Saturday, October 18, 2014

CSI case file #144

Today I am sharing case file #144
and how I solved this case 

for more info about CSI and the case files 


paint /watercolor, tickets, phrase Stickers,
 metal, clips. polka dots, 
I used the inspiration words
Curious, Limit and real.

Where in the world is this ?
Beautiful South Island , New Zealand ..
We travelled all over the South Island a few years ago
And had the best time .
We were curious to see all that we could.
There was no limit to beauty, wherever we looked
nature was showcasing its raw deep fiords,
ice-blue water, enchanting vistas of
distant snowy peaks and cave-pierced
sigh real peace and harmony ...

thanks for popping by 
until next time happy scrapping x


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Soft Enchanting Pastels with Sofiero .

Hi there all my Maja design fans
welcome to my blog 
Today I am sharing a card I created with the romantic and soft pastels
 from the Sofiero Collection.
 ( a limited edition Collection )
to go to Maja Design Blog .
These papers are just oozing with softness and delightful
lilacs and roses .
I began with a foundation of white card and began building 
my layers of dies and alternating with white card .
completing my stacked elements with a chipboard heart .
To me Marie ( designer and owner of Maja design ) 
does an amazing job of capturing the very essence of nature.
 From the colors, the shapes and the subtle touches in the background of these papers, 
I can see and feel the captivating beauty.

Maja Design papers used ....
Royal Summer collection, Enjoying the lovely Fragrance,
Strolling down the rose Path , A romantic picnic in the Park .
thanks so much for popping by my blog
have lots of fun creating with these amazing papers from Maja Design .
until next time enjoy each moment x 

Friday, October 10, 2014


Hello and a Warm welcome on this beautiful sunny Spring day
here in Australia  .
Today I am sharing with you 
 in Somerset Memories .
I love when I receive an email from Jana Holstein 
asking me for some more work.
Feeling very blessed and excited to have some more work in this fabulous magazine. 
I am so grateful, thank you Jana .
Stampington are are so wonderful to work with
 and I always receive my Projects back in perfect condition and 
my payment is always very prompt ..
Here is the cover of the latest Somerset memories Magazine 

 Lots of color and texture .

My background technique ….. 
I have created my background texture here by spraying my tattered angels colored ink lightly on my mat or glass surface and allowing it to POOL . 
Lay a mask, face down over the inked mat then lift the mask and transfer the color by laying  over my white card to create a random pattern on my white card … lift it off and dry with heat gun. 
When dry place a mask over the color and apply with white fibre paste to add more layering . 
This creates an interesting texturised background for your Layout .
 choose any color to blend with your photo and papers. 

 my feature on Page 45 

Layout details
I am a nature lover and have great delight in creating pages showcasing photos of my garden .
I created my foundation on this layout by weaving  some texture with color and fibre paste,  reflecting the depth and beauty of nature. I placed the photo on the side of my LO attaching blooms and leaves in a cluster, framing the photo and drawing the eye inward.
I have a large garden which I spend some time every day working , pruning and soaking up the energy  and sounds of the birds and the bees, as they go about their daily business.
My journaling …
Delight at the bottom of my garden. 
Autumn – warm golden days and crisp evenings. 
I love to sit outside and gaze at the changing colors
 as the sunlight creates dappled shadows across the garden .

Materials used .
White cardstock, Green cardstock, Kaisercraft pattern Paper, Versa color ink /20 Turquoise/ 42 Lime,  Glimmer mist / Caribbean Blue/Key Lime Pie .Prima stencil/mask
Imaginarium designs chipboard, Prima resin heart, Green Tara /White rose buds, Prima flowers,Die cuts … Cottage cuts / leafy foliage, Nestabilities Circles, Die Namics / doilies/file tabs, Tim Holtz name plate ,Tim Holtz tissue tape , Stamps / Tim Holtz collections /E2-1463
EK success punch /paper edge , Golden /Fibre paste.

my second feature on page 35 
 I used a kraft BG and added black and white .
Monochromatic layering  in rich, earthy colors 
blends with the vintage photo to create a beautiful ethereal effect .

