scrapbook challenges - a challenge for you.

don't forget to join in the fun this weekend as we celebrate Scrapbook Challenges' birthday. Yip being on the ning network for an entire year it is a site filled with inspiration, sketches and loads of prizes to be won each month. as part of the celebrations this weekend i have a challenge over on the site - so go and check it out and you could win a little something! the challenge is to use bleach on your layouts. i simply love this easy to do and really inexpensive technique - it has so much to offer! so here is the layout i did. the pink strip on the right was done using a mixture of bleach, dish washing liquid and water. place water in a shallow tray big enough for your card stock to fit in, then add a drop of dish washing liquid and a cap of bleach. use a straw to blow bubbles. once you have created enough bubbles that sit on top of your tray of water, simply place your card stock on top and let it soak in the bubbles - and tada there you have a wonderful bubble background! head on over to scrapbook challenges and share your bleach layout with us to stand a chance to win.
and some closer details of the technique...
a collage effect with some goodies from 7Gypsies and tim holtz.
a hand dyed tag and sewing.
REMEMBER to leave a comment on the birthday post below and then follow the paper trail to stand a chance to win!

scrapbook challenges birthday blog hop

welcome to scrapbook challenges first birthday bash blog hop! if you have arrived here from Dani's blog then you are in the right place...if not head on over to Pamelas blog and start the paper trail from there! there's an awesome carnival atmosphere going on this weekend to celebrate - to find out more you need to head on over to scrapbook challenges
and get into the action. remember that there are loads of goodies up for grabs simply by taking part in the fun! so what are you waiting for?

and to get the celebrations started here is the fabulous carnival sketch Pamela designed for us.
and here's my take on it - celebrating my niece's ninth birthday!
Please join in the fun today and get scrapping! we want to see your fabulous work! along the way you can collect some really cool "tokens" that will enable you to win some stunning scrapping goodies! remember to upload your layouts into the gallery section ...

your next stop is the fabulous and talented Jolanda. now hop onto Jolanda to see her version of the layout and to complete your tour of the birthday hop!

scrap and stamp saturday.

the challenge is up over at scrap and stamp Saturday and this week it is all about sewing - now that's right up my alley! i love my sewing. i used to sew a lot with my machine but then i started hand sewing on my work using embroidery thread and love the effect a lot more. here's my layout for this week. i used the new Prima Jack and Jill line because it is so adorable. i used sewing on the left side to hide some of the pink in the paper by sewing right over it using a light blue thread.
don't you just adore the little puppies on the paper...
i used a blanket stitch along the edge of the circle on the second page. the flowers were stamped with a set of clear stamp from Scrappy Cat. I added some stickles in star dust and finished them off with diamantes.
by following the lines on the paper with sewing you can create a really cool dimensional effect with texture and change the colour instantly.
head on over to scrap and stamp Saturday to see the other design team member's work and take part in the challenge. you now have 2 weeks to enter your creations and stand the chance of winning some awesome goodies. thanks for visiting and have a super weekend.

supplies: Patterned paper by Prima and October Afternoon. Stamps by Scrappy Cat. Ink by Tsukineko. Stickles by Ranger. Lettering by Cricut. Other Diamantes, thread, metal sheeting and embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

sketch 222.

well it's been a slow start to this hectic week with a puppy that isn't feeling too great! so it may mean a trip to the vet this morning...anyway the new sketch is up over at Scrapbook challenges. this is a great one and so versatile. i love the layout our guest designer came up with...our very own local South African girl Kim Watson - TADA! I love Kim's work so hop on over to Pamelas blog and then to scrapbook challenges to see what the design team members have come up with.
i am yet to finish my layout and hope to post it here soon. i promise to be back soon with new layouts that are fast piling up to the roof and back to the floor!

more Christmas cards.

where has the time gone? i missed an entire week somewhere but must admit i got a lot of things done - that needed doing! so i don't really feel too bad. these are some more BO-bunny Christmas cards we did in a class on Saturday.
some simple circles punched and glued together become a beautiful Christmas bauble - and you can use all those little scraps for this card.
this 3D bauble is also a great idea to add a decoration to a plain wrapped gift. and don't stop there you can even use it on an ordinary birthday gift.
a stamped ornament on acetate is backed with gold leafing to create a beautiful glitzy bauble. a simple but stunning technique.
remember to use staz-on ink to stamp onto acetate!
some distress inks used to create a background and then stamped onto. i did my colouring with my Tombow pens and finished it off with distress stickles and dimensional glaze.
distress stickles gives lots of texture.
and an accordion card with Santa cut out and some fine silver thread used for sewing.
i hope you are inspired to at least get some of your Christmas cards done in time to be sent out. this week is another hectic one in preparation for some big events coming up in November. i hope you have a creative week!

world card making day.

happy world card making day everyone! over at scrapbook challenges we are celebrating this creative day with some special challenges. my fellow design team member and SA girl Rene has done a special challenge with an awesome card, so go check it out. then my challenge to you is taking this sketch (#165) over at scrapbook challenges and turning it into a card. it is so quick and easy - half the work has been done for you already and you can simply scale it down to fit onto your card. so here's what the sketch looks like...
and my card based on the sketch...
some close-ups

resist technique used with an old PSX heart stamp.
and an easy felt flower.
and bling just for fun.
head on over to scrapbook challenges to see all the other fun celebrations going on, and share your take on the sketch to win some prizes!


a reminder to have a look at some of the altered projects i created for a local tv programme in South Africa called "droomhuis" or 'dream house". the programmes are shot on location and features beautiful homes in our gorgeous country. it also focuses on recycling and going green to make living more environmentally friendly. this week featured my altered take-away bag turned into a gift bag. the bag featured here is a 'steers' bag - one of our local take out joints! i dressed it up using old postcards, letters, photos, a silk rose, old postage stamps, tags, stamping, sewing, ribbon and eyelets. it is such an easy project and really does make for a stunning gift bag. and as always i am trying to do my bit for recycling and living just a bit greener in a classy way!
visit to view the entire project step by step with visuals.

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