Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Don't you love a stunning Sunrise

Phew, made it with only hours to spare.  I've just finished my entry for the Dusty Attic monthly challenge, my 1st entry in 12 months so I've put a lot of effort into it.  Here is their Inspiration Board I followed:

I love the richness of all these colours which have gone extremely well with this gorgeous photo of a sunrise along with these BoBunny papers.

When I first got this BoBunny  'Weekend Market' paper collection I was quite overwhelmed by the boldness of the colours and designs, but gee whiz it matches this photo perfectly. 
After stitching, layering, adding a bit of background stencilling I got stuck into adding as much Dusty Attic chippies as I could.  Most pieces were painted several times in varying colours, then touched up with stickles, rub-n-buff or glossy accents.
Enjoy these closeups:

Dusty Attic products used are:  DA700     Powerlines
                                                   DA848     Floral corners
                                                   DA802     Zippers
                                                   DA1074   Love this
                                                   DA477      Mini words #3
                                                   DA802     Dusty in Bloom - smokey blue

Thursday, 23 April 2015

(Inter)National Scrapbooking Day Weekend Extravaganza

Southern Girls Challenge and SpiegelMom Scraps are teaming up to bring you a full on, awesome Nastional Scrapbooking Day Weekend of fun, creating and prizes including prizes from our sub sponsor Auzz Trinkets & Crafts
Come and join in the fun - Sign up at

And you can use this special discount code in the spiegelmom scraps store to select some goodies to play with.....


We Are looking forward to this joint awesomeness and hope you will all come and join us.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Pretty's for Prima

I am excited and extremely humbled to have the privilege to put together this collection of my work and be considered for a position on the Design Team for Prima Marketing.

Firstly here is an altered journal I've made for my nephew and his fiancé, who are marrying later this year.  I really love doing this type of work and alter all sorts of things.

Enjoy these close-ups


Prima products used here are: Seashore paper, Sunrise sunset stencil, Shabby Chic Treasures - mailbox, Art basics - modelling paste, gesso, 3D matte gel, micro beads & glass beads.
Secondly this simple card was a pleasure to make:
Prima products used here are: Ledger pad paper, flower spray - ladybird, Say it in Crystals - Divine
Thirdly, my layout featuring another one of my nephews in his favourite pastime:
More close-ups to enjoy

Prima products used here are: Seashore paper & tags, woodgrain & anchors stencil, Art basics modelling paste, flowers - blue mini rose & seashore, Shabby Chic Treasures - resin birds, Junkyard Findings - Vintage Trinkets, light bulb & bottle caps, flower spray - lady bird.
Lastly here is my 'tag' notebook (2 oversized tags turned into a notebook:


Prima products used here are: Seashore paper, flower, Say it in Crystals - Divine.
Thank you for this chance to showcase some of creations to you, it has been a pleasure to put this collection together. 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Tane Mahuta

Time for another challenge at Southern Girls Challenge and the theme this time is STARS.  I wanted to do something a little different so have let stencils and this awesome photo speak for themselves.

I've started with my ever favourite Kaisercraft paper, from 'Precious Moments' & 'Timeless Classics' collections.  I've added some modelling paste thru this gorgeous Imagine if . . star stencil, distressed, stitched, then added lace & burlap to the layers.

Handmade burlap bloom, crocheted & prima flowers keep the page uncomplicated while matching the colour scheme perfectly.

I LOVE the kiwiana chipboard available at Imagine if . . , infact they are the only company that I'm aware of that produces this type of product.  Here I've added some flocking to the koru pieces.

This felt kiwi is a perfect companion for the mighty Tane don't you think?  As he IS the star of the forest I hope I have done him proud.  'Tāne Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) is New Zealand’s largest known living kauri tree and without doubt its most famous, it is believed to be over 200 years old.

Thanks for joining us here at Southern Girls Challenge, I hope this has inspired you to try something a little different.