Thursday, 31 October 2013

Handsome Boy

Ok ladies it is challenge time again at Scraptopia.

This month the challenge is a color palette. It does look 
a little scary in the colors but it isn't as bad as it looks.

This is my DT take on the challenge.

I thought I would be a good girl with this one and when doing the 
challenge I would combine it with my own personal challenge that
I set for myself this year. Use my scrap bag as much as I could. I'm
guessing we all know what bag I'm talking about.....the bag that has 
all those bits off papers we hold on too. The other bag that has all the 
bits and pieces in it. 

So to the bags I went and this is the DT layout I come up with. Bits
and pieces of this and that and I have stuck to the palette.

So please hop on over too Scraptopia and join in the fun. Like I said 
the prize is great and you will have fun doing the challenge. Well you
have too because it is one off the challenge rules. If you read them you 
will see it is #6  in the 1st challenge posting, hehe. 

#6. You must have fun. Sorry but it is a requirement at Scraptopia 
that you enjoy yourself. Hehehe.


Hello all. I have been having a great time at my craft desk. 
It seems like my boys have decided too not say the dreaded 
word very time I sit down..... "Mum"

It has given me a great opportunity to get some LO's and cards 
done or finished. Not to mention a couple of, Off The Page projects
have been done too. Woo Hoo lets hope this keeps up :)

I have done this LO for the Challenge sketch #43 at 

I hope you like my take on the sketch. 

This photo is off my friend Melissa Gillard and her beautiful daughter 

The title is a rub-on from Kaiser Craft and it is so true. I know the two 
off them are best friends just like my sons and I are. It is a beautiful
friendship too be able too have. 

The papers I have used are Basic Grey and you can get these and many
other Basic Grey papers from Scraptopia.

The chippie is also from Scraptopia and I have used texture paste on it.
I applied it with my finger to give the texture I did. When it was dry I 
then lightly used a makeup sponge too apply green, red and yellow 
Versa ink. 

I also used a Martha Stewart stencil and texture paste on the background.
I then applied the same inks to the textured stencil area after it was dry. 
I then used Dylusions ink spry - Black Marble to spray a couple off spots.

Little Boy Blue

Hello everyone. I hope you are all feeling as good
as I do at the moment.  Four days away at the 
Scrapbookit Retreat was just what I needed.

I created this LO while away for the challenge at
A2Z Scraplets October sketch.

Below is my take on the challenge.

I loved doing this LO off my youngest son Harley. It is easy though
when your subject is so cute (Ok I'm his mum I'm going to say that)
I have done a hidden journal on this layout. I placed it behind the 
patterned paper and little boy blue.

This range off papers is just beautiful too work with. For those that 
haven't seen them they are Graphic 45 - Mother Goose range. 

Everything on this LO apart from the title is from the 12 x 12 paper 
pack. I enjoy fussy cutting and when I have papers like these to 
work with how could I resist doing it. 

Over at Scrapbookit where I'm on the DT you are able to 
get these papers along with many other papers and items
in the G45 ranges.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

It's A Boy Thing

Hello everyone. I hope everyone has been having lots
off fun crafting since my last post.

The layout I would like to show you today is one I did 
at the Scrapbookit Retreat at Harrietville on the weekend.

Jo decided that since she had set the theme for the Saturday
to be Halloween she would organize a trick or treat challenge.
Everyone got to pick a bag with papers in it. There were four
papers and you to do a layout using these four papers and you
could add embellishments. Oh fun if you got the treat but very 
sad if you got the trick.

I was lucky.....

One sheet had black/brown/white circles. Another was the plain
blue card stock.  The third was a patterned paper that had lots of 
boy words and the colors matched so well. Yep you guessed it I 
was smiling. Then came the fourth sheet.....Help it is white and 
lime green, so bright, yuck. My mind races and I look at the back 
and it is plain white...yes this side will work. I used it to mount the
photos. I then inked the edges.

The chippie is from Scraptopia and I used Tim Holtz Distress 
Stain Dauber - Black Soot too ink it. I also used the same color 
along with Broken China to make the splotches on the card stock.
You can get these from the Scrapbookit Store along with the other
products I used.

For my photo I used 2 6x4 prints. One black/white and the other
color. I cut out my two boys Riley and Harley from the color and
mounted them over the black and white with dimension tabs. The 
other small color pic was just mounted normal. I cut the words from 
the patterned paper and mounted them. From the same paper I cut 
the circles. A Kaiser stamp and to journal around the edge on two 
sides of the 12x12 card stock was the only other things added.


Melissa Kennedy from Kaiser Craft attended the Scrapbookit
Retreat and was going to judge them for a winner. Wooo Hooo
I was lucky enough to be chosen by Melissa for a paper pack 
prize from Jo.

Thank you Jo (Scrapbookit) and also Melissa Kennedy.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Pay It Forward

For all those who come too my blog I ask that you have a look
at Pam's blog and join in on the "Pay It Forward Contest".

I have been looking at Pam's blog and can find no better way
to "pay it forward" for such an inspirational little girl and her 
Mum and Dad. For them I send Gods blessing.

Please also go to their facebook. Kiki's story will brake your heart.
They are a family who needs too tell their story and to have
your prayers.

God bless you too Pam for the wonderful thing your doing for such
a precious beautiful child and her family.

My Brothers

Hello again. Tonight I would like to show you a LO
 I created for my DT position at Scrapbookit.

