Tuesday, November 29, 2011


over at THE COLOR ROOM this week,
 a yummy palette.
beautiful rich earthy colors 
this gorgeous pic of Dakota was taken in 1999 when he was two years of age 
this was his "Serious Business " face 

I  handstitched the letter d and wrote Dakota's name inside ..

thanks for dropping by and for all the blog love you leave for me 
big hugs to you all
light and love

Monday, November 28, 2011


one of my very fave books is "the 4 agreements " written by Don Miguel Ruiz
it is all about a different way to live life 

I created this tiny mini book to sit on my kitchen dresser where I am reminded to apply these agreements to my every day life.
Be impeccable with your word 
Never take anything personally
Never make assumptions
Always do your best  

these are fabulous principles to live a wonderful life
taking things personal has been my challenge LOL
I am much better, but still working on it !!!!!!!??????

this book is so beautifully written and I have found it to be life changing !!!

Don Miguel has written another book .. 
Acceptance !!!

thanks for looking everyone 
and for all your wonderful words you leave me 
they are very special to me 
hugz from Heather x

Thursday, November 24, 2011


just wanted to share a couple of little pocket cards, ( my name for them )
 containing tags inside 
these are a fave of mine, I have made so many over the years
 in different colours and various quotes 
 Two of my friends are having birthdays
so I thought they may like these .

hope you enjoyed looking at my creations 
big hugz to you all
Heather x
pop over to my ART AND SOUL blog to see more cards and tags

Sunday, November 20, 2011


over at THE COLOR ROOM this week
orange/yellow is a color I rarely use in scrap-booking
but once I got going I loved it .
thanks Lydell for this fabulous palette ..

a beautiful photo of Alisha sleeping.
the flourished frame & love are from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS
I layered the photo over the frame just allowing the flourish to show.

I cut up the Prima flower stems and made a little cluster/posy of glass flowers 

beautiful rich velvety colors ..

thanks for looking everyone 
big hugz from me xoxo

a message from HELEN TILBURY 
her blog has been disabled by blogger 
and she is waiting for it to be returned 
not sure how long ??
mine was disabled awhile back 
and it took 4 days to be returned ... 
good luck Helen I am keeping my fingers crossed xoxo

Friday, November 18, 2011


WOOHOO !!! what an absolute thrill
 to be featured over at the COLOR ROOM
I just loved this palette.. "monochromatic theme "
"yummy caramels and earthy tones ..."

I had this fabulous photo of Marilyn given to me and I felt this was the perfect
theme to use it ... dreamy, soft and romantic ... 
the frame, dress-form and the button 

I stitched the lace on to my page and left strands hanging and fragile just like her life ..

thanks for looking at my work 
and giving me such loyal support ..
heartfelt thanks from me xox

if you have time pop over to ART AND SOUL 
I have a couple of new tags 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


this is a little "PINK JOURNAL" I began earlier in the year
and have just completed it 
there are also touches of green and black

this is one of my fave quotes 
and see my HAND-STITCHING !!! 

a little pocket to hold pics

there's that same pic of me ??? LOL

hope you enjoyed my little pink journal 
big hugz to all of you wonderful followers and fellow scrappers 
love Heather x

pop over to ART AND SOUL to see my Paris themed TAGS 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


November 15th Challenge

Journalling criteria: This time the journalling criteria focuses on YOU as a woman OR ANY female in your life. What is the best thing about being a woman? Motherhood? Shopping? Make Up? Girls nights? Gossip? Your journalling can be as long as you wish and in any language, but you must journal at least 2 sentences on the best part of being a woman.

You must combine the journalling criteria with this sketch..

Hi everyone
this is the wonderful inspiring sketch created by fabulous Nadia ..
 this is my take on the criteria 
I decided to include some hidden journaling

the chippies are from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS 

I created this pocket using matching papers and added my journaling tags
this way I can do as much journaling as I wish without cluttering the page ..
and it also creates a little mystery & surprise for the reader. !! 

one of my very fave things to do is creating tags 
I always decorate them both sides !!!
my love of detail  .. LOL  

there are some wonderful prizes up for grabs ...
and the Design Team have created some beautiful pages to inspire you 
thanks so much for visiting me 
and for all your love and support ... hugz x
and please pop over to the site and have a go at joining in the fun 

Sponsors and Prizes

Our November 15th challenge sponsor is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs which you can purchase through Seriously Scrapbooking and they are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to 1 randomlychosen winner. 

