Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Life just seems to be getting in the way of scrapping of late, with milestone birthdays and family visiting from interstate I've only been able to squeeze in one layout this month,  the upside to this is more photo's to eventually scrap.  

I gave the PRIMA BAP a go.  Its one of those challenges I keep meaning to do but never do.   I just loved this sketch and it gave me the opportunity to use one of my favourite shapes.

I used some older Prima products for this page along as I was trying to create a soft look to go with the photo.  Behind the photo and along the side of the background paper I have used textured paste and then stamped and inked.

Flowers and the outline of the circles have been cut from Prima patterned papers.


Papers - Engraver Collection Ätlas", Nature Garden Collection Ësprit" & Ledger
Lyric - Wood Buttons
Bling Flourish
Ingvild Bolme Inks

Other Products

Memory Box Dies
Textured Paste
MME Transparent overlay

To those that have taken the time to drop by and leave a comment, a big thank you as it's always appreciated.  
I would like to say that I will be posting more regularly but unfortunately I have more guest arriving in a couple of weeks with some still already here and a health issue that I'm currently being treated for so my posts will be a little on the sparse side. 

Take care and have a great remaining week!!!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Colorful Creations - Recipe Challenge

Hi Everyone

Its been a little while since my last post, however I am finally back on deck and hopefully it will stay that way, but who knows life takes you into many twists and turns some welcoming and others not so much.  Thanks to those that have still taken the time to pop in here and leave me a messages Its nice to know that your work and posts are appreciated and inspiring

As we all know in the scrapping world a new month means a new challenge and Its exciting to be back creating again.   I hope you have some time to stop by Colorful Creations and join in on the many events that we have.  Colorful Creations also has a blog now and we would love it if you come on over and follow us.

My monthly challenge is a Recipe so if you would like to check out this event and join in just follow the link here.

Part of my challenge is to use a less than perfect photos, I not the best photographer and I really don't like contrived photos for me those sort of photos don't really tell me a story.  The photo I have used here is of my DD and her boyfriend messing around in the kitchen having fun.  These are the sort of moments I want her to remember. A picture that will evoke a memory  rather than her thinking her mother was a crazed scrapbooker that I would go to no ends to get a supposed perfect shot.

I have used a few different masks along with textured paste and glimmer mist to achieve the background, I wanted something fun and quirky looking and I think I achieved that both with colour and shapes.

I have also used some torn washing tape radomly around the page along with a few odd rubons and stickers.

Product Use:

Glitz & MME Papers
Washi Tape
The Crafters Workshop & Prima Templates
Textured Paste
Glimmer Mists

Thanks for looking and for any of your comments you may leave
Bye for now

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Color Combos Galore - Palette 247

Hi Everyone

Its been awhile since I made any posts life has been hectic to say the least a but I won't bore you with the details.

We had a gorgeous palette of colours to work with this and they worked beautifully with some photos that my DD and I took after we visited the local strawberry farm.  

Inspiration Photo #1/Focus On Design: Clustered Elements
(clustered flowers and birds)
Other Inspiration:
Inspiration Photo #1: vertical design (idea: composition of cake layers); Inspiration Photo #2: striped frame (idea: yellow napkin), water colored background (idea: liquid element); Inspiration Photo #3: stamping on die cut and doilie (idea: clothepinned tag); Inspiration Photo #4: white cardstock base and die cut (idea: white wall)

One of my favourite products at the moment is the Jillibean Soup placemats 12 x 12 die cuts they are great to stamp on which is what I have done on this one.

Thanks for looking and thank you also to those that have sent me emails in regards to my quiet activity, it was lovely to receive them and to know that you care.

Take Care

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Sunday, May 12, 2013


Hi Everyone

Just a quick stop in to wish my blogger friends HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

I have no scrapbooking to share as I have been way to busy creating memories rather than locking myself up in my craft room.  As the kids have become older they are not around as often and when they are I like to spend as much time as I can with them.  
And today was one of those days.

My daughter took me to a High Tea in the city followed by an afternoon of shopping.

Yes I was a little spoilt  

This was what we were served along with a glass of champagne.

And my lovely son shopped on his own this year without his sister and purchased me this lovely charm.

Followed by lovely roast dinner courtesy of my husband.
Thanks guys for such a wonderful day.

This is why I scrapbook, to preserve these moments.

Take Care xox

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Sketch A Thon

Looking for something challenging this month, why not join us a for our Sketch-A-Thon!!!!

Loads of fun and the members are friendly.

Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Well its reveal day today, or should I say yesterday.....  This time difference can throw you just a little.

The colours this week had a bit of a Christmas feel for me, however I settled on a fun picture of my daughter and one of her friends she made on a cruise a few years ago.  As I mentioned in my last post I found these pictures on her computer, I will scrap them and unbeknown to her she is going to journal

Janet and Camille did a fantastic job coming up with this weeks palette although I did struggle a little with the stone colour.  Its one of the colours that I couldn't find anything remotely close without it being to light or dark.  In the end I got out my trusty Jo Sonja paints and made a mix of Hookers Green, Paynes Grey, Nimbus Grey and some Green Oxide and whilst when it wet it looked the perfect colour yet it dried much lighter than what I was expecting. 

Lesson:  Watering down said colour can cause it to dry much lighter.  And for some reason I always seem to focus on the hardest colour and spend way to much time fussing about over it, maybe the lesson should be to use a tiny little bit and tuck it away some where on my page...hmmm next time.

However I was happy with the overall page and it did push me try a colour I wouldn't normally use.

This week I used Inspirational picture 3, can you spot what the focus might have been?

This week I'm going to pass on the product list as this really was just made from scraps out of my stash.

If you do have some time this week we would love for you to come along and play at CCG.  Remember if you become and active member by submitting and commenting on others work you have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer.  

Bye for now and have a great week!!!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Colorful Creations - Guest Designers Sketch

Hi Everyone, hope you have all had a wonderful week so far.

Just thought I would share with you quickly a layout that I did for over at Colorful Creations Guest Designer event.  I wanted to do a bit of a fun page for these photos I found on my daughter computer whilst snooping.  Now when I say snooping I'm just looking for photos that she doesn't want me to scrap. But being the good scrapbooker I am, I  left no file unturned and stumbled across some fun ones she and her friends had taken a few years ago whilst we were on a cruise.  

Our Guest Designers Sketch

My Take

I twisted the sketch left to suit my photos.  

Did quite a bit of masking, paint splattering and inking.

I'm loving the new Jillibean Soup placements they are great for stamping, inking and misting not to mention they save you from spending all that time fussy cutting.  


Jillibean Soup - White Lattice die cut placemat & White Happy - wise word stickers
Teresa Collins - "Memories" Subway Calendar & Film Strip an dots papers & die cut sheet
Echo Park - "Photo Freedom - Birthday Wishes" All Year Long
Fancy Pants - Park Bench, patterned photo frames
The Crafter Workshop Templates - Punchinella, 
Couture Creations - Star die cut
Maya Roads - Twine
Black Paint & Kindy Glitz, Stazon Grey

Thanks for looking and for your wonderful comments that you always take the time to leave.

Take Care

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