Materials used .
Kraft cardstock, Kaisercraft PP, Kaisercraft resin/stamps , Dusty Attic Chipboard, Tim Holtz film strip , Tim Holtz crackle paint, Tim Holtz stamp ,  washi tape, Memory Box Die cuts/Bali Corner/ Bramble circle, Couture creations treasures, EK success punch/ page edge. Melissa frances/Lace, Versa Color /black ink, Dusty Attic/Acrylic  paint - Gingernut.Photo turns/unknown

My approach to this LO ….
 I adore reading about history and I am an avid collector of vintage/antique wares and sepia photographs. When creating something Vintage,  I feel the rich earthy colors blend beautifully with the vintage photos and era.  I found this photograph on Free printables and she reminded me of an Aunt of mine , who was born in the early 1900’s  and worked for an Australian airline back in the early 1950’s .
 Back in those days it was essential for the girls to look their best at all times.
Aunty Phil was always beautifully groomed and dressed to the 9’s .
I was totally fascinated spending time with her watching her do her nails, hair and makeup.
She died in 1990 at age 70 .I have such fond memories of our Aunt as she would spend hours telling us lots of stories of her travels and work. Thanks for the memories , we miss you x 
thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work 
I love reading all the fabulous words you leave me to breathe into my soul .
until next time happy scrapping x

Monday, October 6, 2014

STEAM PUNK - Dusty Attic October sketch

Hi everyone, 
A very warm welcome to my blog 
today I am sharing my interpretation of the October sketch over at 
where you can buy beautiful chipboard pieces and be inspired by the 
creative magic of the Design team .
This month Halloween is celebrated.

Below is the sketch for October .

I have created a Halloween Layout with a TWIST  
I found this stunning photo on free printables - Pinterest .

It is a STEAM PUNK themed photograph
which I find both interesting and fascinating
have a similar energy.


 I used lots of stamping on my BG and layered the chippies .
some areas have 6 layers .

DUSTY ATTIC chipboard materials 
Clock faces :DA430
Wings large : DA0850
Branch #1: DA 0881x
Jumbo cogs :DA0232
Geometric Panel  Model: DA1037
Mini Number grid : DA1073
OMG  Speech Bubbles :DA1067
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in color Capri : DA0915

 The blue is created with
Dusty in color Capri : DA0915

The title was cut from the speech bubbles .
Speech Bubbles :DA1067
I cut the border away and just used the OMG .

This LO was such fun to create and play with .
I have had these wings for quite some time and wanted to use them 
this was the perfect LO for them.

thanks so much for looking at my work
bye for now and happy scrapping

Saturday, September 27, 2014

case file #141 - Cherish

Hello and a very warm welcome to each of you.
Another beautiful case file open
 and ready for you to solve 
for more info about this case 
I rarely use PURPLE in my work , but once I began  
I really enjoyed the process 

Cogs/Gears, Music elements, pen work, lots of layers, string, glossy accents,
(something unexpected ).. the black and white flair..

choose from a prompt .. I chose the question,  What inspires me !

What inspires me? many things inspire me .
Beautiful photographs inspire me .
I love that I have such amazing photographs to scrap with .
My treasured daughter Tara , 
has her own photography business, 
therefore I am showered with dozens of stunning photos of Ella Jai .
feeling very blessed xo

for more info visit CSI 
thanks so much for dropping by and have fun solving this case file 
until next time.
take care and have fun x

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BLISS xoxo

Hello and welcome to my blog 
so happy to see you here .
My turn today  to showcase some beautiful Dusty Attic chippies .

for more info 
Sharing a layout featuring one of my beautiful pet cats
His name is Hardy and I love him soooooooooooo much .
He loves to wander and play in my garden .

My darling Daughter, Tara shot this stunning pic of him
 while he was exploring 
in the lush vegetation. 

I used items to echo things in my garden.
Reeds, tap/water, blooms, 

Dusty Attic Items  
Film Strip : DA0934
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
Reeds : DA1002
Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in Colour Pesto : DA0918
Dusty in Colour Faded Denim : DA0919
Corner Flourish #5 :DA087
Speech Bubbles - xoxo :DA1067 

Film Strip : DA0934
Jumbo Cogs DA 0232
 Corner Flourish #5 :DA087
here I have trimmed and layered
 cogs, flourish, bottle tops, resins and cotton thread .

Reeds : DA1002
 I just adore these reeds, cant get enough of them .
trimmed short, left long ... what ever you choose
 they are so versatile and delightful .

Speech Bubbles - xoxo :DA1067 
( I trimmed these bubbles and used only the hugz and kisses  )

thanks for popping by and I truly hope you have fun
 playing and creating with these delightful chippies .

until we meet again
Take care and happy scrapping.