Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Hello there! I hope your day is going well!

I have a couple of things to put up today.. Life has been busy.. Several things keeping us busy in our family..

The card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY is a fabulous one that is great to use up scraps of paper..
The sketch..
and my card..

Best Wishes..
 I made the flowers and used punches for the butterflies and swirls.

And I created a layout for the BLUE FERN STUDIOS AUGUST SKETCH  which looks like..

I have used Blue Fern papers from the Montage range.. lots of fussy cutting, texture and washi on the back ground, and I have used the circle groups chipboard pieces which I embossed in black and then in pink and then added some beads.

Some closer views..

Life is good..

Thanks so much for coming by today, and I do appreciate all the comments you leave me too..

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Hello there,
 dont faint or rub your eyes, yes I am indeed blogging again, second time this week!!

I have a few things to put up..

I forgot to put up the lovely sketch for CARDABILITIES #129 which went up a few days ago.. (my bad!!) and it is such a sweet sketch too..  The sponsors for this sketch are DIES R US who are offering a gift certificate for a random draw winner..

The sketch..
Another lovely sketch..

and my card..

 I have used dies to make the flowers, some dies to add interest and some sequins! The design team have some inspirational creations HERE!

And I have created layouts for the challenges over at SCRAPPING CLEARLY SCRAPBOOKING where they have a lovely sketch and mood board..

The sketch ..
and my layout..

a closer view..

fussy cut flowers, liquid pearls, stamping and sequins..

Love this..

and the mood board which is absolutely fabulous, looks like..

I used the colors..

some closer views..

You are beautiful..

I loved the colors in the mood board.. and a lovely sketch.. thank you Scrapping Clearly for two wonderful challenges..

 I am so blessed to have such beautiful daughters, even if I have to nick their photos off facebook!!! hehe!

Thanks so much for coming by today.. I really do appreciate any comments you leave me too..

Monday, August 17, 2015


A big hello to you this day! I hope your day is going really well..

I have a couple of my favourite challenges to share with you that I created during last week..  Not sure where my days are disappearing to, I am sure we are all keeping busy!

The August SCRAP THE GIRLS CHALLENGE is a lovely mood board which looks like..
I was inspired to use the colors and also the golden texture in the right top photo..  and my layout...

some closer views..
 fussy cut flowers, dies..
the gold texture..

I have used an older photo of my daughter when she was in Grade 4..  where has the time gone??

And another wonderful challenge this month is over at SCRAP THE BOYS AUGUST and it is

  Just for this month you can scrap a photo of your son and you.. I had some lovely photos taken on Mothers Day this year and one of them was with my son who turned 30 close to Mothers Day.. and I just had to scrap this photo...

some closer views.
 loads of texture..

You and Me..
My Son and I.. and not a flower in sight!! hehe!!

Two great challenges that provided me with some enjoyable scrapping time! I do appreciate your visit and thanks so much for your lovely comments too...

Friday, August 07, 2015


A warm Hello to you on this friday for me..  what a week.. I hope your week has been a good one...

I have the latest challenge for the 123 CHALLENGE BLOG for August and I hope you like the criteria this month..
To use Kraft whether it be kraft cardstock or paper or tags, the word Precious and do some fussy cutting...

Some closer views of my layout..

I stamped my flowers and fussy cut them out...

Life is better with a dog..
My base is kraft and I have kraft tags as well.. This is my friends dog Rascal and he sure lives up to his name!!
You can see the other design team creations and the lovely sponsors for this month on the blog HERE..!!!

And I have created a layout for this month challenge over at KRAFT +.. and this was quite a difficult one for me to finish.. not just the criteria, but the photo that I chose to scrap...
We are to put some zentangle doodling on our back ground which must be kraft..

I used a printed kraft from American Crafts as my background and hand doodled using a sharpie pen..and some fussy cutting of pink roses from Kaisercraft papers..  and my layout...

some closer views..

fussy cut roses..
A close up of my doodling.. I put a layer of gesso down before I doodled..

Treasured moments together..
This is the first layout I have scrapped of my dear doggie since she died.. so now I feel I am really scrapping treasured memories.. and isnt that why we scrap anyway??

Thanks so much for taking a minute to visit and thank you too for your lovely comments...


Sunday, August 02, 2015


A big Hello to you and thank you for dropping on by..

Here we are with a new month and all the new challenges are going up, so I had better put my DT work up and share this months challenges..

The challenge for WHITE WITH ONE this month is such a pretty color I  hope you will agree...  and it is..
custard The Design Team have some amazing inspiration to get you started too.. And thank you to our amazing sponsor prizes!

Imaginarium Designs have supplied a $50 prize pack for our first prize!


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Tinby Designs have donated a $30 prize pack as our second prize!

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For 3rd place, Scrapbook Boutique have generously donated a $25 voucher!

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Charms Creations  have provided a $10 voucher as our 4th prize!


And my layout..

some closer views.

Remember this..
The photo is when my DD had really long hair before she got it cut short to send away to make it into wigs..

And the August challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS is one I really enjoyed creating for..

The Board..

And the sketch..
Now you can use the sketch for inspiration if you wish and use the board for inspiration too and you can create any project or OTP for this challenge...
You can see what the Design Team have created...HERE>>>

And my layout...

some closer views..

This moment..
I have been inspired by the sketch and by the purple color...

Well I hope your month is off to a good start..

Sadly I cannot say the same.. I said goodbye to my faithful little doggie Lucy today after she died last night.. She would have turned 14 next week.. She was like my shadow, always by my side.. I miss her already...  It has been a shock even though she had not been well this last week, she always recovered.. but not this time..  Just last sunday she was in photos with my daughter.. and I will end this blog post with a photo..

Thanks so much for your lovely comments they do mean so much to me...