Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Happy New Year!

2015 is almost over and l'm looking forward to an exciting 2016!

Today l am sharing a layout for LGS with a Christmas theme, and what a fabulous Christmas we shared in my house this year.

I decided to use only 1 photo and not the 3 that the sketch had.
I have inked and layered and added some sticker embellishments and flowers.
Here is the sketch to follow and be in the running for a great prize,and use the mood board for your colour combination 
 Click HERE to add your layout and
A Happy New Year to you all!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

11 Sleeps

Yes that's right, 11 sleeps till Christmas!

This week l am happy to share a layout of my daughter on a cruise she went on this time last year. Wow, where did this year go!!

It was based around the latest sketch at Lets Get Sketchy and you can find the sketch and see what the awesome design team has done HERE

I have used white card stock and a  mixture of Dylusions inks on my background
Added some stamping

Tucked some flowers under my distressed layers of patterned paper

Added a few buttons and my lettering are some old Heidi Swapp

Here is the sketch to follow, l hope you can play along with us this week

Monday, 7 December 2015

Happy Days

Hello there, today l am sharing a layout using papers form Graphic 45, the World's fair Collection.

I hand cut the flowers and added some coloured twine. This was a quick and easy layout which is great when time is poor!

Thanks for looking:)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Lets Get Sketchy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lets Get Sketchy/Picture This “ My One Word” Blog Hop. 

You should have come from Connie's blog,

If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along, then you can head back to the Let's Get Sketchy site to begin with Buffy and start collecting your challenge words. These words should be bold on each DT member’s blog

Next up on the hop is Joefil, 
Make sure you hop on over to her blog to check out her wonderful NEW inspiration that she has for you. 

Don’t forget, each team member has a word hidden someone on their page please grab all the words for your chance at an extra prize!

Now here is a NEW layout to share with you and it's titled Life is Beautiful. I have used papers from Webster's Pages

For my background I began with a mask and modelling paste. Once dry l added pink and red ink. Then over the top l added some stamping and ink splatters in black.
Here are some close ups

Then l began to added layers under my photo using paper, felt flowers, ribbon and lace

For the large chipboard embellishment and my title, l covered these with distress stain from Ranger and clear embossing powder, then added perfect pearls over the top.
The pink chipboard has two layers  - one of distress paint in Spun Sugar then perfect pearls in Blush.
Remember to play along in our hop challenge to win the wonderful prize from our sponsor, Creative Embellishments!  If you get lost along the way, head on back over to Let’s Get Sketchy for the line up! You can find us HERE
Please feel free to follow my blog and l will repay the "love"

Monday, 9 November 2015


Hello everyone, today l am sharing a layout using this weeks sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy
Check out what the design team has done this week HERE

I had lots of fun with this layout.
Here are some close ups and details
To begin with l added gesso over my background paper, then used a mask, adding distress stain and ink
I embossed some old letters in different colours to use as small embellishments
I've added some flowers from Manor House, a crochet heart from Bella Blvd, some bandage gauze under my photo, and a feather from Prima

The bling word is from Heidi Swapp (found in my stash)!

The chipboard frame is from Leaky Shed and I've added Perfect Pearls
Finally l added some bling sequins to my background.
Here is the sketch to follow and be in the running for a great prize
Link your layout HERE
We are also having a blog hop in December
Here are the details so far

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The month before christmas!

So here we are into November, school is almost finished for the year and the weather is heating up.
This week it's Team B on show at Lets Get Sketchy. You can see this weeks sketch and all the great layouts created HERE.
We have combined the sketch with a mood board, gorgeous warm colours of summer!

So onto my layout - this week l used white cardstock and coloured it using distress stains, paints and inks from Ranger. I have built up layers of colour using different stencils and here is what l finished up with

I began with a brick stencil but ended up covering almost all of it, haha
Here are some more close ups
The lighter colour is actually the underneath the red and yellow, l really like this effect. Firstly l started with distress paint and a stencil, then added distress stain so it looks like layers but feels flat if you touch the layout
My letters are Tim Holtz Grungeboard and l have added layers to these as well
Here is the sketch to follow and the mood board. I hope you can join in with us this week

Monday, 12 October 2015

October Week 2

Almost the middle of October, the shops are getting busy in preparation for Christmas and at work it is the season for weddings. So l thought my photo this week was appropriate to enjoy some time relaxing in all the hustle and bustle.

I stuck to the sketch and added some stamping to the border of my background paper, inked my edges and added a few buttons.
Here is the sketch to follow and check out what the design team has done HERE
Enjoy your day!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Summer Blooms

Wow the first month of spring has almost gone and summer will soon be here!

My layout this week has a photo from summer a couple of years ago when l was away. It's Team B up this week at Lets Get Sketchy, check it out HERE. The sketch, as always, is a great one to play along with.

Here is my take -

My papers are Basic Grey, lettering from Bella Blvd, flowers from Prima and some wooden leaves . I added a splash of ink to my background paper and inked some paper edges
Here is the sketch to follow, come and join in with us this week -

Monday, 14 September 2015


I am up this week as part of Team B over at Lets Get Sketchy. Jenessa has created another awesome sketch to play along with and here is my take

All my papers and embellishments are from Crate Paper

You can see what all the other design team have done HERE

Here is the sketch to follow, l hope you have time this week to join us and be in the running for a fabulous prize!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Team B Week 4

Hello everyone, this weeks sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy comes from the talented Laetitia and here is my take.
I decided to raid my flower collection and added bling and ink splatter.
My flowers are from Manor House and Prima, the little wood veneers are from Studio Calico and paper from Bo Bunny.

Some close ups

To see what the design team has come up with this week, check it out HERE

This is the sketch to follow and be in the running for a great prize

Friday, 14 August 2015

It's that time again!

Another week, another great sketch at Let's get Sketchy! Check it out here
Here is my layout that l have up on their site
How time flies, it seems like yesterday that my daughter was this young!

Here are a couple of close ups
All my papers and embellishments are from the new Prima Debutante Range

I have added some ink and layering and kept to the sketch this week.
I hope you can join us this week to be in the running for a great prize.
Here is the sketch to follow.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Happy Monday!

Good morning, today l have a layout to share using papers from Maya Design. I really like this line and they go well with the smoky background of my photo.
For once l didn't add any texture in the form of stencilling, paste etc, just some paper layering. I have added colour to the top of my ribbon with a gelato and inked my paper edges

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, 7 August 2015

Cool mornings and glorious days

It feels like spring may come early this year. Outside my door the fence is covered in Jasmine and some of it is already in bloom.
Today l have a layout to share from my cruise earlier this year.
I really like these papers but cannot remember the brand!
Lots of paper tearing, stencilling, inking and stamping with some seed beads added
Here are a couple of close ups
For the chipboard title l first added gesso then Perfect Pearls
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day:)