Sunday, January 14, 2018

Summer to follow

Here's an inspirational quote for you all!


Background was made using the feather stamp with white embossing and then shading with distress inks (a.k.a. Emboss resist technique). I've been wanting feather stamps for so long and got them in the Stamp set I got for Christmas (Creative Stamping magazine, Issue 51)

I'm not a great fan of colouring so I just used red and yellow small ink pads and wiped it over white card stock. I then stamped the feathers over the coloured areas before cutting out.

Playing along with:
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/challenge-274-clean-and-simple.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.za/2018/01/welcome-back-to-our-first-challenge-of.html

God bless
Riette

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Purple wishes (LIM362, FMS319)

How lucky am I to make two cards in one day. It's been a while!

This is the first time I'm doing something on watercolour paper and just did a rough scratching with watercolour pencils before adding water.  I've been on a personal challenge to refresh my background stamping techniques to make my own 'design papers'.




I combined four challenges for this one:


Happy Birthday to You!!



Background florals:  Free stamp set with Creative Stamping magazine, (www.papercraftmagazines.com) - Issue 51
Sentiment:  Free stamp set with magazine, Crafts Beautiful (www.crafts-beautiful.com) - January 2018


Butterfly kisses (CTS254)

I managed to ink up some brand new stamps I got given as gifts in England!  I love their detail and the one set has beautiful vintage looking flowers.

This card is for Cas(e) this Sketch #254:


Rose image and sentiment:  Free stamp set with magazine, Crafts Beautiful (www.crafts-beautiful.com) - January 2018
Butterfly:  Free stamp set with Creative Stamping magazine, (www.papercraftmagazines.com) - Issue 51

Here's the Sketch:

I hope everyone had a good break over Christmas and wishing you all the best for 2018.

Love
Riette

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Special snowmen delivery

Here's a card for a special little boy in England.  Boys in South Africa won't associate with snow so much 😊
Stamps from a grab bag from Gina K Designs; Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. Background trees Gina K Designs
Hats & scarves are all paper pieced

Let's go play:


Monday, December 18, 2017

Sleigh-Hey London (FMS317)

Here's a special card for a very special someone :)  You know who you are 💓

You have been with me through thick and thin. You encourage me every day to follow my dreams and assure me that I have what it takes to cope with each day. May it be a very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and I will see you soon to put this in your hand!
I wanted to challenge myself to make a masculine shaker card as well. Extra fine glitter with silhouette images did the trick. 




I used Freshly Made Sketches number 317.  I turned it upside down so that I can have Santa flying high!

God bless!
Riette

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Thanks pocket (CTS251)

I am so happy to play with Cas(e) this Sketch again. It's been too long ....


Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.
Die-cut from Spellbinders; including pocket made from a Spellbinders frame die-cut and scored with Scor-pal to shape the pocket.
Butterflies die-cuts from Joy! Crafts.




It's annual summer holidays here in South Africa and I hope to craft some more in the coming week!!

God bless
Riette

A great floral day

A relatively quick card with some straight stamping and cut-out flowers:



Sentiment is an old one from Unity Stamp Company and floral stamp from Gina K Designs.

God bless
Riette