Saturday, 26 January 2019

One little word...

Hello, hello and welcome back. Instead of getting on to my memory keeping of some older photos, I decided to try my hand at the challenge over at Challenge YOUrself

It took me until now to work out what my "word" for 2019 would be, but like most things, it just came to me at the most random moment. I'm going to try to work more with 9 x 12in pages this year. They are so much easier and take up less space as well, and I pulled this layout together is super quick time. Also I couldn't resist using the "More than Words" kit from Cocoa Vanilla.....a truly beautiful collection and very appropriate for this Challenge.

So this year I've just got to remember to keep on keepin' on.  Thanks for visiting xx

Friday, 11 January 2019

Wedding Card Inspo

Good morning and TGIF!  I'm just popping in to share a couple of wedding cards that I made recently. It's been a while since I've made a card with so much love and effort put into them. I've used lots of Kaisercraft products which made the whole process so much easier...

Also doily and leaf die cuts and the beautiful flowers are from Petaloo. Not sure if they're still available.

On the next card I've used a Kaisercraft Die "Rose Cluster" and I cut it out in a Rose Gold shiney cardstock.


I hope you've found some inspirition here. Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Kraft+ January Challenge

Well hello again! It's been a while since my last post. Life and a wedding took over my life for a while, but a new year means I'm well overdue for some creating. I thought I'd start off this year with a quick art journal page for the current Challenge over at Kraft+

I used a 8x8inch kraft background journal page, Dylusions paints, serviette (napkin), clear gel medium, Ranger Enamel Accents, white Posca pen and an appropriate quote to begin the new year with. I was inspired by our Indigenous Dot paintings.

Thanks for looking and hopefully I'll be adding more creations very soon xx.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sketchabilities #152

I'm so happy to see Sketchabilities Challenges up and running again. I love using their sketches to give me a kick start and as a previous design team member I'm so happy to continue following the current design team's projects. 

Here is the current sketch:

I chose to use a photo I snapped whilst wandering along a bush track near the Blue Lake at Jenolan Caves, just before my brown snake encounter....eeeek! Lucky this water dragon posed for me beforehand, because a few minutes later I sprinted past him so fast that he wouldn't have been able to see me for dust! 

I've used the Kaisercraft "Road Trip" papers along with a few of my own die cuts. I also took a full-length photo of this little guy that turned out perfectly as well. Taken with just my old Sony point-and-shoot camera. Anyway this is the first challenge I've entered in almost 2 years, so it's nice to get back in the saddle :)

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Love is in the air....

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I last posted here. Sharing with you today an Engagement card that I made for our daughter. Yes! our Girl and her man are getting married....excitement plus!

A labour of love this one :)  This is my attempt at Champagne glasses. The lovely wood veneer heart is from D-lish which I've painted, misted and added touches of Gold embossing. I think I may be getting the "Wedding Stationery" Gig.... but no pressure of course :D

This lovely surprise came along not long after the happy couples' shared "big" birthday and of course I whipped out the stash once again for that celebration.

I just love this Kaisercraft Collection. It's so versatile and pretty.

So the silly season is upon us and along with that comes the extreme heat. Luckily I'm trying to acclimatise for an upcoming Asian adventure, so I should be used to it by the time Christmas arrives.

If you're in the Northern Hemisphere stay warm and cosy and for everyone else keep cool! I wish you all a very happy Christmas and lots of happiness and good health for 2018.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Stuck?! November Sketch

Hello again. I can't believe a whole month has gone by since I've posted here. Last month was quite busy in my neck of the woods with work, birthday celebrations and preparing for my annual scrapbooking weekend away. Hence there was no time to enter Challenges. So I'm determined to have a go at a few of them this month before the "silly season" decends upon us.

I always enjoy joining in on the sketch challenges over at Stuck?!  Here is the current sketch inspiration:

The Design Team inspo is amazing, so I do hope you get a chance to pop on over & check them out.
I decided to go with a large, single photo. I've hidden my story on a tag behind the photo at the top of the page. I've used the beautiful "Rose Avenue" collection from Kaisercraft along with some Kaisercraft stamps.

I've used quite a lot of 3D foam mount tape to make all the roses "pop".

Hopefully this will be the first of a few Challenges that I have on my "to do" list this month, but I'll wait & see if time permits because I'm in the midst of recording our trip to France (via PL) from earlier in the year. As usual it has become bigger than Ben Hur & I have quite a lot of work to do on it.  Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Uniquely Creative's Creative Kit Club

Apologies for my blog absence but life has been keeping me a tad busy of late. One of the creative jobs I've been doing has been for Uniquely Creative. Tracey very kindly asked me back to the Team for October as a Guest Designer, so I thought I would share with you what I came up with from one of the very generous Kits for this month.

It was really nice to be creating a couple of 12x12 layouts this time as well as a few cards. The Kaisercraft papers in this Kit are stunning! I chose to use a couple of photos from one of the many Chateau that we were lucky enough to visit on our recent trip to France.

Included in this Kit is the laser-cut brick work which went perfectly with my theme.  I actually went on this tour on my own, because DH wanted to do a different tour this day. I had such a lovely time wandering and exploring on my own. The gardens here are magnifique!

Check out the Collectables and pretty flowers that are included in this Kit!  

For this next layout I really wanted the photo to be the star so I kept the embellishments to a minimum and concentrated mainly on what I love to do and that is to "cluster".  This building is just at the entrance to the same Chateau and it is the first thing visitors see as they cross the ancient old stone bridge over the moat. I love how the building is reflected in the water.

And here are a couple of cards I made with this Kit as well, with lots and lots of product left over.

So this is what has been keeping me busy plus prepping for an upcoming creative weekend away with the Sisterhood...can't wait for that to happen :)   I hope you get a chance to hop on over to the Uniquely Creative site and check out this amazing Kit. xx