Monday, 23 December 2013

Santa time of year

I hope you have all been good this year! Santa will drop by and leave some magic for us all.

The latest sketch is up at Lets Get Sketchy.
This is the second last sketch of the year so if you aren't busy christmas shopping or wrapping presents, come and join in with us this week.

Here is my take
I have done some masking on the right side, sprayed ink over the dried paste and added some paint splatters. Then l just layered some card embellishments under my photos.
Here is the sketch to follow - l flipped it for my layout
Wishing all my fellow scrapbookers a fantastic christmas and may 2014 bring joy to you all!

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Lets Get Sketchy

Attention ladies who would like to see their work in print.
LETS GET SKETCHY is taking submissions for their online publication -

Sketch Inspired Magazine  .

This is a great source of inspiration for all scrapbookers. Your layouts will be featured along with their design team.
There are 9 catagories to enter your work into, something to appeal to everyone.
Come and give it a go!

Monday, 9 December 2013

This Week

Over at Lets Get Sketchy this week's sketch is super cool!
Here is my take using a mixture of papers and elements from various designers.

I have layered up strips of PP, distressed some edges and used 2 border punches. I popped up some stickers and the layout came together quite quickly.
Pop on over to LGS and join in with us this week.
(Sorry about the bad photography, the colour is not quite right)

Here is the sketch to follow

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Ooops l forgot to post this!!

Hi everyone, for those of you who don't know l recently bought a bar/restaurant in Brisbane. Now after 5 very long and tiring weeks, l have carried out renovations while trading and had a relaunch party last Thursday. It was a great success and l hope l will now have time to get some scrapping done.

Today l am up on the Lets Get Sketchy site with their current weekly sketch

Here is my take using papers and embellishments from Bo Bunny

I hope you will be able to join us this week. Here is the sketch to follow

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


You can tell summer is quickly approaching as the days are getting longer and the sun comes up earlier.
Today l am up at Lets Get Sketchy with this weeks sketch. If you have some free time, come over and check out the great design team layouts and join in the fun with us.

I have used papers from the Prima Anna Marie collection, Prima flowers and heart brads and chipboard stickers from Basic Grey. there is a small strip of masking and inking on the right side and my journaling is on a tag slipped under my photo.

Here is the sketch to follow

Thursday, 31 October 2013

October has almost gone

It won't be long until we are madly shopping for Christmas. That's a scary thought! l'm not sure l am over last year yet. All the shops have decorations up already!
Anyway Lets Get Sketchy has another new sketch up this week. I've used some older photos again and I'm loving those cute little pigtails on my daughter.

Here is what l did

I have inked over a mask to create the masses of dots. The red and black dots are liquid pearls.

Here is the sketch to follow

Hope you can join us this week

Monday, 14 October 2013

I'm up today

Come and check out what the team at Lets Get Sketchy have done this week. The layouts are all stunning!
I found some old photos of my daughter which went well some papers and embellishments from Simple Stories.

Here are some close ups of the circles l added to the background paper. I used my water colour pencils and some liquid pearls.

I have also used a mask with pink ink running under my photos.
Here is the sketch to follow. I hope you have the time to play along with us this week.

Monday, 23 September 2013


I have done a layout today using papers from Authentique and the current sketch from
My Creative Sketches. The flowers are from Prima and the white circle elements are from
Pink Paislee. I have used both sides of my papers to add more pattern paper to my layout.

Some close ups

Here is the sketch that l followed

Thanks for looking :)

Reveal time at LGS

Hi there, today l am sharing my layout for Lets Get Sketchy

I have added paint using bubble wrap to my back ground and then randomly added liquid pearls. I have used a mixture of embellishments from American Crafts, Basic Grey,
Crate Paper and Prima
Here are some close ups

This is the sketch to follow this week to be in the running for an awesome prize
Come on over and join us for some fun :)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Boy Meets Girls Challenge Blog

Grab Our Blinkie

Here is a great new challenge blog, well actually it's the combination of 2 pre existing blogs but now combined into one!!
What a great idea, now you only have to go to the one link to join in 2 challenges a month.

Clink on this link to check it out Boy Meets Girl Challenge Blog
After you have looked at that, go and check out the current sketch this week at
Lets Get Sketchy

These are 2 great blogs with lots of awesome ideas from their design teams.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Free Time

With all the free time l have at the moment l am scrapping up a storm!

Joining in at Stuck again this week with their sketch and combining it with the current challenge over at White with One.

At WW1 you have to use Pistachio with white. I used a circle mask and added paste and once dry sprayed some Dylusions ink. My papers are from Authentique and Echo Park and the letters are Webster's Pages.

This was the sketch l used from Stuck

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day :)

Thursday, 12 September 2013


I found time this week to join in the fun at Sketches over at  My Creative Scrapbook.
I love this picture of my two kids back when they were little at one of our favourite holiday spots.

The papers and embellishments are from My Minds Eye 
I have stencilled and misted parts of the white cardstock background
A handy toilet roll was used to make the circles with paint
I have added a scattering of buttons and 2 stitched circles on the right hand side of the layout
Here are some close ups

This is the sketch to follow

Thanks for looking:)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Using Your Stash

Hello there, how many of you have bits and pieces in your stash that never get used much any more? I know l do and one of these are brads. So today l thought l would try and make a dent into my stash of brads.
Here is what l came up with- using a stencil l pricked holes along the bottom of my layout
and filled them with a variety of coloured brads.

2 more examples

 The stencils I used are from Bazzil but you could also hand draw your own design
Why not try and use up some of those forgotten items in your stash of goodies!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

2 Challanges

Hello there, l'm getting back into the swing of things after my trip to the USA.
Looks like l will be having a few extra weeks of free time, so l can join in on some monthly challenges.
Today l am using the current sketch over at Stuck and the current word at Bird is the Word.



Here is the sketch to follow and the word to use is Explore/Travel

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 9 September 2013

LGS September week 1

Sharing today my layout for Lets Get Sketchy
This week the sketch is by the talented Ashley Horton
Here is my take using products from Simple Stories

 I love the chipboard banner in this collection and l have placed it over the printed banner on the PP.
The fish strip is a sticker and l added a couple of chipboard fish to this.  I popped the umbrella,chair and the 2 surfboards
The two papers behind my photo are from American Crafts.

Here is the sketch to follow
I hope you come over this week and have a look at what the design team have created and play along with us!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Exciting News

Lets Get Sketchy is going to publish a quarterly online scrapbooking online magazine. Check out all the details here!

Monday, 26 August 2013

August Sketch

This week at Lets Get Sketchy you can add a banner, a cluster of some embellishments and a horizontal photo.
I stuck to the sketch and made a cute banner out of butterflies which l added some hand stitching to. I love the pink ribbon trim l ran under my photo and l cut out the letters to make my title and popped them up

I really do like this collection from Simple Stories. These are some of my favourite colours.

Here is the sketch to follow

Come on over and check out the sketch and join us this week :)