Monday, 31 March 2014


Hello again. Today I have a Vintage Wedding share for you. 
And surprise, surprise.....a photo of me on my wedding day some years ago. I was a terribly nervous Bride. Was so very worried that everything would not go to plan.....but it did. I even managed to turn up at the church early only to have the priest tell me to leave and come back in 10!! How very funny.

I chose to use the Fabscraps Classic collection again. I have done so many layouts from this paper range it is just not funny. But I absolutely adore this range of very versatile. For this layout I went for a clean and simple look. I divided the layout in half using some Seam Binding. The background paper has been sanded down to give a rustic feel.

I have also used the Die-Cut Grey Chipboard Swirls from Fabscraps, layered with material leaves and flowers from Green Tara and Kaisercraft and closed rosebuds from I am Roses. I have left the chipboards here unaltered for a fresh clean look.

You can see here I have tucked a Collections Tags under the photo and some more chipboard this time from Imaginarium, with a Vintage Frame and an oval metal frame topped with a flat cabochon over the top of a cut out damask from the Fabscraps Classic papers.

And another close-up......

And another chipboard, this title "Bride" from Memory Maze.

Well I certainly hope you have enjoyed your visit here today. 
Hope to see you here again soon.

Tina xx

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Published in February's Volume 16 #8 of Scrapbooking Memories - Follow Your Dreams

This is a recently published layout of mine from the February Issue of Scrapbooking Memories.

You will find this layout in the Vintage Gallery.

I absolutely adore this photo of my youngest taken a few years back whilst we were on a camping holiday at Canarvon Gorge. This walk that we were on took us to a most beautiful swimming hole. I do remember the kids having a bit of a whinge about the distance, but once we arrived there was nothing but cheers of happiness. This was one of our most memorable holidays. The kids utterly enjoyed the swimming and sitting around campfires getting warm and toasting marshmallows.
Anyway enough about the holiday and a little about this layout.

Some close-ups for you....

I have used Pion Design papers here from the Vintage Garden Collection, layered combinations of Peony Phlox, Pink Ornament, Phlox, and Borders with a little muslin inserted randomly.

Chipboard flourishes and vintage nameplates from Memory Maze were all sprayed with Olive Vine Glimmermist and then swiped over with a little Iridescent Medium to give that shimmery touch. The Green Tara leaves were also glimmermisted in Olive Vine.

Beautiful  flowers from Petaloo.

Wood flourish Window and Rub - on quote from Kaisercraft reads:

Follow your dreams and never let them slip away.....

Hope you have enjoyed your visit here.

Tina xx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Hello and welcome back. I have a share for today that is one of my older layouts but also a favourite of mine. The photo of my daughter Cydne was taken some time ago, but it is just one of those photos that I will treasure always.

For this layout I have used papers from Authentique and wait for it Laser Cut Cupcake Wraps!!
I love to use these to frame photos. I sprayed three wraps with Glimmermist (Olive Vine) and then inked randomly using Distress Ink - Black Soot. I then glue them together (it is a little fiddly, but with a little perseverance, I got there). I then popped some liquid pearls around the frame work. 

The die-cut butterflies have been powder embossed and then a few drops of liquid pearls placed on top for its body. I have also used a couple of Prima resin goodness (bird and birdcage).

The chipboard word from Memory Maze was also glimmer-misted.
I also made a couple of flowers from the flat Kaisercraft Paper flowers to add a little more dimension and  greenery to the layout. To do this I  folded three flowers in to quarters and then glue them together at the sides and cut the base down so that it fits snugly.Other flowers included here are Prima, Bella! and again Kaisercraft paper blooms.

Well I hope that you have enjoyed your visit here. 

Have a great day.

