Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Birthday Boy

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you a layout I have created for my DT Post over at Let's Get Sketchy Blog. As we all know that to join in the fun you get to use a great sketch and this month is no different. I loved this sketch a real lot and I'm sure you will too. Please call to the blog and see what the other DT members have created for inspiration. They are all stunning designs. 

Now for my take on the sketch.

The photo is of my very handsome son Harley at his 7th Birthday, I just can't believe that he will in a couple of months turning 12. Wow where have the 5 years gone. 

I created the layout on Kaisercraft White Cardstock and for my background I used Mister Huey's Color Mists - Heirloom Blue, Sherbet and Real Red. The stencil is by TCW - Chicken Wire with modeling paste. The stamp is by Kaisercraft - Arty and I used Distress Ink Black Soot. The final thing on my background is Viva Inks Gold - Oldgold over some of the stencil.

My Birthday Boy Chippie is by WOW and I have coloured it with a Copic - GB09 Blue Green. The other words are by Scrapmatts Chippies - CB1197 Scrap Words 05.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout and the closeups and don't forget to hop on over to the
 Let's Get Sketchy  Blog and join in the fun, maybe win a prize. I look forward to seeing your creation and take on the sketch. 

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

You Make Me Happy

Hello everyone and welcome to my DT blog post for 123 Challenge Blogs November challenge. We have another awesome challenge and being so close to Christmas this might just be the right time for you to join in and maybe get yourself a wonderful extra present. Remember though you have to follow the 3 requirements to be in the running. Yes....Its as easy as that. 

All you have to do is make sure your layout is NAVY, has the word HAPPY somewhere on it and the final on is you must use ROLLED PAPER.

Now for my take on the challenge and remember to hop on over to the 123 Challenge Blog, have a look at what the rest of the wonderfully talented design time have been up and I hope we can inspire you to join in this month. 

This layout is of my very handsome youngest son Harley and myself. I just adore this boy of mine and his beautiful nature. My boys are as different as chalk and cheese and Harley is my devil child but also funny, caring and my cuddle bug.

I created my layout on Little Yellow Bicycle Inc - Vintage Summer patterned paper. Over that I used a torn sheet of KaiserCraft  Cardstock - Coconut and I inked the edge with Distress Ink - Faded Jeans. On my page you can clearly see the colour required - NAVY, my rolled paper is navy paper I have rolled and glued at two corners of the photo against my flower cluster. My word required HAPPY is in the title

To make the reading a little easier I will list the products I have used with my closeups.

White Material Leaves (Inked)
Paper Flowers (Inked)
Distress Ink - Black Soot & Faded Jeans
Distress Spray Stain - Faded Jeans & Wild Honey
Fynmark Flowers - Navy

Navy Bows
Green Tara Flowers - Beige & Black/White
Ruby Rock-it - Rubon Alphabet
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Honeycombe
Modeling Paste

TCW Stencil - Mini Harlequin (Diamonds)
Whichcraft Stencil - Stitched Circles
 Kaisercraft Fusion - Black

Teresa Collins Patterned Papers - Everyday Moments
Liquid Pearls - Bisque, dark Chocolate
Cheery Lynn Designs Die - Happy

I hope you have enjoyed my latest layout for 123 Challenge Blog and please don't forget to hop on over to the blog and join in the fun.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Actress - Louise Brooks

 Hello crafty friends and welcome as always to my blog. I would like to show you a page created for my DT post over at Let's Get Sketchy. Starting this month there is a little change at the LGS blog. Next in the red is how the challenges will run. It isn't that complicated so if you find it a bit confusing on my blog then don't stress just pop over to the LGS Blog, check out what the other designers have created and you will understand. Join in the fun to be in the running for a wonderful prize.

Let's Get Sketchy Post............                                                                     
  We are trying something new here at LGS.  Starting this month we will be bringing you 2 fabulous mood boards to accompany your sketches.  Team A will reveal their mood board challenges during week 1 and Team B during week 3.  You are to use the mood board AND sketch for that week's layout.  The mood board is for that week's sketch only!!  So you will have 2 moodboards plus sketch each month and 2 regular sketch challenges (without boards).

