Friday, August 31, 2012


Rachael Funnell is having a giveaway. See pic below. Click on this link for details.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Layout for Kaisercraft sketch

Kaisercraft August 2012 sketch challenge #4

Here I am with two of my good friends laughing and having fun.

Featured card

I have a card featured at Aussie Scrap Source. Click here to see it. It's a mixed media technique that I've used called Serendipity Squares.  Thanks Helen Kinsela for the heads up, she's the one who spotted it.

It's a great little blog to follow actually. Well worth a look.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Webster's Pages Palm Beach layout

Handmade by Suzanne, run by Suzanne McGregor, has had a makeover. The store is now called The Scrapbook Store and sports a whole new look.

Nadia Canizzo has made the following sketch for August:


I've used 2 x landscape photos instead of portrait ones.  I have used the wonder Palm Beach Collection by Webster's Pages (which I happen to have won from WP, thank you very much). I've also hand made the banner in the top right hand corner.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Life is Beautiful - a Bo Bunny card

Bo Bunny presently have a card challenge on their blog. You must use chevrons and preferably Bo Bunny products. I've used some Kitchen Spice range of their products here.

I'm also entering the card in Day 166 at 365 Cards where the challenge is to add squares, at least 2, to you card.

Thanks for looking.

Big Attitude

I think this was the start of Damon not wanting his photo taken. I got a chance to snap this shot in the hallway. Missed the top of his head but he wouldn't pose for another. Oh, well, we have to use what we have.

This layout is for the Stash Stomper at Scrap Boutique this month. Challenge was to use 12x12 die-cut paper. I've made this a My Mind's Eye layout.  Great quality papers they have.

Here is a list of what I've used:

My Mind's Eye
Stomp - "Big Attitude" fossilised flowers paper, Title and brads, large accessory sheet die-cuts
Everyday Fun Front Page news pp (Kraft Funday)
Die cut
So Sophie Graceful "little lady" today's event card
Breaking Free Flip N Flight Oh SO Very hot sun kissed stars pp

Creative Memories brown pen and white album page
washi tape

Layout for Kaisercraft sketch

I like to do the Kaisercraft sketches from time to time. Here is the week 3, August 2012 sketch:

I've used 2 photos of my family outside the Frick Collection building in New York. It houses some amazing artworks and is a museum now.

Here is a link to find out more about the building.

I've chosen to use the colours in the photos, green, grey and a splash of yellow.

Products used are:

12x12 weave cardstock - olive
Devonshire/Wild Violets pp
Hideaway/Haven pp
Great Southern Land/Qld pp
Hunt and Gather/Search pp
Hunt and Gather sticker sheet
Journal tag - Lush
Rustic Charm brad
paper flowers

MME Breaking Free Flip n flit "Oh So Very Hot" sun kissed stars pp (ridiculously long name)
Creative Memories yellow mini and large ABCs
Basic Grey origins element stickers

Friday, August 17, 2012

Smile boys? Not likely

From Screen 2 Scrap!

From Screen 2 Scrap turns 3 this month and are having a big birthday celebration. Each Design Team member created a sketch and layout for this event. My layout was Butterbeer and you will find the post for it here.

I thought I would have a go at one of the other DT members' sketches. I chose this one:

by Debi Clark.

I've done a humours layout of my boys. Now that they are older they don't co-operate when I want to take photos. Both of them turned their face from the camera when I did so and when I protested they just stared ahead at the TV with a grimace whilst I took another one.

I love to work with blue and green as a colour combo. It is so calming and suits boys so well.  This is the first time I have used gesso. I have also used a 6x6 Crafter's Workshop template with it. Here is my layout.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Football coach card set

It is nearly the end of the football season. Mark has one game left to play this Saturday and then a lightning carnival on Father's Day. He has had an outstanding year. He has a lot of talent but also he is lucky enough to have great coaches and fellow players. It's been a pleasure to watch his games.

I volunteered to make cards for the Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager. The team colours are red, white and royal blue so I've used those on the cards.

I'm entering these cards in Day 167 - All Boy - at 365 Cards. The football theme certainly is all boy.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Handmade Swap Items

Amanda's Swaps theme for this month was messy technique. I'm not much of a messy scrapper but for some reason I chose to do all 5 of the options this month. They were ATC, flower, embellishment, journal spot and tag.

Here's what I made.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Surprise - Echo Park layout

This layout has been created using Echo Park products for a challenge at Paper Secrets.
I surprised my 15 year old son on his birthday by attaching a photo of each year of his life to a coloured balloon and put them over his bed.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Published in Scrapbook News and Review

Hi there,
I've had a layout and a card published in Scrapbook News and Review magazine for August. The layout is called Viola and the theme was pinwheels.  You can view it here if you're a member. It is the last one of the set.

The card is called 15 and it is the card I made for my son for his recent 15th birthday. It is one of my favourite cards that I've ever made. You can view is here. It is the first one of the set.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Butterbeer - a birthday layout for a birthday competition

From Screen 2 Scrap turns 3 this month.  I want to wish a really big happy birthday to the site and thank Shazza for hosting such a special and unique challenge blog. Also for having me on her Design Team. It makes me so happy to be a part of it. Truly.

So, as Shazza is really into putting on something special for birthday celebrations you have to go and check it out.

The challenge this month is to make a movie poster and customise it to suit a birthday theme of use one of the DT members' sketches for a birthday page.

My sketch and layout are here. In case you don't think it looks like much of a birthday page I will explain.  In 2010 I spend my birthday in Orlando, Florida. I chose to go to Islands of Adventure Theme Park for the day and I wanted, in particular, to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Mark and I had to try the Butterbeer and in one of the photos you can see us toasting my birthday. It all depends what a birthday means to you. This one was very special for me.

Here is my layout.

You can see us toasting. Plus, Disney love to celebrate too so I am wearing my special birthday badge.
I also got a henna tattoo done this day. So, my arm is not dirty, it's hennaed.

Here is my sketch.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vote for my layout

Hello everyone. I'd like to thank those who took the time out to vote for my "Big Fish" layout over at Scrapbook Awards in June/July. I'm delighted to say I got a People's Choice award for my category of Vacation/Adventure.

The new August/September competition is up so I've chosen to enter another layout in it. This time it's a Mother's Day one of myself and my boys. This one is entered in the Our Family category.

If you would be so kind, I'd appreciate it if you voted for me again. Thanks so much.

Click here to vote.

Published sports layout

I have an article in this month's issue of online magazine. You can find it here. There is a written tutorial giving instructions on how I created it, the reasons why I created it and also a Youtube video. There are always lots of great articles at each month. Why not take a look.