Saturday, 31 March 2018

Last angel

Freshly made sketches has this sketch
When I made this Christmas card a couple of years ago I made 4 colour versions of it. Grey , silver and white. Today I am showing you the last one. (Just for the record I preferred the white)
I used a small square ink pad and ran it along the cardstock to make the blue stripe. Then I pricked the pattern and stitched it.
Watercooler challenges have this challenge
so I will be entering it there too.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Ink: Artic Blue
Pattern: Chomikuj
2 april

Thursday, 29 March 2018


CASology has this cue
Recently a friend's mother gave me a bag of cross stitching magazines and they got me all enthusiastic about cross stitching again.
My Mom is moving in April and when I saw this pattern I knew it would be perfect.
I had a lot of fun and have now got a bigger project planned.
I machine stitched the competed project to the card stock.
I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge were it's
'Anything goes"
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Key charm
Crochet cotton in white
Pattern: Cross Stitcher Issue 202
Evenweaver: some that came with the magazine, sorry don't know the count
Elna sewing machine
4 april

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Floral Frenzy

'Floral Frenzy'
I made another little tag from the recycled calendar pictures

I will also be entering this over at The flower challenge where it's

and at Addicted to CAS where it's

Card stock: 180gsm in white
                    200gsm in pink
Liquid Pearls in gold and platinum
Kindy Glitzin' Glam in iridescent
26 march

Monday, 26 March 2018


I made a second version of yesterday's card and it fits the top line of Tic Tac Toe challenge perfectly
Card stock: 160gsm in kraft
Paper: 80gsm in green
           Cars: Unknown
Sentiment: Computer generated
Baker's Twine in brown and white
27 march

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Male inspiration

Watercooler challenges have this challenge

I used it to make a card for my oldest nephew
My inspiration

Source: Jennie

Card stock: 160gsm in kraft
Paper: Free download. Source Unknown
Sentiment: Computer generated
Paper: 80gsm in red
26 march

Saturday, 24 March 2018

One Third

AAA cards have an unusual challnge
We are to made a card by using only 1/3 of the space and leaving 2/3 blank. A real CAS challenge.
I made this Christmas one.
I hand drew the shape and then stitched it.

I will also be entering this at Addicted to CAS where it's

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Glitzin' Glam in iridescent
31/31 march

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Light Blue, layers and Lemon

Butterfly spot challenge has this colour wheel
I used the light blue, lemon and layers options
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Paint chip card in blue stripes
Gold peel off
28 march

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

An orange bouquet

TGIF challenges have this lovely cue
I made another small card
I ill also be entering this at Inspired by all the little things where it's
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scrap
Pattern: Free download but no longer available
Rolfes metallic pen in green
22/30 march

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A new challenge

There is a new Christmas card challenge called CAS christmas card challenge and they have this cue for the month of March
I made a candle surrounded by holly

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Red 80gsm
          Gold 80gsm
Red seed beads
24 march

Monday, 19 March 2018

Pastel colours

Just add ink has this lovely picture
I made a small card using these colours
It's a portion of this larger pattern here.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scrap
Thread: Green: DMC 368
Liquid pearls in gold
21 march

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Birthday Dandelion

Freshly made sketches have this cue
I took a portion from yesterday's card and made this
I will also be entering this at Time out challenges where it is their 4th Birthday
and at Watercooler challenges where it's
Card stock; 160gsm in white
Glitzin' Glam in irredesent
Thread: Purple: House of Embroidery No.14
             Green: DMC 703
             Dandelion:  Prick 'n stitch dandeline 
19/28/19 march

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Irredescent Lights

Sugarpea designs have this inspiration
The colours of the lights reminded me of the thread that I used for the dragonfly's wings in this card
So I will be entering it there as well as a second entry over at Stamplorations CAS challenge
as well as at CASology where it's
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Glitzin' Glam in irredescent
Thread: Blue: DMC 809
Green: DMC 703 
30/18 march

Friday, 16 March 2018

Going Green

Dragonfly journeys has an Irish theme
'Going Green"

We don't really celebrate St Patrick's Day here in South Africa so I used it to make a Christmas Card

I started with a white Base card stock, covered one side with green paper and then added a slightly smaller piece of green paper over the white side and repeated this with white paper on the green side. Then I pricked and stitched my tree
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in green and white
Thread: White: DMC Blanch
Bugle beads an white and green
Seed beads in red
17 march

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Monochrome Tags for a baby

Simply less is moore has this theme
Some more tags today I'm afraid
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Pentel gel pen in blue
Bought satin applique bib embellishments
Washi tape in checks
Die: wPlus Timeless tags 2

16 march

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Just add water

Just add ink have this cue
I made a small swan card with some water
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: recycled soap wrapper
Glitzin' Glam irredescent
14 march

Tuesday, 13 March 2018


'Easter/ Spring'
I used this to make a Spring gift tag
I made it a double layer, cutting the top tag a little smaller that the bottom. The picture is from a lovely calendar given to me by my youngest nephew, it was a fun raiser for his school.
I added some glitter and liquid pearls to finish off
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Scrap of green
Glitzin; Glam in iridescent
Liquid Pearls in platinum
Die: wPlus timeless tags 2
19 march

Girl Power

'Girl Power'

I made some tags with handbag embellishments

The bags are actually buttons which have had the shanks removed. The sentiments are computer generated.

I will also be entering this over at a new challenge for me Water cooler challenges. where it's

Card stock: 160gsm in white
Scraps of pink and gingham paper
Hand bag buttons
Pentel Fine liner in black
Single hole punch pliers
14 march

Monday, 12 March 2018

Holly tag

Freshly made sketches have this sketch
The top tag of this trio fits the bill
I used a wooden embellishment which I coloured with a felt tipped pen for the zholly. I couple of flat backed gems completed the picture.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Scarp of Christmas paper
Wooden holly
Rolfes metallic felt tipped pen
Flat backed gens
Craft glue
Single hole punch pliers
12 march

Sunday, 11 March 2018

An abstract Christmas

CASology have an unusual cue this week it's
I used it to make an abstract Christmas card
card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: 80gsm in black
Flat backed pearls
Pattern: Design:  New Designs, new projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
             Sentiment: Stitching cards free-words-for-card-stitching
Thread: DMC in noir
12 march

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Whatever the weather

'Whatever the weather'
Recently I made some tags using images from a school fun raising calendar that my youngest nephew contributed some drawings towards. Dispersed amongst the dates where these really cute little pictures and I decided to recycle some of them. This one fits the theme perfectly
A rather 'chilly' bird of prey.
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    200gsm in kraft
Die: wPlus Timeless tag 2
Glitzin' Glam in Crystalline
Liquid Pearls in gold 
12 march

Friday, 9 March 2018

Flowers and anything goes

challenge this month. Here is my cared.
I apologize for the bad lighting. Having moved recently I'm still trying to work out the best time and place to take photos. Obviously I won't be repeating either from this picture!
I will also be entering it at Stamplorations CAS challenge where it's
and at Color throwdown where it's
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free Gingham download: Activity village
Liquid pearls in gold
thread: Green: DMC 368
Die: Edging Die ED 003
25/30/12 march

Thursday, 8 March 2018

No stamping, not square but with yellow butterflies

Butterfly spot challenge have a new one and it's
I chose no stamping, not square and the colour yellow.
Here is my card
My inspiration

Source: Valentines crafts
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    Scarps of orange and yellow
Paper: Scrap from a magazine
Liquid pearls in gold
Pentel fine liner in black
14 march