Thursday, January 30, 2014


It's one of my favorite themes for the new Moving Along With The Times challenge!!
I used a designed paper background from Scrap Collections and the airplane from Unity's  Mr.Boy just went so nicely with it!
Sentiment from GinaK Designs Garden Silhouettes

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #61
I hope you'll play along with us.

Riette (Red)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Use, re-use and recyle

The other day I made a die-cut card where I used the negative of a butterfly cut and added smaller butterflies over it. I used the wonderful sketch from Clean & Simple #274. I really like how the card came out and it seemed to have been quite popular so I decided to make the ladies birthday cards for February (at church) with the same layout. I realised that I'm going to be sitting with a lot of off-cut butterflies so decided to use the off-cuts on another card (for the anniversaries). And here's how it came out:

1.  The original negative and positive die-cut butterflies
Sentiment from Unity's "Everything Wonderful"
All papers were from the same paperpack, Prima "Meadow Lark". Doing this technique works best with co-ordinated papers.

2.  Using the "off-cut" butterflies:
Sentiment: GinaK Designs "All Occasion Tags"

But that's not all.... You noticed that I die-cut smaller butterflies in the first card. What happened to the negative?   You'll have to wait and see in a future post what I did with those :D

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DS4J Challenge 84 Ribbon

It's time to take out that Ribbon Stash and play along with Digistamps4Joy's REAL RIBBON challenge!!

I used the gorgeous DS4J image "Wedding Bouquet" as my main image which I framed with a die-cut negative (see if you can find the original die-cut in a previous post LOL)
The sentiment is from Unity Stamp's September Kit of the Month.

So pull out those forgotten or much-loved ribbons and play along please!
Riette, DT.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

TTCRD: super cool!

It's that time again for a DT card for the Through The Craft Room Door challenge! It's Anything Goes (rules apply) and here goes my card:
I Googled for vintage car backgrounds ('black & white' + 'line image') and this came up in the results. It linked me to Flickr (which was a first) and I got permission from the person who sourced the image to publish. So here's that link:

The sentiment is from Unity Stamps Company - "Mr. Boy".  I decided to colour one car in for some contrast.

Please join us this week at TTCRD!

Riette, DT.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DS4J challenge # 83: Glitter & Sparkle

Apologies to my team for the late post of the card for DS4J's GLITTER & SPARKLE challenge! I was a bit sick and then we had a major power outage (almost 24hours)!

So quickly without further ado:
This was a bit tricky to photograph since the sentiment die-cut is INSIDE the card and I cut the front through the DP and cardbase.
Here's the sentiment if you would like to use it - maybe even for our challenge!! That would be AWESOME!

Image: Dragonfly

Hugs to all (and warm wishes especially to my friends in the Northern Hemisphere - I'm keeping an eye on the weather reports).

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NEWS!!! Through the Craft Room Door DT

I am so happy to announce with my first DT card that I'm on the fabulous Through The Craft Room Door team!! It's not "just" a challenge group but also a great digital magazine!

Things have been hectic over the holidays and we're not settled yet for the New Year but soon I'll post more about this great initiative.
Without further ado, here is my card for the latest challenge!
We are sponsored by the cuteness of Doodle Pantry and I chose Birthday Accessories

TTCRD is a great space to showcase your Anything Goes creations so please join us!

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Snowboard Santa

I was looking for a cool image for a teenager and found this gem at Mo's Digital Pencil: