Thursday, November 29, 2012

Men of Men

Hello girls :) Had a very busy week creating all sorts of things and my scrappy place is full of uncompleted projects but at least this one is finished. I based my layout on a sketch which you can find here. I also tried my hand at Tracey Sabella's Misted Rock Salt Chipboard Tutorial and had a lovely time with it until the crackle starting popping off like little crackers and only then did I realize..OOPS..I forgot to complete the last step...LOL!!  Here are two little close-ups ....don't look toooo close!!

  Well, once I put the sealer on all was well and this is definitely something I will do again and again. Thank you're tutorial is great...can't say the same for the student! Till next time...take care and have a great day!x

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Another layout, another sketch them! I did this one for the sketch contest over at My Creative Sketches and loved working with Kim gorgeous sketch which you can see here. Once again, my gorgeous little niece Isabella is the focus of my layout. She's growing up so fast now and I am so sad that I am missing out on all the good things that is happening in her little life right now. I know that I will never give up hoping that they will come back to South Africa.

The little flourish pieces are from Flourish With A Bling and the name of this particular one is the FWAB Grace Pearl Flourish Pearl.  
The title letters were done using a foil-technique that was so cleverly taught by Melody Koopmans at our scrapbook marathon in October. Thank you Melody...loved it!

Till next time..thanks for looking and take care :) x

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Walking with the godfather

Hello again friends:) I so love the challenges over at Once Upon A Sketch and made a point of making some time to join them again this month. Nadia's sketches are so awesome to work with and this month is no exception.   Here I used a photo which I took when Isabella and I went to visit my husband and we spent a few days in Kruger National Park. Everything morning Isabella would grab her lion, ask Eddie to carry her pillow which is her little security blanket and her and Eddie would take a walk down to the Letaba river to watch the animals taking a leisurely stroll to the water for their first drink of the day. I would join them a little later with some tea and the three of us would just sit there and enjoy the peace and tranquility.  This month the theme is "anything goes" and you are free to create a layout based on whatever theme you like, but your layout must include some journaling and the sketch below. 

I love the fact that these challenges forces me to do some journaling because for the most part I am terribly lazy to journal and usually leave it till last and if there is no space on my page then it will be left out completely...not good :) The little flourishes are from Flourish With A Bling and I used the FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Black which I cut up and tucked between the flowers. 

Till next time, stay safe and take care and please know that I always appreciate your visits very much :) xx