25 July 2017

CASology : Balloon ** 5 year anniversary blog hop **

Hi there!

We are celebrating 5 YEARS of CAS inspiration this week at CASology with a fun blog hop ...


.. and it's balloon/s we are looking for on your cards on this special occasion!


My card:

A closer look:

The balloon is a design by Hero Arts in the Silhouette store: Design ID #27982.

After printing & cutting it out, I colored it with my Zig markers, and added the sentiment. A very QACAS card today!

There are LOADS of prizes up for grabs from our amazing sponsors! Also joining the hop are former design team members!

For all the detail, click the link HERE !

If you started from the top, you should have arrived here from UNIKO & your next stop will be Janet.

I hope to see you play along!


22 July 2017

CAS(e) this sketch # 231

Hi there!

Rather late than never!

Due to internet trouble, I couldn't share my card for this week's CAS(e) this sketch on time on my blog... but here it is, finally!

A closer look:

... and a look at the products I used:

I used:

  • Altenew Beautiful day ~ Flower image.
  • Altenew Celebrate ~ Sentiment.
  • Zig markers ~  watercolor smooshed banner.
  • Picked raspberry dsiterss ink for stamping.
  • Silhouette cameo ~ Vellum butterfly cut.
  • Rhinestones.
I hope you feel inspired to play along!


19 July 2017

Wishing you...

Hi there!

A one layer card is a challenge on its own... add a colored card base and you have a challenge² !

I played it safe by using a cream card base. Must admit I love the way it turned out considering the fact that it's all stamped 😯

I used:
  • Clear stamp set by Hampton art ( flower-joy )
  • Altenew Crisp inks: Parrot, Peach Perfect, Cotton Candy, Mango smoothie.
  • Versafine black ink.
  • Misti.

Inspired by the following challenges:

AAA cards collaboration challenge to use a colored card base.

Addicted to stamps ~ Anything goes.


Thanks for visiting me today!


18 July 2017

CASology : Diamond

Hi there!

Time for a new cue card at CASology !


I was staring at a line art image of a diamond to get inspiration for my card. Not knowing which direction the design will go. Turned the diamond upside down, and saw there was an "A" hiding in the diamond!

Instant inspiration 💭

I decided to focus on the sentiment and replaced the "A" in sparkle with the upside down diamond.

I used:
  • Silhouette studio for design.
  • Silhouette cameo for cutting.
  • Zig markers for smooshing the cut alphas.
  • Watercolor paper.
  • Fonts used: Atlantic cruise & Chettos Script.
  • Rhinestones to finish off the design.

Looking for more inspiration? Just click the links listed below 👇

Guest designer : Lana

Sponsor: Stamplorations.

Sharing my card at :

Seize the birthday (no toppings).

Happy little stampers July cas challenge ~ Birthday


Thanks for looking!


16 July 2017

Altenew July challenge.

Hi there!

It feels so good to be back in my craft room!

I love playing at Altenew, and today's card was inspired by the lovely picture Therese provided for our inspiration.

My card:

I used:
Thanks for visiting me today!

Wishing you a great week :)


13 July 2017

CAS(e) this sketch # 230

Hi there!

It's time for new sketch inspiration from the CAS(e) this sketch team !

My take :

A closer look at the supplies:

Quick, but not so CAS this week 👀

Thanks for visiting me today... exited to see what you will create this week!


12 July 2017


Hi there!

The last two weeks' posts were scheduled, blogging 'live' again, and you will see a bit more of me in blog land !

We had an amazing time visiting Belgium, and the Netherlands! If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you will definitely know all about this! We saw the most amazing places, and I couldn't help sharing a LOT of it !

Speaking about following... I have removed the e-mail subscription gadget temporarily , just to see if I can get rid of the ridiculous amount of fake? spam? e-mail sign ups. This will not affect those of you who already receive e-mails of my posts. You will continue to receive updates in you inbox. I will add the gadget again after a while, and watch to see if it improves.

I have also started a Facebook page and you are welcome to stay updated with my posts by liking Desert Diva  . The links to my Social media pages are in my side bar.

And some other news...

If you scroll down, you will see a little golden badge I received from Feedspot, to show my ranking in the TOP 30 Silhouette Blogs & websites for Silhouette enthusiasts !

A nice little surprise!

Thanks for all the love and support... looking forward to start crafting again!