Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Celebrate Everyday-Mid month reveal at Scrap Around the World

Good morning everyone! I am here today with my interpretation of this month's Mood Board at Scrap Around the World. When I saw the Mood Board I knew immediately that I wanted to scrap this photo. I don't know if you remember little Kiki (Kisses for Keaton) who battled with cancer, but I have been working on a series of albums for the family documenting their journey. This latest photo says so much!! Kiki is currently cancer free!!! This photo is the family's way of facing their new future without cancer with love and hope!
 This is the wonderful Mood Board that I had to work with designed by the awesome Valia Katzaki from Greece.
Needless to say you can tell that I was inspired by the positive quote on the board as well as the pink and gold colors. Now for a few close-ups!
I used three different lines from Blue Fern papers for this layout. One from Vintage Christmas for my background page and some from Frolic and Montage for some fussy cut elements. Love Blue Fern!! I wanted to ensure that i included the words love and hope in this layout as they really are the premise for this photo. I used Tim Holtz rubs on for these two words. I used a Prima stencil (my new fav!) to add texture to the background. The chippie is also from Blue Fern Studios and I simply painted it with some gold inklingz from Shimmerz in Brass knuckles.
Hope. Again the key chippie is from Blue Fern studios. The gorgeous baby pink calla lilly is from Petaloo! Some bling fron ZVA creative. I have a ton of this stuff I really need to use!
The berry cluster and flower is from Prima's Menagerie line. The gold stars were in my stash for years so I finally dragged them out painted them gold then added some gloss and doused them with gold glitter. In real life this page really sparkles! The pink bling around the photo is also from Prima.
I did my background with clear Gesso then misted away using a variety of mists from ShimmerZ and Lindy's Stamp Gang for the blue. I also used some micro beads from Prima in blush for some more fun texture.
All the yummy goodies I used to add color to my page!

Remember this is our last month here at Scrap Around the World. It is a sad day indeed. I want to thank Helen Tilbury who built this awesome blog from the ground up for taking a chance with me and inviting me onto this amazing team of talented ladies!
You have taught me so much Helen and I can't thank-you enough! I wish you all the very best in your new endeavours! Know that you have affected the lives of so many scrappers! You are an icon! 

We are giving away an unheard of 22 prizes this month so don't miss out! Get inspired and get working! I hope to see you all on the blog!! 

All the best! :)

Saturday, 12 December 2015


 I am finding it harder to keep up with scrapping my grandchildren as more arrive lol! I promised I would diligently keep albums with everything in order birthdays, Easter, Christmas etc... Yeah that didn't happen! So I am playing catch-up! This is my grandson Jaxon at Christmas time last year! I decided that it was overdue and there was a great sketch at My Creative Sketches so ta da! My layout called simply 2014. 
And this is the fabulous sketch they have at My Creative Sketches this month.
I used the gorgeous papers from A Christmas Carol put out by Graphic 45. The colors in this line are stunning! Rather than do the two tags on the bottom I fussy cut the blooms out and draped them down instead. Some of my home made blooms seen here. I went back to basics for the most part with this layout.
Another flowers cluster but this time with both Prima & Petaloo blooms and one of mine of course. I used a chipboard tag and button from this collection here as well. You can see I did some background masking with molding paste and some gold glitter. It came out okay. I sparkled for the rest of the week but that's the casualties of scrapping!
Another close-up. I went around my flowers with some gold paint from Shimmerz. I also added a piece of torn music paper from one of my old piano books for variety.
Final photo! The title 2014. I love these alphas from American Crafts they shine so much better in real life! Another layout done for the kids! Off to do some design team work for More than Words!! Are you getting excited about the first challenge?????? I am! If you go to our facebook page you will see all the awesome goodness we are giving away this month just to become a follower!! So pop over! 
You can find us HERE
This is just one of the prizes we are giving away!! I hope to see you there and on the blog January 1st for our first reveal!

All the best! :)

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Dream Passionately

 Just wanted to pop in today with a layout I did a little while ago. This is a photo of my granddaughter Isla Skye sitting on the edge of a dock. I love this photo. I can only imagine what she is thinking as she looks across the water. 
 I used the new Maja Design papers Enjoying Outdoors. That and alot of Dusty Attic! Here are a few close-ups.

