Friday, October 28, 2011

A chocoholic's dream come true!!

For as long as I can remember I dreamed of working with chocolate - melting it and playing with it - creating with it................and my dream came true - I did a STUNNING chocolate class and these are my creations! I even made the roses from scratch:)

My favourite is the square cake (one serving size)

Then off course the gorgeous cupcake!!

......and this is the amazing full size cake! Even with chocolate flames and leaves and the beautiful roses!

As if that is not enough I made some chocolate brownies today - they were the BEST ever and the melted chocolate with white chocolate streaks on top was the perfect ending to a scrumptious bake session!!

...........................only problem is I have to get up EVERY morning at 6 to try and get rid of all the extra chocolate on my hips - that is where they tend to end up:)

Now to scrap these photos - maybe I'll just grab one more brownie for inspiration:))

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Have a giggle.....

Just thought I'd make you smile:)

Monday, October 24, 2011

A BoBunny Thank You

Using the stunning Gabrielle (again:)) was perfect for this Thank You card. The beautiful edge on the semi-circle is from the die-cut circle page in the range. How often do we use half of a circle on our LO and the other half just floats about in our stash?? This is the perfect way to use it on a card....

Trim 4" x 6" print and adhere to card front. Trim die-cut circle into quarters (into half if you only have half a piece left!!:) and adhere to print on card front. Adhere other elements and sentiment to card. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities die to create the framed sentiment - the sentiment is stamped on antique book paper to add interest.

Don't forget week is another challenge at Groovie Covers - very interesting cover to inspire you!!!

Grab your stash (especially those old semi-circles!!!) and start creating!!

Happy scrappin'

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bo Bunny Butterfly Magic

I just loved working with the Bo Bunny Gabrielle range - every paper blew my mind and it was so difficult cutting up the gorgeous designs to design cards!!

This is a very effective technique - really easy but looks like it took ages of pewter work! The strip is metal tape (used in plumbing - I think - buy it on a roll from the hardware store PLUS it is self adhesive! Stick a strip to cardstock - run through the cuttlebug (it can be embossed or cut!) and smear some paint over the top! Voila!

The butterfly is stamped on music paper and again on transparency with stayz-on. Cut both out and adhere only on the body of the butterfly for a 3D effect.

At the top of the card I used my Zutter binder to create some texture!

Hope you have a stunning day and feel inspired to run off to the hardware store:)

Happy scrappin'

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Life's Recipe

Once again we had an awesome Charity Challenge at Scrapbook Convention this year. AS promised the LO I created for the challenge:)

Keep in mind you are only allowed to use what is in your packet and you only have one hour from start to finish!! The only thing you know beforehand is the theme - not even the paper range you'll be using!!!

I used a curling technique on my page edge (have never seen it used anywhere before and thought it might be very effective:) and created a bit of a 3D cherry with circles.
The recipe I wrote for my daughter:

Life's Recipe

Heaps of unconditional love
Handful of exuberance
Ton of self-confidence
Smidgen of modesty
Whisk in sweetness and spice
Fold in dreams
Pinch of hope
Mix together with praise and encouragement
Sprinkle with God's grace and blessings
Mould with care and bake for life!!

Happy scrappin'

Monday, October 3, 2011

Life's Recipe

Whoo-hooo...........just heard the news my LO is one of the finalists in the Scrapbook Convention Challenge!!

Hop over here and take a look - the winner will be announced end October - keep your fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed:). I will post the LO and journaling next week - just had to share the good news;)

Happy scrappin'

Fabscraps USA - here I am!

At last I'm loaded (no, not the way you think - can't borrow yet:)! I've been designing cards for Fabscraps, with the two new ranges being launched in the USA. The first range is the Shabby Chic and you can hop over here and have a look at the four cards under the projects heading! The cards also have instructions if you want to "cardlift" the idea.

I love the range and the new double sided paper is stunning to work with. With every range there is also a heap of embellishments that compliments it and that make life a little easier (and the choices much more difficult 'cause now you "need" the whole range:).

They also launched the new on-line catalogue with the ranges and matching additions - go have a look here - all the cards in the catalogue were designed and created by me (well, I have to brag a little - sure you understand;)

Hope you are inspired by the new ranges - I will post the link for the Timeless Travel cards once they are uploaded!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'm a Cover Girl - and a Groovie one at that!

YEEEAAAHHHH, I'm a Cover Girl - a Groovie Cover Girl! (now, now...enough of the giggling I hear in the background:). I will be designing for Groovie Covers as from right now - isn't it awesome! I feel blessed to be part of the team and we hope to bring you heaps of inspiration and ideas. Hop on over to Groovie Covers - the announcement is now official!

Groovie Covers gets inspiration from book covers and every month there is a lovely RAK prize for one of the entries. Hop on over and play with us - I'm sure we can get this blog filled with inspiration and stunning LO's!

This is the inspirational cover for October - simply stunning!

This is my take on the cover!

Let your imagination loose - grab your scrapping stash and................

Happy scrappin'