Monday, May 31, 2010

travel admin...

Have had a busy, stressful day trying to sort out Schengan Visa's for our family trip to Greece. Urgh its proving to be quite a mission! My bags are packed and I'm ready to go I just need the ticket and the visa! 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Be fabulous!

A quick card i made for my friend Modie - just to tell her that i think she's fabulous.

Tell someone they are fabulous.


I found this in a quiet little cafe in Seoul. It made me laugh.
"Courage... is two candy bars and saving one for tomorrow."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I made a 2010 Calendar for my friend Kerry - as a gift to her Grandparents on their wedding anniversary. I asked her for photographs of all the grandchildren and the grandparents and also important birthday dates. Then I printed it and bound it together with a ribbon. She loved it.

Make a date in your calendar and reserve yourself some "me-time".

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wedding Fever

I've been helping a few friends make wedding invitations and getting things organised for their weddings - that I've developed a case of wedding fever! One of my friends has been feeling a bit stressed lately because of all the wedding planning - so I decided to make her a little 'pamper-kit' for her to de-stress including some foot-scrub, nail-file, nail polish and some ice-cream earrings. (Had to get the sugarless ice-cream version! 100 day wedding detox!) I also had a picture of her and her fiance for her to remember the real reason for the big wedding day!

Make a 'pamper yourself' kit for someone who needs it. Or just because...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Travel Journal

A few more pages from the 'Italy Travel Journal' that I am making for my friend Kelly. Here are some Italian food pages including a pseudo-menu for her to scribble down her favourite Italian edibles.

Write down a delicious menu. Make it fancy. Cook up a storm...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A travel journal

My friend Kelly is traveling to Italy for a week (jealous!) - so I've started making her a travel journal for her to document her trip through sidewalk cafes, shopping malls, museums and delicious Italian menus. This is page one. More to follow...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Successful Sushi Session in Seoul

Had a delicious Sushi buffet lunch in Seoul today at a place called NiJi. 10 000 won for all you can eat Sushi! What a treat... i love sushi.

Treat yourself to your favourite food. You only live once!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Skinny Cards

I just uploaded some DIY birthday cards to my Etsy store. I made these for my mom when I went home because she loved them so much. I love you mom.

Graphic Poetry

Inspiration Challenge* create your own graphic poetry. Cut up old magazines, pictures, scrap papers, newspaper clippings and use your poetic graphic license! Anyone that scans/sends/mails me some interesting graphic poetry - will have their creations posted here and will receive a set of goodies from my online Etsy store :)

Be inspired. Write a poem. Make it pretty.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lomography Loving

I love the style of lomography photographs. They're vintage, unpredictable and dreamy. There's plenty of room for creativity by double (or triple) exposing pictures, using gel filters, warped lenses and varying shutter speeds.
These were taken using a Diana F+ camera. Check out the online lomography store or visit my "lomo-home" to see more of my pictures.

This is me - Double Trouble!

Call for Stripes

Take a picture of something simply gorgeous.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Heads Up

I've been really into headbands lately. I love the vintage style of them. I especially love the leopard print one! (Images found via We heart it)

Me and my headband:

Get head-banded.

Friday, May 7, 2010

a Journal spot

I found a perfect journal spot this weekend - the big dam near our house in South Africa. I took my journal and some art supplies and settled down near the dam to do a bit of doodling. Nothing like fresh air, green trees, fresh grass and calm water to gather inspiration...

Find a lovely journal spot filled with fresh air, green trees, good sounds and be inspired...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wild Africa

I surprised my family and went home for my brother's 21st Birthday. The day after his party we took a family trip to Nambiti Game Reserve and stayed at Lions Valley Lodge.
It was absolutely beautiful. We saw so many wild animals - lion, cheetah, giraffe, rhino, elephant, serval, zebra, warthog and plenty of antelope. It's good to be in the bush. I'm so happy to be South African!


Plan your dream vacation - even if it's only in your head. Set a date, have a goal and decide to travel to some place exotic. Beautiful Africa is waiting for you!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Quirky Questions

Just for fun...
How about getting yourself better acquainted with yourself with a few quirky questions.
Leave a comment or post them to your own blog and answer them there :)

1. Do you prefer cake or ice-cream?
2. What is the last thing that came out your mouth?
3. If you could be one place right now- where would it be?
4. What were you doing one hour ago?
5. If you could have a super-human power, what would it be?
6. If you ruled the world, what would be the first change you made?
7. What type of shoes are you wearing?
8. If you won the lotto right now, what would you do?
9. If you could say anything to your boss right now, what would it be?
10. If you had a years supply of cheese what would you do with it?
11. Describe your dream house.
12. When is your favourite time of day?
13. How would you describe the colour red to a blind person?
14. What is one thing you could never live without?
15. What came before sliced bread?
16. What is something that has really been puzzling you lately?
17. If you were a comic hero what would your super hero disguise look like?
18. Describe one thing that has not yet been invented but would change the evolution of mankind.
19. Soda or fruit juice?
20. What's the best thing you've heard all week?
21. If you could have anything in the world, right now- what would it be?

Answer some quirky questions...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lovely Lomo

Lucky Strike

Making Stamps

Today we took a trip to the dam and I decided to try a stamp-making technique with my family.This is what you'll need:

* A marker
* A soft eraser
* A linoleum cutter
* Stamping Ink
* Paper

Start by drawing the picture or pattern you want onto the soft eraser with a marker. My cousin Ashlea decided to make a capital A.
Next, decide the parts of the stamp which you want to be negative and positive. (It makes it easier to colour in the parts of the stamp you want ink to fall on.)
Then take the linoleum cutters and scrape away the negative shapes around the stamp.

Once you have cleared away all excess eraser you can take the eraser stamp and dab it in some stamping ink.
Test out your new stamp on a clean piece of paper:

You can make any shapes you wish- my favourite so far is my little camera! Happy snapping :)

Make your own set of rubber stamps - it's easy, fast, fun and useful!