Tuesday, 27 November 2012

enjoy these moments

Hello - I have one more page to share using my November Design Team Kit from

  Here I've used a simple design to create this page using a picture of my boys eating an ice-cream - Saturday afternoon treat ☺  I've used some of the dot 12x12 pattern paper, A4 washi sheet, a Poppy Stamps die-cut, a snappy saying card and additional embellishments to finish it off.
With the A4 washi sheet, I've used it as a photo mat in this page - simply cutting a square and tearing the bottom edge - it's so easy to work with and versatile too.  Some of my favs to add to pages are: chevrons, sequins, buttons, splatters of mist and cotton thread.
Products used:
12x12 double sided paper - Calendar
3'x4' Snappy Sayings card
Simple Banner - Poppy Stamps
Tim Holtz Mini Rosette
Sn@p Sticker letters
paper doily
Kaisercraft sparklets
glimmer mists
machine stitching
blue cotton thread
photo corner punch
A4 washi sheet - We R Memory Keepers

Sn@p Life is a fantastic collection and I've really enjoyed working with it.  I've been using it in my Smash Journal too - which I hope to share soon ☺ The month of November is speeding by but you still have a few days to enter TSS monthly sketch - check the gallery!!  Thanks so much for coming by.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

build a calendar

Over the past weeks, I've been joining in with the challenge over at Aussie Scrap Source - Build a Calendar.  Each week, there have been two sketches for two months from each of their Design Team.
I thought I'd give you a glimpse at my new calendar - so happy that I managed to finish the whole project ☺

Sketches are a great starting point for a page, so it was fascinating to work with the different sketches each week, which reflected the styles of the Design Team.
Thanks Aussie, for another great challenge ☺

Happy weekend everyone and hope you get some crafting time in ☺

Monday, 19 November 2012

little helper

Hey, hope you are having a great start to this new week - student free day and we are all loving the relaxed pace - looking forward to school holidays ☺
Just popping in to share another page use the fabulous and fun collection Sn@p Life by Simple Stories - for The Scrapbook Store:
 I've gone with one of my favourite designs for this page - a banner style - showcasing some of the cute 3x4 Sn@p cards, washi A4 sheets and Sn@p sticker letters.  I've used a whole 12x12 sheet of paper for the base card - Teal/Calendar - I love the teal colour with the pop of red from the photo (once again of my littlest man ♥ )

In my previous LO, I used circles of washi - here I've used the negative from the A4 sheet and added it to the background for some interest.  Have also used sequins, buttons and Colour Shine to the page as added texture.
The Hot Air Balloon from Memory Box is fast becoming one of my favs - here I've used cardboard and some of the pattern paper to create this fun little embellishment ☺
Products used:
OA buttons
White ink
Computer journalling
washi tape
As I've said before - this collection is great for so many styles - and it's BIG!!  Check out the entire collection @ The Scrapbook Store.

Thanks for coming by ☺

Thursday, 15 November 2012

everyday with instagram

Hello - back to share some more using my Design Team Kit from The Scrapbook Store - this time using:  Sn@p Life by Simple Stories.
If you love Smash Journals, Project Life and recording every day moments then this is the collection for you.  It's a large collection of assorted bright papers, snappy thought cards, journalling cards, fun stickers and chipboard dividers.
Here's my first LO's using some of the fabulous collection ☺
 I'm using my Instagram photos for this - I love the idea of capturing every day moments and Instagram makes that very easy to do ♥  I've used a simple 'block style' for the design, with white cardstock for the base and some of the snappy sayings in between. I've also used some of the A4 washi sheet by We R Memory Keepers.  Here are some details:
 ... the title uses letters from the Sn@p sticker letters pack ...
... I've used some assorted circle punches to make the circles from the washi sheet - it's so great to have washi in A4 sheets - there's many great ways to use it ☺

