Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Autumn colours

It's been a while... we've had bandwith issues... and virus problems... so I had very little access to my blog for a while... fortunately, I have something new to add - a  simple quick and easy card ideal for those small stamps you have stashed away in those drawers.......

I used the "Autumn leaves - kaleidacolor ink pad" for stamping - This is one of my older Hero Arts Quattro sets... I hadn't used it for a while and decided to see what I could come up with.

the "just because" stamp is locally made by Paperchain in South Africa.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Close up on heritage Page

I am hoping that the close up version will give you a better view of the page... hold thumbs.. I am working on my photgraphic as well as blogging skills.. LOL

Heritage Baby Page

This is one occassion where my photographic skills are failing me....this picture does not do my page justice....I'll try to take a better picture again....these are pictures of me at 4 months old..I am fortunate that my dad had the foresight to take these pictures..there are loads more of my baby pictures to be scrapped.

Hello everyone - Happy Monday

Hi all

Well another Monday on its way... I am soo behind with ATC swaps...waiting for the last minute and all ( serves me right.. i went to the kite festival yesterday instead of stamp...... my son in law was performing - he sings and writes music.. so you may hear him on the radio one of these days)  to top things all.... I decided to touch the hot handle of one of my pots... thought I was being smart ... getting the dinner out of the way early.. so DH can be happy for a change... we eat way to late at night... OK.. there are more important things to do than cook and clean you know.. .LOL....unfortuantely..... my right hand's fingers ... are tender and sensitive... and as per usual.. have a swap due on Wednesday... >vbg<... never mind... I guess we'll work thru the pain... and hopefully come up with something inspiring...  keep a look out...

 I still  need photos to finish the few scrapbook convention layouts... and as soon as I have found "the right pictures" I'll upload them... I am also anxiously waiting for my vintage Love Moo's to arrive... will hopefully collect them today... according to the ladies of my stamping group they are simply gorgeous... so will load as soon as I have them in hand

have a wonderful day...

from a strange... rainy, cloudy, yet still warm day in Cape Town..
shamela ;p)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I recently made this card for one of my cardmaking friends birthday this year. I bought this stamp in the UK a few years ago... and to be honest, probably paid way too much for it... but of course... if it's a MUST HAVE the bottom line is determinedly ignored... >vbg<
I stamped one of my favourite penny black stamps as the background and embossed in gold. Stamped my image in black ( memories ink) and used radiant pearls to colour in parts of the stamp. Layered on gold, red and cream and then again red mulberry paper. The word serenity was stamped on white with black ink and overlayed with a piece of transparency which was coloured with alcohol inks. This lady's eyes just spoke of mysteries unknown...

Today I am determined to complete the Kaisercraft projects of the convention

Have a wonderful stamping day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wedding page 2 close up

these pictures were taken with a slight hazy look to it... and I thought that it suited the design quite well. I look forward to your feedback .... and quite happy that I finally managed to load some of my scrapbook work

Wedding Page 1 close up

Prima double page scrapbook spread

I decided to add my wedding pictures to this spread. I thought it suited the shabby chic distressed look. The rose on the right hand side as well as the small roses below and the small roses on the top left are all handmade from the background pages... a little trick we learnt in class.

It's been a while

Hello everyone, I know its been a while... in the interim period I've celebrated my birthday.... I received an amazing number of cards from my RSA fellow rubber stampers.... they are so beautiful.....a huge thanks to all who remembered.
 I've forgotton how to add past 40.... so I have no idea how old I am... LOL...

After a long and anticipated wait, this weekend saw the International Scrapbook Convention come and go... we worked at an amazing pace, and despite the early hours and lack of sleep... it was a weekend for the girls. On Saturday we completed a class with our very own Jowilna Nolte and a class I thoroughly enjoyed with the Glitz Girls. The final day came with  classes by American Crafts, Prima from the UK and Kaizer Crafts from Australia. Look out for some updated pictures and my completed work....I have completed my Prima double page spread and really need to find an alternative to my scrap book album - the page is too gorgeous to hide away on a shelf. .... now all I need is to complete those other projects... and update....coming soon... I promise