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 friendies! March is gone...anyone know where it is? Didn't get much done this month but I was not going to miss out on an opportunity to take advantage of another beautiful sketch by Nadia at Once Upon A Sketch for the March challenge. The theme of the challenge is "It's the Weekend". This photo of little Isabella was taken during my visit to Australia in 2012. One weekend we decided to drive up Tamborine Mountain and the beautiful scenery took me right back to South Africa even though I was in a different country and the few hours we spent there almost made me feel like I was back home together with my family. Of course little Isabella took every opportunity to explore, and of course I took every opportunity to take a picture. At five years old, this little girl already has such a busy little life..school, homework, karate, swimming and the list goes on, so when the weekend arrives, it's bliss not only for her, but also for Mommy! :) Here is the gorgeous sketch for this month. Journaling is done on a piece of vellum rolled up and tucked into the torn section on the left of the page.
Hi everyone :) It's early Sunday morning in South Africa and as usual the first thing I do is make myself a nice cup of tea and then I check my e-mail. Imagine my surprise when I get this lovely message from Di Carling to say that she has awarded me the Liebster award.:) Now, this could not have come from a sweeter, kinder person and I am extremely flattered and honored to be complimented in such a lovely way. Thank you so much Di :)x Di has a beautiful blog and her work is exquisite :) She is a member of the Green Tara design team and also a member of the 2 Crafty Chipboard design team and I have seen her work featured on many occasions. Check out her beautiful blog here.
The Liebster award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. It is awarded to blogs that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new visitors to them. Once you have been nominated, you award it to five other blogs.
The rules are: Post the award to your blogs, give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer that 200 followers, then leave a comment on their blogs to let them know that you have given them this award.
Now I would love to pass this award on to five other ladies who does such beautiful work and who totally deserves something special and these five ladies are:
Hello again my scrappy friends :) I made this layout for a challenge over at Berry71bleu hosted by the incredibly talented Kay Fatula. The theme is "You Colour My World" and the challenge is to use paint in any form on your layout. Of course my darling little niece Isabella fits the theme just perfectly. I became very frustrated with this layout as I really struggle to work with more than three colours at most but it kind of came together in the end. I painted the background paper with some gesso and I also painted the little scalloped chipboard circle.I also used Kay's very clever method of rolling journaling into a scroll when you find that you don't have much space on your page especially when you have a bit to say...lol!! What I love about doing journaling this way is that it actually serves as an embellishment at the same time. Thank you Kay...you are such a clever lady :)
Hello my friends:) This month it is my turn to host a challenge over at Flourish With A Bling and the theme is loosely based on Valentine's Day!! I used the gorgeous FWAB Elise Flourish Black so hop on over to the store and have a look at all their gorgeous products!! Once again poor little Miss Molly had to come to my rescue because Valentine's day often comes and goes unnoticed in this household but for the furbabies in this house it's Valentine's Day every day :) So, by now Valentine's day has definitely come and gone but I still hope you were spoilt rotten and I hope you indulged in tons of chocolate!!