Friday, May 29, 2015


A very good day to you! I trust this finds you well!!

Just getting a couple more challenges in before a new month....EEKK!!

The Mood Board for D-LISH SCRAPS MAY is absolutely gorgeous! and there is a sketch there for inspiration as well.. So I did use the sketch for my layout...

The Board..
Love those colors!!

and some closer views first..
 All the flowers I have used are from the D-Lish store as well as the sweet flair, grey doiley. chevron bag and arrow clip..

and my layout..

What a special moment.

The 'happy' chipboard word is  Heidi Swapp embossed with Tinby Melts..  And the photo is of my Dd and our doggie Lucy who will be 14 this year..

And I once again joined in with SHOW US YOUR STUFF this month and they have a fabulous sketch as well as using a hand made embellishment..

I rotated the sketch once anti-clockwise to suit my photo and used it like this..

and some closer views..

fussy cutting the lovely images from the papers..
My hand made embellishment was made by CHARMS CREATIONS which is so beautiful, I think they are called the butterfly lollypop (?), anyway I got some and I love them!!

My layout!!

Be your own kind of beautiful..

The papers are Bo Bunny Madeline and the photo of my Daughter was nicked off facebook!!! (hehe.. )

Well thanks so much for dropping in, and as always your comments warm my heart!!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Guesting at ARTastic and Blue Fern Studios May Sketch.

A big Hello to you, I  hope you are having a magnificent day!

Here we are in the last week of May... humm... is it me or are the days going faster than last year??

This month I was happy to be a guest designer for ARTASTIC CHALLENGE BLOG and if you have never heard of this site then they run a challenge each month and the inspiration is based on a painting and sometimes some other criteria.. They are a lovely bunch over there and an Aussie site so please pop over and check them out and see if you are inspired to join in with their challenge..

This month the inspiration painting is..
MAY inspiration by Sarah Beetson with the criteria of stars..  Well when I saw this painting I thought of myself as a little girl.. I was a little blondie with short hair so I used a photo of myself and as this painting is called Return of the Prince, I just made my title based on being a Princess..  I took inspiration from the colors and also added stars.. and my layout..

Every little girl is a Princess..

Hehe, yep that is me, I am guessing at about 4 years old!! You can see more about the ARTASTIC CHALLENGE HERE..

And I have also created a layout for this months sketch for BLUE FERN STUDIOS which is another fabulous sketch and looks like..

I love Blue Fern papers, I dont have many but I am sure I will add to what I have.. and the chip board.. so pretty...
Anyway I altered the chipboard pieces that I have used with some Tinby Melts and some Zing embossing powder.  I used the Treasured floral frame and some shabby brick bits on my layout..I have used the Montage range of Blue Fern Papers..

Some closer views showing the texture on the chippies...

some stencilling and misting..
and some fussy cutting of images from the pretty Montage papers..
I also wrapped some thick cotton around the chipboard piece for added texture. And my layout..

Sitting Pretty.
I have used foam squares and old cardboard to lift up some of the elements..

So thank you for your visit and as always your comments are lovely to read too..

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Feeling Sketchy #121 and Scrapbooking Top 50 May challenge..

Greetings to you! I hope your day is going well, where ever you are!

The Sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #121 is another lovely sketch and it looks like..
and my card inspired by this sketch..

 I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers!!

And the May challenge for SCRAPBOOKING TOP 50 Aust is a fabulous sketch that I have rotated once clockwise and used it like this..

And my layout.. some closer views..

layers and textures...

My layout..


And again a mix of Kaisercraft papers and collectables..

Just a short post, I know we are all busy girls (and guys!) so thank you so much for dropping by and thank you for your lovely comments that make my day!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


A very good day to you! So lovely you have come by!

A new sketch has gone up for CARDABILITIES #123 and I must say it is a beauty!!  I enjoyed doing this one! I have added layers upon layers!!

The sponsors for this sketch are INFINITE DESIGNS SCRAPBOOKING and THE FRANTIC SCRAPPER which look amazing sites to shop at..

The Sketch..
Isn't that fabulous!

And my card..

 You can link up your card and see what the other designers created for CARDABILITIES HERE....

The  challenge for KRAFT + May is a wonderful mood board which looks like..
Well I took inspiration from the colors, it made me think of Autumn.. I also picked up on the beads hanging in the top left picture as well as the string tied in a bow on the bottom picture with the books and created my layout...

Some closer views first..

Love Life.
I have used up some flowers I have had for ages!! And some Basic Grey papers from the bottom of my drawer!! Thanks for another great challenge Kraft +!!

Thanks for dropping by and I really do appreciate any comments you leave!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

123 Challenge Blog May, Feeling Sketchy #120..

A very good evening or day to you! Yes I am still here! I had a busy week socializing last week, out for lunch with family and friends which was nice, but I did not get much creating done!!

The Challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG for May is a fabulous one and it is..
To use the color Beige, the word Baby and to have some banners!! Time to scrap those baby photos perhaps!!!

And my layout..

Baby Face!

This is a photo of my great Nephew when he was a baby, he had such a cheeky smile!! There is a generous prize from Scrapbook Fantasies up for grabs!!

The sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #120 was a lovely one.. and it looks like..
and I made a birthday card for a friend..

And some news that I am happy to share..

I am staying on with CARDABILITIES flying the Aussie flag for another term, which I am so happy about.. I love the card sketches, they can be as detailed or simple as you like..  So you will be seeing my cards inspired by Cardabilites for another 4 months!! You can see the blog post HERE!!!!

Thank you for coming by, and thank you too for any comments!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team Finalist Entry 2015-2016.

A very good day to you!

As the blog title suggests, this is my blog post for round two for the Kaisercraft Design Team 2015-2016.

When I got the papers last week, I was delighted to see what I had to create with.. However  I only got papers, and when I get my Kaisercraft collections from my local Kaisercraft store, I  get the sticker sheet, and the collectables and the stamps, and with that I have an amazing array of products to create with.. The collectables make embellishing so easy and the stamps also add that extra touch to any creation.. So I thought ok... lets see what I can do with the papers only...

And you know me.. I saw lots of fussy cutting!! So I set to work and began creating..

Now I can't tell you much about these papers as they are not released yet.. but I can tell you they are beautiful.. So let my photos do the talking!

We were asked to create a layout, a card and perhaps a little something extra..

With the first range...

my layout..  Closer views to see the fussy cutting and layering...

and my layout..

My card..

closer views.
(I love the butterflies in these papers!!!)
(The papers are strong and good to manipulate to make my own flowers with..)

My card.

And my little extra is a tag..

The second range we got to create with is a lovely Christmas range... oh yessss.. starting to think Christmas already!!!

My Layout..

some closer views.
(fussy cutting!!!)

And my layout..

My card..

some closer views.
Kaisercraft papers work so well in dies.. I made this bow from the papers..
And I could not resist fussy cutting the poinsettia flower and jazzing it up with kindy glitz!

My card.
With just an added piece from the papers you can match the envelope with the card.

And my little extra...

Some Christmas bunting..

some closer views..

and my Bunting..
Something special to hang up at Christmas time.. The sentiments on the papers made it easy..

Thank you so much for coming by and seeing what I created for my second round application for the Kaisercraft Design Team 2015-2016..

It would be so amazing to be on the Design Team for products I have enjoyed using for many years.

Thank you too for your lovely comments ..