Monday, March 25, 2013


Hi Everyone,

This week in my scrapbooking group, we are going to try our hand at embossing, painting, stamping etc., on a scrapbooking layout. I had a lovely Picture of my daughter in law's wedding cake and decided to do a page with the photo. I have done some embossing in two of the corners. I made the two flowers and then sprayed them with Smooch Spritz. Did a bit of stamping with my Kaszazz stamps, and had a nice Sizzix Die which I used. Today was my mahjong day, and I must say I had quite a good day today compared to my last couple of weeks. The sky is gloomy as the moment and maybe we will get a storm tonight. I hope you enjoy this page.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Boxed Card

To make this card I used pieces of Black, Blue and Vanilla Cardstock. Firstly the card was made, it measures 5 1/2" x 6". The base of the card is made from the vanilla Cardstock, then a piece of black cardstock is placed on the front 1/4" smaller. I then cut out a nice square design on my cricut and attached it to the front of the card. I used my Cherry Lynn Flourish Die for the flourishes behind the flower, and  made the leaves and flower using Tim Holtz - Tattered Leaves and Tattered Flowers Big Dies. I inked the leaves with three colours of Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, they were then sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist " Kiwi " and then just in certain places I covered the leaves with glossy accents, this gives a nice shine to the leaves. After cutting the flowers out with the die, I inked the edges with the same blue Distress Ink I used on the leaves, I then wet the paper and shaped the flower how I wanted it and put it aside to dry.  I cut  two small shapes on the cricut and stamped the vanilla piece with the words "with love". I then proceeded to make the box for the card and decorate it similar adding a piece of matching satin ribbon around the top of the box to finish it off. These boxed cards make a lovely Birthday Gift for friends.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013



On Saturday in class we are doing a page on layering. The page I have done is of the Shoulder of my daughter in law's Wedding Dress. This arrangement of jewels was made by a lady in Melbourne. Truly beautiful. The page is full of layered pieces of paper. I did a lot of fussy cutting around the edges  of the paper, then distressed the pieces, and followed up by inking around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo. Then added some lace,  flowers, and some jewels I have had in my stash for a few years. The Paper is used is from Kaisercraft Range - Magnolia Grove Collection this paper gave a good vintage feel. I loved scrapping this page.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I have been busy making birthday cards, it is that time of the year again, from now till July, it is full on with birthdays in the family. The above birthday card is a design from Kaszazz. It was a lot of fun to make, with lots of inking, stamping, making a tag, and using a small amount of Washi Tape. We are off to celebrate my son's Birthday with him.We are booked into a Thai Restaurant to celebrate with him and his wife on Friday night. ( Not on my diet but  I am looking forward to it anyway) and just maybe indulging in a glass of wine ( I miss my wine in the afternoon, every afternoon I have a soda water with a dash of lemon in a wine glass and call it my mock wine, not the same as the real thing).