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


    15 May 2016

    ITs YOUR BIRTHDAY with a Bestie

     {READY SET SMILE}

    Hope all my bloggy friends are having a wonderful weekend.  Its cold and wet here in Johannesburg, perfect weather for staying indoors and being crafty.
    I am here today with another Birthday Card using this adorable boy and girl, which I am sure are brother and sister, lol, from MY BESTIES which you can purchase here

      The buttons, brads and design papers are from my stash. The pinwheels have been created with scallop square and circle punches {see tutorial below}. Used some dry chalks around the image and on the sentiment.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  
    Here is the TUTORIAL for the pinwheels:





    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 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
    Creative Craft Cottage - 3 of a Kind (3 Pinwheels)
    The Crazy Challenge - 3 Layers or more
    Scrapping4Fun - ATG
    Little Red Wagon - Lets hear it for the boys
    The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or add a sentiment
    Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
    My Besties Aussie Challenge - Handmade Flowers - pinwheel flowers
    Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
    Fab n Funky - For a Child
    Come and Get It - Fancy Fold (center step card design and pinwheels)
    Jades Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
    Eclectic Ellapu - ATG
    Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
    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)
    Julia Spiri - ATG with optional twist - unusual hair
    Little Miss Muffet - ATG (1/1)
    Moving Along with the Times - Man or Boy
    Star Stampz - Birthday
    Seize the Birthday - Optional Topping - Colouring
    Crafty Catz - Dies and Punches (scallop square punches for pinwheels)
    Creative Fingers - ATG
    Fussy and Fancy - Birthdays
    Simply Papercraft - ATG
    Scrappers Delights - ATG

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


      Crafty Hugs


      01 May 2016

      MARSHMALLOWS IN MY COCOA {Christmas Blog Hop with CREATE WITH TLC}

       {You are the Marshmallows in my Cocoa}

      To kick start the 2016 Christmas creativity in each and every one of my bloggy friends, we are hosting a blog hop starting here at Creating Christmas Treasures with TLC and ending at Paulette's personal blog at Create with TLC.

      Every one of the Design Team Members for Create with TLC is hosting a spot on this train ride (blog hop). Each member us sharing a creation they did using at least one if not more of Paulette's elements from years past and the image and/or sentiment they use is available for free download on their site only. So be sure to hop on this lovely festive train ride with us.

      Desire (THIS IS ME)

      I used this cute pre coloured MY BESTIES girl, all dressed in beautiful traditional colours,
      which you can purchase here. 
      I have used the fun Marshallow Sentiment from Paulette which you can download here (see below). I have also used the beautiful MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment image from Paulette.

        The brads and design papers are from my stash. The  flowers have been created with flower punches.  The crochet flower centers has once again been made for me by a special friend. The green folded corners have been created with scallop square punches. I have also used some green stickles for a touch of sparkle around the sentiments and on the flowers.


       Just right click on the sentiment below and save it to your computer:

      I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

      Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Mothers Day
      Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
      613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional nautical beach theme
      My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Option Birthday
      My Besties Aussie Challenge - Handmade Flowers
      My Besties Spanish - ATG + Optional Sketch
      Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
      Deep Ocean - Dots and/or Stripes
      Crafty Gals Corners - ATG
      Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
      Love to Scrap - ATG
      Artistic Inspirations - ATG
      A Beautiful Mess - ATG
      Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - ATG with Christmas
      Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
      Just Us Girls - Make your favourite fold or shaped card (center step card designs are definitely my favourite)
      The Outlawz Paper Ala Mode - ATG
      The Outlawz May InLinkz
      Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
      Fresh Brewed Designs - ATG
      Fab n Funky - Bright Christmas
      Come and Get It - Make your own embellishments (made the flowers myself)
      Jades Sparkling Butterflies - Add a Sentiment
      Eclectic Ellapu - ATG
      A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
      Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
      The Crafters Cafe - Feminine
      Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Christmas
      The Glory of Christmas - Stamp or Digi
        Thank you for hopping along and your inspirational love you leave behind.


