Friday 4 November 2022


 Hi all,

this is a recent layout that I am teaching at my shop for the month of November. This is my gorgeous granddaughter at her dancing class. 

I love the purple on her dress as it goes perfect with Lavender Love from Couture Creations.

I have used Couture Creations " Lavendar Love" for this layout, Stamperia white texture paste, some roses and other purple flowers, 2Crafty chipboard. 

I hope you like the layout

thanks for stopping by

till next time


Carol D

Sunday 25 September 2022

Treasure the Little Things

Hello everyone,
today I am here to share a recent class that I taught at 
 in Swansea, NSW
This photo is of my granddaughters all dressed up for Halloween. I love to do pages that have dramatic contrasts and I think this one achieves that.

I have used Gesso on the white cardstock and then using a red paint and paintbrush painted circles to create the background. So easy and you can use so many colours to achieve this look.
Punched around the edge and then adhered it to a black piece of cardstock. I added some stenciling with Stamperia white paste and then some red paint splatters and finished it off with some black stamping..

2Crafty chipboard painted black, circles, stars, cogs and title painted in silver.

Matt the phot in black and I had some red pattern cardstock that I could add layers behind the photograph.

I have then layered up the flowers, cogs and stars around the frame and the last thing that I always do is add the title.

I hope you like this one
Thanks for stopping by and till next time

Hugs and kisses



Wednesday 14 September 2022

Your First Breath Took Ours Away

Working from home today so what a perfect time to share another layout for you all.
This one was a recent class with a twist. I created the layout in the class and everyone followed along. 
No previous idea's, no idea where it would go but I think it turned out well. I hope you feel the same.
This is a special photo of my son with his first born. A gorgeous little girl for my growing family,


For this layout I used Couture Creation papers Seaside Girl, 2 Crafty chipboard, a mix of 49 and Market and Green Tara flowers, Distress Oxide Sprays, Finnabair Art Stones and some pretty shells to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
hugs and kisses

Monday 12 September 2022


It's been such a long time since I have been able to post on here because like most of us just super busy.

So today I would like to share with you all a soft vintage layout that I completed for a class recently featuring of sepia photograph of my family members.

I have used Blue Fern papers, laces, doilies, chipboard from 2Crafty, Prima Flowers and embellishments by Prima and Kaisercraft. 
Lots of layers create a gorgeous soft vintage look.

Thank you for stopping by


Wednesday 2 March 2022

Morning everyone on this very wet day here in NSW.
Sitting here thinking about all the sadness that is going on at the moment and my heart goes out to those suffering in Ukraine and of course the floods that are happening in Australia.

So hopefully this might bring a little smile to your face

 Unicorns are such a special creature for most little girls and this one was created for my granddaughter. Stenciling, texture paste, Finnabairs liquid paints, chipboard, resin and of course flowers galore.  

Doing a mixed media piece is a little different for me but looking at my works I actual do alot of them but never show them. I will in the coming posts. 

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x

Monday 14 February 2022

Hello and welcome back.
This is a layout I created last year for a class in my shop but with COVID restrictions it was never held. Hoping that I will be able to hold the class this year sometime.

I wanted to use lots of bits and pieces, a real shabby looking layout for a simple but gorgeous photo pf my eldest.
I am over the moon how well it turned out.

So these are some of the products used"
Mintay papers
Prima flowers
Kaisercraft frames
AALL & Create stencil
2Crafty chipboard

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
stay safe 
Carol x


Tuesday 18 January 2022

Hello and welcome to 2022. Its been such a long time since I have been here but a busy shop and busy family life makes it hard to get everything done.

So for the start of the year I have created this layout on the newest arrival to our family, our beautiful twin grandsons.  The gorgeous little men arrived at the start of September and with COVID I was not able to meet them till Christmas. Having 2 means no sharing is required, which is a great bonus. I am sure you will be seeing more of them in the future. 

For this layout I have used the Scrapboys paper range Bedtime Tales.
 I loved the soft green and creams in this one which just went perfect with the photo.
2Crafty Chipboard, Finnabair Waxes and liquid Acrylic paints and lots of flowers from different collections. I love to use my stash up when creating.

A few close up for you 

Thanks for stopping by