Monday, June 30, 2014

Scrap Africa/AFSC and FWAB June..

Hello there on this the last day of June.. Can you believe it?? It is blowing a gale outside and very cool, no surprises as we are in the middle of winter here!!

I have 2 layouts to finish the month off with..

I have joined the challenges over at SCRAP AFRICA and ANOTHER FREAKING SCRAPPY CHALLENGE as they allow challenges to be joined..
Scrap Africa is to use your stash, and I really went to the bottom of my drawer to find these old Basic Grey papers, and some old stickers and an old frame from Twiddleybiz and I have used the sketch from AFSC which looks like..
and my layout...

Gorgeous girl..
 The die cut squares would be really old and the ribbon is too! And the photo is one I have had for years as it is a 8 by 5 a size I don't do nowadays!! What a challenge to use old stuff and not have it looking out of fashion!!

and the other layout I have created is the June sketch for FLOURISH WITH A BLING which is to use the sketch and at least one FWAB product..

I have used the sketch like this..
and my layout..

Be your own kind of beautiful..

 I have used 2 of the metallic vines and a little mushroom of FWAB products.

Well thanks for coming by, Keep warm if you are in a cold season, and enjoy if you are in a warmer season! It is so wonderful to have friends visit from all around the world.. and so lovely to read any comments you leave me too!! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Stuck?! June 15th sketch/kreative koncepts

A very good day to you!! I hope you are enjoying your day!!

I am just putting up the layout I did for STUCK?! june 15th  sketch which looks like..
and  I am also putting it  in the KREATIVE KONCEPTS
  June color challenge to use these colors..
I dont usually join challenges but the month is getting on by so fast and I really like to join in with as many challenges as I can..

A college of closies first..
 Be strong..
I have used Kaiser papers Honey Chai which suited the color scheme, some texture paste and a stencil and dies.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and thank you always for your lovely comments too..

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Feeling sketchy, The Scrapbook Store sketch and Kraft it up June challenges.

A very good day to you where ever you have popped in from.. I hope your day is going splendidly!

I have a few things to pop up that I have been working on during the last week.. I did not get any scrapping done last weekend, but I did not mind one bit as I went up the coast to spend some time with my Daughter and on the Sunday I caught up with LIZZY HILL!! what a lot of talking we did!! hehe!! But it was wonderful to meet Lizzy in real life..

She is so lovely!! It was a good day that went far too quickly!!

Well on with my creations..

The card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #93 leaves a lot of room for interpretation..
and my card.. with lots of layers.. and a 3-D sticker in the centre..

and I had a go at the June sketch for the Scrapbook Store which looks like..

 TSS_Sketch_-_June_2014.jpgand my layout..

Be Yourself.

and I wanted to join in with KRAFT IT UP as it could well be the last challenge unless someone takes it on, which is sad as it really is a great challenge site.. The challenge is to use the sketch, with pink and ink/mist  splatters..
The sketch..

My layout - Joy
Well thanks so much for coming by, and thanks so much for the comments you leave me too.. very much appreciated!! Have a fabulous day!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Orange Paperie - June

Hello there! Thanks for coming by! I hope your Friday is going well...

The June challenge over at ORANGE PAPERIE & CO is a really fun one, it is to use a line from the square..

and I chose the middle straight up and down..
Stamping, Orange and Butterflies... and my layout.. This photo is of my gorgeous oldest daughter..

Enjoy your life..
I have used Kaiser Blue Belle papers.. My stamping is around the edge of my layout..Martha Stewart punched butterflies and a burnt orange..

Well looks like I shall have to get in the car for school pick up in a moment.. Looking forward to holidays soon that is for sure!! Hope to get more scrapping done too!!
ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY!! and thanks so much for your lovely comments too!!

Monday, June 16, 2014

White with One, Black with Two June

A very good day to you! I hope your day is going well.. I can't believe how fast the days are going.. I am looking forward to the school holidays where I don't have to go out every day but can stay at home..

Thanks for all your comments on my last post.. I thought I would show you the layout that Bec Beattie had for us to do in her class.. I learnt  that whipped Spackle is not a food but a soft type of texture paste! I also  did some embossing on chipboard which I have done at home but was good to know a few more tips about it..

Becs layout..
and my finished layout which I just changed a few things but the essence is still there..
I sat with GWEN which made it even more enjoyable as we scrapped and chatted.. I would certainly do another class next year!

