Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 2 crafty post...

I have another layout to share with you featuring
some gorgeous products.

These layouts came about as I was teaching my
daughter how to use 'Heidi Swapp color shine"
sprays. I gave her a little journal and she was
using lot's of my masks and stencils with the sprays.
As she finished with each of the masks
I would rub the excess off the masks
onto a piece of white cardstock , like this one....

I have then added some stitching and washi tapes and 
of course some 2 crafty chipboard pieces to complete
my layout.

This mask by Dina Wakely is my favourite at the moment 
and the loopy font "you" was perfect to use as a 
substitute on the mask! 
It is coloured with a Faber Castell
gelato and then stamped
with a script stamp.

Another must have for me are the chevron pieces!!!!
They always make the perfect embellishment!!!

And I ALWAYS seem to find myself using circles!
These ones were perfect to add to this page!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Camp mojo 2014

Hi everyone,
Sorry it has been a while betewen posts. I am back working 5 days a week again and life is crazy busy!
Recently I taught at a fantastic retreat in the Hunter Valley which I attend each year called "camp mojo".


This is the layout I taught.....


It's always a buzz to watch ladies being inspired by your ideas and embracing new things. Thank you to all the awesome sponsors that made my class possible. 
I had the best time with some amazingly talented ladies. I didn't get a lot of scrapping done but lots of fun, photos, and laughter!!!

Here are some pics! ( Courtesy of Lisa Oxley and Jen hall!)

                          A few of us did a NON RUN COLOUR RUN!!! So much fun!!!



And lots of photo booth fun!!!





 Its always so awesome to catch up with such like minded people that I don't get to see often and meet new friends!
So I managed a few challenges while I was there. ( not many :/)
My favourite is this one for "Scrap the girls" ....this mood board.



I think my layout covers all aspects!!! The colours, the title, the lines, the circle and even nature itself. What do you think?
 We also had a few challenges at mojo! This one was to use a page from a comic book on your page.



And this one was to use red, blue and white.

Now this one was designed based on the sketch over at Sodalicious but I didn't get a chance to upload in time :(


I have a few more to share but will save for next time  xxx

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Hi everyone!
I have a layout to share today using the June Cupcake kit from a piece of cake designs.



I seem to have trouble sometimes scrapping the important memories, the special occasions. This photo is from Easter this year just after the kids found all their Easter eggs hidden by the Easter bunny.


Once again lots of different strips of the papers in the kit to create layers on my background.
I have then used watercolour paints to add colour and acrylic paints.
As always i have used my sewing machine and added in some different stamps. I LOVE the various words on the sticker sheet in the kit and these worked extremely well on my layout!





Monday, July 28, 2014

First 7 Dots post!

Hi everyone!
Sorry it has been a while between posts! Life is crazy busy at the moment!
My first ever post has gone up over on the 7 Dots Studio blog!
This is the layout I created using lot's of 7 Dots yumminess!


The papers in the Domestic goddess range were perfect for this layout!I used papers from the "Domestic Goddess" range and the "Messy Head" range as my background.The background paper is so beautiful too , it's called "Women's talk". You can find all these products linked in my post here.
I have added colour with water colour paints and Faber Castell Gelatos




These beautiful chipboard pieces are form the Illumination Range and I have covered with Gesso and then used Gelatos again to colour them.
I have also used clear stamps from the "cold country and nature walk" ranges mixed with some Heidi Swapp and and some Ali Edwards stamps.


And more news from 7 Dots! have you seen the latest mood circle challenge?




You can see all the inspirational creations by the team over here on the blog!
Cant wait to see your creations. Check out all the rules and link up yours to win a great prize!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

My July 2 Crafty post...

                                                Hi everyone, today I have a fun, bright ,
                                          boyish layout to share with you from my
                                                  July post on the 2 Crafty blog.


                                           This layout is all about my son rocking his 

                                   first pair of glasses! What a spunk don't you think?





I have created a mixed media background using watercolour paints, 
texture paste, sewing and stamps
As everyone probably already knows my favourite 
chipboard piece is the circular panel!
I LOVE using it and here it is a
main feature of my layout. 
This time I have left the chipboard in it's
raw form.





Another favourite piece of mine are these "film strips",
however this time I have used the outter edge
of them to create interest on my background. 
I have simply rubbed them with a black
 archival ink pad.

You also can see the chipboard stars which 

are a must on a boys layout I think!!!!
These ones are from the ATC pack, 
and I have coloured with 
Faber Castell gelatos.





Thursday, July 17, 2014

June Cupcake kit


Hi again everyone,
I am back to share another layout using the June Cupcake kit from
A Pice of cake designs.



This layout is a photo of my daughter who LOVES
to read!! She is also a great, animated story teller and I really
wanted to document this aspect of her life. 
Often when we go shopping and if she has some pocket money , more 
often than not she goes straight for the book sections
in the stores.


I have like the last layout,
used a tag from the kit to highlight and frame my 
Instagram photo.
I have used lots of different strips of the papers,
as well as the sticker sheet in the kit.
I have added some of my own washi tapes and a past kit flair.



I LOVE this mask so I used a yellow Faber Castell
gelato to add these words to my page. 



Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying your kit 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I"m so unbelievably grateful...

I can honestly say That when I was asked to be apart of this I was gobsmacked! I think my reply was
                                                           "Me??? You want me???"

I have participated in the previous two of these online classes and they were the best classes I have ever done. The artists were out of this world talented! My favourite artists. Now to be one of them is just so overwhelming and hard to believe! I am also petrified!!!
I have only made one video ( which I havne't even shared lol) so am learning all the technical stuff that comes with this gig!
Well wish me luck and I hope to see many of your creations as you join in with us!!!
You can sign up and read all about these amazing ladies here!
Eb xx