Sunday, August 26, 2012

Not A Photo in Sight

This post is not of a scarpping nature but its a craft.   Lately I am finding i am crocheting a heck of a lot. I have knitted since i was 5 but only learnt to follow a crochet pattern lst ther is NO stopping me LOL.  But ....before I learned about scrapping I used to take a jewellery making class once a week.  I LOVED IT...made lots of unique pieces...always lots of BLING.

So last night I though I would have a play with some of the hundreds (Maybe THOUSANDS) of things I have here and made some bracelets.  Mostly with an animal type theme as I am thinking of donating them to a animal rescue group for them to auction off. 

Anyway , they are......

I think I am a little addicted to the lucite flowers!!!  As ALWAYS there are some nice Swarovski crystals too.

So next time I might share some of my crochet with you  LOL.

Until then....heres hoping you have lots of creative time..



Monday, August 13, 2012

LIME TREE Giveaway

Check this out..the very talented Becci over at Limetree Creations is having a giveaway

This is what she has on offer

Here is the link to her blog...pop on over and enter this great competition

XX   Michelle

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Special Canvas for LINDA

Tonight we went to tea at our local to celebrate the birthday of a friend.  We met 10 years ago when our children started Pre Primary together.  I decided to MAKE her a gift this year so a canvas sprung to mind..

Being mindlful of what she likes and doesnt like and after much searching and advising from 2 HIGHLY talented scrappy friends I set to.

Her favourite colour is blue so i painted the 10 x 10 canvas...

Then searched my chip board stash for little bits and pieces.  I have glimemrs misted and glimmer galmmed in so many colours I can even tell you..all until I got what I wanted.

I ran a few pieces of the chipboard through an embossing folder to give some more texture.  Cut out some flowers from Tim Holtz grunge for one corrner and made a nice floral piece for the other.

Finished off with some German Scrap and a couple of Prima it is.

I took the pics quickly on my phone qand some pieces are still drying so please excuse the quality but you get to see what I managed to create.

Having just got back from tea I can tell you she loved it and I will be doing a lot more of them in the future.

Thankyou for looking and wishing you all a wonderful and creative week..


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Down Time

Being the mUm of 2 girls and a bit GIRLY myslef I tend to only ever do GIRLY style lay outs.  Even if hubby is in the pic its usually with one of us so I am not used to doing masculine layouts.  SOOOO..what a challenge it was when I ws given some of the new Kaiser Sears & Sons papers for my DT...BOY (Pardon the punn) did I enjoy it. 

On our recent trip to Melbourne we caught up with some friends who have moved there to live.  We all went to the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and watched OUR Perth team play in the was a great game.  Just what hubby needed was soome "Down Time".

I have used LOTS of Tim products on this page....the cogs are cut out of his On The Edge Cogs Die, I usd my metallic dauber in both gold and silver to paint them.  The little silver piece up the top is a bit of card that I have cut a piece out of and run through my Tim Holtz Patchwork Emboss folder, just the clock section at the bottom, and then again my metallic silver dauber to paint it.    I LOOOOOVV VEE my Handmade Halo charms..they were just soooo perfect for this layout.  I also used the silver to change the look of the brown thickers.

Think I will have to do another all boy lay out really soon.

Thankyou for looking...


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


WOW!!!!  Last week I got to attend a DAY course with TIM HOLTZ!!!! It was in Melbourne and what a great time I had. All four of us went and used the time to do some shopping and some shopping and see some football (AFL) and some shopping!!  Hubby cant believe that I could shop everyday..I cant believe what he CANT BELIEVE!!!

Tim's class was FANTASTIC..I wasnt sure what to expect. He was such a lovely person and wandered the room the whole time making sure all students were keeping up.  We made TWENTY different tags of tehniques and some BLEW MY MIND....NOW Its time to put all of this into practice if I ever get time to scrap....

SO let me leave you with a pic looking down one of Melbournes streets...

Until next Post  XXX

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Time sure is flying really REALLY fast.  Things have been really really crazy here.. I was very unwell for weeks with something that still remains a mystery. I went overseas (only just) for a much needed holiday and next week I am flying to the other side of Australia to do a very special class with TIM HOLTZ.. I am soooo lucky to be going along with a friend of mine that owns a shop as this is a retailer event.

I have had very very little time for scrapping and if I have scrapped taking pics ..well..I just haven't gotten around to it.

I hope that all of you have been creative and enjoying some MOJO.

