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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Merry Monday #121

This is the first time I am participating in a Merry Monday challenge. However, I am a big fan of the Merry Monday challenges as I love Christmas so much. I got a free pinecone and greenery cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables and this seemed the perfect challenge for it. Don't have any plaid ribbon so I stamped my own plaid for the border panel using Off Beat Background stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Have a Sweet Day

This week's theme at AAA Cards is, "Enjoy Summer Foods".
I got the free ice-cream popsicle cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables and was so happy to be able to use it on this card.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #175 (Third card)

I am really enjoying this week's MIM technique. There are just so many options...unfortunately, many of PTI's first dies were on a single base so they cannot be used for this technique. Nevertheless, I have many dies that I can use. Next, I want to use some word dies.
My third card uses Beautiful Blooms 1 and Happiness in Bloom Leaves dies and Happiness in Bloom stamp set.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PTI Make It Monday #175 (Second card)

My second MIM card uses a Spellbinders circle die and 'Wreath for all Seasons' stamps.

PTI Make It Monday #175

This week on PTI's MIM your project must use a creative border created with non-border dies.
I have really enjoyed this week's technique and still have so many ideas for more cards.

My first card uses 'Enjoy the Ride' stamps and matching die.

Monday, August 4, 2014

3 - in - 1

I used the inspiration from 3 challenges to help put my card together.
The sketch came from Retro Sketches.
The challenge at Addicted to CAS is to use GOLD on your project.
The technique is watercolour and that is this week's challenge at AAA Cards.

I stamped with Distress Inks, then I spritzed with water and painted around the stamped images. The sentiment and parts of the leaves were embossed with gold.