DIY Baby Boy Shower – A Celebration Part 1

Nothing says baby boy quite like a blue and white celebration. I wanted this baby boy shower for a little guy to be all about the cake… So instead of baking a huge big cake we opted for small yummy cupcakes in chocolate of course and then made a larger cake (well) to last a lifetime. Here’s how… I used a polystyrene base and wrapped it in a paper band, adhered a paper circle on top...
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DIY Easter – Easter Table Centre Piece

Easter is coming soon and I love all the festive pastel shades we are faced with, not to mention all those delicious eggs and treats. With Easter comes tradition and a celebration of faith so it gives an excuse to create beautiful crafts for the home and family. For our breakfast table I made a simple table centre piece using an egg container filled with beautiful glittery eggs, paper and silk...
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Petaloo Burlap Daisy Layers & Botanica Mums and Butterflies

Are you ready for more flowers? We have a gorgeous bunch of new flowers from Petaloo to share with you. Burlap flowers have become incredibly popular with scrapbookers and paper crafters – create your own flowers with our versatile and affordable range of delicately shaded burlap daisy layers. Who doesn’t love a butterfly? Petaloo’s brand new range of Chrysanthemums and co-ordinating...
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Colour Your Burlap Flowers In A Few Easy Steps

These beautiful burlap flowers from Petaloo have become my absolute favourites. The texture and variety is amazing and the fact that I can personalize them to suit my project perfectly is a bonus. Today I am showing you how to combine your inks and flowers and create something truly unique in a few easy steps. All you need is a few minutes to customise the beautiful petals in something truly...
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Petaloo Darjeeling! A whimsical welcome to 2015!

Discover the magical world of Petaloo Darjeeling flowers & butterflies! These uniquely gorgeous blooms are rustic and life-like and add a wonderful touch of whimsy to any scrapbooking layout or craft project.   Find all the stunning Petaloo flowers, leaves, butterflies and other exquisite embellishments for all your crafting needs currently available in South Africa here »   Also...
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Happy New Year! Prima Art Mediums 2015

I hope that this year is going to be filled with amazing adventures and blessings. Each year right in the beginning I struggle to remember to write the correct date – does this happen to you? So this year I thought of a clever little reminder that I can keep on my desk and at a quick glance I am always reminded of the New Year. I started off by using a chipboard circle frame and built a...
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Irresistible Petaloo Textured Flowers

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of another batch of beautiful Petaloo textured flowers! The Textured Elements range from Petaloo brings you delicate and versatile burlap blooms to use on all your favourite scrapbooking & craft projects!     Find all the stunning Petaloo flowers, leaves, butterflies and other exquisite embellishments for all your crafting needs...
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Petaloo Textured Elements & Botanica!

It’s just about time for an injection of fresh new flowers! And what better way to curb the craving than by the new Petaloo Textured Elements and a tried and tested favourite, Botanica!   Petaloo Textured Elements Textured Elements from Petaloo bring you delicate and versatile burlap blooms. Petaloo products coordinate with several brands throughout the scrapbooking scene and one can always...
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Petaloo Darjeeling Flowers!

Perfect for your Valentine’s cards… The Petaloo Darjeeling flowers & butterflies are rustic and life-like and add a wonderful touch of whimsy to any scrapbooking layout or craft project. There are 4 stunning new colour ranges available but we think the rustic red is perfect for your handmade valentine’s...
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Petaloo Botanica Flowers Handmade Sweetie Jar!

Have you laid your hands on this amazing range of new Petaloo blooms yet? Well let me tell you, there are flowers and there is something so beautiful it makes your heart flutter and skip a beat. Yes I have said this many times about scrapbooking products – but these are totally different. They are soft, delicate and life like! Too gorgeous for words actually – they are best touched and...
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Petaloo Paper Flowers Back in Stock!

We know that many of you have been waiting excitedly for your favourite Petaloo paper flowers to come back in stock. We are very happy to announce that Mixed Blossoms, Forget Me Nots, Mulberry Value Packs and Mini Delphiniums are all back in stock in a variety of beautiful colour packs! Find all the stunning Petaloo paper flowers, as well as fabric flowers currently available in South Africa...
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Petaloo Botanica Collection Now Available!

Just as the name conjures up, Petaloo’s latest release is an explosion of beautiful flowers. Muted grey blue, ivory, amber and cranberry create a colour palette perfect for rich and textured floral effects on any project. Enjoy the splendour of these unique flowers with Petaloo Botanica! SEE MORE COLOURS HERE! Find all the must have Petaloo Botanica flowers currently available here! Petaloo have...
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Prima Embellishments Turns Old Tin Into Gift!

