Friday 28 February 2020


Hi everyone,
I have another pretty layout to share with you all. This is a layout that I am currently teaching at my scrapbook shop in Swansea NSW.
Yes, I am so lucky to be able to teach so that I may  pass on some of my knowledge to others that love to scrap photos just like I do.
For this layout I was playing around with some pretty Prima paper and created the fan in the background. Sometimes that's all it takes.
These gorgeous people are my son and daughter in-law at a couple of recent weddings they attended.
 I added some lace to the edge of the fan. Stenciling hearts n the background with Stamperia Glossy paste (my fav) I just love how it stays so white and glossy when its dry.
The oversized bow it another feature of the page. 
2Crafty scribbly heart to frame the photos and of course Prima flowers, a few feathers and butterflies finish the layout perfectly.

thanks for stopping by

Carol x 

Monday 24 February 2020

Today's Memories

Hello everyone, 
today I'm sharing a layout I created after my youngest granddaughter  " Charlotte's " christening. 
This is one of my favourite photographs and just so special to me. I like many don't like having my photo taken but this one as snapped without me knowing.

Ive used  older Kaisercraft papers to create the layered background for this layout. The  2Crafty chipboard frames have a layer of crackle paste which I allowed to dry, then I added gold paste to give it a vintage feel. The title was just coloured with Wax in Rose Gold.
Gorgeous flowers, muslin and vellum flourishes cascade down winding through the 2 frames. 

Bits of lace, some doilies and touches of pearls finish of this special layout.

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x 

Tuesday 11 February 2020

You Got This Girl

Hi and welcome back. 
Today I am sharing  layout that I created awhile ago and totally forgot to share.
 It isn't very often that I will add 4 photographs to one layout but then I do like to push myself out of my own comfort zones sometimes.
This one is my youngest granddaughter "Charlotte" 
It shows the many sweet faces of this little one.
For the background I used  Nuvo Embossing mousse for the colour. All the chipboard was coloured with Old Navy in the mousse, the same colour as the background. The frames were covered with papers from Kaisercraft. I like to match my papers with the background colours or a colour from the photographs. Loved the tag paper from this range and used a few here.

Don't be afraid to turn the frames in their sides or upside down for a different effect. String makes a great cheap embellishment, either around photos or in this case frames or tied int small bows.

Flowers are from Green Tara and the colour was a perfect match.

Thanks for stopping by 
Carol x

Monday 3 February 2020

Cherished Families

Hi all,
Today I'm posting a layout that I created based on a mood board.  It's been a long time since I have competed in online challenges as I just don't have a lot of time with the shop and creating classes for the shop.
 So the challenge has to grab me and this months one by Dusty Attic did just that. 
This is my eldest and her gorgeous family. The colours of the photo are just perfect for the colours of the moodboard.
  There are lots of layers in this page. I have used 49&Markets new stitched frames in the background and must say I am a real fan of these. The paper is also from 49&Market. I love the quality of their papers, so easy to work with.

                                                            Dusty Attic Blog Moodboard
                                  Using chipboard from Dusty Attic I added some Art Stones and painted them with the softness of blue paints. The Dusty Attic chipboard corner I coloured with Nuvo embellishment mousses and placed them at the side of the photo.

I love to add flowers to all my layouts and this one is no different. I have used a couple of different brands today. Prima has some stunning new ones from their new Mosiac range and thats where the blue ones come from. The beige coloured ones are from Little Birdie.

Thanks for having a look
till next time

Carol x

Sunday 2 February 2020

Pretty Little Box

Hi everyone,
my new goal if you can call it that is to post on a more regular basis here. Like most of us, life is 
So today I'm sharing a mixed media project I created recently. One of my gorgeous customers gave me a cute little box filled with home made chocolates for Christmas. Rather than throwing the box away I decided to return it to the lady, decorated.

I had the word "hope" from Prima in my stash which was the basis for this project. Added lace and stenciling and coloured with Finnabair Art Alchemy paints and finished with her waxes.
Inside I placed the heart of the box, the heart of the box. I used a Stamperia   mould to make the heart
So many details in creating this project, flowers, lace, bits of chippy, bits and pieces of jewellery and that is one of the reasons I love to play in mixed media. Its the best way to use up all your left over bits in your stash.

thanks for stopping by

Carol x

Saturday 1 February 2020


Hi everyone and thank you for stopping by.
Today I'm sharing a double layout I created from our trip to Bali.
We ventured to many temples during our trip and this one was just breathtaking. The colours of the gardens divine. Unfortunately we were so taken by the beauty of this part of Bali we only took a couple of photographs.

 I have used a Kaisercraft paper for the background of this one. Fussy cutting our all the stunning flowers to add to the layout later. Using my TCW chicken wire stencil I added some texture to the back ground with modeling paste.
I have embossed the 2Crafty chipboard but I didn't fully cover the chippy, rather it was a bit hit and miss, which I like the affect of doing that.
Hessian and string to frame my photo and of course 49&Market flowers. I must admit I am quite partial to 49andmarket flowers and papers.

 I like to add a pocket page when I either have lots of product left or lots of photos that I want to scrap. I cut out some tags and my journaling will go on these at a later date. You can see that I have used the same products in the pockets. They are all the leftovers because I certainly didnt have lots of photos to scrap.

Thanks for stopping by
Carol x