Forever Blessed – for FABSCRAPS

My final blog post (and how pleased I am to have caught up!!).

Fabscraps really has such a beautiful selection of products and I really do just love working with them so very much. Their paper has so many beautiful elements on them – it’s a fussy cutters dream working with them.  So much so that you really don’t need too many additional embellishments to make your piece wonderful!

I was very pleased and excited when a canvas I made for them recently made it to their blog – you can read up on the tutorial here.

Here are just a few more of my own pics.  This canvas will be cherished by me always – and hopefully one day by my daughter too.  Thanks Fabscraps for giving me free rein to create something like this.

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These are the moments I want to remember | CSI DT Post

Next up, is CSI Case File number 209 – and I have to admit that I particularly enjoyed working with these colours!

Here is my piece:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : stripes, polka dots, tone on tone, nautical elements

Testimony : Three Word Wednesday prompt – amusing and quirky

Oumie bought you these two wigs and when I presented them to you when you got home from school, you were completely delighted.  What followed was a series of fashion shows, funny mirror faces and… bum wiggles (why, I don’t know!).

Of course, you insisted that mommy try them on too and then “take our picture for Facebook, mommy”!

P.S. I think being a red head suits you, my little Aerial!!!

Here are some close ups.

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Away We Go | CSI DT Post

I am hideously behind in blogging all my recent projects and for that I hang my head in shame.  So today,  you will be bombarded with FIVE separate posts as I wade my way through my blogging admin!

First up, is Major Case File 208 over at CSI. It’s a lovely soft palette and includes a gorgeous sketch by Em.

Here is how I played along and solved the case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : chevrons, travel accents, filmstrip

Testimony : document a trip

A few weeks ago, Ummie and Uppie invited us along with them to take a drive in their camper.  It was my very first time in the Camper, but you had been several times before.  The only reason I’ve not been is because I’m not terribly fond of confined spaces.

We drove as far as out of Ceres and found a spot to hop out, have a snack and explore.  It was utterly freezing, but we had a great time looking around.  We ended up coming home with a huge pile of pine cones and some small flowers too.

We had all hoped that we would at least find some snow to play in, but sadly we didn’t.  There was, however, great amounts of it high on top of the mountains that surrounded us.  Pity we couldn’t get there, as mommy dearly would love to see your reaction to snow (and throw a snowball at you!).

What a wonderful morning it was for all of us – and a great way to travel too!

Here are some clos up shots of my piece.

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Card | Feeling Sketchy

Feeling Sketchy have a great new sketch up!  Remember – you don’t have to make a card – you can choose any project your heart desires, just so long as it does resemble the sketch for the challenge!

Here is this fortnights’ sketch:

And here is the card I made!

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We’d LOVE for you to play along with us!!!

Awesome Happy Moments | Let’s Scrap

Hello my artist friends!

Today I’ll be posting two of my most recent projects.

First up, is the double page LO I did for Let’s Scrap.  Another amazing sketch – and just look at all the options you have to showcase your photographs!  Love this one!

And this is what I did with this sketch:

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These are just a tiny handful of the (900-odd!) photographs I took at Isabella’s recent Tinkerbell & Pirates birthday party.

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I coloured and highlighted this butterfly in with regular pencil and then gave it a thick coat of Glossy Accents.

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Such a fun sketch to work with!  Why don’t you head on over to Let’s Scrap and play along with us?  There are some lovely prizes up for grabs!

Ciao!

As Time Goes By| CSI DT Post

It has been a little while since I’ve posted or shared any of my work. July is a busy month for me – and the few weeks leading into it – as it’s both school holidays (3 weeks!) and my daughter’s birthday is on the 12th.  I end up doing all her preps and hosting her party here at home, so there really is a lot that needs to get done!

Anyway!

Today I want to share my take on Case File 207 over at CSI : Color Stories Inspiration.  I loved this palette particularly, because as of late, I seem to be doing many layouts that incorporate some shade of blue (or teal!).

Here is what the case file looks like – I love it!

And here is how I went about solving the case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : textured paper, frame, wood, twine

Testimony : ‘blossom’ from Sunday Scribblings

This year, so far, has been one where I have seen a great many ways in which you have changed, grown and blossomed into your very own independence.  Nothing gives me greater joy and warms my heart more than to see just how much you have grown up. Not just the loss of baby teeth; not just choosing your own clothes for the day and not needing any assistance whatsoever when it comes to dressing; not just seeing you start doing things more and more for yourself; but seeing your personality change and develop and come into its own.  Watching you establish yourself as an individual and making your space in the world.  It is utterly awe inspiring!  And I’m really enjoying this journey with you!

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BLOG HOP WINNER

Thanks to each and every one of you who followed my blog and commented on my blog hop post.

I can now announce that I have a lucky winner…

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CONGRATULATIONS BRIDGIE MYBURGH!!!

Please send me your postal address via FB so that I can mail your RAK off to you!  I do hope that you enjoy playing with the goodies I have selected!

Happiness is Home Made | CSI Post

Hi artists!

I’ve hit the ground running – yet again!  Busy weekend!  Busy week ahead as my daughters’ birthday party planning is in full swing!  I’m a few days behind with this post, suffice it to say!

CSI Case 206 is a stunner!  I adore the scheme we had to work with and I decided to go with the first prompt – journal about patriotism.  Here is the challenge:

And here is how I solved this case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : stars, frames, wood, grid

Testimony : journal about patriotism

It’s safe to say that the majority of us love our home country / town.  I’m no exception; despite knowing that there are aspects of my country and how its run that leaves a lot to be desired.

That aside, I’m so proudly South African, it’s ridiculous.  I savour long scenic drives and I relish in the beauty that is right on my doorstep.

I get goosebumps and incredibly emotional when I see how my fellow South Africans look out for each other and where they succeed on an international level.  I’m proud of a myriad of things that is “just ours”; e.g. Pinotage wine, etc.

I’m proud of my Afrikaans heritage and background.

I’m proud that I will raise my daughter right here in this country, despite a few worries that I do have.

I love my country.  I always, ALWAYS will.  No one will change that – and I refuse to let them.

Here are some close ups:

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