Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Owlies are finished

I finished up with my Owlie socks last night, and I LOVE LOVE the way these turned out!! This is a free pattern that is available on Ravelry HERE.

What do you think??

The shoes I am wearing are my latest purchase from Groundcover, I also have 3 other pairs in pink, orange and black. I absolutely adore them!! I knit my socks in a gorgeous sock yarn called Truffle which was dyed by the hugely talented Carle, go and check out some of her other yarn HERE! Now if only the weather would cool down so I could wear my new socks and shoes....

Monday, February 27, 2012

Project Life Week 20/2- 26/2

Naptime Momtog

The Mom Creative

It was a quieter week this week, which was lovely!!! The boys cricket games on Monday were cancelled because of the rain we had had the previous weekend. They did both swim in a gala at Ladysmith and both did very well. The heat has been terrible again this week, it is energy sapping!!! February is always bad for us here in South Africa!!! The highlight of our week was Jamie getting his 25m and 50m swimming badge, he is only 4 so we are exceptionally proud!! We thought he might get his 25m but didn't expect him to swim a whole extra length!! :) We spent a lot of time by the pool this weekend, so nice and relaxing!!

So, what did you get up to last week, I am looking forward to seeing your posts!! See you later in the week with something crafty :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Check out what's happening at Scrapbook Studio!!!


Win A Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine!

Yes, YOU can win a Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine! For those of you who don't know, this is one of the most wonderful machines out there!

You can use all brands' dies in this machine, and the best of all - it is electrical! No more cranking a handle! These machines retail for up to R2899! So, how can you win this machine? It is so easy! For every R500 you spend ONLINE until 20 June 2012, you will receive an entry into a lucky draw for the machine! Yes, it is that easy! You were going to buy Scrapbooking goodies anyway, so, just buy it a Scrapbook Studio, and stand a chance to win this amazing prize! Apart from this prize, there will be a variety of Scrapbook Layout Kits to be won as well! We will be giving away 5 additional prizes on the 20th of June! Don't miss out!

This is our latest kit. For only R165 you can also have this stunning layout in your Scrapbook Album! If you prefer a different title to Heaven Sent, you can choose one of a variety of Chipboard Titles available. Just let us know and we will include it for you. This layout is ideal for babies, weddings, special occasions, little girls, big girls - wedding anniversaries and many more themes! All the embellishments are included and the title comes pre-embossed, so you don't have to own a heatgun or die cut machine - it is all done for you! Quick and easy! Just email us at to book your kit! Stock is limited.

Remember that there is a HUGE stamp sale going on as well as a PAPER Clearance where you can get double sided papers from only R4-00 - you do not want to miss out on this! We also have over 1000 different papers to choose from as well as hundreds of embellishments, inks, tools and more to choose from! With over 5000 items listed so far and more being added every day, we are sure to have something for everyone!

Well, we hope you will have a stunning weekend and that you will have some time to be creative! Thank you to all our loyal customers who are supporting us! Please send us some feedback on how we can improve our online shop! We welcome all positive criticism!

Happy Scrapping!

The Sales Team
Scrapbook Studio


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

An Open Challenge at Sketches In Thyme!!

Because we have an extra Thursday this month, we have decided to have an Open Challenge at Sketches in Thyme, which is great news!!! All you need to do to enter this challenge is to create a layout based on ANY sketch, and link it at our blog.

I decided to use the latest sketch challenge from the site Scrap Africa for my layout, here is my layout, I love the photos I used on my page, they are very special to me!!

This is the lovely sketch from Scrap Africa:

So.... you really have no excuse not to play along, just link your page you have created for any sketch challenge at Sketches in Thyme!! :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Project Life Week 13/2- 19/2

Naptime Momtog

The Mom Creative

Hello again!!

Wow, it was a busy week!! Valentines Day, 2 cricket games for both boys, Valentines Disco for Caide and Bryce, a party for Jamie, Ray's 41st birthday, and birthday braai where Bryce got too close to the braai and burnt his chest!!

I hope you are all keeping well and keeping up with your Project Life albums. This is the 3rd year I am doing it, so it is part of life for me now!!

See you next week! :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A new card

I have been feeling SO SO blah the last week or so. I think it's been the ridiculous heat we have been having!! As a result I haven't done any crafting in ages. I finally felt a bit better yesterday and decided to put another card together for a few challenges.

I really enjoyed putting this one together. The adorable Magnolia image was stamped for me by a special friend in the Cape. Thanks!!


~ Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the Air
~ Simply Magnolia - Red and/or Pink with White
~ Totally Tilda - Tilda with Hat on
~ Anything Goes - Bingo, I chose: Charms, Flowers & Distress
~ Tomic - Recipe Challenge: 3 P.P, 2 Different Embellies, 1 Main Stamped Image
~ Allsorts Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

My card is also based on the latest card sketch from Let's Scrap, it's a nice one to work with!!

We have had some lovely rain since yesterday, it has been so nice. Cooled everything down and my garden is smiling!! I hope you all have a lovely weekend :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sketch #70 at Sketches in Thyme

The latest sketch is up and live over at Sketches in Thyme, and this week it's a double pager!!! I used this opportunity to create a layout using some of the lovely photos we took on our beach holiday in December.

This bright double page spread brings back great memories and just makes me happy!!

This is the sketch that we got to work with:

So....we'd really love for you to come and play along with us over at Sketches in Thyme, you have until the end of the month to create your page based on this sketch. When you have finished your layout link it HERE.

It's my hubby's birthday tomorrow. I hope you have a great birthday my sweet, I love you more than anything in the world, and the boys and I are so blessed to have you in our lives xx

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I have discovered a lovely new site!!!

I have recently come across an amazing new site, check out all the details below!!

Hello everyone!

We are very excited to welcome you at our brand new challenge blog Scrap Africa!
Why did we start this blog? Simply because we want to showcase and celebrate the creative talent that we have in our beautiful land. At the same time we want to share it with the rest of the world and be inspired by others. While we will focus on scrapbooking in Southern Africa we hope that our challenges will attract scrappers from different parts of the world.

This is how it will work.
Every 2 weeks on Thursdays we will publish a new challenge for you. You will have 3 weeks to complete it. We will alternate sketch challenges for lay-outs with theme challenges. For our theme challenges you can create any kind of scrap object - it can be a lay-out, a card or an altered object as long as you follow the requirements of the challenge.

You can combine our challenges with challenges from other blogs.
Only make sure that you do not combine similar challenges together. You also cannot take part in two challenges on our blog with the same project (our challenges will overlap and therefore you cannot for example make a lay-out using our sketch and then enter same lay-out into the theme challenge on Scrap Africa).

Our design team will choose the best entries which we will feature on Scrap Africa blog. We will also choose someone to be our guest designer for one of the challenges.
We plan to have sponsors for our challenges. After every two challenges (a sketch and a theme challenge) we will randomly draw the prize winner among the participants.
We think that this new venture is something worth celebrating. And what is a celebration without a gift?

Copy the picture from this post and post it on your blog or in any other internet community.Tell your friends about Scrap Africa and our give-away. Then link your "hoot" with the linking tool at the bottom of this post and stand a chance of winning a gift pack with wonderful scrapbooking goodies to the value of R300 from the authors of Scrap Africa.

***This give-away is open only for South African and Namibian scrappers. Only one entry per person.

Sounds good don't you think?!? I had one of my layouts featured on their blog HERE. Check it out!!

See you soon :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Project Life Week 6/2- 12/2

Naptime Momtog

The Mom Creative

Hello, nice to have you visiting me again!!!

It was another full week this week, the highlight being the wonderful success of Caide and Bryce at their school gala!! Caide won all his races and was awarded the Senior Victor Ludorum trophy, he was also Captain of the Eagles, and they won most points and the Spirit Cup. Bryce also won all his races and was awarded the Junior Victor Ludorum trophy. I could not have been more proud!!!

It was also a sad week because it would have been Anne (my MIL's) birthday on Saturday if she had not passed last year. It was her first birthday without her. We took my FIL shopping with us so he wasn't alone on the day.

The week ended on a lovely note with my sweet hubby surprising me with some flowers, I love him so much!!

I look forward to seeing what you all got up to last week!! Hugs ((((x))))

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Valentine's Card for my Gran

I think it has been years and years since my sweet 81 year old Gran received a Valentine, so I decided to make one for her. It might not arrive on the day, but better late than never, and I think she will love the fact that I thought of her.

Here it is!!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

~ Crafting for all Seasons - Love is in the Air
~ Magnolia Down Under - One word sentiment
~ Cute Card Thursday - Pink Valentine
~ Totally Gorjuss - Lurve
~ Do You Stack Up - Love
~ Frosted Designs - The word "love" on your creation

My card is based on the latest sketch from Deconstructing Jen, I am really enjoying the inpirational sketches and other content on this site!!

Thanks so much for dropping by this weekend!! I hope you have had a good one :)