Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sketch # 8 at Scrap Africa

Hi all. How spectacular was that Opening Ceremony last night!!!! I absolutely loved every moment of it. Me and my bigger boys managed to stay up until midnight, and I recorded the rest and watched it this morning. I can't wait for the actual sport to begin :)

So there was a slight mix-up and our latest sketch at Scrap Africa was posted a week early. So hence me not getting it up on Thursday ;)

I TOTALLY love the photo I used for this sketch!!! It's of Caide and his 2 fellow team mates that made the Inlands B team. Don't they all look so handsome!!

And here is the lovely sketch YOU get to play with too!! :)

So, while you are watching some Olympic sport, why don't you put together a layout for this lovely challenge??? Please stop by the Scrap Africa Blog for more inspiration from the rest of the awesome DT girls, and for deets on the prize up for grabs!!

See you soon peeps :) Love comments, so please leave one xxxx

Friday, July 27, 2012

A FO, and lovely crafty gift from a special friend!!

It's a gorgeous Friday morning here in Dundee, the sun is shining and it's crisp but warmish outside. I am so blessed!!!

Today I am going to share a recent FO with you, it was a test knit for my knitting friend Carle, she is the genius behind Nurturing Fibres yarn. The pattern is called Sunny Days Shawlette, and it is available for purchase HERE on Ravelry!! It took me longer to finish than it should have, because my knitting mojo totally abandoned me during the process, but once I knuckled down and sat and knit on it for a good couple of hours, it was done, and I am overjoyed with the end result. It is a stunning shawl, and it really is an eye-catching item when worn!! Carle specially dyed the orange yarn for me, so I can wear this with my orange Mary-Janes!!!

I am linking up with Linda's Creative Friday was well as FO Fridays!!

And while I am busy here, I would like to share an item that was made for me by my special friend Sharon, from Sharon's Kardz Korner. Sharon and I have met on-line years ago, when we were on the same DT, and we have been friends ever since. She is one talented gal!!!

She really spoilt me don't you think. I am going to use this lovely notebook all the time, and will think of Sharon every time I use it!!

I am casting on for a new item tonight. I am part of the RSA team over at Ravelry, and the Ravellenics are a huge deal where ladies all over the world cast on during the start of the Olympics. It is going to be fun. I am so looking forward to the Opening Ceremony tonight, pity it's so late, hope I can stay awake!!

Have a great weekend my crafty friends xxxx

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A day in the sun....

I am still playing myself silly with my Silhouette, it is fantastic what this machine can do!!!!

So while I am in the zone, I decided to create a page for the July sketch over at My Creative Sketches, I thought it was perfect for a series of pool photos I took of my hubby and boys in February this year.

I absolutely LOVE these photos, and can't believe it's taken me so long to scrap them!!! The title, stars and "so cool" speech bubble were all cut with my Silhouette. I used Water Cooler & Powder Blue Mister Huey's Color Mists as well as some Studio Calico patterned paper on my layout, as well as the lovely word stamp which you can see in the right hand corner of the bottom photo. It is from the Ali Edwards "Family Circle" set of stamps. These products were all bought from SCRAPBOOK STUDIO.

Here is the sketch that my layout was based on:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again today. I just wanted to say "thank-you" so much for any comments that may be left on my blog, I really do appreciate them so so much. Enjoy the rest of your today, it's a gorgeous one in our neck of the woods :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Challenge #49 - Angels & Fantasy at Southern Girls

Oooops, sorry I am late in posting this. Unfortunately all my DT's have their challenges on a Thursday, and what with my birthday and other distractions I didn't get this up on the day!!!

So, the latest challenge at Southern Girls is ANGELS & FANTASY!!! I chose to do a layout for this challenge, about my little angel Jamie!!

I totally LOVE this page and photos of Jamie, we did a little photo session out in the veld across the road from our house, and he posed so well for me!!!

I am totally smitten with the Studio Calico Mr Huey mists I bought from Scrapbook Studio, they are a top quality product!!!! Go and get yours HERE!!!

So I urge you to go and visit the Southern Girls Challenge Blog to find more inspiration from the rest of the DT girls, we can't wait to see your lovely creations!!! Have a great week everyone :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My first layout using my Silhouette Cameo!!! :)

Oh wow, I have gotta say I am in LOOOOVVVVEEE with this machine, it is amazing. The sky is the limit for my scrapping now!! I had so much fun playing with my new toy yesterday, just learning to use it and cutting lots of lovely shapes and words. It is awesome, and I am super chuffed with it :)

So I decided to use the latest Sketchabilities sketch to create a page, using elements cut with the Silhouette.

Aren't these photos of my two youngest just too sweet for words??? I also used some Enmarc Crafts embellies and paper on my page so I can play along at their Ning site, which can be found HERE

So, just a short but sweet post from me today, I am off to play some more!!! :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Challenge # 7 - About a Boy at Scrap Africa

Sorry, I am a bit late in getting the latest Scrap Africa post up here on my blog!!!!

Here are all the details:

Challenge # 7 is dedicated to the wonderful men in our lives - big or small.
Make any scrap object dedicated to a man or a boy. 
The catch is that it must have a phrase on it: it can be your own words or a quote but it must tell what is so special about that person to whom you dedicate your project.
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Here is what I came up with for this challenge. I love the way this layout turned out!!

Oh how I love my boys!!!!

Please check out the SCRAP AFRICA blog for all the sponsor details. There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs, you don't want to miss out!!

I have had a lovely birthday today, spent most of the day playing with my Silhouette Cameo. Man, this is an amazing machine!!

I put together a stunning layout, which I totally adore, I will post it here tomorrow.

