Saturday, 21 May 2016


Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. My page I have created to show you today is for the challenge over at Scrapbookit. The challenge was "Things With Wings". As soon as I looked at the challenge for this month I knew just what I wanted to do, I got the camera out and snapped this photo I have used. 

I have many bird photos I could have used but I couldn't get this statue out of my mind. I knew I had to do it and my head kept saying find those Pion Design papers, I'm sure they have doves on them. 
Found and they did - perfect.

This statue is so special to me. I received many things of special value when my mum passed away. Cards, messages, tress, shrubs, flowers and this statue. It holds a special beauty that warms my heart the same as my tree and shrub as I watch them grow. 

This is what I was going to write on the page but as I created I decided to write my mum a little letter.

If only I could send a letter to heaven Mum,
I would send it filled with love
on the wings of a dove.

Patterned papers - Pion Design - Paris Flea Market
Word Chippie - Scrapmatts
Flowers - Petaloo
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

As you can see by the list above I have not used a lot of products, this is due to the fact that I used the papers by fussy cutting. I have fussy cut the outside boarder and placed it on the beautiful blue patterned paper. I love this blue as it reminded me of mums eyes. Her eyes are so blue, so beautiful. 

Thank you so much for stopping in and having a look at my page. I hope I have been able to inspire you just a little that if you don't fussy cut to have a go. It's a great way to utilize beautiful papers such as these. Happy crafting.  xxx

"I know you have always loved my work mum and I hope you love this page too. Missing you every single day. I so wish a dove could take my letter to you or that heaven had visiting hours. The boys and I have an empty place in our hearts that only you could fill. Our lives will never be the same without you. We love you mum."

Friday, 20 May 2016


Hello an welcome as always to my blog. Th page I have created to show you today is for the challenge over at Scrap The Girls. It's a must to do female photos so I have chose to do my page on Miss Meghan, my girlfriends daughter. 
The sketch you get to work with this month is by Kristin Davidson and I love her sketches. 

This is my take .....

Products Used -
Kaisercraft patterned papers - Fairy Tales Collection
Kaisercraft Cherish Wooden Flourish
Modeling Paste
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Petaloo Flowers
Copics - Mellow & Amethyst
The Craft Stall Clock Embellishment
Corner Punch

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and please call again, I love visitors. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Totally Awesome - 100% Loveable

Hello crafty friends and welcome, today I would like to share with you my latest DT post for 
Let's Get Sketchy and we have another great sketch for you to create with. 

The very handsome young man is my youngest son Harley and boy is this kid growing fast. This photo was taken at the Ballarat Gardens earlier this year and it is one I just love of him. 

The patterned papers I used for this page are by Kaisercraft - Off The Wall Collection and I also used the Sticker sheet from this collection.

I have inked the edges of the patterned paper with Archival Ink - Jet Black then using my black journal pen I have made some stitching around the edges.

My background stamp is by Kaisercraft - Bubble wrap and I also used the Jet Black ink on this too. 

My 100% Loveable chippie is by Scrap Fx and it has been inked with the Jet Black ink. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and that I have been able to inspire you just a little to hop on over to Let's Get Sketchy and get a little bit more inspiration from the rest of the design team. I would love to see your work on the blog like and maybe you might be a winner. 
Happy Crafting. xxx

Monday, 16 May 2016

"Rose Quartz" Collection Cards

Hello crafty friends and welcome to  my blog and post for Meg's Garden. I would like to share with you some cards and tags I have made using the beautiful Rose Quarts Collection. I just love this collection, beautiful soft pink colours with white. First I will share with you one of the cards.

As you all know I love to fussy cut and these gorgeous papers are wonderful for that. On each of my cads and tags today you will find fussy cutting. 
The elegance of this beautiful period lady is stunning. On the papers you will find different sizes and I love that for fussy cutting. On the edges of my cards I used some Distress Ink and for my center strip I used a punch then inked the edges followed by Liquid Pearls after it was placed on the card. My happy birthday is a WOW Chippie and I used Gesso on it. Over the beautiful Antique Cream Lace I place a Vintage Bronze Tone Trinket. Over the trinket I place the center of a Viola pale pink flower. The flowers I placed beside the card in the photo are some from the posy of Violas.

This is my second card and the rose center of the card has been fussy cut from the papers and you can see it in the picture of the 12 x 12 sheet above. A lot of my fussy cutting has been done from this sheet above (on the right) for the cards and tags. I love papers where you can use them in different ways to help embellish your papers. I always look beyond placing them just as tags etc.

On this card I have used the same ink for my papers and this time I decided to cut the patterned papers into triangles and I distressed the inside edges before inking them. Once I placed them I the card I used a brown journal pen to make stitching on each one. My Happy Birthday is again a WOW chippie and I coloured it with a pink Copic and then added a little Kindy Glitz. The beautiful paper flowers I have added are from the stunning Fantasy Blooms flower packs and you will see these on a lot of my work. They are great and come in 11 different colours. On these I placed a little Kindy Glitz as well. When making this card I was thinking about my mum. I know she would love this one and that is why I added the Kindy Glitz to the flowers. They didn't need it but I knew that mum would like it so on it went.

