Archive | May 2010

“Who says you can’t buy HAPPINESS!”

I created this collage layout this afternoon when I came home! Very de-stressing! This CC challenge was to use 5 of the items you used on your layout! I haven’t really dabbled in this style, but thought because I wanted to put so much on the layout to show you I decided to give it a go!

I used 5 different inks, 5 diff pattern papers, 5 photos of my layouts, 5 photos of my scrap space, 5 buttons, 5 words, 5 bits of my title, 5 pieces of mesh and 5 product labels! This made me smile this avo with the title of my lo!




This layout I completed today! Another Challenge Heaven’s May Madness  CC Challenge! This was heaps of fun to do with a list of things you needed to have on the layout!  Mini Alphas, any number of photos, yellow, ribbon,an embellie cluster,distressing,numbers,buttons,extra buttons,and ither staples or stitching and scollop! I even used fabric from scraps of my quilt to make the background and scollop edge along photo!

This quilt I made in 1995 after having a mis- carriage and not being allowed to play tennis for a while! I was busy with work and Cody as a 2 1/2 yr old but needed a hobby!  I took classes for 12 weeks to learn how to make and put together this quilt. It is all hand-stitched even the sashing and quilting done by hand. It was made up of nine squares and each one was a different technique class! It was a lot of work and I have made the top to another quilt but have never put it together! It proudly sits on my arm-chair for me to draw ‘comfort’ from!!!

“Mr Mad!”

This layout I created for Challenge Heaven’s CC and a sketch challenge! I used a pp background, 2 photos, I made the big bracket, used chipboard letters and inked them! It was also a ‘use my stash lo for “The Boxx”! I am up to layout 19 of using my stash, and not buying any new products until I complete my 30 layouts!  Nearly there!

“Fabulous Flourishes!”

I was lucky enough to be invited to do an online class at “Chook Scraps and learn how to make my own flourishes’ using Dimensional Pearls!

This was such an easy technique with wonderful results and I had to share it with you all to make some yourselves and save some money at the same time!


I had  by chance just ordered some of the Dimensional Pearls from Leanne at  and I was just waiting for the post! I made this layout for my “Friday Night In’ challenge at Mad About Scrappn! The top photo is a close up of a butterfly and a flourish I used!

They came yesterday ad I spent this avo making them and a layout to show you them!   To make them you need a few bottles of the pearls a pencil, some white copy paper, some acetate and some flourish designs! I used some templates I had, traced around some chipbord and used some stamps!

You could also use ‘puffy paint’ and ‘Distress Stickles’ for a bit of bling!

  1.  Trace with the pencil, flourish templates or stamp the designs on white paper.

2.  put acetate over the top so you can see your images underneath.

3. shake bottles well before starting.

4. Follow design gently squeezing the bottle so as to make dots along your design! Be careful not to work over your image so you don’t smudge it! if this happens wipe of with baby wipe and start again! If they form little peaks don’t wory they will settle as drying1

5.  Let them dry for about 2 hrs!

6. Cut them out carefully and  store them in zip lock bags for future use!  you can adhere them to your layouts with tiny dabs of glue or spray adhesive!

7. Have fun making them and I bet you can’t stop!



“Cyber Crop LO #2”

This is my second layout for the Mad Cyber Crop! I loved doing this one with a photo of Cody now and when he was 3 months old!  I used a blue background and made clouds from blue felt! I used a bit of lace to soften it a bit and made a cute banner with his name on it! I also matted the photo with teddy bear fabric and made a matching flower! I also had to have it relate to a part of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” I chose the following lyrics;

 “I hear babies cry and I watch them grow. They’ll learn so much more than we’ll know, and I think to myself what a wonderful world” –

“Over the Rainbow Cyber Crop Lo”

This is my first challenge layout for Mad About Scrapins ‘Over the Rainbow ‘ Cyber Crop this weekend! I needed a bit of a ‘mojo’ boost and Tarrah’s first challenge was to use one of her Rainbow colour combo’s to create a page! I chose pink and green as I thought it would go nice with this lovely photo of one of mum’s many lilies!

I used fabric for the background and the photo mat and used some crocheted and punch flowers with a bit of lace for the leaves! It was quite a great challenge, but I love that colour combo; it’s a bit ‘shabby’!

“My Page Kit/Swap!”

The photo on the top is of the lovely Page Kit I received to make these two layouts of JJ and Caitlyn with JJ’s mice Scheemeer and Nibbles!  This was such a lovely kit with sooo many goodies in it! What to use?  I printed the photos in black and white as JJ was wearing a very bright blue t-shirt and I wanted to be able to blend the photos in with the lovely brown and pink pp and embellishments!  I wasn’t very happy with the photos as I have a new printer and trying to get used to it!  I tried to keep it ‘Girly’ for Caitlyn’s page and a bit more ‘boyish’ with the browns on JJ’s page!

Sadly we lost Nibbles the little black and white one in April as she had a tumor! Very common in mice so the vet told me!  JJ hasn’t replaced Nibbs and I’m not sure if he will! He was very happy that mum took these photos and I was going to scrap them! Thanks to Amy and Kerri for this lovely kit!