Monday, 31 October 2016

Christmas cat

I have combined three challenges today Pinspirational challenges which has this photo
 
 
 Casology which has this cue
  
 
and Freshly made sketches which has a sketch that I have followed very loosely
 
  
 
 Here is my card.
 
 
 
At first glance it might seem to be a bit of a stretch for either of the first two challenges so let me explain. Here in South Africa we don't really 'do' Halloween but as you all know I'm a cat lover so couldn't resist this cute little guy. I just turned him into a Christmas cat instead.  
As far as the "Cure' goes some "Kitty cuddles" will cure most things for me.
 
 
Supplies:
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Cats:Free down load from            
           Red: Upcycled envelope
Glitter: Glitzing Glam in crystalina
Cuttlebug
Die: Taylored Expressions Notepaper Border die 
31 oct7 nov
 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Pink wreath

Sugar pea designs have this inspiration
 
 
I used the wreath as mine
 
 
I did different colour variations of these layout here and here.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 200gsm in pink
                    160gsm in white
Flat backed pearls
Liquid pearls in gold

30 oct
 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Butterfly and a flower hoop

Butterfly, Hoops and/or harebell for this fortnight
 
Here is my card. I did the butterfly and the hoops
 
 
I did this in blue here.
 
I will also be entering this over at Word art Wednesday

Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Paper Pizzazz pastels tints
Pearl beads
Pattern: Butterfly: Stitching cards free-butterfly-card-stitching-e-pattern     
              Flowers: Form-a-lines free_flower_circle
Rolfes metallic pen in rose
 
 
 2 nov

Friday, 28 October 2016

Anything with a dash of black

   is
 
I made this as a sympathy card
 
 
 I hand embossed the 'pebbles' adding a little silver glitter.
 
I will also be entering it over at Split coast stampers F4A 349 were the challenge is to
'Texturize'.
I think the embossing fits very well.
 
Supplies:
Pattern: Single flower: Stitching cards art-nouveau-rose-4       
              Double flower: Stitching cards art-nouveau-rose-5
Thread: DMC noir
Stencil: Matha Steward metal stencil "pebbles"
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in black
White metal brad
Black marker
31 oct
 

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Christmas Tree swirls

I took my inspiration from this card. The pattern I chose to stitch has the same swirly effect as her tree
 
 
It's "Anything goes" at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday Challenge so I will be entering this there too.
 
Supplies:
Border Punch: Fiskars stars
Metal dots
Card stock: 160gsm in red

30 oct
 
 
 

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Acetate or Vellum?

Cas colours and sketches have a Christmas colour scheme this week
 
 
Here is the second card I made using the same pattern and layout just a slightly different colour combination
 
 
I will also be entering it over at Simply less is moore were it's
"acetate or Vellum"
 
I'm not exactly sure what the difference is but I'm sure this card covers one or the other of them
 
and at Always playing with paper were this is the challenge
 
 
 
Supplies:
Cardstock: 160gsm in white
Glitzing glam in red
Thread: Red DMC E321
             Gold: DMC E436
Red glass reads
Kindy Glitter in Crystalline
26 oct
 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Falling leaves

Curtain call  have these very blingy pumpkins as their inspiration
 
 
I don't have any need for Halloween cards/tags so I made one using the gold and white colour scheme instead.
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Inspired by all the little things were the inspiration is
 
 
and at Simon says stamp were it's
'Autumn'
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Brass brads
paper: 80gsm in gold
25/27 oct
 

Monday, 24 October 2016

Lady in a hat

Freshly made sketches have this inspiration this time
 
 
I was very literal in my interpretation
 
 
 
Supplies:
card stock: White in 160gsm
                   Navy in 180gsm
Cuttlebug
Die: Sizzixx 8 circles
Washi tape in pink candy stripes
Gold peel off
Pearl flat backed gems

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Orange and yellow

Pinspirational challenges have this photo for inspiration
 
 
and here is my card
 
  
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 180gsm in cream
pattern: New Designs, New projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
Rolfes metallic pen in gold
Pearl beads
24 oct
 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

CASing Ardyth

Time out challenges have this delightful card of Ardyth's to CASe
 
 
Here is mine. It's another small one
 

 
Supplies:
Pattern: New Designs, New projects for embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in green
Glass beads
Rolfes metallic pen in pink


26 0ct
 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Bling

'Bring on the bling'.
 
I'm not a great 'bling' person myself but I know that it is something that a large number of people do enjoy so I try to incorporate it onto my cards when I can.
 
