Monday, 29 August 2011

New CU goodies from Design by Tina

Available in her shop here, today.

And if you "like" her on facebook, you can get this gorgeous freebie too.
Link here.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Summer ends.

Jellebelleke's Designs still has some awesome sales available.
Please check it out at Scrappity-doo-dah.

The kits I used are from Elise's Pieces - His senior year 
and the alpha comes from Whoo loves ya?
Available exclusively at ScrapMatters.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Olivia's Challenge 110.

I am the baker in our home, especially at Christmas time & my homemade shortbread is always in demand. I enjoy making it & using cute cookie cutters to make traditional shapes. I follow a very simple recipe from my mum's baking book & it has never failed to please.

I used vellum under the word 'Christmas' to resemble baking paper & created a baking tray for the word 'Cookies' from some cardstock. The letters are decorated with Pebeo & the house was 'iced' with DecoArt Snow Writer.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Karen's challenge 110

title- Dutch recipes (?) to take back home

The question mark is there because one of them is definitely not a recipe and the other two are Dutch favourites but are recipes that they have taken from other lands

for each picture the recipe is written on the back of the tag

from South Africa
fry some minced beef and onion and then add the following
raisins, curry paste, mango chutney, cloves, turmeric, 
Put all this in a shallow dish,and top with a mixture of milk and egg
bake for half an hour- serve with yellow rice and salad

Nasi Goreng
from Indonesia
fry some chicken then add a mix of stir fry veg- meanwhile cook the rice
when the rice is cooked add it to the veg and chicken and add the spices ( coriander and ginger)
with soy sauce 
in another pan cook some scrambled eggs add these to the top of the Nasi goreng-
 serve with ketsup Manis

patats met oorlog
my fave topping at the manniquin pis
it consists of mayonnaise, satay sauce and raw onion

Monday, 15 August 2011

Introducing challenge 110

We all have tp eat (and cook) so create a LO about a favourite dish or recipe. I am making my children their own recipe folders now, with tried and tested recipes, with photos of them cooking and creating. Photos of me, my hands and our kitchen. Stuff that will be important to them in 20 years time.
I want them to know the crunchies recipes comes from Granny. The peppermint crisp tart was the first dish CJ could create all on his own.

Papers from Elise's Pieces, rolling pin and other embellies from Wimpy Chompers and the template from Designer Digitals.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Some dt work of mine...

First up is Make believe by Robyn Pali Designs - available exclusively at Divine Digital.

Little girl's lives should be filled with pink and dreams of being Princesses.

I also used a template created by Jellebellekes' Template Designs - available at Scrapity-doo-dah.
Her shop opening here on the 15th of August.

next is Cuppycake by Forever Sisters.

I loved this quote : Cupcakes may not be the answer - but they are never the problem.

Forever Sisters is Robyn Pali Designs and My 4 Princesses who also sell at Divine Digital.
These kits will be available from Friday....tomorrow!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Olivia's challenge 109.

Last December I turned 25 and I thought it would be a fun project to record 25 random things that occurred on the 25th of the month for the course of a year. The first layout for my album features 25 things from Christmas Day. The left hand page is inspired by this layout Ann-Marie Morris made and I created a matching facing page. My album will follow this format through out with a photo page on the left & my list for that day on the right.

For each photo I added these date brushes before I had them printed. They're available over at O'Scraps & are one of the free downloads that they offer.

Sunday, 7 August 2011


I am playing along with Scrapping with Liz today.
I downloaded the recipe card and made my entry.

While I love cooking, I thought it prudent to teach my boys a couple of really good meals they could cook too. (I am sure that their wives will thank me one day.) The middle one really makes excellent meatballs and hamburger patties. He sometimes moans when the mince is too cold. I have to also watch that he doesn't over season, as he likes things a lot more spicy than I do!

Papers used are from Elise's Pieces - her 365.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Design by Tina has a brand new travel themed kit released today and on sale for the weekend at digiridooscraps.

I used a quote for this one's journaling that I tweaked just a little:
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends but is played over and over in the mind, reminiscing with those travel mates and scrapbooked for prosterity.
 I was inspired by a LO I saw in the designer digital gallery.

From Cape Town we have set off and explored the world, cruising around the south pf Australia, touching a kangaroo and koala, looking down on the Sydney Opera House from our cruise ship, and then watching the ship leave that evening again. America, "doing Disney" and getting to pass through the Panama Canal. Visiting some South American countries and having so many memories to treasure. I love that we are able to do it now, having put off our dream of travelling overseas many years ago to buy a house and start a family.

I used a template by Jellebelleke's template Designs.