Sunday, November 11, 2012


I scrapbooked last night.! I did a challenge! YAY ME! (um.... its been a while!).

The challenge at KIU this month is to use white space - EASY PEASY!

I love a bit of orange right now. collected a few orange stickers, letters, buttons and bits and pieces.
Some things you might see:
* Chevron orange badge from the Greatest View
* Dew drops from Handmade Halo

Thanks for looking!


Hi everyone,

Another month, another mystery box challenge over at RED EARTH .... where i give you a set of ingredients to create a layout or project.

Thank you to all our wonderful and loyal friends that complete my challenge every month - I feel very THANKFUL to be part of a kind and sharing community, who want to have a go at my challenge each month. And I always LOVE seeing all the beautiful intepretations of the ingredients.

In the meantime... here are the ingredients so you can make a start- planning and preparing.

Please use the following ingredients in your page or project:
* Use the word "THANKFUL"
* Use Mini-prints (smaller photos - you can use cropped ones, if you cant print any)
* Use Ledger paper (eg. check out these LOVELY Prima collections in store - Ledger Pad #1 or Ledger Pad #2 - what a great price, for such wonderful versatile papers)
* Do journalling, in a LIST (eg. a list of things you are thankful for)

Here is my sample:

Check out the LilyBee and Prima papers I used HERE and HERE
Check out the Dusty Attic chipboard HERE
Check out the Mistable butterflies HERE
Check out the SMOOCH INKS I painted the chippie and butteflies with, HERE

Please upload your page into the gallery for your chance to win an instore voucher,....

Well, Thats the theme this month - lets be thankful for our many blessings and share that thanks. It feels good! . I am thankful for being able to share my scrapbooking with all of you!

Visit RED EARTH today.



Monday, August 27, 2012

CSI Case no 33

I love the challenge site CSI... SOOOO much inspiration.... I finally got time on the weekend to complete one of there challenges, number 33....

inspired by this challenge...

And I used lots of lovelies from A PIECE OF CAKE DESIGNS AUGUST KIT.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Show Us Your Stuff - August

Did a challenge yesterday. it was fun and came together SO quickly... for the challenge at SHOW US YOUR STUFF>>> They had a photo to inspire us and here's what I came up with...

A lil Something banner
Scraps and leftovers from the ESCAPE page kit from Red Earth
Finished with HALO resin and charms.

I used texture paint again...!!!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

August 123 Challenge

Join us at 123 Challenge for August!

Another great set of criteria....
WORD: WATCH {can be watching}

Plus great prizes to win!

So here is my layout for this month.

My first time using textured paint.... I used it in two ways... On the centre panel, I painted through a crafters workshop template. I also painted my chipboard letters and chipboard shape, and while the paint was drying, I rolled a stamp over them for extra texture.

Hope you can join us this month! I love a new challenge - and texture paint was for me.... and see- i did it! so can you!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

123 Challenge

My good scrappy friends will know that 123 Challenge has always been my favourite challenge blog. It was the first challenge blog i ever completed and the first challenge blog that I ever won a prize at! Every month, if i do nothing else, I always try to do this challenge.

Well,. today, I have some great, fantastic and exciting news.... I have the great honour of joining the Creative Team at 123 Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! So pleased to have my name and my projects alongside such a talented bunch of ladies.

So here is my first page for the July challenge.... this months challenge is:
1. Colour: Purple
2. Word: MY
3. Technique: Chevron

I created my chevron with patterned paper that I hand cut - panelling at the back of the layout and the extra chevron bits at the 3 points of the layout.

Some people might think that my purple stash is probably quite limited (not my colour), so I was extra happy to find so much HANDMADE HALO purple resin to load onto my layout!

Join us this month at 123 Challenge - great prizes to be in the running for!



Join us this month at RED EARTH for our Mystery BOX challenge - where I give you a set of ingredients and leave it to YOU to create a project...

This month is one with a twist - one where you need to take-a-chance and put your faith in a DICE... so run now and get yourself a dice.  To decide your numbers of ingredients, you just need to roll the dice! No cheating! Take a chance!

SO: For July, you need to create a layout or project, and you MUST use the following key ingredients:
* Flowers
* Patterned Paper
* Words in the title
* Photos
You need to ROLL a dice to decide HOW MANY of each to use.

Heres what I rolled:

And here is the layout I created:
All my patterned papers and letters are from my stash.
I added some Jillibean Soup birthday stickers and some of these lovely flowers and some more of my MME brads.

