Wednesday, July 18, 2018

C.S.I. : Color Stories, Inspiration #258

Hello there,
 So nice you have dropped on by! I hope you are keeping well and the weather is just right! It is still cold in the morning here, but it soon warms up to be quite pleasant..

I am just popping in to post the latest mid month challenge over at C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration #258 which Scrapmatts Design Team were invited to guest at again..  and it is..

Another beachy one!! Make sure you check out all the inspiration over on the blog and scroll down to the bottom of the post for all the details of the challenge..
and my layout.. I have used the colors and documented a trip to the beach.. I have also used circles, wet medium, and beach and nautical elements..

some closer views.
stencilling on the back ground with water color..

All the chipboard and stencils are Scrapmatts!

Plasterers tape and netting.

Happiness is here..
My daughter takes after me in that she enjoys looking for shells on the beach, something I find so relaxing!
This challenge is open until the end of the month.. I have used various Kaisercraft papers and embellies on my page too.. and sadly my local Kaisercraft store is closing down this month, I will really miss it..

Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for the lovely comments that are left for me to read, I appreciate each one..  have a great day!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this fine day? We have been having a touch of winter these last few days,  and I did manage to check the temperature gauge this morning at 7 am (I was not getting up any earlier than that!!!!) and it was minus 2....  That is cold for us!! But it is Winter!!

And so it is time to reveal the new sketch for SKETCHABILITIES #151 (Yes that first month went quickly!) and it is a fabulous one for multi photos... and it looks like..

I actually rotated the sketch once clockwise as it suited the photos better...  Make sure you check out the inspiration from the other DT as they have all created wonderful layouts using this sketch!!

and some closer views of my page..

Pretty flower clusters..

I have used photos from a few years ago, amazing how quickly the years go by..  This is a great sketch to use multiple photos from a photo shoot as these were from..

I hope you get some time to join in with SKETCHABILITIES  this month.. It is open until 10th August and can be combined with another challenge that is NOT a sketch challenge...

Thanks for popping by, Have a wonderful day!! Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I do appreciate each one!

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Monday, July 09, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this fine day?  Well it is fine here, and the last week of school holidays for my DD!!

I am just popping in to put my layout up for a challenge over at CHARMS CREATIONS ON FACEBOOK which is to scraplift one of the amazing designers for Charms Creations..  well after having a look around I decided to scraplift Katy Howards layout. It interested me as while it may be a simple design it is a really lovely layout..
Here is Katies layout..
and here are some closer views of my page first..

I have used a chevron here and a tiny doiley from Charms Creations..

I have popped a map marker above my photo on top of a doiley..

And of course a beautiful Heart from Charms Creations in my cluster.

My layout..

I have followed the design of Katies page with my touches. The photo is of my brand new Grand Daughter with the 3 generations.

Thanks for coming by, I hope your day is going well.. thank you too to all those who leave me lovely comments, I do appreciate each one.  Until next time...

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

C.S.I. : Color. Stories, Inspiration #257

Hello there,
How are you on this lovely evening? It has been trying to rain here, so keeping hopes up that more is on the way!

I have been a little busy visiting my Grand baby and her family so I had better put up the July challenge for
C.S.I. Casefile #257  which is another fabulous one and is open until the end of the month.. and again, I am guesting as part of the Design Team for Scrapmatts! and it is,
You can scroll to the bottom of the post for more clues and inspiration for your layout.  I have used the colors, wood grain paper, flowers, leaves, banner, string, quadrant design, and tiny brads.. I have documented something about summer..

and some closer views..

flowers, leaves, and a shell lightly swiped with gesso..

The banner is made from Scrapmatts chipboard flags which I put through my embossing machine and then lightly swiped with gesso to bring up the textures..

I have used a photo of my DD when she was at the beach.. sigh..  it seems like a long time since we have been on a holiday, but one day it will be our time again!
thanks for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too...

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

KRAFT+ July - Warp and Weave!

Hello there, are you ready for July?  I can hardly believe we are in the last half of the year..... how scary is that??!!!

And with the new month comes the new challenges and this month for KRAFT+ July Challenge I hope you will have some fun and join in with the fabulous challenge of.....
Weaving!! Lets see some weaving on your layout on Kraft of course.. now make sure if you havent already, check out the creations from the design team.. so many ideas and inspiration!!

and my page...

some closer views..

I did some 'chunky' weaving and also added some ribbon in the weave too..

and some flowers..

some plasterers tape for texture and some die cuts with fussy cut flowers..

Little One..
And a photo of my Darling Grand Daughter fast asleep for my layout this month...

Thanks so much for coming on by, I know life is crazy busy so I appreciate each visit and each comment too..
Have a great week!

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Monday, June 25, 2018


 Hello there,
Yes I am back with another layout I have created for this months challenge over at the KAISERCRAFT BLOG for June and it is....

KAISER BINGO! We are to choose a row and use those things on that row up or down or through the middle.. well I chose the end row down...  Inking, white background, gesso and favourite quote..  and I had a photo of my Darling Grand Daughter I just had to use for my page...

soooo some closer views..

For the inking part I used a dauber and a Kaisercraft Ink Pad and a pretty stencil and created some cute little flowers around my page..

For the gesso part I painted this chipboard doiley and a flourish from Kaisercraft with white gesso.

And I used this for my quote from an older Kaisercraft baby range..

and my layout..

Sugar and Spice..

I have also used some mini roses as well as some really old Kaisercraft flowers, Kaisercraft rhinestones and the papers are from an older paper range.

Thanks so much for popping on by, I hope your day is going really well.. thanks for the lovely comments too..

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Friday, June 22, 2018

ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD Community Challenge June..

Hello there,
How has your week been? Good I hope..
yes I am back to share a layout I have created for this months Community Challenge over at Annas Craft Cupboard  on FACEBOOK  and it is to use a favorite technique for your layout..  I had a little think about it and one of my favorite things I like to use are my scrapping tools, my dies, my punches and my decorative edge scissors, so that is what I used for my layout...  I just had to use a photo of my Grand Daughter when she was just 2 weeks old, so I found some cute papers and flowers and away I went..

some closer views..

You can see the three punches I have used in this photo..

and the three dies - the vine, the heart and the leaves.

And this embellishment was perfect for my title..

Oh I enjoyed sitting and creating this layout because of that sweet little face in the photo!!

Thanks so much for dropping by, I know we are all so busy...  Thanks so much for those who leave the lovely comments, I do appreciate each one!!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

C.S.I. : Color. Stories, Inspiration #256

Hello there,
Hows your week going? They seem to go awfully fast!!
I am just popping up the layout I created for the second reveal this month for C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration Challenge #256  as part of the Guest team from Scrapmatts, which is open until the 30th June! And it is...

And you can check out all the inspiration and clues over on the BLOG .
Well I used the colors although when I printed out the challenge my color was more of a red then a orange red, but I am sure if you do the best color matching that you can it is ok...

I was inspired about summer and I have used wet medium (water color) solid white back ground, washi tape, string, banner , flip flops, glasses, cactus, and grid pattern..

some closer views.

All the chipboard and stencils are Scrapmatts!

and my layout, Tranquility..

I have used some really old beach themed papers from Kaisercraft!! Make sure you check out all the inspiration over on the C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration BLOG HERE!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks so much for any comments you leave me, I do appreciate each one!
Enjoy the rest of the week!

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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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