Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vintage Post Card

Hi everyone
here I am with another project, 
showcasing the Correspondence Collection.
today I have a layout to share ..
I came across this Vintage Post card and thought it was just perfect to use with the 
new paper collection created by Kerry-Jean Watson  for MEGS GARDEN. 

 These papers really lend themselves to Vintage themes.
I adore anything vintage .
I kept the color hues in tune with the post card .
soft and dreamy, rich and earthy.

Small rectangular Parisian Frame  fr005 ....
colored with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink 

Mini Rose Buds - Ivory
paper/fabric flowers - Cornsilk da806
Marion Smith papers..Nivana
Dodo Brown Vine wire
 Items from Megs Garden 
Correspondence Collection
Mini Rose Buds - Ivory
paper/fabric flowers - Cornsilk da806
Marion Smith papers..Nirvana
Dodo Brown Vine Wire
Small rectangular Parisian Frame  fr005
Vintage brads 

to go to Megs Garden Blog.

thanks so much for popping by and
hoping you find time to have a play with these divine papers . 
until next time 
happy scrapping x

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gates to our Garden of Love

Hello all and a very friendly and warm welcome to you . 
Today I have a card I am sharing with you created for Maja Design
I love to create keepsakes for very important milestones and celebrations .
  I created a card with the FIKA collection to record our wedding anniversary . 

The gates on the front cover represent the gates to the garden of our life and love .

I aged the chipboard gates with crackle paint to represent the aging and passing of time .

These are some of my notes inside the card.
January 24th Our special day today .....
44 years ago today was our wedding day in 1970 ... 
Today we are celebrating our wonderful life together . 
We have learned to enjoy it all ... our Love, our precious family, our challenges , our tough times, our fun times, our not so glamorous times, all the music festivals and concerts, glorious memories, learning to keep moving forward no matter what .So many memories !
Thankyou my darling Baden for your amazing deep love you show me every day , even when I am not so "nice", sometimes.
 Thanks for your beautiful hugz and warmth.
 Thanks for being you, we are connected in such an amazing way , 'we are soul mates', forever in my heart xoxox
"I remember what Michael Rice (Marks oncologist )said to us when our beautiful son was dealing with cancer at age 14 ... I see many couples here in the 'Adelaide Childrens hospital ', and you have one of the strongest foundations of love I have ever seen . You will get through this journey with great strength , courage and love .. I have always remembered those words .. " 
thanks for all the years of love Bades xox

I made a little pocket inside to hold tags with notes to myself ,  details and dates

I purposely used these deep purple/indigo/ Violet colors. I have studied color and the chakras ..
the energy centres of the human body. 
Indigo is the color of the sixth energy centre - your third eye chakra.
 It is the color that opens the consciousness and brings awareness to higher planes
and connects us with the spiritual world. 
Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness.
 It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. 
The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. 
This may sound a bit corny, but it really was LOVE at FIRST sight with us …. 
Our connection was immediate .

Love is all that matters, Love is everything, 
it is the sharing of songs and the silences and the holding of memories, only the heart can see . 
In nothing are we as rich as in our memories of LOVE. 
For they are ours alone and tell our story..
 LOVE'S music  may be different to each of us but oh, how beautiful the dance.
 Thank you for all the beautiful years we have spent together and all the years ahead  xoxo

Maja Design papers used …… FIKA …… Chaite, Våffla m björnbärssylt,  Våffla m björnbärssylt-bs    Björnbarskakor – bs, Plommonkaka – bs  , Björnbärsrutor, Pratstund . 
thanks for looking , take care until we meet again. 


Sunday, May 25, 2014

CSI - case file #124

welcome my Scrappin' Sistas 
today I have for you 
another case file ready to solve 
case file #124
love this photo of my grandie Ella, taken back in 2008 on her 5th birthday 

flowers, stamps, rub-ons, swirls.
using inspiration words , sparkle, magic and wish .
Spending time with you transforms my day .
 Days of sunshine, birds chirping, dancing butterflies and rainbows.
You bring magic and sparkle into each moment. 
You are my wish come true. my treasured Grandie. 
I love your hugz and kisses and adorable smile.
 I love the way you giggle. 
Love you ella Jai xoxo
thanks so much for popping by 
and hope you are inspired to have a play and solve this case ..
CLICK HERE to go to CSI 
take care and see you next time x

Friday, May 23, 2014


Hello and welcome all my friendly scrappers. 
today I am sharing my May project for
Dusty Attic, the home of beautiful chipboard, color and blooms 
CLICK HERE to go to Dusty Attic blog
I decided to create quite a simple layout this month and allow the chipboard to dominate

 Baden and I  have been on lots of road trips
and one of our very fave places to explore is the Great Ocean Road
along the Victorian coast, with the magnificent Southern Ocean waves
 pounding the rugged limestone cliffs. 
This photograph was taken in the Ottway Ranges .
One of the many rainforest walks we have explored . 
the tree ferns and undergrowth are breathtaking , so lush and dreamy.
I chose kraft paper to represents the earthy tones in the trees, branches and ground.
I added some random stamping on my background to create movement .
I wanted to mimic the colors and give a lush feel to the chippies.
I applied rusty hinge first then added some 
Dusty in color Capri : DA0915
Dusty in color soot: DA0925
I layered them and then applied some crackle varnish .
This doubles as a finish and also keeps them together easily. 
The film strip and the numbers echo the thousands of  photos 
I have taken over our many years of travelling. 

