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

Friday, 22 April 2016


Hello crafty friends and welcome. Today I would like to show you my latest DT post for Let's Get Sketchy and what a great sketch we have again.
 The photo I chose to use is of my mum and youngest son Harley. With Mothers Day drawing close I have been going through lots of photos of my mum. My heart is heavy with missing her and not looking forward to our first Mothers day apart. 

For my page I chose to use patterned papers by The Scrap Cake - The Bright Side Of Life.

My title is a decorative die by Kaisercraft and also the circle dies are by them too. Both have been cut out of white cardstock and inked with Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain together. I also did the same with the doily which is by Prima. 

On my base patterned paper I sprayed with Distress Stain - Walnut. The flowers and the right side boarder have all been fussy cut from the patterned papers. 

I hope you have enjoyed my page and found a little inspiration in it. Please hop on over to Let's Get Sketchy and join in the fun.  Until my next post Happy Crafting xxx

Lest We Forget

Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. Today I would like to share a post with you of a page that I have created for my Guest DT position over at ARTastic Challenge Blog. I was so excited when Jane Howden asked me to join them and for the April edition as it is a very special one. 
For the challenge I got to use this amazing artwork by Josh Miels called We will remember them.
On Monday 25th my eldest son as a School Captain will be marching with his Principal and other school staff in town to honor our solders. I'm so very proud of him to be chosen for this and my youngest son will march with his school and father at our local parade. I'm also very proud of him to. 


 CRITERIA -  The use of Typography on your page - let those letters shine!

 My inspiration from the Josh Miels painting - We Will Remember is that it was an army picture and when I looked at it I was drawn to the red in the face which pulled at my heart. Because of this I used red on my page in the background (Stamp) and the title. I also chose to use neutral colours of that period.

I created my layout on black cardstock and my base patterned paper is by Birch Craft titled  -
"Where Australians are Fighting"
The other patterned papers behind my photo are by Kaisercraft - Gringe Range.

Behind my photo I used a piece of corrugated card board and on it put  little Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black. I also used the same ink on the edges of the patterned papers behind the photo. The stamp I used a Kaisercrafts Clear Crackle stamp. It reminded me of the face in the artwork. The ink is a Distress Ink - Fired Brick. 

My chippie title is by Scrap FX and I coloured it with a Ranger marker - Barn Door and then over that I used Glossy Accents. 

My Rising Sun Badge chippie is also by Scrap FX and I have coloured it a little with Viv Inka Gold Rub - Brrowngold and then used my journal pen a little on the makings so they stood out better after using the rub. 

There is still time to join in at ARTastic Challenge Blog and I know all the DT ladies would love to see your creations. Also there is so much inspiration over there from the design team so call in and have a look. 

Thank you for stopping in it has been great to see you again. I hope I have inspired you just a little and may your mojo flow. Happy Crafting. xxx

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Canvas - "Wonderful" & Birthday Card

Hello and as always welcome to my blog and my post from Natalie May class at PaperArt in Melbourne. What a great day and what an awesome class. I got to learn so much with wonderful products from Lindy's Stamp Gang and Imaginarum Designs.

Following the canvas I would like to show you a card I have created using some of the techniques that I was shown by Natalie. I created the card for a young girl Rachel who is very special to my family and she has just turned 9. The smile and wide eyes when she took the card out of the envelope was all I needed to tell me the class was a huge success.

Now for the canvas and some closeups. 

Now for my card that I created after the class. 

Products - 
WOW Happy Birthday Chippie
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Sea Mint Green & Azure Sea Asters
Viva Inka Gold - Jade Green
Ranger Archival Ink - Emerald Green & Jet Black
Green Tara Flowers
Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Cut Grass, Campso Teal & London Blue
Kaisercraft Wood Flourish & Rectangle Frame
Modeling Paste
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Script
Blue Glass Beads

And now for the inside of the card. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the canvas and card I created for Rachel. I hope you have your mojo flowing and are heading for the craft desk because I know it's time for me to put the laptop aside and get creative. Thank you so much for stopping over and please remember to call back.
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2016


Hello crafty friends and welcome as always to my blog. My DT post today is for Meg's Garden. We are coming to the end of another month and I just can't believe how fast the time is going. I have finally got myself back to my craft space and in doing it I had a box of yummy products from Meg to create my page with. This latest range is just beautiful and I had so much fun working with it. 

The beautiful young lady in my photo is Miss Meghan, my girlfriends daughter. Meghan had come on holidays my my boys and I and we went to a pioneer settlement where they dressed in period costumes and had so much fun doing it. 
Thee beautiful patterned papers I used are from the Rose Quartz Collection and I really do mean beautiful. I love them so much.
On the background I used a exquisite Basket Lace Doily 25 and around the edge on the spots I used Rose Gold Liquid Pears. I used a little hint of Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs so the pattern in the doily stood out just that bit more against the the sea of white and soft rose I was using. 
The very beautiful and delicate scalloped edged Antique Pink Nylon Lace I used is stunning. I just loved the look, colour and feel of this new lace. 

On each of the corners of the mounted photo I used Vintage Trinket Small Corners and I think they went perfect with the vintage photo. The title is a chippie which I coloured with a Copic - Lipstick Natural. I chose the title because we all adore Meghan. Behind the photo I used some corrugated cardboard and I inked it with Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick and Gathered Twigs. 

I just love these paper flowers I have used and you have probably guessed that by now. I use them on just about all my craft work. They come in 11 different colour flower packs. On this page I chose to use the White and and Rose coloured blooms.
My center piece flower is an Organza Lace Flower with diamante - Moccha, very vintage in looks and was great in colour for the Rose Quartz Paper Collection. 
The final item I used on my page was a Dusty Attic Vintage Clock chippie which I coloured with Copics - Olive and Lipstick Natural. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and remember to call over to Meg's Garden to see what the other DT ladies have been up to.  or all the products we use you call find them at the Meg's Garden on-line store.
Happy Crafting. xxx

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Good Old Days

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Well the year sure is going fast and Easter has passed. I do hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Now if you have school aged children and live in Victoria you will probably be counting down the days for school to go back. For me personally I'm not as I love spending time with my boys. Anyway enough of the chit chat and on with my post. 

Today I would like to show you my latest DT creation for Let's Get Sketchy. I have chose two photos of my sons Riley and Harley from our last holiday away together at Swan Hill. We had spent the day at the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement and they had so much fun dressing up for the photos and trying to keep a straight face with no smile like what was taken in that period. 
Now for the sketch and my take on it.

I created my page on Vanilla Cardstock and on it used Distress Stains - Walnut Stain and Faded Jeans. The beautiful patterned papers are by Kaisercraft - Betsy's Couture Collection. I love the colours of these papers and were just perfect for the photos. 

I have also used a strip of washi tape and the clocks are from the Kaisercraft Collectables pkt - Antique Bazaar. On the edges of the patterned papers I inked with Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs.

The Good Old Days chippie is by Scrapmatts and the Penny Farthing chippie is by Imainarium Designs and bith have been coloured with a black Copic.

II hope you have enjoyed stopping in and having a look at my page. Please call over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog, see what the rest of the design team have created for the sketch and join in the fun with us. You never now you could be a lucky winner with your creation. 

Until my next post - Happy Crafting xxx