Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Wowee some one pinch me!

I am now on a new Creative Team for PAGEDRAFTS !! I am known to be a bit of a sketch maniac so to be accepted on this team is a big deal for me.. And I hope you  go and see who is on the team with me.. So honored to be amongst these talented girls that is for sure... and you know what that means.. a new release of fabulous sketches is just around the corner...
I hope you come around and check this place out!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Orange Paperie, Stuck?! July 15th sketch and A2Z Scraplets

A marvellous Monday to you! I hope your day is going splendidly!

A few challenges to pop up before the end of the month.. by crikey another month flown by...!!!

The challenge over at ORANGE PAPERIE & CO is to create a double layout.. humm I really can't remember the last time I did do a double.. so I thought I would take up Johns Challenge and create one..

A couple of sundays ago my DD had a ride on our horse.. Now Bess is 26 years old and a bit of a nag..hehe.. but she loves my daughter, so they had a little ride around the paddock and of course I had my camera and took a few.. ok.. more then a few photos! and 4 of those photos are on my double layout..

left side..
Right side..
and together..

In riding a horse we borrow freedom..

Thanks John from Orange Paperie, I did enjoy doing a double!

And the next layout I have done is for 2 challenges that allow combining..

The sketch from STUCK?! July 15th  I have flipped to use like this..

It suited my photos better like that.. and I have combined it with the July Challenge over at A2Z SCRAPLETS July which is to use these things on your layout,

 2014 JULY PUZZLE CHALLENGEand of course some A2Z Scraplet chipboard.. I have used 2 corner flourishes and one piece I cut up into 2 pieces and put on my layout..

A college of closies..

I have all 4 elements on my layout..

You've got a friend in me..

 Well thanks so much for looking at all this, and thanks so much for any comments you leave me too...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Off the Rails July

A very Good Day to you, so nice of you to take a minute and come by.

The Challenges over at OFF THE RAILS are now going to be one a month.. thank you.. I was having trouble keeping up, 2 weeks just seems to fly and I was always too slow to get my creations in on time.. but not this month!! hehe!! The challenge this month is a fabulous color combo...
How good it that!!?

and my layout.. (when I printed out the colors the red came out more as a darker red so I went with that.. )

A college of closies..
 Simply beautiful..
Love this photo of Hannah!! A little bit of color on my back ground made by using paint or in this case a gelato and water, and a scrunched plastic bag..

Thank you for popping by in your busy day and I really do appreciate any comments you leave me too..  Have a great day!

Monday, July 21, 2014


A big Hello to you where ever you are visiting from! I hope your day has been a good one..

The July Challenge over at WHITE WITH ONE for July is another lovely color to use with white..
ww1 duck egg (2014_02_27 18_51_06 UTC) What a pretty color! I found a Kaiser card stock called duck egg and matched some papers with that and created this layout using a copy of an old photo of my son when he was about 2 months old having a good laugh with me!!

A college of closies..
Live Laugh Love..
I have used lots of dies, texture paste over plasterers tape, corrugated card board, ribbon roses and hand made rosette flowers.. and the new pitter patter kaiser range of papers..

Thanks so much for popping in, and thank you too for your lovely comments...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Once Upon A Sketch - 3 Sisters

A big Hello to you on this windy friday here..

 I am feeling very subdued today at the news headlines of a plane going down and my heart goes out to those who are feeling this terrible tragedy personally today....

The latest challenge for OUAS is to use the theme of numbers and to use the sketch...
I had so many thoughts on this one but I went with a photo of my sisters and I and a photo taken of us at the family wedding a couple of years ago when we were all dressed up...

3 Sisters - a college of closies..

 My journalling which I put on the back of my layout..
and my layout..

Lots of stamping and stenciling on the back ground.. fussy cutting and die cut leaves in old book paper..  Suzy on the left, Mim in the middle and me!! And yes I am the youngest!!!

Thank you for dropping by,  everyday may not be good, but I hope you find something good in today..
Your comments are always appreciated too... xx

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

STB'S - Keep calm and fire up the Fergie

Hello there, so lovely of you to visit!

This months challenge over at SCRAP THE BOYS is another fabulous one.. It is...


When I saw that I thought immediately of my Hubby and his tractor - the fergie!  It certainly is his big boy toy.. and I love this photo too.. We had a Springer Spaniel when we moved here and he was just the most beautiful dog. And here he is with my Hubby on the tractor!!

Keep calm and fire up the fergie!
I have use garage days from Kaiser and the "fergie" quotes were from google images..

Thanks so much for looking and for any comments you leave me too!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Delish Scraps 5th Birthday Challenges 8

A Happy Good Morning to you! I hope your day is going well!

And here is the last of the challenges for DELISH ! Thanks so much Delish, I have had a good time creating, sometimes things did not go the way I had hoped, but then some did.. I loved being challenged simply with my time, as I am a slow scrapper this made me just 'stick it down'!!

I loved this challenge.. I had not used a scrunched plastic bag and paint for my back ground before, loved how my back ground turned out, and I have already used this technique on another layout.. I used a stencil to just tone down the brightness of the color..

Keep smiling..
 And yes there is a bit of fussy cutting.. The sweet doiley is a Delish one.

