Saturday, January 25, 2014

CSI case file 107 ready to be solved

such a delightful color palette this week 

here is how I solved this case file #107 
I allowed the grey/black/white to dominate, leaving tiny splashes of the yellow and pink .


DUSTY ATTIC chipboard 
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
Leafy Border : DA0577

Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA 0903

Flowers, heart, splashes,wet medium, mini brads. 
  I scattered my journaling in different spots across my page .
I journaled in the form of an award certificate to my treasured Grandie 
You smile with your heart
You warm my heart
You always do your best
You give me the best hugs 
I love the way you are so gentle and caring
I love your sensitivity
Your soul shines from within
We have such fun together 
and so much more . I feel so blessed to have you in my life x
I wished for a beautiful grand daughter and my WISH came true 
I love you to the moon and back xoxo
click here 
to go to CSI ning site .
thanks for popping by and I hope you are inspired to join in solving this case .
see you soon and thanks for taking the time to leave me some love x

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January Dusty Attic Project

Hello and a warm welcome to each of you 
Sharing my 'Dusty Attic' Project with you today
to go to the dusty Attic Blog 
This month I am sharing a stunning piece of chipboard 
when I saw this I knew how I was going to use it and I had the perfect photo of my grandie 
Love when that happens x

Stunning Photo taken by Tara  

 I painted with 

Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA 0903

I applied some croco crackle on the hearts, and finished the effect by brushing lightly with 

Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink DA0907

gently rubbing into the cracks, and wiping over with a damp cloth.
 I love this crackle effect x

just look at all this Dusty Attic eye candy ... Glorious .

I adore creating large clusters to showcase how well the 
chippies, blooms and paints compliment each other.

Dusty Attic Materials 
Model: DA1043
Model: DA1017

Dusty in Colour Navajo White DA 0903

Dusty in Colour Dusty Pink DA0907

Dusty Roses Claret #1945 model: DA0975

Dusty Roses Dark Olive #5783 Model: DA0957

Dusty In Bloom Cornsilk  Model:  DA0806

thanks for popping by and I do hope I have inspired you to 
have a play with these stunning chippies 
until next time happy scrapping x

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


to be inspired over at Maja Design 

I love making handmade cards for birthdays and celebrations , 
and this one was very special to me, 
as we recently Celebrated our daughter's 40th Birthday .

 Today I am sharing this easel  card I created for our Daughters 40th Birthday. Tara loves denim blue and white, so it was very easy to gather some beautiful papers that co-ordinate.  I decided to use 'Jeans' – from the Walking in the Forest collection as my base combined with White cardstock . to begin I folded my card in white Bazzill . I then  cut my base  6 x 6 in 'Jeans',  for the  stacked elements . I always create my cover separately , stack my elements and then adhere it to my white bazzill. One of my faves is to add stitching and make it arty by stitching slightly crooked lines and using alternative colored cotton.



a different perspective - top view .

I adore these stacked elements as it is a great way to use up scraps and also the dimension it gives is quite intriguing .
I notice when I give a stacked elements card the receiver always holds it up and looks in-between the layers. Makes me smile .
 You can use any type of diecut you desire and there is a beautiful selection of papers to blend and co-ordinate . 

These are the word I wrote inside the card ....As you walk through life keep Ten friends by your side .
Truth, Courage , Tenderness, Curiosity, Loyalty, Understanding, laughter, Friendship, Trust and Love.

Always believe in yourself and your dreams . happy birthday Tardy, to our wonderful precious Daughter. We love you to the moon and back . Congrats on reaching 40 years and may you have 40 more fabulous years here on earth , doing what you love .
 Lots of love and hugz .. Mum and Dad xoxox

I have used 3 collections and they all tone in magnificently together .
Maja Design  items used :
Walking in the Forest - Jeans and  Autumn Poem
Vintage Autumn Basics - No. XXI
Vintage Frost basics - 12th December bs .

S4-328 Foliage
S4-235 Fancy Tags
S5-122 Ribbon Banner LG
S5-035 Parisian Motifs
Labels twenty - one
Cottage cuts Leafy foliage 
Sizzix - 659072

Thanks for popping by and hope I have inspired you to have  a play with these stacked elements and create your own masterpiece . 
See you next time and take care x 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Masculine Tag inside a pocket

Sharing my 'Megs Garden Design team' creation for January .

Hello my scrappy friends, today I am showcasing a
Masculine "Celebration" Tag in a Pocket.
 Created with the Automobile Parts P6354
to go to Megs Garden

Masculine tag in a pocket 

The Tag is slightly larger than the pocket and is created with Kraft paper .
Stamp the tag and a fold a 3 inch piece of paper over the top section of the tag to add interest.

