Saturday, 28 February 2015


This is the first time l have played along at My Scraps and More Sketches, you can find them HERE . Looks like l have found a new site to follow!

Here is their current sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker
and here is my take using more holiday photos.
I have kept to the sketch, which makes it so quick to do a layout.
My papers are from Maja Design and the only extras l have added are brads and a flower.
Couple of close ups

 Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Stuck Sketches

I found some time to play along with both sketches this month over at STUCK!
This is what l came up with. I filled the background probably more than the sketch showed, but l find it hard to have too much empty space.

More holiday pics, this time from the island of Kauai.
I have used papers from Webster's Pages and Echo Park, stencil from Crafters Workshop, flowers by Prima, brads from MME and lettering from Studio Calico.
I have hidden my journaling in a bag behind my photo.
Some close ups

This is the sketch to follow
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 23 February 2015

February Week 4

Wow it's the last week of February already! This means it's Team B on show this week at
Lets Get Sketchy. Come and see what they have done HERE

Here is the sketch to play along with

and here is my layout of our gorgeous Himalayan Persian, Sooty
I have used different circle elements - brads from MME and Prima, scalloped circles using Spellbinders nesting templates and masking on the background using a mini circle stencil. I have also added machine stitching and a large round flower.
A couple of close ups

Remember there is a great prize on offer, so come on over and join in with us this week HERE

Friday, 20 February 2015

Bad weather today

It is such a rainy day here today, perfect to catch up on some scrapping.
I have started to use photos from my recent holiday and saw this current sketch over at
Stuck?!Sketches, check them out here

Here is my layout

My papers, mini craft bag and lettering are from Webster's pages.
The small wooden butterfly is from Prima
The hessian butterfly is from Pink Paislee
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 14 February 2015

My Creative Sketches

I finally found some time to play along with this month's sketch at My Creative Sketches. Here is my layout.

I have used papers from Webster's Pages and added some masking and ink to the background.
The butterfly is from Pink Paislee, trim and lettering also from Webster's and the flowers are Prima. The green trim is pretty cool as it is enhanced with a metal chain!
I have machine stitched around the edge of the background paper ( yes it's hard to see) and stitched to the paper under my photo.
Here is the sketch
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Today l'm sharing

Hi there, this week l am up at Lets get Sketchy. You can put up to 4 photos on your layout and l chose some photos from Christmas.
Here is my layout

My background paper is from Kaisercraft and the strips under my photo are Authentique.
I have represented the circle on the sketch with some bling that l cut up
 flowers are from Prima

 stickers are Echo Park
Here is the sketch to follow, come and join us this week HERE
Since l'm on a Christmas roll here are a couple of other layouts l have done
and a card as well

Thanks for looking, and wherever you may be have a great day!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Back to School

Well the school holidays are over and we are quickly getting back into the school routine. Today l am sharing a layout done with a sketch from Lets get Sketchy, week 4, January.
I followed the sketch and used 3 photos from a past holiday away.

I found it funny that a sign in a park had "no horseshoe playing". I had never heard of this before. It sounds like something from many years ago!!
Anyway l used the following on my layout - papers are from Maja Design and Echo Park,
stickers are from Simple Stories, brads and lettering from Echo Park, flowers are Prima and the wood veneers are from American Crafts.
I have painted gesso over the pattern papers sitting under the embellishments and photos.
Here is the sketch to follow