Monday, October 29, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS October Challenge - Leisure and Splats!

Gidday gidday!
I trust things are going well in your part of the sand pit!! This month is flying out the door so I had better hurry and put my layout up for this months challenge over at MORE THAN WORDS CHALLENGE which is a fun one this month and it is...

To be inspired by the word leisure, and to have 'splats' on your layout..  Well the splats are so much fun to do and I had a photo of my all time bestest thing to do for leisure so I created this....

some closer views..

Can you guess? Of course it is going to the beach... I dont get there as much as i would like so it is very much enjoyed when I do..  A few weeks ago my DD and I just jumped in the car and drove up to the coast for an overnight stay. It was just a couple of days of bliss. .Even the rain couldn't dampen my spirits. I love this board walk and I could stare out to the ocean for hours... This soothes my soul so much...

I have used various Kaisercraft papers and embellishments and some shells from the beach too..

The ocean is calling...

Sigh, the beach is my favorite place for leisure.. rest... and recharging...

Thanks so much for dropping by, I know we are all so busy these days!
Thanks too for all the comments you leave me to read, I love each one!!
Until next time...
take care..

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Thursday, October 25, 2018


Gidday! How are you all on this lovely day..  As I sit here and look out the window at all the green grass I am amazed at the transformation of my garden after getting some wonderful rain..  Green is so much better than brown!!

Anyhooo I am just putting up a few layouts I have created for this weeks challenges for ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD OLD SCHOOL CYBERCROP which is on Facebook. I have managed to do 3 layouts at this stage so I thought I would pop them up.

The first layout is for the ENGLISH CHALLENGE which is to
So I used a photo of my Dd and the kitten we got for her for her 16th Birthday and the story behind her cats name..

The layers under the photo.. I got these papers from Spotlight.

My journalling..


The second layout is for the MATHS CHALLENGE which is..

Humm I thought about this one for a bit and then came up with an idea.. I found some number alphas and put them on my page making note of where my photo was going to go and went with that!

Then I covered the numbers well with gesso..

When it was really dry I began spraying with mists and dabbling the excess until I was happy with the result.. and I forgot to take a photo but you can see the colors on the back ground..

A few splats are always a good idea!!!

Grandparents day.

And I used this years photo of Grandparents Day for this page..  How blessed my kids have been to have their Grandparents support them all through their school life..

And the third layout is for the BLIND CROP CHALLENGE which was held on the saturday but I missed it as I had to go and pick up my Daughter from work but as I had all the ingredients ready I did it later on..

So I followed the instructions and when it said 'make the layout your own..." that is where I did some fussy cutting of flowers from the papers and added to my page..

some closer views..

I used new Prima Papers and flowers for this layout..


I am liking the clean look lately, it is funny how I create according to mood!!  I guess all artists get a bit moody!!!hehe!!

So thanks for coming by to check these out. Lots of inspiration over at the
Thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one.. have a wonderful day!!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

ANNA'S CRAFT CUPBOARD October Sketch Challenge..

Hello there! It is friday again... already.... the weeks sure are flying by!!  I hope you have had a great week..  I have been getting a bit of creative time and I always love a good sketch... So I have created a layout for this months challenge for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD on FACEBOOK which looks like..

but I assure you my layout is anything but spooky!! In fact I have used a photo of my little grand daughter looking very cute!

some closer views.

I have gone for a clean look to my page, with some simple layers in cute colors.

I fussy cut this rabbit from the papers... so cute!

So Sweet.

This is a very clean and simply created layout but I love how it turned out,  for me, it is all about this photo and this adorable little face and the sketch was perfect for it!!

Sooo thankyou so very much for coming on by, and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me to read.. I appreciate each one...

Enjoy the rest of today!!

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Monday, October 15, 2018


Hello there! How are things with you? Great I hope!!
It is the time for the mid-month reveal for the sketch over at SKETCHABILITIES #154 for another fabulous sketch which looks like..
I enjoyed this sketch and loved the layers and the corner clusters...

some closer views..

I have used lots of flowers, flower stickers, leaf dies, and even an old FWAB!!

Some stamping and fussy cut butterflies as well!!


One of my fav photos too...  Make sure you pop over to the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG and check out all the Designers inspiration and link up your layout too..

Thanks for popping in, I know my days are busy, I am sure yours would be too..  We are on a countdown until the end of the school year... My DD is finishing year 12 and is getting very excited about her Formal... and so am I just quietly!!

Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me ..  have a great day!!

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Monday, October 01, 2018

KRAFT+ - October - All about Friends!

Goodness me how did we get to October already??? The months sure have been flying by!
And so...  all the new scrap challenges are going up around the blogs and the  new one for KRAFT+ this month is an extra special one I think... and it is all about Friends...
Isn't this graphic just the cutest!!!
Have you got a Friend photo or moment you have been waiting to scrap! We would love to see it on your layout!!

I had a photo of my dearest friend and I, we have been friends for about 37 years when we used to work together.. My friend is the kindest person you could ever meet, and I am so blessed to have her in my life..

so some closer views..

Lots of layers and die cuts..

Little bit of stencilling on the back ground..


The quote " We're too young to be such old friends" was on my birthday card this year from my Friend, so I just had to put that on my page too..

We would love to see what you create about someone special in your life this month. You can pop it up over on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY PAGE ON FACEBOOK!
Thanks for coming on by today, and thank you for the lovely comments that are left for me to read, I appreciate each one..  Have a wonderful day!

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