Monday, April 27, 2015

Blue Fern Sketch April.

A big Hello to you!! I hope your day is going well!!

I created a layout for the April BLUE FERN STUDIOS sketch and I must say I love creating with their pretty papers and chipboards..

The Sketch..
and my layout using the beautiful Montage papers and the wild Flourish Frame as well as some turkish bits!!

Some closer views first..

 The chipboard has been gessoed and painted with water colors and some beads for texture have been added... as well as my favourite thing... fussy cutting the gorgeous images from the papers..

Follow your Dreams..

Just short post from me today!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


A very good day to you! I hope the sun is shining on you and things are going well..

The sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #119 had me thinking,  I was thinking of making a door on my card, but then I made a lattice back ground and covered it with fussy cut flowers..

The sketch.. and my card...

Happy Birthday..

And in my travels around blog land I came across a site and they had a very "Happy" challenge happening!! So I thought I would join in!! After all, you can never have too much 'happy!!'

The challenge was to use the word 'happy' on your layout, and you can if you wish take inspiration from the picture.. well I did take inspiration from the picture and made some daisy's for my layout!!

some closer views..

and my layout.. Happy Moment.. I have scrapped this photo before, but just thought I would scrap it again!!

I made the daisys and used some 3-d stickers as well..

Have a happy day!!

Monday, April 20, 2015


A very good day to you! It is a bit rainy here and I have no inclination for housework, so putting a post on my blog is a good idea!!

The April challenge for SCRAP THE BOYS is a fabulous mood board and I took my inspiration from the picture in the top right hand corner as well as the colors in the squares.. The board looks like..
and my layout...

some closer views showing some details..
 Stamps, washi, dies, and stencilling..

Boys will be boys..

and for something completely different!!!

The challenge for April for SHOW US YOUR STUFF is a mood board too, but a very feminine one!!

How pretty is that?!! and because Show Us Your Stuff is also about hand made embellies, I decided to try my hand at making the flowers for this layout.. because that is what I was inspired by, from the mood board, as well as the pastel all the flowers are made by me using various dies..

some closer views..

 Dream Big..

 I certainly am not an expert flower maker, but these flowers turned out ok I think!!!

SO what ever your day brings you today, I hope it is good!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015


A very good morning to you!  I hope your day is going splendidly! I have been in holiday mode, just pottering around doing a bit of creating here and there!!

The new sketch has been revealed at CARDABILITIES and it is another wonderful sketch.
The sponsor for this challenge is DIES R US and you can find their shop HERE! And I see they ship internationally!! You can see their BLOG HERE and check out their FACEBOOK HERE
The prize is a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop... wow!!

The sketch #121
and my layout using lots of dies and punches looks like..
  A really pretty sketch..  Pop on over to the CARDABILITIES BLOG and check out the amazing Design Team cards and I am sure you may just want to create a card for someone special!!!

And I have created a layout for the SCRAP THE GIRLS APRIL challenge and it is this fabulous mood board of amazing colors!
Aren't those colors just gorgeous! I took my inspiration from the colors!

Some closer views showing the textures..

and my layout.. Just be yourself..

and a bit of warp from the mixed media!! embrace the warp!! I have had the orange daisy in my stash for such a long time.. so good to use it!!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Kraft + Retro Recipe April Challenge

Hello there,
I hope your day is going well..

The April challenge for KRAFT + is a fabulous Retro Recipe challenge and it is..
I am pretty sure I have ticked all the boxes!

a closer view showing the twist of cotton, some polka dots, a dash of washi (yellow and blue) and a sprinkling of silver (charms).

And my layout..

Life is good at the beach.
 The tags are under the photo and there is a generous teaspoon of stamping!!
Thank you for another great challenge KRAFT + !!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Feeling SKetchy #118 and CSI Major Case File # 160 Guest Detective..

Hello there,
I trust you are having a great day!

The card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #118 is another lovely one. I received some wonderful news a couple of weeks ago that my Nephew and his Wife were expecting their first child later this year..  So I thought I would make a little card to congratulate them... and the sketch..
and my card.. not knowing if this little one will be a boy or a girl I made the card in neutral colors..

 I seem to have lots of old papers in my stash, so the papers I have used are many years old.. and  I used a cute little chipboard baby sticker.. My Nephew had a serious accident last year, so this baby news is such good news for the family!

