16 December 2014

FAITH {POP Challenge 21 Midway}

This month our theme for Challenge #21 {Midway} at Path of Positivity is 

FAITH

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. 
~Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord

I used the following beautiful image from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - just click on the name of the image below to take you directly to Fresh Brewed Designs' Online Shop:



The image has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks. The bling and design papers are from my stash. The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps.

The folded embellishments have been created with circle punches.  I have used the following {Doing Life} T6 Cylinders Template for the shapes for the candle image. 



The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  
  



We are extremely pleased to announce that Sue K. is our GDT for this challenge. Sue has just recently dipped her foot into the world of being on teams but she is a great designer and we are lucky to have her!
  • The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
    • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
    • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
    • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also  be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your FAITH creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.21. Can't wait to see your creations.  
   
Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Artistic Inspirations - ATG / Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Urgently Needed Christmas Creations
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Christmas
Dis Digi Designs - Christmas (3/3)
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Pile it On - ATG or Christmas/Holidays
Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas
OLLCB - Christmas
Stamp and Create - Christmas
Crafters Cafe - Christmas/Holiday Season
Divas by Design - Seeing Red
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
A Crafty Mess - ATG Traditional Christmas (3/3)
Craft for the Craic - Favourite Christmas Colours (traditional red and green)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas
Wags n Whiskers - Merry Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas ATG
Simon Says Monday Challenge - ATG
Scrap Africa - December Time
Digi Choosday - Last Minute Xmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Papertake Weekly - ATG as long as it is festive
Cuttin and Stampin - Christmas

Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much.
Crafty Hugs

14 December 2014

TIDINGS {DigiStamps4Joy New Release}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this beautiful girl called Ribbon Girl which has been designed by the talented Jen for DigiStamps4Joy,  

Hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.



The folded embellishments have been created with circle punches. The image has been coloured with Copics and dry chalks. The bling and design paper are from my stash.  I have used the following {Doing Life} T6 Cylinders Template for the shapes behind the girl. 




The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  


Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG and/or Snow
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Bright Colours
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Christmas
Dis Digi Designs - Christmas
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Pile it On - ATG or Christmas/Holidays
Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas
Fitztown - Christmas using Digital Elements (image and sentiment is digital)
Get Creative - Christmas
OLLCB - Christmas
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Christmas
Stamp and Create - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Crafters Cafe - Christmas/Holiday Season
Divas by Design - Seeing Red
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Sassy Studio - Colours of Christmas
A Crafty Mess - ATG Traditional Christmas (2/3)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Christmas
Craft for the Craic - Favourite Christmas Colours (traditional red and green)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas
Wags n Whiskers - Merry Christmas
Challenge up your Life - Christmas without Christmas Stamps (1/1)


Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.  I am apologising for my lack of commenting of late on your gorgeous creative work.  Life is just getting in the way,.
Hope I am forgiven xxx

Crafty hugs

12 December 2014

WISHES [Art by Mi Ran Challenge 21}

{Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 21}
  
Art by Miran is launching their 21st challenge today. All their challenges are always ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their 21st challenge.

Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, for some more inspiration.

I have used this cute little girl called EVE, created by the talented Mi Ran.  She looks so pretty in her Christmas attire, baubles in the hair and all. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here. You can purchase EVE here.

The images have been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers and brads are from my stash.  The folded embellies have been created with circle punches.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Bright Colours
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas
Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Christmas
Dis Digi Designs - Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room - Christmas Colours (1/1)
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Pile it On - ATG or Christmas/Holidays
Robyns Fetish IDIC - ATG
That Craft Place - Christmas (1/1)
Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas
Fitztown - Christmas using Digital Elements (image and sentiment is digital)
Get Creative - Christmas
OLLCB - Christmas
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Christmas
Stamp and Create - Christmas
Stamp and Fun = Creativity - No Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Crafters Cafe - Christmas/Holiday Season
Divas by Design - Seeing Red
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
Sassy Studio - Colours of Christmas
A Crafty Mess - ATG Traditional Christmas (3/3)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas
Wags n Whiskers - Merry Christmas

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

Crafty hugs

10 December 2014

NEW BABY {DS4J Challenge 106}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #106}

Another design team project for our current challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog. The theme for this fortnight is Celebrate Something New.

I have used the following image from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. PEEK-A-BOO
The image has been coloured with Copics.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  The design papers, bling, ribbon and buttons are from my stash.  The folded embellishment has been created with folded paper squares.

Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #106.




Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG
Alphabet Challenge - V is for Variety (use 3 different papers or 2 different embellishments i.e. Bling, Ribbon and Buttons)
Jellypark - Ribbon and/or Bows (ribbon in the buttons)
Scribble and Scrap - ATG
The Corrosive Challenge - ATG
The Ribbon Girls - ATG with Ribbon (ribbon inside the buttons)
Artistic Inspirations - ATG and/or Snow
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Buttons (1/1)
Party Time Tuesdays - ATG
PDE Linky Party - 3 Choices (fun folds i.e. centre step card design and folded flower)
Papertake Weekly - Make your own Embellishments (folded flower made from paper squares)
Inspiration Destination - ATG
The Paper Shelter - Special Celebration  (a new baby)
Pennys Paper Crafty - Anything other than Christmas (a new baby)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bling it On


Thank you for stopping by and I trust that you enjoyed your visit here xxx

Crafty hugs

07 December 2014

DREAMS {DigiStamps4Joy New Releases}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: NEW RELEASES}

A design team project for our  new releases over at DS4J's shop this Sunday.  I have used this cute new image called Pillow Talk which has been designed by the talented Jen for DigiStamps4Joy,  

Hop over to DS4J's blog and have a look at the gorgeous creations my talented design team mates have created with some of the wonderful new release images.



The folded embellishments have been created with scallop square punches. The image has been coloured with Copics and paper pieced with some design paper. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers and brads are from my stash.


Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:


Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.  I am apologising for my lack of commenting of late on your gorgeous creative work.  Life is just getting in the way,.
Hope I am forgiven xxx

Crafty hugs

05 December 2014

FAMILY HOLIDAYS {Art by Mi Ran Showcase Blog}

{DT Project for Art by Miran}

One has to pinch oneself to realise it is only three weeks to Christmas.  But at least I managed to tick of another Christmas card, thanks to this cutie pie created by Mi Ran. She is called  EVE.  Eve looks gorgeous in her pretty little Christmas dress. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here.  You can purchase EVE here

The snowflakes have been created with scallop square punches. She has been coloured with Copics. The brads, bling and design papers (Basic Grey and Art from the Heart) are from my stash. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} .
I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:


  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 
  • Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Months of Christmas 
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Climate
  • We do Doobadoo - Get Festive
  • Christmas Card Challenge - ATG with Christmas theme
  • Fairytale Stampers - Bling Bling/Glitter
  • Get Creative - Christmas (2/3)
  • Digi Choosday - Christmas (2/2)
  • Papertake Weekly - ATG
  • PDE Linky Party - Christmas
  • Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it On
  • Crafting by Designs - All things Christmas
  • Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
  • Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas
  • Aud Sentiments - Holiday Bingo (Punch/Digi Image/Bling)
  • CRAFT - Christmas
  • Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Christmas Magic
  • Crafty Mess - Traditional Christmas Colours
  • Patties Creations - Christmas Cards
  • The Pink Elephant - Photo Inspiration



  • Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.
    Crafty Hugs

    02 December 2014

    ONE STITCH AT A TIME {CS Designs Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge Blog}

    {CS Designs Recycle Challenge}

    I was so thrilled when the lovely and very talented Chris Stern from CS Designs approached me to do a guest designer project for her December Challenge.  And of course I did not even hesitate with the YES answer.  

    Chris gave me this awesome SEWING SERIES to play with.  Now this set has everything you will need for any sewing themed projects.  And I am sure you will agree, they are just so versatile. 
    Here is a link to Chris's online shop i.e. CS Designs.

    The CS Designs Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge is all about upcycling any items you would have trashed.  I have used an empty baby milk powder tin for my project.  A friend of mine has a 9 month old baby girl and goes through about 5 of these tins a month and has been saving the empty tins for yours truly.  The tin is quite large and makes for a lovely container gifting a gift with.

    Here is the link to CS Designs Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge
    Hop over and have a look at me and the other guest designer(s) projects and reduce your carbon footprint here on earth by upcycling an item and enter it into the challenge.  The them is Anything Goes.

    For my project I used cardstock circle punch-outs for the folded embellishments.  I have coloured the buttons on the lid with Copics.  The brads and buttons are from my stash.  The measuring tapes round the top and bottom of the tin is also part of the Sewing Series, so too the image on the lid, the sentiment and the manikins,







    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG (3/3)
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG
    Its all about the Vintage - Home made embellishments - (the folded embellishments have been created with circle punches)


    Thank you for stopping by and I trust that you enjoyed your visit here xxx

    Crafty hugs

    FAITH {POP Challenge No.21}

    This month our theme for Challenge #21 at Path of Positivity is 

    FAITH

    Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. 
    ~Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord

    I used the following beautiful image from The Pickled Potpourri - just click on the name of the image below to take you directly to The Pickled Potpourri's Online Shop:



    The image has been printed on cream textured cardstock, cut out and the edges distressed with a Chiswick distresser tool.  The folded corners have been created with paper squares and the folded snowflakes with a scalloped square punch.  The image has lightly been touched up with Copics.  The brads and design papers are from my stash.
      


