Thursday, 2 July 2015

Cherish Life

Morning all and welcome again to my. The July challenge has been posted for 123 Challenge blog so it is time for me to reveal my layout to you with details of the products I have used. Again I have done a layout of myself and I think I would have to say I'm now ok with doing them of myself. 

Please when you call to the 123 Challenge Blog to get some more inspiration from the design team then go to create remember to use the three (3) requirements for your layout.
This is my take on the challenge.

I decided for this challenge I would create my layout on white as I think it shows the fluros up great. When this challenge was told to us I had sitting on my scrap desk a fluros ribbon hair tie. Like all good crafty girls I looked at and smiled. Would I cut up my new hair tie or would I go to my many ribbons in my stash. My hair tie was already twirled for me......Ok hair tie it is and as you can see I no longer have this hair tie, hehehe.
Since I have used a few things for this layout I will just list them and make it easier for you not to have to read so much.

Patterned Paper by Kaisercraft - Hopscotch Collection
Modeling Paste
TCW Stencil - Chicken Wire
Kaisercraft Mini Blooms
Scraptopia Ornate Corner Chippies

Distress Inks - Black Soot
                                    Spiced Marmalade
                         Salty Ocean
                                  Picked Raspberry
                               Shabby Shutters
Dylusions Ink Sprays - London Blue
                                    Lemon Zest
                                        Crushed Grape
                                           Bubblegum Pink

Kaisercraft Fusions - G18 (Green) and OR05 (Orange)
It's Lazer Cuts - Cherish Chippie
Medium and small Butterfly Punches
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Script

Kindy Glitz - Purple
                         Hot Pink
Hair tie Ribbon (Cut up)
Kaisercraft Rubon Word (Life)

I hope you have enjoyed my layout and that I have been able to inspire you just a little.
May your mojo be flowing. Happy Crafting.

Mother (Mini Album)

Hello all and welcome once again to my blog. I'm sorry I haven't been able to get my posts done but I'm away in Stawell at the moment while my eldest son Riley attends music school. I have been have internet problems, Grrrr. It looks like it is fixed now.
The post I would like to show you is my latest DT post for Megs Garden. I made the album as gift for my beautiful mum (Helen). She is also my best friend and my world.

This album is very special to me and I have been so lucky to be able to use two different paper ranges and some very beautiful embellishments form Meg's Garden store.

One of the papers I chose to use are from The French Garden Collection. My mum has always had a love of the colour green and I knew that she would love these papers and that Choosing to use the bird bath for the cover she would love. 
The fabric flowers are Wild Moss and are a perfect match for the green in the patterned papers. 

I just love this paper love heart doily, so elegant. The fabric flowers on this page are Bridal Veil and work so well with the doily. The verse and cute angle picture are cute from the Fairy Land Collage papers
On the page below I once again used one of the paper doily's - Mini square. I inked it with Distress Ink to bring in mums favorite colour again since the baby photo is of mum. Again using the Wild Moss Fabric Flowers. The clock I have fussy cut from the 12x12 Collage papers - Old World Time.

Again I have fussy cut another of the clocks and this timer I have used a Paper Lace Strip. The picture of the beautiful lady is From the collage paper - Vintage Beauties and there a quite a few different picture to pic from and fussy cut out.  The flowers are Paper Azaleas and Viola Posy - pale pink.
 On the opposite page I fussy cut a shoe from Put On Your Dancing Shoes. Behind it I place a photo of mum and made it so I can journal on the back. I also cut another tag and place one of the transparencies over to the top. 

 Now for my next page. 


I just love this photo of mum and I. Again I have used the Paper Lace Strip and inked it with Distress ink. This time I added a little of the green ink to the paper Azaleas and then coloured the stamen centers green to match in. The butterfly has been fussy cut from The Forgotten Meadows - Cut and Create sheet
On the adjoining page I used a butterfly oval laser cut frame. The flowers I coloured with Copics and the outside of the frame I used Viva Croco Crackling. The Cotton Lace is just beautiful and I placed one of the clock that I fussy cut out just coming out from behind the photo. 

 I just love the lace I have used behind this photo of mum, it is stunning. On the opposite page I have used one of the Bond Square doilies and folded it to make an envelope which I placed tags in. This butterfly has also been fussy cut.

Each of the tags have been cut from the ATC papers -  Vintage French Floral Postcards,  Vintage Ornate Tags and once again the Put On Your Shoes page.

This photo of mum, dad and my two sons Riley and Harley was taken at Christmas time. It is deferentially one of my favorites. On the opposite page I have fussy cut the flowers and clock from  the Mad Tea Party papers and razed it up with dimensions squares. The chippie butterfly is by Scraptopia and I coloured it with Copics.

My next page is of mum and my youngest son Harley.

 To create the bow I used Jute Ribbon. I have fussy cut the flowers, butterflies, tags and the word treasure from the patterned papers. The doily is from a die in my die stash. On the opposite page I created a pocket and die cut some tags and I will be using them to journal on the back off. 

 These are my final two pages before I show the back cover. I love these two pages. The flowers, lace and the fussy cut lady - Vintage Bathing Bellie No 6  have all worked well together I think. 
Well I hope you have all liked my Mini Album/Book for my mum (Helen). Please check out the store there are so many goodies. Dont forget to keep coming back to the blog and having a look at what everyone on the design team has been up to. 
For now though my back cover (Which I chose to leave plain) and Happy Crafting. 


