Monday, August 25, 2014


Well it's been almost nine years that I got married and really haven't done much in terms of my wedding album. I recently had the chance to create a layout with the Stunning Prima range of papers called Something Blue.

With all the fabulous flowers and papers out there, one can only create beautiful things.

For my layout I misted the background with Lindys stamp gang mists and stencilled with black ink and words from the Prima Stencil Range.

The birds and flowers were painted in with gessos.

The rest of the layout is rather self explanatory, I just clustered flowers together and used the Chipboard sticker sheet from the sange range to embellish my page.

The doilies were inked with Distress inks.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Last layout done - Using the BeachComber range from Fabscraps

With this layout i played around a bit with Gesso, art sand, Inking etc.
I created the cream flower with the new Marion Smith Bloom tool. The chipboad flower flourish I painted with Gesso and then inked and heat embossed using Thick Clear embossing powder.  I also painted the edges of the paper with Gesso. I used blue mixed flower soft to add colour by the sand.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14th, 2014

BLOG HOP with a difference

A friend of Mine Wilna Cremer contacted me and asked me to join her in a blog hop with a difference.  I met Wilna through facebook and we shared a mutual interest of creating an event in the KZN Midlands for all the scrapping ladies. Our Event unfortunately did not take place due to lack of interest but our friendship has grown since then...

As you are well aware I am very new to this blogging thing and dnt often get time to go onto my blog. I am a stay at home mom with a little 3½ year old who keeps me constantly busy. I have a small home run scrapbook shop, I also do have a clientele base that does alot of email orders with me. I also make wedding and celebration invitations.

I have been involved in scrapbooking since 2006. I started doing classes in 2008 and have never looked back since.

 What am I working on?
At the moment many things, but planning my next class I guess and trying to dabble in the millions of other crafts my enquiring mind takes me to. I am also sorting and re-organising my craft room/shop.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Well I must admit I love to try out new techniques and ideas that are thrown my way and with Pinterest and the many sites you get ideas from how to make and do things, I am always trying something new. I am not sure how my work differs from others, as I would say I have my own style of doing things. I seek ideas in everyday life and surroundings. I love to see the expression's on the ladies faces when I do my classes and they tell me where did I learn to do this....I like to create a lot of my own embellishments from ideas I get around me, using every day items.

I am enjoying the new style of scrapping/mixed media, I try to incorporate as many new techniques into my classes where I can. I am a keen photographer and love to take photos of just about anything and love to see the result of the photos that I take. My biggest inspiration is my little boy whom I just love to take photos of...

Why do I create what I do?
Having come from a background of creative people in some way or another, I guess It was only time that I would be involved on something creative as well. I used to draw alot as a child and loved to make my own cards and as I got older was always making cards and sewing for people. I was also very keen on graphics on the computer. I was given a scrapbook album and embellishments from a friend for my wedding and that was when my passion for scrapbooking started. 

How does your creating process work?

I often look at the papers that are around first and then decide that a certain photo will look good with that etc. I then look at all the finer details of the papers and see what will match etc and then my brain goes crazy, trying to make and find things that re new and exciting to match my layout. I ahve only recently starting drawing sketches for my classes, I just find it more simple when it comes to teaching them. When I do a layout for myself and not for a class I look at my photos and then decide on how I would like my layout to be.
I also love layering and like to see a full page. Although I am enjoying all the open space scrapping going around.

I am tagging the following blogs :
Michelle Wyk - A well known designer and scrapbooker who does the most amazing layouts

Valerie Ann Thorpe - She has the most beautiful layouts and mixed media projects. Love her style of work.

I had the pleasure of meeting all these lovely ladies via Facebook and then I finally met them in person at the Tim Holtz workshop in March 2014.

Hop on over to there blogs and see the awesome work that they do...

Till next time, hopefully I will be a bit more knowledgeable with the blogging

Sunday, May 25, 2014

"Sweet Baby"

I must admit this was really a fun class that I gave. I brought back memories when Joshua was just a tiny little baby and all the emotion and love came flooding back again.

I designed this page for a baby girl or boy layout. As I have scrappers that have little princesses as grandchildren too.

Here are the pictures of my layout as taught on the 24th May 2014.

Sweet Baby Class

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Scrap365: Tuesday Tutorial: Tando Tryptych

Scrap365: Tuesday Tutorial: Tando Tryptych: Hello it's Jaine with you today. I was lucky enough to be given some lovely Tando chipboard to play with. So let me show you what I did...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Kaisercraft "Limelight" class

Its been a crazy two weeks with all the public holidays and trying to get back to routine again. Had a bot of a break and had a class on the 28th April 2014.

The class was done using papers from the "Limelight" collection from Kaisercraft.

I taught my ladies to use stamps on there pages, heat embossing and much more.

Here are some close up pics of the class layout I did.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Supreme Scrapbook Challenge No 2

I must admit these last two challenges have eally been fun for me, I never really get time to scrapbook unless I am doing a class layout, and I now I am forced to do these challenges, which I am thoroughly enjoying.

I am really going to make more time to scrapbook.

Here is my layout for "MONOCROMATIC CHALLENGE NO 2" - I went with different shades of blue.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Well here is my take on the chanllenge – 1000 Steps from home….

I stencilled the letters with clear embossing ink and then heat embossed with copper embossing powder,  I then inked the lettes with Ourdoorsy olive distress ink

I inked the tree with distress inks and heat embossed with thick clear embossing powder

I inked the chipboard leaves with distress ink and then applied clear gloss over the leaves

The chipboard hearts were distressed and inked and I applied thick glear embossing powder over them. I also used Gesson on my pages.

Gesso applied with a stencil to the edges of the page and page distressed with inks and chalk

How I created my page :

I inked my page with Tim Holtz distress inks, then painted gesso over the ink and stencilled with gesso.

The hearts, leaves and tree was inked and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

On my title letters I used a stencil and embossed with copper embossing powder. I also inked the letters.

A lot of use of distress inks, chalks and embossing powders.