Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Timeless - Kraft+ November challenge

Hello again scrappy friends, welcome back to my blog.
Today I'm sharing a layout for a fantastic challenge over at
I could not resist making a page about my all time favourite dress.
This still hangs in my wardrobe as a salute to the young and carefree days of my youth.
It's very fine crinkle swiss cotton trimmed with guipure lace flowers.  Very Mary Quant!
To emulate the crisp, clean style of the dress, the layout is clean and simple.
I made the flowers with a Stamping up stamp and gilding.
Thank you to Louise Nelson for teaching me how to use Flitter Glu in her class.
The centres are from my Mum's stash of lace.

The journalling reads:-

This little black dress trimmed with white daisies, was my favourite “after five” dress when I first met my husband.  It still hangs in my wardrobe and reminds me of the giddy times when we fell in love and decided to build a life together. Back then, we thought we knew how the world worked and we didn’t worry about what tomorrow might bring. We were egocentric and naive in many ways, yet we have managed to stick together through good times and bad.  I’ve lent the dress to a few people for retro nights and I kid myself that it still looks just fabulous. I wish I could still squeeze into it!    Journalling 16 Nov 2016   

Thanks for any comments you may care to leave, I appreciate each and every one of them.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Love that - DT post for Stuck?! Sketches

Welcome back Scrappy friends, thanks for visiting at the busy end of the year.
Today I'm sharing a layout for Stuck?! Sketches
The photos of our oldest Grandson are recent and I feel lucky to have them.
At almost 9, he's not too keen on the paparazzi and I can't say I blame him!
Still in stash busting mode here, so I've used an ancient paper for the background.
It's from Fancy Pants, Rough and tough, Boy's story collection.
It just seemed to be a good fit for this sketch.
The arrow title is from Scrapmatts.   I coated it with Glimmer Glaze.
The scraps of paper are mostly Simple Stories.
The flair is from Fancy Pants.
This flair is from Studio Fourteen 40.
The wooden Star, heart and arrow are from Lawn Fawn.

The journalling reads:-
At almost nine, you still love reading, are passionate about improving your cricket skills and are fascinated by a children’s show on televison called “Beyblade”.   The merchandise is only available on eBay and in the week leading up to your Birthday, you waited patiently each day for the postie to arrive with your Birthday gift. You  allow your little brothers to play with your new toys; something I admire greatly. I think the gift of sharing is a wonderful one to have.   Love Granny, 4th October 2016.

Our generous sponsors for this sketch are:-

Creative Embellishments, who are providing a $25.00 Gift certificate.

 and D-lish Scraps, who are providing a Kit of the Month.

Thanks for any comments you care to leave, they make my day.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Scrapmatts DT post - November

Hello again Scrappy friends, thanks for visiting today.
I have some projects to share using Scrapmatts wonderful products.

First up is a page about our darling GD.  
The photos were taken recently and show how much she's grown in the past few months.
Because the Maja papers are a bit busy, I kept the page clean and simple.
The circle chipboard was lightly sponged with distress ink. I used it as a frame.
The flowers responded well to inking and the addition of tiny beads.
The bow to gathered them all together.
Love the new chipboard words which I inked randomly 
with different greens and topped with Glossy Accents.
The gold spots were added through a stencil with Silks acrylic glaze.
Products used:-

With Christmas in the air, I also made a two festive projects.
The first is a fun Bon-Bon card inspired by Collette Mitrega.
When it's closed it measures about 4" x 4"
and when pulled completely open it's 12" x 4"
The folds look a bit complicated, but it was quick and easy to do.
Great for using up all those little scraps and giving them a new life with some gorgeous chippies.
Scrapmatts chipboard used:-
CB6111 Assorted Words 27,  (the little tree comes with these words)
CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14
CB1229 Chains 02

Finally, I made a shaker Christmas tree ornament.
CB6089 Christmas Tree 05
This comes in two sections.  I painted the chipboard at the back,
then the raised tree outline with a slightly darker green, with gold for the star and the base.
When all was thoroughly dry, I hand cut a piece of acetate to fit.
Popped in some sparkly bits, added the acetate on top and voila!

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Stuck!? Design Team post - Hey Buddy

Welcome back to my blog, where today I'm sharing a layout for
Stuck!? Sketches! 
I like the large amount of white space and the hint of mixed media for this challenge.

I splurged on some new paper for this layout, as I've been good for way too long!
Crate Paper is the brand and it's the "Cool Kid" range.
The little robot is from Crate Paper too - "Rubber accents"
The flairs are from Studio Fourteen40
Love the animal paper from the same range - "Buddy", 
and the enamel arrow from the matching thickers.

In case you can't decipher my writing the journalling reads:-
What a couple of little Scallywags you two are!  
You love life, playing with your twin and getting into mischief if the opportunity arises.  
Love Granny 8th April 2014.

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Thanks for your visit and for any comments you care to leave.  
I appreciate each and every one of them.