Sunday, 21 June 2015


Hello everyone and welcome to my blog and my DT post for Let's Capture Our Memories. Like always it is an awesome sketch and the rest of the design team have created some wonderful inspiration for you over at the blog. Don't forget to call on over and join in the fun. 


Now for my take that I created on Kaisercraft white cardstock and used Kaisercrft black to mount my photos just to make them pop a little from the background. The patterned papers I chose to  use are by Three Boys In a Rug and Webster's pages. 

The layout is of my son Riley and I'm one very proud mum of his swimming achievements. He loves his swimming with a huge passion.

Karen Foster Designs - Swim Team Brads
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain & Stormy Sky
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Stains

Dylusions Ink Sprays - Postbox Red & London Blue
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist - Frost
Viva Croc Cracking Colour - Blue & Metallic Silver
Chippie - Scraptopia

I hope you have enjoyed my layout and please call to the Let's Capture Our Memories Blog and join in the fun. Until my next post ...... Happy Crafting. xxx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Remember This Day

Hello all and welcome as always to my blog. Tonight I would like to show you my DT layout I have created for the latest challenge over Let's Get Sketchy. As always it is a great sketch and the rest of the design team have come up with some stunning creations to inspire you. Please call to the blog and have a look and join in the fun.


The photo I chose to use is one I took a couple of years ago at a family diary farm at Cobden. Riley was standing up on the loading ramp just looking around when I snapped the photo. I love it, just so natural with him looking at everything going on in the dairy.

I created the layout on cardstock and the patterned papers are by Kaisercraft - Scrap Yard Collection.
The other things I used were -
Kaisercraft Scrap Yard Collectables
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Triangles

Irresistible Texture Spray - Tuxedo Black (I took the lid off the Bottle and used the pickup end)
Darice hemp - Natural Cord
Distress Marker - Aged Mahogany

Memory Maze - Chippie
Webster's Pages - Mini Alphabet Stickers

I hope you have enjoyed my take on the sketch and that I have been able to inspire you just a little. Don't forget to hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the fun. We would love to see you and your creations.
Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, 8 June 2015

(Father and son) Moments

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you a DT layout I have created for Let's Capture Our Memories. As always it is a wonderful sketch and I have chose to create mine using two photos of my son Riley when he was just a bub and my husband Graeme.


I love these two photos from 12 years ago. Riley made his dad so happy when he loved being in the Fiat Tractor with him. Farming is his dad love and world and when Riley smiled and was happy in the cab so was dad. 

I not only love the photos but I also love the colours of this layout. The patterned papers I have used are Kaisercraft - Scrap Yard Collection and I also used the Scrap Yard Collectables. The corrugated cardboard is also by Kaisercraft and I coloured it with Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge and Black Soot.

  The cute little tractor chippie is by Scrap FX (looks a little like the Fiat) I have coloured it with Viva Croco Crackling - Orange and then cloured the other bits with a black Copic. For my circle I decided to used Irresistible Texture Spray - Tuxedo Black. I love this spray as it has a great finish to it. As you can see I didn't spray with it, I took the spay top off and used the end like a pen and run it around, dipping it in and out of the spray. 
 For the words they were cut from the Kaisercraft papers and I inked them with Distress ink - Rusty Hinge so they matched in a little better. 

The arrow chippie is also from Scrap FX and the Moments word is a Dusty Attic chippie and both have been coloured with the same as the tractor, Viva Croco Crackling - Orange. At the top the Chevrons are from the Scrap Yard sticker sheet and I place one of the collectables over the top and used it as part of the Title. 

I hope you have enjoyed popping into my blog as much as I have enjoyed calling. Please call to the Let's Capture Our Memories Blog to have a look at the other design team ladies work. Don't forget to join in on the fun. 

Happy Crafting. xxx

Family Memories

Welcome crafty friends to my blog. The layout I would like to show you I have created for my DT post at 123 Challenge Blog. I just loved this challenge as that is just what it was for me. I'm not normally one to use gold but I'm more than happy with how my layout has turned out.

The photo was taken when the boys and I had been out to lunch and then had some fun taking photos together. Lots of laughter and fun, just what I like.

Below is the requirements for the challenge.


I have used the colour gold, and my stitching is done by hand with a journal pen and the word Family is in my title. 

The beautiful patterned papers I used are by Bo Bunny - Little Miss. I thought on this layout also I might also just list the products I have used and add a couple of extra closeups. I was told the other daynthat sometimes there is a little to much to read lol. So here we go :)

Viva Croco Crackling - Gold (on chippies)
WOW Chippie - Hanging Bird Cage
Mix of Copics, Sprays and Inks to colour bird in cage

Darice Hemp Cord - Natural with gold fleck
Gelatos - Gold and Bronze (On cardboard)
Dusty Attic - Chicken Wire Chippie

Manor House Flowers
Irresistible Spray - Gold (Sprayed on medium sized flowers)
Kaisercraft Vine Die
Distress Inks - Black Soot and Frayed Burlap

Scrap FX Chippie - Title
Modeling Paste
TCW Stencil - Chicken Wire
Irresistible Spray - Gold (To make gold dribbles)
Viva Inka-Gold - Old Gold (Used to lightly rub in patches on background, over stencil work)

I hope you have enjoyed the closeups and that I have inspired you to call over to 123 Challenge Blog and have a look at some more inspiration from the rest of the design team. Once inspired join in the fun and possibly be on of this months lucky winners. 

Good luck and Happy creating, may your mojo flow. xxx