Tuesday, 18 October 2016

You Are Amazing

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog as always. Today I would like to share with you my latest DT page created for the monthly challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy. The very cute boy in my photo is my son Harley who is very close to turning 13. Oh no the teenage years lol. This photo was taken when he was 5, it doesn't seem that long ago so where have the years gone.
Anyway now it's time for the sketch and my take, hope you like it.

I chose to do my page on white cardstock and the stunning patterned paper are from the Kaisercraft - Off The Wall Collection. My background stamps are both by Kaisercraft - Stains and Arty and on both I used Stazon Jet Black Ink.

The words around the photos are from the Kaisercraft matching sticker sheet. The wooden sign with I love you is also by Kaisercraft and I have coloured it with white paint and then lightly streaked the ink from a blue Copic (Ultramarine) over it. 

The chippie title and hearts are by Dusty Attic and I coloured it in the same method as the wooden flourish sign. The patterned papers I inked the edges with the Jet Black ink. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and please hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and have a look at the other inspiration from the design team and join in the fun.
Happy Crafting XXX

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Hello and a huge welcome to my blog. My post is for my DT position over at Let's Get Sketchy. The photo I chose to use is of my very special son Harley. He is such a cuddly young man and growing up so fast. He is my funny boy and always manages to make me smile. This is a great sketch to work with so please call on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and join in with us. 

Now for my take on the sketch.

I created the page on Cream Cardstock and the patterned papers are by Kaisercraft - Lady Rose Collection. I also used the stickers from the same rang sticker sheet. I inked the edges of the papers with a brown Distress Ink. Around each of the triangles patterned papers I used a black journal pen to do my journaling. 

On my background I used a Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Tiny Dots and also in my Tim Holtz air sprayer I used a Distress Marker - Peeled Paint. It is a perfect colour to go with the green in the foliage on the patterned papers. 

(Check out that smile - Love this boy of mine so much.)

In the background I also sprayed some Colour Blast - Shimmer Spray - Gold Bling. My word chippie title is by Scrapmatts and I used my Distress Marker - Peeled Paint to colour it and the placed some Wink of Stella - clear over it. The only other thing I used on this page was a corner punch for the photo and tags at the edge of the photo. 

Please hop on over to Let's Get Sketchy and join in the fun. Remember there are 4 sketches that you can join in on so there is loads of fun and creativity to have. I look forward to seeing what you create. Thanks for stopping in, I have enjoyed sharing with you.
Hug xxx


Hello crafty friends welcome to my blog and my DT post for Meg's Garden, for my page I have used the Vintage Journal A4 patterned papers. 
I have created my page with a photo of my eldest son Riley. The photo was taken when we were on holidays and he dressed in period costume for photos. They are perfect for these vintage papers and I loved the book on them as he is also a book worm.
Once I had cut out the different patterned papers I inked the edges with Distress Ink and I did my journaling with  a brown journal pen.
The book I have fussy cut from the patterned papers and I also used a little ink on the edge of it too. The title and string frame are by Dusty Attic and i have coloured them with a Distress Marker I used the same Distress Marker to spray my background.
I love these papers so much, they look wonderful with or without much in the way of embellishments on  them. I chose to use little with them for this page and to let them speak for themselves. 
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and please have a look at what the other design team have been creating over at the Megs Garden Blog, there is so much beautiful work from very talented ladies. You will seeing what they have created with such beautiful products and papers. 
 Happy Crafting xxx

May Life Always Be An Adventure

Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you may latest DT page for 123 Challenge Blog. What a great challenge it is this month, three requirements as always and I enjoyed it so much. Check it out - 

My page is of my two sons Riley and Harley. 

Products used -
White cardstock
Patterned papers - From my scrap box
Corrugated Cardboard

Chippie by Scrapmatts
Distress Ink - Forest Moss
Copic - Moss
Alphabet rubons by Kaisercraft

Color Crush by Tinby Designs (Wow these products are awesome)
Modeling paste with Distress Ink - Forest Moss mixed in it
Tim Holtz Stencil - Stripes

Please hop on over to the 123 Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us on this challenge. Don't forgot to use the three requirements -
Colour - Olive Green
Word - Adventure
Technique - Distressing
Thanks for stopping in I love it when you get the chance to visit. Happy crafting xxx

Friday, 30 September 2016


Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. The page I would like to share with you is for my DT post over at Let's Get Sketchy. There is still some time to join in with the challenges for September so please hop on over and have a look.
This page I have created is of my son Harley and my beautiful Mum Helen. I love this photo of the two of them, I love every photo my mum is in though. The sketch I used is for week one and I loved it, but all the sketches are awesome.

