Friday, 13 December 2013

Free For All - No Rules

So excited the second challenge at 
Off The Rails Scrapbooking 
has been posted and I have a mixed media canvas to share.

It was a lot of fun creating this canvas, the background is made up of some many different products and I loved the way it turned out.

The challenge was to create something that I wanted to, No Rules, I could do what I wanted to, if this appeals to you then I would love for you to become a follower of Off The Rails Scrapbooking and enter your creation. You will find more inspiration from the Design Team over on the blog

If you happen to be the lucky winner the prize is supplied by Dusty Attic.

Happy Creating

Friday, 29 November 2013

Off the Rails Scrapbooking: Challenge No. 1 - Acetate

The first challenge for Off The Rails Scrapbooking has been released, please follow the link below to find out what the challenge is and have a look at the wonderful inspiration that the Design Team has provided.

Would love to see you enter the challenge and win the prize that is up for grabs. Our first sponsor is Boys Rules Kit, why not stop past for a visit.

Happy Creating

Monday, 18 November 2013

New challenge blog

I have something to share with you all. A new challenge blog has just gone live

I am thrilled and excited to be a part of this new blog. The design team are an amazing group of ladies from all over the world

Carol Theng -
Narelle Fasulo -
Manda Moore -
Sherry Mendoza -
Lori Apgar -
Gayle Gordon -
Diana Gonzalez -
Sue Plumb -
Susie Moore -
Fiona Paltridge -
Lynn Murphy -
Monica Blain -
Felicity Wilson -
Erin Reed -
Sara McDowall -
Amanda Sousa -

The first challenge will be announced on the 29th of November but before then I would love for you to start following Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Congratulations Amanda for believing in yourself and following your dream

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Scrap That Imperfect Photo

How many of you have looked at a photo and though I would love to do something with it but it is not quite right and you love it any way. Part of someones head is cut off, they are not looking at the camera, the photo is blurry or someone is partially covered this is the photo that you need to use if you want to join in the challenge at Scrap It With Attitude.

Scrap It With Attitude are lucky enough to have some wonderful sponsors for our challenges and this challenge is no exception. The sponsor is Imaginarium Designs.

Imaginarium Designs was created in late 2010 here in Adelaide as we saw a need for some unique designs in the industry! Chipboard is such an amazing medium to work with ... perfect for Scrapbooking pages, projects, cards and so much more. Our designers are everyday Scrapbookers and Cardmakers who work in the Papercraft industry and design Chipboard specifically for everyday projects. We make sure that every design is perfect and fits pages and cards as it should! We design and produce Chipboard everyday and pride ourselves in custom service and unique designs - nothing is too small or too hard! Our incredibly talented Design Team for 2013 has some incredible international and Australian talent and we cant wait to show you our new designs!.

Please follow the links below to their blog, home and ning site.

I had this idea in my head that I need to get out as I knew which photo I was going to use for the challenge. I love the final result.

I have added a close up of the flower cluster as I wanted to show you want you can do with Vellum and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens. I was not sure if I could colour the vellum but I gave it a go and this is the result and I love it.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Feathers,keys and hearts

I don't participate in many swaps but just recently I took part in an ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap. The theme was open, we could do anything that we liked.

Ages ago I brought a packed of ATC size Sticky back canvas and I finally decided to use it. It is wonderful stuff you can do anything to it and it still sticks.

I coloured and stamped the sticky back canvas with distress inks, the piece of material was coloured with dylusion spray inks, the heart was coloured with distress stain, and gelatos and the piece of paper with the quote was also coloured with distress ink. Lots of messy goodness in this ATC.

Happy Creating

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Challenge Pack

It is not very often that I actually create something for me, but 2 weeks ago I created a layout.

My local scrapbook store Create on Ormond has challenge packs that you can purchase at the beginning of the month and then you can take the completed design back to the store for a little show and tell and be in the running to win a prize.

The instructions said that we had to include a piece of everything that was included in the pack. A sketch was also provided. Well I can see where my layout came from but I may have changed it a bit too much, oops, oh well it was fun.

Happy Creating

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

'Sea Breeze" mmmm Summer is on its way

Frosted Designs  have released their first scrapbooking kit. I haven't got my yet but I am looking forward to getting it and all the fun that I will have.

