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.