Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WOYWW = bet you thought it wouldn't last 3 weeks!

Here we are, its Wednesday and everybody all over the world is snooping around other people's desks! (not sure what I am talking about? You must be the only person in blogland that doesn't, so go check out Julia, our leader's blog to find out )
I bet you did not believe that my desk would be clean for three weeks and actually get better with time, well, I did not believe it was possible, but here it is in all its wonderful glory! Looking even better than ever.
You will see the usual got to have close tools, a zillion scissors, some pens, some glue and other important things in my orange buckets and my caddy. There are the stamped MFT image that I want to colour later, the LO that I still haven't gotten to (Mr. Mojo is gone, OK?!) and the beginning of a batch of wedding invitations for a friend's son. Other than that, only clean 'white' space. How did I do it? Its all DH's fault. He found a paper stand at a shop thats closing down and bought it for me, bless his little heart. Thinking and saying that I would never be able to fill it LOL! Well, I had to prove him wrong didn't I, took me a whole day to rearrange the playroom, but look! Now I have my old single paperstand and the glorious new double one!

Of course I have to remind you of DH's other contributions to my playroom. First there is the ribbon storage, that he said I would never be able to fill, poor man, he never learns, does he? Look at the overflow on top and on the shelves!

Here is my sewing cabinet (a gift from my dear mom and dad, many years ago) with some of my creations on top and next to it the chocolate stand that DH saved from the dump.

Tired of looking at my room yet? Thought I would show you the gifts I made for the top four leaders of our school. Their term of office starts when we go back next week. Made each of them an altered notebook and a postit holder. Hope they like it.

Here are some close ups of the note books. All coloured with my beloved Copics and glitterified with Stickles. All cardstock is Bazzil and dp from my scrapbox. Ribbon is from my stash. The first one is for the SRC president, She has the loveliest black hair and this new WOJ stamp reminds me of her.

Next one is for the head girl, the'queen' of the school. She has the poise and grace of a real princess, so I thought this image would be perfect! Also a new one from the WOJ club.

Next one is for the head of Committees, she is an avid swimmer and water polo player, so hence the mermaid from the WOJ club.

Last, but not least, the head of Houses. She is responsible for the Spirit in the school, so out came the Cheerleader Tilda from my new Magnolia club. Coloured her in school colours and the poms are for the three houses.

Congratulations if you made it this far, this was a marathon post!

Have a great week everybody, see you soon!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WOYWW 116 = More new stash!

Very good morning to all. I am pleased to anounce that my desk is still relatively clean. Two weeks in a row now, must be some kind of a record! LOL! You will see some really yummy new stamps on my desk today. The mini Maggies that I ordered at CHA and my Whiff of Joy Stampclub! They arrived yesterday and I have already stamped all of them, they are so gorgeous! The biggest problem was which one to colour first. There are some finished cards and I am sorry to say, the same photo's from last week (month? since Christmas?) waiting to be scrapped - mr. Mojo is not feeling the scrapbooking thing right now.
Here are some of the mini Maggies I used. The first one is an oval card cut with my Nesties. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the bling from my stash.

Another mini Maggie. How cute is she? Papers are from my scrapbox and a paperpack that came free with a magazine. Ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment from the Magnolia Spring Club from last year. Her wings were glitterified with Stickles once again.

The last card for today is the first one from the WOJ Club. How beautiful are those princesses from Elizabeth Bell? Paper is from the scrapbox once again, ribbon from the local habby store and so is the butterfly. All images were coloured with my beloved Copics.

My 4 scrapgirls are coming for a playdate tthis morning. They were here last week and as always I loved having them. It is very exhausting to work with 5 girls between the ages of 4 and 14, but very rewarding! Kids are so creative and not afraid to try a new technique at all. This afternoon a friend is coming to look at the samples I made for her son's wedding invitations.

All in all a great day ahead for me.

My thoughts and prayers are with my friends in America that were affected by the earthquake, I hear there is a hurricane heading their way too, so I really pray you all are safe.

Happy WOYWW everybody and don't forget to visit Julia at to find out what I am talking about if you still don't know!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WOYWW - You got me!

OK, I admit, I was ashamed last week, very ashamed. More so because I got the messy award. It took me three days (yes, I am hanging my head here!) but... Behold! Its a work of art! My desk is clean. I put everything in its rightful place, which theoretically means that I should be able to find it again without too much bother. I managed to visit and leave a comment for everybody lasy week, so I do have some reason to feel good about myself!
Today is going to be a crazy day. I am babysitting my 8mo granddaughter, Gemma, for the day and my other granddaughter phoned her oupa to pick her up too. Tertia-Lee is almost 5, so not too much work, as long as I let her into my craftroom (EEEKK!!!), she is happy.
I am having my regular scrapbooking class too - 4 sisters between 4 and 13! Should be fun, it always is, but I don't know if I will still be able to walk after all of that. LOL I just remembered - my beautiful room!

