Monday, 22 December 2014

Little Cards

Hello all,

At the end of each school year, I like to make a little card for my children's teachers to say thank you for the care, encouragement and support they have shown my children. The teachers work hard, and I feel very blessed to have such amazing educators in my children's lives.

This year, I decided to make a few more to keep in my stash for those moments when I am touched my another's thought for me, and I want to just say, 'thank you'.

This is what I created so far (I have 3 more on my desk waiting to be finished):

All these little cards are 4.5" x 4.5" created on recycled cereal boxes (then I stuck them onto a plain card). As you can see, the more I made, the slightly more layered they became. I just love working on this mini size, too - they represent little moments of joy to me. It was a great exercise in using up some of my stash as well. I have vowed to myself that I shan't buy any more product until I have made a good-sized dent in what I do have - I think this will take a while.:)

Thank you for coming by.

Wishing you and your loved ones, 
a safe and
 Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Page Drafts Release #37

Hello Everyone!,

Thank you for coming by today. It's the last sketch reveal for 2014 for Page Drafts, and what a happy, cheery one it is - perfect for scrapping all those Christmas snaps:

Being such a busy time of year, I only had time to do three layouts for this reveal, again all digital.

Sketch #37.1

Sketch #37.2

Sketch #37.4

The other sketches in this reveal, which I hope to work on during the coming month are:

Sketch #37.3


Sketch #37.5

I hope you find time to create with these sketches - fabulous for scrapping multiple photos. 

Please head over to Page Drafts for more inspiration!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Scrap Around The World - November Challenge

Hello all,

I have been doing mainly digital work lately, but thought it was time to do a traditional paper layout before I forget how to and the current challenge at Scrap Around The World is just gorgeous, I couldn't resist playing.

The challenge, by Zuzia Bodakowska:

My layout, which was inspired by the colours and flowers in the top right of the mood board:

And a few close-ups:

Thank you for coming by.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Page Drafts Release #36

And then November comes along all too quickly! I had such a busy October, I'm still catching my breath.

With the beginning of the month, comes a new release of sketches from the amazingly talented Em Stafrace from Page Drafts. Always inspirational - love her work and her sketches are always a joy to work with. So here is the release for October - Release #36 'Hearts a Flutter Vol.3:

I decided to do a few layouts again, and again, they are all digital, worked on PSE12. This month, I also chose to feature my youngest daughter who turned six during the month. Time just goes by way too quickly!

Sketch #36.1

Supplies used: The Nifty Pixel: Page Drafts Template #36.1; Katie Pertiet: Malene, Sweet Rose Bay, William & Looking for Love Collections, Messy Stitches, assorted brushes.

 Sketch #36.2

Supplies used: The Nifty Pixel: Page Drafts Template #36; Basic Grey: Fresh Cut, assorted brushes.

Sketch #36.2

Supplies used: The Nifty Pixel: Page Drafts Template #36.2; Katie Pertiet: Malene, Brilliant Love & Anzio Collections, Quirky Banners, Photo Clusters No14, DocuStacks No1; Laurie Anne: Happy Birthday Kit, assorted brushes.

Sketch #36.3

Supplies used: The Nifty Pixel: Page Drafts Template #36.3; Forever Joy: Believe; assorted brushes.

Sketch #36.5

Supplies used: The Nifty Pixel: Page Drafts Template #36.5; Katie Pertiet: Malene, Brilliant Love & Anzio Collections, Quirky Banners, Photo Clusters No14, DocuStacks No1; Laurie Anne: Happy Birthday Kit, assorted brushes.

To see many more layouts for the release and to get some inspiration, please head over to Page Drafts HERE.  The creative team have worked their magic and created some fabulous layouts.

Thank you so much for coming by, and hope you all manage some time this month to create with one of the sketches.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Page Drafts Release #35

It's October.    I'm just letting that sink in for a moment.

Being the start of another month brings the new and latest release of  fabulous sketches to get your mojo going from Page Drafts - Release #35 'Star Bright Vol.2'.

I went digital again for this release, starting with:


Swimming Lesson
Supplies: Katie Pertiet: Tidewater, Brilliant Love, Dolphin Cove, Colour My Love, So Fine, Malene Collections, Paint-Silver; Tracy Monette: Fun Flair; Assorted brushes.


Piece Of My Heart
Supplies used: Glitz: Felicity, Unchartered Waters; Katie Pertiet: Looking for Love, Tidewater, Brilliant Love, So Fine, Artsy Seaside Collections, Tabbed Brushes; Valorie Webbins: Sprinkles #24, By The Thread.


 Lazy Days
Supplies used: Emka: Meshes; Katie Pertiet: Stitched Borders, Tidewater, Malene, Sweet Rose Bay, Artsy Seaside, Watchet, Summer Garden Collections; Glitz: Felicity Kit.


 Prince of Books
Supplies used: Katie Pertiet: Dictionary Blendables, School Mates, Curated No13; Forever Joy: Funtastical Collection; Sara Gleason: Dogbane Scatters; Tracu Reed: Smart Aleck; Sahlin Studio: Explore Learn Grow; Kim Jensen: Frame-O-Mania No2; Studio DD: ReadyMade Bannners-School; Erica Zane: Tell Me.

Please go HERE to Page Drafts to see more inspiring layouts using these sketches. Thank you for coming by. Hope you all have a great month ahead.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Paperdvizhnik Colour Challenge & Page Drafts Sketch #34.1

Hello all,

I have a traditional paper layout to share today - after doing so many digital ones, it was nice to get a little inky on the fingers. I decided to enter the Paperdvizhnik Challenge for this month. The focus is on these colours:

I just LOVE these colours so had to do something.
But then the problem was, I didn't have a lot of paper in those colours - I had in my mind to use a purple background paper, but I had none. So decided to make my own with the Gelli Plate. I made up a few but finally decided on using this one:

And my layout:

 And some close-ups:

I based my layout on this sketch: Page Drafts #34.1 by Em Stafrace (more inspiration using this series of sketches can be found HERE).

The challenge at paperdvizhnik closes in just over a week, so still time to enter.

Thanks for coming by.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gelli Printing - Background Use

Hello all,

Earlier in the year, I did some Gelli Printing. Today I am showing what I have done with one of the sheets.

This is the one I have been working on:

I struggled with this, not knowing what to do with it. So I decided to cut it in half, and trim each one to make each piece 6"x8" as so:

I played around with one of the pieces (the right one) for a while and came to this:

It was sitting on my desk for ages (another reason I wasn't doing any paper scrapbooking), waiting for some form of inspiration. Well, it wasn't coming, so I decided to put it away and try something digital with it. This is the result:

Eventually I decided to work on the other half.  I used a mix of some scraps of paper I had left over from scrapbooking, as well as some acrylic paint and Posca pens. I quite like how this turned out:

A lot of dots - I have been watching some Aboriginal artists paint on YouTube, so perhaps I have been influenced by their work with regard to the many dots and strokes. In any case, it was very meditative, and think I shall try something like this again with another of my gelli backgrounds.

Thank you for coming by. I appreciate any comments you care to leave.

Hope you have a happy weekend!