Monday 29 September 2014


Over at Lets Get Sketchy - September has a Week 5  and we can all create a layout - the challenge is to create a layout with "you" as the focus.

Here is my layout:

Very rarely do I have my photo taken!!!!

I have used the awesome Ombre Dreams paper for the background.  The Crafters Workshop stencil "Labyrinth" with modelling paste.  The chipboard I coloured with Chalk Ink Pastel Green and Moss Lawn for the leaves  and then Polysparkle embossing powder.  Flowers are from iamroses. The resins are from Prima and coated with Viva Inka Gold - Violet.  The edges of the backing strips are soloured with -  Gelatos Metallic Grape. A few dots of Ranger Liquid Pearls "Orchid" and bling and the layout is complete.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and dont forget - head over to Lets Get Sketchy and have a go this month :)

Friday 26 September 2014


Hello and welcome to the Let's Get Sketchy "Hello Fall" blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Jenessa's blog welcome to the hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let's Get Sketchy site to start at the beginning.  

The girls here at LGS are excited about the change in the season and thusly we are celebrating with a “Hello Fall” blog hop and giving away lots of daily prizes and a grand prize of a $25.00 gift voucher to Creative Embellishments.  To be eligible to win any of our hop prizes you will need to visit each designer’s blog, leave some love on each of our design team’s blog’s and follow each of their blogs. Each member of the DT will be sharing a Fall themed project for your inspiration.  To find out how to win our Grand Prize as well as lots of other giveaways, make sure you visit the LGS blog!

For your Fall inspiration I have created for the blog hop this layout:

This is a photo taken of the fruit trees in our backyard.  I just love this time of the year.

I used watercolour paper for the background and a Crafters Workshop stencil with modelling paste.  I applied Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays - Treasure Island Aqua, Wild Honeysuckle Coral, Jack in the Pulpit Teal, and Buccaneer Bronze together with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Paint.

The stamp is from Tim Holtz "ultimate grunge" collection.  The Flowers are from iamroses. The leaves I have fussy cut from Provocraft paper.

Here are some close ups:

** I will also be offering up a RAK to one random commenter on my blog post ( Australian residents only).... So make sure to follow me and leave a comment..

Next up on the hop is Michelle

Line up is:


Thank you for joining our LGS blog hop!

Monday 15 September 2014


Its that time of the month again and time for another reveal;  This months sketch at Lets Get Sketchy is designed by Jenessa Franco.  I have flipped the sketch around a little:

I have used plain yellow cardstock for the background and pieces of paper from the Prima Sunrise/Sunset collection.  The ruler stencil is from Tim Holtz.  The stamp is from Stampendous.  The chipboard is from Which Craft Do you Do. I have coloured these with chalk ink and yellow and sparkle  embossing power.

Here is the sketch for this week:

and here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and have a go this week.  Check out all the other DT layouts for inspiration at Lets Get Sketchy.

Friday 12 September 2014


I have created this layout for the September Challenge at Scrapbookit.

This was the criteria

Create a layout/project that includes the following:
*Masculine theme
* 4 patterned papers
* Washi Tape
* Twine/ribbon
*At least one hand made embellishment.

The first patterned paper I used was the 12x12 background page.  I have had this for a while now and love it.  It certainly didnt need much around it, or it would spoil the paper.  I used a Crafters Workshop Stencil and Shimmerz Paints Texturez "Teal Me No Lies".  I also added some dot stamp and circle wire stamp using my new Stampendous Stamps.

Three other patterned papers were used behind the photo together with tags from Stationers Desk Collection. These tags hold the required "twine".  Letters are from Tim Holtz ideology collection.  The Chipboard "Hero" was embossed with Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

I made the gears using a Tim Holtz die cut, coloured with distress inks and Dimensional Magic.  The little centres I created with modelling clay and the melt molds.  Coloured them with Silks Acrylic Glaze "emporer's gold" and Liquitex carbon black ink.

Washi Tape I used was one from my stash and another 7 Gypsies.

Here are some close ups:

thanks for stopping by and if you have time, head over to Scrapbookit and have a go at this challenge - it is always nice to scrap our dads :)

Tuesday 2 September 2014


I remember writing that it is August already - and now it is September.  Where is the year going?  Being the start of the year, it is time for another challenge at Lets Get Sketchy

I chose to scrap a picture of my Mum taken back in 1956:

I used Prima paper from the Time Traveler Collection and Crafters Workshop stencil and Viva Modelling paste - "Mother of Pearl Champagner".  Flowers are from Prima and Iamroses.  Background cards are from Stationers Desk collection and the title from BoBunny Back to Basics Collection -  a bit of a mixture right!

I used silk paints - love struck and emporers gold.

Here is the sketch - which I rotated right.

and here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by :)