Kit Contents:
Patterned Papers
1x Studio Calico Scarborough
1x Glitz Uncharted Waters Bits & Pieces
1x Glitz Uncharted Waters Waves
1 x Glitz Uncharted Waters Stripes
1x Glitz Uncharted Waters Anchor
1x Echo Park Here and Now Chalkboard Quotes
1x Echo Park Here and Now Dots
1x MME Cut and Paste Adorbs Hello
1 x MME Cut and Pastes Adorbs Unique Special
1x Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock 12"X12" Frosted teal
1x Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock 12"X12" Black
1x Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock 12"X12" White
1 Packet of American Crafts Dear Lizzy Treasure Thickers
1x Packet of 12 MME Collectable Decorative pins
1x Packet of 84 Studio Calico diecuts
1x Websters Modern Romance Quick Picks Baker's Twine 
1x MME Collectable Tiny words
1x MME Cut and Paste Charm ''Hey You'' Jorunal card
1x MME Collectable  Notable "Memo" Title
1x Packet of Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms
1x Packet of Kaisercraft Rhinestones
3x Studio Calico Frames
3x Glassine Mini Bags
1x Packet  of gold tiny 5mm star sequins

What an amazing and long list of products to play with.

I would like to share with you two layouts that have been created using the kit. Rikki and Narelle are two very talented designers. Their styles are different but both of them have an amzing talent that I can only dream of.

The first layout is Rikki's and if you would love to see more of her work please visit her blog Just to Obsessed. I love this layout, it is stunning and right in the middle is one cute little baby.

The second layout is Narelle's and you will find her work at Enchanted Creations, and enchanted you will be while looking at her work.What a beautiful picture of a little girl and her Nanna.

I would like to thank both Rikki and Narelle for allowing me to share their layouts on my blog.

Happy Creating

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Inner Child

When we were kids we loved to colour, but as we got older that favourite past time was push away. Well I went back to my inner child and learnt how to colour in a more adult way.

Scrap It With Attitude is a facebook group, that I belong to and every month they have a couple of challenges. One is a sketch challenge and the other is a Design Team inspired challenge. The Design Team inspired challenge for the month of October is "Use Your Stamps"

I used a Whismy Stamp from the The Kenny K Collection - Craft Star and to colour her in I used my new Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Pens.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Kraft Paper, Chipboard and Flair

Frosted Designs have a new sponsor, StencilGirl. In 2010 Mary Beth decided to dip her toe into the stencil design business, and now provides the art community with the highest quality artist design stencils that can be use many ways.

The challenge this fortnight was to use Kraft Paper, Chipboard and a Flair. I love kraft paper as it is so versatile, but this time i decided not to do anything to it other than put it through my silhouette cameo.

I had sooo much fun creating this background, would you believe it is only one colour of Dylusions Ink and water.

Products I used from the Frosted Designs store are:

UmWow Studio - Dream a Little Dream Flair
UmWow Studio - Arrow Confetti
Dylusions Ink - Dirty Martini
American Craft Cardstock - White
American Craft Cardstock - Black

Happy Creating

Monday, 7 October 2013

Frosted Designs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Frosted Design Grand Opening Blog Hop! Hop on board and visit all seven designers blogs for some fun.

Each of the talented designers will have a word that you need to look out for. Once you have collected the words, you will have a phrase. Please email this phrase to A random winner will be picked to receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Frosted Designs Store. (please note that shipping on items brought we be paid for by the winner)

Using Dylusions Inks on a layout I belive turns it into a Mixed Media Journey
Sea Breeze is the name of the new scrapbooking kit that Frosted Designs has just release please visit the shop to purchase yours, limited number are available
Frosted Designs

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Dylusion Fun

Like all scrapbookers, card markers or mixed media artists I am addicted to supplies and what better way to have up to date and a variety of products at my finger tips than belonging to the Frosted Designs Design Team.

My favourite products to use at the moment would have to be the Dylusion Inks. It means getting messy and running around with ink staining my hands for a couple of days afterwards but I don't mind, that is the enjoyment of creating.

In this layout I have used 6x6 Echo Park Beautiful Life Paper Pad, Heidi Swap Stencil - Butterflies, Prima Flowers - Paquita, Um Wow - Dream A Little Dream Flairs and Dylusion Inks Sprays - Funky Fuscia and Calypso Teal and American Crafts Cardstock - White

I love the effect of spraying two or more inks over the top of each other (in this case only 2) and the effects you get when laying the stencil over the top and lightly spraying with water. I also coloured the little aqua roses with dylusions and water.

