Monday, March 31, 2014

Sassy Scrapper Mood Board March

Well Hello there! Hang on to your hats because we are about to flip over another month on the calender! The last day of March and I have got one more entry into the challenges for March..

Last week I played around and created a cover for an art journal and so I thought I would use the mood board for
SASSY SCRAPPERS and create a double art journal layout.. Now this is my first try, and I think I can only get better!!! But it was a lot of fun.. although I also learnt I am quite impatient waiting for the texture paste and mists to dry..hehe...

The lovely mood board..
I took inspiration from the colors, from the word 'art' from the flowers and stems and from the frames and created this....

create art..


Thanks so much for stopping by in your busy day and thank you too for any comments you leave me...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kaiser Saturday Sketches - March 15th and March 22nd.

A very Good Day to you, thanks for calling by.  It is a rainy day here but I am not complaining.. Good for staying inside and getting some scrapping done..

I have created 2 layouts using the Kaiser Sketches and of course lovely kaiser papers..

The Sketch from MARCH 15 looks like....
Screen shot 2014-02-19 at 2.47.26 PMand I created my layout using the Lady Rose papers, on Kaisercard Coconut, kaiser stamps. kaiser rhinestone strip and kaiser lace.

Keep Smiling..

And the Sketch from MARCH 22nd looks like...
Screen shot 2014-02-19 at 3.30.41 PM and my layout using my favourite range Tea Break papers on Kaisercard Buttercup and I used a rhinestone flourish to add some bling!!

Just be yourself..

I can't believe how quickly March is marching on by!! Thanks for taking the time to drop by and all the comments are read and appreciated..  Take care!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Off the rails, Feeling Sketchy #84 and Stuck?! sketch

Good day to you! Thanks for a popping on by here today..

I have a few challenges to put up that I created over the weekend and this morning..

The latest challenge over at OFF THE RAILS is a 'free for all' challenge which is create anything and have fun.. well I bought an art journal a few weeks ago, just an A3 size one, to create in and learn how to use gelatoes etc and I thought I would try and decorate the cover.. Now be gentle with your comments as I am very much a learner when it comes to mixed media.. But at least I fulfilled one of the criteria for this challenge and that is to have fun... I gessoed and misted and texture pasted and misted and even had a little go at using some shimmer paint that was gifted to me by a lovely scrappy friend..
I thought the only title for my book could be my blog name, and so here is the end result..

Art journal cover..

All the things I put on the cover were from scraps, from die cuts I had cut out but did not use, so it was good to use some of  them up..

Closer view..

The latest card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #84 was a lovely one.. and it looks like..

and my card..

and the sketch for STUCK?! March 15th looks like
and my layout using photos of my DD trying to take selfies with the horse we used to have here.. What is that saying.... never work with children or animals!!??hehe..

Selfies with Blue..
 Well that is me up to date for now!! I hope your monday is going well!!

There is still a week to get the SCRAP THE GIRLS challenge done to use hearts and/or doileys, as well as the
123 CHALLENGE BLOG which is to use
MARCH CHALLENGE...(pastels, the word dream and frames).

Have a fabulous day, and thank you too for any comments you leave me..I  appreciate each and every one!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


A big Hello to you and so nice of you to come by!

The challenges over at Once Upon a Sketch are always ones that challenge me to think personally and this months CHALLENGE is to use this sketch
and use this quote for inspiration..

  Well I have spent quite some time thinking about this quote and life and living, and I was drawn to a poem which has been part of my inspiration this month..
My layout is based on the poem called 'The Dash' and you can read the poem HERE.

and my journalling..

Life is made up of 2 dates and a dash. We need to make the most of our dash. What will my dash say about me? I hope it says I have been the girl God designed me to be, and used my dash to be a blessing to everyone who knew me...

Closer views..

and my layout..

 The Dash..

and I have put a copy of the poem on the back of my layout..

Thanks for a great challenge OUAS, it has made me think about many things...

Thanks so much for your visit and thank you too for the many wonderful comments you leave me about my creations....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Going OFF THE RAILS - blog hop layout and Green and Bling card.

Good evening! Yes it is evening for me! My week is shaping up to be a busy one so I am putting up this post for the 2 challenges I have just done for Off The Rails..
Off the Rails has just had a BLOG HOP which was great to pop around and see the DT's creations.. As we hopped around we were to find the DT's favourite embellishments and then use 4 of them on a layout.
I have used Flowers from Narelle, Buttons from Deena, Bling from Gayle and Doileys from Sue.. and created this layout...

