Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cute Smile

Hello to all my wonderful crafty friends. I'm here today on my blog to show my my latest DT creation over at Let's Capture Our Memories Blog. As always we have a sketch and I just loved this one. Please hop on over and check out the challenge and what my fellow DT girls have been creating. While there join in the fun. Below is the sketch and then my take on it. 

The photos I chose are of my girlfriends daughter, the very cute Miss Meghan.She is such a sweet heart and I just love to scrap her as much as she loves having her photo taken :)

The sprays are Prima Mists- Glistening Waves and Sorbet. 

Behind the flowers I used some very pale green hessian and white lace. I have created my layout on white card stock by Kaisercraft and my patterned papers are also from them, the Tropical Punch Collection. Also the clear stamp is by Kaiser - Flutter.

The washi tape is also from Kaisercraft and the ink is Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. I inked around my all my papers with the same ink. 

The beautiful flowers are by Prima - Vinetta Songbird and the heart trinket is also by Prima. The Alpha Sickers for my Title are by Kaisercraft.

Well I hope you have liked my layout and please call to the Let's Capture Our Memories blog and join in this awesome sketch challenge.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Forever BeYOUtiful

Hello everyone and what a beautiful day we are having in my part of the world today. The boys are out bike riding, birds are singing and I'm inside with a headache, not long out of bed. I will make this post and lay down again I think. 

Today I would like to bring to you my latest DT layout for 123 Challenge Blog. What an awesome challenge this month. I really enjoyed the color of this challenge. I love doing the girly pages, with only boys in this house. I borrow a girlfriends daughter and enjoy scraping them very much. For this challenge I have used a photo of my friends daughter Ebony, taken at a wedding. 

When you join in the challenge don't forget to use the three requirements. Below is my take on the challenge using the color Apricot, word Forever and Swirls.

I created my LO on Kaisercraft white Card stock. The patterned paper is G45 - Place in Time and the Music patterned paper behind Ebony is by Webster's. Because I have used a lot of different things on this LO I will list them instead of you having to do lots of reading. :)

Kaisercraft Leaf Die
Coulture Creations Swirls Die
Kaisercraft Clear Grid Stamp
Wow Butterfly and Chicken Wire Chippie

Handmade flowers by Heather Waldron (Scrapysketches)
Kaisercraft white paint
Viv Inka Gold - Apricot

Forever Word Chippie by Twiddleybitz
BeYOUtiful word die by Kaisercraft
Distress ink - Walnut Stain

Ornate frame by Scraptopia
Petaloo Flowers - Botanica Collection
                            Textured Elements
                                       Spring Darjeeling Dahlias
                              Darjeeling Mini Mix
Petaloo Mini Butterflies.

I hope you have liked my take on the challenge at 123 Challenge Blog and that you hop on over to the blog, checkout what the other DT girls have been up to and join in the challenge.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

One's Destination

Hi ladies and gentlemen and welcome. Today is a day for catching up on my posts. I have been a little bad with the school holidays and a few other things that have been happening in my life. So today again I bring to you another post. This one I have created for the challenge over at 
Sassy Scrappers. It is a gorgeous beach mood board.  

This is my take on the challenge and I made it quite a challenge for myself. As you can see there are no patterned papers. It has been created on blue card stock. Both the lighthouse and anchor chippie are created by Scraptopia.

I have used the following things to create this layout -
Matrisse - Dry Medium 3mm Sand
Yellow Cotton
Metallic Silk Cotton
Blue Glitter
Kaisercraft White Paint
Viva - Antique Crackling

Kaisercraft clear stamp - Distress
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Matisse Structure - metallic Sliver
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - Blue Hawaiian Blue

Impasto Gel Medium
Matisse Ink - Carmine (Lighthouse roof)
                              Yellow Deep
Prima Color Blooms - Glistening Waves

Thanks for once again joining me at my blog. I hope you have enjoyed my tale on the mood board at Sassy Scrappers.

Real Life

Hello all and a huge welcome as always from me. Today I would like to show you my latest creation for my DT position over at Let's Capture Our Memories. As always it is to a wonderful sketch. Each reveal you have a LO sketch and a card sketch. For my DT position it is the LO and we would love to have you come and join in the fun. 

I'm so happy with this LO. There are times when I do a layout and think to myself, "yes, just how I was thinking". Well this was one of those times. The three photos were taken with my phone very early one morning on my school bus run. They are of neighbors properties. It was a frosty, foggy and chilly morning with the sun shinning bright letting us know the day ahead was going to be beautiful and warm. 

