Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Softly, softly with Pink and White Gingham

Hello my friends and welcome to my blog today.
This easel card is my April Project for
Maja Design
Hello everyone, today I am showcasing another easel card with stacked elements .
One of my fave patterns is gingham check .. especially pink and white … to me there is something very soft and feminine about pink and white gingham.
The soft grey ribbon completes the card with the perfect contrast . 
Pink and White Gingham 
 I have beautiful memories of some gingham dresses our Auntie made my twin sister and me 
when we were  about 5 years old .
we had 2 gingham dresses, one was blue and white and the other one was pink and white 
with a big bow tied at the back . 
We loved to twirl and dance to music, such fun memories to treasure . 

Dusty Attic items 
Heart Arrows #2 : DA1026
Mini Heart Buttons : DA 0682

 look at those layers!!!!
Sometimes I get a little carried away with my layering and have to remove some of the dies. 
I have such fun watching the height grow and grow !!!
But I have to learn when to stop !! LOL 

the inside of the card is lined with the pink and white gingham
 and I added a delicate piece of chipboard to hold the easel section of the card in place. 

Maja Collections used …
Vintage Autumn Basics / No XVI / No XII …. Vintage Spring Basics / 4th March Vintage Frost Basics 6th December . Thanks for popping by to look at my work and
I hope you are inspired to create a card or layout with these stunning papers.  Until next time stay well and big hugz from me x 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

APRIL BEAUTY - Dusty Attic Project

Hello beautiful scrappers, and a warm welcome to my blog. 
today I am sharing my DA project for April 
showcasing a LO laden with Dusty Attic chipboard .
I felt in a green mood this month 
and found the perfect photo to connect with green/autumn hues.
to go to Dusty Attic .

this magnificent photo was taken by Tara of
for my title I used the Mini words #2 : DA 0476
Chicken wire Panel : DA 0177
Scrabble hearts : DA 1019

Leafy scroll :  DA 0764

Dusty Attic items used .
Leafy scroll :  DA 0764
Mini words #2 : DA 0476
Chicken wire Panel : DA 0177
Scrabble hearts : DA 1019
Dusty in Colour Pesto : DA0918
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
Dusty in Colour Bisque: DA0921

Thanks so much for popping by .
wishing you heaps of happy scrapping 
with these glorious chippies .
love and hugz from Heather x


Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hello and welcome, my post today is designing with Maja Design paper collections
to go to Maja Design blog

Today I am sharing a thankyou you gift
 I created for some dear friends of ours. 
We stayed at their beach house over at Sorrento, Victoria and had the best time .


I love to give our friends a special unique thankyou card as a thank you for their love and friendship. These papers are perfect for a beach/ sailing holiday .
 I created the pocket first and added some strips over lapping on the front added a circle and tied string to secure the circle .

I created 3 tags to pop in the pocket . 
Tag one has 3 gorgeous little chipboard houses with a Pelican sitting on a pole, 
completed by adding a strip of brads along the top  . 

Tag 2 has a thankyou note to our treasured friends .
I wrote a short thank you note on one of the tags …  A special thank you .. 
We had so much fun at your Beach house … you gave us the best time. 
Perfect weather, delicious food, wonderful company, sailing on the high seas.
 Lots of laughs and treasured memories. 
You are both very precious friends to us and there is a special place in our hearts reserved just for you .
Love and Big hugz from Heather and Baden xoxox

 Tag 3 has some stamping and washi tape.

Maja Design papers.
Drop the anchor, Sailing, Sailing – bs, Regatta - bsthe West Coast  ….. 
Thanks so much for popping by and do have a look at these papers if you especially want to scrap some seaside holidays , just perfect . 
Thanks so much everyone for popping by and do have a look at these papers if you especially want to scrap some seaside holidays , just perfect . 

until next time , happy scrapping. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello and a very warm welcome
to my blog
on this glorious Day in April 
I am showcasing another card with the divine Damask Collection.
Megs Garden 
 this time I have created an easel card 
with the bold and beautiful fussy cut blooms .
I added some white and black Rose buds and some open paper flowers.
The chipboard frame is half hidden under the layers
and a Transparent Butterfly rests gently among the blooms. 
I built the layers and fussy cutting
On a foundation of Black card.

Megs Garden items used 
Blue and cream Damask P6368
 Blue Belle Jardiniere P6380

Off White Open Rose

Mini Rosebuds - White 1cm 
Small rectangular Parisian frame
More Butterflies NEW 2/14

This darling little butterfly resting among the blooms adds the perfect touch .

I brushed a little Pan Pastel /Black over the tip of the open paper flowers to blend in with the papers.
 the French inspired label and a chippie border strip
 is perfect for adhering at the bottom of the card to hold the easel fold in place .
thanks so much for popping by and checking out my Project 
  Megs Garden 
until next time, happy scrapping x

Friday, April 11, 2014


Recently I received a lovely surprise email, from Teresa Isc
asking me if I would participate in an interview.
She has a great idea to encourage new scrapbookers . 
here is a copy of the interview from her blog  
CLICK HERE to go to Teresa's blog

Here is what Teresa had to say ...
Today I open a monthly new section, Featured Artists. Scrapbooking arrived recently in Spain and it's getting popular really fast. Sometimes I find a new blog I didn't know and it's like...I can't believe I had not found this before!! So I thought this could happen to other spanish scrappers too, and it'd be useful to feature some of my favorite artists so that people who don't know them can find new inspiration. 

