Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sisters best friends - Prima Zella Teal

I was so blessed to be able to spend a few days with my youngest sister, Ansie, in Cape Town.  We don't see each other often enough and whenever I see my nephews they have grown so much that I feel that I am somehow missing out.  Anyhow...I bought the beautiful new Prima Zella Teal collection while on the road and this was the perfect moment to use the prettiness it contains.  Here is my page:

All the papers, flowers and chipboard are from the same collection.  The pretty chipboard alpha was a Hip Kit exclusive alpha and the colours were perfect for this page.

I used one of Laura's sketches:

Some close ups:
 This is my absolute favourite colour and that was the reason why I just couldn't resist this collection.  I clustered the flowers and one can never have enough pretty flowers.  Just look at that pretty rubber XO embellishment

 The Hip Kit Exclusive alphas were the perfect colour to use for the title.

 I coloured some light modelling paste with some distress ink and then applied it through a stencil to break my white background and added another flower cluster to the bottom of the page.

I distressed the edges of my patterned papers and added some stitching for added interest.

I absolutely adore these doilies and love adding them behind my photos.  Another cluster at the right of the photo completes this layout and creates the visual triangle.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Moment with you - July 2017 Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hi there.  For the first time in nearly a month I got creating again.  We had an awesome Scrapbook Studio Secret Event that took us from Cape Town to Pretoria to Johannesburg to Bloemfontein and finally to Jeffreys Bay.  It was awesome to meet so many talented scrappers from across the country.  Yesterday I played along with the latest Stuck sketch and combined it with some super cute photos of Stefan and the July 2017 Hip Kit.  Here it is:
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Bella Blvd, Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Amy Tangerine (On a Whim); Cardstock:  American Craft; Label:  Pretty Little Studio; Wood veneer, chipboard, puffy stickers, epoxy stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Clip:  Bella Blvd; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Peacock Feathers, Crushed olive;  Stencils:  Celebr8, Crafters Workshop.

The Sketch:

Some close ups:
Stefan playing the surfer part in Jeffreys Bay last weekend. I love all the exclusives in the July kit.

I used some distress ink and stencils to break the white background.

 I loved adding the pop of orange with all the blues and aquas in this kit.

I added some stitching to the scallops for added texture.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Monday, September 18, 2017

Love this ♥ - July 2017 Hip Kit

Hi there friends.  I just want to share another page I made with the July Hip Kit.  This time I was inspired with a page made by Flora Monika Farkas where she used the greens and blues in the kit to create a monochromatic page.  I used a photo of my grand children playing in our garden.  Here is my page...I think I will attempt some more monochromatic pages...this is too cool.
 Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day), Amy Tan (On a Whim), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Wood Veneer: Hip Kit Exclusives (Summer Bliss); Acrylic word: Bella BLVD; Clip:  Bella BLVD; Epoxy embellishments: Hip Kit Exclusives;  Enamel dots: Hip Kit Exclusives; Enamel Hearts: Websters (Dream in Color); Buttons:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Die cuts:  Amy Tan (On a Whim), Vicky Boutin (tags); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other:  Golden Rod Stickels; Border Punch: Fiskars.

Some close ups:
 I love the painted wood veneer that is part of the Hip Kit Exclusives this month...actually just about all the embellishments are exclusive to the Hip Kit.  I did quite a lot of fussy cutting to bring some black and white elements to this monochromatic colour scheme.

 The "Love this"was fussy cut from an Amy Tan paper.  A lot of stitching done to give some texture to the page.

 Some pretty wooden buttons and some of the wood veneer stars that I dressed with some Stickels.

 The tag behind the photo is a Vicky Boutin tag cut into half for the top and bottom of the photo.

 I really love this black and white patterned paper by Dear Lizzy Lovely Day.  I really adore the flowers and they really make a statement when used as embellishments.

 The gold also adds interest to the page.

I really enjoyed creating this page and the soft colours are pleasing to the eye...well my eyes anyway :-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sweet Heart - July 2017 Hip Kit

Hallo there.  We have had a hectic few weeks.  We are half way through Leadership Training at the Mission and in two weeks I am leaving for a road trip of just over two weeks.  I am honoured and humbled that Cariena asked met to be one of the teachers at the Secret Event that will be taking place in Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and ending in Jeffreys Bay.  I am very excited but also a little bit nervous teaching classes of over 100 ladies.

Anyway...the preparations for the Secret Event will remain a SECRET until after it is over.  I have however found time to scrap a few pages and this is the one that I want to share today.
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusives (Designed by Irit Landgraf); Amy Tan (On a Whim), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock: American Crafts; Letter Stickers:  Hip Kit exclusives; Wood veneer:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Washi: Bella BLVD; Clip:  Bella BLVD; Enamel strip:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Puffy Stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Die Cuts:  Amy Tan (On a Whim); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Paint:  Iris Acrylic paint; Border punch: Martha Stewart; Other:  Silhouette Cameo to create template for stitching.

I used this Page Map for inspiration:

 Some close ups:
 Oh yea...what would a page be without some stitching.

 The splatters were made with watered down acrylic paint.

 I love how vibrant Irit's patterened paper is...the urge is there to hoard them...but I think they will look nicer in a album.

 I used the Bella BLVD (Make your mark) cut apart to make a tag.

