Saturday, November 30, 2013

Case File #100 at CSI-Color, Stories, Inspiration

 Gorgeous Inspiration over at 
(Color, Stories, Inspiration)
a little close-up

Colour scheme-all 
Evidence- Numbers, Grid, 
Testimony- (written on back of layout) This photo is the picture of one awesome and precious Daddy. He is always there to carry you when you are tired. He shares his knowledge with you everyday, (his fact file is truly amazing, he has an awesome memory.)  He is the best Daddy ever!!!

Here is  case#100 

Here are some of the products I used from Craft Queen  to create the background

 Prima 6'' stencil 569495       Prima mask - 960568

Prima stamp 563219           Mesh ribbon - yellow

I have also used the Numbers stamp from Darkroom Door and a old Kaisercraft grid stamp, glimmermist and a couple of flowers all from Craft Queen
Hope you get the chance to play along this sure to pop over and see the amazing inspiration from the CSI Design Team, the Guest Designers and Special Investigators....Phew! 

Thanks for stopping by

Kim x

Monday, November 25, 2013

Once Upon a Sketch

Hello all.....

Thought I might have a little play over at

just made the deadline.....

 {My Happy Place}
Is living life beside this man!!!

 Prima flowers and Prima Alpha's, + other flowers, C/W template, paper cord are all from  Craft Queen.....

 I used the word HAPPY and with the federation screen door, I have cut the lower middle sections out giving me two lovely bits to use.
CB1198 Scrapwords 06                                                         CB5069 Australian Federation Screen Doors 04


Below is the November Sketch for Once Upon a Sketch......

Thanks for stopping by
Hope you have a creative week!!!!



Saturday, November 23, 2013

Case #99 @ CSI

 Hello I've been busy this week!

Just popping in to show you the latest

Here it is........

Here is my layout....

 {2 becomes 3}

Scheme- All colours
Evidence- Stripes, butterfly, silver button.
Testimony- (written on a tag stuck on the back of layout. I can't believe it is coming up to 20 years since this photo was taken. The time surely does fly! Samantha was a day old when this photo was clicked. Alex & Rhys couldn't wait to meet her and hold her! Photo taken at Healsville Hospital, Victoria.

 Such little cuties.....sigh!
I have used a slection of Prima flowers and other flowers, all available at
Craft Queen
also kaisercraft stamps also available at Craft Queen
I beautiful flourish from

I do hope you can join us this week, it is such a lovely case file.....
make sure you head over to CSI and check the other DT and investigators takes on this challenge.


Friday, November 22, 2013

November BAP Challenge :)

Why Hello there!!!

I've been wanting to play along with the Prima BAP challenge's for some time now but just haven't......time goes so fast!

Until now.....YAY!!!

I always love the sketches and truly...who doesn't love Prima goodies????

 {So Beautiful}
This is my youngest daughter, Sidney.
I've used texture paste with Prima, Finnabbair masks on both far left and far right then painted using coffee...and glimmermist. Prima stamps, paper, flowers and alpha's.
Below is the Prima BAP Sketch
{isn't it gorgeous?!}

2013 November BAP Lene Bjornerud 
Here are  few close-ups

 Oh yeah! I have also used coffee stained canvas behind my photo
and machine stitching, (most of my layouts have stitching on them).

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you have a creative weekend!

Love and hugs

Kim x

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Decoration & Gift Giving Idea's with Scrapmatts

Hello again :)

  Every year in our house and to make Christmas a little more exciting,  ( mainly for me ).....I like to pick a different colour scheme for our decorations. So this year we are going with the colours 

  Over at SCRAPMATTS  this month the design team were asked to create a Christmas decoration and  I went with my 2013  Christmas colours
Here is what I created.....

 (sorry the photo is a little dark)
 So to create this I have used the Scrapmatts Heart Mini Tray 01, (CB3006) which I painted white. Between the 2 layers I have placed a bit of cardstock (which I put through the cuttlebug with a embossing folder). I then dry brushed some gesso over the pattern, added a little muslin then glued together the layers. I then painted one of the Reindeers 07 (CB5050) and a gorgeous Holly 01 (CB1104) with gesso and then when dry, painted the Reindeer and berries (on holly) with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Solar Gold. I then stuck these into place and added some gorgeous Satin Seam Binding and other ribbons in Gold & Silver. The final touch was adding the zipper pull to the bottom and Lobster claw clasp to the top.
 The second DT task was to create something in relation to gift giving.
I chose to make 3 special Gift Tags for my children's teacher's.

 So I have used the Tags 05 (CB3009)
I have used Scrapmatts Card Borders 04 (CB1080).

for this Male Teacher tag I have also used Scrapmatts Gears 05 (CB1078) and Scrapmatts Scrapwords 07 (CB1199) and the Scrapwords 10 (CB1207).

With this tag I have run it through the cuttlebug with one of my favorite embossing folders, painted with gesso, inked edges added flowers, a cute little brass button, tiny twine, muslin and a few strips of pp.
The added flowers and goodies are from the AWESOME

I Hope the Teacher's like them?



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Case#98 at *CSI *

Hello all....
I've been busy Lately and will share as the new week dawns, but firstly I want to share with you the new case over at 

It is a beauty!!!!!


and here is my take on it......

the quote reads-
Nothing makes a woman LOVE a man more, than seeing how much he loves their children.

Scheme- all colours
Evidence- Spiral Notebook Punch, Something Suspended, Polka Dot Texture.
Testimony- I love to capture these quiet, dream like moments with the camera. I know how very special these moments are to capture and to remember, xxx Mum.

