Sunday, November 23, 2014

DS4J release Zentangle Nr 1

I love doodling and used to go through pages of paper at University and that's why I really enjoy the concept of "zentangle". You just go where your mind takes you.  Here's the first of a series in zentangle numbers available at the DS4J shop:
 After colouring I covered the number with Glossy Accents for some texture and shine.
I used the 2nd November layout from Viva la Verve Sketches (LOVE their sketches!):
Have a blessed day!
xxx
Riette

DS4J release Birthday Banner

I love the idea of all the banners & bunting I'm always seeing on cards and finally I decided to draw a Happy Birthday banner that can be used as a "scene" item or sentiment!
I paired it with the gorgeous Daylily also from DS4J.
Remember all the new images will be available from today in the DS4J shop.

Here's a SHORTCUT to all my images.

Layout from Freshly Made Sketches #163

I rotated it and then kept the layout in the length.

Here's to a blessed week.
xxx
Riette

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MAWTT challenge Autumnal Leaves

We have been experiencing slightly unseasonal cool weather here in the Southern Hemisphere and I am SO thankful!!  So making an Autumn card was fitting in beautifully.  Our challenge this week at Moving Along With the Times is
AUTUMNAL LEAVES

Stamp set:  Unity Stamp Co' "Grateful Hearts"
Layout: clean&simple #312


To everyone being hit by the heavy snows we saw on the news - Be Careful Out There!!
xxx
Riette

Also sharing with:
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-thanksthanksgiving-2/
http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/pwc337.html
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/2014/11/AG-challenge-no-8.html
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/11/november-challenge-2-give-thanks.html
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/challenge-91-anything-goes.html
http://cuttinandstampinchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/11/cuttin-and-stampin-thanksgiving.html
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/challenge-196-thanks.html (1 entry)
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/11/ttcrd-challenge-nov-18th-24th-2014.html

Christmas Giraffe

Hi everyone

On the home front I am sitting with a little girl with a broken leg and that has been a bit like having a new baby in the house. Poor angel is very brave but very dependent again on Mom!

I did have some time to make a card for my fellow DS4J DT member, SARA who is also over at the Naughty or Nice Challenge blog. Their challenge? Holiday Animals.
Margy (owner at DS4J) created this very cute "Giraffe with Christmas lights" and it immediately popped to mind when I saw the challenge.
Fonts used for sentiment:
African
Angelic War
 I used the layout from Happy Little Stampers (NOV) again:
Have a GREAT day everyone!
xxx
Riette

also sharing with:
http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/challenge-91-anything-goes.html
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/2014/11/AG-challenge-no-8.html
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/2014/11/ptt-challenge-190-anything-goes-theme.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/11/ttcrd-challenge-nov-18th-24th-2014.html
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/2014/11/get-ready-for-christmas.html
http://rubysrainbow.blogspot.com/2014/11/ch92-non-traditional-christmas.html
http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/challenge-142-make-it-for-christmas.html

Sunday, November 16, 2014

DS4J release STAGE

And here is my third release today at Digistamps4Joy. You can either use it as a type of background as I did here or as a frame for a sentiment / image:
My sister is in Musical Theatre (teaching, producing, directing, choreography, script writing ... you name it) and this reminded me so much of her!  And then I had the perfect sentiment to go with it! (GinaK Designs Petals & Wings)

The beautiful drama lady is "Gwyneth" (Margy)

So here's to dreaming BIG!

XXX
Riette

Quick link to SHOP

Sharing with:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/11/ttcrd-challenge-nov11-nov17.html ( Hi everyone!! )
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/dt-call-and-anything-goes.html
http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/november-anything-goes.html
http://memascrafts.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-challenge.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/challenge-83.html

DS4J release 20s HATS

Here's one image used from my set of 2 '20's HATS' for Digistamps4Joy:
I paper pieced the hat and lifted the front edge off with foam tape. A little Sekura stardust pen adds a faint shimmer to the lacy strips.

Fonts used:
Baroque Antique
Park Lane NF

I used the layout from Happy Little Stampers (I LOVE their CAS layouts!!)
 
The second image in the set is on a hat stand:

Visit the DS4J blog for more inspiration or head directly over to the SHOP :D

Xxx
Riette

Sharing with:
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/11/ttcrd-challenge-nov11-nov17.html ( Hi everyone!! )
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/dt-call-and-anything-goes.html
http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/november-anything-goes.html
http://memascrafts.blogspot.com/2013/11/november-challenge.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/11/challenge-83.html
 


DS4J new release GAZEBO

Today I have 2 new single images and one set of 2 images being released at Digistamps4Joy. Here is "Garden Gazebo" which is suitable for background images or to merge with others!
Sentiment: Unity Stamp Co "Grateful hearts"
I used the sketch from "Addicted to CAS"

Please visit the DS4J blog for more inspiration!
xxx
Riette