Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Cupcake

Hi everyone,

Sharing with you today a layout I created using this sketch from Stuck?!Sketches challenge blog. 

I have used this photo as inspiration from Scrapbook Boutique December challenge.

Here is my take on both challenges

We have 3 Christmas's this year - all the families can't be in one place at the same time, so we have spread it out over the month, I'm not entirely sure I like doing it this way or not (it is easier to manage smaller groups that 1 HUGE one, but it's so much more time consuming to have 3 weekends blocked out rather than 1) so this is a pic of my son about to enjoy he snowman cupcake, but not before mum gets a quick photo in first!

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, 15 December 2013

Feeling Sketchy is having a DT call

We're adding to our Design Team!

We're adding to our Design Team!  

Here at feeling sketchy we like to share our creations and hopefully inspire you to get creative.

We are looking to add three people to join the Feeling Sketchy Team. This design team call is from Sunday 15th December 2013 to Sunday 12th January 2014. Your term will begin Saturday 1st February for a six month period.  All entrants will be contacted by Friday 17th January, to notify you if you have been successful. 

Design Team Requirements: 

Please make sure that you are able and willing to do all of these things as well as commit to a 6 month term before applying. 
1. Create at least one card or scrapbook page using the given sketch, twice a month by the deadline.
2. Take clear photos of your work.
3. Comment on all assigned entries for each challenge. 
4. Have an active blog that is regularly updated and Schedule your own post to go live on your blog at the same time the challenge goes live.  
5. Participate in blog hops (once in your 6 month term).
6. Participate in monthly inspiration posts (on a rotating roster).
7. Must be able to use sponsor products were required. (These will be provided to you for FREE)
7. Have fun! :)

If you're interested in applying for the Feeling Sketchy Design Team call please email at least 2 projects that showcase your best work to

Note – we are an Australian based blog but this design team is open to anyone in the world.

Check out our blog here Feeling Sketchy 

See your entries soon!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Monopoly Challenge Week 2

Here is my week two entry to the Monopoly challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50.

Week 2 Clean Street - single coloured background, use a doily and minimal embellishments 

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Catch Up

For the last 8 weeks I have been playing along with the Monopoly challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50, as the 8th and final week has come to a close last night I thought why not share all of my layouts here - so the next 10 days will be layouts of my challenges. (8 weeks + 2 bonus rounds)

Week 1 - TrendsI chose Washi Road, my layout had to include - arrows, washi tape, stars and bling.

Come back tomorrow for week 2 challenge

Sunday, 1 December 2013

sketch #75

Hi everyone,
Here is my Design Team entry for Feeling Sketchy,

My Card

I have been sitting on this Christmas paper pad for ages, 
I just loved this paper, glad I finally got to use it.
Now to decide who the recipient will be!

Pop over to the Feeling Sketchy Challenge blog for the other Design Team creations and to enter 
your card for a chance to be our Guest team member in February.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Blog Hop Winners

Hi ladies,

The winners have all been chosen for our blog hop - a complete list is up over at Feeling Sketchy
if you see your name please contact the blog owner to claim your prize.

The winner for my blog is:


Please email me at to claim your prize.
(1 custom 3D card)

Thank you again to all the ladies that hopped along with us, it was so wonderful to see all of 
your lovely comments.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Sketch #74

Hi everyone,
Here is my DT card for sketch #74 over at Feeling Sketchy
This is the sketch
Here is my card

I have coloured with using Copic markers
and the image is from our Sponsor San's Designs

So come and play along with us at Feeling Sketchy 

Thursday, 7 November 2013

blog hop

Welcome to the Feeling Sketchy Design Team Christmas blog hop!

Hopefully you've found your way here from Margaret's blog,
But if you've only started here then you might want to start back at Feeling Sketchy .'m so excited to share my projects, I have a couple of different things to share today.

First up I have a Christmas tag framed wall art.

Here are a couple of close ups

I made this at a class at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo this year - and I just love it, can't wait until the 1st December so it can be hung on the wall!

My next project is a custom Christmas card I made for my Nana
I used an old Feeling Sketchy sketch

The fun doesn't stop here, the next blog to hop to is Debi's.