        Crafty Hugs


        23 April 2016

        SHINE with Bestie {Guest Designer over at Scrapbook Stamp Society)

         {Its Your Day to Shine}

        It was such an honour to have won a Guest Designer spot over at
        Scrapbook Stamp Society with a Besties card made for their challenge blog.
        Thank you so much for having me.
        This is a girly Birthday Card using a super cute MY BESTIES image
        which you can purchase here

          The brads and design papers are from my stash. The  flowers have been created with flower punches.  The crochet flower centers has once again been made for me by a special friend.  The heart embellishments are also from my stash.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  I have used dry chalks to chalk around the image and on the sentiment.


        I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

        Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Flowers
        613 Avenue Create - ATG + Twist Recyle (the crochet flowers have been made with recycled cotton)
        My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Option Birthday
        Sweet Stampin - Pink and girly
        Crafty Sentiments Designs - ATG (1/1)
        Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
        Deep Ocean - Dots and/or Stripes
        Aud Sentiments - ATG
        Brown Sugar - ATG
        Stampavie and More - Buttons and/or charms (heart buttons)
        Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
        Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girly)
        The Crafty Addicts - ATG + Girly
        Crafting for All Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, image, girly)
        Crafty Gals Corners - Cute as a Button (2 heart buttons)
        Seize the Birthday - ATG
        Path of Positivity - Grace (Grace for me is also elegance and my little girl here is very elegantly dressed from the tip of her head to the tip of her toes) see quote below and this is how I see Grace/Elegance in a women:
        QKR Stampede - A Colour Challenge

        Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
        Eureka Stamps - buttons and/or bows
        Love to Scrap - ATG
        Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
        Artistic Inspirations - ATG + Option flag colours
        A Beautiful Mess - ATG
        Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthdays
        Cupcake Inspirations


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


          Crafty Hugs


          18 April 2016

          SHINE {with an Art by Mi Ran image}

          {SHINE ...}

          Hope all of you are keeping well and having loads of creative fun. 

          I am here with a card made with another gorgeous Art by Mi Ran image called SOPHIA.
          She is just pure beauty.
          Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her
          awesome digi creations, here.  And also visit Art by Mi Ran's SHOWCASE BLOG  to marvel over the showcase design team's stunning creations.
          You can purchase SOPHIA here.

          The image has been coloured with Copics and the clouds created with dry chalks. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers, buttons and brads are from my stash. The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick Acrylic Stamps. The flowers have been created with punches and handmade crochet flowers.


          I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

          Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Flowers
          613 Avenue Create - ATG + Twist Upcycle item (the wool for the crochet flowers are very old)
          Brown Sugar - ATG
          The Outlawz Monday Greetings - Let there be Sky
          The Outlawz April Linky Party
          Craft Rocket Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo (pink and brown)
          Fresh Brewed Designs - Flowers
          Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
          DigiStamps4Joy - ATG + Twist Add a Butterfly
          The Crazy Challenge - Spring is here
          Everybody Art Challenge - Birthday
          Lets Colour Linky Party
          Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dots
          Creative Corner - Spring Flowers
          Creative Fingers - ATG
          Fussy and Fancy - Green and Pink
          Aud Sentiments - ATG
          Cre8tive Hands - ATG
          Moving Along with the Times - Spring Flowers
          Seize the BirthDay - Anything birthday + Floral option
          Crafting for all Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (Girly, Digital Stamp, Flowers)
          Crafty Gals Corner - Die Cuts and/or Punches
          The Paper Shelter - Flowers Everywhere
          The Crafty Addicts - ATG + Girly Option
          Deep Ocean - Spring is in the Air
          Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
          A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
          One Stitch at a Time - Anything with Wings
          Eclectic Ellapu - Spring Flowers
          Crafting Musketeers - Spring
          The Corrosive Challenge - Girls Ladies
          Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
          Cupcake Inspirations

          Come and Get It - Things with Wings
          Scrappy Hands - Spring
          Aurora Wings - Say it with Flowers (1/1)
          Crafting from the Heart - ATG
          Art by Mi Ran Facebook Challenge - ATG with ABM image


          Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in here, its always appreciated so much.