Saturday, November 7, 2015

Santa's Helper by Di Garling

Goodmorning Everyone,

Well it is heating up here in tropical North Queensland Australia. Getting close to using our airconditioners again after a beautiful mild winter. I love Di Garlings work and today I thought I would post one of her You Tube videos called Santa's Little Helper. Although we don't have snow up here I really love this page, for  the people who live in hot climates at xmas we could use maybe a star stensil instead of snow flakes.  In this video she uses glitter with texture paste to get a sparkly background. I really like this idea. I hope you take the time to watch this video and enjoy.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Playtime Fun/Baby Boy

Hi Everyone,

Today I am featuring a double page layout I have done of my grandson. In my grand children's photo albums my main aim is the photo. When you look at the pages I want the photos to be the focal point, therefore I do fairly simple pages, that I think are pleasing to the eye, but the photos are the most important part of the page. I like to do a 5x7" photo on the first page and then fit as many corresponding photos on the second page. On each page I always journal and tell the story of those particular photos. I don't like to have my handwriting on every page as I do not like my handwriting, but in saying that I do think it is nice to have handwritten journaling in the scrapbooks for future generations of my family to see, so I do a lot of Hidden Journaling. You can use anything for journaling boxes. You can use tags and slip them under your photos. You can decorate your tags. Make small envelopes and pop your story in there.  Make small journaling boxes out of the paper you are using on your layout and then pop a tag in the box.  If you look at the second page today, you will see I have made a tag and slipped it under the first photo. I cut out two small hearts from the Ezy Press Heart Die and attached the two together, so you can pull the tag out. The ideas are limitless. I hope you enjoy my pages for my grandsons albums.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Treasured Memories

Hello Everyone,

This photo is my favourite photo of my grandmother. I just love her sitting on the horse in her pretty dress with her brother standing beside her. I had an idea that I wanted the photo to look like a picture hanging on a wall. I picked the wood panels as it matched the old wood panels on the shed behind my grandmother. It is a page which i scrapped from Kaszazz products and stamps. I love the old family heritage photos and I am lucky enough to have a good collection of heritage photos. My family was poor and came out from England, when my grandmother was a small baby, so I am thankful for them, as I should imagine it would have been hard for them to have photos taken of the family. When I first started scrapbooking 20 years ago or more the first album I did was  Creative Memories Album with my Heritage photos, telling the story of my family. One of my photos dates back more than 105 years. Today my album is in pristine condition and my children love to look through the album when they come up for a visit. Gee the style of my scrapbooking has changed. I hope you enjoy my Layout.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Best Day

Hi Everyone,

Some time ago I scrapped the page below and card for a special reason, and although it was very popular nothing happened regarding it, so today I thought I would put up a post showing you my work.


At the time I absolutely loved doing every piece of this LO. I think it was the bright colours of the papers that I do not usually use. I loved the Peacock Feather Stamp and loved using the White Embossing Powder to bring out the beautiful shape of the feathers. I found at the time that all the white stamping and embellishments just stood out on the page. The flowers are small white crochet flowers with a rose brad in the middle. It is funny how something I thought would be so popular, did not appeal to other people. Oh well this LO is one for the album.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fool Proof Way to Line up Dies and Stamps by Heartfelt Creations

Hi Everyone,

Well it is warming up here in far North Queensland and summer will soon be upon us. I often have a little trouble when lining up Stamps with Dies and today I am featuring a video tutorial to help with this by Heartfelt Creations. This video demonstrates the Heartfelt Creations technique of lining up the stamps with their dies. You will learn how to create a template to line up a single stamp, how to line up and cut out 12 flowers at once and lining up the stamps with dies that have cut lines on the edges. These techniques will have you die-cutting stamped images in no time!


Hope you enjoy this video. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Baby Boy

Good Afternoon Everyone and happy first day of spring to you all. Introducing to you my new Grandson. You will be seeing a lot of him in the near future. I will have to get into the groove with boy pages, as for a long time now I have only been doing mostly girly pages. The paper used in this layout is from the Kaszazz Range - Early Years this being called Prince. The Baby Boy stamps are also from Kaszazz as well as the Pearl Flourish on the top of the page. Using a Martha Stewart punch I punched out randomly two places on the paper, just to loose that square look, although I wanted straight lines on this page, and of course the bow is from my very favourite die - Kaszazz Bow Maker. I seem to get so much use from this die. Flowers are from the Prima Range, and the colour was a perfect match to the paper. On the Baby Boy words I have stamped them out with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Weathered Wood. A little piece of muslin behind the flowers softened them somewhat. Well I hope you enjoy my page and I hope you have a great first day of Spring.

