Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Advent or otherwise....

Thought I'd better post something scrappy again:). I just love this little advent calender from Karen Foster Design. My little princess is really into her earrings and instead of creating an advent calendar I turned it into handy storage for little earrings. You can imagine sorting through 50 pairs of earrings the size of a pea to find matching pairs! This way it can be colour co-ordinated or sorted by shape or size:)

I chose printed paper that will hold it's appeal for a few years - the hip lipstick and high heel design will be more attractive in 5 year's time than pastels and teddy bears!

The boxes are about 4x4cm and perfect for storing all the little itty bitty things! You can even use it as an advent calender and turn it into a storage system after Christmas (mmmm .... especially if you use the teal and brown BoBunny Xmas range - gorgeous:)).

Hope you are inspired to create some Christmas goodies:)

Happy scrappin'

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

To me ... From me:)

This year for my birthday I signed my leave for the day before my bday (one of the advantages of having your own business - you sign your own leave:0 - disadvantage is there is never time for leave as time is money:).

My whole house was filled with the smells of baking and chocolate - a VERY good smell to start your bday;)

This is my gift to me from me - created from scratch........by myself! I was so proud I thought I'll take photies to share with you:) - know you won't mind drooling a bit on your keyboard:)

The cake itself was red velvet ...mmmmmmmmmmmm..... with a cream cheese icing and chocolate all round:)

I even baked and decorated my cupcakes:) . These ones were doubly chocolaty..........

.......and these ones were melted toffee centres with sugared rose petals and handmade (you guessed it - by myself:) double dip chocolate hearts..

It was the best pre-bday day ever!!! I have the extra bits and pieces on my body to proof they were really good:) - now all I need is the perfect paper to scrap these yummy photos!!

Any ideas.........................?

Happy scrappin (and stop droolin' :))

Friday, November 18, 2011

Xmas wishes cards,

At last! As promised the cards made from the add-on pack to the Merry Xmas layout. I made a little add-on kit in addition to the LO kit - since it was only a single page there were loads of stunning off-cuts to beautiful to go to waste!!

A few extras made these cards elegant and a real time saver! A little ribbon.....

....a blossom and paper ribbon strip............

.....some sanding and a few pearls.........................
..................blocks and bows........................... ....and even two cute tags!

Hope you are inspired to dive into those Christmas goodies!!

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Early Xmas wishes!

We had such an awesome day with The Scraphouse in Wellington on Saturday! I designed a single page for the event with the Teresa Collins Noel range. (still can't believe we are already thinking about Christmas:)

Using different techniques to create a cluster corner we had hours of fun creating! The day started of with a travel box with two albums with Ria and we ended the day with my LO! I love teaching and this was such a stunning venue to teach.

There are still some kits available from Ria with instructions to create ribbon roses, layered flowers, covering a matching button (and no, you don't have to crochet the tree:).

Also in the kit is a add-on pack to create four Christmas cards and two tags with the cut-offs from the kit! (will post the cards next week - you can't have it all at once:))

...............................and before I forget.......................

............Happy Birthday to me:)

Happt scrappin'

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Drrrrrrrrrrumrollllllllllll please:)


It is official, I am one of the runner-up winners in the Scrapbook Convention's Charity Challenge. Hop over here and have a look at the other fantastic winners!

It is such a privilege to take part in an awesome event and to know that by doing what you love you are also helping someone else less fortunate than yourself!

Thanks for the sponsors and organisers and I will see you at Scrapbook Convention 2012 (with a HUGE smile on my face:)!!

Why don't you scrap your Life's Recipe to your loved ones??

Happy scrappin'

Groovie November

It's time to get creative at Groovie Covers with the November Cover!! This one really made me think and I just LOVE playing with ideas that's a little out of the box:)

This is the stunning November cover:....................

..................and this is my take:)

I used different keys to mimic scraplift the cover idea and I hung them with wax string from heart pins to tie in with the title! (one of these days I will get my hands on some bakers twine!!!!!)

Hope you feel inspired - hop over and join in the challenge - you don't need a blog/facebook or twitter!! Just follow the Groovie Cover link and mail the photo of your LO!

Happy scrappin'