A Pop of Color

Hello friends,

Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Black and White with a Pop of Color”. I am joining Team Darlene for this fun challenge. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I was inspired by the yellow sunflower in the photo. My card is in the clean and simple style and really easy to make. I used two strips of washi tape on the background layer to add interest to the card. I stamped the image and color the daisy in bright yellow and then lifted the top panel from the card base with mirror tape. I finished off with a black die cut sentiment and glitter on the flowers. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the image


A peep at the inside


Project details

White card-stock — Crafty Individuals stamp  (CI-385) — Elizabeth Craft Designs sentiment die “Best Wishes” (724) — Washi tape — Memento Fade-resistant dye ink “Tuxedo Black” — Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils — Stickles “Black Diamond”

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,


For the Boys

Hello friends,

Today’s creation is a masculine card, inspired by the new Double D Challenge. I am joining Team Darlene for this challenges and the theme is “One for the Boys”. With such a lovely inspiration June Collagephoto you can create anything but we would like to see sports, cars, motorcycles, checks,or fishing. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I created a card in the vintage style using gears and a vintage car die cut. I layered everything on a red background, a strip of checkered paper,  an embossed panel and two tags cut from Kraft paper. I added some red and black buttons for interest. Please see the project details at the bottom of this post for the dies I used.

I entered my card in  the following challenges:


A close-up of the car and sentiment


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White , black and red card-stock
  • Checkered paper
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folder (Sizzix) “”Postcard” (9656946)
  •  Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die (Sizzix) “Gadget gears” (656636)
  • Cottage Cutz die “Vintage Car” (CCE-262)
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs die “Clock and Gears” (917)
  • Nellie’s Multi Frames die “Tags-4” (MFD074)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Phrase Set One” (S4-563)
  • Buttons
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”

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




A Silver Heart

Hello friends,

It is such a long time since I posted a card, time is just running away with me the last couple of weeks. We had a busy time at work and at home but I am glad to be back with a quick wedding card I created for a friend.  As she likes the clean and simple style, I used an embossing folder for the background and added a metal heart, some satin ribbon, a few gemstones and two paper roses. I love how the fleur-de-lis pattern of the embossing folder compliments the metal heart. Well, as a shabby chic and vintage junkie, I just had to add roses somewhere on my card! The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

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


The sentiment


A close-up of the embossed background and metal heart. I love the vintage look of the roses.


A peep at the all-white inside with just a few gemstones


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • Elizabeth Crafts Design embossing folder “Fleur de Lis” (109)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Victorian Nested Frames & Occasions” set (JB-09205)
  • Metal heart
  • Gemstones
  • Satin ribbon
  • Paper roses

Thanks for visiting today, I always appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from a cold winter’s day in South Africa,


Little Birdie …

Hello friends,

I have two clean and simple cards to share with you today.  A few weeks ago I bought my first Elizabeth Crafts dies and embossing folder from a local craft shop and what fun I had to play with these dies. I used the dies with some of my older Spellbinders dies and really like the outcome of this quick cards with a spring feel. It was ages since I last used an embossed background and doing so with these cards inspired me to take my forgotten stuff out of the cupboard and use them again.

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


A close-up of the bird and button flowers


My second card with more shabby elements


A close-up of the distressing, roses and sequins


Project details for both cards:

  • White, blue, green and yellow cardstock
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs dies: 709 – Birds ; 724 – Best Wishes ; 722 – Hello
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder: 118 – Spring Leaves
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites “Sprigs”
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Small” (Card 1)
  • Buttons (Card 1)
  • Roses, sequins and wax cord (Card 2)
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Barn Door” (Card 1) and “Peacock Feathers” (Card 2)

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



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