Saturday, October 22, 2016


Hello there,
 here we are at the weekend again, the week has flown by yet again!

I have managed to do a layout for this months  KAISERCRAFT OCTOBER CHALLENGE which is a bingo card and we are to choose a row and use that criteria..
IMG_3039 I have used the third row down across.. which is patterned paper only, clear stamp, flowers and gold..  all the papers are Kaisercraft with most from the Cottage Rose range, as well as some gold foil paper.

some closer views..
The flowers are fussy cut from the papers, lots of Kaisercraft stamps.

I love that Kaisercraft die.. and drops of Kaisercraft pink paint..

Enjoy the journey..
The photo is of my DD among some wild peach trees in flower..

Thanks so much for coming on by, and thanks so much for your encouraging comments.. I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

KRAFT + - Blast from the past!

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

I am just popping in to put up my layout for this months challenge over at KRAFT + which is another fabulous one that I enjoyed creating for... and it is..
A blast from the past.. to use at least one of the mentioned embellishments on your creation...  Well if you are like me... I have lots of stuff that could well be hummm how shall we say.... a bit dated!!! So I thought I would give this one a go!!

I have used brads, ric rac, ribbon, old papers, punches which I still love to use, and may I add to that fozz felt..  ohhh that is an old product...hehe...  and some old rub ons, and some old basic grey chipboard stickers... hehe...  and so my layout...

some closer views..
 Anyone remember this range from Basic Grey!!! hehe.. I have also used the backing from some prima flowers in there too... and I still like ric rac!

In this cluster I have two brads which I have used like flairs.. I took off the metal prong thingys and used a foam dot to hold them on my page..  and does anyone use the bling flourishes anymore?? hehe.. I still have a few.. I really should use them !!

oh my even my photo is a blast from the past!! All dressed in our sunday best.. my sisters and I. .I am guessing the photo is about 1969...

What a great challenge KRAFT +, be sure to go and check it all out and dig up some of your old stuff and create something too!!

Thanks so much for coming by.. and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave.. Its a great way of letting me know you were here!!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Hello there,
How are you on this the second week of October already??

I am just popping up my layout for the October challenge for D-LISH SCRAPS which is a fabulous inspiration board and it looks like..
hummm now when I printed it out to have on my desk with my monthly challenges the greeny color was more of a teal so that is what I went with..  Perhaps next time I will use the image straight from my computer some how.. but not to worry..  I was inspired by the sketch and had a bit of creative fun doing the back ground.... I also used the JAP kit too from D-Lish Scraps.

some closer views.

I love the teeny tiny stars that were in the kit!!


I embossed the chipboard that was in the kit and used most of the kit on my layout..   This photo is a few years old now.. Wont be long and it will be time for more Christmas photos!!!

I hope your day is going well.. Thanks so much for the comments you leave me.. I do appreciate it!

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Friday, October 07, 2016

The 123 CHALLENGE BLOG - October..

A warm hello to you !! I hope you are well...

I cannot believe how fast the days are galloping by!! Is it just me? Am I slow or are the days just going ever so quicker the closer we get to the end of the year????

I really must put up the challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG OCTOBER which as you know is about using 3 criteria on your layout.. and this months is..
to use the color olive green, the word ADVENTURE and some distressing.. I think this challenge is very do able!!

and my example..

some closer views.
I used two stamp pads to color my chipboard..

Adventure awaits..
All the chipboard and stencils are SCRAPMATTS.. The photo is of my daughter on Mt Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.. the view looks spectacular looking out to the ocean.. and yes.. got this photo off facebook!! The papers are an old range from Basic Grey!

Well I hope your day is going well.. It is the weekend for me tomorrow.. and they just fly by too!
Thank you so much for the comments you leave me .. I do appreciate them...

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Monday, October 03, 2016


A very good day to you,  can you believe it is October already!!?? Crazy how fast the days are going by!!  So I had better put some challenges up that I am in the design teams for!!

The October challenge for ARCHI-SCRAPS is quite a trendy one and it is to use...
ZENTANGLES!!  I have also used the coloring in trend and I have made 2 cards..

So please pop by the Blog and see what the other designers have created for their inspiration HERE!!!!  This months sponser is

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And the challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS ON FACEBOOK is also a bit of a trendy one and it is..

  to use this as the color palette and..

use this as a sketch inspiration.. 
and my layout..

some closer views..
lots of gold, although it has not photographed very well..
Gold paint stencilling, gold foil bow..

Oh so lovely!

The stencils and chipboard I have used are all Scrapmatts!

Well I hope your day is going well.. it is grey and rainy here so I am sure I will find lots to do indoors!
Thank you for coming by and thanks too for the wonderful comments you leave me!!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Hello there,
Hows has your day been? I hope this finds you well!!

I am just popping up the layouts I created for two challenges. I cant believe how fast this month is going by...  Cant believe we are almost into the tenth month.....

The challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS is a fabulous sketch which looks like... 
I was inspired by the doiley like circles and my layout looks like..

 I have used an older Prima range of papers and flowers..

I also created a layout for D-LISH SCRAPS this month and it is to use the colors in this mood board and the sketch is optional but I did follow the sketch.. I also use the JAP kit too..

and my layout..

some closer views showing the yummy D-Lish goodies that I have used..

 Lovely blooms and flair..


Thanks so much for coming by, and I do appreciate the comments you leave me too..  Have a great rest of the week!

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Friday, September 23, 2016


Hello there,
I hope your day is going great!

I am just popping in to post my layout for this months challenge for SHOW US YOUR STUFF which is to use this sketch..
and use some mixed media...  Well I could not resist that challenge! I took a couple of photos of my layout as I was creating it as sometimes I end up covering up most of the back ground... just so you can see the mixed media I have used..

 I got my page and stuck all sorts of die cuts that I had cut out but hadn't used.. then covered the lot with gesso, did some misting and added some stamping.and some netting... then flicked some gesso around the page..

 And I set this aside to dry overnight.

Then I layered my photo and placed it on the page..

some closer views.

A gorgeous Charms heart in my cluster..

We dont remember days, we remember moments..

I enjoyed created this one..
Thanks for your visit and thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me too..

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Monday, September 19, 2016


Hello there!
 I havent fallen off the earth if you have missed me, I had a little holiday at the beach last week.. We had a lovely time at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. My parents came with us and for the first time ever we took our dogs. It was wonderful to take our pooches for a walk along the beach each afternoon, good for them, and good for me too to get some exercise.. the beach is a dog friendly one and it is doggie heaven! and so good to watch the dogs and owners play on the beach together..

This is when we first arrived after travelling for more then 3 hours with one stop on the way..

And that is my DD with our dogs, we were not sure about letting them off the leash, they were quite happy to be on the lead with us..  They loved the water but had to get used to not drinking it!!!

So that was us last week, home now and trying to catch up with the washing and all that doesn't get done while we were away!!

I did create a layout for the SCRAP THE BOYS CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER before we went on holidays so I had better put it in a blog post before this week disappears quickly too!

It is to create a layout with you and a male in it.. I chose to use a photo of my son and I.  I came across this quote too, not sure now where I got it from but I thought it was a good one to use on my layout...

Some closer views.

Lots of stencilling chipboard and dies..

My Son.
I love that quote.. and no matter how old my son gets, he will always be my little boy (in my heart cos he is taller than me now!!!)

Thanks for coming by, the days just seem to get busier. Thanks so much for the lovely comments you take the time to leave me too.. Have a great day!

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