Saturday, March 16, 2013


Firstly I am so honoured and delighted to be guest designing  here at Scrap Africa.
Thank you so much Denise for inviting me .

Here is what Denise had to say ..
For this challenge, we have an exceptional creator and I am sure that many of you will know her and also recognise her signature style.
 Our VERY special guest designer this month, is the super Heather Jacob.
This is perfectly, perfect in every way!!!! Super stunning and so amazing...and all cardstock!
I so love Heather's style and am totally in awe of her amazing talent! ;-)

such wonderful words about me Denise ... thanks so much you warm my heart xo
Use only plain card stock, NO patterned papers. But you are asked to use at least 3 colours of card stock or more if you want to...and these you can alter by stamping or embossing, whatever way you want to.

DENISE says : Now Heather has 2 layouts to share with us.
 One that she did when she started scrapping 2004 and one from the present.
 Firstly, let's have a look at the "old" one.


This layout above was created in 2004, when I using cardstock only on all my pages .
My style has certainly evolved over the years !!!! 
 And there is also amazing diecuts and masks available for scrappers today, 
creating a scrapbook heaven .
I think I am very brave showing you all this 'OLDIE ' layout .

I used a background of white cardstock , trimming one inch from one side.
Lay this over two layers of of cardstock / purple card and grey card.
Trimming each piece to allow some to show both  sides.
Distress each layer and machine stitch together .
Cut strips of taupe, purple, celaton, turquoise green , grey, black and border punch two strips.
Layer these and add diecut leaves, “cottage Cutz/foliage”, flowers, add some bling brads, clock, circle sticker/string , chipboard inked in, Versa color ink / atlantic blue .
Use a mask on white background, Versa color / Celaton, and Atlantic.
Randomly Stamp with Versa color /black .
Add title and doodling .
My 9  colors are all from Kaisercraft cardstock
Pale grey, dark grey, black, white, purple, turquoise, taupe, smokey grey, celaton.
Enjoy creating with cardstock.

how about popping over to

to be inspired by all the magical art from the design team 
this challenge is fun. 

hugz to you all 
Heather x


  1. So happy you are our GDT this month!! Love love love your lo's!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!!

  2. love your work and you rocked it once again! thank you for being our guest st ScrapAfrica! we are honoured.

  3. The "oldie" is beautiful....but the latest layout is breathtakingly beautiful. I love seeing your work and would love to watch you create these masterpieces.

  4. Thanks so much Heather for being our GD this month! Your "oldie" is absolutely beautiful and you certainly need not be brave to show it, as it is still a beautiful work of art, just a little simpler that your present layout! Now to talk about the "new" is so fabulous, with so many wonderful details!!! It is just stunning and I am in awe!!! Love your work and I am thrilled that you did this challenge for us! Have a super weekend! xx

  5. Stunning....& I really liked your older LO, & yes, you are brave showing it off!!! The newer one is stunning - couldn't believe that you'd used NINE colours...just goes to show!!! Love the layering & clusters you do these days:):):)

  6. Wow, stunning work, Heather...both the old & the new!

  7. First of all congrats on you GDT spot! Loved to see both LOs and you should not feel embarresed about the 2004 one at all. In fact I was amazed about how many of your signature style elements (stitching, stamping, really creative embellishments) were there already then! To my eyes both LOs show amazing artistry and feel for composition!

  8. Congrats with your GDT spot lovely pages you have made again!

  9. Beautiful heather I love your old LO just as much as your current one!! Congrats on your GDT !! Fabulous!!

  10. I love the way when I look at your layout I totally forget that you've just used cardstock. Absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Woooos, for noen fantastisk flotte LOer :)

  12. congrats Heather, on the Guest DT spot, beautiful work in 2004 and Now :)

  13. Bravo Heather, it's well deserved. And I love the old page as much as the new !

  14. I love the colors you have chosen for your second Lo, so excellent to show some wisdom and tolerance. Awesome works for GDT spots

  15. Um, I like your oldie almost as much as your new one, they are both gorgeous, and so much of your style was there already! Love them!