Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dream (LIM341 and ATC117)

Some Sunday evening craft therapy and dreaming of the future. Hope it's not impossible :)



Playing along with: 



Have a great week.  I'm back at work tomorrow after sick leave so wish me luck! Still a bit far from 100% but better every day .

God bless
xxx
Riette


Saturday, August 12, 2017

PACMAN! with CTS234

It was really funny when my kids asked, "Mom! Do you KNOW Pacman?!"  Ooooh yes. For those interested, Pacman was released in May 1980! 

When I saw the Cas(e) this Sketch #234 I immediately saw Pacman!


Sentiment from discontinued Unity Stamp Co set. The ghosts are line images printed from the web and colored and the rest are die-cuts and punch circles. 
Here's the sketch? See it?  :D

 Hope all are well.
God bless
Riette

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sea sickness

Here's a quick and easy simple journal page.  I found I like simple and plain easier to do than try and mimic fancy, busy ones.


Sitting under a tree sounds like a pretty good idea at the moment :)

God bless all
xx
Riette

Seas the Day (CTS233)

Here's a quick sliding in at the end with Cas(e) the Sketch #233!!  Thank you Hannelie for a great sketch!

I decided to go one-layer as well (daring, I know!)


I made a boo-boo when stamping the sentiment. I inked on the edge of the rubber stamp and that ended up being the right-wing of the 'bird'. I added another wing to make the bird.


Boat stamp (paper pieced) :  Unity Stamp Co "Life is a beautiful ride"
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co Spirit of Summertime (KOM Jul 2013)

Also sharing with:  Addicted to CAS - One Layer

Hope all is well!

God bless
Riette

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flower life

I was recently diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. It sure puts things into perspective. 3 weeks ago I had a total thyroidectomy and this morning I came out of hospital after my radioactive iodine therapy (which is another story). But one realises that along the path of life there are often things that end so that something else can begin. I might have lost my thyroid but I have to focus on new beginnings.  I made a small journal page to remind me:

My page used flowers from GinaK Design, A Year of Flowers 1, all paper pieced with hand-drawn stems. Quote is my own.


This is a new journey and still some outstanding tests and answers, but hopefully this is a new road to recovery.

God bless you all
Riette

Sharing with:
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/challenge-47-f-is-for-flowers.html
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/miucb-4-anything-goes-paper-piecing.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/challenge-165-flower-power-team-trace.html
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.co.za/2017/08/ch-130-use-flowers-winners-from-ch-129.html


Friday, July 28, 2017

Casology 5yr anniversary Balloon party

It was wonderful to see all the great cards on the Casology 5 year anniversary bloghop. To take part CLICK HERE.

I was inspired to join in! Theme = Balloons



Stamps:
https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/wild-about-you-giraffe/
(Sentiment from discontinued itty bitty set)

Hope all well!
Riette

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Another special birthday (CTS231 and LIM338)

It's also my Aunt's birthday end of the month!!  I love her dearly and miss living far away from her.



Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder
Joy! Crafts butterfly die
Spellbinders "Leaves" die

Sketch used:

AND


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A special birthday

My great-aunt is turning 97 and my Mom requested a special card for her. I pulled out my lace and lots of florals from GinaK Designs.  My good 'ol Spellbinders dies were dusted off for this one.



Sharing with:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/through-craft-room-door-challenge-july.html
http://daisychainchallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/challenge-10-floral.html
http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.co.za/2017/07/challenge-77-die-cut-sentiment-as-focus.html

Addicted to CAS: SUMMER

Looks like everyone in the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating summer. Here it's not been nearly cold enough for winter!




Stamp set used: Unity Company "Spirit of Summertime" (KOM July 2013)

Summery Salute with CTS230

Here's a quick salute to summer with Case this Sketch & Sunday Stamps (links below).
I used two very old images I googled with a sentiment from Unity Stamps "Basically Said" set. All three panels are on three different levels. I turned the CTS sketch side-ways so that it fit the dimensions of my images.




Trust you are all well.

xxx
Riette

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Life in the moments (CtS 228)


I was so inspired by the sketch at Case The Sketch #228 that I wanted to try another one:



Sentiment stamp:  Unity Stamp Co

xxx
Riette

CAS Colours & Sketches 229

Greetings all

A quick card following the latest sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches (links below):


http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.za/2017/06/challenge-229-sketch.html
I used the larger tree for the main focus element and then the smaller tree with stamping off as the 2nd and 3rd elements.

Trees & Sentiment:  GinaK Designs

Friday, June 30, 2017

CtS #228 Music path

A quick entry for Case the Sketch #228:



Image:  http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/abstract-musical-background_861905.htm

Sentiment: Unknown stamp set

http://casethissketch.blogspot.co.za/2017/06/case-this-sketch-228.html 

xxx
Riette

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #293

Here's another kick-starter card I made today using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #293!


Here's the sketch:

I used 3 sized die-cuts (Spellbinders) from matching papers to create the right-hand side decorative area and over-stamped it with a butterfly stamp (after stamping off excess ink) to tie it together.

The sentiment and butterfly stamp is from an old Kit of the Month  "Be your own kind of Beautiful" (1/14) of Unity Stamps.

Be well.

Riette

I'm back with CtS #227

After a very, very long time in the desert I am finally back. So much has happened in my life in the past two years it can fill volumes, but the most important thing is, I'm here. I'm back.

To get back into the groove of things I reverted to my favorite CAS challenges and started with Cas(e) this Sketch #227 which is running currently.


Here's the sketch:

I used one of my own images at Digistamps4Joy:  Tea Cups

Also playing with: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/06/2017-summer-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/

Be well and God bless!!

xxx
Riette