Stampartpapel Retarte Challenge…

Hi again! I am so excited to have been offered a position on the Retarte design team!  What an amazing array of international talent on this team! I lol forward to learning a lot and perhaps picking up a few words of different dialects! 

This month I have had the pleasure of colouring this gorgeous image from A Day for Daisies. This digital image is called ‘Swing in a snow globe’ and can be found at  

I used this beautiful stamp on a card and applied glass beads to the bottom of the globe – apologies that the photo does not show these looking very crisp, however I think it’s give a nice effect.

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Here are some close up shots; 


Off the Rails Scrapbooking August Challenge

Well black would have to be the colour I wear each and every day!! Yes it’s true…black and anything go together for sure and that certainly is the case for my very first layout for Off the Rails (OTR) Scrapbooking!! I’m so excited to be sharing my layouts for them!!

Here’s my layout for this month… 

 Be sure to pop on over to the blog at to see the amazing design team layouts for this challenge!

Stayed tuned for later in the week when you can see my tutorial on the OTR blog about how to create this easy mixed media background.

Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia August Challenge

The mood board for this month’s Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia’s challenge is just lovely. The colours and music notes inspired my layout this month.  

This layout is a smaller size which was a nice change from my usual 12×12 page size. I had this cute photo of my oldest son from some time ago with a guitar in his hands – perfect for the music theme.

I stuck some music sheet paper on the background and use my Peerless water colours to add the beautiful colours. I added some music note stamping and this gorgeous heart from Charms Creations and a flair button from my stash.

I stamped the title and added some black splatters for more background interest. Here’s some close ups shots; 

Be sure to pop over to the SBT50 blog to see all the amazing layouts the design team have put together to inspire you this month!

Sketchy Boards July Challenge

Here’s my first layout submitted for the Sketchy Boards July challenge. Here is the colour palette, followed by the sketch layout.   
 The colour palette was perfect for a background I Gelli printed with Dylusions paints this past week when enjoying a day at home on a rdo! I mounted this on to a piece of orange card stock.

Here’s my layout of my two boys when we were exploring the local area we have recently moved too. Love these pics… 

 I used the ‘Stripes’ Tim Holtz stencil to add some colour blast paste in Snow White in a horizontal pattern to follow the lines of the tractor’s body. I love how this paste dries with such a shine! 

I then stamped some horizontal lines to give more texture and added some green tissues paper under the photos.

I added a gorgeous hessian cloud from Charms Creations and the wooden veneer title from Flutterby Designs. The hearts and flair button were from stash.

Here are some close up shots; 


Gelli Plate Play…

I was lucky enough to have a rostered day off today so what else should I get up to (yes once the housework was done…) but some crafty play time.

I pulled my large 12×14 inch Gelli plate out today for the first time. My mum had given me some random papers so thought I’d print on them as well as on some white card stock.

Here’s what was the result… Love the mix of colours, patterns and textures.