Friday, 29 August 2014

Red bow

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This lovely digi is from JenLee from Digistamp4Joy and is August's progressive challenge digi. Paper is from Special delivery by Helz Cuppleditch. There are some stripes on the background and on the images. The new is the bell on the bow. Die is from Spellbinder.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #264 - Sketch
Digistamp4Joy August Christmas progressive challenge
Crafts4Eternity R#191- Tic tac toe - Add some bells,use some die cuts, add something new
Completely Christmas #26 - Anything goes
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge CC0826 with twist of adding stripes
Christmas Stampin all year round #25 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a lovely weekend.
Hugs from Africa

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Happiness is....

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Happiness a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne. Such lovely words and it fitted the image (Butterfly Belle), from Jen Leefling from Digistamp4Joy, so well. The designer paper is Burleigh Blue from Do Crafts. The dies are from Marianne's design LR0111 & LR0112, probably some of my very first dies I ever bought. Finale touches of glitter and brads. I did finished the card on Tuesday afternoon, but due to a power failure of more than 26 hours I could not post it.

Challenges I'm joining:
Glitter 'n Sparkle #99 - Butterflies
The Outlawz Wednesday challenge August 20-26 - SC082014
Marianne's Design Divas - Anything goes with minimum of 3 Marianne's products
The Crafter's cafe #79 - Dies and punches
Crafting for all seasons #84 - Monochromatic
Freshly Brewed - August challenge 2 - Glitter galore
Tan-Tastic Tuesday #50 - Anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - Use your stash

Have a great day.
Hugs from Africa

Friday, 22 August 2014

One summer evening....

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We have a typical winter's day here, today. Bright blue skies but with a chill wind cutting right through you. Ideal day to craft. This is Victorian Octavia Muppet from Lacy Sunshine. It is a freebie for the Facebook contest. My designer papers are from True Romance from Kaiser Craft. The two memory box dies are Virtuoso Music & Climbing Vine. I used some glitter on her hair and for something different I added some confetti butterflies with flowers from my stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Creative Craft Cottage #26 - Colour & Sketch
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #49 - Square cards - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy #23 - Die-cuts and flowers
As You Like It - Favourite 2 embellishments - Dies, flowers and bit of bling
The Crafter's Cafe #77 - Square Cards
Little Red Wagon #251 - Confetti
Lacy Sunshine Facebook contest - Victorian Octavia Muppet

Have a blessed day.
Hugs from Africa

Saturday, 16 August 2014

A round of golf

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It is an overcast chilly day here. Ideal day for crafting or spending time being cosy since it is a Saturday. It has been a while since I made a male card, but somehow when I saw this colour combo Gus from Bugaboo came in my head. The die is from Spellbinder - Fleur De Lis Rectangles. The designer paper is from The Spring Drop collection from First Edition. The button is part of Dress it Up golf collection that I bought a while ago and the brad is just for fun. The emboss folder is Swiss Dot from Cuttlebug.

Challenges I'm joining:
Incy Wincy Designs - Colour pallette
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  - sketch
Southern Girls - It's all about texture
Craft and smash - Destination: Vacation
Sister Act Card #70 - Anything goes
Polkadoodles #33 - Fun in the sun

Thank you and have a blessed day!
Hugs from Africa

Friday, 15 August 2014

Together makes life complete

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A time for another wedding card, a bit more versatile this time, since it can be used as an anniversary card too. Took the sentiment from my Inspiration station book. The papers are from White Fern stack from DCWV - hope the Berries will do with the dots twist & The Pebbled Stack from DCWV. Dies are from Sizzix and I tried my new liquid pearls in Copper Pearl from Ranger. My choice for the other 2 colours are cream and weathered wood with twist of dots.

Challenges I'm playing with:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #262 - Sketch though I did not used their twist of watercolours
Crafting by Design - Polka dots
Crafty Creations #269 - Flower power
The Paper Shelter#169 - Punches and dies
The Sisterhood of Crafter - Favourite colour - Always shades of white
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge CC0812 - Bronze, cream & weathered wood with the twist of dots
Digistamp4Joy #98 - New

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs from Africa

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Kick up heels

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I want to show you this cutie that I have done with JJTand S birthday from Bugaboo. The designer paper if from the Spring Drop stack from First Edition. So appropriate with spring around the corner for the southern hemisphere. The border die is from Nellie Snellen.

Challenges I'm joining:
Stella says Sketch SSS213 - Sketch
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge CC0805 with the twist of dots
Craft your Passion #225 - Sweet treats
Milk Coffee #2 - 2 or more dies
Penny's Paper-Crafty #189 - Anything goes

Thank you for the visit
Hugs from Africa

Celebrating with Birthday stash

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Today I'm playing with my stash that I received for my Birthday. Even the Freebie from Miran was made available on my Birthday. It is so special. I'm also playing with one of my favourite colours. I tried hard to do it in a shabby chic style with some distressing. The die is called Gold Ivy from Spellbinder and the corners are from Marianne's design LR0285. The sentiment is also taken from Inspiration Station - Betsy Flot. Papers from Weathered Stack,  DCWV, White Fern Stack, DCWV, Miss Empire, KaiserCraft.

Challenges I'm joining:
Art by Miran Challenge #11 - Anything goes
Creative Moments #48 - Anything goes/sketch
Crafting by Designs - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Digi Choosday #31 - Shabby Chic/ Vintage
Charisma Cardz #17 - Buttons & Bows ( buttons are on the butterfly)
Cute Card Thursday #333 - Lots of Lace
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #75 - Lots of Layers

Thank you for the visit.
Hugs from Africa

Monday, 4 August 2014

Memories of France

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When I saw this cutie from Aurora Wings, I immediately had a flash back to France in summertime when the fields were filled with dandelions. Unfortunately I never took a photo, so it will only be in my memories. I used papers from First Edition's Hide Away stack, that I thought compliment it a bit. The corner punch is from EK Success and the dies from Spellbinder.

Challenges I used as inspiration and wants to join are:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #46 - Anything goes
Aurora Wings #5 - Sprite delight (she has a lovely sunflower sprite available a freebie)
IDIC #223 - Rectangular or square
Sweet Stampin challenge - Bingo time - Laca, ribbon & pearls
Totally Gorjuss #247 - Flowers
Sketch 'N Dies #12 - Sketch
Come and Get it challenge - It's all about dies

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa