Tuesday, December 31, 2013

13 for 2013

Hello everyone

As the end of the year approaches it is time to look back on the last year, reflect and look forward to the new year. I love to look back on my scrapping for the past year and pic my favourites to share, and I love to see everyone else's faves for the year. 

Here are mine in no particular order:

First Day of School

This is a fave for several reasons, love the colours with pops of blacks, it has doilies on it which I love, and the effect of the gelatos on the chipboard.

Just Add Water

Love the gelato background and the texture paste bubbles

Cheeky Grin

The rustic look and all the cool cogs plus that cute photo put this on my list.

Just the 3 of Us

Because it is me and my babies, plus gelatos again on chipboard, a fussy cut photo and a doily.

Tough As

Love the dylusions background, paper layers and the attitude in the photos.

A smile is the best make-up a girl can wear

It's a great photo of me, it's Maggie Holmes paper, and sequins. 

Photo Booth

Fun photos and love the strip, plus a big doily.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

The large photo and simple embellishments, the touch of gold. 


Monet's Garden

This one was fun, sequins, flowers, leaves and wood veneer under a transparency to make a shaker.

Boyz Rock

Dylusions background and simple colour scheme.

Santa's Watching

I have to include a Christmas layout especially one with doilies and gold.


More dylusions background work and a touch of black.

The Story of the Shorts

Makes the list for the perspective of the photo and a gesso and gelato background.

That's my final 13 favourites for the year. I think I might need to get out the inks and gelatos a bit more as these have featured in most of my favourites, with a few simpler ones thrown in.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2014!

Till next year

WW1 - December Challenge - 8 Today

Back again

Just managed to finish this one off in time. It is for the WW1 december challenge, using one of my favouite colours. The colour challenge is white with banana. 

8 Today 

I got the gelatos out for this and some created a fun background using the drippy technique. I love the yellow with the greys in the photo of Zane turning 8 (I almost used a 7 by mistake!!). 

A close up of the details:

I've dug into the stash to get some old MME felt, old Crate & OA  stickers and a new flutterby flair badge and MME enamel dots as well as some threads. 

Thanks for looking and I will be back this afternoon with my Top 13 for 2013. 


Monday, December 30, 2013

KIU December Challenge

Hi everyone

Popping in quickly to share a layout I did for the latest challenge over at Kraft It Up:

This month your challenge is to create a layout, "Christmas Themed" using one of the following non traditional colour schemes...


I loved this challenge as soon as I saw it and chose the Pink/Kraft/White/Gold colour combo. I adore this kraft and star paper from Studio Calico. I have used a few different ranges of pink papers - Kaisercraft Confetti, Echo Park and Jillibean. The edging of my layout is done using Aleene's Pure Snow, I thought it replicated the icing on the Gingerbread House.

A close up of the embellishments, Kaisercraft Confetti embellishments, Crate Paper Stickers, APOCD Flair, Studio Calico Stars and some MME enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by, I will hopefully be back tomorrow with another Challenge if I can finish it off in time tonight!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

All About Scrapbooks - Kaisercraft Paradiso

Hello everyone

Hope you are all had a magical Christmas!

Today I am sharing a layout using Kaisercrafts Paradiso Collection for All About Scrapbooks which went up on the blog Tuesday.   I have gone back to the holiday photos to scrap a layout from our trip to Switzerland!


The complete Kaisercraft Paradiso range can be found at the All About Scrapbooks store here and if you haven't already please pop in and follow the blog here, and be sure to pop over for the list of products and some close-ups.

Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap the Girls December Challenge


Happy Boxing Day to you all, hope you had a fantastic Christmas. 

Today I am popping in to share a layout I created earlier this month for the challenge at Scrap the Girls, which was to create a multi photo layout. 

My layout Today is a selection of photos of Miss Lily having fun hamming it up for the camera. 

I created this page using the Kaisercraft Confetti Collection. Lots of "girly" colours in this range! I added some confetti dots with some texture paste and gelatos. 

A close-up of the journaling:

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa's List for All About Scrapbooks

Hello everyone

Popping in today to share my layouts that went live yesterday over at the All About Scrapbooks Blog. If you haven't followed yet, please pop over here and become a follower, as we are a brand new blog!!

I have been busy catching up on last years Christmas photos before I have a bunch of new Christmas pictures to scrap and am loving the Teresa Collins Santa's List range of papers and embellishments, the colours are nice and neutral - red, white, black and kraft, perfect to mix and match for all the Christmas photos!

My first layout is Bubble Santa, using papers, sticker accessories and enamel dots from the Teresa Collins Santa's List range, a 2Crafty chipboard tree, thickers, Heidi Swapp ephemera, a flair button and a silver doily from a christmas shop.

My second layout, Santa's Watching, was my class layout for All About Scrapbooks crop day which is held once a month in Gymea, south of Sydney. If you are local come and enjoy a day of scrapping. The times for next year are on the blog under the Crop Dates tab.

I have again used the Teresa Collins Santa's List papers on this layout, plus a piece of Kaisercraft paper (also called Santa's List!!),  several 2Crafty chipboard pieces, washi tape, a dollar store gold doily and stickers from Simple Stories Christmas Snap stickers.

Close ups and produc list can be seen on the All About Scrapbooks blog.

Thank you for stopping by


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #114

Hello everyone

Fridays Inspired Blueprints sketch went live yesterday and it is a multi sketch challenge this week! Perfect for a series of photos to tell a story, which is what I did with my layout, 


I love how the sketch allows the photos to tell the story of the build-a-bear process. I have stuck close to this sketch, just made my photos a bit smaller and swapped 2 small photos for the larger one at the bottom. 

The sketch:

All the sketches can be seen on the Inspired Blueprints page, which has a gallery for you to pop your entry in to win some great prizes. Check it out here.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kaisercraft Garage Days for All About Scrapbooks

Hello Everyone

Today I have some exciting news, a new blog and Design Team has started up over at the  All About Scrapbooks online store and I am a part of the team alongside the lovely Linda Eggleton.

My first share is a couple of layouts using Kaisercraft's Garage Days, a great collection of papers and embellishments for those boy pages. 
My first layout is Cousins, created soley with the Garage Days papers and embellsihments.

My second layout is 100% Boy, that I have created mainly with the use of all the ephemera that comes in the Collectibles packs - so much!!

Close-ups and products used can all be seen on the new All About Scrapbooks Blog! Be sure to pop over and I would love you to become a follower, as we are a very new blog!

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, December 2, 2013

Inspired Blueprints - Sketch #112

Hello everyone

Sketch 112 went live last Friday, I am a bit late posting this after a busy weekend, definitely know it is the start of all the Christmas festivities!

This weeks sketch is a single photo sketch, for a 6x4 photo:

I have created the layout Fabulous, of Lily's first time at a pamper party. I have used a slightly smaller photo and then continued the smaller theme by using the elements of the sketch but reducing them all, as well as adding some doilies and swapping the upper tag embellishmnents down to the bottom of my page. My journaling is hidden on a tag under the photo.

 I love this Maggie Holmes Flea Market range, the bow and bobby pin style embellishments were just perfect for my layout.

Thanks for visiting!!