A close up of the gorgeous Prima flower, they have so much texture.

It was easy to add a title to my layout with the UmWow flair. My daughter is a dreamer at times and this flair was just perfect.  is where you can find the products listed above.

Thank you for visiting and happy creating

Saturday, 14 September 2013

3 x 3 Challenge and a new adventure

For the last seven months I have been lucky enough to be part of the design team for Frosted Designs, which is a challenge blog. I have enjoyed every challenge and look forward to doing many more.

This month the girls, Amanda and Barb started a new adventure, they opened an online store and kit club, which you can find here Frosted Designs. So excited about the new format at Frosted Designs. There is still a challenge every fortnight, but one of the design team members gets to pick the challenge. 6 days of the week the design team will share their use of products that can be found in the store.

The challenge this month is the first shop challenge is 3 x 3. Pick any three shapes eg. squares, rectanges, stars etc and use them 3 times each on your card, layout or mixed media project.

The three shapes I used are Hearts, Arrows and Circles.

Products used from the store
American Craft Cardstock - White
Dylusions Ink Spray - White Linen
Dylusions Ink Spray - After Midnight
Dylusions Ink Spray - Funky Fuchscia
Dylusions Ink Spray - Calypso Teal
Dylusions Ink Spray - Dirty Martini

Monday, 2 September 2013

All About Dad

Every month a facebook group call Scrap It With Attitude has a Design Team Inspired Challenge and this month it is All About Dad.

If you have a facebook account and would love to join the challenge then please come over for a visit. We welcome a new sponsor this month, Sassy Scrapper.

This month I created another layout. I used texture paste, white distress paint, purple big brush pen and dylusion ink spray.

Thank you for coming by and Happy Creating

Sunday, 1 September 2013


The new fortnightly challenge at Frosted Designs is all about Numbers. Can you add numbers to your card, layout or mixed media project?

I wanted to try a new colouring medium that I have, the background is coloured with Faber-Castell Gelatos.

The sponsor for the numbers challenge is Molossi

Thank you for stopping past and Happy Creating :)

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Chipboard is a product that comes in so many shapes and sizes and you can do so much with.

The challenge at Frosted Design is all about chipboard. Use it to embellish your card, layout or off the page project.

For this particular challenge I decided to create a layout. The three butterflies are chipboard which have then been painted white with Tim Holtz Distress Paint.

I love colouring my embellishment to fit my ideas. The flower and leaves have also been coloured, they were done with Dylusions Ink Spray.

The sponsor this month is a new to Frosted Designs it is Moments of Tranquility. Cannot wait to see what is created.

Thank you for coming past, Happy Creating.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Scrapbooking Classes

I have always wondered how to create a layout and thought to myself I could never do that, well i was wrong. I posted about layout that I created all by myself thanks to the classes that I have done. This is the link if you would like to have a look at that particular post.

I began my scrapbooking journey, which I am loving, at Create On Ormond where I have attended many different classes since November 2011. They have included technique and mixed media classes where I have had the chance to use and buy many different products and made new friends along the way.

Create On Ormond arranged for Leonie from Leonie's Life to teach some classes. I attended 6 in total but I only have 4 layouts to share. The other 2 layouts I am not happy with what I did and have not finished. I am planning on exploring the techniques I learnt a lot more.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy creating

Sunday, 4 August 2013


Embossing can be done two ways dry embossing or heat embossing, which one would you choose?  Both are fun to play with but I ran with an idea that i pictured in my head only at the beginning of the week. I was walking a very tight timeline knowing that it needed to be completed for the challenge this week at Frosted Designs.

The 3 folders that I used were Tim Holtz Alterations: Texture Fades - Rays and Retro Circles and Spellbinders M-Bossabilities - Reversible Embossing Folders: Bricks & Bark.

Please visit the Frosted Designs blog,  you will find many wonderful inspiration projects by the talented design team.

Happy Creating

Friday, 2 August 2013

Celebrations and Fussy Cutting

Yesterday a new challenge was revealed to the members at Scrap It With Attitude, if you have a facebook account would love you to come and visit and join the group. It is filled with very talented members who love a chat, helping each other and sharing of their work.

Celebrations and Fussy Cuttings is the challenge. I worked on a medium that I had not worked on before, a tag.

I love the colours, I know it is a stange colour combination but it just all seemed to want to go together.

