Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Its Winter over at the Outlawz CAS challenge this week

Hello fellow crafters...

My friend Lynn chose a theme of Winter over at Outlawz this week. I don't really have many seasonal stamps... but kinda remembered I had a really old Hero Arts set of 4 trees LL607 Natures Silhouettes depicting the seasons in my bottom drawer.. LOL...yep... when it comes to stamps.. the memory banks seem to work.. lol

I also had a small Hero Arts snowflake set LL944 Artists Snowflakes from back in the day and a Penny Black sentiment...'Let It Snow'  3523F

I decided to go with a white and blue (Versa color 19 Cyan) theme... and stamped my snowflakes in the background with Versa Watermark ink... (clear ink) and brushed over some  Perfect Pearls in Pearl and Iridescent Blue. Stamped my tree onto a white scrap added Glossy accents and Flower Soft polar white  for the snow. 

A close up of the tree with my flower soft 'snow



Close up of the sentiment with my stardust stickles glitter... Used a circle punch to punch out the snowflake

Hope you can see the background... such a pity the camera does not pick up the lovely glimmer the Perfect Pearls created. 

Stamped the sentiment directly onto the card and stamped just the snowflake onto a scrap. Punched it out with a circle punch. I decided to give it some dimension so a foam dot did the trick.  I had to give it some glitz... you know I love my glitter... added some glossy accents with dry stickles star dust glitter... (new favourite!) and also added some foam tape to the tree image to raise it.

and that's it here is the completed card


its rainy and cold here in Cape Town and has been for the last few days... we don't  see snow.. and I am hoping to still experience it here one day .... they say the seasons are changing.. so we wait patiently ...>vbg<

Have a Great Day!! and.....

don't forget.... to....

Keep it Krafty.....

hugz

Shamela :-)






Thursday, May 23, 2013

Outlawz Cas Challenge 19th May 2013

Yep... 3 in a row... I am on a roll...lol... I did tell you that I would be trying to be creative at least once a day right?....

I have been busy... here is the latest CAS challenge from Outlawz... the theme this week is retirement cards...

I had a "Happy Retirement" stamp in my stash.. so I of course had the perfect opportunity to allow this lovely to see some ink... like many of my stamps... it was this poor baby's first inking experience... LOL...


I had black and white on my craft table.. so lazy me just decided to use what I had on hand... many of my projects happen with 'what's on the table'.... anyway... I embossed plain white card with my Sizzix #656503 and layered it onto white and onto black... and it just didn't do it for me... and a light bulb moment... occurred... lol... I though what would happen if I took the time to fussy cut around the embossed image... and that's exactly what it did.. I added some foam tape to create some dimension and .just stamped Happy retirement in black. My dirty finger made a bit of a smudge next to the sentiment so I just added and  3d the little bird onto the card... like I say... there are never any mistakes.. just opportunities to expand your creativity....that's my version and I will stick to it.. LOL...

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my creative ventures...

have a lovely day further... promised I won't be back today again...lol..

and....

don't forget to....

Keep it Krafty

hugz

Shamela :-)






CAS challenge over at the Outlawz... Butterflies...May 12th

hello all my blog land friends...

Sunday is usually  CAS Challenge Day over at the Outlawz... this week the theme is Butterflies....

Now I have a really soft spot for those wonderful and gorgeous insects... this is true... based on my rapid and ever growing supply of butterfly stamps... I just can't resist them...

Of course since I have the stash... I had to try to submit a card.. for that week... sorry.. I forgot this post in my draft folder... so here it is... just a tad late...



I used a plain white card stock, stamped Penny Black butterfly stamp 3648K Butterfly Edge  in black ink and embossed a strip with one of my  Sizzix Embossing folders # 657786. I used the dark green one below just stuck my sentiment Penny Black 3131F over the circle on the folder which I cut out with my circle and scallop nestibilites.
and that's it...quick and easy.....I wish all my cards could come together as easily as this one did.

until we meet again... 

remember to..........

Keep it Krafty.........

Hugz

Shamela :-)










Outlawz Color Challenge 21 May 2013

Hello Card Making Friends...

Today I made a card to participate in the Outlawz Color Challenge I have decided to try to make at least one card or one creative project a day.. just to keep in the swing of things...

I think the creative side of my brain goes into a coma if I don't use it enough...LOL... it takes ages to come up with an idea if I don't keep at it all the time.

Anyway... here is my creation for this week...


I cut strips of these 3 colors embossed them with different folders, cut out a V at the bottom of each strip and distressed the edges slightly.
Added roses and punched leave to the top a sentiment at the bottom and a tiny glittered butterfly to finish.

Hope you have a great day further...

and remember..... to....

Keep it Krafty

Hugz

Shamela :-)






Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's day Project with the kidz

Hello everyone

My grandkids are hooked on crafts...lol..what can I say, they are exposed to all granny's antics all the time....

Well, today we spent some time scrapping... This is what they came up with...i must admit, had my hand in a little bit, but placement of paper embellishments etc are all of their own doing.

Its a challenge for my to stand by and watch them stick down the papers n stuff skew....but i have to bite my  tongue and allow them the Kreative freedom....

Have a great Kreative krafting week.

Keep it Krafty....

Hugz

Shamela ;-)










Friday, May 10, 2013

Mother's Day Addition

So....i decided my card needed a bit extra and added some bling.

Hugz

Shamela ;-)


Happy Mothers Day

Hello everyone......

I trust all the mum's are looking forward to a wonderfully relaxing Mother's Day weekend....

Here is my contribution to Mother's Day.

Have a great weekend and remember......to......

Keep it Krafty.....

Hugz

Shamela ;-)