Sunday, February 25, 2018


Hello there on this lovely Sunday arvo !! We have been blessed with some beautiful rain and now the sun is shining and the world looks happy..

I am just coming by to put up two layouts for two challenges I have entered, before another new month is upon us!!

The challenge over at KAISERCRAFT BLOG is ...

to use Hexagons.. I have used a few  older paper ranges for my layout..

some closer views..

Some chipboard from Kaisercraft.. fussy cutting.. Kaisercraft dies.. Kaisercraft stencil..

Everything beautiful...

I have used hexagons on my page and layered them with fussy cut flowers and chipboard..  Loved creating this one!! Thanks KAISERCRAFT for a lovely challenge..

The second layout I would like to share is one I created for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD ON FACEBOOK and it was a fabulous sketch..

I took the back ground as quite busy and I used a landscape photo for my page..

some closer views..

Lots of texture on the back ground that was inspired by the sketch details..


Thank you Annas Craft Cupboard for a great sketch..

Thanks so much for dropping by, and thanks so  much to those who leave me lovely comments.. have a great day..

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Hello there, so lovely you have come by! today is so pleasant, we have had a little rain and it is not as hot as it has been...  so a much nicer day!!

I have joined in again this month  at MORE THAN WORDS CHALLENGE 
which is another wonderful challenge and it is..
  To use the word Forever and Hearts on your creation.. Well when I think of love and forever and hearts, I am drawn to my parents and their life together..  They have been married for 63 years and there have been some happy highs and some low lows..  Mum has been through cancer and Dad has had some serious heart surgery over the years..  And I feel theirs is a love that will be forever..  So I have used a photo of them on their Wedding Day so so long ago!!

some closer views.

Stenciled hearts on the back ground..
I have put their photo in a lovely heart frame from Scrapmatts.


A touch of mixed media on the back ground, some washi, plasterers tape and die cuts.. 49 & Market flowers.. Kaisercraft papers and embellishments. Such a precious photo..

Thanks MORE THAN WORDS for another lovely challenge. Thanks to you all for your comments, each one is very much appreciated..  enjoy the rest of your day!!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

STUCK?! : February 15th 2018 Reveal..

Hello there,
How is your day going? Good I hope.. At the moment we are experiencing a good dose of Summer!! Too hot for most things, but not scrapping!!

The second Sketch reveal for this month has gone up over at STUCK?! SKETCHES  and this reveal has two wonderful sketches for you to choose from... and if you create two layouts that means more chances to win with the random draw...

But first a big thank you to the fantastic sponsors..
A big thank you goes out to Cuts2Luv, for supporting us once again and sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to one lucky participant!

Cuts2luv is the first french flairs brand in Canada, born in 2013. We now make flairs and chipboards titles for your creative projects. We offer thousands of original models and even metallics. We have both english and french for making everyone happy! Our mission is to offer to our beloved customers high quality, fast service and always trendy products! Come to visit us on our blog 
and to our store

AND thank you to Lawn Fawn, who are also returning to sponsoring this challenge, offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to a second lucky participant!

We’re a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. Since beginning in March 2010 with four stamp sets, we have grown our collection to more than 130 sets! We have also introduced lots of new products along the way... paper, twine, and dies, just to name a few.  Our products feature original designs that range from versatile basics (we love alphabets and polka dots) to fun and quirky (yay for yetis!) and everything in between. And of course, we use the highest quality photo-polymer for our stamps, FSC certified paper, and 100% steel for our dies.
Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don't forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff! We hope our products make you smile! 
And the first sketch..

You can check out the DT inspiration over on the BLOG HERE!!!!

And the second sketch which is the one I used..

Another great sketch... 

and my layout.. some closer views ...

The cluster on the top of the page..

 I used dies to make the flowers..


Such beautiful sketches again this reveal... 
Pop over to the BLOG to check out all the inspiration from the designers and link up your entry to the February 15 reveal.

Thanks so much for coming by and thanks to all the lovely people who leave me a comment too.

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Friday, February 09, 2018


Hello there, how has your day been?  Today I was at the Craft Alive held in my local town helping out with the SCRAPMATTS shop and I had a great time, meeting people and chatting and sharing the shared love of scrapbooking..  Before the show, I was sent two new Templates for cards and some new chipboard.. So I had a sit down and created a few things and took them with me to the show today to be put on display..
The new templates are so new they are not listed in the online shop yet, but soon will be..  They are so easy to use and I am sure I will be making lots more cards this way..

These are the cards I made, two different styles..

and a side view..

and the second style..


and a side view.

