Saturday 28 June 2014


This months challenge over at Scrap the Boys is to use a photo that is 5x7 or larger and here is a photo that was taken of my son - 19 years ago!

It is a dark and wintery day here today so I thought I would add some colour to my day!  Max was always dressed colourfully and loved all things that moved so it suits his personality.

I started with Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics paper and added layers of Bo Bunny paper strips, gesso and a circle stencil and texture paste.  I then added gelatos - Metallic Blueberry, tangerine and Lemon. Also some splashes of Dylusion Spray Lemon Zest and Campso Teal.  I also added some touches with a memory box stencil and distress ink - Mustard Seed.  I fussy cut embellishments from Bo Bunny "on the go" paper as well as chipboard.

Here are some close ups

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday 22 June 2014


Another completed layout for the weekend and this one is for the Black with 2 Challenge:

This photo was taken a few years back of my son and our two St Bernards.  I used Distress Paint - Picked Raspberry and bubble wrap to create the color in the background.  I also colored the flowers (iamroses) with the distress paint.  The chocolate flowers are from Prima.  Here is the sketch and challenge details:

and here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by :)


I managed to spend all day scrapping today and completed this layout for The Color Room June Challenge

This photo is of my treasured sewing machine. This was given to my mum when she was 21 and then she gave it to me when I left home.  It has been so faithful and I would never trade it for  a modern one - it did the sewing on this layout!

The sewing stamps and diecuts are from Die-namics and of course a Prima doll.  I dressed her by fussy cutting each element of her and adding some bling for a pearl necklace.  My fabric is behind the centre panel and as a belt on the doll.  Colour was added using Lindy Stamp Gang Sea Grass Green and Ant Anthology Leaf.

Here is the color combo set by The Color Room:

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday 21 June 2014


Loved the colour combination this month in the Lindy Stamp Gang challenge and here is my canvas that I created:

Photo not the best.  At this time of the year in Tasmania it is hard to get clear light days.  I have made a list of products that I used at the bottom of this blog.  The Lindy Stamp Gang products I used are Starburst Sea Grass Green , Salt Water Taffy, Magicals Sea Mint Green

Here is the colour chart to follow:

and here are some close ups:

and the products used:

Lindy Stamp Gang - Starburst - Sea Grass Green and Salt Water Taffy, Magicals - Sea Mint Green
Flowers - Iamroses, Flourish with a Bling
Stamps - Tim Holtz, Prima Doll - warm wishes, Bo Bunny
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Flower, Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish
Paper - Maja Design - butterflies fussy cut from Maya Design paper and covered with dimensional magic
Distress Ink  - Frayed Burlap
Liquid Pearls - Petal pink
Lumiere - Pearl White
Silks Acrylic Glaze - Pink Grapefruit
Maya Road Hat Pins
Kaisercraft bling
Brick Stencil and Crackling modelling paste

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday 20 June 2014


Here is a layout that I created a while ago and it has only just been published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine so I can now share with you all!

I originally created it for a swirlydoos sketch challenge back in April from their fabulous kit however once it was accepted to be published I could not enter it.

I have taken a few close ups:

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday 16 June 2014


This week over at Lets Get Sketchy we have a sketch designed by Laura Whitaker.

Here is my take

This is a photo of my dad and step-mum with her beautiful horse, when I went to visit earlier in the year.  

The background was created with a Prima stencil and Viva modelling creme, then layers of stamps using black Stazon ink and Invild Bolme Moss Lawn Chalk ink. The stamps used are from Tim Holtz and 7 Gypsies.

The hearts have been diecut and the edges inked with black soot distress ink.  Other products used - Kaisercraft Rhinestones, and washi tape.

Some close ups:

and here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to head over the Lets Get Sketchy blog and check out the other DT layouts for inspiration.  :)

Friday 13 June 2014


Being "not so good" with computers I struggled with getting my blog sorted to how I liked. With the help of Nadine I now have the changes done including  tabs (altho I have to fill in the contents yet!) across the top, pinterest hovering over my photos and a great header... so if you are looking to change your blog and like me, get frustrated because the computer just want play the game properly, send Nadine a message.  Here is the link to her blog My Scrap 'n' Stuff

SO Nadine...........

 Til Next time  - take care and enjoy your day

Monday 9 June 2014


I have completed this layout for two challenges - Once Upon A Sketch and Scrap Around the World.

This photo is of my son and his love of swings. There is journaling on the back of the layout.

Here is the mood board at Scrap Around The World:

I was inspired by the yellow flowers and the word Love - I fussy cut the flowers from vellum paper I had in my stash.  I adhered this paper to yellow cardstock to give the individual flowers a deeper colour.

Here is the sketch from Once Upon A Sketch:

and here are some close ups:

products used:

Chicken Wire stencil
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink - Black Coal, Coldsfoot Petals
Glimmermist - Marigold, Mustard Seed
Washi Tape
Martha Stewart Punch
Stamps - Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, Prima

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday 2 June 2014


This weeks sketch at Lets Get Sketchy is provided by Brenshevia. I found this a challenge as I don't often scrap multiple photos.

Here is my take on the Sketch

I used paper from Prima - Stationers Desk Collection which I love.  I fussy cut the piece on the left and added flowers from iamroses.  I have used two stencils in the background - brick stencil and art word. On top of the texture paste and throughout the background I sprayed Glimmer Mist Latte and Lindy Stamp Gang - Sea Grass Green.  Once dry I applied Lumiere Paint - Pearl White to the bricks and flowers.

Here are some close ups:

Here is the sketch for the week:

Thanks for stopping by and have a go at this fantastic sketch. :)