I hope yo be back in a couple of days to share some creations with you

Lots of Love


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mothers Day TREASURE Chest

Here in Australia it was Mothers Day on Sunday..I wanted to create something for My Mum that she could keep and know a lot of thought had gone into it.  I stumbled across these gorgeous boxes at the local newsagent the other night

So as lovely as the box was I wanted to add a few touches to it for my Mum

So i started by painting with a crackle paint in vintage photo and added some luminarte gold paint over that.  Didn't like the the way it looked so i sprayed some glimmer mist over and over to get my desired colour!  Cut a layer of flowers from my Donna Salazar die set.  The one on the top i added a gorgeous brass charm to the middle of the flower.  A BIG dragon fly charm as my Mum is a HUGE dragonfly fan....A little doily and a piece of Prima bling which i cut into pieces...

Nanna on one side and Mum on the other. When I had finished it I was REALLY happy with the result.


THANKYOU for popping over....I have a canvas that I made for My Mother In Law..HOPEFULLY tomorrow I will get time to post pics..very happy with that one too :)


Thursday, May 3, 2012


Had a bit of a chance lately to play a little in my scrap area !!!!  The other night i did a LO of our youngest and one of her closest friends.

I used Glitz paper...Mulberry flowers fro Handmade Halo and a few other little Halo bits and Pieces too



A gorgeous rub on quote from Kaiser just completed this lay out perfectly.


I have a couple of more layouts to upload but seeing as how my computer crashed a few weeks ago I need to figure out how to edit photos on this computer before I upload any more



Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative AT LAST

SOOOOO..I have finally found time to start creating.....Last week I made this canvas and I LOVE IT!!

I reveresed..Painted it in pearl white and then used an ink to add colour to match the paper range (Kaisercrafts new Charlottes Dream).  I used the paper that has a beautifl damask finish on it as my background piece which I plaved inside the frame.  I then cut out a "window" in the die cuts sheet and placed avetate in that to make a "window"....

I have used lots of Handmade Halo resin pieces and some of the gorgeous new Gardenias ( I just love all the colours in these)...

Have a look

I am wrapped with the finished product..Now I have a slightly smaller one that I need to complete for daughte number 2!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Well..MY life has been crazy crazy busy of late...I have had hardly any time for scrapping which is a shame as I am surrounded by all this wonderful product to see a few weeks ago I went into business with an online shop that I had been buying my goodies from for a little while HANDMADE HALO.  So the lady who started Halo Corinne and I are now PARTNERS..she is on one side of Australia and I am on the has been FULL on , tiring and fun..if you have a moment pop over to our web site or check us out on facebook!/HandmadeHaloScrapbookingandFashionAccessories

and who knows I might even get some time soon to create and share...until then BLING make the world go around..well it does to me LOL


Thursday, February 2, 2012


Hello and welcome to your next stop in the


If you came here fromAnne Gaffney-iehl at then you are in the right place! If you did not, Mindi Brown @ has the hop order to help you find your way.

I am so excited to be a blog host for such a fun and huge blog hop! Let's Scrap is such a great place to get inspiration by the BUNDLE..

Here is the sketch I am showcasing for the hop

This is MY take on the SKETCH

I am not a crad maker as such...I love my Layout and off the page stuff but have been trying a few cards of late.

This one is made from Pretty Little Studio Paper and lots of cool embelishments that I purchased from Handmade Halo

Its a Valentine Card as I thought that would be appropriate considering the time of year... I hope you like what I have done

Now for the fun part! Here is the RAK I am offering!  Its a Gorgeous Valentine kit from Handmade Halo

Here is how easy it is to enter for my random draw

*Be or become a member of Let’s Scrap which you can do by clicking here . It is free, easy and fast! Once you get there, I am sure you will love it!

*Become a follower of my blog


And if you would like a second chance in the draw

*Make a card from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let’s Scrap. Please tag it as such   2-6-12, LEAP24 

*Leave a comment with a link to your card on Let’s Scrap.

The hop ends at 11:59 pm Central Standard time February 29th, which you would be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let’s Scrap.

Thanks for visiting,  you are almost half way through the hop.  Dont forget to check out all the other WONDERFULLY TALENTED particpants in this blog hop  ..
Your next stop will be the talented CarolSue Bentley .

If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown @ is the beginning of the hop. You don’t want to miss any of the fun!


Friday, January 6, 2012


Soooo..I admit..I am NOT a card maker..but my DT role requires cards so I have made a fe recently.
Tonight we are off to help a very dear friend, who I have known for 20 years now, celebrate her birthday. I thought I would make her a personal card, as a good crafty friend should do...So here is my attempt..let me know what you think.  I am off to tea to giver it to her..see what she thinks...

Thank you for looking..until next timer may you find lots of time to CREATE  xx