Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hello Star - DT layout for Stuck?! Sketches

Welcome back scrappy friends, it's lovely to have you come and visit.
Today I have a project for Stuck?! Sketches.
Don't you love it when a page comes together easily and looks just as you imagined it would?
No papering over any mistakes needed this time!
This sketch was just a joy to to work with; I found the papers quickly in my messy scrap room and I had the perfect photos of a little girl whose name means Star - serendipity!
The hot pink paper is from Simple Stories, Boutique, "Dusty Pink"
and the star paper is also from Simple Stories, Boutique "Lovely"
Love the new script words from Scrapmatts, CB6115 Assorted words 28

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
When you saw this layout on the display stand during the week, your eyes lit up and you rushed over, hands outstretched ready to touch and admire.   "Oh Granny, this is just gorgeous, thank you for putting lots of bling on it and the colours look lovely with my dress!"  "I'm glad you like it Esther." "I'm too big for that dress now you know, 'cos I'm five."  "You've grown a lot this year."  "Yes and I've learnt a lot too.   I can spell cat and mat and dog and my name and lots of other words."   "Well done, what do you like most about school?"   "Playing with my cousin Leilani and having lunch!"

Photo taken 23 November 2015
Journalling 12 November 2016

We have two generous sponsors for this sketch, why not enter and be eligible to win a great prize.
Cut Mania are providing a $10.00 gift certificate for their online store.

Heather, from Cut Mania is also graciously offering our participants 20% off any purchases made during the month of December with the code 20STUCK - thanks Heather, that is amazing! 

and Crafty Ribbons are providing a generous prize too.

I know it's a busy time of the year, but it would be wonderful 
if you could find a while to play along with this gorgeous sketch.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment; I do enjoy reading them.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Timeless - Kraft+ November challenge

Hello again scrappy friends, welcome back to my blog.
Today I'm sharing a layout for a fantastic challenge over at
I could not resist making a page about my all time favourite dress.
This still hangs in my wardrobe as a salute to the young and carefree days of my youth.
It's very fine crinkle swiss cotton trimmed with guipure lace flowers.  Very Mary Quant!
To emulate the crisp, clean style of the dress, the layout is clean and simple.
I made the flowers with a Stamping up stamp and gilding.
Thank you to Louise Nelson for teaching me how to use Flitter Glu in her class.
The centres are from my Mum's stash of lace.

The journalling reads:-

This little black dress trimmed with white daisies, was my favourite “after five” dress when I first met my husband.  It still hangs in my wardrobe and reminds me of the giddy times when we fell in love and decided to build a life together. Back then, we thought we knew how the world worked and we didn’t worry about what tomorrow might bring. We were egocentric and naive in many ways, yet we have managed to stick together through good times and bad.  I’ve lent the dress to a few people for retro nights and I kid myself that it still looks just fabulous. I wish I could still squeeze into it!    Journalling 16 Nov 2016   


Thanks for any comments you may care to leave, I appreciate each and every one of them.


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Love that - DT post for Stuck?! Sketches

Welcome back Scrappy friends, thanks for visiting at the busy end of the year.
Today I'm sharing a layout for Stuck?! Sketches
The photos of our oldest Grandson are recent and I feel lucky to have them.
At almost 9, he's not too keen on the paparazzi and I can't say I blame him!
Still in stash busting mode here, so I've used an ancient paper for the background.
It's from Fancy Pants, Rough and tough, Boy's story collection.
It just seemed to be a good fit for this sketch.
The arrow title is from Scrapmatts.   I coated it with Glimmer Glaze.
The scraps of paper are mostly Simple Stories.
The flair is from Fancy Pants.
This flair is from Studio Fourteen 40.
The wooden Star, heart and arrow are from Lawn Fawn.

The journalling reads:-
At almost nine, you still love reading, are passionate about improving your cricket skills and are fascinated by a children’s show on televison called “Beyblade”.   The merchandise is only available on eBay and in the week leading up to your Birthday, you waited patiently each day for the postie to arrive with your Birthday gift. You  allow your little brothers to play with your new toys; something I admire greatly. I think the gift of sharing is a wonderful one to have.   Love Granny, 4th October 2016.

Our generous sponsors for this sketch are:-

Creative Embellishments, who are providing a $25.00 Gift certificate.


 and D-lish Scraps, who are providing a Kit of the Month.


Thanks for any comments you care to leave, they make my day.