Now for my page.

The patterned papers I chose to use are by KaiserCraft - Kaleidoscope Collection and I inked the edges with Archival Ink - Jet Black

Harley was only 4 when this photo was taken and hadn't had his operation (he had no mussel in his right eye, what was there was like jelly) on his eye yet. My mum didn't know she had cancer then either and she had the most beautiful blue eyes. They always drew me in they were so clear and blue and I could always see the love in them. 

The flowers are by Petaloo - Chantilly Collection, Velvet Hydrangeas - Blue and the cute birds are from The Craft Stall. My special title is a Dusty Attic chippie and I have coloured it with  Kaiser Fusion - Poppy. My stitching and journaling is with a grey journal pen. Happy together and cherish is from the KaiserCraft sticker sheet.

I hope you have enjoyed stopping in at my blog to see what I have been up to. Please leave some love and call again as I love when you stop in. Don't forget there is still some time left to join in over at Let's Get Sketchy on the sketch I have done or one of the others for September. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Exquisite Dancer

Hello and welcome to my blog and my DT post for 123 Challenge Blog. The September challenge was a wonderful one and I'm sorry I haven't got my post up until now. I have had an 8 day stay in hospital and then 2 weeks recovery at home (Still mending) before I have been able to sit at my craft/laptop desk. The requirements for the challenge were three that I had in mind what I was going to do with them, create a page of the beautiful Miss Meghan, my girlfriends daughter.

Now for my take on the challenge.

I created my page on white cardstock and to start my background I used a Distress Marker - Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed and Evergreen Bough with Tim Holtz Air Sprayer. 
I then used a  Dusty Attic stencil - Stars and a TCW stencil - Mini Sheet Music.
with the sheet music stencil I used modeling paste which I mixed some Stampin' Up Ink - Egg Plant with. With the Star Stencil I used the same ink and then edged each star with a purple journal pen. Once this was done I then went over each star with a Wink Of Stella Brush - Clear.

The flowers I have used are by Green Tara. The white ones I used some of the Elegant Eggplant Ink on so they matched in with the colour theme. 

For my title I used old white Thickers I had and then coloured them with a Copic - Amethyst and over the top I then used the Clear Wink Of Stella. 

The ballerina I fussy cut from G45 papers and coloured it with chalk to blend in with the colour of the challenge. 

I hope you have enjoyed having a look at my page and the closeups. Again sorry I didn't have this post done with time to join in the fun on the challenge. The next challenge is going to be just as much fun so please stop in for it and add your page, we would love to see what you create and have a chance of winning a wonderful prize or maybe being guest designer on the next challenge. 
Hugs xxx

Monday, 29 August 2016


Hello all and welcome to my blog and DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. WE have taken a change this week from the sketches and have the wonderful advert below to draw inspiration from. I must admit there is loads to chose from in this picture. I have chosen to use the colors Orange, Black and White. I also chose to use the hashtag (#).

This page is all about my son Riley and the fact that Saxophone is his life. Along with his swimming and love of school work though his music and his Sax are at the top of his life list. As everyone would know I brag a lot about my boys and now is no different lol. He is a wonderful Sax player and I'm super proud. The photo was taken when he went to music school for 8 days during his school holidays and preformed in the final concert after exams. 

As I tend to do a lot, I have created my page on white cardstock and to start creating my background I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed and Evergreen Bough. I used them with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Air Sprayer. I love to mix it up a little with how I do my backgrounds and with this I love the speckles.

I then used Modeling Paste with some Stampin' Up Ink - More Mustard mixed in it to give the hint of orange when used with Tim Holtz Stencil - Strips. After that I placed some of the More Mustard ink on my craft sheet and then sprayed with some water and mixed it. I then used a fan brush to run across the page. I then used a TCW Stencil - Mini Sheet Music and Jet Black Archival Ink.

The patterned paper I placed my photo on is by Kaisercraft - Scrap Yard Collection and I inked the edges. My chippies are by Scrapmatts - Assorted Words 28, Music Notes 02 and Treble Clefs 01. I coloured them with a Black Copic and then used Wink Of Stella Brrush - Gold over the top. I also streaked a little of the gold at the edges of the stripes. 

Please hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and see the other inspiration by the Design Team. Join in on the fun. Thanks for stopping in and have a great week. I hope your crafting mojo flows.