Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another Christmas Gift

Here are some more gifts that I'm making for Christmas.

I love these little pegs ( I think they so cute)

I like to give people personalised gift and with these little
tags I am able to do that.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Treat Gift

I'm making some of these gift boxes to give to some family friends for Christmas.
I like the idea of giving a family a gift to share rather than giving individual gifts to each member. I will be filling the boxes with different types of treats (Nuts, Chocolate ect,)

I will also be teaching this in my next workshop (To be held in November)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A card for boss day

A friend of mine asked me to make a card for her to give to her boss on 'BOSS DAY' !!! I never even knew that we had one of those but apparently we do, it is on Friday, 16 October. - the BOSS is the headmistress of one of our local schools..... hope she likes it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

An Award for me.......

What a privilege to receive this award. I am so surprised (YAY YAY YIPPEE YAY)

I've been told that I have to share 7 things about myself before passing this award on to 7 other crafting blogger buddies. So here goes.

1. Im very thankful for being blessed with creative talent

2. Cancer, although I do not have cancer it has affected my life so badly. I lost my mother to cancer when I was very young and more recently my best friend who was only 39 years old. The Cancer Association Of South Africa is a charity very close to my heart.

3. I am a diabetic (not a very good one) and I pray that I have more self control and discipline when making food choices.. Any advise in this regard is welcome.

4. I am blessed and very fortunate in that I have always been a stay at home mom. Although I do teach crafts and do workshops, I do not consider that work.

5. I have been blessed with 2 wonderful sons that bring me more joy than any other single thing on earth. Dylan (22 yrs old) has a full time job Mon to Fri and on weekend he work as a voluntary life guard on our beautiful local beaches. Kye (19 yrs old) is currently studying to be a high school educator, he also does voluntary life guarding duties on weekends.

6. I am an animal LOVER... But my favourite furry friends are most defiantly my 5 (yes 5) cats. I absolutely adore them and they run the household.

7. last but not least I am so very very blessed with the most amazing friends in the world.... Each and every one of them I cherish.

Now I will be surfing the web going to visit all my blog friends and deciding who it is that I would like to pass this award on to ........... THE PRESSURE ....

Monday, October 5, 2009

Christmas Booklet Card

Front of the card booklet

Inside of the card booklet.

I made these to give to all my friends a few weeks
before Christmas so that they can actually use the booklet.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags

These are just a few Christmas tag cards that I made this morning.
They are very quick to make, about 10 minutes each.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New scrapbooking page

Ill start this week off by sharing a new layout with you.
Ive used the moth eaten technique and lots of ink on this page.

Ive also used a variety of ribbons and lace.
I have used little green reign stones to create circles on my page.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Special Wedding Invitation

A good friend of mine is getting married next year and has asked me to design her invitations. She is getting married at a wild life game reserve. She wants to keep the colours of the wedding natural so I decided to make the sample invites in different shades of green. I made two samples, the first is a large 750ml bottle of locally produced red wine and the second is a small 175ml bottle of red wine also produced here in South Africa. Each invitation will be in a little wooden box lined with straw and hand delivered.

I thought it would be nice to add a note in the wooden box asking people that were attending to bring their bottle of wine to drink at the receptions and to ask those people that could not attend to drink their wine on the evening of the wedding.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pewter art

I hand embossed some pewter and put it on a
bottle of red wine. This makes a lovely gift
for special birthdays, weddings, engagements
and Christmas.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


These are just two cards I had lying around in my craft room.
Decided to put them on my blog.

A little bit of pink

Two quick and simple cards that could be used for any occasion.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mini Acetate Album

This is a few pages of a little mini album I have made for my sons girlfriend to take to her host family in America where she will be spending the next year. The photos are of their little girl Madeleine.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Heart Strings

Just a quick layout I created using a large piece of acetate.

I have not put a photo on this layout yet as I don't
have one that would complement this page.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Free Photo-shop or Digital photography course

Hello everyone, I just found a place on the web to do a free Photo-shop or digital photography course. If you interested just go here. I have just signed up (This could be a disaster for me as I am SO no computer literate) but hey, I'll try and see what happens.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New posts coming soon & the biggest surprise for me.

Hi everyone, Sorry that I have been neglecting my blog lately but I have been so busy preparing for my Christmas workshop that I have had little time for anything else. But I promise that by next week everything should be back to normal.

I was so excited on Monday morning when I opened my email and to my surprise there was an email from Tim Holtz (yes, THE Tim Holtz!). He had been to look at my bolg, then emailed me and this is what he said.

wonderful work adele, thanks for the link


I was running around the house screaming like a kid on Christmas morning. Thank you Tim Holtz, you made my year so special.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Large Christmas tag.

I have such fun making these Christmas tags, my kids think I'm mad making Christmas stuff so early in the year. BUT I don't think its so early. I decided that this year I want to be really organised when Christmas comes. I want to do as much now so that I can relax and enjoy the holidays.
Ink all your paper with black including the flower. add some reign stones to your project to give it that festive look.
Add lots of ribbons and embroidery cotton or string to these Christmas tags it just gives them such a rich look and don't foget to add a bell or two.

Christmas card

I love using black ink, it really makes your stuff look distressed and old. Punch lots of holes all around the pattern paper.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christmas Tags

Make some Christmas Tags using some red and green card stock.
Use ink and paint to distress the edges

Punch some holes in the card stock to get a moth eaten distress look.
Add some flowers , brads and reign stones to decorate your tag. Christmas will be here sooner than you think, so get started now and save yourself the rush.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

For Old Time Sake Card

On this card I have torn an acrylic clock in half and then used a lighter around the edges of the clock which has caused it to warp. I applied the same technique to the piece of acetate undre the flower and clock, the acetate was first stamped using acrylic paint and a decorative stamp. The edges of the clock were distressed with a pair of scissors and then inked. the oversized flower was inked and stamped with a postage stamp
Hope you enjoy making this card. It also looks fabulous in deep red.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Adore You Card

Try using many different types of textures and techniques on one card. Stamp, ink, paint and sew on your card. Use flowers, brads, acrylic and rope to give your card depth and a unique look. I had so much fun making this card.

Butterfly Card

Use a scalloped edge, some lace a butterfly, flowers and some reign stones to make a beautiful card.