Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sweet Girls

This layout is of our gorgeous girls.  A few months ago we went away with a group of friends. We were lucky enough to visit a property of over 300 acres. Almost 5 under garden
and the lady of the house does all the gardening herself. LUCKY for me I had my camera on me and took some stunning pics of us all.

This is a simple layout BUT I am happy with the way it turned out. Dusty flower made into a lovely layered flower and some of the dusty hinges. Painted with pickets fence and brushed with just a little rub n buff :)

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Monday, September 23, 2013

My Canvas

SOOO at last I have had time to take pics of what I did on Saturday at my crop :)

I have told you before how much I love making canvas''s soooo I thought firstly I would share one with you. This one came about after I used a template and texture paste on plain bazil. I sprayed it with Heidi Swapp colour shine Tinsel and Amethyst and it was just tooo lovely for a background.

I layered the text really high on one end. I love the effect...let me know what you think

I have a few more layouts and another canvas (or 2) to share so be sure to pop back :)
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

FOUR Layouts

Hi everyone.  Its a cold wet windy day here in Perth.  Some places have even had such bad storms they have terrible damage :(

We are lucky here we are just water logged.

I went to a 12 hour crop yesterday.  I got 4 layouts completed and OF COURSE a couple of  canvas's.

It a but dark and dreary today to take pics but as soon as I can I will up load them for you all to see :)

Until then, take care.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013


Like the title says I have been  BUSY BUSY BUSY.  2 months ago I re joined the workforce after running our business for 11 years.  That was a big challenge!! THEN I got a nasty ear infection that lasted over a month and I am still having issues with it now.  All this has meant I haven't been very creative.
Sometimes its just plain HARD. I have 2 children LOTS of fur babies and a very supportive hubby but it still all gets a bit overwhelming at times.
All that makes creating very very HARD!!! BUTTT...I have been feeling like scrapping again. My love for creating canvas's is clearly still there,  I have made 4 recently.
I need to take lots of pics today and put them all on here so you can see what I have been making.
Until then I wanted to share a little something I just found.
I think sometimes I get overwhelmed in my scrapping because I compare my stuff to others, think I am not as good. Scrapping IS a personal thing. It is about recording my memories in an artistic way.
So take a look at this lovely saying and NEVER let anyone take away your sparkle. We all shine in our own way.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Another Mood Board

If you read my post from yesterday you would know I did a Mood Board Challenge from Sassy Scarppers over the weekend.  I also completed a Mood Board Challenge that is being run by

here is the mood board we had to work with
I remembered I had a lovely pic of our youngest taken at her recent birthday where she turned 13 and she had a lovely mint coloured cardigan on...so that was the pic I scrapped.

That purple paper is AMAAAZZING..its a resist paper that I sprayed with some mists to get the colours!!.. I made some fabric flowers out of purple satin, a bit of tuelle , a beautiful Dusty Attic floral scroll that I used Perfect Pearls on ( don't you just love the effect!!) and a few, well quite a few, sequins on the page :)
I love it

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Too Long

Its been toooo long since I last posted.  my crochet has been keeping me busy, which I love, and work has kept me busy too .

I went to a 12hour crop at my LSS yesterday and got a little creative. I needed a bit of inspiration so I took up a Mood Board challenge that is being run over at Sassy Scrapper at the moment.

Check it out here http://sassyscrappers1.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/july-monthly-challengemood-board.html?spref=fb

I decided to do a pic of our eldest.

I love this pic of her. 

I cut some flowers using my TIM HOLTZ 3D flower die, from material. I also cut some leaves from BALSA wood and Tim Holts on the edge die from balsa wood too.  I am just loving the depth you can get using balsa wood.
I LOOVE the cluster of flowers.
Hope you like this one. I am pretty wrapped in it.  I have another to share from yesterday but its getting late so I shall share tomorrow .

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

NEW Sticky paper at Sawyers Place

WELL....I will say it again MY POOR BLOG!!!  Life has bee a little busy and just a little trying of late. I joined the workforce after many MANY  years as a full time Mum. Quite a shock to my system and I am still trying to work out my time management.  I have lots of orders for my crochet goods and all in all my poor scrapping has been left. To be total y honest I haven't really felt like scrapping and even thought of selling off all my scrapping stuff...BUTTTT ...I now feel like I want to scrap again and have sooo many ideas in my head, even if most of them are OTP projects.

That is what I want to share today and OTP project.  A few weeks ago I bought a little gift box from a shop I think it cost me $4.00 and yes it was lovely like it was BUT......the other day I got my new DT pack from SAWYERS PLACE and I just KNEW it was to transform this box.

So I started by giving the box a REALLY good coat of Gesso to hide the picture that was on the box

So now its just a matter of cutting the sticky paper to fit EASYYYYYY.....

I added so much to the lid and I still don't know if I am finished.


Laces on the side of the lid painted sides to the box and its finished.

I don't know that I will part with it....but if I do I think it will make a WONDERFUL gift box for someone special.

Till next time ...enjoy every moment and I hope you get some time to create.

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Friday, June 7, 2013


Hi everyone. MY POOOOORRR Blog it has been soooo neglected, this thing called life seems to have gotten in the way.

I have had a few things going on.  I went back to the workforce for the first time in over 6 years. So far I am enjoying that.

For a long time I have wanted to sell some of my other hand crafts online so FINALLY  ( with a little push and lots of help from some friends) I started up selling my crochet and knitting creations. It was Autumn when I started and things were slow but now winter has begun I need more fingers and I AM Loving it.

So I am sad to say my scrapping has been as neglected as my blog, which is a shame as I have so many wonderful new pictures to scrap BUT SOON.

In the mean time I thought I would share some of my crochet goodies with you.

So for now let me just leave you with this that I recently read


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Thursday, April 11, 2013


This pic is over a year old but the Kaiser Bundle of Joy range papers were sooo beautiful and blue I had to scrap a blue photo. THEN when I got my new tape from Sawyers Place it all fell into place.

I used 2 piece of the stork paper on thee reverse side.  I distressed both pieces and then layered them.

Some Heidi Swap words  were PERFECT for this page.

Can you see the new flair buttons from Sawyers Place as well?? I am loving all the flair buttons :)  The Cromwell tape is like a Dymo tape so I cut out the words I thought suited my layout .

Little bit of misting and here it is

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Girls

Today ANOTHER of the photos taken by the very talented Angie Delarie but this time its of our STUNNING girls (ok slight bias there).

A bit of distressing, some lace that I sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist, some die cutting and a chippy word.  I inked and then putt Utee on the top.  The little flag like die cut is embossed and then I rubbed some metallic wax over it..Simple but just enough to make it pop. A couple of Metal embells that I painted and a Prima Vine.

Love my 2 girls and LOVE how this layout has turned out.
Thank you for stopping by ..Hope you have time to be creative

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

Been a while since I have done a blog post :(

I have been sooo busy....I breed Ragdoll and Persian cats and have a few litters on the ground at the moment. Busy making sure they are wonderful healthy babies.

I have been crocheting lots of baby hats and gave some to a lady who does photography. and that got me thinking. we have NEVER had professional photos done as a family so I booked in a few weeks ago.

The photos are beautiful, especially of our girls, and I got them back on the day I was doing a twelve hour crop SOOOO had to scrap a couple.

This first one if of hubby and I and really the chipboard title sparked the whole lay out.

I painted it with Lumiere paints ..then used Stayzon to ink a design over it and then....swiped Tim Holtz rusty hinge over it.  The photos DO NOT do it justice.  I just LOVE how it turned out. It looks sooo antique.

I made some yummy fabric flowers. There are some Artisan by Pink Paislee embels. A flair button from Sawyers Place.
I love this pic of the 2 of us ..Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
I have a few more to share over the next fed days to catch up on all that I have been doing, so pop in and check them out.
Thankyou for stopping by.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


On the weekend I attended my FIRST EVER scrapbooking retreat.  I had a great time..Cant say I was very productive.  I am afraid I took way tooooo much stuff and it took me too long top find thing every time I needed something.

I wanted to scrap this pic of hubby and myslef.

I used the reverse side of a piece from the Authentique range LOVELY and the paper was called "Amour".  I used some texture past to make a wonderful scroll in the left corner.  I added glimmer mists to that to get the right effect.

I cut out a banner using the wonderful washi tape GOLD SCRIPT..here is the link to this product


I MADE some flowers with material that was very kindly given to me and I have to tell you I am addicted to making these at the moment!!!

Cut out the words LOVE THIS from my Cromwell Washi tape  http://sawyersplace.bigcartel.com/product/cromwell-black-text-japanese-masking-smash-tissue-tape-10mm-x-10m and I have to say I just love that little piece on my page.

A few charms and here you go

I have a few more Lay outs I want to share with you so I need to get taking pics and adding to my blog.
Until then Take care and I hope you get creative

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