Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Such a Pretty Garden

Hello again :)

Today I have another layout for you, created using 

[Be YOU tiful]

So I have used a collection of blooms in purple & also some stunning butterflies 
from Scrapmatts 
With the butterflies I have painted on some Ecoline watercolor ink.

My beautiful youngest daughter, Sidney.

I have also splashed a little gesso around as well.
Has a stellar collection of gorgeous handmade flowers, you can also purchase these
flowers individually....which I think is awesome!

The store also sells Chipboard and other well know 
flower brands.

Thank you for stopping and I hope you like my 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Creative Souls @ Scrappers Garden!

Hi there!

Just popping in to share this layout
created for

 [Creative Time with Creative Souls]
This photo was taken at the end of June when the beautiful
 came over to Orange and spent a couple of creative days
with Miss Annette & myself.
Lots of food, Scrapping and chatting, it was a lovely weekend!

Lots of stamping, (I have used lots of Darkroom Door stamps & Kaisercraft stamps, a bit of layering, machine stitching.....and some Scrapmatts Grass (CB5099)

With the STUNNING handmade blooms from
I have just added a touch of black water colour paint in black to 
go with my layout!

Thanks for stopping 
make sure you check out the 
pretties over at 
you won't be sorry!!!



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Outdoors @ CSI

Hello all :)

back to share the latest case file from
This is how I solved it!!!

 {My Dad}
Colour Scheme- All colours
Evidence- Wet medium, I have used splatters of gesso on my layout and also glimmermist. My fussy cut bird is perched on string and I have also half framed my photo with string as well. There are asterisks like shapes on my prima paper.
Testimony- Inspiration words Outdoors-Friend-Reward
A Boy's best friend is his Dad, and I just love this photo (YES!!I have scrapped it a few times) I love it because it says so much about your father. One of life's greatest rewards is watching the love between two people grow...even the ever changing one between a father and his son/s.

Em's Sketch - I changed the sketch a little by moving the photo to more a mid-line placement.
Fabulous Sketch by the way Miss Em!
 I have used clock elements from some awesome 
My Minds Eye

He is all of the above and a whole lot more!!

Thank you so much for 
stopping in for a look and I hope to see
how you solved CASE#131
over at 



Saturday, July 19, 2014

Scrappers Garden - Scrapmatts Exquisite Beauties = Orange Paperie & Co July Challenge

Just popping in to share with you
a layout I have created 
 using lots of gorgeous blooms
Linda's flowers are just 
I created this layout for 


 Obsession Flowers
Sugar Pops
Candy Flowers
Flower Duos
Perfection Flower

I have used this super stunning frame from

 These stunning charms are also from 
 click ***HERE*** to view them

Make sure you pop on over & have a squizz in the
these flowers are seriously gorgeous!!!
and if your looking for a challenge this weekend 
check out John's Dreaded Double Challenge (on the link at the top of my page)
Thanks for taking a look
see youy again real soon

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Light & Airy Mood Board @ Scrap Around The World - July 2014

Hello :)

It's the middle of July & the middle of winter here
in Australia!

Mid-month means it is time for the 2nd Reveal at 

Tusia has put together a fabulous mood board that
really has something to inspire everyone!

To see the First Reveal go

To view the 2nd Reveal go


Tusia's mood board is fun, whimsical & full of positivity with a magical feel!

The possibilities are endless!!  Remember you only need to be inspired
by ONE image or many, up to YOU!  And you don't need to follow all the 
colours or ANY of them if necessary.  The world is your oyster at Scrap
Around The World!  Just let us know how you were inspired unless it
is glaringly obvious :)

To be eligible for judging you need to follow our 10 Golden Rules

 HEREwhich include:- 1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 

SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board,


4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.


If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

I took my inspiration from the bottom right hand picture
here is what I created
(yes a photo free layout!)

{Holding On}

I have used 7Dots pp, Prima flowers
Scrapmatts CogsCraft Queen Buttons, Collections Butterflies, Kaisercraft stencil,
machine stitching

onto our magnificent prizes {ALL of which ALWAYS include


OVER $50 worth of sprays & embossing powders from
 Lindy's Stamp Gang, sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that
cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.
Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond.
We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market that will enable you to
create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on Facebook & Pinterest & YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!
Store: http://store.scrapsofdarkness.com
Blog: http://scrapsofelegancekits.blogspot.com
Community / Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness


$40 worth of goodies from 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.