I will be giving away one of my custom hand made cards to a lucky winner who comments on this post, so  don't forget to leave a note here, and be sure and check back with Feeling Sketchy at for a wonderful giveaway on their blog.

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Christmas crafts

Hi everyone,

I have a couple of my latest project to share with you.  As we are only 6 weeks away from Christmas I thought I should get started on come decorations.  I have made quite a few so far, I will share them all over the next couple of weeks.

First up here is a paper wreath, I covered a Styrofoam ring (I cut form the lid of a box - nothing like a but of up-cycling), covered it in green paper, and punched out heaps of scallop circle shapes, I wanted it to have a crinkly effect so I sprayed them with water and scrunched them up, then hot glued them to the ring, added a few embellishments and it was done.

Here is a close up.

My next project is one that I have just completed this morning.  I bought a cut file kit from Myscrapchick to make this train.  A couple of reasons I wanted to make this, 1 as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make it and 2 my son is obsessed with trains (and trucks) at the moment so I knew he would love it.

If you would love to have one of these in your house this Christmas, contact me today to place an order.

Thank for stopping by.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Feeling Sketchy #73

Good morning lovelies ,

 We have our 1st sketch of the month and a new Sponsor as well.

Here is my card for the challenge:
Using sponsor image X-mas Fairy
I have coloured this with Copic markers V12, V15, V17, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y17 and B21. Ribbon is Stampin' Up! Organza (white). The die cut is Spellbinders Floral Ovals, all paper and card stock is Stampin' Up!  I added lace, bead trim and a holly charm from my stash.

Oh and did you know you can buy this card + many more on my website

Our sponsor for this month is:
Our sponsor for November is San's Designs who is kindly offering 5 digital stamps to our winner.

Some come over and join the fun at Feeling Sketchy.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Feeling Sketchy #71

Good morning,

A quick share this morning, here is my design team project for sketch #71 at Feeling Sketchy

The sketch this week:

 And my project:

It was a bit of fun to make this card using the twine to make a web and the spider is made using a couple of punches.  Halloween is done using white embossing powder and the Calendar Alphabet Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 30 September 2013

Up, Up & Away

Afternoon all,
Here is my entry for the challenge at Kraft it Up.
This month it was a sketch challenge, here is the sketch we were working with.

And here is my take on the sketch
Photos are of me and my son in the plane heading off on holiday.

I must say it doesn't look quite as good in the picture as it does in real life (there isn't much sunlight today to take a decent picture).

The journalling reads: 17.09.2013 - On our was to visit Grandad in New Zealand. Lots of smiles before we took off despite being woken up at 3am.

I distress the kraft card stock and sprayed with blue and red ink, and matted on some chevron paper, then used a circle stencil and Gesso on the background.
I layered some washi tape and more chevron paper on top of the Gesso'd part. I punched and cut circles out the green paper and distressed the inside edges, then added the photos and embellishments.

Now for the accident!

 This is what happens when the glitter glue bottle blow's its top.
It ended up covering half the desk, my shirt, pants and part of the page - I'm not sure if it ruined my page or gave it a little extra something?

Thank for stopping by,


New Pre-orders

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post, to let you all know that I will be placing a pre-order for some new stock this week,
  • New We R Memory Keepers Chevron Washi Tape (how awesome is this?)
    You can view it here for more information.

colours available are: Tomato, Apricot, Marigold, Emerald, Nautical, Lilac, Cocoa, Stone, Raven and Sheer

  • 2 new Prima lines are Holiday Jubilee and Optimist and they are amazing.
    For a closer look check out the Prima site for Jubilee and for Optimist

Both lines include: Wood icons, brads, an assortment of flowers, stamp sets, flair buttons plus many more embellishments.  So far I can order single sheets of the 12 x 12 papers for both collections and a 6 x 6 paper pad for Optimist only.

There are 5 new collections from Websters Page, here are 3 of them, I can't wait to have a play with these.
 It's Christmas                                Postcards from Paris                                 Recorded

All stock is due in, in October (probably near the end of the month)
If anyone would like to pre-order anything please let me know, or if there is anything else you have seen that you would like don't hesitate to ask, and I'll see what I can do.

