Friday, June 15, 2018


Hello there,
The wait is over for the new reveal for SKETCHABILITIES SKETCH #150 which is one I thoroughly enjoyed using for my layout..  and it is..

  I loved the layers and the white space and of course the flowers, but you can see all the Design Team inspiration over on the blog HERE!!!

And you can check out the rules for Sketchabilities HERE!!!!!              

and my layout...

some closer views.

Loved the layers behind the photos..

Some ribbon Roses tucked under my photo..

Have you guessed what photos I have used for my layout??  If you said my new Grand Daughter you would be correct!!!

Welcome to the world little one..

You can check out the inspirational layouts from the Design Team and link up your layout over on the BLOG HERE!!!!!  

Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for the lovely comments that are left for me to enjoy...  I hope your day is going well....

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Monday, June 04, 2018

C.S.I. : Color Stories Inspiration #255

Gidday there,
thanks for dropping by.

This month the DT from Scrapmatts were invited to guest over at C.S.I. Color Stories Inspiration #255 and I have managed to create a layout for this challenge..  the rules have relaxed somewhat and you can be inspired by the photo or use the clues to complete your layout..  and the challenge is..
You can also scroll to the bottom of the page at C.S.I. and follow the tradional  clues from there too..
As June 1 was Donut Day and I was also inspired by the picture I have used photos from my DD birthday one year where she had a Donut Birthday Cake!!
I have used the colors and several of the clues..

some closer views.

Stencilling on the back ground..
All the chipboard is Scrapmatts!

and my layout.
So there is heaps of inspiration over on the C.S.I. BLOG HERE!!! and this challenge is open until the 30th June..

I hope your day is going well..  thanks for the lovely comments, I do appreciate each one..
see you next time..

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Friday, June 01, 2018

KRAFT+ JUNE CHALLENGE - Be Inspired by DR. Seuss.

Hello there,
Welcome to June...Oh yessss the months are flying by!

The new challenges are going up and this months challenge for KRAFT+ is a most wonderful one and the Design Team have sooo much inspiration, make sure you check out their creations on the KRAFT + BLOG HERE!!!  
and it is...
to be inspired by Dr. Seuss...  (who incidentally wasn't a Doctor after all!!) What inspires you about Dr Seuss..?? I know we have lots of his fun books that my kids loved when they were little.. such silly stories but great repetition for the early readers..  I had to google Dr Seuss and I was amazed by the number of quotes he has his name to.
You can check out some of his quotes HERE!!!

. and so I went with a special quote using a photo of a moment in time of my DD and our old horse Bess, who is no longer with us... so that makes the photos of Bess all the more precious..

some closer views..

Such a heart tugging quote.

Lots of layered fussy cut images from the papers I used.


Ah that photo tugs at my heart...

And just in case you may not know, Kraft + has changed a little from this month... It is more about community and inspiration and participation...  and a great group over on facebook HERE!!!!  Already there are games happening and I hope you are encouraged to join in and share with us.

Thanks for dropping in, I know the days are crazy busy and the weeks fly by... well they do for me!! It is a busy year with my Dd in year 12 and having a casual job some days I feel like all I do is drive her around... BUT it will all change in November when she finishes school and it will be a new season for me...  so I try and enjoy each day..  there is always something to be thankful for!! Thanks for the lovely comments that some special people leave me..  I appreciate each one!! Have a fabulous day!

Dr. Seuss Quotes

Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello there,
How is your day going? I am just popping in a layout that I have created for this months challenge over at
THE KAISERCRAFTBLOG which is a fabulous sketch...  and you know I love sketches!! The sketch looks like this..
Well I just had to use two very special photos of my first moments with my brand new Grand Daughter.. She was still in the wrap from her birth and I was able to hold her and put her in her bonds suit  and nappy... what a very special privilege for me.. I am so glad I got my hubby to take these photos...

some closer views..

I have used the Fairy Garden papers, and you know me... lots of fussy cutting of the pretty flowers..

Some stencilling on the back ground with the Kaisercraft stencil Cherry Blossom.

And some gauze under the fussy cutting to add some softness..

Remember this moment...

oh such a beautiful moment looking at my Darling Grand Daughter, so fresh and new and tiny!!

Thanks Kaisercraft for a wonderful sketch that I used to scrap these precious photos!!

Thanks too for coming on by,  and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me to read..  My part of the world is quickly moving into winter with cold nights and mornings!! brrr.. I am finding it harder to get out of bed in the mornings!!  Have a great day!!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

C.S.I. : Color Stories Inspiration #254

Hello there,
My word the days are flying by.. The middle of the month already!!
Which means the second challenge for C.S.I. : Color Stories Inspiration #254 is up on the blog..  And because Scrapmatts are a fabulous sponsor for this challenge the design team were invited to join in and create some inspiration for the case file!!  Which is..
You can draw your inspiration from the photo or the clues or scroll to the bottom of the page for the traditional clues.

Well I have used the colors and used the Testimony "Document something about reading"
and some closer views.

I snapped this photo of my Daughter reading one day and thought it was perfect for this case file.

Some stencilling on the background and lots of fussy cutting.. All the Chipboard is from Scrapmatts!

I have also used ribbon, bling and gold elements from the clues.. Make sure you check out all the inspiration over ON THE C.S.I. BLOG and join in,  you might win some lovely prizes!

