Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Just one of those candid moments hanging out with Shiloh and her bestie. A Teacher Only Day from school, May sunshine, yummy food courtesy of The Rock Café in Sumner.

Its a "Just Because" page, no challenges, no trying new products, just getting it done :)

I had said to myself I wasn't going to use any arty products on this page, but I just couldn't help And I love Amy Tangerine papers for the "everyday" pages. All I added was a MAMBI transparency, some wooden veneers, washi and a few sequins to finish.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Be Free

  Shiloh and her bestie Shannon wanted me to take this photo of them at Scarborough, love how it came out <3  

Here's a wee close-up of the detail...
I've used the current sketch from Sketchabilities - These always give me a great headstart on my layouts...
Why don't you check out their challenge blog here - there's still a few days to go with this one!
I also loved the colours from the mood board at Scrap Around the World - Especially the "Moody" blues and pinks - this is the board that I used for my colour inspiration...
And I love the quotes that are often included in the mood boards too :) 
I had a fun time playing with heaps of multi media products on this page - starting with a water colour wash for a base, adding mists, Prima Microbeads,  Mica Flakes, Crackle and ordinary Texture paste, Gelatos and BoBunny Glitter pastes. I've been waiting for the right layout to use my wonderful WOW chipboard heart frame  - and this was it finally! Most of these products are available from Joanna at The Paper Teapot
Hope you like it - leave a comment if you do!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Sweet cupcakes

Yum - I love this place! I thought chocolate would be my fave but no - that award goes to this little spicy Christmas number :)

A lovely afternoon out with the girls, Mum and Tessa.
I had a vision of how I wanted this page to look, and in the end it was nothing like it - but I'm still happy with it. The sketch is a past one from Stuck?!, and the product were a bit of everything including what I needed for the current Scrap Our Stash challenge, where you have to use everything from the word of the month, and this time its
so here's what I used

B - beads
R - Resin,Roses
A - Adhesive (okay so that one was a struggle lol)
D - Doily
S - Sequins, spray
Hope you like it - leave a comment if you do!

Thursday, 4 June 2015


When we were in Rotorua a couple of years ago, after we picked up Breanna from her jamboree we visited Paradise Springs.

Originally it was a trout reserve, and although there were still plenty of those, the main attraction was definitely the lion cubs - up close and personal! I was surprised how rough and wiry their coats felt, I always though it would be soft and cuddly.

This page is done with the new Into The Wild Collection from Kaisercraft, all available from Joanna at The Paper Teapot. I made the flowers from suede scraps and used Prima Microbeads and Mica chips for the centres. I also used the specialty paper from the collection Die Cut Desert as a stencil with paints and soft gel.

Enjoy - and please leave a comment!