Saturday, July 30, 2016


Hello there,
I hope your weekend is going splendidly! Can you believe it is the last weekend in July..... my goodness!! where are the days and weeks going!!?

I have a layout to share that I created for the July sketch for MY CREATIVE SKETCHES which looks like..
I dont often use more then 2 photos so I thought I would challenge myself and create a layout for this fabulous sketch...

some closer views.
 Martha Stewart punches, ribbons, fussy cutting..
I have used the Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden papers.. so pretty..

Every day is a new adventure..
Photos of my gorgeous Hannah!

Thanks MY CREATIVE SKETCHES for a lovely sketch, I like how this turned out!!

Thanks for visiting, and thank you too to those who leave a comment and let me know they were here!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Hi there,
I hope your day is going well!!

I have a layout to share with you that I created for this months SCRAP THE BOYS  challenge and it is...
well I love the beach so I found a photo of my hubby sitting on some rocks at Mooloolaba and began creating..

some closer views..
I have used various papers and embellishments from Kaisercraft.. The netting is from a wash bag..
texture on the back ground...

Happiness is...
Sigh, we are so overdue for some beach time...  love this photo..

Well thanks for dropping on by and thank you for  your comments too..

Saturday, July 23, 2016

D-LISH SCRAPS JULY Inspiration Board..

A big Hello to you on this saturday evening for me! I hope your day is going well..

I have a layout I would like to share with you that I created for the D-LISH SCRAPS INSPIRATION BOARD JULY which looks like..We are to use the colors, the sketch is optional... but I used the sketch for my layout..  I have used some goodies from the D-Lish just add paper kit for this month as well as some other D-Lish goodies I have had in my stash..

some closer views..
I added some teeny tiny flowers to the hat in the photo..
All the embellishments except that burlap flower are from D-Lish Scraps.

Be happy..
I have used really old Basic Grey papers which suited the colors, a bit of stenciling on the back ground and some fussy cut flowers from the papers.. I love these photos of my Daughter!!

So thanks so much for visiting and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me too.. Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


A very good day to you! I hope you are having a great day!

I have created a layout for this months challenge for KAISERCRAFT which is a fabulous sketch and it looks like..
KC JULY SKETCH I have used papers from the Secret Garden collection, Kaisercraft rose and a leaf stencil, Kaisercraft Mists,  a Kaisercraft border die, Pearl strips, and Kaisercraft white sparkle paper..
And my layout...

Live Laugh Love..
 I have lifted some of the fussy cut roses with some old cardboard for dimension. The photo is of my Dd and her dear old cat Tiger who is no longer with us...

Just a quick post today,  thanks for coming by and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me..

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Sunday, July 17, 2016


Hello there,
Another weekend is nearly over and back to weekday stuff tomorrow..  I think a 3 day weekend would work well!! hehe!

I am just popping up my layout for this months challenge over at SHOW US YOUR STUFF which is this moodboard..
a wintery theme using these colors..and something hand made..  I found a photo that just went  well with the winter and colors theme and created this layout..

A closer view of the cluster with a D-Lish flair and a Charms Heart..

I actually raided my Christmas papers to find some with the winter theme!! I cut the snowflakes with a Kaisercraft die.. We dont get snow where I live, but it can get pretty cold.. So glad I took these photos of my DD a few years ago now..

Well I trust the week ahead is a good one for you. Thanks for coming by and thank you too for your wonderful comments too..

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Hi there,
So nice of you to come by! I hope your day is going really well!

I would like to share my layout for the JULY CHALLENGE AT MORE THAN WORDS which is...
to use this sketch and the word SMILE! well I knew what photo I wanted to scrap and so I got creating and came up with this ....

some closer views..
 a close up of the cluster.. I have a Charms heart and a funky flair and flowers that have been in my stash for ages.. I am on a... use it or lose it... stash buster this year.. hehe..

using the word SMILE!

Life is short, smile while you still have teeth!
This photo always makes me smile!! hehe! I have used the older range from Bo Bunny The Avenues, some dies and I used up those old orange flowers which I have had for years and years.. feels good to empty a packet.. !!

I hope your day is making you smile...  and your comments make me smile too!!

Monday, July 11, 2016


A big hello to you!  I hope your day is going well..

I have been creating for a few challenges this last week or so, and today I would like to share a layout I have created for this months SCRAP THE GIRLS challenge which is a  sketch..
How fabulous is that?

