"Whatever we think about and thank about, we bring about." Dr John Demartini

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Let's Scrap : IOTW 16 July 2012

Whooooop-whoooop! Can't believe I actually won the IOTW over at http://letsscrap.ning.com! WOW! *grasping for my breath! Thank you so much Jennifer! *mwah!* and Thank You Ladies for all your sweet comments :-)) ♥♥♥

You can check it out here:

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sweet 6tee{n}

This LO I did for my Sister-in-law’s Album which is still in the making ;-) The photos were taken on her 60th birthday party.
I used a Let's Scrap sketch for this LO : http://letsscrap.ning.com
Enmarc Products used: ( www.enmarc.co.za )
DMU : Plain Photo Corners – February DT Pack
Plain Embellishment Set : Hearts – February DT Pack
Solo : Love Tree – February DT Pack
Artistic Accents – April DT Pack

Other Enmarc Products used:
Scripty Word : Sweet
Royal Alpha/Numerals : 6
Alpha Sheet : Old Typewriter L/C – Leftover from a previous DT Pack
Miniatures : Feathery Bits
Design Element : Fancy Swirl (cut apart, flipped and rejoined)
Swirls & Flourishes : Flourish No 8
Mini Word : Vriende
Quotes and Sayings C/S : Familie
Whiteboard Alpha : Set 1 – I have cut 2x C’s to use as brackets as I did not have small brackets 
Dazzles : Tanzanite, Misty Maroon & Eggshell


 Inside of flap

TYFL and please leave a commentt so I know you were here :-)

Challenge 24 - Card Sketch : Enmarc Crafts

Create a card using at least ONE Enmarc product
Things you might want to consider:
  • You may use this sketch any way round : flip it, use it upside down, back to front etc.
  • If there is one place holder for a photo you may change it for smaller photos or vice versa.
  • A flower on the page may be replaced for stars or gears or butterflies or whatever comes to mind.
  • A line on the page may be represented as ribbon, brads, stitching etc etc
  • This sketch is to serve as a starting point for your layout - be inspired and create something stunning for us!!
Here are my takes on the sketch :

Me too bought Spectrum Noir Alcohol colouring pens and I was ‘dying’ to use it ;-)

I rotated the sketch for this challenge.

Enmarc Crafts Products used:

• Plain Embellishment Set : Bookplates, etc – used one of the ovals which was inside one of the oval bookplates
• Plain Embellishment Set : Birds and Birdhouses
• Photo Corner : Style 4
• La Petite : Teeny Flowers 3 – Left over from one of my DT Packs
La Petite : Butterflies - Left-over from one of my DT packs
• Dazzles : African Violet

and a few close-ups : -

Another card for the challenge. Also rotated the sketch.
Thank you Enmarc for yet another lovely sketch to play with!

Enmarc Products used:

Black Market Patterned Papers – from my B.C. stash
Fences & Things : Fancy Lattice – left over from a DT Pack
Plain Embellishment Set : Tag Set 1 – Left over from a DT Pack
Nature Elements : Flower Layers 3 – Left over from a DT Pack
Rub-on : Dink aan jou
Dazzles : Ruby Red
Blue Brad - not counting

And on the inside :-

TYFL :-) 

This is Life! (Mom and her Girl)

I participated in two Let’s Scrap INSM challenges – http://letsscrap.ning.com
I used 2 separate sketches for each side of the LO and combined them to form a double page LO
The photos are of my DDIL and DGD3 Cathrine-Leigh
I saw the lovely Banner idea on a LO (Sweet Angel) by Tara Orr. I used the Title of the Bingo card as part of my LO’s title and added a chipboard  exclamation mark. Although I have a die to cut paper rosettes, I made these by hand according to a tutorial by Enikö - http://letsscrap.ning.com/forum/topics/turorial-11-making-paper-rosettes-by-hand

