Wednesday, December 31, 2014

AAA Cards - Game 31 & SYSC #5

The challenge at AAA Cards for Game#31 is "to use some gold".

The challenge at ShowCASe Your Style is to add at least one die cut to your card. I used MFT's Layered Champagne Glass Die-namics

Friday, December 26, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - December 2014

This month's challenge is to use both silver and gold on a single project.
I was inspired by these beautiful cards by the talented Jennifer McGuire.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Colour Throwdown #321

I haven't joined in with a Colour Throwdown Challenge in quite a while but this week's colours were just so lovely I was inspired to make a card. Have been making so many Christmas cards that it felt good to make a Birthday card instead.


The Card Concept - Make a Tag


I made this tag with two challenges in mind:
The Card Concept - Challenge #24 where I feel my tag fits in with the 'clean and layered' style  and Addicted to CAS - Challenge #53 where the background patterned paper has dots.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop - November 2014

The theme for this month's hop is 'Snow'.
I used some snowflakes from Winter Swirls for the background, which I layered with vellum. Then I used die cuts and stamps from Winter Penguin and adhered them on top of the vellum to create my little winter scene. The sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #20.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Krafty Christmas

The theme at The Card Concept is 'A Krafty Christmas'.
Here is my entry for the challenge. I think this card falls into the 'Clean and Layered' category.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Less is More #198

The theme this week at Less is More is "More than one tree".

I used die cuts from Marianne Design to create the scene. The sentiment is from PTI's Think Big Favorites #20.

ETA -  also adding this card to this week's CASe this Sketch challenge.

Festive Friday #44

Die cut pine sprigs and cones from an Impression Obsession die to make the wreath. The sentiment is from PTI's Christmas Poinsettia.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #134

This lovely cut file is from Bird's Cards. The bows are really silver but the surrounding colours are reflected in them. The sentiment comes from PTI's Holiday Lights.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Silent Night

Here is my card for this week's challenge at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog. I used stamps from PTI's 'Star of Wonder' stamp set on my card.

Festive Friday #42

Here's another Christmas card using the inspiration photo from Festive Friday Challenge blog. I used the Tim Holtz 'Festive' stencil to create the background. The sentiment is a stamp from PTI's 'Holiday Photo Finishers'

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Holidays

Made another card for this week's AAA Cards Challenge. Coloured in using distress inks and then spritzed with  Perfect Pearls mixed with water.

Sprinkles and Smiles

Inspired by two challenges when coming up with this card:
AAA Cards - watercolours
Addicted to CAS - Stencil

I cut the jar using my Silhouette Cameo then coloured it by swiping it through Spun Sugar distress ink mixed with water.  I then swiped Worn Lipstick distress ink on my Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and spritzed it with water and then stamped the jar with the stencil.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Holiday Joy

Entering this card in two challenges:
AAA Cards: MacGyver Challenge - create a card using the following five items: kraft, vellum,                            glitter, a stamp and a holiday.
                     For this card, I cut the Spellbinders poinsettia from vellum, I stamped the dot panel                              and the holiday seniment, I used kraft cardstock and I adhered a glittered strip.
Merry Monday Challenge: Use stripes, polka dots or both on your card.
                                            I stamped a polka dot panel.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #90

When I saw this week's sketch at CTS I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I was inspired by this tag by Angeline Yong Jeet Leen.

AAA Cards #18 - Watercolour

The challenge at AAA cards is to create a card with watercolour techniques.
Jennifer McGuire has so many wonderful watercolour technique videos on her blog. I saw this technique and tried it for my card.

Foxy Friend

Moxie Fab World has a 'foxy' challenge on the go at the moment. I got this free cut file from SVG Cuts and was glad to use it for this challenge. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Merry Monday - Wreath

This week's challenge at Merry Monday Christmas challenge is to use a wreath on your card.I really love the traditional Christmas colours but I decided to try a different colour scheme for this week's card. I think the pink and silver look great together and I'm quite happy with how this card turned's also quite easy to mass produce.

Best Wishes

Made this card with two challenges in mind:
AAA Cards - Create with Stencil Style
Colour Throwdown #307

I used embossing paste with my stencil to create the background texture and I used the colour combo from the Colour Throwdown challenge.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stamp-a-faire 2014 Meet and Greet

Hi, it's Lee from Johannesburg, South Africa here. So looking forward to the day's events. Always love learning new tricks and techniques. Going to be a bit hectic with the time difference and fitting in all the family activities for the day too. Hoping to participate as much as possible.

This is me and my daughter, Robyn. Still winter here and a very chilly weekend too. My daughter always has to look at my cards and give her opinion, which is always very valid. She is very sporty but also enjoys crafting now and then.

Monday, August 18, 2014

CASe This Sketch #88


This is my take on the CTS challenge:

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Festive Friday #38

Lovely colours but definitely not my comfort zone for Christmas. I am quite a traditionalist when it comes to all things Christmas. I took quite a literal approach to the inspiration photo and this is what I managed to come up with, with the challenge at Festive Friday.