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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Whimsical Winter add on and the Huge Winter Wonderland Collab is here!!

I am still totally shocked and surprised -in a happy way of course- at the amount of comments and downloads I had!! Thanks again soooo much! I have managed at last to get the add on to Whimsical Winter done for you. I hope you like it as much!

I will be pretty scarce in blog and scrapland until mid January, as we are going way on holiday for 3 week from 15 December. I am looking forward to the break! I have a few things in the pipeline for the new year that I am very excited about!

I have not done much scrapping due to other commitments this week, but I did manage to do one with mostly Metalmama's Designs, I really miss her, and hope she is soon back with us.Oh, and Kim, if you are reading this, I used your glitter wings!!(freebie on Kim's blog)
Credits HERE

Another one I did for a scraplift challenge

Credits HERE

This is for my challenge in December at Digital Candy and Snap and scrap, so pop around there if you want to know what this is all about!

And here is the add on freebie, enjoy!

If you have not signed up for the Snap and scrap newsletter, and would like the newsletter freebie below, there is still time! Sign up HERE

And the huge Winter Wonderland kit will be ready on 1 December!!

Parts of this kit will be given away as prizes for games, challenges and crops as from 1 December, so please check at the World Scrapping Tour Blog and Treasures to Scrap, you do not want to miss this awesome kit!!

Bonnie has this adorable freebie on her blog. Grab it HERE and don't forget to leave her some luv!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thank you!

Just to say thank you for all your wonderful comments, I couldn't believe the amount of downloads, comments and LO's I received for this freebie! You guys are the best!

Here are two more fab layouts I received!

From Cheryl

From Annette

Please check back in a few days for the Whimsical Winter add on freebie

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Last part of Secret Garden

I am up at the crack of dawn to bring you the last part of Secret Garden. In a few hours we are flying to Durban (an hour's flight) for one of those dreaded year end functions, and then flying home tomorrow. I had to dress hunt for this one, and found a gorgeous emerald green dress that I just love, long and very simple, but my favourite colour to wear!We also went out last night to a Portuguese restaurant that has just opened here, so had a very late night, surprised I am up this early!
I discovered two new products this week, and a new designer that I just have to share with you!

This is by Miss Shabby Jen Designs, just love these for layering!

And I just love these folded corners,so easy to use, all ready with shadows,by Vickie

And my LO's using them.

Credits HERE

Credits HERE

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And this is the fab new designer I discovered, Jofia.You just have to look at her stuff, it is so unusual and realistic!

Well, here is the last part of Secret Garden. I have had a wonderful response to it, and seen some awesome LO's! Here are another two:

By Bonnie

By Kim


I did promise you a snowman or two, but did not get that far, but Bonnie has a cute snowman freebie on her blog for you! But I will put one up here for you next week!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Secret Garden LO's!!

Look at this gorgeous LO by Kate !! I don't often scrap with anything I make, so I love to see it in action. So please send me some LO's you have done using my stuff, I would love to see!!

And this was done by Annette, I love it!!

It's raining SNOWMEN!!

Just had to share my latest craze- doodling snowmen! This was done for the Snap and scrap newsletter freebie for December. If you have not signed up for it yet, you can do so HERE

And this one was done for the Winter Wonderland World Scrapping Tour Collab coming out in December. It's going to be huge, and I can't wait to see it!! I will keep you informed as to when it comes out and how you can get it!

Don't forget to grab the final part of Secret Garden later this week, and maybe a snowman or two??!!!

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments, the response to Secret Garden has been fantastic!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Secret Garden 2

Here is part 2 of Secret Garden- enjoy!


Friday, November 16, 2007

Some LO's and shop news

No, not time for the next part of Secret Garden just yet!! (Check back on Monday!) Just a few LO's and some shop news.

Firstly Cheryl has done such an awesome page with my Colours of Tuscany, I just had to share!

Bonnie has a gorgeous new kit , soon to be at Snap and scrap, Parchment Paradise.

Credits HERE
And I have to rave about a fantastic new product, these sparkles by KimB Designs!!(and check out her gorgeous sparkle wings freebie on her blog) I am completely addicted!! Do yourself a favour and get them now, they are the best out there! You can find them HERE
My LO's, using them!
Credits HERE
Credits HERE
And another LO with Panda Love!!
Credits HERE
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Freebie - Secret Garden Part 1

We had a wonderful long weekend away at a place called Ngwenya Lodge, in the Kruger Park. The accommodation and facilities were superb, and we never saw the kids, there was just so much for them to do. We saw so much wild life, especially elephant, rhino and hippo, very close. We are so fortunate to live in a part of the world with this kind of beauty right on our doorstep.
The gardens at Ngwenya are gorgeous, really lush and tropical and this inspired my new freebie. (see below)

I am so excited to be on the Digital Candy Element Team, creating kits to be given away!! This is something new which will take effect from January, so watch this space and I will keep you up to date! I am also contributing to "Winter Wonderland" a mega Collab organized by the World Scrapping Tour.

I have had a busy week of scrapping, doing CT LO's and tons of challenges! Here are a few of my latest pages.
For Angela Niehaus at Digital Candy with her adorable Panda Love

Credits HERE

For the Hodge Podge Challenge at Digital Candy:

Credits HERE

Ok, here is part 1 of Secret Garden. Hope you like it!


