Friday, 31 March 2017

Die cut Easter bunny

Uniko studio have this great challenge
I made this cute little bunny using dies
I have cut the grassy meadow but otherwise everything else is die cut.
My inspiration
Source: Pintrest
I will alos be entering this over at Inspired by all the little things where it's

Card stock: 160gsm in cream, green and white
                    Pink: Scrap of packaging saved because I liked the colour of the pink
Pink button from my stash
Glitzing Glam in Crystalline
Pentel fine liner in black
21 April/31 March

Thursday, 30 March 2017


Addicted to cas have this cue
These are the little thank you cards I made for my work colleagues at the end of last year.
The felt flip flops are store bought.
I will also be entering these over at Word art Wednesday
My inspiration
Source: Unknown
Card stock: 180gsm in kraft
Paper: Scraps from my stash
Die: Edging Dies
31 march

Wednesday, 29 March 2017



I made another one of these cards

You can see the red version here.

I will also be entering this over at Simply less is moore were we have to

and at CASology where it's

Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   scarp of green 200gsm
Button from my stash
Die: Sentiment: Elizabeth Craft designs 783
        Oval: Spellbinders nestabilies H2 curvedMatting Basics A
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug bark  
31 march/3 april

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

A die and a punch

'Use more than one die or punch'

I have been having a bit of fun with mu cuttlebug lately and this is one of the cards that I made.
I used a die and a punch

To make the blue panel I used a border punch down both sides. and gave the stars some dimension by propping them up on double sided tape.
 My inspiration
Source: Tessa Duck
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    160gsm in blue
Paper: 80gsm in gold
Die: Sizzixx star
Fiskas Star border punch
Double sided foam tape 
29 march

Monday, 27 March 2017

Paint chip gift tags

Just add ink have a colour challenge this time
I'm on a bit of a roll as far as gift tags go at the moment so I made some more
I machine stitched these to the tags which are hand cut. The butterflies are cut from paint chip sample cards.
To complete I did some faux stitching around the edges.
I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Monday Challenge where it's
'Things with wings'
Card stock: Scarps of blue and silver
                   Paint chip sample strips
Flat backed gems
Pentel Fine liner in black

29 march

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Doodling Happy Birthday

Color throw down have these great colours
I used them to make a masculine card
I did a different coloured version here.
I will also be entering this over at Split coast stampers F4A370  where the idea is to
"CASe one of the the cards saved in our Favourites folder on their site.'
I choose to CASe this one by Basement Stamper

card stock: 180gsm in black
                   160gsm in white
Paper: Scrap booking paper
Die: Sentiment: Elizabeth Craft designing 783
Pentel black liner
Flat backed gems in black
Gold sequins
Craft glue 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Lavendar tag

This is my third entry for Sugar pea designs this month
This time I made a gift tag
The lavender paper is a sticker. It is old stock from a soap making factory where it was used as part of a wrapper packaging .
I will also be entering this over at Splitcoast stampers FS528 where I decided to use this card to honour DJ Rant.
card stock: 160gsm in green
Die: Wplus 9 Timeless tags 2
28 March

Friday, 24 March 2017

Polar Bears

I was so excited when I saw the inspiration from Inspired by all the little things for this week.
I had just made a card which has a perfect sky for this challenge
It was a little fiddly placing the circles to make the bears but I love how they turned out.
I distressed the circles with blue ink to make them stand out and tore the card stock before adding glitter to make it look like snow..

I will also be entering this over at AAA cards where it's

and at Casology where it's
'Layer it up'
My Inspiration
Source: Pintrest
Die: Circles: Sizzixx Circles
        Ovals: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Small ovals
Ink: Colorbox Artic Blue
Wobbly Eyes
Flat backed gems in black
Glitzin' Glam in Crystalline
Card stock: 180gsm in navy and white
24 march/ 1 april

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Think Spring

'Think Spring'

Here is my card

I made a different colour version here.

