Sunday, 15 January 2017


Hi there, today l am sharing with you a layout l made using the November kit from 
My Creative Scrapbook, you can check out their fantastic kits HERE

Here are details on how l created my background

Firstly cut random strips of paper and distress the edges, glue these in the centre of your background paper
I then choose 2 stencils, using paste l randomly placed these over the strips.
Before the texture paste was dry l sprinkled distress embossing powder over the top. Once this has dried you can rub some of it off to create a distressed appearance. 
Next l have painted watered down metallic paint over the dried surface and embossed some stamping. Keep your stenciling and stamping close together.
I have tried to capture the shine in this photo. 
I chose a chipboard word for my title and embossed using aged green enamel
I cut a circle in half to layer under both sides of my photo. This was embossed with aged wine enamel. If you want thicker sections, apply the powder heavier in places to achieve this effect.

Finally l added a few buttons, some threads, flowers and ink splatters. I also decided to add a brick stamp to match the bricks on my background paper.

This is a layout l created for a DT submission, l hope you enjoy looking at it as much as l enjoyed the creative process.

Papers & Chipboard circle - Blue Fern Studios
Chipboard word - Dusty Attic
Flowers & Mechanicals - Prima
Stamps - Prima, Kaiser Craft
Stencils - Prima
Embossing powders - Stampendous
Distress powder - Tim Holtz
Ink - Dylusions
Metallic paint, threads, buttons

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Happy new year

Happy New Year to everyone out there!! May 2017 be the best year ever for you.

I am sharing a layout this week using the current sketch at Lets Get Sketchy.

 and some close ups

Fussy cut flowers

The background was created with stencils, ink and perfect pearls

Here is the sketch to follow

Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!
Paper - Kaiser Craft
Stickers  - Glitz
Flowers - Prima
Seed beads, ribbon

Friday, 6 January 2017

Inspired by Iceland

I have been fortunate to be playing along again with the amazing TINA WALKER  and her creative INSPIRED BY ICELAND CHALLENGE

Tina's challenge was to interpret Iceland and its beautiful landscape and colours, and the Aurora Borealis.  I hope one day to visit and see these amazing colour formations in the sky.

I wanted to create some of the beautiful soft pinks and blues over a frozen lake and imagined a storm happening to swirl the colours together. This is on canvas.

Here was my inspiration


Dylusions inks
Glass beads
Seed beads
Liquid pearls
Texture paste
Fdeco stencils

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. May 2017 bring happiness and joy to you throughout the year.

Today l am sharing a layout based on the current sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.
You can find the sketch HERE

Some close ups

Chipboard embossed with aged green enamel from Stampendous

Rub-ons by American Crafts

Papers by Fab Scraps

Here is the sketch to follow
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Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Summer is Here!!

I love summer but HATE the humidity. Yuk, Yuk, Yuk!!
Today is one of those days.

l am sharing a new layout featuring a new sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy.

Here is what l came up with 
 These papers are super summery and suit my photo of the girls visiting a pacific island.

I embossed the chipboard corner and 'happy' circle in white.
I did a textured background with paste, stencils, fragments, seed beads and finished with a scattering of threads.

Some close ups

Here is the sketch to follow
Upload your layouts HERE to be in the running for a great prize.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day!!

Papers - FabScraps
Flowers - Prima
Chipboard frame - Dusty Attic
Fragments - Stampendous

Monday, 28 November 2016

Hello there!

Hello to all my scappy friends.

I'm a bit late sharing this layout but that's life sometimes. It's a busy time of year as we are all heading towards Christmas and l have many cakes to bake as well as a pudding to put together. I love the aromas of fruit cakes cooking !!

Here is my layout

I have some scattered stamping on my background and inked the small flowers.

Here is the sketch to follow

Upload your entries HERE to be in for a chance of a great prize.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Papers - Fab Scraps
Flowers - Prima
Stamps - Technique Tuesday, Prima
Liquid Pearls

Monday, 7 November 2016

Happy Monday!

Hello everyone, l hope you are enjoying your day!

Today l am sharing a layout for the current sketch up this week at Lets Get Sketchy.

Some close ups

Layers were built with coloured sand paste, stencils, pearls, stamps and inks

My title was covered in gesso then l added gelatos

I used a Honeypot die and kept the off cut hexagons for the background as well.
A smattering of seed beads was added for further dimension

Here is the sketch to follow. Play along if you have time and upload your layouts HERE 
to be in the running for a great prize.
Materials used
 Couture Creations Dies
Fabrika coloured sand texture paste
Prima stamps 
Fabrika stencils & liquid pearls
Dusty Attic chipboard
Dylusions Inks
Seed beads
Crate paper