See you then!!!! :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Challenge # 84 at Sketches in Thyme

Hi all. Sorry, I should have had this up yesterday, but the boys had their end of season hockey tournament last night!!!

So, without further ado, here is the latest challenge from us gals at Sketches in Thyme!!

This is one of those layouts that I LOVED putting together, it came together so nicely and gave me a happy warm feeling when I was done. That's was scrapping's all about hey!! :)

The paper line I used on this page is called Year-o-graphy and is by Simple Stories (LOVE THIS LINE!!!), and the lovely mask I used is by Tim Holtz. All of these products were purchased at Scrapbook Studio. They have an awesome range of products, for my South African friends, I really recommend you go and have a look :)

Here is the gorgeous sketch we got to work with for this challenge:

So, you have until the end of the month to enter your creation in this challenge. If you visit the Sketches in Thyme blog you will find some lovely layouts from the rest of the DT girls, they are really inspirational!! I really can't wait to see what you create.

It's my birthday tomorrow, I finally get to play with my Silhouette Cameo. I AM SO EXCITED :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A layout for a ScrapFIT challenge

Hello all, how are you on this wonderful day?? I am feeling very happy and blessed at the moment, it really is the most wonderful feeling :)

So today I am going to share a layout with you that I created for the Color Inspiration Challenge over at ScrapFIT. This looks like a really fun site, and I have now loaded their link to my sidebar so I can be up to date with all of their challenges :)

Here is my page :

This is my youngest, Jamie, getting his first professional haircut, as you can see from the look on his face he felt VERY important!! Too sweet :)

Here is the picture that was used for the color inspiration challenge.

This was a layout, that was fun to put together, from start to finish. So happy with the way it turned out!!!

I will be back later on in the week with new challenges from all of my DT's :) Until then, crafty smiles and hugs

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A 2Peas Challenge

I spent some time playing yesterday afternoon, it was fun. I decided to create a page based on gluestickgirl's challenge over at 2Peas, to create a grid based layout. Easy peasy challenge, and considering I am a huge fan of her's I really wanted to play along, check out Lisa's blog HERE.

This layout is about my FIL's new love, my MIL passed away just over a year ago, and this new gal is what is keeping him busy now.

Most of the product I have used on my layout is from the Generations range by Simple Stories. I also used my lovely Opaque White Mister Huey's color mist, all which was bought from the Scrapbook Studio, my favorite place to shop :)

I have also recently discovered the Studio Calico's Member Gallery and am finding great inspiration there, so I am super excited to be able to post my first layout there!!

Also just wanted to let you know that my "Hugs and Kisses" layout is being featured HERE today, makes me happy!!  

I hope you are all keeping well, we are in for some some cold and hopefully wet weather this weekend (things are so dry here!!), which will be perfect crafting weather.

Keep well, crafting hugs

Sunday, July 8, 2012

June Sketches at My Creative Sketches

Morning from a chilly Dundee. It is lovely Sunday, relaxing at home, eating nice food, crafting kind of weather!! :)

So today I am going to share a layout with you that I created from the June sketch at My Creative Sketches. I must confess, I haven't been this passionate about my scrapping in a long long time, and I am churning out the pages at a rate of knots!!

These photos are taken from when my family visited for the Easter weekend earlier this year.

Most of the product I used on my page is from the "Hello Lucicious" range from Basic Grey.

And here is the sketch that I based my layout on:

This is the first time I am playing along at My Creative Sketches, but I certainly don't think it will be my last, their DT creates stunning layouts!!

And to end off, I just want to share my latest purchase from Scrapbook Studio, I must confess, I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with this new product, and I plan to buy another 6 new colours for my birthday!!

I own 2 other brand of mists, and I have got to say, this is by far a better brand of mist, it sprays on beautifully, and the colours are full and rich on your page! I have already used the white and red on two new layouts, go and get yours HERE, now!! :) Just wait for me to buy mine first, O.K ;)

Enjoy what is left of your weekend, and last week of school holidays for those in S.A.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sketch # 7 at Scrap Africa!!

Hi All. Welcome back to my blog today, the latest sketch challenge is up at Scrap Africa. Love being on this DT, and so enjoy creating my layouts for this team, as well as seeing the wonderful pages created by my fellow DT sista's!!

Look at the lovely versatile sketch you get to play with for this challenge!!!!

Our sponsors for the next 2 challenges (Sketch # 7 and the challenge # 7, which will be published in 2 weeks time) are Celebr8 and Fruitful Hands

Celebr8 is a South African based designer and manufacturer of high quality laser die-cuts for scrapbooking and cardmaking.

One of the lucky draw winners will receive a big gift pack filled with loads of very cool chipboard shapes. During the following challenges our team will show you all the different ways of using it on your projects.

Our next sponsor is a scrapbooking shop Fruitful Hands located in Benoni.
Here you will find very friendly service and a lot of new products to choose from.

One of you will get this gift voucher to spend it on something scrappy at Fruitful Hands

So... do want to see how I interpreted that gorgeous sketch?!?

And some close-ups!!

Loads of photos this post!! The photos are of my gorgeous niece Jenna and my oldest son Caide together. I miss her and her sisters so much!! The paper  I used on this layout is from the  Emma's Shoppe Collection by It is so pretty!! I purchased my goodies from the SCRAPBOOK STUDIO, go and check it out! :)

I was kindly sponsored the lovely title and cute little pins. Thanks so much to the guys and gals at Celebr8, your goodies were a joy to work with!!

I urge you to play along with us for this challenge, the prize up for grabs is so worth it!! PLEASE, also stop by the SCRAP AFRICA blog to see all the other lovely inspiration on show, and while there, please also add your name to the Followers list!! :)

This week has flown by, can't believe it's Friday tomorrow already. Hope you have had a great week so far! xxx