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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









Saturday, January 24, 2015

SPLISH-SPLASH, I WAS TAKIN' A BATH ...


This is the card I made to enter into The Outlawz Saturday challenge, where the theme is SUMMER. The image is a free colouring page, that I coloured using alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Glossy Accents



I also used the following from my hoarded stash, to create this card

white cs base
pink, blue and cerise cs mats
two different dp's
3 buttons
ribbon bow
sentiment - m own
hexagonal die to cut out the sentiment and mat



I would like to add this to these challenges:







A NEW CHALLENGE AT BUGABOO STAMPS

After a busy week celebrating Bugaboo's 5th Birthday, we're back to business as usual today, with a week-long challenge on the blog.

Today there is a photo as inspiration:


and this is the card I made:


This quirky character is called Winter Bird and is available in the Bugaboo Stamps store.

I used alcohol markers, a white gel pen and Sickles for the colouring


I made my own sentiment strip and attached it over a ribbon offcut, and sewed on a few beads


There are three sewn on sequins and beads in the corner.



Click here to link to the challenge.





I would like to add this too the following challenges:




A LIL CUPID FOR ST VALENTINE'S DAY


I need to make a few Valentine's cards for my sales box, and this little one is one the the first that are ready ...

The image used here is the adorable Deacon Cupid from Bugaboo Stamps, coloured using Copics, a white gel pen and Stickles

Also used on m card are the following from my hoarded stash:

white cs base
red cs mat
flat back pearls
red wooden heart embellished with pearls and Glossy Accents

The sentiment is a Winnie the Pooh quote.




I would like to enter these challenges



Friday, January 23, 2015

WINTER WONDERLAND

I would LOVE an hour of winter here in Durban today.. 8.30 pm and it's still 32C with a humidity of 70%... eek!

The challenge over at The Outlawz today is WINTER WONDERLAND, and this is my entry:


To create this card, I used the Bugaboo Stamps image, Little Penguin Winter, and added him three times to an image of the first line of the song, with it's musical notes.  I coloured the images using Copic markers, a white gel pen and Stickles


I also used pik ribbon and sewed on pink snowflake sequins, silver sequins and beads



I would like to enter these challenges:







BUGABOO STAMPS' 5th ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - FINAL DAY

Good morning, and welcome to day 5 of Bugaboo Stamps 5th Annual Birthday celebration!

 

This is a week-long event where we will have a daily challenge, and lots of prices to be won:
Grand Prize winner
One randomly drawn winner who participates in all challenges - Free 5th Birthday set, 6 free images for 6 months and 4 month guest designer term
2nd place
One randomly drawn winner who participates in all challenges - Free 5th birthday set, $50 in free images and 3 month guest designer term
3rd place
One randomly drawn winner who participates in all challenges - Free 5th birthday set, $25 in free images & 2 month guest designer term

Today's challenge is a recipe challenge, and if you click here, you will link to the Catch the Bug Blog where you'll find the recipes.

I chose "Popcorn" which means I have to add a 3D element to my creation:


The image on my card is freebie for this week - you'll find it here

I coloured the image using Copics :


To create my card, I used

white cs card base
pink cs mat
yellow cs scalloped (punched) border
3D flower made using multiple punches flowers

Link your entry here


I would like to enter these challenges






BUGABOO STAMPS 5th ANNUAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - day 6

Good morning, and welcome to day 5 of Bugaboo Stamps 5th Annual Birthday celebration!

 

This is a week-long event where we will have a daily challenge, and lots of prices to be won:
Grand Prize winner
One randomly drawn winner who participates in all challenges - Free 5th Birthday set, 6 free images for 6 months and 4 month guest designer term
2nd place
One randomly drawn winner who participates in all challenges - Free 5th birthday set, $50 in free images and 3 month guest designer term
3rd place
One randomly drawn winner who participates in all challenges - Free 5th birthday set, $25 in free images & 2 month guest designer term

Thursday's challenge is a theme challenge "Send in the Clowns" (make a card with a clown on it), and this is what I made:


The images featured on my card are from the Bugaboo Store and are called

and
and both are coloured using Copics


To create my card I used the following:

whie cs base
red cs mat
red ribbon
I stuck a sticker on the balloon and covered it with Glossy Accents


Thedp is one I created myself in MS Word and star shapes, and stuck some sticker over the stars.

Click HERE to link your entry into the challenge.


I would like to enter these challenges:







Thursday, January 22, 2015

ADVICE FROM A TREE


This card was made as my entry for the Outlawz Challenge (Twisted Thursday) today, where trees were the inspiration.

I used a well-known sentiment, as well as a free image of the Tree of Life.

The image of the tree was coloured (shading) using alcohol markers and a white gel pen.  I also added black ribbon and four pearls.


I would like to enter these challenges