 This is such a simple yet striking masculine tag in a pocket.
My base is Kraft cardstock .
I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die cut … Labels Twenty-One.
There are 5 dies in the pack and I alternated 3 sizes with Automobile parts collections and Kraft paper.

I completed the stack by adding the stunning vintage clock and secured it with a brad.

Items used from Megs Garden
Automobile Parts
Old World Time
A collection of timepieces to add to any project .
I hope I have inspired you to have a play and create your own tag in a pocket.
Until next time 


Saturday, January 18, 2014


A blog hop with a difference !
my beautiful friend Julie Tucker -Wolek
 had a fun idea.
She asked a few of us if we would like to create a card for LYNNDA 
who is expecting a brand new baby girl .
big big hugz and congrats to you and your family Lynnda xoox
Here is my card 
hope you like it Lynnda x 


Join in the fun .
below is the list of everyone who created a card for our beautiful friend . 
all you have to do to see the cards is to click on each link .
have fun and be inspired by the magic xoxo
Ros Crawford -

Heather Jacob -

Lizzy Hill -

Kirsty Vittetoe -

Alexandra Sirugue-Macleod -

Sandi Taloumis -

Yvonne Yam -

Amy Tsuruta -

Chantal Vandenberg -

Lisa Saunders -

Julie Tucker-Wolek -
have fun looking at all the cards created by my gorgeous scrappin' sistas 
until next time 

Monday, January 13, 2014

'WINTER' layout Published in Scrap365

Hello my lovelies
today I am sharing a layout I had published in Scrap365 November 2013
my brief was to create a Winter layout 
Winter is a fave time of the year for me ...
I used the beautiful Maja Design paper Collection to create with 
Fika - Våffla m björnbärssylt  and Björnbarskakor - bs
I added pops of Kraft and White Bazzill 

Winter :
  Crisp clean air and the crunch of frost under foot. Dewy shadows that never dry out and the lichen glowing green and grey on dark trunks.
 It was not until I was in my thirties that I experienced my first sight of snow . Wow !!!
Such a magical miracle of nature and the hidden jewels of Winter. 
 This pic was taken while spending time in The Snowy Mountains in Victoria Australia in 1980’s era .
 Near a little country town called Bright .
Winter is a wonderful time of the year.  The circle represents the circle of life and the changing seasons. The white is the snow and for me the purple is about the color of intuition and the way nature intuitively knows about regeneration. Winter  is a time to reflect, a time of hibernation from life’s distractions, fireside gatherings,  the beanie, scarf, coat and woolly socks ..  toast from the burning embers and a mug of something warm and nourishing . Winter is a time which reminds me that nature is still very much in control .
I feel This beautiful paper from  Maja Design is absolutely perfect to showcase a winter theme .

lots of tags and dies to embellish this LO .
thanks for popping by my blog and looking at my work . 
I am so grateful you take the time to leave me some love. 
you make my day
until next time 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Published in Somerset Studio woohoo !!!

I feel so blessed and lucky to have been published in
This really has been a DREAM come TRUE for me ...
When I received the email from Somerset Studio asking me if they could publish my work 
I was literally jumping out of my chair doing a happy dance ... so excited to say the least .

to see the book at Stampington 
you can see inside the book by clicking on the link .
feeling really blessed right now 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Maja Design January Project

Hello and welcome my scrapping sistas !!
Today I am sharing PART ONE of my Maja Design January projects.
I designed this layout using the magical ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection.
 Beautiful Deep, Rich, Warm Earthy colors .
to go to the Maja Design Blog 

 This magnificent  photograph was taken by the amazing George Saad .
George kindly gave me permission to use his photos in my scrapbooking works .
here is the link to his facebook page 
 I named my layout INSPIRE , because nature truly inspires me every day .
it shows me about the never ending cycle of life and the layers of change and evolution.
Nature also shows me about trusting the process of life, and living in the present moment .
 I began by tearing the paper (jeans), distressed the edges and laid it over the Autumn in the air –bs paper, 
leaving room for a small layered cluster : heart , bling brad, diecuts and altered metal element.  .
I had fun adding texture by Lacing sections together with string.. 
To me the torn strip represents opening my heart and breathing in all life has to offer .
This torn section represents how life sometimes takes a different path where we have to dig deep , open our heart , feel our feelings and trust the process of life . It is in these times where we discover our strengths and courage .

The leaves and various dies are cut using both papers to add different shades and colors .
 Under the layers of foliage are some inked chipboard pieces adding depth and texture. 

I inked the kraft tag with the Ranger distress ink , Rusty Hinge.
Embossed it, then swiped an alternative colored blue ink over it adding distinction.

Maja Design papers used
Collection: Walking in the Forest – Jeans, Autumn in the Air – bs, Autumn in the air.

Thanks so much for popping by and I do hope I have inspired you to take a look at
 The “Walking in the Forest” collection.
Bye for now