Tina x

Products Used:
Authentique Collection
Transparency Paper
Lasercut Cupcake Wraps (Robert Gordon)
Memory Maze Chipboard Title
Prima Resins (Bird and Birdcage)
Memory Box - Kaleidoscope Butterfly Die 
Miscellaneous Acetate Prints
MPress Acrylic Stamp 
Glimmermist Olive Vine
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Prima Flowers
Green Tara Tiny Roses
Bella! Flower
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms
Kaisercraft Flowers
Kaisercraft Pearls (black)
Embossing Powders (Gold)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Once Upon A....Sketch - March 2014 Challenge.

Well welcome back. Today I have a new layout for the Once Upon A....Sketch Challenge. If you haven't been over there yet, you must go!!!! I am more than a little addicted to this challenge site now and not because of anything other than the pure need to challenge myself. Anyone that knows my normal scrapping style will know that journalling is not a big part of fact I actually find it quite intimidating. I feel that I am not always correctly written? But OUAS has given me a starting point to do what I usually don't - so thank you Once Upon A....Sketch.
 This month's starting point is this themed quote.

And the rules go a little like this:

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

And again another fabulous sketch from Nadia.

So this is my interpretation of the sketch which I have titled "Hope".

I chose to do a Mixed Media layout with lots of stenciling, stamping and a lot of powder embossing. Love to emboss!!! 

I have been dying to use these patterned papers from My Mind's Eye for so very long and I decided that it would go well on...........yes, a black background! I layered differing paper patterns from "The Sweetest Thing" collection, distressed the edges and painted randomly using a silver paint.

I have used some yummy Tim Holtz metal Word Bands. This one above reads "encourage your hopes not your fears". I have painted over the top of this with gesso and then swiped off the excess to reveal the wording. This has then been tied with some seam binding to another Tim product - the Ornate Plate which I have also painted over with gesso.

Here you can see the stamping / powder embossing over the top of the textured stenciling using a Prima cling stamp and drips and drops of random paints. And of course no layout is complete without a little chipboard goodness - this beautiful flourish from Memory Maze.

You can also see more clearly the layering of papers and texture from the stenciling .

The journalling aspect for this challenge was the quote on the front, but I also added a little note to my gorgeous girl on the back, and it reads:

To my dearest sweet Cydne,
 May you always remember to face your fears head on and fight hard for all that you hope and dream of, because life is short and you only do it once!
Love you to the moon and back and back and back and back again. Mum xxx

A little about this photo - my gorgeous little girl Cydne - always willing to have a photo for her Mum at any given time! This photo was taken only on Friday. It was Crazy Hair Day at her school which was raising money for the Cancer Foundation. Her hair was probably not done so crazily but in fact was tied in a bow by her clever bigger sister Ashlea. You can't see it that clearly - sorry!! Was going for more of a moment factor!
Well I certainly hope you have enjoyed stopping here and remember if you haven't popped by Once Upon A....Sketch, now is the time. There are some sensational creations for this month already.

Until next time.

Tina x

Materials Used

My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing" Collection
Memory Maze Chipboard Flourish
Derivan Matisse Black and White Gesso
Monte Marte Textured Paste
Prima Flowers
Prima Cling Stamps
Kaisercraft Acrylic Stamps - "Check In"
Leeza Gibbons Wishes & Dreams  Stamps
Matisse Acrylic Paints
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Spun Sugar
Ranger Embossing Powders
Versa Mark Embossing Ink
Urban Artist Decorative Stencil - Up and Down
Paper Shapers -Circle Punch
Prima Resin
Tim Holtz Idea-ology (Ornate Plate and Word Bands)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

April Class - Vintage Vogue #19

The First Installment of Sneak Peeks:

I know, I know, April is weeks away. But it always seems to creep up on us so very quickly. I just wanted to show a little of the first layout for the Vintage Vogue #19 class. The second is on my desk awaiting a few final touches. Those sneak peeks will be coming your way shortly.

For this class we will be using the most beautiful of papers from Maja Designs - Vintage Summer Basics Collection. When I first saw these I instantly fell in love and they have been sitting in my stash for some time now.....but I have to say I love them more now than I did when I purchased them...they are just gorgeous.
We will be using our splat mat a little for this class - dressing up chipboards and embellishments. 
Remember to bring your aprons ladies!!

