Wednesday, July 31, 2013


designed  by the amazing Emma Stafrace 
for more info on Em
thanks Em, I just loveeeeeeeeeee my new look Blog 
mwah and BIG hugz to you x 

I am totally thrilled to announce I have two layouts in this magazine.
out now in newsagents 

Here is a sneak peep of one of my layouts 
in the 'Whatever the Weather', section page 29
lots of texture and layers.

below is another sneak peep of my layout on Page 42 


thanks for looking everyone and why not pop into a newsagent and pick up a mag... 
loaded with magical, inspiring projects and exciting creations.
until next time 

Friday, July 26, 2013


Hello everyone
I am so thrilled to be Guest designing for 
Once a month for the next 3 months 
For my first project I have created a layout showcasing a banner 
with lots of layers and blooms .
I have a passion for gardening and nature 
and often include blooms in my layouts .

 I love to create lots of different shapes and layer them 
to create dimension and interest .
Pink roses are clustered among the layers .

chipboard items used 
flourish frame
oval shape (taken from the inside of the frame )

pictured below is a selection of  the beautiful papers I received in the mail 
and have created my projects from these with great delight .

I'll be back again in August with another project using these beautiful papers 
 thanks for popping by and looking at my work 
hugz to each of you
Heather x 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


this month Lucy sent us a glorious photo of Hugh Jackman 
I chose to go DARK and GRUNGY

Lucy says : 
Now, as well as sending the pic to participating peeps, I also said that
in choosing the pic for this month, I reigned in my naughty side.
After all, I could have chosen a pic of Hugh without a shirt on.
Nah, I decided to go classy instead, and am happy with that.
I am.
Really, I am!
ps. if you would like to join in, just let me know
so I can add your link to the participants list.
how the challenge works...
to find out more . 


' h' is for Hugh ...

Thanks for the challenge Lucy , had fun with Hugh !!!

pop over to Lucy's blog and join in the fun 

Lucy Muraca -   Red Chi Chi
Emma Stafrace -  Just a Girl with Ideas
Debi -   Debi's Joy
Annette Gearside -  Moment in Time 
Margaret Mifsud - Margyz paper Games
Kerry-Jean Watson -

thanks for looking and big hugz to each of you 
Heather x

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Another case ready to solve

case file 81 is now open 
pop over to CSI and be inspired 


lots of texture and metal elements on this layout .
twiggy branches, silver metal, jute/twine, scalloped edges, circles, rounded corners. 
6 awesome things about summer holidays .
1. Family time
2. Laughter
5.Wild ocean
6.Rugged coast 
journaling on the back of my layout reads : Summer memories, 
My Father-in-law built a magnificent beach house right up 
high on a cliff with glorious views overlooking Nora Criena Bay.
( a little seaside bay near Robe, in the south east of South Australia)
 We had many fun family times
exploring, swimming, and catching fish . I loved to gaze at the rugged coast and wild ocean, becoming mesmerised by the constant movement of the ocean .
I would meditate as I lay on the hammock , listening to the sounds of nature as the warm golden
light invigorated my body with boundless energy.
such a magnificent unspoiled part of this land we call Australia . 
hmmmm wonderful memories. 

thanks for popping by and I do hope you will have a play at solving this case .
big hugz to each of you 
Heather x

Monday, July 15, 2013

Creating CLUSTERS with Chippies and Blooms

Today it is my turn over at 

Combining chipboard leaves and foliage with blooms 
are perfect for creating Delish clusters
to compliment a layout


 I combined 3 different chipboard designs with various blooms. 
the fencing wire is inked with slate ink /kaisercraft, 
the Angies-vine is trimmed into smaller sections and scattered amongst the roses .
I used the top section of the ferns because I only required smaller leaves .
The ferns are inked with slate and then white ink is dabbed randomly 
on the edges .
The sections of the Angie Vine are firstly inked with White /Versa color ink.
 I added small dabs of slate to some of the pieces to create variation. 

BLOOMS : Prima and Green Tara blooms
PAPERS : 7Dots Studio , Prima,  Dark Grey cardstock. 

the stunning photo of Miss T taken by
 Tara of Simply Photographic .

I just adore these heidis-vines. To me they look like cherries on a branch
I applied white gesso first and then dabbed some slate ink/kaisercraft on the edges,
finally I stamped over the leaves with a text stamp
and dabbed some Rose /Versa Color ink on the cherries.

one of my very faves are these summer-leaf-stems
I used the same process as above.
paint with white gesso, dab slate on the edges
 and for the final touch, stamp with a text stamp to add dimension .

for my final share I created this tag
I often include a TAG with a Birthday / celebration gift

I used the chipboard/frame-lucys-flourish , inked with Ash Beige /Versa color ink
I added a cluster of blooms, altered filigree, and a pearl vintage brad .
finished off with a strip of washi tape /Tim Holtz , and a background stamp .

papers : Maja designs 
blooms : kaisercraft and Prima 

remember to pop over to our FB page
thanks everyone for dropping by
and I hope I have inspired you to have a play with some clusters
big hugz to each of you x

Sunday, July 7, 2013


I began creating this book quite awhile ago - 2007
 Older papers, older style, no paint, no chippies or dies .

'My Mini Book' 

It is based on a wonderful book 
"The 4 Agreements" written by Don Miguel Ruiz 

When Baden was diagnosed with prostrate Cancer 
I decided to complete it .
These 4 Agreements are a fabulous way to live life .

The 4 Agreements is a Wisdom book 
A Practical Guide to personal freedom 

Baden is feeling in high spirits and has been to see a Naturopath 
and is trying some alternative treatments while he waits for his next 3 tests 
at the end of July 
thanks so much for all your love and prayers
we can feel the love coming our way 
and we are both breathing the energy into our heart and soul.
big big hugz to each of you x

Friday, July 5, 2013


This month over at 
The challenge is to create a layout in a different style than you usually create.
for example if you are a textured/layered scrapper try clean and simple .

my style is usually very layered / textured, with attention to detail  
I chose to go simple - 
I used 2 photos
Not much distressing , lots of white space, no white gesso , tiny amount of layering, and no chipboard.
I had to add my signature stitching though .. LOL !
 I scraplifted snippetts of creative ideas from Gina, Kim and Sanna .


I cut simple strips, and used some washi tape .
this is very simple for me .
I had lots of fun once I got into it .
I found it difficult not to use chipboard and diecuts ... 
I rather like the simplicity for a change though , I may even do some more in this style .
who knows ????

thanks Mel for the challenge 
I do hope I have inspired you all to have a play and join in the fun over at Kraft It Up 
I really would love to see what you come up with .
big hugz from me xoxox

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bumps on the Road ... we can do this together !

I wanted to write this post to let you all know where my life is right now .
Some of you know That Baden was diagnosed with prostrate Cancer last week 
it is in the very early stages, which we are very grateful for . 
He is in good spirits and feeling positive all will be well and he will regain his health in time. 
Baden is trying some alternative things while he waits for more tests next month . 
our family is small but we are very close and Tara has been such a strength for both of us .
Together we can beat this as we walk hand in hand along  the journey of life .

I will still be on the design teams and posting on my blog
but maybe not as often at the moment .

I am asking you to please stay with me and visit my blog as I walk along this journey .

I found this gorgeous quote which I thought you would all enjoy and agree with x

You have all been so amazing and loving to us with your prayers and love .
thankyou so much
we are overwhelmed with your response and are so very grateful to have so many people care.
I think of you all, and hope you all understand I cannot write thanks to all of you
but you are all in my heart .. a very busy place at the moment 
full of the love you are pouring over us x
 big hugz to each of you 
Heather x