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

Shimmer, Shimmer everywhere…for Shop & Crop Scrapbooking

shop1Hello scrappy peeps, this month for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking, I have been road testing the Colour Blast shimmer dust….I LOVE it!

As you can see in my layout above, I went a little shimmer crazy!  The two shimmer dust colours used here was Candy and Lush.  I also applied Snow White Colour Blast paste through a Kaisercraft stencil to add to the textured background.

Using Bo Bunny texture stamps with Staz On and some of the paper embellishments from previous kits, I was happy with how this layout turned out.  Unfortunately the photos don’t do the shimmer justice, but here are some close ups where I have tried to show these gorgeous colours.

Be sure to pop over to the Shop and Crop online store to pick up this gorgeous range of shimmer dusts and other Colour Blast products.


Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia – The Block Week 2


This week’s The Block challenge is the Bathroom – I completed room 2 inspired by this mood board.  I was inspired by the stripes within the photo, used wet mediums and texture in my layout. Here is my layout;


To create the striped background I used acrylic paints and Colour Blast colour paste in various colours. Whilst difficult to see in the photo, I love the texture these lines bring to the layout.  I used a variety of embellishments from Charms Creations and D-lish Scraps.  Here are some close up shots;

Be sure to pop on over to SBT50 The Block challenge page and give it a go yourself for some great prizes to be won!


This week for the Retarte challenge of anything goes with a Halloween Twist, I created a layout with duplicates of my chosen stamp.  I wanted to show the versatility of being able to resize digital stamps to use on a scrapbooking layout.  Here is my layout;

Kenny K stamp layout

I used the Mad Mummy digital stamp from Kenny K Stamps which can be purchased in store at; The stamp was printed then coloured using Stampers Big Brush pens and peerless watercolours.


Be sure to check out the Kenny K website at for more fantastic stamps!



Use Your Stuff Challenge #232 – Watercolour Background

Hi scrappy peeps! After a month break with Use Your Stuff, I’ve missed sharing my layouts for this gorgeous design team! Just wish it was Summer break time here in Australia…NOT freezing cold, windy Winter!!

For Tammy’s challenge of creating a watercolour background, I have completed this layout of my older son from our short family holiday earlier this year.

I used Peerless watercolours to create this background across the centre of the page as well as adding some stamping in similar tones using Stampin Up! ink in Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.

Here’s some close up shots; 

 I added to the page some Bo Bunny glitter paste and a gorgeous cloud embellie from Charms Creations. I also added strip journaling at the bottom to remind me about the paddlesteamer we travelled on. 

Be sure to pop on over to the Use Your Stuff blog to see the great layouts from other design team members!