Friday, 2 December 2016

Beautiful old people

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What a busy month that has past. Can't believe it is December already, it feels like I have missed a month. Even Blogger has a new look since I last opened it. Hopefully it is good thing.
With everything going on and me being away, I came home to no internet and I could not post this project before the end of November. This was November's digi for Digistamp4Joy's Facebook challenge. I made a birthday card for a lady whom will celebrate her 80+ birthday in early January. The sentiment was on my table for a while now and the colurs just came together with the paper from Dovecrafts' back to basics IV.

Challenges I took my inspiration from:
Aud Sentiment #169 - Anything goes with sentiment
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Challenge - 29 November - Monochrome
The Outlaws Wednesday Sketch Challenge - 30 November
Digistamp4Joy #131 - Anything goes with twist of adding sparkle

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Fuchsia, my favourite

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I've been busy organizing this year's Christmas fair at our church. A new challenge, although I have been part of the organizing team for a few years. It starts on Monday and is lasting for the whole week. I sure do look forward to it. On the other hand it is not my favourite time of the year in blogland, since I do not celebrate Halloween what so ever. I made this card for one of my bible study ladies whom will celebrate her birthday in November, just after the market. It is our freebie from Margy, for this month's progressive challenge over at Digistamp4Joy's facebook page. This is my favourite flowers and I decided to use one of the less know colours and added a bit of shine with peel-offs in the corner and in the ribbon.

Challenges I used as guides:
C.R.A.F.T challenge #387 - Add ribbon, sparkle and shine
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge SC102616
Penny's Paper Crafty #301 - Anything goes
Digi Choosday #Wk 43 - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #317 - Add a border

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!

Friday, 30 September 2016

You R so special

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Tomorrow is world card making day! Unfortunately I'll not be able to play tomorrow, but I just had to play with this freebie from Margy of Digistamp4Joy on Facebook. Designer paper is from DCWV's The all about girls stack. The sentiment I took from Hannelie at Desert Diva.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Tuesday Morning sketches #371
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 27 Spetember - Inspiration photo with purple as main colour
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday 29 September - Anything goes
The Outlawz Festive Fridays FF093016 - Do something nice day!
Craft Rocket challenge #25 - Ribbon/Lace
Crafty Ribbon #169 - Ribbon/Lace

Thank you and have a fantastic weekend and can join in the world card making day celebrations!
Hugs from Africa!

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Me time

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Can't believe it is already at the end of September.....where did the year go. So before the month end I want to post my Digistamp4Joy's FB progressive challenge's project. I did colour the image at the beginning of the month, but somehow could not finish it. The designer paper is from First Edition's Spring Drop and the sentiment is from my scrapbook stash.

Challenges I'm joining:
Aud Sentiment #165 - Anything goes with sentiment
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 28 September
Digistamp4Joy #128 - Anything goes with colour twist - Yellow, Fuchsia & baby blue
The Crafty Addicts # 25 - Designer paper
Sunny Day Crafting #16 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a pleasant day!
Hugs from Africa!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

This one's for Zoey

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This is an image from Conie Fong - Flowers on the beach. Such a beautiful image. I made this card on request for a 2 year old in shades of purple. The designer paper are from Paper Flowers and First Edition's Spring Drop.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge 14 September 2016
Conie Fong's Facebook challenge for September - Polka dots and stripes.
Digi Choosday wk 38 - Anything goes
Crafting With Dragonflies #66 - Fairies/Fantasy
Sunny Day Crafting #15 - Anything goes
Crafty Friends #40 - Monochrome

Thank yo and have a fantastic day!
hugs from Africa!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Birthday special

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I had a special request for 2 birthday cards on Thursday, but I spend the most of Friday and the whole of Saturday next to the hockey field. Our under 13 team made it to the finals and shared gold by drawing the game 0-0, but with 8 seconds shootout they lost 2-1. But they surprised everybody and a I think themselves too, to go all the way. Yesterday I had time to put my papers together and I made time to colour my image - Fancy from Saturated Canary - today. The designer paper is from Scruffy Little Cat, Crafter's Companion.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 13 September - Monochrome
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #98
Come and Get It - Lots of Layers
Dragonfly dreams - Monochrome
Broken Fairy #11 - ATG with twist of girlie cards
A Gem of A Challenge #178 - Female cards
One Stitch at a time #271 - A special day

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Mayde's puppy bathtime

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This is Mayde's puppy bath time from Lacy Sunshine. The have a quick competion on facebook with the challenge of using as much colours of the rainbow. A bit to busy for me, since I'm more on colour coding, but the inspiration phote form The Outlawz triggered the busy background. I think they had more the books on their minds, but I took the lines and colours as my inspiration. The designer paper is from Basic grey's Lime Rickey paper pad.