Well during last week I was able to sit and get a bit of scrapping done...

The challenge over at WHITE WITH ONE is to use
which is a bright red.. and red is such a hard color to photograph and get the shade right, but hopefully my red is ok..
I nearly chucked this in the bin when I first started.. I put red gelato on the page and sprayed it with water, but it looked like I had just had a blood nose.. what a mess.. but thank goodness for gesso which I slopped on and saved the page!!!

and yes I have used new dies from the craft show... the flowers, the brick wall and the honeycomb..

Dance as though no one is watching you..

And the challenge over at BLACK WITH TWO is to use the colors shown and the sketch and the word sweetness  in your journalling..

I found these old Kaiser papers and they fitted the colors and this is my take on the challenge this month..

Sweetness in pink..

Well thanks so much for coming by, I hope you have a great week.. thanks too for your lovely comments..

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Once upon A Sketch June.

Hello there,  I hope your day is going well..

I had a wonderful time at the Craft Show on saturday, the day went way too fast, I spent lots of money on fabulous scrappy things.. like stencils, dies, stamps, chip board and liquid pearls.. oh and flowers... beautiful flowers.. I did a class and sat with Gwen and chatted and enjoyed creating with Bec Beattie as instructor..  Saw lots of stunning creations around the hall, said a quick Hi to Cathy Cafun and Anne Patterson who were busy on stalls..Watched Limor Webber create magic with mists.. so a really good day.. now to save up for next year.. hehe!

I have created a layout for the June challenge over at ONCE UPON A SKETCH which is to use this sketch..
and use the theme of the best things in life arent things.. I changed that a bit and went with ...
The most precious things in life aren't things..

The photo I have used is one of my DD and her cat, that has since died.. So the photo is very precious.. I have put a postcard of journalling on the back of the layout...

and my layout using Kaiser papers Lady Rose..

Lots of fussy cut flowers from the papers and layered over each other..

Thanks so much for your visit, and thanks so much for your wonderful comments that I really appreciate..

Friday, June 06, 2014


A big Hello to you where ever you are! Today is friday.. already!! but I am excited about that as tomorrow.....
is the Craft Show at Brisbane!!! And I am going!!! And I am also doing a class by BEC BEATTIE and I am soo looking forward to it.. So I hope your weekend is shaping up to be just fine too!

The card sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY looks like..
and I did some embossing on the 3 panels on the front and this is my card..
And I did a layout for the June challenge over at SCRAP THE BOYS which is to use a larger photo 5 by 7 or larger.. Well I used a 5 by 7 and it is a photo of 2 darling little boys born to friends of my daughter.. I could not resist the photo and as I was scrapping the page I just couldn't help but look at them!

They are..

Heaven Sent...

 I have used soft pastel colors and baby embellishments I have had for ages..

Well so nice of you to come by and thanks too for any comments you leave me.. I hope you have a splendid weekend!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

123 Challenge Blog - June

Good day to you! I hope your day is going well..

The new challenge is up over at 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and there is also a design team call out as well so pop over for all the details to that.. We have a new manager and the site is rearing to keep up the fabulous challenges, so if you have ever wanted to be a part of creating for this challenge I say give it a go..  I am staying on for another term and I am soo happy about that!
Now the new challenge for June is...

the  color blue  the word TOGETHER and the technique is masking...

How about that?

And my layout..

So pop over to the blog and check out the other DT's layouts and get the goss on the design team call out..HERE

Thanks for your visit and thank you too for your lovely comments!!

Sunday, June 01, 2014


Well Hello JUNE!! Another new month has arrived!! and with it new challenges!!

The June challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is one I really enjoyed and I hope you do too! It is to take inspiration from the new blog banner that looks like this..
Isn't that a beauty!! I think so!! and my inspiration was to use it like a sketch.. I have hand made the rolled roses and added ric rac and used a favourite photo of my gorgoeus girls!!

My Girls..
a closer view of the roses..
and my layout..

I look forward to seeing your layouts for the June Scrap the Girls challenge...I hope you pop over to the BLOG and see the other DT creations!!
Well I am off, just wanted to get this post up.. Thanks so much for coming by and thank you as always for your lovely comments.. and speaking of comments, thanks for your wonderful encouragement on my post for my application for the design team for Kaiser, unfortunately I did not get on the team.. a bit disappointing for me, but I certainly say congrats to the ones who did and I look forward to being inspired by them... There is always next year!!!