Pumpkin Time

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Pumpkin Time”. You can create a card or project inspired by the photo and we want to see those pumpkins! For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the ca-dd-oct-insp3-tileDouble D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the colors and beautiful pumpkin decorations in the photo.I use a stone urn die cut for one of the pumpkins and layered several leaf die cuts to make a wreath on the edge of the urn. The pumpkins are a free coloring page from Co-good.com and you can download it here. I colored the images with my Derwent Inktense water-color pencils and fussy cut the leaves and pumpkins. I the layered the images on designer background paper and strips of washi and lace tape. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders.



The pumpkin  and leaf wreath


The sentiment and washi tape


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • Cream card-stock
  • Designer paper in black and cream
  • Pumpkin digital image from Co-good.com Pumpkin Coloring Pages for Kids
  • Joanna Sheen Signature die “Stone Urn” (SD 035)
  • PoppyStamps die “Leafy Sprig” (no. 1001)
  • Impression Obsession die  “Leaves” (DIE066-C)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities sentiment die “Phrase Set One” (S4-563)
  • Washi tape
  • Lace tape
  • Derwent Inktense water-color pencils
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Old Paper” and “Mowed Lawn”

Although it is the beginning of summer in my part of the world I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks for visiting today  I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day.

Kind regards,


Feeding The Birds

Hello blog friends,

ADFD_Button2Time for another fun challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this Saturday. The theme is A Child’s Life and we would love to see what you create this fortnight in the vintage or shabby chic paper crafting style. Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day for Daisies – I just love Tammy’s lovely designs. For my card I chose the adorable image “Feeding the Birds” so kindly sponsored by Tammy. As a child , and still as an adult, the birds always captivate me with their behaviour at our bird feeders in the backyard. So relaxing to watch their hustle and bustle around the garden. I used Prima “Romantique” paper for my background and lovely Prima and Petaloo flowers to embellish my card. The image is coloured with Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils, my favourite coloring medium for cards. The Design Team at Sugar Creek Hollow created beautiful cards with their ADFD images, please pop over and join in the fun. Your card could be the winner for this challenge.

Challenges I would love to enter  are:


The lovely “Feeding the Birds” image from A Day  for Daisies


The sentiment, a little pink gem heart and blue Petaloo For-get-me nots


The Prima and Petaloo flowers


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Romantique”
  • A Day for Daisies digital image “Feeding the Birds”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Fleur de Lis Squares”
  • Prima flowers “Bel Canto C”
  • Petaloo “Forget me nots”
  • Paper cord
  • Chipboard sentiment (Unknown)
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Cameo beige”
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils
  • McGill leaf punch ” Designer Leaf Spray”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink ” Bundled sage” and “Old Paper”
  • Gem heart

Thank you for visiting today and looking at my card. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


You Are A Classic

Hello friends,

dpbadge2013Two weeks just fly and we have a new challenge for you at Sugar Creek Hollow this Saturday. The theme is Things with Wheels and your card or project must be in the shabby or vintage style. Come share your talents with us. Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles is the sponsor for this challenge and my image “Vintage Auto” is kindly sponsored by Laurie. For my background I used a vintage photo tag from The Vintage Suitcase and FabScraps designer paper. The image is colored with water-color pencils and framed in two oval die cuts. I cut the pennants from burlap and attached them to a piece of rope. A few buttons are added and the card is done –  so quick to make!

I entered my card in the following challenges:


The image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles


The burlap banner


A peep at the inside


Full view of the inside


Project details:

  • Cream and green cardstock
  • FabScraps designer paper “Organic Garden”
  • Vintage photo tags from The Vintage Suitcase
  • Image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry Digital Doodles “Vintage auto”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Ovals” and  Card Creator “A2 Filigree Delight”
  • Buttons
  • Rope
  • Burlap for pennants
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Pumice stone”
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-color pencils

Thanks for visiting today. Remember to stop over at Sugar Creek Hollow to see the beautiful creations of the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team. We would love to see your card or projects and maybe you could be the winner of Doodle Pantry images.

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


Flower Girls

Hello everyone,

Time for  another challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this week we are sponsored by “A Day for Daisies” digital stamps. The theme of this challenge is “Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.” My card features the darling “Snow-White and Red-Rose” digital stamp so kindly send to me by A Day for Daisies.