Just a quick post today, thanks for coming on by.. and thank you to all who leave me lovely comments to read, I do appreciate each one... have a wonderful day..

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Saturday, May 05, 2018


Hello there,
I am a bit late getting this post up, but you will forgive me I am sure as I was once again down at my Daughters helping with my Darling Grand baby!! I have come home today and am madly trying to catch up with what I have missed in blog land!!

The Design Team from Scrapmatts was invited to guest for the May challenges for CSI : Color. Stories, Inspiration and join in with the two challenges..  I must admit I used to find the challenges difficult, but the rules have been relaxed somewhat and you can check out the first challenge for May ON THE BLOG HERE!!!
And it is...
Now you can draw your own inspiration or go to the bottom of the post for the traditional clues..
Humm. now I have used the colors.
and from the evidence - I have used a solid cardstock back ground, wonky dots, circles, hand cutting, paint and hand writing my journalling..

some closer views.

love to use layers!!
I am enjoying using up older papers on my layouts.. These are a mix of Kaisercraft..

A boys Story..
And because Scrapmatts is a wonderful sponsor this month I have used Scrapmatts stencils and chip boards on my page..

Make sure you check out the challenge over on the C.S.I. BLOG you have until May 31st to link up..  and there are many ways you can be inspired and you might win some fabulous prizes!!

Thanks for coming by,  I hope you have a great day! Thanks for those lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one!!

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018


Hello there on this the first day of May... crikey the year is flying by!!

And with the new month comes the new challenges and the new one for KRAFT+ is an easy one and it is...

to use a date on your layout.. on a Kraft base of course..

Well I waited for a special date for this challenge, you see, I was waiting for my grand baby to arrive and when she did, I just had to use her Birth Date for my page....

some closer views.
I used the new papers from Cocoa Vanilla for my page.. they were so soft and pretty..

I used a date stamp to put that special day on my page..

Hello Lovely..

A very special date for me to remember! Have you got a special date you have always wanted to scrap? Well now you have an opportunity!! Check out the Design Team inspiration and link up over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE!!!!!

Thanks for coming on by today, and thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me...  Have a great day!!

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Sunday, April 29, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this fine day!  Don't fall off your chair, but I have created a layout for this months challenge over at SCRAP THE GIRLS which is....

well I dont know about you but I have a wee bit of difficulty scrapping my self... why?? good question... so I thought I would join in with this challenge..  humm now which picture am I??  well after finding a photo from last Christmas I just had to go with......

some closer views..

guess it yet?? hehe!!

 Yep thats me I reckon!! This is a photo from last Christmas and it is a Red Velvet Icecream cake.. now that sounds complicated but it truly isnt.. I use a Red Velvet cake mix and cook it in a cheesecake pan, then take the side off and cut the cake in half, add icecream which has been melted a little which also has honeycomb, turkish delight etc added then put the lid of the cake on and freeze that.. then the top has chocolate ganache added with crushed flake chocolate... so very yum!!

 Domestic Goddess!!

I have used really old papers which all seemed to go together!! so there, thats me.. 

Thanks for coming by today.. cant believe how fast this month has gone.. there is lots on for me for next month so I guess I had better buckle up for a busy May!!

Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too.. I do appreciate each one!!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Exciting News!!

Hi all,
How are things with you?? Life continues on at a fast pace..  The days are flying by with the weekends coming along awfully quickly me feels!! The weather here has been really lovely, warm days cooler nights..  I have been finding myself spending more time in the garden of late so that has been enjoyable....


I have a new Team that I have been accepted to  join....  With great excitement I can announce that   SKETCHABILITIES is starting up again with the first new sketch reveal on June 15 2018..  Soo excited about seeing this fabulous site up and running again.. I do love sketches... You can see all the details of the new Design Team over on the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG HERE!!!!!
I have the sketches printed out and they are fantastic and I am soo looking forward to sitting and creating with them....  so keep a look out in June when these Sketches go live.. They will be here before we know it!!

So thats my news! I hope you are having a great day!

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Some creating using SCRAPMATTS!!

Good morning to you! It is such a beautiful day here, summer is hanging on by its fingernails I am sure, Autumn is not getting much of a look in as of yet.. but I am not complaining, the cold days will be here soon enough I think.

I am just popping by to share some creating I have done as part of my Scrapmatts design Team commitments.

As you know I have recently become a Grandmother to an adorable little girl so I was wanting to create a special layout for her.  I had this photo which was taken just hours after she was born and I used some older Kaisercraft papers for this page.

some closer views..
I just had to do up this baby Pram with a coat of gesso and a soft peachy water color paint, add some beaded trim and a tiny bit of lace to make it cute for my baby page! I also added some Hearts on the back ground with a stencil and some pink ink.

I used a lovely frame to put around my photo and used some Kaisercraft Rhinestones around the centre for some sparkle.. lots of layers, lace and punched edges.

OOO that photo melts my heart!!!

I just loved creating this layout... perhaps it is because the little person in the photo is so special!!

I have also created a couple of cards... look away now if you dont want to be reminded of how fast this year is going as I have made two Christmas cards. Simple is the name of the game for me, and these took just a few minutes..

A Scrapmatts chipboard tree covered in glitter and sequins and sentiment chippie too..

I have used a stencil on the back ground and a Scrapmatts sentiment.  You can see all the product list I have used over on the SCRAPMATTS BLOG HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too..
Enjoy the rest of today!!!

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