Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cupcake Card No.4

I have been experimenting with puff paint, and decided to see what my cupcakes icing would look like if I used some puff paint. It does give it great texture. What do you think?

Cupcake Card No.4

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kaleidoscope Page No.2

Kaleidoscope 2

Here It Is - how to make a kaleidoscope template

You will need:

1 piece 12 x 12 Vellum

1 Compass from geometry set

1 scissors

Step 1 – You are going to use the compass to draw a large circle on your vellum


Step 2 – Cut out the circle


Step 3 - Fold your circle in half and cut



Step 4 – You will only need one half of the circle. Fold the remaining section in half & cut


Step 5 – Now repeat the process with the quarter of the circle. Fold in half & cut


Step 6 – Now you have what looks like two pieces of a pie? You are only going to use one piece for your kaleidoscope


Step 7 – you are going to position your piece of vellum on your photo and trace a basic outline. If you turn the vellum over onto the mirror image you should be able to line it up.


Step 8 – Once you have lined them up you are going to use a pencil and trace around your vellum template and then cut out all your pictures.

Cutting Photos

This is a rounded edge template. If you want a straight edge kaleidoscope all you need to do is cut accurately across the curved section to get rid of the round edges.

Your Photo’s - you will need 8 of the same photo. 4 of them normal and 4 of them mirror image.

I print my own photos and if you right click on your picture it brings up a little box – select edit. This takes you to Paint. Now select Image on your tool bar. Select Flip/Rotate and select Flip horizontal – 90 degrees. This gives me the mirror image.

 Mirror Pic Original Pic

I really hope that you can understand what I am saying - if not please let me know so I can help.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rugby Ball

This is the rugby ball clock - great for the bar or a boys room. What You Think?

Rugby Ball

There is one more clock I need to do, its the soccer ball clock & to do.

I'm a little teapot - Clock!

I spent yesterday afternoon working on this teapot clock. We will be doing this class shortly and I have been asked to put some kits together for all the fabulous new clocks - I will let you know as soon as the kits are ready.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Easter Eggs / Easter Project No.1

I think it might be a little early but I have started on some Easter projects. Well a month ago I was playing around with my polystyrene eggs and came up with this idea - making foiled covered eggs.

Happy Easter

What You Will Need:

Polystyrene Easter Eggs

Strips Of Foil

Craft Paint / color of your choice

Art Knife

What You Need

 Step 1 – Cut your polystyrene eggs in half using the art

Cut In Half

Step 2 – Use a piece of foil to cover the polystyrene.


Step 3 – Once you have covered the polystyrene with foil give it a
coat of craft paint & leave to dry.


Step 4 – Now you can use brads, ribbon, rhinestone etc. to
decorate the egg.

As you can see I used my Easter Eggs for a card. When I did mine I used
rhinestones to decorate the one in the center & the other two just got a
coat of paint?

You can use your decorated eggs on your cards, gift bags,
boxes etc.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines Day Card - Using scraps of ribbon

I don't know about you, but I have a box full of those little pieces of off cuts from ribbons. I can't chuck anything away and I'm glad I didn't. I used some of the off cuts for a valentines card.

It quite simple - all you do is cut the ribbons edges straight, stick them down to the front of your card and add a heart or two.


TA DA! Flower Clock & To Do

This is something new, a wooden flower clock & to do. I think this is absolutely fabulous for your daughter’s room or as a gift. This is what the finished product looks like.

Flower Clock & To Do

Join us on the 28/02/2009 for this fabulous class. The class will start at 9:30am and end at about 1pm. The class fee is R200 per person and this will include all the supplies, all you need to bring along is your basic tool kit and adhesives.

Booking essential and you will need to book by the 24/02/2009.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wax Crayons, Paper Flowers & A Heat Gun

I am busy with my CLOCK & TO DO and I just did not have the right color flower for my TO DO. So I decided to play a bit.

What you need to do - take a paper flower and choose your colours that you want to use. Colour the flower in using wax crayons. Once you are happy with the colour use a heat gun to heat the flower. The wax melts into the flower and gives it a beautiful finish. If you are not to sure about this experiment first.

Flower Before

Flower After

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Handmade Card - Using Pearls & Fibers



This card is perfect for all your scraps of fibers and ribbon - all you do is add some pearls. To stick it down use big fat glue dots, they work beautifully.

Scrapping & Kie

Issue 28 & 29 now in stock @ Shoestring!

Issue 28 
Issue 29

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunflowers in Hartbeesfontein (N.W)

This weekend we decided to take the new car for a long drive so we went to visit my Mom in Hartbeesfontein (Klerksdorp). On Sunday morning Peter decided we should go bundy bashing – that’s what we did. We went down a dirt road and found this field of sunflowers.

