Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCRAP THE GIRLS March - Selfie!

Hello there, I hope your day is going splendidly!! It is a warm Sunday arvo here, time to put a post up before this month flies on by!!!

This month over at SCRAP THE GIRLS it is a really on trend one and it is....
A selfie photo!! Well somehow I just cant get the hang of this selfie stuff, but my daughters are pro at it.. So I chose a photo of my DD and had a lot of fun creating the back ground.. it was so therapeutic!

Some closer views..
 I enjoyed creating the back ground and lost count of how many stencils I used!!

The Flair is from D-Lish, perfect for my layout!!


And yep another photo "borrowed" from Facebook!! Perhaps one day this old girl will master the art of Selfies, until then I have lots of photos of my DD's I can use!!!

Thanks so much for coming on by today, thank you too for your lovely comments..  Enjoy the rest of today!!

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Monday, March 20, 2017


Good Morning! Here we are back at Monday! I trust your weekend was a good one, and the week ahead will be too!!

I have created a layout for this months challenge over at SCRAPBOOKIT which is all about the boys!!!
We are also to use some metallic bits,  some raw products (string Hemp cardboard) and a rustic element..

I have used a cousin's son for my photo for this challenge, he is so photogenic!!

some closer views..

I have used hessian, a metal key I have inked to look old (rustic) corrugated cardboard and string..

The little space ship is a metal brad I have had in my stash for years!!

100% BOY!
I have used really old papers and embellies on this layout, so glad to have them on a page ! Such a cute boy too!

Thanks so much SCRAPBOOKIT for another great challenge!!
Thanks for dropping in today, and thanks so much for all the lovely comments you leave to let me know you have come by! Have a marvellous day!!!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration case file #226.. and some news!!!

Hello there,  Can you believe we are half way through this month already??? Just crazy!!!

So that means the next challenge for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration #226 has gone up over at the blog!! and it is..
and it is due 31st of March... Use the colors, use at least 3 Evidence.., and at least 1 Testimony..

I have been a Guest this month for Scrapmatts who are a sponsor, as well as Scrapbook Fantasies..

and my take..

closer views..

All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts!!


I have used all the colors, for the Evidence I have used polka dots, string, hearts, transparent stuff ( old prima flower backing) and enamel dots.. For the Testimony I have wrote about something that makes me happy!! and we all know what that is.....  walking along the beach of course!!!

You can check out all the inspiration and link your entry up ON THE BLOG HERE!!!!

And I have some news to share.....

You can see it here!!

I am joining the Design Team for SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING! I am looking forward to creating with their wonderful products and sharing them with you...  Nervous - Yes! but looking forward to the challenge of it all!!

Thanks so much for coming on by, and I am so thankful for the comments you leave me too!!
Have a wonderful day!!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG - March..

Gidday!! How has your week been? And here we are at Friday again!! Weekend tomorrow!!

I would like to share with you my layout for this months challenge at 123 CHALLENGE BLOG which I enjoyed creating for.... and it is....
To use the color Brown, the word Fun and Borders, whether they be stickers, strips, punches or stamps!! And my take..

some closer views..

All the chipboard and stencils are from Scrapmatts!!

Life is more fun with a dog!!
A photo of my DD and our doggie Gracie!! Pop on over to the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration and link your entry up!!

Thanks for dropping on by and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me !!

Dogs 8x10 Poster Print. A funny dog poster is the perfect gift for Mother's Day!:

Monday, March 06, 2017

CSI. Color, Stories, Inspiration #225

Hello there on this fine day! I hope your monday is going well.. The weekends just fly by and the week begins .. again...

This month over at CSI COLOR, STORIES, INSPIRATION #225  , SCRAPMATTS are a sponsor, so the Design Team were invited to be guest Detectives!! The challenge runs until the 31st March and you can link your entry up over on the BLOG!!

And this months challenge..


Use the colors, use the sketch, use at least 3 of the evidence clues, and at least 1 of the testimony clues..
and my take..

All of the chipboard and stencils are Scrapmatts..

Captured Moment..

Such fun being a guest Detective!! I cracked the case using photos of my youngest and journalling about life being a huge adventure.. I used stitching, circles and feathers, and I used the word dream in my journaling.. If you have never had a go at the CSI challenges, then perhaps this will be a good one to try...  pop over to the BLOG to check out all the inspiration and link up!!!

Thanks for your visit today, and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me...
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017


And a pinch and a punch for another new month...  yep.. just like that!!!

The new challenge for ARCHISCRAPS is to use....


