Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a shabby card, inspired by the new challenge at Double D Challenges. The theme is “Silhouettes” and with such a lovely mood board from Team Darlene I decided to play along. 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 colors and children in the picture. I wanted to create something different and choose to make a shabby style card by added flowers in the colors of the sky pictured in the top left tile on the mood board. The adorable vintage image  is from Flonz Craft. I layered the silhouette image on a black background to let the flowers pop. I finished off with pieces of lace and some pink sequins. The sentiment is a Crealies text die. This card was so quick and easy to make and I love the outcome!

I entered my card in the following challenges:

A close-up of the image

The flowers

A peep at the inside

Project details

White and black cardstock — Flonz Craft clear stamp “Children Swinging”– Crealies Text die (CLTD 09) — Creative Expressions Craft die “Swirly Leaf Trio” (CED1468) — Prima Flowers — Lace — Sequins — Hug Snug seam binding — Tim Holtz Distress Inks “Worn Lipstick” and “Spun Sugar”

I hope you like today’s creation. If you do, please leave a comment – I love reading them. Have a great day and happy crafting.



Time To Say …

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a maculine card I created. Male cards are a challenge for me and I always refrain doing these type of cards. I love flowers, lace and dainty embellishments and doing something bold didn’t come easy. I  have the beautiful script paper for years in my pile of papers and it was just perfect for a vintage background.  I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink for a  weathered look and to let the inlaid clock die cut stand out better. The die cut clock is a Nellie Snellen Vintasia  Figurative die and one of my favorites. To finish off I added some paper candy in shades of brown and white. The sentiment die cut is from Poppystamps “Vintage Happy Birthday”. I really love the final result – what do you think?



A close-up of the inlaid die cut


A peep at the inside


Project details:

  • White and brown card stock
  • Script designer paper
  • Nellie Snellen Vintasia Figurative die “Clock” ( VIND013)
  • PoppyStamps sentiment die “Vintage Happy Birthday”  (No 1178)
  • Craftworkscards Candi “Choc-a-Mocha”
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”

That’s it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Springtime in Paris

Hello crafty friends,

It is a pleasure to share my post today as the guest designer at Frilly and Funkie challenge blog.  I have this honor following the winning of the Valentine challenge recently. You can see my winning entry here. Thank you for asking me to join the Frilly and Funky Challenges as a featured guest designer – your challenges always inspires me.

The theme of the current challenge at Frilly and Funkie  is  “It’s All About Vacation”. I decided to make a vintage card showing a vacation during springtime in Paris. I never visited France but one can always live your dreams in paper crafting! I chose a silhouette image of the beautiful Eiffel Tower and a lovely vintage image of two ladies as my focal point.


 To add some texture to my background I used delicate leaf die cuts for the top and bottom and then framed the image with a vintage clock die cut painted with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. I love to add swallows to my travel themed cards because these lovely little birds travel each year, long distances to countries far away – they are for me world travellers in their own way.


The Eiffel Tower silhouette is cut from recycled cardboard and distressed with Tim Holtz distress inks.



The sentiment is attached with twine to the Tower and then cascading down to connect all the flowers on the card.


A close-up of the flowers


And finally, the inside with a miniature Eiffel Tower, a bow and a few pearls


Project details for the card:

  • Cream cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Delight” and Sun Kiss” collections
  • Vintage image from Janet K. Designs
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die “Weathered Clock”
  • Poppystamps die “Leafy sprig border” No. 1002
  • Sentiment stamp from Country Crafts (South Africa)
  • Eiffel Tower silhouette
  • Chipboard swallow
  • Wax cord
  • Pearls
  • Roses
  • Skwiglues “Crystal”
  • Tim Holtz distress crackle paint “Picket Fence”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea Dye”

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

Thanks for looking at my card and I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.



Best Wishes …

Hello friends,

I created this card in the shabby chic style for the challenge at The Card Concept. To celebrate their One Year Anniversary with them they gave this beautiful 26-One Year Celebrationinspirational picture to use. The pink flowers on the white, with the hint of blue in the background caught my eye and I took this as inspiration for my card. I started off with a layer I created with pink distress inks to create a watercolor effect as background. I then added a lattice layer to give more dimension to the hanging sign board and flower arrangement. The flowers are chosen for their different shades of pink as portrayed in the picture. Some aqua pearls and white stamens complete the card. I listed the dies I used in the project details at the end of the post. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following 3 challenges:

  • The Card Concept Challenge #26 (ends 01/19) – Happy One Year Anniversary (Shabby Chic Style)
  • Try It On Tuesdays Challenge (ends 01/20) – My Favourite Things (I love my flowers and dies)
  • Scrapy Land Challenges #9 (ends 01/21) – Anything Goes using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells. (Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice” ; Spellbinders die D’Lites “Sentiments One” and Impression obsession die  “Heart Flourish 126-U”)


The sentiment on the hanging sign board


The flowers …


and sweet blossoms with a bit of blue


A peep at the inside, decorated with flourishes

SB_FancyLattice4Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Fancy Lattice”
  • Spellbinders die D’Lites “Sentiments One”
  • Impression Obsession die  “Heart Flourish 126-U”
  • Chipboard sign board
  • Fabric flowers and sweet blossoms
  • White stamens
  • Wax cord
  • Pearls
  • Tim Holtz Distress inks “Spun Sugar” ; “Victorian Velvet” ; “Worn Lipstick”

Thank you for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.



Butterfly Doll Tag

Hello blog friends,

It is good to be back  with  my new creation for the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow today. The theme of this challenge is “Tag – You’re It” and the design team wants to see  your creations featuring tags or cards with tags in the shabby chic or vintage style. Hope you will join us this fortnight with your tag creations.

I love the Prima mixed media doll stamps and bought a few over the past months. They made such pretty, girly cards and tags and it is so much fun to dress them up with flowers, lace and bling. I used the swing doll stamp for my tag, cut the stamped image out, paper pieced her dress and add some bling to the frill of her skirt, the top and hair.For the background I added a Spellbinders D’Lites window die cut and corner flourish cut from kraft cardstock. The blue butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and layered on kraft cardstock. The sentiment is from JustRite stamps.

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


A close-up of the doll and sentiment


The window and butterflies


The flowers and bow


The butterflies on the inside tag


I made a double tag to write a personal message


Project details:

  • Kraft, pink, blue and cream cardstock
  • K and Company designer paper
  • Prima mixed media doll stamp (Item #910198)
  • JustRite sentiment stamp “Elegant Frames” (CL02105)
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites “Window Two”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites ‘Corner Flourish”
  • Martha Stewart punch “Classic Butterfly”
  • Paper rose from “I am Roses”
  • Wax cord
  • Lace
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Queen Blue”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage Photo”
  • Skwiglues “Sweet Pink”

Thank you for visiting today. I appreciate your comments so much. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting.

Kind regards from South Africa,


Yellow Roses

Hello everyone,

So good to be back to show you my card for the new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. The theme for this fortnight is “Floral” and Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this challenge. The prize for one random winner is a $10 gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store (can’t be combined with any other promo code). Grab those crafting stuff and enter, you can be the winner of this gift voucher! Please remember your project must be made in a vintage or shabby chic style to be eligible to win the prize.

I chose the “Mini Roses” digital set from Doodle Pantry for my card. The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle pencils and then fussy cut. The background is wood grain designer paper from KaiserCraft and a trellis die from Marianne Design Craftables. The printed sentiment is also from the Mini roses digital set  and die cut on a little sign board from Marianne Design Creatables. I added some lace, pearls, ribbon and roses to finish off.

I entered my card in the following challenges:


A close-up of the yellow roses


 The bow and flower


The sentiment and some pearls


A peep at the inside embellished with lace, a bow and tiny pearls


Project details:

  • White cardstock
  • KaiserCraft designer shabby chic paper “Base Coat Collection”
  • Doodle Pantry digital stamp “Mini Roses” and sentiment
  • Marianne Design Craftables CR1262
  • Marianne Design Creatables LR 0191
  • Lace
  • Pearls
  • Hug Snug seam binding “Antique Gold”
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
  • Lyra-Rembrandt Aquarelle water-colour pencils
  • Roses
  • Skwiglues glitter “Crystal”

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card. I appreciate your visits so much. Hope you can join us at Sugar Creek Hollow for our “Floral” challenge. Enjoy your day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,




Hello blog friends,

Sharing with you today is my guest designer card for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog. What a wonderful opportunity to be featured on such a lovely challenge blog – thanks so much Sheryl and the Fussy and Fancy design team  for inviting me. The card is for the featured guest designer post for Challenge #116 – Things with Wings.

I chose a resin angel from Prima and two butterflies as my “things with wings”. The background is an awesome Spellbinders D-Lites die  “Gilded Gate 2” – I love the way it matches up with the resin angel. The lovely flowers is a mixture of a Prima rose and two Petaloo flowers from their Botanica Mini Flower collection. The Whimsy stamp “Celebration pennants” is a goldie but still one of my favourite sentiment stamps.



 A close-up of the angel, lace and flowers


The pennants and butterflies


The flowers – love the rose with the glass glitter


A peep at the inside with a butterfly and flourish


Project details:

  • White and light brown cardstock
  • Prima designer paper “Princess”
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites “Gilded Gate 2”
  • Joy Crafts “Vintage Borders” (6002/0162)
  • Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Prima rose
  • Petaloo Botanica flower collection “Peach”
  • Prima “Resin angels” (Item #573546)
  • Whimsy stamps “Celebration Pennants”
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Wax cord
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Tea dye”

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Regards from South Africa,


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