Now for the mood board, sketch and my take on the challenge. 

I chose to use a photo of actress Louise Brooks from 1927 to create my layout. I loved the photo of her and felt it went so well with the Graphic 45 patterned papers - Couture Collection. These Graphic 45 papers were perfect for the Mood Board.

To create my background I used Kaisercrafts Clear Stamp - Script with Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs. For the splatters I used Irresistible Texture Spray - Tuxedo Black, Distress Spray Stain - Broken China and Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Copper.

The beautiful elegant ladies have been fussy cut from the patterned papers and the Patterned papers behind the photo have the edges inked with Archival Ink - Jet Black.

I created the page on Kaiser White Cardstock and used black cardstock and Kaisers alpha Die for the name and the word Actress is Kaisers Mini Alpha Sticker letter.

I hope you have enjoyed the closeups of my layout for the first Sketch/Mood Board Challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy. We would love it if you called over to the blog, had a look at the other creations from the extremely talented DT. With the juices flowing then join in the fun with your very own creation.


Friday, 30 October 2015

The Love Of Dance - Tag Album

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome as always to my blog and the final day to another month. Also closer to the festive season which I must admit I'm not ready for at all this year. That might do with the fact we have already done family Christmas for mum. But for now it is business at hand - :) 

I would like to share with you a Tag Album I have created for a special friends daughter, Miss Meghan. She is such a sweetheart and I have used some beautiful products from the Meg's Garden Store for the album and both Meghan and the products compliment each other.

I'm so happy with how it has come up and I have used some beautiful different ranges of patterned  papers and different flowers. Having two boys I love scrapping Meghan and being able to do girly things with flowers on them.

The patterned paper I have used on the cover of the tag is from the Butterfly Collection. The beautiful lace is so elegant and I placed a pearl bling in the center of each of the flowers on it. Elegance is what our little ballerina is all about. The flowers that I used on the cover tag is from the Velvet flowers and leaves range.  The large one is out of the  Delphinium Posy - Green Mauve and the smaller is a Viola Posy - pale pink.   

Six beautiful little princess and ours is at the bottom left and there is so much in the Meg's Garden store to give these tags all the elegance that is needed.
The pattered paper on page 2 is from the English Rose Garden Collection. I placed a square lace doily on it and coloured it with Distress Ink - Forest Moss and it brought the stunning pattern out in the doily. Around the photo on the lace I placed some pearls. The butterfly I have cut from the from the butterflies transparencies sheet and each sheet has many to choose from. 

Tag 3 I chose to use some more of the beautiful lace and also a brass ornate label which I chose to place Meghan's name in. The flowers on this side of the tag are The beautiful Fantasy Blooms and you get 11 different colour themes to choose from and in the pack they range from small to large. I just love these flowers. The Fantasy Blooms I chose are - Blue. The other flower is a Fabric Bloom - Cornsilk and the fabric reminded me of some of the fabric on the beautiful tutus. I finished the outside edge with Gold Liquid Pearls.

The pattered papers on the 4th tag page is from The Forgotten Meadows page. Miss Meghan is second from the left this time in a beautiful modern ballet dress. The flowers I chose I feel go so well with her dress. The large flower is from the Velvet Flower range, Delphinium Posy - Antique Pink and the smaller is Carabella Rose Posy - Fairy Pink.  The shoe and title are fussy cut from the Put On Your Dancing Shoes paper.

The Ballet chippie is by Fab Scraps and I have coloured it with Copics and then on the word I used Glossy Accents and the the ballet shoes I used Kindy Glitz. The flowers are again Fantasy Blooms but this time it is the Rose I have chosen. The pattered paper I used to create this last tag on is from the Butterfly Collection. This is a lovely soft paper and perfect for the softness of the photo. The Lace love heart doily is stunning and I inked it with Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet. To finish off I have used the Liquid pearls again in a very soft pink.
I hope you have enjoyed my Tag Album as much as I enjoyed creating it and please call to the Meg's Garden Store for the wonderful products I have used.  Also please call to the Meg's Garden Blog to see many more wonderful projects with beautiful products.
Happy Crafting xxx

Our Christmas

Hello, welcome to my  blog and my post for WOW Chipboard. I have created it for the 
WOW TRIPLE TREAT for the month of October.
This layout is a very special layout for me as it is our family's 2015 Christmas which we only celebrated a few weeks back. Due to the fact that my beautiful Mum is so sick she wanted us to have an early Christmas and it was a wonderful day. I enjoyed using the awesome WOW chippies to make this layout of our special day.

