21 January 2017

A little note...

Hi there!

Happy Saturday to you!

5 in the afternoon here and our weekend in the UAE is almost something of the past. As you might or might not know, the working week starts on a Sunday and end on a Thursday, in this part of the world...

... But we had a great relaxing weekend, spending lots of time outdoors, with just enough time to make a card for a couple of my favorite challenges!

So, here it is:

Pretty Posies from Casual Friday stamps


Freshly made sketches ~ Sketch by Cindy ( a classic favorite layout )

CASual Fridays ~ Everything turns to gold.

Darnell's NBUS ~ With the optional twist of coloring on kraft.

I stamped the Pretty Posies (NBUS) from CASual Friday stamps with Versamark and gold embossed it.
I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color it and added the finishing touches of gold glitter washi tape and rhinestones.

             Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

That's it for today!

Hugs and thanks for looking!


19 January 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #205

Hi there !

Time for a new CAS(e) this sketch !

How are you going to interpret Chrissy's 'layer' inspired sketch? Be creative, or just add a layer or 2... or 3... ? I can't wait to see!

... up close:

I decided to ink up my NBUS Adore You set by Altenew.

I kept it simple by stamping the pretty flowers and leaves in red and black, leaving it uncolored.

Black ink: Versafine Onyx black.
Red : Ranger pigment ink - watermelon.

Also inspired by:

Just us girls  ~ Bobby's trend week: All over stamping


Darnell's ~ NBUS challenge (not taking on the additional option this time)


Thanks for looking!


17 January 2017

CASology : CUT

Hi there!

Happy Tuesday to you, and thank you for popping in to take a look at the card I created for this week's CASology Challenge!


The team is using dies supplied by our generous sponsor this week,  Stamplorations. Well everyone except me 😢 , because my die is either still on it's way, or the postman is making cards with my die!

You are welcome to interpret the cue card in any way and use any product. We can't wait to see where the inspiration will lead you!

Love card in black white & gold foil

Another angle:

Love card in black white & gold foil

... and up close:

Love card in black white & gold foil

I used Sizzix heart shaped dies in 2 different sizes.

The largest heart was stamped using one of the borders from the zigs & zags set {Casual-Fridays}

I had to stamp it 3 times to cover the complete surface of the heart. I used a heart shaped mask to create the shape. Stamped with Versafine, directly onto the card base to reduce the amount of layers.

I then added the smaller heart, cut from vellum, twice for added contrast.

Lastly added a tiny punched heart from gold glittered card stock.

The card was completed with a gold foiled sentiment (Miss Kate Cuttables - Valentine Word Set) and a tiny rhinestone.

For more inspiration, click the links listed ⇩

Guest designer: Anita

I was inspired by 2 other challenges:

The paper players ~ Black, white & one other color


Thank you so much for visiting me today!

Hope to see you join us this week !


16 January 2017

CAS Watercolor challenge... a reminder :)

Hi there!

I made this card to remind you that there is still time to join Bonnie & Loll's CAS watercolour challenge  with a snowflake theme!


Here it is :

up close:

The snowflakes were cut with my Silhouette cameo, and swooshed through watercolor (zigs spritzed with water on acetate)

After giving 3 octagon dies a very light color wash, I adhered the snowflakes to them, and positioned it diagonally on my card base with sentiment.
Added a tiny blue rhinestone to the center of each snowflake as final touch.

As always , feel welcome to download the sentiment for personal use:

I would like to play along in the following challenges:

Time out challenges ~ Winter (without the additional twist)


Curtain call challenge ~ Icicle

                  Grab Our Badge!                  

I hope to see you join the watercolor fun!

Hugs and thanks for visiting me today!


There is always time for tea

Hi there!

Just a quick hello with a card I made for the one layer challenge at Less is more this week.

The theme is : Your favorite drink/beverage !

With a lot of masking, stamping and stenciling I came up with this card:

Uniko studio : I love tea

A closer look:

Uniko studio : I love tea

The stamp set is from UNIKO, and is called I love tea.

Black stamping with Versafine.

Stenciling with:
  • Tide Pool
  • Orange Soda
  • Butter Bar
(Hero Arts)

Always a pleasant surprise when you remove the mask and see the result!

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great week.


14 January 2017

Inspired by all the little things... Guest designing!

Hi there!

I am so honored to be the guest designer, invited by the amazing Karren Johnson, at Inspired by all the little things !

I try to play along as often as I can, and LOVE the inspiration photos!

This week is no exception, just look at this inspiration filled photo!

Those flowery hearts immediately caught my eye, and this is my card:

A closer look:

By now you know that the Brush Art Floral set by Altenew is one of my favorites! It just so versatile and useful to fill spaces and create beautiful shapes.

I LOVE the way it looks stamped in red! (Ranger Watermelon pigment ink)

I masked the heart using a die cut , and stamped the flower repeatedly to completely fill the space.
I also stamped a couple of black dots, and lastly added my sentiment from the Silhouette store: Design ID #148913 {printed, not cut}.
Added a couple of rhinestones to represent the bling in the inspiration photo.

I would love to see you play along !

Thanks so much for the invitation Karren!

I am adding my link to the challenge at :

CAS on Sunday ~ B&W with one color of your choice.


13 January 2017

Seize the muse :)

Hi there!

So glad all my favorite challenges are back in business!

Today I am joining Muse card club & Seize the birthday .

Anita is the Muse and there's an everything goes challenge at Seize the birthday.

Here's my card:

A closer look:

The banner is a digital stamp pinned on my Free Printable board here, and is from :
Free pretty things for you.

I added the birthday sentiment in the Silhouette studio, font used : Cashew Apple Ale.

I added a small offset to the image, and welded it to a circle. Colored the image with Promarkers, and on the card base, created a dotted background also with my Promarkers.

Lastly popped up the top panel on the card base using fun foam.

As inspiration, I focused on the following:

  • Circle focal point with banner across.
  • Birthday card.
  • Color combination of pastel rainbow and black.
Anita's card:


Thanks for looking:

Have a great day!