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ARTS, BELLYDANCING, CRAFTS
BELLYDANCING, ARTS, CRAFTS
CRAFTS, BELLYDANCING, ARTS

whichever order I put them in, these are my passion!

... all from my little home studio in Durban, on the east coast of sunny South Africa!

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Sunday, February 1, 2015

A QUICK AND EASY CAS CARD


The CAS challenge over at The Outlawz today is described as

"One of the Zodiac signs found in the month of February is Pisces ... The sign of the fish! So this week your challenge is to create a CAS card or project with a sea critter as the focal point."

I used a white cs base, and a digital sentiment - a quote from "Finding Nemo" and punched a hole in the front.

On the inside I added two puffy stickers of fish:


The two little 'bubbles' are embellishments that came with the sticker pack.




PINK, RED AND WHITE


This image is from an adult colouring paper search on google.

I coloured using alcohol markers:


I also used:

white cs base
cerise cs mat
sewn on beads in the flower centres:

The bow is made from very narrow satin ribbon.








PATTERNED PAPER, EMBOSSED AND SANDED



My card features an image from Ching-Chou Kuik that I coloured using alcohol markers


To crate my card I used the following from my stash

white cs base
blue cs mat
printed dp, embossed and sanded


Some underwater themed embellishments were added - they were all sewn into place


blue cs diecut
gems
peel off sentiment
Glossy Accents




MONEY/GIFT CARD HOLDER CARD


This diagonal double pocket card is one I made at our monthly Creative Card Guild meeting yesterday.  You can find a tutorial here.

Made from one sheet of A4 cardstock, it cleverly folds into a very lovely card with two pockets.

I added a triangle of embossed cardstock and decorated with peel off strip.  The little gold dots that came out of the strips were used on the embossed triangle.

Three large flat back pearls and a peel off sentiment complete this elegant card.





Saturday, January 31, 2015

BUGABOO'S RECIPE CHALLENGE

This week's challenge starts today, and it's a 3 - 2 -1 Recipe Challenge

3 word sentiment
2 flowers
1 image

The link to the challenge is HERE


The image featured on my card is Scruffy Puppy Heart :



To create my CAS card I used the following from my stash:

white cs base
cerise cs mat
copics and white gel pen coloured image
digital sentiment
punched flowers
gems
ribbon




Thursday, January 29, 2015

WHITE ON WHITE WEDDING CARD


I made this white on white wedding card according to the sketch over on The Outlawz this week:


Used to create this card are the following from my stash:

white cs base
two different embossed white cs offcuts
sentiment on a diecut
satin ribbon
organza flowers


I would like to enter these challenges:




BUGABOO OLDIE BUT GOODIE

As a Bugaboo DT member I am a little biased ...I think Bugaboo Stamps images are adorable and so versatile! The new images that are released each week are great, but I'd like to remind yo of one of the older ones available in the store:


This cutie is called Flower Bird


To create my card I used:

cream cs base
flower/bird dp
orange ribbon
punched flowers with gem centres




I would like to enter this challenge