Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. May 2017 bring happiness and joy to you throughout the year.

Today l am sharing a layout based on the current sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.
You can find the sketch HERE

Some close ups

Chipboard embossed with aged green enamel from Stampendous

Rub-ons by American Crafts

Papers by Fab Scraps

Here is the sketch to follow
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Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Summer is Here!!

I love summer but HATE the humidity. Yuk, Yuk, Yuk!!
Today is one of those days.

l am sharing a new layout featuring a new sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy.

Here is what l came up with 
 These papers are super summery and suit my photo of the girls visiting a pacific island.

I embossed the chipboard corner and 'happy' circle in white.
I did a textured background with paste, stencils, fragments, seed beads and finished with a scattering of threads.

Some close ups

Here is the sketch to follow
Upload your layouts HERE to be in the running for a great prize.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day!!

Papers - FabScraps
Flowers - Prima
Chipboard frame - Dusty Attic
Fragments - Stampendous

Monday, 28 November 2016

Hello there!

Hello to all my scappy friends.

I'm a bit late sharing this layout but that's life sometimes. It's a busy time of year as we are all heading towards Christmas and l have many cakes to bake as well as a pudding to put together. I love the aromas of fruit cakes cooking !!

Here is my layout

I have some scattered stamping on my background and inked the small flowers.

Here is the sketch to follow

Upload your entries HERE to be in for a chance of a great prize.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Papers - Fab Scraps
Flowers - Prima
Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Prima
Liquid Pearls

Monday, 7 November 2016

Happy Monday!

Hello everyone, l hope you are enjoying your day!

Today l am sharing a layout for the current sketch up this week at Lets Get Sketchy.

Some close ups

Layers were built with coloured sand paste, stencils, pearls, stamps and inks

My title was covered in gesso then l added gelatos

I used a Honeypot die and kept the off cut hexagons for the background as well.
A smattering of seed beads was added for further dimension

Here is the sketch to follow. Play along if you have time and upload your layouts HERE 
to be in the running for a great prize.
Materials used
 Couture Creations Dies
Fabrika coloured sand texture paste
Prima stamps 
Fabrika stencils & liquid pearls
Dusty Attic chipboard
Dylusions Inks
Seed beads
Crate paper

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Having Fun

I really enjoy getting dressed up for a night out and the layout l am sharing today is my daughter and her friend doing exactly this.
Not only are they having 'FUN' l had fun creating this as well

To create my background l first used a stencil and paste and once dry built up the colour using Gelatos
Over this l added stamping and finally white splatters using watered down gesso

I built up layers under my photo with paper, die cuts and lace
 For the chipboard flower and the 'fun' circle- l covered with gesso then embossed with Aged Rose Embossing Enamel.
The diamond chipboard l painted in a metallic gold
I scattered seed beads and glitter glass around the photo

I finished with more white splatters, this time using paint

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day:)

Paper & Stencil - Prima
Chipboard - Dusty Attic
Embossing Enamel & Glass Glitter - Stampendous
Stamps - Kaiser Craft
Flower Die Cuts - Crate Paper
Modelling paste, seed beads, paint, gesso

Monday, 17 October 2016

Hello again!

Time for another post featuring the latest sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy.
I have used pictures from a recent charity high tea that l attended.

Here is my layout

I decided to bring out the sewing  machine this week and stitched on all my background papers
Some close ups

Her is this weeks sketch to follow and link your entries HERE

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Happy Sunday!

Hello and thanks for dropping by.

Today l am sharing a layout using bits & pieces  - paints, liquid pearls, buttons, felt, flowers, chipboard stickers - all those things we have in our 'stash'

And some close ups

I simply created layers on black cardboard
 I embossed  a chip board flower, cut it in 2 and placed under the corner of my pic

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Starting from the Same Place Big Reveal

Today's Big Reveal

It's exciting to be a part of this awesome group!

I was invited to take part in a challenge with a group of ladies from around the world. 
How could l say no!!

See all the craftiness HERE

This consisted of receiving a mixed bag of goodies and creating something using all the 'BITS'.

These ladies are so creative and l felt way out of my league at first, as l wanted to challenge myself and try something 'NEW'

However l ended up doing what l do, and that is scrapbooking. Instead of a layout on paper l made a canvas.

Here are the mystery elements l had to begin with

There was fabric, felt, a stencil, chipboard pieces, electrical resisters, resins and more.

This is what l finished up with 

Here are some closeups and my process

I used the stencil on the background of the canvas adding texture paste. Once dry l added inks and water to achieve the washy effect l was after.
Then l splashed black ink over the top. I added some stamping effects with a chipboard cog piece that l inked in black
The chipboard cog wheel l covered in orange sand texture paste, stuck the small resisters on top and added the string.
I also stenciled over the felt and once dry l cut it into strips and layered under my photo.

The paper with a word on it - l simply tore and inked the edges.
Another piece of fabric l frayed, this is under the top of my photo
The flower is a resin - l used a metallic paint and added seed beads.
The leaf was hand cut from some of the fabric
The resister was glued above the flower
There is also a chipboard cog - l covered in yellow sand paste
The view master disc is poking out from the bottom of my pic

Here is another small resin that l painted. Also included were some clear bubbles that l have stuck on the background.

A BIG thank you to Tina who put everything together, you are an inspiration to the world of all things CRAFT!

Organised by the very creative TINA, you can check out her blog HERE and see all the other creations!

Monday, 3 October 2016

It's October!!

Another month has flown by and this week we start a new month with a new sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.

Come on over and check it out HERE

Here is my layout
Those puppy eyes are so beautiful, they pull at out our heart strings in my house.

Some close ups
Stamping, ink and texture paste

Embossed a chipboard circle in blue and covered it in glitter
The love circle is embossed as well

White muslin and bling

Here is the sketch to play along with and upload your entries HERE

Tuesday, 20 September 2016


Ever started with an idea and then it becomes something you don't like along the way?

Well that happened while l was creating this layout for this weeks sketch over at 
Lets Get Sketchy

This is the finished layout that is completely different from how it began

This is what l started with
I wanted to use up some of my tapes with added stenciling but didn't like the look!!
l added chipboard pieces and coloured them with paints. The green is actually metallic but it doesn't really show in my picture

I decided to hide the tapes with muslin that l inked and l took  some of the threads to add to the layout

I was happy with the final result, funny how things turn out.

Here is the sketch to follow and you can add your entry HERE  to be in the running for a great prize.