Thursday, December 29, 2016


A very warm Hello to you in this week between Christmas and New Years...  It is so hot here today, I really hope we get some rain soon.. but well.. it is summer...

I have managed to get one more layout done for this years challenges and it is for... SHOW US YOUR STUFF which is a fabulous sketch and to use the word TOGETHER as well as something hand made on your layout..
The sketch..
I loved the splashes on the sketch and I extended that out a bit on my layout..

some closer views.
 I have made two flowers (the cream ones..) for my layout..  All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts.

My gorgeous girls!!

I just cannot believe how fast this year has flown, but I reckon we will all be saying the same thing in twelve months time...  I thank each and every one of you for your visits and wonderful comments during this year and I wish you all an amazing New Year and may God Bless you in the year ahead..

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Monday, December 26, 2016

D-LISH SCRAPS December..

Hello there,
I hope you have had a most wonderful Christmas day, doing what makes your heart happy, remembering the reason for the season and Gods great gift..
I had a lovely day with my Parents, my Husbands Parents and two of my older kids came as well...  our table was full and so were the plates of food which we shared together..  Later on we were able to grab a photo..

I am so blessed to be able to have our Parents come and join in with us.. each year they become more precious.  and yes I like my Mrs Claus apron which I wear each year as I prepare the goodies for every one to eat!! I am hoping I dont need to cook for a few days, and let the leftovers be our meal!!!

I was able to pop into my scrap room for some creating between all the preparations and I have created a layout for the D-LISH SCRAPS MOOD BOARD for this month.. It is another pretty color combo...

  Love these peachy colors.. I found a photo taken nearly 13 years ago of my youngest and I have used that for my layout...

some closer views..

I have used the JAP kit too, it was filled with such gorgeous embellishments..

I like this cluster of flowers and I really love those cute sequin bows in the kit!!

Adore you.

I cant believe this photo was taken so long ago... my DD is nearly 16.... oh my goodness.. time just flies...  I have used older papers and flowers from the kit as well as from my D-Lish stash!!

I hope your day is going well, thanks so much for coming on by.. and thank you for all the comments you leave me too...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

KRAFT + ..

Good day to you! By crikey we are on the down hill run now sliding into Christmas!!! I hope your plans are all coming together..  I find these few days before Christmas Eve are like the quiet before the storm!!!  All the main work starts Christmas Eve when the salads are put together and desserts made... but until then...

I have some news! I have been keeping a secret for a little while now...  I am joining the design Team for
(Drum Roll !!!!!)

KRAFT +   You can see the announcement and the other new designers HERE!!!   

This is an aussie site with aussie designers and I am humbled and excited to be joining the team for 2017.

and so I would like to share with you the challenge for December and my take on it.

Home Sweet Home.. How does this inspire you and what do you think of when you think of  HOME!!?

Well I immediately thought of my family, my children who have made my house a home.. the marks on the wall from kids, the worn carpet or spots when something was split and we could never quite get the stain out..  and at this time of the year, there is no place like home for Christmas.. and that is what I went with..

some closer views..

my title... 

What is it about a white picket fence around your home??

Home for Christmas..
Happiness (to me) is having the kids home for Christmas...

Thanks so much for coming by, I know this week is gunna get very busy, so in case I dont get back for another post, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, filled with love and family and Gods Blessings and Peace. 

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Monday, December 12, 2016


Well Hello there, so nice you could come by, I know how cray cray things can be this time of the year.. I think hiding in my scrap room and creating (aka avoiding reality) is a good thing to do! heehe.. I have got my recipe books out, so does that mean I am organized!!! I am not panicking ... yet!! still time!!!!

So in the meantime, I have a layout to share that I have created for this months challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS which is soooo pretty, and it is...
I have gone with pink and gold for my colors and a photo of my DD when she lightened her hair up a bit this year...

some closer views.
 Soft pink flowers, gold die cut leaves, gold mist on the back ground..

Stencilling... gold mist...

Be your own kind of beautiful..
A mix of Kaisercraft papers and collectables..  and another photo I have 'borrowed' off facebook!!!

I hope your day is going well, I dont know about Santa making a list, I know I have to have a list too, otherwise I cant remember what I have to get and do before Christmas!!!

Thanks for your lovely comments, I appreciate each one!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016


Helloo there!! How is your day going? I hope things are well with you!!

I have to put up the December challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS ON FACEBOOK and this will be my last month with them as I have been a part of the team since July 2014 and feel it is time to step down.. I have seen the upcoming challenges and they are amazing so I hope you will still pop over and check them out... but for this month.. the challenge is..

  this amazing board for color/ pattern inspiration, and this sketch...

  for inspiration.. now you can go with one or both, totally up to which grabs you!!! and my layout..

some closer views..
I love the pattern in the board as well as the colors!
I have had that piece of chipboard for years so I embossed it in blue..