Our Guest Designer , Leanne Pearce has a GORGEOUS etsy shop filled with her amazing and very UNIQUE handmade creations called The Chip Chop Shop which is giving away a stunning collection of goodies to the value of $25.00 to onerandomly chosen winner. 

such fabulous prizes .. from our generous sponsors ..
heartfelt thanks x

Saturday, November 12, 2011

playing with ink !!!!

over at THE COLOR ROOM this week
is a beautiful monochromatic theme in earthy tones

I decided to have a play with some ink splashes 
and texture paste on metal

I adore the look of altered metal objects on pages 

this page was lots of fun 
I got all messy .. just like a kid ... woohoo !!
thanks so much for looking 
and for all the wonderful feedback you give me 
hugz from Heather x

Thursday, November 10, 2011

GUEST DESIGNER AT " Berry71bleu "

I was so thrilled and excited when my beautiful friend Marivic Clifton from Berry71bleu 
asked me to be a guest designer 
I received two absolutely exquisite tags made by Marivic 
and created 2 LO's where I included these stunning handmade tags 

pop over to the blog and the etsy shop 
there are challenges each month and Marivic has amazing items for sale in her etsy shop 
CLICK HERE   etsy shop

Imaginarium designs chippies 

this absolutely beautiful tag created by Marivic ... 
so exquisite !!!!

another stunning tag made by Marivic ... I just adore them 
she is so clever ...

 Imaginarium Designs chippies .

 November challenge over at Berry71Bleu 

Now, for the challenge for this month: Courtesy of our new team member Renea.
 She is hosting this month's challenge. 

Here are the requirements for the challenge:

"Hi everybody and welcome to my November Challenge, as you can see I took the word November and came up with the rules to play along by. Your project can be any type of project you dream up as long as it meets all of the rules listed. I will be giving away a small rack from my Etsy Shop. The winner will receive, one set of Tiger Butterflies, one set of Sugar & Spice Butterflies, and one set of Elegance In Flight Butterflies. Good Luck!"
New -Do a project type that you have never done before or use a new technique
One -Use at least one fall flower 
Variation -Use at least 2 different variations of the fall colors
Emboss-emboss an element on your project
Metal -Use a metal embellishment 
Butterfly -Use at least one butterfly
Eleven -Use eleven of an element or embellishment (example: layers of pp)
Remember Have Fun!!!!

sounds like a lot of fun to me .. I think I will give this a go..
"always love a challenge " LOL 
it takes me right out of my comfort zone 
and evolves my style ..
thanks Marivic for asking me it was such fun 
and I feel honoured to be asked ... "HEARTFELT THANKS" from me to you xoxo

to see the Berrybleu blog CLICK HERE 

thanks for visiting me and for all your blog love 
It means so much to me  mwah xoxoxo
CLICK HERE  to see my little xmas handbag over at  ART and SOUL .

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



it is time to add to the fabulous design team at
I encourage you to apply ... 
it is friendly, fun, and most of all you receive the most beautiful chippies 
to play with each month ..
and see all the details 

have a go, I promise you wont be sorry 


Monday, November 7, 2011

Kraft IT UP !!

over at KRAFT IT UP this month the challenge is all about 
finding inspiring and creative ways to journal 
my journaling is perched in the top left corner with overlapping
circles and the word love .. 
I used olive glimmer mist and a mask to create the background on kraft paper 

close up of the background .

the journaling reads -- 
As long as we have memories, yesterday remains,
as long as we have HOPE, tomorrow awaits,
as long as we have "ART" today is beautiful !!!!

I fell in love with this quote and felt it was perfect for this page
Gardening and nature are two of my many passions ..
art and creating ...
thanks for droppin' by
and for all the wonderful comments you leave me .
you are all very special to me 
big hugz from me xox