Enmarc Crafts Products used:- www.enmarc.co.za

Alpha Sheet : Chunky Monkey U/C 
Plain Embellishment Set : Basic Buttons
DMU : Bigger Corners No 1
Solo : Ribbon Heart
Say it with Words : Mom and her Girls – I cut the ‘s’ off and used it on the left side in the word ‘this’
Swirls & Flourishes : Flourish No 10
Petal Blooms : Orange
Bingo Card from Tattered Angels
Collage Sheet : Writable Cards
Various Left-over Rub-ons (on the photos)
Dazzles : Eggshell, Pink Flamingo, Burnt Orange and Hot Tomato

I used Liquid pearls for the butterfly trails
Brads, Paperclips, Ribbon Slide, Rhinestones and flowers – from my stash

A few Close-ups:

Thank you for looking and please leave some love so I know you were here :-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Me Scrapping Me

So much to do, so little time again and I am so far behind with my blog posts :-( I was supposed to blog this during May already!
I took part in the (INTER)NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH Chalenge over at Let’s Scrap (http://letsscrap.ning.com) and one of the challenges is to do a double page LO, using the sketch provided and scrap about yourself scrapping – you can check it out here : http://letsscrap.ning.com/forum/topics/insm12-6-scrap-yourself-scrapping 
The Sketch :
I hardly ever go to scrap groups nor scrap days or conventions, because I live in a little town in Namibia. So, I am the one teaching classes ;-) I also like to scrap with my daughter whenever we are together, but alas, that doesn’t happen very often. Other than scrapping with my DD, I prefer to scrap on my own, because I like to spread my stash out to pick and choose whatever I want ;-) . . . . ending up with a very untidy scrap roomLOL. I would never have done this LO out of my own! Now, Enikö got me out of bed very early on a PUBLIC HOLIDAY (4th of May 2012) so I could take a shower, get dressed and put lipstick on LOL - had to look pretty for the photos, don’t you think? I had to invade DH’s picture framing table, because my scrap table is stacked with half finished projects . I got the paparazzi to take pictures of me scrapping and after a photo shoot of 60 plus photos, these were the only ones I could really use :-(  It was late already and the light isn’t very good, so the photos are not fantastic!

Thank you Enikö - http://enikodelisle.typepad.com/enikos-playhouse - for a great sketch and challenge! I would never have done this LO out of my own!
Materials used:
Patterned Papers : My Mind’s Eye – Kraft.Funday
Alpha Stickers – On the coffee mug – SCRAPAHOLIC (Left Page)
Banner – The three tags on the Right Page
Brads – top left next to Swirly and also as flower centres – all black brads
Eyelets – Used in the Tags
Buttons – I sewed the 2nd ME onto two chipboard buttons
Chipboard – (All from Enmarc Crafts South Africa : www.enmarc.co.za) Title, Flourishes, Large Photo Corners on the photos Left Page, Curly border across bottom of LO, Photo Frame middle Right Page
Flourishes or Scrolls : Chipboard Flourishes
Flowers : Can’t miss those
Inking : Almost everything
Matting : Behind 4 of the photos
Metal Clip : Used 3 – 2 on photos and 1 on a tag
Stick Pin – In the black ribbon knot and in the large yellow-cream flower, bottom right
Staples - ‘Mended’ my torn photos with staples
Stamping – Stamped the Chipboard flourishes
Twine – Used in the tag banner
Ribbon – Gold and black top right photo, narrow gold in tags and around mini bottle

A few close-ups

 Thank you for looking and please leave a little Love while you are here :-)

Enmarc DT Challenge : Life is a Journey

I created this card for a challenge over at Let's Scrap http://letsscrap.ning.com. For the challenge I had to make 2 cards and I had to create a handmade embellishment. Here is the first card.

Enmarc Products used: www.enmarc.co.za
Circle Phrase : Life is a Journey - Left-over from my December DT Pack
Plain Embellishment Set : Travel
Dazzles: Tanzanite, Anthracite, Cranberry, Red Brick

and a little something on the inside:

This is my second card for the challenge

Enmarc Craft Products used:
La Petite : Victorian Cutlery

and on the inside:

TYFL :-)