Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Scrap FX Design Team

Hello My Creative Friends,

I have some very exciting news!

I am one of the newest members of the 
Scrap FX Design Team.

So excited and I cannot wait to get creating.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

2017 - 2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hello Friends,

I am super excited about this post.
I was selected for Round 2, of the
2017 - 2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Call Out.

One of the exciting parts of the process was receiving
some Happy Mail from the Kaisercraft Team.
It comprised of the "Lilac Whisper" Collection,
and many yummy embellishments.

I decided to create a layout for my project for this Round.
Creating layouts is a huge passion for me.
It is therapy, and it really can bring a memory to life.

When I start the process of creating a layout,
I am inspired by the colors.
The colors in this collection, are what made
me create a layout, 
using a photo of my Mum and Nan.
Two women who inspire me.
My Nanna is no longer here on Earth and
that makes this project even more special.

So many pretty shades of purple, white and green.

I begin my layout by cutting out my circle from the 
12 x 12 Corrugated Cardboard.

To begin that process, I am using a small dinner plate
from my kitchen.  I make sure to turn the bumps down,
so that the smooth side is facing up.
Using a lead pencil, I draw the circle and then cut it out.

To create the shabby edge to the circle, I use a Kaisercraft 
sanding tool, and then I curl the edge by hand 
as per the photo above.

It was then time to add some watered down 
Kaisercraft Paint - White to the 
edge of the circle and sparingly over the centre, 
to give it a vintage look.

Then I move onto the background texture and colors.

With my Kaisercraft Ink Pad - Orchid,
I stamped directly onto the craft mat,
I add some water to the ink, then apply to my textured areas
to give a watercolor affect.
Drying in between each layer.

I add splatters of the Kaisercraft Paint - Sage with water to the same areas.  Also applying a little of the 
Kaisermist - Charcoal as splatter too.

Painting some of these gorgeous Wooden Flourishes
was another thing I did before I started laying down
all of the layers of patterned paper and 

These are some of the techniques used to
create this layout.
I hope you enjoy the process video below 
to show you how it all came together.

Here are some close-ups:

There are loads of layers and distressing of the beautiful
papers in this collection.

I painted the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes
using KC014 | Paint -Mauve.

This flower cluster was created using the Paper Blooms,
Wooden Flourishes and Collectables.

I used lots of pieces from SS342 | Lilac Whisper Sticker Sheet.

The CB153 | Corrugated Cardboard Sheets 12 x 12
featured heavily in my layout.

I created texture in the background by using
IT017 | Mini Designer Template - Blossom
and some texture paste.

The colour was created by using
IP732 | Ink Pad - Orchid and water as you
will see in my Process Video.

Here are the Kaisercraft Products used:

 P2348 | White Wood P2349 | Jade P2346 | Opal 
IT017 | Mini Designer Template - Blossom 
CB153 | Corrugated Cardboard Sheets 12 x 12
CD163 | Spearmint 12 x 12 Weave  CD157 | Sage 12 x 12 Weave
CD101 | Coconut 12 x 12 Weave  
FL604 | Wood Flourish Pack - Bouquet  
CT885 | Lilac Whisper Collectables  
F643 | Paper Blooms - Amethyst  F649 | Mini Paper Blooms - Sage
IP732 | Ink Pad - Orchid  KC025 | Paint - Sage  
KC001 | Paint - White  KC014 | Paint - Mauve
KM101 | Kaisermist - Charcoal  
MA502 | Mini Alphas - White & Black
SS342 | Lilac Whisper - Sticker Sheet

Here is the process video:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx
And keep your fingers and toes crossed. 
Thank you to Kaisercraft for this opportunity. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Baby G

Hi There Friends,

I am sharing with you today,
a card I made for a very special friend of mine,
who is not too far off having a baby.

I created this card using Shimmerz Coloringz 

Here are some close-ups:

In the video below, I will show you
how I created the background.

I used a Silhouette Cut File to create the title,
and I colored a chipboard 'G' using Shimmerz AcriTonez.

Another fun feature are these balloons
all handmade from paper I created.

Here is the video tutorial:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Case File 229 - Just Be You

Hi There,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.....
but don't they just disappear!!

Today I am sharing my interpretation of
Case File 229

I have used all the colors in the palette.

Evidence:  Clouds, Arrows and Word Stickers.

Testimony:  I have used repeat journaling.
My journaling says "this kid - is one of a kind.
this kid - wakes up every morning with a smile.
this kid - melts my heart."

I have also used the amazing sketch from The Nifty Pixel.

I have handmade the clouds and then bordered them
using paint pens in black and yellow.

I played with embossing powders on the chipboard
and I used my Typewriter for the journaling.

The word stickers gave some extra inspiration.

Here is what the Case File and Sketch look like!

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

You Rock - Video Tutorial using Shimmerz Paints

Hi There,

I thought I would take advantage of 
having power, while we are in the middle of a
cyclone here in Far North Queensland, Australia.

