Thursday, December 28, 2017

Kraftplus December challenge


Hello ! I really love this inspiration  photo for the month, it gave me so many ideas. I settled on using this frame stencil and adding embellishments from Pink Paislee  Turn the Page range, just so cute and feminine!
As we are just to enter another year I have decided to keep my pages less cluttered (a challenge in itself for me) in 2018.
Make less more! Keep the photo in focus!
I admire it in other artists pages!
When I spent time looking through my albums its these pages that stand out!
So its a new approach for me!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BIG November Challenge at Kraftplus

So what is BIG? 
The mushroom! 
Been in my stash for sometime, I think it  works with this photo that is a bit big too! 
Pink Paislee Turn the Page range 
by Paige Evans


Friday, November 10, 2017

Stucksketches Nov 1 challenge

The background is jumping out but in reality its quite subtle, funny how colours are interpreted in cameras! Bit disappointing!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CSI 241 challenge

These colours were definitely a challenge !
I chose the photos because they suited the testimony but the colours in them seemed to be wrong! But I am happy with the outcome!
By using the peanut brown as my main colour and keeping the red and yellow as highlights. The 2 pale greys were  tricky, so I found the word 'together' and the vellum looked grey!
Stripes, leaves,
Hearts, woodgrain,
Arrows, vellum,
Something fuzzy ( wool fabric in the flower)

About Autumn. 
My mum is 85 and cotinues to grow the most luscious beans every Autumn,
Her great grandson is loving  the experience!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Kraftplus October

These transparencies  are years old, I think they were 7 Gypsies !
They were larger so I cut them down and created a 'brick' wall!
So pleased to use them after all this time!

Thursday, October 5, 2017


For my evidence  I chose 3 
Washi Tape

Testimony is about a summer activity and I wrote it by hand
My friend and I  having been meeting up at Junee for years  now during the school holidays.
Getting our kids together  for lots of fun times.
This time we met at the train station since the temperature was hovering up around 38-40 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit)
 Too hot for outdoor activities !
We thoroughly  enjoyed  the nostalgic old building  and the delicious  cafe!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Scrapourstash September

Wood grain in the blue paper tucked under the main photo
Leaves and ruler
Thanks for the inspiration  as I scrapped these photos  sitting on the shelf for at least 13 years! A simple layout,  focusing on the photos !

Kraft plus September

Simply  used stencils with the hexagon pattern and of course spring  photo!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CSI 238

Down under here in Australia  we are meant to be in spring but the weather is still lingering winter!
But our northern friends are enjoying  what we call Autumn! When I saw this colour palette  these photos  came to mind, plus the evidence was ideal
Polka dot 
Enamel dots
TESTIMONY is tucked in the tag


I combined  the challege with Stuck Sketches September 1 challenge 
Thanks for the inspiration!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


How did I crack the case!
Grid, a wonky stencil !
Stripes, paper 
Speech bubble 
School themes
Wow ! That's  alot of evidence!
And my testimony......?
School  topic.
About  my boys going to high school  together  for the first time!
So emotional for mum but all you  get now is a "c ya  mum" 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Kraft plus August Trees


The photos are about the TREES not the embellishments !
My son is always taking the opportunity  to lie down and he couldn't  pass this one!!!
When I  asked what title  do I use, this was his answer!
I couldn't  resist using this  range
 Zip-a-dee doodle from Bo Bunny.
Looks fun and youthful!
When we arived at Christchurch Botanical Gardens  this was the first of the many and varied majestic  trees we saw!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Scrap our stash August

Polaroid, brads, Simple Stories (heart, today, arrow, chipboard)
I have had  these Polaroids from Kaiserkraft and not known  what to do with them! So I turned them upside  and put the coordinating papers from the Lilac Whisper  range in them.
The brads have been in my  stash for possibly  10 years!
For the inspiration  and challenge!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kraft plus July Roses challenge


My backing paper is roses, which I  fussy cut some of the roses out 
layering them over the kraft cardstock.
Stenciled  more roses and 
my photos are about roses! 
Another great challenge from

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CSI 234

Such a fun colour palette!!
I have  so many  fun memories visiting this amazing place in Wanaka New Zealand!
I created a scallop border, used a checkerboard paper background,  added some triangles and scattered my journaling around the page.
I also used stuck sketches

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kraft plus June

This was Junes but July is exciting  too!

I loved doing this layout just grabbed all my yellow supplies and played!

233 CSI

I used water colour with a stencil from Kaisercraft 
 to do the triangles stencil work I  Colourblast sunshine paste
I used a Martha Stewart punch with some old book pages to create decorative borders and sprayed  with Tim holtz distress inks
And of ccourse string
My home made flower  is a ric rac trim cut off an old childs dress, spiralled.
I wrote on a journaling  spot but also included the word hello and happiness!