Saturday, 31 January 2015


As you can tell my crafty friends I have got a little behind with my posts because of the Christmas break, our holiday and mum not being well. Today has been a day for visiting the hospital and then home to do some catch up. This layout is one I did for my DT position at Scrapbooking & Keepsakes.

The layout is of a younger me (Just a little younger though lol). My dad used to take a lot of photos and print them himself and this is one of them. I have created it with Kaisercrafts - Lighthouse Collection of patterned papers.

These papers are so beautiful to fussy cut from and as we all know I love to fussy cut, especially flowers. The colors of them on these papers are just beautiful and my second love is that they are roses, they just so pretty.

The chippie is available through the Scrapbooking & Keepsakes store and I colored it with Distress ink - Old Paper. The stamp behind it is from the Artful Collection by Hot Off The Press. On this stamp I used Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. The beautiful rose is fussy cut from the patterned papers. The template is TCW 6x6 Mini Quatrefoil.

The background stamps are also from the also from the Artful Collection and the verse is from the patterned papers along with the bird which I fussy cut. The title is a Kaisercraft rub-on.


I also created this card from the same papers and added a small chippie and some pink flowers. The butterflies were punched from the patterned papers. The ornate picture frame was also fussy cut from the papers. A simple but cute card.

I hope you like my layout and card, please call into the online store for anything you see on my layout and lots, lots more.
Happy Crafting. xxx

Little Man

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog for another of my DT postings. I love to see you stop by to check out what I have been up to. This layout is for the sketch challenge over at Let's Capture Our Memories. The layout is my beautiful son Riley when he was born and of course me. I was so lucky with Riley he was a very good quiet baby. Never a problem from day one so when choosing papers to create my layout I knew these would be great. They reminded me of things soft and beautiful.
This is the sketch - 

This is my take using patterned papers by Prima - Delight Collection.

On my background I used Distress Ink - Tea Dye. I pressed the pad it on my mat and then sprayed it with water, I then placed the patterned paper on it and give it a turn. It was then just a quick dry with the heat gun. The other two inks i used were Old paper on the title and Walnut Stain on the patterned paper edges.

I love to fussy cut and cut my embellishments from the patterned papers. I love doing this and these Prima papers were great for it. My circles were cut using Kaiser Crafts circle die set and I then inked.

On the Kaiser Craft corrugated cardboard I used Kaisers Petal Pink and Archival Pigment Ink - Moonlight White. Behind that I used a white oval paper doily.

Behind the circles and even though very hard to see there is a background sticker strip of Lacey Boarders by Kaisercraft. The chipboard title I used is by Scraptopia. I covered it with Modeling paste and then a little of the Old Paper and pink ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my DT layout for LCOM and that you also have the time to hop on over and check out what the other girls have been up to and maybe join in. 
Hugs xxx

Friday, 30 January 2015

This Day Was The Best

Welcome crafty friends as always to my blog. I hope you have all been able to have some wonderful time at your craft desk. I have been very busy of late but in my evenings as always I try to keep my mind busy with scrapping.
Today I would like to show you a layout I have created for Heather Waldron challenge over at 
Home & Scrapped I just love the sketch so much. 

This is my take and the photo I have used are from our holiday in Queensland.

I created my layout on black cardstock and my patterned papers are from Graphic 45 - Bohemian Bazaar Collection. The color in these patterned papers went so well with the birds. The colors were a great match and both so bright and vibrant. 

The chippie is by Scraptopia and I colored it with a blue Copic and the used a little Archival Pigment Ink - Moonlight Blue on it. Out of the patterned papers I used a Tim Holtz Die to cut the tags, then used my journal pen to stitch around the edges of each one. On the tags and the other peices of patterned paper I used Distress Ink - Black Soot and twine through the tag. 

The Honeycomb die I used is by Cheery Lynn Designs Frame. Once I had run it through my Sizzix I cut pieces and placed them behind everything. 

My embellishments on this layout have been fussy cut from the patterned papers. There are times where I find that the papers are great for this and there is no need or very little to use anything else. This was one of those times. 

I hope you have enjoyed my take on the sketch and until my next post Happy Crafting.
Hugs xxx

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Journey Travel Adventure

Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog. I hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas brake. I know I have and our holiday away was just wonderful. I have come home to a very sick mum and at present she is in hospital. She is a fighter and continues to do so. One of the things I promised her was that I would keep up my scraping. She loves my work and loves seeing what I come up with. So for my mum I have continued and I'm finding it is keeping my mind busy.

