Saturday, 18 November 2017

Blue and silver bauble

Color throwdown colour choice for this week is
 
 
I made another Christmas card
 
 
The flat backed gems are slightly too big for the bauble but I didn't have anything else suitable so decided to use them anyway.
 
Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white and silver
Flat backed gems in blue
Gel pen in silver
Liquid Pearls in platinum
Thread: Blue: DMC E825
              Silver: DMC E168
20 nov
 

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bows

Addicted to CAS have this cue
 
 
I made some small cards


 
I added a pearl to each satin bow

I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where it's
'All stitched up'
 
Supplies:
Card stock; 160gsm in white
Cuttlebug
Die: Sizzixx 8 circles
Satin ribbon in white
Flat backed pearl
24/20 nov
 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Sharp

CASology have a Christmas inspired (well for me anyway) cue this week
 
 
I stitched some tags
 
 
The tags are hand cut
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Free download : Source unknown
Single hole plier punch
Pattern:  Stitching cards
20 nov
 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Glamourous Gold

Dragonfly journeys has this challenge
 
'Glamorous Gold'

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Red beads
paper: 80gsm in gold
red ribbon 
25 nov

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Snow White

'Snow White'
 
I used it to make another Christmas Card
 
 
I will also be entering this at Inspired by all the little things where it's
 
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Rolfes metallic gold pen
Satin ribbon in white
Flat backed crystals
Thread: Kreinik Metallics Blending Filament 095 (wings
15/17 nov

Monday, 13 November 2017

Cats

Christmas card challenges have something new and it's
 
 
Right up my alley
 

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Christmas: Free download: Source unknown

            Black: 80gsm
Glitzin' Glam in irredescent
Pattern: Easy Embroidery on paper by Joke de Vette
14 nov
 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Small cards

I love the new sketch at Freshly made sketches
 
 
I made some more small cards using an old favourite pattern.

 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Pink and White washi tape
Gold peel offs
Rolfes metallic gold pen
Small beads in red and pearl
13 nov
 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tiny

Casology has this cue
 
 
I made a Tiny gift card with a Tiny3-D  tree on it

 
The tree has 3 layers and I machine stitched them to the base.
Supplies:
Card stock: 200gsm in kraft
Paper: 80gsm in scraps of red, green and patterned
Cuttlebug
Die: Circle: Sizzixx circle
        Trees: Spellbinders Nestabilies 2013 Holiday trees
White gel pen
Red gel pen
13 nov
 

Black and white Christmas

Inspired by all the little things has a different take on the Christmas Colour
 
 
I made this card

 
I started with a plain white base card stock and then stuck a piece of black paper over half of it. I then cut another piece of black and one of white, trimmed them to be slightly smaller than the base and alternated them.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in black and white
Thread: Black: DMC Noir
              White: DMC Blanch
Bugle beads an white and black
Seed beads in red
10 nov
 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Orange stars

Curtain call challenge have this photo inspiration



I used it to make another masculine card

 
Here are some other colour variations on this layout. Blue and red.
 
I will also be entering this at Color throwdown where it's
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 200gsm in kraft
Paper: Free download: Source unknown
Button from my  stash
Pentel fine liner
Double sided tape
Cuttlebug
Die: Star: Sizzixx 5 stars 
10/13 nobv

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

An Attitude of Gratitude

'Attitude of Gratitude'
as their cue this fortnight.
 
I made some little tags using cat buttons which I cut the shank off of.
 
 
The sentiments are computer generated.

I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where it's
Thanks/ Thanksgiving'
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
Cat buttons
Single hole plier punch
 
10 nov
 
 

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Leaves

 
 
I made a small card
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Sticker from a discontinued toiletries range
Punch: corner
Liquid Pearls in platinum4040
10 nov
 

Monday, 6 November 2017

All creatures great and small

'All creatures great and small'

I made a card using ladybirds

 
 To see a different colour version click here.

I will also be entering this over at Freshly made sketches were it's

 
 
Supplies;
card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: 80gsm in purple
          Stripes: Paper Pizzazz soft tints
liquid pearls in gold
6 novipe

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Cricket bats

I made a masculine card using this week's Color throwdown
 
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: Free download: source unknown
6 nov
 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree.....

