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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Good day everyone!

If you are wondering where i've been - well, sorry for the absence!

We sold our house, and moved 2 weeks ago. But we have moved in with  my brother (hes a batchelor and we are a family of 4, including a baby plus a cat!!) So an adjustment for all. should be here a few weeks while we do alterations to our new home. and then we move again.....

they say moving is up there on the list of most stressful things, such as divorce and death. i can vouch for that. between packing and organising and managing and time frames etc, its not easy.

but back to scrapbooking. have you managed to get some pretty things done? speaking of pretty things, i bought a heidi swapp warehouse sale box which arrived last week. i am so thrilled with my goodies and can't wait to scrap some pretty things! you will be sure to see some of that heidi swapp magic coming up on here shortly.

the latest sketch is up at scrapbook challenges blog. have you had a look? here is the sketch:

What a cute sketch don't you think? Here is my take. i think i stuck pretty close to the sketch, other than the title which i placed differently.

I used the new Bo Bunny - Mama Razzi2.Just love this whole range so much!! its gorgeous. (i am a sucker for clocks and cameras, so it is right up my ally!!)
I used the layered chipboard pieces and 4 sheets of double sided paper.

We go every year for family photoshoots, and this pic is from February when Blake was 7 weeks old. he's 12 weeks now, time flies by too fast.
Have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Hello Bloggers

Thank you for popping by, nice to see you again! Have you been getting much scrapbooking done?

The weekly sketch is out, at Scrapbook Challenges. Why not do your take on it and upload it to our gallery so we can see what you have done?

Here is the sketch, a real treat for journal fundies :)

Sketch 333
I didn't do the journalling parts, not so much anyway. A small journal tags was added for the story.
Here is my take:
Paper used is Prima, American Craft cardstock and Daisy D's.
Chipboard pieces by Prima, My Little Bicycle and Kaisercraft.
Flowers are Prima and Petaloo.
Alphabet stickers are Pebbles, American Crafts.
Quote stickers are from Graphic 45.

All paper was distressed, this created texture and raised the photos. The middle photo is raised even more with the Prima chipboard clock.

I really enjoyed this sketch. Am quite happy with the way it came out, such a fun and bright page - which is what the day was. Even though i have used a lot of paper and embellishments the photos are still the main feature on the page.
Using my scraps from different lines and manufacturers, can create a well balanced layout.
Thank you for stopping by, and please upload your layout to our gallery, and you are welcome to leave a comment here.
Scrappy love

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tom's Farewell Album

Good day!!

In August Tom Grobben, from the Netherlands, joined the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber as an intern as part of his studies. He joined our team with eagerness, and fitted right in.

After 5 months with us, we have so enjoyed the time with Tom. He left for Netherlands this week and back to university and his life. But Tom certainly left a piece of himself in Nelson Mandela Bay!

This is a farewell gift i made for him. A scrapbook album made from paper bags.

Chipboard title from Celebra8

I made tags for each staff member, with their photo on and they all wrote a message for him.

Each photo is dry brushed with paint, as well as the edges of the bags.

Each page is adorned with photos, journalling (or place for him to journal).

 A Pocket hold some more tags.

Tom really liked his present and I hope that he will look at it for many years to come, when he remembers his fantastic trip to South Africa, and especially the people from Nelson Mandela Bay.

Have you made a special gift for someone that you were pleased to give them?

Scrappy love,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Graphic 45 Layout

Good morning Scrappers

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, did you manage to get some scrapbooking done?

The new sketch at Scrapbook Challenges is up. Please take part in this week's sketch, and be sure to post your layout to our gallery.

Here is the sketch 331:

And here is my take on it:

The gorgeous 'A Ladies Diary' range from Graphic 45. I used 6 sheets of paper, for lots of layering as well as the chipboard pieces from the same range.
I traced the doilies onto the paper and created printed doilies.

I enjoyed this sketch! Even though i have used this range before, i never grow tired of Graphic 45. I just love the vintage feel and awesome colours of the papers.

Hope to see your layout in the gallery.

Scrappy love


Saturday, February 9, 2013


Hello Bloggers!

are you having a scrappy weekend?

Last week's SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGE Blog Hop was great, wasn't it? The design team are so talented and there were awesome layouts on the hop.

Hope you managed to play along and get your layout into the gallery. Here is the link back to my layout.

And now to announce the random winner of my RAK for leaving a comment. (I used True Random Number Generator by

No 3 - Philis

Philis, please email me your address so that i can send your RAK pack to you :)

Thank you everyone who left some love, and to the new followers - WELCOME! I hope that you are able to find some inspiration here.

I'm off to finish some kits that i'm making. Have a stunning weekend.

Scrappy love


Friday, February 1, 2013


Welcome to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop, so nice to have you here. Have you seen the new SBC blog, its awesome!
If you want to participate in the layout challenge, please remember to upload your LO to the gallery on our forum and you can leave a link here so that we can see your wonderful work.

You should have arrived here from Selena.

I have a special RAK to one randomely drawn person - all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment at the end of this blog post.

Here is the sketch for you to complete, and lots of awesome prizes to go with!

This is my take on the sketch. Enjoyed doing this layout - thanks to my scrapping girlfriends who assisted!

Paper range is Protfolio from Pink Paislee. I have used 3 sheets of paper. I added some glitter, dimensional glaze and lots of tags and layers.

The punches are American Crafts, Knockouts. I am still really enjoying this punch set. It is so quick and nifty.

Here are the PRIZES:

Hop On Prize - This is for one person who complete a layout a based on the sketch and links up in the hop on area of the forum.

New Member Prize - Given to one randomly selected new member who joins the site over the course of the weekend.

Instagram Tag & Win - A small prize given out to one follower and an additional IG user they tag

I hope you are enjoying the off you go to Janet.

Happy scrappin' weekend and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Scrappy love


Friday, January 4, 2013

A New Year and a New Baby!

Happy New Year to each and every one of you......

May 2013 be a year of prosperity, happiness, self fulfilment, growth and blessings.

I am not sorry to see the back of 2012. What started as a very tragic year for us when we lost precious baby Bella, God has seen fit to bless us with Blake!

Meet Blake Kingsley Waters:

Born on Friday 28 December 2012.

3.26kg, 53cm

He is such a gorgeous boy, and been a good baby so far :)

Here are a few more pics of our angel:

5 days old
6 days old - after his first bath at home. sweetheart
Pop on over to Scrapbook Challenges to see the new design team! New sketch will be revealed on Monday and a new blog and all sorts of challenges, blog hop and other fun things are being planned!
Hope to see you at the Scrapbook Challenges.
If you are still on holiday, enjoy it!
Scrappy love,