Sunday, May 27, 2012

CSI case file #21

another case to solve over at CSI
this is how I solved the case

lacy/wavy border
journal about a relationship.. I chose my darling, special daughter Tara.
I wrote my journaling on tags tied with ribbons
I created a pocket to hold my journal tags 
I find this a fabulous way to include lots of journaling without clutter .

sorry Debbi I think I got my green wrong Whoops !!!

above is my pocket containing my journaling tags .
pop over to CSI 
to be inspired by all the talent  and beauty ..

thanks for dropping by everyone and taking the time to leave me some love 
you make my day and bring a smile to my face 
love you all 
hugz from me x 

Friday, May 25, 2012


I created a very simple Layout this week over at 
I adore these photos of Ella Jai .. rosy cheeks ... such beautiful memories 
she has always been a little darling .

Palette #112

pop over to 
so much inspiration over there 
and there is still time to apply for the DT 

thanks for dropping by 
big hugz from me xoxoxo

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"LOVE" in Meg's Garden

THIS VINTAGE PHOTO matched perfectly with 
MEG'S GARDEN ... Forget-me-nots papers 

Wow, I had such fun creating this page .. I used the beautiful “ Birds in Forget me Nots” paper range,
 ( love it when that happens )
 the papers are just delightful to work with, and adding a touch of “ rust”  just makes it pop !!! these are Perfect papers  for a vintage page with fussy cutting and distressed edges -  After fussy cutting the flowers I lightly inked the edges with black Versa color ink, just to add definition… I inked the chipboard with Versa color  ‘Polar blue’
My handy tip  # layering the papers and adding a light touch of ink on the edges creates texture and   dimension, giving depth to the page.
Items used ..copper  Paper leaves , Birds in Forget Me  Nots collection  , laser cut chipboard ..

Other items.
white cardstock, Kaiser cardstock, Kaiser paper ( clocks)Tim Holtz  distress ink, Brads (Bella.)
EK  border punch , muslin, Imaginarium Designs chipboard title (LOVE), Prima metal birdcage.
the photo is  from a recycled greeting card… “Papyrus”

to see all the wonderful supplies Meg has for sale 

thanks for looking everyone
big hugz to you all 
love Heather x

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Color, stories and inspiration case file #20

insect.. butterfly
staggered heights .. Banner
paint drops 
journaling on top of the tags
4 important things
words .. cute

wow o wow .... CSI certainly helps in evolving my style 
these case file really make me think 
they are such fun  to crack !!!!!
to be inspired by the design team and guest designers and all the members 

thanks for dropping by 
love and hugz Heather x

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gotta love a RED background !!

The Color Room is having their first ever DT CALL!!!!
If you want to create with freedom and passion, while exploring your love of color and pushing the limits of your creative boundries, this is an opportunity you will love. This role gives you the opportunity to use the supplies you have been hoarding and are desperate to use, or  scraps and products you love- just for fun…..Then this is the team for you.

when I saw the palette this week I knew red was the background for me
with a Black and white photo.

palette #111
 paper rolls with hidden journaling .. 
I have been using this technique for quite a few years now 
and it is one of my fave elements to use for journaling .
 metal elements  -- altered  with texture paste and blue ink 
are having their very first DT call 
for all the details 

chipboard is from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS 

thanks for dropping by 
and for taking the time to leave me some love 
hope I have inspired you 
love and hugz
 Heather x

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


OUAS CHALLENGE FOR MAY is all about Mother .
here is my take .. "ME AND YOU"

Theme: Mum
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "Mum" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch.

Ideas for journalling: you as a mother, your role as a working/stay-at-home mum, sacrifices/benefits of being a mum, one day in your life as a mum, how your life has changed since being a mum, a tribute to your own mum, grandmother, guardian or someone you consider as close as your mum, your relationship with your mum or your daughter, one trait you have take from your mum, your desire to be a mum, your feelings on motherhood, what does it mean to be a mum?, what kind of mum do you want to be? , Mother's Day celebrations/traditions, your favourite Mother's Day gift given/receive etc..

I created this fabric flower from calico and fabric scraps.
 chipboard title is from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS 

over at SCRAP FOR HELP this month 
the challenge is to create a project or LO using a recycled envelope 
my take 
this pic was taken a few years ago on Dakota's 8th birthday .. 2005

 I used an old envelope and lined it with Prima paper..and added hidden journaling inside .
the chipboard title and tag are from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS.

the beautiful metal clocks are available from MY2ANGELS online store 
 to see all of Tracy's delish items in her store 

for details
you wont be sorry 
Nadia is so organised and the team are like one big family 

I am recovering from an abscess on one of my back molars 
soooooooooooo painful.
so pleased I had all my DT designs done ahead of time 
I am feeling a little better as each day passes .
thanks so much everyone for your get well wishes .. mwah xoxo

thanks for dropping by 
hugz to everyone 
Heather xo

Sunday, May 13, 2012

CSI #19

another case to solve .. case file #19
circles (, circular stamp, clock and chipboard  circular frame), gesso , border punch. book paper, 
I Journaled in a diary entry form and the top 10 about my darling grand daughter Ella Jai xox

my journaling 

I overlapped two frames..
 the top circular frame is painted with white gesso
the decorative frame underneath has..
 texture paste applied first and when dry swipe ink randomly .

chipboard frames available from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS 
CLICK HERE to see more designs

pop over to CSI to be inspired 

so many ideas and beautiful designs from the design team and guests
you will be inspired I promise you 
hope to see you over at CSI 
love and hugz 
Heather x

Friday, May 11, 2012

CSI #18

case file 18
 my take on file 18 

my  hand made oversized fabric flowers 

tissue paper ( on the tags)
twisted string
leaves .. foliage
bling on the brads
photo sourced from tumblr

journal about GROWTH
I added flowers to my journaling
words .. growth and Bloom
I thoroughly enjoyed this one as I love and treasure nature . 
pop over to CSI and be inspired

big hugz and love to you all 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


with "Meg's Garden" Forget-me-Not collection
 for my very first DT project on Meg's Garden team 
I created this mini book to showcase the stunning papers 
Forget-me-not collection
I adore working with these delish papers ...

I have added velvet flowers,  leaves, and keys all available from Meg's Garden 
I popped some nature quotes throughout the book
the chipboard is from  Kaiser and Imaginarium designs  
to see more  pages 

thanks so much for dropping by 
love and hugz Heather x

Sunday, May 6, 2012

the Paper Mixing Bowl

A new challenge site created by the beautiful Sara-R

here is my take on this months recipe 
My Handmade fabric flower below .

to my precious daughter Tardy 
I decided to add these rolls of paper with hidden journaling .

pop over tho Sarah's blog  and have a play 
lots of fun to be had !!!

thanks so much Sarah for asking me to be your guest designer for MAY 
I had heaps of fun creating this page especially the fabric flower and the buttons  (weaving) 

the chipboard is from  IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS .

bye for now and hope to see you over at the paper mixing bowl .
love and hugz from Heather xo

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


for WHITE with ONE team
I have sooooooooo enjoyed my journey on this team for the past 12 months
thanks Mel for all your love and inspiration .. mwah xox
here is my very last page


Texture paste, ink and mask .. love the dimension this gives
and the chippies are all from

the team have outdone themselves this month so many stunners 
to be inspired .
a big thanks to you Mel for everything,
 you continue to have wonderful new and inspiring ideas each  month
and I will play along when I can
I will miss you and the team.
  mwah and hugz xoxo

thanks for looking everyone 
and for always taking the time to leave me some love. 
I really enjoy reading all your words and you truly make my day 
love and hugz Heather xox