Challenges I'm joining:
Lacy Sunshine Facebook challenge
Sweet Stampin' - Cute and cuddly
Crafting by designs - Ribbons
Creative Craft Cottage #71 - Spot/stripes
The Outlawz Colour challenge
The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge

Thank you and have a lovely day!
Hugs from Africa!

Spring is here

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Here in the southern hemisphere the temperatures have risen and everywhere the is a new colour popping up....especially green, though we are still waiting for a good shower of rain. To celebrate spring I used Spring flowers from Conie Fong and my designer paper is from First Edition Hideaway, was inspired by Double D's on the farm challenge. On Facebook Conie Fong's challenge this month is spot and stripe, I opted for a bit of different spots and stripes with the flower dots and lace stripes.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Crafty Catz #337 - Anything goes with option of no square cards
Crafting By Design - September - Anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #368
Double D - Down on the farm (yellow sunflowers and picking flowers in the field)
Penny's Paper-Crafty #294 - Anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #71 - Spots and/or stripes

Thank you and have a lovely week-end!
Hugs from Africa!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Patched life

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I have to admit I have struggled with this year's August. I have torn my ligament and just as I thought I can look life in the face again without my cask, I got a terrible flu. I was in preparation for a Warrior Race by end of September and I had to withdraw due to no more preparation. At least I got my curtains done and I am preparing for our annual Christmas fare at the end of October.

This is the image from Liesie for our Digistamp4Joy Facebook progressive challenge for August. I manage somehow to finish it in time. My designer paper is fro First Edition's Hide Away. I received a whole sack of odds and ends lace from one of my Bible study ladies and I could use this beautiful piece to finish the project with some roses.

Challenges I used as guidelines is:
Digistamp4Joy #127 - Anything goes with optional twist of adding roses
Sunny Day Crafting #12 - Anything goes (They are the new 'kid' on the blog, pop over and join them)
The Outlawz Colour challenge CC0830 - Inspirational photo wiht twist of adding lace
The Outlawz Wednesday challenge SC082416

Thank you and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Never to old

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It has been a while since my last post, but we were a bit on holiday to one of my favourite destinations: Botswana. What a lovely country and we had such a good time with friends for 10 days. Then it was cleaning up time and finally I made some me time.

This is the digi for Digistamp4Joy's FB progressive challenge for July. I used designer paper from First Edition's J'Adore and kept it clean and simple for a change.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
613 Avenue Create #186 - Image, sentiment, solid paper, flowers(hope the flowers of image will do) & ribbon
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #362
The Outlawz Colour challenge CC0726 - Monochromatic
Digistamp4Joy #126 - Die & punches
Aud Sentiment #160 - Anything goes with sentiment
Penny's Paper-Crafty #288 - Anything goes

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Little flower fairy

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Finally made this digi to a card. This is little flower fairy from All Dressed Up and it was a freebie a few months ago, but up to now just did not had time to play with it. The designer paper is from First Edition's Paper Flowers, the doily is from my stash and I think it is officially the first time I used this die from Marianne's design (LR0270), too.

Challenges I'm joining:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #358
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 28 June with twist of adding butterfly
C.R.A.F.T challenge #370 - Ribbon and bling
Digi Choosday #26 - Bling, Glitter & gems
Creative Knockouts#148 - All about flowers

Thank you and have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs from Africa!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Splendor the moment

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After a very successful weekend of crafting I just had to finish this project. This is flowers on the beach from Conie Fong. I used it for the June Facebook challenge to use bright colours. Though this is probably more a monochrome than bright, though I like the finished project. Everything are from my stash and I used the glitter shorts as my inspiration for the glitter on the image.

Challenges I'm joining:
One Stitch at a time #265 - Flowers
The Outlawz Wednesday sketch 22 June
The Outlawz Twisted Thuirsday - Show us some water - I tried to make the background look like the oceane.
Colour Crazy Craft Wk16 - Gliiter & sparkle in aqua, teal or turquoise
Creative Knockouts #147 - A Charmed life
Creative Corner Challenge - Water fun

Thankyou and have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs from Africa!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Celebrating Fairy Day!

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I can't believe there is an international fairy day! I actually heard it on the radio, yesterday and this morning when I looked at all the challenges of the past week I saw the Outlawz Festive Friday group is also celebrating it. Then I decided on this Spring Fairy from Julia Spiri. I opted for yellow, since it is a special celebration for someone who's favourite colour is yellow. I have to say, this project is a bit out of my comfort zone, sine it does not have a lot of elements, but in a sense I do like the end result. The leave is a punch from Martha Stewart and I added a bit of glitter. My sentiment I took from Inspiration station of Betsy Flot.