 MOSAICS... on your creations somewhere...
I choose to try to create a back ground using a mosaic pattern, a bit harder than I thought!!  Little squares stuck on the back ground... how hard could it be!!!?? Well it was tricky!!!

My card..
so anyway it looks ok in real life!! hehe!! Maybe you would like to try doing a mosaic on something and you can pop it in the challenge... HERE!!!!

And the March challenge for KRAFT+ is another amazing one... (do I say that each month!!?? I feel so lucky to be on the Design Team and see what  challenges are coming up... ) And it is...

To use some DENIM on your creation... and of course it must be created on Kraft...  Do yourself a favour  AND POP OVER AND CHECK OUT ALL THE INSPIRATION ON THE BLOG!!!

 And what did I create? Well i might be showing my age, but my first thought was Denim and Lace.. A song from 1984!!! Sang by Marty Rhone...... so I had to use some lace... and some denim... and I choose a photo of my Hubby and our youngest so I could have a masculine and feminine influence on my layout...

some closer views.
 Denim makes great banners!! And I found denim flowers in my stash!!!
I love this quote... and some cogs for the blokey feel!!

Someone Special..
And some lace...  one of my fav photos from years ago...
I hope you have been inspired to have a go at this Denim Challenge, it really was a lot of fun!!

Thanks for dropping on by..  The days are sure flying .. here we are into March already...  that means autumn for us.. so looking forward to cooler days and nights!!
Thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me ..
Have a great day!!

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Monday, February 27, 2017


Good Morning to ya'all!! I hope your day is going splendidly!

Just quickly popping in to put up a layout I have created for this months SHOW US YOUR STUFF challenge which is a fabulous sketch.. and I have used the sketch like this...
(Rotating it once clock wise..) and of course using something hand made..

some closer views..

Using a lovely Charms Creations Heart and a Funky Flair Flair...

Kind Heart...
Kaisercraft Papers, punches, flowers and leaves... love this photo of my Dd!! Thanks SHOW US YOUR STUFF for a great sketch this month!!

And I was asked to make a baby card for an expectant Lady, and what an honour to be asked.. and I thought I would just share the card with you too..

And it is for a little girl!! Using Kaisercraft papers and dies..

Well I cannot believe that March is just around the corner... but it is!!! 
Thanks for coming on by and thanks so much for the lovely comments too..

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Monday, February 20, 2017


Hello there, how has your day been!??  Great I hope!!

I am just popping in to share my layout and card that I have created from last week. The layout is for the fabulous sketch for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD which looks like..
I loved the idea of a bit of mixed media which is what I did on the back ground and then went and covered most of it up!!!  anyway!!!

some closer views ...

Can you guess the title of this layout??!! hehe!

I have had this flair from D-Lish for such a long time.. so happy to use it, just perfect for my layout!!

hehe!  This is typical of the young ones these I may as well scrap it!!! lots of old flowers on this layout..  and old kaisercraft papers too..
Thanks Annas Craft Cupboard for a great sketch!!

And I created a card for the FEELING SKETCHY #163 which is an interesting sketch which looks like..

I did start off following the sketch  using a small envelope on the side but I ended up covering it up with my sentiment and wreath die cut, anyway it looks like...

 The butterfly stickers and the flower stickers are all quite old so I am glad to use them... Another card to use someday!!

well thank you so much for coming by, and thank you too for the lovely comments you leave me to read..
Have a great week ahead!!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SCRAPBOOKIT - February Challenge..

Hello there,
So very nice to have you drop by! I am pleased to say we are having a break from the extreme heat we were having last week..  We got up to 46c on Sunday.. which is about 115f.. so very hot..  Today is quite pleasant, very summery but with a breeze...

I have been scrapping, mainly layouts for March,  but have created a layout for SCRAPBOOKIT which this month is using a fabulous sketch from Laura Whitaker who creates lovely easy to follow sketches.. and it looks like..
with the added criteria to use some gold and some washi tape as well as some lyrics on your page.. 
My daughter got a kitten from the RSPCA for her birthday last year, so I have used two photos of them together.

some closer views.
 my corner cluster!

some fussy cutting!!

Pussy cat Pussy cat...  I love you....

My washi runs up the side of my layout and there is a gold doiley and gold spotted papers.. I remembered that Tom Jones sang a song with the words.. pussy cat pussy cat I love you... 
You can see it...HERE!!!!!
My Daughter called her cat Orva  which in French means 'worth gold' and in Anglo Saxon means 'brave friend' so a pretty unusual but beautiful name..
Thanks SCRAPBOOKIT for a great challenge this month..
And as always thank you for coming by and for the wonderful comments you leave me too..
Enjoy the rest of your day!!

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