I wanted a bit of texture on the buds so I colored some glass beads and added them on top.
I used Shimmerz TextureZ in Artie Choked (love how they names these colors lol) to mask a little pattern.
The blooms are from Petaloo.
That's it for today. Has to be a short post as I am off to work! Have a great one!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Joyeux Noel Christmas Album

Good afternoon. I've been so busy trying to get things done for Christmas but everything is a challenge with my bad neck. I have fumble fingers as a result of the herniated discs in my neck (yes three of them!!) so doing anything scrap related has been difficult. I don't have the fine motor skills at the moment. But I decided to order two fantastic kits from Scrapbook Diaireis and will make them into Christmas gifts.
The first one is Joyeux Noel designed by the uber talendted Frank Garcia using his new Christmas line A Victorian Christmas from Prima!
And here is what the finished product looks like!
Absolutely gorgeous isn't it? I love when someone else does all the planning and I can just follow along!! Look at those stunning flowers! I love the binding on this album it looks like a real book!
Love those gorgeous metal embellishments!! 
And a quick look at the pages!
Gorgeous chipboard also included in this kit! Or available in single units from Janene at Scrapbook Diaries!
Little pockets to hold photos or just a matted photo page!
3 by 4 journaling cards were also included in the kit.

A little waterfall of cards! Beautiful blooms!
Love that music paper!
The last page with an envelope to tuck other little notes or photos in. I loved making this album! I want to than Frank Garcia for designing such a beautiful book and Janene Meyerowitz from Scrapbook Diaries for having these lovely albums in her store!! I love Janene she'll do everything she can to get you anything you want!! My favourite store!
One last photo
Love the shaker on this album with all the sparkly sequins! When you move the book the sequins move around! Love the glitter on this book! I will be starting a new album tonight also from Frank! Stay tuned!
All the best and have a great one! :)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Scrap Around the World-Good-bye old friend

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post today. This will be the final Mood Board from the uber fantastic site Scrap Around the World. Sadly Helen Tilbury was forced to close down the site for personal reasons. It has been a real pleasure working with this amazing design team and i will miss them terribly even tho I am sure our paths will cross again in the scrapping arena. So with a heavy heart I present the gorgeous Mood Board designed by the beautiful Valia Katzaki!
This month will also see an astounding twenty-two prizes!! So get out your thinking caps and give this board a try!

Here are the wonderful prizes up for grabs! ( To be eligible for one of the two $50.00 prizes sponsored by me you need only become a follower of my blog! )

1ST PRIZE - 50 Euros worth of products from The MiNi art

{Image shows only part of the chipboard and stencils that you will receive}
The MiNi art is a Polish craft products manufacturer specializing in chipboard, 
rubber stamps, masks & stencils as well as scrapbooking papers, plywood,
felt embellishments & self-adhesive buttons.  Our goal is to supply our 
customers with great quality products, which is why all the MiNi art 
products are made & packed in Poland.  Customers can choose 
products from our collections or request special products based
 on their own designs.  For more information, please visit our 
ONLINE STORE. Find us on Facebook & Pinterest too.

2ND PRIZE - $50 AUS store credit from The Dusty Attic

The Dusty Attic is an Australian owned Laser Cutting business that designs
 & manufactures craft items & embellishments for the paper crafting market.  
We began in July 2009 & are located in Perth, Western Australia.  We are proud 
to be able to make our mark on the scrap booking & craft industry with our great
 range of products. We are continually creating new designs to keep things fresh! 
We love seeing the creations our customers have made & also love to hear your feedback, as this helps us with new ideas.  We have an online store 
from which you can get all of your Dusty Attic supplies. Visit our store HERE 
and our blog HERE! If you are a retail business & would like to stock our 
range of unique products, please contact us for details on how to 
open up a wholesale account.

3RD PRIZE - Over $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
also from Design Team member Pamela Ellis {Canada}

This prize includes - Swirlydoos Sun Kissed main kit including Bo Bunny
 & Authentique papers, Bo Bunny Double Dot jewels, Prima flowers,
 Petaloo flowers, Creative Embellishments chipboard heart, Stickles, 
2 die-cut tags, word & alpha stickers, lace ribbon, twine as well as 
an extra pack of Prima flowers & Prima wood embellishments!

