Saturday, August 11, 2012


Kaisercraft Sketch Challenge - August # 1

I decided to scrap a picture of Isabella the first time she saw the beach in real life.  I've used the Seaside Collection and I have rotated the sketch 45deg clockwise.  I also wanted to incorporate journalling because I'll never forget the look on her face but as the sketch didn't incorporate an area for journalling I decided to hide it behind my photo. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Things I Love About You

Kaisercraft July Sketch Challenge # 2

Again I found this challenge a bit tricky.  I decided to rotate it 45deg clockwise and only use the one photo.  I've used KC Candy Lane, American Crafts Backyard Twitter and Craft Fair, Cratepaper Paper Doll Collection, Hobby Fun Co., Echo Park Life is Good stickers and journal cards and Upikit Stationery Enterprise Co.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

At Work With Dad

I seem to be dragging my tail this month.  Two weeks were eaten up with a very busy school holidays and then we had Bella's 3rd birthday.  So far I've only got Kaisercraft's July # 3 Saturday sketch accomplished.  Here's the sketch....

 Below is my interpretation of the sketch.  I really struggled with this one.  One because it was a boy layout and I find it so difficult to think of ways to make these pages POP!  Two because it had so many photo's which didn't leave much room for embellishments.  It truly was a challenge in the true sense of the competition!

I've used Kaisercraft collections:- Little Toot, Check In, Great Southern Land & Rewind

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Well I said earlier I really wanted to have a go at the mixed media canvases that I came across on Gabrielle Pollacco's blog at and I did!!!!

I just loved how there was a randomness to putting all together and I quite enjoyed getting my hands dirty.  I absolutely love how the canvas turned out.  This will definately be hanging in my new craft room.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blue Eyes

Kaisercraft June Sketch Challenge # 4

I tipped this sketch 45degrees anti clockwise and this is what I came up with using Kaisercraft Little Toot collection.  The train on my son's jumper is what inspired me to use that range.

 I had a piece of Bo Bunny paper with a rail crossing on it but I really didn't want to cut into it just for that so I decided to make my own.  I'm actually really terrible at drawing/sketching but surprisingly I think it turned out quite good.

Also I'm a bit disappointed with the crooked stitching.  I didn't use my sewing machine as all the kids were asleep so I hand stitched and it was a long process.  Next time the machine comes out!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mixed Media Canvases

I just cannot go by without writing about some amazing mixed media canvases I've seen while catching up on some blog reading. 

These were created by Gabrielle Pollacco.  She is an amazingly talented woman with a distinctive shabby chic style and all of her work is just gorgeous.  She has posted a video tutorial and also the templates for the dolls so why not stop by her blog at Such A Pretty Mess for inspiration.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rumble Buddies

Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch Challenge - June week # 3

My interpretation of the sketch

I wanted to scrap a picture of my eldest son but it's become apparent that he has a talent of being very elusive when I get the camera out.  Something I'm now taking on as a challenge to catch him unaware.  So instead I decided to use a picture of some brotherly love. 

I've used Kaisercraft Rough & Tough collection, Alison Ellis Design die cut frame & tags, with a few other odds and ends that I had in my scrap stash.