Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Love Japan

It's a busy time of the year but managed to get my entry for the December Kraft+ Challenge completed. We have just returned from an amazing 3 weeks in Japan so have featured one of my panorama photos on the layout. Hope you like it.

Papers and tags from Kaisercraft
Map from an unknown paper.
Canvas paper coloured with Dylusion Sprays
Natural Burlap
Resin Leaves from Prima
Micro Beads
'Love" chipboard from Scrapmats
Kaiser Postage Stamp
Inka Gold on chipboard title.
Qantas Boarding Pass

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Kaisercraft November Challenge

This is my entry for the Kaisercraft November Challenge using the Blue Bay Collection I thought this was a very versatile collection as it suited multiple themes including antique, beach, boys and much more. I have also included some Kaisercraft chipboard and used the Kaisercraft mask to create the roses in the background. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Absolutely Unforgettable

This is my LO for the November White With 1 challenge. The colour for the month is GRAPE. The photo is my daughter Angie on her wedding day.

White cardstock
Dylusion ink/spray
Modelling paste
Zing embossing powder - Metallic finish Grape
Dusty attic cardstock
Kaiser music stamp
Stick pin embellishment from My2Angels
Beads, flowers, gauze from my stash.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

You Two

This is my entry for this months Scrap the Boys challenge showing our boys eating and what little boys do not like icecream. When I take Tom and Percy swimming the only way I can get them out of the water is to offer an icecream.

White Cardstock
Lime Rikki Papers
Scrapmats Cardstock Circles and Title
Dylusion Paints
Button and Heart from DLish Scraps


What a gorgeous sketch by Rikki G. for this months Scrap the Girls challenge. I don't have many girls in my life so this was a lovely challenge for me.

How many of us have a box of stamps and never use them?  Well I have decided to concentrate on using my stamps this month so hope you like what I have done. The photo is the only one we have of my mother as a young girl. c.1925

Stamps of scrolls and flowers from my collection.
Chipboard from Scrapmats and Dusty Attic
Modelling Paste
Gold Beads
Flower lace and doiley from my stash.
Sparkle Medium - Golden Brown
Inka Gold - Brown Golding
Zing Embossing Powder - Black
Mica Powder - Gold

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


The Scrapping Outback  "White with a Twist" November challenge was to use all the colours in this photo as well as the usual piece of chipboard.

I thought these colours  were really suited to a Halloween LO so I searched through my photos  and found this one taken in America in 2002. 

Teresa Collins Haunted House Paper
Scrapmats Chipboard
Dylusion Ink Sprays - Lemon Zest, After Midnight, Fresh Lime
Gel Dots from D-Lish Scraps
Other embellishments from my stash.

For The PINK Ladies

For the Kraft Plus November Challenge we were to be inspired by Pink, the artist. I did some research on her tattoos and found that she has 25 plus and that each one tells a story. So I used her tattoos as my inspiration as well as a title from one of her albums to complete this entry. The photos were taken in Japan on our recent holiday and sent to Shelley McLean and Tracy Kielty as gifts, as you all know they just love the colour pink.
Making the tattoo background was a great way to use up all those old rub-ons in my stash.

Kraft Cardstock
Pink and Black Cardstock
Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame
Water Pastel Colouring Pencils
Dimensional Magic
Heart Charm
Kaiser Flowers
Black Micro Beads
Black Rub-ons from my stash.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Scrap the Boys 2015 September Sketch Challenge

Loving this sketch by Rikki for the September challenge.

And this is what I did with it. Photo is my Dad.  Hope you like it.

Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame
Heidi Swap Colour Shine Mist - Teal
Inka Gold - Steel Blue
Stampendous Embossing Powder - Shabby White
Zing Embossing Powder - Denim
Book Page
Hand made Embellishments from My2Angels
Other embellishments from my stash.

Scrapping Outback "White with a Twist" September Challenge

I have been getting my mojo on with inspiration from this Scrapping Outback September Challenge. 
Great colours for the beginning of Spring!

And this is my entry. Hope you like it!

Completed with
Dazzeleiz Dimensional Paste -Lemon Drop
Ken Oliver Colour Burst - Terra Verde
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence
Heide Swapp Colour Shine Mist - Citron
Scrapmatts Chipboard Frame and Flourish
Indigo Gold - Jade Green
Oddments of flowers

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mum, Dad and Me

This months Kraft+ Challenge was to be inspired by triangles and the following sketch.

And this is my entry. Hope you like it.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Last weekend I attended the My2angels annual Scrapbooking Retreat where I was surrounded by very talented ladies. Several of us decided to enter the  Scrap the Girls July challenge. The inspiration was this mood board and sketch.

This is my take.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Brother

I decided to create my own background using mixed media and the colours of the July challenge for Scrap the boys. This is my first attempt at mixed media and I am pretty chuffed with the results.
I began by using a variety of the gelato orange and yellow tones which I slightly melded with a damp brush. I then added a pieces of lace, ribbon, paper, washi tape, doilies, tissue paper and gyprock tape to create texture. This was then sealed with a coat of gel medium. I added some masked dots with texture paste and sprinkled them with two tones of orange embossing powder and dried with then heat gun. I light mist with Heidi Swap  Rose, Peach and Citron colour shine completed the background. The papers are from Basic Greys May 2010 Page of the Month Kit.
Photo: Grandsons Lucas and Noah.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


The Kraft Plus July challenge requires a 'Mustard Explosion' using a Kraft background, inspiration from the photo and yellow paint. I chose the photo because of the distinct colour match. Yellow paint was mixed with the texture paste used to create the dotty background.

Yellow paint
Texture paste
Micro Beads
Assorted papers
Black gesso
Scrapmatts chipboard
Bakers twine
Funky Flair

Big Boys and their Toys

Don't you love the way grown men love playing with the kids toys. This is my entry for the July White with 1 and I am sure you can guess the colour for the month.

and this is a close-up.

Texture paste
Acrylic paint - Burgundy
Scrapmatts Chipboard
Black gesso
Bits & bobs from stash and garage

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Special Boys

This is my entry for the Whitewith1 June Challenge. I love the choice of Blue for the challenge as it is easy for scrapping my grandsons,  Lucas and Noah.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Amazing Journey

I love the June Blog Challenges hosted by Charms Creations. It is so easy to scroll through and choose your challenges for the month.I chose something different  when taking on the http:// as I had no idea what Kraft paper was. I had to get a lesson from Anne Patterson and also found it difficult to buy. However I managed to get some and here is my take on their challenge:
  • Must be on a Kraft background
  • Circles
  • Animal prints

Kraft Cardstock
Chocolate and Craft Zebra Cardstock 
Scrapmats Chipboard and Butterfly Slide
Fabscap Travel Title
3D Stempel-Farbu - Walnut
Crafts Tool - Metallic Gilding Flakes

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lucky Boy

It is a long time since I have entered any challenges so I hope you like this one of Tommy done for June's  "Scrap the Boys"  We look after Tom each Tuesday and when the weather is warm he loves a swim at Southbank and the only way we can get him out of the water is to bribe him with an