Sometimes holding onto things for no apparent reason works out in the end. I had this empty chocolate tin for ages now – just-in-case-I-wanted-to-turn-it-into-something. You know the stuff, and I am sure you know the feeling. The empty promise of one-day turning into someday. So today was the day. I was going to turn the empty tin into a gift tin for someone special. I first painted the tin...
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Petaloo Flower Notebook – Form Meets Function

I am a list maker. I am always writing things down and making lists of things to do, buy or ideas. So this also means I have loads of notebooks all around the house, in my bag, next to my bed and in the car. So naturally when I have the chance to make a cute little notebook using left-overs and pretty stuff then I jump at the chance. I also like using things that I can re-purpose into a...
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Designing With Colour – Accent Colours Will Make Your Work Pop

There are loads of beautiful paper ranges out there. Sometimes they appeal to you and sometimes they don’t! And that’s OK. Sometimes I find that in a particular range there is a paper that I love and yet nothing else – it’s like my personal style just can’t work around that little something that it lacks. Lucky for me I have had enough training in art that I can solve the problem quite easily....
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Chipboard Accents – Birds Of A Feather Flock Together

As of late I am not a huge fan of off-the-page-projects. Don’t get me wrong I love making them – they have no rules and are uncomplicated to say the least. The problem I have is what to do with them afterwards – unless you have a specific place for them to permanently live or a shop to display them in to inspire others – then they just become dust collectors. So now I have the attitude...
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Petaloo Forget Me Nots Flights Of Fancy

Delicate blooms, beautiful soft swirls of water coloured images, butterflies galore is all you need to make a few beautiful cards. The new Prima Fairy Rhymes range of papers are perfect for just that – the beautiful soft designs offers a peaceful palette of dreamy colours and delicate imagery, and teamed with the stunning flowers from Petaloo it truly is a winning combination. The grouping is...
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Heat Embossed Sticky Adhesives – Accents In A Flash – Adhesives Part 3

I love quick and easy accents for cards and layouts. The problem is I also love heat embossing. But sometimes it’s just too much effort to gather all the supplies needed for heat embossing. If you are lucky enough to have a set up studio area and everything is always on display – it’s a different story, but even then I have yet to find that person with the perfect studio to make use of...
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Darjeeling Flowers!

Petaloo delivers hundreds of new floral designs and colours each year! The Darjeeling flowers & butterflies are rustic and life-like and add a wonderful touch of whimsy to any scrapbooking layout or craft project. MORE COLOURS HERE! Find all the must have Darjeeling flowers, butterflies and other embellishments currently available....
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Petaloo Penny Lane Collection!

The Penny Lane Garden Collection of floral embellishments from Petaloo are perfect for scrapbooking, card making or any other creative craft project. Visit our website to see the amazing new Forget Me Nots & Mixed Blossoms now available! Find all the must have Petaloo flowers, butterflies and other embellishments currently available. Thank you Petaloo for always inspiring us! Visit the...
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docrafts Artiste – Colouring Outside The Lines

I have always been keen on an artist first approach when it comes to crafting, scrapbooking and card making. So naturally I approach my colouring in of stamped images in the same artistic non-perfect-outside-of-tie-lines kind of way – the more natural and watercolour like the better for me. And for that reason I love the Artiste Dual Tip Markers. These Artiste Dual-Tip Brush Markers are...
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Stuck On You – Adhesives Part 1

One of the most important things in most crafts is a good adhesive. It’s not just important to own good adhesives, but also to know their characteristics and uses. Some adhesives will work really well for certain applications, and the same adhesive will be a disaster on a different material. Knowing which adhesive to use is just as important as knowing how to use it. Over the next couple of...
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Texture That!

I am continually amazed at the beautiful textures and images produced by the new Couture Creations Embossing folders. The more you try them on different surfaces the more you just want to emboss everything in sight! Do you know the feeling? Do you find yourself asking how cool would that surface look if I embossed it using my new embossing folder? Then you are officially addicted as I am. The...
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With Love Petaloo Flowers Mixed Media Canvas

It’s the month of love, the month of red and white and pink, of eating overpriced chocolates and flaunting ridiculously priced red roses – yip it’s Valentine’s month. Sad that we haven’t cotton onto the idea of celebrating love each and every month, each and every day of our lives, instead we wait for the one month to publicly and privately declare our love to each other. I have learned early in...
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