And I am a guest Detective over at .C.S.I. Case File #160 which closes on Thursday April 30. I had never created a layout for this challenge before and when I was asked I was a bit worried about following all the details.. but once I understood how the challenge works, my layout came together quite well..

  • Cabana - pale sage green - 228.233.229
  • Tropical Waters - minty green with a touch of blue - 182.223.207
  • Palm Fronds - dark teal green - 137.164.159
  • White Sands - bright white - 255.255.255
  • Seaweed Forest - dark, dark seaweed green - 64.69.43
  • map print
  • globe/travel images
  • textured paper
  • frames
  • flowers
  • something transparent
  • metal
  • resin accents
  • decorative borders
  • chevrons
  • rub-ons
  • stamps
  • Topic: Journal about a trip.
  • Prompt Idea: Travel Journal prompts
  • Presentation: Journal in three spots.
  • Writing Format: April is National Poetry Month. Write a 3-line poem, like a haiku.
  • Inspiration Words: inspiration, fabulous, purpose -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title.
  For anyone who has not played along before, we are to use  the colors, choose two or more elements from the evidence, and choose one or more elements from the testimony. The sketch is there for inspiration too..

For my layout I used the sketch for inspiration and  I have used the colors.  I have used travel images, textured paper, frames, flowers, something transparent, decorative borders, chevrons, rub-ons and stamps, from the Evidence.. and from the Testimony I have journalled about a trip I took up the coast to visit my Daughter, and I have used the word fabulous in my journalling..

some close ups.

Days like these..

There are such amazing inspiration from all the Detectives this week so pop over and check them out HERE..

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Sketchy Boards & 123 Challenge Blog April.

Hello there,
I hope you are having a love filled weekend. For me it is a time to reflect upon the Easter Message and the events of that time and what it all means to me..

I simply must put up the challenges for the other two sites I am on!!  The days are busy and just get away on me!!

The April Challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS is a fabulous sketch and the mood board which reminded me of the sugar egg colors! hehe!!

The sketch.

and the mood board.

  I think they are beads, but the sweet tooth in me thinks of sweets!! hehe!

Now you can take what ever inspires you to create your layout, or canvas or OTP ..
There is a linky over at SKETCHY BOARDS BLOG or you can pop them over at the SKETCHY BOARDS FACEBOOK.

And my layout..

Little girls..

 I have used really really old papers on this layout!! Fussy cut flowers and doodled around the edges!

And the April Challenge for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is something to get your pink on with!! hehe!

We are to use the color hot pink, the word LOL and some grid on your layout somewhere..

and my layout,  using a grid stamp and grid stencilling and grid die cuts.. (plenty of grids to choose from). The link is there and the design team inspiration will be up soon..

Laugh Out Loud!

 I love this photo of my youngest when she was 2.. The look on her face is simply delightful!

Thanks so much for dropping by, and would love to see your creations if you are looking for something to do!

Thank you too for your lovely comments..
I always appreciate them...

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

New Month! Cardabilites & White With ONe April!

A pinch and punch for another new month!
I hope you weren't fooled into believing anything this morning!! Yesterday I spend over 3 hours at the local hospital as my daughter had fallen down some stairs at school and got taken to emergency in an ambulance.. Thankfully after x-rays we were told no breaks, just a badly sprained ankle.. So rest, ice and elevation for a few days.. This morning I went in to wake her and said.. "c'mon are you going to school?' Her face lit up and she said "Really?' as she wanted to go.. and I said.. NAAA April fooling!! hehe..  naughty me!!

Well the new challenges are going up and the sketch over at CARDABILITIES #120 is another really good one. The sponsor this month is SAMI STAMPS
and they will be offering digital stamps to the random draw winner of this challenge which closes on April 13. Sami Stamps Store can be found HERE 
Sami Stamps blog which has loads of inspiration can be found HERE and to keep up to date Sami Stamps facebook can be found HERE!

The Sketch..

The Designers at CARDABILITIES were given digital stamps to use on our cards, so for inspiration pop over to the Blog here!

And my card using a stamp I colored with water colors and fussy cut out..

The challenge this month for WHITE WITH ONE is one I really enjoyed creating with..  and it is..

ww1 sand For the Design Team examples check them out HERE!

And my layout..

some closer views..
layers, plasterers tape. lace, flowers and Imaginarium chippies..
Stencilling with a brick wall stencil, modeling paste and a mask and water color paint..

Treasure The Time..

Thank you for coming by! I hope your day has been going well.. and thank you too for your comments!