Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kraft plus sea

My second post for the month and all because of a bit of rearranging.

 I have always enjoyed the challenges at Kraft +, but haven't joined in for a while as I thought my Kraft paper had run out . However, after doing a bit of .. not quite reorganising more like rearranging I discovered a few sheets tucked away so made a last minute dash to get my layout posted.

The challenge is to use the sketch as well as the colours provided and although 'the beach " was not a requirement it just all seemed to have  sea sidey theme.

We have so many beautiful beaches in our area  and it is such a wonderful way to relax and get exercise. I have included a close up of the actual photo used as I think it shows the sea and the sand and my family off to perfection.

Kraft +

Monday, February 6, 2017

& Together

Wow it has been ages since I posted on my blog and this is my first post for 2017. 

I was lucky enough to attend my first National Scrapbook day . Various scrappers throughout South Africa got together at different  venues and scrapped for the day . It was fabulous to see other techniques and ideas and to chat with fellow scrappers. I hope it becomes an annual event. I started this challenge at the event  and after seeing this months challenge at More than Words  decided it would be perfect as an entry.

The challenge was to use an ampersand on the layout and to be inspired by the word together.

 After a 16 year engagement Dave and I decided to get married in 2012,  in a small ceremony at home. I dont use the word small lightly as we only had 3 guests plus the minister! 
The ceremony cemented many years of togetherness and I hope we can look forward to many more happy years  together.
This photo is one of my favourites of the day.

I actually love the way the layout has turned out and hope that you do too.

More than words

Sunday, October 16, 2016


With October being Breast cancer awareness month , the theme at the Artastic challenge blog is to use pink in your entry.

I have been wanting to use this photo of Novah for some time now as I think it captures her natural beauty. As well as using lots of pink in my layout , I also love her pink cheeks and the pink hairband.

I love the way this layout  turned out and I hope Rose (Granny) and Tyler (Mommy ) love it too.

Still time to join in the pink challenge at ARTastic!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The G

I love this picture of my Mom ( Grandma, or the G as she is called by my daughter and her friends.)

I think the slogan says it all Grandma getting loose

The photo has been edited by Ashleigh and I think it has a lovely funky sort of retro look which is what i tried to create in my layout with the bright colours and fun patterns . I also thought the little bill/tab  sticking out at the bottom was a cute touch and I  loved adding all the other bits and bobs.
 I am also sure that every one who knows her will agree that she is a 100% Grandma!

So raise a glass to the G as she dines with the youngsters and I join in with the challenge at another-freaking-scrappy-challenge which is to add some red to your layout .

 Loads of red going on here .

Have a great weekend !

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Darling Dahne

So good to be back blogging again . I was inspired by the lovely mood board challenge at Scrap Africa as well as the lovely photo of Dahne. 

The photo was taken with her wearing her Mom Claudette's wedding dress.

I picked up on the hues of the Mood board with the pinks and purples , the butterflies and flowers . 
I also tried to blend in with the flowers on Dahnes head and in her hand.

I watched another     you tube tutorial this time from http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.co.za/  and although it gave me lots of inspiration my skills are still rather mediocre as far as backgrounds go.

 On the plus side I had lots of fun doing it and made a whole lot of mess.

Scrap Africa CHALLENGE 77 Mood Board

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I have not posted on my blog for a very, very long time , no particular reason, I seem to have these breaks from time to time.
All of the challenges this month were very inspiring but I only managed to squeeze in one before the cut off.
I am joining in with sketch  challenge number 76 at Scrap Africa.

I watched some great tutorials by a lady called Bec Genet and they inspired me to bring out the gesso, embossing powder and stencils.

The model is my daughter Ashleigh  the Queen of selfies - thank goodness as she provides lots of pics .

So I  hope you like my layout !

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Say yes

Don't you just love it when you see a mood board, know what you would like to do, have great fun doing it and are pleased with the outcome!!!?? 

I am terribly cautious when using my craft goodies and paper .... even though I have plenty - I find myself saying this is too pretty or I might not find this flair or chippie again . 

I have now devised a plan to outdo the stingy side of me . Obviously I know who I am scrapping and I say imagine if Dawn, or Mom or Ashleigh were to find out that you didn't think they were worth this paper or button........ Guilt creeps in and I have been using supplies more freely.

As was the case this time . When I saw the Scrap Africa mood board I knew which paper I wanted to use  as it  was so in tune with the torn and peeling and vintagey  feel of the mood board. BUT I love this paper and its double sided with both sides equally lovely ..but what would Jacqui and Midge think if they knew I was hesitating . 
So there goes the paper , my favourite clock flair , my heart key and some of my bestest blooms and diamantes. 

Well worth it, as I really love this photo and think I managed to capture the  magic of the  moment.

So I am entering into Scrap Africa Mood board 69 using the peeled paper, the colours  and the vintage feel of the board for inspiration  and also tick ,tock,tick tock at Archi-scraps  which asks for a clock or time piece on your layout.

I am posting lots of pics .... like I said I do like the layout!
Scrap Africa