Saturday, December 29, 2012

Workout 81 - I am So Thankful @ ScrapFIT

Hi friends. I have been awfully quiet on the blog front, but it's been with good reason. I had my sister and her sweet girls visiting for a week (we had such a lovely time together!!), and then went down the coast for Christmas. We are now back home, enjoying some relaxing time by the pool, and just enjoying the quiet time before we go back to work on Wednesday next week.

Anyway, I am back to share a layout I created for Workout #81 at ScrapFIT. I gotta say, I adore these photos of my youngest son Jamie, he really does hold my heart very firmly in his little hands!!!!

For this layout I used a gorgeous layout by Maggie Holmes as my inspiration, whenever I see her new layouts posted over at STUDIO CALICO I am inspired to scrap!!!! I used some lovely ENMARC chippies on this page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, for those who take the time to comment, "thank-you", it means a lot to me!!!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Challenge # 12 - Filmstrip at SCRAP AFRICA

The latest challenge is up and running at SCRAP AFRICA, and wow, its a goodie!!!! The DT girls as well as Guest Designers have all outdone themselves and provided you awesome inspiration for this challenge. Stop by the SCRAP AFRICA blog after you are finished visiting me and check it out!!!

So, as the title of my post would indicate, this challenge is FILMSTRIP!!!

Here is the layout I created for this fun challenge!!!

I had loads of fun with this one, as you can image!!!! ;)

I used some LOVELY Enmarc products on this layout!!

~ Divider: Grunge Filmstrip * Dividers: Chains * Whiteboard Alphas: Blocked Type - Uppercase * Patterned Paper: Maverick - Playing Field ~

So do you want to see the gorgeous prizes up for grabs for this challenge????

Our sponsor this month is

The prize is 2 cute button packs.  One randomly chosen winner, will find these buttons in their Christmas stocking!!! ;-)

Secondly, our faithful sponsor FabScraps
Check out the wonderful goodies below.


You have until 31st December to upload your projects.


I placed an order with {a flair for buttons} this week, I can't wait for it to arrive!!!!

PLEASE play along with us, we are a great challenge site! We would LOVE to see more ladies play along with us, especially some more South African gals!!! Once you are done, link up your creation at the SCRAP AFRICA BLOG!! :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

A layout for EMARC CRAFTS!!

Hello to you lovely ladies who are visiting my blog today, I am SO glad you are here!!! Today I am going to share a layout I created with lots of lovely ENMARC CRAFTS goodies. I had loads of fun putting this layout together, the products worked so well with the photo I used, and I even stayed up until 11pm playing (which is unheard of for me, cause I am usually in bed by 9 ;)

So without further ado, here is the layout I created. I know you have seen this photo before, but I couldn't help myself, I just LOVE it!

The yummy Enmarc products I used on my page are:

~ Papers: From the Maverick Collection : Wingman & Sergeant Major
~ Frame: "Chain" De Gears
~ Alphabet Letters: Whiteboard Alphas: Blocked Type - Uppercase

The title, stars, arrow and outside border on the paper were all cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

You can find details of these products, as well as the lovely new December releases HERE, do yourself a favour and go and check it out!!!

After a hectic and rather emotional school term, it is so nice to finally be back to scrapping and a bit of creativity. Look out for some more ENMARC layouts soon!!

Hope you have a great week ahead!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sketch # 12 at SCRAP AFRICA!!

I am so sorry I am late with getting this post up, it's the last week of school, and we have had loads to do, as well as the race we took part in over the weekend!!

For those that might be interested, both boys did extremely well. Bryce ran his first 10km trail run, and was placed 4th in his age group!! Caide did his first 20km MTB race, and was placed first!!!! So proud of them both! I did my run in approximately 1:06, with Bryce beating me by about 5 minutes. It was very muddy and wet, but great fun!!

So without further ado, here is my layout for the latest great sketch up at SCRAP AFRICA!!

These photos were taken by a friend of a friend, and I absolutely LOVE the way they turned out. This is Caide and his best friend Sipho just before their GRADE 7 farewell!!