So for this post I would like to show you a layout I created for the challenge over at Krerative Koncepts. It is for an awesome sketch challenge and I enjoyed doing it. 

Below is my take on the sketch and the photos are from our trip to Queensland last year.

The patterned papers I used are by Graphic 45 - Song Bird Collection. The chippie is by Scraptopia. On the edge of the floral paper I used a Fiskars punch. 

Behind the chippie I used a paper doily and colored it with ink. I colored the chippie with a Copic black pen and then used some Archival Pigment Ink - Moonlight White.

I love to fussy cut and these papers are great for that. The flower and bird I have fussy cut and I think they look great on the layout. My journaling is done by hand with my journal pen. The other two inks I used are Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and Tumbled Grass. 

I hope you like my take on the sketch. Until you call again, happy crafting.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Monday, 5 January 2015

Love layout, Dawn layout, card & envelope

Hello everyone, Brenda here to share with you my first post for 2015 over at Scrapbookit. I hope you have all had a wonderful and Happy New Year. We are now looking to Australia day.....well in our house we are. That and a 10 day holiday the boys and I will be heading off on next week. I have been busy these holidays with a lot of different tasks and doing things with the boys and mum. For now though I have a couple of layouts to show you and a card. I have created the layouts to the grid I set for this months challenge. I love these grids /tic tac toe as you get some good choices on how you would like to do your layout. Below is the grid and you can choose three squares in any direction.

For my first layout I chose to use the top row on the grid.....Flowers, Spray and Chipboard.
 Because I have used a few products on this layout I will just list them for you but please if there is anything you would like to ask about what I have done or how please just ask in the comments and I'm more than happy to tell you. The layout is of my friends daughters cat - Salem. He is such a beautiful cat and Miss Meghan can do anything with her. She dresses him up all the time and he never cares. Not even when dressed like a girl :)

Patterned papers - Authentique Crush Collection
Kaisercraft - white cardstock
Soft Pink material flowers
Kaiser mini Blooms
Kaiser flower Blooms
Copic Hot Pink Marker
Kaiser Leaves
Black journal pen for stitching

 Dylusions Ink Spray - Black marble
Prima Color Bloom - Glistening waves & Storm Cloud
Distress Ink - Black Soot & Pickled Raspberry
Kaiser cardstock - Black & Hot Pink
Slick writer Broad Point Pen
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Sketchy

Flourish With A Bling - Rose Pink Pearls
Dylusions Stencil - Luscious leaves
Scrap FX Chippie
WOW Love Arrow Chippie
Modeling Paste
Now for my second layout. This layout is of my friend Dawn who I got to know through my son Riley's swimming. I friendship I treasure very much. Dawn and I have so much in common and I feel it gives us a special understanding of each other.

 For this layout I chose to use the second line - Banner, Journal and Die cuts
On this layout I used the same Patterned papers as the one above by Authentique - Crush. 
The other patterned papers with the beautiful roses is by Darkroom Door - Pearlescent 12 up Collection. There are different colors in the collection and they are so beautiful.
Hot pink & Black Cardstock
Distress Ink Black Soot

 The dies I chose to use were the Sizzix Banner die & 3D flower die
Kaiser decorative Die - Lacey Boarders
Velvet Pink Leaves
Flourish with a Bling - Jasmine Pearl
Pink cotton
Kaiser - Blue Ink

  Modeling Paste
Prima Color Blooms - Vintage Coal
Butterfly punch
Glitzin Glamor - Crystaline
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Chicken Wire
Kaiser Rubobs - Friendship & Retro Alpha's
Now for the final project I have made - a Stand Up Card and Envelope

The card has been made with a Sizzix Stand Up Card Die - Stephanine Barnard 15 piece die set
Kaiser Cardstock - Purple
Darkroom Door Pearlesent Patterned Paper Collection
Purple String
Kaiser Happy Birthday Rubon
White Journal Pen

Distress Ink - Black Soot
Kaiser Pearls
Kaiser Birthday Verse Rubons

Below is the envelope I made from a Kaiser envelope template. I inked the edges with Black Soot - Distress Ink. I made the label to write the address on with the Darkroom Door patterned papers. Like the card it is a very soft mauve with beautiful butterflies on it. I then stamped flowers large and small on to the cardstock and placed them on the card. I then used Kindy Glitz - Crystalina on the flower head of the large flower.