You can check out the whole collection in store - I'll be back to share more Sn@p Life inspiration very soon.  I'm having a great time creating with it ☺
Happy crafting ♥

Saturday, 10 November 2012

nearly four

Hey, hope you are having a great weekend!!  The weather is a little grey and rainy here so I thought I'd share my latest page for The Scrapbook Store using the Yours Truly collection by Glitz Design
 I usually go for white card stock as my base, but the papers in this collection have been so beautiful to use as the background; just with the right amount of pattern, design and colour ☺ This 12 x 12 paper is called Stripe!!
I've used a collection of pictures of my littlest man just before his fourth birthday.
Here are some close-up's:
 ... do you like my photo mat - the lid of a jar ☺☺ ...
... I've layered some of the beautiful pattern papers and also a frame from the Watnots pack ...  some resin blossoms and rosettes using the Tim Holtz mini rosette die-cut ...
 ... these sweet balloons are created from the Memory Box die-cut - Hot Air Balloon ...  I've even used some washi for one of the balloons - We R Memory Keepers have full A4 sheets of coloured washi - so many ways to use this, including with your die-cut machines ... ☺ ... and the very cute Prima domino trinkets ...

... have also used the puffy words through-out the page ...

I hope I have inspired you to check out this amazing collection - it really can be used for so many different styles of scrap-booking - you can view the entire collection at
  The Scrapbook Store.
Thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Hello - I'm here to share another page with the Yours Truly collection from Glitz Design for 
 TOTALLY adore this background paper - it's called Polka and is a gorgeous yellow with a distressed look - so this is my base!  Once again, I've layered some of the papers and frames together and have also added in some texture paste using a new Kaisercraft mask. I've also used some more of the aqua washi - which comes in full sheets of A4.  Here are some close-up's:
 ... a cluster of Prima flowers with a cute Prima domino love trinket ...  I've used the new Kaisercraft clock mask along with some texture paste and some misting - the quote is a rub-on also from Kaisercraft ...
... the card is from the 'Watnots pack' - a great collection of cards and frames to add interest to your pages - these would be fantastic for cards too!!

You can check out the entire collection at The Scrapbook Shop - so many great embellishments with this one ☺
Thanks for coming by and hope your week is going great!!

Monday, 5 November 2012

you + me = us

Happy Monday ☺☺
I have my first DT page for this month for The Scrapbook Store - first up I'm using 
Glitz Design - Yours Truly.  What a fabulous collection - totally love this style - this collection has a mix of the latest on-trend design of pattern papers and great embellishments.
 For this page I've used the 12x12 Motif pattern paper as my base and have layered some of the fabulous Whatnots together (which seem to have sold out - they are a great collection of frames and cards)
Here are some close-up's:
 ... a Prima flower and Kaisercraft resin blossoms ... a Prima trinket - dominoes - super cute ♥ ... and some of the puffy sticker words ...
 ... a little  die-cut hot air balloon by Memory Box ...typewriter journalling ...
... here I've placed a few strips of the paper as a border and have also added in some of the new washi sheets by We R Memory Keepers - this is the aqua colour and it comes in a full A4 sheet ...

There's so many new and exciting products at The Scrapbook Store as well as fantastic service - gorgeous products delivered right to your doorstep ☺
I'll be back to share another page very soon.
Til then, happy crafting and thanks for visiting me ☺

Saturday, 3 November 2012


Hello - I saw the latest sketch over at Keeping the Best and just had to join in - love their sketches ♥
This is for sketch #46:
 I've used a lot of My Minds Eye for this page - loving all those chevrons of course.  Here are some close-up's:
 ... AC foam thickers which I've stamped over in ink and a script stamp ...
 ... added in a touch of Hambly and sequins ...
 ... cute chipboard banner stickers from MME and washi tape ...
... some messy string and background texture - gesso, stamping and mist ...

