Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scrapping with the kids .:. layouts with heart circles

I do enjoy scrapping with the kids, not all the time because it gets a bit stressful... but sometimes now and then.
When I scrap with my 6 year old we like to start looking at a scrap-tutorial at YouTube. And then she wants to create something similar.
This time we looked at a tutorial by Kelly Foster (Thank you Kelly for the inspiration!) and this is what we made, starting with my page:

And this is what my DD 6 year old made:

A2Z scraplets used:
Yum Love family Shabby Circles
Scribble Circle and heart set of 4 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Australia Day!!

Australia Day!  What a wonderful day to celebrate all that is Australian - thongs, boardies, BBQ's, the list goes on.

I thought since it is still January, I could get away with one last Christmas themed layout.  The photo of my 2 cherubs is an older one, but one that I love and have never scrapped.

Some close ups of the chipboard...

A2Z Scraplets used on this layout:


Until next time, thanks for stopping by,
Yvette x

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Who's got a cat???

If you've got a cat that likes to join you when you craft you'll understand this post. Like a good paper crafter I had the vision of putting my papers in some sort of logical order. This required the entire floor area of the living room. So if you can imagine, sifting through, finding and sorting them into the desirable order with one very adventurous and curious cat present. Running around, shooting in and out of the paper holders, skidding them across the floor - how good is it to be a cat!

The title, 'I'm hunting paper' seemed quite apt.

 This was a fun page to do and full of mischief. The title was simple painted with distress paints, left to dry and outlined with a black pen. I don't have a steady hand for doodling but then again, it's my hand and that fact will pass on to the future generations who look through the pages of my albums. Never let what you might think is a flaw stop you from exploring a technique. It's your style, your character and not a flaw.

 The background was fun to do too. I used a stencil and traced around it in black. I then used Glimmer Glaze to 'colour' inside the shapes. This turned out to be a pretty cool 'texture' on the page. Again using Gimmer Glaze in a contrasting colour, I flicked some off the brush onto the page leaving a light spattering across the stenciled area.

Material used:
Pebbles papers
A2Z Scraplets
Outline pen
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
Handmade fabric flower
Bella Journal card
Smash paper clip

There are an unlimited number of ways to decorate chipboard. Would you like to see more techniques shown step by step?

Until next time
Happy Scrapping 

Friday, January 23, 2015


School holidays are nearly over ...
My 3 will be happy as they are starting to get bored.
I will be glad...less washing and dishes left around!!

A couple of shares today.


Chipboard used:

Arrow Square Set
Word Title Beautiful

A couple of close ups:


Chipboard used:

Joined Hearts

A close up:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, January 19, 2015

A quick post from Caz

Caz here with you again. To be honest with school holidays still going I haven't had much time to craft. I have managed to get one page together.


 I just coated the scraplets with Gesso.
Products used were
A2z scraplets
Kaisercraft Pitter patter paper collection
Prima flowers
Kaisercraft flowers
Kaisercraft ephemera
unknown brand embellishments
I hope you have gained a little inspiration.
Till next time

Sunday, January 18, 2015

DT callout

Do you love to scrap? Have a passion for chipboard? Like getting free product to create with? Ever thought about applying for a Design Team position? Why not??? We're calling for submissions for someone to join our Design Team and would love you, yet YOU, to send some examples of your projects in. Our current team are here to help and guide anyone who may be new to public work. 

Send us 3 samples of your work - layouts, OTP, cards, etc - using chipboard. Include a bio of yourself and a description of each item suitable for blogging. That's all there is to it. The position is for 12 months with the option of staying on. 

Email your application to by January 31 and we'll be making a decision as quickly as possible.

Until Next time
Happy Scrapping

School time is nearly here again.

Hi, Deb with you today. It's that time again, the children are getting ready to head back to school in the next couple of weeks. The booklists are getting picked up and sorted, the uniform checked for size, shoes ..... do they still fit??? How much do these children grow over the holidays?! My family is a real mix of ages, one is getting ready for senior high school, the other is about to enter his senior years of primary school and then we start on the grandchildren! Yes, two are going back to primary school, one is starting her first year and others are off to kinder or preschool. 

As you can imagine, there is never a shortage of scrapbooking material! This layout goes back a couple of years when one of the grandchildren started school. It was nice to do a school photo without yellow!

I have used the ABC123 title for this page, altering it with a simple technique of inking. In this instance I have used Encore Metallic Ink in blue. The result is a stunning and soft metallic finish.

I also had a play with some cabinet making timber veneer. This is thin and delicate making a nice elegant embellishment. What do you think? Would you like to see them on the shelves? 

These timber slivers were cut in 2 different colors and here I've used a light journal piece to record the basic details of the photo.

Materials used: 
A2Z Scraplets
G45 Papers
Jenny Bowlin Bingo Card
Little Birdie Flowers
Little Birdie Burlap doily
Glitz Large Rhinestone flair
Kaiser Droplet

Until Next time
Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Ballerina birthday card

I made this Ballerina birthday card for my daughters's best friend. I wanted the ballerina to stand out so I embossed it with bold green embossing powder.

The card base I made using some resist ink paper from Prima and then I added lots of small bits and papers from scrap, some flowers, cheesecloth and a metal embellishment.

A2Z Scraplets used:
3 Ballerinas shape 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Happy Monday!

Hi there.  Wow, how fast did the Christmas/New Year period pass you by??  For me, I feel like if I blinked I would've missed it!  Needless to say, I sincerely hope you managed some time with loved ones.
My first post this year is close to my heart.  It is a photo of my lovely friend and I taken just over a week before her passing.  Taken way too young.  Tracey was once my hairdresser, she was my friend, a wonderful, cheerful, happy lady with a beautiful family and so much more life to live.  Unfortunately cancer robbed her of this.  The positive I have taken from her passing is to "Treasure each day" and to Choose Happy, because I know that is how Tracey lived her life.

 Some close ups of the chipboard I used.  I treated the chipboard very basically - simply coated in white paint, then embossed for a glossy look.  I wasn't happy with that so I covered the pieces Kindyglitz.

A2Z Scraplets used on this layout:
Treasure each Day

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time…
Happy Scrapping!
Yvette x

Friday, January 9, 2015


Welcome back to 2015!!

My first post for the year...
While the kids have been on holidays, I have been working every day.

But I have a couple of layouts that I have squeezed in...


This layout is inspired by the photo of myself taken at last years Camp Mojo when we dressed up in the 80's.

Chipboard I have used:

Arrow Square Set
Awesome Title
Musical Flourish Shape

Here are a few close ups:


I was lucky enough to meet this lovely lady scrapper - Anne Patterson. It was great to sit down and have a chat while having a yummy coffee.

Chipboard used:

Coffee Time Title
Joined Hearts

Here is a couple of close ups:

Hope you are enjoying the Xmas break...hope you are having a break too and scrapping happily.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

my first post for the year.....

i almost forgot my very first post for the year...argh
im definitely enjoying my holidays too much!!
love having the family all together and just being a little more relaxed.
im going to make this post short and sweet so i can get back to playing with the kids. 

i have made this door sign for my boys bedroom door. 
it came about after i had made one for my daughter back in november when she had written a big sign on her door when she had a little friend over. 
so of course after i made her one the boys asked for one i just had too.

i have used monkeys (set of 3) (love these!!!) and chicken wire corner (medium) which i have cut to make it just a line. i applied a layer of gesso on it to add texture and it is raised with dimention glue so it has depth too it. the monkey was inked and then also added to the star using dimention tape so he had a bit of swing to him. 

well my boys love this and i hope you do too. 
enjoy the rest of your day
happy scrapping