Monday, 27 April 2015


Hello all and welcome again to my blog. The layout I would like to show you today is one I created at Paper Art Tarts in Melbourne with Beck Beattie. What an awesome class, Beck is such a lovely teacher and her work is just stunning. I loved creating this layout and learning from Beck. 

This is a pic of Beck and I together after the class.

Now for my layout, for my photo I chose a picture of my very handsome son Riley.

The layout was created on White Cardstock and the patterned papers are by Kaisercraft - Blue Bay Collection. For this layout I will just list the products I have used. 

Kaisercraft - Clear Stamp Script
A piece of a card board box
Modeling Paste
TCW Stencil - Gothic Romance

Dylusions Spray - Calypso Teal & Dirty Martini
Irresistible Spray - Tuxedo Balck

Gold Leaf
Die cut title
Die cut Doily
Paper flowers

Well that's it for this layout. I'm so happy with how it has come up but one can't go wrong with Beck leading the way. Thanks so much Beck and it was great catching up again. xxx
Until my next post, Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Growing Changes

Hello all and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to share with you a layout of my son Riley. It has been created for my DT post at Let's Capture Our Memories. It is an awesome sketch and as soon as I looked at it I had in mind what I wanted to do. I have been finding that a bit of late. 
The sketch below is the one I used for the next challenge along with the other designer. Please call over to the blog and join in the fun. 

Now for my take and a look at Riley over the years. They grow way to fast.

I chose to use Simple Stories patterned papers and a cream Kaisercraft Cardstock. Over the white cardstock I used Kaisercrafts Quarters stencil - Circles. I coloured modeling paste with Distress Spray Stain - Evergreen Bough and used that with the stencil and then used my brown journal pen onced dry to go around the circles.

I also used the Evergreen Bough stray to create runs, blogs and smudges on the background. To cut my circles I used Kaisercrafts Nesting Circles Dies. I inked the edges of my papers and photos with Archival Ink - Jet Black.

The cord I used is Natural Hemp and it comes in so many awesome colours, I love it. To define the cardstock and patterned background patterned paper a little I used a Black Zig Writer. 

The title is from a Simple Stories Sticker sheet. For dates, name and "enjoy the ride" are from Porta Craft - Rubon mini Alphas. The other words placed on the circles are cut from the patterned papers.

I hope you have enjoyed the closeups of my layout and that you are inspired enough to hop on over to the Let's Capture Our Memories blog, see what the other DT ladies have been up to and join in the fun. You never know you could be the one who wins the challenge.

Until my next post, happy crafting and stay safe. xxx

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Hello crafty friends, I would like to welcome you to my blog and my DT post for Meg's Garden Blog.  My post today is a layout of friends of mine who are very special to my boys and me. I love this photo of them and the beautiful pattern papers I used are from The Forgotten Meadows Collection. Also along with the 12x12 patterned papers you can get the Forgotten Meadows Mini Pack which are great for cards but also for using on your layouts and other projects.

 The clocks are fussy cut from the 12x12 collage papers - Old World Time and there is a great variety of clocks to choose from.

The chippie - Happiness is made to be shared - is coloured with Vivas Croco Cracking Colour - Metallic Bronze and it is a great colour with these papers and embellishments. Behind it I placed some very pretty bronze/gold ribbon.

For my family chippie title I used the the Viva Cracking again. For the patterned papers I inked the edges with Vintage Photos Distress Ink. It is a great colour for defining the edges of the patterned papers but not over powering the beauty of them. I also used the same ink on the beautiful

 Stunning is the first word that comes to mind when I look at this flower it is a 10cm Moccha Paper Flower and it's colour was perfect for the page and photo. Behind the flower I chose some green leaves.  Beside my flower I have a brass Vintage flower trinket and they are so lovely.  

I just love this laser cut oval frame, but to be honest I have a love of all the one in the Meg's Garden Store. They are great on layouts, cards, books and lots of other projects. I also used the Viva cracking on this fame too. The flowers in the center are from the patterned papers and I have fussy cut them and placed them over the same flowers on the papers to give it a 3D effect.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout for Megs Garden and that your creative mojo is running with a little help from me. Until my next post please have fun and enjoy your craft space. xxx
Don't forget to call to the Meg's Garden Blog and have a look at what the other design team members have been up to. There are so many different creations to see with this range. 


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

ATC Album Cover

As always welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you something a little different for me. I have altered an old 3 ringed binder into a new one for my ATC Swap Cards. I have just stared to do ATC and they are fun to do and see what others have created when you get them back. I didn't have an album to put them in just the pocked and that got me thinking. I had a three ringed binder that used to have knitting patterns in. Long gone were the patterns and I kept the binder as I thought one day I might need it for something. I was right, it fitted the card pockets just perfect. 

