Sunday, 11 February 2018

11th February - Sketch

Today's challenge s a ...

 Sketch - Made by me (Anna), inspired by Lisa-Marie's Sparkle and Shine layout.

I hope you like it! Here's what the DT did with it....



I'm pretty thrilled that a previous layout was inspiration behind this gorgeous sketch challenge!  As you can see, I layered like a mad thing - as usual!  This pic is of my daughter (front and centre) and all her cousins - my SIL had arranged a photoshoot and printed up a whole batch of canvases as a surprise for my folks for Christmas last year!

Guest Designer - Judy
I love layers and textures and have used both in this layout. The background card stock has been misted and stamped and painted with watercolours before applying the final layer of gesso through a text stencil. I have used some tapestry mesh in the layers to give texture here too. Thanks for the opportunity to share my layout as a guest designer this month.

I hope that has inspired you to have a go and join in, if so please link up your layout to the side bar.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

November Favourites and a Winner!

Here are our winner and favourite from November. Lovely layouts ladies!

Our winner is ...


Congratulations Sue, if you would like to be our guest designer for a month please email me at

Our favourite is ...

Sunday, 4 February 2018

October Favourites

Time for more favourites, these are from October. Thanks to everyone who joined in with us.
Lovely layout ladies!


Sunday, 28 January 2018

28th January - Mood Board

Today's Challenge is ...

A Mood Board - which was picked by DT Jinny.

The design team have really done a great job with the lovely mood board, here are their layouts...

I love love love these colors! All the blues, turquoise and green! It smells like summer! Here in Germany it is grey and rainy. I had so much fun to scrap with this moodboard!

Love this moodboard love this color. I use mixed media to layout.And I use my daughter's birthday photo.Hope you like it.


I love the colours in the mood board and couldn't wait to scrap with them, who am I kidding I scrap with these colours all the time as they are my favourite colours. My problem was deciding which photo to scrap, although I couldn't resist scrapping my newest little bear that was given to my by a student in December.

You can watch my process video here

I was drawn to the board's array of circles and fabulous colors, which include Sherwin-Williams' 2018 Color of the Year, Oceanside.  I also knew that I wanted to include photos with a water theme, as well as natural elements, like hemp twine and flowers, as inspired by the ocean, wheat field, and kiwi images.  That little bit of twinkle, in the bottom, wave photograph, even translates into glitter elements within my design.

This is one of the prettiest mood boards I have ever worked with!  The colour palette is right up my alley and I adore all the textures and shapes of the photographs.  I took inspiration from the marble, water and mandala designs amongst the images; and I used mainly shades of teal with the odd splash of green.

I hope these gorgeous layouts have inspired you to join in with us.  Please link your layouts up to the sidebar, we would love to see them!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

14th January -Snowflakes

Happy New Year to you!

Today's challenge is a nice and easy one to ease into the new year.

Snowflakes; we want to see snowflakes on your layouts! Anyway, anyhow!


I used 3 watercolors, stamps, stencils and die cuts to make a winter background.I feel this die cut is just like snowflakes so I used them.

I struggled with this one as where I live in Western Australia we never ever see snow. I have only seen snow once or twice in my life, however, in 2019 I'm going to visit England so I used snowflakes as my theme for my upcoming visit. I cut a few snowflakes with my Silhouette machine and then embossed them, plus, I even found some very old snowflake brads in my stash.

I cannot even begin to explain how much I love the snow!  So, I've gone all-out to bring you those wet, little beauties in all shapes and sizes from sequins and acetate bits to paper and stamped intricacies.
We would love to see your snowflakes pages, please link them up to the side bar.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

31st December - Looking forward

Good Morning, welcome to the last challenge of 2017!

Today we are challenging you to ...
31st December- Look Forward; as it's New Year's Eve I want you to look forward to the new year, what are you looking forward to or hoping for in the new year?

Here is what our DT came up with ....

In Germany everyone does their own fireworks at midnight. I created a layout with some pictures of these fireworks and added several new year wishes.

I used this star circuit to represent hope. I am looking forward to being myself and never stop dreaming and to always be scrapping for my children and family members. 

I used a free cut file from the Paper Issues store to make the title for my page and backed it with some patterned paper from Pink Paislee/Paige Evans' Turn The Page collection. Plus, I created my own background using mists and some packaging and finished it off with embellishments from the paper range.

Helen's process video for this layout. 

Please link up your layouts to the side bar, we would love to see what your looking forward to for 2018.

Happy New Year!
 I hope 2018 is a good year for you all.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

17th December- Sparkle and Shine

As it's almost Christmas, today I challenge you to use...

Sparkle and Shine; I want to see your layouts with things that shine and sparkle this could be glitter, metallics, gems or anything that shines or sparkles!

Here are the design teams take on this challenge....

I backed this beautiful xoxo cut file from just nick with light green glitter paper! 

I use mixed media to create this layout.I use sequins and Convex powder to let it sparkle and shine. You can try it!

I think I may have gone a little crazy with the sparkle and shine in this layout. I even made my own glitter paper by covering spare cardstock with glitter tape and then I die cut some leaves from it. Pop over to my blog (my name is the link) if you wish to watch my process video.

I've added lots of foam, glitter Thickers to my take for sparkle and gold stitching and sequin stars for shine.


We would love to see what you create for this challenge, please link up your layouts to the side bar.

As this is our last challenge before Christmas I would l like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very 

See you on New Year's Eve for our last challenge of the year!