Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kaiser Saturday Sketch #5

Good Evening! I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful weekend... The end of the month is hours away and I have one more layout I have managed to complete..
The Kaiser Saturday Sketch #5 was a really fabulous one and I have just squeezed it in before we say good bye to another month..

The sketch..
Sketch 5 Juneand I flipped it once clockwise... to look like this.

 And my layout which is mainly the Miss Empire paper range but all Kaiser papers is about my DD hair which she had colored red for a few months.. It really looked good, but it was high maintenance and just before she left to go to uni she died it back dark brown, so I am glad I got this photo before she did.. I purposely used the red letters for the title to stand out, just like her gorgeous red hair...

and just a little closer... I layered up the flower collectables with foam tape for dimension..

Well tonight is D day for blogger reader, I have a link at the top left of my blog for you to click to follow my blog on bloglovin.. I am sure I have transferred all the blogs I read to bloglovin, so I hope when I check in tomorrow everything will be as it should be... Thanks for coming by and your lovely comments are always appreciated and enjoyed...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook sketch and Scrapbook Boutique challenge

Hello there! It is a glorious day here today, I hope where ever you are your day is going great!

I have created a layout  for the June sketch challenge for  Life Paper Scrapbook and the sketch looks like...
and my layout looks like...
 I have used papers from Simple Stories..

One of my favourite online stores   Scrapbook Boutique has a monthly challenge and I usually say....yeah I will do that one day.. well I just thought I had better join in.. the prize is a voucher to spend at the store.. very tempting indeed!!hehe!
We are to use this picture as our inspiration to create a layout or card or project..
So I created a card.. I was inspired to use the black and white papers and add a red flower!!

 Well I had better run out and get my washing off the line as the afternoon shadows are creeping over and everything will begin to feel damp!! Thanks so much for coming by, and thank you too for your wonderful comments...

Monday, June 24, 2013


Hello there! what a week I have had last week.. but today is school holidays and I am so glad about that!
Last week I had my DD move out to begin  studying at Uni. I am one of those mums who love to have their kids around, and it is pretty emotional when they fly out of the nest.. But I know she will be fine and is off on a new chapter in her life..
So I got a few minutes here and there to scrap last week..

The challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS for June is to use winter colors.. so I have used browns cream and aqua colors...

The journey begins in your heart..

and some closies..

and I had some time to create 2 cards..

For the Cardabilities #77 sketch which looks like ... and my card..

and for Feeling Sketchy #63 the sketch looks like..

and my card..
I am looking forward to a slower week this week with DD on school holidays, I hope your week is great too what ever you are up to!
Thanks for coming by, and thank you so very much for the lovely comments you leave me!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New BIRD Word - Courage

Good evening! Yes it is a bit late here, but I have been out all day and have also been waiting for the new word to go up for BIRD IS THE WORD and so now it is up and I want to share my layout.
The word is COURAGE, and when I came across the quote I have used I thought of my eldest daughter with her life and dreams before her...
I hope you pop over and check out the DT's take on this sketch, I feel we have all put a lot of thought into our layouts, perhaps it was the word that gave us the inspiration..

This is the wonderful sketch from Heather, to use if you wish.. Most of the DT have used it but it is not an absolute requirement.. As long as we see the word for the month on display somewhere on your layout...I have rotated the sketch once clockwise.

Don't shrink your dreams, increase your courage.

 I have used the Elegance papers from Kaiser for this layout..

some closer views..
Layers of the collectables!! This layout is now on display at the Kaiser shop in Toowoomba for anyone who goes there...

Thanks for coming by and thank you for all the wonderful comments too, so many from my last post I am blown away!! And I hope if you get time to join in with Bird Is The Word too.. Remember it finishes on the 14th July as it starts on the 15th of each Month!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch June and Annas Craft Cupboard sketch June

Good afternoon/morning/evening! We have had drizzly weather here on and off since Monday..  Not good for getting the washing dry, but good for being inside scrapping!

The June Challenge for OUAS is to use this sketch
and to scrap about your guilty pleasure... Humm which one was I going to do?? hehe!! Well after coming home from the Craft Show with a bag of flowers from MH I guess I have to confess I LOVE FLOWERS...  I used to have a garden full of flowers, but when I discovered scrapbooking, I found the paper flowers were just as beautiful and I didn't have to work out in the sun to get them... and somehow my stash just seems to keep growing and growing, even though I use them!! So my layout is about my love for flowers.. The photo is of me in the Queens Park Gardens in Toowoomba in spring, but my journalling... which I have hidden.. reveals my love for scrapbooking flowers!!