I told hubby to stop so I can take some pictures and when we got out of the car Kruz had a comment “beautiful”.

I have the perfect paper for my pictures but I have no clue what my page title should be?

Sunflowers 1

Sunflowers 2

Sunflowers 3

Sunflowers 4

Beautiful Hey?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentines Day gift for my hubby

Change of plans - I am not going to make the altered filo fax for my hubby for valentines day. I am going to do and album about the car he won at McDonald's. I thought it might only be 2 to 4 pages but I went to check McDonald's SA website this morning and his name is in 3 places so of course I had to print all three pages. There are also going to be quite a few articles in various newspapers which will need to go into the album as well. I have the SPORTAGE number plate, copies of vouchers, 23 photos I took etc etc.

So is this a brilliant idea or what. He has this little plastic album with the photo's in to show everyone he knows, so I think a scrapbook album would be much nicer to brag with.

I am going to get started on this ASAP and will put all the pages up on the blog soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentines Day Gift Box Template

This is the template I used to make the gift box. The blocks all measure 6.5cm X 6.5cm and you will fold all the solid lines. I hope you can use this template to make some of your own gift boxes.

VGB Template


Valentines Day Gift Box

Shanice would like to give her Grade 3 teacher something for Valentines Day - so I decided to make this little gift box for her. Shanice now needs to go and buy her a chocolate and needs to make her a little card. I think we should make one for Kruz's day mother.




Photo Editing - Sketch Mode

I was playing around with my photo editing program and decided to change these 2 pictures to sketch mode. I don’t really like the colors in the picture of Kruz and his lion so that's what got me playing around.
I haven’t ever seen a page with sketched photos and I’m not quite sure if I should use them?

Tell me what you think? Would you do a page using these kinds of photos?

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

10 Things I Have To Have When Scrapbooking

1. Craft Knife
2. Metal Ruler
3. Cats Eye Chalks
4. Dimensional Glaze
5. Double Sided Tape
6. Glue Dots
7. Invisible Mounts
8. Assorted Gel Pens
9. Making Memories Tool Kit
10. My Small Provo Craft Scissors

Kaleidoscope Template - What Do You Think?

Okay, the kaleidoscope has been such a hit - who would of thought? So tell me, would you like me to do the kaleidoscope template and post it on my blog?????

10:31am - 359 Hits to my blog

Well what can I say? I was checking email and went to check McDonald's S.A website to see if they have put up the pictures they took of my hubby collecting his GRAND PRIZE on Friday.
I then quickly checked my blog stats and to my surprise I have had 359 hits up until 10:30 this morning.This is a record! WOW! Should be very interesting to see what my stats are going to be by the end of the day.

Kaleidoscope Page

Here is the kaleidoscope page I did. I think this would work beautifully for a little girls page, you could use lots of flowers and pretties.


We will be having a class on how to make a kaleidoscope soon - I first want to do one of my daughter.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I have eventually figured out how to make a kaleidoscope. It took me a few hours and I destroyed a few photo's, but I got it. Its quite simple once you have figured it out. I am off to teach so I will share more on this tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Loyalty Cards @ Shoestring

1. We have introduced a second loyalty card @ Shoestring for the small amounts you spend. So when this card is full receive a R35 discount off your next purchase. Be sure to get yours next time you come in.

2. Class loyalty card – the 3rd loyalty card is for attending classes at Shoestring. Once this card is full you will qualify for a free class including the basic kit for the free class. For more details

Monday, February 2, 2009

Make Your Own Handmade Paper Flowers

What you will need:

Scraps of paper


Cup of water

Screen / or make your own screen

Flower - Cookie Cutter

What You Need


How to make your own screen: Take a piece of wire and make a loop. Then use an old
stocking and cover the loop. You now have a screen for your handmade paper


Step 1 - Put your water into the blender.


Add Water


Step 2 - Tear small pieces of paper and place into the blender.


Add scraps of paper


Step 3 - Blend the paper for a few seconds (until you have a paper


Paper Pulp

Step 4 - Place the flower shaped cookie cutter onto the screen


Place cookie cutter on screen


Step 5 - Place the paper pulp into the cookie cutter and even out
using your fingers. You can decide how thick you want the flowers to be.


Pour paper pup into cookie cutter 
Even Out

For a thin flower use a smaller amount of the paper pulp
/ for a thicker flower add more paper pulp.

Step 6 - Leave to dry

Finished Product




Centre of the

Option 1 – you can blend another colour paper and put it
in the centre of the flower.

With paper centre


Option 2 – leave to dry and add a button or a brad.


With button centre


You can use these
flowers for card-making or scrapbooking.