Thursday, 28 August 2014


In true form, I have completed a layout for the August challenge in the knick of time!

Here is my layout

here is the colour board for this month:

The base paper is 7 Dots, Messy Head collection "Big Words".  I used a Heidi Swapp stamp and LSG Embossing Powder Geranium Coral Blush. - this is a bit difficult to pick up in the photo. I also used Sweet Violet Teal , Delphinium Turquoise, Flat Fabio Frenchy's Pink Pouf on the background.

The butterflies were created by using the above inks on watercolour paper, stamping with a Heidi Swapp stamp and then die cutting with Tim Holtz Butterfly die cut and covered with Dimensional Magic.  I also sprayed the chipboard with these colours and embossed using the Geranium Coral Blush Embossing Powder.  I stamped the Deep Red chicken wire stamp using White chalk ink.   Here are some close ups:

I hope you enjoyed by layout and thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 24 August 2014


The last and final challenge for the Cybercrop Weekend - cant believe I managed to get them all done!

This was the challenge:

I chose to scrap by Tim Holtz bag - I love this bag.  I take it to work with me everyday.  Here are some close ups:

Products Used

Cosmo Cricket wording
Viva Paper Pen
Prima Stamp
Prima Embellishments
Prima Paper - "Princess Collection"
D-Lish tags
Iamroses flowers
Shimmerz Paints - Texturez "Artie Choked"
Kaisercraft Stencil

Thanks for stopping by :)


The 3rd challenge The Scrap Suite set out was a selfie.  I DONT do selfies!!! so I used this selfie of a friend.

This is the challenge

Here are some close ups

Products Used:

Stencil - brick stencil by the Crafters Workshop
Studio 490 Crackle Texture Paste
Georgia Heald Zip Stamp
Drywall Tape
Prima Stamp
Paper - Authentique "Perfection"
Liquid Pearls - Royal Blue
Tim Holtz Metal Tag
Iamroses Flowers
Chalk Ink  - Farmer Jeans
Silks acrylic paint - Apricot Nectar
Kaisercraft word stamp
Machine stitching
Prima Clock
Smooch Spritz Ink - Gingersnap


Here is my layout for Challenge # 2 at The Scrap Suite by D-Lish Scraps. Of all the challenges this was the hardest because I chose my photo and then realised other than flowers I had no red embellishments!

and here is the challenge that they set :

Here is the list of products used:

Die Cuts - Cheery Lynn - Frame
                 Spellbinders - Butterflies and Back to Basics Tags
                 Magnolia - Heart tag
Stencil - Tim Holtz Dot Fade
Gelato - Red Cherries
Paper - Graphic 45 and Glitz Design
EK punch
Stamp - Prima
Flowers - I am roses


Evening to you all.  I have found a spare five minutes - okay 20 cos it takes me that long to upload and do a blog post!!  I completed this page for the August challenge over at Black with Two

Here is the challenge guidelines:

this photo is of my son and his girlfriend that I downloaded from his facebook page so it is not the best quality but I loved their eyes.  I coloured the texture paste with  Dylusions Ink "London Blue" and used the Crafters Workshop stencil "mini harlequin"  to create the background. I also inked the lid of a vegemite jar for the circles.  I used Tim Holtz and Memory Box die cuts.  Flowers are by iamroses.  Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to head over to Black with Two and have a go at their challenge

Monday, 18 August 2014


The weeks are definately flying by - Another monday and another reveal at Lets Get Sketchy.  This week I have completed a layout using a girlfriend's daughter:

and here is the sketch by Jenessa Franco that we had to follow.

I started with the beautiful Blue Fern Studio paper - Ombre Dreams - and a Kaisercraft diamond stencil. Whilst the texture paste was still wet, I sprinkled some purple glitter randomly around the page. The chipboard is from Which craft do you do and this was painted with Viva Precious Metal "Lilac" and sprinkled with purple glitter.  I used inks from Lindy Stamp Gang - Frenchys Prink Pouf and Salt Water Taffy, and Chalk Ink - Sweet Pea.
Stamps used are from Ranger - Dylusions and Prima - Finnabair.

Here are some close ups

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 17 August 2014


What a fun packed weekend doing the August cyberscrap challenges.  Here is my take on the first challenge

These are the details of the challenge:

I used the following stamps:

Prima - "hex"
Heidi Swapp
Artful Collection
Kaszazz "roman clock"
7 Gypsies
Bella "Butterfly"

The rest of the products are listed at the end of the blog.  Here are some close ups:

Other products used:

Paper - Blue Fern Studio's "Ombre designs"
Prima Stencil
2 Crafty Chipboard - painted with Viva Inka Gold - "copper"
Distress Inks- Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Walnut Stain and Milled Lavender
Heidi Swapp Colour Shine - "Peach"
Prima Crystals
Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish
Petaloo Flowers
Drywall Tape
Assorted Flairs

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Black with Two mid month Challenge

Black with Two have another mixed media mid month challenge.  This month it is 50 shades of black.  You can use only black and any shades - 5% white and here is my take:

One of the hardest parts was photographing it.  The computer and camera wanted to change the shades.  This photo is of my cat who loves to sleep and in strange and twisted positions.  I used a kaisercraft stencil and Viva Ferro in Graphit for the background.  Birds of a wire die cut is from die-namites and the butterflies are a Spellbinders die cut.

Here is a closeup:

Check out all the other entries and the Design Team's layouts at Black with Two blog

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, 4 August 2014


Unbelievable - it is August already and time for another sketch at Lets Get Sketchy.  Here is my take on the sketch:

The photo is not the best - with winter and snow here we dont get alot of light to photograph!!  Here is the sketch:

I used a circle stencil and Viva Modellling creme to create the background.  I outlined the circles with a black watercolour pencil.  The red circles are from a Memory Box "Loopy Rings" die cut. Random ink splatters and dots using Liquid Pearls. Here are some close ups:

Thank for stopping by :)

Saturday, 2 August 2014


Here is a layout that I created for Lets Get Sketchy magazine which is published quarterly.  We were required to complete a "Now and Then" layout and here is mine.

I used Prima paper  from the Sunrise-Sunset collection. I coloured the bricks with Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge.  The gears are cut from Tim Holtz Die Cut and coloured with the same colours and Broken China.  I covered these with Dimensional Magic. Random stamping using Vintage Photo distress ink and Tim Holtz stamps

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to check out all the layouts in the August issue of the Magazine. :)