Wish Big…

Hello friends,

Time for a new challenge at Double D Challenges. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenge with the theme  “Moon and/or Stars”. I love the blue colors and twinkling stars from the mood board and used that as inspiration for my card.  Please visit the Double D Challenge blog DD_MoonStarsand see more wonderful samples from Double “D”s talented designers and join in the fun!

I decided on an image from the Graphic 45 series ”Secret Garden” for my background. I die cut two stars, added fairy glitter and layered it with mirror tape on the base card for dimension. I finished off with  bows, paper roses, more gemstone stars and a sentiment. This was a quick and easy shabby card to make. I hope the recipient will love it!

I entered my card in the following challenges:


The twinkling stars


The roses and bow


The sentiment


A peep at the inside


Project details

Cream and blue cardstock — Graphic 45 vintage image — Die-namics die ” Star Stax”  — Spellbinders Designer series “Decorative Swallowtail Tags” (S5-258) — Paper Sweeties sentiment stamp — Paper roses — Gemstone stars in silver and blue — Glitter — Hug Snug seam binding for bow — Tim Holtz distress ink ” Stormy Sky”

That’s it from me today! I hope you like my card. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.



School Days

Hello blog fiends,

Hope you are all well and still enjoying the summer weather in the Northern Hemisphere. For us in the Southern parts of the world winter is slowly losing its grip and there is already a hint of lovely spring days waiting for us. I can’t wait for the first raindrops to freshen up the dry earth. Well it’s also time for our second August challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme is back to school. As always your card must be in the shabby chic or vintage style to qualify for the prize or guest designer spot in this fortnightly challenge. We would love to see what you came up with  this time. Joining us as guest designer for this challenge is Mynette Kitchen and you can see her lovely creations at On  A Stampage.

For my card I used an image for Rook No 17 vintage graphics collection – isn’t the Vintage Animal ABC Alphabet Cards just adorable? I used my Die-namics “Notebook Edge” die to transform the image into a page torn from a book. The daisies were a gift from a dear blog friend Carol. I am so sad that these are the last ones in the packet, they were so pretty I used them so sparingly. The buttons are from my Mom’s button tin that were collected over a period of 40-50 years. I hope you like my take on the challenge, this one didn’t come easy for me.



The image from Rook No 17

RookNo17_School1The sentiment

RookNo17_School2A close-up of the vintage alphabet blocks

RookNo17_School3A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Paper Explosion designer paper
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • Image from Rook No 17
  • Die-namics die “Notebook Edge”
  • K and Company “Daisies layered accents”
  • White tag
  • Sentiment stamp (unknown)
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Paper clip
  • Pearl heart
  • Buttons
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


White Snow, Pink Hearts

Hello blog friends,

A guest designer card in the cute style to share today. The card is for the My Sheri Crafts Challenge where the theme for the challenge is  “Got Snow?” – create a project with a snowman (or snow woman). The part of South Africa where we live is snow free and a snowman is something I only see on the television or in pictures. I decided to dress the little Penny Black snowman in pink and to give the card a Valentine feeling with pink hearts and roses.I added two strips washi tape to enhance the cute look. The past week we had a heat wave and I can tell you I would rather prefer to build a snowman than battling the sweltering heat! It started raining yesterday and everything looks so pretty today – clean, green outside and all dust washed away.

I entered the following challenges with this card:


A close-up of the postmark sentiment


The snowman


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Pink designer paper
  • Penny Black clear stamp set “Jolly Friends”
  • Lili of the Valley clear stamp set “Love sentiments”
  • My Favorite Things Die-namics die “Notebook Edge”
  • Washi Tape
  • Paper roses
  • Twine for bow
  • Heart gemstones
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ” Victorian Velvet”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle pencils for colouring

Thank you for visiting today. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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