I then decided it was time to get creative and more creative than I had one before. Time to pop out of my comfort zone and get messy and boy did I get messy. This is what I come up with - 

For my first attempt I'm so happy. Chippies, buttons, plaster mesh, brass embellishments, flowers, sprays and the list goes on and this is my end result.

Against the album I have placed a couple ot the ATC that I have created. Because I have used so many different things and all over the place I have decided to show the closeups and just list the products I have used. 

On the inside I decided to just use White Gesso and Sprays. I also did the same on the back over. 

White Gesso
KaiserCraft Stencil - Moroccon Lattice
Graphic 45 Brass - Lock and Key
Scraptopia - Letter Chippies
WOW - Heart Flourish Chippie
Creative - Flowers

Brass Corners from my stash
Plasters Mesh
Kaisercraft paints - White, Violet, Mauve and Royal Blue

Kaisercraft Mist Sprays - Denim, Turquoise, Orange and Pink
Distress Spray Stains - Dusty Concord and Evergreen Bough
Perfect Pearls - Berry Twisted

Viva Crock Crackling Colour - Blackberry
Viva Inka Gold - Violett, Apricot and Brown Gold

Well that's it for my first attempt and I have two boys that would love me to make a boy one each. Harley wants me to do a cover for his sketch book and Riley for his journal. Looks like in between my layouts I will be doing some work for them. I have picked up a few bits and pieces at Paper Art Tarts on the weekend. More messy fun ahead. 

Happy crafting and please call back as I love it when you do. xxx

Love That Smile.

Hello all and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you my latest DT layout over at 
The layout is to be part of an album I'm creating for a friend in America and this is her son and what a sweetheart he is. He has the most beautiful smile but it is also on the cheeky cute side I think.
The layout has been created to the sketch below.

This is my take of the sketch. 

All the products on this layout are by Kaisercraft. The patterned papers are Shaken But Not Stirred.

For my title I have used cut out of the black card stock with the word die and for the small letters I used the Alpha Sticker Sheet - Ebony. I inked the edges with Kaisers Black Ink.

The other cardstock I used is Cookie and I sprayed on it with the new Kaiser mist Spray - Red. My embellishments are from the Sine Bright Collectables and they are perfect for a little man who is shinning bright. 

The challenges over at the Let's Get Sketchy are great and there is still plenty of time to get your creative on and join in so please pop over and have a look at not only this sketch but the others. Check out what the rest of the design team have been creating and I'm sure it will get you mojo flowing and you will have loads of fun. 

Until my next post.....Happy Crafting and thanks so much for stopping over. I love it. xxx

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Talented Grandma

Hello crafty friends, I would like to show you the layout I have created for the challenge over at Scrapbookit. This month they have a great challenge and one I love - Family. 

April  Challenge 

I chose to do a layout of my Mum who is and always will be the head of our family. She is always the one we turn too. The one who is always there and never anywhere but where we need her. 
In this photo she is listening to some of Harley's music. 

The patterned papers I used by Kaisercraft - On Stage Collection were just perfect for this photo. Mum was quick to tell me when she looked at it that records were all the go in her day lol. The chippie is by WOW. The music notes are from a die. 

The microphone was fussy cut from the papers and the words were also cut from them. 

Thanks for stopping over. Happy crafting. 

Beach Huts

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog. I would like to show you my DT layout for
Let's Capture Our Memories. Over at the blog you will find the Design Team inspirations along with mine and the sketch. It is a great sketch and I know you will have fun joining in. 

This is my take on the sketch.

When on our holidays in January we spent a lot of time at the beach on the Mornington Peninsular and these beautifully coloured beach huts were everywhere. Some in small groups and others in very long rows. I went camera crazy so you will be seeing more at another stage. 

The patterned papers I chose are by Kaisercraft - Seaside Collection. The printed chipboard and canvas tags are also from the same collection. The wooden anchor and beach umbrella are also by Kaisercraft. The anchor I have left natural but I used the patterned papers on the umbrella along with Kaisers Fusion BR05. To in the edges of my patterned paper I used Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs. For my title I used the word Beach from the chipboard collection and the word Hut is from Provo Craft Alpha Sticker sheet.

In the corner I used an Urban Artist Stencil - Corner Flourish and used some Impasto Gell Medium, then inked it with Distress Ink - faded Jeans. When this was done I then placed some Kindy Glitz - Crystalina on it. I thought it give it a little bit of a wave look. Over this I placed some of the Kaiser chipboard and then over that my journaling. 

Thank you as always for stopping over. It has been great having you call in and please comeback. Don't forget to leave me a comment though so I know you have been. XXX