Tuesday, 18 February 2020


Welcome back to my blog. I have another layout today. I decided to join in the Sketch Contest at My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club Blog
 I took these photos of my youngest grandson Fin during a recent trip to Cambridge. To say he is adorable is an understatement.
I used the February Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club
The kit contains papers from Blue Fern Studios Eclectic Collection. I love the blues and purples in this collection.The kit this month also came with a stencil from Prima Marketing which I used with Gold Icing Paste on my background.
 I miss the relaxed atmosphere following a sketch provides. I did some stamping around the page with some archival ink.
A close-up of my cutie patootie! Love this little guy to the moon and back!
This was the sketch we had to follow. I hope you enjoyed. I hope to be back with another project I am working on. See you soon!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 16 February 2020


Hello. I am back with another layout. Given the incredibly horrible winter weather we are having I felt like cheering myself up with something warmer!
 I've used the Wanderer Collection for this layout with a photo I took while on holidays in Prince Edward Island. 
 I've used the retired  Seaside Frame. I heat embossed it with a variety of embossing powders Taupe, Sage, Ginger, Mushroom, and Sand & Sea.
 A close-up of the frame.
 I added some  cheesecloth to my background. I misted it with two colors Tainted Love Teal and South Shore to match the colors on my page. I added some mini Art Stones throughout the cheesecloth using a stencil then colored them as well for added texture. This also shows one of my flower clusters using Blue Fern blooms misted to match the color of my page.  
 This is the flower cluster on the bottom half of my page. I've used some seashells I collected on the beach in P.E.I. and stamped a seahorse using the Seashore stamp. I've also added some teal prills for more texture.
 Top part of the chipboard piece. I also used some 3D embellishments from 49 & Market.
 For my title I used a piece of the printed chipboard.

 Close-up of the left hand side of the chipboard.
 I used a piece of the printed chipboard and added a second frame underneath the large chipboard frame. For fun I added a flair.
 Last close-up.

Products Used

Pacific Coast
Road Trip
Ocean Voyage

Embossing Powder
Sand & Sea

Seaside Frame
Printed Chipboard

Seaside Memories

Spring Blooms White & Yellow

That is all I can do for today. I have come down with the flu and feel dreadful. Hopefully it will pass quickly. Hope you manage to avoid this one!! Take care and all the best! :)

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Little Moments

 Back to you today with a layout done with the Remnants Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
I decided to go with the Maroon and purples in this collection. I prepped my page with transparent Gesso then used a diamond Tim Holtz stencil to match the pattern on the page. Using Bodacious Blush I colored the diamond shapes. Then I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp and did some stamping around the page.
I used the Textured Wildflowers chipboard and cut it in half to make extend further on my page. I used Plum and Mystic Plum embossing powders to color the blooms.
On the other half of my page I used this piece of chipboard (sorry can't remember the name) which resembles a brick wall. This brick element is also on the Wildflower Chipboard which worked out perfectly. I embossed the brick with a dark brown and some Avocado embossing powder. I then added some stamped flowers and leaves to imitate a trellis. I also used this piece from the Printed Chipboard as my title.
The other half of the Textured Wildflowers piece.
I used some of the Printed Chipboard that came with this line to frame my photo.
I stamped some papers with the Journaling Cards Stamp and tucked it behind my photo.
I used some Seedlings in Meadow throughout the page to help bring out the green on the brick pieces.
Last close-up.


 Chancery Lane

Textured Wildflowers
Unkown brick
Printed Chipboard

Tattered Newsprint
Journaling Cards

Embossing Powder
Mystic Plum


And that's a wrap for today. Hope you have a great day/evening where ever you are! All the best! :)

Monday, 27 January 2020

Born to Make History

 Good Morning. Today I have something different for you! Yeah! I put together a quick layout using the beautiful Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Kit Club. This kit features the stunning and bold Darcelle Collection form Prima.
I used to dislike the Queen. I thought she seemed stuffy and stuck in the past. But after watching many shows and series about her I have a new found respect for this Monarch who has reigned now for over 50 years! Her life is not what one would expect and now I feel a certain sadness when I think of her as her life was never her own from the age of 25.
I used the stencil that came with the kit and used some gold icing paste from Finnabair. I also heat embossed the chipboard background with three different colors of embossing powder, Plum, Raspberry and the gorgeous Magenta all from Blue Fern Studios.
The kit also included some gorgeous Prima blooms.
For my title I used a piece of the printed chipboard, It was the perfect title as this woman was indeed born to make history!
That's it for today. Back to you soon!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Apple of my Eye

