Wednesday, November 30, 2011

White on White Challenge @ Crafting for All Seasons

Hi all. Sorry, my blog has been sadly neglected over the last few weeks. It has been end of term for both my boys, so lots of exams and tests, and we have had people here putting in our new pool for the last 3 weeks, so busy busy busy!!

So..... the latest challenge at Crafting for All Seasons is "White on White", I thought I might battle a bit with this one, but I added a touch of color to my image, and I LOVE the end result!!

Here is my card:

So if you have been visiting my blog for a while you will know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Some Odd Girl digi's, so when I heard Kristy was sponsoring this challenge I was excited!!! You really can't go wrong when making a card with a Some Odd Girl digi!! I used "Bright Lights Kaylee" for my card, you can buy her HERE!

So, for more details and inspiration, check out the Crafting for All Seasons Blog, we really would love for you to play along with us for this challenge, it's the perfect theme to get some Christmas cards done!!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Challenge # 60 is up at Sketches in Thyme

Hello there!! Today I am sharing my first layout as a DT member over at Sketches in Thyme!! Super exciting don't you think?!

The latest sketch is awesome, and when I saw it, I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it!!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout with some close-up shots!!

So.... I hope you have been inspired to scrap a page based on this sketch!!! When you do so, please link your layout at the Sketches in Thyme blog, we can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Challenge #14 at Crafting for All Seasons

Hello all, hope you are having a great week so far. Ours has been super busy, but good!!

So the latest challenge is up at Crafting for all Seasons, and this challenge is THANKSGIVING!! As the DT we were given the option of creating a Thanksgiving card, or a "thank-you" card, because we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in South Africa I chose to do the "thank-you" card instead!

HERE it is:

For my card I used a lovely image sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS, isn't it too cute for words!! The sentiment is by ANNABELLE STAMPS.

For this card I used the latest sketch from LET'S SCRAP, here it is:

Please hop on over to Let's Scrap to see the lovely prize you could win for creating a card based on this sketch!!

So.... you have 2 weeks to created your card for our challenge over at Crafting for All Seasons, please check out the blog for more inspiration as well as details of the lovely prizes to be won. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Anita Be Stampin Blog Hop

Scroll down for The Stamping Boutique Blog Hop!!

It’s Anita Be Stampin Digi Release and Blog Hop day…so exciting!!! All of the new digi images are available NOW at Anita Be Stampin, and we are celebrating by having a blog hop filled with inspiration. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop today, because one lucky winner who comments on EVERY blog along the way will win the entire digi release. Gotta love that, it's an awesome prize!! :) So.... if you came from Lelia's blog, you are in the right place!! :)

Here are the samples I made for this fun blog hop!!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! The next stop on the hop is Tracy. Remember to leave a comment on every blog on the hop by Sunday, Nov. 13th at 12:01 am CST for your chance to win all of the ABS digi images released today. Here is the list of all of the stops on the hop today, just in case you get lost along the way:

ABS Challenge Blog





Rene’ - THAT'S ME!!!


ABS Challenge Blog

Happy hopping!

The Stamping Boutique Freestyle Blog Hop

This hop starts today, November 11th (12:01 am CST) and will run all weekend ending on Sunday, November 13th (11:59 pm CST) to allow you plenty of time to hop. Now with any hop there has to be some prizes along the way right? Well this hop is no exception!! You will want to make sure to visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment as each one will be giving away one TSB image!

If that isn't enough to entice you to hop with us, well maybe this will- 1 random person (who comments on all DT blogs and leaves a final comment on this blog) will be selected to win the entire set of our newest line of images called the Smoochies.HOLY MOLY, now that is a great prize as there are 11 images in the line currently!!! You can see the Smoochies HERE!

If you are just joining us now, you will want to head over to Christy's blog to start. If you've been hopping along, you'll have come from the lovely Ali's blog. She really is creative don't you think?!?!

Here is a card I have created with a The Stamping Boutique image:

They really do have the most gorgeous digi's in the shoppe don't you think?

So, you now need to head off to Jerusha's blog. I have known Jerusha for a long time, and she really is the sweetest gal around!!

Have fun hopping with us this weekend! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's Let's Scrap sketch time!!

The latest sketch is up at Let's Scrap, and I can't tell you how much fun I had with this one!!

When I first looked at it, I thought it might be a bit finicky for me, but I was wrong, my page came together so quickly!! I am so pleased with the way this one turned out!!

I used lots of scraps on this page!! The alphabet letters are by Basic Grey and the circle journaling spot is by Heidi Swapp. I did the journaling on an old typewriter I bought on auction 2 weeks ago for R60.00, I love it!!

Here is the lovely double page sketch, I used the right hand side!

So.... don't delay, go and become a member over at Let's Scrap, it really is a fun, inspiring and friendly place to be!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I got great news!!!!!

I got a message today to tell me that I had been chosen as a new DT member over at Sketches in Thyme!!! I am so so happy, and am excited to be a part of this team.

You can see the announcement HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today. It is a SCORCHING hot day here in Dundee, South Africa, 37 Degrees Celsius, I feel like I might just melt!

See you back here tomorrow with the latest Let's Scrap sketch and my layout based on it!! :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2 Recent Layouts

Hello. Just wanted to share 2 recent layouts I created for my older boys albums. Both pages are based on their recent athletics day, and their wonderful achievements!!

Here they are:

Words cannot express how proud I was of both my boys.

Both pages are based on a Let's Scrap sketch, here it is:

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you are having a wonderful weekend :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"Anything Goes" challenge with Anita Be Stampin

Hi All.

Just a quick post to tell you about the latest challenge over at Anita Be Stampin!! The challenge for this week is "Anything Goes"!!

Here is the card I came up with for this challenge:

I used the lovely "Willa" digi image for my card, she is available for purchase HERE.

So PLEASE play along with us. You just need to create a card with an Anita Be Stampin image, and you stand in-line for a great prize. For all the details visit the Anita Be Stampin Blog.

We can't wait to see what you create!!

P.S.!!!!! Anita Be Stampin are looking for a few more designers, check out the details HERE.