Tuesday, September 20, 2011

the look

My mojo seems to have vacated the building of late, but I did manage to get a layout scraped for Janet over at Scrapville for this months sketch challenge, so with out further delay.............

The sketch......
Here is my take...........I have been wanting to do an all white page for a while now and I thought this sketch really allowed me to play with the idea. I really had fun adding all those gems with my i-rock, which I have to say is fast becoming my new favorite tool he,he,he!!! All the squares have been done with a different embossing folder, which I think really adds a little fun to the page and is also great for using up scraps.

Here is a close up to really show off the texture, the trees have been done with white flocking and for the tree trunks I have used crackle accents which adds a cool new look.
Well I am hoping that this challenge has kick started my mojo again, and I will be back soon with some more to share, but untill then.... thats all folks!!!!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Here is one of my layouts from last months Scrapburst challenge over at Scrapville

* 1 word title - cherish
* 2 ribbons - check
* 3 shapes - 2 flowers and 1 butterfly
* 4 photos- check
* 5 buttons- check

WOW! July already, tax time, stock take for many and some pretty good sales popping up all over the place, it also means a new and exciting monthly pack is available at Scrapville, and this month Janet has put together a beautiful pack with some Graphic 45 papers, Once Upon A Springtime, with gorgeous colours and fun fairytale patterns, which you can get a sneak peak of at Scrapville.

Here is my take, and although I was a little nervous to tell the truth about the pack ( they are not my usual style of papers) I had a blast cutting out the fairies, rabbits and flowers and adding my own flare to the layout, lots of distressing and some messy sewing, a favorite of mine at the moment he,he,he

Friday, June 24, 2011

scrapburst challenge

I have been busy this month with a new challenge over at Scrapville which involves a series of Scrapburst challenges...........

*Scrapburst challenge #1 - Inspiration challenge
*Scrapburst challenge #2 - Numbers challenge:

1. word title
2. ribbons
3. shapes
4. photo's
5. buttons

* Scrapburst challenge #3 - Blue plus one other colour
* Scrapburst challenge #4 - Song Lyrics - Perfect by Pink

1. base the layout around the song lyrics and what they mean to you.
2. choose ONE word from the song and use it in your title.
( you can find the lyrics at

Here is my take on Scrapburst Challenge #4

To check out all the details and see what all the other talented ladies have been up to head on over to Scrapville and check it out, you still have a week left to play along and enjoy the fun.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dream BIG

Hello All,

Well I had good intentions but once again I have neglected the blog, I will try my best to update more often, REALLY!
Anyway here are a few layouts I have been working on lately.
First up is my take on this months sketch over at scrapville,

Here is the sketch...........
and here is my take.......... It is a little different from my usual style, but I had a blast working on it and was really happy with the way it turned out. I have had a play with some tissue paper (dress making pattern) and added lots of distressing, sewing, glimmer mist and a little stamping (shock horror!) but I love the effect and I plan to play a little more, it's not like I don't have a stash of gorgeous stamps that have not even seen the light of day he,he,he!!!

Be sure to stop by and check out our other examples on this sketch, join in the fun and have ago for yourself, we would love to see your take on the sketch and admire how differently they all turn out due to style, techniques and products, plus it is lots of fun and a great way to inspire if you feel like you are in a rut, I'm sure you wont be disappointed, and for you card people out there, never fear you are NOT left out, Janet has a sketch just for you.

Second up is a layout I did as a challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50. The challenge was to......
* use doilies
* the colour blue
* staples

Here is my layout..........

a close up........

It shows some of the stamping, messy stitching and some cool little cogs which have been covered in silver kindy glitz, and as you have probably guessed I have been playing with doilies, gauze, glimmer mist, paint and lots of distressing lately and I am pretty sure you will see more of this.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't be shy, leave a comment, it makes my day!!!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

still here!


Sorry it has been so long, things have been very hectic at this end with holidays, birthdays and projects under way, some of which I hope to upload very soon with a few sneek peaks and finished layouts so please be patient and stay tuned............

Here is a little something from last month to keep you interested.........

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

sketch challenge

Just a quick post today to show you all what I have been up to. Janet and the girls have been busy at Scrapville over the last week or so preparing some fantastic layouts to share with you all for this month Sketch challenge so be sure to hop on over and check them out we would love you to join in the fun too!
Here is the Sketch............

And here is my take on it.............

Be sure to check out Scrapvilles blog, and for you lovely ladies out there who prefer to make cards don't feel left out Janet has prepared a sketch just for you.

Thanks for dropping by,
I'm off to scrap some more
Luv Sam

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

monthly pack


I'm back! Sorry I have been neglecting the blog this last month, but now school is back it's time to return to the normal routine......... well at least for the next few weeks LOL!

Joshua has settled right back into school and loves being back, he makes a run for the bus when he sees it coming, which is a relief and Noah seems to have enjoyed his first week of Kindy better than me LOL!

Some of you will already know this next bit of exciting news but to those of you new followers out there tuning in my local scrapbook shop Scrapville have asked me to join the design team as a guest designer, and of course I said a big fat Yes! So I have been working on a few projects as part of my guest role and have had a blast at the same time, so I though I would share a few project with you all.

These two layouts have been done using Scrapville's Monthly Pack and the adorable Bo Bunny range which is simply divine and sooooooo much fun to play with.

First up is my annual fridge calendar............

Second is a layout of my adorable niece taken when they came over for a holiday last August, who could resist those big blue eyes............

This is just a sample of some of the many things you can do using this fantastic pack, and I still have plenty of yummy goodness left to play with, trust me you wont be disappointed so be quick, they will be sure to sell out fast!
Well that's all for now, I will be back in a few days with next months sketch challenge from Scrapville so stay tuned.........