Friday, May 30, 2014

Lets Get Shabby - Double Delight

 A very good day to you wherever you are.. so nice of you to come by.

Just a quick post to put up a layout I have created for the latest LET GET SHABBY #55 and it is to use 'double's'.  Double in some form.. Well I have pretty much used a double of everything.. 2 photos, 2 kinds of washi, 2 doileys, 2 colors of mists, and then I have used the same thing twice..or cut it twice in the same length.. eg my ribbons.. anyway.. I think you can see my 'doubles'!!

Double Delight..
Well I am off to do some cooking, I have my SIL 5oth birthday this weekend and have to do some afternoon tea goodies..  So whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it is a good one..  Thanks for any comments too!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Molossi May mood board, Off the rails card and The Scrapbook Store May sketch.

Good day to you.. I hope you are having a splendid day!

I have a few things to pop on my blog today..  The end of the month is coming so quickly now.. Can you believe it??

Over at MOLOSSI for May, they have this fabulous mood board.. and I just felt like a bit of free creating so I have created an art journal double page for this..
The Mood board..
and my take on it..


 and a bit closer to see the texture on the back ground.

I took inspiration from the colors in the top right picture, the butterflies and the rays of the hot air balloon in the bottom left picture, as well as the word 'daydream'.

The latest card challenge at OFF THE RAILS is to use feathers as well as the colors in this picture.. my card using these colors and a feather die to make my feathers..
Get Well Soon.

 And I haven't done a sketch for the Scrapbook store for a while so I created a layout for it this month..

the sketch.

True beauty..
closer views..

lots of fussy cutting.. my stress buster!!
So thanks so much for coming by, and your comments are always appreciated...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge May Sketch

A very good evening/day to you.. I hope your day has been going well..

Looking around for a sketch to create with today, I saw the sketch for ANOTHER FREAKING SCRAPPY CHALLENGE and thought I would create something for this challenge..   The sketch looks like..

and my layout followed the sketch but in a larger format..

some closer views first..

 The flowers are 3-D stickers which I have had for ages..

Thanks so much for coming by, and thank you too for your lovely comments...

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Orange Paperie May - Every day is beautiful

Good day to you.. Can you believe it is Saturday already..??. again...???

With such a busy week I hardly got in my scrap room, however I did manage to create a layout for the May challenge over at ORANGE PAPERIE.  Sooo many challenges, sooo little time!! hehe!

The challenge is to use this picture for inspiration as well as the quote.

Well from the picture, I took the doiley, the pink roses with gold on the petals, the wooden buttons, the string and the washi, and I literally used the quote on my layout..

closer views..

Every day is beautiful if you choose to see it..

 Thanks for another great challenge Orange Paperie..
and thanks for coming by and as always your comments are most appreciated.. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Off the rails & Scrap Africa cards

Good day to you where ever you are!  Can someone please slow this merry go round a bit, the days are going soo fast!! hehe!

I have a couple of card challenges to put up today..

The card challenge over at OFF THE RAILS is a lovely sketch which looks like..

 and my card..

and the card challenge over at SCRAP AFRICA  is to make His and Her cards.. Well there seems to be a lot of baby's due around here, so I thought I would make some baby cards!! And my cards..

Well I have to keep going here, I do appreciate that we are all keeping ourselves busy, so thanks so much for dropping by and thankyou too for any comments you leave me!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch May

A very good day to you.. I really hope your day is going splendidly!!

The Challenge over at ONCE UPON A SKETCH is to use this sketch...
which I have used like..

 to suit my photo and the theme is "Anything Goes.."

 I have used a photo from a long time ago.. and just a few closer views first..

A moment like this..

Yes that is me on my Wedding Day.. and my journalling says.

A moment like this...
There have been many wonderful moments in my life..
This was one of them.
Feeling like a Princess for a day.
Wearing a beautiful Wedding Gown.
And enjoying the day from the start to the finish
is a memory I will cherish
in my heart always.
Fourth September Nineteen Eighty Two.

I enjoyed using all those flowers!!
Thanks so much for your visit and thank you as always for any comments you leave me..
Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


A very good day to you wherever you are!

And as my post title suggests, I am applying for the Design team for Kaisercraft for the upcoming year.

For anyone who visits me, you will know that I love Kaiser products and have been using them for a couple of years now.  So as requested by the Kaiser Team I need to do a blog post showcasing my style.

There are 3 things I needed to create for this application and I will list and show them as I go.

We need to show a layout. I decided to show one of my latest layouts using pretty much all Kaiser product.


Often a paper will decide for me the design and in this instance I allowed that gorgeous corner picture to be a focus, and created a balance for it by adding fussy cut flowers from the same range and placing them around my photo. The collectables are wonderful for adding embellishment too.

My altered item is this box I received on Mothers day with some lovely goodies in it.. It is a strong box and really looks good after altering with Kaiser papers and collectables and chipboard flourishes.

and after.

(front side)

(top cluster)
and the finished box..

And the third thing I had to create was a mixed media or card.. I did a mixed media art journal page. And I have some steps I took along the way too.

Cover the pages with  paper pieces, some I have torn, some I have cut out.
Then a light covering of gesso.
Then I had  fun with some of the many Kaiser stamps.
Then a little bit of texture paste and a stencil.
and then layer up with collectables and die cuts.

 Well thanks so much for coming by and it would be a dream come true to be on the Kaiser Creative team as I do feel at home using Kaiser products..  (keep your fingers crossed for me!!!)
Thanks for any comments too!

Monday, May 12, 2014


A good day to you, thanks for coming by! I hope your weekend was filled with goodness and love!

I am posting my layout for the latest challenge for WHITE WITH ONE MAY which was to use

ww1 gold                GOLD!!

I really enjoyed using gold and white.. After thinking I did not have much that was gold, I was surprised by what I found in my stuff to use.. And the photo I have used is of my DD ready for her Year 7 dinner last year...

some closer views... (just loved using gold!!!!)

I have used gold mist for the back ground a kaiser mask with texture paste, and kaiser gold paint for the chipboard pieces, plasterers tape, gold chevron washi, gold ribbon, flowers that I have had for years and the gold glittery card I have had for a long long time. The paper you can just see under my photo is kaiser..

Thanks so much for looking and thank you too for your lovely comments you leave me..

Friday, May 09, 2014

Feeling a bit sketchy and Going off the Rails!

Good day to you where ever you are!

The card sketch for May 1st at FEELING SKETCHY looks like..
and my card looks like..

And another fabulous challenge over at OFF THE RAILS to use stripes and polka dots on your layout, and my layout using a mix of older Kaiser papers..

a couple of closies..
You are beautiful..

 Well can you believe that another week is almost over.. I hope you have a superb weekend and for us in Oz I wish all the mums..

Thanks for coming on by and thank you so much for any comments you leave me too!