Thank you for coming past and Happy Creating

Monday, 29 July 2013

Cheeky, Cute, Adorable

I never thought that I would catch the scrapbooking bug, but it seems to have caught up with me. I have been taking classes over the last 5 weeks and have really enjoyed the learning and the creating, I will share with you at another time the layouts that were produced from the classes.

Today I want to share with you a layout that I have created all by myself (what a big girl I am) using a technique that I learnt just last week.

A blog called Sassy Scrappers has a monthly challenge, well this is the first month that I have decided to enter something. The challenge was to use a mood board to create a layout project or card. What first caught my eye when I saw the mood board were the colours particular the red and orange and I knew that I had the perfect photo to use these colours with.

Thank you for coming past and Happy Creating

Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Great Outdoors

I wanted to do something a little different for the challenge at Frosted Designs this fortnight. When I think of The Great Outdoors my little man, who is 3 always springs to mind as he loves playing outside. The weather can be hot, freezing cold and raining and he will want to go outside.

I am really not sure how to describe my mixed media canvas. It is certainly for a boy, it is grungy looking, fun and interesting.

Who ever wins this challenge will be the lucky receipent of not one but two prizes. The sponsors for this challenge are Spiegel Mom's Scrap Shop and Molossi.

Happy Creating.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Ribbon, Twine and Washi Tape

Ribbon, twine and washi tape three embellishments that you can do so much with.

Frosted Designs's new challenge is using two of them. Which two you ask? Well before I started this project I though I could use twine and washi tape. I have never used washi tape before even though I own about 30 rolls, do I really have that many ooops.

Everything for this project seem to have a life of its own. This project started out brown, not that you would be able to tell by looking at it now.

The background is made by gluing reclaimed lace curtain to the canvas and the copper spirals are made of ribbon and the 2 different butterflies are washi tape.

Frosted Design's has a new sponsor this month Donna Downey Studios. For those of you who don't know who Donna is, she is an amazingly talented mixed media artist. I would love for you to go and visit her website.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hexagons and Twine

This month the new challenge at Scrap It With Attitude is Hexagons and Twine. I love being part of the Scrap It With Attitude Design Team as it has really made me push my boundaries.

Not every design comes naturally and not every design works out how I want it to and the project below is a perfect example of that. In my head I knew what I wanted to do as a back ground and how to create it but after that I had no idea what I was going to do. I am not sure how other people create but I never have a clear picture in my head of what it is going to look like.

So the background is hexagons and somewhere in there I needed to incorporate twine. My first thought was to make twine flowers, I have seen them and thought that they would fit perfectly into my design, and I still think they would. It just didn't happen, not enough time on my behalf to perfect them and make as many as I needed. So out came my trusty Silhouette Cameo and I searched my libray for a flower design. I still needed to include twine.

How did I go to include twine in my design? I love this piece. It is not my usually style but that could why I love it so much.

The challenge at Scrap It With Attitude is sponsored by Love Crafts. It is just a brand new business starting up online, so why not head on over and show them some support.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Polka Dots

Polka dots is a pattern of circles, they can be any size and  more often than not they are small filled in dots. Two colours are used to make the dots stand out, from my research its mainly the dark/strong colour as the background and the light/weaker colour as the dots.

I stylised my polka dots, yes it could be said all I did was create a line of dots, but I don't see it that way.

The challenge at Frosted Designs is Polka Dots and is sponsored by Oh My Crafts.

Oh My Crafts is a growing business dedicated to selling the latest products in paper, sewing and jewellery crafts. They have a retail store, plus a variety of products online. They attend serveral trade shows each year to find the latest products to offer their customers.

The Design Team at Frosted Designs produce so many different projects to give you inspriation, please visit and if you like a piece why not comment as we all love to receive feed back on a project we have created.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Things With Wings + Sketch

It is time again to share with you my project for Frosted Designs. The challenge is Things With Wings + Sketch. Butterflies, birds, insects or anything else you can think of that has wings.

Sometimes when you hear a theme an idea pops into your and you have no choice but to create it. So I used my creative licence with this one.

This challenge is sponsored by Molossi, please visit their website and have a look around.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Hot Glue Gun Tutorial

Have you ever wondered what else you can do with your hot glue gun, well I have and have some discoveries to show you.

