Monday, December 21, 2015


hO hO hO to you.. Merry Christmas! Here we are in the Christmas week and the days are going by so fast Christmas day will be here before we know it! How are your plans going?  I am almost ready, a little.. maybe!!!hehe!

I have a layout to put up that I have created in the few minutes of spare time and I am thinking I had better post it now or it might not get up before Christmas!!

The sketch for STUCK?! December 15th is a lovely one and I have used it to combine with the mood board for     OFF THE RAILS DECEMBER... so the sketch..
from Stuck?!

and the lovely mood board from Off the Rails Scrapbooking which looks like..
  and I was inspired by the top right picture and the pink snowflake picture and the colors and I created .....

some closer views..

My Daughter was a wish come true!! I have used Kaisercraft papers and dies and pink snowflake sequins..

Thanks so much for coming by and for all the lovely comments you leave me to read.. I do appreciate it.
And  looking at my days ahead and just in case I dont get back on here before Christmas Day...

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas filled with love and family and Gods Gracious Blessings.. I am so thankful for Christmas and I often wondered why it came at the end of the year.. And my opinion is that the year brings with it ups and downs, joys and sadness, and when we come to the end of the year, I feel God is saying to lay it all down, take  the gift of Jesus and His love and Grace into the year to come. God  takes all the stuff and we can go into a new year with fresh hope and a renewed spirit. I sure do pray that for you too!

Have a Blessed Christmas...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

KRAFT + December - Wanderlust..

Hello there, thanks for coming by, on this very wet day here! But we are appreciating the rain very much!

I have created a layout for the December challenge for KRAFT + - Wanderlust
to be inspired by travel and to use map paper..

I have children that travel more than me so I found a photo from my Daughters trip to Bali this year. And yes she got caught up in the volcano ash and had to spend another day there before it was ok to fly home..  While there she visited a butterfly house and I took a photo off facebook of her covered in butterflies and used this on my layout..

some closer views.
 fussy cut butterflies..
lifted up with foam tape..

Butterflies in Bali..
The map paper is there almost covered up by layers!! oops! ( sorry about the bit of warping from the mixed media on the back ground...)

I hope your day is going well.. How are the Christmas preparations going?? A bit slow here! but progressing! hehe..
Thanks for looking and thanks so much for the wonderful comments you leave me too..

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kaisercraft December Challenge, and Scrap Around the World December Challenge..

Hello there,
How is your Christmas preparations going? If you are like me there is slow progress! hehe.. We still have two weeks left.. not panicking yet!! hehe!!

This months challenge for KAISERCRAFT DECEMBER is a lovely card sketch and I have created a Christmas card using a few ranges of paper and collectables and Kaisercraft dies for my card..
The sketch looks like..

 KC DEC CARD CHALLENGEI have kept to the sketch but used my card landscape style..

Joyful wishes..
Thank you Kaisercraft for a lovely card sketch!

And I have created a layout for the last challenge for SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD which is closing sadly..  What an amazing amount of inspiration from the entries and Design team.. wow..
Anyway this months mood board is..

and I have been inspired by the pink and gold and the quote in the first top left picture.

some closer views..

 pink and gold!

The future is bright!!

Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and challenges you have given to us SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD..  and you can see this month challenge and inspiration HERE!!!

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope your day is going well..
Thank you for your wonderful comments too..

Monday, December 07, 2015

123 CHALLENGE BLOG December & Design Team Call.

Hello there, so lovely you have dropped by.

I have the December challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and I must say this has to be one of my favorite lots of criteria which is..
The colors black and white, use the word perfect and do some stamping!!

and my layout..

some closer views.
 Lots of stamping!! And some old rub ons too!!

Just as perfect..
I found a quote that just suited this photo of my youngest daughter..  and I covered the straws with washi tape and tied with a bow.. I hope you are feeling inspired.. you can see the design teams examples HERE as well as check out the design team call for the 123 Challenge Blog too..

I hope your day is going well and thanks so much for the wonderful comments you leave me too!

Wednesday, December 02, 2015


A warm hello! somehow we are in December, the year is drawing to a close, but first there are challenges for you to try!

The December challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS ON FACEBOOK  
is up and running! You can now put your entry on the facebook page.
And the challenge is..

The Board..
  and the sketch for inspiration..

and I have been inspired by the colors and I have used the sketch as well..

Some closer views..

Peace love joy.

Photos from a few years ago...

And I loved the color for this months WHITE WITH ONE which is..

a really deep deep blue..

and my layout..

some closer views..

Cherish the moments..
I have used a photo from many years ago that i have had in my pile of photos to scrap.. how precious this moment is now..

And there are wonderful prizes up for grabs in each challenge too..

I hope your day is going well and thanks so much for the comments you leave me too.. I do appreciate them...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


A big hello to you!  I hope your day is going well!
Can you believe how fast the days are going by??

I have two challenges to put up, and I think I am a first timer for these two..  I was drawn by the wonderful color inspiration for both of them..

The first one is for DEER AND FAWN DESIGNS and the inspiration picture is this beautiful bird..
Arent the colors simply stunning!! well I tried to use those colors and I have created an art journal page in my kraft journal. I wanted to keep it pretty flat so I have created a page using all fussy cut images from an old calendar..  Some calendars have the most wonderful pictures and I often keep old calendars simply because they are too beautiful to throw away.. So I have cut out images and pasted them on my page.. I did do a bit of mixed media on the back ground which just shows a bit..

some closer views..
 The mixed media on the back ground.. and I have used birds as well..
layers of fussy cutting..

His eye is on the sparrow..

I was inspired by the words of one of my favourite old gospel songs..  and I just wanted to do something inspirational in this journal..
You can listen to the song  HERE!!!

And I have created a layout for the challenge over at SCRAPBOOKING TOP 50 AUSTRALIA which is this lovely moodboard..
I have used the colors and also created some pie circles inspired by the unbrellas!!

Some closer views..

Live in the sunshine..

Thanks for popping in, and thanks so much for your lovely comments too!!

Friday, November 20, 2015


A really warm Hello to you today.. the earth is baking outside as we are having a very hot change come by.. So it is stay inside and do something gentle.. so I thought I would put up some layouts for challenges I have done.

I have played along with SCRAP YOUrself #23 which is to use this tic tak toe board..
and I have used the right side up and down which is tags, flowers and doileys.. 
I have also used the lovely sketch by STUCK?! for November 1st which looks like..
and my layout...

some closer views.
 I love bows!
You can see the doiley, the tag and flowers..

Make every moment..
This is a photo of us at Christmas a couple of years ago now..  My older kids are so busy I have to try and grab photos of us together when ever I can..

And I have created a layout for Novembers challenge over at SHOW US YOUR STUFF which has a travel theme.. My travel photo is of my Daughter when she had a trip over to Mexico in July this year.. and yes I nicked the photo of facebook!!hehe!

some closer views.

my travel themed words..
My hand made embellishment is the flair from Funky Flairs.

My map paper is right on the base of my layout and in my typical fashion I have nearly covered it with my layers!!!

I certainly appreciate you coming by and thanks so much for the comments you leave me too!