Thursday, 21 September 2017


Hello Everyone!

I have a layout to share with you that I did for the Stuck!? Sketches challenge.

Here is the sketch to be used for inspiration.

Another cracker of a sketch from Laura Whitaker.

Here is my layout.

Another layout for my travel album and this time in Barcelona. My journalling says....

Barcelona was by far my favourite place on this holiday. I love the vibe, the people, the food and even the sangria. If I ever had to choose another place to live it would be Spain. We want to go back and see some more.

Here are some close-ups.

I used Authentique papers from a couple of ranges for this layout.

I die cut some tags and leaves and punched out the lollipop flowers.

Journalling done directly onto the paper.

This was such a fun layout to do.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate.

Till next - Happy Scrapping!



Saturday, 2 September 2017


Hello Everyone!

I am back with a challenge for this months Challenge YOUrself  blog. These are such fun to take part in because this is ALL about you, and who doesn't love that?

This months challenge is to use a die-cut, and of course to feature a photo of you.

Here is my layout.

I found this die cut in my stash and so I am very happy that I finally got to use it. The other pattern papers are from Bo-Bunny and are from the gift I received from Denise van Deventer at NSD this year. They are sooooo pretty and are from the Sweet Moments collection.

My journalling says...

When we got married I never gave a thought to what my life would turn out to be. I married a cop and I just thought you would always be a cop earning a cops salary. Yet here we are 40 years on and living the life! You did good, and I am so grateful for you, you have always taken care of your family. It has taken years of blood, sweat and tears to get to this and I love the life that we have so thank you! Know that I love you.

Here are some close ups.

I used a couple of different alphas to create my title and the journalling is on a little journalling tag.

I also used a doily and a heart punch.

The same for the little cluster at the top of the page.

I also have a couple of other layouts to share.

All of these layouts have been created after doing one of Shimelle Laine's classes... As you can see I am a little obsessed by her. I just love her easy style which has become easy for me too. 

This layout is for our travel album and my journalling is on the little tags at the bottom and tells just how hot it was in Rome when we were there. The queue at the Vatican was so long and it was so hot there was no ways I was standing out in that sun. Simon snuck in the back door while I waited in the shade for him. No ways I could do it.

This is opposite the layout above in my album so I used the same papers... but I don't know whose they are.  My journalling tells how grateful we were to get to a place where there was sea and we decided that we could not do any more 'all day - every day' sightseeing the heat was just too unbearable. Split was small and so we did a beach day then a sightseeing day. We walked all along the promenade down towards the harbour where the small boats were.

I just love this kid too... She has such a big personality. She was playing in the garden.. She saw the cat slink under the gate to get out onto the road. Next minute madam copied the cat and escaped with daddy right behind her video taping the great escape when she laughed when she got out so proud of herself. She loves to play outside and what child isn't tempted by mud and water even if it is not warm weather yet.

The papers for this are Fancy Pants - Dancing Girl.

This layout is for my favourite grandson Spence.

My journalling on the layouts tells how this child loves superheros and new clothes especially if they come with superheros on them. When he gets new clothes he dances around with glee and wants ALL the new stuff put on over whatever he is already wearing. He is just to cute. They have to pry to stuff off him to wash. He is such a delight.

For this layout I used Simple Stories papers.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment I really appreciate it.

Till next time - Happy Scrapping!