It is now time for my tags. I have made large tags so they can double in place of a card where you can write a birthday message on the back if you want.

I used a cream lace to create my bow an the top of the tag and also placed a strip of it down the tag. It has an awesome vintage look when placed with these papers. Across the bottom I used a Kaiser wooden flourish and I used Gesso on it the same as the Happy Birthday and then I sponged some of the Distress Ink over it, only very lightly.

Now for my final tag and like the cards and the other tag I have also fussy cut on this one.
The rose scroll at the top, three period ladies and the bottom and the posy of flowers and leaves have all been fussy cut. The Wooden flourish at the bottom and the bird cage have all been coloured with a pink Copic. I have used a strip of the beautiful Antique Cream Lace down the side. I just love the way this lace with these papers gives it a real vintage feel. On the birdcage I placed a small and very cute Brass Butterfly. At the top I used a wine white ribbon which I tied in a double bow. At the bottom I used two of the Velvet Viola Flowers Pink from the posy.
I hope you have enjoyed popping in and having a look at my cards and tags. I also hope that I have been able to inspire you with my creations and maybe into some fussy cutting, one of my passions.
Until my next post may your mojo flow and I look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs Brenda xxx


Hello and welcome as always to my blog. Today I would like to show you some Design Cards I have created for Treasures Forever. The cards have been created with G45 papers and each one has fussy cutting. I have created them with the fussy cutting for two reasons - 1. I just love to fussy cut as yo would probably know and 2. I wanted to show you how versatile the G45 papers are. Roz has a lot of G45 papers to choose from and this is just a sample of them. 

I hope you like them and in a few more days I may have a couple more to share with you. 
Please call into the facebook page and leave Roz a message if there is something you would like. 
Until my next post - Happy Crafting xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. Today I would like to share with you my DT latest page for 123 Challenge Blog and this one is an awesome one. Check this out ---

The colour is GREY
The word is GREAT
The technique is GRUNGE 

I know I loved this challenge and I think there will be a lot of you out there that will too. Make sure though that you use all three requirements to be in with a chance to win a wonderful prize. 
Now for my take on the challenge. I page I created of my son Riley. 

I have used a lot of different products on this page so I thought I might just list them. I don't want you to have read to much :) 
 The page was created on a very, very light grey cardstock.

Grunge Dream Catcher - Modeling Paste
Black Gesso
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Copper
Viva Inka Gold - Ice Blue
Viva Modeling Creme - Marine

Circle Chippie - Metallic Melts - Carbon
In Tinny Gaps - Distress marker - Aged Mahogany

WOW Chippie (Great) - Viva Inka Gold - Iceblue

Cardstock behind photo - Kaszazz Brick Stencil
Texture Paste with Dylusions Red Paint

Background - Finnabair Stencil - Grungy Grid
White Gesso
Dylusions Ink Spray - Slate Grey
Distress Spray Stain - Faded Jeans
Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Copper
Texture Paste mixed with a little Grey paint
Distress Ink - Weathered Wood

Viva Inka Gold - Iceblue
Pipe Dream Ink - Embossing Powder - Rosevears
Metallic Melts - Carbon
Ranger Texture Tool
Journal Pen - Black
Brass Key and Chain

Love this boy of mine so much and I think he is pretty handsome, but I'm his mum. 
I hope you have enjoyed calling in and looking at my page. Please call over to the 123 Challenge Blog, check out the inspiration of the other wonderful DT ladies. Then join in, we would love to see your creations.  Happy crafting and I would love to see you call again. xxx

Always Family

Hello friends and welcome to my blog and my first blog post for the month May. Wow we are just about at the 1/2 year mark and that is just a little scary for me, I wouldn't mind if it slowed down just a little. The older I'm getting the faster the years seem to be going.

Anyway like I said it is time for my first blog post this month and it is a DT page for Let's get sketchy. As always another great sketch for you to work with when joining in the fun. Also the     Let's Get Sketchy Blog has the other DT ladies creations for some inspiration.  

Now for my take on the sketch and of course it's of my two awesome sons.

I have created my page on white cardstock and the patterned papers I chose are from the Kaisercraft - Hello Today collection. The two verses I cut from thee paper range and the word stickers are from the sticker sheet in the range.

For the background I used Modeling Paste with a Tim Holtz Collection Stencil - Bubble. Over that when dry I used the stencil again but this time with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. The two stamps I chose to use on the background were Prima Stitches and Darkroom Door French Script. I used both with Archival Ink - Jet Black.

Around the photo block I used a Black Copic just to make it stand out a little more from the background.  On the edges of the tags I used the Jet Black - Archival Ink.

Also on my background I used Dylusions Ink Spray - Black Marble and Magicals - Steampunk Sepia and Steel Shimmer. The other thing I did was here and there I placed some Matisse Iridescent Medium over the stencil areas.

For my title I used Dusty Attic - Mini Word Chippie and coloured them with the black Copic. 

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my page and that you hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the challenge fun. I would love to see your take on the sketch.
Happy Crafting. xxx