Jungle Friends

Hello friends,

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Diane. The theme for this challenge is “It’s A Jungle Out DD_JungleThere” – so let’s see something to do with a jungle. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog.

For my card I used  two little monkeys as focal point. They are so adorable and it was great fun to put all the die cut parts together to let them come to life. Some die cut leaves and colorful flowers on a pretty floral background give a “jungle” feel to the card. I added the swinging monkeys with mirror tape for dimension. To finish off I added a “Happy birthday” sentiment. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Scrapy Land Challenges #119 (ends 08/28)- Anything Goes with a die cut from a brand that Scrapy Land sells (Dies: PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700)
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #29 (ends 08/25) – Anything Goes (must feature a critter)
  • Crafty Animal Challenge #29 (ends 08/27) – Anything Goes
  • Use Your Stuff Challenge #369 (ends 08/12) – Inspired By Disney (The monkeys reminded me of Disney’s The Jungle Book)


The two happy chaps swinging from the leaves


The sentiment, first word stamped and second word die cut to add a happy feel.


A close-up of the flowers


A peep at the inside


Project details

White kraft and brown  cardstock — Scraps of colored card-stock for flowers and leaves — Designer paper from Fancy Pants — Marianne Design Collectables  “Monkeys” (COL1399) — Marianne Design Collectables “Sentiment Set” (COL1349) — PoppyStamps die “Weeping Willow Branch” (Style 2024) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #3” (662702) — Sizzix Thinlits die set (Tim Holtz Alterations) “Funky Florals #1” (662700) 

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like this card with the cute jungle friends. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.



Roses For You

Hello friends,

Another CAS card to share. Yes, I am trying my best to master the art of clean and simple cards. This card is for the challenge at CASology and the cue word is “give”. I always love to give flowers to my friends and loved ones. This adorable image from  Penny Black says it all: to give a bunch of flowers and a compliment will always be appreciated by the receiver. To add a little bit of color and interest I used a border punch and a strip of pink paper at the bottom of the card.



Project details:

  • White card and pink cardstock
  • Penny Black stamp set “Piece of my Heart” (30-642)
  • Marianne Design Collectables sentiment stamp (COL1324)
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Derwent Inktense water color pencils for coloring

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. I am back tomorrow with a shabby card to share!

Kind regards,


From The Heart

Hello blog friends,

Today I am posting my guest designer card for the new challenge at Twisted Tuesdays. I won a challenge at Twisted Tuesdays a few weeks ago and was invited by Melina to do a card for the challenge  “Don’t Go Near the Edge!”  It’s all in the name already but to explain further : other than your base paper/card stock, don’t let anything else on  your project get very close to the outside edges. So that means no  ribbon going all the way to the edge or border strips, photos or images, etc. Keep everything clustered in the middle. And then the twist : Use dictionary, old book or script paper on your creation. You must include the challenge and the twist in your creation.

I really have fun to create this card because usually I go over the edge of the card with my lace , flowers or  sentiment. I first cut a square from old book paper as guide to cluster the image and embellishments in the middle. The chipboard image is from Faye Whittaker and it fits perfectly in a little resin frame. I added a Prima flower and die cut leaves and flourishes. The sentiment and banner die cut is from Marianne Design Collectables. Thank you Melina for the opportunity to join the talented Twisted Tuesday Design Team for this challenge.



The Faye Whittaker vintage card topper in the resin frame from Jani Projects


The sentiment stamped and die cut with a Marianne Design Collectables set


The Prima flower, fancy pin and flourishes


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • Cream and green cardstock
  • Script paper
  • Faye Whittaker vintage card topper “All Our Yesterdays”
  • Marianne Design Collectables  – sentiment stamp and die (COL1324)
  • Marianne Design Creatables Flourishes die (LR0271)
  • Spellbinders Shapeablilities “Foliage”
  • Prima flowers “Trellis roses” (Item #533137)
  • Fancy pin
  • Pearls
  • Resin frame
  • Tim Holtz distress inks “Peeled Paint” and “Pumice Stone”
  • Skwiglues  “Crystal”

Thanks for visiting today. Have a lovely week and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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