Sunday, 16 December 2012

O Christmas Tree...

This year is my first Christmas away from the nest, so now I have my own Christmas tree to decorate myself (though in the past years I ran a dictatorship with tree decorating, to my poor little brother's dismay)! I've chosen a brown/gold and pink theme this year.

I've also made these decorations using vintage Christmas images and old book pages, them contacted them so they will last.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tis The Season To Get Crafty


I cannot believe that Christmas is less than a month away! Where has the year gone? I LOVE Christmas and the whole festive sprit. Though I must say that since moving to a small city that does not have a Myer, I really miss the Myer Christmas shop!


I have begun my Christmas craft with some festive bunting here using Kaisercrafts beautiful papers. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I really like the lace and ribbon on the flags too, the perfect finishing touch.

Happy 21st to my lovely sister Vanessa.

Boy Oh Boy

Something I really struggle with is creating masculine layouts and cards. Coming from a practically all female family you can understand why. When my brother was younger I would scrap the many photos of him using bright and vibrant colours. But he is almost a teenager now and bright is not really my style anymore. So I have found that now I create vintage style layouts for the boys and men in my life. I use paper with word print or maps on them, old book pages, buttons, twine and ticket stubs. I find this vintage element really suits the masculine theme without looking too girly like my other layouts. And since the majority of my layouts do hold a vintage element, now they can all tie in together.

Flower Power

I love scrapping layouts using bright floral papers and lots of paper flowers, as you can probably tell from the majority of my posts. Here are my most recent ones I have created. Loving the blue, pinks, yellow and green together.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Thrifty Times

I love finding bits and bobs from op shops to use in my craft. I regularly buy lace and buttons as they as so much cheaper. I was inspired this afternoon to make some cards using old sewing patterns.

I've also started collecting old Little Golden Books (I love collecting anything!). The pages are good to use in my scrapbook layouts featuring my little brother, or my young cousins. I'm thinking of making some cards with the book pages too but have not quite thought how to do so.

Fit for a Queen

Over the past few months my Mum has been re-decorating her and Dad's bedroom. Mum has done a pink, black and grey glam theme. She is a very lucky woman to have a husband who does not mind what colour his wife paints his bedroom!

Mum has sewn the pillows and cushions herself after hunting for just the right fabrics.

She has repainted the furniture and added these glass knobs and bead bling for handles. Inside this
frame is scrapbooking paper.

And I love this idea: vintage doily's in a frame backed with pretty paper! I know I have inherited Mum's craftiness!

Take Time to Smell the Roses...

I think spring would be my favourite season. I love the bright sunny days that are not too hot. And all the flowers in bloom like a colour explosion. They can be so bright and intense it is like an artist painted the flowers himself (or herself).

During my week holiday I returned to my home town and enjoyed a lovely stroll in the Botanic Gardens with my Mum. It's times like this when work has been hectic that you forget to take time to smell the roses, so it is nice to have the opportunity to do so again.


I love trees. The shape of the old gnarled branches and huge roots are fasinating.
I was playing around with photoediting softwear and this is the result. It really looks like a drawing!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Retail Therapy...

Ever since I moved from my home suburb to another location I have found it very difficult that there is no local scrapbooking store! So now I have to rely on online shopping and receiving my goodies in the mail! One of my favourite onlines shops is The Scrapbook Store, who have having a competition throughout October: 

I have 3 fabulous Kaisercraft Collections up for grabs so we are having a Grab Our Blinkie compeition for the month of October to spread the word about The Scrapbook Store. The packs are full ranges including stamps, stickers, specialty papers, rubons and more! Valued at approximatel $40 each plus free postage.

Here is what you need to do. If you have a blog make sure you have posted on your blog our blinkie below and link it back to our store. If you post the details of our competition on your blog you will receive a second chance to win! Then send an e-mail with a link to your blog to let us know you have entered -

Don't have a blog? That's not a problem - just post details of our competition on your Facebook Page then let us know you have done it!

Entries close midnight 31st October 2012 and a record of entries will be kept on our
blog. Good luck!

Fingers crossed for me!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Christmas is just around the corner...

Yes thats right, I'm already making Christmas cards! They are my very favourite style card to make!!

Come one, come all

Wow its been a while!
I've been on a card maing spree and have more for sale in my shop on Made It.
Check them out!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I do believe these statues have been yarn bombed!

Brightens you day seeing funky thing like this doesn't it?

Pinks and Browns

A couple of weeks ago I had a long weekend and travelled back home to spend it with my family. Oh how I miss my favourite scrapbook shop! So of course I stocked up well, and enjoyed sun sine, coffee and cake with my Mum, and picking my little bro up from school.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Vintage Mother's Day

Mother's Day was back in May, but I have not show you these beautiful vintage layouts yet. Enjoy!

Lots of Cards

Recovering from the flu, I have been busy making more cards for my Made It store. So have a look and treat yourself!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Just Because...

A special gift for my little sister.

Happy Mother's Day

I hope all you Mother's out there had a fantastic Mother's Day last Sunday. I had fun spoiling my Mum! I made her this image inside the pink frame to go inside her bedroom, which she is currently redoing.

These door knobs are for her bedroom too.

And I just had to buy these gorgeous teacups! One for me and one for her!

Gypsy Sisters

I just love the combination of these colours!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Yum Choc

I'm about half way through scrapping my Easter photos and thought I'd share them with you. I must say, I am loving the Pink Paisley Spring Jubilee papers! One of my favourites by far!