Saturday, 23 December 2017

A Handmade Xmas

Before I started scrapbooking I was a ceramic teacher and product rep for Duncan Enterprises. I loved the opening of the kiln to see what surprises there may be (and the occasional disaster) but I sold the studio when Bre was a baby. I continued making things for sale from home for some time after that though. Mum used to come and look after the girls for me once a week so that I could do it.

Blinkin' earthquakes meant that I don't have very much left of the things I made, but my Xmas things were bubble wrapped so mainly kept okay through the first few, although a couple of chips appeared on the nativity after the December 2011 one. Not too bad though.

This is the last sketch from Scrap our Stash for the year

It's always fun to play along with sketches, and this one is no exception
For the stash I used
P - Pinkfresh, puffy stickers
E - Ephemera
A - Amy Tan bow, Alphas
C - Cut file, chipboard and Colourblast ink
E - Enamel dots

Have a great Xmas, and I'll catch you in the New Year!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

December Traditions

We always have a Xmas photo sitting on display right up until it's time for the next one, so here's last years photo now scrapped finally!

It was taken on Shiloh's birthday - so of course her besties are with her, and to be honest it was really the only way we were going to get a Santa photo lol.

This is for the DT Scrap Our Stash December Tic Tac Toe challenge. I was hoping to clear the whole board but it wasn't to be sadly 😞 I will get there one day!
I did end up using 2 lines though the Diagonal from top left and the bottom row. Here they all are...
This is using the new Pinkfresh December Days collection - love the blue! Plus a sequin or 500 lol.
Have a fabulous day!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Happy Dayz

Sometimes (most times) when Shiloh gets together with her friend Taylor, all they can do is giggle 😂
Once it starts, they have trouble turning it off again, and this was one of those times.
This was the second time I used this paper, it was also in the May Hip Kit. I also used  the ephemera, wood veneers and letters from this kit, I just added a yellow chevron charm, some Colourblast,  and a cut file from Paper Issues. I entered this into a monthly Colourblast challenge.

Now go finish your Xmas shopping!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Awesome (again!)

Two "awesome" pages in a row lol.

This was taken at the same time as some of the other photos I've shared recently, it was the first time Shiloh had seen her little cuz for a long time 💓

  I used a Paige Evans cut file, and the September Hip Kit, along with a Charm Creation chevron and tab.

I was super pleased with the way this one came out!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017


The first of so many concerts that year - Billy Idol may be getting older (aren't we all???) but it was still a great night! So many people squashed into leather pants and jackets hahaha!
I wanted to have a play with my Prima watercolours, also using masking fluid. I LOOOVE the way the flowers came out!
The papers and embellies are all from Cocoa Vanilla's Wild at Heart collection, and of course I had to use a denim chevron charm!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Look at the Stars....

...Look how they shine for you

A beautiful photo of Shiloh before her first formal 💗

 I made this page to teach for The Paper Teapot, using lots of fun techniques, including Distress Oxides, Colourblast colour paste, Scrapiniec embossed, Carabelle stamped stars coloured with Shimmer cubes and heaps more. No one had clean hands when we were finished!!

Monday, 4 December 2017


Joanna and I found the yummiest Margaritas at a Mexican restaurant on the South Bank in Brisbane. They had every flavour under the sun, and we "tried" to sample them all, but we would have had to crawl back to the apartment after lol!

I made this DT page for The Paper Teapot monthly challenge, which was to scrap about food or drink. What a hard challenge lol. 
I used Distress Oxides on the background with Colourblast paste, and mostly Bella Blvd paper and embellies. I do love the hex cut filefrom Paper Issues, and of course I had to add a charm emoji 😍

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Re Do

It's always fun to re-stage photos 😀
This was at the Railway house in Queenstown - the kids were so little when we first went there, but  the rooms had been redecorated and the exterior painted so they were great to stay in.
Shiloh was just a "bit" bigger for Mark to lift this time, and Bre had to crouch instead of stretch to see over the top - even though she's still just a shorty lol.

I just wasn't sure about this Shimelle Go Now papers, but I loved the chipboard houses, they fitted so well with the theme.The leaves were stamped with a new Carabelle studios stamp - they are VERY cool. I entered this in a weekly Hip Kit sketch challenge. I also used some of my fave Colourblast colours 💓

Hope you like it!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Sparkle Every Day

My Super cute little nephew Cohen was learning the intricacies of applying nail polish... don't think Dad was that impressed 😉

I made this page for a weekly Hip Kit sketch challenge in October, and I won! Yay! I used paper from the Pink Paislee Summer Lights collection, shimmer cubes and colourblast paste, plus ephemera from Maggie Homes Carousel collection with a turquoise star from Charm Creations.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Uniquely You

Just a quick layout that I made at a recent retreat, from a kit by Helen Munro - fellow DT member at The Paper Teapot.
It came together so quickly and is just lovely 💖

Thanks Helen!