I also have a second Blog showing pages and cards I make solely with Kaszazz Products. If you would like to have a peek hop on over to

Friday, August 28, 2015

Flip-Out Page

Hello Everyone,

I have been rather busy lately with other commitments but today I am featuring a Flip-Out Page I have done on my Dad. This page was done with papers My Minds Eye, and I am not sure the name of them but I think they may have been from a collection called "Lost and Found". I used seven pieces of the different papers in this collection along with a Brown linen cardstock.

Matching Brads and titles were used and different ribbons that matched, laces, ric-rac and rhinestones. I had bought these all together at the time. I also inked their edges of the paper with Tim Holtz, Scattered Straw Distress Ink. This page was rather difficult to do, but I am so pleased with the outcome.

Hope you enjoy this page.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Hi Everyone,

Today I have eventually got back to scrapbooking in earnest after four weeks break. My page today is based on a photo taken of my mum when she was a girl. Some of the products I have used on this page are as follows: Firstly using a Teresa Collins Damask mask and using my paste which I made from Gabrielle Pollacco's recipe,(posted on my blog some time ago), I proceeded to mask my paper. Then using a La Blanche stamp did a bit of stamping onto the white paste. I then printed off my photos and placed them on my page. Found a piece of old newspaper print paper in my stash and used that as the backing for my photos. All my Flowers are from Petaloo, wooden swirl from Kaisercraft. I found other bits and pieces in my stash like the wooden bottle, resin flowers, a Melissa Frances Chalkboard Charm and a Timeless Chipboard word I then covered with Embossing Powder.
My aim on this page was to use stamps I hadn't used for a while and try and use up bits a pieces I have left over from other pages. The paper I have used is from Blue Fern Studios Montage "Now and Then".

I hope you enjoy my page.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Hi Everyone,

Well it has been four weeks since I have been on my blog, due to the fact that at that time my husband had a heart attack. Thankfully all is well now, and he is due to go back to work on this coming Monday, so today I thought I would show you some lovely embellishments I found on Pinterest these would make a beautiful addition to your scrapbook pages. Hopefully next week I will be back in full force and scrapbooking. I have a new Kaszazz Blog where you can purchase through me any scrapbooking goodies you require. If you would like to have a look at the pages I have designed using Kaszazz Products hop on over to the following link:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flower Tutorial - Water Distressing

Hi Everyone,

Making paper flowers for my pages, sometimes does my head in and very rarely turn out how I would like them. Today I am posting a great video on making a paper flower, using only a punch and some scrapbooking materials to make a beautiful flower which would be great for any scrapbook layout. I hope you enjoy watching this video.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Hi Everyone,

Sometime ago I completed two Family History Albums, and one of the photos I loved the most was one of my Grandmother and her Brother. Today I am featuring a Vintage Style Layout incorporating this photo. All paper flower are handmade, using a die. I had sat there for hours one day making these flowers and left them in my scrap room to dry. Sometime in the early hours of the morning I woke up and thought I didn't cover the flowers up, oh the cats won't touch them. When I went into my room in the morning three flowers were gone, I have a sneaking suspicion who the culprit was, and I am sure she ate three flowers. This was a lesson learnt always cover my scrap table up before going to bed.

All products used in this layout are from the Kaszazz Range of Products.
I hope you enjoy looking at my page.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mixed Media Video Tutorial - Together by Gabriele Pollacco

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I would post a video on a scrapbooking mixed media page - Together by Gabriele Pollacco. For the adventurous ladies out there this page is lovely. Thought some of you talented ladies might like to give it a try. Also I am posting Gabriele's recipe for her homemade Texture Paste which I have made and tried and is sooo good and economical. It sets with a lovely finish. It is very good on writing stensils comes out lovely.


