Friday, 4 August 2017

mystical Scrapbooks Cybercrop Christmas In July 2017

thoroughly enjoyed doing Christmas pages with my photos of a winter visit to Canada!!

challenge 1  add christmas sparkle to your page

challenge 2   use traditional colours red white and green

challenge 3 use ribbon on your page

I love the last one!!  The red and white behind the photo is ribbon!

 The photo was taken in the old part of Quebec City and it was just like walking through what I 

imagine a fairyland would be like!!

We had an amazing time there- despite the cold!!

Thanks Mystical Scrapbooks I really enjoyed this cybercrop!

Monday, 31 July 2017

Scrap The Girls August 2017 Challenge

Scrap The Girls challenge blogspot

I have to admit I found this mood board quite challenging!

I was inspired by the square paint swatches and the charcoal made me think of mixed media

I actually had a lot of fun doing this!!

I started with Kaisercraft Basecoat 1V paper collection-Jeans

I applied golden Light Moulding Paste through a Finnabair stencil- Grungy Grid.

Then I painted it all with Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso.

When dry I sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Spray Slate Grey and Kaisercraft Kaiser mist Winter Grey.

When I added Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio spray Blazing Black, it turned it all a deep steel bluey grey !

The leaves and roses behind the photo are made from Anna Griffin Couture Creations Embossing

 Paste- White Finish, mixed with Dylusions Ink Slate Grey and placed in a Silicone mould from (lace pattern and leaves).

The title and the small hearts are from Imaginarium Designs

The dangly heart below the photo is from WOW- words or Whatever, and the photo frame is from 


 I dabbed them all with black gesso.

Then I added a few drops of Liquitex Professional Ink- Carbon Black about the page

I used  Finnabair Art Basics 3D Gloss Gel to attach Finnabair Art Ingredients- Glass

Beads( Zinc ) about the page.

I used a Fude Ball pen to add the journalling details.

Looking forward to seeing how others create from this moodboard!

Kraft + July 2017 challenge entry

Kraft Plus challenge - Roses Three Ways

I love Roses, especially pink ones and I couldn't resist this challenge!

Roses in the photo and rosebuds in my hair!!

I have paper rose collectables, paper roses, stencilled roses, stamped rose border and a roses flair

Kaisercraft Lakehouse Collectibles ( I knew I kept those roses for a reason!!)

Prima Wild and Free Paper roses

Prima Stencil Roses and Marabu Mixed Media Acryl Mousse- pastel rose pink

KJKareen Flair 

Ranger Archival Ink Magenta Hue

Dina Wakley stamps Abstract Blooms

Friday, 30 June 2017

Scrap The Girls July 17 Mood Board Challenge

 July Mood Board Challenge

It is a great Mood Board and after some thought  I found inspiration in the black and white lines, the

 feathers, the key and the medallion like mosaics square.

I did a bit more journaling than I usually do on this page and it will be good to have a record of the

significance of this photo in years to come.

Looking forward to seeing how others create around this mood board!!

Products used

Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Collection
Pages - Young
           - Feathers

Kazazz Tag Die

American Crafts Thickers -  Rain boots

Stampin Up stamps - Day Dream Medallions

Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black

Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys

black string

Scrap The Boys June Challenge

Scrap The Boys

This month it was a color challenge

My photo comes from a present  that came home from kindy mounted on a painted tray.

I had it hanging in the dining room for many many years until recently when it got knocked down.

I realised the photo was quite dusty and knocked about . I managed to salvage it and found the above

colors perfect for scrapping it!!

I just love this photo and the look in Mark's eyes!

I thought my Dylusions Paints were a perfect match-
                                                                                  London Blue
                                                                                  Paintbox Red
                                                                                  Lemon Zest

I hadn't used them before this and I found they were great fun!!

The red V patch and the two wood veneer stars have come from Rainbow Splendour

and the title Shine is from Kit the Habit.

            The stencil is from The Crafters Workshop and the sequins are red, though that doesn't show

 so well in the photo!

             The stars are Bella Boulevard Puffy Star Stickers.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

anna's Craft Cupboard June Challenge 2017

June 2017 sketch challenge

my interpretation

I used the Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart Collection to create this page.

My daughter was enjoying the thrill of holding a guinea pig- she ended up caring for weiros, and rats

before she was successful in her campaign to have a dog!!

I love Coca Vanilla Collections as I know it all goes together well!!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

 I enjoyed  the Birthday Cybercrop for Anna's Craft Cupboard earlier this year .

I was thrilled to win the Moodboard Challenge!

Maja Designs Vintage Baby Papers were ideal for this little girl!! 

The papers are so gorgeous they don't need much embellishment!

