Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Welcome to my blog and my DT post for Let's Capture Our Memories. I love the papers I have used on this layout and I got to use a great sketch to create with. Below is the sketch and then my take on it. After having a look here and then leaving some love please call to the blog and have a look at what the other design team members have created and join in the fun.

The very beautiful patterned papers I used are by Pion Designs - My Precious Daughter. They are such a pretty and sweet range of papers, having a very soft delicate look.

To create my background I used Heidi Swapp - Color Shine Spray - Rose and Kaisercraft Clear Script Stamp with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap.

The title (Smile) is a Couture Creations Die and the lamp is a Cherry Lyn Designs die. I cut but from Kaisercraft Cardstock - Stone. The Lattice behind the photo is a Kaisercraft die.

The tag is cut from the patterned papers using a Kaisercraft tag die and the edges are inked with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap.

In the center of my paper flowers I coloured the stamen with a Distress Marker - Aged Mahogany.  I felt that it was a better colour to blend in with the papers. The butterfly and little girl have been fussy cut from the patterned papers.

I hope you have liked my layout and that I have also inspired you to call over to the Let's Capture Our Memories Blog and join in the challenge.
Until my next post happy crafting and may your mojo flow.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Captured Moments

Hello crafty friends and welcome to my blog. It seems at the moment that time is getting away from me with mum being sick. When she was in hospital in Melbourne it was the traveling back and forth. I thought once we got her home again things would settle a little. But no I'm find I'm just as busy, but at the moment I think that is good to be this busy and it is so nice to only have to just go up the road to be with her. I'm over the moon she is home and we can be with her when ever we want.

My second bit of news is about my son Riley. He has been given a wonderful opportunity to attend the Wimmera Bands Group 45th Music School. Oh wow how proud is this mum and his Grandma. His brother is proud (Harley) but also thinks Riley is strange in the head lol. The reason for this is the School runs for 7 days, which includes Saturday and Sunday from 9am (Sharp) - 5pm. Even worse is it's on the first week of the school holiday. My boys are chalk and cheese. Riley is so excited and can't wait to go. He loves school, swimming and his music. He plays the saxophone.

Now that I have covered my news it is time for my DT post for Let's Get Sketchy. Another great sketch and as always I love it. I have finally got used to doing layouts of myself now and this is another I have created for the sketch below. 

Now for my take on it. 

I created my layout on light brown cardstock and I used tow different patterned papers. Fab Scraps - Heritage Script & Heritage Script 2 and Graphic 45 - Little Darlings. I inked the edges with Distress Ink - Black Soot. 

To create the background I used Tim Holtz stencil - Gothic, I love this stencil. I mixed a little Distress Ink Spray - Broken China and Evergreen with the Modeling Paste to go on the stencil. The stamp is Kaisercrafts - Chicken Wire and I used Black Soot - Distress Ink on it. 


Also in my background is Imagine Crafts - Irresistible - Tuxedo Black, these sprays are my new love. To be honest though there are no sprays I don't like. These sprays stay raised up and have a shinny look when dry, they look sort of rubbery. (The best way I can explain them)
My title is by Scrapmatts Assorted Words and I coloured it with a Black Copic.

The doily die is by Our Daily Bread designs and the flowers are by Petaloo - Penny Lane Garden Collection-Ruffled Roses - Teal and Sithouette. The others mall ones are paper flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my latest creation and that you pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy Blog and join in the fun. I would love to see your creation there. Also check out what the other designers have been up to, there creations and take on the sketch are beautiful.

Until my next post I hope your mojo is running, happy crafting. xxx

Monday, 11 May 2015

Keepsake Box for Mum

Hello everyone and welcome to Brenda's Scrap Place, I hope you enjoy your time here having a look around. I hope your Mothers Day was as wonderful as mine was. I got to spend the day with the three most wonderful people in my life. My beautiful Mum, Helen and my two very handsome boys Riley and Harley. 
I would like to share with you the keepsake box I made for Mum.Inside it the boys placed a lovely Grandma pen to fill out her hospital meals form, card, letter and small drawing, special little tag made by me and some Jelly Beans (She is allowed a couple when her sugar drops to low from the steroids.) She was one happy Grandma/Mum and that made my day. 
Now for my Keepsake Box that I made for my post over at Megs Garden.

I have created it out of the ' Forgotten Meadows' collection. I love the flowers on these papers so much. They are beautiful, pinks, mauve, creams and many more colours too. 


 After placing the patterned paper on the top I decided to place some flowers over the top and let the flowers on the patterned paper flow out from behind them. The flowers I chose to use are the Velvet Pansy and leavessmall paper white and cream roses, paper Azaleas and a white Heirloom flower. The picture of the lady is from the Vintage Beauties Strips and after I have cut out the two different sizes I have mounted them on some of the patterned paper.  Also on the top I placed a bronze flower.

I inked the edge of the patterned paper with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. The stems for my flowers I twisted in glued them coming from behind the flowers. 


 I used a pink Fusion to colour the edge of the box lid and the placed some off white lace around it.  I then fussy cut the butterflies from the patterned papers.

