Friday, July 1, 2016

Lets Scrap SUMMER fun Blog Hop

to all the ladies who took part in the BLOG HOP.

Congrats to my winner, drawn with


Your kit is on its way to you !  Enjoy
Hugs, Mich


Although it is freezing cold WINTER in South Africa, we want to warm you up and welcome you to the Let’s Scrap Sketches Summer Fun Blog Hop… this hop runs from July 1st to July 7th midnight so make sure you join in all the fun!!

If you are joining the blog hop here instead of the beginning go HERE to start at Let’s Scrap Sketches and follow the instructions for the Blog Hop to get in for a chance on all the prizes!!

Be sure to comment on this blog and follow me for more great inspiring creations… you need to do both of these things to get in on the RAK for this blog.

Then, please go on to the amazing Rebecca's Blog NEXT BLOG   for more fun and chances to win prizes!!

If you want to go back, please go to the PREVIOUS BLOG by Lisa Marie. 

Here is the fun sketch that we had to use for our BLOG HOP:

Using the fantastic Coffee Range of paper by a local South African Company Celebr8,  I created a fun layout celebrating good friends having coffee.
(click on image to view larger)


1. Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge onto your Hessian / Burlap.
2. Let Dry Completely in the Sun
3. Once dry, run through your Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz dies work best) or handcut Butterfly shapes

4. Spray some Gauze with a Brown Ink / Spray (or stain with coffee)
5. Color your stamens brown, either with Fantastix and All Purpose Ink (or your Copic / Permanent Markers)

 6. Adhere stamen to the bigger Butterfly
7.  Adhere a small piece of gauze
8. Now stick your smaller butterfly on top

9. Color your brad to match your stamen
10. Adhere to top of butterfly
11. Use your All Purpose Ink and color edges of butterfly (or use Glitz or Glitter Glue)


1.   Measure your size of your frame and cut out the middle.  
2.  I used a JUMBO photo so used a 13cm x 18cm FRAME and cut a 2cm border all the way around and cut out the middle neatly. 
3.  Using your Craft Knive, gently cut diagonally across each corner.  ONLY CUT the top layer of paper, NOT RIGHT THROUGH.
4.  Gently crack open the paper to reveal a Mitred corner.
5.  Ink the corner to define the edge
6.  Lay flat again and mat on a contrast cardstock color.  Remember to show cardstock all the way around the inner and outer area of frame.  
7.  Add photo behind the frame.
8.  Raise frame with foam to add dimension..  

1. To create the cute knotted roses, just tie knots into your JUTE and wind around and adhere with glue at the end when done.


Leave a comment that you were here.  
JOIN my blog (up top right side.. just add your email addy).
I will do a drawing for a RAK and choose a winner from the Comments below.


FREE Silhoutte Cutting File to you ALL ! 
If you want the title, please email me at and I will forward to you with pleasure.

RAK to ONE lucky winner.
A Double page SCRAPBOOKING kit 
Includes full instructions and ALL items needed to complete layout
(so remember to comment and blog hop)

Thank you for visiting my BLOG HOP, remember to HOP ON OVER to REBECCAs Blog so you can win more prizes and see more amazing layouts and tutorials !

Monday, June 27, 2016

Its my BIRTHDAY so lets have a SALE

I-Scrap JOBURG: As it is my birthday tomorrow,
 I am giving 10% discount on all IN-STORE purchases 
(excl kits and class fees) for this week ending 2 July. 
Sorry but online sales do not apply, only instore.. So come visit and get shopping !

Situated at:
18 Hugo Street, Rant en Dal Krugersdorp
081 383 7944

Tue - Sat
08h30 - 13h30

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial: Mini Open Booklet Element

I was lucky to work with the new FAIRY collection this week by Scrap Collections. On the ELEMENT sheet is the cutest little open Fairytale book.  This is cute way to create an interesting element on your layout.

If you don't have paper like this, you can find images on google, HERE , Just copy and print and use 


1.           Cut out SMALL OPEN booklet. Using additional cardstock, cut out two more shapes the same size. 
2.           Fold in half to find centre.  Using your molding mat, roll the back of the booklet sides so they are raised. 
3.           Adhere centre of booklet flat and middles raised with foam, sides flat again. Stack all three layers. Roll top right and bottom left corners. 

4.           Create a tassel and add to middle. (as per below)

1.           Cut a small template from a scrap of cardstock about 5cm deep and 8cm wide.
2.           Cut a slit as per example
3.           Tie string around a few times to get the body of your Tassel.
4.           Cut two smaller pieces of string and tuck one under the top section and tie a knot (hanging off piece).
5.           Tie another around the gap you have a few times and tie a knot.  This ties the middle of the tassle.
6.           Cut off bottom section and neaten to create a tassel.

I hope these have inspired you to create some fun layouts with mini booklet.

Hugs, Mich

Thursday, June 23, 2016

I-Scrap Class Snippits Week 20 June

This week again saw some lovely layouts being finished and created from new.  Thank you ladies. 

CLASS SCHEDULE: (Bookings on 081 383 7944 Only)
Tuesday 9-12 am AND 6-9pm 
Wednesday 9-12 am AND 6-9pm
Thursday 9-12 am 
Saturday 9-12 am or Kit Classes

Just some snippits to share with you on what we get up to in class.

A beautiful Cruise layout finished by Margie Smith this week

I just love this cutie pie.. Marie finished her baptism layout of her little cherub

I also got busy this week and have created 1 single and 2 double layouts already.

This is for a BLOG HOP for LETS SCRAP happening here on 1 JULY !!  (make sure you hop on over and check it out)

I received the new Scrap Collections FAIRY collection to play with.  Here is a sneek of the single I created.  More to follow soon when paper launches next week.

This Saturday is the second Penelopee Dee Launch of Blooming Fields here at I-Scrap Joburg.  The girls are in for a treat.  Sadly the paper is now SOLD OUT.  We hoping they reprint so that we can all pack more kits.

Have a good rest of your week and stay warm.

Hugs, Mich

Sunday, June 19, 2016


To say THANK YOU to all my amazing clients and loyal supporters,
 I am giving away a R500 GOODY BOX.. full of Scrapbooking Goodies !  

All you need to do, in order to win is:

1:  Follow this BLOG (on right tool bar - just add your email addy to be the first to get new updates as they happen)
2: Share this post on your Facebook page (if you have one)
3:  Leave a comment here indicating that you have done the above

(open to South African scrappers only).

I will do the LUCKY DRAW on the 1st of JULY and announce the winner here.


I-Scrap June Classes

Some amazing layouts have been created this month by my clients.   The girls had so much fun doing mixed media and playing with glitter too.  

Remember classes held 4 to 5 times a week and are all "OPEN" so you can create layouts to suit your needs.

I-Scrap Silhoutte Class - 18 June 2016

We were very fortunate to have Liane van Harn come teach our ladies how to use their Silhoutte machines to their fullest.

Two FULL classes later, and all the ladies left with mind totally overloaded with ideas and an eager heart to get home and start playing !

Thank you Liane for coming all the way to the West Rand to share you knowledge with us.