Monday, 29 August 2016


Hello all and welcome to my blog and DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. WE have taken a change this week from the sketches and have the wonderful advert below to draw inspiration from. I must admit there is loads to chose from in this picture. I have chosen to use the colors Orange, Black and White. I also chose to use the hashtag (#).

This page is all about my son Riley and the fact that Saxophone is his life. Along with his swimming and love of school work though his music and his Sax are at the top of his life list. As everyone would know I brag a lot about my boys and now is no different lol. He is a wonderful Sax player and I'm super proud. The photo was taken when he went to music school for 8 days during his school holidays and preformed in the final concert after exams. 

As I tend to do a lot, I have created my page on white cardstock and to start creating my background I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed and Evergreen Bough. I used them with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Air Sprayer. I love to mix it up a little with how I do my backgrounds and with this I love the speckles.

I then used Modeling Paste with some Stampin' Up Ink - More Mustard mixed in it to give the hint of orange when used with Tim Holtz Stencil - Strips. After that I placed some of the More Mustard ink on my craft sheet and then sprayed with some water and mixed it. I then used a fan brush to run across the page. I then used a TCW Stencil - Mini Sheet Music and Jet Black Archival Ink.

The patterned paper I placed my photo on is by Kaisercraft - Scrap Yard Collection and I inked the edges. My chippies are by Scrapmatts - Assorted Words 28, Music Notes 02 and Treble Clefs 01. I coloured them with a Black Copic and then used Wink Of Stella Brrush - Gold over the top. I also streaked a little of the gold at the edges of the stripes. 

Please hop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and see the other inspiration by the Design Team. Join in on the fun. Thanks for stopping in and have a great week. I hope your crafting mojo flows. 


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Best Day Ever

Welcome as always to my blog and my DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. Again we have another wonderful sketch for you to follow and I have created my page for my girlfriends daughter Meghan. This photo was taken of her at the Ballarat Show at the animal nursery. 

As you can see I have turned the sketch, which this is something I don't normally do, so a new for me. I chose to flip it because of my photo.

Now for the products I used - 
Green Cardstock
Wink Of Stella Brush - Clear
Mix of scrap patterned papers
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Cafe au lait

Dusty Attic Chippies - Mini Chicken Wire & Mini Captions #8
Viva Inka Gold - Platinum
Grey Copic
TCW Stencil - Mini Well Pounded
Distress Ink - Black

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and that I have been able to inspired you just a little to hop on over to Let's Get Sketchy. Have a look at the other DT girls work and then join in the fun with us. We would love to see your creation. 

Happy Crafting xxx

Monday, 22 August 2016

Never Grow Up

Hello everyone, welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you my tutorial page created for Off The Rails Scrapbooking. I enjoyed this months challenge so much I decided to do a different page to show to you. The very handsome but young picture is of my son Harley and like all kids playgrounds are a winner for fun.

For how I created my page I would love to see you call over to the Off The Rails Bog and have a look. Don't forget to check out the other Design Team creations and this months awesome challenge and join in. There is still time. 

The products I used were - 
Black Cardstock
 Dylusions Paint - Postbox Red
Irresistible - New Sprout
 Dusty Attic Stencil 
 Viva 3D Stamp Paint - Carmine Red Metallic
Viva Ink Gold - Emerald.
Viva Croco Crackling - Metalic Silver
Dylusions Paint- Emerald, Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise
Kaisercrafts Clear Stamp - Wood Grain
Deverin red Ink
Imaginarium Chippie - Moroccan shapes
Copic - Emerald Green (G05)
Never Grow Up Imaginarium Chippie 
red Archival Ink
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and please leave some love so I know you stopped in. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Timeless Moments

Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to my blog. What a month I have been having,  my son Riley winning some major trophy's for his swimming and this weekend competing in the Victorian Country Championships. Harley started playing Football and loving it, Husband being his normal self lol. Our farm going on the market and looking for a new home in town. Now one would thing that would be enough, but know I had to catch a head cold from Harley that is driving me insane and then WAM.... Harley gives it to Graeme and the house now has MAN FLU.  Man flu is the worst kind of flu in the world, I'm going to need a holiday. Ok so that's been my month, well except for this.....

 I'm so excited, this is an awesome challenge that I got to start with, I love it so much and know you will too. Please hop on over and join in the fun with us. 
This months awesome sponsor is Memory Maze -

And this is the get challenge we have for you to play with - 

Now for my take, the photo is of me when I was quite you with my two brothers - 

I have created my page on Black cardstock and I must say I'm more than happy with how it has come up. The challenge is so right - Black and anything goes.
 Because I have used a few products I will just list them for you. 

