .... (no, I won't tell you. LOL!!).  Specially now that our weather is getting a bit cooler and one can feel autumn is here, there is no bigger treat than spending time sleeping till the sun is high up in the sky!    That's something a mum doesn't have the priveledge to do often, hey!

Well, let's go back to cards, now.  I've done a card for the MFTWSC116 challenge.  Here is the sketch for the week:

and the card I've made:

Some more photo's:


I've shaded all my edges with Stormy Sky and Black Soot distress inks from Ranger and inked it with a DewDrop Brilliance Lightning black ink pad.
I've lifted the flower petels a bit by adding a small piece of foam tape underneath each. I've put the pieces of foam tape quite far down at the bottom of the petals so that it does not show and spoil the look of your flower.  I think the flower turned out very nice.  The die I've used is the Botanical Beauty Set by MFT.  I've added a Leaf Filled flourish (also by MFT) underneath the flower and rounded it off with a pearl in the centre of the flower.
The sentiment stamp is part of the Borderline set by Verve.
The patterned papers I've used are from KaiserCraft (Lavendar Haze Collection).
I've finished it off with three more pearls at the bottom.

That's my card for today.
Thanks for the visit and have a lovely Monday!


Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mojo for You!

Hi everyone.

In SA we had a public holiday on Thursday and the schools had Friday off as well, so yes, it's a lovely longggggg weekend for us!!  Yesterday we went fishing at the lake with the kids.  It was a lovely day and we got home after dark.  Today, after all the lovely weather we had lately, it is cold outside and we even had a bit of rain.  I have been busy with some scrapbooking, but I still have to post my Mojo Monday card for the week.  The sketch by Julee looks like this:

Here's the card I have created:

and a close-up of the flower:

Supplies I've used for my card:

Paper:  BoBunny (Gabrielle collection, # 12GSS61)
            KaiserCraft (Bundle of Joy collection, P1099)
Stamps:  Verve (You and I, vs-0161)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Dies:  MFT Die-namics (Royal Leaves)
           MFT Die-namics (Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose)
Satin Ribbon

That's it for today!  Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thanks for the visit.

Monday, 18 March 2013

JUGS180 & CTS#19

Hi there again for today. 

Nearly time to go to bed for me, but I want to post a card I've made this afternoon, first.  This is the first time that I have combined 2 challenges into one card.  The challenges I'm playing with are the color callenge over at JustUsGirls and the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this sketch.


I've made this card:
I've kept it very CAS and I love the orange and green color combination.
The stamps I've used are by Verve (VS-09-PJ016 & the Borderline set). 
The dies are from MFT (Die-namics, Leaf-filled Flourish) and Spellbinders (nestabilities).
I've added a pearl to the centre of the flower.
I have really started to enjoy doing CAS cards now. 
Thanks for the visit and I would love you to leave a comment!

VLVMar2013 ... the best day ever!

Hi everyone.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and that you are ready for a week filled with creativity!!

To start my week off I'm posting my card that I've made with Friday's sketch at the VLV forum at Splitcoasstampers   The lovely sketch by Maureen looks like this:

At one stage I used to add big paper flowers to all my cards.  These flowers are available in the most lovely colors and vary in sizes.  For this card I have again used 2 of these flowers and I think they work perfectly here.  I've added a third flower in the centre to make a nice focal point.  Here's my card:

Some more photo's:

I don't work with blue very often, but I got these patterned papers at a local craft shop on Friday and I just had to make a card with it.

The supplies I've used for my card are the following:
Paper:  KaiserKraft (Lavender Haze Collection, P1104, P1107)
Stamp:  Verve (Wishing You set, vs-09-035,  Borderline set, vs-0172)
Die:  MFT Die-namics (Leafy Flourish)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Flowers:  Petaloo (# DI 1318-704)
                Prima Marketing Inc.  (#557348)

That's it for now.  Have a lovely Monday!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Just Us Girls #179

Hi again for today.

I'm back with my card for the JUGS#179 challenge for the week.  It's technique week and the challenge is to use a negative die.  I think I have only once before done something similar so it was a lovely challenge to see what I can come up with.

This is the card I've created: 

Some more photo's:

I love this butterfly stamp by Kaisercraft and I've colored it with ordinary colored pensils.  I've die-cut the butterfly and adhered it to a bright blue background.
The outside panel with the negtive die-cut I've mounted on foam tape on the blue background panel and then everything was adhered to the card front.
I've added some pearls to make a nice frame around the butterfly.

The butterfly stamp is part of a set by KaiserCraft (Bonjour)

This card is very different from the cards I usually make, but I think I like it!  Hope you like it too!

Till next time.

Mojo284 Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.

It is an absolutely beautiful day in George! Yes, it's beginning of autumn is South Africa and we have some of our best weather this time of the year. Can't wait for the schools to close for the first holiday break of the year to have some fun time out with the children. We love hiking and we always take a picnic basket along and enjoy spending time in nature.  There are some lovely hiking routes in our area and then of cause there's the beach as well!  It is such fun spending time outside and appreciating mother nature  (I think I'm more excited about school holidays than the children!)

