Saturday, September 26, 2015


Hello there,  I hope your day is going well!

I have 2 challenges to put up today..

The challenge over at OFF THE RAILS SCRAPBOOKING is a fabulous mood board which looks like..
I took inspiration from the colors, red black and grey and I also made some flowers inspired by the red gerbera in the center picture.. and my layout...

some closer veiws..
 I put some hambly on the back ground inspired by the grey branches..

And because 2 Crafty is a sponsor this month I have used a gorgeous 2 Crafty flourish dabbed with black gesso for great texture!


And I loved the challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS Sept which is a lovely sketch that looks like..
I have stuck closely to the sketch and have lots of fussy cutting on my layout..  The photo is a very special one too..

some closer views.
 fussy cutting stenciling and gauze for softness.

and my layout..

This was the last photo shoot with my doggie Lucy, so the photo is oh so precious now..  The quote was so appropriate too.. Love these Kaiser papers..

and this week our family has welcomed a new little member.. She is fun, full of mischief and mayhem,  she gets me up during the night and she has pretty much wiggled her way into our hearts..  She is not a replacement for Lucy, but she sure has filled the emptiness..   May I introduce you to.......

I am sure you will watch her grow in photos on my layouts in the future..I guess I am one of those people who loves to have dogs around!! I am not used to the getting up at night though... hehe.. bit old for that.. hopefully she will settle all that soon!!

Thanks for coming by, and I hope your weekend is going well..
and thank you for your comments too..

Monday, September 21, 2015

Show us your Stuff - Sept

A big hello to you, I trust your day is going well..

I loved the challenge over at SHOW US YOUR STUFF which is to use...
Black white and one other color..  I had a lovely photo of my Dd and her friend from years ago that took my eye to scrap.... so what color do you think I used for a girly layout!!??

Some closer views..
 layers of lace and doileys..
Can you guess what color I went with??!!
I used a gorgeous Charms Creations star which I added some kindy glitz to to add some sparkle!

And my layout..

and yes, I have used black white and pink!!

Thank you for visiting, and as always I do thank you for your comments too..

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015


A big Hello to you and thank you for dropping past!

I have a couple of things to pop up today!

The latest card sketch has gone up over at CARDABILITIES #131 and it is so pretty.. The wonderful sponsors for this sketch are
The sketch..
How pretty is this sketch!!?
And my card..
 Some stamping lace and dies to create this card..

And I thought I would share the layout I have created for the sketch for ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD Sept which looks like..
September 2015 Sketch Challenge I have kept pretty close to the sketch..

and my layout.. Closer views..

 Fibres, dies and stencilling..

and my layout..
Special Christmas Moment.

I have used Kaisercraft papers for this layout.. Ric rac, Kaisercraft chipboard baubles painted with gold paint.. and a photo from last Christmas!!

I hope your day is going well.. and thank you so much for your lovely comments too..

Saturday, September 12, 2015


A warm Hello to you! thank you for coming by!

I haven't joined in with this challenge for a while..  but I loved this months inspiration!

I was inspired by the fabulous mood board for the challenge over at SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD which is..
I was inspired by the quote, so I used a photo of my daughter when she was on holidays at Mexico and Guatemala in July this year. I have used the earthy colors and i have used script stamping on my background.. I was also inspired to use the string and put my place and date journalling on a tag like the top left picture..You can find the challenge HERE!!!

some closer views..

loads of texture, stamping, washi and splats.

My daughter had a wonderful time on her holidays and I will probably scrap a few more photos that I have gotten off facebook in the future..

I hope you are having a great day.. and thank you too for your lovely comments too..

Monday, September 07, 2015


A happy Hello to you, thanks so much for coming on by! I hope your day is going well..

The card sketch for FEELING SKETCHY #128 grabbed my attention with its lovely design..  and it looks like..
I loved the idea of the stitching and eyelets..  however I dont have an eyelet punch and didnt do the stitching but used a Martha Stewart punch that suited the sketch and went with that.. and my card..

Best Wishes..
 I have used Kaisercraft papers and stamps and fussy cut some sweet flowers for my card..

The September challenge for KRAFT + is a fabulous sketch and to also use triangles...
I chose to use the sketch flipped upside down and used it like this..

and my layout..  some closer views..

 Triangle stenciling and triangle stamping..

Triangles and sequins..

And I have used Kaisercraft Papers Holy Night for this layout..  and last years Christmas photos..

Thanks again Kraft + for a great challenge..

Thanks for coming by and your comments are always appreciated too!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015


A big hello to you and welcome to September.. for us that means Spring.. warmer days and beautiful flowers!

I have a few challenges to post and I thought I may as well just bulk up this post and put the 4 challenges I am on design teams for!!

Ok.. lets go!!!

The latest sketch for CARDABILITIES #130 is so lovely! ( I know I say that all the time... but they are!!)
and the sponsor this time is The Stamping Boutique  which has amazing digi stamps..

The Sketch..
and my card...

 I have used a digi stamp Daisy Rope Stamp which I printed out and fussy cut for my card.. You can see all the Design Team creations and enter your card.. HERE!

The new challenge is up for The 123 CHALLENGE BLOG and it is

To use the color BURGANDY the word SUPER and colored pencils..  well I reckon with this latest craze of coloring in books for grown ups, you could use something from your book for this... but I didnt think of that when I created my layout... instead I thought.....

 water color pencils.. I lightly gessoed my page, then stencilled and then colored in over the stencilling and sprayed with water and used a brush to mix....

and my layout.. closer views..
Super star!!
My son posed like this.. so I took the photo.. and now I have scrapped it.. never tempt a scrapbooking mum!! She WILL use the photo!!!!

The September Challenge for SKETCHY BOARDS was one I enjoyed creating for..

The Board.
and the sketch..

  and my layout using the colors and the umbrella from the board and using the sketch too..

some closer views.
loads of texture.. stamping, washi, stencilling.


And the challenge for WHITE WITH ONE is another color I mixed paints for and found a couple of pieces of paper .. and it is...
antique moss Antique Moss..

and my layout..

closer views..

Stamping and dies..
chipboard and lace..

Cherish Special Memories..
The photo seemed to suit the color too..

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope there is something here to get you creating this month..
And I really do appreciate your comments too..