Friday, July 31, 2015


Hello there on this last day of July.. eek.. (say no more...)

I was just pottering around and thought I would just get one more challenge layout done and I chose to do the one for SHOW US YOUR STUFF... which is
to use handwriting on your layout and one hand made embellishment..

We had an enjoyable day on Sunday and I got some lovely photos of my DD and I just wanted to scrap one of them..  It is of her standing near the flag of her birth country.. I always want her to be proud of where she came from and I just wanted to put some thoughts down for her to read each time she looks at this layout..

some closer views..

flowers stamping, bling..

Love these hearts from CHARMS CREATIONS !

Believe in yourself..
My hand written journalling was done on paper and then cut in strips.. and then attached to my layout..

 And a new card sketch has gone up over at CARDABILITIES #128 and it is the sweetest sketch I think!!
The sponsor for this month is  SAMI STAMPS who have an amazing array of digital stamps and the design team were lucky to get an image to use on our cards.. I chose to use a lovely rose vine stamp.. Be sure to follow Cardabilities on FACEBOOK HERE..... You just might be a feature!!

And the sketch..
How sweet is that sketch?

And my card..
  I printed off the rose vine and colored it with water color before fussy cutting it out for my card.. You can link up your cards and see what the design team have created   HERE!!

Thanks so much for coming by and thank you too for any comments, I do love reading them...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lets Get ARTY July!

A big Hello to you, thanks for coming by!

 Just a quick little post today to put up a card I have created for the July challenge for LETS GET ARTY which is all about BOOKS!

I created a card and had all sorts of fun on it! I put torn book papers on the back ground, gessoed and stamped and a touch of water color and then I matted my image on to book paper...  You can check out the challenge HERE!!!

And my card..
 I cannot believe how quickly each day is going by... eekkk!! I have my second daughter's birthday today, and my youngest informs me her birthday is 5 months away so that makes Christmas less then 5 months away.... Yeah well thanks for that !!! hehe!!!

I hope your day is going  splendidly!! and thanks for your comments too!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Good day to you! So wonderful you have come by!

I have a few things to post here, some challenges I have been doing the last few days..

The sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY #125 was so good I created 2 cards with it..

The sketch..
and I just happened to make Christmas cards... yes I know a bit scary to be thinking about Christmas but by the way this year is flying by it wont take long until we flip over to December..

and my cards..
Two casual chrissy cards!

The Mood Board over at SASSY SCRAPPER really is a gorgeous eye catching board and it looks like..
and I was inspired by the bottom middle picture of the red roses and created my layout using the colors..  I have used a really really old piece of Prima fabric paper I am pretty sure I have had for maybe 5 years?? Perhaps some of you will remember it?? It has the stitching on it and I have been wondering how I could use it without covering up the beautiful design.. well I have finally used it!!

Some closer views.
 I did a bit of stamping in red and lifted up some fussy cut flowers with foam squares..
Fussy cut flowers and leaf die cuts

I didnt want to cover up the beautiful back ground too much and am so glad to have finally used this paper!!

And the sketch for BLUE FERN JULY is another fabulous one and looks like..

and some closer views..
 Some mesh bits tucked in there embossed in gold.
the Organic Vine Corner embossed in white and a hint of gold with teeny tiny flowers..

So very lovely..
Lace, stencilling and flowers on the Kaisercraft paper..

Well thanks so much for coming by and seeing what I have been up to.. thank you too for your wonderful comments.. have a beautiful day...

Friday, July 17, 2015


A warm Hello there! Yes I am warm.... now... sitting here in coats and blanket around my knees! We are having some very wintery weather, and I am thankful it is not as cold as other areas around the state I live in..  But still... it is cold!

The next Card sketch is up and running for CARDABILITIES #127 and it is another lovely one to inspire you in your creating.. The sponsor is FECKLED FAWN and remember to follow on CARDABILITIES FACEBOOK as you might just be a feature there!

The sketch..
How lovely that is! and my card..

 I have used lots of dies on this one, I made the flowers.. You can see more of the design teams wonderful cards ..HERE!!

And I have a couple of layouts I have created for the challenges over at SCRAPPING CLEARLY.

The first one is the lovely JULY SKETCH which looks like..

