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.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Just a quick page with my gorgeous little niece Leah πŸ’–
 This was my 3rd layout from the May kit from The Paper Teapot, using lots of Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd, with a Cocoa Vanilla cut file.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Stay Magical

My brother and his wife are pretty much game to try anything  - these were their outfits for the June 2016 World Cup Darts in Auckland.

This page was a partial scraplift (, I loved that the paper was torn into strips and reassembled and sewn. I used Pink Paislee paper, journal cards, rub ons and stickers, Bella Blvd diecuts, Neat and Tangled sequins, and Dear Lizzy glitter die cuts - all from the May kit from The Paper Teapot. 

I also used gesso, Ranger ink and Colourblast paste on the background.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

A Rosie by any other name

This gorgeous little dog can be a bouncy little ball of energy, even though she's no puppy any more, but she does stop still enough occasionally for the odd photo πŸ•

I started off trying to keep the inks separate on this page, but when one ended up running into another, I decided well, bugger it, and did it on purpose also. I love how the spatter show on top of each other with the Colourblast inks too πŸ’–

The flower layers are from Pretty Little Studio, I also used a very old Kaisercraft transparency and stamp, and a cute flair from Bramble Fox.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Cheers Ears!

Its great to catch up with old friends, especially after they move away πŸ’— (Miss you Lisa!)
We caught up in Albany along with Shiloh, Jenna and Connor, yummy mexican food and margaritas 🍸🍸🍸

This page is from The Paper Teapot May 18 kit - OMG, so many cool things! The instructions for this page are included if you buy it - just the main kit needed, but so many more things if you include the embellie kit too... (get it here)

Laugh Out Loud

This was down at the Waikawa Bay waterfront near Picton, at the start of our holiday in January this year. It was a beautiful night, and not spoilt by the "party" at the table next to us, even if they did drop both sunglasses and a phone over the side of the wharf, and later vomited 😬 At least we weren't eating when that happened! An eventful night lol.

I wanted to try and kill my May 2017 Hip Kit before the 2018 version arrived, but although I did used quite a bit, there is STILL some left!

I used my current fave technique of semi random washes of colour under cut files. This is a great free file from Paper Issues.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Night Noodles

The summer night noodle markets are always a bit of fun to go to, and good friends make it even better. Especially as Shannon's nickname is Noodle 😁

This page is for the May Blend a Sketch challenge over at Scrap Our Stash.

 I used the large circle and title placement from the first sketch, and the quartered background plus the diagonal flow of the stars (but I used hearts) from the second sketch.
I thought I could pretty much use up my entire stash of heart wood veneers but I may have just a *few* left lol.

Here are the sketches that we had to blend...

  I love how it turned out - purple isn't a colour I use that much but I might a bit more often now πŸ’•

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Laugh Out Loud

This photo was taken at the start of our last holiday, down at the Marina at Waikawa Bay. The group of young people at the table next to us had been there drinking all afternoon, so were quite "merry". While we were there, first a pair of sunnies, then a cell phone went over the side of the wharf 😲

  I made this page at a recent crop day - I thought I really needed to use up my May 2017 Hip Kit before the 2018 one arrived! I also used a Paper Issues cut file, with Prima watercolours underneath.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

How to Cat

Well I had to do a layout of our little lion for this challenge - well at least she thinks that's what she is sometimes! I just love how this photo shows her cute little pink paw pads
It was pretty easy to find cat embellies for this, but I kept it to a single flair and the cat button that's part of the charm.

But look! No mixed media at all! So unusual for me, but nice for a change πŸ˜‰
Here's the challenge...
Not too hard for all you pet lovers out there!

I love the way this one turned out πŸ’—πŸ˜ΊπŸ’—