Friday, February 25, 2011

Off The Page Challenge

Hello crafters!!

This week our DT challenge was to scrap something off the page.  It is always fun to use your scrapping goodies on something that is not just a layout.

Heba used her scrap stash on a box which sores her ink pads, embossing powders and paints


 This is a handmade book for my 2011 diary. I have stitched all the page using handmade Coptic stitching method that I have found at You Tube. This is the link ( ), hopefully it will be useful to someone as I found it easy, and entertaining.


I found this little treasure at Starbucks.  A travel coffee mug :D

Thanks for visiting!!  Stay creative.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DT Challenge - Buttons & Ribbons

Hi friends :D

Buttons and ribbons were such a hot embellishment at one stage.  This week, the challenge for the DT was to come up with a layout using these forgotten little treasures :d





Happy Scrapping :D


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mini Book Challenge

Hello Scraplings :D

I have had such a HECTIC couple of weeks, with this week being the worst of the lot!!!!!  I think my children’s school decided to cram EVERY possible activity into this last week before mid-term break!!!

So here is the LOOOONG over due mini book challenge done by the very talented ladies on the Design Team :D

First up we have Heba's submission:

Next up is the talented Riri :

Next up is Hana's submission :

And here is my submission :D

Happy scrapping :D


Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Children's Book

How do you explain to children that their parents are separating or getting divorced?  It is a subject which should be addressed with sensitivity, as often the children are too young to fully understand the reasons for the separation.  A very good friend of mine who has gone through this process recently, has written this illustrated book.  

From the site:
The book was written as a guide to couples with young children that are about to go through the divorce process. Using guidance obtained from a number of counsellors, therapists and teachers the themes, content, and style were adapted to suit the needs of children aged between 3 and 7 years. When facing the prospect of a separation, (either through divorce or the breakdown of a long term relationship) parents of young children are faced with the extremely unpleasant task of letting their children know that the circumstances they have grown to know will soon change. This book is structured to specifically address the reality that often creatures, regardless of species, may not be able to stay together, but that life can continue. In telling the story the focus has remained with the children and ensuring that they understand that while the situation will definitely affect them, it is not their fault, nor is it a situation that involves them. Ideally, the publication will also allow the parents to gain a little more perspective on the situation and to realise that they can resolve their issues without allowing them to cause permanent emotional scarring in their children.

Should you be interested in purchasing this book, visit Rubber Duck Press.  The book is available internationally.