I’m a scrap-booking addict of epic proportions. I live in a little sea-side village off the east coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. I share my life with my hubby and seven dogs and I count myself very lucky to have them. I have a beautiful daughter who is now 24 and whom I am very proud of and love dearly. I am also godmother to little Isabella, my niece whom I also love to bits.
Whilst scrapping is my number one hobby, I am also an avid reader and I also enjoy taking long walks with my dogs.
I really do enjoy the simple pleasures in life and one of my greatest pleasures have to be a long hot bath at the end of the day and then getting into my bed. I have a thing for crisp, white cotton sheets that smell like sunshine and summer. I’m addicted to coffee and drink far too much of it. I love the smell of the earth after the rain. I love the exuberant way my dogs greet me every morning and the new challenges brought on by every new day. I love the cry of a fish eagle and I am passionate about wildlife and animals in every respect. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Cathy
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 Tracey...you're tutorial is great...can't say the same for the student though...lol! Till next time...take care and have a great day!x
Another layout, another sketch contest...love 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
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