Well, back to my card for this week's sketch challenge with Verve at the Mojo Monday blog. This is the lovely sketch by Julee:

... and again I have used papers from the "Rondelle Collection' by Prima Marketing Inc.  My card looks like this:
Here are 2 close-up photos to show a bit more detail:

Supplies I've used for my card:

Paper:  Prima Marketing Inc. (Rondelle Collection)
Stamp:  Verve (VS-10-PJ034)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
         Ranger distress ink (Bundled Sage)
Dies:  MFT Die-namics (Winter rose)
          Verve (A Cut Above Leaf die)
Border punch (Knock Outs by American Crafts)
Satin ribbon
Sewing maschine

Thanks for the visit and I hope you like my card!
Have a lovely day.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

MFTWSC115 Birthday Wishes

Hi there, everyone.

It's Wednesday again and there's a new sketch at the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers.  This is what the sketch looks like:

I love working with the 'Rondelle Collection' series of papers by Prima Marketing and I've followed the sketch and made this card using it:

IRL the colors are slightly darker than what it looks like in the photo.
Here's a close-up of the little flower and you can also see that I have done some sewing around the edges of the panels:

All the supplies that I've used are the following:
Paper:  Prima Marketing Inc., Rondelle Collection (#844615, #844592)
Stamp:  Verve (Borderline set)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
Dies:  MFT Die-namics (Flower Trio & Leaf trio, Leaf-Filled Flourish)
Satin ribbon
As always I've had a lot of fun making this card!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my card!


Monday, 11 March 2013

MFTWSC114 For you

Hi everyone.

Back again with my card for the MFT sketch challenge for the week. 
The sketch looks like this:

I love this paper by MME so much that I have made a few cards with it, including this one:

Here's another phote:

I've used a kraft base again. 
The MME papers are from the 'the sweetest thing' range (#ST1086, #ST1075).
The dies are all from MFT (Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish, Leafy Flourish and Botanical Beauty) and Spellbinders (Nestabilities).
The sentiment is from the 'You and I' set by Verve.
I've used Ranger distress inks (Antique Linen, Walnut Stain) to shade the edges of my background panel.
I've done some sewing around the edges and added some pearls to round off my card.

That's it for now.  Hope you like my card!

Off to see what I can do with this week's Mojo Monday sketch!

Till next time, happy crafting.

VLVMar2013 Week 2

Hi everyone.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and that you're ready for the week!  Can't believe we're nearly halfway through March!  Time does fly hey!

The VLV sketch for the second week of March looks like this:

I decided to work with a kraft base and combined it with some MME papers.  My card looks like this:

Here's another photo and a close-up of the flower:

The supplies I've used are the following:
Paper:  MME (the sweetest fhing, #ST1086, #ST1075)
Stamp:  Verve (Birthday Phrases)
Dies:  MFT Die-namics (Prima Donna Petals, Leafy flourish)
          Verve (Pennant Trim VSDC-041)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black 
         Ranger distress ink (Antique Linen, Walnut stain)
Bakers twine, pearls.
Well, that's it for this lovely Monday morning.  Wishing you all a super week with lots of time to be creative!!




Saturday, 9 March 2013

CAS(E) this sketch #18

Hi everyone.

First time I'm taking part in the challenge at CAS(E) this sketchThe sketch for challenge #18 looks like this:

I made this card following the sketch:

I've used a border punch by Upikit to do the scolloped border and added a strip of washi tape.  The sentiment stamp as well as the banner dies are from Verve and the cute little butterfly stamp is part of a set by Crafty Individuals.  I've added some rhinestones to round it off.

I do not do a lot of CAS cards, but I quite like how this one has turned out.  Hope you like it too!

Thanks for the visit and have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

S.O.U.S Little things

Hi everyone.

I have played along with the card sketch on the StuckOnUSketches blog again this week.  I love the sketch by Sandi Clarkson.  Here it is:

My card looks like this: 

and here is another photo and a close-up of the stamped image and sentiment:


I just love this vintage pram and the sweet little sentiment that goes with it!  It is the itty bitty set by unity and simple stories.  My background panel is build up of 2 panels as in the sketch, but in the photo's it does not stand out very clearly.  I have used the front and back of a dp by MME and with the shading that I've done with distress ink, the two panels look like one in the photos.  IRL one can see that there are in fact two panels.

All the supplies that I've used are the following:

Paper:  MME (the sweetest thing, #ST1075, #ST1081)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black
         Ranger distress ink (Antique linen, Walnut stain)
Stamps: Itty bitty set by unity and simple stories
Satin Ribbon

This is the first time I have used this stamp set and I had a lot of fun creating this card! 

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Happy crafting