Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Hello all and welcome to my blog and the second month of 2016. Yes January is over already and if you are like me you will be wondering where it has gone. I was in hope that this year would go a little slower but looks like those hopes have been dashed already. 

Today I would like to show you a layout I have created for the first challenge for February over it Let's Get Sketchy.  The new Design Team ladies along with us oldies have some great creations posted to go with the sketch and hopefully give you some inspiration. We get a chance to see your creations and just maybe you can win an awesome prize or you might even bee lucky to be one of Let's Get Sketchy Featured Artists. 

For now though the sketch followed by my take on it. 

Yes a photo of me this time and from some years ago. It was taken in my Grandpas garden. I just love this page as I was lucky enough to get the Ultimate Crafts - Magnolia Lane patterned papers by Sue Smyth. Sue has designed the most beautiful papers in colour and design. I'm a huge lover of fussy cutting as you would know and these gorgeous papers are perfect for that. They have my favorite things on them, flowers and butterflies. 

As you can see in this photo the flowers and butterflies have been fussy cut. I used a Kaisercraft clear stamp - Stains and the ink is Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs which is also what I inked the edges of the papers with. 

The spray I have used is Irresistible Texture Spray - Tuxedo Black and Wedding Dress.

The plywood title is by The Craft Stall and I coloured it with a pink Copic and then over that I used Viva Croco Cracking - White. The letter B was fussy cut from the patterned papers and I coloured the white sections with the pink Copic. 

I hope you have enjoyed my page with these beautiful Magnolia Lane papers and that I have inspired you enough to call over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and join in the fun.
Thank you for stopping by, happy crafting. 


Yes it is February and we have already left behind one month for 2016. This means the new challenge is live over at 123 Challenge blog. For some very lucky crafty friends you may win a wonderful prize or maybe become a guest designer for next month and join the rest of the design team. So please hop on over to the 123 Challenge Blog for more inspiration from the design team and join in the fun. 
Now for the challenge and my page. 

Colour: Red

Word: Lovely

Technique: Hearts

This page is of my mum and Harley and I treasure every picture I have of her and also my boys. The title of this page was perfect because not only was my mum a lovely person but it was always lovely to see her with the boys. 

I created my layout on Kaisercrafts patterned paper - Hello Today Collection. In my back ground I also used the following - 
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Crackle
Kaisercraft Mist Spray - Red
Dylusions Ink Spray - Postbox Red

TCW Stencil - Fleur de Lis
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Modeling Paste
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky

I love these flowers, they are just beautiful and the colour of them is perfect for the challenge :)

The flowers are from the Petaloo Botanica Collection and Chantilly Collection. The cute little red hearts, another challenge requirement (Hearts) are by DIY Invitations. Peeking out from behind the photo are gold paper doily's. My plywood title is by Craft Stalls and I have coloured it with a red Copic. My final little embellishment is a Prima Water Tap from the Junkyard Findings Collectibles.

I hope you have enjoyed calling to my blog and just maybe I have been able to give you a little inspiration on the challenge. Please call over to the 123 Challenge Blog and join in the fun, we would love to see you. Happy Crafting.