For all three chippies in the set I used the same technique on them. I first coloured them with Copics- Red,Christmas Green and Golden/Brown. I then rubbed on a little in spots Viva Inka Gold - Old Gold and once this was done I then used  Glossy Accents and it give it a beautiful finish I think. 

Now for some closeups of the three chippies from the set - Title, presents and stars.

The layout was created on Kaisercraft White Cardstock. The other products are -
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Kaiser Jewels Blig - December 25th

Gold Doily
Patterned Papers - Docraft Victorian Christmas
Die-namics Die - Numbers

Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Christmas Bells
Flower Die
Leaf Die

Christmas Tree Die
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Script
DCWV Foiled Cardstock - Gold

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my very special Christmas using the wonderful 
WOW Chippies - Our Christmas Set. 

May the love of family and friends see your Christmas being as beautiful as ours. 
Merry Christmas to all. XXXX


Saturday, 24 October 2015


Welcome as always to my blog and one of my latest creations. This is for my DT post over at Let's Capture Our Memories. I'm making this post with much sadness as it is my last with Isabelle. 
Isabelle has preteen children and needs to spend some extra time concentrating on family. I'm happy for Isabelle but saddened this will be my last post for Let's Capture Our Memories. I have enjoyed being part of this amazing Design Team. Please make sure that you stop in for this last sketch challenge. The colour challenge will continue and you may see me guest designing from time to time.

Now for the sketch and my take on it. 

The photo is of Riley and myself, taken just before I took him to his Year 7 Social. Yes and I'm the tinny one on the right, so he keeps telling me lol. 
I will again save you reading all I would normally write and just list the products with the closeups.

Kaisercraft Patterned Papers - Fairy Dust Collection
Kaisercraft Cardstock - Violet
Scrapmatts Chippies - Scrap words 21 & Butterflies

Copic - Lilac
Baby Wipe (For discolouring the background)
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs

Liquid Pearls - Orchid
Kindy Glitz - Purple
Staedtler Purple Journal Pen
Spellbinders Die - Decorative Labels 8

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and please call to the Let's Capture Our Memories blog and join in the fun of the last sketch challenge. 
Happy crafting everyone.

Best Friends

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you a DT layout for Let's Get Sketchy. For this layout I chose to scrap my eldest son Riley and his BF Francis going to their very first school social. Riley looked very handsome (I was so proud) and his partner Francis was just beautiful. I got to be their driver for the evening.

The sketch over at the blog is a great one to work with along with the others this month. There is also an awesome prize for the lucky winner so please call over after having a look at my blog. Have a look at the other stunning creations by the rest of the design team and then join in the fun with us.

Now for the sketch and my take on it.


For this layout I have used quite a few different products so I will just list them, you will be here for ever if I don't.  :) 

Kaisercraft Cardstock - Coconut & Black
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Script
Viva Modellier Creme - Lilac

Prima Time Clock Stencil
TCW Stencil - Mini Harlequin
Cherry Lynn Designs Dies - Lace light Deco Boarder
Cherry Lynn Designs Dies -Honeycomb Frame

Journal Pen
Liquid Pearls - Orchid, Lavender Lace, Onyx Pearls
Distress Spray Stain - Dusty Concord
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist - Iris

Kaisercraft Patterned Papers - Fairy Dust Collection
Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet - Fairy Dust Collection
Petaloo Textured Elements Flowers - Black

 Manor House - Taneisha flowers
Green Tara Mini Flowers - Lavender
Petaloo Darjeeling Collection Flowers - Dahlias

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my layout and the wonderful products I have used. I also hope I have inspired you to join in at Let's Get Sketchy
Until my next post may your mojo flow and life be kind. xxx