21 June 2016

GUEST DESIGNER Creative Craft Cottage

{Guest Designing - Creative Craft Cottage}

It is such an honour to have been invited by the lovely Claudia to take part as a guest designer for Creative Craft Cottage on 21 June 2016. The theme is 'Layer it Up' Please hop over and have a look at the talented design team's creations.

I received this beautiful image from Faery Ink to play with.  I popped the image onto a pre-coloured background and also digitally recoulored the image.  The sentiment are from Paulette from CREATE WITH TLC and has been coloured with dry chalks.  
The folded flower embellishments have been created with 4x4cm squares of which the corners were rounded first and then cut and folded. The crochet flowers created by a friend for me has been coloured with chalk inks.  The brads, buttons and designer papers (from Celebr8) are from my stash.  The flourishes has been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps and fussy cut.


II would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or summer time
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Eureka Stamps - Here comes the bride
The Outlawz Monday Greetings - New Technique (a new flower folding technique from squares)
The Outlawz June Linky
4 Crafty Chicks - Metal (the silver brads on the flowers are metal)
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Love to Scrap - ATG
Simply Create Too - Buttons or Bows
A Gem of a Challenge - Love Romance
Eclectic Ellapu - Wedding
Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
Deep Ocean - Metal or Wood (the silver brads on the flowers are metal)
Lemon Shortbread - ATG


Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me. 
Crafty Hugs

16 June 2016

SUNSHINEY DAY

 {Wishing you a SUNSHINEY DAY}

Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful week.  It is a public holiday here in South Africa, namely Youth Day, so its a lovely excuse to spend the sunny winters day indoors with some crafty goodness.
I am here today with another Birthday Card using for the first time, My Besties FLUFFY BEACH BABES, aren't they just pure fabulosity. You can purchase them here

  The buttons, brad and design papers are from my stash. The folded embellishments has been created with circle punches {see tutorial below}. I also used some dry chalks on the sentiment. The flourishes were stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps.  I added the coloured background to the image with gradient fill in Photoshop CS3.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.


Here is the TUTORIAL for the folded circle embellishments.


I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Fathers Day
613 Avenue Create - ATG or create own challenge
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Butterflies
My Besties French - ATG
My Besties Spanish Challenge - ATG + Option Crafty Paper
My Besties UK - ATG with Flowers
My Besties International - ATG 
My Besties Brazil - Bingo (Die Cut-Flowers, Flower, Metal-Brads)
Creative Moments - ATG + Stitching
Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Scrapping4Fun - Travel and/or Holiday
Little Red Wagon - Off we go
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or bling it on
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
Creative Fingers - ATG
City Crafter - Lets go to the Beach
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Fun
Morgans Art World - Happy Birthday
2 Creative Chicks - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Get Creative - Bingo straight down (Digi Stamp/Black Brown/Sentiment)
The Paper Girls - The great outdoors
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Summer (1/1)
Crafting for all Seasons - Make it girly
Crafty Creations - Tic Tac Toe - straight down (punch, image, birthday)
Fresh Brewed Designs - Life is a Beach
Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Time Fun
Stampavie and More - Summer
Simply Create Too - Buttons or Bows
Cardz 4 Galz - Summer Fun
A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Use Buttons
The Outlawz June 2016 Inlinkz
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie


I also managed to crochet another scarf for hubby.  Used a weave pattern this time.


Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.

Crafty Hugs

07 June 2016

WITH AGE

 {YOU ARE VERY WISE}

Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful week.  Its a cool a lovely sunny but cold winters day here in Johannesburg, perfect weather for staying indoors and being crafty.
I am here today with another Birthday Card, but this time for a guy.  As we know, all guys love their wheels, so this little creation should appeal to any guy.

  The brads and design papers are from my stash. The folded pinwheels have been created with scallop square punches.  The image is a pre-coloured image sourced from the web.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC and I used dry chalks on it.


Another crochet project - another scarf for hubby using a weave pattern this time.

I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Fathers Day
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Wedding Item twist
Scrapping4Fun - Retro, Vintage
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or bling it on
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Jades Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Creative Fingers - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG or back to school
2 Creative Chicks - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use Your Favourite Technique (Paper Folding)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Fathers Day and/or Masculine
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Moo Mania - Masculine
4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
Cardz 4 Galz - Vintage or Shabby Chic
DL ART - Boys or Men
Moving Along with the Times - Age Related Sentiment
Creative Corner - Just for Men
Brown Sugar - Use a New Technique (first time using a vintage poster image)
Craft for the Craic - Something Masculine
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
Craftin Desert Divas - Masculine
Crafty Boots - Masculine
Love to Scrap - Its a Boy Thing
Melonheadz Friends - Masculine
Ooh La La Creations - One for the Boys
Digi Choosday - Add a Sentiment
Everybody Art - Non cute
Lemon Shortbread - ATG

Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.


