Thursday, December 31, 2015

December daily album for Grandma.

It has been awhile but we have finally got our PC replaced,  not the wonderful Apple PC I previously had but it is doing the trick.   

 The boy's and I put together a December daily album for Grandma's Christmas shocking this year.  Great fun was had by all, with Christmas ideas on every page.

And here are some of the Christmas decorations we made this year.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Facebook - Scrap Addicts

Yep just in case you prefer facebook I am now on facebook. Just search Scrap addicts and you will hopefully find me.  I will add my completed projects from the annual Waipukurau scrap camp over the next week so watch this space.

In the meantime I am blogging via my IPod as my much loved Apple Mac PC has had it's day and the graphic card has finally died.  So while I look at what to upgrade too please bear with me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Birthday invitations set

I feel so blessed to have friends that believe I have some talent when it comes to crafts and one recently asked if I would make the birthday invites for her mothers up and coming birthday high tea.  I was so honoured.  

The request was for something for a high tea, Girlie/Girl, Soft colour pinks, Marve's turquoise etc. (With envelopes).   So after some sewing, stamping, inking and using the wonderful big shot, I hope you like the results.  (I hope Robyn likes the results)

of course I do love texture so the invites did end up with a few embellishments that does course a few problems when envelopes are required so I had to make special ones rather than making the good old standard envelopes.  It also meant special padded ones for those being posted.  


The inside had the detail of the event and I used a dollies with vellum
( note I have covered some of the text for privacy reasons)

They were fun to do and I really hope the invitees get a kick out of getting them.  

And most of all I hope Robyn has a wonderful birthday celebration with her girls. 


A gift for a friend - layout

Sorry it has been awhile, but I have been doing plenty,  so here is a starter for 10.

So the lovely Glynes was off to a friends Birthday celebration and as a special gift she want to combine some photos of her friends and part of the bouquet that she had caught at her daughters wedding.  Here is the result.   Using kaiser paper and prima embellishments.

All placed in the wonderful shadow box frame from Typo

I used the dried flowers from the bouquet and the lace and pins.  I love the result and hopefully her friends liked it.  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

'Generations' Layout

Busy, Busy month.  The boys are all now back at school and it is all about summer sports and swimming.  We have spent a great deal of time at the beach each weekend and work is pretty hectic,  with at least one trip to wellington each week so far.  

You would think that there is not that much time to scrap in between getting home, cooking dinner and helping the kids with their homework but fortunately there is and here is my first real attempt at a grunge type layout.   

My theory is that I could use a grunge style with papers that I am no longer passionate about.  This style does give you the opportunaty to completely change the look and colour of any paper.    Even old and dated embellishments can be used.  

Anyway here you go, hope you like it.  


I used Heidi Swapp sprays and some prima resin and flowers together with other misc embellishments.  

happy scrapping

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Glamour Puss - Layout

Had an evening scrapping with Sarah and Tammy and here is my layout.  Got a mini album partly completed and hope to have that finished off in the next couple of days. 

I constructed the base paper first, with modelling paste, textured pasted and sprays.
I used prima stencils on Webster paper.  And mixed some gold paint in to one of the pastes. 
I started with a Prima Julie Nutting tag, which I stencilled and then built the rest of the mat from there. 

I stamped a couple of feathers around the edge and splashed some gold paint here and there. 

I used 3 different coloured Heidi Swapp sprays 

I used the kaiser letter die for my title.   Again I painted cardstock to get the letter colour that I needed.  

I embellished with some beads and Heidi Swapp banner strips. 

Happy scrapping.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Family Favourites recipe Journal

I made this journal as the guest artist for the NZ Paper chase Magazine.  
I showcased recipes from my husband's grandmother and mother. 
Each recipe is kept in a plastic slip and can be removed.  

 I used some leather strips as fake hingers and also to wrap the journal when not in use.  
  I made extra recipe cards, which I store in a handmade box. 

Hope you like.

Happy scrapping. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tranquil - The Studio challenge

I have certainly met my scrap goal for this month.  While I was looking at a site that lists DT calls I found this challenge and could not resist.
 The studio Challenge has monthly challenges and this is the one for January: 

Today is a simple challenge, as its the new year we want you to do a bit of clearing up! Whats sat on your desk? Are there photos, papers or bits and pieces that have been sat there for ages waiting to be scrapped but you never seem to get around to using them? Now is your chance to use them and clear your desk!

