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Sunday 30 July 2017

Better Late Than Never

How often do you start a layout but never finish it? Or start a layout and then change the whole direction half way through? This happens to me a lot when I go away to a retreat, or when I get sick. I started this layout back at the end of June, at the Escape 2 Create retreat. It was my first ever attempt to do a Kraft+ challenge. If I remember correctly, June's challenge was to do a monochromatic layout. I got the base done, with the intention of finishing it when I got back home. Yeah, it never happened. So, now I am sharing it a month later, finally completed as a DT project for D-Lish Scraps, and with the challenge requirements for the Kraft+ July challenge (use roses three different ways). 

I shared this project (and extra photos) on the D-Lish blog, right here. There are lots of D-Lish goodies on this layout, all available in the D-Lish store, right here

So, I am of the theory, better late than never, lol! At least I can now say I have completed ONE Kraft+ challenge. If I keep my fingers crossed I might be able to make it two. Time will tell. 
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a lovely scrappy time. xxx
Cheers and hugs, xxx

Sunday 16 July 2017

Just An Everyday Selfie...

My daughter's are both selfie queens. I'm kind of jealous because they take such good photos. So, if they offer to take one of us together, I always jump at the chance. I don't usually like photos of myself, but since losing weight, I'm kind of happy to let someone take my photo. And I love having photos of my daughter's and I. These are something I will always treasure because I never took enough when they were younger.  

This layout "An Everyday Mother-Daughter Selfie" was created as part of my DT commitments for D-lish Scraps store. You can find more photos and all the details on the D-Lish Scraps blog, right here

I wanted to keep the focus on the photo, so I kept my design simple. And I raided my stash for some vintage paper - this time it was Crate Paper

Thanks for stopping by and joining me. But stay tuned...

I have some exciting scrapbooking news that I will be sharing soon. Make sure you are following me to hear about it first! BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers and happy crafting, xxx


Sunday 2 July 2017


Sometimes, it is not a photo or pretty papers that makes me want to create a layout, but a product. In this case, it was the Kaisercraft die that created my background for this layout. It had been sitting on my bench since I purchased it, waiting patiently to be "played" with. Now was the time! 

This layout was created for my May 26th blog post over at D-Lish Scraps. It features lots of D-Lish goodies such as the wild roses, flairs, star flowers, small roses and journalling spots. Below you will find a few close p images of my project.

Aren't these butterflies just divine? They are from Kaisercraft's All That Glitters paper range. 

This die has since become one of my favourites - you can expect to see a lot of it in future projects. 

So how do you start your projects? With a photo? With papers? With a product? Or with something totally different? i'd love to know, so please feel free to share. 

Thanks for stopping by and joining me, and here's to a great weekend filled with crafting goodness. Cheers and hugs, xxx


Friday 30 June 2017

Always Be A Queen

So, I'm totally in love with this layout! I decided to try a new scrapping style, and it worked! That's what I love about scrapbooking - the playing and experimenting. 

I created "Always Be A Queen" as part of my DT commitments for D-Lish Scraps. It went live on the D-Lish Blog on the 26th June. The papers are the Rossibelle range from Prima (which I have been hoarding for way too long, lol!). Disclaimer: the photo is not mine. It was found on the internet, and I do not know who's it is.

 I have splattered a mixture of Glimmermist and Heidi Swapp mists to create my splattered effect. 

And of course, a Queen must have a crown. Preferably pink and sparkly. I have used Opal Dust to create the glimmer and sparkles. 

Lots of flowers, roses, fussy cutting and layers, with cute little details such as a veneer owl. Isn't he just the cutest? And a texture paste background using the brick wall stencil (found in the D-Lish store). 

Thank-you for stopping by and joining me. I hope you are having an awesome scrappy weekend. 
Cheers and hugs, xxx

Love Layout for D-Lish Scraps

Seriously, can life slow down just a little? Where have the last two months gone??? I actually created this layout for the D-Lish Scraps May Cyber Crop but I'm only just getting around to sharing it on my blog now. Bad, I know!!!

Did you know that D-Lish Scraps have monthly cyber crops? If not, you might want to join us for the next one and have a little fun. There are lots of great challenges, and there are some lovely prizes up for grabs too. Our next Cyber crop begins on the 14th July. Just make sure to join The Scrap Suite on Facebook to be part of all this fun. 

For my challenge you were required to use the colours pink, red and white, the word love, at least three hearts, a minimum of three lines of journalling, and washi tape. 

This is what I came up with - absolutely thrilled with the end result. And for anyone who may be wondering, I have used The Girl's Paperie papers, from several years ago. 

I am loving these flowers and roses - the deep, vibrant shades of red are just divine!!!!

My background was created with a 5x5 stencil. You can find these in the D-Lish Store

Added a little journalling. I'm one of those people that love to add journalling to my layouts. A layout never feels complete to me without a story. 

Sigh...more flowers. <3 p="">

Thanks for stopping by and joining me, and I hope to see you at our next Cyber Crop.
Happy crafting, xxx