4TH PRIZE - Over $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Pamela Ellis {Canada}

This prize includes -  Bo Bunny 'Juliet' 12x12 collection pack, 
Bo Bunny 'Juliet' 6x6 paper pad, Dusty Attic stencil, 
Prima Color Bloom spray 'Peony' - THANK YOU

5th PRIZE Over $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

Huge Prima & Webster's Pages assorted embellishments pack.

6th PRIZE - $50 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Tusia Lech {Poland}

This prize includes - as assortment of patterned papers from ILS & UHK Gallery,
Prima ribbons, Scrapiniec chipboard, 7 Dots Studio stickers & die-cut elements,
American Crafts dimensional stickers.

7th PRIZE - $50 gift voucher from 
Design Team member Nupur Patel {India}

{To be used at the online scrapbooking store of your choice}

8th PRIZE - Over $30 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Heather McMahon {Australia}

This prize includes - Manor House Creations flower pack, Bo Bunny acrylic stamps,
 2 packs of Darkroom Door photo chips, Graphic 45 chipboard buttons & much more!

9th PRIZE - $30 worth of laser-cut chipboard from 2Crafty Chipboard

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

10th PRIZE$30 worth of laser-cut chipboard 
also from 2Crafty Chipboard

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler
 of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been in
 operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.  We
 pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with market 
trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, with quick turnaround
 of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE & our blog HERE!  We are happy
 to quote on personalized jobs, whether it be a single title for customer,
 or large jobs for retreats, classes, etc. If you are a retailer would like to
 stock our products, please contact us for more information. 

11th PRIZE - $30 gift voucher from 
Design Team member Pascale B. {France}

{To be used at an online scrapbooking store of your choice.
Please note that this prize does NOT include postage}

12th PRIZE - $30 worth of Julie Nutting Stamps 
from Design Team Member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

13th PRIZE - $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies 
from Design Team member Nicole Doiron {Canada}

This prize includes - AC Amy Tangerine 'Cut & Paste' 6x6 paper pad,
 rotary phrase stamp, adhesives resin bows, die cut tags & wood veneer tags.

14th PRIZE - $25 worth of scrapbooking supplies
from Design Team member Valia Katzaki {Greece}

This prize includes - Prima 'Julie Nutting' cling stamps, DecoArt Media 
black modeling paste, assorted vintage flowers & chipboard.

15th PRIZE - $20 worth of products from Scrapiniec

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

16th PRIZE - $20 worth of products also from Scrapiniec

{Image is for illustration purposes & may not reflect exactly what you will receive}

Scrapiniec is the first Polish producer of die-cut chipboard for scrapbooking.  We make individual orders & fulfill even the most unusual requests.  We are characterized by reliability, high quality products & friendly customer contact.  You can visit our blog HERE & look at all our amazing designs in our online shop HERE!  We are also very present on social media & would love you to join us on Facebook HERE, Instagram HERE, Google Plus HERE, Pinterest HERE & Twitter HERE!

17th PRIZE - $15 worth of Prima products from 
Design Team Member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

3 x Julie Nutting Christmas Ornament packs,
Holly, Angel & Starr {Prima Marketing Inc}

18th PRIZE - $15 worth of Prima Product also from 
Design Team Member Helen Tilbury {South Africa}

19th PRIZE - $15 gift voucher from The Flying Unicorn

The Flying Unicorn on-line store HERE has an incredible selection of products for all paper-craft artists.  Our Kit of the Month is filled is filled with the latest & greatest - including an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!  Be sure to check out Flying Unicorn forums HERE, a hot & happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last!  We also have a blog HERE & a Facebook page HERE where you can find loads of inspiration!

20th PRIZE - $20 gift voucher from Design Team 
member Fiona Paltridge {Australia}

{To be used at the online scrapbooking store of your choice.
Please note that this prize does NOT include postage}


A prize package valued at over $50 from 13arts

{exactly as shown}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, embellishments 
& mixed media, artistic mediums.  See our store HERE where we ship worldwide!
  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we have a monthly challenge where all
 are welcome!  Please follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE
Pinterest HERE & Facebook HERE!


$30 worth of products from Studio 75

Studio 75 is a Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  We have our online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE & a highly inspirational blog HERE!  Come visit us - let's connect!

The deadline for this challenge is

Thursday 31st December 2015.


Goodbye old friend I will miss you! :(