And I was also sent some brand new chipboard and it is so pretty... It is called Wildflowers and I think it will be a new favorite of mine!! So I created a layout using some of this new Chipboard..


some closer views.
I embossed the chipboard in white and added some pink Liquid pearls in the centers.. I also covered in the flowers with pink paper..

A lovely butterfly embossed in pink.

Pretty as a Flower.

The Title is a new chipboard as well.. So this layout is on display at the show..

So thanks for coming by and thanks so much to you all who leave lovely comments for me to read.. I appreciate each one...

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Friday, February 02, 2018

STUCK?! FEBRUARY 1ST 2018 Challenge..

Hello there,
How is your day going? I hope things are good with you...
It is raining here, yes...  it is so wonderful to have some rain.. and the difference it has made already is marvellous!!

The new sketch for STUCK?! SKETCHES 1ST FEBRUARY  is up over on the blog and it is another beautiful sketch that I enjoyed creating with..  and before I show you I must give a mention to the wonderful sponsors for this sketch..
Once again, we have the added bonus of being able to offer an extra prize, thanks to a third generous sponsor!

A big thank you goes out to Accent Scrapbooking, for continuing to support Stuck?! Sketches in 2018 and sponsoring this challenge, they are offering $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to one lucky participant!

Accent Scrapbooking by kjkareen is a small business in Quebec, Canada. We offer flairs for all projects. Visit our site : to see all our products!

AND thank you to Scrapbook Nerd, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering $20.00 gift certificate to their online store to a second lucky participant!

Scrapbook Nerd is committed to helping you find creative ways to capture and preserve your memories. We have a passion for scrapbooking and other paper crafts and we want to share that with you. Its our goal to provide you with quality products from companies you know and introduce you to ones you might not. As part of our commitment to you Scrapbook Nerd has a forum & gallery. A friendly place you can connect with other crafters, share ideas and techniques that will help grow your crafty skills. Sign up for our newsletter to see all the latest happenings here at Scrapbook Nerd.Scrapbook Nerd web-store Scrapbook Nerd blog Scrapbook Nerd on Facebook

AND thank you to our NEW sponsor Corbett Creations Wood Veneers, who is sponsoring this challenge and offering a beautiful love filled prize pack to our third winner!

Hi I am Jodi, Owner/Designer at Corbett Creations Wood Veneers. My laser cutting business is currently based in Canberra and has been something I have been working on for a little while now. It came about because I would be constantly frustrated that I couldn't find the perfect title or embellishment to finish off layouts, projects or gifts. I would then spend far too long trying to create the perfect embellishment and would sometimes rope my husband in to help me with all this cool tools in the man shed! He has a love for wood also and together we purchased our laser. I love being able to design and cut the perfect piece for someone to finish telling their story - the perfect title, the hard to find themed embellishment, a custom piece for the home or a meaningful gift, really makes me feel so happy because I know that their search is over and they have the perfect piece that they desired. I love to create in wood, chipboard, cardstock, paper and acrylic with so many different mediums I can create so many embellishments and titles - the possibilities are endless. Good luck and I look forward to seeing everyone's entries!
Visit us on Facebook:Corbett Creations Wood Veneers

Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....

  and my layout...

some closer views ...

 Lots of layers, and stamping on the back ground to add some interest!


I have used a mix of older Kaisercraft papers for this layout...

Well I do thank you so much for coming by and I really do appreciate any comments you leave me too..
Until next time... 

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Thursday, February 01, 2018


Well good morning on this new day and new month of February...  Yes shaking my head again at how quickly January disappeared...

The new challenge for KRAFT + - FEBRUARY is such a fun one, and I hope you find something to inspire you to join in this month... Not only do you get to be creative, there are amazing prizes from very special sponsors!

and the challenge...
to be inspired by ABBA!  Now unless you have only been alive a short while I am sure you have heard of ABBA.. I had them around when I was in my teens, and loved to sing their songs when they came on the radio and then when I was working able to buy their records or cassettes.. and then CD's..  Make sure you check out all the inspiration from the DT on the blog HERE!!!!!

Well I had lots of thoughts but the thing that is really on my mind at the moment is that my Daughter is expecting her first baby, and my first grandbaby!!! sooo exciting!! So I had to go with

MAMMA MIA!! If you say it and throw your hands up and down like an Italian might.. and no offense to any Italians as my Daughters partner is of that ancestry!!

so some closer views..

I grabbed a photo off facebook that was their Baby announcement, so I had to add hearts for the love they share!!

Exciting news indeed!!

and yes it is a little girl on the way!! So I used some pink... and not too much longer to go... and I will have grandbaby photos to scrap!!!

Thanks for coming by today, and I do appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave me...  Have an exceptionally wonderful day!!

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