Sunday, 11 July 2010

World Cup RAK, Scraproom Storage & a couple of Layouts



As I write it is half-time during the final FIFA World Cup match between Spain & The Netherlands. The score is nil/nil! It's anyone's guess as to the outcome! With the whole experience drawing to a close I have been feeling rather sad...so I thought..."Why not keep the feeling alive a little longer & spread the fever??!!" So I decided to put together a World Cup RAK for y'all ;-D

One lucky winner {local or international} will receive a genuine SA vuvuzela, 4 FIFA endorsed official licenced products {keyring, bangle & 2 pens}, some real SA sweeties {& we make nyummy ones here believe me!} & some tourist booklets to encourage you to come & visit me!

There is no place in the world I'd rather have been for the last 5 weeks than right here in SOUTH AFRICA soaking up the great World Cup vibe & benefitting from the great organization & all the extras that have been accessible to the fans, we have had a GREAT time!!

All you need to do is leave a comment on this post AND link this post up on your blog {on any one of your posts} encouraging your readers to join in! Easy huh?! I will chose a random winner next Sunday. And below is a photo of my new shelf. I had it 'specially made to fit my storage jars & my turquoise tool tubs.

And here is another photo of the other side of my desk {opposite the shelf} which I have filled with more of the stuff I like to have accessible. My studio is less "slick" looking now than I had originally planned,because I'm not enjoying having absolutely everything put away & this is infinitely more practical.

In South Africa there is next to nothing in the way of genuine scrapbooking storage so we all need to improvise or custom-make. I found these "quick-clips" at the Hypermarket this weekend so my next project is to drill them & fill them! For locals who are interested, you can find them in the power tools section & unfortunately these were the last 2 in yellow. All the others are black. They are going for R60 each.

And now for a couple of layouts done recently. I had these fun photos taken in a booth when we went to the Fun Fair for Cami's 10th birthday. As you can see I used all my favourite things:- Bazzill cardstock, AC Thickers & a touch of Basic Grey Marrakesh, together with a Collage Press diecut & some Prima pearls.

I couldn't resist using a bit of Prima packaging! {see above bottom RHS} & the chipboard die-cuts are from a recent Cocoa Daisy kit {Lilly Bee maybe?}

I just thought up the title as I was working on the page! Chelsea & I had so much fun that day that it just made me really want my little girl back! {for her to be small again}.

I bought the ribbon & crochet braid online recently {Prima or Webster's I think} & had fun twisting it up into a flower & adding some dimension by ruffling it under the title. I held it together in the centre by piercing through all the layers with my spike then pushing a giant K & Co. brad through it all. Easy Peasy...

The next layout also uses photos from the photo booth at the Fun Fair, but this time I cut them up separately. I used an EK Success "I Do" embossed cardstock for the background {how gorgeous?!} & some Spun Sugar Glimmer mist sprayed down the centre panel then cut up a Crate Paper {Lillian Collection - Delight} die-cut paper down either side & the original Fun Fair magnetic swipe-cards at opposite corners. Underneath them I used an old American Crafts striped print.

The alphas & badge are "Dear Lizzy" by American Crafts & I enjoyed sprinkling a selection of buttons down the middle too & adding a couple of dots of bling to each Fun Fair card too!

Still can't resist tearing! Was a bit nervous to hand-journal after not scrapbooking for a while but it turned out fine...

I have NO problem with glue-dotting buttons onto some layouts without stitching them, but do stitch them on if that's more the look I'm after. Here they are meant to be "free-falling" so I left them unstitched intentionally...

I absolutely LOVED creating these layouts! I really, really, really WANT to spend more time in this room scrapbooking! Something always seems to get in the way & with school starting this week it is back to the run-around. Let's hope I can get something achieved in the mornings between dealing with the plumber {installing another geyser} & the electrician {switching on certain lights plunges us into utter darkness!} & so the list goes on...





12 comments:

Vicki said...

Whoo hoo you scrapped. Love your brown twisty flower - what a great idea. Hope to see some more creations from your fabulous scrappy room soon

teacher jessy said...

Oh wow!! You are back with a BANG, Helen!! Those layouts are so beautifully done! Different from what I've seen... Seriously!! I can live in ur scrapbook room forever, everything is so organized!! Thanks for a chance to win a WC RAK, something new!!

topkatnz said...

Love the 'Wanted' LO - hope you get to spend plenty more time in your new scrappy space from now on.

Pearl said...

Love the looks of the World Cup Rak !! that is so thoughtful of you as we go thru World Cup fever withdrawals now ! lol

We were up from 2:30 am - 5:00+ am & then kids start going to school from 6:00 an here ! So you betcha I need major sleep catch up in broad daylight now ! ack !

Your scraproom sure is shaping nicely - lucky you having all that space !

& great to see you back in scrappy action - loving all your little circular element details & that ribbon flower is yet another new idea to me !

Thanks for sharing , hun !!!

Stefanie said...

Stunning post.
Can I see a pic of those yellow clips in action?
I am not too sure how they are used.
Welcome back.

tania said...

Boooootiful!! Lovely Helen. Great RAK and good idea.
Love all your little jars and yes, also want to see that clips thingie working??
i am sending you a email today.

Wati Basri said...

wooohooo...great WC Rak there sweetie...LOVE IT!!!
and that crafty room is to die for...can i stay there??? hehehehe
btw, great layouts..love the 'twisting' flower!

Andrea said...

Hi Helen, great post - am LOVING that RAK and would love to go into the draw, think it would make my kiddies very very happy to recieve such and exciting parcel from home :0)
xxx
A

Helen Tilbury said...

Heehee - well am glad you girls are all keen! Just remember to PLEASE link this post up on your blogs 'cos I am on an all out drive now to drum up some more comment support {LOL!} now that I am back into scrappy gear! Oh dear Pearl! You must be pretty tired but that goal FINALLY made it all worth it & the closing ceremony was A-W-E some...The clip thingie gets drilled on to the wall & the yellow loops you see are rubbery & slightly stretchy/flexible so that you can push scissors, paint-brushes, etc into each one as seen in the pictures above {on the packaging}. Unfortunately I took the photos with a flash so they are not very well focused - soz for that ;-D

Cathy said...

Great pics of your layouts too.... nice to see you've been scrapping inbetween all the holiday/world cup things too. Off to link now to your rak... hope you get some support for it.

Diana said...

What fantastic LOs! Very different from anything I've seen you do since I started following your blog, which is a good long while now. These are so fun and fresh and just very cool. Did I say I love them? I love them!

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaah thanks D you just made my day...think I just feel free & happy now that I'm in my own home {bought - no longer renting}& I have such a beautiful room to play in! That must be having a good effect on my creativity 'cos right now I am just scrapping for the fun of it & the results seem to be turning out okay lol...