Monday, June 27, 2016


Hello there,
I hope you are enjoying today. It is cool and wet here, so a good time to put two layouts on my blog before the end of the month...

I really loved the soft mood board for SCRAPPING CLEARLY, the colors are so pretty together.
and my layout...

some closer views..
 Stencils, stamping, dies, flowers..

Delight in everyday things..
I enjoyed creating this one.. thank you SCRAPPING CLEARLY for a lovely moodboard this month!

And I just had to join in with SCRAP THE BOYS JUNE CHALLENGE which is a fabulous mood board...

Black and white..  just love this combination of colors!! I had a photo of my great nephew and have been hanging out to scrap it, and this was the perfect criteria for it..  He had a plastic mo and when he wore it I HAD to get a photo or two... what a cheeky boy!!
My layout.. some closer views..

I had fun creating the back ground with stamps, plasterers tape and layering up dies.
I got these MO dies at the craft show in Brisbane this month.. so happy to use them on this layout!

I moustache you a question!!!

Oh that photo makes me smile !! hehe!!
Thanks SCRAP THE BOYS for a great mood board this month, so glad to be able to use this fun photo!!

Well I hope you are having a great day..  Thanks for dropping by..  And I do appreciate all the comments too..

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Hello there, how are you? I hope you are well and having a great day!

Like many I am just incredulous at how fast the days are flying by!! So I thought I would put up 2 layouts I have created for challenges..

The JUNE CHALLENGE FOR SCRAP THE GIRLS is a fabulous crisp sunshiney mood board which looks like..

and my take..

some closer views.
 I made the flowers..
chipboard and dies..

You are my sunshine..
And she is!!!

And the JUNE CHALLENGE FOR KRAFT+ had me puzzled ( true story hehe!!) for a while and then I had a few ideas and then someone used one of my ideas and then I thought well I will just sit and create and see what happens!!  The challenge...

To use jig saw puzzle pieces on your layout on Kraft.. I have used a patterned Kraft as base...  my layout..

I have a jig saw puzzle die which I have used..

All the flowers have been taken from old calendars and fussy cut..

He has a piece of your heart...

Another great challenging challenge from Kraft +!! Thanks for such a unique criteria, and I got to use my puzzle die!!

Thanks so much for your visit and thank you too for any comments you leave me..  Enjoy the rest of the week!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hello there! I hope you are having a splendid day!

I am just popping up my layout for the latest CSI CASE FILE 203  as the design team for SCRAPMATTS were asked to guest this month.

The case file looks like..
I have used all the colors as well as the whimsical feel of the picture.. I have used dots, clouds, animals, trees, leaves, fence, and hearts. I have journaled about the childhood memory.

and my layout..
some closer views.
 I have used a lovely Scrapmatts fence inked green with fussy cut birdies!

I have used a fabulous Scrapmatts frame..
 and my take on the challenge..

Remember this..

Oh yes thats me!! way back when I was littler!! I got a dog and called him Ted.. He was supposed to be used for the cattle but he was pretty useless and used to chase them the wrong way or stand in the gate way.. but I loved him!!  You can check out more of the inspiration from this challenge HERE!!!!!

Thanks for your visit, and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too!


Wednesday, June 08, 2016


A big Hello to you! Thanks so much for coming by! I hope your day is going well.. It is a cool but lovely day here in this part of the world!

I have finally made time to join in with the challenge over at FUNKY FLAIR INSPIRATION STUDIO which is a really soft lovely moodboard and to use the word LOVE on your layout as well as some funky flairs!!  While the board seems to say Wedding layout, I went with a photo of my daughter and a horse she loved that we had here for a few years. He wasn't ours but we loved him.. and she was so sad when the owner decided to come and take him..
Here is the lovely mood board..
Isn't that so pretty!
And some closer views of my layout..
A Funky Flair in that cluster.
and a Funky Flair in that cluster!!

This moment..
I have used a Kaisercraft rose stencil and water color on my background.. some dies, flowers and fussy cut images from the papers I have used which were a win from More Than Words a while ago.. you can find the challenge on FACEBOOK HERE!!!

And while I had some bits from those papers I decided to create a card for the challenge at FEELING SKETCHY #146 which looks like..
I just went with the circle element on my card using doileys..  and it looks like..

For you..

I fussy cut out some of the roses from the papers, as well as some die cut leaves and doiley.

Thank you for dropping by and thank you so very much to those who leave a comment too..

Saturday, June 04, 2016

123 CHALLENGE BLOG jUNE.. and Guest Designer for CSI Case File 202..

Hello there,
It is a cool wet Saturday here, I have a lamb roast in the oven and I thought I had better put up some design team layouts I have created for this month..

The challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is a fabulous one.. I really had fun with this one.. and it is..
To use the color Lilac, the word DRAMA and have some doodling on your layout..

After wondering what photo to use, I decided to see if I could find a quote first, and I found a fantastic quote and then I just knew what photo I was going to use!!

Some closer views.

 I have used a stamp for my doodling..The black flourishes are gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboards.

The only drama that I enjoy is in my lashes!!
Those wonderful eyes belong to one of my daughters!! You can see the rest of the design team layouts for more inspiration HERE!!!

And the SCRAPMATTS DESIGN TEAM are Guest Designers this month for CSI Case Files and so the first one for the month has gone up.

 If you have never played along before it really is quite easy to follow. You need to use the colors, at least 3 clues/evidence, and at least one testimony. And this week there is a sketch for your inspiration too.. You can check out the many wonderful design team inspiration over at the CSI SITE HERE!!! Debbi puts so much work into each case file it really is worth a look to check it out!!

So for my layout I have followed the sketch, and used all the colors.
For the evidence I have used a white back ground, grid pattern (stamp), diamonds (stamp Chipboard), hearts, stamps, border punch and enamel dots.
For the testimony I have used the New York Times article prompt 47 - what role do pets play in your family?
And my layout..
Some closer views..

 All the chipboard pieces and stencils are from SCRAPMATTS!

Cherish Memories..
My journalling reads..
Our pets are not just animals, they are part of our family. They are part of our daily activities, When we lose a pet, we lose a part of our family. .. ..  

I created this layout a few weeks ago, and sadly last monday we had to say good bye to Bess, our horse..We lost Lucy our Fox Terrier in August last year.. So we really do cherish the memories and photos even more now.

So thank you for coming by today and also for checking out my layouts.. I do appreciate each one of you and the lovely comments you leave me too..

I will close this post with a photo of Bess and I that I put on facebook...

Bye Bess....

Wednesday, June 01, 2016


June??  Are you sure? How did that happen??

And so again the first of the month and the new challenges go up...

The JUNE challenge for ARCHISCRAPS is a fabulous inspiration photo ..
and you can use the color palette with the option of using diamonds or mosaics..

I made a little card and I thought I would try to do some mosaics. I have used a SCRAPMATTS urn and thought I would turn it into something a bit more interesting!

From this.. painted with black gesso..

to this.. my card..

 Hand made flowers, stamped leaves and my mosiac-ed urn!!!

And the challenge has been posted on FACEBOOK FOR SKETCHY BOARDS and the sketch for inspiration is a fabulous one from Pagedrafts and it is..

and the board for inspiration..

and my layout..

some closer views..

texture, flowers made from stamps. ribbon..

 Water color on the background, plasterers tape, dies and a doiley..

So there is a couple of challenges if you feel inspired to join in!

Thanks for popping on by, and thanks for your lovely comments too!
Enjoy June!