I hope you have enjoyed my post for Meg's Garden. I hope you have the time to hop over to the blog and have a look at what some of the other ladies have been up to and that we can inspire you a little. 
Until my next post good health and happy crafting to you.

{LAUGH} as much as you breathe.

Welcome as always to my blog. It seems like the days are flying past so quick. I hope all you mums and Grandmas out there had a wonderful Mothers Day. The boys made mine very special and the boys and I got to spend some wonderful time with my mum. Time that was so special and I will hold it in my heart forever. But for now it is time to show you my latest creation for my DT position over at Let's Capture Our Memories. Below is the sketch and I'm sure you will like it.


Now for my take on it and the photo I chose to use is my youngest and cheeky son Harley. He is adorable and always full of fun and laughter. Is he not adorable.

For this layout I decided to use the beautiful patterned papers by Kaisercraft - Chase Rainbows Collection. I just love these papers as they are so bright, cheery and remind me of Harley. To create my background I used a TWC Stencil - Gothic Romance with texture paste. This is an awesome stencil and the first time I used it was in a class with Beck Beattie. Since then I have used it over and over on different layouts.

Also on the background I used Kaisercrafts clear stamp - Diamonds with Distress Ink - Black Soot. Also my new love, Irresistible Sprays - Wedding Dress and Tuxedo are used. The mini Polaroid frame is a WOW Chippie and I coloured it with a copic - YR04.

The red and white letters are by Kaisercraft - Mini Alpha Stickers in Cherry Red and around it I used a WOW chippie - Simply Messy Frame and coloured it with a Copic - R27. I then placed Glossy Accents over that. 

I love this playground chippie by WOW. I coloured it with Copics - B66, R27, G24 and YR04. Around the edges of the patterned papers I used Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade. It was a great match for the papers. 

My title chippie is by Scrap FX - {LAUGH}as much as you breathe. I love this title for Harley, you only have to look at the photo to see it is perfect for him. I think he is always going to be my party boy. Loving life and having fun all the time. 

I hope you have enjoyed my layout and don't forget to hop on over to Let's Capture Our Memories, see what the other DT ladies have created for the sketch and join in the fun. We would love to see you call over. Till my next post, Happy Crafting. 

Bee utiful Nature

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog, as always I love having you stop over and see what I have been up to. For this post I would like to show you a layout I have created for my DT position over at Let's Get Sketchy. I love the sketch and decided to use a photo of a bee on a flowering gum tree. I took the photo while on holidays and it was one of many shits till I got the one i wanted.


Above is the sketch and below is my take on it. There is still time to hop on over to Let's Get Sketchy and have a look at the creative work of the other designers and join in the fun. 

I created my layout on Kaisercraft cardstock and I also used their patterned papers - Great Southern Land Collection. I stamped on the background with Kaisercrafts Honeycomb clear stamp with Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs.

Bee utiful was cut out of black cardstock with Kaisers Word Die (which I altered). The word nature is from Websters letter stickers. The tree leaves are a die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and I used Authentique Patterned Paper - Harmony then inked them a little with Distress Ink - Black Soot. 

The flower flourish is fussy cut from the patterned papers and is the flowering gum that the bees were on. The hole tree was covered in them and they were very noisy. My boys were to scared to hold a branch on the tree (as it was very windy) so I could get a couple of good shots. 

The little bees are wooden flourishes by Kaisercraft and I coloured them with fusion pens and used some Glossy Accents on the wings. I hope they look a little like bees.

I hope you like my take on the sketch and that I have inspired you to call to the blog and join in the fun. Until next time - Happy Crafting.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

My Baby Boy

Welcome as always to my blog. I would like to show you my latest creation over at 123 Challenge Blog. This months challenge is a great one and if you pop over to the blog and have a look there is some awesome layouts from the rest of the design team to inspire you. 
As always you have three requirements to make sure you have on you layout to qualify for a challenge prize. The three requirements are Word - Baby, Colour - Beige and Technique - Banner.


This is my take on the challenge below, my eldest son Riley who slept this way all the time. Well as much as he could anyway. Being born in August he slept a lot in just a grow suit. Grandma always used to say he was hanging on the cloths line.

I created my layout on Kaisercraft Cardstock and the patterned papers are BoBunny - Double Dot Designs and Glitz Designs - French Kiss. I also used Kaisercrafts Journal Tags from the Timeless Collection. Kaisers Antique white paint, rubons - Dymo Boys and Lullaby Boy Collection.

I used a few different rubons on this layout and the other one was Rubvy Rock-it - The Summer House. For colouring of the chippies I used Kaisers Fusions. The chippies are by Twiddleybitz - Baby Bunting (my banner) and Baby Basics 7 pieces.

The stamp I used on the cardstock is by Kaisercraft - Grid with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. I also used this on the edges of the patterned papers.
The doily is a Maya Road Road  Die Cut and I inked the edges of it. I used papers flowers and flowers from Petaloo - Flora Doodles cream.

I loved doing this layout of Riley and when the layout had the word baby and I had to use a banner I thought straight away of this photo. I think he looks so cute hanging up.
I hope you have enjoyed the closeups and you are inspired enough to join in the fun over at 123 Challenge Blog. I know I will look forward to seeing what you come up with.
Until my next post Happy Crafting