Please take-a-chance - roll the dice and join us for this months Mystery challenge. Upload your project to the gallery for a chance to win a voucher to use in store.

Thanks team,

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I set the SKETCH challenge at RED EARTH

This JULY at RED EARTH... I have set the JULY Sketch challenge.

Here is the Sketch I designed: AND yes, its a single - can't believe the stir a double caused last month - ha ha ha....

And here is my page i created using the gorgeous My Minds EYE (Indie Chic-Citron) pack available now in store at Red Earth - HERE:

As well as the lovely Indie Chic papers and brads, I have also used Tim Holtz masking tape, October Afternoon Letters and Cosmo Cricket flowers from my stash.

Please upload your Sketch my the end of July to be in the chance to win a voucher to use in store.

Many thanks for looking and playing along.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

SFS Sketch Challenge.... and CHARMS creations

So over at Charms Creations, she challenged us to do the Sketch challenge at SFS and use charms creations... easy, right?

So here's my page:
Of my lovely Nana (miss you Nana!).. and her brother and sister.
I used a CHARMS fabulous flower.
As well as charms and pebbles from HANDMADE HALO.

Thanks for looking today!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

QUICK.... 123 Challenge for MAY

Did this page a couple of weeks ago and it took me till now to share.... its for the may challenge at 123.

bit of a kooky photo - of my handbag....

the challenge was to use:
colour: orange
word: enjoy (when i did the layout i got confused and thought the word was believe which was last months word... ahahaha... added Enjoy-  still works, still looks good)
technique: bakers twine

See ya!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hi everyone,

Can you believe we have hit MAY? So on the 1st of the month, it is time for me to reveal the May Mystery Box challenge that I create for RED EARTH SCRAPPING each month.

Create a layout or card using the following ingredients:
* Misting with masks - you should try to use two different types of masks
* Stitching of some kind - machine, hand or even hand-doodled is fine
* Strips of paper
* Hand written journalling - preferably lots of it!
Remember you can add your own pantry staples, but you must stick to the core ingredients as much as possible!

So today I would like to share this layout...

I used new Crafters Workshop masks - both the hearts (in stock) and chicken wire (currently out of stock, but Helen is getting more!)
I handstitched around the masked hearts (I love this!)
Used lots of paper strips - left overs from the layouts I created last week with Patterned Paper
Plus I did lots of journalling.
Letters: Prima
Embellishments: Handmade Halo Pebble, Handmade Halo Wooden Button, MME button and pins, Prima flowers I stole out of the April SUNSHINE kit.

So please join us this month.... I would LOVE to see what you cook up! Load your completed projects into the RES gallery by the end of the month for some great in store vouchers!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Patterned Paper - 20% off at RED EARTH!

Hi everyone,

This week until WEDNESDAY, Red Earth Scrapping has 20% off Patterned Paper as a part of our monthly Product focus.

So this blog post is a quickie to show you some more layouts and inspiration for using patterned paper, which we all use, and own, in excess quantities!

I have the entire LILYBEE buttercup collection of papers. Here are 3 layouts I created this week (2 for our CC sketch) and as you can see, even though they are from the same range, completely different colour combinations can still be created. I love the coordinating stickers and lettering in this range too. Plus I still have some left to create more layouts!

(Title didn't quite work out - "another day to play"
I'll need to fix this when i have more time later in the week!)

Remember to SAVE all those little strips of paper because they can become quite eye-catching elements on your layout.

And I hope the BACKS of your layouts look like this - creative cutting to get the most out of your papers! This a cost effective way to get lots of layers of paper in your layouts without using lots and lots of sheets of paper!

I always like to share my double layouts too....

Now i used only 1 SHEET of double sided patterned paper on white cardstock in this layout - fast, easy, balanced and quite effective. Give it a go!

And remember my April Mystery box layout?
Remember to hand-cut elements from your patterned paper, eg. the clocks in this layout and use the papers to make your own paper flowers.

Have fun creating this week!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scrap the Girls April Challenge

This month its a sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls....
I rotated the Sketch...
MME papers
Letters: thickers and lilybee
Plus twine, brads, machine stitching, transparency


BASED on this Sketch


123 Challenge - APRIL

Here is my layout for the 123 challenge this month.

this months criteria:

Anyway: here's mine:

papers: white cardstock, prima
Embellishment: old MME sticker border (checks), Mister Hueys whote spray with Prima Mask, tickets, crotchet flower, paper flowers, fancy brad, ribbon, clear beads from an old broken bracelet
Letters: Thickers and Prima, plus Cosmo Cricket word stickers - which had all the words I needed!

