10 May 2015

MAY 2015

...a quarter of this year is gone...wow! Time really flies...(gasp!)...

I have been busy busy busy with the shop, the children's activities and just general life!

Things are really hectic at the moment...and I am trying my best to keep up with all aspects of life....breath in - breath out....!! Some days I really feel I have to break myself in 20 pieces to get to everything...but I also know that this shall pass...

I watched BIG HERO 6 and just LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie...you will laugh and cry! 
It is just soooooo awesome...

have a look at the dates and book your seat now...


11 March 2015

...happy dance...

Today, after months of capturing and counting, I am happy to announce that my online store is open for business...:-D

I know that there will be little things that are not as yet in place or I might have the odd item that is not matching up with the inventory that I thought it should be....SIGH! And there might be a picture or two missing....or maybe even a price missing here and there.....
BUT I am so happy that we are this far and and will keep trying to better the site....
and that is a promise....xx

...happy shopping...xx

28 January 2015


This year has started with a bang...and I cannot believe that we are facing 
the end of January already...
I haven't posted in a while...guess the shop is keeping me really busy...;-)
...and I am enjoying every minute of it...

In January we already had three family birthdays...Reinecke and my Dad, 
a cousin and today, 28 Jan,  Liani is celebrating her birthday...
We love her more every day...!!

...a busy busy birthday month...
Oh, and don't forget the 4 legged children...they also had their 
first birthday a few days ago...(smile)...

At the moment we (well actually mostly my husband) are loading the 
stock from the shop onto an online platform...
and with that we have made a whole lot of work for ourselves...;-). 
We hope to have the online shop running soon. 
I will keep you posted on the progress...

 I also made a bunch of birthday invitations as both kids 
will celebrate their birthdays with friends this week-end...
Reinecke has his birthday right at the beginning of Jan and all his 
friends are on holiday then, so it has become a habit to celebrate
his birthday just after the school started...and then normally they choose 
to have their parties on the same day....which off course, 
makes it much easier for me...

Cariena from The Scrapbook Studio in Jeffreysbay has launched a 
SCRAPBOOK KIT CLUB and I am currently designing layouts for 
the February release...gorgeous papers and pretty embellies (BIG SMILE)...
So keep a lookout on FB for the new kit coming in February....

This is a pic of the first SCRAP-YOUR-STASH layouts for January.
I've taught this class already and will repeat this on Thursday, 29 January.

This is the NEW scrap-your-stash layout for January.
I will also teach this class on Thursday...
For this class you have to bring your own papers and embellishments.
And the way the weathers look right now...Thursday will be a good day 
for scrapping...rain rain rain..!

...off to finish off layouts and capturing stock...;-)


21 October 2014



...you must create a project (scrapbook page, card, etc)
 with a list of at least 10 items...
You can upload your creation to the 

...herewith my take on the LIST CHALLENGE...

I am challenging scrappers (and myself) to start 
using up our stash...of which we have PLENTY...;-)
For this layout I used papers that I had left over 
from a layout that we did at a scrapbooking retreat...
I LOVE these papers and now I have used up every last
 piece that I had in my stash...:-D
...and that feels good...!!

Now hop over to the
to find inspiration in all the beautiful
Design Team layouts.
You can also upload your creations with this challenge
and stand in line to win some gorgeous prizes...!
You have until 31 October to upload your project.

...happy scrapping...

13 October 2014


Herewith the sketch for 

I took my inspiration from the flowers and circles in this sketch
...and also decided to make a card in stead of a layout... 

...and below my take on the challenge:

I love how this card came together with the browns, creams and a touch of orange.

You have until 14 October to post your creation to the blog at SCRAP AFRICA.

Dies used: Memory Box, Lifestyle Crafts & Sizzix

03 September 2014


...there is a brand new sketch challenge at...

...and this is my take on the challenge...

A quick and easy page as all the layers were printed on the 
paper...I just had to add some nice die-cuts and pretty embellishments...

and find some inspiration from all the beautiful projects and 
layouts from the DT.

Then make a beautiful creation and upload it to the 
and you will stand a chance to win some gorgeous prizes...

...happy scrapping...