The barb wire and windmill chippies are by Scraptioia. On the bard wire behind the pictures I have used Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs and then in spots embossing powder -Silver and Bronze. On the other small pieces of barb wire that I cut up I have used a Grey Copic and over that I used some Color Box Pigment Ink - Frosted White. The patterned papers I chose were a mix of Kaisercraft this time - Hunt & Gather, Grunge and Base Coat collections. Behind the photos I used black card stock.

I colored the windmill with Distress Ink - Gather Twigs and the placed a little Color Box Pigment Ink - Frosted White in places which give it a bit of a sliver look. In a few spots over that I used a black ink very lightly and this give it a grey/black look. Here and there I used Twine to resemble rope which seems to be a must to have on all farms :) especially ours.

The wire stencil is by Scraptopia and I used Modeling Paste and then when dry inked over it with Distress ink gathered Twigs. The Chicken Wire Chippie is by Dusty Attic and I have left it the natural color and felt it matched in great with the look. For the title I used the same method as I did for the windmill but not the black.

So Proud

Hello all and welcome. This is my second post for the month over at Scrapbookit. I hope you like it. The design team has now finished the final posts for the month and next month Jo will be posting new design them. Pop on over and check out what we have been up to and please call back next month for the new challenge and to see the new design team.

Over at Scrapbookit this month it has been all about the men in our lives that are our Hero's. My first LO was about my boys and their Hero, my dad. Now for this month it ia about the same wonderful man, My Dad. This time though it is about him being my Hero. I hope you like my LO.

The awesome patterned papers used are by BoBunny - Somewhere in Time Collection. They are great male colors and have flying machines - hot air balloons and even cogs and clocks on them. As soon as I started to put this LO together I knew I had to use some chippie cogs on it and the ones I chose are by WOW - Clock & Gears and Cog & Gears. I  then decided the WOW chippie So Proud was just right as my Dad is one that I'm so proud of. I used Modeling Paste, then Studio Black Gesso on them. When that was dry I then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mists - Bronze. All products that can be purchased through the Scrapbookit store and arrive in your mail. Just the way I love to shop.

With my patterned paper where the cogs were I decided to cut around them a little and place the photo in behind them. On the edges of my patterned papers I inked with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. On my black cardstock for my back ground I decided to use my Kaisercraft Quarters Stencil with texture paste. Over that I inked with the Vintage Photo and then sprayed with the Pearls Bronze. I was excited though to use my Banksia (gold) Embossing Powder by Pipe Dream Inks that I got from Jo at the last retreat. I used a glue stick first and then the embossing powder over that, then my heat gun. I just love how it come up.

 To finish it off I made this little tag from the patterned papers. I printed it out and then inked the edge and placed a little ink over the paper as well. It give it a little more of an old look (like my dad hehe) to stand out from the other patterned papers and match better. At each corner I placed a Black Pearl by Flourish With A Bling.

Thank you so much for joining me at my blog again. I love it when you call over. I know from personal experience it is so hard to get to everyone's blog. 

Monday, 22 September 2014


Hello beautiful people. It's the first day of the school holidays
and I couldn't be happier. I love spending time with my boys.
They seem to be growing much faster than I want so I like to
take every chance there is to spend time with them. 

The layout I would like to show you today is for my DT at 
123 Challenge Bog. As always you have three requirements
for this challenge and they are always fun. This month the 
challenge is 

Colour: Khaki
Word: Emphasise
Technique: Hidden Journaling
For my LO I chose a photo my girlfriends son Lockie. He just loves to 
fish  with his dad and would do it every day if he could. This is my take
on the challenge. 

The patterned paper I used is by Kaisercraft - Attitude range. I inked the 
edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Once I had done that I then used my 
journal pen and and did some stitching around the edges.

For my hidden journal I decided I would do it on tags which I placed 
behind the photos and titled them Fishing Trip. I also inked the edge 
of these too. The title chippie - Hooked - is by Scraptopia. I colored it
Copic - 100 Black and then used a little Kaisercraft white ink over it.
The fishing embellishments are by EK Success and Sandylion. For 
Lockie's name I used Kaisercraft's Alphas sticker sheet. As you can
see in the pic below I have used the word Emphasise in my writing.
Over at the 123 Challenge Blog there is some lovely work by the rest 
of the DT girls to get you mojo running. Please pop on over and check 
them out. Join in the fun and be in the running for a wonderful prize. 
September is a great month for the male pages and these colors are the 
bees knees. So please hop on over. 

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.