Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello there,
How is your day going? I am just popping in a layout that I have created for this months challenge over at
THE KAISERCRAFTBLOG which is a fabulous sketch...  and you know I love sketches!! The sketch looks like this..
Well I just had to use two very special photos of my first moments with my brand new Grand Daughter.. She was still in the wrap from her birth and I was able to hold her and put her in her bonds suit  and nappy... what a very special privilege for me.. I am so glad I got my hubby to take these photos...

some closer views..

I have used the Fairy Garden papers, and you know me... lots of fussy cutting of the pretty flowers..

Some stencilling on the back ground with the Kaisercraft stencil Cherry Blossom.

And some gauze under the fussy cutting to add some softness..

Remember this moment...

oh such a beautiful moment looking at my Darling Grand Daughter, so fresh and new and tiny!!

Thanks Kaisercraft for a wonderful sketch that I used to scrap these precious photos!!

Thanks too for coming on by,  and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me to read..  My part of the world is quickly moving into winter with cold nights and mornings!! brrr.. I am finding it harder to get out of bed in the mornings!!  Have a great day!!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

C.S.I. : Color Stories Inspiration #254

Hello there,
My word the days are flying by.. The middle of the month already!!
Which means the second challenge for C.S.I. : Color Stories Inspiration #254 is up on the blog..  And because Scrapmatts are a fabulous sponsor for this challenge the design team were invited to join in and create some inspiration for the case file!!  Which is..
You can draw your inspiration from the photo or the clues or scroll to the bottom of the page for the traditional clues.

Well I have used the colors and used the Testimony "Document something about reading"
and some closer views.

I snapped this photo of my Daughter reading one day and thought it was perfect for this case file.

Some stencilling on the background and lots of fussy cutting.. All the Chipboard is from Scrapmatts!

I have also used ribbon, bling and gold elements from the clues.. Make sure you check out all the inspiration over ON THE C.S.I. BLOG and join in,  you might win some lovely prizes!

Just a quick post today, thanks for coming on by.. and thank you to all who leave me lovely comments to read, I do appreciate each one... have a wonderful day..

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Saturday, May 05, 2018


Hello there,
I am a bit late getting this post up, but you will forgive me I am sure as I was once again down at my Daughters helping with my Darling Grand baby!! I have come home today and am madly trying to catch up with what I have missed in blog land!!

The Design Team from Scrapmatts was invited to guest for the May challenges for CSI : Color. Stories, Inspiration and join in with the two challenges..  I must admit I used to find the challenges difficult, but the rules have been relaxed somewhat and you can check out the first challenge for May ON THE BLOG HERE!!!
And it is...
Now you can draw your own inspiration or go to the bottom of the post for the traditional clues..
Humm. now I have used the colors.
and from the evidence - I have used a solid cardstock back ground, wonky dots, circles, hand cutting, paint and hand writing my journalling..

some closer views.

love to use layers!!
I am enjoying using up older papers on my layouts.. These are a mix of Kaisercraft..

A boys Story..
And because Scrapmatts is a wonderful sponsor this month I have used Scrapmatts stencils and chip boards on my page..

Make sure you check out the challenge over on the C.S.I. BLOG you have until May 31st to link up..  and there are many ways you can be inspired and you might win some fabulous prizes!!

Thanks for coming by,  I hope you have a great day! Thanks for those lovely comments you leave me to read, I appreciate each one!!

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018


Hello there on this the first day of May... crikey the year is flying by!!

And with the new month comes the new challenges and the new one for KRAFT+ is an easy one and it is...

to use a date on your layout.. on a Kraft base of course..

Well I waited for a special date for this challenge, you see, I was waiting for my grand baby to arrive and when she did, I just had to use her Birth Date for my page....

some closer views.
I used the new papers from Cocoa Vanilla for my page.. they were so soft and pretty..

I used a date stamp to put that special day on my page..

Hello Lovely..

A very special date for me to remember! Have you got a special date you have always wanted to scrap? Well now you have an opportunity!! Check out the Design Team inspiration and link up over on the KRAFT+ BLOG HERE!!!!!

Thanks for coming on by today, and thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me...  Have a great day!!

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Sunday, April 29, 2018


Hello there,
How are you on this fine day!  Don't fall off your chair, but I have created a layout for this months challenge over at SCRAP THE GIRLS which is....

well I dont know about you but I have a wee bit of difficulty scrapping my self... why?? good question... so I thought I would join in with this challenge..  humm now which picture am I??  well after finding a photo from last Christmas I just had to go with......

some closer views..

guess it yet?? hehe!!

 Yep thats me I reckon!! This is a photo from last Christmas and it is a Red Velvet Icecream cake.. now that sounds complicated but it truly isnt.. I use a Red Velvet cake mix and cook it in a cheesecake pan, then take the side off and cut the cake in half, add icecream which has been melted a little which also has honeycomb, turkish delight etc added then put the lid of the cake on and freeze that.. then the top has chocolate ganache added with crushed flake chocolate... so very yum!!

 Domestic Goddess!!

I have used really old papers which all seemed to go together!! so there, thats me.. 

Thanks for coming by today.. cant believe how fast this month has gone.. there is lots on for me for next month so I guess I had better buckle up for a busy May!!

Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me too.. I do appreciate each one!!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Exciting News!!