I hope you like my post for this month and that I have been able to inspire you to join in with the challenge. I went across with my to picks but you can go down and up or diagonal. you decide but make sure you join in the fun to be in the running for this months awesome prize. 
Also don't forget that everything we use is available through the Scrapbookit store. All you have to do is go to the Scrapbookit Blog and at the top of the blog, that's right just above my post over there you click the store link and away you go. You have so much to choose from and if you can't find what you are looking for then contact Jo and she will help you out. 

Until my next post enjoy your holidays and if you have children what is left of your holiday time with them as the holidays will be over before we know it. 
Happy Crafting      Hugs Brenda xxx

Appreciate Beauty

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. Today I would like to show you my take on the challenge over at 123 Challenge Blog. As always there are three requirements for the challenge and you will need to fill these to be in for your chance on an awesome prize.  Make sure you call by the blog though and see what the other DT girls have been up to. There is plenty of inspiration there.

My word requirement is in my title, my technique folds are where I have folded my patterned paper over. The lemon color I don't think you can miss that :) The photo i have used is of a beautiful flower that was at the Wet & Wild theme Park in Queensland when we went there in 2014. I love flowers and Take many photos of them.

The patterned paper I based my layout on is by Kaisercraft - Now Boarding Collection. The patterned paper which I have done my folds on is by Websters Strawberry Fields. The distress ink I used on the edges is Gathered Twigs. The little butterflies are a Carl Punch.

The beautiful Birdhouse is by Prima - Shabby Chic Treasures Birdhouse collection. I have used a little Distress Ink - Mustard Seed on it just in keeping with the lemon required. On my patterned papers I used Derivan Ink - Sepia, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green. Also some Prima Color Bloom Sprays - Sorbet and Vintage Coal.

I have used a variety of flowers and I think they look stunning around my flower photo. I have used Prima - Divines flowers, Petaloo - Darjeeling and Botanica Collections. and some paper blooms that I added a little of the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to. Again bringing more of the Lemon color 
to the layout.

For the title I used Kaisercraft Mini Alpha Stickers - Latte and Alpha Script Rubons. 

I have also used my journal pen to do some stitching on the edges of the holes I created in the paper. 

 I hope you have enjoyed the closeups and details on my layout and that you will be heading over to the 123 Challenge blog and joining in the fun. 

Happy Crafting,  Hugs Brenda

Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Years with a Bang

Welcome to my blog again. We have  had Christmas come and go, New Years come and go, next is Australia Day. For my family it will also be Country Swimming Championships and the start of school soon for both my boys. Riley moving onto Secondary School and Harley changing to our local Primary School which will be a new start as well. I guess my family are bring 2015 in with a big bang this year. New challenges and beginnings. 

The layout I would like to show you today is for Let's Capture Our Memories. As always at LCOM you get to create your design to a sketch. I chose to create mine about New Years.

This is my take on the sketch. Please don't forget to call by the LCOM blog to see what the other girls have been up to and get inspired by the creations and join in. 

The patterned paper I used is a Glitz Design - Wild And Free Drips. It is an awesome paper for this layout. It reminded me of the fireworks as they fell towards the ground. The letters I used for the title are red American Thickers and Mini Aloha Stickers. 

Around the edge of the photo section I used my black  journal pen. I used Kaisercrafts circle die to cut the circles out and then used the journal pen to do some stitching. 

I mounted the photos on purple, red, green and yellow cardstock and then mounted them on black cardstock. Around the edge of the black cardstock I used Kaisercrafts white ink. The circles were cut from the same cardstock as the photo frames. 

I hope you like my New Years layout for Let's Capture Our Memories and that you go by the blog and join in the fun. We would love to see you stop in. 
Happy Crafting xxx

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Meg's Garden Design Team 2015

Welcome to my blog and my first post for 2015 and what an exciting one it is. I'm so exited to be able to announce that I have been chosen to be one of the designers for Meg's Garden. What an awesome lot of very talented ladies I will be working with. Along with the team I look forward to showing you some beautiful papers and wonderful embellishments from the Megs Garden store.  


On the right of my blog to make it easy and quick for you to see what the design team have been up to is a link to each of the very talented ladies blogs. I know they will love to see you call over as much as I love seeing you. You will be able to find us all at Megs Garden and I know I will look forward to seeing you there. xxx