Sunday, July 28, 2013


I had just taken delivery of some Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss papers and I couldn't resist using them for this challenge at CSI.  
Here's my take on the challenge.

My Evidence:
Rub-ons - these are the tiny blue flowers that are scattered around the page
Funky Scallops - on the photo mat and the backing of the title
Stripes - in the banner
masking - the background diamonds
String - around the title backing
Cursive Lettering - above the photo, it's also a rub-on and my attempt at journaling
My Testimony:
Inspirational Words - fun and playful (in the journaling)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Meg's Garden - Such Charm

This is my second reveal, you can head to the blogspot at Meg's Garden to see 
the goodies I used on this page. - Retail - Wholesale

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Orange Paperie & Co (Bastien)

This month  at Orange Paperie & Co the challenge was 
Stitching, Stamping, Stencilling (The SSS Challenge).
I used a piece of cardboard (collected from Aldi) for the circle stencil, I then stamped, in black ink, with the glue stick lid.  I used an arrow stencil from the Crafter's Workshop and added texture with gel medium mixed with Dylusions ink.
The patterned circles are from the Trinket Track
The star button and stick are from Eye Candy Magic
Red arrows are from Pink Paislee
Alpha is from Making Memories
Machine stitching as a border
Office date stamp

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Meg's Garden - Cards

This is my first post for my turn as a Design Team Member at Meg's Garden.  If you want to see how I put these cards together and the products I've used pop over to 
Meg's Blog and take a peek. - Retail - Wholesale

Australian Scrapbook Ideas (Teaghan & Nanna)

I was lucky enough to have a layout published in the latest Australian Scrapbook Ideas
Issue 21.  The layout is of my granddaughter and myself at around the same age and I think we have a very strong resemblance which is not so evident now but as little ones we looked alike.
There's lots of goodies on here that Belinda Scott gave me in a RAK.

A2Z:   Butterflies
Charms Creations:  Heavenly Heart
Purple Pumpkin:  Buttons
Kaisercraft:  Patterned Paper
Stampin' Up!:  Mini Butterfly Die
American Craft:  Alpha

Scraplift (Bruno's Garden)

I recently saw a layout a friend had done in a class and I loved it so much I had to scraplift and here it is. I've used some recent papers from Kaisercraft and also used their collectable dies cuts and some very old flowers from my stash.
The photo is another from Bruno's Garden at Marysville, Victoria, Australia and as you may remember from a previous post it was devastated by bush fires in 2009.  Bruno, family and friends worked hard to restore the garden to its former glory and enchantment as it was destroyed and some of the sculptures were damaged and burnt.  It's an amazing place to visit but if you can't get there click HERE  to find out more. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A couple of older layouts.

I haven't anything to post for a challenge at the moment so I've chosen a couple of layouts I did a couple of years ago.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Hi everyone, can someone tell me if we can see a list of who's following us on the new Bloglovin.  With Google Reader we could see the list and faces and had the ability to block people who didn't seem quite right.  I hope to hear from someone who is more savvy than me with bloglovin.  Thanks in advance.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Live the Dream (Scrap the Boys)

I love the layouts that Rachael creates and I tried to get the same feel with this layout of my eldest grandson for the challenge at Scrap the Boys July challenge.  It was to use a B/W headshot of the boy/man in your life.

Products Used:

Fancy Pants Designs:  Trendsetter PP
October Afternoon: Daydream
The Trinket Track:  Bling Hearts and Buttons
Ranger Dylusions Ink:  Cut Grass and Cherry Pie
Prima Ingvild Bolme Ink:  Rasberry
Dear Lizzy:  Date Stamp
Kaisercraft Stamps:  Grid, Crackle and Numbers
Staz-On Ink:  Jet Black
Pink Paislee Artisan Arrows
Flag from Lizzy Crust

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Under Surveillance at CSI

I made it onto the 'Watch List' at CSI for my layout Bruno's Garden.  Thank you to the team for selecting me.