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I have loved craft for as long as I can remember! Dabbled in lots of things... Embroidery, sewing, cross stitch, quilting, mixed media journaling, zentangling and my love of all is scrapping! Creating art with Paper is such a buzz!! for me!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Trees Trees & more Trees

   KRAFT PLUS ONE August Challenge
I loved this months mood board as trees play a BIG part in our families lives!  Our oldest Grandson Blake LOVED climbing trees when he was a young fellow!  Didn't matter how tall it was up he would go!  My husband LOVES hugging trees too and we have many may photos of him in the act from all over the world!!  
Anyways I decided on one of both Blake and his little sister Jayde trying to keep up with his climbing adventure!!
I loved the green and kraft together and in particular the piece of thin wood veneer I had in my stash!  The photo does not do it justice!! It is the piece under the photo and green photo mount!
I enjoyed the fussy cutting of leaves and also the embossing of the branches and heart!   Don't you just love watching the change in the medium when you emboss!!
You may not notice but the piece of printed paper is out of a dictionary and it is T for TREE!!!

I had a couple of more photos that I really wanted to scrap too so it was an opportunity to do a double page layout!  The photos are of my first two grandchildren Black and Jayde outside a house we used to call Jimanji House!! It reminded us of the movie and I think you might be able to tell by Blake's face he wasn't too keen on turning his back on the house!!!
This cute little owl is something I made at a recent Make n Take day and is one of Fiona's creations at
Fi's Scrapbooking & Craft Supplies

Can't wait to see what Kraft + has in store for next moths challenge!

Monday, 17 July 2017

Bright Avaari

I am so glad that I am able to add both of my layout to the WHITE with a Twist Challenge from Scrapping Outback!!
Thank you once again!!

Bright Beauties Avaari & Ziah

Well when I saw Scrapbooking Outback's,  White with a Twists Challenge for July,
I was over the moon!  Those colours are magical!!

So I began with a very cute photo of my granddaughter sucking her toe while sitting in her highchair!!!   The bright colours lent itself to her brightness of being able to get that foot up and toe into her mouth!!! 

I was having so much fun with the Ranger  Dylusions ink sprays!!! calypso teal & fresh lime in particular!!!  

So today I had a visit from my niece Cassie, who was wanting to practice her face painting skills for an upcoming fair she is going to be painting at!   Ziah was first up and he picked the Ninja Turtle face painting!!
Well oh my goodness me! when I saw the finished product I could not resist doing another layout in these beautiful colours!!!
So I am not sure which one I prefer so I am hoping to add both of them to this months Challenge! 

Hoping you like them, as much as I had fun creating them today!!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017


Kaisercraft July Blog Challenge!!    This lovely layout by Sonia is the inspiration for this challenge!
The challenge is to recreate using this layout and using any Kaisercraft collection we like!!

Well this is a funny story!     I had this challenge in mind at a recent craft day where one of the pop up stalls had some Kaiser packs for sale!  I thought I'd buy one to use as I didn't really want to search all through my stash at home for a collection!!

When I got home and pulled out my purchase and checked out the layout! GUESS WHAT I had bought the Lilac Whispers collection!!   So I hope you like what I have done using the same papers!!! eecccckkkkkkk!!!  Tried to do something a little different!

I love these photos for this layout!  My granddaughter Avaari, is the smiliest child I have ever met. Everyone who meets her comments on her happy nature and smiley face ALL THE TIME!!

Thanks Sonia Thomason for creating this wonderful collection! & thanks to Kaiser for a great Challenge !!!!

Our travel Buddies!

Well Kelly-ann Oosterbeek mentioned at a recent workshop that she has several Challenges each month so I had to have a little look at what I might be able to do!

So the  Sketch #1 by Kym Cowan was a lovely sketch and my layout becomes my  Page No. 12 for my new USA Holiday Album!! 

I have loved working with

                                    RED  WHITE   & BLUE  papers this month & thanks Kelly-ann for the Challenge!!!

Disneyland 2000

Dusty Attic's July Challenge was a real CHALLENGE for me today! 

Here is the lovely mood board and sketch!!
I love the colours!!! They look really wonderful together!! 