Dusty in Colour Clear Crackle Varnish : DA 0900
Dusty in color Capri : DA0915
Dusty in color soot: DA0925
Filmstrips small: DA0935
Mini Number grid : DA1073
Lavender : DA1001

I layered the chippies in a cluster and tied them with wedding wire and string.
I am really happy with the colors and varnish crackle effect .

thanks for looking and taking the time to leave me some love 
until we meet again
take care and happy scrapping xox


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A new Collection from Megs Garden .

Today I have a card to share with you 
created with the delightful new Correspondence Collection 
designed by Kerry-Jean Watson from Megs Garden
Pictured below is my first project using the Correspondence papers 


 I love these beautiful paper flowers from Megs Garden
I have colored it slightly with pan pastels .
I also added some rose buds and some dies in kraft paper 
to compliment these papers . 

Correspondence Collection
 Open Rose  - Off White
mini Rose Buds - Ivory
Copper paper Leaves - small  
CLICK HERE to go to Megs Garden Blog
thanks for popping by and I hope you are inspired to have a play
 with the beautiful new Correspondence Collection.
until next time 
happy scrapping !

Monday, May 19, 2014

Romance with Damask

Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog .
 today I am showcasing my Megs Garden May Project . 
I created another card with the Damask collection. 
I gessoed the paper first creating a shaded background, 
and then cutting the beautiful
 Eau De Parfum Label .
to go to Megs garden blog


 the white blooms , wedding wire and roses create the perfect nest 
over the decorative Eau De Parfum Label 

I decorated the inside of the card with fibre paste and a mask.
the paper is also painted lightly with gesso and an added stamp completes the inside .

another view of the front cover 
ideal for a wedding or celebration. 
I wind the dodo wire around a cylinder , and adhere it to the label , then add blooms .

Megs Garden items used 

Damask in Shades of Green P6373

Mini Rosebuds - white 1cm

Dodo Vine Wire

Vintage Brad

thanks for looking and I do hope you are inspired to have a play
 and make a card for a friend or family member .
until next time happy scrapping x

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Hello and a big welcome to my blog 
I am so pleased you are here .
another Maja Design project for May 
CLICK HERE for Maja Design blog 
Today I am sharing a layout featuring the beautiful pastel pink and pale grey from
 the Vintage Spring Basics Collection .
 I allowed the papers to flow and blend with lots of layered tags and leaves, 
which embrace  the pinks in the photo and  compliment
 the pastel hues in the papers.   
I created a design on my background with a mask and moulding paste , with some random stamping.  
One of the papers in the the beautiful Crea Diem paper collection feature these magnificent clocks.
  Crea Diem…Den Oersattliga Tiden..
  I love to use clocks in my work as they symbolise time and scrapbooking is like a diary,
 keeping memories and photos as treasures. 
   I fussy cut some of these delightful flowers, so delicate and beautiful .
These little  blossoms are cut from the Vintage Spring Basics collection .. 1st May 

The title Beautiful speaks about many things on this layout. The photo, the papers, the layering , the masking, the stitching , vintage brads and distressed edges revealing the underside paper  …
 all parts and pieces that make up this creation of mine.
 Maja Design Collection s used …. Vintage Spring Basics ….2nd May, 3rd may, 4th May, 5th may , 7th May, Vintage Summer Basics.. 1932, Criea Diem…Den Oersattliga Tiden..  Thanks for dropping by and take care until next time we meet … 
thanks so much for taking the time to leave me some love, I breathe your words into my soul .

Sunday, May 11, 2014

case file #122 -- Table Elegance

CSI has another case to solve 
love these colors and the gorgeous sketch by Em Staface 


This is my interpretation of Em's Sketch ..
 thanks for the fabulous sketch Em x
I love working with banners.
as you can see I only used a snippett of the orange and allowed 
the greens, white to dominate.

flowers. metal, cursive font, circles, labels, tags, sprig.
used inspiration words - Setting and Elegance.
one of my passions is spending time setting a table .
I love to create casual ,
 and other times I bring out the silver and create elegance.
I always use blooms. Some are from my garden
 and others I purchase from a florist nearby.
To me there is something quite beautiful,
 sitting at a dressed up table,
 with gourmet food and sharing this wonder with family and friends xoxo
to go to CSI  
until next time have fun x