Sunday, August 20, 2017

STUCK?! August 15 Sketch Challenge

Hello there!
I hope your weekend has been a great one! They go so fast!! I think another day in a weekend would be an excellant idea!!!

I got some time over the weekend to get some scrapping done as the weather was cold and windy, definitely a good idea to stay inside!! I loved the latest sketch for STUCK?! 15th August which looks like..

What a fabulous sketch, and fantastic inspiration from the Design Team too..

and my layout... with some closer views first..

The daisy's are stickers and the butterflies were printed off the internet..

Some stencilling and misting on the back ground..

There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy!

Such a lovely sketch and I have used Kaisercraft papers and some die cuts too..

Thanks so much for coming by, and thank you to all those who leave me comments, I appreciate each one!
Until next time...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Hi there!
How is your day going? Good I hope..  the month is half way already, and we are nearing the end of winter, but for us this week we are having unseasonably warm weather.. I dont mind the warm weather, but I also got a fire warning on my phone, and that I do not like at all..  Hoping for some much needed rain really soon...

Have you seen this months challenge for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking.. It is a fabulous tic tac toe and you have to choose 3 things in a straight line..And it is..
I chose the middle line and used a stencil, cardstock and ink..
This is just a close up of the back ground..  using a stencil, stamping and a light misting.

Some closer views of my finished page.

And my layout..
You can link up your layout over on the facebook page HERE!!! for a chance to win a store voucher..

As part of my DT work for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking I was sent a fabulous Mixed Media Kit to create with and you can find it at the store  HERE!!!
I have created  step by step instructions and you can find these on my BLOG POST HERE!!!

Here is the layout I created with this Kit..  I had lots of creative fun with this one!!

And I made a card with some of the leftover bits I didnt use on  the layout..

Thanks so much for coming on by, I know we are all busy these days.. Thanks too to those who leave me lovely comments, they mean a lot and I cherish each one..

I hope you have a good week ahead!!

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Sunday, August 06, 2017


Hello there, I hope your day is going well..  August seems to be galloping along like all the other months, so I had better get organized and share my layout for the challenge over at the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG which is another of the new format..  Do you like the new design and challenge..???  I would like to know any feed back to pass on to the crew at 123 Challenge blog...

so here is this months challenge...
We need to see these 3 colors predominately and use the sketch and the two words can either be in your journalling or title...  You can see all the inspiration from the design team HERE!!!!!

and my take..

some closer views..

That is where I have used the words family and fun..

The way I do these challenges is I find some papers and embellies that fit the colors and go with that and somethings I use and some I dont...  The lovely Charms Heart fitted the colors I think!
I look forward to seeing your take on the challenge if you get some time this month..

Thanks for coming by and thanks to those who leave such lovely comments too.. it is nice to know you were here!! Have a marvellous day!

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

KRAFT+ August - Inspired by trees..

Good day to you.. a pinch and a punch we are in the 8th month!!!!

The new challenge for August for KRAFT+ is another fabulous one... and yes I say that each month because they really really are!!! and it is...
To be inspired by trees, and you can use leaves and branches, or create a layout about a special tree from your memories...

Well I was immediately inspired by the beautiful gum trees in my back yard.. I am blessed to live in a rural area and have such lovely trees and of course all the birds that come with that,...  The sounds I hear every day of birds being busy squawking or laughing! Yes the Kookaburras are among my favorite bird, so I went out one day and snapped a few photos of my resident Kookaburra and began to create...

 Gum tree papers and gum leaf dies..

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree.....

Merry merry king of the bush is he... haha as the song goes...

What do you think of when you think of trees...  a cubby house when you were young, or a favourite holiday spot.. ?? I hope you can join in this month...  Check out all the inspiration and link up on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE!!!

Have a great day, thanks for coming by, and thank you to all those who leave comments, I do appreciate all of them...

For any of my friends who may not have heard a Kookaburra laugh check out this LINK HERE!!!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

STUCK?! July 1 Sketch and CHALLENGE YOUrself #43.

Hello there,
How are you? For us aussies, we are in Winter, and I really can't complain, the mornings lately have been frosty, but the days have been warming up nicely.. I just wish the days would slow down...  I have actually been in a bit of a mojo slump, so to help that I decided to do a sketch, and I always love the ones over at STUCK?! SKETCHES and so I created a layout using the July 1st sketch.. which looks like..

Well thats the design taken care of, so then I thought I would join in with the challenge over at CHALLENGE YOUrself #43 which was to use some hand written journalling on your layout... and a photo with me in it...  So  I  found a photo of my Dd and I taken this year, printed it off twice and away I went...

some closer views..
I have used the lovely papers from Kaisercraft Cherry Tree Collection and had to do some fussy cutting, cos that is my stress buster!! The chipboard is an old Scrap FX one and some straws too.

