Monday, December 16, 2013

So many 'SNOW' challenges

Nearly all the challenges I usually participate in have a common SNOW theme at the moment. It's hard to imagine snow and cold now when our weather here in South Africa is so hot!
So I have made one project to enter into all these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog: Let it Snow
CAS-ual Fridays: Let it Snow
Curtain Call: Sweet Snowflakes
Addicted to CAS: Snowflakes
CASE study challenge
Dynamic Duos: Kraft and Medium Blue
The cut file for the Christmas cracker is from Birds Cards.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dynamic Duos #79

I hope the touch of bling in this card is sufficient for the 'silver' in this week's colour challenge. SAM_0841
Here is the inside of the card:

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Three Challenges

The 3 challenges I used for inspiration are:
CFC #120, Curtain Call and CTS #54.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Clearly Besotted Challenge #6 - Christmas

So glad I finally managed to get some Clearly Besotted Stamps and I can finally participate in a challenge. I have used "Set the Scene" stamps for this card. I first made the shaker tag and then I added it to a card base.

Friday, October 25, 2013

CASology - Week 67 (Country)

Here is my card for this week's CASology challenge. I used the world map as my take on the word "country".

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jess!

It is my niece's 7th birthday today. Happy birthday beautiful girl.
She is having a "Minion" party theme so I made this card for her. The Minion was a free cutting file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. The sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Basics stamp set.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dynamic Duos #74

Here is my card for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge. I decided to try an angled card front on this card.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Muse and CAS-ual Fridays

The CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to use sequins and chevrons.
I was also inspired by the Muse challenge this week. I replaced the flowers with the sequins on the top of the cupcake.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Festive Friday - Star Element

The Festive Friday challenge is to use a star on your holiday project. SAM_0828
I embossed "Radiant Banner" from Hero Arts with an opalescent clear embossing powder and then I sponged over it with distress ink. The image and sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop - September 2013

The challenge this month is to create a card with a wreath on the front of the card. I decided to make two cards for this challenge.
The first one is a general greeting card, where I also tried this week's MIM...using dimensional paste. I don't own any coverplates so I cut a stencil on my Silhouette. I added Lavender Moon ink refill drops to the paste and it dried a"kraft" colour...maybe I added too much.
The second card is a Christmas card.


Also entering this Christmas card in Moxie Fab World's "All that Glitters is Gold" challenge and Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dynamic Duos and Retro Sketches

I used these challenges as my starting point and then I played with some new goodies. Thanks to Hannelie for the link to these cute kiddies dingbat fonts. I cut the little girl on my Silhouette. The sentiment was one I had on my PC and the paintbrush and paint splatters are dies and stamps from MFT.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Owl Card for 2 Challenges

I made this little owl from felt quite a while ago. There just happened to be a couple of challenges at the moment where I could use him at last.

I am entering this card into these challenges:
CASe this sketch #46
Less is more Week 138. The theme is fabric or felt.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Curtain Call - Sunflower Surprise

This challenge is so well timed. Just received my first MFT order on the weekend and it included the Sunflower Die-namics.
Entering this tag in this week's Muse challenge as well. Marion created a beautiful tag on her card. I have created a tag with a single flower as an embellishment. She used the Hero Arts Envelope pattern stamp for the background on her card and I used it as the background for my tag.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge - Fall Edition

The the theme for this week's shape challenge is Fall. I used the Echo Park Tree cut file for my card.
My inspiration came from this card by Ashley Cannon Newell.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays - She's Krafty

Just popping in to enter my card in this week's challenge. The challenge at CASual Fridays was to combine kraft and text.


Friday, August 30, 2013

WMS Pyjama Party - August 2013

I tried my hand at a few of the challenges with this card:

Tie a knot in it - I used the baker's twine
Get Naughty - The whole theme of this card is nautical
Golden Oldies - Most of my WMS stamps I got when this this wonderful company first started up

I used stamps from three different sets on my card. The background stripes were made using the plaid stamp from Off Beat Backgrounds. The label was embossed with a frame stamp from Very Vintage Labels No.5. The sentiment comes from Fancy Phrases.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop - August 2013

This month's challenge is called the "Fast Food Color and Sketch Inspiration Challenge"  You have to pick a colour and sketch combo that appeal to you and then create your project. I flipped the sketch for my card.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Christmas Card

Combining some challenges again with this card. My favourite holiday is definitely Christmas, so the code word from Addicted to CAS got me thinking of the festive season straight away and I used this week's sketch from CASe this Sketch.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Curtain Call and Dynamic Duos

Thank goodness for all the wonderful challenge blogs. They really help keep the inspiration going. I used the Carnival theme from Curtain Call and the colours from Dynamic Duos on this card.
As it is a birthday card I'm also entering it in the Seize the Birthday challenge.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Birthday wishes

Today's card was inspired by the colours from the Dynamic Duos challenge, the sketch from Clean and Simple and this card from Nichol Magouirk.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blackboard inspired

Once again I have made a card inspired by three challenges:
CASual Fridays #111, the use of a button
Fusion #15, where I used the photo and the sketch
CASology #56, I stamped the cupcake as my dessert.