My first feature is Heather Jacob. I suppose all of you already know her and her beautiful works. She makes such amazing and unique layouts and I truly admire her talent. As you probably know, her blog is Art and Life, I love to visit it for inspiration! Besides she's been really kind and has answered a few questions about her work. She's been so kind and her tips are very useful. Thank you so much Heather! 


How long have you been scrapbooking? 
I began scrapbooking in 2003. 

How would you describe your scrapbooking style? Do you think it has changed over time? 
My style is earthy/grunge with a little shabby chic thrown in. yes my style has changed over time. Today I use Lots more distressing and layering, in the early days my work was really quite flat and neat . Now I add lots of distressing, layers and texture .

Your works are truly unique and easily recognizable, what do you think is your signature style? 
Definitely stitching, layering, distressing, and inks. I do create using monochromatic themes as well. (monochromatic is using one color in various hues )
Do you consider yourself a fast or slow scrapbooker? How long does it take you to complete a layout? 
Hmmmm ! that may vary from day to day. Sometimes a LO comes together really quickly in 4 hours. Another day I may spread it over a few days. On an average I think it would be about 9 hours to complete a LO. That includes choosing the photo, papers , colors etc. My photo is always the main focus for me 
I do tear up LO’s if I am not happy with the way it is progressing, as I find I can spend hours and still not be happy with the end result 

What are the scrapbooking products you can't live without? 
Sewing machine, distressing tool, inks, gesso, top quality paint brushes, masks, Fibre paste, scissors

Could you share 3 or more scrapbooking tips for newby scrapbookers? 
-I like to Choose the photo first and create around the emotion and story behind the photo.
-Decide which colors you want to use and create with colors that blend, compliment and embrace each other
-If in doubt which colors compliment each other, remember the color wheel . It is really helpful to know how the wheel works . I studied the color wheel years ago in art classes , and it is one of the really helpful things to know .A great foundation for any Layout .
-Remember to never compare yourself with others, be inspired but allow Your own style to evolve and grow as you create .
-In my opinion using layering and distressing is not only interesting and fun to do, but it creates intrigue to the reader and texture and uniqueness to the layout 
-Texture is one of the wonderful things I love in scrapbooking. My pages never fit into books these days .. they are too bulky, but I love the texture .

a big thankyou Teresa for asking me to participate with this interview 
I do hope I have given new scrapbookers some insights and inspiration
 to this fabulous arty hobby called Scrapbooking .

Below are some of my fave Layouts





CLICK HERE to go to Teresa's Blog

thanks for popping by 
until we meet again , happy scrapping .

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CIRCUS - A Gypsy Life .

Another case ready to solve 
CSI case file #Scrap365-5 
This was such fun. 
bringing back happy memories of my circus adventures as a child 

thanks Debbi for the wonderful inspiration 
 CLICK HERE for more info 


the large circle is from Dusty Attic chipboard , 
altered with Dusty acrylic paint
Dusty in color Sunshine :DA0905
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish :  DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Navajo White : DA0903
 Circle Frame set : DA 0490

stripes, flowers, buttons, paint, string, triangles, tie something.
I circled some of my journaling ..
A Gypsy life ... ONCE A YEAR the Ashton travelling Circus came to our little country town. Everyone could feel the excitement building . Us kids would gather together and race down the street to see the clowns the animals and the big tent . I loved it all. The Costumes, the artists, the smells and the music .
my Testimony continues on the back ... Only a certain type of person can ever be showmen and women.
They are restless, they long to see over the next hill,
constantly training and moving from one place to another.
As soon as one show finishes, they pack up and go on,
always restless, always following the sun."
now for a little history...
James Henry Ashton founded the first Australian Circus in the early 1800’s and was first licensed by an act of Parliament in 1851. For his whole life and for generations after, the Ashtons have visited both regional towns and big cities, bringing joy to the people of Australia for over 160 years. For generations, the Ashtons crossed flooded rivers, and deserts, drove through snow-covered mountains, fended off bushrangers, and even traversed where there were no roads to reach the communities who have loved and inspired our family of performers for generations. People came from all around to enjoy Ashton Circus. In the 1800’s, Ned Kelly sometimes watched the show and even had tea with the performers after the show in gratitude.

thanks for looking , 
until we meet again, have fun scrapping xoxo

Friday, April 4, 2014

Romancing the Garden.

Hello and a warm welcome to my blog
today I am sharing my April DT project for Megs Garden
 showcasing the new Romantic Damask collection
  CLICK HERE   to go to Megs Garden.
I have created a pocket 
 decorated with Nestabilities , blooms , ribbon and florist wire .
including a Tag in the Pocket, which can be a gift/keepsake for almost any celebration,
especially a wedding or anniversary .
I began with a foundation of white card, 
and then proceeded to add Nestabilities/dies with the Damask Collection
Blue and Cream damask P6368
Blue Belle Jardinere P6380
Damask Labels P6382
 ( I used one of the labels to cover the heart)
Mini Rosebuds - White 1cm add a touch of white .
 the tag can be completely removed from within the pocket
and I have left room for a handwritten, personal  note on the back of the tag . 

this is one of my fave quotes I add to a gift card/tag.
Gives a warm feeling of Romance and Magic.
 a closie of the stacked/ layering .
My stack is completed with a chippie heart 
covered with paper and I added some rose buds and blooms, 
with some wire twisted 
for extra texture. 
thanks so much for popping by, happy scrapping x