1/4 cup Talcum Powder
(Used Johnson's Baby Powder to make it smell good too)
1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue
1 tablespoon White Craft Paint
Some Water
Instructions:  Combine talcum powder, glue, white paint with disposable chopsticks (or plastic spoon) in an airtight container, adding water to get it to the consistency you are looking for.  You want a nice thick texture much like toothpaste.  The mixture will keep perfectly for many months

Email me and let me know if anyone scraps this most beautiful page.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Scrapbooking Embellishments

Hi Everyone,

Today I was looking on Pinterest and saw some lovely scrapbooking embellishments I thought I would share with you I find that making my own embellishments for my pages, saves me money and I always think you give that little extra to your scrapbook page. If you would like to see more of these lovely embellishments hop on over to my Pinterest page and go to my board Scrapbooking - Embellishments. You will find the link on the side of my blog page. I hope you enjoy these and try some of theseon your next page.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Scrap the Girls - May Challenge

This is my interpretation of this months Scrap The Girls May Challenge. I really loved the sketch. The papers used in this layout are from Blue Fern Studios - Montage Collection.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Two Hearts

One of my favourite Scrapbook Page Designers is Gabrielle Pollacco. Her work truly inspires me and makes me really think about the designs for my pages I scrap. When I saw this page designed by Gabrielle I just wanted to do it. She has a tutorial for this page for anyone to do, so I gathered up some paper and goodies and here goes. I set up my tablet in front of me on the table so I could follow the tutorial and off I went, do not have the same paper and embellishments as Gabrielle designed her page with, but I think it has turned out pretty good, and yes I am using up some of the last pieces of paper from the Bo Bunny Madeleine collection. I will be very sad when these papers are gone but onto my newer ones. I can honestly say these papers are my very all time favourite. My husband Peter came in to see what I was doing yesterday afternoon and his words were "Wow I really like this one" a stamp of approval I think. I purchased Gabrielle's Tutorial from The Scrapbook Diaries.
Thank you Gabrielle for a beautiful design.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Hi Everybody,

Today I am posting a page I have done using the beautiful papers of the Bo Bunny Madeleine Collection. The pastel colours of these papers are so beautiful.

 I was inspired to scrap the photo with this paper as it all just looked so lovely together. Below is a list of materials used on this layout.
  • Paper: Bo Bunny Madeleine Grace, Bo Bunny Madeleine Songbird
  • Bo Bunny - Noteworthy - Cut Outs
  • Flowers are Bo Bunny Petals, and Petaloo Premier - Wild Blossoms - Pink
  • Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Antique Rose
  • Silver Cluster - Pink Ribbon
  • Butterfly Renea Bouquets
  • Chipboard Word and Small Flourishes - Kaszazz
  • Kaszazz Alcohol Ink Art Marker - Peony
  • Kaszazz Embossing Powder - Princess Gold
  • Tim Holtz - Brushed Corduroy

Hope you enjoy my page.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Treasured Memories

Today I am featuring my latest page. I really loved doing this layout with the pastel pinks and yellows. The paper I used is Blue Fern Studios - Montage - Invitation. Flowers used are all Prima Flowers, ZVA Creations - Crystal Flourish, Renea Bouquet - Handmade Butterlies. Blue Fern Studio Laser Cutout. Pink Ribbon and Jewels. Expoxy Brad by Dovecraft and a metal embellishment I found in my stash. Oh also a Music Stamp and Kaszazz Stamp - Our Family.

I hope you enjoy my page.

The paper itself has a beautiful design and did not need a lot of embellishments etc to scrap a nice page.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

You Leave Footprints on my Heart

Hi Everyone,

Well I have not been scrapping since November last year, due to Christmas and Holidays, and loss of mojo, today is the first page I have done since then. This page is made from Kaszazz Products, except for the Chipboard Word, Red Ribbon and a piece of red onion bag.

The products used on this page are as follows;

  1. Kaszazz Paper Pack from the Majestic Basics range which includes matching cardstock
  2. Kaszazz Ribbon Lace Style
  3. Kaszazz Lace Flowers
  4. Kaszazz Charm and Epoxy Dome
  5. Kaszazz Brads Amour
  6. Kaszazz Chipboard Butterflies
  7. Kaszazz  Brads Floral and Rose
  8. Kaszazz Alcohol Ink Markers
  9. Fairy Dust
  10. Kaszazz Twine
  11. Kaszazz Ezy Press Die Leafy Flourish
  12. Kaszazz  Fancy Flourish and Leaf Stamps
  13. Red Embossing and Black Embossing Powder
  14. Red Ribbon
  15. 2 Crafty Chipboard Word
  16. Piece of Red Onion Bag 
  17. Dylusions Black Ink Spray