Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today.

I'd like to share with you a layout I created "Wild"....
this month I had some papers left from the pack that Jo from Scrapbookit  sent me... so I got to creating...

 I took this photo at the recent A Scrappe Tiger retreat, this gorgeous tawny frog mouth owl, came and visited us each evening... happily posing for photos...
the layout was created using the Mister Fox collection from Kaisercraft.

 I created this sensational texture using the Scrap FX Palm Frond Stencil.  I really love this stencil.

I used the Mister Fox collection papers (distinguished, heroic, powerful, fearless and strong) and the collections pack.
Don't you just love his eyes.... so mesmerizing...

For my title I used the Scrap FX chipboard "Wild Child" and cut off the 'child' I will keep that in my stash for something in the future.... the layout was coloured with distress inks and Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

till next time
happy creating

Scrapbookit DT work

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today.

It's my turn over on the Scrapbookit blog again today and I'd like to share with you the layout I created.

This layout was inspired by Brenda's challenge, "scrap a photo of a friend", but I didn't follow the full challenge criteria this time...
The photo is of a friend of mine at a recent retreat.
I had lots of fun playing with some cheap water colour paints, on the coordinations cardstock (sequoia)...

Once I had that layer down I used the Scrap FX Whirlpools Stencil,  to create some detail along with the Scrap FX Hash Stamps...

and then some final background detail with the Darkroom Door French Script stamp.

I used the Kaisercraft Mister Fox collection of papers and collection pack to create the layered pieces for the layout...

 I hope you've been playing along for your chance to win a great prize pack from Jo...

till next time
happy creating

Thursday, 12 June 2014


Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today...
Today I'd like to share with you another layout I created for Scrap FX "Happiness
I snapped this photo at the May 'A Scrappe Tiger' Retreat it's a pic of three of the major prize winners from the weekend...

 As soon as I had printed this pic, I couldn't wait to create a layout with it... so bright and fun...and depicting such Happiness.  I had loads of fun creating this background using loads of gesso and playing with some IZINKs, and wow I love the shine these little IZINKs give...  

 The new Happiness... wordlet was just perfect for this photo... I couldn't have come up with a better title if I tried...

Don't you just love these new Chevron Spots stamps... I stamped them up with distress ink and used a 1 1/2" circle punch to punch them out.... how fantastic is that, so quick and easy... 

In this pic you can see the texture I created on my background using part of the Urban stencil I love that stencil it's so versatile, so many different effects are possible from the one stencil... love it!
You can also see the new Hash border chippie... which I coloured up using the IZINKs...

In this last photo you can see another close up of texture from the Urban stencil, and a small portion of the Hash border that I cut off to layer behind the heart. The heart I coloured with Inka Gold and was die cut from the 1.8mm chipboard sheet A4... these sheets are great to have around and come in 12 x12" as well, they are fantastic for die cutting and the 12 x 12" also make a great base for mixed media layouts... I always have some sheets on hand, I love them...

Scrap FX products used in creating this layout:

till next time
happy creating

Monday, 9 June 2014

Perfectly Imperfect

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today...

It's my turn today over on the Scrap FX blog and I have a new layout I created to share with you all "Perfectly Imperfect

The photo is one of the group photo's from the latest 'A Scrappe Tiger Retreat'!! This is one of the "anything goes" pics we always take, like the title says "FUN".... 

Playing with the new Scrap FX releases this month was so much fun, lots of fantastic new designs and I found it difficult to choose what to play with first...

The new title Perfectly Imperfect really does make the perfect statement for this page...

I had loads of fun with the new Ripples stencil creating a fun background with impasto and Gelatos...don't you love all that texture... and if you have a very close look, I even included some journalling!!  (I hope you all survived the shock of that... lol)

Over the photo I also used the new Sketchy corners aren't they great.... there are also new sketchy frames and word frames in this release that I can't wait to work with too... you can check them all out here...

I coloured the Sketchy corners with Smooch to give them some shine against the flat finish of the Gelatos...