 Blog: http://www.2craftychipboard.blogspot.com.au/
Website: http://www.2crafty.com.au/
Email:  salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au



$30 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 
Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 
Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest & greatest ~ including 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!
Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!
They also have a blog &  Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!


$20 worth of Green Tara products & flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers
 of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons,both fabric & paper 
 flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high
 quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products & is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $30.

Blog:  http://www.greentara1.blogspot.com.au/
Website:  http://www.greentara.com.au/home.php 


$15 worth of Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

This is just an example of the type of stamp you could WIN!!
Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!



 $25 worth of product from 7Dots Studio!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.
Blog/website: http://7dotsstudio.com/

The deadline for this challenge is  THURSDAY 31st JULY 2014.

I hope you can find some creative time to join us

Cheers & Happy Creating!!!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Playing in Scrappers Garden.....feeling very lucky!!!

Hello all :)

I am so happy to be a Guest Designer this month over at

these handmade flowers are seriously

Here is my first creation using these petals of goodness!

 [Cherish Every Moment]
Check out the Scrappers Garden Shop....HERE

These flowers are so beautiful to work with!

Perfection Duos
Candy Flowers

Thanks so much for stopping by
and be sure you check out Scrappers Garden!!!
Shop - HERE
Blog - HERE
Facebook page -  HERE



A Blog Hop With A Difference!

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by the amazingly talented
if I would like to participate in
 'a special type of blog hop'

after thinking about it for a day of so I decided to play!

If you click
you will be taken to
Janice's blog, which is so full of creative inspiration
 (you will be thanking me for sharing!)

Janice has such a beautiful style of scrapping, I love her use of chipboard
and her white space always rocks!!!
Janice is currently on some amazing design teams

Scrap It With Attitude
CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration)

Unfortunately all of the Creative People I asked to participate have
already been asked to play along or are very busy (school holidays here in Australia).

Getting to know a little about me....

Q1. What am I working on right now?
At present I am working on my layout for the Mid-month reveal
Here is the Mood Board 

I am also working on some Guest Designer layouts for 
{creators of beautiful handmade flower's}
Here is my first creation as July Guest Designer.

Q2. How long does it take you to create a layout?
Well, honestly it can take a couple of days! I will often have to walk away to
 see to family stuff. My fastest layout to date has been 2-2.5 hours!  
This is the layout (below)

 I had actually watched a tutorial and was so inspired.....I was so pleased
 with it, too!

On the other hand I have spent nearly 5-6 hours creating tags
like these....

Q3. What are your favourite things to create with?
At the moment I am enjoying the whole mixed media thing....texture paste, water colours
I also enjoy creating texture by using embossing folders with texture paste
(checkout my You tube video at the top of my blog!)
You can create fantastic texture

  Q4. How does your creative process work?
 Well, for me this differs, sometimes I like to have my photo picked first but then other 
times I might have an idea of a technique I really want to try.......so
I can do it either way.
Having 8 children has taught me that you need to be flexible.
And I get bored if I go about things routinely all the time!

Q5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
My inspiration is like many others, my family!
Recording, capturing our special and everyday moments. Plus as I say to my kids
no one remembers moments like a mother does!
My newest inspiration is my Grandson, Flynn

I also find a lot of inspiration online.....Pinterest & Facebook are my main places
to go for inspiration.
I find scrappers from Poland very inspirational at the moment!
There are just so many talented scrapbookers out there it is amazing!!!

Q6. What is your signature style?
Hmmm? Signature style.... I tend to use earthy and pastel tones, you will often find
machine stitching on my work. I love layers and as I said earlier I like mixed media...
I am not sure if I actually have a set style?

Here are a few of my favourite creations
(oh! and I have a bit of a circle fetish)

I thank Janice so much in asking me to participate in this 
Hop with a Difference
I'm just sorry I couldn't find anyone willing to join in 

Remember to check out the other blogs 
has linked to

Thanks for stopping by

love and Scrappy Hugs


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