So I decided I might do something I have never done before and make a background on white card!!!
I had seen the new Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide inks and loved the colours. Especially

- broken china -
- spiced marmalade - 

Well I dabbled a bit and have to say Tim would be very disappointed with the outcome!! BUT it is my first play so I am HAPPY  :)

In hindsight I think I should have used the Distress Inks to get the more vivid colours in this mood board!!  But never mind I am not going to start again!!

Hopefully you will like it!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Our Grandson Ziah

This gorgeous boy, our grandson Ziah, has such an imagination!  He is always playing make believe and roping his parents and grandparents into role play with him too!  Read all about this little man on the layout below!

So this months Scrap the Boys Challenge sketch by Laura Whitaker   www.scrappinaround was perfect for this little story!! 
Thanks for the Challenge

I have been using a lot of red white and blue American pages for this months Challenges I have participated in and I liked them for these photos too!  

Our Visit To Alcatraz

Stuck Sketches this month Challenge for July was a sketch created by Laura Whitaker

So this is Pages 5 & 6 for my new USA holiday Album, using photos from our 2000 visit to San Francisco's Alcatras!  My daughter, Ruth, loved the self guided audio tour and Kerry my husband, was intrigued by the  story of Al Capone's incarceration at the gaol back in the 1930s. He spent 8 years behind bars and you can see a pic of his cell in the layout below, tucked in under the main photos!  

Thank you Stuck Sketches for the Challenge again this month!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Let It Snow for Kerry & Ruth!

Anna's Craft Cupboard through out a lovely warming wintery Challenge this July!!!
I just love the colours on this mood board!!   Blue and Brown just look divine together I think!

I was surprised when going through my stash looking for pieces that might fit with this layout!!   I was happy that I could gather together these elements to make this cute layout of my husband and daughters' first experience of SNOW!   

White inks, muslin, feathery ribbons, silver sequins, silvery snowflakes, a beautiful big old Sizzix snowflake dye, metal snowflakes and round bobbly & holey laces do the best job to set the wintery scene don't you think?!

 When travelling in the US of A back in 2000 our dear friends were so excited when they heard that it was snowing up at Park City!  So they bundled us in the car with borrowed jackets and we stayed up there for a night! For people who don't have much cold weather here in Queensland, it was a wonderful experience! Thanks Johnsons!! xx

Thanks for a wonderfully wintery warming layout challenge

Beautiful Life

How lucky were Lola Wagner Anna Battle Gillian Moorton and I last week!!!  This lovely talented lady was kind enough to share her wonderful talent with us and helped us create this wonderful double layout! 

Tracey showed us how to use watercolour pens with gelati crayons, watercolour crayons & stamping & stencilling!   So many lovely elements to the layouts! 

  I was always interested in learning more about this after a little dabble last year at one of the Workshop Wonder days with Alison!  So it was nice to give it another go!

Lots of lovely fussy cutting and so many little extra touches, that just make the layout perfect for my daughters wedding photos!   Little material covered button, some wood chip butterflies and Anna's lovely crocheted flowers, tiny heart buttons and pretty micro beads for the flowers centres.

Simple but devine elements like sequins and cotton just finished off the pages beautifully!

Once again many thanks Tracey dear creative friend!

Love This

I am a member of this wonderful site on Facebook called Maremi's Creative CafĂ©!  Generally I just enjoy seeing other peoples creations and join in the convo regarding this or that every now and again !! BUT this week I decided to enter into #Maremi'sWhispersBoard & #52CafeCards

I decided to stick to the original idea of using a playing card size piece of card, to create a mini piece of art!!  Marta gave this lovely little board for inspiration!   I had so much fun going through my copious amounts of stash to find some elements that I could use for this Challenge!  It is exciting using such a tiny piece of card to put your creations onto! 

You might like to join the group and check out what I find to be a wonderful forum for crafty, creative artistic people!!  I can not believe that such a big group (14,452 members) can be so like minded and uplifting and helpful to each other! Thank you Marta Lapkowska for the group you began!


Trees Trees & more Trees

     KRAFT PLUS ONE August Challenge I loved this months mood board as trees play a BIG part in our families lives!  Our oldest Grandson...