Valentine’s Day

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I only made one card for Valentines Day. I was a bit heavy handed with that gold spray, the spritz before that heavy spritz was light and pretty, then I tried it on my card and it didn’t spritz out it blurped out!

A few bits and pieces from my stash here. Cocoa Vanilla base,  Crate Paper, gold doily, Heidi Swapp Colorshine. Chipboard heart covered with Jane Davenports paper collage sheets and matte gel.

Happy Valentines Day to you all.



1st post for 2018-Roadtrip

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Kicking off the new year with a layout I did over the recent school holidays using a treasured pic from 2015. I wasn’t going to scrap this photo as it was very poor quality but I only have the one pic of this particular time and I definitely wanted to document it.

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The cactus in the red pots are small pictures I have painted with my watercolours and outlined with black pen, then hand cut. I think they give the layout a nice pop of colour. I also used some watercolour on the base card under the photo.

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Machine stitching with some bright floss (this is the floss used in the We Are Memory Keepers Stitch Happy machines) but I put it in my Brother machine and it works fine.

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Some diets from Fancy Pants Hello Sunshine pack and some black hand doodling.


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The title is scraps of patterned paper hand cut and hand drawn around the edges with black pen. Photo 20-12-17, 7 33 26 am

Hope you are crafting today! Its indoors for me today as it’s 36 degrees and we have the airconditioner on. It’s Sunday and thats all the excuses I need to get me to the craft table.



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I started with some black Bazzill card, painted it with clear gesso and stuck a few strips of patterned paper to it, painting gesso over the patterned paper to stick it down.

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I added some paper doilies at the same time. The gold one was toned down with the clear gesso.

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Some teal acrylic paint ….it was looking a bit messy here but I really liked the colours and I just kept an open mind. I let it dry for a while before adding some texture paste I have tinted with pink and used a stencil with little crosses on it, to add some texture.

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Added some die cuts and hand cut patterned paper and bright red stitching. The colours are really bright and I love how it turned out. Heres some close ups of the finished page. I stuck onto another piece of card to keep it flat, as the paint and gesso buckle the paper a little. When I stitched it around the edges, I had the extra card at the back and it flattened out a lot.

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mini Christmas cards


Some simple mini Christmas cards to use as tags on special gifts. I have used a mixture of papers and ephemera on these, whatever was left on my desk after a Christmas card making session.


The ribbon with Christmas trees on it is from Provincial a few years ago, I love it and have hoarded it, but there comes a time when you need to use the pretty things and move on!

mixed media layout love


This has to be one of the most enjoyable layouts I have created in a long time. The whole layout came together quite quickly, besides the drying time, as there are a few layers of paint, paper texture paste and more paint. Then a few layers of embellishments! Mostly Crate paper, but have used a Kaisercraft template for the texture paste and Dina Wakely rose gold paint.

lots of Christmas cards

We had some rainy days recently and I needed some Christmas cards for all the lovely people I get to work with. I had a big stash of christmas stuff from previous years and I hate to throw things out so I pulled it all out and made a whole bunch of cute cards. I think they turned out pretty good!


There was a bunch of different things used, Kaisercraft, October Afternoon, Pinkfresh Studio, Making Memories, Heidi Swapp, along with some vintage items.


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