Saturday, September 20, 2014


to my blog .
today I am sharing another case file from CSI 
case file #140 
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I chose to go grungy this week and document a childhood adventure .
polka dots, hearts, wet medium, string, curves.
I documented an ADVENTURE !
Dad loved to restore antique bikes, and I loved to ride with him.
 One of my fave childhood memories is riding on the back of dad's motorbike.
Around sharp corners and climbing steep hills .
 It was such fun and so exciting.
thanks for the adventures Dad xoxo

I wanted to achieve a layered grungy LO
with added elements 
to mimic the metal parts of the bike .
Tim Holtz / Crackle paint is the perfect medium to create 
shiny aged elements . 
I truly hope you have time to join in with this case .
solving these CSI cases is both inspiring and intriguing.
I find these cases always evolve my style .
thanks for looking .
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

NATURE is my bliss .. case file #139

case file #139 is open and ready to solve over at CSI 
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below is how I solved this case ... 
I allowed the White, black and green to dominate
 with snippetts of blue and yellow. 

I followed Em's sketch slightly ...  focusing on the cluster .

flowers, butterfly, string,
 two of something (brads and flowers) , swirls and flourishes.

I chose to use the inspiration words as my prompts for my journaling. 
curious, two, perfect.
I have always been curious about nature. 
Blooms and Plants are perfect .
(journaling continued on the back of my LO ) 
As a child I had my very own little garden 
where I would tend lovingly to each beautiful bloom.
I had at least two different plots, 
one for blooms and one for vegetables .
I watched with excitement as each bloom came to life 
especially the pansies as they each had their own 
little face .
I would squeal with delight as the butterflies 
darted around with joy.
Nature is my bliss .
thanks for popping by and have fun solving this case 
see you next time.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dusty Attic Sketch for September

Hello and welcome to my blog .
Here we are with another beautiful sketch for Dusty Attic 

September Sketch.
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and some very exciting news !!


below is my interpretation of the September Sketch 

List of Dusty Attic materials 
Beared Iris : DA1096
Bird cage :DA0678
French Flourish Border :DA0275
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900

Beared Iris : DA1096
Bird cage :DA0678

Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
 layers and chippies .

 clusters of blooms

and I hope you find time to play with some Dusty Attic chippies 
happy scrapping to each of you x

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Case file #137 - #Just saying

Today I decided to solve this case by 
using a quote in place of a photo .
case file #137 
love these colors and I also added a slightly deeper pink in the fabric flower and chipboard .
Small amounts of yellow and my mixed media BG contains the orange and the pink .

Polka dots, stripes, metal, flourishes, triangles, washi tape..

Journal about your attitude about something .
Affirmations /quotes ARE SIMPLY WONDERFUL.
Repeating positive and inspiring words throughout the day can make
all the difference to my mood and feelings .
Uplifting and positive words
 help my energy flow and keep me on track. 
"Put your ear down next to your soul 
and listen hard "
quote by Ann Sexton

 I love to have these affirmations displayed
where I can see them throughout my day. 
I breathe the words into my soul
 and repeat them silently to myself xxoo
cant wait to see how you solve this case .
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thanks so much for popping by my blog 
and have fun scrapping  xoxo

Saturday, August 23, 2014

case file #136 - STYLE

Another fabulous case to solve over at CSI
case file #136 
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text print, floral pattern, fold something, leaves, wet medium.
I chose to journal as a dictionary definition, about a solitary pleasure.
STYLE ... 
 A particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form,
appearance,or character:
A mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
An elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living:
 journaling continued on the back of my LO..
I find great pleasure in browsing through books giving me ideas in fashion and color
for decorating rooms . I often wander through home/furniture stores to see what displays they have 
to breathe in ideas and inspiration.

thanks for popping by my blog and I cant wait to see how you solve this case
I'm absolutely loving these colors .
until next time
take care and happy scrapping x 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Hello all my gorgeous Maja Design fans, 
I wish you a very warm welcome to my blog
I have TWO projects for you . 
I am in a romantic mood today showcasing a very soft and romantic card,
loaded with blooms, and some resin embellies, 
embracing the dreamy new collection at Maja Design 
'Coffee in the Arbour '
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checkout the glorious work the Design Team create. 

with Pink and White
Lots of layering and stitching.
I always have such fun creating these cards . 
I find the Maja papers such a delight to play with, and
the layers are complimented with the blooms and a key .
 Just look how these papers embrace the blooms .
I can just imagine sitting at a table sipping coffee surrounded
 by a beautiful garden full of color and blooms .. sigh xoxo
  I decorated the inside of the card quite simply more striped paper and a small die on the right side .

 I seemed to be a little carried away with the blooms and just kept adding more of them .
These papers blend so beautifully with little pink rosebuds,  pink and white roses 
and a resin key .

 Maja Design papers used .....
Coffee in the Arbour .....
Grandmas old Porcelain cups, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry Jam Cookies, 
Lets share a cookie... Vintage Frost 19th December .

Celebrate with BLUE AND WHITE - always so fresh and crisp .  
I love the crisp feeling to a blue and white project . 

Here I have created a tag that pops inside the pocket 
  My stacked layers consist of leaves , rosebuds, chipboard and dies, 
finishing off perfectly with a heart and an altered metal piece and  pearl brad .

 This pocket has a foundation of white cardstock with stamping in blue, 
and some white gesso splashed randomly 
to add to the crisp feel of Blue and white.
I really love the texture that layering gives.
to me it creates intrigue and beauty .
Decorating tags is a love of mine 
and it also gives me plenty of space to write a message, making it personal .

 Maja Design Papers used for the Blue and white  tag and pocket
 Coffee in the Arbour..Blueberry cupcake, Lovely weather, and Walking in the Forest - Jeans  .  
 I do hope you are inspired to have a play with these romantic papers . 
thanks for popping by 
I really enjoy having you here on my blog 
until next time 
happy scrapping x