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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









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





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






COCKTAILS, ANYONE?


This card was made to enter into the Outlawz Colour Challenge, where this is the colour swatch to use:


To create this card I used:

white cs base
red cs mats
white cs mat
border punch
faux stitching with a white gel pen
black gems
black ribbon
peel off sentiment

or here



Monday, January 26, 2015

A QUILT-LIKE STATIC PINWHEEL CARD

I have seen quite a few of these cards around the www, and decided to try one for myself.
I hardly ever look up a tutorial – silly me – and love the challenge of working it out for myself.  

So here is my pinwheel card, made from offcuts and bits n bobs I had in my stash:


Used on my card are

white cs base
pink cs mats
offcuts of dp and green cs
punched flower with gem centre
computer image sentiment
blue ribbon


I would like to enter the following challenges:

613 AVENUE CREATE (BLING/SENTIMENT/SOLID COLOUR PAPER/FLOWERS/RIBBON)
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY, ANYTHING GOES


A (SERVIETTE) ROSE CARD


Recently I came across some beautiful rose printed paper serviettes and saw their potential – I didn’t quite know what – but I bought them anyway….

Yesterday, the inspiration came to me and this is what I made:



Once the serviette was pasted onto pink cardstock, I fussy cut them, added some white pen detailing and Stickles, and then cut them apart.   I rearranged them on pink cardstock on which I had printed a musical theme digital image.

The embellishments were kept to a minimum – just two sets of three matching pearly pink sequins.


I think I like the finished look.

A SAD GOODBYE TO SQUIGGLEFLY

Today is a sad one for us at Squigglefly - the store is closing at the end of the month and today will be the last challenge, that we have named 

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART
(add a heart, or the word 'love' to your creation)

I created this card for the challenge to inspire you to join us one last time:


My card features an image from the Squigglefly store 

and I used alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Glossy Accents for the colouring.


Also used for this card are

white cs base - with a computer generated sentiment
black cs mat

Click HERE to link to the challenge.



I would like to enter the following challenges:

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART with SQUIGGLEFLY

Today is a sad one for us at Squigglefly - the store is closing and today will be the last challenge that we have named 

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART
(add a heart, or the word 'love' to your creation)

I created this card for the challenge to inspire you to join us one last time:


I coloured the image, ( from the Squigglefly store) using alcohol markers 


Also used to create this card are

white cs base
black cs mats
digital sentiment

Click HERE to link to the challenge


I would like to enter these challenges: