Sunday, April 26, 2015

GDT Outlawz Sunday CAS - Week 4 - LIPS

This is my final week as Guest DT for Outlawz Sunday CAS and it's been an absolute pleasure and privilege! And to end of this month, we are sealing it with a "KISS" or "LIPS"!! (See the Outlawz Sunday CAS page for all the details).

Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring this month and this little piggy was just so cute! I found this fence on Google Image search for colouring images and popped them both up with foam tape. I added some lips to the sentiment on the sign board :D

Join me in the last week of April at Outlawz Sunday CAS!!  Thanks to everyone at Outlawz who had me join them this month!


Sunday, April 19, 2015

GDT Outlawz Sunday CAS - Week 3 Do Something Different

Week 3 in my Guest DT spot at Outlawz Sunday CAS! And it's “Do Something Different Sunday” – Use a technique or tool that you have been wanting to try but haven’t, or one that you haven’t used for awhile. Some ideas:  create your own background with paints or inks; die cuts or no die cuts; colour with pencils if you normally colour with markers . . . and the list goes on. 

I've never used stuff like Gesso, gel medium etc that is used in art journaling but I've been itching to give it a try. But before I go and mess up a journal page, I thought I'd try it out on a card!
The background was created by covering cardstock with Gesso, then rubbing it with Adironrack acrylic paint dabber inks. The stamping was done on top in brown ink & Stazon black.
Stamps used:
Chicken wire background stamp & Tree:

The sponsor this week at Outlawz is Bugaboo Stamps so make sure you play along!!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

GDT Outlawz Sunday CAS - Week 2 - HUMOR!

Here is my second card for the Guest DT at Outlawz Sunday CAS!April is National Humor Month. Laughter is the best medicine. It's infectious, and far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze. Let's make a CAS card this week filled with humor, a joke, or something punny.  
The sponsor, BUGABOO STAMPS, have loads of cheeky and funny stamps - so check them out!!
 I made a pocket for the front and stuck a coffee packet in there. You can also add a sugar etc  ;D
I added some Glossy Accents on the coffee drip & the spectacles. This is so me!!
Have a chuckle with us and join us at Outlawz Sunday CAS HUMOR challenge!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

MAWTT challenge - Inspiration Photo

I am happy to be hosting the new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!  I saw this stunning photo pass me on Facebook and thought it would make a great Inspiration Photo:

I've gotten rid of my fear of shaker cards so now they're actually fun to make!

Stamps used:
Unity Stamp co :
Butterfly - January 2014 , Kit of the Month
Leaves - September 2013 , Kit of the Month
Sentiment with frame - Basically Said

I hope you will join us at MAWTT in our Inspiration challenge.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Party Time Tuesday April 2015

Here we are speeding into the year and I hope everyone is doing well!  It's a new challenge month at Party Time Tuesday and we just love partying up the crafting with you! And lo and behold I actually made .... a.... shaker card!!  My first try at this YEARS ago was enough fiddly diddly to put me off it for a long time. But I wanted to give it a try again and it wasn't so bad!

I stamped the fish & bowl from Enjoy The Sunshine (GinaK Designs) on plain card stock and then coloured and cut the fish out. Two for inside & one to pop onto the jumping one.
I then cut the circle out of the top piece of cardstock and then stamped the top part of the image to make it look like the fish is jumping out of the circle.
Some Glossy Accents on the drops and eye for dimension.
I put a "step" into the left hand side of the sentiment strip so that it fits nicely over the edge of the popped up shaker panel. The forked edge is left unglued so it provides some dimension as well.
The sentiment is also from the same set.
The background stamping is with Unity Stamp Co's Kit of the Month JULY 2014.

I managed to get another picture showing the two fish after vigorous shaking and carefully laying it down flat.

Can I just mention that I was SO HAPPY to see this set is still available! This was not only my first "proper" stamp set EVER but it was also a WIN from the generous GinaK Designs. I used this for months probably because it was SO versatile. It's one of those perfect starter sets with images for boys, girls and grownups for whatever you need.

Thanks for visiting and remember to check in on the other Party Time Tuesday Party Planners!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

GUEST DT for Outlawz Sunday CAS!!

I am so honoured and excited to be Guest DT for the Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge!! (Sign-in might be required)

And April's Week 1 theme is:

The sponsor for the week is BUGABOO STAMPS!! (They're SO much fun!!)

We challenge you to create a CAS card or project that uses an embellishment and/or image that begins with the first letter of either your first or last name.  For example, I have an image of a Rose which starts with "R" for "Riette":


Join me and the Outlawz team this week!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Final Day of the 30 Day Colouring Challenge!!!!

WHOOP it's Day 30 of the 30 Day Colouring Challenge!!!

It's been a great time and I thank Kathy for the opportunity to play along!!

We're away for a long weekend and I wish eveyone a blessed Easter.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DS4J challenge #111 Sketch (Day 29)

I LOVE using sketches. They inspire me and give me a good starting point. So here's our new challenge at Digistamps4Joy - SKETCH!
Firstly, here's my card:

 I used my FLOWER CIRCLE image in the DS4J shop.
The sentiment is from a retired set from GinaK Designs.
I'm especially happy with the designer papers. I kept the cover page of a Webster's Page paper pack and was just waiting for a project where it would come in useful. And this was it!! Here's what the cover looked like:
And here's the SKETCH you must use! I think Tonnie did a GREAT job on this one!

Please join us this beautiful APRIL month at Digistamps4Joy

Image;  (I did all the different stamps in this set separately for the challenge)


Snowboard Santa

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