What a massive storm Cyclone Debbie is!!
But we are safe for now, that is the main thing.

With that said I wanted to share with you a layout
I created for Shimmerz Paints.
I have used loads of yummy colors
and the Fancy Pants Designs - True Friend Collection.

In the video tutorial, I show you how I created
layers using different Shimmerz Paints products:

Shimmerz Coloringz - Oh Say Can You Sea, Peachy Keen 
& Night Moves.
Shimmerz Inklingz - Tarnished Treasure.
Shimmerz Vibez - Sunset Strip & Snow Storm.
Shimmerz Paste-eez - Lava Flow
Shimmerz AcriTonez - Shimmerz Tar, Tar.

Here are some close-ups:

In the Fancy Pants Designs - True Friends Collection,
there was a multi colored triangle page.
I cut the triangles out, then cut the centres of them out.
That was you can still see the layered background through them.

Some stitching for some fun!

Add some splatters.

In the video I show you how I created the Ombre look
Chipboard.  It was super easy.

Here is the video tutorial on the Shimmerz You Tube Channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

And don't forget!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Case File 225 - Little Moments

Hi There,

It's time for another Case File

This time it's Case File 225.

It's all about the extra moments, when they get along!

My Evidence is:  Stars, Triangles and Wood.

My Testimony is:  Starting my journaling with an idiom.
My idiom was "Get Along Like a House on Fire"

Here are some close-ups:

That acrylic title is from Elle's Studio.

Some very cool Dusty Attic Chipboard was used in the 
making of this layout.

For the background I used 

Here is what the Case File looks like:

I used the Nifty Pixel sketch as well.
All the inspiration you need right there!

Thanks so much for stopping by! xx

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Cute as a Button

Hi There,

So excited to share this layout with you
using Shimmerz Paints and one of my
favourite Simple Stories Collections
Summer Fresh.

How cute is this!!  
And my little man Lucas!

The Shimmerz Products I used are:

Shimmerz AcriTonez - In The Navy
Shimmerz Creameez - Witches Blue
Shimmerz Aqua Huez - 1 Brick Short & Pot-O-Gold

Here are some close-ups:

I made the background look like clouds.

In the video tutorial, I show you how you can 
stamp using the new Shimmerz AcriTonez paints.

The results were amazing and really defined.

Here is the video tutorial:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sweet Boy - Clique Kits - February 2017 Kit - BEE You

Hi There,

Today I am sharing my last layout as a
guest designer for Clique Kits.
I have had a ball!!

I received my February Kit - BEE You 
on Friday and I just had to make something
with it straight away.

I know it is full of butterflies (my favourite)
but I wanted to show you it can be used
for little boys too!

I just love that arrow paper by 
American Crafts - One Canoe Two - Hazelwood Collection.

Here are some close-ups:

I used the Gold Thickers and I die cut
the word "BOY" out of the corrugated paper.

I incorporated the cork embellishments.

Here is what the kit looks like:

The kit is still available HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Guitar Man

Hey There,

I hope your weekend is treating you well.

I'm here to share another layout I created
just for me, and no other reason.
Oh, I do love this collection from

It was the perfect collection for this photo of
my youngest boy Lucas.

Here are some close-ups:

I used a stencil and the 

I cut strips to create my own funky background.

I added some paint by using 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

And remember if you put in a Shimmerz
order, don't forget to mention my name in the comments!

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dream Big!

Hi There,

This weekend I had the opportunity to hang
out with some like minded creatives and
just scrapbook for fun.

This is one of the layouts I created
using the American Crafts,
Shimelle - Star Shine Collection.

I love this range!!
I did loads of fussy cutting on this layout.

I cut the clouds out of the patterned paper,
then I stuck it on some pink paper from the range 
and fussy cut again to get this layered look.

The hot air balloons are fussy cut from another 
piece of patterned paper in the collection.

I used a stencil and texture paste on the white backing
paper, with some Shimmerz for color.

Don't you love the sparkle Thickers!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, 17 February 2017

CSI: Case File 224 - Happy

Hey Friends,

Time for another Case File release over at

This time is is Case File 224.
And the colors are gorgeous!

My Evidence for this Case File is: Plain Cardstock, 
The Alphabet as a Design Element, Light Bulb,
Scissors and Triangles.

My Testimony is typed around the outside of the
layout and was the February Prompt -
What do you like to do in your Free Time?
When I get free time, I love to relax in a hot bubble bath,
with a good book and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.
I also love to create.  My scrap room is my favourite
room in the house.
How would you feel if you didn't have this time?
I would have a feeling of being overwhelmed.
It is therapy for me to be able to create.
I try my best to make time.......

Here are some close-ups:

I used a triangle stencil to add that element to my evidence.

Using the alphabet was a great way to use up
some of those alpha's.
And yes, all the letters from the alphabet are there.

This is what the Case File looks like:

So head on over and give the challenge a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by!