Thanks for looking!


White with 1- APRIL

Here is the challenge for WW1 this month....


 here's my page....

Lots of journalling, documenting my running skills!

Papers: Basic Grey. Lilybee from Red Earth Scrapping.
Letters: Thickers and Lilybee (of course - are there others???!!!!)
Embellishments: Basic Grey tabs, Pretty Little Studio Tags, Sunburst badge from Greatest View, brads, grey brick button from Bit of Whimsy.
And don't miss those beautiful pebbles from HALO - I love the BE HAPPY one!
New pebbles loaded into the shop today... so head there!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 9, 2012

I did this page for myself......

Not for a challenge, not for design work... BUT i totally love it......


Love that YOYO! (Greatest view)

Papers: white cardstock, tim holtz tissue paper, vintage music note paper, MME
Letters: Bo bunny, Thickers
Embellishments: Glassine paper bag and fabric yoyo flower from GREATEST VIEW, Prima canvas, mirrors, Basic grey fancy brads, MME clip, frame.

Love this, just love it.....


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Stuck?! Sketches

Heres a layout i did using the latest Stuck Sketch.

Paper: We R MK, Kraft, Crate
Maya Road Kraft tickets/tags and stitching.

And check out close up of the EMBELLISHMENTS....
Lil Something Mistable Flower (I stamped it)

Lil Something calico heart

Greatest View Calico Yoyo

Here was the sketch i started with...

Thanks for looking....

Sunday, March 25, 2012

White with 1 - MARCH challenge

Hello again!

Here is my entry for the challenge over at White with 1 ---the challenge was to combine WHITE, with Kraft and layers.

Papers: Kraft, 7 gypsies, GCD, Lilybee
Letter: Basic grey, Lilybee and Thickers
Embellishments:  FLOURISH and BLING from RES; Crotchet Page Runner from CHARMS CREATIONS, Dress making paper flower from LIL SOMETHING and Epoxy Bottlecap from HANDMADE HALO.

My layers are : Mist with a mask, stamping, netting, paper strips, bling, twine, flowers and other embellishments.

I kinda really love this page!


Bird is the word - MARCH challenge

Hi everyone,

Here's a page i put together - i used the first of my New MY MINDS EYE papers that I got at the Papercrafts Festival last month - for the Bird is the word challenge - and the word for this challenge is DISCOVER.

Papers: MME (follow my heart), Fancy Pants
Embellishments: Satin ribbon, Bling and pearls from RED EARTH SCRAPPING (20% off this all weekend), Handmade flower, fabric babuska sticker and pebble from HANDMADE HALO; Canvas butterfly from A LIL SOMETHING, and tulle, string, bookpage and MME clip.

Pretty pretty!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lime Tree Creations - MARCH challenge

Hello again,

I am on the design team with Becci over at Halo, and have lots of crotchet goodies from her Lime Tree Creations - so i decided to have a go at her challenge this month - which was to USE clouds. One can never have too much of Becci's stuff!

Here's my pretty pretty page..... a real showcase of both HALO and LTC!

Papers: New Scrapcake papers from Handmade HALO (OH YUM!), plus a bit of Lilybee
Lots of Halo - pebbles, rafia flower, baby bloomers, resin cameo
And of course, that beautiful white Lime tree stuff!

Thanks, and go on - join Becci in this challenge this month!


123 Challenge - MARCH

Hi everyone,

Last night I tackled 123 Challenge.... ooooooo, it's a tricky one I reckon,,....

the word "1,2,3",
the colour "METALLIC BLUE" and
"use something organic" 

Luckily I had an AZURE blue Smooch ink... which i painted on everything - on flowers, on resin (then sealed the colour with dimensional magic), on chipboard, on lettering, on buttons, plus managed a few flicks from the end of the brush!

Here it is:

Papers: MME and Glitz
Letters: Lilybee, Fancy pants, heidi swapp
Embellishments: Skeleton leaves, buttons, chipboard frame.  Speciality flower (with feather) and resin from HANDMADE HALO.
{organic items are the leaves and feather.}


Love that Bruno Mars song - seemed to fit with this photo of my Mum and I!

Thanks for looking!