Some stamping on the back ground and the leaf chipboard is from Blue Fern.

My journalling has been adapted from a quote I found.. 
and my layout..

My Daughter..

I did enjoy creating this layout, I have used some really old chipboard pieces which I have had for ages.. A lovely sketch and a prompt to do some hand written journalling.. Thanks to STUCK?! and also CHALLENGE YOUrself .

Thanks so much for dropping by, every day seems to be so busy.. and I do appreciate the comments you leave me too..
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Monday, July 17, 2017

C.S.I. : Color, Stories, Inspiration July Challenges..

Hello there,
By crikey these days are flying by me thinks!! Already over half way in July!!!

So I had better put up the layouts I created for this months challenges over at C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration . They are fabulous challenges if you have never joined in you really should have a go!!

The challenge for #233  due by the 31st July was a favorite, I loved the colors we had to use..  and it is..
To use the colors, and the sketch, at least 3 of the clues and choose at least one of the Testimony. And my layout..

Some closer views..
And because I was representing Scrapmatts who are a generous sponsor this month all the chipboard I have used and the stencils are Scrapmatt..

Happiness is here..

And I did a layout for #234 which is..

Fabulous summery colors... and my take..

Some closer views..
and again lovely Scrapmatts chippies!!

Beach Time.
Two wonderful challenges you can find over on the blog HERE!!!!

Thanks so much for coming on by today, life is so busy!! Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too.. Have a splendid day!!

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

123 CHALLENGE BLOG JULY - New Look Challenge..

Hello there,
I hope your day is going well.. I am just popping in to put up the new challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and the whole challenge has been revamped.. There is still the theme of 123, so without further ado here is this months challenge...
There is 1 sketch, 2 words, and 3 colors..  Make sure you pop over to the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG  for a full description of the way to complete and enter the challenge..  We hope you like the new challenge and hope you can join in this month..  There is always great prizes!!

My DT take..

closer views...

All the chipboard is from Scrapmatts..

I have used the sketch and the colors, you can use other colors as well, as long as the 3 colors are dominant. HAPPY TIME is in my journalling.. I must admit my pink is a bit richer than the color on the challenge board .. So I reckon if you try and get as close to the shade as possible..  I dont think you need to go out and buy new stuff just to complete this challenge but use what you have..  123 Challenge blog is just hoping to have more people join in!!!

So thanks for coming by, and thank you for the lovely comments that you leave me to read..  I appreciate each one!!

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Saturday, July 01, 2017

KRAFT+ July - Roses 3 Ways!

Hello there,
A pinch and a punch for the first of the month... July!!  Sheesh the year is flying!!!

Anyways the good thing about the  new month is all the brand spankin new challenges to get your creative juices flowing!!! And I loved this months challenge for KRAFT+ which is.......

Roses 3 Ways,  you can check out all the marvellous inspiration of the designers over on the blog and link your entry up  HERE!!!!

and my DT layout...

some closer views..

I have used a rose stencil and rolled roses from a die... 

And lots of fussy cut roses!! and a rose in my photo too!!

Stop and smell the roses..

Did I mention  I loved this challenge!!??  I hope you will too!! And just a reminder of the rules for this challenge blog can be seen HERE!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by, and I really do appreciate each and every comment too!!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Hello there,
I am just popping in to put up some layouts I have created this month.... before the month runs out!! Crazy how quickly June seems to have gone by!!!

My latest blog post for SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING has a bit of creative fun with some Mixed Media products I received to create with.. You can see all the close ups and details in my BLOG POST HERE!!!

I received some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals, Enamel Accents and a little pot of color from Color Blast and I have enjoyed using them on my layouts..

The first layout using the Magicals and Enamel Accents..

And the second layout using the Color Blast..

Thank you in advance to anyone who pops over to the SHOP AND CROP SCRAPBOOKING BLOG for a closer look and details of the products I have used..

I have also managed to create a layout for this months challenge for FUNKY FLAIR   which is on Facebook.. It is a fabulous mood board with amazing rich colors..

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some closer views

A close up of the cluster using chipboard, straws, flowers and a Funky Flair tucked in that little space!

I got these dies that I have used for the edge of my photo from the Craft Show in Brisbane..  The flowers are old stickers...

Dare to dream..

Thanks so much for your visit today, I know each day is busy enough! Thanks to all those who leave a little comment, I do appreciate all of them...   Enjoy what is left of this month!!

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