Tools Required:
Hot glue gun
Extra sticks of glue
Non stick craft mat

The best way to start is print off some letters on the computer and then trace over the top with you glue gun

 Not the easiest thing to do, I cannot tell you how fast or slow to do it as all glue guns are different. My first attempt at the individual letters were a disaster, I could not even tell they were letters

Or you can do your letters/writing freehand, which I found much easier

 The simple styles of lettering are the easiest and the more confidence you gain then move on to the more complicated styles.

Shapes are easy to do as they can be anything and I did all of these free hand.

 I have also made some flowers. I will show you my freehand flowers

 A little bit of a disaster although the bottom one in the middle is not too bad

Now I will show you a flower that I have hand drawn

I have then placed it under my non stick craft mat

 And traced over the top and this is the result

This is a very simple card that I made with my word.  I used X-Press It Triple Tac Glue to glue down Love. I painted it with acrylic paint.

I hope that you have fun exploring this idea. I am looking forward to experimenting a little more as well.

Saturday, 1 June 2013


The new challenge at Scrap It With Attitude was posted today and it is Splatter. Can you find your inner child and remember your childhood joy with paint? Well if you can and have a facebook account why not join the creative group Scrap It With Attitude and take part in the challenge.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


No not the physical kind although sometimes I think a punching bag would be great to relieve the stress. I mean the punches that you use to cut designs out of paper. There are many brands out on the market and you need to find one that suits your needs and budget.

My most used designs would have to be my 4 or 5 different butterfly ones and my circle ones that range from small (doesn't have a size) to the largest one at 6.4cm.

The challenge over Frosted Designs is Punches - use a punch or 2 to design a card, layout or mixed media project. The sponsor for the challenge is Boys Rules Kits

For my inspiration project I used 4 different sized circle punches and a heart punch.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Black, White + One

Pink is my one, I played around with orange, green, purple and aqua but decided on pink. The next question was what was I going to create to provide inspiration over at Frosted Designs for the fortnightly challenge.

When I began I am not sure what I was in my head but I know it was not this. Sometimes when things start to happen you just have to go with the flow.

The sponsor for the challenge is SpiegelMom's Scrap Shop on Etsy, why not pay her a visit and see what you can find.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013


Do you know what monochromatic means, well according to The Macquarie Concise Dictionary it means producing or pertaining to one colour or one wavelength.

Have I got you wondering where I am going with this?

I was working on a project for the Design Team at Scrap It With Attitude facebook group. This month the challenge is creating a layout paying tribute to your Mum and it is to be Monochromatic.

For inspiration I created a mixed media canvas that is Monochromatic, it is actually harder than it seems as I really wanted to add different colours, but I love the end result and my daughter Miss C has already asked me to make her one but it needs to be in pink, purple and green.

It is quite interesting what I would do to finish a piece of art. The three stems for the flowers are all finger knitted, yes you did read it right.

If you would like to take part in this challenge and have a facebook account please click on the link above and all you have to do is ask to join. There is even a prize up for grabs it is a $20 in store gift voucher from Shop and Crop Scrapbooking.

Hope to see your layouts really soon.

Happy creating

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Technique Tuesday at Frosted Designs

I would like to share with you how to use a product called Mask It. It comes from X-Press It, it is a low tack film that provides you with many possibilities

Mask It
Tools Required:
Mask It
Sharpe Blade
2 different stamps
Heat Gun
Card Stock

When choosing the stamps start with one that that has an easy shape to cut around and the second stamp as a background. To begin first stamp the shape that you want to mask. For quick drying use the heat gun. ce

Once image is dry cut a piece of the Mask-It that will completely cover the stamped image, you dont need any excess as you are going to cut away the film and just leave it on the image.

When cutting the film, dont press to hard as you want to cut the film only and not the card underneath, which is why I suggested you use a simple shape to get the feel for it. Make sure that your blade is sharp if need be put in a brand new blade, will make it just that little bit easier as you dont have to press as hard.

Once you have finished cutting the film, carefully remove the Mask-It that is not covering the stamped image. Do it slowly just in case you have not cut all the way through, this allows you to carefully recut the film in the right spot.

Now that excess film has been removed ink up your second stamp and stamp over the top of your first image.


 After you have stamped your second image it is time to remove the film that is covering your image.

Mask-It can be used in many ways, create your own shape and use it as a stencil, stamp an image and then colour the card around it. Before putting the Mask It over the first stamped image colour it in.

Hope that this tutorial has sparked your imagination, Happy Creating. If you would like to see more tutorials please visit Frosted Designs