Thursday, May 31, 2012

Flattened Glass Bottles

Last week I found these flattened bottles at one of my suppliers. I bought 1 to see what I could do with it. I turned mine into a spoon rest for the kitchen...and I love it!!


You need a large flattened bottle, some scrapbooking paper & modeg podge.


Bottle 1


Bottle 2


This morning I went to collect my stock & we now have 3 different sizes in stock at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


Large Flattened Bottle 29cm x 13.5cm


Medium Flattened Bottle 20.5cm x 10cm


Small Flattened Bottle 17cm x 8cm


I'm working on a couple of other ideas for these bottles & will share them with you soon.


 


Thanks for looking :)


 



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Challenge # 5 - Keep Calm and...

This is the challenge at Scrap Africa


Off course all of you are familiar with this type of posters:

keep calm and carry on


You will need to create any scrap project (a layout, a card or an altered object) with a phrase on it "Keep Calm and..." - the end of the phrase is up to you. Be funny, be creative, be thoughtful - whatever the mood you are in, as long as you spread the calmness around :-)))

If you will decide to create a poster featuring a phrase, make sure you think of something innovative and interesting: 

It must not be just plain letters on the plain background!

You can see some ideas of "Keep Calm" phrases on this Pinterest board

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This is my entry for the challenge - Keep Calm And... It Grows Back

 

Keep Calm And...

I'm very proud of the scissors I made & they took me a whole afternoon to stitch. I'm just not sure how I managed to used a whole role of cotton??? LOL!!!

Products used can be found here...

You have until the 14th of June to get your entries in!!

Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Week 215

Here is this weeks sketch over at Nuts About Sketches


215 - 1 Due May 27
Here is my take on this weeks sketch - Seaside Smiles


215 Canica


To see what the rest of the design team did with this week sketch click here...


 


Thanks for looking :)


www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 



Friday, May 25, 2012

Worlds Greatest Dad - Fathers Day Gift Idea No1

WGD Tin 1


WGD Tin 2


I covered an old tin with some denim, used 3 cards from Glitz Whatnot Scarlett & Simple Stories Expression card-stock stickers for Worlds Greatest Dad. I used Purple Turtle double sided tape to stick the denim onto the tin & I also used this double sided tape to stick down my cards.


The Whatnots & Expression Card-stock stickers are on sale here...


 


Thanks for looking :) 


 


 



Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Card For Dad - Kids Class

Dad No2
I have started working on Fathers day card & gift ideas. This is the 1st card I have made for Fathers day 2012.


Class Date: Saturday 9 June 2012


Time: 9am to 12pm


Class Fee: R35 per child. Includes all materials


Class will be held in Hartbeesfontein.


Ages 6 & up


For more info or to book email shoestringscrapbooking@shellseeker.co.za


Products used can be found here...


Thanks for looking :)


 



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For You - Card Sketch 5-16-12

Here is my take on Let's Scrap card sketch 5-16-12


For You 5-16-12


I used patterned paper, self-adhesive rhinestones, simple stories card-stock stickers "For You", orange paper flower & brown corduroy fabric.


Remember to check out the paper sale here...


 


Thanks for looking :)


 



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Week 214

Here is this weeks sketch over at Nuts About Sketches


214 - 1 Due May 20


This is my take on this weeks sketch - Sweet & Simple


214 Canica


To see what the rest of the design team did with this weeks sketch click here.


All these products are on sale here...


 


Thanks for looking :)



Monday, May 21, 2012

Want To Win? Reminder

May 2012



Go to https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Shoestring-Scrapbooking/233178420050278, Share this post with your friends or LIKE this page & you will be entered into the draw to win these goodies...Then leave a comment telling us what you have done. This competition closes 31 May 2012 & the winner will be announced on 1 June 2012.

Good Luck :)



Friday, May 18, 2012

I won!!! A collection pack of Hello Cupcake

This week was the "Hello Cupcake Release Party" over at Imaginisce.


This was the weekly giveaway: 


"All you have to do is leave us a comment every day this week on every Release Day post.

Winner will be announced on Fri., May 18th."

I then decided to go & check who won to find this:



Now we've got a winner to announce from this past week's

Release Party!

Thank you to all of you for your kind comments and posts over the past few days.

We are thrilled that you love this new collection so much!

Giveaway:

Hello Cupcake Release Party

Prize:

Collection of Hello Cupcake

Winner:


Congrats Canica!!