Thanks for coming by and if you would like to catch up with all the layouts I have done for this Challenge,  feel free to scroll down. (There are 8 of them!)

For all your comments, I say a big thank you too!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Delish 5th Birthday Challenges 7

A big hello to you on this sunny but cool Sunday here! I am just putting up the challenge for DELISH number 7. (one more after this one..)

When I printed this off the dark blue was like a navy so I hope that is ok.. I choose to use the navy as my back ground. The little yellow flowers are Delish.

Live with promise..
 Stencil work on my back ground..

Well again, thank you for coming by and I always appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment too.. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Delish Scraps 5th Birthday Challenges 6

Hi there,
Just popping in to put up the next challenge for DELISH which is.
I have used the middle row up and down.. Pearls (Zva pearl flourishes) buttons, bow and ribbon, washi tape and more than 1 photo.

Treasured Moment.
 The doiley which I cut in half is a Delish one..

2 more to put up, thanks so much for coming by.. thanks so much for your comments too..

Friday, July 11, 2014

Delish Scraps 5th Birthday Challenges 5

Good morning!
Just popping in to put another DELISH challenge up.

I didn't have any PL card so I cut a journal spot from the 4 Bo Bunny papers I used.  Can you see my paper clip? hehe.. it is on my journalling spot! I have used trim, my washi is around the edge of my layout, 4 different colors of mist, a clock flair I found in my stash, the 3 flowers are Delish, 2 different kaiser stamps on my back ground, I have used chipboard - some Blue Fern turkish bits and a lovely 2 crafty flourish,

Do not go where the path may lead...

 Thank you for dropping by, I have a few more layouts to put up for the challenges.. Thanks too for your lovely comments, have a great day!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Delish Scraps 5th Birthday Challenges 3 & 4

A very good day to you! It is certainly no mistaking winter is here for us, BBRRRR cold and windy outside, but warm inside the house.. perfect weather for staying in and scrapping, and that I have been.. A bit of a housework free zone here the last few days!! I will catch up one day... maybe! hehe..

Continuing on with the challenges for DELISH SCRAPS I have 3 and 4 to share with you..

Did someone say flowers?? hehe.. I have used more than 5 types of flowers on my layout including 2 kinds hand made by me..

You belong among the flowers..
 I have used an oval doiley and the small green flowers from Delish.

This challenge was the last one I did and I had 2 duds before I settled on this one!!  I used water colors to splat and dot the back ground..

Crazy hair day.
 The little flowers are Delish.

Thanks so much for coming by again. I will put up the other challenges soon..  Thanks for your lovely comments I enjoy reading  your thoughts! Take care..

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Delish Scraps 5th Birthday Challenges 1 & 2

A very good morning to you! I hope your day is going well.. This week has seen me scrapping away madly joining in with the challenges over at DELISH SCRAPS who are celebrating their 5th Birthday.. so Happy 5th Birthday to you all at Delish.. There are 8 challenges to sink your scrapping teeth into and I am about half way there, so I thought I had better start putting some up on my blog and linking them over..

Challenge 1..
a scraplift..

My layout.

I have used the journalling circle, anchor flair, peg and the 2 little anchors from Delish Scraps on my page..

 and the second challenge is..

a sketch..

My layout.. the red flowers are from Delish Scraps..

 These have been great challenges so thanks DELISH! Thanks too for your visit and I always love reading your comments .. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Feeling Sketchy, Mixed Media card and Scrap the Girls July

A big Hello! Yes I am still around! hehe.. just been busy as we all are!!

The card sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY looks like..
and my card did not turn out quite as I had thought but oh well!!

I have done a Christmas one.. (eeekkk!!)
and I was over at SANDRA'S BLOG and she had created a card for a new mixed media challenge for cards over   HERE and we were to be inspired by this picture..

 so I took note of the flowers and butterflies and I used a stencil and modelling paste on the back ground then misted with gold glimmer mist and then created the other bits for the card and this is my card..

Warm Wishes.

and this is my last layout for creative team member for SCRAP THE GIRLS which is a bit sad but I have enjoyed the last 12 months on the team and the July challenge is a beauty.. It is to use PAINT AND TEXTURE PASTE... that is on trend at the moment.. and my layout using water color paint and texture paste on my back ground and old papers ( still working through my stash of older papers!!)...

Well I hope you are enjoying your day, thanks so much for calling by and also thank you for any comments you leave me too!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Sketchy Boards July and 123 Challenge blog July.

A warm hello to you, thank so much for coming by this way!

I have started as design team member on a new Challenge site called SKETCHY BOARDS which is on facebook.

 The challenges will be put on facebook and your entries will be uploaded on facebook. I am sorry if you dont have facebook but that is where it is at this stage.. So...

The challenge for July is to use this sketch
Photoand be inspired by these colors..

 Photo and my layout...

You can see the other DT's  work HERE

And the July challenge has gone up for 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and it is to use this board..

Bright colors, the word AWESOME somewhere on your page and arrows.. and my layout..

Beautiful you..

 The grid stamp and the arrow stamps I got at the craft show in Brissy last month!! The papers are really old.

Well I hope you can put these on your list of challenges to enjoy this month.. Take care, thanks so much for your wonderful comments too...