Thursday, 31 May 2012

Prima Product Pick for May

This challenge comes from These colours where not easy to use. But I was determined to do this and I did. This photo was taken at my wedding in 2006, my parents thought I would never get married, but we surprised them and after living together for only 26 years and two grown up children we decided to finally do it.

Products I used:
Prima - Watercolour rainbow collection (tropical lagoon)
- sympony blend allegro orange flowers
- falence andree flower
- solitare jewel tone flower
- siic border relection
- alphebet stickers

Prima May Build A Page

This sketch came from 
This was a fun page to do with my daughter and her friends partying the night away at Bec's 30th" 80's theme" birthday party.
Products I have used:
Prima - Romantique Collection ( hilary, estella )
Laraine candy apple flowers
 Crystal swirls
Alphabet stickers

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

May Challenge - Kraftitup- Easter

This challenge comes from You can use any products you wish as long as your creation is based on Kraft cardstock or craft patterned paper. I had to interview someone about what easter means to them. So I interviewed Mar.

Product I have used are:
Graphic 45 - Kraft Reflections Collection ( exclusive wings and bits and pieces ,the quote comes from unquote paper)
Ecru doiley handmade
Zva creative bling swirls
assorted flowers

Monday, 28 May 2012

My Page Got Featured

I am so excited, as my layout about my children (here) got featured on the Aussie Scrap Source Blog post about Balance.  I have to thank everyone at Aussie Scrap Source for such an inspiring challenge, the opportunity to learn more about design with their articles and for featuring my layout.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Once Upon A Sketch - May 2012

I am excited and honoured to share with you that along with the rest of the Scrapbook Fantasies Design Team I am a Guest Designer over at Once Upon A Sketch this month.  The challenge each month at Once Upon A Sketch is based on a theme and a matching sketch created by the very talented Nadia Cannizzo. 

I like the challenges at Once Upon A Sketch because they force me to journal and I get to try different layout styles to what I am used to.

The theme this month is: Mum
And this is the sketch:

The other members of the Scrapbook Fantasies Design Team who are also May Guest Designers at Once Upon a Sketch are:

Scrapbook Fantasies is also one of the sponsors at Once Upon A Sketch in May.  The prizes that they have donated are:
TWO ribbon packs (for two winners), each valued at over $40 (Australian) and containing 71 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in shades of pink, brown, cream and gold from quality brands such as Prima, Maya Road, Websters Pages, May Arts, Vandoros, Green Tara and Birch Australia.  The prize also includes international postage.

This is the layout I created with the theme and the sketch:

I created my layout using a photograph of me with my Mum and my Grandma on Mothers Day a few years ago.  Sadly my Grandma has since passed away at the grand old age of 102 years and ten months.  I do miss her dearly, but am glad to still have my Mum as an important part of my life.

I turned the sketch on it's side and flipped it, and used my title instead of the banner.

Products I used:
Patterned paper - Kaiser
Cardstock - Bazzill
Pearl swirls - Kaiser
Flowers - Kaiser
Stem - Petaloo
Mist - Glimmermist
Doily - Kaiser
Letter - Tim Holtz Once Upon A Time Sizzix Die
Lace - unknown
Pen - Zig Writer (chocolate)

Monday, 21 May 2012

Aussie Scrap Source challenge - 18 Years

This challenge is from Aussie Scrap Source.  It is a bit different you had to use a different design principle. Using balance on your page using organised elements (vertical or horizontal )axis. To put it in my own words mirror image. This is my twist to the Challenge

Products I have used:
We R Memeory Makers- autholgie cherry textured cardstock
Matt my photo with autholgie harmony patterned paper
Prima velvet rainbow summer mix,kennedy blueberry and pixie vine sun kiss flowers
Prima swirl ( very old one)
Making memeories shimmer letters
script stamp.