This layout was a look back in time for me. These are my younger
brothers and when doing the LO I was smiling most off the time.
All I kept thinking was..... no wonder I love makeup, jewellery and 
all the other pretty girly things. I was the eldest but was outnumbered 
when it come to playing together. Cars and boy games were always 
the order off the day. I sure do make up for that now.
For all the details on the products I have used please pop on over to 
the Scrapbookit blog. While you are there don't forget too check out 
the store for everything you would need. 


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Swim Meet.

Good morning everyone and welcome once
again to my blog.

Today I would like to share with you a LO 
I have created for the challenge over at 

Like all Creative Scrappers  sketches this one (sketch #52) was
 no different for me I just loved it.

This layout is of my youngest son Harley who is also now
competitive swimming. 

The patterned papers I have used are from Kaiser Craft - 
Loire Valley Collection and On the Dot. Anything Kaiser 
you will be able to get through Scrapbookit online store who
I design for.  The water splash chippies are from Scraptopia
who I also design for. I have used French Blue acrylic paint
on them. 

The towel/goggles and stopwatch stickers are Jolee's
Boutique Swim Team set. The other two things I used 
were American Crafters dark black marker pen and 
Sullivan's rub-on transfers.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013


Hello everyone, well what a warm but extremely windy
day we are experiencing at the moment. I have been out
in it all day. It is going too be nice to sit for a couple off
minutes before I'm off again.

I wanted to show you today a LO I have finished off, you
wont believe it, it's me. I don't do that many LO off me at
all. I never seem to find a pic that I like. This one I think is
just a pass. 

I have completed it to the sketch challenge over at 

The patterned papers I have used are Kaiser Crafts - Porcelain Rose.
You are able to get them like I did from Scrapbookit. It come in a kit 
and with the kit was a sticker sheet. The music note strip and the small
bird at the bottom were from this sheet. The rest though I fussy cut from
the paper range.

The stamp I used is from Kaiser Crafts - "grid". The stitching on the 
photo is done by using Micador 3D paint (just for something different).
Basic Grey - Mellow letter sheet was used for the title. For the white 
stitching I used my Signo pen. The doily was cut from my dies.

My journal section and the smaller writing too go with my title were made
using my Dymo Letra Tag machine. When I printed what I wanted I then 
stuck it too the patterned paper and cut it out. I then placed it on my layout. 
The flowers and birds are fussy cut and then I used my dimension tabs.


Friday, 4 October 2013

Aesome 4some.

Hello crafty ladies. This post is my latest DT post for 
Scrapbookit. I love this photo. When my two boys get 
together with their two best friends it always ends the 
same. Two quietly playing together and the other two
 playing but there is nothing quiet about their play. But 
the smiles and laughter make for four awesome boys 
who I love very much.

The sketch below that I have made my layout from was designed 
by me for the Scrapbookit Challenge this month. There is a great
prize for the person who is chosen at the end off the month so pop
over to Scrapbookit. Check out what we have been doing, leave a 
comment because we would love to hear from you and join in the 
fun with us.

For the details of the items I have used you will also find
them on my post at Scrapbookit. Great papers and more
that you can get through the store.

Thursday, 3 October 2013


This layout is once again of the beautiful Meghan. This
time though it is off her very first ballet lesson. She was
so happy and excited to finally be learning.

I have done the LO for the word challenge at 
Bird Is The Word. The word for this challenge is DANCE
and I have used their sketch below.

This is my take on the sketch.

The other challenge I also placed my LO in is Scrap Around The World.
I love the mood board which you get too work from. For Challenge #6
it is a fresh and modern mood board and I thought this layout was just
perfect for it. As soon as I looked at it I thought - Girly, lace doily, flowers
soft colors with a hint of bright cheer.

My back ground paper is Prima's patterned paper "Envoy" I used 
my Maya Road stencil on it with texture paste. Once dry I then 
used Artic - Old Rose, Tim Holtz - Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint
 Inks over the top. With Prima's Crackle stencil I used Versa - Cryan.

The little blue birds I fussy cut from Prima's "Chanson" paper.
The flowers on the LO are from Prima - " Overture" and also from
Enthaily. The doily heart is from Charley's Cache and I have inked it 
with Artnic - Old Rose and then lightly inked the edge with Tim Holtz
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, the same ink I used on the edge off my
patterned papers .

The word DANCE is Cre8tiv foam alphabet stickers. The ornate resin
from around the title I made with one off my resin molds and then I 
antiqued it with acrylic paint.

As you can see on the closeup below I have used two ballerina 
embellishments. The gold one is from Creatives. The other is a 
chippie from Scraptopia who I DT for. I have used modelling 
paste on it to give it texture. When it dried I used Arctic - Old Rose,
Tim Holtz - Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint inks with a makeup
sponge to color it. The rhinestone flourish is from Kaiser Craft -
and it is Antique Rose.


I have made this welcome baby card for the challenge
at Here come the Boys challenge #61 Baby Boy.

I have used Pearl card stock and my patterned papers
are from Kaiser Craft - Bundle of Joy Collection. As 
you find with a lot of my work I just love to fussy cut. 
Sometimes the cutting is not fussy as such, like this one
but I still have cut out the beautiful baby picture from 
the papers and also the Welcome banner. I have used 
BTDT rub-on Alpha's for the word. The lace is a Cre8tiv
textured boarder and on the edge off my punched paper I 
used Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Old Paper.