Friday, 15 December 2017


Hi everyone, Merry Christmas!!

What a crazy busy month!! I haven't been creating, so it was really nice to pause and follow this second sketch for Let's Get Sketchy. 
 I decided to keep to the sketch this time. I pulled out my oldie but a goodie paper range by Webster's pages called All that Glitters. 

This range is so pretty and I decided to go with the gold and added heaps of the glittery papers and vellum. So it ended up being a pretty Christmas layout with all the gold !!

The chipboard from Your creative wings was cut down to create a few separate circles to look like baubles. They were painted white and embossed with white glitter powder. Maggie Holmes gold bows were a great addition to the chipboard.

Close up of the chipboard title believe with the same white paint and then white glitter embossed. the white bow was in my stash from a while ago. Behind the photo I have layers of gold punchinella, vellum, paper doily and patterned paper.
Thanks for joining in with Let's Get Sketchy this year. We can't wait to see your layouts this month and hope that you continue into the New Year. Go check out this sketch and all the DT inspiration here
Have a happy and safe holiday season, Merry Christmas!!
Love Michelle xx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Make your dreams happen

Good Morning! How are you? 
Do you have plans for December? It's such a busy time of year with lots of functions and family get togethers!  In all of the fun times I still want time to reflect, take photos and have creative time, so to start off here is the new sketch challenge for Let's Get Sketchy. 

I turned the sketch on its side to create the border going up so the fussy cut butterflies could be scattered up to create movement. The paper range is called Indigo Skies by Kaisercraft and I loved the butterflies and wood together.

Loved this photo of my niece in her cool jacket her Mum sewed, she is so very clever! I used some die cuts and tiny word stickers by Tim Holtz. Washi tape along the side for a border using a black and white stripe from Heidi Swapp, which I love how it's thin and a silver washi too.

I went crazy with blue and silver sequins and I love it! It's really shiny and helped with the scattered look from the butterflies.

Here is a close up to show the silver and white ink I splattered to finish my page.
We would love to see your take on the sketch, please check out the other DT's layouts for some inspiration here
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by
Love Michelle xx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Good Morning, how are you all?
My take on the new sketch comes from a blind crop my friend created for her DT. She used three large tags and I loved the look and thought it goes well with our lastest sketch for December for Let's Get Sketchy! 

This paper range is called High Tea by Kasiercraft. Very pretty soft colours in this range.
 I cut out large tags with my big shot and used them in place of the three photos across the layout.

Some close ups of the flower clusters I fussy cut  from a 12x12 sheet and Heidi Swapp Gold Color shine around the tags and flowers.

Tim Holtz tiny word stickers and glitter crown and title from a pack of Thickers by American crafts called Beautiful-Belle-Hermosa.

Go ahead check out the inspiration on the Blog at Let's Get Sketchy 
We look forward to seeing your creations. 
Have a creative day xx

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Be True

It's November!! Can you believe it!! 
New month and new sketch on the Let's Get Sketchy, come and join us!! I'm loving this sketch with the layers in the middle and the long title.

Here is my take on the sketch with a photo of my beautiful niece. I love the hands on hips stance. Such a perfect model for her Mum's adorable hand sewn clothing.

Have a great creative week! Please go check out Let's get Sketchy here and join us this month. We can't wait to see your layouts.
Love Michelle

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Be You

Hey there, It's warming up here in Perth, a glimpse of Summer to come! It's a bit of a shock though because it's been cold longer than usual! 
Our mid October reveal at Let's get Sketchy has a diagonal shape across the layout. 
So I used Colour Blast velvet colour shimmer dust as a border instead of pattern paper to create the diagonal. It was fun experimenting with new products. I realise I have a lot to learn and should take time to play.

I moved the photos to the right side and added a pretty gold vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour.

Please join us with this latest challenge for a great prize, we look forward to seeing your layouts.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Love Michelle xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Good Morning, I found this adorable picture of my Niece who lives interstate and knew the Wildflower collection by Kaisercraft would be perfect.
This is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for the first reveal. I flipped it to the right and used a smaller strip on the top. The rectangle mats behind the photo I changed to circular. The reason was the beautiful circular arrows chipboard by Scrapmatts. I just love it!

The background was created on the floral resist cardstock using Lindy's Stamp Gang magical powders. Colours tiffanylou's blue and raspberry lemonade. My friend let me play with them and I love them. I might have to buy them all! I might not be able to see from the photo but I added Gold Colour Blast shimmer over the top of the pink, it looks so pretty.

Close up of the circle cluster

Close up of the magical resist cardstock

Thank you for stopping by and please come and join us here at LGS for more inpiration. We look forward to seeing what you create.
love Michelle xx

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

My Favourite

Hello, how are you?
I went through a time a few years ago where I used new stencils to create backgrounds. I was so please with this layout. I love Cherry blossoms and I had to have this stencil from The Crafters Workshop. It turned out beautifully. I used watercolours to add the pink, green flowers and grey birds.

I would suggest if you have some large stencils bring them out and create your own backgrounds. I used texture paste because I wanted dimension.

Here are close ups of the stencil and layers behind the photo. The three flower embellishments were from a broken headband that suited this layout perfectly.

I love taking candid shots and this one worked perfectly on a lazy afternoon.
Thank you for stopping by. 
love Michelle xx