Thursday, November 08, 2007

WST Scavenger Hunt

Thank you so much to WST for Featuring the Designers at Snap and Scrap. We got together to organize a little Scavenger hunt. There are 3 $5.00 Gift Certificates to the Snap and Scrap Shoppe up for Grabs!
*To qualify for the Prize Drawing you must have 16 CORRECT Answers.
*Entrants must email with the 16 Answers on or before the 11th November 12pm CAT.
*On the 12th November there will be a Grand Draw of all the successful entrants, the 3 Winners will be announced in the WST Forum.
*Please do not share the answers this will count towards immediate disqualification.
*The answers can be found at many places…make sure you visit all the links on each Designers Page. Some answers will appear on their Blogs, some in their Shoppes…we also have a Meet the Designers Gallery at Snap and Scrap…the search is ON!
Here are the 16 Questions:
1. Jenni asked: What is my son's girlfriend's name?
2. Bonnie asked: What type of Kitchen theme is Bonnie after and what photo is on the cover of her magazine cover she designed?
3. Veronica asked: What was the second kit I made, which is available in the Snap and Scrap Shoppe?
4. Gillian asked: What did I do for a living in South Africa, before moving to Australia?
5. Mari asked: What Camera am I the Proud Owner of?
6. Bonnie asked: Whose Blogger Tea party did Bonnie attend in March 2007?
7. Veronica asked: When did I discover digital Scrapbooking?
8. Bonnie asked: What was the name of the hotel Bonnie stayed in on her honeymoon?
9. Veronica asked: How many children do I have?
10. Gillian asked: What instrument do I play?
11. Bonnie asked: What is the beach called in Bonnie's hometown?
12. Mari asked: Where did Chrismari get her Name from?
13. Veronica asked: Which will always remain my favorite art form?
14. Bonnie asked: What did Bonnie throw away when she was little?
15. Mari asked: Who did I meet that lured me into Paper Scrapbooking?
16. Veronica asked: Where did I recently go on holiday?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

So what do you think??

So what do you think of my new look blog?? Bonnie so kindly made me a new header, isn't it gorgeous!! But I lost all my sidebar links and blinkies loading the new template, but I will just add them all again!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Happy National Digital Scrapbooking Day!! Freebie and lots more!

What a hectic week 2 weeks I have had! We went to Somerset West to furnish our holiday house in 4 days. It was totally chaotic and so, so tiring, I never thought we would do it, but we did, and I am so excited with how it turned out! Of course we still have renovators in doing some work, but I managed to at least get the lounge and dining room completely done. I went for neutral colours, lots of wood, and bright accessories to give that holiday feeling. We have our first people in for a weekend at the the end of November, then we will be there for December with piles of our friends. It is a beautiful part of the world, beaches and mountains, wine farms , shopping, site seeing. So if any of you ever want a holiday in South Africa, we have a beautiful 4 bedroomed ,3 bathroomed house, fully fitted and furnished ,with a big sparkling pool, and gazebo for plenty of outdoor living, and a car!! I am so excited to get this venture off the ground. I will post the web site as soon as it is ready to go!!

Here is a preview of what it looks like, don't want to give too much away as our friends have not seen it and I would like it to be a surprise! No pics of the garden or pool yet, as it is a bit of a mess with building rubble etc! Tell me what you think!!??

Thanks to Bonnie for her awesome photos , and for shopping with me, she really helped a lot, I could not have done it without her. It was so great to spend so much time with her, it wasn't all work, we did party, of course, and caught up! I have not seen her in months!

Credits for LO- Joy,Lena's World- Ninascrap Designs- available at Oscraps

This is Bon and I having our normal fun when we are together. This was at about 1am when everyone had gone home and to bed!

Credits HERE

Ok, lets talk shop !!Metalmama Dezines and Lori Barnhurst have a fun collab out at Little Dreamer Designs, gorgeous unusual elements and papers for those punky,Halloween LO's!!

Snap and scrap have their new daily blog download (all free) and the free challenge kit up for November- Pop Rock. So huge, fun and awesome. So pop on over to the blog and start downloading, and get to the forums and start the challenges!! Here is my LO with this awesome kit!

Featuring my beloved doxies!

My contribution to it!

I host a "I dare You" challenge at Snap and Scrap, as well as Digital Candy, so pop on over and have a look. You also have to see all the fab new challenges at Digital Candy, you work towards points which will get you a fantastic GC for their shop!!

Here is my LO for this month dare!

Credits HERE

Snap and scrap is being featured at World Scapping Tour Blog on 16 November so pop on over and read all about South Africa's scrapping community, the tiny bunch we are!

Kate, who is the host for this site, did some gorgeous pages, using my freebies, I just had to show you! Thanks Kate, love them!

Oh and to thanks Kim for giving me this award!!

I will do my nominations in a day or two!

If you have managed to wade through all of this then you deserve a freebie!! Happy National Digital Scrapbooking day everyone!!

Doodles are done with plenty of playing around with digital watercolours in Corel Painter- no drop shadows.