Monday, 10 April 2017

Art Journaling - A Different Direction

Hello and welcome back to my little blog. I've been working a lot with art journaling lately. I find this is such an amazingly creative outlet. I'm writing a series of articles about this for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

Here are some of the pages I've made for the magazine articles:

This one is made entirely with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and pen (plus some alphas). This is a great example of how you can create something when you're just playing.

This one also predominantly uses Colour Crush. I love those Colour Crush butterflies!

I know my work is usually very colour-driven but I also adore book text with black and white. I love how this turned out!

If you'd like to learn more about art journaling I hope you can pick up one of my articles in Scrapbooking Memories magazine!

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

It's all Black and White at More Than Words!

Hello and welcome to the April challenge at More Than Words! It might be April Fools Day but there's no joke about this fabulous challenge!

Firstly, here's what I made:

The ice-cream I was eating was the best one ever! It was from my favourite ice-cream shop where we go on holidays and they gave me an extra scoop this day. Check out the flavours below. Yum!

I converted my photo to black and white (cos there was a horrible bright green wall behind me!) then let the colours stay only on the ice-cream.

Hmmm, there's lots of black and white on there. Do you know what the challenge is yet?

Apart from the black and white, pink is the only other colour on the page. Have you worked the challenge out? Ok - here it is!

The challenge is to be influenced by the word 'Dream' and create in black, white and one other colour. Easy! You can find the challenge here.

I sure hope you can join us this month!

Happy scrappin'!


Friday, 24 March 2017

So Sweet at More Than Words

Hello all. It's Mini Challenge time over at More Than Words! The word to use on your Mini Project this month is SWEET.

I made an ATC:

The background is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush  and I topped this with some gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies and paint and some book paper - which I'm rather addicted to!

Here's the challenge board. You can find the challenge here. I sure hope you can join in!

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

More Than Words in March

Hello again! It's the first of the month and you know what that means - it's time for a new challenge at More Than Words! The inspirational word this month is BEAUTIFUL and the creative challenge is to use a BUTTERFLY.

Here's what I made:

My daughter and her bestie were easy choices for the BEAUTIFUL part of the challenge. I tried to add some classic beauty to the page too. The sensational flourish from The Dusty Attic adds that special touch.

I used a few different brands of die-cut butterflies on this. Whenever I use them people ask me what the brands are so here they are - the intricately cut ones are from Memory Box and Poppy (both the same parent company) and the smaller ones are from Die-namics.

I hope you can join us at More Than Words this month. Here's the challenge board:

You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday, 26 February 2017


I've never put anything up for sale on my blog before but I've been completely besotted with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and watercolours lately and I've been doing some serious playing with them. I made these funky chicken paintings! These are for sale for AUD$30 each plus postage. I can post to anywhere in the world.
They are painted on heavy-duty 425gsm watercolour paper and are A4 in size. Each one has some kind of 3-D element to it.

"Confetti Chicks" has punched confetti shapes on it. Here's a close-up:

"Peace" has a 3-D twig:

Here's a close-up:

I adore the soft pastel colours I can create with Colour Crush. I hope you like them!

If you're interested in either of these please just message me here or on Facebook.

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 22 February 2017


Welcome back! It's Mini Challenge time over at More Than Words. With February being the month for all things romantic, the word to use this month is LOVE.

I made an ATC:

The ATC is all white and silver. I layered up the chippies and topped them with a little wire heart that I made.

Here's the challenge board:

I hope you can join in this month. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Monday, 20 February 2017

My Next Class

Hello ladies! I'll be holding my next local class on Saturday the 25th of March. You can find all the details on my classes Facebook page here.

Happy scrappin'!