‘Snapshot’ for D-lish Scraps


Hello scrappy peeps, I am sooooo excited to share my first layout for the D-lish Scraps Design Team.  A big thanks to Amanda for having me on this amazing design team!

Here is my first layout of the month;


For this layout I used the July Just Add Paper (JAP) Kit, Rustic Charm and was inspired by the colours of the mood board and embellishments in the kit – the greys and pink/apricots.  The JAP kit is a fantastic way to get an array of embellishments (washi tape, flairs, wooden pieces, flowers etc) each month to add to your layouts. I look forward to my subscription every month – my little piece of happy mail!  I still have quite a few embellies left over which will make another layout or card.  I just loved the wooden heart in this kit – I backed this with some paper that matched the colour theme.  The Kraft tag was another of my favourite pieces from this JAP kit.

I created my background by mixing Dylusions paints to create the colours I was after. I also applied some Colour Blast paste in Snow White on the background to give some shine and texture.  I stamped on the background using Kaisercraft texture stamps – Lattice and Chevron.  I matted the photo of my two boys with some tissue paper and patterned paper from the Pinkfresh collection.  I used the embellishments from the JAP kit – flair button, flowers (resin and paper) to finish off the layout.

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Here are some close up photos – thankyou for joining me and I look forward to bringing you another layout later in the month.




Stampartpapel Retarte Challenge – Think Pink


Hello everyone, this month the Stampartpapel Retarte Challenge theme is ‘Think Pink’ in honour of Cancer survivors.  I am pleased to say that I know quite a few survivors – both within my family and elsewhere.  I am also saddened to say I know quite a few people who have not survived cancer and when I see a pink ribbon, I also think of them. Cancer awareness is so very important!


This gorgeous ‘Flower Ribbon’ digital stamp is by Sami Stamps Shop and I really enjoyed colouring this with my Stampin Up blendabilities.

For the background of the card, I used a Kasiercraft stencil which has words like friend, love, happy etc on it.  I used Colour Blast paste in Snow White and applied this stencil across the entire front of the card.  The card has an amazing shine to it – not enough though to take away from the beautiful Sami Stamps Shop image.

The photos don’t do the shine justice, however here is a close up;


Be sure to pop over to the website to see the range of stamps available for your ‘Think Pink’ project at http://www.samistampsshop.blogspot.com



Happy Halloween from the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Design Team


This is the October challenge mood board at Off the Rails Scrapbooking (OTR)….it was time to get out the Halloween pics (nope, had just one from last year!) for this layout.  The theme of Halloween and the colours of blues and greys inspired me for this challenge.  Here is my layout;

otr-october-2016There is a tutorial coming up a little later in the month about how I created my background, so I wont go into it here.  This photo of my two boys was a quick shot before they went out trick or treating last year.  It was a very warm evening…hence the limited costume options here!

Pop on over to the OTR blog page at http://www.offtherailsscrapbooking.blogspot.com for the fantastic projects created by the design team for this Halloween theme.  Here’s a few close up shots;



September challenge for scraphappykat


This layout was created using the challenge pack by Scraphappykat – I was sent some papers and embellishments and had to create a layout just using these (though could add in plain cardstock and some paints!).  Was a lot of fun!  Here are some close up photos;

Shimmer in Nature Card for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

card1I think I have found my new favorite product…..the Colour Shimmer Dusts are amazing!  For this project I used the dusts in ‘Lush’ and ‘Candy’ to create a water colour paint that I could use on my stamps.

Using the Jungle Bug stamp collection from Kaisercraft, I stamped the four leaf images onto a water colour paper background to create this card. I added a couple more nature related stamps and some shimmer dust splatters.

I added some twine from my stash, a dragonfly chipboard piece from Whichcraft that I painted with the ‘Candy’ water colour mixture and a die cut from the Kaisercraft ‘My Year My Story’ collection and it was done!

Very easy, fun and looks great!  Pop on over to Shop and Crop’s blog page to show me some love…https://www.shopandcrop.com.au/blogs/news/shimmer-in-nature-card

Here’s some close up shots;

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Guest Designer for Jess Crafts Digitals

I was delighted to be accepted to be a guest designer for Jessica Gerstner of Jess Crafts with her lovely digital stamp collection.  I chose the Monster Mash stamps which were adorable!  Here is the layout I created with them;


This layout was created using a gelli printed background and the Monster Mash stamp set as embellishments.  I love that you get two types of text with the set and as a digital format it is so easy to expand this to whatever size you require.  I increased the text to be larger for my heading but it could easily be reduced for use on a card also.

Here are some close ups of the monsters I coloured using Stampin Up blendabilities;


Jess’ range of stamps can be viewed at her blog and online store here.  Jess has kindly provided an exclusive offer for you too – see below for the code to enter for a 25% discount



Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia – The Block Week 3


Week 3 on the SBT50 The Block challenge takes us in to the Living Room.  From this mood board, I was inspired by the bold colours of the furniture and of course the quote.  Here is my layout;


I used a butterfly stencil from Kaisercraft with Colour Blast colour pastes to create a background for this layout.  I then applied watercolours in similar colours over the stenciled images.  I was looking for a washy look here so was happy with the way it turned out.  We recently moved in to a new house so these photos of my two boys was perfect (this is also one of my ‘home’ challenge photos).

For the quote in this layout, I stamped out the letters using a number of stamp sets and stickers.  I used some embellishments from Charms Creations and D-lish Scraps here again.  Here are some close up shots;

Please be sure to pop on over to The Block SBT50 challenge page and why not give this challenge a go yourself?!? Thanks again to all of our fantastic sponsors