Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last CSI for 2013!

Hi there!

The year is really starting to tick down, now.....Christmas is 4 sleeps away and  my kidlets are getting rather excited! The younger ones about the gifts and the older ones mainly about the food :)

Now this week sees the last CSI case file for 2013

 {My Joy}
is watching YOU!
Colour Scheme- All colours. I've used some water color paints on the background as well as some texture paste.
Evidence- Circles, Ive used a kaisercraft circle template and buttons. Horizontal lines, the striped papers either side of my photo. Ribbon, under twigs and I have used Satin Seam Binding, Metal charm and twigs (under my binding)
Testimony- I have used the Inspiration words.....Joy, (in my sentence title) and Season in my journaling which is written on the back of my reads: I am finding so much joy this festive season in watching you, Hugo and the magic that comes with Christmas.

Satin Seam Binding, Tiny Twine, Button and Prima flower, Metal Charm from
 the banner and the word JOY (in the top left-hand corner) are from

Here is the case......

It's a great one for this time of the year! 

Before I go I would like to wish you all a safe & Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scrapmatts & Scrap Around The World

Hello everyone,

Popping in to show you some layouts I have created. 

The first one is my Design Team Layout for my monthly duties at

{ My Girls }
  I have used the stunning Layered windows 01 {CB4054} and the Scrap Words 10 {CB1207}
I have been saving this Layered window for some time know for just the right photo!
Last Thursday I got that photo....

I have also used lots of goodies from Craft Queen. 

This month Scrapmatts is Guest Designing for the AWESOME
Monthly Challenge Blog
{which I am  extremely blessed to also be a part of}
To check out the SATW Design Team's December layouts go *HERE*

The Scrapmatts team had to create a layout, tag or single art journal spread based on the December Mood Board and you could also use the optional sketch!

  I've used the Australian Federation Detail 03 (CB4058) and Scrapwords 05 (CB1197)
I was inspired by the frames in the mood board and also the softness of the flowers.

 This is Madison who has done some amazing things this year. Dux of her year and the realization that she is a beautiful young lady. She has lost 20kgs since the start of this year and is very happy and healthy. She would never let me photograph her but that has changed now :)

 I have used texture paste on the Australian Federation Chipboard then pressed an embossing folder into the paste, to create texture, then once dry I painted with glimmermist then brushed on some Silks Glaze. I then cut into desired pieces and added to my layout. Machine stitching, fussy cutting and lots of pretties....sigh!

I actually put the wrong year on this but Madi pointed
 this out so I did fix it....( Think it might be Christmas Brain setting in....too much to think about!!?)

Scrap Around The World has some really amazing prizes up for grabs, this month and that includes Scrapmatts!!!!
So, if you do get a chance I urge you to enter. 

Before I go I want to share this photo of my girls......I so love it!!!
think I will have to get this enlarged and don't be surprised if you see a few layouts too!!!

Too gorgeous..... and beautiful!!!
Thanks for stopping


Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Cracker of a Case....... (#102).

Hello all.....

What a week!!!!
 But first I will share the awesome new Case file over at

 Colour scheme- I've used all colours
Evidence- Branches (Scrapmatts), Bird, Circles.
Testimony- I have used the word Love in my main title and also written on a tag stuck to the back I have handwritten, It is so wonderful to see you all working together to decorate our Christmas tree. The true meaning of Christmas is about being with those you love and care for. Love always Mum

here is the Case

The flowers and that LOVELY BIG BUTTON are from
the amazing chippie is from
I have just painted using water colour paints and I love how it came out!

I do hope you can join in the challenge

On Monday afternoon our world went a little crazy..... we thought our grand baby was going to make an early entrance into the world but thankfully after a trip, by plane to Sydney and a few tests Sharon and Alex could make the journey back to Orange, with our grand baby still safe and sound and where he should be!
Later in the week we had lots of School presentations

 Sidney receiving Dux of her School
Certificate of Academic Excellence and 11 Year girls Athletic Champion 

 McKenzie received an award for Academic Excellence  

Madison received Dux of Year 9
she is pictured here with her bestie

(One SUPER proud mumma, here!!)
 then Sidney had her Farewell Year 6 Dinner

She had a wonderful night

Thanks for popping in and I hope your feeling organized ..... I've not even half done my Christmas shopping....ewww....lots to do this week


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Case#101.....@ CSI

A glorious new case is open for investigation........

(Color, Stories, Inspiration)
Make sure you pop over and have a look at how the other DT members and Special Investigators have cracked this case
  it is a STUNNER!!!!!
A REAL BEAUTY in fact  (in aussie lingo)
here is my creation.....

{ Oh Christmas Tree}
Scheme- all colours
Evidence- Frames (Scrapmatts), numbers (kaiserkraft stamp), circles (bling, buttons), silver accent (string beads, silver ring, star),
Testimony- Love how enthusiastic you are about Christmas, Sidney!  The first of December and you are so keen to get the tree up. It is a very fun day for all of the family. A moment when the Christmas Carols are playing, mini Christmas puddings are ready to eat and everyone is at peace.
(Written on reverse of layout!)


