Friday, 19 September 2014


Hello all and as always welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy
my latest LO as much as I do showing them to you. I have created
this one for my DT post at Let's Capture Our Memories. Again the
design team are bringing to you an awesome sketch that you can 
join in the fun with. 

This is my take below. The beautiful little sweetheart in the 
photo is Hailey the daughter of a friend I have made on Facebook. 
I have begun to make an album for her and will post it off when 
finished. They live in Indiana. It is amazing the beautiful friends 
you can make on facebook and I'm very proud to be getting to 
know the family and their very special Aunt/sister Sarah who is 
just beautiful.

Thge patterned papers I used on this layout are by Kaiswercraft -
Be-you-tiful range. They are just gorgeous for a girl page with the 
beautiful pink flowers. The flowers I chose to use are by Prima.
The wooden flower flourish is by Kaiser and I inked it with Kaiser
- Berry ink and then placed Glossy Assents over it. 

The doily I inked the edges with Distress Ink - Black Soot. The 
little butterflies are by Kaiser and I used the patterned paper range 
on them and then inked the edges. The leaf flourish is from one of 
my dies and it is also cut from the same paper range. I mounted 
the photo on hot pink card stock.

To make the other patterned papers pop a little more from base
sheet I used some black card stock. The word chippie and crown
are by Scraptopia and I used the Kaiser ink and Glossy Assents on 
it as well. In the back ground on the spotted paper I used Faber 
Castell Gelatos.

The other dies I used are Memory box - Fresh Foliage, Joy Crafts 
- Ribbon and Bow. I also used ribbon mesh in a very pretty pink. 

I hope you like my layout. Please leave a comment I would love to 
know what you think. Also hope on over to the Let's Capture Our 
Memories blog and see the other creations from my fellow DT girls. 
While there why not join in the challenge and fun.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

My Poppy - My Hero

Welcome as always to my blog. I have created this Lo for
my DT position at Scrapbookit. The challenge this month
was set by the very lovely and talented Mel. being the month
of September it was a great choice. September is all about the
dad, Poppy, granddad. It's their special time. 

To join in the all the fun......
Create a layout/a project that includes the following:
* Masculine theme
*The words 'My Hero' included in the title
* 4 patterned papers
* Washi tape
* Twine / Ribbon
* At least 1 handmade embellishment
The following is my take on the challenge. The layout is of my
two sons Riley and Harley with their Poppy. He sure is their Hero.
They just adore him and he is the one who kills spiders, cuts the 
wood, pulls the splinter and he has them hanging off every word.

Just for information....The crocodile my dad is showing the boys 
is ceramic and made by me.

As always I loved the papers I was sent in my kit. These papers by
BoBunny are awesome, and are deferentially male papers. I created
my design on white cardstock.  I guess by now you have all worked
out what my handmade embellishments are. They are the beautiful
things I have fussy cut from the papers. But that is me, as always I
love to fussy cut and it is a way of getting the most from your papers.

The tags I have used are by Kaisercraft and the twine is of course 
on my tags. I have inked around the edges of the patterned papers
with Distress Ink - Black Soot. In the background I used Kaisercrafts
Honeycomb clear stamp with the same ink.
The alphas I used are Thickers - Hardcover and the color of them 
was just perfect for these papers. The colors on my cardstock are 
Faber-Castell Gelatoes and wow are these awesome to use. They
 are just great for blending and adding dimension to your work.
To have a look at what the other DT girls have been up to hop on over
to the Scrapbookit Blog, check things out and join in the fun. Remember
that everything we use is available through the store and it is easy access
also through the blog. If you don't see it just send Jo a quick email. 

The other thing to remember this month at Scrapbookit is the DT Call.
Yes it is that time again and Jo is wonderful to DT for. You receive an
awesome kit each month to play with. You can find all the details for 
this also on the blog. Part of your application is also to join in this
months challenge. That can only mean one thing....Of to the scrap desk
and good luck.  

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Remember This Moment

Well we are into our third day of Spring and I'm so cold I have
 to wonder if we are really in Winter still. It has been the perfect 
weather to be indoors and craft. With my indoor time when not 
working or running after my boys, I have created a couple of  
LO's, this being one.

Isabelle owner, DT member and friend from Let's Capture
Memories asked if I would like to join her for this months color
challenge on the blog. I just loved the colors. I'm sure you will to
so hop over to the blog and join in the fun. 

 This is my take below on the Color Spot Challenge.

The extremely handsome man with his arm around me is Australian
music/singing artist Shannon Noll. Wow to say I'm over the moon 
would be an understatement. I was very lucky to be able to do to the 
Red Hot Summer Tour and have a back stage pass. With this pass I 
got to meet Suzi Quatro, Black Sorrows and Shannon. Having a meal 
and drinks with them. 

