Saturday, December 31, 2011

Some of my Favourite people

I really love to scrap my favourite people, and even though my kids would have to be my ultimate favs…sometimes is is nice to scrap adults.

I used the remainder of my Anna’s Craft Cupboard DT kit to creat these 2 layouts

My BFF Lynn…love this chick!---using MME Funday and OA SidewalkIMG_1431IMG_1429IMG_1430

And I also love scrapping Me and My Sister Susan…She is awesome and definately one of a kind. This photo was taken during a session we had with TMK photogrpahy by Tanya Kember..Layout uses the awesome Basic Grey Picadilly papers


Hope you all have a lovely night planned for NYE… see you all on the flip side…in 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Almost done…

..with my 52 Week album for 2011!

I didn’t think I would actually get it all done, but fancy that…I actually did, and have a terrific album to show for it!


Up to week 50 Compeleted!


Anyone else attempt it this year?

Anyone planning on doing a 52 week album next year?

I definately am…I have loved doing it!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I am not usually an Off-The-Page kinda scrapper, but I am loving making canvases as gifts.

I am not into the whole mixed medium stuff, just basically a layout that I can use some really 3D stuff on…so dont get too excited!

Gift for my Mother-in-law

-background done with torn dictionary paper

-heaps of Prima and Kaiser flowers

-WOW chipboard Cogs and Cog banner



Gift for Brother-in-law

-Handmade Dictionary paper flower misted in different colours

-Chipboard flourishes, grungeboard and hearts altered

-Prima birds


Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas, and now that it is over you have been able to relax and take it all in!

cheers Wendy x x x

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December Creating for Anna’s

I cannot believe that the year has gone by so quickly. is it just me or do the years go by faster and faster with each passing year?

This Month the lovely Anna at Anna’s Craft Cupboard sent me the new Basic Grey ‘Picadilly’ range to play with, and here is what I have done with it.

a Layout about our NEW kitten….love the colours in the papers and the cute Nana print designs


close up of a 2 Crafty bird available from the shop


I went a bit crazy on the background in this one. The kids were painting so I wanted to replicate the mess!!!!!!!!!!!!


these Basic grey die-cut flowers are terrific, some are fabric and some are card, and they layer beautifully.


Anna also sent me the beautiful October Afternoon ‘Sidewalk’ range. I have started to play with it.. check out the super sexy 70’s Mo!!!!


hope you are all having a lovely time and are getting super organised for Christmas. x x x

Saturday, December 17, 2011

it’s a bit sketchy…


Glad to be able to share at least ONE challenge I have managed to complete in this crazy Christmas month…and it is for Scrapbooking From Scratch for their sketch challenge


here is my version of the sketch using a few different WOW chipboard pieces….like the balloons and the title piece.


Cute title hey??


love these balloons!


hope you are all getting organised as we are so close to the pointy end of the season! Cheers and goodwill to you all!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

WOW Inspiration…gotta love it!

I just realised that both these layouts look extrememly BLUE cos i have used a lot of blue misting…LOL …oh well.. here they are anyway!


For this layout I have used WOW cogs and cog border as a mask, and also used a WOW flourish in my cluster



And then for this layout I have used a WOW flourish and used some embossing powder in red, but in order to get the effect on the chipboard I only just heated it til it started to melt so it kept its rough surface…something different


so there are a couple of different things you can do with WOW

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas at Scrap the Boys

This Month Mel has decided that we need to get into the spirit of Christmas and create a layout with a gorgeous colour combo of red, green, blue and white.

Here is my version of the colours. I have used multiple background techniques with mists and paints to create an unusual patterned background and then used loads of pretty thing like pearls, and doilies to make it soft and whimsical


So here is the exact criteria

This month we are going to celebrate Christmas using non traditional colours in a COLOUR CHALLENGE!!!!
Please use the colours from the swatch below and you can also use either 1 or 2 photos and your layout must be Christmas themed... upload to the Scrap the Boys site by 7th Jan 2012

Monday, December 5, 2011

Decorative Backgrounds and your WOW chippies!

44Sometimes I like to really mess up my background cardstock, and sometimes and I like to leave them plain. Just a few different techniques I like to use are misting, masking, negative masking, stamping, inking, painting, scrunching, distressing with sandpaper….but the list is endless.

Here are a couple of Christmas layouts with different background techniques:

-this layouts I have used a Kaisercraft background stamp with ‘olive’ ink, and also used some corregated cardboard to create the cross-hatch markings


-I have altered the Chipboard piece with white Mr Hueys’s mist, and some glitter paint


-for this layouts I have used a pre-used mask moistened with a water spray bottle, and used the mask itself as a stamp. Gives a great grungy look


-to alter this chipboard, I have used texta to colour the individual baubles and then sprayed over Mr Huey’s “Calico Shine” mist


So why not be a bit daring with your flat cardstock and give it a bit of life. Play around, get creative and have fun…it’s only paper after all!

Merry Christmas and stay safe

Cheers Wendy x x x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Last Sketch of the year at Anna’s

Yep… another 12 months of sketchy goodness completed. December year is all about heartfelt LOVE, so why not heart it up with my latest sketch at Anna’s Craft Cupboard.

Anna's DEC sketch

and here is the layout!

me and lisa

So go on… make a hearty layout and load to Anna’s gallery before NYE to be in the draw for a random $40 voucher with free postage.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Just a quickie to remind you all that A Lil’ Somethin’  is having their Christmas release sale tonight…at 1930 AEST….

FIRST in…limited numbers due to materials used!

(head to the blog to place an order, but check out what is on sale in the Facebook album…and like us on FB is you haven’t already)