Here are some gift tags
 
 
I certainly think they qualify for 'bling'
 
Last year I made these little cards
 
 
and I used the cut out to make my tags this year.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 180gsm in silver
Flat backed gems
Liquid pearls in platinium
Cuttlebug
Die: Trees: Spellbinders Nestabilies 2013 Holiday trees
Crochet cotton
Gold stars
 
21 oct

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Muted shades

Inspired by all the little things has this picture of some rather unusual pumpkins as inspiration this week.
 
 
I concentrated on the muted shades in the picture.
 


 
 
Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white
Rolfes metallic pen in gold
20 oct

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Multi coloured flowers

AAA cards. has this picture
 
 
I made this multi coloured card



Supplies:
Pattern: Unfortunately this pattern is no longer available. The on-line shop has closed down
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Rolfes metallic pen in silver
Scrap of fabric daisies from my stash
22 oct
 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Metallic flowers

Sugarpea designs mix-it-up-challenge-18/ have this for inspiration.
 
 
I choose to use the sketch
 
 
I made the punched flowers
 
I will also be entering this over at CAS colours and sketches where it's a sketch this week
 
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160 gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in blue
Rolfes metallic pen in blue
Punch: Flowers: Olba Bloemenponstang punch with attachment Q006 and Q007 for flowers

30 Oct
 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Insects

Simply less is moore have this challenge
 
Spiders or Insects

Here are my cards
 
 
I was inspired by this card
 
Source: Pintrest

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   Assortment of coloured scraps
Cuttlebug
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Daisies
Liquid Pearls in gold
Martha Steward three butterfly punch
21 oct

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Checks and butterflies

This fortnight's Butterfly spot challenge is
"Butterflies and checked and/or cyan"

I have gone with the checked option. Some more small cards


This one will be entered into the challenge.

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
Thread: Pink: DMC 050
             All other brands and codes unknown
18 oct

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Francie

Split coast stampers FS505 is Francie. I cased this card. and came up with this one
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Just add ink where it's
 
 
I added 'G'reen leaves. 
 
as well as over at Word art Wednesday were it's
"anything goes"
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Thread: Red: DMC E321
              Gold: DMC E436
Red glass beads small
Glitzing glam in red
Kindy Glitz in crystalina
Paper: red acutue

Pattern: Chomikuj Nardenzie 8

16 oct
 
 

Friday, 14 October 2016

Explore the world

 
Explore the world

I used an old road map book to make these masculine gift tags. They are hand cut

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Old AA road map book
Hole punch
Twine
 
 
17 oct

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Umbrellas and balloons

I love the new inspiration at Inspired by all the little things
 
 
I decided to concentrate on the green and yellow portion of the picture.
 
 
 
You can see the pink version I made here.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Double sided foam
Ribbon
13 oct
 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Pink, blue and green

CAS colours and sketches have these colours
 
 
I made this card with a matching envelope
 
 
I will also be entering this in the new challenge at The flower challenge which is
'Anything goes with florals'
 
and at Time out challenges were it's
'Breast cancer awareness/ friendship/pink'. I chose the last two.
 
 
Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white
Store bought envelope
13 oct
 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Tangerine, kraft and white

TGIF challenges have a colour challenge this week
 
 
Here is my card
 
 
 
Supplies:
Thread: Gold: DMC E436
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                   upcycled calendar
Paper: 80gsm in orange and gold
          Scrap book paper in gold and white
13 oct
 

Monday, 10 October 2016

Coral coloured lady

CASe this sketch has this sketch
 
 
 
I made this card
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Cuttlebug
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug leaves
Button from my stash

13 oct
 

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Star gift tags

Candee Porter is Split coast stampers FS504.  I have the same die as she used on this card. So I decided to use it to make some Christmas gift tags.
 
Here they are
 
 
Initially I did the machine stitching around both layers but wasn't totally happy with it so did faux stitching on the second one instead.

My inspiration

Source: Pintrest
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in red
Paper: Red Gingham: Free download from
          Brown: Wrapper from a bar of soap
Cuttlebug
Die: Star: Sizzix 
Button from my stash
Pentel fineliner in black 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Quiet time

PINspirational challenges have this lovely serene photo as inspiration
 
 
I choose this pattern to stitch as to me it too depicts a lovely serene moment between Mom and baby.  
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Scrapbooking
Border punch
Flowers: Olba Bloemenponstang punch with attachment Q006 and Q007 for flowers
Pastel Pencils for colouring
Ear bud for smudging
Liquid Pearls in platinum
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on Paper by Joke de Vette
10 oct