Sunday, January 31, 2016



Hello & welcome back to my blog.  
I stumbled on this cute little sketch over at Scrapbooking Top 50 , Im still finding my way back around the challenge world and you can never go wrong with a sketch to get your creative juices flowing.  

Here is my take!!!

I have used the Kaiser range Tropical Punch.  I thought it worked beautiful with this photo of my daughter and I have hidden journalling up where the "Just a Note" is.  This basically tells a story of how I know have to steal photos from my 21 year olds instagram account.  Apparently she takes better photos than  

 The side profile shot of my layout shows all the layering as well as the curling of the paper tho revela the paper underneath.  I have not heavily embellished as I really wanted the photo to be the focal point when I've already used such a busy background paper.  

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Kraft + Challenge

Hello there!!!  

Yes it has been sometime between posts, Christmas and New Year have come and gone and with that said I'm hoping to have more opportunities to craft this year.  I hadn't completely stopped scrapping, just last year was a very busy year.  So many challenge sites over the years have come and gone and just when you start to really like one POOF!  its gone.  So for my first time back to challenges I thought I would give the Kraft + one a go.  

The Challenge this month is to use your own handwriting, simple enough, that is until I started journalling around the page.   It worked great working from the top down the side and then I reached the bottom of the cardstock, lol   Then came the problem of which to keep it flowing, upside down,left to right.  Oh the dilema of it!!!  

And some close ups. I have used a few stencils and stamps along with paint and gelato's to create the background.

Other than kraft cardstock the rest of the products where scraps ot of my stash.  And the picture is of my daughter and her gorgeous new pup, although he is a lot bigger now.

Thanks for looking, Happy Days!!!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sketchabilities 133 Challenge

Hi everyone,

Back again with another share, this time its Sketchabilities gorgeous sketch!!!

I'm a big fan of their sketches and its been great getting the time to play along again.

My Take!!!
I flipped the sketch on this one, the stitched lines I have used a template along with textured paste.

After distressing the kraft cardstock and removing a circle from it I overlayed it on top of a Kaiser Craft paper "Sea Shells".  The photo I have used is of my husband looking out at the Ocean so this paper worked beautifully to help create a story on my page.

I also used my newly acquired Sand & Sea die from the Tim Holtz Alternations range and I cut these also from one of the "Sandy Toes" Collection from Kaiser.

Here are some close ups.  The sea horse and crab have been die cut from an old Sassafras sticker sheet, Mix Sweet Treats collections, the colours where perfect for this page.

Texture and dimension was added using textured paste, Prima blooms and stamping.

Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.

Happy Scrapping!!!!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cardabilities 117 Challenge

Hi everyone,

Wow its been an absolutely hectic few months in my camp. Christmas has come and gone, along with all the relatives that stayed over the 2 week break.  That was topped with a couple of surgeries and as most of us say,  it usually goes in 3's, so we will finish the cycle with my son going in next week for a  major knee reconstruction.  
Hopefully that is the 3 done and dusted, and we are underway to  recovery!!!

(why not seems everyone else does, lol)

For those that recularly pop in here, you would have seen from previous posts that I played along with the Prima 12 Days of Christmas Card Challenge.  On the 11th Day my card was selected as the winner and I was excited to receive my parcel of goodie last week.  My wish was for it to be loaded with flowers and I was not dissappoint, thank you so much Prima, no one can never not have enough flowers.


Finally after fnishing the sketch over on Sketchabilities I played along with the card sketch.

This is my take!!!

The background on my card was created using watered down Gesso and Whipped Spackle. Hmmm my learning curve here was that Kaiser cardstock is no way near as good as quality as Bazzill.

The close ups from these angles give you some idea of the layering I've created.

This one will be off to its new home next week, I hope the recipient loves it as much as I d0.

Products use:

Prima - blooms & resin
K & Company - fabric brad
Fable Castell - Whipped Spackle & Gelato's 
Magnolia  - DooHickeys Film Reel & Flower die's
Ivy Swirl Stamp
Washi Tape
The Crafters Workshop - template
Kaiser - cardstock
Adirondack - dimensional pearls
Fairy dust glitter
Memory Box - word die
random stickers from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and for any comment you may leave.

Have a wonderful week!!!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Prima December's BAP & PPP

Welcome again, not long now and we will be welcoming in the New Year and then it starts all over again.  Like I mentioned in my last post I was away and able to fit in a few challenges, all though the biggest challenge away is trying to make do without all your normal scrapping supplies.  Well challenge accepted and I was more than happy with the result.


I did start of with some of the color from the mood board but ended up added a few other colours.

This layout it was a lot flatter than what I normally do, I tried incorporating more of my stamps and stencils to create the background and I have used papers from both Cartographer and Something Blue.

Other Products used:

Prima - Bloom Stamps
Prima Flowers  SIIC
Prima - Bloom mists
Swirl die cut, textured  pasted and alphabet stickers

Thanks for looking!!!

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Scrap The Girls Challenge

Hi Everyone, hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and hopefully a break.  I took a little break just before Christmas and went to my friends house and we scrapped blissfully for a few days hidden away in the air con. We scoured the internet for a few challenges and I stumbled on the Scrap The Girls blog and loved the whimsical mood board and decided to play along.

My Take on the Challenge

The picture is a recent one of my daughter taken whilst we were having a casual breakfast at Cassaurina.  I used papers from Webster's Strawberry Fields Collection and I picked the teal from the butterfly wings.  I've also used a couple of different masks to create the background..

Other products used:

Nestabilities feather die
Texture paste
Blue Fern Chipboard
Prima - Bloom mists & flowers
Photo overlay

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Prima 12 Day Card Challenge - Day 11

Welcome to my 2nd last post, hoping to still have time to get day 9.

Day 11 - Julie Nutting Holiday Stamp Sets and Kraft Tags

I had fun using this Holiday stamp set, these little images add such a fun element to your cards.  I have also used the kraft tag at the top of this card, which has been folded over and crackle pasted.

Products Used:

Prima Gold Crackle paste,  metal die cut, 
Prima Christmas Holiday set
Prima SIIC
Divine Collection & Cigar Collection papers
Nestabilities & Memory Box die cuts.

Thanks for looking!

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