Monday, June 29, 2015

The Scrapbook Store June Sketch..

A big hello to you! Yes I am still around! I have been off helping out a family member and so have not been doing much in the way of scrapping, as I am sure you all agree, family comes first..

I have managed to create a layout for the June Sketch challenge for the THE SCRAPBOOK STORE which is a lovely sketch and looks like..

TSS_Sketch_-_June_2015.jpg and my layout using some Graphic 45 papers which I have fussy cut some images.. I must have needed the therapy and relaxation that I get from sitting and fussy cutting and forgetting the stresses of the world!!!

Some closer views..
hummm love fussy cutting!!
and a bit of stamping!

My layout..

Secret Garden..
The photo was taken in a lovely park which had a canopy of trees and a clearing which was just like a secret garden, and that is why I used that as my title!

Well another month is almost over, the days are simply going so quickly!

Your visit is always appreciated as are the lovely comments you leave me..

Monday, June 22, 2015


Hello there, so lovely you  have come by! I hope you are having a great day!!!

I have 2 layouts made for 2 mood boards! There are a lot of mood boards around these days and they are wonderful to use to create with.. Especially the ones that really appeal!!!

I really loved the mood board this month for SASSY SCRAPPER,  full of soft pastels and it grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it..
OO isn't that just so pretty!! and my layout...

some closer views ...
 layers, lace and dies..
I took the title of my layout from the board!!

All of me loves all of you...
I thought the new Kaisercraft range Secret Garden was perfect for the colors in the mood board.. and a photo taken a couple of years ago!!!

And the mood board for DUSTY ATTIC is another fabulous one which looks like..
When I saw this photo of my daughter it just looked fresh and I thought it matched the mood of the board..  I have used lots of texture on the base and again I used the Kaisercraft range Secret Garden and did lots of fussy cutting.. I coated the DA frame with Silks acrylic glaze..

Some closer views..
 Texture, and I lifted some of the little fussy cut flowers up with foam tape..
The gorgeous DA frame.

and my layout..

There is beauty in everything.

I took this photo of my DD off facebook.. hehe.. I cant get her to stand still for a photo when I see her.. so I have to resort to getting photos somehow!!

Thanks so much for popping by and thank you for your comments too..

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


A big Hello to you!  So glad you have come by!!!

The reveal for the new design team for CARDABILITES #125 is up and running with a fabulous sponsor DIES R US Shop and FACEBOOK and BLOG and dont forget to "like" CARDABILITES FACEBOOK as your card just might be a feature!! So on to the sketch..

This is a wonderful sketch if you have never created a card before as it is so easy to follow or add to for your card...  You can see what the other design team have created HERE..
And my card...

I have some stamping on the back ground, and lots of layers!!

And I have found another challenge site called Scrapping Clearly and they have 2 challenges this month..

The sketch..
  What a great sketch!! and my take..

some closer views..

 Some stamping!

more stamping!!

and my layout.. Dare to dream..

 Using some older Prima papers and some lace!

And the mood board..
I used the painted image as my main inspiration and I also took Barefoot and free for the title of my well as the feathers..

some closer views..
lots of texture and gelato color, and some fussy cutting from Graphic 45 papers..
Some feathers cut using dies.. inspired by the mood board..

and my layout.. Barefoot and free..

This is something different but after I put the fussy cut pieces and feathers down I really did not want to add anything else!!  So two quite different layouts!!

Thank you for looking and as always thank you for your comments too!!

Friday, June 12, 2015


A very good day to you! So good of you to come by!

The days are flying by, I hope you are keeping up!!

The June Challenge for SHOW US YOUR STUFF is a fabulous mood board and from which I have taken inspiration for my layout..
I have used old music on my back ground from the top left picture, as well as using butterflies, and the candle sticks I have taken inspiration by imagining turning that picture upside down and having the colors like drips.. and I have also used the theme of its cold outside with a photo taken in winter..  I hope you can see where I have taken my inspiration for my layout from..

Some closer views..
 music paper and drips.. butterflies..
Gorgeous Charms Creations book paper heart..

I enjoyed this mood board and really did not know what the end result was going to be when I started!!

I hope your day is going well, thanks so much for your wonderful comments, they really do make my day!!

Monday, June 08, 2015


A big Hello to you! So very nice to have you pop by! I do not know where the last week has gone, but it has.. life is busy for all of us I am sure!!

I have to put up the June challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS and it looks like this..

The sketch for inspiration...
and the board for color inspiration..

  Greens, to blues to almost golds..

and my layout..

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful...

 I have used a mix of Kaisercraft papers..
You can link up and see the Design team layouts HERE!!!

And during last week when I could grab a few minutes I created a layout for the June challenge at
KRAFT + which is all about "In the Jungle"!!

I had some photos of when we visited the Darling Downs Zoo last year and my girls and I were really taken with the young Zebra's that were there.. they were so friendly and so cute, I have used 2 photos of my daughter and a couple of the zebras..

Some closer views showing the embossing on the chipboard circles..

and my layout..

Animal adventures..
The new papers from Kaisercraft were perfect for the animal print criteria..

Thanks so much for your visit and thank you too for your lovely comments!!

Monday, June 01, 2015


A pinch and punch.. and we have another new month!!  How did we get to June? well here we are!!!

The new sketch for CARDABILITIES #124 is another wonderful one.. ( I think I say that each new reveal, because I think they are!!!) The sponsor this sketch is CRAFTY CITY and they will be offering a pack of goodies to the random winner..  and the sketch..

and my card using lots of dies and layers..

 You can check out the amazing cards from the rest of the design team HERE!!

The new color is up for WHITE WITH ONE JUNE and it is so pretty...

And my layout..

some closer views..
 The blue flowers are hand made with dies. chipboard, ribbon and feathers..

and my layout.
Dream Big..

The June challenge for THE 123 CHALLENGE BLOG would have to be one of my favorite criteria so far.. 
and it is..

The color Gold, the word Family and some stitching..

and my layout..

some closer views..

and my layout..

We are family!
I got some photos with my family on Mothers day and I have used one of them on this layout. I have used Kaiser Papers Betsy's Couture collection..

I hope you have found some inspiration to start your creative month off!!

Thanks so much for dropping by and I do appreciate each and every comment too..

and for us Aussies.........