I wanted to include the word Fun... on the layout and just love the font of the "family fun" wordlet... dare I say it... it's just such a fun font!...
Scrap FX products used in creating this layout:

till next time
happy creating

Friday, 6 June 2014

Scrap FX technique share

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today.

Today I'd like to share with you a little post from the Scrap FX blog... we did this great post where the DT members shared different techniques with chipboard and stencils .... here is my share, it was written up by the fabulous Scarlett...

Cindy shares an awesome technique using PVA glue, chipboard, and your heatgun for fast and fabulous results that pack a wow factor you won’t believe.

To achieve this rockin’ fab look Cindy did the following:

Step One: Spread gel medium or PVA type glue on chipboard then heat with heat gun to cause it to bubble giving it texture.

Step Two: Paint with black gesso and allow to dry.

Step Three: Use Inka Gold in a few colors to run onto the texture to complete the technique. You could use a copper spray mist (like Lindy’s Stamp Gang instead).

Cindy also used this same finishing technique on her stencil work and modeling paste for her project. Check it out:

Is that cool or what?? When I saw this my mind was blown! I was so elated she shared her technique because this metallic effect is so realistic – I love it and will admit I really want to touch it!

Now to see her full reveal:

This page is nothing short of jaw dropping. The rustic feel Cindy has captured and created here is magnificent! The way the stenciling comes busting through the page and the paper blends and merges makes it look like an optical illusion of sorts. Again another fairly easy technique with outcome that makes it look like you worked your tail feathers off to get the end result – don’t you love that?

Doesn't Scarlett do a fantastic job at writing up these posts... I love how she brings the projects alive with her words... Anyway, if you'd like to see the rest of the techniques shared by the DT follow the link HERE.... there are some great ideas shared there....

till next time


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Scrapbookit Challenge

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me here today.

It's my turn over on the Scrapbookit blog today and I'd like to share with you the layout I have created to play along with the current challenge.

This month the challenge was set by our DT member Brenda.  Here is her challenge...

Scrap a photo of a friend. 
Your layout must have the word friend in the title and have journalling which is more than a couple of words.  

Well, Brenda certainly knew how to challenge me with that journalling requirement.... I am the queen of minimal you know less is more, hahaha...

So here is my take on the challenge.... "Friend"
This month Jo sent me the Kaisercraft Mister Fox Collection to play with... in this layout I have used Brave, Fearless and Distinguished along with the Mister Fox Collectables Pack.

It was not my original intention to completely cover the background paper.  I started with the new Scrap FX Ripples Stencil and some gel medium, it was my intention to have the clear gel medium pattern resist the colours I was applying.... but the paper bled the colour underneath the medium.... so a quick coat of gesso and then spraying with Lindy's stamp Gang sprays and I had a new background.  For my title I used the Scrap FX wordlet Friends and cut off the 's'.

 There were lots of great pieces in the collectables pack, I also used some Scrap FX Itty Bitty Bets "Groovy" alphabet letters (these letters are so cool they are black chipboard, so no need to colour them)

 To further add to the background texture, I used the Darkroom Door French Script stamp, the Scrap FX Hash Stamps and the Tim Holtz Schoolhouse stencil. 

One last pic showing my journalling that is more than my usual couple of words, along with more of the background detailing, stamping and stenciling...

I hope you like my take on the Scrapbookit challenge and I hope you'll play along for a chance to win a great prize pack.  I look forward to seeing your creations.

till next time
happy creating

Monday, 2 June 2014

PTT presents Your Daily Dose, Inspiring, Challenging and Creating

Hi everyone, so glad you can join me today, 

Today was my turn to share over on PTT presents Your Daily Dose, so here's my little bit of inspiration...

I wanted to share something special I created.... I love creating with different mediums and this project is one of my favourites.... I'm not going to tell you what it is, you have to go check it out on my blog here.... if you love texture you won't be disappointed....

I use this creation everyday and I have actually done a step by step of how to do it for yourself... so to see all the details and some close ups,  check it out here.

till next time
Happy Creating