I chose some spring colours to give the card a delightful feeling and to imitate a picture in a children’s storybook. The frame is done with two Memory Box Tiffany Frame die cuts overlapping at the back of the image. The pretty flowers are from Prima’s Meadow Lark range “Charme Rose”. A Day for Daisies have a prize for this week’s random winner, so link up your fairy tale and nursery rhymes theme card to stand a chance of winning a $12 gift certificate to their store. The Design Team created beautiful cards with their images for your inspiration. Hop over to  Sugar Creek Hollow , take a look and come and join us this week with your vintage or shabby project.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:


The A Day for Daisies image “Snow-White and Red-Rose”


The flowers


A peep at the inside with the button embellishments


The Whimsy sentiment tab on the inside


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Prima designer paper  “Annalee”
  • Gingham paper free download from Birds Cards
  • A Day for Daisies digital image “Snow-White and Red-Rose”
  • Memory Box die “Tiffany Frame”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp  “Vintage Birthday Tabs 1”
  • Lace
  • Buttons
  • Prima Meadow Lark flowers “Charme rose”
  • Hug Snug seam binding ” Paradise Aqua”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”
  • Lyra Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils for colouring 
  • Skwiglues glitter glue “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend.

Regards from South Africa,


Gingerbread Baby

Hello everyone,

For Fun Challenges is sponsored this week by The Stamp Fairy. They have some really gorgeous images in store and also some freebies to try out before you buy. The Stamp Fairy sponsored prize for this challenge is 3 digital images of the winner’s choice. To be eligible to win the prize at For Fun the challenge is to create a non-traditional shaped card and maybe you can win the prize– think out of the box and experiment with shapes. The card must not be square or A2 size, but can be round, star, triangle, business sized envelope etc. I decided on a three-fold concertina card and cut away a diagonal section running from the edge of the first panel to midway down the end panel. My image  is “Gingerbread Babies Candy Canes” kindly sponsored by The Stamp Fairy. I used a A4 paper and my Crafter’s Companion to fold the card. To decorate the diagonal section I punched leaves with my Martha Stewart punch and added red pearls for berries to form a wreath.

I entered my card for the following challenges:


I used the following to create the card:

  • White and green cardstock
  • Queen of Hearts Designer paper “Gingham”
  • The Stamp Fairy digi image “Gingerbread Babies Candy Cane”
  • Inkadinkado clear stamp sentiment60-30271  “Joy”
  • Derwent Color Soft pencils
  • Odourless mineral spirits
  • Red pearls
  • Martha Stewart punch “Oak Leaf”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Circles and Scalloped Circles”
  • Stickles “Icicle”

The talented ladies at For Fun Challenges had, yet again, created some stunning projects for inspiration. Please visit and take part in the fun – we would love to see your card at For Fun Challenges blog this week.

Have a wonderful week.

Greetings from a (very) warm South Africa,


Wheelbarrow Elegance

Hello everyone,

It feels like ages since I last made a card with flowers, and actually I love flowers. Daisy’s Digi Doodles is our sponsor this week at For Fun Challenges and the Design Team could each choose a lovely image from Daisy’s Digi Doodles fabulous shop to create a card for this challenge. The prize for this week’s challenge is a $10 gift certificate from Daisy’s Digi Doodles.

This week we want to see some metal on your creations – this can be brads, charms, etc. When I chose this “Wheelbarrow” image I didn’t have a particular style in mind on how to create the card. For the metal requirement of the challenge I dug this silver photo corners out of my stash and, viola, the theme was set! An old Victorian style card with soft pinks and a little dash of blue colour and of course for a nostalgic look,  lots of delicate flowers. The pearls were added on second thought – still don’t know if that was the right decision.

I entered my card also for the following challenges:


I used the following to create the card:

  • Daisy’s Digi Doodles image “Wheelbarrow”
  • White and pink cardstock
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Pearls
  • Silver photo corners
  • Derwent Colour Soft pencils
  • Odourless mineral spirits
  • Paper flowers
  • Martha Stewart punch “Oak Leaf”
  • Tim Holtz Distress ink “Tattered Rose”
  • Stickles “Diamond”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Ovals”

The For Fun Challenges Design Team created lovely cards for this challenge, so hop over for fantastic inspiration.  I would love to see your card link this week at For Fun Challenges.

Greetings from South Africa,


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