Here is the GORGEOUS sketch you get to play with for this challenge!!!

There are 2 random prizes up for grabs for this challenge!!!!

Firstly, check out these amazing goodies from FabScraps

Secondly, we have a lovely prize from Estony's Scrapbooking.

Here is what you can win. A 7Gypsies/Tim Holtz feast!

You have until 14 December to upload your projects.

Please do yourself a favour and take the time to stop by the SCRAP AFRICA blog to see the other stunning layouts created by the rest of the team, you won't be sorry!!!!

Be festive, be happy, be creative!

Friday, November 30, 2012

FO - Handspun Mitts!!

Hiya!!Another Friday is upon us!! The week has flown by, the boys now only have one more week of school left before they go on holiday for 6 weeks. Yay!!

So today I am sharing with you my recently finished handspun mitts. I am so happy with the way these turned out, and I know they are going to keep my hands and wrists nice and warm in Winter!!

The pattern is a free one on Ravelry, it is called "Easy Handspun Mitts", and for those on Rav, it can be found HERE.

(Photos taken by my son Bryce!!)

Once again I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We are off to Vryheid for the morning tomorrow. Caide is going to try his first 40km mountain bike race (he is only 13), and Bryce and I are going to do the 10km trail run. Wish us luck!!! :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

I LOVE my new Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt!!!!

Hiya all. Things have been a bit quiet on the blog front, cause we have been busy busy busy with exams around these parts!! Thankfully by Wednesday next week we will be all done!

I have been doing quite a lot of sewing though, and managed to finish my scrappy log cabin quilt, which I started after being inspired by the QAL hosted by Ellison Lane Quilts

Unfortunately I didn't finish my quilt in time to qualify for any of the lovely prizes up for grabs, but I think my gorgeous quilt is prize enough for me!

I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

Fresh Poppy Design

Thanks for taking the time to drop by today, I hope you enjoyed your time here. For those that leave me a lovely comment, a bit "THANK-YOU", I really do appreciate it so much.

Have an amazing weekend :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Chevron Challenge at SCRAP AFRICA!!

Hello Everyone

We have a really great challenge this month, and it's all about Chevrons!!
This is a fun and easy challenge, we'd love for you to join us!
All we ask is that your chevrons be noticed at first glance.

Challenge # 11 - Chevrons - due November, 14

Here is the layout I created for this challenge, unfortunately I battled to get a great photo of it because it was rather a dull day when I took the photo!!

I love these photos of my middle son Bryce, he has done so well with his cricket this year!!

This was a fun and simple layout, which came together easily. I used my Silhouette on this one and some lovely chippies from Enmarc Crafts. The swirly photos corners are "Dress-Me-Ups: Bigger Corner 6, and the alphabet chippies are "Whiteboard Alphas" Blocked Type - Uppercase", check out some other awesome Enmarc products HERE :)

There are some super prizes up for grabs.

Our sponsor is the South African chipboard company celebr8
the lucky winner will get the prize worth 250 Rand (about 30USD)

The next prize is sponsored by SCRAP AFRICA contributor Denise Van Deventer, and this awesome prize  also has the value of R250.00

Both prizes will be drawn randomly.

You have until the 30th of November!

When you have created your layout please upload it at the SCRAP AFRICA blog, we can't wait to see your creations!!!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Another FO - This is one I am REALLY proud of!!!

Wow, Friday really does roll around so quickly, today has snuck up on me somewhat!!! We are leaving early this morning to go down to Treverton to get Caide's uniform for next year, I can't believe my son is going to High School in a matter of months!!!!!

So this must be a quick post!!

Today I am going to share a recently completed handspun shawl. I absolutely LOVE how this item turned out. My handspun yarn is thick and snuggly, and the colours are unlike any I have knit with before. Needless to say I am a little in love with this one, check it out!!!!

I can't wait to wear this!!!! The pattern is called Pogona and is available for purchase on Ravelry HERE. The construction of this shawl is just so clever, and it was a joy to knit!!

Once again I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again today. For those that take the time to leave a comment, a huge "THANK-YOU", I really do appreciate it!!!! Have a great weekend :)