Monday, August 27, 2018


Hello there,
How is your day going? Cant believe it is Monday already AND the last week of august... crazyness!!!

I am just popping up a layout I created over the last few days and it is for
ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD MINI CHALLENGE on Facebook and it is to use STENCILS.. well I have quite a few stencils so my challenge was.. which ones was I going to use!!!!
Anyhoo I used two of my favs, to add a bit of texture to the back ground of my layout and as I have used a photo of my granddaughter I was after a soft look as well...
 So a closer view of the stencilling..

You can see the two stencils I have used on my page.. just with texture paste over some smooched water color..

Sugar and spice..

I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers and some dies. The flowers are a mix of brands too..  Thank you Annas Craft Cupboard for a lovely challenge to use stencils on my layout.
Thanks too for coming on by today, and I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me ..  Have an amazing day!!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CHALLENGE YOUrself #56 Mother and Daughter.

Hello there,
How is your day going? Good I hope! The cool weather is hanging on here, but there is a forecast of some lovely rain on the weekend, and I pray we get a good drop from the Heavens!!
I am just popping up my layout for this months challenge over at CHALLENGE YOUrself  which is..
to create a Mother-Daughter themed layout.. well each month I tell myself I must join in, but this month I had the perfect photo taken on Mothers day this year of 4 Generations, and I just had to sit and scrap it..  The photo has my Mum, Me, My Daughter and my darling Grand Daughter, so I simply had no excuse for not having a good photo.. so here is my layout, with some closer views..

lots of fussy cutting from Kaisercraft papers layered over a Scrapmatts chipboard frame.

some gauze for softness around the flowers..

and a pretty heart stencil on the side of my page.. from Scrapmatts.

A daughter is..

That is a very special photo and I am so happy I have scrapped it..  The hard part will be to decide whose album it will go into!!!

Thanks CHALLENGE YOUrself for the inspiration this month with your Mother-Daughter challenge..

Thanks for popping by today, thanks so much for the lovely comments too..
Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hello there,
How has your day been? Another busy one here, but I did get some scrapping done which is always good!
I cant believe it is the middle of the month already, thats just crazy!! But it does mean a fabulous new Sketch is up for SKETCHABILITIES - #152  and it is one I enjoyed creating with... and it is..
I love the layers and I followed it quite closely.. and my layout..

some closer views..

I have created a school layout with this sketch...

 And my layout....  School Days..

I loved the layers and I added some stamping and lots of school themed embellishments.. These are last years school photos!!
 I hope you pop over to the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG and check out all the Designers Inspiration and pop your layout in the linky too..

Thanks for coming on by, and thanks so much to those who leave a comment, they are all appreciated! Until next time.. take care..

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

MADE TO SCRAP - The Aussie Way August Challenge..

Hello there,
How has your weekend been? A good one I hope..  Winter has not quite finished for us, today was windy and oh so cold... The fire is going and the house is warm..  but the week will warm up a bit I think going by the forecast...

I am just putting up my layout for a challenge over on Facebook for
MADE TO SCRAP - The Aussie Way  for August which is a fabulous sketch.. as well as the criteria to use Aussie brands or Aussie products.. The sketch..
I stuck mostly to the sketch although I used a heart instead of a star...
and my layout.. some closer views..

I have Cocoa Vanilla papers, and two Funky Flair as well as a Kaisercraft Stencil and three little enamel dots from D-Lish Scraps!!

Chasing Dreams.

I just had to do some fussy cutting from the papers to follow the sketch.. and adorable photos of my Grand Daughter.. Thanks Made to Scrap for a great sketch that I enjoyed using for my layout!

Thanks so much for coming by today, I hope things are going well at your place.. and thanks too for the wonderful comments you leave me, I appreciate each one!!
Until next time... take care..

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018

ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD - Cybercrop Tic Tac Toe challenge.

Hello there,
I am in a bit of a bother at the moment, as we have had computer trouble.. looks like we may have to update our ol girl, I have just had the fixit man come around and get it going again, saving all my documents (Phew) but for how long will our computer keep going>>> humm.. so all the settings have been changed and the screen looks different... but I am getting there!!

I did a layout last week for Annas Craft Cupboard for the Cyber crop they were having. I only managed one layout as life has been crazy busy and I was so happy with  how it turned out..  the challenge was a tic tac toe ....

I went with stamping, layers ad texture paste..
And you know what, I cant find my scrapstuff in my documents.... (insert a big cry here...) so I am going to have to copy my layout from facebook...

 I love this photo of my grand babys tiny feet just hours after she was born.. lots of layers, stamping and texture paste through a stencil..

I am so glad you came by today,  I am a bit bewildered by everything that was familiar to me changing on my computer, hopefully I can continue on for a while before we have to get a new device which brings all that change with it... sigh...  Thanks for your comments too.. I really appreciate each and every one..  Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

KRAFT+ August Challenge....Inspired by Terracotta!

Hello there! Welcome to Awesome August! The last month of Winter for meeee although I cant complain, the mornings are cold, but the days have been warming up nicely!! But very dry though...
And it is time to reveal the new challenge for KRAFT+ August challenge....  and it is...
to be inspired by Terracotta!! What a fun challenge.. Make sure you go over to the Kraft+ Blog and check out all the Design Team inspiration, there is sure to be something to start your ideas flowing!!
When I first saw this challenge I thought straight away about a photo I took years and years ago of my two Daughters in a pot I just bought for my garden.. and I used that photo for my page...

some closer views..
 I have used some Dusty Attic chipboard and did some vine stencilling around my page!

A cluster of flowers and die cuts and a fabulous Charms Heart..

Bloom and grow..
I used an edge punch on the sides of my Kraft base to add something a bit different..  These papers are so old so I am glad to have used them for my page..  I hope you find some inspiration and time to create this month..  And pop over to the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY PAGE on Facebook to keep up with the fun and creating there..

Thanks for coming by, I hope your August is off to a great start!! Thank you to those who leave those lovely comments that I enjoy reading!. until next time... take care..

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