Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cyber Crop at Mystical - Travel/Holiday theme

Come and join in at Mystical Scrapbooks on Friday, 3 January for a weekend of fun. You will have a week to get your entries in to the challenges.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Card for Day 360

Here is a card for 365 Cards challenge for Day 360. It's an anything goes theme but I have yet to show this Christmas card. It's a little bit different, usual colours though.

Today I have taken down all my Christmas decorations and tree. I did miss one though. I bought a Santa this year that has a parachute and I hung him from the chandelier in the lounge room. I spotted him this afternoon. Pity as I have packed everything up. Does anyone else ever do that? Miss one decoration?

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

I would like to wish all of my followers a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, happy New Year.  Here is a little Christmas cheer. My son Mark took this video of me singing with the chorus I'm in, A Cappella West, in the City of Perth last Friday night.

Stay safe and have a great holiday season.  Thanks for following my blog. I hope I have inspired you in some small way.

Love Dale x

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Reindeer Christmas Card

Here is a Christmas card that's a bit different that I have made using a little folding technique. I'm entering this in the December 2013 Artastic challenge.  I've picked the word reindeer as my inspiration from this pic.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas cone tree

Frustrated by my attempts to purchase a Christmas tree topper that would stay on the tree I have been inspired by Leslie's post over at Counterfeit Kits (see it here) to make my own.

Here is a pic of it outside so you can see that it does sparkle a little.

Here is a pic of it on the tree. As you can see it fits perfectly and does not try to fall off like the metal one I bought did.

I'm entering this in Liz's challenge THC69 at Soul Scrappers which is to create something Christmassy that is off the page.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas scrapbook layout challenge

I'm feeling very festive just lately. Is anyone looking for a challenge to do for a Christmas page? Yes, terrific. Please head over and do my challenge at Soul Scrappers. You can win a RAK from me. Yay.

It is an easy one. Trust me.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Published at

I'm proud to say that I've  had a feature article published at magazine here. It's about a layout featuring circles. If you have come from there welcome to my blog and I'd love for you to become a follower. Thanks for your interest and have a great day.

Dale xxx

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Gingerbread House layout


The inspiration pic this month is the house below. It is called a Gingerbread House. The extra criteria is Christmas.

As it happens, last year was the first year that I made a gingerbread house. I should say assembled really because I bought the house pieces from Ikea. All I had to do was make royal icing and arrange lollies on it. It wasn't a superior effort on my behalf but I'm going to have another go this year. I've bought a bigger one from Coles already. Damon can eat this one as well as it is dairy free.

Back to the layout. I used the cream colour of the house and the foilage on the right hand corners as my inspiration.  From there I chose the other papers because the boys were wearing pink hats, one pp was of gingerbread houses and the other one was camping but looked like Christmas trees and I wanted to add a little blue. I added a blue semi-circle sticker because of the porch treatments on the house. I've added some nice G45 chipboard pieces and made a pinwheel.

Our December prize from Scrapping Clearly. These are Heidi Swapp words,flower centres and chevron bags. please check out her website and she is the biggest stockist of Heidi Swapp products in Australia.  You can't win unless you enter so go to to put in your entry. Good luck!