Life is beautiful...

Stencils, dies, flowers and chipboard..  and my oldest Daughter..  I have enjoyed my time over at Sketchy Boards and I hope to one day join in with the challenges as an entry!!

Thanks for dropping on by, and I really do appreciate all the comments you leave me too..

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Thursday, December 01, 2016


Well here we are ... December... let that sink in... December... hehe.. naaa i cant believe it!

And so a new month.. new challenges.. last ones for the year....  (naaa still cant believe it!!!)

The challenge over at ARCHISCRAPS is to use cogs/gears on your creation...
How cool is that photo??  anyhooo I made two cards.. and used lots of
Scrapmatts chippies...  and they are...

I have colored the cogs with black and brown ink pads.. easy!!

and the challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is such a lovely one..  and different interpretations too from the designers..
To use silver as a color, the word believe and layers...
and some closer views of my layout..

I love that gorgeous chippie from Scrapmatts covered in glitter glue..

Another lovely chippie from Scrapmatts - this star...


I enjoyed this challenge criteria and you can see all the other inspiration and link up HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for coming on by,  I know we are all so busy this time of the year!! My DD has finished school for the year, and at the moment I have my hubby in hospital, for the second time. He has been battling cellulitis in his hand and finger for a month now... He has had 3 surgeries and there will be one more..  We sure hope and pray he is on the mend really soon..   So each comment last month was really appreciated and so many friends have lifted my spirits greatly..  We all have seasons of mountains and valleys. In the valleys we learn so much and on the mountains we appreciate so much..   so thank you dear friends...

Thanks so much for any comments, it is nice to know you have dropped by!!

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Monday, November 28, 2016


A big Hello there! How is your day going? I am sitting here listening to beautiful rain on our roof and the faraway rumble of thunder... a lovely way to end a very hot sticky day!!

I have created a layout using the sketch from MY CREATIVE SKETCHES which looks like..
As well I have used some beautiful embellishments from the Kit Vintaj Romance from FUNKY FLAIR STUDIO that I won last month.  The kit looks like.
vintaj romance october kit A really beautiful kit, I was so excited to win it.  I have used something from the kit on each square on the layout...

A couple of closer views.
 The beautiful die cut roses and a simply gorgeous flair.. Those sweet  little flowers were in the kit too!

Another pretty flair.. Funky Flair are known for their amazing and beautiful flair.


I enjoyed this sketch and I really enjoyed using bits from the kit.. sadly the kit is unavailable at the moment..
But there are lots of beautiful flair over at the FUNKY FLAIR STUDIO .

Thanks so much for coming by..  This month has flown by. I really hope next month is a good month for us all..
Thank you for your lovely comments which really do lift my spirits..

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Friday, November 25, 2016

KAISERCRAFT November Sketch Challenge.

Hello there, I hope your day is going really well..  It is hot and very dry here.

I have a layout I would like to share that was created using the SKETCH FOR KAISERCRAFT NOVEMBER CHALLENGE which is this fabulous one...

november-sketch-challenge I have used pretty much all Kaisercraft papers and dies for my layout..

some closer views..
 I love this Die!!

Treasured Christmas Memories..

I love this stencil from Kaisercraft too! I have used various Christmas ranges from Kaisercraft for this layout..

Well by my calculations, it is one month until Christmas Day!!! How are your plans going? I just know it wont feel very long until we are sitting together and celebrating this special season..

Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for your lovely comments too..

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Monday, November 21, 2016

WHITE WITH ONE - November..

Good Morning! I hope your monday is off to a great start.. The days are flying by, I am just holding on!! ( p.s. I just noticed the calendar in my scrap room is still on September...hehe!!)

Anyhooo!! I have a layout I have created for this months WHITE WITH ONE which is a very pretty blue..
I have tried to match it with my water colors and some papers I found in my stuff.. I am trying very hard not to buy any new stuff so these color challenges are great to get in and dig deep to find something that has been buried for a while..

Some closer views..
I have used lots of dies and some old chipboard alphas that are huge to use as a title but great for adding dimension to this layout..
more chipboard and I made a sweet little bow!! The photo is my Nephews son who is just one of the cutest sweetest little boys..

I love this adorable photo, so I guess that is why I enjoyed creating this page!!

Well I better get going and get some more things done, so I hope you enjoy your day too..
Thanks for coming on by and I always appreciate the comments you leave me too..

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