 Background texture using texture paste, cuttlebug embossing folder and glimmermist.
Prima flowers, Prima wooden word and other flowers from 

Hope you find the time to join us this week?
be sure to checkout the CSI design teams inspiration and of course the Guest designers and Special Investigators for this case as it is truly GORGEOUS!!! 
On Thursday my littlest man, (Hugo) turned the BIG 7
Wow! where does the time go....?

His biggest sister Samantha (19) gave him a pkt of moustaches.... 
They all had a lot of fun with them....gave me such
  a laugh!


 Look like a shady mob to me!!!!?
lol :)

Thanks so much for stopping
How you have a great week!

Monday, November 11, 2013

WooHoo!! CSI-Color-Stories-Inspiration (I am a Design Team Member!!!)

Hello everyone!!!

Well as some of you would already know I've made it onto the
design team

(I am sooooo happy to be amongst such a talent group of ladies)
CSI stands for Color-Stories-Inspiration
I love how this site gets you thinking!!!
 Take a look at Case File #97
(great colour combo)

So in case you aren't sure how it need to use ALL the colours (but the colours can be in your embellishments etc).
Then you need to pick at least 2 or more things from the EVIDENCE list to include on your layout and finally from the TESTIMONY list given you need to combine 1 or more things in relation to your journalling.
Once a month Em Stafrace gives us a fantastic sketch to use!!!

Here is what I created using the above

 Scheme- all colours
Evidence- Frame, leaves, grid design-(plasters tape).
Testimony- Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another.
(Written on back of layout). Sidney you always give everything your all!!! Your inner love of life truly shines through especially when you are enjoying yourself. Your smile shines bright!!!
I have used Em's Sketch but have flipped it.

I have used flowers and trim from
a beautiful ornate frame from
I have also used some Spellbinder dies, (which I think are just beautiful!!!) and a few buttons and eyelets.
I do hope you will pop on over to CSI and have a look around and give one of the weekly challenges a go?!  Then just load your layout into the gallery so we can so your awesome creation!!!

Thanks for stopping in

Kim x


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Man's Best Friend @ Scrap the Boys!!!

Hi again.....

51 sleeps until Santa comes.....can you believe it??!!

has an awesome challenge for you this month
This challenge can be literal (so you man/boy BEST FRIEND) or you can think outside the box and go with something they love like their car or remote. You can also use the traditional Man’s Best Friend of a DOG… the options are wide and varied.

I decided to go with our good old faithful hound
Benny :)

 {My Buddy}
I've used
(Nicole has an amazing range of washi tapes.)

Washi tape - seaside  Washi tape - text with yellow
 here are the 2
 I have used on this layout
I hope you can join us this month?
 Have you heard that
 Scrap The Boys 
are having a:

Design Team Call for 2014

We are on the search for an
Inspirational Design Team
2014--- January to June (6 month Term)

How to apply Email :
- a short bio, including country of origin and the boys in your life you intend to scrap (which will be used if you are successful)
- link to your blog and any online galleries

Successful applicants will be required to:
-Create 1 layout a Month based on the challenge criteria (BOYS only unless otherwise specified)
-Advertise the challenge on your own blog and Facebook
-Be a member of Facebook (as this is where all communication is done through)
-Comment on the entries by visiting their blogs monthly
- Vote monthly to decide a winner

***Applications are open to Australian and International applicants***
Design Team call Open until November 30th 2013
It is a fantastic team to be apart of.....
Do yourself a favour and apply!!!!

Hope you have a fun weekend and take on a few creative challenges
Thanks for stopping
Kim X 

Wet & Wild.....Scrapmatts November Challenge!

Hi all it's my turn to host the 

I thought I would like to inspire you to get a little
'Wet & Wild'
with your SCRAPMATTS  

Now if you have never played with your chippies in this way I will show you how it's done!!

 You will need- Scrapmatts Chipboard
Water spritzer (or you can use glimmermist).
Plastic surface to work on.

 Now simply wet the chipboard using either water or mist
(You need to wet the chipboard quite a lot)
Another method is to spray a waterproof surface with ample water or mist and then place your chipboard piece into the liquid. 
Now leave this to absorb the liquid for around 4-5 minutes.

Now very gently take the chipboard, (it will be soft and fragile). Carefully start to separate the layers.
Try not to lift all the way just lifting the edges.

 Once happy leave to dry, completely
Once dry you can paint etc.
 Below is a close-up of how I have used this technique on a layout.

 Hope you will give my little challenge a go!?
A $25.00 Scrapmatts Voucher is up for grabs
To be eligible, your creation MUST have Scrapmatts on it.
And be added to the Scrapmatts gallery.
Thanks for stopping 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Scrap Around the World- November- Challenge 7 with Leonie

Hello beautiful people....

A new month and we have a NEW mood board up over at
This month Leonie has put together a STUNNER of a Mood Board
and Sketch

Look at that rainbow of awesome colour...
Feel free to interpret Leonie's mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them.  Our sketch is OPTIONAL!! 

To be eligible for judging please include in your blog post:-

1)  Our mood board image.{you may show the sketch image but ONLY IF YOU USE IT}

 2)  Our name "Scrap Around The World" & a LINK BACK to this current challenge.

Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please turn off word-verification 
if you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry}.

Here is what I created....

 {My Gold at the End of the Rainbow}
I was inspired by the HEART of softer colours, in Leonie's Mood Board. It also inspired the quote I used. 

 These amazing flowers, the C/w template (mini spring fling),  and that gorgeous heart are from 

that beautiful rose flourish is from
Thank you Leonie for the awesome inspiration!
The other SATW Design Team members have done an amazing job, their creations are all stunning!!!!
I do hope you will join us this month at SATW. 
By sharing your your creation with us, you will be in the running for some fabulous  prizes
Thanks for stopping & Happy Creating
Kim x 

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