Thursday, December 21, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Sleigh-Hey London (FMS317)

Here's a special card for a very special someone :)  You know who you are 💓

You have been with me through thick and thin. You encourage me every day to follow my dreams and assure me that I have what it takes to cope with each day. May it be a very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and I will see you soon to put this in your hand!
I wanted to challenge myself to make a masculine shaker card as well. Extra fine glitter with silhouette images did the trick. 




I used Freshly Made Sketches number 317.  I turned it upside down so that I can have Santa flying high!

God bless!
Riette

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Thanks pocket (CTS251)

I am so happy to play with Cas(e) this Sketch again. It's been too long ....


Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.
Die-cut from Spellbinders; including pocket made from a Spellbinders frame die-cut and scored with Scor-pal to shape the pocket.
Butterflies die-cuts from Joy! Crafts.




It's annual summer holidays here in South Africa and I hope to craft some more in the coming week!!

God bless
Riette

A great floral day

A relatively quick card with some straight stamping and cut-out flowers:



Sentiment is an old one from Unity Stamp Company and floral stamp from Gina K Designs.

God bless
Riette

Merry Christmas with a cuppa

My regular coffee shop hangout is Cafe Fino in Strubensvalley (South Africa) and the staff there are like family.  It's also like my 2nd office :) Or maybe more like HQ....

I made this card for them to celebrate Christmas and to say thank you for their kind service through the year:



The cups were stamped, shaded roughly with ink pads and foam applicators. Some white gel pen added for highlighting and colouring. The 'string' is hand drawn with some liquid pearls. 

If you would like to know the mug stamp I used (it also comes with a teacup-and-saucer) please leave a comment below. 

The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Company set.

Thank you for visiting!

Riette

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dream (LIM341 and ATC117)

Some Sunday evening craft therapy and dreaming of the future. Hope it's not impossible :)



Playing along with: 



Have a great week.  I'm back at work tomorrow after sick leave so wish me luck! Still a bit far from 100% but better every day .

God bless
xxx
Riette


Saturday, August 12, 2017

PACMAN! with CTS234

It was really funny when my kids asked, "Mom! Do you KNOW Pacman?!"  Ooooh yes. For those interested, Pacman was released in May 1980! 

When I saw the Cas(e) this Sketch #234 I immediately saw Pacman!


Sentiment from discontinued Unity Stamp Co set. The ghosts are line images printed from the web and colored and the rest are die-cuts and punch circles. 
Here's the sketch? See it?  :D

 Hope all are well.
God bless
Riette

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sea sickness

Here's a quick and easy simple journal page.  I found I like simple and plain easier to do than try and mimic fancy, busy ones.


Sitting under a tree sounds like a pretty good idea at the moment :)

God bless all
xx
Riette

Seas the Day (CTS233)

Here's a quick sliding in at the end with Cas(e) the Sketch #233!!  Thank you Hannelie for a great sketch!

I decided to go one-layer as well (daring, I know!)


I made a boo-boo when stamping the sentiment. I inked on the edge of the rubber stamp and that ended up being the right-wing of the 'bird'. I added another wing to make the bird.


Boat stamp (paper pieced) :  Unity Stamp Co "Life is a beautiful ride"
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co Spirit of Summertime (KOM Jul 2013)

Also sharing with:  Addicted to CAS - One Layer

Hope all is well!

God bless
Riette

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flower life

I was recently diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. It sure puts things into perspective. 3 weeks ago I had a total thyroidectomy and this morning I came out of hospital after my radioactive iodine therapy (which is another story). But one realises that along the path of life there are often things that end so that something else can begin. I might have lost my thyroid but I have to focus on new beginnings.  I made a small journal page to remind me:

My page used flowers from GinaK Design, A Year of Flowers 1, all paper pieced with hand-drawn stems. Quote is my own.


This is a new journey and still some outstanding tests and answers, but hopefully this is a new road to recovery.

God bless you all
Riette

Sharing with:
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/challenge-47-f-is-for-flowers.html
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/miucb-4-anything-goes-paper-piecing.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/challenge-165-flower-power-team-trace.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/ch-130-use-flowers-winners-from-ch-129.html


Friday, July 28, 2017

Casology 5yr anniversary Balloon party

It was wonderful to see all the great cards on the Casology 5 year anniversary bloghop. To take part CLICK HERE.

I was inspired to join in! Theme = Balloons



Stamps:
https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/wild-about-you-giraffe/
(Sentiment from discontinued itty bitty set)

Hope all well!
Riette

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another special birthday (CTS231 and LIM338)

It's also my Aunt's birthday end of the month!!  I love her dearly and miss living far away from her.



Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder
Joy! Crafts butterfly die
Spellbinders "Leaves" die

Sketch used:

AND


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A special birthday

My great-aunt is turning 97 and my Mom requested a special card for her. I pulled out my lace and lots of florals from GinaK Designs.  My good 'ol Spellbinders dies were dusted off for this one.



Sharing with:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/through-craft-room-door-challenge-july.html
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/challenge-10-floral.html
http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/challenge-77-die-cut-sentiment-as-focus.html

Addicted to CAS: SUMMER

Looks like everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating summer. Here it's not been nearly cold enough for winter!




Stamp set used: Unity Company "Spirit of Summertime" (KOM July 2013)

Summery Salute with CTS230

Here's a quick salute to summer with Case this Sketch & Sunday Stamps (links below).
I used two very old images I googled with a sentiment from Unity Stamps "Basically Said" set. All three panels are on three different levels. I turned the CTS sketch side-ways so that it fit the dimensions of my images.




Trust you are all well.

xxx
Riette

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Life in the moments (CtS 228)


I was so inspired by the sketch at Case The Sketch #228 that I wanted to try another one:



Sentiment stamp:  Unity Stamp Co

xxx
Riette

CAS Colours & Sketches 229

Greetings all

A quick card following the latest sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches (links below):


http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.za/2017/06/challenge-229-sketch.html
I used the larger tree for the main focus element and then the smaller tree with stamping off as the 2nd and 3rd elements.

Trees & Sentiment:  GinaK Designs

Friday, June 30, 2017

CtS #228 Music path

A quick entry for Case the Sketch #228:



Image:  http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/abstract-musical-background_861905.htm

Sentiment: Unknown stamp set

http://casethissketch.blogspot.co.za/2017/06/case-this-sketch-228.html 

xxx
Riette

More Joy

I posted a while back a Joy card using the negative of the die-cut as a shaker window. Here are the letters I cut out. I cut another 2 layer...