... and here is the sketch - lots of room for interpretation ☺

Happy crafting ☺

Friday, 2 November 2012

new norcia

Hello - hope your week has gone well - I have another page to share - this one is for ARTastic - the November challenge - sounds crazy to be saying November - I cannot believe how quickly this year is passing by ☺
The inspiration piece for the challenge is this lovely quilt - how clever and detailed is it?  The challenge for your project is to use fabric and stitching - lots of fun!!

Here's what I've come up with:
 ... not quite as detailed as the quilt, but rather a bit more simple ☺  I've included some purple fabric as a mat to my photo and also stitching on the fabric...
These are some photo's of our recent camping trip - we stayed at so many places and saw many interesting sights - I would love to make an album with at least once page of each of the places we stayed ☺
Here are some close-up's:
 ... a crochet flower with a fabric covered button ... AC thickers and tiny star buttons ...
 ... the purple fabric and stitching - I've used some resin blossoms and also some script stamping in the background ...
... my ever faithful typewriter for journalling (as my printer has decided not to print text anymore :(

Please check out the ARTastic blog for all the details - this is a great and easy challenge and we hope to have lots of players this month - great prizes up for grabs too ☺

Thanks so much for visiting ☺

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Another new page to share - this one is for the monthly sketch at The Scrapbook Store
 I've used this photo of my beautiful sister-in-law and her happy and gorgeous daughter - such a precious picture and I'm glad I could scrapbook it ☺
The papers in this page are Heidi Swapp - Vintage Chic collection - really love the colours and patterns of the papers - you can find the entire collection here!
Here are some close-up's:
 ... the border punch is Martha Stewart - Daisy Lace ... Prima & Kaisercraft blooms, crochet doily, 'light-bulb' trinket ... cute sticker letters from Heidi Swapp - Buzz Words ...
 ... Kaisercraft rub-on's ... Kaisercraft wooden flourish - iron fence ...and more blooms and blossoms ...
 ... details of the fence and lace border punch ...

I love to add random details such as outlining in pen, stamping, string and sequins - one of my favourite stamps at the moment is this beauty by Prima - Tea Thyme - I think I use it on every page ☺

... and here is the fabulous sketch to work with ...
We hope you will join in this month - there is a $40.00 voucher from the store for the randomly chosen winner ☺  Check out all the inspiration in the gallery.
I have lots to show this month using my gorgeous Design Team kit - I'll have projects to share using Glitz Design - Yours Truly and Simple Stories - Sn@p Life - TWO fantastic collections - I'm going to have a great time creating ☺
Thanks so much for coming by ☺

sweet love

Hello - first day of the month which means lots of new challenges are up ☺  I'm sharing my page for White with 1 today - November has a fantastic challenge and I'm sure you will all love this one:
White & Green & Chevrons
Here's what I've created:
 I went with more of a 'mint green' - one of my favourite shades of green and chevrons are definitely one of my favourite trends at the moment ♥
I've used this sweet picture of my niece with her grandma - they have a special relationship - very loving and caring and I know Amber loves to spend lots of time with her ☺  So I hope she will love this page too!
Here are some close-up's:
... I've created the chevrons with my EK Sucess punch - photo corner and have layered them in rows across the page - I've also added in texture paste and misting to the background - have also been adding in sequins to my pages of late - love them and it's great using up little bits in my stash ☺
The title is from Basic Grey letters and I've stamped over with some brown ink and a stamp - the little words are also stamps from my Stampin'Up days ☺...
 ... more chevrons - the sticker words are by Heidi Swapp - Vintage Chic Buzz Words - this collection is beautiful...
... some string, muslin, flair button from Paper Stories, resin blossom and Prima flower ...

I hope you will find some time to enter this fantastic challenge - be sure to head over to the blog at White with 1 to view all the details and also be inspired by the creations of the Creative Team.  There is also a Creative Team call-out - if you would love to join an amazing team, why not apply - see the blog for details - you have till the 13th November to apply - all the best.
Thanks for coming by and happy crafting for November ☺