September 1, 2017

August Moments

hello and thank you for stopping by to read about my creative journey.
Can you believe it is the end of August already?

Challenge #140 starts over at Digistamps4Joy tomorrow and I created a card for this 'Anything goes ...with a twist of warm colours' challenge.  You can purchase the digi-stamp I used here.

I used the following to create my card:
texture paste
spray mists

Earlier in the month, I created a card with an image created by a new designer to the Digistamp4Joy team. You can buy the digi-stamp here .

'til next time
be craftilicious


August 3, 2017

DigiStamp4Joy - big news

Life has thrown me some strange curve balls these past few months.  But as they say, change is inevitable and we must move forward so this I am doing and my August started with a big bang.  I was invited to join the team at DigiStamps4Joy!! I was very surprised and am honoured to join this team.  I am not a huge card maker and stamping frustrates the heck out of me as I always make a huge mess....but Digi stamps are perfect for me.  No mess, no fuss.

Coz, I am not so clever yet with colouring in, I decided to make a card using paper piecing.  I downloaded the lovebirds, and started playing.
The theme for August is Anything goes with a touch of summer and I used some of my favourite scraps.  The one range is Lemonade from Bo-bunny (wish I had bought a ton of it) and the other range is from Kaiser Kraft.  I made a little video for you on the details I put on the card.

I also made a quick envelope from standard bond paper and decorated it using a doily as a stencil.

until next time
keep being creative

July 10, 2017

Chasing Rainbows Blog hop

Hello there

We are chasing Rainbows this July and the blog hop starts on 10 July  and will close on 20 July. That’s TEN full days of catching rainbows across our blogs! 
Each lady will design and showcase their card along with a quick tutorial on the making of their masterpiece. Some blogs will offer a surprise crafty gift too! This blog hop is going to be full of surprises and oh so much fun!

Here’s what you need to do, visit all blogs, click follow and leave a comment then go back to Sharen's blog and tell her what you loved about each blog and you could win load of craft treats! 
Since this is not a sponsored Blog Hop,  the ladies will be using products from a range of suppliers, join in the fun and learn new techniques while making new friends! 

I am number 8 on the hop and you should have arrived here via Valerie, if you haven't, then, please go back to The Girl with the Tape Runner to get to the start of the blog hop.

I am still battling with a broken wrist so rustled up a very quick card using the Bo Bunny
Lemonade Stand range.  This is a tri-fold card with a bit of a twist.

How I made this card - 
Cut Double sided card stock cut 20cm x 30cm
Mark and score at 10 and 20 cm 
Fold the card stock over.
Decorate with Butterflies and add a journal card

Now pop on over to Marie Smith and complete the blog hop 
Please leave me a comment and one lucky lady will receive a loaded Pocket letter from me.

'til next time
have a craftylicious week


PS here is the full list of blog stops

1  The Girl with a Tape Runner
2   Helen Duffett    
4     Margaret Kieser  
5     Ansu Badenhorst     
7    Valerie Ann Thorpe

June 12, 2017

Journal Digital Kit | Ivytree Studio

"To be creative is to let little pieces of your heart go & place them into each project you make." - Pat Bravo | #patbravo #inspiration #creative:

hello there,

Ivytree Studio  has just released another digital kit specifically for journalling (happy dance).  I created a June spread in my journal with the kit. You can download it here.
It is amazing how we take two hands for granted, I recently fractured my left wrist and am very hampered and not up to intricate scrapbooking but I easily did this little bit of creating.

  • various adhesives
  • spiral bound journal
Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to:
Buy some of their pretty paper here
Connect with the team on their Facebook page here.
Share your Ivytree Studio layouts with us here

'til next time.....enjoy being creative

May 12, 2017

Vintage Mother's day double layout - Ivytree Studio "Precious Moments" Digital Kit

Hello there

Ivytree Studio gave me the wonderful opportunity to play with their very first digital print kit. Buy Digital kit here.

The idea is that you buy and download the kit,  then print onto card stock, and use the elements to create a layout.  They have made it so very easy to scrap. I used a combination of the downloadable kit and  my stash. The joy of a downloadable kit is you can use is over and over again, especially your favorite elements!

Scrapping about my mum is very bitter sweet.  This month is Mother's Day and also the month of her losing her battle to breast cancer.  She was my best friend as well as a very supportive and interactive mother and grandmother.  These photographs were taken and developed by my dad in the early sixties.  These photos are so very precious.

My mum loved flowers and specifically yellow roses.  These photos are of her as a young married woman before she became my mum.

The papers I used for this project

digital kit 

Wild & Free scraps



  • various adhesives
  • chalks
  • Diamond glaze
  • assorted paper roses
  • assorted black flowers
  • ribbon
  • bling

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to:
Buy some of their pretty paper here
Connect with the team on their Facebook page here.
Share your Ivytree Studio layouts with us here

'til next time, Happy Mothers Day