I layered up the photo, fussy cut the balloons and added a few pearls.
( sounds quick but it took a while to get the layout right!)

Gorgeous result for a gorgeous girl( who still is at 19 years!!)

Anna's Craft Cupboard May entry 2017

Challenge- Black and White

I was so happy when this was taken- I had waited 5 years for this little man!! ( who is 6ft + and 23yrs  now!)

I really enjoyed this blast from the past !

The chipboard is Dusty Attic which I painted with white Liquitex Acrylic Paint.

I then coated it with Dusty Attic Crackle Varnish

The title is UM Wow chipboard and treated the same way.
I used a Donna Downey Stencil with Finnabair Crackle paste for the background.

Loved how it turned out!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

June challenge for Scrap the Girls

great challenge this month - a sketch!

my take using the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studios "Wild At Heart " Collection-

I fussy cut and layered three of the butterflies.

would love to see your take on this month's sketch!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Scrap the Girls May Challenge

Mother's Day this month so the challenge is about mothers with a gorgeous mood board to use for

Rule #1.  The lady featured must be a Mother of some sort. It can be your mum, step-mum, adoptive mum, your husbands mum, your friend, your cousins friends sister or even you.  You can be an actual mum to a human child, a mum to a fur baby, a reptile baby or any other baby you have.  You can interpret the criteria how you like.  Remember the definition of a mother as described in the Urban Dictionary (this was my favourite definition): "The woman who loves you unconditionally from birth, the one who puts her kids before herself and the one who you can always count on above everyone else. Just telling her your problems makes you feel better because mom's always know how to make it all go away. Even if you fight, know that she's just looking out for your best interests."

Rule #2: No boys in the photos.

I was inspired by the stick figures which made me think mixed media, the mother daughter

 moments in the mood board along with the blue square.

 First I  applied  texture paste through a scrap matts stencil onto a 12"x 12"  watercolor 

base page.

Then when it was dry I had a lovely time playing with  Tinby Designs Color Crush  powders and 


The flowers were 49&Market and the thank you was from a Kaisercraft die.

the thank you is an expression of gratitude as I had had quite a bit of difficulty and heart ache 

before my daughter was born

Would love to see how you interpret the mood  board!

(sympathies to those whose mother may not be with them now, it must be so hard)

Friday, 31 March 2017

Scrap The Girls April Moodboard

How the year is rolling on!!
Time for a new challenge at Scrap The Girls.
Yummy Mood board this month

                                       "Sea Glass"

I was inspired by those colors! They are so gorgeous together!
I thought this photo of my daughter thoroughly enjoying her bubble bath would fit beautifully with these colors

These lovely chipboard hearts are from the Dusty Attic Heart attack panel. I painted them with white gesso and when dry dabbed on Colour Blast color paste"Singing the Blues"

When they were dry I painted them with Dustty Attic Gloss Varnish Clear- I think this really makes them shine!

The dots are Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Swimming Pool.

The papers are from the Kaisercraft Fairy Dust Collection-Sparkly, Pixie and Fairy Dust.

The wordlet, treated the same way as the hearts is from 2Crafty

The stencil I used is from The Crafter's Workshop "Mini The Story"- isn't it just gorgous!!

I think I'll be using it a lot!!  This time I used Colour Blast Color Paste "Apple Of My Eye"

I love how these flowers nestled together so well!

The large one is from Manor house-Sparkly Flower

the 4 petal flowers are from Green Tara, with the Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles in the centre.

The blue flower was from a collection I had bought at Made With Memories(Rockingham)

I tucked in a few more blue hearts and a seam binding bow,

then dotted the sprinkles sparingly about the page

Looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the Mood Board this month!

You can take inspiration from one or more of the photos, or just the colors as I did.

Pop on over to the ScrapThe Girls Blog and check it out!

Kraftplus March challenge

the challenge- to use denim!!

I chopped up two pairs of denim shorts( thanks St Vinnies!) to make the flowers.
I embroidered the edges of the flowers with some gorgeous embroidery thread I had bought months ago waiting for the right page!- Cottage Garden Threads 2102 Gerbera
The papers and ephemera etc are from the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studios Make a Wish Collection.
I am pretty pleased with how it all came together!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Scrap The Girls March Challenge 2017
Scrapping myself was a huge challenge however once I chose the photo it all flowed!!

Products used
Lindy's Stamp Gang Fat Fabio Spray -Blazing Black, mixed with Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle and  a Kaszazz Stencil - doily Corner
Also used Dylusions Ink spray Slate Grey
Flair Button- the words you rock were a significant choice for me!

Looking forward to seeing how others scrap themselves!
there is an awesome prize from 2Crafty for the winner !