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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What I've Learned from Alice along with a New Challenge at Create and Inspire

. . . . I'm back!!!! My creative mojo is back along with my eyesight which means I'm back to creating with Create and Inspire - It's a new challenge and are you ready to "create" with us??? There are no sponsors for this challenge as it is a "Just for Fun" BUT, I am offering a little something for one lucky person just for commenting . . . .

since there are no sponsors, I have had an image I have wanted to create with for some time from Ppinky Dolls - Alice. You know my infatuation with Alice in Wonderland and I love coloring with the images from Ppinky as the images have some pre-shading which enhances your coloring of her images!!

isn't she just adorable and sweet???

  • size A2 card using Recollection cardstock and Recollection Gingham Collection for background
  • ribbon is from stash which was wrapped around background with an added bow
  • Alice was colored using Whisper Strokes Markers with gel pen accents and of course Stickles Fairy just had to add her sparkle on Alice's apron and the March Hare's collar
  • sentiment, "Learned from Alice . . . . " is from Create with TLC Go Ask Alice a Digi Image and Word Art Set which has rounded corners and chalked around the edges
  • sentiment, "If I had a World of my own everything would be Nonsense " is from Create with TLC recent club with 3 rounded corners, chalked around the edges mounted on matching paper to the front

  • Now, it's your turn to create for the challenge - I can't wait to see your creative inspirations!!!! Oh, I almost forgot the little goody I will be offering to one lucky recipient for commenting on my blog a 100 percent linen tea towel with Mr. Whiskers Tea Party from Urban Threads embroidered on it. How easy peasy is that - just leave me some love . . . .

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today.  I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship

Monday, July 25, 2016

There's a New Challenge Blog in Town . . . .

There's a new Challenge Blog in Town  . . . Yes, you have guessed right, Paulette from Create with TLC and {Doing Life} are starting up a new venture in the form of  MONTHLY CHALLENGE where absolutely Anything Goes as long as your creation has a CREATE WITH TLC element on it.

Paulette posts regular freebies on her website and you can collect some of them here.

Also visit Create with TLC's Store here and have a look at the wonderful and versatile
Wordart and Image Sets available.

How to Play
  • Enter your Paper Projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below.
  • The Monthly Winner will receive a Create with TLC set and our Winners Badge. 
  • Three Top Picks will also be chosen and can display our Top 3 badge with pride. 
  • Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
  • Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!

Unfortunately there has to be a few Rules

  • Become a Follower of Create with TLC's blog and Doing Life's blog via Google Friend Connect.
  • You can use any image for the challenges
  • New challenges will be posted on the FIRST of every month at 8am (CAT/ GMT+2) 
  • Your entry must be new. No backlinking to previous posts
  • Please link back to this blog {Doing Life} (http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/)
  • All themes are Anything Goes, but there has to be CREATE with TLC element on your creation
  • Use Inlinkz to link directly to your PROJECT only, please don't link to your entire blog
  • You may combine this challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter a total of 3 entries
  • A special request ... this is a 'family-friendly' site, please respect this and only enter projects that are child-friendly, and not satanic, demonic, gory, or dark! If we feel your entry does not respect this, we will delete your entry.
Here is a card created with one of Create with TLC's wonderful word art elements as sentiment:


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Belly Dancing Done the Senior Way with a New Challenge at Creative Moments

It's a new challenge at Creative Moments  where it's always anything goes and this challenge has no optional twist - let the creative juices start flowing!

Our fabulous sponsors are: 
my friends and I take a Senior Dance Class and I can only imagine if we were doing belly dancing - granted my belly has a mind of it's own and dances where and when it wants to but with this vision in mind, I decided to play along using Moon Flower Digi Stamps Gigi Belly Dancer in honor of my Senior Dance Class friends and to make Gigi really shake her booty - she's on an Action Wobble (no, it wasn't your eyes going crazy)!!!!

  • tutorial found at Splitcoasters on making an Easel Card
  • card base is Recollections card stock and background DCWV Royal Garden Stack
  • Gigi was colored using Prisma, Whisper Strokes and Spectrum Noir Markers, and gel pen accents 
  • Gigi was fussy cut around the edges and an Action Wobble behind her to attach to my base 
  • of course, The Stickles Fairy had to pay a visit and decorate her veils and jewels
  • tiny gold coins were added to her waist to jingle as she shakes it!!! 

  • sentiments included were from Create with TLC  and her recent club one of which was a special request to Paulette to accompany my card; "If life gives you hips . . . Belly Dance", and "Embrace the BELLY and enjoy the jiggle DANCE!" both of which have rounded corners and chalked around the edges 
  • strand of pearls and one extra coin complete my card on the lower sentiment

We have sew much fun at our class and I think I should give this card to our instructor, Yvonne to thank her for making exercising fun and putting up with my shenanigans!!!

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. I can't wait to see your creativity when you enter your project!!!!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.

Much love, hugs, and friendship