Tuesday, 26 January 2016


This is an old photo that I just love so much, I had to do something special to scrap it. Both Breanna and Shiloh look like they love each other so much!

Nearly everything on this page had been in my stash for a long time, apart from the cut file from The Cut Shoppe which I changed a little, and the messy chipboard hearts from WoW.
The papers are all from American Crafts.

Just such a happy page!

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It's a Good Day

Look at the size of these ice creams - they're a whole meal!

This was a stop at Darfield on the way out to a picnic in Glentunnel. We had been to this shop before, and we'll definitely be back again!

Another Cocoa Vanilla layout - hmm there seems to be a trend emerging - this time using the Life is Beautiful collection. Most of the collection is still available from The Paper Teapot here.
The only additions to that was the Silhouette cut file, and a hand dyed doily.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Make it Click!

Breanna first got involved with Ronald McDonald through her friend Laura and Dance teacher Hayley.

Initially she danced with them at the Teddy Bears Picnic for Summertimes, and then later in the year, Ronald was invited to the Queenspark school fair where a select few performed the Make it Click song and dance. Shiloh also joined in for this one as did Laura's little sister Brooke, Kennedy Moore and Rosie Griffioen.

I used up some October Afternoon paper, washi  and flair that I had in my stash for a while, plus two of my fave Tim Holtz stencils, a Freckled Fawn arrow, Mister Huey's mists, and a Maya Road camera clip.

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Infinite love

Just look at this hair colour - isn't it great??

Breanna's selfie showed it off so well :)

I love how this page turned out, using Prima and Limore Webber stamps; Tim Holtz and Montarga stencils; WOW chipboard; Pink Paislee frame; Papervine washi and enamel dots; The Paper Teapot flowers; Prima texture paste; Tim Holtz distress ink and Reeves watercolours.

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Trick or Treat!

This photo was of Shiloh and her friends Shanae, Shannon and Georgia before they went out Trick or Treating by themselves for the first time. Great makeup and facial expressions girls !

I made the background with watercolour paints, light gloss gel, and plenty of stamping (Kaisercraft), plus cotton to make the web effect. The title is a Silhouette cut file, and the bats, pumpkins and washi are all from Papervine.

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This was taken at Aaron's 17th birthday party back in March 15. Do you love the matching tees with the acid green and black?? They're no longer together =(( but still good friends, playing together at Smash Bros parties lol

I've used American Craft papers and words for this one, with lots of heavy doodling.I made my own mists from Faber Castell Gelatos. The arrows are from Freckled Fawn,chipboard is from WOW and Dusty Attic ,and the washi is from Papervine.

Something a bit different from my usual style, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out!
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This is another of the series of photos I took of Shiloh and her friend Shannon when we went to the Botanic Gardens a few months ago.
I love seeing the daffodils blooming - it means Spring is really here!

Yet another Cocoa Vanilla page - this is with the Life is Beautiful collection (available at The Paper Teapot), the extras are the little handmade doily flower, some flowers from The Paper Teapot,a paper doily, title from Heidi Swapp, and a bit of thread.

Having  the full collection to mix and match makes pages come together super easy! 

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sweet Child o' Mine

Well this is an old photo isn't it??

It was taken on Bre's birthday party in 2007 when Shiloh was 6 - she had set up a shop by the front door and wanted to sell things to Bre's friends as they arrived...what an entrepreneur!

I love love love Cocoa Vanilla - this is the Hello Lovely collection. It really didn't need much else apart from texture paste, a Green Tara flower a couple other flowers from The Paper Teapot and a chipboard fence.

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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Hello SunShine

Another page in mainly using the Hello Sunshine collection from Cocoa Vanilla - it's just so great for these sort of days!

This was just a hot summer day with nothing better to do - so I took the Shiloh and her friend Shanae out to the lake at Pegasus for a dip.

As well as the Cocoa Vanilla papers, flowers, puffy stickers, diecuts, wood veneers, and flair which are available at The Paper Teapot here, I also used a Heidi Swapp stamp, Doodlebug doily, Freckled Fawn arrow and an Amy Tan enamel heart. The hashtag and heart diecuts are from Kaisercraft.

As it I write this it's piddling down outside - just the right sort of weather to scrap sunny days!

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Golden Days - Hello Santa

While Shiloh is too old now for Santa, she's still quite happy to get a photo as long as it's with one of her friends. This one's from Xmas 2013.

I love this blingy Kaisercraft range - A Touch of Gold, and it doesn't need to be just for Xmas either.

For this page the only extras were a Maggie Holmes bow and doily, plus a small gold star.

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Scrap retreat

Yay it's retreat time!

And that means lotsa scrapping, chatting, coffee-drinking and eating!

And not to mention classes - these three layouts were all from a class by Heidi Barclay. Triangles are so in!

All 3 pages used white cardstock as a base, and then Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss papers and embellishments.

The ever patient Shiloh...

My cute niece Maddison...

And my sister's bouncy little Jack Russell, Rosie.

All in a day's work lol.

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Geek Girl

This kid cracks me up!

And she was even happy for me to take the photos....

Nothing else to be said really lol

The paper I used in this one is Amy Tangerine from American Crafts,the arrows are by Freckled Fawn, the washi is from Typo, the letters are Thickers and Doodlebug, and the wood veneer is from Papervine. I also used a Kaisercraft stencil and Tim Holtz ink.

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Steampunk HQ

While we were away down south in the middle of 2015, we stopped for a look at the Steampunk Museum in Oamaru. I'd heard such good things, and they were all true! Jenna came down with us, it was great to have her there too, she and Shiloh may not see each other for ages but they facetime each other most weekends still and can't wait to each other when they can.

This page was made using Kaisercraft's Time Machine collection - it suited the theme perfectly!

I also used some Kaisercraft texture stamps with paint, Prima wood veneers, flair and Mica flakes. The little frame has been in my stash for so may years I've no idea where it came from!

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