Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Chilled

AAA cards have a winter theme
 
 
My winters never get that cold so the only 'Chilled' things I do are Christmas cards
 
 
A digistamp coloured in with aqua pencil crayons and some liquid pearl snow added.
I machine stitched the snow and then added some glitter glue
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Aqua pencil crayons
Mineral turps for blending
Liquid pearls in platinum
Glitter glue
3 feb
 

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Gone Fishing

'Layer it up'
That is not something that I often do but here goes
 
 
There are 4 layers on this card
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    200gsm in kraft
                    Recycled calendar in oatmeal
paper: Stripes: download from Word publisher
           Red: 80gsm
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
Wobbly eyes 
31 jan

Monday, 29 January 2018

Polka dots

Ther is another challenge over at Tic tac toe challenge
 
 
I did the Polka dots, neutral and free and made another mushroom tag
 
 
I doodled some grass in a fine liner and added faux stitching to finish. The tags are hand cut
 
Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white
Old dictionary page
Mushroom post its
Pentel fine liner in black
Metallic gel pen in white
Single hole plier punch
30 jan
 

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Birthday star

Freshly made sketches have this sketch
 
 
I made this card for my youngest nephew
 
 
The Happy Birthday was printed on the computer and the banner was written by hand
 
My inspiration
 
Source: Unknown
 
 Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white and turquise
Cuttlebug
Pentel fine liner in black
Die: Sixxiz star
        Banner: Spellbinders Nestabilies Nester Pennants
Double sided foam tape
29 jan
 

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Open it

Time out challenges has a quote
 

 
Mine is a Christmas gift
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Gold peel off for edging
31 jan

Friday, 26 January 2018

Cookies

 
My card
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: White 160gsm
                    Oatmeal: recycled calandar
Nylon ribbon
Corner punch
Gold bugle beads
paper: 80gsm in green
2 feb
 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Baby

Pinspirational challenges have this inspiration
 
 
and here is another one of a set of baby tags made using little satin motives I bought
 
 
I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where it's
'Tag it'
 
 Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Windows Publisher
Bought fabric embellishment
Pentel fine liner in black
Cuttlebug
Die: Tags wPlus9 Timeless tags 2
        Circles: Sizzixx 8 circles
29 jan
 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Make a scene

Split coast stampers F4A413 's new challenge is
 
'Make a Scene'

I cheated a bit as I didn't make up this scene it came like this!

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in cream and white
Thread: DMC E135
Double sided foam squares 
26 jan

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Something old, something new

Uniko studio have a challenge every 6 weeks and this is their new one
 
 
As you will see I'm having fun playing with my new die. The sentiment stickers are the old. My Mom found them when she was tidying up. Who knows how long she has had them!
 
 
 
I will also be entering this over at  where it's CAS on Sunday
'Love'

and at Dragonfly journeys where it's
'The power of red'
 
My inspiration
 
Source: Amelia B
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and red
Paper: Scraps
Cuttlebug
craft glue
Die: Memory box Butterflt heart
Liquid pearls in gold
Peel off gold numbers
Stickers sentiments

24 jan/23 feb
 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Glimmer

CASology has this cue
 
 
 
I will also be using this to honour Karen over at  Splitcoast stampers FS572 where I choose this card of hers.
 
This is another one of the cards I discovered while tidying my craft room last year. I used a stencil and dabbed the ink onto the black card stock/ Adding some embossing powder for emphasis.
 
Supplies:
Unfortunately I can't remember any brands or colour names
 
 
 

22 jan
 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Hooray for Birthdays

Dragonfly journeys have this cue
'Hooray for Birthdays'

 
 These where made with a Die which I received for my birthday at the end of last year. This is the first time that I have used it.

I will also be entering this over at Butterfly spot challenge where it's
Butterflies and Z for an extra fold or/and colour peacock blue/green

Just add ink where it's

 
(My new is the die, it was a Birthday gift)
 
Tic tac toe challenge where I did the top row
 
 

and at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge where it's
'Add a sentiment'
 
My inspiration
 

Source: Unknown
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: 160gsm in white
Cuttlebug
Die: Memory box Butterfly Heart
Craft glue
Scraps of carstock in different colours
20/24/31 jan

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Critters

Inspired by all the little things has the cutest photo this week
 
I was inspired by the owl


I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where it is
'Birds of a feather'
Supplies:
Card stock: 200gsm in kraft
                   160gsm in white
Self adhesive paper lace in white
Paper: 80gsm in green
19 jan

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Life

AAA cards has a quote for us this time
 
 
Very literally today is the first day of the new school year here in South Africa. I get to meet the new boys in my class and start the new adventure, which is teaching, today.
 
