23 July 2016

Something different to share today...

Hi there!

I haven't done any sewing in a very long time, but a tiny bug has bitten me, and I got all inspired to take out my sewing machine !

I attempted something I had never tried before (first time ever making something with a lining :) , and I must say, I enjoyed every moment of making this bag:



Simplicity handbag pattern 2396


My South-African friends will recognize the fabric which is very popular at the moment in South-Africa, printed will all kinds of (old and new) Afrikaans sayings and quotes.

The pattern is from Simplicity , really easy, with no fuss, and even though my sewing skills are a bit rusty, everything went smoothly!

I will definitely make more... my sister already ' ordered' one for Christmas!

I am also busy crocheting granny squares for a blanket ... hope to share the pictures soon.

Thanks for popping in to look at my 'something other than paper project'!
Have a great weekend!

Hugs
Hannelie

21 July 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #182

Hi there!

Welcome to my Thursday post where I share my inspiration for this week's CAS(e)this sketch !




My card:


Thinking of you card

A closer look:


Thinking of you card


I used a die from Sizzix  (branch with leaves) , cut twice, once in green, and once in black to create a shadow effect.
I added a couple of flowers (cottage cutz dies) , and finished the card off with a couple of tiny pearls and my own digital sentiment banner.



thinking of you free card sentiment


(Font used : Crushed)

Adding my link to the anything goes with dies challenge at Happy little stampers.

Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you play along this week at CAS(e) this sketch!

Hugs
Hannelie

19 July 2016

CASology : Rough

Hi there!

I am popping in to invite you to be inspired by the new cue card at CASology !


                                                               


My take on the cue:


rough seas make the best sailors

I used a Silhouette file (Design ID #19372) to cut a stencil for my card. The design in its original form is quite large with a lot of detail, and I had to modify it a bit to make it suitable for a CAS card.

I sponged through the stencil with 3 different shades of blue distress ink, added a couple of enamel dots and my own sentiment.

More fabulous inspiration awaits when you click the links below ;)

Guest designer: Anna




Sponsor this week:  Stamplorations

                                                                   

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join the fun this week :)

Hugs
Hannelie


17 July 2016

The Paper Players #304

Hi there!

It's time for my favorite challenge of the month at The paper players... Clean & Simple time , and Jaydee is our hostess, who chose the topic/medium... watercolor!


                                                              


My card:


watercolored and stenciled card

A closer look:

watercolored and stenciled card

I used a stencil and watercolor to create my card. Remember when you stencil with watercolor, you need to restrict the amount of water, to avoid color bleeding through the stencil.

The sentiment is from Uniko studio (Flower Power#1)

I am adding my link to the following challenges:

Uniko studio  ~ Flowers.

Less is more ~ Repetition ( repeated stenciled rose, stamped sentiment and added pearls).

Freshly made sketches ~ Layout.


         We'd love you to display our banner


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join us at The Paper Players!

Hugs
Hannelie

14 July 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #181

Hi there!

Time for a new sketch at CAS(e) this sketch ! It's a classic CAS sketch designed by Leigh!



Here's my take on it:


grateful heart in stripes

... and a closer look:

grateful heart in stripes

I designed the stripe stencil in my Silhouette studio, or I should rather say 2 stencils. One for the vertical stripes, and another for the horizontal striped heart.

I first stenciled the vertical stripes, and then continued with the striped heart, using distress inks in the following colors: Picked raspberry, spiced marmalade and mustard seed.

I finished off the card with a Silhouette cut sentiment from the Silhouette online store. (Design ID #102616)

I would like to play along with the STRIPE challenge at Addicted to CAS

&

MAKE YOUR MARK challenge at Addicted to stamps


                   

Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you join us at CAS(e) this sketch this week!

Hugs
Hannelie

12 July 2016

Casology : ART

Hi there!

I am back from my holiday, and this is my first live blog post in about a month!

We had a wonderful time with family and friends in South-Africa, but it's always good to be back home, and especially back in my craft room and reunited with my dear furry friend Sugar. Boy, I missed my doggy child so much!

So... it's Tuesday and time to be inspired by a new cue card at CASology !


                                                                 


This was one of those cards where I knew from the first moment the direction I want to go... and to top it all, I love the result too!


Mondrian inspired birthday card

A close up of the sentiment:

Mondrian inspired birthday card


I designed my card in the Silhouette Studio (no surprise ;)

I created the black frame by 'welding' together  strips inspired by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. I then cut the 3 colored blocks, and popped them up with foam tape on the card base with my sentiment.To add interest to my sentiment, I colored some of the negative space created by decreasing the character space, with my Promarkers in red, yellow and blue.

You are welcome to download my sentiment:


free birthday sentiment

Fonts used : Bittersweet and Carpenter script


                                                                Sponsor: Rubber Dance Stamps

                                                                  


Guest designer: Lindsey


Thank you so much for visiting me!
Hope to see you play along this week at CASology!

Hugs
Hannelie

07 July 2016

CAS(e) this sketch #180

Hi there!

Popping in with this week's card for your inspiration at CAS(e) this sketch !


I believe we need 'I love you' cards all year round, and not just for Valentine's day!

I never show more than 2 pictures/angles of a card, but just thought I need to show you how different the foiled letters look from different angles!

The color of the Decofoil is PINK MELON








I designed the white panel in the Silhouette studio, used the print (laser printer) and cut function for the letters, and foiled them with a laminator.

Every time I use these foils, it's like an AHA! moment when I remove the foil and see the amazing effect!
LOVE it!

Thanks for the visit :)
Hope to see you play along this week!

Hugs
Hannelie