Sunday, 26 February 2017


My eldest son and his wife are currently living in Manhattan NY and my husband and I flew over for Christmas to spend it with them last year. Christmas in New York is like no other and it was so nice to have a 'cold' Christmas instead of the one they were experiencing in our home city of Melbourne, which turned out to be the hottest Christmas Day in 18 years!!! (36c/97f) 

With my Christmas layout I have used the theme at Challenge Yourself and used red on my layout and stamping, as well as using a photo with me in it and I have used the February 15th sketch at  Stuck?! Sketches

My layout has been created from all 'old stuff' in my stash.

Background paper: Websters
Fussy cut Poinsettias : Kaisercraft paper and stamped with a Kaisercraft script stamp and gold ink
Flowers: Orchid Crafts

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Cooper & Riley

Here is my entry this month for  CSI Major Case File No. 223

This photo is one of my favourites of Cooper and his big sister Riley. On Friday nights we usually have fish 'n chips for tea from our local take away. It's a night off cooking for me and I like to really relax and take my plate upstairs to bed with an alcoholic beverage and watch trashy TV shows whilst I eat my dinner. These were the faces that used to look up at me in bed whilst I was eating! Sadly Riley is no longer with us but I still see Cooper's face there every Friday night except now it is level with the bed!!! 

All 5 colours from the scheme were used and I used the sketch for inspiration
My evidence used was:
* speech bubbles
* animals
*something loopy and scallops

My Testimony :

* Topic Document something about a meal

I was thrilled when I saw that Photo Play Paper Co not only released a new collection of dog themed papers but also coincidently they had named their collection 'Cooper and friends'. Well, that is my little Cooper on the left of the photo and I have cut out a Cooper from the paper collection so you can see the similarities!! LOL


This layout was inspired by the February Moodboard at The Creative Studio. I took my inspiration from the beautiful wintery colours to create a layout featuring the beautiful seaside village of Polperro in Cornwall, UK where we stayed in 2015.

I have used the following products on my layout:

Paper: Pion papers
Chipboard: Creative Embellishments and Dusty Attic
Paints: Faber Castell, Prima
Mists: Tattered Angels
Flowers: 49andMarket and Wild Orchard Crafts
Stencils: Dusty Attic and Prima
Shells: from my local beach
Meat netting: from my friend Magi

Friday, 17 February 2017

The mood board at Maja Design this month was right up my alley with these beautiful colours and theme.  

And here is my entry

I like scrapping photos from our trips and these are from one of our trips to Paris, the city of love!

I used papers from the Vintage Spring and Summertime collections. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the chipboard is from Wycinanka, Dusty Attic and Scrapmatts. 

I made the lace doily matt for the Rose photo by just cutting up bits of lace and arranging them in a round/ovalish shape. 

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