29 May 2016

The Paper Players: Tic Tac Toe

Hi there!

This week at the paper players we invite you to use Joanne's TIC-TAC-TOE challenge as inspiration to design a card !


I used the diagonal line of yellow-die-cut-paperclip, to make my inspiration card :

The paperclip die is by CREAlies. The flowers and hearts punched, and the sentiment cut with my Silhouette cameo.

I added my die cut elements to a scored and tilted panel of white card stock.

I added the sentiment for those who want to use it as a printable :

free thank you card sentiment

Font used: KG Strawberry Limeade.

I am adding my link to the following challenges:

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Anything goes

Happy little stampers  ~ Anything goes with dies.

I hope you will join us this week at The Paper Players!

Thanks for visiting me today!

26 May 2016

Case this sketch #174

Hi there!

Our weekend in the UAE starts on a Thursday, so Thursday is one of my favorite days ♥ To add to that, it's also CAS(e) this sketch day!

My take on Chrissy's awesome sketch:

Dream then do

Dream then do

The feather is a design from the Silhouette online store #96969

Because of all the small parts of the design, I decided to use it as a print and foil design.

I just added my own sentiment :

Fonts used:

Autumn Chant
Century Gothic

I am adding my link to the ANYTHING GOES challenge at Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge 


Photo inspiration at Fusion card challenge.

Honest disclosure: I had the card made already when the Fusion challenge went live, but just couldn't help to see the resemblance between my card and the beautiful blue flourish across all those glorious white ~ cake ~ space ;)

Lucky little coincidence!!!


Hope you will join us this week at CTS!!!


24 May 2016

CASology : FAST

Hi there!

Just a quick hello... haha just couldn't resist to say that with this week's cue at CASology  being:


I went for shooting star... that's fast enough I think☺ just enough time to make a wish!

make a wish birthday card

A closer look...

make a wish birthday card

All the design work done in the Silhouette studio.

I used fluorescent yellow paper for the background and adhered an aperture black layer over it to reveal the sentiment.

I finished off the card with some punched stars and a bit of bling.

For more inspiration please click the links listed below :

Guest designer: Coni
Tracey McNeely

saved another sentiment for you:

Make a wish free card sentiment

(fonts used: Fox in the snow & Punk Dots)

So many directions you can go with our cue this week!

My card was also inspired by the MIDNIGHT challenge at Addicted to CAS & MAKE A WISH at Simon says stamp Monday challenge

Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you join CASology this week!


22 May 2016

The Paper Players #296 : Sketch time

Hi there!

We have a fabulous sketch by Laurie at the The Paper Players to inspire you  this week!


Its's perfect for a CAS design or you are welcome to dress it up just the way you want to!

wrapped with love

And a closer look...

wrapped with love

The heart is a design from Miss Kate Cuttables.
The bow is a design from Hero arts in the Silhouette online store Design ID#69514.

I used the offset function to print a gray 'shadow' or base layer. I then cut the heart in pink and stamped it with pickled raspberry distress ink with a Hero arts BG stamp (leaf and flower - retired)

The sentiment is my own, and as always I share it with you ;) Font : Nouradilla.

wrapped with love free card sentiment

I am sharing my card at the following challenges:

Color throwdown ~ Blush, rose, gray and white

A blog named hero ~ May challenge (tone on tone)

Happy little stampers  ~ Anything goes with dies.



Hope to see you joining the fun at The Paper Players!


20 May 2016

Sunshine kisses

Hi there!

I love the inspiration photo at The card concept and when I saw Linda's sketch at Freshly made sketches I knew it was just the right clean canvas I needed to create today's card!

To join the challenge at A blog named hero, I used the tone on tone stamping technique.

sunshine kisses

The font I used for the sunshine is called Scramble mixed, and the kisses is part of a phrase from the Silhouette online store design ID #116085.

The flower die was a freebie with a Card making magazine. I stamped the flowers with a Hero arts  polka dot background stamp and Butter Bar shadow ink also from Hero arts.

My usual clean and graphic style, but with a layer (or 2 !) this time!

Challenges graphics :



Thanks for visiting me today!

Happy weekend to you!


19 May 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #173

Hi there!

Just saying hi with my inspiration card for this week's CAS(e) this sketch !

My take:

just a note masculine card

I cut the triangle background twice, and layered it for dimension on my card base. I then added the yellow and orange triangles over the black one with the sentiment.
The grey on grey almost look like embossing or rather faux embossing !

Everything cut with the help of my Silhouette cameo.

I used the inspiration picture at Inspired by all the little things to design my card, the triangle coincidence was just so obvious...  ;)

I wasn't really going for such a masculine look, but yes, that's what I got by using a grey card base. Almost like an industrialized look, so IMO not a real reflection of the inspiration photo , but I did use the elements and am linking up anyway!


The sentiment:

That's it!

Thanks for looking, hope to see you play along at CAS(e) this Sketch!


17 May 2016

CASology : Stencil

Hi there!

Time for a new cue card at CASology !


Stencils are such a great tool to help you create a one layer card!

A closer look:

My card was made with 2 stencils that were cut with my Silhouette cameo. This is what they look like:

I used the positive of the boat to mask the BG (stencil on the left) and then I used the negative, or stencil of the boat to add color for the boat.

Distress inks used :

Faded jeans
Tumbled glass
Vintage photo
Antique linen

My sentiment is the Afrikaans version of : when you feel like drowning (or your boat is sinking), remember your Lifesaver walks on water.

( I will add it to the quote/scripture page as soon as I can in English and Afrikaans)

For more inspiration, click the links below to see what my talented team mates have created to inspire you!

Guest designer : Shelly

Sponsor : Stamplorations

Playing at the following challenges:

Less is more  ~ one layer ( @sea )

The male room challenge  ~ Transport

Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you play along at CASology this week.