Thank you


Sunday, 29 September 2013

Copic Marker Club

Hi guys, I am in the process of expanding into Copic Markers, are you interested in joining up for a Copic Marker club?  This Marker club will commence on the 1st October and run for 12 Months. The first 4 people that sign up will receive a 10% discount off their subscription.

At this time I am gaining interest as to which markers people would prefer to purchase the Sketch (available in all 358 colours) or ciao (available in only 180 colours). For more info please take a look at this site to see all the features.  The product with the most interest will be the one that I start with – if there is enough interest for me to be able to run both clubs I will.

1)    ● 6 Copic Sketch Markers per month 

● 12 Sheets of A5 blending card 
● 12 Printed images (designed specifically for the colours you are receiving)
That’s is a total of 72 markers and 12 images to colour at the end of the 12 month term.
Only $50 a month including Postage ($6.95). That equals around $7 a marker.

2)    ● 6 Copic Ciao Markers per month 

● 12 Sheets of A5 blending card 
● 12 Printed images (designed specifically for the colours you are receiving)
That’s is a total of 72 markers and 12 images to colour at the end of the 12 month term.
Only $35 a month including Postage ($6.95). That equals around $4.60 a marker.

As an optional extra you can purchase a starter kit which includes;

● 1 blender pen
● 1 memento ink pad (tuxedo black)
● 1 pack of A4 blending card
Only $18* (RRP $22)
*Starter kit can only be purchased once per person and no other discounts can be applied. 

If you are interested please contact me via email
* Please note this is only open to residents (with a postal address in Australia or New Zealand)

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Hi everyone,

This a special project I have made for my dad, it's a belated fathers day present.  The photo is myself my sister and my son, it was a massive effort to get a picture with the 3 of us looking at least half descent.  Unfortunately Sam is not looking at the camera, but has his cheeky grin on - so it was a winner.

I have entered this into this months challenge at White With 1 - Pistachio

Here is my take on the theme:

I have sprayed the background with a mister containing Stampin' up! wild Wasabi re-inker + water, and sprayed over Huey's mask - Hexagon.
I have used some green washi tape stips down the middle and added some matching paper from my stash.  The chipboard is "mistletoe" from Kaisercraft, covered in Gesso.
I added some Stampin' Up! buttons and Thickers letter stickers.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting.


Friday, 13 September 2013


Hey everyone,

I have been super busy creating in the last week  - lots and lots of layouts! I have made a few of them to enter into different challenges, which is great inspiration as I have not created a layout in nearly 6 months :(

So here is the first one;

Show us your stuff: September Challenge
Use the colours RED and WHITE! and layout must include a handmade item.

This photo was perfect for this layout - and had been sitting in the "to scrap" pile for too long.
my handmade item is the Washi Tape flower.

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Arnolds Scrapbooking Challenge.... Beach

Here is another layout for you all,

This one is entered into two challenges, the first one is a product pack challenge at my local scrap store, Arnold s Scrapbooking.  Each month they have a product kit that you can purchase in store ($7) and you need to create a layout using the goodies inside.  This is my first attempt at a challenge like this - it was harder than I thought, not being able to pick and chose what goes on the page.

I have chosen to use a sketch from Stuck?!: September Challenge;

Here is my interpretation:

These photos are special for a couple of reasons -
One it was my first trip to Stradbroke Island - an amazing place if you get a chance to visit, and two the photo's taken on this trip were the last ones taken of me before I fell pregnant and had my baby :)

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting


Monday, 9 September 2013

Feeling Sketchy DT Project

Hi everyone,

I have a card to share with you today, that I have created for the Design Team over at Feeling Sketchy.

The sketch this week is:

My interpretation:

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs - Strawberry Shortcake, I have coloured her using Copic markers.  I have had the little chipboard piece rolling around in the drawer for some time now and I am glad to finally be able to use it, sentiment says - "berry special moments".
The flowers are from my2angles - Stemmed Star Flowers - Pink and White

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Colouring Challenge

Hi everyone

I have a card to share with you all today,  I have created this card to enter into Challenge #1 at Make it colourful - part of Make it Crafty.

