Friday, July 27, 2018

MADE TO SCRAP - THE AUSSIE WAY JULY Challenge - Stars and Sequins!

Hello there,
Here we are at Friday again, the weekend is just a sleep away! The weeks go by so fast and I will continue saying this all year I guess..hehe..
I am just popping up a layout I created for a new site on Facebook called Made to Scrap - The Aussie Way and its first challenge is to use Stars and Sequins and you can find the challenge on Facebook HERE!!!!! and an added criteria is to use our Aussie hand made stores..
So for my layout I have used a Charms Star and a Funky Flair flair..

some closer views..
Here is the Charms Star and the Funky Flair flair..

 She believed she could..
I also have stencilled stars and die cut stars and the sequins are randomly placed around my page.. Please excuse the warp of my page due to the stencilling. I thought this photo of my Dd on her graduation day from Uni was appropriate for this challenge.. You can see more about this challenge over on Facebook HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and thank you for the wonderful comments you leave me too..  just so glad you came by!
Have a great weekend!!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Hello there,
Yes I am back to share a layout I created some time ago actually and haven't gotten around to blogging it so I had better get to it as this month is flying by!
Over on the KAISERCRAFT BLOG the challenge for July is to use flowers...
well you dont have to tell me twice to create something with flowers!!! hehe!!  So I found a photo, had a look in my Kaisercraft stash and began creating!!

some closer views..

 I have used lots of Kaisercraft flowers in different forms, like this rolled rose ribbon, and mini roses.

and the big roses as well as some of the really older flowers that first came out. I have used a flower die too!

and not to forget some fussy cut flowers from the papers..


This is pretty much all Kaisercraft except the adhesives! Another good challenge from Kaisercraft!

Thanks for dropping by, and thanks so much for each comment, they mean a lot as I know how busy we all are these days!!

until next time..

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Sunday, July 22, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this sunday night? I hope your weekend has been good, I just wish they didnt go so fast!!
Over on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY PAGE FACEBOOK page Sandra put up a Recipe challenge for a Blind Scrap for this weekend...  She posted the 'ingredients' and the 'recipe' and we were to create our page over the weekend..  The recipe was..
So off I went yesterday and got creating... The instructions were good to follow and I am happy with my layout..
Some closer views.

I used the Miss Betty collection from Kaisercraft.

Fussy cutting and layers..

You are so very lovely..

I have used a photo of my Daughter having a cuddle of her new niece...  my dear little grand daughter..  a precious moment!  You can check out all the takes on this challenge on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY BAKE OFF ALBUM HERE!!

Thanks so much for popping by, I know how busy the days are! Thanks so much for the lovely comments too...  have a great day!!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

C.S.I. : Color Stories, Inspiration #258

Hello there,
 So nice you have dropped on by! I hope you are keeping well and the weather is just right! It is still cold in the morning here, but it soon warms up to be quite pleasant..

I am just popping in to post the latest mid month challenge over at C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration #258 which Scrapmatts Design Team were invited to guest at again..  and it is..

Another beachy one!! Make sure you check out all the inspiration over on the blog and scroll down to the bottom of the post for all the details of the challenge..
and my layout.. I have used the colors and documented a trip to the beach.. I have also used circles, wet medium, and beach and nautical elements..

some closer views.
stencilling on the back ground with water color..

All the chipboard and stencils are Scrapmatts!

Plasterers tape and netting.

Happiness is here..
My daughter takes after me in that she enjoys looking for shells on the beach, something I find so relaxing!
This challenge is open until the end of the month.. I have used various Kaisercraft papers and embellies on my page too.. and sadly my local Kaisercraft store is closing down this month, I will really miss it..

Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for the lovely comments that are left for me to read, I appreciate each one..  have a great day!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this fine day? We have been having a touch of winter these last few days,  and I did manage to check the temperature gauge this morning at 7 am (I was not getting up any earlier than that!!!!) and it was minus 2....  That is cold for us!! But it is Winter!!

And so it is time to reveal the new sketch for SKETCHABILITIES #151 (Yes that first month went quickly!) and it is a fabulous one for multi photos... and it looks like..

I actually rotated the sketch once clockwise as it suited the photos better...  Make sure you check out the inspiration from the other DT as they have all created wonderful layouts using this sketch!!

and some closer views of my page..

Pretty flower clusters..

I have used photos from a few years ago, amazing how quickly the years go by..  This is a great sketch to use multiple photos from a photo shoot as these were from..

I hope you get some time to join in with SKETCHABILITIES  this month.. It is open until 10th August and can be combined with another challenge that is NOT a sketch challenge...

Thanks for popping by, Have a wonderful day!! Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I do appreciate each one!

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Monday, July 09, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this fine day?  Well it is fine here, and the last week of school holidays for my DD!!

I am just popping in to put my layout up for a challenge over at CHARMS CREATIONS ON FACEBOOK which is to scraplift one of the amazing designers for Charms Creations..  well after having a look around I decided to scraplift Katy Howards layout. It interested me as while it may be a simple design it is a really lovely layout..
Here is Katies layout..
and here are some closer views of my page first..

I have used a chevron here and a tiny doiley from Charms Creations..

I have popped a map marker above my photo on top of a doiley..

And of course a beautiful Heart from Charms Creations in my cluster.

My layout..

I have followed the design of Katies page with my touches. The photo is of my brand new Grand Daughter with the 3 generations.

Thanks for coming by, I hope your day is going well.. thank you too to all those who leave me lovely comments, I do appreciate each one.  Until next time...

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

C.S.I. : Color. Stories, Inspiration #257

Hello there,
How are you on this lovely evening? It has been trying to rain here, so keeping hopes up that more is on the way!

I have been a little busy visiting my Grand baby and her family so I had better put up the July challenge for
C.S.I. Casefile #257  which is another fabulous one and is open until the end of the month.. and again, I am guesting as part of the Design Team for Scrapmatts! and it is,
You can scroll to the bottom of the post for more clues and inspiration for your layout.  I have used the colors, wood grain paper, flowers, leaves, banner, string, quadrant design, and tiny brads.. I have documented something about summer..

and some closer views..

flowers, leaves, and a shell lightly swiped with gesso..

The banner is made from Scrapmatts chipboard flags which I put through my embossing machine and then lightly swiped with gesso to bring up the textures..

I have used a photo of my DD when she was at the beach.. sigh..  it seems like a long time since we have been on a holiday, but one day it will be our time again!
thanks for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too...

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

KRAFT+ July - Warp and Weave!

Hello there, are you ready for July?  I can hardly believe we are in the last half of the year..... how scary is that??!!!

And with the new month comes the new challenges and this month for KRAFT+ July Challenge I hope you will have some fun and join in with the fabulous challenge of.....
Weaving!! Lets see some weaving on your layout on Kraft of course.. now make sure if you havent already, check out the creations from the design team.. so many ideas and inspiration!!

and my page...

some closer views..

I did some 'chunky' weaving and also added some ribbon in the weave too..

and some flowers..

some plasterers tape for texture and some die cuts with fussy cut flowers..

Little One..
And a photo of my Darling Grand Daughter fast asleep for my layout this month...

Thanks so much for coming on by, I know life is crazy busy so I appreciate each visit and each comment too..
Have a great week!

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