So I sat at my desk and only used what I could reach to complete this challenge,  unfortunately this does highlight that my desk possibly needs a little cleaning up. 

To start I had 3 pages I had stencilled and inked a couple of days ago for a layout but I changed my mind about using these papers in that layout.  I instead cut the papers into 2.8in squares and patched them on to black card stock.  
I had some tags that I had made a couple of years ago, so chose one to go on this layout.  The base tag is decoupaged and covered with a embossed transparency which I inked, then wrapped with twine and a couple of labels attached.  
The elephant is from a small note book that the boys got at a gala for 20 cents.  I used the handmade pages of the note book as the photo matt together with a BH Project life overlay. 

I used some random rub-on's that I had in a tray 

All done to now on display until the next layout takes pride of place.  The photo brings back great memories of a holiday we had in Hamilton, where we visited the Hamilton gardens

 31 degrees in balmy Palmerston North today,  All the doors and windows are open, thankfully there is a breeze, the boys spent most of the day in the pool and I have sat on the deck with a drink of old fashion lemonade.  
Gregor spent the day out at the woodville Moto-Cross (dusty, hot and no shade) .  
 Nice day had by all. 
Happy scrapping

Thursday, January 22, 2015

21st Birthday Card - Nice and Simple

It is not very often these days that we get an invite to a 21st, the difference now is that we are friends of their parents LOL.

Here is a card that I have made for the occasion. 

I used scrap paper to make up the 21 candles, and than journalled the flames and HP text.  
Simple and, but I believe, effective. 

Happy scrapping.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Framed: Week 3 - 'Lets get Sketchy' Blog Challenge

I have really enjoyed this blog challenge,  it really keeps you on your toes.  

Here is the week 3 sketch: 
This weeks sketch is by Laura and check out the awesome layouts design team A created with it on Lets get Sketchy.

And yep here is my take on the challenge.  

Sometimes transparancies are a great way to ensure that the focus is still on the photos and I love these photos.  The boys tooks such a long time just to get the frame in place.  We found this frame at the bach when we were cleaning it out.   It will go back to the beach one I have cleaned it up and oiled it. 

Anyway, moving on, I used some transparanies from project life as the matt for the photos and stamped the inner border and back ground and good old Tim Holtz paper as the base.  



I inked and placed some small frames as embellishments.

Hope you like. 

Happy scrapping.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I love you - Week 2 - 'Lets get Sketchy' Blog challenge

I know,  I feel like I am on a bit of a roll lately.  The sun is shining,  the kids are busy being on holiday and I have a little time in the evening to sit back and scrap a little.  

For the  week 2 challenge for "Lets get Sketchy' 
the following Jenessa Franco's Sketch was provided for inspiration 


And here is my layout 

(and I added a little bit of a challenge myself as Gregor had a class on so I didn't want to interrupt by going in and out of my craft room every 5 minutes, so all I had upstairs was 2 piece of patterned paper and a stencil, Model paste, Gesso and kindy glitter. 

I fussy cut out the flowers and leaves from one of papers and then kindy glittered and painted them with gesso.  


I stencilled on the base paper and added a title. 

Hope you like it,  Happy scrapping.


Monday, January 12, 2015

My 3 Sons - Week 1 - Lets get Sketchy - sketch challenge

Yep,  got home from work and needed to relax so decided to try the sketch challenge from Lets get Sketchy.  See here for the challenge rules.  Their challenges are posted every Monday; entries are due by the last day of the month at midnight.  They randomly select a grand prize winner each month.  You MUST participate in at least 3 of our 4 weekly challenges to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. 

I love the sketches 'and the challenge'. Here is my first layout.

 This weeks sketch is by Brenshevia.  For my take on the challenge I have rotated the sketch anti-clockwise.  

I used a kaiser craft paper and misc papers from my stash. I inked each mat and added some leaf embellishments. A nice and simple layout and Kiwa loved it, which is what counts the most. 


The photos are of my three beautiful boys (Arahi, Tira and Kiwa) taken over a period of 3 years. 

All 3 are now in bed and time to really relax with a glass of wine. 

Hope you enjoy.