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I’m a flower girl

Yep, just can’t stop using them, whether they are paper, ribbon, fabric, lace, whatever…just love them although I do want to try doing some soft-looking pages with other products besides flowers.

Idea 85: Ink the lace.

Idea 86: Use the pearls like fairy dust or sprinkles.

One from the Websters Pages Lullaby range using Prima & kaiser flowers.

Idea 87: Decorate the felt lace with pearls.

Psst!….Have you heard? Prima are on the hunt for a new DT!  Just imagine how many talented scrappers are going to apply! Its going to be tough to get in……



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DT stuff plus more

I’m still having much more fun with my pages & projects now that I have slowed down and stopped rushing.  Came up with this idea a while ago but only finished it the other day.

It takes pride of place above my China cabinet and holds our spare keys.

The little houses were fun to do – I got them from Annas Craft cupboard. The butterflies were sprayed with demin glimmermist – isn’t it a stunning effect.

This was my take on the Feb sketch from Annas. I just mirrored it & I used BG Sugar Rush pps and stickers – really loved them.

Idea 18: Fasten ribbon with brads.

And a couple more from my DT kit.  This one (above) uses Pink Paislee Vintage moon pp as the background with BG Sugar Rush stickers. Very easy but effective I think.

Idea 19: Dab paint around chipboard edges (bird)

And another one using Bella Blvd PLASTINO pps and stickers.

Idea 20: Handstitching & using geometric shapes/design.

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Feb DT layouts & a journal

Anna sent me an OTP Kaiser Journal this month for something a little different, so I wanted to make good use of it.  I find that sometimes I want to tell my kids something special but don’t want to make a layout about it cos its over-kill. So now I have somewhere to put those little messages that they can read themselves when they are older – a keepsake. 

Each tab is the title page that starts a section for each of my girls. (I haven’t finished them quite though – well, I had finished them but someone spilt water on the table & ruined them – not impressed!) I used Kaiser ‘ Made with Love’ range.

Edited: Ok, noooowww I’m finished…. nothing too fancy though.

Idea 10: Use glimmermist as a base for a journalling spot.

Also did some simple layouts also with Kaiser & BG Sugar rush.

Idea 11: title over photos 

Idea 12:  paint on the photo edges to give a soft look.

Idea 13: ink across the foam thickers to give a soft appearance.

Idea 14: paint and stamp on the chipboard french flourish.

Idea 15: Spray glimmermist over the title then move it across like a shadow.

Idea 16: Stitch on the photo and overlap the photos. Add a button to the clouds. Hand-draw a fancy page border.

This one was my step x step page for Annas blog. Its the first time I’ve made the rosettes and they seem to be quite popular atm.

Idea 17: Make flowers from nested circles. Hack the edges.

And here’s the new Sketch competition for February – its a $40 voucher! Wish I could enter (LOL).


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Layouts & tags

Layout using Basic Grey Lemonade papers

Ideas: Use numbers to count & cross stitch the paper ribbon.

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Idea: Use string to circle the photos to group them.

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Uses Hero Arts, Heidi Swapp & journalling stamps.

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Layout using Imaginisce ‘A shore thing’ paper.

Idea: Stitch buttons along the scallop/ribbon.

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Layout using Scenic Route Blue graph paper.

Idea: use a mix of left over alphabet letters.

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This is my version of this months sketch at Annas.

Layout using Scenic Route Blue graph paper.

Idea: Run string from star to star adding buttons.

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My Mum did this one – she’s much better at Collage-type designs than me. She used some of the DCWV papers I bought her at Big W called SWEET – the whole pad of papers is gorgeous & some of my left over alphas.


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Back from holidays

We had a lovely holiday but now its time to get busy scrapping again. I did get some christmas cards that will feature on Annas craft cupboard blog very soon, meanwhile here’s a couple I did before we went away.

I love being your mum

I love this photo….. it was a great opportunity to say something special to my little girl. It uses BG Paper & Scenic Route SONOMA  accents. Thanks to Wendy Smith (from Annas DT) for the sketch.

Anna is has challenged us to make christmas gifts this year so stay tuned to the BLOG.

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This was the MME Abbey Road kit Anna sent me with the challenge of using the kit in its entirity on one layout. I’m really happy with it and it was a great challenge.

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Well we are off on 3 weeks holiday from Friday 5th to beautiful Port Stephens in NSW but before we go…… here’s my step x step for August  that I did for Anna’s craft cupboard plus a few more LOs.

Relax page

This one uses the new MME Bloom & Grow papers & diecuts – just beautiful!


must be love

Features Prima pp and AC thickers.



Some old pps I had stashed but the embellishments are Kaiser rhinestones.

And this one is my entry to the Scrapbookit sketch challenge for August.

you are special

I will have heaps to show when I get back from holidays – I’m taking my scrapbooking with me.  (Gotta do something while baby is asleep) shhh.

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Sketch competitions for September

Here’s a tiny sneak peak of a layout I’ve done for Anna’s craft cupboard using the new MME Abbey Road HOW FORTUNATE kit.  I’m so happy with the way it turned out too. Stay tuned to Anna’s blog…. (she doing a showcase on Abbey Road!)

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Annas Craft cupboard has a new sketch designer in Wendy Smith and here’s her first one:



Also here’s the new pieces from Puzzle sketches (it’s a really good one too):


Oh and by the way, anyone needing 2010 calendar printable template (including small size) to make Calendar Christmas presents this year (which i spent ages looking for online), I’ll save you a heap of time.  They are here.

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