I have been playing with some more La La Land Crafts stamps from CHA (I think I am slightly obsessed) and loving each one more and more.

All of them were coloured with my Copics and all cardstock is Bazzil. This one has little teeny pearls in her hair and her dress was glitterified with Stickles. The Dp is from a DCW paperstack that I got at CHA. Ribbon and trim is from Realy Reasonable Ribbon.

This one uses some freebie papers from a magazine. She had to get some real pearls of course and the shoes just 'had' to get the Stickle treatment. The die is another new one from CHA and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash. The ribbon is from the local habby man.

How cute are these swimming stamps? This one was so bright that I did not need any more than one sheet of Kaisercraft paper. Even the 'ribbon' is from the same sheet of paper!

Here is the boy version. Don't you just love the goggles and feet? Papers are from a paperstack(DCW I think) the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the charm from my local bead shop.

I have made 18 (yes 18!) La La Land cards this week, so I will show the rest during the next week or so.

Remember to pop over to Julia's blog ( ) to join in the fun!

Well, I better get my hair dried before all those girls arrive at my house, have a great day everybody.

Friday, August 12, 2011

CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge and more La La Land.

The lovely Priscilla Styles has this Progressive Freebie Challenge on at CDAC ( ) If you join before the end of August, you get 6 gorgeous free digi's and then you just use them to get more, how very clever and generous is that? I could not decide which one to use first, but then realised that I needed a card for my DD who happens to be a trained chef, so the choice was obvious!
The background paper is from my scrapbox, I think it might be Fabscraps, but I am not sure. The lace was punched with my MS punch and the image was coloured with my beloved Copics.
While I was at CHA there were so many make and takes. I could not do a lot of them, because it would have been impossible to bring home on the plane, but I did take some to make at home and these three gorgeous La-La Land Crafts stamps were some of those.

All coloured with my Copics and the mermaid's tail was glitterified with Stickles.

How cute is this Rollerskating Marci? My granddaughter is going to love her.

And last but not least, there was this beauty. All of them were easel cards and they are quite small, only 4x4 inches.

Sigh, now there are more of these beauties I HAVE to get.

Had a huge to do with my cellphone provider today. My service was suspended 'due to non payment' when the payment gets done by debit order! Took MTN 5 hours to fix the problem. I am proud to report that I did not lose my temper once and stayed relatively calm the whole time. My DH's phone was suspended too and no patience there I am afraid! All my fault (isn't it always?) At least we are both up and running again, so hopefully he will be calmed down by the time he gets home from work.

Have a great evening.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WOYWW and some CHA finds.

I can not believe its been only a week since I have been back from CHA! So much has happened. I came back and had to organise a huge prize giving function at school (the old leaders were handing over their reigns to the new ones!) and my grandchildren (3 of them) are being Christened next Sunday, so invitations needed to be made and of course, I was itching to get my hands on all the new toys I got at CHA.
That is the reason for the mess on my desk this morning. I was hoping that it would look better if I took an artistic photo with sunbeams reflecting, but it still looks terrible LOL.It was so bad that I had to flee my craftroom last night and work on the couch!

Now the couch and the TV room looks just as bad as my craftroom! I think its time for a clean up, don't you?

One of my favourite finds from CHA was La La Land stamps. They are just too gorgeous! I bought a whole lot of them, because I could not actually find any that I did not like! For my South African friends - she has some Summer Christmas stamps!!! They were not quite ready at CHA, but I have ordered some if anybody is interested!

The first one uses some Prima and other flowers from my stash and some lace from Wild Orchid Crafts. Of course they were all coloured with my beloved Copics.

Here is a close up, hoping you can see how I glitterified her shoes and jewelery.

They have some awesome boy images. Don't know about you, but I always seem to battle with the boy cards. These images are so cute, this card just came together. The bread tag with the sentiment on is another new CHA find. The die cut is from My favorite Things.

Last, but certainly not the last LA La Stamp you will see from me is this gorgeous Cupcake Supergirl! Just love her! The sentiment is from My favorite Things. All other dies are Nestabilities and all cardstock is Bazzil and the dp all came from my scrapbox.

I am going shopping for paper - not for me, I have to make wedding invitations for a friend's son!

While I am gone go and snoop at all the other talented ladies' desks over at Queen Julia (

Have a great week everybody, its school holidays so I hope to post more than once a week.