Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mother's Day - a layout for ARTastic

Here is my layout for Artastic's May 2014 challenge.

Here is the inspiration painting.
MAY inspiration - Amarys by Robert Hagan.

Amarys by Robert Hagan.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Halloween cake layout

My CUCC29 challenge  for Soul Scrapper's is now live. It's a beauty.

Here is my layout:


  1. Add a banner
  2. Have a photo of a cake
  3. Add the colour purple
  4. Use a border punch
  5. Use some ink
  6. Add some dimension
You must have everything on the list included. 
The challenge runs from 22 May til 12 June. Load it up in the Soul Scrapper's gallery and tag it CUCC29.
Hope you join me. I have a RAK to award to the winner. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

An Easter layout - Egg-specially cute

for Show Us Your Craft on Facebook, run by Mark Angel of Seaside Scrapping.
This is for the May 2014 sketch:

I flipped the sketch around to suit my portrait photo of my son Mark with his giant Easter egg.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Kaisercraft Sketch #3 May 2014 - Dining Out Together

Mark and I went to a family friendly seafood restaurant. We both had the fresh fish, mine grilled and Mark's was battered. Huge meals with chips and salad as well. Couldn't finish it all but it was delicious.

Here is the sketch:

SaturdaySketch_#3May_2014I have flipped it on its side to accommodate my landscape oriented photos.

Products used to create this layout:

Confetti: Laughable, Celebrate and Witty papers, sticker sheet and collectables
Skull Girl/Babe pp
Lulu and Roy sticker sheet

Mr Huey's Sugar Plum mist
Creative Memories yellow and pink pens
Paper Mill silver ribbon
Stayzon ink - cherry pink

Thanks for looking. I love to read your comments. Makes my day.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Court is in Session - Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #2 May


Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 10.02.20 AM

Here is my layout for the Saturday sketch.

All Kaisercraft products.

KC CS Weave/Toffee and blue cs
Cocco/Cinnamon Sugar pp
Little Man/Curious pp
Rustic Charm/Buckleys pp
Book Week pp
Wood Flourish - tag
Class Act, Duchess and ear Santa stamps
Ink - black, sepa and blue
In The Attic sticker
scrap pp
Periwinkle alphas
Miss Nelly alphas

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Mystical CC for May 2014

It's Cyber Crop time at Mystical Scrapbooks.  Each Designer has a sketch for you to play with that has one embellishment type as an added criteria. Mine is ribbon.


Here is my sketch. It's a double. It's taken it from the October 2011 Page Maps. I like the big circle. You can see how I've altered it to suit my photos below.

Here is my take on it.

From the Shop at Mystical I have used the following:

white and purple cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious/bloomin babies pp
Fancy Pants Memories Captured/Strips pp/ephemera pack and button set
Echo Park Springtime sticker sheet
Kaisercraft 13th Hour sticker alphas
MME Lime Tiwst Our of the Blue "Family" accessories sheet
black pen
Flourish With A Bling Jasmine, lilac
green and white striped ribbon


Here is my take on it. I love working with circles. So much fun. Tracey's extra criteria is bling.

Products used from Mystical shop:

various cardstock colours, used circle punches and cutting system
Basic Grey Lime Rickey/Rob Roy pp
Ki Memories School days/monkey bars pp
jillibean soup diced denim alphas
Basic Grey knee highs and bow ties sticker
Flourish With A Bling Grace, Pearl
MME Lime Twist Our of the Blue "Playful" alphas


Jane's extra criteria was flowers.

Products used from the Mystical Scrapbook's shop:
Fancy Pants Memories Captured pp
Jillibean Soup Yellow salt pp
Kaisercraft black min i paper bloom and deep yellow rhinestones
Pink Paislee Hey Kid element stickers
Twiddleybitz musical notes chipbaord
black ribbon
Prima dollhouse collection velvet flower

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Celebrate - a fun party layout

I have dipped into my old Creative Memories stash today and used some Mod papers and a sticker.

Doesn't my good friend Lorraine look smashing in her purple outfit?

I'm entering this layout into Papercrafter's Corner Week 50 magazine Monday challenge which can be found here. The cover looks like this:
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 50 Inspiration Piece (image)

The party Lorraine is at is my hubby's 50th birthday. I think her outfit matches the swirls in the main coloured 50 in the centre of the mag perfectly.

Bath? No thanks.

May sketch

My entry

The sketch

I went with a cream and pink colour scheme. I used my CM CCS circles. I've used one piece of paper. The piece I have journalled on is the piece I've cut from the inside of the circle framing the photo. Happily it had lines and I wanted to do a lot of storytelling.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

50th birthday card

Here is week 50's magazine cover challenge at Papercrafter's Corner.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 50 Inspiration Piece (image)

I'd like to enter the following card on behalf of my 13yo son Mark. He made this for his Dad. I think it's pretty good.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Street Art for Studio Calico #NSD5

 I hope you all had time to create on the weekend. It was National Scrapbooking Day here in Australia on Saturday and the Northern hemisphere yesterday. I managed to create one page in my very hectic weekend.
Yesterday I made this page for one of the Studio Calico challenges, NSD5, which had a few sketches. I chose the first one, which you can see below.
I saw this amazing artist at work on a wall in Fremantle last year. It was so intricate. He would step back and stare for a while and then walk forward and do a bit more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

A new scrapbooking challenge


It's a checklist to choose from. Easy, peasy. It's my Cooking Up Creation #28 at Soul Scrappers.

Go here to see all the details and my example.

Soul Scrappers

A vintagey layout for Archi-scraps this month

ARCHISCRAPS - May challenge

This is May's challenge inspiration picture, plus you must use mists.
I chose a row of chipboard houses by Dusty Attic and painted them. I misted on the white cardstock background with two Mr Huey's inks on a 6x6 Prima template. 
Have you been to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Victoria? The photo was taken there. The colours were right and it had little pointy roofed buildings in it. I took it in the morning and the sky was all misty.

Hope you can join in with this challenge. Just add your entry to the InLinkz at Archi-scraps.