Hello Sil...and some winners!!!!:)

Hello Sil

Happy Friday my friends! Today's layout features my friend Mirjam and her son Sil! :)
I used the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays (where I'm this month's guest designer).

A little misting, banner and twine action. :)

And now on to some winners from the Your Scrapbook Stash blog hop!!!! :)

Winner #1 is 

Winner # 2 is

 Congratulations Angi and Archana! :) Please send me an email so that I can forward your contact details to Your Scrapbook Stash. Do it fast because Your Scrapbook Stash is having 20% off till end July (including 3000 products that are already on sale!).

P/s: I'll share my super secret project next week. Turns out I got the dates wrong...*sheepish grin*. Meanwhile you have a great weekend and maybe start working on my guest Helen's modern shabby challenge? :)

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Upcycled raisin box ...another chance to win some Stash Cash from Your Scrapbook Stash! :)

My stuff upcycled container

Another chance to win some stash cash from Your Scrapbook Stash! :) [Have you entered the previous giveway?]

I don't know about you but I'm always in need of containers to put my stuff in...*LOL*

And it makes me really happy when I can upcycle something...:)

I glued some scrunched up wrapping tissue around the container, then wrapped some burlap and trims around it. The container's plastic so I could use brads to adhere the burlap and trims. Not too shabby for a 30 minute project eh? *winks*

Supplies: Sunmaid raisin container, wrapping tissue, burlap, twine, brads, (from Your Scrapbook Stash) :Crate Paper chipboard, stickers and paper, Webster's Pages trim.

Don't forget to visit the rest of the Stash girls for more chances to win!

What do you have to do to win $10 in stash cash right here? Leave me a comment on this post and check back on Friday when I announce the winners! :)

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How to create a textured background using wrapping tissue and glimmer glam. A tutorial!:)

One month old

Today, I'm sharing how to create your own textured background using wrapping tissue and Glimmer Glam in a short tutorial! :) My model for today is my friend Maggi's daughter Zippy! :)

Step 1: Compose your layout and elements. I "guesstimated" the rough area I needed to work sense working on areas that would be covered up by papers or embellies.

Step 2:  Apply liquid adhesive to the cardstock.

Step 3 : Add some wrapping tissue, scrunching the tissue as you adhere to the cardstock.

Step 4: You should get something like this. The glue dries clear. You can speed up the process with a heat gun.

Step 5:  Paint a layer of gesso.

Step 6: Apply distress inks in blues and greens (to match the patterned paper).

Step 7: Paint on the Glimmer Glam (Midnight). Love the big sparkly glitter bits.

Supplies: (from Your Scrapbook Stash) Webster's Pages papers and trims, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Midnight, Others: American Crafts stickers, SRM sticker, metal butterfly embellishments.

What do you think?

P/s: Come play along with my guest Lynnda's minimal challenge! :) And have you entered a comment in yesterday's giveaway post? Come back tomorrow for another chance at a giveaway! Winners will be announced on Friday's post! :)

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Happy day ...a chance to win a shopping spree at Your Scrapbook Stash...yay! :)

(this card is currently out for publication)

Are you having a happy day? :)
 May I make it better by offering you a chance to go shopping at Your Scrapbook Stash? :) You have TWO chances to win on this blog. One on this post and another chance in a later post [*ahem, it's on Thursday! *]

Your Scrapook Stash is having a blog hop Tuesday 26 July to Friday July 29 with cool prizes for you to win including the new Fancy Pants releases [psst...comment on the store blog..].

To increase your chances, visit these awesome blogs and comment away! :)

Yvonne Yam  * You are here*

What do you have to do to win $10 in stash cash right here? Leave me a comment on this post and check back on Friday when I announce the winners! :)

Supplies: Crate Paper chipboard, stickers, paper (all available at Your Scrapbook Stash), burlap, wrapping tissue, button, wrinkle ribbon, tulle.

P/s: This is my second post for the day. Don't forget to check out my guest blogger post: Go modern shabby with Helen Tilbury! :)

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Go modern shabby with Helen Tilbury! :)

My guest today is the lovely Helen Tilbury of Scrap Addict. Helen has a sweet romantic and eclectic style. Her layouts are always full of pretty details and luscious layers. She also plays with mediums to create one-of- a-kind backgrounds that are rich in interest and texture, creating the perfect backdrops for her stunning photos! :) Today she's hosting an awesome challenge with a cool RAK for the winner! :)

But first, let's ooh and ahhh over her gorgeous gallery! 


Hi there Peeps!  My name is Helen Tilbury & I live in the sunny town of Durban, South Africa, with my dear husband Shane (he puts up with a lot…) and my 3 kids…Jack (16), Reilly (13 & a BOY in case you were wondering…) and my little girl Camryn, whose 11.  I have another darling daughter, Chelsea, who is now 18, and lives away from home for the most part as she is studying at university (sob sob!).  We also share our home with 3 fur-babies called Cocoa, Daisy & Chives & our ‘can’t-live-without’ full-time house-helper Mercy. 