Can you believe it?  I think this is the first time washi makes it to a page.
Love the gold foiling on the tag.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope that you are inspired to create something pretty ♥♥

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Joy dances between the walls of our HOME - March 2017 Hip Kit

I have wanted to scrap a favourite photo of my home for a while now...but I wanted it to be the star on the page so I printed it A5 size.  I used mostly papers and embellishments from the March 2017 kit...but I also used some pretty embellishments that came in Hip Kits going back to October 2016.  I love how easily these kits mix and match.  I wanted to keep the colour palette that my home is decorated in and just love how soft this page is.  I also used a super large title and used thickers that came in a number of different kits.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day), Pink Fresh Studio (Live More), Shimelle (Little by Little); Cardstock: American Craft:  Letter Stickers: American Craft: Brown (Crate Paper Oasis), White Puffy (Maggie Holmes Cloud), Gold (Crate Paper She Blooms), Aqua (Pebbles Sunshiny Days), Wood Veneer: We'R Memory Keepers (Honey I'm Home); Leatherette Sticker: Pink Fresh Studio (Dream On); Acrylic Mirror stickers: Pink Fresh Studio (Dream On); Rubber Chips: Pink Fresh Studio (Dream On); Enamel dots: Hip Kit Exclusives; Die cuts: Houses (We'R Memory Keepers Honey I'm home) flowers: Pink Fresh Studio (Dream On); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Punch: Martha Stewart border punch.

Some close ups:
I just love it when I find the perfect embellishment to go on a page like this little die cut that says "love lives here".  You can see that I stitched around the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day paper with the houses on.  The heart is a Pink Fresh Studio mirror sticker.

This alpha has gorgeous gold flecks.  The x♥x♥ rubber charm is also by Pink Fresh Studio and the heart veneer is by We'R Memory Keepers.

 I layered the house die cut behind the photo with the house mirror sticker overlapping it.  

The wood veneer house was also by We'R Memory Keepers Honey I'm home and I layered the die cut one behind the photo with the wood veneer house overlapping the photo.

I really adore this long title.  I just outlined around the white puffy alpha so that it can be better seen against the patterned paper.

Here you can see the pretty shiny it♥~

Thank you for visiting my blog...I do hope that you found some inspiration here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Our love♥story - May 2017 Hip Kit

Hi there.  I scrapped another page of Kobus and I taken during the photo shoot we had in February with our grandchildren.  I wanted to document our love story and I was thrilled at I could use chipboard pieces that I would normally not use.  There were two Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) chipboard pieces of books...and it is perfect for the "story".

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Shimelle (Little by Little), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Amy Tangerine (On a Whim), Dear Lizzy (Lovely Day); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams), Puffy Stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Flowers: Prima; Foam hearts: Heidi Swapp;  Enamel dots:  Echo Park;  Die cuts:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Antique Linen); Texture Paste: Daler Rowney; Stencils: Prima (Poppies), Tim Holtz (doily); Other:  Stickles (Peacock); Title:  Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
 I used the Tim Holtz doily stencil and some Antique linen distress ink to break the white page.  Love these Prima flowers...and it is so good to use some of the stash.

 The book chipboard piece layered under the vase with flowers.

 I used some texture paste and a delicate Prima stencil on the chevron paper.   The title was cut twice with the Silhouette Cameo and layered for dimension...I then covered it in Peacock Stickles.

 A little house paper clip...because I am home where ever I am when I am with him.  Oh yes...and my signature hand stitching.

The row of puffy hearts are a Hip Kit Exclusive...and I loved being able to use the large banner chipboard piece.  The photo is matted and then popped up on foam.

These words resonate with me and I found it perfect for the journaling on this page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you found something that inspires you to create beauty ♥♥

Friday, August 18, 2017

Smile - so very Happy - September/October 2017 Hip Kits - Creative Scrappers.

Hi there,  I came across some lovely sketches on Creative Scrappers and decided to use the August 2017 sketch to scrap a photo of Stefan.  I combined the September and October 2017 Hip Kits because they just work together perfectly.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned Paper:  Maggie Holmes (Gather), Dear Lizzy (Saturday), Simple Stories (Posh); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Paige Evans (Take me Away); Wood veneer:  We'R Memory Keepers (Honey I'm home), Chipboard: Simple Stories, Stickers: Simple Stories, Brads: Simple Stories;  Puffy Stickers:  We'R Memory Keepers (honey I'm home), Buttons:  Maggie Holmes (Gather); Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Clear Stickers: Simple Stories, Die Cuts: Maggie Holmes, Simple Stories; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Stormy Sky, Tattered Rose); Stencil: Crafters Workshop.  Dies:  Quickutz Nesting flowers, Sizzix circles.

The sketch, I used one portrait photo instead of two smaller landscape ones:
Some close ups:
 The large foam "smile" is from the Paige Evans Take me Away collection.  The birdie and feathers from Simple Stories Posh.

 Colour makes me this page was such a pleasure to put together.

 I used a chicken wire stencil and some Distress Ink in Stormy Sky and Tattered Rose to break the background.

 The "so very HAPPY" painted wood veneer is from the WeR Memory Keepers Honey I'm home collection.  You can see why I adore the Hip Kits...everything they put together works perfectly.

 The tag is by Maggie Holmes and I matted my page on a Simple Stories patterned paper.

 How sweet is those little birds.  You can see that I added some stitching on my circles and framed my layout with black outlining.

At this angle you can see the dimension of adding foam dots and the lovely gold accents.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