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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sketch 10 - sizzling summer of sketches

Hi guys

This is sketch 10 of the Sizzling Summer of Sketches over at Scrapbook Challenges. Hope you are participating?

Here is my take on the sketch:

Totally Adored

I used the Graphic 45 cordinations paper as the background. I sanded the edges of the cardstock as well as around the circles and where i stamped and the title.

SCSS 10:

The flowers are from Petaloo and the alphabet stickers are Provo Craft.
The stamp says 'you are my greatest joy'.
The photos were taken by my gorgeous sister!

Pop over to see some of the other sketches, and what the other design team members have come up with.

Scrappy love

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Sketch - Beauty

Welcome back friends

Hope you are having a good week so far. I'm happy to report that the rain has held off for at least 2 days and its been rather hot.

I am still hopeful however that Port Elizabeth reaches the milestone of 'wettest winter ever'. if we had to contend with all that rain, water, hectic traffic, cabin fever kids etc, we may as well get some recognition for it!

Please pop on over to Scrapbook Challenges for the weekly sketch. This week i decided to do a double layout. I absolutely love these pics of Morgie and I have been dying to use them. Was quite glad to be able to use them all together.


The paper is an old Daisy D's range, with a gorgeous texture.
Flowers i used are Petallo and the white ones are from my stash.
The gorgeous bling alphabet stickers are Lost and Found range from Memory Works.

Here is sketch 308:


Remember there are some great challenges over at Scrapbook Challenges - use your alphabet stash, lace challenge, national holidays and ofcourse our summer of sizzling sketches!

Have a scrappy week


Friday, August 10, 2012

Use your stash - alphabets


We are having a lovely long weekend here in South Africa. Thursday was Womans Day and the schools closed today, making it a 4 day well deserved break.

Over at Scrapbook Challenges it is my turn to a challenge. And its 'use your alphabet stash'. Remember that August theme is 'vacation', so i have done 2 examples.

Here is the first example layout I did:

The ABC of striking a Pose.

I used my alphabet stickers as an embellishment cluster. I used various colours and fonts on a white background.
The strips of paper framing the 2 photos are offcuts in my stash.

The Second example is using various alphabets is to create a feature of your title. Here again I have used left over alphabet stickers, in various fonts and colours.

Those Summer Days

As with all the August challenges, including Sizzling Summer of Sketches, I am using leftovers, offcuts and many old things from my stash. Its a great way to get some quick layouts done, and using your stash at the same time.

Please pop on over to Scrapbook Challenges and take part in the challenge. And don't forget the daily sketch for Sizzling Summer of Sketches.

Have a fantastic weekend

Scrappy Love

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sizzling Summer of Sketches #5 - My Dancing Queen

Good day everyone

The fun challenges continue over at Scrapbook Challenges.

Have you had a chance to pop on over and scrap some of the sketches yet? Over and above the usual Monday sketches we have an additional 20 sketches for you. That is a new sketche every week day for the month of August!

My Dancing Queen - Sketch 5

I am using this month long challenge to use some of my stash. The swirls are Prima and the background craft paper is ColourMates.
Love Elsie range was used for the patterned papers.

Here is the sketch:

Please pop over to Scrapbook Challenges and take part. Be sure to upload your layouts to the gallery.

Have a wonderful day


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sizzling Summer of Sketches #4 - MY NANNY

Welcome bloggers

Here is my take on the latest sketch in our Sizzling Summer of Sketches over at Scrapbook Challenges


I used a white page for my background, and misted with Mister Huey mists over 2 different Prima masks.
The flowers are a mixture of different Prima flowers from my stash
The paper and alphabet stickers are Graphic 45 - Tropical Travelogue range.
I punched one of the strips with the American Crafts knock out punches.


Thank you for stopping by. I do hope that you are going to give some of the sketches a try.

Lots of scrappy love,


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Month of Sketches

Good day bloggers

Trust that you had a wonderful weekend. Here in PE we have had so much rain, if you live in South Africa you may have seen it on the news. They have predicted we may experience the wettest winter EVER!!

So what does a girl do other than stay inside and scrap? (if only it was that easy :))

Over at Scrapbook Challenges we have a month of sketch challenge. There is over an additional 20+ sketches this month. WOW!

Here are last week's sketches:

Here is my take on sketch 1:

In 2009 when I was pregnant with Morgan we went to dear Heather Stevens for a photoshoot. Even though I have scrapped these pictures so much, I still love them! She captured the moment so well and the soft colours make them ideal for scrapbooking.

I am challenging myself to use my stash for the Sizzling Summer of Sketches. Here I have used a very old piece of paper, ribbon is American Craft Ribbon, prima flowers and swirls. The alpahbet stickers are from my stash and the stamps are Teresa Collins and Kaisercraft.

Please check back tomorrow for sketch 4 and my take on it.

Be sure to pop on over to Scrapbook Challenges to have a look at what the other design team members have come up with.

Happy Scrappin'