Thursday, 8 November 2012

Computer Gremlins

Wow. Can't believe it's been a month since i posted. My computer needed a service and the internet crashed. While that was being sorted, we got the house ready for the coming Festive Season. I so love the Christmas Season. Christmas Tree's are up-Check. Mantle decorated-Check. Front door decorated-Check. This weekend our outdoor christmas tree and reindeer sliegh will go up:) I'm also busy getting the childrens holiday class projects finalised. Lots of fun crafting to be had by all. My friend Belinda from Prettier Painted is having a paint technique workshop on the 24th. So i have been thrift shopping for something that needs a make-over. This can only get messy. YEAH! Pop over to her site to see what lovely things she can create with a lick of paint.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Crafty Kids

The holiday has come and gone, and now we just have 8 more weeks of school until our long Summer vacation. The kids got some crafting done. It always amazes me how  you do a class with the same products and how different and unique everyones page looks. The girls just loved doing this canvas.
This was my sample for the girls.

And this is their wonderful creative handy work.
Well done girls.
Soon we'll be making Christmas crafts.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Ready to Scrap

Well... I had all my papers out to scrap a page for a challenge and to add to my 2nd daughters very "thin" scrapbook album. But once again i got side tracked, with a 21st Birthday cake for a friends daughter, and making chalkboard party favours for a 1st birthday.
It was the first time i iced a cake with rose patterns.
Not too bad for a first time.
25 Chalkboards in the making.
I forgot to take a photo of the finished product.

We have our mid term break now, so we doing some childrens classes. Had a card class today and Thursday we will be doing an off the page Canvas.
So watch this space.
Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day.


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Get Well Card.

This morning i heard one of my friends has pneumonia. Still having my bits and pieces out from the card i made for a sketch challenge, i thought i'd make her a quick get well  card. I saw this simple, but striking card on twopeasinabucket "Finally Friday" video.
Definately making more of these for my stash.
Happy Scrapping and thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Let's see if we can get the pin it button loaded to my posts.

Got Crafty.

 Well. After yesterdays reflecting, and feeling sorry for myself. I decided to find a challenge and get crafty. This challenge is from twopeasinabucket. Saturday card sketch challenge. Here is the card sketch and card Kimber Mcgray made. This is so cheerful and summery.
Kimber's Card
Here's my take on the sketch. I have been wanting to put my sewing machine to paper, but never get around to it, but luckly this time my sewing machine was on the table and i added my first ever stitching to paper. I was expecting a disaster, but all turned out good. Excuse the inking of my tag. I had sewn it down and then realized i never inked it. I suppose it's the imperfections that make it unique. LOL!!!
Thanks for visiting, and Happy Scrapping!!! 
Why don't YOU visit Saturday Card Sketch Challenge with Kimber 9.1.12 - Two Peas in a Bucket and be challenged to create.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Looking forward to getting Crafty again.

 I really haven't got going on this blog. I should have known this year was going to be hectic, as we started renovations on our home. For those of you that have had renovations done i'm sure you'll know it is chaos no matter what you try. And BUILDERS?!??!!@ Well... lets leave it at that. After 7 months we are done. I thought the day would never come. So now i just need to do the interior of my craft room and hopefully i can get crafty on a regular basis. On top of the building my 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, and the last 8 months we have been going from OT(occupational therapy) to Visual training to the pshycologist. Finally that has also all come to an end, and it seems we are returning back to normality. So suffice to say we are are ready for 2013 with a new school year and no builders. YAY!! There are so many talented people out there blogging that have inspired me to get going and share my love for crafts with you. So here's to getting crafty and inspired on this blog.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Bright and Cheery 40th.

I was so inspired by Amy of Living Locurto's 40th colours and decor, i just had to use the wonderful bright colours of orange, pink and purple. pop over to her pintrest boards. Making the very easy, but striking pom-poms. Loads of tutorials on youtube. My Martha Stewart scoreboard came in handy for the big rosettes.

Return of the bad blogger

Boy how time has flown. We've had my daughters 8th birthday, my 40th, with a bit of crafting in between.Here are some images of my daugthers birthday goodies. I had to do the cowgirl cookie mix from bakerella. Pop over to her site for the recipe and free printable to go with it. Will be back tomorrow with some 40th bithday crafts i did.
Party Packs
Bakerella Cookies

Horse riding clothes
gift pack

Monday, 11 June 2012

Another Challenge

StampTV had a challenge on making your own designer paper background. I decided to try Gina's bleach technique. I loved it. Pretty cool effect. I will be trying other colour cardstock with this technique. Go on try it. Stamp your image, emboss it and colour in with bleach. you'll be amazed at the end result, and it's so easy. To help the bleach along use your heatgun.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Cowgirl Fun.

Just when i thought i will be posting everyday, my computer hit a glitch. 
I'm back now with these invites i made for my daughters 8th birthday party.
 Using cuttlebug embossing folders.

Monday, 4 June 2012


Well. I thought a new look blog would get me inspired to get blogging regularly. Let's see if it works. LOL!!! Here are two cards i made for the 2 release party challenges of stamptv. 
1st one was the pink challenge. You had to stamp or colour something that was not usually pink. I went with the frog as i don't have alot of GinaK design stamps yet. 
2nd was a masculine clean and simple card.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Stamp Tv fun....

Haven't been scrapping, but got to do some stamptv inspired cards. 
Some great ideas and techcniques. Pop over to

Friday, 9 March 2012

Stamp TV arrival

Yeah. Another shipment of  StampTv stamp sets. Can't wait to get stamping. I think a children's card class is in order. They sooo love stamping and colouring. Watch this space.

Friday, 2 March 2012


It might take my non tech brain a while to get the pin it button on my posts. Hopefully i'll have it on by the end of the day.  Just checked my preview and its on. Great, it only took me an hour. LOL !!!!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Tim Holtz Class

Today I did a class with Belinda Basson. A true T!m Holtz Fan. This class was filled with lots of technique from using paints, inks, dye's. All Tim Hotlz of course. I loved my project so, i bought a frame and its ready to hang in my newly built scrap room. Pop over to her blog to view all the ladies works of art.
Thanks for a lovely morning Belinda.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Let's get 2012 started.

The last months of 2011 were busy with this and that, but not to much crafting. I did do a few challenges and crafts which were fun over the holiday season. Now the builders are at work building my studio and a few extras for the family. Come March i'll have my own space. Yeah!! Here are some crafts i got to do. Hope there will be lots of time for crafting this year.
 This was a colour challenge from two peas in a bucket. A coke tin was the colour inspiration. It worked great for me, as my daughters 7th birthday party were the same colours and the photos worked great for this challenge. Now i have one less page to scrap.
 A Stamp TV inspired Note book and pen. 
I gave my friends each one for the start of the new year. 
A project using all T!m Holtz products. What an amazingly creative and inspiring guy. Gotta love T!m.