I love all the layers! I stuck closely to the sketch for the foundation of my layout..

Some closer views..

I have used an older photo of my Daughter that has been on my desk and older papers .. The flowers are older ones from my stash too!

And the MOODBOARD JULY is another fabulous one and I have used the colors as well as being inspired by the large picture of the pink branches and the "XO".

The Mood board..

some closer views..
I tried to make these look like the branches...

Believe in yourself..
I hope you can see how the mood board inspired my layout...

Well I hope your day is going well,  thanks so much for coming by..  and thank you for your lovely comments too!!


Saturday, July 11, 2015


A big Hello to you,  thank you for coming by!

The latest sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #124 is an interesting one and as I just felt like doing a card one afternoon I created a simple card inspired by the sketch..

the sketch looks like..
and my card... I used doiley dies instead of the square elements on the card....

 The leaf die is one I got at the craft show in June, but all the rest of the card is stuff I have had for a while now!!


It is so good to see KAISERCRAFT MONTHLY CHALLENGES have returned because not only can you win some wonderful prizes, but it is a good excuse for me to use some of the Kaisercraft products that I have!!! hehe!
The challenge this month is a fantastic mood board..

July challenge mood boarAnd the inspiration I took from this is... the colors, the foliage, the dandelions and I have used a photo that I felt relates to the top left quote of all things grow better with love..  My DD and I were visiting a neighbor and went down to see their new foals.. I kept my camera focused on my daughter as one of the foals slowly walked up to her... and I clicked just at the perfect moment.. when she was able to rub his neck as his curiosity was greater than his fear..  and this moment is what I have scrapped..

Some closer views..
 fussy cut images from the papers..

Remember this moment..
The only thing not Kaisercraft on this layout is the dark purple mist..and a Martha Stewart punch.. the dies are Kaisercraft,  all the papers are Kaisercraft.. including some old ranges.. Utopia collection, Lilac Avenue collection, Limelight collection as well as various collectables..  It was good to use some of those old but still good ranges!!

Thanks so much for any comments, they are always appreciated.. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015


A very good day to you! I hope your day is going marvellously!

I have been enjoying the school holidays here and have not gotten in the car since sunday.. and lovin it! Cos that means some time for me to sit and scrap... aahhh!

The challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a lovely sketch and I thought it was a good reason to use up some ribbons..

The Sketch..
Such a pretty sketch..

and my layout..

some closer views ..
 ribbons, butterflies and mixed media..

I will never tire of scrapping my DD year 7 Dinner photos.. she looked so beautiful.. I have used a Lemoncraft paper as my back ground that I got at the Craft show in Brisbane in June.. such pretty papers...

And I have created a "Mustard Explosion" for the KRAFT+ July challenge which is to use yellow paint on your layout.. well I have used it on my back ground..

The inspiration prompt..

 I saw a mish mash of stuff, things that seem to accumulate over time!!!

So I began my back ground with a layer of chipboard letters and buttons and chipboard.. and forgot in my excitement to take a photo.. and then covered the lot in gesso, and then in yellow paint..  I have used a photo of my DD when she was in her late teens.. she was known to NOT be a morning person, and I knew not to talk to her until she had her morning coffee.!!! She used to wear this T-Shirt and I HAD to get a photo of it and it has been sitting waiting to be scrapped.. I thought it suited this challenge well.. and my layout is a bit tongue in cheek.. because she was anything BUT sunshine in the morning!!!

some closer views.

Hello sunshine!
I tried to get the yellow paint to look like it was exploding from the middle of my page!! And yep.. gotta laugh at that shirt!! hehe!

Well thanks so much for popping by in your busy day, and thank you so very much for any comments, they do make me smile!!

Monday, July 06, 2015

123 Challenge Blog July..

A big hello to you! I hope your day is going splendidly!!

I have to put up the challenge criteria for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG JULY and if you need some brightening up then I have the challenge for you!!!
The colors of fluro, the word KIND on your layout somewhere, and some ribbon..  and my example..

some closer views..

A colorful kind of day!!
Perhaps you might feel like finding some fluro's and having a colorful kind of day too!! You can check out the DT creations HERE!!!

Thanks for dropping by and thank you for your lovely comments too!

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