Wednesday, December 26, 2018

MORE THAN WORDS - December - Believe and Stamping.

Hello there!
Happy Boxing Day! I hope your Christmas was a Blessed day shared with those you love.. I had a lovely day with 3 of my children and my Darling Grand daughter and husband here and it was a very enjoyable day..
Well I surprised myself and got a layout done in between preparing for Christmas day.. and I have created a layout for this months challenge over at
MORE THAN WORDS  which is..
to be inspired by the word believe and to use some stamping..  I have done some subtle stamping on the back ground of my page and I went with a quote I found and I have used a gorgeous photo of my Grand Daughter..  I wish for her that she will grow up and see her potential and reach her dreams, and I believe a lot of how our children grow up comes from how we treat them as individuals..  I hope you see what I mean when you see the quote I have used.. I hope her parents are encouraged by my layout to speak positive words to their children and watch them grow to see what amazing people they can become...  enough talk... my layout..

some closer views.

some of the stamping on the back ground..

How I used the word 'believe' in the quote on my layout..

Showing some of the layers, book paper, die cuts, netting..lace pieces..


I just love this photo of my Granddaughter looking up..  I think it matched the quote beautifully... 
Thank you MORE THAN WORDS for inspiring me to sit and scrap, I enjoyed the creativity and de-stressing that came with sitting and doing this page..

Thank you for coming by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me to read..

And if I don't get back before the 1st January, I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and I hope and pray it is a good one for us all..

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Hello there,
and all the best for the festive season! In case I dont get back before then, I would love to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may 2019 be a great year for you!

I am just popping in to share a few things I have created for Scrapmatts as part of my Design team work..After this month I am just stepping away for a while to have a break only because this year has been such a busy one and I am feeling I need to have a breather from my Scrapmatts design team work..  I am still on Kraft+ Design Team and even though I have seen so many Design Team calls on at the moment, I am just going to slow right down... not stop... I hope... I have too much stash to stop, just take a little break.  I do hope to get a few challenges done but just lately I dont seem to spend much time in my craft room..  and that is ok....

So I created two cards and a layout using Scrapmatts products and you can see more details and closer views on the SCRAPMATTS BLOG HERE!!!

Two cards...

Just simple cards to send off this Christmas..

and a layout using an older photo of my Dd..


 Oh that is one of my favourite photos from years ago.. (when she used to dress up for me so I could take photos... then she got older and I dont get as many photos any more... sob sob!!)

Just a short post as I know we are all so very busy...  shopping, getting organized, making lists.. trying to tidy the house!! well thats me for sure at the moment..
Thanks for dropping on by, and thanks for the lovely  comments and support this year for my little blog..  I do wish you all the very best for this festive season..
and may you know Gods blessings as you take time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour so long ago..
Merry Christmas!!

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Saturday, December 01, 2018

KRAFT+ DECEMBER - Needles and Pins...

Well Hello December, and Hello Summer for us.. although I think Summer has been trying us out already with the heat, and some parts of Queensland are battling extreme fires this week.. I pray for rain and an easing of this very difficult situation....

However, I am here to share my layout for the new challenge over at
KRAFT + for December and what a fabulous challenge again this month.. and it is...

Needles and Pins!! What do you think of when you hear that.. there is some wonderful and varied inspiration over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE  ..

I was inspired to do some stitching, both by hand and also with my machine, and I also used a stamp that has stitching and I found a couple of decorative pins that I have popped on my page as well...

some closer views..

This shows the hand stitching under the photo and on the bunting..

And on this picture you can see one of the stitched stamp I have used as well as cotton thread messily placed on my layout..

And there are the decorative pins in my flower cluster... and I think they were a giveaway from the very talented RACHAEL FUNNELL quite a few years ago now!!!

and my layout,.

SO very Blessed..

Oh and there is also a bit of paper tape measure too on my page.. lots of layers and fussy cutting for this very special page of my Daughter and Partner and my Darling Granddaughter.... and they have just announced their Engagement.. so that is wonderful news..  so something else to look forward to!!

I cant believe it is December..  hummm.. well yes I can when I stop and think about it... the shops are full of festive stuff, there is Christmas music playing in the malls and yes I saw the big fellow in red last week already... so I guess I can believe it is December... I just don't know how we got here so soon!!! hehe..

Thanks so much for dropping on by, I know things are gunna get real busy so I do appreciate you taking the time, and a big thanks for the lovely comments too..
take care now...  and remember the reason for the season..

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