Scrapmatts used:
 CB1163 Ornate Frames 14        CB1211 Scrap Words 13   

Craft Queen products:
 My favourite things stnecil - checkerboard
   Collections - Paris butterflies 

Hope you can join in this weeks awesome case file
before I leave.....

Had the joy and pleasure of meeting the gorgeous
last Tuesday...such a super, lovely lady
Had a lovely lunch and scrappy day

 (Thank You, Miss Mary for having and sharing Lizzy with Annette and I) 
Hope you return to us sometime real soon, Lizzy xxx


Thursday, December 5, 2013

December Challenge at OP&C


So it's my turn to host the challenge over at 
and I thought a colour challenge was in order

and we have the uber talented
 as Guest Designer 
(some major talent!!)

so here is what I created 

 {Peace On Earth}
for 20 minutes
Yes, for around 20 minutes as they happily decorate the tree the world is at PEACE....that is until it's time for the star to be put up....then the peacefulness is GONE!!!!

 Products from Craft Queen
                              Wooden embellishment - funky trees  Wooden embellishments - gingham reindeers 

Aren't they gorgeous!!!
with the reindeer I have just flipped it over and used the wooden side.

I have also used

CB6079 Assorted Words 11

So, I hope you get the chance to play along with us at Orange Paperie & Co,
we do realize this is quite a busy month for most of us..... 
So good luck and hope this festive season isn't too stressing and you find the time to be a little creative :)


Scrap Around The World- Challenge 8 -Graceful & Feminine Mood Board by Zaneta

Wow! December is starting to rock on.... and it is such a busy time of the year

The December Challenge at
went live a couple of days ago with a truly gorgeous 
Mood Board and optional sketch
(I shall show you later in this post, but if you can't be patient click on the link above!)
I thought I would like to do a canvas for this challenge and here is what I created

 I was inspired by the collection of books, pictured in Zaneta's Mood Board and of course the gorgeous picture frames.
I have used my embossing folder and texture paste technique to get the effect around the outer edge of the canvas.

I have used the TRULY GORGEOUS leaf spray from

These are some of my absolute favorite Scrapmatts!!!!
My Prima flowers, Alpha's and little flower buttons are from

Here is the December Mood Board 
& Optional Sketch
to be eligible for judging please include in your blog post:-

1)  Our mood board image.

 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.
Please note:
 We all know how busy the month of December is SO we are changing our rules FOR THIS MONTH ONLY - we are allowing TAGS and ATC's!!
 And there is NO LIMIT on the size of your layouts, canvases or art journal spreads!!  You can even do a single art journal page!!  We understand that this month is about spending time with your families, creating memories to be scrapped in the future, so we are trying to help you save time & still get the chance to be creative, just in a shorter time frame if necessary!!

As always there are some AWESOME prizes up for grab's
LOOK at this!!!

 1st prize - 3 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio!!
Hopefully, Domestic Goddess & Messy Head {Collection kits}

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams &for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking company. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 
Our collections are created by very talented artists -
 from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media grunge.  

Our high quality papers work perfectly with all kinds of media, 
due to their thickness.  Among our products you will find 
scrapbooking papers, alpha stickers, die-cut elements, 
collage sheets, 6x6 paper pads, element stickers & tags. 

We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see that so
 many crafters & artists love our designs! Please visit our blog
to view the awesome inspiration from our design team and our
Facebook Page & Flickr Gallery to share your projects.
We love to see how you use our products!

2nd prize - 2 Crafty Chipboard valued at $30!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian & International Craft market.  2 Crafty’s products are manufactured in Australia & are suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media. With over 700 designs every area has been covered!   

2 Crafty’s owner Vanessa stumbled upon a demonstration of a laser-cutter at a Sydney craft fair in 2006 &, although her background was Human Resources & Payroll her creative mind recognised unlimited possibilities!  
So began her journey into the world of craft wholesaling!!

 Vanessa provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.  2 Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page updated weekly with projects created by it's international Design Team.  Check out the 2 Crafty website for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products for you if they don't have them in stock.

3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!
Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an amazing talented international design team who post regularly
on the blog there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

CB7013 Australian Federation Tray 05

4th prize -YOUR CHOICE of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.
Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!  They are
 Australian based & specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,resin, twine & washi tape.  
They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges open to all, with 
Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!  
They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, etc in their online store HERE

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many products stocked in their online store.

5th prize -Assorted Prima Christmas goodies donated by DT member Eila Sandberg.
To be eligible for these you must first be a Follower of her blog 
so please follow the link & sign up - you won't be disappointed!
Eila is a super talented scrapbooker who is also one of the nicest peeps in the biz!
Her blog is always a visual treat & she is well known for her encouraging nature.

Random Prize - Donated by Leonie Neal-Dawson
Kaisercraft paper pad, collectibles, flowers, Maya Road canvas album & trinkets.

Leonie is one of our Design Team members & has been with SATW since it's inception.  
She is a highly talented mixed media artist & currently an Australian 
Scrapbooking Memories Master - for good reason too - her work is awesome!!  

The deadline for this challenge is Tuesday 31st December 2013!
The very last day of this year!!

Pop over to the reveal post *HERE*

Hope you have the chance to join us


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