Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge for April!

Hi there,
Yes one more freaking scrappy challenge for April.. just before the freaking month is over.....
just where April has gone is anyone's guess!!!

But I do have ANOTHER FREAKING SCRAPPY CHALLENGE that I have completed.. It is the sketch and it looks like..
Lots of room for interpretation, but to me it was a bit of mixed media and lots of layers... This layout took me several days.. Lots of masking, misting and stamping.. I would do a layer, then go and do something, and then come back and do some more....and my layout..

some closer views showing the layers..

Live Life to the full.
And yes the flowers have been fussy cut from the papers...

Well thanks so much for your visits this month, I look forward to another month sharing our love of creating, and thank you too for all the comments, I do appreciate them!!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Stuck?! sketches for April..

Hello there..

Would someone please put the brakes on this month? It is going by a bit too fast.. would be nice to have a few more days left in April then there are on my calendar!!

I have had a little time in my scrap room this last week and I created layouts for this months STUCK?! sketches..

April 1st sketch..

and my layout..

Your smile..
I have lifted the die cuts with foam tape.

I have used an older Bo Bunny range of papers Alora for this layout..

and April 15th sketch.
and my layout, using the newer Bo Bunny range of papers Primrose.

I love the gorgeous pink Manor House flowers!

I hope whatever you are up to this weekend, that it is enjoyable!

Thanks for dropping by and I always love reading the comments you leave me!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Feeling Sketchy #87 and The Orange Paperie April challenge..

A wonderful welcome to you for coming by today!! Thanks so much!

The latest card challenge over at FEELING SKETCHY #87 is another lovely one and I have used the foundations of the sketch but added a bit more.. (as I do!!)

The Sketch..
and my card...

Get Well Soon.
 and the April challenge over at ORANGE PAPERIE is to use circles and flourishes... How lovely!!

and my layout..  using papers I won quite some time ago so have no idea what brand they were but they were lovely to work with.. lots of flourishes and circles...

The photo is of my DD and I walking along the beach..



Thank so much for dropping by and as always thank you for any comments you leave me too!  Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Off the Rails, and Kraft It Up Challenges..

A very big Hello on this special Easter Saturday..

Easter is one of the most special times of the year for me as I remember my Lord's death and resurrection and I make no apologizes for sharing this with you today.. More than any other time of the year, this weekend always touches my heart and refreshes me on my journey through life..

I have a card and a layout to share with you today..

OFF THE RAILS latest card challenge is to use purple and ribbon..  And my card...

Happy Birthday..

And my layout is for the April KRAFT IT UP which is to use...
This month the challenge is to create a layout using at least 5 of the following...

I have used layers, sequins, stamping, arrows, mists and distressing on my edges,
 and my layout..

True Beauty..

Thanks so very much for dropping by, and always appreciate the comments you leave me too..

May I just share this video with you.. If you watch it, please watch to the end..  He is alive....

Blessings to you!

Monday, April 14, 2014

ONCE UPON A SKETCH - From this Day..

A big hello to you, thanks for dropping in!

The April challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch is another really good one, how do they think up such thought provoking challenges?? Anyway the theme is   AN EVENT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE..

and to use this sketch..


Well there are so many possibilities for this.. of course having children is always the best change in ones life, but I went back further to when it all began... my Wedding Day... This was a big change for me, it meant moving out of home, and building our first home and lives together..  So that is what I went with..

From this Day..

(closer views ..)

My journalling says.. Going from Miss to Mrs. Going from single to plural. Going from alone to together.
My life began anew - from this day.. Sept 4th 1982.

Thanks so much for coming by and I really do appreciate the comments that are left for me to read.. Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


 A very good day to you! I hope your day is going well!!

I came across the WORDS OR WHATEVER site via a blog (and I cannot remember who?) but anyway I really loved the sketch they put up for April..  I have rotated it once clock wise to suit my photo.. I found some WOW chipboard...
and used the sketch like this..
and created this layout...

Daughters are so special..

and being the sketch maniac that I am I also loved the April sketch over at PURPLE PUMPKIN which looks like...I loved the triangle elements!! and my layout...

Perfect moments..

You don't have to use PP embellies on your layout to join in.  I won last months sketch challenge so I will pop into the shop to spend my prize and get some goodies!!

Thanks ever so much for taking a minute at my place and thanks too for any comments you leave me!!

Monday, April 07, 2014


Hello to you on this marvellous Monday!! I hope your day is going well!

The card sketch over at FEELING SKETCHY looks like..
and I created my card like this..

And another wonderful color to use with the April WHITE WITH ONE challenge and it is...

ww1 mint and my layout...

enjoy moments..

I printed off and used a little of the papers available to print off from WW1, the chippies are Dusty Attic painted with gesso and stickles for the little buds..

A short and sweet post today!

I thank you for dropping by and as always thank you so much for any comments too!

Friday, April 04, 2014


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

The latest card challenge over at OFF THE RAILS is to add fabric to your card.. I have some denim from an old pair of jeans so I cut some off that and used it on my card.. I cut a hexagon from a die and covered it with the denim and made this little card..

Best Wishes..

And the mood board for April for SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD was the inspiration I needed to create another art journal page.. my second double pager!!

This is a mood board..
ENTRIES CLOSE 23.55 EST WED 30 APRIL 2014 and I created this... I used 4 parts of this board, I just couldn't find a spot for the glasses!!

closer views first..

I gessoed first, then put bits of old book paper down, then gesso lightly again, then stamped, then lightly misted in green, then made the circles and put them on the page and lightly misted them, then added strips of washi tape, then masked on the butterflies and misted with blue before I lifted off the mask, then flicked some paint, then put the butterfly stickers on, then the journaling words.. then outlined the masked butterflies with black pen..  and the end result..

Don't overthink it..
I hope you can see the inspiration I took from the mood board for my pages..  I must admit I do like how a mood board inspires for art journalling, and it is a lot of fun!!

Thanks for dropping in for a few minutes in your busy day, and thank you so much for any comments you leave me!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Well Happy April to you! and no I can't believe it is the 4th month of the year already.. but it is!!

And that means new challenges for us to enjoy!

The SCRAP THE GIRLS APRIL challenge is to use boy colors and boyish embellishments on your layout.. but remember this is a girls only challenge site!! hehe!!

The DT have some fabulous layouts to inspire you and my layout...

Sun and Sea.. 

I have used browns and blues and my embellishment is the surf board (and yes I know girls have surf boards too just like girls have soccer balls!!!). I have used some netting from those netting balls you use in the shower, I ripped bits off one of those for my fishing nets!! The photo was taken in winter when my girls and I made a dash up the coast for a day trip.. love the beach, even in winter!!

Well just a quick post, thanks for calling in, and thanks for your comments which are always an encouragement!!