Sunday, 25 May 2014


Scrapbooking Memories Publication

Volume 16 #9

Welcome back! I know it has been a little while between posts, but as last post, be assured I have been busily scrapping away! Today I have a quick share with a couple of closeups of a recently published layout titled "Sweet". This was published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine volume 16 #9. You will find this layout in the Final Encore section on page 104. Along side this I also had published an off the page project as well. I promise to post that one next! But first thing is first....."Sweet".

The paper ranges used are a combination of Prima's Engraver Collection and Crate Paper!!

I also used Prima's Say It in Crystals (circles) along with some beautiful hand dyed lace from Bella Paperie.

I have also used some Dusty Attic and Memory Maze Chippie goodness and a variety of Green Tara and Kaisercraft paper flowers. Also Tim Holtz metal clocks!!! Love these!!

 I hope you have enjoyed dropping by......... Till next time, take care.
 Tina x

Materials Used

Prima Marketing Inc.
Crate Paper
Sizzix and Memory Box Dies
Memory Maze Chipboard
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Prima Marketing Inc. Crystals
Green Tara and Kaisercraft Flowers
Collections Words
Ranger Crackle Accents
Liquid Pearls 
Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint

Sunday, 11 May 2014

"Magical Moments"

Good morning and welcome back.
Today I have a layout completed a little while back......and I would have to say that it is a favourite of mine. And the photo a favourite too. This one of my eldest daughter taking a stroll along the beach at Sandgate.

This is a pretty simple layout in which I have used the papers from the Pion collection - Shorline Treasures. Gorjus, gorjus papers!! Just perfect for those shabby / vintage layouts to create a moment in time. Keep scrolling for more close-ups...I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

"Magical Moments"

To start this page off I have cut the wood paneling into panels and distressed and then tore each panel top and bottom and layered them behind the photo to give a rustic beachside feel.
I have used a lot of  beautiful flowers from Petaloo. I have used three differing packs on this layout....incredible I know but it just had to be done.

And of course some Prima Shabby Chic Treasure vintage frames. I have divided one of these in half to go further!! Chipboard word from Memory Maze. These new words are very fine and more than perfect to emboss as I have here with some Lindy's embossing powders.

 My favourite thing to do is to make my own flourishes using Liquid Pearls!

Lots of pretties on this page to look at.......

I finished up the layout with found shells from the beach, some Dusty Attic chipboard fishnet paneling, some hand dyed cheesecloth and a few seed beads and Kaisercraft pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a very wonderful day. 

Tina xx

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

"The Peaceful Heart"

Good morning and happy spring season to you all. Today I want to share a very special layout that I created a little while ago using a photo of my son and our two dogs back when they were only pups. It was actually a year ago that these photos were taken.......... how time flies.

 I have included some close-ups for you.............just keep scrolling.

I created this vintage shabby styled layout using the collection of papers called Shoreline Treasure from the Pion. Along with this beautiful paper collection I adorned this layout with Shabby Chic Treasure Resins, flowers from Petaloo and Dusty Attic chipboards, 

I did a lot of distressing,tearing and layering on this layout. 

Love this fish net chipboard. I tore it up into pieces and gave it a splash of gesso with a little inking using Distress inks.

I also used the sea shells resins and these have also been inked a little. I have tucked in a little cheesecloth which was stained with some coffee and a few seed beads that having been sitting in my stash for soooooo long.

And another close-up.

Beautiful flowers from Petaloo. These were altered using a little distress ink also. The chipboard here has been inked also and then stamped using a crackle stamp.

Thanks for popping by and 
I hope that you have enjoyed your visit here.

Take care until next time.

Tina x

A Mother's Love - Featured at Once Upon A...Sketch.

Well some news.....My layout for April's Once Upon A... Sketch Challenge was featured!!! Yay!!
Click on the link HERE to see!
I'd like to thank the team for my very exciting for little ol' me.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Thanks for popping by.

Tina xx