The Patterned papers I used are by Kaisercraft Base Coat and also 
Be-you-tiful. My title and flourishes are also by Kaiser and I have 
used a yellow Copic to color them. Behind my title is a doily I cut
with one of my dies. I have inked the edges of my papers and the 
doily with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

The flowers are by BoBunny and American Crafters. The music 
note is also one of my dies. 

I just can't help myself.....this was one cute very nice mussels. Ok
enough of that :)  Music sheet is done with an embossing folder by
Sizzix and I lightly went over it with walnut Stain which helped it to 
stand out a little better. On the patterned paper right behind the photo 
I used a Fiskars Boarder Punch. The flourish at the top and bottom 
of the photo are also by Kaiser and colored them the same as the others.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Do What You Love

Here I am again with my latest LO for Let's Capture Our Memories.
This months challenge #87 is a great sketch and I had lots of fun 
doing it. The photo is of the beautiful Miss Meghan and her mum
Melissa (friend of mine) taken after one of Meghan's ballet 

Below is my take on the challenge. Don't forget to call over to 
the Let's Capture Our Memories blog and see what the other DT
girls have done with the sketch. I'm sure we will all get you 
inspired  to join in.

The chippie title,both ballerinas and the ornate frame or by 
Scraptopia. I have colored them with a Copic  - Cadmium Red
Except for the one I placed on the Kaisercraft envelope which I 
covered with the patterned papers. 

The back ground patterned paper is by Bella. The other patterned 
papers I used are by Kaisercraft - Kaleidoscope. I used a journal pen 
to stitch the edge of the patterned papers and I inked them with 
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.

The rub-ons are by Kaisercraft - Lady Rose and their alpha script.

The sticker on the envelope was from the Kaisercraft Sticker sheet - 
Kaleidoscope.I used the Mini Alpha Stickers I used for her name 
were from Kaisercraft.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my LO and please don't forget to 
call to the Let's Capture Our Memories Blog and join in the challenge.
You never know you could be the next winner.

Meghans Birthday

Hello again and welcome to my blog. I have been a little
bad with my posts the last week. It seems like I have had
so much to do and not enough time. I'm sure you all know
what that is like though. Anyway on with this post for my 
DT position over at Scrapbookit.
This months challenge was a tic-tac-toe.

I chose this time the first column, Teal-Journaling-Flowers

The photo is of my girlfriends daughter, the beautiful Miss Meghan
and one of her friends Rachael who was one of Meghan's party guests.

The 12x12 Pebbles Birthday Papers were just perfect. The 
colors are so nice. On the other two patterned papers I used 
my dies to cut them out and then inked them with Distress 
Ink Walnut Stain. 

The lovely ornate white frame is by Manor House. The flowers 
are by Manor House and Kaiser and I have used a little of the 
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain on them. The birthday cakes have 
been fussy cut from the patterned papers.

For this cluster it is again the same flowers by Manor House and
Kaisercraft and coming from behind them a Sizzix die banner. 
This die set can actually make 10 different designs but I have only
used four of them.
As you can see I have chose to do my journaling on my computer
and the have cut it out after printing it on the patterned paper.
On the orange paper "it's your day to celebrate" was cut from the 
patterned papers.
I hope you have enjoyed visiting again. Please leave some love and call
anytime. I love you calling over. XX

Monday, 18 August 2014


Woo Hoo my first DT post for 123 Challenge Blog. I had so much 
fun creating this layout. I loved the challenge, it was great to use 
the girly colors.

123 Challenge Blog have great challenges that you need to include 
three requirements and everything else is up to you. This months 
challenge is -

Colour: Baby Pink
Word: Love
Technique: Stripes

This is my take on the challenge using patterned papers by Kaisercraft.
My background was from the Base Coat Collection (Stripes - Technique)
an the other patterned papers were from the Bundle Of Joy Collection.

Kaisercraft products used on my layout are -
Pearl flourish
Blooms - Coconut and Fairy Floss
       Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut and Fairy Floss
Rub on - Love Words

Rub on - New Born
Inks - White, Petal Pink and Brown
Bundle Of Joy Stickers
Wooden Flourish - Oval lace frame
Wooden Flourish - Pram

The only two products I used on my LO that were not Kaisercraft 
were my journal pen for the year and pink pearl by Porta Craft on
my banner.

The flower on the pram and at the bottom at the rub on were fussy
cut from the patterned papers.

Harvest Time

Hello all and welcome to my blog as always. Today I would
would like to bring to you a LO I have created for my DT at
As always it has been created from an awesome sketch. 

       This is my take on the sketch. The patterned papers I have used
       are buy Creative Memories and I have had them around for some
time and thought they went perfect with the photos.

The chippies are by Scraptopia and I colored them with Copics - 
100 Black, E33 Sand and Y17 Yellow. I loved the way the chippie
around the harvester come up, it looked so much like string.

The film strip is by Kaisercraft along with the Honeycomb stamp.
I used Black Soot Distress Ink on the stamp and then I sponged
some on the card stock as well. I used the same ink on the edges 
of the patterned papers.

I just love the title chippie, the old truck is just perfect on it.