Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scrapbooking Clips

I found these cute ribbon animals browsing and just knew they would look super cool as hair accessories!!

This is the cute little Ladybug...

....and this is the fish!! Isn't it too cute:)
Always amazes me what you can do with your scrapbooking supplies!! Click on the name to follow the tutorial if you want to play:)

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, July 23, 2011

PageMaps Punky Sprouts

Hop over to PageMaps for a lovely competition! - and a gorgeous prize!!

They have a stunning sketch to play with...

....and this is my take on the sketch:)

I substituted one photo with three photos and split the title top and bottom to resemble the journaling card on the sketch. I didn't need a lot of journaling space as the photo says it all!

The purple pencil points to my little princess and I've added all the names behind the photo for reference when she is all grown up:)

Love the funky look of the papers and LO!

Happy scrappin'


Another stunning challenge at Scrap and Stamp Saturday! Creating a LO about Parenting - your parents, being a parent, the feelings and emotions or just how it makes you smile:). Remember to use a stamp somewhere on your LO and play along!!

I decided to use these photos of my mom and dad that I had in my stash for ages. I was blessed with the most awesome parents - what I am today and the way I bring up my little one is a lot thanks to my parents. I always knew I was loved unconditionally - I was always hugged and kissed and praised - I was always prayed for and taught about the love and grace of God - I always knew they'd be there for me NO MATTER WHAT, unconditional support (even if I wasn't always right - which I know now!!:) - witnessing the love between parents and how amazing married life is - freedom to be all I can be but with roots anchored I said - I was TRULY BLESSED!! Not only did my parents believe in me - they taught me to believe in myself - I can be all I aspire to be!

This LO is just a little something to remind me how lucky I am - and also remind me to pray for those less fortunate - by no means was it my choosing to be part of such a loving home - it was by the grace of GOD!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love Kit

OOOh I love the cool feeling of blues and whites! I close my eyes and I can feel the cool summer breeze blowing on my face (yeah, I have a GREAT imagination:). I created this double page LO for Scrapping4Fun and it will be available from Linet as a kit.

I didn't have a lot of prints to play with and used stamps and printed elements to tie the two pages together. The photo on the left page can also be substituted with two 4"x6" portraits or four 2"x3" landscapes, which makes it very versatile to play with to suit your photo requirements.

Don't forget to document the story in your own handwriting (even if it looks like a crab scribbled on your page - our children don't want to know which font we loved - they want to experience us and relive the memories through our handwriting - a little bit of us we leave behind!)

Happy scrappin'

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A MUST read!!

I have stumbled upon this blog by accident!! it's aptly named "single dad laughing" and is really AMAZING!! I've been reading for hours and cannot stop laughing and crying at the same time. He makes me realise what difference one gesture can make. PLEASE hop over - you will not be sorry and I promise you'll go back for more!

Follow this link to his home page

EVERYONE should read this - heartbreaking!

This is sooo true - makes you wonder .... and cry:)

Have a splendid weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dream a little dream..

Another of my texture paste projects (everything was already out and messy -thought I'd play some more:).

I love the natural colours - texture paste with cream paint and words painted in chocolate brown. I added the vintage brads to cover the holes for the ribbon and added the beads for a little interest!

If you can dream it - you can do it!!

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Winter days..

Just to make you jealous!! This was taken Sunday afternoon on the beach @ Melkbosstrand ....mid-winter in Cape Town South Africa and a balmy 24C!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This is one of my favourite quotes! I felt like getting my hands dirty and playing with a different medium - I ended up playing and creating with texture paste. It is soooo easy to work with and simply mix it with any acrylic paint for your desired colour.

I used a lovely chocolate brown and layered a thick base of the coloured texture paste. I simply pushed the words into the paste as well as all the other elements - when dry they automatically stick to the canvas. The saying is laser cut cream chipboard and it is just gorgeous!

I love the effect of the project and it hangs in my scrap room to remind me to enjoy even the not so good moments! Hope you are inspired to play:)

Happy scrappin'

Friday, July 8, 2011

Berry Sweet

The challenge at Scrap and Stamp Saturday this week is a lovely sketch. Play along and stand a chance to win a yummy prize and remember to use a stamp on your LO:)

These berry photos begged to be scrapped - I've had them forever in my stash of photos (yes, I have a stash of photos AS WELL as a stash of scrapbooking goodies - don't we all:). I swapped two of the 4" x 6" photos on the left page with one 6" x 8" enlargement as it had a lot of white space to add my stamped bunting.

That little face is soooo berry sweet, I can just kiss it until my heart melts!! Where did the time go??

Enjoy the challenge and dig through your older photies for some wonderful memories!

Happy scrappin'

Friday, July 1, 2011

Daddy dearest

These are the most gorgeous photos of my Dad's graduation. Isn't he handsome? He was very naughty (still is:) and you can see the look in his eyes when he's smiling!

I used die-cut paper and trimmed the inside with my craft knife - to essentially create a frame and a die-cut piece of striped paper. Distressing the stripe paper gives a lovely look and adding antique book pages behind creates a stunning 3D effect.

A few rub-ons and swirls and a hand stitched circle finishes of the LO beautifully and I just love the brown, green and blue colour combination with just a splash of orange! Some faux stitching around the outside edge just pulls the LO together.

Have fun scrapping your antique photos (guess my dad is getting antique:)

Happy scrappin'