This weeks Split coast stampers FS560 is Jennie. I chose this card of hers to honour

 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
                    200gsm in kraft
gold peel off strip
Paper: Free download: Source unknown
 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas gift tags

'Christmas Gift tag'

 
I used some bought wooden embellishments to make these.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: 80gsm in green and red
           Scraps of strips and sentiment
Pentel fine liner
Single hole plier punch
8 nov

Thursday, 2 November 2017

A garden snail

 
I concentrated on the colours and made this tag
 

 
The little snail is a scrapbook embellishment bought years ago
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
SCarps of green and cloud paper
Pentel fine liner
Glitzin' glam in iridescent
Single hole plier punch

 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Fibre is good for you

'Fibre is good for you'
My fibre is fabric
 
 
I bought these cute little Pooh Bear faces and turned them into gift tags.



I'm taking part in The Caring Hearts card drive. (Click on this link to learn more about it)
. I choose to send my cards to Deb in Australia and got a mail from her yesterday to say that they have arrived safely. Always a relief because South Africa, unfortunately, is not know for it's reliable postal service! It would be great if you could take part too.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 200gsm in Kraft
Paper: Free download from Crafty ferret
Cuttlebug
Die: Tag: wPlus 9 Timeless tags 2
        Circle: Sizzix 8 circles
Pentel fine liner 
3 nov

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Card with flowers on it

CAS on Sunday have this cue
'Card with flowers on it'

I made a different coloured version of this card.

 
The embossing is hand done.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and blue
Paper: 80gsm in silver
Thread: DMC Blanch
sequins
Stencil
Embossing tool 
1 nov

Monday, 30 October 2017

A pink ribbon and gold beads

Tic tac toe challenge have this board. I have choosen the middle vertical column.
 
 
My Free is beads.
Here is my card
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in pink
                    200gsm in red
Gold beads
Pink satin ribbon
Pattern:  

31 oct
 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Cherish

CASology have a new cue and it's
 
 
Recently I was asked to make an engagement card and this is what I came up with
 
 
It fits the bill

I will also be entering this over at Simon says stamp blog Wednesday challenge where it's
'Anything goes'
 
Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white
Peel off sentiment in gold
Pattern: Bergkaarten borduurpatroon
Thread: DMC E135
30 oct
 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Merry Christmas

 
 
I made these gift tags
 
 
using something I had seen on Pintrest as my inspiration.
The sentiment is computer generated and the tree was stitched to the card with a sewing machine.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and red
Cuttlebug
Die: Tag: wPlus 9 timeless tags 2
        Tree:  Spellbinders Nestabilies 2013 Holiday trees
31 oct
 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Bon Appetit

"Bon Appetit"

Recently I made some tags by cutting up old birthday cards that I had received years ago. The one on the right is perfect for the challenge.
 
 
 I will also be entering this at Just add ink where it's
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and green
Single hole plier punch
Pentel fine liner in black
Gel pen in blue
27 Oct

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Sequins and Roses

CASe this sketch have this
 
 
I made an art deco  rose card
 
 
I will also be entering this over at Split coast stampers FS559 where I choose this card  from  Jeanette Cloyd's beautiful gallery. The rose on her card reminded me of the roses in this pattern.
 
Supplies:
card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Green: 80gsm
           Stripe: up cycled soap warpper
White sequins
Thread: Pink: DMC 335
              Green: DMC 896
26 oct
 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Memoirs of a Geisha

 
 
My Card is inspired by the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha".

 
I absolutely loved the book and the movie was pretty good too.
 
I will also be entering this at Simon says stamp blog Monday challenge where it's
'Monochrome'
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white and pale blue
Double sided foam squares
Glitzin' Glam Iridescent 
Thread: DMC 3810
28 oct
 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Cuddle

 
 
I made a Teddy card
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Paper: Stripe:Free download: Source unknown
           Blue: 80gsm
White enamel brads
Rolfes metallic pen in blue
Pattern: New designs, new projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
25 oct
 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

It's a dog's Life

 
"It's a dog's life"

 
Unfortunately the gold thread doesn't stand out as boldly as I had hoped for against the black. I cut a circle and adhered it to the back paper before pricking out the pattern and stitching it.
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
paper: 80gsm in black and white
Pattern: New Designs, New Projects for embroidery on paper by Erica Fortgens
23 Oct

Saturday, 21 October 2017

White Hearts

 
 
I choose the white, free and hearts row and for my free I used red.
 
 
 
Supplies:
Card stock: 160gsm in white
Rolfes metallic pen in silver
24 oct