Life can get pretty hot around here with temperatures reaching 40 degrees celsius in mid-summer so the safest place for me to be is in my scrap room!  I can easily spend hours & hours in my studio as it also houses my computer, where I love to blog & photo-edit too.  Currently I am serving on six different design teams & I just can’t get enough of this wonderful hobby!  You can read more about me & where I “do my thing” in the sidebar of my blog at if you like J

Thank you so much to dear Yvonne for having me.  I love Yvonne’s blog & her “Less is More” approach & am honoured to be able to share my layouts & challenge with all of you, her readers, here today. 

I am also forever repurposing things like medical gauze for my layouts as I have to buy all my scrapbooking products online & wait a month for them to arrive, so when I’m in need of “a quick fix” I look around the home & see what I can find to cut up LOL.

I hope you enjoy my challenge & I look forward to seeing all your lovely creations here soon.

Are you ready to play along with Helen's challenge? Read on...

The challenge is to MIX YOUR MISTS (Modern Shabby Style!)

1)     Use at least 3 different colours of mists(diluted acrylic paint in a spray bottle works too)
2)     Use chipboard that you have first used as a mask for your mists (like I have done with the Imaginarium Designs butterfly)
3)     Use up some of your old (or new!) rub-ons (stickers work too)
4)     Add an eclectic assortment of other elements to give your creation a MODERN SHABBY STYLE – here I used Hambly Screenprints Doily stickers, American Crafts chipboard elements & tags, plus some flowers, twine, a pretty pearly brad &  glossy American Crafts badge.

Pretty cool challenge, eh? Are you up for it? Helen's offering this awesome RAK to the winner...

Please link your newly created modern shabby style project (card, layout or altered item) via Inlinkz (located at the end of the post) by Friday 12 August.

As always, please leave a little love for my guest Helen.


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An exciting week! :)


Hello friends! The cardio junkie is back  and she feels gooooooood! :) Thanks for all the positive energy you sent my way! :) A couple of exciting things happening this week...a new guest blogger, chances to win shopping sprees at Your Scrapbook Stash [including new CHA stuff] and my super secret project...*winks*

Today's layout features my littlest nephew J...who finally got a haircut and now looks more like a boy! :) *LOL*A little white pen and some rub-on action on the photos.

A little misting and button action.
I was inspired by the sketch at Creative Scrappers and the challenge at Bird is the Word.

Supplies: American Crafts patterned, lace and vellum paper and rub-on, buttons, mists, wrinkle ribbon, burlap, white pen, black pen.

P/s: Don't forget about my guest Lynnda's minimal ends on Friday! :)

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Doll...and some gifting challenge winners! :)

Welcome little doll

I love these pictures of my friend Maggi's girl carrying her baby sister for the first time. I'm sure she's thinking, "Doll! " *LOL*  :)

Paper strips, ribbon, lace and buttons.
Bloom made from some Victoria's Secret wrapping tissue.
I used the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays where I'm guest designing this month. :)
Supplies: Papers from Pebbles, Thickers and ribbon (awesome) from American Crafts, wrinkle ribbon, lace, tissue paper, crochet doiley, brad, SRM sentiment stickers, white pen.


A big thank you to those who played along with my guest Angi's gifting challenge! :) Angi decided that there should be TWO winners! :)

Winner #1 based on merit  is
Lynn with this awesome burlap bag!

 Winner # 2 based on is
Erin T with this cute card set wrapped in vellum!

Congratulations Lynn and Erin! :) Please email me with your mailing details so that I can get your RAKs out to you! :)

P/s: Happy weekend friends! :) Don't forget about my guest Lynnda's minimal challenge! She has 2 prizes to give away too!:)

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I have THE sweetest bloggy pals! :)

Make a wish card

I have THE sweetest bloggy pals! Thanks for all your well-wishes!:) I'm on the mend! :)

Just a quick card for the  CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Yes, I upcycled a Baskin Robbins plastic spoon...:)

Supplies: (from Your Scrapbook Stash)Basic Grey paper, Others: wrinkle ribbon, SRM stickers, Baker's twine, corner rounder, plastic spoon.

P/s: Come play along with my guest Lynnda's minimal challenge! :)

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Cardio withdrawal is making me sad! :(

Hello girl with skipping rope

Ahhh..going through a severe cardio withdrawal right now...Day Four without my feel-good endorphins is making me seriously sad...terrible cold begone! Between tearing and sniffing, I did managed to whip up this card though...can't wait till I can jump rope again! *LOL*

A little wrapping tissue and trim for some texture.

Burlap, ribbon tab and chipboard frame. A little ink and tracing wheel action along the edges.

I used the sketch at CPS.

Send me some sweet thoughts to chase the nasty cold away?

Supplies: (from Your Scrapbook Stash) Crate Paper chipboard, sticker and papers, Others: burlap, twine, trim, wrapping tissue, button, brown pen.

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