Hi all,
How are things with you?? Life continues on at a fast pace..  The days are flying by with the weekends coming along awfully quickly me feels!! The weather here has been really lovely, warm days cooler nights..  I have been finding myself spending more time in the garden of late so that has been enjoyable....


I have a new Team that I have been accepted to  join....  With great excitement I can announce that   SKETCHABILITIES is starting up again with the first new sketch reveal on June 15 2018..  Soo excited about seeing this fabulous site up and running again.. I do love sketches... You can see all the details of the new Design Team over on the SKETCHABILITIES BLOG HERE!!!!!
I have the sketches printed out and they are fantastic and I am soo looking forward to sitting and creating with them....  so keep a look out in June when these Sketches go live.. They will be here before we know it!!

So thats my news! I hope you are having a great day!

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Some creating using SCRAPMATTS!!

Good morning to you! It is such a beautiful day here, summer is hanging on by its fingernails I am sure, Autumn is not getting much of a look in as of yet.. but I am not complaining, the cold days will be here soon enough I think.

I am just popping by to share some creating I have done as part of my Scrapmatts design Team commitments.

As you know I have recently become a Grandmother to an adorable little girl so I was wanting to create a special layout for her.  I had this photo which was taken just hours after she was born and I used some older Kaisercraft papers for this page.

some closer views..
I just had to do up this baby Pram with a coat of gesso and a soft peachy water color paint, add some beaded trim and a tiny bit of lace to make it cute for my baby page! I also added some Hearts on the back ground with a stencil and some pink ink.

I used a lovely frame to put around my photo and used some Kaisercraft Rhinestones around the centre for some sparkle.. lots of layers, lace and punched edges.

OOO that photo melts my heart!!!

I just loved creating this layout... perhaps it is because the little person in the photo is so special!!

I have also created a couple of cards... look away now if you dont want to be reminded of how fast this year is going as I have made two Christmas cards. Simple is the name of the game for me, and these took just a few minutes..

A Scrapmatts chipboard tree covered in glitter and sequins and sentiment chippie too..

I have used a stencil on the back ground and a Scrapmatts sentiment.  You can see all the product list I have used over on the SCRAPMATTS BLOG HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today and thank you for the lovely comments you leave me too..
Enjoy the rest of today!!!

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Sunday, April 01, 2018

KRAFT+ APRIL - a Recipe Challenge...

Hello there,
no this is no joke but we are in April already!!! I am not sure if anyone still does the April Fool jokes anymore so I hope you weren't caught out!! And it is also Easter Weekend, and I wish you all a Blessed Easter too..

This new month brings all the new challenges to inspire us to create... and the new challenge for KRAFT+ is a beauty!!! and it is....

To follow this recipe... to use something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, on a base of Kraft, and dont forget to tell us what you have used, it is such fun to see how inventive we all are!! This challenge sounds like a Wedding theme, but there are so many other ideas for this challenge...

and my take on this months challenge..
some closer views..

My borrowed element was a potato masher from the kitchen which I used as a stamp on my back ground!!

My new element is the papers which were new in December from Kaisercraft. As well as the blue color..

and my layout..

And my old element is the photo of my Mum taken about 80 years ago.. For lots of inspiration and to link up pop over to the KRAFT+ BLOG ..

Thanks for coming by and I appreciate all the lovely comments you leave me too..
Have a wonderful day!!

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

SO THANKFUL FOR YOU - Anna's Craft Cupboard Mini Challenge March.

Hello there,
so lovely you have popped by!!

I am just sharing a layout I created for this months challenge over at ANNAS CRAFT CUPBOARD on Facebook which is to scrap about something you are thankful for....  Well I recently became a Grandmother, and I am still over the moon with all the wonder that goes with seeing your child have a child of their own... so I had to scrap a photo of my darling Grand daughter...

some closer views..

I have used the lovely More Than Words collection from Cocoa Vanilla with some die cuts and flowers from my stash.

A mix of really old flowers and some new ones..

So thankful for you...

Oh my little munchkin!! I love this photo!! Actually I love all the photos of her!!! hehe..

Thanks for the lovely comments you leave me.. I know life seems to be crazy busy, but I do appreciate all the visits to my little blog!!

Have a great day!!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

STUCK?! MARCH 15TH Challenge.

Hello there,
How did we get to the middle of the month so soon!!???  I have no idea where my days are going to, they just seem to go by so fast!!  So I had better hop to it and share this mid-month sketch for STUCK?! Sketches which is another fabulous one..  and it is..
  and as always there are wonderful sponsors who are generous with their prizes..

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to one lucky participant!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

AND thank you to Scrapbook Nerd, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $20.00 gift certificate to their online shop to a second lucky participant!

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I enjoyed this sketch and used some fun photos from my Daughter that she put up on facebook...  It was for her Christmas photo shoot so I used Christmas themed papers and embellies...
some closer views..

Stencilling on the back ground and loved creating the corner clusters..

I have used a lot of older stash for this layout.. 

Love and laughter..

Such fun photos, they dressed their dog up and it cracks me up each time I look at him!!

Make sure you pop over to the STUCK?! SKETCHES BLOG to see all the Design Team inspiration and link up your layout too..

thanks for coming by today, and thank you to those who leave me a comment, I do appreciate it!!

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