25 April 2017

White with 1 - April Challenge

Found myself with some time (finally) to enjoy crafting. Roughly six months to go until I move into my new home ..... but I've decided I can't wait (and miss out) on all the fun in the interim.  I've managed to locate enough supplies and tools to keep me busy as I nest in my rental and dream of the studio I've designed to indulge my obsession.

Blue in any shade is a favourite for me .... and this months challenge (Helium Blue) from White with 1 and the accompanying sketch for inspiration was a fun hour.

I've used some old really K and Company paper I found in my search of the storage facility  yesterday. I didn't manage to locate my vacuum or TV but scrapbook boxes popped up immediately. I've added bits and pieces of like coloured stickers, bling and die cuts.  I really love these photos of a much loved 'Niece' from Canada whom I visit as often as I can.  Jesie is such a delight and is growing into a confident and accomplished young lady.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my page - I hope you liked it.

23 April 2017


After many months of packing and moving I've finally found the time to enter a scrapping challenge. I've been looking and planning to enter the 123 Challenge Blog for months .... there just always seemed to be so much to organise and arrange with my relocation interstate (not to mention to try and locate some supplies).  This months requirements' were too close to the heart to ignore Colour - Pink ........ Word - Beautiful and of course the Hearts.  So here it is - my beautiful Emi enjoying making mudpies.  She's so little in this photo - hard to believe she's a teenager now.

A little sparkle, some paper flowers mixed with Prima and a few die cuts from vellum.  I've used an old piece of pink gingham cardstock from Wild Asparagus (I loved their papers).  A few punches from Martha Stewart, a little homemade texture paste and here it is.

Whilst I desperately miss my scrap room and all my packed supplies its nice to know you can still get some little treasures at the local discount store.  I can hardly wait for my house to be built and move in. Forget my new kitchen .... I cant wait to unpack the craft supplies :)

Thank you for taking the time to look at my efforts.

3 September 2016


I'm definitely on a role now with creating my pretty boxes.  This one I've decorated with Blue Fern Studio paper and added some beads, lace flowers and pearl bling.

I found a lovely pair of brass scissors to hang off the ribbons, along with a heart and a few beads. Once again I've used a set of Tim Holtz feet.

I've used a clear crystal knob (from my stash) and added some medal embellishments to the corners and Kaisercraft metal corner caps.

I've put two thick coats of Modge Podge (lustre finish) to seal the inside.  It will stand up to the rigors of whatever gets put inside.

The pearls are part of an old Prima collection and the chipboard (coloured with Distress Lavender ink) is from Imaginarium.

I really love the way it's turned out.  No time to waste - more gifts to make ....Christmas isn't far away.

29 August 2016


Some months ago I attended a class at Bella Paperie and created a lovely antique box in a class facilitated by the talented Donna Wannell (alias Pink Donna).

Armed with the techniques she taught I have completed several new pieces since and this is the latest. They are really EASY to do - you just need to follow each of the 'boring steps' at the start to ensure your creation will last. Cutting paper and decorating is wonderful fun and it all happens so quickly. 

I've used another Stamperie paper collection called Lilac Flowers.  It comes in a collection of 12 papers, all double sided.with gorgeous tags and envelopes as well as a stunning variety of floral patterns. I have this amazing collection of knobs and added a brooch (suitably adapted) to create the look.  Tim Holtz 'feet' and there you have it.

Oops .... I forgot to tell you about the box.  There is a great range of wooden boxes on sale at KMart of all places.  This one was just $9 - it's MDF and very well made.  The words 'Things' is printed on the lid - which gets covered anyway.

I promise to put detailed instructions on what to do (step by step) in the next week or so.

Thanks for stopping by ......

28 August 2016


The months are just flying by and I'm so busy getting ready to move but I was determined to enter this months challenge at Scrapbookit. Bad enough I have to miss the retreat (though I'm still trying to organise time for that!!) but I wasn't about to miss this wonderful opportunity to create a pink, girly, sparkly page in my favourite shabby chic style.

My local store (Bella Paperie) has sourced this wonderful new paper range called Stamperie (from Italy of all places). It's just beautiful quality and so pretty. This one is called Shabby Rose.

I've used lots of my favourite pearls, and Kindy Glitz (I love kindy glitz - so underrated) and lots of punching with my Martha Stewart collection. Pulled apart flowers and reformed a few new shapes, added lovely pieces of lace and some fussy cutting and there it is.

I hope you like it ...... it was wonderful fun creating it - and Bree is such a great subject.

22 March 2016

White with One - Lavender Herb

Couldn't resist an entry into this months White with 1 challenge 'Lavender Herb'. One of my favourite colours with such an olde world charm.  I've scrapped a photo of my darling little granddaughter Bree who loves taking every opportunity its to pose for the camera.

I've dived into my stash for an eclectic collection of flowers and bling .... deliberately keeping the white space nice and open to highlight the gorgeous colours. I'm loving using the Kaisercraft washie tape ..... it punches wonderfully without any resistance. I've taped it onto a piece of card stock and used a Martha Stewart border punch.

Thankyou for taking the time to look at my work.

3 March 2016

Scrapbookit March Challenge

Very excited to be guest designer for the Scrapbookit Challenge this month. Decided to put together a mood board using my favourite apricot, peach and pale green colours. Added the word 'Cherish' to the mix and there you have it.

I completed my page using some lovely Bazzill flowers (years old) and added some gorgeous metal and pearl embellishments (from my favourite store Bella Paperie). My much loved Martha Stewart punches and a few little bits and pieces layered over some very pretty Prima paper from my stash. Die cuts are from Memory Box (Catalina Collection).

Hope you're feeling inspired to pop in an entry.