Sipping Starbucks Scrapbook layout

Hello visitors. Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite indulgences.

STARBUCKS coffee of course.

Sipping Starbucks Scrapbook layoutAs I first set foot in this magical place of aromas and cosiness, I knew I was hooked. Luckily there is a coffee shop around almost every corner, so I don’t have to go far for a fix of this delectable java.Sipping Starbucks Scrapbook collageMore about this layout. One nice large focus photo takes the spotlight, with smaller images in bookplates. Also note the photo placed on the larger focus photo in the corner. This is a nice way to include more images if there is no space left.Sipping Starbucks Scrapbook detailI liked doing the title in a rounded fashion and then placed arrows all around the page to emphasize the title “Around every corner”. The inchies in the corner blocked in that empty space quite nicely.

I would love to hear your comment on this page, so feel free to leave one at the end of the post.

Thank you for visiting. I am going to get me some coffee now….

Happy Crafting Everyone.

Altered Bottles with an African flair

Hi everyone. Happy Wednesday to you all.

As I mentioned in my “About Me” page, I am from South Africa. So some of my work gets an “African flair”, whether I wanted it that way or not.Altered Bottles with an African flairThese were my first altered bottle attempts. It was not my intention to make it look African, but it came out that way. Altered Bottles with an African flair collageIt was also the first time I tried my hand at soldering. Lots of fun I tell you. Please just do a bit of research first and try not to burn the house down like I almost did. (long story). The tall bottle has a crackled effect. I got the idea fromĀ  Visit (Wendy Vicchi). Also use creative items for the top of the bottle if you decide it needs a lid of some sort. Here I used a doorknob and a big old bead.Altered Bottles with an African flair closeupIf you like altered bottle art check out my Pinterest board called “Jars & Bottles”.

Thank you for visiting with me, and I shall be back soon with more goodies to share.

Happy Crafting Everyone.


My first Tim Holtz Clock

Good day everyone.

This is my first altered “Timmy Clock”.

How much fun was this!

Altered Tim Holtz ClockI used mainly G45 Secret Garden Collection paper for this one.

It is so much fun because you get to build the whole thing in layers, and anything goes.

Altered Tim Holtz Clock collageFirst take the whole thing apart….(remember to place parts together that belongs together, otherwise you may have a few extra screws without a home in the end)

Now have some fun with gesso, painting, distressing and dry brushing the outside parts.

Altered Tim Holtz Clock detailI stamped on the inside of the glass too to give it more dimension. Add paper and embellishments on the back plate of the clock, it is here where you can add more dimension by fussy-cut images and lifting it with a few layers of foam squares.

Replace glass and assemble. Now you can add flowers, swirls, bling and other findings.

Use very strong fast drying glue and remember that you can actually use any clock that you can take apart. Just think of the possibilities people.

Happy Crafting Everyone.




Scrapbooking with Bottle Caps


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Welcome to my Happy Place.

Welcome to Scrapbook Medley.

At last I am up and running. To everybody that waited so patiently, thank you, I hope the results will be worth the wait.

I call this my Happy Place because what better feeling is there for the art and crafters among us to create and share our creations and ideas. “Medley” means “Mix“, and that is my passion, to mix all sorts of media and techniques.

This is the purpose of my blog. I hope that it will become your Happy Place too.

A huge THANK YOU to my husband who created this blog for me, you are indeed a very patient, talented and gifted man xxx

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