For me this card depicts the kind of year that I would like to have this year. Most of us in the classroom moving in the same direction with only the odd one off course but from past experience I know that is wishful thinking.
Guess life would be dull and boring if we where all the same!
 
 
This is another one of the cards I found when tidying  out so it was made a long time ago. Sadly I have no idea as to supplies or brands.
The border was done with a felt tipped pen.

20 jan
 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Patterned paper

'Use patterned paper'

I made a small card using the same pattern as yesterday.
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
Gold peel off stripes
17 jan

Monday, 15 January 2018

Apricot Flowers

Freshly made sketches have this for us
 
 
Here is my card
 
 
I added some silver faux stitching and a button to complete.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white, apricot and blue
Silver gel Pentel pen
Button from my stash
White crochet cotton
16 jan
 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

End of the holidays

Today is the last day of my summer holidays. They have speed past. I'm sad that they have come to an end as I still have so much that I want to do but I know that as soon as the boys arrive at school on Wednesday I will enjoy being back at work. Two 'Teacher Days' to get organized!

Tic tac toe challenge have a new challenge for us
 
 
I have chosen floral, no sentiment and purple
 
 
 The card on the right is perfect. These are small cards.
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Purple: Scrap of scrapbooking paper
           Pink: Backing card from a packet of stickers
Flat backed gem in purple
Rolfes felt tipped pens in green and pink
16 jan

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Winter Blues

'Winter Blues'
 
The tag on the left is perfect for the challenge
 
 
Sentiment is computer generated
Supplies:
Cardstock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in brown and red
           Blue spots: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
Tree: Wooden scrapbooking embellishment
Snowman: Felt scrapbooking embellishment
Gel pen in silver
Single hole plier punch    

15 jan

Friday, 12 January 2018

New to You

"New to you' inspiration

 
I have never stitched this pattern before, Once I had stitched it I hand cut around the shape tomake a tree.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Free download: Source unknown
Thread: DMC Blamche 
30 jan
 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Seeing Stripes

'Seeing Stripes'



 

I distressed around the edge of the red heart and used a felt tipped pen to do the gold heart.

Supplies:
Red and white washi tape
Pattern: New designs, New projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
Gold peel off
Card stock: 160gsm in white 
12 jan

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Silver and Ultra Violet

Stamplorations has this challenge
 
 
and Simply less is moore have this one
 
 
I have a perfcet card for both challenges
 
 
I layered this topper onto silver paper and then violet card stock
 
Supplies:
Card stock: white 160gsm
                   Purple: office file
Paper: 80gsm in mirror silver
31/19 jan
 

Sunday, 7 January 2018

A dummy tag

 
I used it to make another baby tag, this time with a dummy/pacifier
 
 
I will also be entering this over at both of the Simon Says challenges Monday and Wednesday as they are both
'Something new'
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Windows Publisher
Bought fabric embellishment
Pentel fine liner in black
Cuttlebug
Die: Tags wPlus9 Timeless tags 2
        Circles: Sizzixx 8 circles
Button from my stash 
8 jan
 

Friday, 5 January 2018

White, winter and a snowman

It's not often that I get to play over at Tic tac toe challenge but this time around I had a perfect small card for their White, Winter and photo inspiration column
 

 
Here it is

 
I doodled the snowman myself and then stitched him, some liquid pearls made the snow.
 
I will also be entering this at Sugar pea designs where they have a new challenge for us
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Liquid Pearls in platinum
black beads
pastel pencil in orange 
8 jan

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Nan Cee

Nan Cee is the latest featured stamper over at Splitcoast stampers FS569 . When I saw this card of hers here I immediately thought of a card which I made for a friends birthday. It would be a perfect way to honour her.
 
 
 
I will also be entering it over at Simon says stamp blog.Wednesday Challenge where it's to use
 
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download from Activity village
Flat backed gems in purple
7/8 jan

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Ducks in a row

Heidi is the featured stamper over at Splitcoast stampers FS568 this week. I used this card as inspiration and decided to share this card found in a craft room tidy up earlier this year.

 
 
 Supplies:
All unknown I'm afarid
31 dec

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Best Wishes

Simply less is moore have a sketch challenge this week
 

 
and here is my card
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Oatmeal: Recycled calendar
Paper: Handmade burgundy scrap