Sunday, April 02, 2017

Mystical Scrapbook Competition

I thought I would share my final layouts that I created for the Mystical Scrapbooks Around Australia Competition. I really enjoyed the challenges and sticking to the criteria for the completion really pushed me to my limits at time.

Week 5 - Tasmania

Panda Love

The criteria for week four was to use old and new items, paint and ripped paper.

Week 6 - Queensland

Wombat Love

The criteria for week five was to use the colour scheme green, blue and white, to sue stamps and the white leaves from the Travel Pack.

Week 7 - Australian Capital Territory

7th Birthday

The criteria for this week was to use the Parliament house as inspiration, use a template/stencil and to use the tags from the Travel Pack. Sorry for the poor photo I took it at night.

Week 8 - New Zealand


The inspiration for this week was to use a photo of yourself, twine from the Travel Pack and scrap about an adventure.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the girls at Mystical Scrapbook for the completion and no matter who wins it was a wonderful way to get 8 fantastic layouts done.



Another fun layout that I created for the Colour Blast Design Team. This time I wanted to highlight 3 different Colour Blast products and how you could change/embellish wood veneer to create a more trendier look. Step by steps on what I did can be found at the Colour Blast Blog.

Challenge Accepted

Colour Blast Spray Highlight

If you are like me and just love the Colour Blast Colour Sprays then check out my post on the Colour Blast Blog. I take you step by step how I created these three layouts using just the one Colour Blast spray showcasing how flexible they can be to create you own backgrounds.

Cool Vibes


 Be Daring


April White With One

Welcome to April. Seriously I can not believe how fast the year is flying by already, we are approaching Winter and I am not looking forward to it. I coped our first winter here last year but as the days get cooler already I know I am going to suffer soon.
I already long for blue clear skies and long summer days.... which leads me onto the colour for White With One for April......Helium Blue.

Sweet and Wild

As well as the inspiration of the colour there is a lovely sketch that you can play along with too if you want to. I used the sketch but flipped it and swapped it a bit. I love these crazy photos of Bronte they really show her fun personality.

March White with One

Hello everyone, sorry I am a bit behind on my blogging this month actually last month now!!) it has been super crazy with Adrian here every weekend and the girls activities. So I am doing a bit of a catch up blog post... or two. Starting with my March White With One Design Team Layout.
As you can probably work out form the layout below the colour for March was "Orange" or more specifically orange peal.


I must admit I don't work with orange very often but when I do I love how it turns out. Such a bold colour really draws the eye.
I made the layout below first for my March DT layout, but when I went to put the finishing touches on it I just had to add some flower die cuts from Kaisercraft as they were calling to me to add them. I then couldn't honestly say it was "A White with One" layout. :) But never mind as it has been picked up by Scrapbooking Memories for publication.
It was also my turn to be interviewed as a Design Team Member for the Blog, if you are interested in my Q & A time them pop on over and get to know me a bit more.

Friday, March 03, 2017

March Counerfeit Kit Challenge

Once again I am planning on playing along with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog this month so I headed to the blog to see what the inspiration was for the month....squeal!!!  I am in love with the kit that they have picked this month. I had a ball pulling supplies from my stash.
The kit to Counterfeit this month is from Hip Kit Club
Isn't it lovely! I am only going with the main kit this month as we have a busy month planned so I am not sure how much scrapping I will get done.
Here is my take on the kit.
I was influenced by the blues, the florals and the water colour look on the right. I love the touch of gold so I added some gold Thickers, stickers and Glitz Colour Blast Colour Paste - I plan on making the pile of wood veneer hearts into gold hearts as I didn't have any in my stash.
Let me know what you think. Did I do a good job counterfeiting the kit??

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks Scrap Around Australia Competition

Scrap Around Australia

Mystical Scrapbooks is running a competition at the moment, it has been so long since I have been in a Scrapbooking Competition that I had forgotten the thrill of having challenges set and a dead line it scrap to. I love seeing how everyone else interprets the conditions.

