Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SCRAP THE GIRLS - September Sketch Challenge.

Hello there, how is your day going?
It is rather hot here, humm it is sposed to be Spring, and that means slowly warming up to summer, not straight into it!! ah well...

It is school holidays here so I thought while things slow down a bit I would try some challenges.. The Sketch at
SCRAP THE GIRLS grabbed my eye and I had all these ideas of lots of mixed media but ended up not using much at all!!! The sketch looks like..
I followed the sketch but in a larger format!! And my layout...

A couple of  closer views..

See! A bit of stencilling!!

You make life beautiful..

I have used the lovely Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper paper collection for this layout, the flowers were made using a Kaisercraft die. Thanks SCRAP THE GIRLS for a great sketch. it was so nice to sit and create today..

Thanks so much for your visit, I always appreciate my guests, and all the comments you leave me too! Have a great day!

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Monday, September 11, 2017


Hello there,
How is your day going? The weather around here is heating up, Spring has Sprung, but I think Summer might be giving it a nudge!!

I have a blog post over at SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING where I am sharing two layouts, one of which was created from the AUGUST CROP KIT which is full of summery papers and embellishments, and also instructions on how I created my layout..

And this is my first layout..

Beach Babe.

 I also created a fun card with some leftovers too.


And the second layout shows how I use layers on my layout using some Cocoa Vanilla papers Wild At Heart Collection.

Hello Gorgeous!

Thank you so much to those who pop over,  thank you for your support.. And thanks for coming by here today, all your comments are always appreciated..

Enjoy the rest of your day..

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Tuesday, September 05, 2017


Hello there,
I hope your week is going well.. I am just coming by to pop up this months challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and I must say I enjoyed this months challenge.. some months are a bit harder than others, but this one I enjoyed!! and it is..
To be inspired by the sketch, use the 2 words and the 3 colors.. You can use other colors but the 3 need to be seen predominately..

and my layout.. some closer views..

All the chipboard is Scrapmatts..

Love Always..
This is my DD and her pussy cat who she just loves to bits!! The papers are really quite old so it has been good to use them..
You can check out the design team inspiration and link up your layout over on the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG HERE!!!!

And while I had these papers out I created a little card to have on hand in case I needed one..

Thanks so coming by and thank you for your lovely comments too... have a great rest of the week!!

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Friday, September 01, 2017


Hello there! Welcome to September and also to Spring!! I love Spring, the colors of the flowers and the warmer days before the heat of summer.... hummm.. love it~!

And so with the  new month, comes the new Scrappy Challenges! And this months challenge for
KRAFT+ will have you buzzing!!! Literally!

and it is..
Whats the buzz! To be inspired by our hard working little friends -
BEES! or even by this fabulous graphic (yellow, hexagons, stitching)

Well I knew about this challenge months ago, so when our tree had blossoms that was covered in busy bees, I had to go out and grab several photos for this challenge..  I just wish I could have added the loud buzzing as well to my photos!!

some closer views..

Lots of leaves, fussy cut flowers and honeycomb mesh!
It is a busy page, for these busy bees!!

Hexagon embossing on hexagon die cuts! The daisy's are stickers..

What's the buzz??

Another fabulous challenge from Kraft+ this month.. you can check out the inspiration from the DT and link your entry up ON THE BLOG HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for coming by, and I do love to read your comments too..  Have a great day and Happy Spring!!!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Hello there! I hope you are having a marvellous day! The month is quickly coming to a close and a couple of sleeps and it will be September! Goodness me!!

I am up on the SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING Blog with two layouts using fabulous summery papers from Fancy Pants that comes in a Kit which you can find in the Store HERE!!!

I have step by step instructions on how I created my layout too and I would love it if you pop by and check out my post HERE!!

My first layout uses a photo I took when we stayed at the Warwick Resort in Fiji and I think the papers suited my photo so well!!

Lifes a Beach!

And the second layout I created is a fun colorful one using the papers and embellies from the kit.

Life is sweet..

For close ups and details pop over to the SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING BLOG . Thanks so much to those who pop over for your support, and thanks for dropping by today.. and as always your comments mean a lot to me...  Enjoy the rest of your day!!

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Friday, August 25, 2017


Hello there,
How has your day been? Mine has been a busy one, but I feel like I have got nothing to show for it!! Ever have one of those days!!?? Anyhow..  This week I have managed to scrap for this months challenge over at KAISERCRAFT BLOG CHALLENGE AUGUST and it is to be inspired by
Well I have used mainly the new paper range Factory 42, but have also used a bit of K-Bots collection and Garage Days!! I have also created lots of cogs using dies including the Kaisercraft cogs die..  and this is what I came up with..

some closer views.

Lots of cogs cut from dies and also fussy cut from papers..

Man to Man..
Love this photo of my hubby and my Son...  Thanks Kaisercraft for a great challenge this month!

Thank you all for coming on by, and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me too.. I am thankful for each one!

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

STUCK?! August 15 Sketch Challenge

Hello there!
I hope your weekend has been a great one! They go so fast!! I think another day in a weekend would be an excellant idea!!!

I got some time over the weekend to get some scrapping done as the weather was cold and windy, definitely a good idea to stay inside!! I loved the latest sketch for STUCK?! 15th August which looks like..

What a fabulous sketch, and fantastic inspiration from the Design Team too..

and my layout... with some closer views first..

The daisy's are stickers and the butterflies were printed off the internet..

Some stencilling and misting on the back ground..

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy!

Such a lovely sketch and I have used Kaisercraft papers and some die cuts too..

Thanks so much for coming by, and thank you to all those who leave me comments, I appreciate each one!
Until next time...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Hi there!
How is your day going? Good I hope..  the month is half way already, and we are nearing the end of winter, but for us this week we are having unseasonably warm weather.. I dont mind the warm weather, but I also got a fire warning on my phone, and that I do not like at all..  Hoping for some much needed rain really soon...

Have you seen this months challenge for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking.. It is a fabulous tic tac toe and you have to choose 3 things in a straight line..And it is..
I chose the middle line and used a stencil, cardstock and ink..
This is just a close up of the back ground..  using a stencil, stamping and a light misting.

Some closer views of my finished page.

And my layout..
You can link up your layout over on the facebook page HERE!!! for a chance to win a store voucher..

As part of my DT work for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking I was sent a fabulous Mixed Media Kit to create with and you can find it at the store  HERE!!!
I have created  step by step instructions and you can find these on my BLOG POST HERE!!!

Here is the layout I created with this Kit..  I had lots of creative fun with this one!!

And I made a card with some of the leftover bits I didnt use on  the layout..

Thanks so much for coming on by, I know we are all busy these days.. Thanks too to those who leave me lovely comments, they mean a lot and I cherish each one..

I hope you have a good week ahead!!

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Sunday, August 06, 2017


Hello there, I hope your day is going well..  August seems to be galloping along like all the other months, so I had better get organized and share my layout for the challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG which is another of the new format..  Do you like the new design and challenge..???  I would like to know any feed back to pass on to the crew at 123 Challenge blog...

so here is this months challenge...
We need to see these 3 colors predominately and use the sketch and the two words can either be in your journalling or title...  You can see all the inspiration from the design team HERE!!!!!

and my take..

some closer views..

That is where I have used the words family and fun..

The way I do these challenges is I find some papers and embellies that fit the colors and go with that and somethings I use and some I dont...  The lovely Charms Heart fitted the colors I think!
I look forward to seeing your take on the challenge if you get some time this month..

Thanks for coming by and thanks to those who leave such lovely comments too.. it is nice to know you were here!! Have a marvellous day!

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