Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dazzled flowers

A few months ago I bought a Scrapbook kit from M&M's Scrapbooking Adventures called Wonder.  This kit involved the most amazing tutorial using Dazzles / glitter Spritz.  It took me a while to find this product but OH it was worth it......  I've included the tutorial for everyone to try. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scrapbook 'n Things kit Challenge

Lara from Scrapbook 'n Things came up with this marvelous idea to have a kit challenge on a monthly basis.  She will supply the kits at a 20% discount.  The kits are great value for money and have all the papers and embellishments needed to finish a page. 

The rules are also quite simple.  Use everything in the kit and use your own original design.  What's up for grabs - an American Crafts Cardstock pack valued at R285-00 + a gift voucher.  The gift voucher is made up as follows - for every kit sold, R10-00 will be donated to the gift voucher.  Lara will also decide from all the entries which page she would like to make as a kit and sell at Scrapbook 'n Things.  A percentage of these sales will go to the ladies whose page is chosen for this kit.

Unfortunately I can't put a picture of my layout on my blog in case anyone steals my ideas.  So watch this space - all will be revealed on 31 December 2011 when this challenge closes.

I got published in Scrapping & Kie

Lorna Marsh from Scrap Collections asked if I would design a page using their Christmas papers for an advert that she was doing in the Scrapping & Kie.  I did and my page "A child is born" was published as well as all the cards I made.  So if you're interested in buying a full kit with all the papers, embellishments and a full set of notes, email me on  The cost is for a kit is R130-00 + R35-00 for postage (if applicable).

2nd Scrapbook Fundraising Day

Thank you to all the ladies who attended our 1st Fundraising Scrap day for Brendan Bowen.   It was a huge success, however there is unfortunately still a shortfall in funds, and due to this we have decided to arrange another fun Scrapbooking Morning and hope you can all attend (or purchase kits).

You will create a double layout that has been specifically designed by Michelle van Wyk for this event.  Using KAISER craft new range of papers called HUNT & GATHER, this layout is perfect for those Bushveld, Holiday, Camping, Safari or even fishing photos.  Living in South Africa, we all have tons of photos that fall in these categories.  Our layout will include a pocket and flaps to hold up to 16 photos (or more !!)


This layout was designed by Sharon Coetzer.  It is not specifically a valentine page.  I used photo’s of children that I work with at a baby home. This layout includes an envelope with tags and some sewing

DATE: Saturday, 18th February 2012
VENUE: Wilro Park Baptist Church
TIME: 09h00 -14h30
PRICE:  R270-00 (includes double layout kit, plus a single layout, designed by Sharon Coetzer to complete at home, class fees, lunch and a Teatime treat with your coffee)

RSVP:  Phone : 083 309 9858 or email Sharon on 

Thank you for supporting this very worthy fundraiser.

If you cannot attend and would like the two kits @ only R230-00
please contact Sharon directly to arrange

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November kits

This page has a flap to hide more photos / journalling and a new technique for making your own flowers. Kits are R140-00 each which include a full set of notes and all your requirements as well as the instructions for making the flowers>
This kit costs R100-00 due to the amount of printing with all the tags.  Create a flap and pockets for tags.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scrapbook Kits @ affordable prices

These two kits were origninally designed by Michelle van Wyk and permission was granted to adapt them for a fundraising activity.  "A lady in the making" is a heritage page and suitable for sepia photographs.  I used pictures of my mom as a little girl which were pefect.
"Rough and Tough" is ideally a boys page, but can also be used for tomboys.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Scrapbook Club

We have started a scrapbook club where we can meet once a month on a Thursday evening from 18h00 - 21h00 in the comfort of my home.  Our first evening together will be in October.  The aim is to have fellowship and scrap unfinished layouts, or start new ones and share ideas with each other.  So watch this space to see what we've been up to.

If you're interested in joining, post a comment on my blog.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Let's scrap challenge

A page I created for my friends album.  I just loved the way the colours came together.  The photo doesn't give the original justice.

Scrapbook Fundraiser

I am arranging a scrapbook fundraiser which consists of 1 double page layout and 1 single page layout.  These pages were designed by Michelle van Wyk who is a very talented scrapbook teacher.  The cost of the class is R250 which includes, kits, class, tea and lunch.
Remember that the class runs from
Doors only open at 8h30
To book call 0833099858

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I have been up to a lot since I last posted on my blog.  I got an order for wedding invitations, which are now completed (or at least my part), I'm waiting for the printing to come back.  I am still slogging away at completing my friends holiday album and ALL of my mom's photos. 

I am now busy designing some pages (inspiration from Michelle van Wyk) for a scrapbook fundraiser.  My foster son has been invited to to go London in April next year on a hockey tour.  So I have to raise money.  My first scrapbook charity will be on Saturday 5 November 2011 and it will be a full day with 1 double page layout and a single page layout.

As soon as I've uploaded the photo's I'll post it for you to see.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Creating a function on a shoe-string budget

After spending a couple of weeks organising my daughters 21st, I have decided that there are people out there who can't afford to have a fancy party but would love to. 

I found that it is possible to organise a function that looks just as good as any function at an expensive venue but much, much cheaper.

So if you are wanting a function / event that has less than 100 people that is extremely cost effect but still beautiful then post me a comment and I will get back to you.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tsholofelo Baby Sanctuary Charity Scrap

On Saturday 18 June 2011 we had our annual Tsholofelo Baby Sanctuary Scrapbooking Charity day.

It was so much fun! 34 ladies braved the cold (believe me it was cold) and came together to scrap and celebrate being friends!  It was also to be Michelle's last day of teaching us at this event as she is jetting off to Australia.

Thank you ladies for all your donations. We managed to raise a nice amount for the Charity and all the goodies you brought will be most welcome for the new twin babies that the Home has taken in.

Hugs, Mich and Sharon

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Well this is a first, not quite sure why I'm creating a blog page but it does seem to be the "in thing" - so here goes!