November 15, 2015

A layout: You and Me

First of all I’d like to say that my entry for Crafty Life’s Anything goes challenge was a featured winner so I have a badge to show off!!!


Crafty Life have a mood board for  their November challenge and I managed to do this layout:


The photos are from Christmas of 2012 … but they suited the colours and I just felt like scrapping them!!!




Some close ups ….






I’ve actually scrap lifted a layout from the Facebook Paper Issues Group! :)




I’ve been using my stash up, some vellum that has been in my stuff forever!!!




Thank you very much for dropping by!!!

November 14, 2015

Boo !!!


I’ve been busy these last few days … 11 layouts and one minibook!! I’ve been enjoying an online crop with Paper Issues!!! This layout was made with the Scrap’n’ Pieces November challenge in mind!  Use autumn colours!!!


It’s been so much fun introducing the students at our school to Halloween, and it brings back so many fond memories of my own childhood, dressing up and going trick or treating!!!!










Thank you for coming by!!!

November 13, 2015

Art Journal – Pocket Letter

For October, my partner for the pocket letter exchange was my friend Elina … I wanted to make something artsy for our friendship theme pocket letter …

Here is the front:



Some close ups:


I’ve gelli plated the paper then drawn the two girls over it!



… and  the back:



… and some close ups:


Gelli plate background, then 3 d paste, and misting to create the city scene! :)



… and these photos were taken from Elina:







I’ve been playing around with my laminator and stamping / printing …. making my own embellies!!!!

Hope you like it!

November 1, 2015

The Craft Garden November Challenge

This month we have a very unique challenge ….


You can interpret it anyway you want!!!

Well, the moment I saw it, I knew that I wanted to create a pocket letter!!!

So I thought why now start making Christmas ones instead of cards this year …

So this is what I made:



Nine pieces of paper coming together to make a whole, now isn’t that a jigsaw??? :)

As you can see I’ve added more elements and seperated them … :)


A stamped sentiment divided into four, and the ribbon and little pined added more to the ‘card’.


Close up of little scene, stamped trees  and reindeers , lots of fussy cutting and a bit of embossing!!!


Well I hope you like this, and please come and join us this month!!!

October 25, 2015

Anything goes? What about art journaling?

This month over at the Crafty Life blog there is an Anything goes challenge, and although originally I thought to enter with a mini book that is in progress, I decided to go with the following …


By the way, I’m thrilled to announce that I made their wall of fame for September!!! :)




Yesterday our clocks went back an hour, and instead of getting an extra hour’s sleep I was burning the midnight oil and getting an extra hour of creativity!!!

This entry is in my flexi smaller art journal …


There is a ‘self’ portrait … and yes I do see myself with ‘blue’ hair some day!! LOL … The girl is with a collage technique painted using acryllic paints, colouring pencils, and markers ….


I’ve used paper that I’ve gelli plated as well as masks with mists over that … then 3 D glitter paste with another stencil.


The glitter paste absorbed the colours underneath then I added gold patina paint over that, and it gave it a vibrant ‘rich’ effect.


With Simple Stories I am collection I added the quote, I am blessed, grateful, enough!




I hope you like my page, I know I enjoyed making it!!!


Have a great week everyone!!!

October 15, 2015

Hello beautiful!!!

Morning everyone … where has this week flown to?

I have a layout that I created on Sunday to share with you … I’m entering it in this month’s Scrap n Pieces challenge which had a lovely mood board and the colour pink!


So here is my take on it:




The background paper is a piece of white cardstock that young hands have drawn on … I keep all my nieces and nephews drawings and recycle use them in my artwork as well!!!



The photo is of Raphaella’s shoes which she wore at my friends Katerina’s wedding in 2013 … I loved her chic shoes and just had to take a photo of them!!!


Lots of pink and bling, and shiny accents!


Close up of foiled stitch … in pink colour!


More close ups!



Well I hope you’ve liked my layout!  Have a fab day everyone!!!

October 9, 2015

Art Journaling




Today I have two more pages that I’ve been working on this week …


This was inspired by a class called Journal Soup by Kate Crane … I’m catching up with a variety of classes that I’ve signed up for!!!



This is totally me … using stuff on my desk, delli paper that I’ve gelli plated … a screen print that I drew over and enhanced … 3-d paint to add dimension!!!

October 4, 2015

Summer 2015 Mega Mini-book

It’s done, has been for a couple of weeks now, and time to show you a bit of it ….

Here is the cover, and as you can see I’m holding it together with large rings!


Here are a few of my fav pages:


PA040041 PA040043









HERE you can view the video that I’ve made please forgive my talking randomly as it was late, and I was just chatting on!!!

Enjoy!!!! I hope you like it, I know I loved making it, and it’s quite a keepsake for me!

October 2, 2015

Art Journaling !!!



I’m back!!!!!! So, being back means that I’m trying to do more art journaling every day. I last posted in June of last year!!!! OMG …… a bit after I started my diet … I haven’t been doing my dailies, I confess … but I’m back now, and before I start showing my work I thought I’ll show you what else I’ve made this past  year …


Here is a double page that I did in January at a crop, thinking that I was ready to start my dailies again …. LOL Yeah, right!!!!!


I had few things with me, but I’ve let it untouched as I like to see what I can do when I’m away from my work area!!!

I’ve been working on faces in particular as I got Jane Davenport’s book, Beautiful Faces!!!

This one I did on the ship on my way to Naxos!



Then I created these while drawing with my nieces and nephews:





This one I did on a messy page:



My niece Sofia inspired by me, drew a couple of girls for me, so I’ve added them in my book too … she’s 13 now …



Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed my pages!

October 1, 2015

The Craft Garden October Challenge

This month we have a lovely Autumn colour challenge … check it out!

Welcome to October.

Your challenge this month is to use autumn colours. Here are a couple of design seeds palettes to inspire you but as long as you use autumn colours please feel free to use any colour palette you like from wherever you like.

Market Tones

Autumn Palette

Our challenge rules are:

  • your project must be created during the period 1st October and 30th October 2015

  • your project can only be entered into this challenge and 2 others

  • we must be able to see clearly how you have been inspired by autumn colours

  • you must enter using the inlinkz button at the bottom of this post during the period 1st – 30th October 2015

  • you can submit a project using any crafts you like. We are not just about paper crafting

  • you must HAVE FUN and ENJOY your crafting


Here is my layout!


These photos were taken last year at work during a Halloween even that was organised!!! I’ve been wanting to scrap them for ages!!!


Some close ups!!!



Please do come and play with us!!!


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