I've included lots of yummy Prima Resins and Flowers and Bling Flourishes from Zva to create a one of a kind Heritage page of someone special, to gift or to keep for the younger generation.

And of course pretty laces.

Hope you enjoy these sneak peeks.

Tina xx

For more information and details in regards to this class please contact Deb at Bella Paperie on 32055911.

Monday, 3 March 2014

" the Moment"

Happy Tuesday to you and welcome back. Today I am sharing another older creation completed with Pion papers. I absolutely adore this photo of my dear little girl, Cydne. The sweet innocence she posseses is incomparable.  I remember taking a number of photos on this particular day. Just Cydne and I at home whilst everyone else was at work and school. We had bought a little fishing net a few days before hand to catch redclaw down at the creek. But on this particular day Cydne had decided that it was good enough to catch butterflies with too, It was a catch and release deal, as anyone who knows Cydne knows that all creatures are precious and must not be hurt or kept. Captured this photo whilst she was having a little moment which she often does...... sweet innocence!

I have titled this layout " the Moment"

I have used a lot of Lace and lace motif's for this layout. And of course, Chippies from Memory that fence! Gave them all a coat of gesso and added pumice stone distress ink to the edges. Added a layer of Crackle Accents to the Vintage label and then swiped over with some more ink.

Cut the measuring  postcard, tape and spools from the 6 x 6 inch Pion papers.
I also covered the chipboard word title with a little Liquid Pearls.

Made the flowers with a the Flowers 3D Sizzix die. Distressed the edges glued it together and then squashed them down to give that worn aged look.

Hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Tina x

"Down at the Grosvenor''

This is a share for those of you who have been asking do I do Boys layouts. Well the answer is YES!
Not very often, but yes I do. And this happens to be my all time favourite boy layout. This was published in Scrapbooking Memories some time ago, but for those of you who missed it here it is again. Whilst my son is not big on me scrapping him, and yet with flowers, is another story in itself. But I think this one was boyish enough for him!! This photo was taken some time back when we lived in a little mining town up north. There was not all that much to do in the holidays, but one thing we found was a little creek called the Grosvenor. We would spend lots of time down there catching redclaw and sometimes or should I say most times we would catch nothing. A lot of  memories were made at that little creek. You will probably notice a lot of my photos are taken by this creek. A great memory to scrap. Hope you enjoy this.

"Down at the Grovenor"

I used a paper collection from October Afternoon - love this colour combination. I tore a page from a book I go to a lot "Little Men". Couldn't believe my luck when I found the titled page "Steppingstones" - was a match made in heaven. I also used luggage tags which I stamped the leaves, bird and Remember label on in Archival Jet Black and fussy cut. 

To make the page a little grungier, I used some mosquito netting and distressed it up a bit and adhered it to the base of the photo.

Pulled out the sewing machine and sewed across the concertinaed papers in black cotton.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you here again soon. 

Tina x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

A Beautiful Friendship

Hello and welcome back. Today I have another share for you.

We lost our dog Sam about 2 years ago at the ripe age of 14 years. She came into our lives whilst I was pregnant with our first child Hayden, so you can imagine she became quite an integral part of our lives and a big part of our children's lives. She loved nothing better than to play with the kids and follow me around whenever they weren't there. This photo was taken not long before she passed, so it is a very special photo. I wanted to use this photo in this layout to capture the beautiful bond between Ashlea and Sam. 

Miss you Sam.xx

"A Beautiful Friendship"

The papers used for this layout were from Fabscraps Classic collection. The framework 
was punched from a We R Memory 
Keeper's 12 x12 inch punch.

Dusty Attic Flutterbies a favourite. I soaked these in water and separated the chipboard layers and left them to dry. Inked, embossed and painted the layers and reassembled. 

The flowers were misted with Glimmermist "Wheatfields".Velvet leaves from Sister Rose Violet.