Saturday, June 30, 2012


 another  stunning case file for you to solve over at CSI 


this photo is "the icing on the cake" .... beautifully shot by my super duper talented daughter Tara .
the background paper is from 7 Dots collection created by Finnabair .. they are available from

metal ( altered filligree)
icing on the cake / this stunning photo taken by my super duper talented daughter 

add scallops to the journaling spot.
my journaling reads ... a perfect model, mummy took this amazing shot of you.
There are so many things I love about you Ella Jai, 
you have such a warm heart and willing smile.
you love to sing, 
one of the best things I love about you are your hugz and the sound of your laughter.
you love spending time with Pa Pa and me, and you are always so obliging when it comes to taking pics.
you are gorgeous x 

pop over to CSI and join in the fun 
love and hugz 
Heather x

Friday, June 29, 2012

A FUN Palette this week

over at the Color Room 
palette #117 such  pretty and delish colors . I loved playing with them

here is my take on the palette 

THE chipboard title is available

this stunning paper doilie is available from 

I have added inks / Bella flower /kaiser resin blossom

thanks for popping over here 
and taking the time to leave me some love 
I adore reading all your feedback 
love and hugz
 Heather x

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


FEATURED on a card I made this month 
I created this card using the magnificent papers from Meg's Garden 

I just adore working with these beautiful velvety luscious flowers .

This card is perfect for a celebration … birthday, wedding, anniversary or a special occasion.
The base is white cardstock and I folded the card in 3 to create an interesting fold.
The front of the card is laden with the beautiful velvet flowers,
 leaves and clock. All available from Meg’s Garden.
I layered the  cut out scroll and  a Tim Holtz die cut as a base to attach the flowers,
 leaves, muslin  and clock .
The inside reveals the paper with a perfect cluster of flowers and a birds nest.
 I added a stitched layered heart to finish it off .
The back of the card also showcases a large heart…
I used the delightful Forget –me-Nots paper range  … just perfect for cards .

Items from Meg's Garden
Birds in Forget me nots.. P6303
Nesting P6301
Leaves copper and rust
Velvet flowers

Other items used
White card stock. Corner flourish ( Imaginarium designs) brads, Nestabilities heart die cuts ..   

thanks for popping by everyone and 
extra thanks for taking the time to leave me some love 

hugz to each of you 
Heather x

Saturday, June 23, 2012

CASE FILE #25 with a TWIST

This week, we are celebrating the milestone of our 25th challenge with a little bonus twist to our challenge: Choose a CSI Detective's layout that inspires you and scraplift that layout! We can't wait to see what you do with this special twist!

I ADORE nature and gardening, so I decided to go with this theme.
foliage, architectural elements, border/border punches, window .
I love to watch the dappled light as it dances across the leaves and changes color as the shadows form in the late afternoon .I have developed a large garden where I can become totally lost in my own world...oh how I adore nature.
more journaling hidden in the rolls .. it reads -- Autumn, this is the season of the SOUL . Gloriously warm with golden light . Endless soft still days. This season invigorates me like no other and my energy becomes boundless when the heat of summer moves away and the crisp air of autumn moves in .. my love of INTENSE gardening returns ... 

thanks for popping by my blog everyone 
and hope you are inspired to play with case file #25
and join in with our celebrations and the twist 
scraplift  a Layout that inspires you .

love and hugz 
Heather x

Thursday, June 21, 2012


inspired by FINNABAIR
I began this CANVAS up in Darwin and have only just completed it .
I plan to create another one with lighter colors 
thanks Finn for your fabulous teachings and inspiration

Thanks for popping by 
and taking the time to leave me some love 
big hugz from me x

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

case file #24

a striking color palette this week 
Red, grey and white with a kiss of pink

I used a recycled card for this case file as it reminded me of my dancing years this palette but I almost didn't upload this layout as I am not that happy with it ...
sorry about the photo, it makes the gray look black and the shiny silver metal element looks grey .. oh well it is good for me to let go of my perfectionism sometimes !!! LOL

silver accents, sparkly things, circles,white washed metal elements, red paint on title
3 interesting things about me.. I loved to dance, I loved to wear read, I loved sparkly things .
thanks Debbi for another wonderful inspiring case file are awesome .. hugz to you x
to see all the inspiring beauty over at CSI 

thanks for dropping by everyone and for all your awesome words and comments you left me on my last post 
with my Layout "Together "..
sometimes it feels good to share bits of life but I don't like to bore people 
you are all gorgeous xoxoxo
love and hugz 
Heather x

Sunday, June 17, 2012


This Layout is a symbol of our LOVE x

 I named this Layout "TOGETHER" as we have been connected for over 45 years
and still so much in love with each other .. I feel so blessed to be with my soul mate.
as I was creating this page I used lots of symbols that mean something to me

Clock hands ( chippies are cut into pieces) --  represent TIME 
Throat Chakra - BLUE --- means speaking my truth and self expression
Solar plexes Chakra - YELLOW--- means connecting with my inner guidance 
Crown Chakra - WHITE --- being authentic and actualising my purpose
Heart Chakra - PINK/GREEN --- opening the heart and finding balance 
FLOWERS--- beauty, love and romance  
FOLIAGE --- protection, refuge and safety.
METAL --- a sign of strength
FIBRE/FABRIC -- the tapestry of life .