Imaginarium Chippie - Happy
Dylusions Paint - Vibrant Turquoise
                   Fresh Lime
                            Squeezed Orange
                       London Blue 
Modeling Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil - Bubbles
Lindys Stamp Gang - Sea Mint Green

Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
                        Spiced Marmalade
                     Shabby Shutters 
 Viva Inka Gold - Green-yellow & Orange
Dark Room Door Script Stamp
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Derivan Ink - Orange

Memory Maze Frame chippie
Imaginarium Chippie - Times Steam Punk Clock
Flowers - Peach Carnations
              Blue Carnations
                 Green Carnations 
Manor House - Green Mayglo's 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and please call again. If you have arrived here from
Off the Rails then I look forward to seeing you join in the challenge. If you have come straight here then please call over to Off the Rails and you will find more inspiration from the very talented Design Team. Happy Crafting. xxx


Thursday, 11 August 2016


 Hello, welcome to my blog and my latest DT page for Megs Garden. I would like to share with you today my latest creation using the Water Colour In Blues Collection by Megs Garden.
These are stunning papers and I have used a teal blue to go with them. The photo I chose is of a very special friend of mine Dawn. She is one in million. Dawn did all the work to give mum, my boys and I our last Christmas together. At the time of her doing this little did we know that two month later she would start her own battle with breast cancer. I laid my mum to rest and when I thought my heart could brake no more I got Dawns news. I love this page of her so much. She is winning her battle and fighting on. I loved creating this page of her with all my heart. She is special, the page is special and I used the most beautiful papers and special flowers from Meg's Garden

I chose to use the beautiful Green Tara flowers - Blue. I love them so much, they are different sizes and the colour you chose is also complimented with white. They are so versatile.
For the plywood frame I used a Copic - Blue (B23) and the over that I used a little Viva Inka Gold - Ice-blue. For the title I used the same Copic and a little this time of the Viva Inka Gold - Platinum.
In the corner of the frame I used a Brass Round Filigree Vintage Trinket. Behind the fame I used some Tim Holtz idea-ology tissue paper. I also did some stamping with Prima's Script Stamp.
Around the edges of the patterned paper I used Distress Ink - Stormy Sky and here and there on the page I used Liquid Pearls - Juniper.
On my side wood flourish I used the blue Copic and then the Viva Inka Gold - Ice-Blue (below) and in this same group I used the flowers and another of the Vintage trinkets.  

 I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page of my beautiful friend Dawn. I also hope you find the time to check out the Meg's Garden Store to see these beautiful papers, flowers and flourishes. There are many many more amazing products to see as well.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

You And Me - makes me happy

Welcome to my blog and my DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. We have the first of the August sketches up on the blog along with the rest of the design teams take on it. What a line up it is, filled with loads of inspiration so please call over to the blog and check things out. We will be waiting for you to link up your take on the challenge for us to have a look at. 

Now for my take on this great sketch. 

I just love this photo of my youngest son Harley and I. My boys are my whole world and I love every single photo of them. Harley if my joke boy, his world is filled with laughter and fun all the time. Even with all his jokes and laughter he has a heart filled with golden love and I feel the strength of his love in every cuddle he gives me. 

I created my page on white cardstock and the other products I used are -
TCW Stencil - Sunburst
Kaisercraft Acetate Script Sheet
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper - Secret Admirer Collection
Black Cardstock

Viva 3D Stamp Paint - Rose Metallic
Viva Inka Gold - Platinum
Copic - Rose Mist (R83)
Kaisercraft Wooden Butterflies

Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Chevron
Green Tara - Dance Gloss
Scrapmatts Chippie - Scrap Words #21

I love this title chippie because it is so true. It is exactly what makes me happy.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on the sketch and the closeups and products I chose to use. Please call over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the fun. We look forward to seeing you. 

Explore The Untaken Path

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to share with you my latest DT post for 123 Challenge Blog and as always we have an awesome challenge for you to get your teeth into (or your crafty bits). The rest of the design team have some stunning takes on the challenge for you to get inspiration from so please call to the blog and see their creations. 

This month requirements are -
Colour - Chocolate
Word - Explore
Technique - Squares 

You MUST use all three requirements to be in the running for an awesome prize. 
For my page I chose to use a couple of  photos of my son Harley and his best friend Mitch when I had taken them out for a drive looking for some toadstools to photograph. We come across a small creak and the boys couldn't wait to get out the car and explore. The toadstool were no longer going to be taken and it was all about the boys. They had the best time checking out where the soil had washed away around the tree roots creating a cavity.

I started by creating my page on Chocolate Cardstock and a sheet of KaierCraft patterned paper. 
Other products -
Stampin Up Ink - Chocolate Chip
Zig Stella Clear Brush
Black Journal Pen
Copic - Dark Brown, Olive and Black

KaiserCraft Clear Stamp - Arty
Prima Stencil - Grungy Grid
Lindy Stamp Gang - Flat Magical - Sandra D Sepia
Archival Ink - Jet Black

Scrap FX Wordlets Chippie
RW Lazer Cuts Chippie - Tree
Glossy Accents

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and that I have been able to inspire you. Please call over to the 123 Challenge Blog and join in the fun. 
I hope whats left of your week is wonderful and filled with love and crafty fun.