Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Hello and welcome to my blog. I would like to share with you my second page for the month which is live over on the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and ready for you to join in the challenge fun. A great sketch awaits for you and I would love to hop on over to your blog and see your take on the challenge. Now for the sketch and my page which I created of my son Riley when he had his training wheels taken off his bike. Hence the title - Milestone, it was sure one of them and I was so proud.

My page was created on Black Cardstock and the patterned papers I used are by Kaisercraft along with the coordinating sticker sheet. 

The Jumbo Cogs are by Dusty Attic and the other products I used are -
Black Journal Pen
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Triangles

Dusty Attic Chippie - Word Pack #17
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Copic - Brown
Distress Marker - Bundled Sage
Kaisercraft Fusion - Brown BR11

I hope you have enjoyed my page and stopping in. I also hope I have inspired you just a little to hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and see what the other wonderful DT ladies have created and then join in the fun with us. 

Happy Crafting and have fun. XXX

Monday, 2 January 2017


Hello and welcome as always to my blog and my first post for Let's Get Sketchy in 2017. There will be a few changes this year to the challenges at Let's Get Sketchy so when you hop on over to the blog and join in the fun make sure you keep a look out for the changes.
Now for the 1st sketch challenge -

I love this page of my son Harley and Rhubarb. Rhubarb is Harley's Great Grandfathers and is nearly 100 years old. My Grandfather used to perform magic and was also a ventriloquist. He preformed stage shows. Since his passing Rhubarb was left to me and now to my son Harley. Even though Harley can't use him he loves it and I'm so glad. 
I have wrote on a journal tag that I have slipped in behind  the layers and photo.  

The products I used are - 
White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Kaisercraft Patterned Papers
Copic - Chrome Orange

Black Journal Pen
Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish
Dusty Attic Honeycombe Chippie
Dusty Attic Word Chippie - Heritage

Scollop Punch
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Triangles
Distress markers - Black and Hickory Smoke

Distress Ink - Black Soot
Distress Marker - Ripe Persimmon (Air sprayer used with this)

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and I would love to see you call in again. Don't forget to hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the fun. I would love to see your take on the challenge.

Hugs and Happy Crafting xxx


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and my first post for 123 Challenge Blog for 2017, wow 2017, it sure did come around fast. I hope this year goes a little slower. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. The boys and I did and we are going to tackle the new year head on with determination. Anyway time to get on with the first challenge and what a great one it is. Remembering 123 Challenge Blog means 3 elements to the challenge. This month the 3 are -

 Now for my take on the challenge which is a photo of my eldest son Riley. 

Now for the products I used and some closeups - 
White Cardstock
Kaisercraft patterned papers
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Dusty Attic Star Stencil

Black Journal Pen
Blue Distress Markers
Wink of Stella - Clear
Vine Die

Fussy Cut Embellishments
Scrapmatts Word Chippie
Prima paper flowers
Petaloo Flowers

I hope you have enjoyed having a look at my age and please remember to hop on over to the 
123 Challenge Blog and join in the fun. I would love to see your creation for the challenge.

Happy Crafting xxx

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Design Team Call - Colorful Creations

Check it out.......  Colorful Creations is having a Design Team Call. 

If your looking for a Design Team then hop on over and have a look. I know its going to have a great Team and loads of fun with the challenges. 

A Special Day

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. I hope each and everyone of you have had a wonderful Christmas like the boys and I have. Lunch and tea at my dads was sadder this year without mum but none the less still a wonderful day and I'm so glad and grateful I got to spend it with those I love.

Now about my post. This one is for my DT posting over at Let's Get Sketchy. Sorry it is late but boy has this Christmas month been busy. Much more busy than I thought it would be. You still have a few days to put a page together and hop on over and join in. Sometimes the quick pages are the good ones and you never know you just might be a winner. 

My second page for this month is a re-do again from a very old page I did when I first started scrapping. Lots of changes to the page but using the same photos. 

This is the main original page (it was a double layout). The funny thing is I thought it was great and now I look at and think yes still great but how far my designing has come. 

As you can see the closeup of my son Riley was from the page above and the other two are from the second page. Riley loves the new creation.

Now for the closeups and the products I used. 

White Cardstock and Black Cardstock
Patterned papers - Websters and Echo Park
Tim Holtz Stencil - Bubbles
Modeling Paste

White Acrylic Paint
Distress Marker - Black Soot
Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint - Mountain Meadow
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood
Rubon Letter

Dusty Attic Chippie Word - Special
Script Stamp
Timby Designs Color Crush - Pomegranate and Kiwi Fruit

I love his smile, it's priceless. I still remember this day at the fire station and me telling Riley to smile and as soon as I clicked the camera he looked over to Fireman Dale. He didn't want to miss one single thing he was doing. The smile was for his mum the eyes were on one of his hero's, a fireman.

Thank you so much for stopping in. Please call in again as I will have many more Design Team pages for you to see along with other creations. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and see 2017 in with special people who you love. I know I will. Please be safe and I look forward to seeing you all and your creations in the New Year.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Quick Christmas Tags

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and my tutorial post for Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog  If some of you are like me and leave somethings to the last minute this time of year then I'm sure that  this post will help you with some creative ideas for quick tags for the presents to jazz them up.
If you would like to see how I have created them then please hop on over to 
I had fun doing these tags and have the presents ready for them to go on. 

So for quick and easy tags please call over and see my tutorial at Off The Rails. 
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones my crafty friends.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Amazing Teacher

Hello crafty friends and welcome again to my blog. I must have been on a roll the last few days as I have finally after sometime been able to look at the challenges this month. Wow I can't believe it. The boys think it's because I'm finally getting on top of being sick for so long. I hope they are right.

The page I have created is for the challenge over at White with 1 and I decided to do a page for my son Harley's album of his Grade 6 teacher Miss Hilliard. He is really going to miss her, she has been an awesome teacher and has been able to help Harley in a fantastic way to learn.

I'm so happy with how this page has come up and Harley is more than happy with it too.

The products I used are - 
White Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Paper leaves
Dusty Attic chippie word title
Green Metallic Cotton 
Lindys Stamp Gang Flat Migical - Greased Lightning Green

Pebeo Studio Acrylic Paint - Green mixed with Modeling Paste
Brass Embellishment
Viva Inka Gold Rub - Green/yellow
Mont Marte Paper Flowers

Mixed Paper Flowers
script Stamp
Maya Road Stencil
Art Lover Alpha Letter Rubons
Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters

I know that Harley will move onto Secondary School next year from our small country school all the better for having Miss Hilliard as his year 6 teacher. Not only will she leave his early start instilled in his mind but her teaching and personality will be in his heart. I also know that over the years when he looks back at other students from our small community following behind him he will be able to tell those she teaches. She is truly amazing and we love her. 

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in and having a look at my page for the White with 1 challenge. Until my next post happy crafting.
Happy Christmas and New Year to you all. xxx