Friday, January 27, 2012

White with 1 - January Challenge

I've used Making Memories paper, Basic Grey Alpha,  Jenny Bowlin Ticket, Bella Alpha, Kaisercraft  Fence Flourish & Paint, Buttons, Brad, Farm Ribbon, Mesh Lace, Brown Twine & Flowers from my stash, Brilliance Ink & Stampin’ Up Ink on this page.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #3

I've flipped this sketch using Rustic Charm paper, fence flourish, transparent clock and American Craft alphas, punched butterflies, kindy glitz glitter and a couple of things from my stash.

Gotta Love Sharing

Good morning, I came across a great blog yesterday and thought I would share it with you.  The page can be found at
Lisa, at What a Beautiful Mess, is such a sharing lady and has great ideas and tutorials, especially for making flowers.  I've made three flowers so far and am very excited about what I've learnt.
Karen Shady is another wonderful lady who's willing to share her ideas on handmade embellishments.
What a wonderful world of like minded people I've found by blogging.

 My attempt at the flowers from Lisa at what a beautiful mess

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Get Picky Challenge #16

This is of my gorgeous grandson Mitchell who's always wanting to know what's going on and if he likes it, he's off on a mission.

I've used Stampin' Up Cardstock, Making Memories and Basic Grey Papers, American Craft Alphas, Stampin' Up Ink, Carl Punches, Sharpie Pen, Cord and Brads from stash.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

TSC New Release Giveaway

Are you interested in a chance to receive a brilliant giveway?

The rules are simple. Just write a short post on your blog with the picture that you can see above. Then, leave a comment under their blog page post including a link to your blog!
They also have a Giveaway on their Facebook fanpage – it’s enough if you re-share their photo on your personal boards! That’s it!
They will  randomly choose two people playing along at the Facebook Giveaway (one from Poland and one from abroad) and two people from those who leave comment on their blog.
And what can you win?

Monday, January 23, 2012

TSG140 - Love is in the Air

This was a card I made for my husband, the bottom picture was on the inside of the card.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I'm submitting this one of my grandfather and his mum to the 'Stuck' challenge.

Bird is the Word

This is my submission to Bird is the Word Challenge.  I've used a mixture of techniques with this page of my aunties wedding approximated 50+ years ago.

Daring You To Scrap

My submission to Daring you to Scrap where you were asked to use up some scrap materials.  The photo is of my only granddaughter Teaghan who is now 13 years old.

Scrap the Boys

This is my submission to Scrap the Boys and it's of my son approximately 27 years ago.  I made the fish hooks out of jewellers wire for this project.

Scrap the Girls

This is for the January Challenge of Scrap the Girls and it's of my daughter when she was about two years old, she's now 34 years old and you can see her in the page titled 'In 2012'.  I've used some beautiful products on this page, Kaisercraft paper, gates and birds, Green Tara Flowers, doilies and American Craft alphas etc.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Random Winner for OUAS

I've just arrived home from my holiday and discovered my random winning page titled "In 2012" that I entered in Once Upon A Sketch.  I am so excited I can hardly concentrate, it's really inspired me to try a few more challenges.  Thanks to the beautiful papers from Bo Bunny and Prima flowers etc. that I used on my page and especially the photo of my gorgeous daughter.


Thursday, January 19, 2012


My husband and I have just spent six glorious days in Healesville, Victoria, Australia with four other friends.  We did some sightseeing and went to Marysville one day, it's a gorgeous country town and it was so lovely to see it regenerating following the horrific bushfires in 2009.  A great place to visit is Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden where he's rebuilt his house and garden along with reconstruction of the sculptures that were damaged in the fires.

Healesville is also a beautiful country town about and hour and a half from the city of Melbourne, well worth a visit even if you live in Melbourne or its suburbs.
I hope to be able to use some photos I took on our visit in future sketch challenges.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thank You

Thank you to the lovely people who've visited my blog and made such beautiful comments, I'm really encouraged by them.  I must say a very special thanks to Karen Shady for all her help in assisting me while setting up and becoming involved with my blog and also sketch competitions.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Once Upon a Sketch

This is my submission for Once Upon a Sketch.  
I've used Bo Bunny paper, cardstock, Kaisercraft Bling and Clock Stamp, Prima Flowers and Butterfly, Vintage Lace, American Craft alpha, Pebbles Inc. Chalk and a distressing tool.

Submission for Get Picky multi-photo layout

I hope that 2012 will be a great year for this little grandson of mine, he's grown lots since this layout and is starting school.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pencil Lines Submission

Creative Scrappers Submission

My take on a sketch

I've just submitted my very first take on a sketch at Creative Scrappers.  Ironically it's of my first born grandson and the sketch was #189.  Not sure if I'm allowed to add it here or if I have to wait until deadline closes for the sketch???

Primary School

I used shrink paper on this layout, I stamped and coloured the little bird and butterflies before adhering them to the page.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My First Blog Scrap Page

I recently scrapped this page of my beautiful daughter when she was about two years old.  I love the Green Tara flowers and the Scrap FX Gates.  The paper and chipboard birds are Kaisercraft.

New Blogger

I'm new to blogging even though I follow others, I'm hoping this works and that I can use this blog for scrapbooking.