Saturday, August 12, 2017

Long Time No Scrap.....

Hello Everyone,

I can't believe I have shown my blog no love at all in so so long.  Mostly to blame is working full time.  I have so little time now to make cards and scrapbook!  I have totally missed it.  No cards have been sent out this year (with the odd exception) and I have don't next to no layouts at all.  Recently I decided to start looking at kits.  I have been getting one a month from a lovely local lady named Ann who does beautiful work and a friend introduced me to a web site.  Well a week or so ago I decided to bite the bullet and try one of their kits.  OMG I am so in love with everything that came in my kit and that you get 4 layouts and 4 cards with instructions and heaps more as inspiration too! So I sat down yesterday and tried out a layout.

Since it has been SOOO long I thought I should update my blog and share with everyone!!  So here is my first layout of my beautiful daughter entitled simply "Love".

Thanks for looking.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Retarte 90 - Kenny K Stamps

Good Evening Crafty Friends

I am happy to be back tonight with my latest card creation for Stampapelart.  As Christmas quickly grows closer it is time to start thinking about making and sending out cards.  It is a once yearly ritual that I actually really look forward too. 

This week I was so lucky as I got to create with a lovely digi stamp called Christmas Tree from our wonderful sponsors at 

Please head over to the KennyK website and check out the great range of stamps they have on sale, as well as the blog for heaps of inspiration.
So who wants to see my card created using this gorgeous stamp?  Well the wait is over ... here it is ....

I dug out some old patterned paper that I have been hoarding from seasons ago and then coloured the image to suit.  I love how it all came together!

Please be sure you head over to the blog and check out the examples created by my very talented fellow Design Team members not to mention to check out all the entries to our challenge.  I am 100% sure you will be inspired.

Also don't forget it you love this digi image as much as I do, do yourself a favour and be sure to head out to our wonderful sponsors page and see even more of the stunning creations they have for sale.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

Can't wait to see what you have all been creating!



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Challenge # 239 - Oct 24 - Heritage

Good Morning Everyone

Today I am sharing with you a layout I created a while ago which fits the "heritage" part of the latest challenge over at Use Your Stuff.   Do yourself a favour and make sure you click on the link and check out the other great layouts from my very talented DT members.

I  wanted the "proofs" from our wedding photographer to speak for themselves so I keep the embellishments very simple.  I love how the double layout turned out.  Our photographer was just brilliant.

Twenty three years have passed since this special day and quite a few years more of being together so I think this definitely meets the heritage part of the challenge.

Ahh to be young again!!......

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to see your challenge up on the Use Your Stuff blog.  



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Retarte 88 - The Cutting Cafe

Good Evening Everyone,

This week I am back with some gorgeous files from The Cutting Cafe.  Do yourself a favour and go check them out.  It was so much fun playing with my Brother Scan N Cut using these files.  I got to use the Candy Set.  As it is almost Halloween The Cutting Cafe has some great files for Halloween you won't be disappointed.

Being an Aussie I don't normally celebrate Halloween (but many do these days) I decided to see what I could do with  my file that wasn't Halloween focused.  So firstly I cut the file out and made it into a candy card.  This gorgeous set comes with some great circular Halloween sentiments too I have to add.  Obviously I haven't used them as my candy card is for a "birthday".  Here is what it looks like:

And here is what the inside looks like.  I have kept it pretty simple so the card speaks for itself!

And secondly here is a card that I made using some of the files to put a large piece of candy on my card front!  

These files are just so versatile! 

Now before you go you have to head over to Stampartpapel and check out the other amazing creations.  If you think mine is good wait til you see what the other ladies have created.  I am so in awe of some of the cards made this week.  They almost make me want to celebrate Halloween!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!



Use Your Stuff - Black/Orange/Neutral Colours

Good Evening Friends,

Today I am back with a challenge from last week (yes I am horrible I know - sorry :( ) from Use Your Stuff.  It seems it is the time of year where everything thinks of Halloween.  There are so many challenges about at the moment that seem to be based around this celebration.  Although I am not one to celebrate personally I do love seeing all the fun, creative, gorgeous projects that all my fellow DT members are coming up with.  So please if you have a spare minute or three pop on over to the UYS blog and check them out.

With working full time I find I have very little time these days for my beloved crafting.  I have to apologise for the picture quality of my share tonight.  It appears a little more "yellowish" than orange as I only had a small window of opportunity to photograph my card and the lighting wasn't the best.

Since I don't celebrate Halloween I decided to make a simple easel card that could be used for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Use Your Stuff - Challenge #235 - Mood Board

Good Morning All

Well this working full time sucks!  LMAO.... only because it is leaving me NO  time at all of late to craft much or create or even keep my blog up updated!  Well let's be honest I suck at that all the time!!! I cannot believe here we are at the end of my challenge over at Use Your Stuff and ONLY now do I realise I haven't even shared my layouts or challenge on my OWN blog! DOH!!!

  So firstly this is the Mood Board I created to inspire.  I am not normally a fan of yellow but I have to say I so feel in love with this that I was inspired to create not one but two layouts using it!

And this is the first of the layouts I created and used to showcase just one of the many ways the mood board could be interpreted.  And yes sorry of course it is more "Bon Jovi".  A true fan can never get enough!!

And this is the second layout I created.  Our Casper when he was but a kitten.  I can't believe how small he once was...

Thank you all for stopping by.  Don't forget to do yourself a favour and follow the link above over to Use My Stuff's blog.  Honestly the lovely ladies on my Design Team have created some amazing work this week.

Happy Crafting



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stampartpapel Retarte 86 - Moonflower Digi Stamps


Today I am back with another gorgeous digi stamp from Moonflower Digi Stamps and a card creation for Stampartpapel.  This week's challenge pushed me out of my comfort zone as some of the beautiful images we got to work with were "Halloween" images.  And although many of my family and friends in Australia celebrate Halloween I do not.  So it was a challenge to work with such an image.  But I am really happy with how it all turned out!

Now isn't that the cutest image?  I just fell instantly in love with  Gina Le Cat Witch and just had to choose her to colour & style.  Now before you leave be sure to click on my above links and go show the lovely design team ladies some love on our blog and you will kick yourself if you don't head over to Moonflower Digi Stamps to check out their awesome designs as well. 

Thanks for stopping by... until next time

Happy Crafting