    We are extremely pleased to announce that Sue K. will be our GDT for this challenge. Sue has just recently dipped her foot into the world of being on teams but she is a great designer and we are lucky to have her!
    • The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
      • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
      • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
      • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
    There will also  be:
    • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
    • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

    Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your FAITH creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.21. Can't wait to see your creations.  
       
    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:

    613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes + Optional Twist
    Word Art Wednesday - ATG with a Sentiment
    Inspiration Destination - ATG
    Penny's Paper Crafty - ATG
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - ATG
    Aud Sentiments - Use a sentiment appropriate for any December Holiday
    Its all about the Vintage - Home made embellishments - (the folded pin wheels have been created with scallop square punches)
    Crafty Catz - ATG (3/3)
    Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Christmas Card with non traditional colours
    Christmas Card Challenge - ATG must be Winter/Christmas
    Sentimental Sundays - Lots of Layers with Sentiment
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG or add Doodles
    Get Creative - Christmas
    Stamp and Create - Christmas (1/week)
    Cards for Guyz - Favourite Christmas Colour Combo (red and gold)
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - ATG (1/1)
    Digi Choosday - Christmas
    Papertake Weekly - ATG
    PDE Linky Party - Christmas

    Your visits here and the love you leave behind are truly treasured - thanks so much.
    Crafty Hugs

    30 November 2014

    DECEMBER {DigiStamps4Joy Sponsorship}

    {DigiStamps4Joy DS4J: SPONSORSHIP}

    DigiStamps4Joy is sponsoring the current challenge over at Come and Get It Challenges. Their theme is Snow People. I am so honoured to be a guest designer on behalf of DS4J for this challenge at Come and Get It.

    I have used used the following DigiStamps4Joy images for my card:

    FIRST SNOW

    The folded snowflakes have been created with scalloped square punches. The images have been coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC}.  The design papers, bling, photo turns and brads are from my stash.


    Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:





  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Inspiration Destination - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday: Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - ATG
  • Bunny Zoes Crafts - Snow
  • Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas
  • Crafty Your Passion - Baby its Cold Outside
  • Eureka - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
  • Monday Morning My Craft Creations - ATG
  • Ooh La La Creations OLLCB - Christmas
  • The Pink Elephant - ATG
  • City Crafter - Favourite Technique (folded paper embellishments - used scalloped square punches for the folded snowflakes on this card)
  • Creative Card Crew - Stripes
  • Digi Choosday - Christmas Celebrations (2/2)
  • Just Inspirational - Winter
  • Party Time Tuesdays - ATG (2/3)
  • Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Snow People
  • Crafting for all Seasons - Tis the Season
  • Creative Moments - ATG Make it Sparkle
  • Paper Pretties - Snow Much Fun
  • Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG (2/3)
  • Whimsy Stamps - 2 or more Images
  • Aud Sentiments - Use a Sentiment appropriate for any December Holiday
  • In the Pink - Die Cuts and Punches (used scalloped square punches for the folded snowflakes)
  • MilkCoffee - Lots of Embellishments
  • Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Christmas Sparkle
  • Crafty Catz - ATG
  • Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge - ATG with optional Christmas Twist
  • Simply Create Too - Snow Snow Snow 
  • The Stamping Boutique - Sparkle
  • Winter Wonderland - Die Cuts and Punches (used scalloped square punches for the folded snowflakes)
  • Crafty Calender - Its all about Christmas (1/1)
  • Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle (1/1)
  • Just Us Girls - ATG
  • Sweet Stampin - Let it Snow
  • Christmas Card Challenge - ATG
  • Glitter n Sparkle - Use Some Snow
  • Robyns Fetish - ATG

  • Thank you for your wonderful visits here and all the love you leave behind.  I am apologising for my lack of commenting of late on your gorgeous creative work.  Life is just getting in the way,.
    Hope I am forgiven xxx

    Leaving you with a recent photo of the Japanese Garden I took at Makaranga Garden Lodge in Kloof, Durban, South Africa.

    Crafty hugs