Enjoying the flowers..
 I have fussy cut Websters Pages papers and layered them around the photo... now see the flowers on the tag....?
When you lift it out... it reveals my journalling...
and there is my journalling... so just between you and me... I have an addiction to flowers.. Resistance is useless... And yes sometimes I do feel guilty I have soo many flowers.. drawers and bags of them.. but I will use them.. I am sure I will.. hehe!!

The June sketch for Annas Craft Cupboard is a lovely one, and I used photos of my sisters friends dog...and I am going to put this in a frame for her..His name is Rascal... and he is so cute!!

the sketch..
 June 2013 Sketch

Such a rascal.

As always thank you for dropping by, and thank you for your lovely comments too!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

White with One June and Feeling Sketchy #62

Hello there where ever you are! Today is a Monday Holiday here.. Gota love them!!

I had a wonderful time at the Craft Show on Saturday, spent wayyy too much money, caught up with some lovely scrappy friends, saw lots of wonderful creations from the Tutors displays.. The Masters layouts were not on display, however I did catch up with 3 of this years masters Bec Beattie,  Heather McMahon and Kaye Grieve, and listened to their talk and saw their entries which were all amazing.. Well done to them and I hope they have a wonderful year!!

I have been scrapping after all that wonderful inspiration I saw..

The WHITE WITH ONE JUNE challenge is to use white with coral pink and decorative edges..

I have used various brands of punches, some new rose lace from Craft Queen (from the show!) and even made a few of the flowers.. (with new dies I got on Saturday!!)

Everything beautiful has its moment..
and a bit closer..
Do you remember that old BG paper with the bird cages?? It would have to be years old.. well I found a sheet of  that in my paper drawer and cut out a few of the bird cages!!

The sketch for the card for FEELING SKETCHY #62 looks like


and my card..
Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Thank you too for any comments you leave for  me!!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

123 June challenge, cardabilities #76 and the Scrapbook Store June sketch

Hello to you! I hope you are having a great day!
I have a few things to share today..

The challenge over at 123 CHALLENGE BLOG for June is another fabulous one.. We are to use..

I have used the Kaiser papers Elegance as there is grey in the colors in this range..

Just be you..

and a bit of a closer look..
I have layered up the collectables under the photo..

The card sketch for CARDABILITIES #76 is another lovely sketch.. I enjoyed it so much I did 3 cards!

The sketch..

and my first card.

and I used the sketch but turned it once clockwise for these other 2 cards..
Hopefully that is the thank you cards for Nisha's teachers done for the end of the year...

And the June sketch for the Scrapbook Store for June looks like..
JuneSketchand my layout...


 and a bit closer.. I have fussy cut the flowers and lifted some with foam tape..

If you have made it to here then a big thank you!  I am off to the Craft Show in Brisbane on Saturday, if you see me then say HI!! I am looking forward to it sooo much.. I just love looking at all the shops and seeing the Masters Layouts in real life.. and lots of other creations too..there is soo much to see, and there is always someone showing how to use or create something.. the day just flies by..

Thanks for coming by my blog and I do say thank you for taking  the time to leave a comment too...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

SWAT SKETCH - june and Feeling Sketchy #61

Can you believe it is June!!??

This is our horse and this is how I feel about it being the 6th month already!!BAHAHAHAHA!!!
 I just feel like laughing! It must be a joke.. but seriously it isn't!!!

So with that  all the new challenges are being loaded onto the blogs  The June sketch for
Sketches With A Twist is another brilliant one from Jules.. so much room for creativity..

and I have turned it like this..
And the twist this month is to use TRANSPARENCY... something transparent or see through...
I have used the overlay clock from Kaiser and the circles from the sketch I have used a clock mask with misting to also continue the theme of time.. With my children leading busy lives now it is always good to make time to be together.. This photo was taken after a Funeral in April, so we all made time for a meal together at Wynnum which was lovely..


SO pop on over to the SWAT BLOG and check out the other DT's layouts..
This is my last layout as a design team member, after 18 months I feel it is time to move on.. I have seen a few names for the new team and they sound wonderful.. so be sure to keep SWAT on your list of to do  challenges..

The card sketch for Feeling Sketchylast monday was so nice I made 2 cards using the sketch 2 ways..

the sketch.. with added criteria of NOT using patterned paper.. I did some embossing on the panels.
and instead of a heart and a star I used flowers which I made from stamps..

and the other card which I created..just because ...I used 3-d stickers for the flowers..
Well I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and thanks so much for coming by, and as always thank you for any comments you leave me...