I have had to break out of my comfort zone for this one, as I have never attempted to colour in a background before, so this was the perfect challenge to try it out on.

I have coloured the background and Marci images on blending paper, then cut her out and uses some adhesive foam to pop her out a little (you can't see that properly in the photo)

I have used Pumpkin Marci digi stamp from LaLa Land Crafts 
and Eerie-scene digi from Make it Crafty

I have coloured my image with Copic markers:
Skin; E50, E51
Fence: E55, E57, E59
Hair, Hat and Sky: C3, C5, C7, 100
Grass: G07, YG11, YG13, YG17
Pumpkins/dress: YR02, YR07, YR09
Moon: Y11

Papers: Stampin' up! Basic Black Card Stock, Frightful Sight DSP and X-Press It Blending Paper

Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Christmas Event

Hi everyone Stampin' Up! is having a huge Christmas event coming up, if anyone would like to come along, please let me know. I have attached all the information below.

I will be having a table at the Pine Rivers Event.  You can book your spot using the Paypal Link below or alternatively pay via Direct Deposit - please contact me for details.

I would love to see you all there.

20 Oct - Pine Rivers

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Baby Girl Mini Album

 Quick share with you tonight,

I absolutly love the Fairy Rhymes collection from Prima, and my mind kept saying "mini album" so here is what I came up with.

Front Cover

Page with side flap for journalling.

Double inside pages.

Thanks for stopping for a look.


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Handmade Redcliffe - update

Good afternoon,
An update on the Handmade Redcliffe markets.
Well it was an fantastic turn out for the first market.  I met lots of lovely ladies and hope to catch up with you again.
A reminder that I can custom make any items for you including; cards, mini albums, canvases. So if you have a special requirement (colour, type, quantity or product), call or email and we can discuss a custom creation just for you.
So here are a few photo's of the market, hope to see some of you next time.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Handmade Redcliffe Markets

Hi everyone,

Long time since in have posted on the blog, but I have been back at work and also very busy creating for the first Handmade Redcliffe Market, to be held this Saturday 06/07/2013 at 2.30pm at the Woody Point Memorial Hall.  I have booked a stall, and this will be my first ever market - I am a little nervous and super excited, it should be a great afternoon, if you are in the area pop by and say hello.

I will be posting photos of all my goodies later this week and will showcase photos from the market when I get back on sunday.

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Designed 2 Delight

one super busy week this week.

I am heading back to work after 18 months off with my little man, so a full on week of training has meant not much room for crafting or blogging - or anything else for that matter.  But at the end of the week I will be a fully qualified Trainer and Assessor, so that is the up side of a super hectic week.

I have managed to get a couple of cards made late into the evening and I am here to share 1 of them with you now.

This is my entry into the monthly challenge at Designed 2 Delight - May Challenge

Happy Crafting


Friday, 24 May 2013

Mad for Markers May Challenge

Hi Gals,

I have a couple of cards to share with you today, firstly my entry for Mad for Markers.

This month's challenge was to celebrate mothers day and create a card for a female.

I have used Birthday Cake Girl digi image from Lacy Sunshine.
Image is coloured Copic markers - I have been practicing with hair (I can't seem to get it right - so will keep practicing).

I have Entered into the following Challenges:

Created with:
Cardstock,  Paper & Ink:
Stampin’ Up! –  Basic Black
X-press It Blending Paper
Stampin’ up! - Oval Framelit (scallop)
                        - Modern Label Punch

I am Roses - Flowers
Lacy Sunshine – Birthday Cake Girl
Stampin’ up! – Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Copic Markers:
Cake Icing - Y11, Y15, Y17
Cake base & Hair - E53, E55, E57, E59
Skirt & Socks - V12, V15, V17 
Dots on Skirt/socks – B24
Candle - R24 
Flame - YR09

Skirt frill - R32 + Blending pen
Skin – E50, E51, E53

Happy Crafting