Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Journal page: This too shall pass

When things get tough, I always remember my Dad's favorite quote:

 I made my first journal page to publish and I am happy how it turned out.
All papers from Prima Marketing "Time Travelers" (A4 pack).
Alphabet letters from Spellbinders

[Ecc 3:1-8 NKJV] 1 To everything [there is] a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck [what is] planted; 3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; 7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; 8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.

Maybe this will also be an encouragement to someone out there.

Love
Riette

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

PTT May 2015

It's Party Time again at Party Time Tuesday for the month of May!

I used my coloured image from Mo's Digital Pencil, DREAM, to make up this card:

Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co "Mr Boy".
Sharing with:
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/05/challenge-251-anything-goes-wmo-image.html

I hope everyone is well and crafting!

xxx
Riette

Friday, May 1, 2015

DS4J challenge #112 Button, Bow & Bling

It's MAY!!  Goodness me we're almost halfway through the year! I shouldn't say that out loud then it feels worse!  So let's move quickly to our new challenge at Digistamps4Joy!

BUTTONS, BOWS AND BLING

Goodness did I have a struggle! I guess that's the whole point of a CHALLENGE! As my friends know, I'm a CAS girl, so if you ask me to put a BOW anywhere on a card I'm stumped. This card was not my first try since I was not happy at all with my first one. Too clunky & akward for me!  So here's my 2nd try and I reverted BACK to my boy theme!
I used my ROCKET image in the DS4J shop with a self-made sentiment which is available here for FREE download. Remember - no sharing & selling of this :)

The Star button worked perfectly and was sort of the starting point of this whole card when I found it in my button stash!

Hope you'll join us this month with your creations!

Love
Riette

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GDT Outlawz Sunday CAS - Week 4 - LIPS

This is my final week as Guest DT for Outlawz Sunday CAS and it's been an absolute pleasure and privilege! And to end of this month, we are sealing it with a "KISS" or "LIPS"!! (See the Outlawz Sunday CAS page for all the details).

Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring this month and this little piggy was just so cute! I found this fence on Google Image search for colouring images and popped them both up with foam tape. I added some lips to the sentiment on the sign board :D

Join me in the last week of April at Outlawz Sunday CAS!!  Thanks to everyone at Outlawz who had me join them this month!

xxx
Riette

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GDT Outlawz Sunday CAS - Week 3 Do Something Different

Week 3 in my Guest DT spot at Outlawz Sunday CAS! And it's “Do Something Different Sunday” – Use a technique or tool that you have been wanting to try but haven’t, or one that you haven’t used for awhile. Some ideas:  create your own background with paints or inks; die cuts or no die cuts; colour with pencils if you normally colour with markers . . . and the list goes on. 

I've never used stuff like Gesso, gel medium etc that is used in art journaling but I've been itching to give it a try. But before I go and mess up a journal page, I thought I'd try it out on a card!
The background was created by covering cardstock with Gesso, then rubbing it with Adironrack acrylic paint dabber inks. The stamping was done on top in brown ink & Stazon black.
Stamps used:
Chicken wire background stamp & Tree: http://www.unitystampco.com/shop/happiness-limit/
Sentiment: http://www.unitystampco.com/shop/spirit-of-summertime-kom-713/

The sponsor this week at Outlawz is Bugaboo Stamps so make sure you play along!!

xxx
Riette

Sunday, April 12, 2015

GDT Outlawz Sunday CAS - Week 2 - HUMOR!

Here is my second card for the Guest DT at Outlawz Sunday CAS!April is National Humor Month. Laughter is the best medicine. It's infectious, and far more contagious than any cough, sniffle or sneeze. Let's make a CAS card this week filled with humor, a joke, or something punny.  
The sponsor, BUGABOO STAMPS, have loads of cheeky and funny stamps - so check them out!!
 I made a pocket for the front and stuck a coffee packet in there. You can also add a sugar etc  ;D
I added some Glossy Accents on the coffee drip & the spectacles. This is so me!!
Image: http://www.bugaboostamps.com/Frame-it--Stella--drink-coffee_p_2584.html 
Have a chuckle with us and join us at Outlawz Sunday CAS HUMOR challenge!

xxx
Riette 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MAWTT challenge - Inspiration Photo

I am happy to be hosting the new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!  I saw this stunning photo pass me on Facebook and thought it would make a great Inspiration Photo:

I've gotten rid of my fear of shaker cards so now they're actually fun to make!

Stamps used:
Unity Stamp co :
Butterfly - January 2014 , Kit of the Month
Leaves - September 2013 , Kit of the Month
Sentiment with frame - Basically Said

I hope you will join us at MAWTT in our Inspiration challenge.
xxx
Riette