CSI Case File No 19 - Calm

This is a challenge from we had to use a dark blue, a greenish goldish yellow, sky blue, a pale grey and khaki green. We had a number of other items we had to put on the page as well. I used  pleating, rosettes, small patterns and florals. I journalled in a circle, used circles to create a flower (you know me must have flowers) and used the word Calm.

We where at one of our annual scrapbook retreats and decided to go for an early morning walk. It was freezing but a beautiful morning to take photos.

Products I used:
Core dinations cardstock
Sei desert springs papers: havasupai, silver grotto, lava falls.
Boutique Ravelled Rosettes

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Alicia's Card Sketch Challenge - May

Alicia has a new Card Sketch Challenge up on her blog (here) and she asked me to interpret it as part of my commitment to the Scrapbook Fantasies Design Team.  I love creating cards, and not just because I teach cardmaking at Scrapbook Fantasies either.  You can find the sketch here.

And this is what I created with it:

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Kaiser Saturday Sketch May #1

This photo was taken on my wedding day six years ago. My Dad had been very sick a number of strokes and a bit of time in hospital. So I had my Mum and my Dad both walk me down the isle(or up the garden path) so to speek as we got married in our front garden.

I used the Kaiser Saturday Sketch #1 for May and all Kaiser products, the papers were from the Sweet Nothing Collection ( Love letters, Silver Lining) the orange flowers were Kaiser as well and the rest came from my flower box (sometimes they are a bit of a mystery) and I also added some bling and Glitz brown teeny alphas.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

As time goes by

This is a challenge from Kraft It Up. You can only use Kraft cardstock  as your base and three kraft items on your layout. I really like using kraft so nice to work with.

This is my Great Grandma (Dorothea Pheasant)  on her wedding day she was only 18 years of age. Back then they had arranged marriages, I guess she wasn't very happy about it. Not sure what year it was in over 100 years ago I do know that. She was married in South Africa.

Scrapbook Fantasies May Challenges

May challenges from Scrapbook Fantasies 
Adult compettition page:

This is my poor puss I had to get her put to sleep as her kidneys collapsed, so sad as she was only 5 years old.

Kids page competition:

This is my daughter Tracy gotta luv her.

As staff we are not allowed to go into the store competitions but I always challenge myself to do the pages and card competitions, they are still to come.

Monday, 7 May 2012

The Color Room Palette # 109

These are colours I would not dream of putting together. I really enjoyed this challenge. No flowers girls so different. This challenge comes from The Color Room.

Products I have used:
white cardstock sprayed with Glimmermist (demin blue, Olive vine, Slate) and glimmer glaze (flirty) stamped with polka dot stamp with a black inkpad.
Blue spot cardstock
We R patterned papers (everyday moments, medley, vintage alpha)

Friday, 4 May 2012

The Color Room Special Edition Pallette#108

Another Challenge this week from
Using orange not a colour I really like using but I did it girls.

Products I have used on this page:
To colour the background (sprayed on the white cardstock-Alaskan salmon and teal high heal)
Vanilla sunshine-sugar daisies
To mat the photos- honey bubbles, rain drop corner, jimmies n cream all vanilla sunshine papers,
Kaiser rubons
 Thickers foam lettering
And assorted flowers from my flower box.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

The Color Room Pallette#108

Find this challenge at
I really enjoyed doing this page, putting all these different colours together and creating a lovely page.

Products I have used
Prima Madeline Collection : Painterre
Field Notes: Sarsparilla
Ki Memories Lace Cardstock coloured with distress stain(peeled paint)
Background edges coloured with white acrylic dauber and ranger brown sugar dauber
Stamped script stamp using rich cocoa memento ink
assorted flowers,bling and a feather out of my stash

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Alicia's Layout Sketch Challenge - May 2012

This is the layout I created using Alicia's Layout Sketch Challenge for May.  I used a photo of Tracy and Jarrod that was taken at their friends Wedding earlier this year.  Anyone who completes the sketch by the end of May and loads their link on the post (Alicia's Layout Sketch Challenge) goes in the draw to win a voucher from Scrapbook Fantasies.

Thanks for looking