Monday, 10 December 2012

Time Flies

Just where does the time go? My last post was over a month ago, l cannot believe it!
Here is my layout for BITW using the word BREATHE.

The papers are from Simple Stories. and the layout came together quickly.
I have hidden journalling under the smaller photos explaining Tom competing in his last cross country at school.

Using a stencil, l added some texture paste and machine stitching to the top third of the layout.


Here is another layout using those gorgeous papers and embellishments from Prima
I really love these bright colours. This is a recent photo of my Alana and myself.


I did some distressing and stamping, made some paper rosettes, added liquid pearls to the punched pattern paper, as well as to the inked chipboard fence.
The journalling is hidden under the photo and forms part of the title.

Christmas is quickly approaching and it's a busy time of year for everyone.
I hope it's a good time for you all :)


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

October Sketch

Another sketch is up at MCS

This is my take

The papers and embellishments are all Prima.
I have distressed 4 papers and used these as my backgrounds, to which l gave two a decorative punched edge.
I cut out some scalloped circles and layered these on doillies
My journalling is on the hidden tag with the orange ribbon.
The small flowers have been pulled apart and layered.
I added some buttons in similar colours and a little bit of bling

Thanks for looking.
If you are having a bet on the Melbourne Cup today, l hope you back a winner!


Thursday, 1 November 2012

Another One

My entry for Bird is the Word
Spring/Summer/Winter/Fall are the words to be used somewhere on your layout.
I chose Summer as my word

Here is my take using papers from Simple Stories, which made up the  MCS August Main kit

Here are some close ups

 Everything coordinates so well with. All l had to do was layer up some elements, add some ink, a little decorative edging, some liquid pearls and bingo l'm finished.
Thanks for looking and leave a comment if you like. I love reading them!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Yes l am back after being AWOL for a few months. I am settling into a new house and have finally got the internet up and running. I cannot believe how reliant on Wi Fi l am.
I see l am up to double figures in followers as well, thanks girls :)

Music is one of the current words being used over at BTW. I know my life wouldn't be the same without music and here is my layout. We hired a DJ for Tom's 18th birthday and while he wasn't looking the girls couldn't miss a photo opportunity

I used a mixture of papers on this layout, some old and some new. Inked everything, layered flowers, buttons and chipboard, stamped some clocks, added a bling swirl, cut out some PP, inked flowers and added glitter to the large white flower. This one and the pink one are from Manorhouse Creations. The lettering is a mix of Basic Grey and Pink Paislee.
Here are some close ups


Thanks for looking and remember to keep smiling:)

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Scrap the Girls

The challenge over at Scrap the Girls for this month is to use Sports or Action photos.
Here is my take using a picture of Alana taken on holidays at the beach up at 1770 in Queensland.

I have used papers from Pink Paislee, Simple Stories, Websters and Creative Imaginations.
I just love these colours!!
Embellishments are Pink Paislee chipboard stickers and rub ons, Echo Park stickers and Prima flowers and butterfly.
The Cherish stamp is from Kaiser
I have added liquid pearls and the little stars are made with texture paste and a mask

Thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment. 

Sunday, 9 September 2012

August Sketch

Happy Sunday everyone!! 
Another month, another sketch to be done over at MCS and here is the sketch for September
Here is my take using papers from Simple Stories
Here are some close ups

Once l had cut out pieces from the PP'S this came together pretty quickly with layering and popping up certain elements. I am totally addicted to Liquid Pearls which l used in different colours to outline some of the shapes. Everything was inked and l found an old transperency which l tucked under my photo on the left side. Cut out some paper flowers, added some twine and Prima flowers and l'm done.
Thanks for looking, please leave a comment and join my blog if you wish.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

MCS Blog Hop

There is a blog hop going on over at MCS.
I  suscribe to their monthly main kit and this month l wish l was getting the Limited Edition kit, it is truly gorgeous and full of Prima goodies Here is pic

Check them out to see all their great kits

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Another Sketch

A very quick post this week from me, too much work on at the moment and no time to scrap!
Life can be unfair to us scrappers. lol
Another month and another sketch comp
Here is the sketch l used for my layout from Sketches with a Twist

You had to use ink or misting and here is my take

Here are some close ups

I have added hand stitching, liquid pearls, border punched edges. The chipboard has been covered with gesso and then misted as well.

Until l find some free time, enjoy yourselves:)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Glitz Design papers

Here are a couple of layouts recently done using papers and embellishments from Glitz

It's so easy to design pages when you use everything from the same collection.
Here are some close ups

I distressed and inked all the papers and added liquid pearls to the printed sentiment on the background paper. Border punches were used and Spellbinders dies 

I used a mixture of flowers from Prima, Manor House and others l had in my stash. The main butterfly is Prima

Here is another layout. I love this photo of my mum and Tom.

The bottom half of the page is another paper layered over the top of the background and border punched. The Believe stamp is from Kaisercraft
Liquid pearls have been added along the edge of the floral paper, the chipboard half circle has been painted and mod podge put over that.
The flowers are once again a mixture of Prima and Manorhouse

Here are a couple of close ups

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Reached the End

Well it seems like such a long time since l blogged something.
Oh yeah, it is!!
Life is busy, busy, busy but l did manage to finish a layout for BTW
The word to use was REACH and l hid the journalling under the photo.
After a delayed flight out of Vegas we arrived in Maimi to find we had missed our connecting flight to Orlando by 15 minutes.
The airline put us up in a hotel and gave us vouchers to use for dinner in the airport.
This is us eating our dinner on the run. We were tired and sad to have missed out flight.

Here are some close ups

I have used liquid pearls to outline the black flower, added twine over the top, cut out some of the papers, inked and layered. The papers are from Teresa Collins.

Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you like and please feel free to be a follower
Life is short, live every moment to its fullest!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Gotta Love Sketches

I wanted to use this sketch for a layout so l did a bit of a rush job this week.
It's from Sketchabilities - check them out

Here is my take - more pictures from our Disney World trip

The whole layout is made from the July main kit at My Creative Skcrapbook
The papers are from Carta Bella and have the most amazing texture.

So this time l used a mask and added misting as well
I cut out a banner and popped it up over the top banner on the paper.
Everything has been inked.
The circles on my bottom banner are popped as well
 Here are some close ups

Must dash, the kids are starrrrving. (familiar sounds l hear at this time of the day)
You would think they never got fed!!

Monday, 23 July 2012

After the Big Move!!

Moving is sooo exhausting. It's been a week since we moved out of our lovely home. Everything has gone into storage and the kids and l are about to start a new chapter in our lives! Lets hope it brings happiness and good times.

Here are a couple of layouts l did in between all the packing.

The papers are Prima and l cut out elements and inked them

The chipboard is from Imaginarium Designs which l just inked 

These lovely flowers are from Manorhouse Creations

Here is another layout using a kit from My Creative Scrapbooks This was the June main kit.

The papers and embellishments are gorgeous and are from Prima 
I cut out lots of flowers and also made some from punches that l inked and popped up.
I also punched out a frame for my photo
Lastly l added liquid pearl drops to outline some elements

Please leave a comment
I enjoy reading them 
Have a great day!!!