Crafty Hugs


03 June 2016

YOU ARE VERY WISE

 {WITH AGE COME WISDOM and YOU ARE VERY WISE}

Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful Friday and are looking forward to the weekend.  Its a cool a lovely sunny but cold winters day here in Johannesburg, perfect weather for staying indoors and being crafty.
I am here today with another Birthday Card, but this time for a guy.  As we know, all guys love their wheels, so this little creation should appeal to any guy.

  The brads and design papers are from my stash. The folded embellishments have been created with squares.  The image is a pre-coloured image sourced from the web.
The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC and I used dry chalks on it.
 I have also been busy with a little crochet project, making a scarf for hubby.
It was created with  just treble crochet stitches.

I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional all white
613 Avenue Create - ATG 
Scrapping4Fun - Retro, Vintage
The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or bling it on
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
Jades Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG (1/3)
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Aud Sentiments - ATG with a Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
Creative Fingers - ATG
Simply Papercraft - ATG
2 Creative Chicks - ATG
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use Your Favourite Technique (Paper Folding)
Robyns Fetish IDIC - Easel Cards (Center step design)
Eureka Stamps - ATG
The Outlawz Monday Greetings - Must have a sentiment
The Outlawz June Linky
Cards for Guyz - Something starting with Z (zig zag pattern paper + Zephyr car)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Fathers Day and/or Masculine
Crafting by Designs - ATG
Moo Mania - Masculine
4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
Cardz 4 Galz - Vintage or Shabby Chic
DL ART - Boys or Men
Moving Along with the Times - Age Related Sentiment
Patties Creations - Fathers Day or Graduation
Creative Corner - Just for Men
Brown Sugar - Use a New Technique (first time using a vintage poster image)
Craft for the Craic - Something Masculine
Catch the Bug - ATG
Crafty Calendar - June -Fathers Day or For a Man (1/1)
    Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.


    Crafty Hugs


    21 May 2016

    A YEAR FULL OF SMILES + Tutorial

     {Wishing you a Year full of  SMILES}

    Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful weekend.  Its a cool and overcast Saturday morning here in Johannesburg, perfect weather for staying indoors and being crafty.
    I am here today with another Birthday Card using for the first time, a My Besties FLUFFY girl, isn't she does pure fabulosity. You can purchase her here

      The buttons, brad and design papers are from my stash. The layered flower has been created with squares {see tutorial below}. I also used some dry chalks around the image and on the sentiment as well as a bit of glitter glue to add even more sparkle to her fabulosity.
    The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.
    Here is the TUTORIAL for the layered flower (I have used 6cm squares for the bottom two layers and a 5cm square for the top layer):






    I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional layers
    613 Avenue Create - ATG 
    My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Wedding
    My Besties French - ATG
    My Besties Spanish Challenge - ATG + Option Sketch
    My Besties UK - ATG 
    My Besties 3D and More - ATG
    My Besties Aussie Challenge - Handmade Flowers
    My Besties Dutch Girls - ATG and/or flowers and birds
    Just Keep on Creating - ATG
    My Besties International - ATG + Optional Anything but a Card
    Creative Moments - ATG + Black and one other colour
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG + uplifting sentiment
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - ATG
    Craft Your Passion - ATG
    Little Red Wagon - Blooming Fun
    The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or add a sentiment
    Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
    Hiding in my Craft Room - Feminine
    Jades Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
    Crafts Galore Encore - ATG (3/3)
    Crafting from the Heart - ATG
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG
    Aud Sentiments - ATG with a Sentiment
    Crafting with an Attitude - ATG
    Cre8tive Hands Friends - ATG (1/1)
    Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
    Seize the Birthday - Add Dimension (layered flower)
    Crafty Catz - ATG
    Creative Fingers - ATG
    Fussy and Fancy - Dies and/or Punches (circle and flower punch)
    Simply Papercraft - ATG
    Melonheadz Friends - Make it Sparkle
    City Crafter - Pretty Pink and Pastels

    Digi Choosday - Birthday
    Crafty Gals Corner - May Flowers
    Craft Rocket - Flower Power
    DL ART Thankful Thursday - Flowers and/or Graduation
    In the Pink - Happy Anything
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Just Us Girls
    Morgans Art World - Add Sparkle
    2 Creative Chicks - ATG
    Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG
    Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
    A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
    Allsorts - Birthday
    Always Playing with Paper - Photo Inspiration


    Here is another layout I created with South Africa's best design paper manufacturer, Celebr8.  This range of design papers features Proteas which is South Africa's national flower and also my favourite flower as I spent my childhood years on a beautiful mountainous Protea farm in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
    The colours in this range of design papers, complements the 2nd Birthday photo shoot I did of little Nina's 2nd Birthday at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
    I would love to enter this layout over at Lets Scrap Sketches as I used this wonderful sketch created by the very talented Michelle van Wyk.

    Sketch 5-15-16

    Here is my take on this sketch:

    Lasting Memories - How Many Can You Fit
    Pink and Main - ATG
    Open Minded Crafting Fun - Use Your Favourite Technique (Paper Folding)
    The Studio Challenges - Mood Board
      Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.


      Crafty Hugs