Thursday, 30 May 2013

Oh to be Young Again

Happy Thursday

Over at DS4J we have a new challenge , the theme is:

Challenge #68 - "Oh to be YOUNG again"

South Africa is celebrating YOUTH DAY on the 16th June, and I thought it would be a good time to do a challenge around this, to celebrate "being young". As we get older we tend to forget how wonderful it was to be young - the world was at our feet, we did not have that many responsibilities, the clothing industry was geared for young figures (sadly for us older fogies it still is!), and we 'knew everything' LOL.
If you are interested in reading about Youth Day in South Africa click HERE

So here is my card for this challenge, using the sweet image by Jen Lee called "Twiggy"

The image has been coloured with Copic markers, and cut out with Spellbinders Mega Decled Rectangles - Large & Small. The DP is created with the lovely new stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger called Pretty Patterns Two, available at Gina K Designs

There is some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team HERE

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 26 May 2013

New Baby

Happy Sunday

Today over at Digi Stamps 4 Joy we have a new release and my project uses the lovely image "Baby Tags"

The little booties are coloured with Copic markers and the daisy flowers are made with the new Susan's Garden flower dies by Sizzix.

There are some wonderful creations by my fellow Design Team HERE

Thanks for stopping by 

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Happy Thursday

We have a new challenge over at Creative Moments and the theme is "Circles"

There are two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

I have two cards to share with you today:

The lovely templates are Pocket Shaped card from The Cutting Cafe. I printed the flowers and pocket on to patterned paper and added some rhinestones to the centre of the flowers. The die cut boarder is Spellbinders A2 Detailed Scallop, and the circles are Memory Box Loopy Rings.

The card has a beautiful image from Delicious Doodles called Ivy Fairy, I have coloured her with pro markers to create the sepia effect, and used my Zutter distress tool on the DP. The frame is Memory Box Under the Sea Frame. 

You can see loads of inspiration from the DT HERE

Look forward to seeing your entries

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Happy Wednesday

Today over at DS4J, we have a new challenge, the theme is:

  Show us what the season of spring means to you!
Challenge #67 runs from 15 - 22 May 2013

My card uses the image Herbette:

I have used Copic markers to colour this super cute image, and used:
 Memory Box - Simple Pots, Watering Can, Garden Tools, Marshmallow Clouds & Flower Mound.
The grass is Poppy Stamps - Grassland Boarder
The little leaves is MS Punch - Small Branch.

You can see some more wonderful creations from the DT HERE

I look forward to seeing your entries, thanks for stopping by

Monday, 13 May 2013

Jazzing It Up

Happy Monday

Today over at the Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge it is Anything Goes. Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful:

I just adore the clever art work from RSD and my card this week uses the image - CHANTEUSE 2 - JAZZ SINGER

The image is coloured with Copic Markers

I have used Spellbinders:
 Labels Twenty Eight
 5X7 Matting Basics A & B
 5X7 Enchanted Labels 28
Fancy Tags Two

The little music notes are made with a Fiskars punch

Pop over and see the fantastic inspiration from the Design Team HERE, I look forward to seeing your entries!

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Flower Power

Happy Sunday

Over at DS4J we have some great new images in the store, my card today uses the image "Flower Power" by the lovely Margy. I just love the retro feel of this image, and living in a sea side town I have seen a couple of these driving around, one of which belongs to a wonderful artisan jeweler who made both my wedding and engagement rings!

I have used various Gina K stamps to crete my DP and coloured the image with Copic markers. The die cut words are from Spellbinders Jewel Keys.

You can get more inspiration from the wonderful Design Team HERE.

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 10 May 2013

The Crafters Cafe with Rick St Dennis

Happy Friday

We are now on to week two of Mom and/or For a Woman with Rick St.Dennis Challenge. I am a huge fan of Rick's designs and I had so much fun working with Daphne Pickering Spring in Lucerne , it reminds me of an old photograph my Mother has of her Grandmother, so I decided to colour the image in sepia, and try to make it look a little like an old photo.

I have used Spellbinders Distressed Edges for the image and sentiment 

The Design Team have some more wonderful creations to inspire you HERE

Thank you for stopping by

Monday, 6 May 2013

Paper Crafting Journey

Happy Monday

I am proud to be a guest designer for Paper Crafting Journey with their current challenge Anything Goes, this challenge is being sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy and the image I used is "Old Boot".

So here is my creation

I have coloured the image with Copic markers and used the new Spellbinders Distressed Edges for the sentiment and Spellbinders A4 M-Bossabilities Graduated Dots for the embossing, the letters are cut using Memory Box Alphabet.

Thank you for stopping by

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Misteri caller

Happy Sunday

The new images at DS4J are in the shop and today I have made a card using the lovely image "Misteri Caller, by Jen Lee

The image is coloured with Copic markers and the die cuts are Spellbinders A2 Card Creator Matting Basics A and Polka Dots

Thanks for stopping by 

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Women are Special

Happy Thursday

Over at DS4J we have a new challenge celebrating women:

Basically to celebrate Mother's Day, but your creation can be for a mother, grandmother, stepmother, or a very special woman friend. In other words, show off the speciality of being a woman and celebrate her!
Challenge #66 runs from 1 - 14 May 2013

Here is my card:

The image is Umbrella bouquet merged with MOM word, all coloured with Copic markers.
The Embossing folder is Creative Expression Embossing Folder A4 Sea Garden, and the little embellishment on the top corner is a bottle cap squashed in my Grand Caliber and filled with Glossy Accents. The butterfly is Spellbinders Les Papillions Two, and the die cuts are Grand Circles and Grand Scalloped Circles.

You can see the wonderful creations from the rest of the Design Team HERE

I look forward to seeing your creations over at the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by