a powerful sign of new beginnings, and emerging in to beauty and transformation , joy and bliss 

When our son was killed 13 years ago, my world was falling apart .
I had to dig deep within myself to find a part of me with the strength to go on and live my life .
Mark was always so supportive of my art .
I discovered Scrap-booking 3 years after his death
and this has played a huge part of my healing journey .
I dedicate every page I do to you, Mark, and I know you are with me in spirit  .. love you forever xoxo
Baden and I now Facilitate the Bereaved Parents support group ( TCF ) here in Adelaide
a much needed facility helping others heal and move on with life .
the symbol of  TCF is a BUTTERFLY ... 

I want to say how much each and everyone of you have played a very important part in my life 
and in my healing !!  I really mean that from my heart .
the encouragement and love from each of you wonderful followers and fellow
scrap-bookers, means the world to me.
 I am so thankful and blessed to be connected to this fabulous Scrapping/blogging world 
you will never know just how much each of you mean to me ,
 you have all helped open my heart again .

this techniques in this Layout were inspired by the teachings of Finn
check out her wonderful blog .
 to pop over to the color room

love and hugz 
Heather xoxo

Friday, June 15, 2012

The END of my TERM

over at Once Upon a .. SKETCH 
here is my very last sketch for OUAS.... 

I want to say "a very special thanks to Nadia "
I remember how excited I was when you asked me to join in with the team 15 months ago. 

How lucky I felt to be given this amazing, artistic opportunity, and Oh what a journey it has been !!!!
Once upon a Sketch marked the beginning of my DT journey.
since then I have been asked by so many people to join their teams
 and I am so grateful and humbled to be recognised in this way 
big hugz to you Nadia , I will always remember you.
Thanks for the fabulous Ride !!!! mwah xoxxo

Below is Nadia's beautiful sketch .
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "BIRTHDAYS" 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 below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine. 

Ideas for Journalling:most memorable birthday celebration for you or anyone in your family, the last birthday you celebrated and tell us your thoughts on turning this age, your child's/other family member's birthday and your thoughts on their age, a birthday that was a turning point in your life and your excitement/fears or other thoughts you had, an upcoming birthday for you or anyone and your thoughts, the best birthday present you ever received/gave and why?. You can also base your layout on a non - person birthday. This means your birthday theme can be based on : a pet, a business venture, a milestone anniversary etc etc. Its up to you how you interpret "BIRTHDAYS

I chose to use a pic of my grandson celebrating his 13th birthday 
Becoming a teenager is a huge milestone 
happy birthday DAKOTA xoxox


 the magnificent Imaginarium Designs chippies ... these steampunk cogs are one of my faves 

hope you are inspired to join in the fun over at Once Upon a ....Sketch 

thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave me some love 
I love reading all the words you leave for me 
hugz to you all 
Heather x

Sunday, June 10, 2012


new case file #23 over at CSI this week

my take on this case file 

a gorgeous bright and sunny palette for this case file
monogram, flowers, translucent element, Border punch,
I journaled about my art exhibition..
my works were displayed in a Textile/visual arts exhibition back in 2010 I felt like a queen on this day ..
 a lovely memory I cherish .
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 ..

hope I have inspired you to have a play 
to see all the beauty in the gallery
love and hugz 
Heather xoxo 

Friday, June 8, 2012

My Kinda colors .. Rich and Earthy

over at the COLOR ROOM this week 
palette #114
below is my take on the Palette 


photo sourced from tumblr

 the chippies are from
love this title ...

I had fun playing with these colors 
so rich and delish 
hope you are inspired to play along with us at  

thanks for dropping by everyone 
love reading  the wonderful words you leave me 
you are all so awesome 
thanks so much 
love and hugz
Heather xoxo

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


this month over at 
our recycled  item is METAL ... any old buttons, washers etc. anything METAL .
here is my take on this month

 This page was inspired by the teachings of the beautiful

I met her in Darwin recently where she was teaching at a retreat organised by 
the very special RAE COOPER .
it was just the BEST !!!
thanks Rae and Finn xoxo
 I used old buttons and altered them with texture paste and ink
the yummy chipboard is available from SCRAPMATRIX
to see all the yummies Rae has for sale ..
above are two of the metal elements mixed in with chipboard
and below is another metal filligree available from Scrap Matrix .
it was silver before I altered it.

the chipboard title is available from 

this is a fun way to use up old metal items 
I hope I have inspired you to have a play 
make sure you visit Rae at SCRAPMATRIX 
she has lots of metal elements in her online shop .
love and hugz 
Heather x

Saturday, June 2, 2012

CSI #22

here's how I solved this case !!
patterned trims
corrugated board
border punch
crown accent
begin with .. Once upon a time..
3 wishes 

pop over to the blog to be inspired with all the magic

I seem to be a bit partial to banners at the moment 
they are an awesome way to use up scraps !!

thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to play

love and hugz 
Heather x