Good day! Back to you with a colorful layout featuring the Radiance Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 This is one of my favorite photos of my eldest granddaughter Lilly when she was just a baby (soon to be 13 this month). The Radiance collection papers were perfect for this photo.
 For my background I used clear Gesso to prime my papers. I added some colors (Raspberry Lemonade, Orange Creamsicle, and Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp Gang) to my page with a stencil. I did a bit of random stamping using the Scripted Medley and Tattered Newsprint stamps. I went around my photo area with a flower stencil and some molding paste. I added Pink Topaz Seedlings in the center for some fun texture. I also used pieces of lace around the chipboard frame.
 I backed my photo with some strips of other papers from the line.You can also see I used a leaf charm from the Charms collection.
 This is an older frame which is no longer available unfortunately but I had to use it! The hearts just played on my feelings for this sweetheart. I also heat embossed some drywall tape and added it around my photo for added texture.
 My title came with an adorable little apple. I heat embossed it first with Fuchsia then again with Pink Dust. 
 The butterfly came from the Fantasy Butterfly collection. I heat embossed it first with Pink Dust then again with wheat. You can also see the Layering Stems chipboard which I heat embossed with Avocado and Garden Daisies which were heat embossed with Raspberry, It's a Girl and Avocado.
A close-up of my photo. Isn't she absolutely scrumptious? Love this kid. Now she is taller than me :(
 I used a wide variety of Blue Fern blooms for this layout including Fresh Floral, Remnants Blooms, Spring Floral in Pink, White and Yellow. Finished! Thanks for dropping by! I will be back soon with a totally different project for you!
All the best! :) 

Products Used

Sun Rays

Retired Heart Frame
Apple of my Eye
Garden Daisies
Layering Stems
Fantasy Butterflies

Embossing Powder
Pink Dust
It's a Girl

Pink Topaz

Scripted Medley
Tattered Newsprint

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Making Memories

 Hi there! I am back with another Blue Fern layout!
 For this layout I used the Eclectic Charm Collection. This is a photo of my grandson with his Great grandfather. Jax's grandpa has Alzheimers Disease and yet without fail he recognizes his great grandson each and every visit. I love this picture!
I framed this photo with an older piece of Blue Fern chipboard. It was a clock but I cut the outer rim off. I used layers of different papers to back my photo.
My background entails the use of two different stencils and some Prima paste and Viva Decor Modelling paste.
I used Wheat embossing powder to color my title.
I used some Prima blooms to finish embellishing my page.

Thanks for visiting! All the best! :)

Monday, 6 January 2020

Christmas Cheer

 One more Christmas layout before I pack away the Christmas supplies! 
I collect Christmas ornaments. Sometimes I get a new ornament from my grandchildren other years I buy one or am gifted one with the date. My goal is to one day have a tree where no two ornaments are the same. I am definitely not someone who likes a uniform tree!
I used Blue Fern's Christmas Cheer collection for this layout. I did the usual background work on this with some stenciling in red. I traced some of the ornaments that came in the Christmas Baubles Chipboard set and cut them out. I used the Christmas Collage and Joyous Borders stamps and stamped each ornament with embossing ink then heat embossed them with either Ginger or Sage embossing powder.
I painted the chipboard ornaments with Art Alchemy paints from Finnabair. I picked three of my favourite ornaments from my tree and cut them into circles, backing them with paper ornaments made from the collection. 
Prima blooms, my go to flowers were perfect for this layout.
For my title I used the phrase that came in the Christmas Baubles set and embossed it with Ginger.
I used some Seedlings in Flaming red to add more texture to my page. A pretty basic layout. Thanks for dropping by!  All the best! :)

 I used the following Blue Fern supplies:


Christmas Baubles


Embossing Powder