A closer look.. you can see the bling - kaiser rhinestones and kindy glitz, buttons, doileys under my photo and the flowers are collectables or fussy cut from the papers..

Live simple, dream big...
and my layout..
and while I had these papers out I created a card for the Off The Rails CARD CHALLENGE which was to use green and bling...

And my card..

Well thanks so much for taking a few moments to stop by, and thanks too for any comments you leave for me..

Monday, March 17, 2014

Orange Paperie and Purple Pumpkin

Good day to you on this extra-ordinary HOT day here..  I hope things are good at your place..

I have 2 layouts to put up that I have worked on during last week...

The challenge over at ORANGE PAPERIE is to use a vintage photo with non vintage papers..  I looked up the meaning of vintage and it does mean old or mature, from an era past.. So I have used a photo of my Dads farm that I am guessing was taken before the 1950's of our old house and milking sheds and pig sty's.. I have used a mix of Basic Grey papers.


And I liked the look of the sketch over at PURPLE PUMPKIN created by Kylie and I used it like this..

and my layout...

Hannah and Bess..

Thanks so much for dropping in and thank you to those who take a moment to leave a little comment too...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Feeling Sketchy #83

Hello there on this fine day! I hope you are having a good day!!

The sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY is another great sketch.. I have used it like this..
I have used the new Bo Bunny papers Primrose and loved creating with them.. such pretty papers.. and I have had this photo for years waiting to scrap it.. and now I have!! This is my youngest daughter wearing a dress I bought years before she came into our family.. I remember buying it and putting it in the cupboard and I waited.. and waited.. and waited... and when she finally came into our family she wore it on the day of her dedication..So when we got some Pixie photos done I had to get some photos of  her in this very special dress...

  (some closies..)
The die cuts layered up with foam tape..Stickles added to the butterfly wings and roses..

Thanks so much for taking a minute to come by and thank you too for any comments, I do feel so encouraged by them...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

White with One.. Latte

A big Hello and thank you for dropping by!

One of my favorite challenge sites is WHITE WITH ONE and this month the challenge is to use...

ww1 latte
and my layout using a photo of my DD and our horse we got recently.. She was a give away and lived just up the road a bit, she is 25 years old, and gentle and has settled in here well.. This photo was taken when we went to meet her for the first time..

some closies..

and my layout..

Hello Bess..

 Thanks WW1, I enjoyed creating this one!!

Thanks so much for being here and thank you too for any comments you leave me!!

Monday, March 10, 2014


 Hi there, I hope your day is going well.. Just a little quick post to put up a layout I have done for 2 challenges.. I see that I am allowed to do this, so I have!!

The sketch over at STUCK?! is a lovely one and we are able to combine the sketch with one other challenge that is not a sketch.. So I have combined it with OFF THE RAILS which is to BLING IT UP!!

The sketch for Stuck?!
and my layout... using Graphic 45 papers Sweet Sentiments..

Be Amazing..(some close ups showing the bling!!) Zva creative rhinestone flourish, kindy glitz on the flowers, Prima bling border and Kaiser rhinestones..

and my layout..

Thanks so much for your visit and as always your comments are appreciated too..

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Feeling Sketchy #82 and #81

Good morning! How is your day going?

 I am just popping in to put up 2 challenges both for the Feeling Sketchy site..

The first one is for the CARD SKETCH #82 which looks like
and my card ...

I just popped a 3-d sticker in the centre of my weaving... And the next creation is a layout, yes they are putting up layout sketches now too..

Sketch #81 And my layout which I have created following the sketch..

Just a quick post, I seem to always have lots to do lately (like everyone it seems!!). So I do thank you for taking a few moments at my place, and as always thanks so much for any comments too..

Sunday, March 02, 2014


A very good day to you.. I hope your day is going well..
A new month and new exciting challenges are being put up for our enjoyment and inspiration.

I have 2 for you today.

The March challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a really girly one... it is to use HEARTS AND OR DOILEYS on your layout.. How easy is that? And remember to check the rules before you create as we have had to leave some wonderful layouts out of the voting due to not following the rules. ( which is fair to those who do follow the rules of the challenge site.)

And so my layout...

I received a gorgeous mauve heart from CHARMS CREATIONS to use on my layout and so I went with those colors for my layout...

Puppy Love..
I have used Kaiser papers..  love that heart...

And the challenge for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG for March (remember the challenge for February runs until March 22nd) is to use..

color - pastels   Word - dream        Technique - frames

 And my layout..


 I have used Kaiser wooden frames for my frames, but any frames would be suitable..

Thanks so much for coming by and as always I do thank you for your comments too...