Sunday, 15 July 2018

Hello Quake Shakes

Just loving that Sketchabilities is back 💖

Here's the July sketch...
And here's my take on it...
I love this Cocoa Vanilla paper, it didn't need much in the way of mixed media, just a few extra spatters to tie it all together. And the cut file couldn't have been more perfect! So going to miss this place, those shakes were the all time best 😞

Friday, 6 July 2018


Bre had wanted to go to Hobbiton for a long time, and earlier this year we finally got there. What an amazing place! The lengths Peter Jackson went to in order to bring his vision to the big screen!

This page was made at Creative Adventure Downunder last weekend, under the wonderful Terhi Koskinen's supervision. I don't use green a lot, but this was perfect for these photos 😊

Hope you like it as much as I do!

Exciting News!

I'm so excited to share that I'll be joining the Colourblast Australia Design Team!
Just love love love these products ❤❤❤
Proud to be the first Kiwi girl on the team , joining these fabulous designers!

Here's the blog link -

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Hello Girls

Hello - welcome to my page if this is your first visit, this is my first layout as a CSI Detective! (Otherwise known as a Design Team member for Color Stories Inspiration 😆)

Here's the inspiration....
I used the colour scheme - it reminds me of a yummy milkshake 😀

Here's what I made...

I used Pretty Little Studio Dream Big collection which suited this colour scheme perfectly. .The background uses Prima Watercolours "Pastels".
And here's a couple of close ups...
Thanks for visiting me!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Things Are Looking Up!

Another page for a Hip Kit weekly sketch challenge 😁

I just knew I wanted to use the Vicki Boutin acrylics for my background, and I stuck fairly close to the sketch for the rest...
Love this little bunch 💓

So Happy Together

This is a just for fun page I made for a Hip Kit challenge - here's the sketch

And here's the layout

 The kids were such cuties back then, and used to love playing with Shenae and Jessie just down the road 💖

Friday, 22 June 2018

Magenta Hair - Dont Care

Bre is just like her Mum - I also remember dressing as Magenta, hers was to go to a Halloween party, and she even convinced her boyfriend at the time, Aaron, to dress as Riff Raff 😜

This is my last layout for the Scrap Our Stash Design Team, I'm sad to leave these lovely people but it's time to let someone else have a go, and to do something new myself also!

Here's the blend a sketch challenge...

I added the vertical element from the right sketch with Colourblast inks, and I also used the title placement from here. I used the photo size and placement from the left hand sketch. The stars are from Charm Creations - I just love them

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Beautiful Child

This is my very first layout for Sketchabilities - I've always loved these sketches from Karan, and admired the designers, so I'm very honoured to be a part of the new team 💓

Here's my take on the sketch, some lovely smiley photos from a rare snow day here a few years ago...

I used 7Dots papers, Inks from Colourblast Australia, a heart from Charm Creations, and American Crafts letters.
Here's the sketch again...
 Take the time, give it a go!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Good Life

Hi I'm back again with a layout for the June Scrap Our Stash Golden Globe challenge.
This movie refers to a father and his son, so I thought since DH has only daughters, I would scrap a photo of them in their happy place They both love to bike, so this huge bike near Lake Taupo was the perfect spot.
I kept the page fairly simple, with just a few splashes of Colourblast ink at the end.
For the additional challenge, I used...
F = Flair, flower
A = Amy Tan, arrow
T = twine
H = heart
E = Epoxy stickers
R = Rub on

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

21 Renfrew Street

I found this great photo of the first house I lived in, my Dad built it straight after the war when size and material restrictions were still in place. So many memories of that place (both good and bad!) Sleepin in Mum and Dads room when I was sick, finding Santa presents under the bed in the spare room (oops) the toilet that the night cart used to pick up out in the outdoor wash house, and the yummy gooseberries growing out the back.

This page was also from the May kit from The Paper Teapot, along with a cut file from the Hip Kit which I coloured with Artist Inks from Colourblast Australia.