I will also be entering this over at Pinspirational challenges where there is this quote

and at CAS colours and sketches where it's

Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Scrap booking paper
Die: Edging Die ED 002
Thread: Light Blue: DMC 3766
             Green: DMC 703
             Blue: DMC 131
Liquid pearls in gold  
24/27 march

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Sleeping Child

TGIF challenges have this challenge
I love stitching this pattern.
Pattern: Free download from Bergkaarten
Border punch
Liquid pearls in platinum
Silver peel off
23 march

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Using a prize

Butterfly spot challenge have the following challenge
A butterfly with either E for Edges and/ or Mint Green
I made these tags using charms I won from a previous Butterfly Challenge. Thanks Mrs A!
I also edged them with some sticky tape received in the same gift package.
I used some cotton to attach them to the string.
The tags are hand cut.
Card stock: 180gsm in white
                  180gsm in mint
22 March

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hand Made Flowers

"hand made Flowers"

I made some gift tags. The flowers are made using a punch

Originally I saw the idea for these tags on Pintrest

Card stock: 160gsm in blue, pink and yellow
Paper: 80gsm in white
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Swiss dot
Die: Sizzixx Circle
Punch: Large flower
           Small flowers: Olba Bloemenponstang punch with attachment Q006 and Q007 for flowers
Liquid Pearls in gold 
20 march

Sunday, 19 March 2017

An Irish Cow?

Color throw down have a very Irish colour scheme this week.
We don't really do St. Patrick's day here in SA so I did a cow instead.
I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog where it's
'A bit of green'
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Activity village
Pattern: Stitching cards cow
20 /22 March

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The red Carpet

AAA cards have this fun cue
I don't often use Digi stamps but I did go on a course a couple of years ago and this is a card I made then but have never shown. She looks more like Cinderella that a movie star but what the heck.....
I coloured with Water based pencil crayons and blended using mineral turps. The edges of the front are distressed. She was fussy cut and placed on concertina folded card stock.
I will also be entering this over at Word art Wednesday
and at Just add ink where it's
My 'L' is for lady.
as well as at Curtain call challenge where I concentrated on the yellow and blue colours and the repetition of the same geometric pattern
Card stock: 160gsm in cream
Paper: Paper Pizzazz in soft tints
Ink: Coliur box chestnut for distressing
Aqua pencil crayons
Mineral Turps
Flat backed pearls
Ear buds for blending
18 march

Friday, 17 March 2017

Calling all Foodies

'Calling all Foodies'
I made some more tags

and amongst them is one perfect for the challenge

  The tag is hand cut and the sentiment is hand written. I won't be doing that again I really don't like my writing
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Cake: Wooden embellishment
Narrow satin ribbon 
17 march

Thursday, 16 March 2017

A mushroom, a butterfly and an ice cream

CASe this sketch have this sketch

I used it to make a gift tag.

I will be entering this one
The tags where hand cut and the sentiment is computer generated.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Pink: old upcycled envelope
           Stripe: Free download from Google
Butterfly: Wooden embellishment  
Circle plier punch

16 march

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Palest pink Parasol

CAS on Sunday/ have this cue

I love stitching umbrellas so here is my card

The tags are hand cut
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    160gsm in navy
paper: Scrap booking reversible
Thread: Pale pink
Satin ribbon   
17 march

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Who's for Tennis?

Dragonfly journeys has this cue
I made some little cards with a tennis racquet charm on them
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Tennis racquet charm
Embroidery thread in gold
Stamp: Chiswick Exchangeable stamps
Ink: Colour box Scarlet and aqua
15 march

Monday, 13 March 2017

Another Owl card

Color throw down have this great colour combination
I made another owl card

I made this card for a special lady who I have been friends with for over 30 years so I'll be entering it over at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge/ where it's
'For a special lady/girl'
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in blue
          Scrap booking paper in spots

13/15 march

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Gone Fishing

Simon says stamp blog has this challenge
'Make your own Background'
I'm not very goof at this but I did make the background for this card
The rest of the card was pretty simple, some washi tape and a couple of scrapbooking embellishments
Card stock: 160gsm in blue and white
Ink: Color box Aqua
Gold metal dots
Washi Tape: Tape measure
Scrapbooking Embellishments: Lex Pestites 
13 march

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Handing basket

This is my second entry into Sugarpea designs challenge where it's
This time I did a hanging basket of purple flowers
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Border punch
Paper: scrap of mauve
Pattern: Stitchingcards
27 march

Friday, 10 March 2017

Swinging heart

Recently I made this card and it fits the criteria, colourwise, perfectly.
I cut a circle in the kraft topper. Then I used a double die to cut the white circular rim which I secured to the kraft. The crochet cotton was secured to the back to the craft and the entire topper was given some dimension with the use of double sided foam squares.
The sentiment is hand written
My Inspiration
Source: Made with Sparkle
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    200gsm in kraft
Dies: Circle: Sizzixx circles
         Heart: 2 die 4
         Tag: Wplus 9 Timeless tags 2 
White crochet cotton
Double sided foam tape 
10 March