13 May 2015

Happy birthday to Cas-ual Fridays!

Hi there!

It feels good to be back with my first 'live' blog post in almost 2 months !

It's really been a roller coaster kind of time, with some real highs and lows. The high being our lovely holiday in Cape town, and the low being my journey to try and put an end to the migraines that rules  ruled my life.

I visited the Headache clinic in Johannesburg and I am cautiously optimistic that the low will gradually turn into a high as well ! At this stage, only time will tell if that is the case.

No better way to recover than to start getting creative again !

The card I am sharing today is one to celebrate the 4th birthday of one of the first CAS challenges in blogland. THE challenge blog which convinced me that CAS is the way to go!

It could only be : Cas-ual fridays , where the challenge is to use the lovely colors of the blog banner in a birthday themed project.





If you are  regular visitor you will know that I love to play with negative space in cut outs. And this is exactly what I did here with a gift cutting file from the Silhouette online store.
I created the gift paper by punching out orange dots and adding small black rhinestones .  Glitter was added for some sparkle for this special occasion .





My own digital sentiment to complete the project.


Nothing much to the sentiment, but maybe someone might be able to use it ;)






                                         


Thanks so much for visiting me today !



34 comments:

Deepti said...

Migraines are terrible :( hope ur visit to the clinic turns in ur favor. I love ur card, the polka dots and shimmer is awesome. I also like the dimension.

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

AMAZING!! This is absolutely elegant. Loved those polka dots and shimmer.Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday´s!
Hugs
Archana

Shelly said...

This is FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!
And migraines are no fun...hope you feel better soon!
Hugs

├ůsa said...

I hope you feel better soon!
The design of this card is great. Love the dimension!

MaryV said...

Hi, Hannelie. I'm glad you are feeling better. And you're right, creating is very terapeutic. Your card is stunning, as usually your cards are. I love your work very much! Stay well!
Hugs
MaryV

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Totally gorgeous card, Hannelie! Your negative as always looks very positive :). Love colors and idea! Happy to see you back and your amazing cards too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and design.
Hope you start to get relief soon! Hugs!

Marika said...

Stunning card, Hannelie! Hope you start to feel better soon.

Lynn said...

Love your card Deepti. So happy to see you creating. Saying prayers that the headaches stay away.

Lynn said...

Think I just said Deepti in my comment Hannalie! Thinking of you! xx

aufspapiergebracht said...

Gro├čartig - absolutly gorgeous ;)))
Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

Happy Dance said...

Sooooo glad to see you back in person in blogland!! Hope your YKWs are gone for good!!! My Botox seems to be really working well this time. Only have had 4 in the last two weeks! And this card...well it's just about the sweetest thing ever! Love the blue and orange AND the glitter. Most of all, I love the polka dots! This is the happiest of birthday cards. Love it! Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous!

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE this card...so much fun!

Susangail Powell said...

Migraines are awful! So glad to hear that you are feeling better- hope it continues for you. Your card is perfect! I love how CAS it is and yet there is so much detail! Perfect!!

TK Watson said...

Your card is "cute as a bug's ear", I'm lovin' the colors. Hope your headaches are a thing of the past, and that relief is soon.

Claire said...

Gorgeous Hannelie - love your fab, bold design in such a small space. Hope the headaches get better!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Cute. Love what you have done with this birthday card.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Ag, dis pragtig Hannelie - so vrolik met die "funky" strikkie! Jammer om te hoor jy is nie gesond nie, hoop dit gaan al sommer baie beter.
Groete,
Amelia

RitaR said...

I said a prayer for you that the treatments will take care of your migraines. Thank you for so sweetly offering your digital sentiments to all of us!

Sharon Underwood said...

I'm so glad you're up to crafting again! I've suffered from Cluster Headaches all my life and went to a doctor from Johns Hopkins for treatment. I feel your pain! Your card is awesome, as usual. I really enjoy seeing what you create next!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Happy to have you back - I missed you and your gorgeous cards!!!!! Hopefully you'll stay well! All the best, Cornelia!

Cheryl W. said...

So sorry to read that you struggle with migraines. A friend, as well as my stepdaughter, also suffer from them. They can be so terribly debilitating, and I hope you have found an answer to keep yours at bay. Love your card today. You make negative space look so "positive!"

Geri said...

So nice to know that you are back in blogland in real life time!

Adore your negative space creation - especially with the fun orange & blue color combo AND a ton of white space!

Praying for your continued successful recovery!

Bellule said...

Welcome back with a magnific card with this lovely present !

Les migraines sont terribles et nous laisse parfois K.O. Bon courage !

Bises.

Chrissy Larson said...

Wow wow wow!! LOVE THIS CARD!!!!

Michele Gross said...

Awesome card! I'm so glad you're feeling up to playing with us and hope you find regular relief soon. hugs!

Aileen (mum) said...

Hannelie, I love your card. So simple, so sweet.
I can sympathise with you. I have battled with chronic migraines for over 10 years now with some weeks loosing 3 to 4 days. To wake in the morning in the normal hours with no pain is simply wonderful, rare but wonderful.
I hope you get the relief you crave.
Cheers Aileen

Jenny said...

You always have the best design ideas!! I love the spotty wrapping paper on this gift..very tempting to open it :) I really hope your migraine treatment works... they are such a debilitating thing to live with xx

Anita in France said...

Welcome home, Hannelie ... so pleased that the migraines may just be on their way out ... prayers that they are and that you'll soon be pain free! Such a sweet card ... every little thing is so perfect about it, from the crisp cutting to the glorious white space, from the shimmer to those bold colours ... you truly are the Queen of CAS! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talents, Hannelie! It's always so much fun to visit your blog to see your creations :) This is such a fabulous birthday card! Great color combo and I love how you placed the orange dots and black rhinestones! Love your sparkly ribbon/bow, too!

I truly hope the Headache Clinic is the answer to your issue with migraines! Sending hugs and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Petra Swart said...

OOOooo, vrou , ek bly aan die brei en sukkel om by te bly in Blogland!!!! Ek is een van daai mens wat als gister al wou klaar gehad het, so as ek begin met 'n ding gebruik ek elke minuut om dit so gou as moontlik klaar te maak sodat ek met die volgende ding kan begin!!!! Net te min ure in 'n dag om by als uit te kom!!!
Ek is so bly om te sien dat jou behandeling 'n sukses was en dat jy hopelik minder las sal he van die hoofpyne!!! Ek hoop regtig dat alles wat jy die laaste ruk deurgemaak het die moeite werd was en dat dinge nou baie beter sal gaan!!!
Om te kom by jou kaartjie - dis baie oulik en slim gedoen, vrou, soos ons mos vir jou ken!!!! Hou van hoe jy die negatief van die geskenk gebruik het en dit so oulik versier het met die vrolike kolle en oulike pereltjies!!! Die strik se kleur is stunning en die glitter laat alles eenvoudig skitter!!!! 'n Baie oulike idee om hulle kleure te gebruik vir jou kaartjie!!! Ek hou sommer baie hiervan, vrou - pragtige skoon en vars voorkoms!!!!
Groete

Michelle Lupton said...

Hannelie, this is just every kind of awesome! I hope you can get some relief from your migraines - I get them, too, and they're so debilitating. Thanks so much for joining in with the birthday challenge at CASual Fridays :)

Cristine said...

I. Love. This. Card!! It is just so fabulously CAS! Well done! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge and hope you get some relief from your migraines.