Challenges I'm joining:

Julia Spiri #21 - Anything goes with twist of something from a garden
Digistamp4Joy #125 - Fairies
Tuesday Morning Sketches #357
Chocolate, coffee & cards #112 - Girls of summer
The Outlawz Festive Fridays 24 June - Celebrating international Fairy Day

Thank you and have a fantastic weekend!
Hugs from Africa!

Well Done!

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Had some "me" time today, more by force than anything else. All my men are on their own mission. But who are are complaining if it can be used to catch-up on crafting. This is a digi from talented Jenlee and is the digi for this month's Digistamp4Joy's Fcebook Progressive challenge. It reminds me of our niece who are currently studying in the Netherlands, she has such curly hair. I kept it a simply, since the designer paper, from DCWV - the foiled elegance stack, is busy at the background. The letters were cut with dies from Sizzix.

Challenges I'm joining:
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge - Kraft, white and fuchsia with twist of foil
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-92
Art by Miran #61 - Anything goes
Brown Sugar #204 - Anything goes
Morgan's Art World #13 - Use patterned paper
Little Red Wagon #347 - Kraft-tastic

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

You're the painter of your own life

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This is Rory - time to paint the world from Lacy Sunshine, and she was lying on my table no for months and yesterday I took some me time and add some colour to her. The designer paper is from Graphic 45's secret garden collection. Yellow came to my mind since it is such a bright colour to sheer you up and reminded you of summer.....that is still far away from us in the South where we are in the middle of winter. It also reminded me of my sister in law you loves yellow!

Challenges I used as inspiration:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #2-91
The Outlawz Tuesday Colour challenge 7 June - Monochrome
Digi Choosday Wk 23 - Add a Sentiment
Crafting for all seasons #128 - Make it girly
Crafty Creations #317 - tic, tac, toe - Top row left to right
The Paper Shelter #252 - Sentimental
Penny's Paper-Crafty #281 - Favourite embellishments - Pearls & ribbon
The Crafty Addicts #17 - Summertime

Thank you

Friday, 20 May 2016

Vir Jou

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This is Alf from Julia Spiri, a new designer in Blogland. We have received him in a competition to celebrate 1000 likes on Facebook. I opted for a black, white and purple. In a sense I wanted to make a condolence card, but I'm still not sure if it will fit. On Wednesday morning a friend lost her fight against cancer. I used my swiss dots Cuttlebug emboss folder and a Fiskar emboss folder for the corners with some heat embossing to finish the colour. Letter cut with Sizzix dies.

Challenges I used as inspiration: 
Use your Stuff #223 - Heat embossing
Tuesday Throwdown #294 - Embossing
Aud Sentiment #155 - Anything goes + sentiment
Crafting for all season #126 - Add some embossing
Crafty Creations #315 - Monochromatic
Creative Moments # 93 - Black, white + one colour
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-89

Thank you for your visit and have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Special delivery

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Finally had time to play again. All my boys' trials are finished. Unfortunately non made it to the final teams, but I'm still very proud of them.

This is a image from Connie Fong and is this month's digi for the progressive challenge on Facebook. It is called Bella with gift. I had red, white with a touch of black in my head when I printed it, some time ago. But when I saw this inspiration picture the rustic feeling of the arrangement just triggered the card.
The designer paper is from J'adore from First edition. I used my A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader from Spellbinder for the first time. I added a the cute bucket charm with a brad to make my flowers look like the arrangement on picture.

Challenges I used as inspiration:
The Paper Shelter #249 - Charming
Penny's Paper-Crafty #278 - Anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge #369 - Lace & pearls
The Outlawz Colour challenge 17 May 2016 - My inspiration the rustic feeling
Digi Choosday Crafting 20/21 - Birthdays
Glitter 'N Sparkle #188 - Ribbon/lace
Conie Fong FB progressive challenge - May

Thank you and have a fantastic day!
Hugs from Africa!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

I'm a PI....Party Intern

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This is Mustage Man from Bugaboo and I just had to play with him....somehow the sentiment came to me when I first saw the image. Designer paper is from Detour collection from BoBunny and the rest are from my stash

Challenges I used as inspiration:

The Outlawz Tuesady Colour challenge - Blue, whit & red with twist of adding metal
Stella says sketch #408
Catch the bug April Recipe challenge - 1 image, 2 papers & 3 embellishments

Thank you and have a fantastic day!