Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Woot! Woot! FYI notice!!!
I have scrapbook kit pages for sale. They are $25 each, and they come with full written instructions and supplies. Postage is $9.95 for the first 1-3 kits purchased, then $15.95 for all kits after that (4 or more). You can purchase these kits by messaging me, emailing me, or leaving a comment with your contact email below. Numbers are limited, so first in, first served. 

 "Happiness & Cherish" 
Two layouts for $25. Full instructions included. 

"Celebration and Princess"
Two layouts for $25. Full instructions included. 

I will be releasing regular kits on the 12th and 27th of each month. I am also open to suggestions - so if you'd like to purchase a particular themed layout, just drop me a line, and I will see what I can do. After all, I love a little challenge. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have an awesome day. 

Cheers and hugs, xxx

Heart And Soul...And A Little Cruising...

Life is just too busy, and there are not enough hours in the day. Seriously, we moved into this house at the end of January, and I still have more than fifty boxes to unpack. Don't judge, lol!!! I'm a scrapbooker who used to own an online store, so I have HEAPS of scrap stuff still packed away. Maybe by the end of the year I will get through it all? Yeah, don't hold your breath. ;-) 

It doesn't help that I just spent two weeks teaching on a cruise ship. I really don't feel like unpacking anything now. Yes, I spent most of April cruising around New Zealand and teaching scrapbook lessons aboard the Celebrity Solstice. It was fun apart from the rough seas and seasickness. Blah!!! Want to see some photos? 

Did I mention how beautiful New Zealand was? I'd love a house on the hill, just like this. <3 p="">

Glorious sunsets. 

The Land Of The Long White Cloud. 

Yes, we are definitely going back, and will take the children with us next time. I only wish that our next cruise is longer as there is so much to see and do. And the shopping in Wellington is AWESOME, so you need a full day (or two) there. 

And while I was away, my first DT blog post went live over on the D-Lish blog. Yep. Right here

This was my creation for my blog post. There are lots more photos on the blog, so if you want to check them out, just pop over here. I had a great time playing with these Kaisercraft papers, and have decided to turn this layout into a kit for purchase. This kit will be available for sale from the 27th April, and it will be two layouts for $25, with full instructions. Check back then for photos and details. 

I have actually decided to try and release a minimum of two kits a month. So check back on the 12th and 27th of the month for kit releases. 

Thanks for stopping by today, and here's to having a scrappy good time!!!

Cheers and hugs, xxx

Saturday, 1 April 2017

D-Lish Designs April Challenge...

Hello everyone! Welcome to April. Do you realise we are now a quarter of the way through the year...OMG!!!!! I think this year is going to be one of those "blink and you'll miss it" years. So, before time gets away from me anymore, I wanted to share some news with you. I am proud to announce that I am now a Design Team member for D-Lish Scraps and today, I am sharing my layout for the D-Lish April Challenge. You can find all the details right here, and the sketch and inspiration board is at the bottom of my blog post too. 

I don't scrap boy layouts (very, very rarely) so when I saw the colours for the challenge, I thought tis would be an interesting challenge for me - to create a feminine layout using primary colours. Well, I think I succeeded. :) I'm really happy with the finished product. 

The bonus with creating this layout is the amount of old product I was able to use from my stash - old Crate Paper, old felt alphas from Making Memories, and old Prima chipboard. 

Can you see all the beautiful D-Lish goodies that I have used? Flowers, sequins, wire, doilies, flairs, and punchinella. All these products can be purchased in the D-Lish Scraps store

So, who's going to join me for this month's challenge? Come on, I dare you! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward seeing you again soon. 

Happy scrapping!!!

Cheers and hugs, xxx

Monday, 6 March 2017

And Then My Mojo Came Back...

Hello world! It's been a while since I've been able to share anything, with anyone. My life has been crazy, to say the least. I've had major surgery (yes, I am completely ok and have recovered 100%). 

My partner and I packed and moved into our own, bigger house. This taught me something - I love him immensely, and we have a lot of junk!!! :-D I still have a lot of boxes to unpack, but we are making progress. My youngest also started at a new school, and has started her part-time career as a model. All of this, combined with a printer that printed poor quality photos, and a camera that was having major issues with focusing, has meant zero mojo for me over the past 4-6 months. 

But a few days ago, all that changed. I got a new toy! I am now the proud owner of an Epson Artisan printer that prints the most gorgeous photos. And, even better, I have fixed my camera and the focus issue. All this means that I WANT to scrap again. So, BRING IT ON!!! 

And what better way to celebrate the return of my mojo, than to create a new layout. So today, I am sharing "Be Happy", featuring my eldest daughter. Please enjoy. 

If you like this paper range, you can check out more at Simple Stories. Here is the link to their web page and to Facebook. I have long been a big fan of their products - they are just so darn cute!!! And if you haven't seen their papers before, they come designed so they can be used for both layouts and project life - such an awesome idea. 

Yes, I actually have doodling on my page. Originally, I was going to leave it clean and pretty, but I felt it needed something more - something that was more "teenage" - and voila! Doodling it was! Very last minute - but I think t is effective and I love the finished outcome. 

I have done a LOT of layering in this layout. Layered papers, layered flowers, layered everything. I love the depth it has created in this layout. 

Yes, even the butterflies were subjected to a little doodling. Nothing was sacred. :)

Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to share this with you. I had such a blast creating this layout - it was all about bright colours and fun!

Now, don't forget to stay tuned over the next couple of days, as I have a little exciting "scrapping news" that I will share with you all. 

Happy crafting and creating!

Big hugs, xxx


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Magic Happens Layout

Sigh...one day my life may become a little less chaotic, and I'll be able to keep up with blog posts. Just don't hold your breath yet, lol! Since I last posted on here I have gotten engaged, been to Uluru for a two week course, had my youngest daughter sign with Pride Models, and had surgery. So yes, I have definitely been busy. 

I have become a Design Team member for Meg's Garden. Once a month I will be sharing a project I have created on the Meg's Garden Blog. Below, is my first project - a layout called Magic Happens. This was my September Project. You can find the full blog post right here.  

This has got to be one of my all time favourite layouts. I totally decided to go with a whimsical theme, and it just flowed from there. I started with the cut-out image of the book, and built my layout around that particular item. My aim was to express how much magic a book holds within. For a full description and more photos, please check out the Meg's Garden blog.  

I had so much fun with this layout, creating all the little details and elements. 

Thanks for stopping by and joining me, and I look forward to your next visit. If you have any questions about this layout (products or techniques used, etc.) please do not hesitate to ask. 

Happy crafting, xxx