Week One

Northern Territory

A colour challenge - use reds, browns, kraft, greens and white - minimum of 3 colours
Bonus - use mist
Travel Pack - use the jute

Week Two

New South Wales

Use 3 sets of 3
Bonus - use the number 3
Travel Pack - use 3 rhinestones

Week Three

Western Australia

Use lots of flowers
Bonus - us a handmade flower
Travel Pack - use the felt

Week Four

South Australia

Use a photo that has food or drink in it
Bonus - use a clear element
Travel Pack - use the diecut stars
The completion runs for a few more weeks yet. I am looking forward to the next challenges.

My time to post on the Colour Blast Blog


Total Cuteness

I created this layout using an older photo of Bronte for Colour Blast. I must admit I really love playing with the Colour Blast products and love how they all go together, there is just so much you can do with them.
For the finer details on how I create this pretty feminie page you can head to the Colour Blast Blog and have a look.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

February White with 1 - Blue Jeans

Welcome February and welcome to a new challenge at the White With 1 Blog - this month it is Blue Jeans with a sketch for inspiration.
I am a sucker for a good pair of comfortable jeans and the deeper blue it is the better....but I am never in front of the camera so I had to search for a photo of one of the girls wearing denim which I realised they do not do often. The only recent photo I had with either of the girls in denim was Bronte in her jacket!! They certainly do not take after me in this department as I live in mine.

Blue Jeans

 A sketch for inspiration

Dream On

Thanks for stopping by and please join me by using White and the Blue Jeans colour on your layout and upload it onto the White with 1 Blog.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Princess Rainbow Unicorn Fart Bubbles!!!

Oh the fun we had on our new blow up pool toy and the fun we had naming her. The girls had a ball with it and so did all the adults in the pool.
I create this layout for Colour Blast Design team and just wanted to share it all with you here on my blog. If you want to know how I create it with the awesome Colour Blast product then head to the Colour Blast blog and check out my step by step process.

Favourite Girls

Everything else that I have used on this layout has come from my Counterfeit Kit that I put together at the start of the month. I have loved joining in on their challenges and using up my own stash to create a monthly kit is a great way to use up old and new supplies together.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mystical Scrapbooks Cybercrop

I had a bit of a scrapping weekend so I managed to join in on the Mystical Scrapbooks Cybercrop and get two of the challenges done. I am hoping to get back to the third one.

Hanging Out With Super Heroes

 This challenge was all about picking another layout in the Mystical Scrapbooks Gallery and scraplifting it. I picked a layout by Toni M title Hanging out with Douglas. The photo if of Paige hanging out with some of her favourite characters at Movie World.

Live Colourfully

This challenge was a sketch challenge, so quick and simple to get done. The photo is another of my favourites, the girls together and both smiling.

Scrap Suite Cyber Crop

It was my first time doing the challenges at the Scrap Suite and boy did I love them, they were very inspirational and having a month to get them done even better as I have only managed to do two.

Good Times

The challenge for this one was to follow the latest trend in scrapbooking and do a layout on the diagonal. I must admit it is not something I do very often but it was a lot of fun. The photo is one from Paige's Princess Birthday Party (I don't think she will ever have another girlie party...too much of a Tomboy!!). I love it when I can get a good photo of the girls together.


This challenge was to use the colour palette of pink, mint, white and gold glitter.

This would have to be one of my favourite colour combinations at the moment, so soft and feminine. The photo is of Bronte a few years ago when she dressed up in one of my flower girl dresses. I am so glad that Louise sent them down to me when her girls grew out of them. Now my challenge is to get Paige into one of them and get a photo of her.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


 The second challenge at the Counterfeit Kit Blog this month is to use Zentangles!!! Mmmm this one put me out of my comfort zone just a bit. I tried doodling but there was no way my doodles were nice enough to make it onto one of my pages. Then I thought of one of my adult colouring in books, with all the swirls, doodles, lines, and curls they remind me of Zentangles....and colouring in is kind of "zenish" and relaxing.... so I interpreted the challenge a bit differently and used one of the designs from my adult colouring in book.

The Dream is Real

There is a place in Thailand called Dreamworld and it is pretty special, whilst exploring it we discovered a beautiful coach and two lovely horses pulling it. Bronte and Paige just had to have a ride and dream of owning their own horses one day.