Wednesday, April 22, 2015

12 Tags of 2015- April Tag

Hi Everyone,

I have had such fun making this month's tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 Challenge.

Something about paint splatter, something about stamping, something about sewing all seemed to call to me and I found myself happily tag making for a good portion of the day.

So on with the show. This are Tim's tags for April:

See, even Tim had to make more than one!!!

And here is mine:

Of course I didn't not have a single thing that Tim used in this month's challenge (I never do) but I love the ability to compromise and go with what I've got. Here I used a flower set from Stamping' Up. And I did not have any distress markers so I used regular  water colours.
I just love how it turned out. 

The dies I used were We R Memory Keepers Album Made Easy Text Dies.

And just look at that zig-zag stitching! I just love sewing on paper. It's my thing!!

So I made another:

Closer up:

 And another one:

Here is a close-up:

Then I started on a different flower. Here it is in pink:

Here it is in blue:

This one is not quite finished yet. I want to stamp a greeting and personalise this one a bit more before it goes out.

And here it is in red:

I really could go on all day. I do have to break out my "Time to Florish" stamp sets and get to work making cards and tags using this cherished technique. 

All I can say is thanks Tim!!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Ms Jazmyn- A God-sent treasure.

Hi Everyone,

On Thursday, I took the kids out for a quick wander around our local shopping centre and decided to head into the Salvation Army store for a quick peek at what they had. 

Well look who I came home with:

I didn't know who this was..all I saw was piercing glass blue eyes and highly articulated joints and I just knew I had to bring her home.

My first clue came from the tattoo on her back:

I put this information into my search engine and I have my answer! So this is a Liv doll. They have their own commercial. You can watch it here.

So there are four characters in the Liv line- Daniela, Alexis, Sophie and Katie.

I think I have Sophie although she now goes by the name of Ms Jazmyn (thank you Leanne).

Here's what Ms Jazmyn looks like if she had her wig:

She sure looks different without a wig!! 
But a few of my Facebook followers have told me that they quite like her without a wig so I think we might go that way just to make a statement!

This is Liv doll Daniela:

She is gorgeous. Tan skin and brown eyes!! I'm telling you, there is something special about these dolls, I feel it in my heart.

And this is Liv doll Katie:

Without and with the wig:

Her green eyes are mesmerising. She has brown hair and fair skin. So pretty!

And this is Liv doll Alexis:

Hazel eyes and tan skin. She is naturally blessed sun-kissed gorgeous!!

Then in 2010. They introduced Liv doll Hayden.

Hayden has light skin and hazel eyes.

Since I haven't been a teenager since forever, I wanted to find each and everyone of these girls and perhaps arrange a playdate. But little did I know the bad news!!


In spring 2012, Spin Master announced that the Liv World doll line would be discontinued in the fall due to high competition and low sales (The Examiner 30 Dec. 2012)

Yup. So that's the end of that idea. Ms Jazmyn just has to contend with her new buddies that came in the Salvo bundle!

Ms Leila and stubby there!!

And a few semi-nude action men.

And one LOUD MOUTH Commando strutting around in his tight greenies!!

In the meantime, I have given her my password and she is keen to find herself a pretty maxi dress.

I'll keep you updated with the living arrangements around here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Credits to: The Toy Box Philosopher where I was able to get pics of all the dolls from.

Dear God- Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Thank you for finding me a home and a mommy who loves me. I can never ever pray enough in thank you for how much you have blessed me. If I can humbly ask you, to please find a way of bringing my sisters to me so we can be one big happy family once again. Amen

Dresses for Pocket Letters

Hi everyone,

I have truly embraced the pocket letter craze and here I present you the mother of all pocket letters. Double-sided PL!!! This pocket letter featured the adorable Impression Obsession Gown Die.

This one was a true pleasure to design and work through. BEHOLD!!

Side 1- Here I decided to keep pattern papers and embellishments in the background working with 200gms white card stock that has been embossed with a different embossing folder for each dress.

Then for side 2- I decided to switch it around. I kept the background simple but made the dresses out of patterned paper.

Here's what Im talking about:

I used the beautiful All That Glitter's 6.5" x 6.5" Paper pad by Kaisercraft as well as the accompanying embellishment pack. I really like how it turned out.

To read about it in more detail, check out the blog post I did for Aunty Vera's Scrap and Craft here.

I do hope you have found inspiration here. I would love it if you left a comment below to tell me which pocket was your favourite design.

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Girl with the Easter Basket.

Hi all,

I've had a marathon Easter card-making session this year. Check out my guest blog at Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft to read all about these cards:

Thanks for stopping by. 


"Queue" credits

P.S. Do you know how when you have just finished watching a movie and the credits are rolling and then suddenly they start showing bloopers? Well, here are some bloopers!

"Hello?"...."Helloooooo?" Did they take the shot already?

"Off with their heads!"

Singing: "These "feet" were meant for walking"

"A tisket, a tasket a little....- wait a minute, it's not yellow..CUT!!! Get me wardrobe! WARDROBE!!!

Model: "What about me? You didn't feature me!"
Director: "Your dress is ugly. NEXT!"

Model: "What about me? I didn't get any airtime!"
Director: "Your dress got ruined. NEXT!"

That's all folks.