Friday, March 28, 2014


Have posted this page onto the Scraps of Elegance Gallery Challenge.

Materials Used:
Scraps of Elegance March Kit.

Thank you for looking at my page.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


These easy to make flowers are great on scrapbook pages and cards. I have made quite a few of these flowers and have attached them to the front of cards. Click on the link below for the tutorial.
Whimsical World of Laura Bird: Paper Flower Tutorial:

Here is a sample of these cute flowers made from heart punches and felt.
What a great idea and they look so pretty.

Here is a technique to alter brads and use them as embellishments on your layouts. What a great idea this enables you to get the exact colour brad for your project. Follow the link below for the instructions on how to alter your brads

Hope these tutorials give you some ideas for your pages. It is always fun to make your own embellishments.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TECHNIQUE WEDNESDAY - Circle Pinwheels Tutorial

 Hi Everybody,

Today I have a great idea on how to make your own Circle Pinwheel Flowers for your layouts. They look great on scrapbooking pages.
Click on link below for tutorial.

Circle Pinwheels Tutorial


Hi Everybody,

This is a page I have done for the  March Sketch Challenge at Lets Capture Our Memories. Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

Thank you for looking at my page.

Monday, March 24, 2014


HI Everyone,

Well I have been waiting for my Scraps of Elegance March Kit to arrive. I always get excited when I know it is around the time it comes. This month it is called "Floral Fantasy". It is full of beautiful papers from Graphic 45, Fabscraps, Embellishments from Graphic 45, Prima , Ranger, May Arts, Reneabouquets, and to top it off some beautiful black lace. I am looking forward to creating some lovely scrapbook pages with this kit.

I find for me this is the best way to buy my papers and embellishments to do my pages, as I live in a small town which does not have a scrapbooking shop, so all I buy is from the internet, and sometimes things aren't quite what they seem when they arrive. I have always looked forward and loved my Scraps of Elegance Kit arriving each month.

My next page will be using the papers and embellishments from this kit.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Here are some great ideas for making your own embellishments for your scrapbooking pages. Adding your own embellishments to compliment your page is very satisfying and adds your own special touch to you layouts. Also saves you some money you could spend on other nice goodies for your stash.

Hope you enjoy these ideas and make some of them for your pages.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TECHNIQUE WEDNESDAY - Handmade Pearl Flourishes

Here is a great idea to make your own pearl flourishes and save lots of money: Just stamp a flourish onto a piece of paper or cardstock and folow the lines with liquid pearls. What a great idea!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2014


Aahhhhhh new camera. I have just got to learn how to use all the functions now. Took hubby quite a while after much internet surfing to decide what brand and type (we) I wanted. Oh for the good old days when I walked into the camera store had a look at a few cameras there and then, and decided what I was going to buy. So after having to look at so many pieces of paper with information on about cameras I was nearly ready to pull my hair out. So gave him the ultimatum last Friday - I am buying a new camera on Saturday. So here we are first time used on one of my pages. Should get some nice photos  now. Monday today and I am posting a page I have done as a surprise gift for my Aunt and am just waiting for  Lulu's Wooden Box Frame to arrive to finish it off.

This photo was taken in the 1960's and coloured by the lady who lived over the road from use. I used to love going over and I would see her colouring in black and white photos. It was an art back then.

Nothing much to explain, I just wanted to make it very pretty for my Aunt. I hope she likes it.

Flowers are by Prima, Pearl leaves by ZVA. I added a few charms in the corner and used Tim Holtz Crackle Distress Paint for the chipboard word and swirl.

Stampendous Mica Flakes used in the Corner to give it a lovely sparkle.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Hi Everyone,

This is a page I have done on my Grandmother. She was married in 1934 and my inspiration for the page came from the beautiful bouquet my grandmother carried which my mother had told me had been made from flowers and asparagus fern from her parent's garden.

Materials Used in this layout:

Paper and Stickers Bo Bunny - The Avenues, Bazzill Cardstock - Coffee and Vanilla, Stampendous Mica Flakes, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Scattered Straw, Kaisercraft Pearl Flourish and Pearls, Handmade Flowers, Prima Leaves, Maya Road - Ribbon Flower, Gina's Designs Birdcage, Renea` Bouzuet Handmade Butterfly, Ribbon, Spellfinders Nestabilities and Marianne Design Dies, Cameo, Cricut Cartridges Jasmine and George and Basic Shapes.

Here is a view of the Mica Flakes in the LH Corner of the page...

Thankyou for taking the time to look at my page.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paper roses and butterflies - ENG Series

I have made these flowers and incorporated them into a layout. I hope you take the time to watch the video make the flowers and use them on your own layouts. They are very easy to make and are very pretty!!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Scrap The Girls March Challenge:   Doilies and Hearts.

This is my page I have scrapped for the March Challenge at Scrap The Girls.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my page......

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Today I am featuring a page scrapbooked by one of my very talented ladies Anne who attends my scrapbooking group on Saturday Afternoons. This page is a very special page she has done for her daughter as a birthday present and the page has been placed in a beautiful white Lulu's Frame. I love the beautiful tones of aqua and white used in the LO. Anne's use of jewels, pearls and Fairy Dust really made this page jump out at you.

I also love the photo in its lovely sepia tones........The photo was a very large photo which took up most of the page, with not a lot of working space, this made the embellishment of flowers the main focal point on the page with all the work on the LH side.
Very well done Anne. The page looks stunning!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure your daughter will love it...........

Saturday, March 8, 2014

How I use Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die

I often make these leaves to include in my lay outs. You can make them to match the exact colour of your page. They are so much fun to make and look great too!!!!!!! If you take a look at my post "LOVE" you will see I have made some matching blue ones to blend in with the colours of this page.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Mad About Scrappin
March Sketch Challenge

This is my page for the March Challenge at Mad About Scrappin.

Thank you for looking at my interpretation of the sketch.


I was inspired to scrap this page by the unusual photo taken of my son and daughter in law on their wedding day. The colours of the papers and flowers blend in perfectly with the photograph.

  1. Bazzill Carstock Mushroom
  2. Paper - Prima Delight Collection "Darling" & "Doilie"
  3. Flowers and Leaves - Prima
  4. Embellishments - Prima
  5. Die - Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish
  6. Cardboard cutout word and Lace - Kaszazz
  7. Embosssing Powder -Stampendous - Encrusted Jewels
  8. Kaisercraft - Pearls

I wish you all Happy Scrapping!!!!!!!