Saturday 30 November 2013


This months, Boy Challenge over at boymeetsgirlchallenges is to do a layout following the sketch.  I used photos of my sons recent visit to the hairdresser.  Hair tattoos these are apparently called - and luckily they grow out!   This is my layout:

I used Ferro Graphit and circle stencil for the background. The circles were randomly edged with gelatos and water.  The arrows are again a stencil but the gesso and coloured with the left over gelatos.  The chipboard embellishments and title were coloured with Viva Inka Gold - Cobalt Blue.  Random sprays and circles were made with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine White.

This is the sketch that we were to follow:

Dont forget to head over to the blog and have a go

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday 25 November 2013

90th Birthday Card

My husband's Nan is turning 90 this week and I have made the following card for her birthday

Here are some close ups

I used a combination of Craft Individual Stamps which I triplicated and painted with water colours.  Prima Roses,  Die Cut and a little bling completes the card :)

Thanks for stopping by and having a look

Swirlydoo's Sketch Challenge = November

Here is my take on the Swirlydoo November sketch Challange - you can check it out on their blog:

This is a photo of my Mum and Dad taken in 1960.  It is awesome to have so many photos of their early days.  All items used are from the November Kit, including the awesome Medium Kit which had Viva Croco Crackling Colour - Blackberry

Thanks for stopping by :)

Once Upon A Sketch Challenge

Here is my take on the Sketch Challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch Blog

I live on 7 acres and this picture is taken in a corner of our garden that I find peaceful and always has birds chirping away.

I used the following:  Finnabair stencil and gesso embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder Oakleaf Olive, Prima Flowers, Viva Paper Pen, Gelatos, and Viva Paper Soft-colour

Thanks for stopping by and have a look :)

Friday 15 November 2013


This months Boy Meets Girl (Girl) DT challenge was to create a winter colour page - and of course having a photo of a girl.

This is Ali, she often features in my pages.  Having 2 teenage boys that do not have girlfriends and no nieces I have to scrap friends and their children!

I used texture paste and a Kaisercraft circle stencil to create the dots and another Kaisercraft stencil to create the arrows. Before the texture paste dried I covered with embossing powder "sparkle" and dried.  I randomly edged some circles with water coloured pencils.  It hasn't really come up all that well in the photos but there is alot of glitter.

I also used dimensional magic and Martha Stewart coarse glitter at the ends of the arrows.  The colours on the edges of the page are gelatos drawn though plasterers tape and the tape removed.

I painted the metal leaves with Ranger Patina Paint - verdigris as well as the letteers and the centre bud of the flower.  The centre bud was made from modelling paste and a flower bud mould.    The centre is also gelatos, spritzed with water and blended.

Thanks for stopping by and head over to boymeetsgirlchallenges.blogspot. to check out the rest of the DT layouts and have a go and submit an entry.

Thursday 14 November 2013


Here is a page I created using the October Swirlydoo kit - it is both the sketch challenge and the butterfly challenge

The kit came with Bo Bunny "the avenues" papers, petaloo flowers, bling and fantastic Bo Bunny Brads.  I flipped the sketch and here is my take

and a close up:

Thanks for stopping by and pop over to Swirlydoo blog and check out the other layouts.

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Canvas for my Sister in Law

This is a canvas that I created for my Sister in Law for her birthday.  I had a great deal of fun doing it - Canvases certainly give you the freedom to create.

and I used so many products from my stash and my recent my Swirlydoo's kits.  Here are some close ups:

Again thanks for stopping by and having a look


This month over at Scrap the Boys the challenge is "man's best friend".

I decided to scrap by Dad's new best friend "Jim".  He suddenly lost his Whippet, Billy and finally along came Jim and they bonded immediately.  Jim goes everywhere with him and even tho he is only 6 months old he is extremely devoted and loyal.  This photo was taken at their property, being the typically curious pup

The background was created using texture paste and stencils.  I then used gelato's to colour the background to blend in with the moss and tree trunk.  Some flowers (yes on a boy page!) and butterflies which i coloured using Viva Inka Gold.  This product is awesome on chipboard but unfortunately the photos dont show the shine they have.

A close up:

Thanks again for stopping by and having a gander.  I have two more to put on tomorrow - if I get home from work on time!

Purple Pumpkin November Sketch Challenge

This months Purple Pumpkin sketch challenge is;


and here is my take on the sketch:

I have used 90% of products that came from the recent Swirlydoo's Kit.  I used a Stencil and Viva Modelling Creme, Mother of Pearl for the dotted background.  The flowers are all handmade from offcuts of the papers used.  The chipboard frame has been coated with Viva Inka Gold, Old Gold.

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to head over to Purple Pumpkin and check out all the November entries.

Friday 1 November 2013


This month over at BMG it is all about fall colours.  In Australia we have autumn, so my layout is titled Autumn Time.

The backing page is Cosmo Cricket.  I used distress inks - rusty hinge, evergreen bough, fired brick and wild honey randomly on the page using a Tim Holtz stencil - Burlap.  I fussy cut the leaves from some old paper I had in my stash which was unfortunately not labelled.  I then covered the leaves with Dimensional Magic which gave then shine and the curls.  I put glass beads on the top of the bird bath chipboard piece to resemble water.  To highlight the title I outlined the letters with a white pen.  Some close ups:

Thanks for looking and don't forget to see all the other Design Team layouts over at