Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Okay I have started with card-making but I don’t think that I am going to have classes for this just yet; I will only have classes at the shop upon request.

From January 2009 I am going to TRY and do 1 (maybe more than 1) card a month with step by step instructions.

So if you have any suggestions or cards you would like to see on the blog let me know!


If you have a card you have made and would like to share it with us email me the step by step instructions with pictures & I will post it on the blog.

As a matter of fact if there is anything you would like to share with us let me know

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Boxes Filled With Treats

Christmas is around the corner and there are still quite a few thing I need to do.

I started with this - mini Christmas boxes filled with treats for the kids. Now I need to decide what I am doing for the adults.


Monday, December 22, 2008

Altered Coffee Tin

To cover the tin all you need is 2 pieces of paper, pieces
of fabric, paint and some flowers.



Coffee Tin 1


Coffee Tin 2

What could you use this for?

* Storage for odds & ends
* A gift for a school teacher
* Fill the tin with all sorts and give it to someone as a gift and you don't have to wrap it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Photo Simple Giveaway - The Winner Is?

Okay - I could not make a decision as to who should win the program, so I printed the comments put them in a box and got Hubby to pick one.

Yvonne Joubert you are the WINNER.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Photo Simple Giveaway - The Last Day

Today is the last day to post your comments telling me why you want the program Photo Simple. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning on my blog and will be notified via email.

So start posting your comments!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008



The perfect gift for a boy.


This is something new from one of my suppliers - SCRAP A MONEY BOX. There is a little handbag for the girls & a car for the boys. I did the handbag money box this morning & this is the perfect gift for a little girl!









Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Christmas Card- You Tell Me

Tell me, do you want step by step instructions for this Christmas Card?

Xmas Card

My Christmas Wish For You!

I got this on email today - Love it! This could be nice message in a friends Christmas card?

My Christmas wish
for you

is not a simple

for I wish you
hope and joy and peace

days filled with
warmth and sun


I wish you love
and friendship too

throughout the
coming year

Lots of laughter
and happiness

to fill your world
with cheer


May you count your
blessings, one by one

and when totalled
by the lot

May you find all
you've been given

much more than
what you sought


May your journeys
be short, your burdens light

may your spirit
never grow old

may all your
clouds have silver linings

and your rainbows
pots of gold


I wish you all
this and so much more

May all your
dreams come true

May you have a
wonderful Christmas


And a happy New
Year, too …

Monday, December 15, 2008

My Pink Puppy

Pink Pup 1

PP Tag Front

PP Tag Back

This is my Christmas present from Susan - isn't she cute. I loved the way Susan did the tag! I think this is another great idea for a Christmas card / Tag.

Christmas Tags

I decorated some wooden tags using scraps of paper and I printed my Christmas quotes onto tracing paper. These are great to use for Christmas decorations, gift tags, your Christmas cards or even on your pages.



Christmas Page

You are the Christmas of my life... Everyday of my life -Unknown



1.      1.
Printing onto tracing paper is a great way to
create page titles as well as your own float   notes.

 2.    2. The little golden frame with red & white bow
– I used an old slide. What I did was ink it with gold ink and then sprinkled
it with gold embossing powder. When I started heating the embossing powder the
plastic slide started to melt. Once I was done I covered it with some
dimensional glaze and added a bow to decorate.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Eventually I have had some time to play with my new program - PHOTO SIMPLE.

Before Editing -


After Editing -

Swim time


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Altered Filo Fax

I bought this Filo Fax the beginning of this year, I could not use it because it was dated for 2005. I have been searching for months now and could not find the mini refills. So yesterday I had this vision of this little Filo Fax being the perfect BRAG BOOK.

I kept the cover quite simple all I added was 2 metal flowers - I did not want to embellish the cover because when the book is in a handbag the goodies might fall off. I used the pages that were in the book as a template to create my own pages out of card-stock and the rest is quite simple, DECORATE!

I really love all the little pockets in the Filo Fax - great for lots of tags.







Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Swirls & Liquid Lead

I decided to use use some liquid lead in my swirls - I filled the flowers and basically smeared a little on the rest of the wooden swirls - What you think?

Liquid Lead

Friday, December 5, 2008

Something For The Boys

This is a tin filled with Amarula cocktails – great for the bar.

Tin Cover

Tin Inside

Jay! Another Christmas gift done!

Christmas Gifts (Idea)

I have eventually started making my Christmas gifts. I
started with these two.

I made an origami box and in the box a 16 page mini
album. I think this is a prefect gift for young ladies! This is quick &
easy to make, and all you need is 4 pieces of paper and some embellishments.




Go check out Aussie Scrap Source for step by step instructions for the origami box.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Box Frame

Box Frame

You buy these boxes filled with flowers – So I decided to
make a frame using the box.

I took a 10 X 15 cm photo stuck in the box, used some
dimensional glaze on the polka dots, added flowers, swirls and butterflies –
and voila a beautiful box frame. 

Here is a great gift idea!

Matchbox Advent Calendar

was browsing the web and found this stunning advent Calendar made by Tracie
Hudson with step by step instructions to make your own. I made one and I am
going to use it for all my smalls (brads, eyelets etc.)

This is really a must

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Cards

Once again I have been busy with scraps of paper and I used them to make some Christmas cards. I have used Heritage Glitter Varnish Spray – Rainbow coloured and Heritage Petal Porcelain on the cards – it just add that Christmas sparkle.
Below is a picture that I sprayed with the glitter varnish and I think it’s a good idea to use products like these to add that special touch to your cards.





Loyalty Cards @ Shoestring

As from 1 December 2008 all filled loyalty cards will go
into a draw and you could win a hamper to the value of R300.
The loyalty card
draws will take place every 6 months, as it takes a little time to fill them
in. So if you would like to go into this draw please make sure to write your
name & contact number on the front of the card. If you don’t have a loyalty
card please ask for one next time you pop into Shoestring.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Bailiwick Guest Manor & Shoestring Scrapbooking's Weekend Away

This weekend away was absolutely amazing.

- The food was delicious

- The ladies & Marlin had a fabulous time & got lots of scrapping done

- The host Lynn Hughes is a wonderful lady

- The venue was beautiful

- The ladies & Marlin had some shopping time

- All the ladies & Marlin had a chance to unwind and have lots of fun

Here are some pictures of the weekend away and we will be having our next weekend away very soon. If you would like more info on the weekends away you can contact Lynn Hughes on 082 887 1454.


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