 I have scrapped a photo of my DD and our old horse, who sadly is no longer with us, but the memories are and I am so glad I have taken a lot of photos over the years of our animals so we can remember them, not with sadness, but with happy memories..

well enough talking,
 some closer views first..
That lovely flair is a FUNKY FLAIR with a mix of old flowers and newer ones..
I like that barbed wire die and the horse shoe die as well.....and my layout..

Old Bess.
aahh.. the memories...

Thanks for coming by and thanks so much for the lovely comments too, they are read and appreciated! Enjoy the  rest of your day!

Friday, July 08, 2016


Hello there,
I hope things are going well at your place!
I have to put up this months challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS CHALLENGE on facebook and we are using a fabulous PAGEDRAFTS sketch for inspiration this month and it is..
how cool is that??!
and the inspiration picture is this..

  What fabulous texture and colors!!

and my layout..

some closer views..

 I have tried to make texture on the back ground using some Scrapmatts stencils..

Scrapmatts chipboard..

I have gone with lots of the orange color which I dont use very often so it was good to use this older Bo Bunny range of papers..

You can see other designers creations over on the FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.....
Enjoy the rest of the day, can you believe it is the weekend already!!? Thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me too..

Monday, July 04, 2016


Hello there,
I hope your day is going really well!

Last month the Design team for Scrapmatts were asked if we would like to Guest Design for CSI Case Files and so I have one more layout to show and this case file is open until July 8 so a few more days to join in with it. It is CASE FILE NO. 204  which is..
and we are to use all the colors, at least three of the evidence and one of the testimony. and my take on it.. I have used all the colors. I have used the damask pattern, polka dots, birds, bird cages, frame, flowers and lace.

some closer views.
 I have used lots of SCRAPMATTS CHIPBOARD on my layout..

and my layout..

I have used the inspiration word FREE for my title..

So pop over and see all the inspiration for this challenge here..

And the July challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG is up and running and I really loved this one.. and it is..
To use pastel colors, the word priceless and some glitter. I used glitter glue on my flowers..  and I loved using the pastel colors..  I have used a photo of my DD and a special dog who just adores her, so that love is priceless!!

Some closer views.

glitter glue on my flowers.. pretty pastel colors!

Priceless love..

I love that older range of Kaisercraft papers..
You can see all the other inspiration for this challenge HERE!!!

Can you believe we are onto the 4th day of July already??  Thanks so much for dropping by and thank you for your lovely comments too..

Friday, July 01, 2016

ARCHISCRAPS & Guest Spot at KRAFT+ July..

Hello there, welcome to July... yep.. the gentle slide into the rest of the year has begun... Lets hope it is a gentle slide and not some mega tumble into Christmas!! hehe!

And lots of new challenges going up to inspire and enjoy!

The July challenge for ARCHISCRAPS is to be inspired by this lovely old barn...
and to use some distressing and some wood.. you may also like to use some corrugated card too..  I created a card, I love the old barn red color and I have used some corrugated card and a wood chippie too.. and it is..

 You can link up and see the other DT creationsHERE!!!

And I was asked some time ago if I would guest for KRAFT+ jULY CHALLENGE and of course I was very honored to be asked and said a big YES!! Well when I got the challenge for July, I just smiled from ear to ear.. It is the prettiest board eva!!!  and I hope you will love it as much as I did! And it is..
This is oh so pretty!! And use music paper. If you dont have any music paper then just google it, there are free music papers you can print off and use.. I however, had lots of old music books I have had from a Lifeline book sale..  So it was then a matter of which photo.. My DD had come home and she was all dressed up for the races and I had to snap a few piccys before she went so I have used one of those... I was inspired by the colors, music heart, the feather and the rolled roses, which I have hand made for my layout.. and my take..

some closer views ...

Those gorgeous flourishes are 2 Crafty!

Music paper feathers!!

Hello gorgeous!!
The pink roses are hand made.. I have a little picture tutorial on how to create them.. I apologize I cannot remember where I got this from, I have had it for many years...  So I give credit to an unknown source, thank you for sharing how to create these roses..  You dont need anything but scissors to create these roses and a little practice!!!

Well thanks so much for calling by today.. I hope your day is going well..  take care and thank you for any comments you leave me too! Keep warm for those of us in Winter!!