Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Just as I thought I wouldn't be able to post before seriously being on holiday.......I just had to share this photo with you:)

We went snow tubing in Canal Walk Shopping centre. They built a snow ramp in the middle of the centre - and as you can see from my facial expression it is definitely a speedy descent. It was the most fun I've had in a long time!!! We went with friends and I'm sure everybody in the centre knew when we were on our way down - yelps and giggles surrounded us all the way downhill.

After the tube experience we went to the games arcade - I've never been so excited to spend money in my life! Every time we got tickets as prizes we were more excited than my little one - must be contagious:) In the end we could've bought shares in a toy shop with the money we spent but the blue dolphin (and don't forget 2 mini fizzers!!) we won is worth so much more:) . Had a blast!!

May you have a total blast this holiday season and may you experience the feeling I had when they took this picture! ;)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

and a very merry Christmas to you all......

Wow, I must admit these were a few very busy weeks!! (I suppose it is obvious with the lack of blog posts:). Did some scrapping and made some more gifts but not even getting close to photographing everything and posting it :(..........this means lots and lots of posts for the new year lined up - yeee-aaaaah!!

My Christmas wish to you is a festive season filled with love and kindness and loads of laughter (yeah, there will be some tears but by the grace of God we can also live through those - they cleanse the soul and remind us how lucky we are to be given this wonderful life to live and experience everyday!) - and don't forget the eating (lips smacking and drooling already!!)

May you always know God's love and protection surrounds you every breath you take - ALWAYS.

Make a lot of memories to keep the LO's coming and have a truly amazing Christmas and we'll blog again in the Happy 2011!

Lotsofluv ;-0

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tag Happy

This is what scrapping is all about. I had hours of fun playing with these tags! I used ordinary brown shipping tags (about R27 for 100 from a stationary shop) in different sizes to start with. This is where Tim Holtz come into the picture! Use lots of different distress ink (I even used blue and vivid orange!!) over each other to really distress the look of the tag.
Start of with a background stamp (the new Kaisercraft ones work well as do the Glitz Design stamps). The image consists of loads of different very small stamps (the Delish stamps are perfect) in different colours (I used the same distress inks I coloured the tags with). Some sentiments were stamped in black or red to create a focal point and a great final image. Border punches finish of the edges of the tags (I didn't use the punches on all the tags - some are still "plain bottomed" - (not a description one often uses :)

Ink the edges of the tag (some were inked in sepia, others in charcoal) and add a ribbon to add the finishing touch.
A simple sentiment in the teensy tiny Kaisercraft letter stickers (they are REALLY tiny!!) completes this tag. Tied to a rose it conveys the message perfectly!
Hope I've inspired you to grab your distress inks and PLAY.....
Happy Scrappin'