Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blog Candy Give Away at Dusty Penny Designs

I came across this blog this evening... and loved the artist's work.... do take a peek and stand a chance to win some lovely give aways.... 3 Days of Giveaways... so there is still time left... check it out HERE

Lovely ribbons and the latest rage here... twine!!

HAPPY CRAFTING & GOOD LUCK

HUGZ
SHAMELA

My Vagabond has arrived!!!! can't wait to play!

Hello all.... well... one of my customers Jo... told me about the Vagabond... after googling it... and watching Tim in action with it... I had to have one... Why is it that South Africans always have to wait in line for new toys..it's been out in the States forever.... and only just landed in South Africa.....LOL... anyway... it comes wonderfully wrapped in the most divine box... and is really snugly packed..

top view of the gorgeous box in which the vagabond is packed!!



Side View of the box... resembling a well travelled suit case.

Last 2 Vagabonds waiting for collection....


Here it is.... my very own one... they are retailing in SA for about R2400,00 to R2500,00 but with the aches and pains in my arms after cuttle bugging and wizarding ... it is going to be refreshing to press a button.....sound effortless... it is!!


I stuck my stickers on immediately.... no thought... just stuck em on!! it still looks planned though... sometimes my need to have everything straight still comes thru... ;p)


Open view - this is a well constructed solid piece of machinery and fairly heavy..... The only downside for those who are into the 12 x 12 sized pages.. is that it is limited with size... but for my needs cards, invitations, embellishments & mats for my scrap booking.....it serves the purpose beautifully.

I tried to load a small mpeg just so you can see how smoothly the machine runs.. but alas not to be... it would not load.... not sure what I am doing wrong...

Please feel free to pop in and check out my Vagabond... you are welcome to mail me or call

Tx for popping by... life is slowly getting back to normal... bib brother was visiting from the UK... but that's another story... LOL.... he has gone back home... so we can play once again ;p)

hugz
shamela ;p)


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tim Holtz & Margie Romney-Aslett in Cape Town... what a DAY!!!!!


Up before the crack of dawn.... took the drive all the way to Spier in Stellenbosch.... and arrived in time to register and have a quick bite before we met the distinguished and absolutely creative Mr Holtz!!... of course I couldn't sleep the night before... excitement.... yep... this is what crafting conventions does to me...LOL.....of course I had to take a picture with the man himself.... and he kindly obliged... guess he is too nice to say no....





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Our table of lovely delegates... from left Rehana Collier, Nawahl Esack, Wasfeeya, Lynn Cupido and Amanda Harrod.

Left to right: Lynn Cupido, Tim Holtz and ME!!

Nawahl and Wasfeeya - excitedly awaiting for the day's events to start...

Not a great pic, Mr Holtz explaining his plans for us - get ready for inky fingers....

Lynn just admiring Mr Holtz in action...LOL....

cutting, pasting and coloring.. what we love to do BEST!

Margie Romney-Aslett and ME!!
Margie and Lynn

Nabbie Hendricks... after a long day of crafting...

So it has been a while since I was last in blog land... my apologies... had some family illness and lots to do...Goodness me... the days just fly by... hopefully things will get back to normal and I can get cracking on some new creations.... will load my projects from this lovely  event as soon as they are ready!! Thanks to Mr Tim Holtz for his constant inspiration... I love having inky fingers... LOL

thanks for stopping by....

hugz
shamela ;p)