Saturday, January 31, 2015


It's the last day of the month and I'm squeezing in a challenge page!
I think this is the only challenge I've had time to play along with this month!
It's been a crazy month that's for sure!

So, here's the Scrapbook Boutique inspiration pic:

Such pretty colours!

Here's my interpretation:

Totally and utterly loving Cocoa Vanilla at the moment!!  I was SUPER lucky enough to win some flairs and oh they are so very yummy!!!!

(that flair is from the girl pack, but who said you can't use them on boy pages ;) )

I wonder if I can squeeze any more challenges in between now and midnight? LOL

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Scrap The Boys

It's time to reveal my first every Scrap The Boys DT page!!  Super exciting ... I'm on the mid-month reveal team ...
This is our wonderful mood board this month:

And here's my sample page:

{yes, I DID use PURPLE on a boy page!!  It wasn't as hard as I thought :D }

some Rainbow Splendour (feathers) and a Charm's Creations star ...

STB sponsor message for this challenge:

And a reminder our fabulous sponsor for this month.... 

Without our generous sponsors our challenge site would not  exist - please visit their stores and have a little look  - they have amazing products and I am sure there will be something that takes your fancy. 
Faber-Castell Australia are donating 2 Small packs of Gelatos
Pilot Pen Australia are donating one pair of 9" Westcott Scissors

The lovely and talented Raquel Bowman is donating an Embellishment Prize Pack from her stash.
We would love you to visit Raquel's Blog and leave some love!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

O Christmas Tree

It seems I’m suffering from a mild dose of low mojo, so I pulled out the FWAB January sketch again and BAM … instantly inspired!  Just love it when that happens!

I even had some recent photos from Christmas to scrap!

I love using non-traditional Christmas colours!  Pink, purple and teal - so pretty :)

I have used:
FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Purple
FWAB Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Rose Pink
FWAB Maddison Flowers 3pk - Pink

Hope YOU can play along with our sketch this month!! :) :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The robot cake

Recently (ha, I'm talking LAST YEAR now!), my little boy turned FIVE.  He had a robot themed birthday with, of course, a robot cake!

Then, I've been looking at the CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration  challenges and have been wanting to push myself one day and try one!  They look a little intimidating to begin with, but then I spied this one and it was perfect!  It had a robot!!!

So, the aim is to include at least TWO things from the EVIDENCE column and at least ONE from the TESTIMONY column ... along with all of the colours (as little or as much of each as you like)

So ... here's my page:

I have stripes, swiss dots, flourish, decorative border, a robot and something fuzzy (felt)
I have "wrapped" my journaling around the photo (yep, had to think outside the box for that one!)

Just love being able to use these little robots!  They are from the cupcake toppers from his party :)

Hmmm ... I think I might try another challenge over at CSI very soon ;)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

January at SUYS

Do you play along at Show Us Your Stuff??  It's all about HANDMADE at SUYS ... we have a challenge and all you have to do is play along and add your handmade item/s!

This month it's a sketch:

I turned it on it's side to create this:

ahhh... the beach :) :) ...there's something about the beach isn't there :)

My handmade item is this awesome Charm's Creations star:

{totally loving these at the moment!!!}

So that's my sample!  If you want to see more, check out THIS SUYS blog post :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

FWAB January challenge

Yes, we are up to January already!  This month at Flourish With a Bling, we decided to kick off with a sketch to inspire you this month …

1. Follow the sketch (turn it, make it your own, but we would still love to see the bones of the sketch!)
2. Use AT LEAST one piece of FWAB
3.  Upload your creation (can be a page, a card, or OTP item) by midnight 31st January 2015 to the FWAB gallery
4. Have fun!!

Here is my sample page created for this sketch:

 I have used a FWAB Maddison flower in Yellow, a small FWAB Maddison flower in teal, a FWAB Elise flower in cream, and a FWAB Kate’s Corner Flourish Silver - all cut up to fit around my cluster.

{My littlest nephew turned ONE!}

That's all for now, hope you can play along this month!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My favs of 2014

Hello everyone!  I love doing my favourites post every year ... it's interesting to reflect on what is obviously my fav go-to products/techniques have been!

So, in no particular order here they are ..

So, in summary ...
... I think I have FINALLY stopped cutting every piece of paper into pennant shapes (LOL)
... I'm loving misting and even dipping my crafty toes into some mild mixed media!
... I've broken out the stamps again this year (!!!)
... I'm loving sequins and washi
... Still love my handmade embellies
... and I'm still a fan of COLOUR!

I wonder what this year will bring?