Showing posts from October, 2013

Craft class - Tea tray

What a super time we all had in the October craft class! Our goal was to produce a small tea tray that can hold 2 mugs, sugar, and milk. This tea tray has a piece of glass raised above the base, so you can create a small 3D scene underneath. Each lady chose a different piece of scrapbooking paper as their background image, chose a paint colour to match this paper, then decorated with flowers, leaves, and swirls.
Adding the embellishments, one by one! We used an Olba punch to punch out these tiny, tiny flowers and leaves, then curled them to give them a 3D effect. Hard at work - but having lots of fun! The photo does not do these tea trays justice! In real life they are absolutely gorgeous!

Craft class - Altered mouse traps

This was my first 'official' craft class in my newly revamped craft room. I taught the ladies how to take an ordinary household item - a mouse trap - and alter it into something definitely not with such a gory connection - a useful note holder for your fridge!
Some of the ladies hard at work The fabulous end results - each one used the same techniques, but produced totally different and unique holders!  Well done ladies.

New Digistamps4Joy digi (Sunday 20 Oct.2013)

I found these gorgeous bottle caps in my local craft store and decided to create some digistamps for the DS4J store. This is the first set I put together and it consists of 4 different sentiments - each a separate file. They are sized at 1" for printing, and can be punched out very easily with a 1" circle punch.  This is the card I made to use one of these bottle cap sentiments on.  I bought this fabulous embossing folder a while ago. I added Platinum Stickles to the embossed frame and swirls, added a touch of grey pencil to the inside of the frame, and then corner-punched the corners of the card. Then I coloured up "Bella Bridesmaid" with aqua pencils and OMS during the monochromatic colouring class I recently gave. The bottle cap sentiment was lightly coloured with grey pencil on the outer edge, and some Stickles added to the main word. The sentiment was glued inside the bottle cap (which I first pushed through the Cuttlebug to curl the edges), then I covered t…

DS4J Blog Hop winner

Thank you to everyone who became a new follower and left a comment during the Digistamps4joy Blog Hop. I have randomly selected a winner of the digistamp prize on my blog ... OLGA BESTER.
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Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop: 5-11 October 2013

You have arrived at Margy’s blogin PRETORIA, South Africa!

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop to celebrate WORLD CARDMAKING DAY, and running from 5 - 11 October 2013. DS4J has chosen the theme "COUNTRY" to celebrate what we love about our own country. This is my beautiful city in spring time with the flowering Jacaranda trees.
Blog Hop Navigation If you landed on my page first, then just carry on down the list, and from the top again till you are back at my blog OR start at the top at the main Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you will not ‘get lost’! Digistamps4JoyBlog(Main blog) Alex Angela Antoinette Asmah Berni Charlene Desire Ema Jackie JenLee Karin MARGY(YOU ARE HERE) Pam (Your next stop) Riette Sharon Ursula
Here is the card I am showcasing for the hop, and I used "Mommy's girl".  I coloured it in with watercolour pencils and OMS, and drew in a savanna scene behind them. The pape…