Monday, April 22, 2013

2nd chance notebook

I love covering these notebooks. Ring-binded books are so easy since there's no spine to cover. I made this from one of the "2nd chance" recycled paper notebooks available at Woolworths.
It looks like this:
 And when it's all prettied up with Joanna Sheen's Fantasy Flowers, it looks like this:
Flowers were made with clear embossing powder and then shaded over with Tim Holtz distress inks.
Journal stamp from GinaK Designs "Get Organized".

Entering into:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DS4J Challenge #65: Bling on a shape (Easel)

I'm not a "bling" girl in real life or card making but I love a challenge! Our new challenge at Digistamps4Joy is "BLING ON A SHAPE" - specifically an Easel card. (There is a tutorial on how to make an easel card on the DS4J website).

I used the gorgeous Peacock image from DS4J and a sentiment from GinaK Designs (Fanciful tags).
Background paper: Paperpack from Trimcraft (Desert Bloom) - It also has a shimmer to it :D
The "bling" I bought in a pack that had these and other pearls & stones in strips (from the East I think).

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Sharing with: (Background DP is from my first paper pack. Bought almost 2 years ago!, Spellbinders dies, Fancy Tags & Labels 8 also over a year old) (3E, C10) (Use dies) (3E) (3E)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

DS4J New Release Sunday! "Fun Sorry"

When I saw this new image from Digistamps4Joy (click HERE for Newbies) I immediately was reminded of my "open-mouth-insert-foot" disease. I better keep this one handy to say sorry when I speak without thinking again!
Digistamps4Joy SHOP:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Soccer fun birthday!

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Here's a card I made for a friend's son's birthday. He's turning 5 (gosh how time has flown).

I added some Sakura Stardust pen to the paper pieced cup to add that special sparkle! Shirts & scarf paper pieced as well.
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #12
Image: Mulberry Wood Champion Everyday

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Airplane banner

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This card is for a birthday boy at church and I was inspired by the theme of the CASology challenge: TRAVEL:
For this to work, I had to make this an 8" long card but still 4 1/8" wide.
I got the airplane stamp from and stamped it with black embossing powder. The sentiment is from GinaK Designs (Enjoy the Sunshine).
Simple, yet fun...

Silver lining sentiment

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Sentiment for free but only for personal use:

I made a double outline so you can color it in with silver...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

MAWTT Challenge: Inspired by Song or Film

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It's a new challenge at Moving Along with the Times and it's to make a project INSPIRED by a Song or Film. I love the movie and song Singing in the Rain and when I saw this image by the sponsor, DIGIMYWORLD, I just had to use it! There are a couple of different girls you can pick from as well. This is "Chelsea" :D
 I know I recently did another digi-stamp card with an umbrella, but maybe I'm just drawn to them because I love rain!! I popped this one up as well. I added some silver pen to the cloud outline and to the digital sentiment (created by moi) and some Ranger Glossy Accents on the rain coat and boots to make them look like plastic.
All other coloring done with Spectrum Noirs.
Umbrella stamped with a butterfly from Unity Stamps & shaded with Tim Holtz "Fired brick".

Please join us and enter YOUR inspired card.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blog Candy Time!!

I just celebrated my 2-year blogaversary and as promised have a little candy to celebrate. You don't have to be a follower (although it would be nice) but I do ask that you leave a comment to enter.
So what's up for grabs?
 To help someone with those "Boy Cards" there is a clear stamp set from Daisy & Dandelion called "Onion plays Football" and to go with that I will also add this paper pack from Papermania called "It's a Man's World".
So to enter just leave a comment and make sure I have your e-mail.

Deadline:  30 APRIL 2013. 6pm GMT+2 (Johannesburg, South Africa time - you can see the clock on my homepage)

Thursday, April 4, 2013


(Click HERE for my "Anything Goes" DT card for Digistamps4Joy)
This week's "Make it Monday" at Papertrey Ink is to stamp a collage. This was NOT EASY for me and it took me ages (after 5 failed attempts)!

PTI products used:

Memento Tuxedo Black
Background DP: Webster's Pages

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Digistamps4Joy Challenge #64: ANYTHING GOES

OH I know you all love an Anything Goes challenge! And we're inviting you to share your creativity with us at DIGISTAMPS4JOY! Here's my card using DS4J's "Aloe" image (gorgeous isn't it!).
Sentiment: GinaK Designs Tree Silhouettes
Colored with Spectrum Noir
Die-cut circles: Nellie Snellen
Die-cut tag: Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Background stamping: Clear stamp with Docrafts Magazine (V&A addition)

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Ugly Card Blog Hop!!

This is SO MUCH FUN!! Not much time left but I'm going to BLUSH and BARE it!!
This is one of, if not THE, first card I ever made. It is UUUUUGLYYYYYYYY!! It never even made it to my blog LOL!!
Oh man, I have nothing to say....

Snowboard Santa

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