Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gift Tin for Mother's Day

Our next class will be on the 11th of May at my studio.
You will decorate the tin and make lots of tiny cards to fit inside the tin.
Techniques that we will be using: Alcohol ink, paper embossing,
paper distressing
Please bring your double sided tape, scissors and trimmer.
09:00 - 12:00
Book your Class: Elna
( I am holiday for a week, but I will respond
as soon as I am back on the 6th of May)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Eco Park Valentines day cards

Here are the rest of the cards that we made on Saturday.
I am only giving a short description with each card.
Remember to spray the pink pattern paper with the glue and then
place the tissue paper over it. Use a decoupage roller to secure the
two papers. Then spray the pink paper with glimmer mist.

Dye the seam binding tape with an ink.
We used Dylusions ink spray.
For a more subtle colour, wash out most of the ink before you let it dry.
The doily was first sprayed with glimmer mist
and when it was dry we sprayed the back with glue.
It is just easier to stick it down. 
Nothing fancy on this card, just spray the doily with glue and stick it down.
Use tissue tape to make the washi tape that fits around the bottom of the envelope.
First ruffle the tissue paper and then place it on the double sided tape.
Place the ruffle on the stripy paper and put it inside the envelope.
Tie the seam binding ribbon and the bakers twine around the pink paper
and the envelope.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentines Day Cards

Only a few weeks until Valentines day.
We will be having a class were we will be making six romantic and beautiful cards.
As always it will be a fun and creative day.
9 February 2013
Rooihuiskraal Historical Terrain
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting ready for a Creative Christmas

Handmade gift wrap,
huge paper flowers,
paper bunting,
Washi tape notepads and gift bags......
these are a few of my favourite things....
 and we made them all during our class on Saturday.
These boxes and flowers are some of the easiest and
most stunning projects to make for Christmas.
Do them in any colour combo you like
and make the flowers really BIG.

When making your bunting, ensure that the
paper you use as backing, is strong enough.
Before you make the fold to cover the string,
you can also put down a piece of double sided tape
on that fold (but don't remove the backing).
This will prevent the string from pulling through your paper.

Many uses for one product, that is my kind of product.
Buy a ready made notepad. Cut a sturdy craft cardstock
slightly bigger than the notepad.
Do your scoring and folding.
Then make some washi tape or use ready made ones.
For this note pad, we made washi tape from tissue tape,
crinkle paper, a serviette (napkin) and some
Tim Holtz tissue wrap.
So much fun and so easy to work with.

The last project on the day was to use up all the self made
washi tape and decorate Christmas favour bags,
using doilies, rubber-stamping and loads of imagination!!

Thanks to all of you who joined us for this class.
As always, we enjoyed it with you! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas

Gift wrapping ideas and Washi tape how-to's
Calling all crafters!

I can imagine you share the same feeling as we do? Walking in to chain stores and seeing Christmas decorations and hearing Christmas carols? It has certainly got our creative juices flowing! And with this warm feeling I warmly invite you to our Christmas class for 2012!

Last year was a total blast - and so we promise again to live up to the high standard we have set.

Join me, Elna and Benice on Saturday 27 October from 08:30 - 13:30
R500 per person and you attend both classes and receive delicious lunch!
  • Your own gift wrapping paper
  • Washi tape out of 4 different kinds of material
  • A gift bag and photo tag
  • A garland for Christmas
  • Flowers to decorate gifts
  • A Christmas card using Washi tape
  • Washi tape decorated bottels 
R.S.V.P: with BENICE

As always seats are limited - please r.s.v.p soonest!

have a great crafting week


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Catch Jaclyn on Pasella 12 September!

Dear creative friends!

A while back I had the honor of filming another insert with Pasella and tomorrow night 12 September you can watch us at 19:30 on Sabc 2!

I made a pregnancy journal for Charlene Lackay (Pasella presenter) and a pregnancy box for singer Helene Bester.

Come watch how much fun we had!

Charlene pregnancy journal

Pregnancy box for helene

Helene, me and Charlene
 It was my second time filming with the Pasella crew and to this day its an honor!

hope you will watch!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

29 September Papier Plesier classes

Dear blog friends
Just a reminder that we have postponed our 9 August class to 29 September. to get you excited to book for the classes I will share a variety of craft caddies that I made for my two fellow co hosts of Pasella aired on SABC 2 on 12 September.

Jana's gift
Helene's gift

The craft caddy is so handy! On the photos you can see how I made the second one as a gift for a baby and the first one as a general storage space.

You can use it for your TV remotes, salt, pepper and salad dressings - just place it all in your caddy and put it down on your table. You will most definitely be the talk of the party!

In addition to the craft caddy you will make Beaded flowers as well.

for reservations email Benice:

Happy crafting