When I saw this I screamed so loud that Kruz came running into the office to find out what was wrong!!!! I was having a rather bad day until I saw this!!! Whoooohoooooo!!! :) Thanks again Imaginisce!!! :)


 


Thanks for looing :)



Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Bicycle For The Garden

KB1


KB2


A while back we went to a Nursery & they had a couple of bicycles that where painted with baskets & plaques on them. They where marked from R500 & up. Then I remembered that I still have Kruz's old bicycle that I can Tokreen.


So this weekend I got hubby to help me. He welded a plate onto the back of the bicycle for the basket & welded the chain so that it does not move. He also tighten the pedals, so that the one pedal works as a kickstand. Then I gave the bicycle 3 coats of black tokreen & left it to dry. I then made the basket, white washed it & gave it a coat of varnish. Then I took a stem of flowers & painted it with clear tokreen. I then got hubby to help me attach the basket to the plate & used tape to attach the flowers to the front of the bicycle.


Now I need to go Nursery shopping... I need pretty flowers for the basket & then I can put my bicycle in the garden.


 


Thanks for looking :)



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Paper Sale 14 to 18 May 2012 @

www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


12 x 12 Papers starting from R1 per sheet & check out the "5o% Off Sale" category for great bargains!!!  



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Week 213

Here is this weeks sketch over at Nuts About Sketches


213 - 1 Due May 13


This is my take on sketch 213


213 Canica


Products used can be found here & remember to check out the paper sale here...


 


Thanks for looking :)



Monday, May 14, 2012

Sketch # 5

This is sketch # 5 over at Scrap Africa & you have until 31 May 2012 to enter your layouts based on this sketch.


Sketch5


Here is my take on the sketch - So Very Loved


So very loved Sketch #5
A Daughter is... A joy bringer, a heart warmer, a memory maker a daughter is LOVE


Remember to check out challenge # 4... You have until 17 May 2012 to submit you projects for this challenge!!


Products used can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)



Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

INSM12#1 – Sketch Challenge with a Fancy Pants Designs Prize

This is the 1st challenge for International Scrapbooking Month over at Let's Scrap


Rules 



  1. Make a layout using Cheri’s sketch, no cards please.

  2. You can do both sides, which will get you two chances in the draw or you can do either side by itself which gets you one chance in the draw.

  3. You cannot combine your challenge with any other INSM12 challenge, the weekly sketch challenge, DT Challenge or Scrap Our Stash Challenge. You can combine it with the Book About Me challenges if you would like to.

  4. Post your layout in the gallery.  Tag your entry INSM12#1, 5-7-12.  Please note that the INSM12#1 part is all one word followed by a comma then a space and then the sketch number.  It’s important that you tag your layout correctly as I won’t have time to be checking every tag and I don’t want anyone to miss out on my draw. 

  5. This sketch challenge will run from May 1, 2012 until 11:59pm on May 31, 2012 according to the clock on the main page.  

  6.  I will announce the winner by June 3, 2012


INSM12#1, 5-7-12


Here is my take on the sketch - Balito Bay


Balito Bay INSM12#1,5-7-12


Thanks for looking :)


www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sketch # 4 - Winners

Yesterday Scrap Africa announced this winners of sketch #4... This was my take on the sketch & whoohoo I'm one of the winners :)


My Love Of Teacups


To see the other winners click here...


Remember to get your entry in for Challenge #4 - Mothers Day. Click here for more info on the challenge.


 


Thanks for looking :)


www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Week 212

Here is this weeks sketch at Nuts About Sketches


212 - 1 Due May 6
Here is my take on this weeks sketch


212 Canica


To see what the rest of the design team came up with click here...


Products used can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)



Monday, May 7, 2012

Trinket Box 100 x 100

TB 100x100 No1


TB 100x100 No2


This is the 2nd trinket box I decorated using scraps. Now I'm off to go & finish my other vases!!


 


Thanks for looking :)


www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 



Friday, May 4, 2012

60 x 60 Trinket Box

TB 60x60 No1


TB 60x60 No2


These tiny trinket boxes are perfect for those small pieces of scrap papers & make great gifts.


 


Thanks for looking :)


www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za



Thursday, May 3, 2012

Want To Win?

May 2012



Go to https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Shoestring-Scrapbooking/233178420050278, Share this post with your friends or LIKE this page & you will be entered into the draw to win these goodies...Then leave a comment telling us what you have done. This competition closes 31 May 2012 & the winner will be announced on 1 June 2012.

Good Luck :)


 



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Week 211

Here is this weeks sketch over at Nuts About Sketches


211 - Due April 29


Here is my take on this weeks sketch


Canica 211


Products used can be found at www.shoestringscrapbooking.co.za


 


Thanks for looking :)