Homemade recipe book mini-album

I attended another course with the talented Denise Van Deventer (who is on many design teams and whose blog is here) to show us how to make a mini-album. The album itself is fairly easy to make, but as always, the trick is in the detail. I always struggle to finish my projects like this … [Read more…]

Steampunk Mixed Media Card

I went to a class today with Marie from The Purple magnolia for a mixed media class and had such fun. We used all sorts of metal findings, some embossing powder, and some deliciously coloured waxes. I am in love with the new waxes <3. After a layer of gesso, we laid all the textured … [Read more…]

The first page of my journal

I have had a beautiful mixed media journal for a few years now, but have been too chicken to use it in case I “ruin” it. Well, last night Colin encouraged me to start using it both as a way to collect and keep my projects in one place, but to journal thoughts and project … [Read more…]

Mini album for Jabu

One of the latest classes at my local craft store was to make a sweet mini album with masculine-themed paper and embellishments. As with any class, you could choose any paper and theme, but I thought it would be fun to make one for Jabu. I used some old autumn-themed papers in browns, greens, and … [Read more…]

Tag with shimmer and flowers

**This is an image-heavy post** Douglas, my stepson – just recently got engaged to Nikkie, a lady living at the farm commune in Potchefstroom. We went down to visit today, and apart from his birthday gift (it is his birthday today) I wanted to give her a little gift too. I made a tag for … [Read more…]