Saturday, 22 April 2017

Wild Blue Yonder

Hi there, it's a Saturday afternoon and I'm home enjoying a lazy day. Believe me it doesn't happen a lot but it's nice to be doing things that I love. So I have been creating more in the hope to find my mojo. It helps to have lots of encouragement from a friend.
Here is my take on this month's challenge for Kraft Plus using paint swatches. I printed this large photo, how fun is it ! It certainly helped me get out of my comfort zone but that is exactly what makes it interesting. If you want inspiration go check it out, some amazing layouts.

Close up of the cluster using burlap, cork and beach sand.

Thanks for checking in and have fun creating.
Michelle xx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Seek adventure


Good morning, how is your Easter break going? My family enjoyed time together relaxing.
 I have returned here to share my latest sketch challenge layout for Let's Get Sketchy. I'm so happy to announce I have joined their design team and look forward to creating using their wonderful sketches and mood boards. I loved the circles in this sketch and was glad to pull out an older range from Kaisercraft I had from many years ago. 

Here is the sketch found here on the Let's Get Sketchy blog. 
 I fussy cut out the circular shapes and foam mounted some to add height.
 I added the wooden x's from Rainbow Splendour and they are a great addition to boy layouts.
For the side of the page I added a handstitched border alongside a thin line of washi tape.
 My title is mixed fonts using Thickers and I typed up this saying on my typewriter.
 The black circle stamping and black paint splatters go well with the black and white photo.
Last addition was the enamel dots in different shades of green that added more circles to the design.
I really enjoyed creating using the sketch and mood board for the colours and patterns.
Can't wait to see your layouts, so please join in,there is a great prize to be won.
Have a lovely creative day!
Michelle xx

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Let's get Sketchy 1st April

Hi everyone, how are you all?
 I'm happy to share a fun sketch over on the Let's Get Sketchy blog.
 Can you believe it's April already!! This is the first sketch for this month. I love how you can be inspired by a sketch and make it your own style.

I saw this leaf die cut and knew I needed to use it as the divider for the top of the layout. This recent paper range is called Island Escape by Kaisercraft.

 This leaf tropical pattern is so trendy right now and I think it's perfect for my many beach photos.

I enjoyed fussy cutting and paper piecing these clusters adding a few shells.

The last finishing touches were the clear sequins and clear beads.

For inspiration go check out  Let's Get Sketchy  We can't wait to see your entries.

Thanks for stopping by today


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Let's get sketchy

Here is the link to a March Mid-month challenge it's a great place to start to find your mojo! I plan to create tomorrow.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

For the love of pineapples!!

Morning everyone,

Who can understand the trends sometimes? Pineapples became one and I was delighted! Some people don't get it but besides loving to eat fresh sweet pineapples, my love of the pineapple stems back to my childhood.
See I'm a Queenslander and the memories I have of going to see the Big Pineapple is still there.
I live in WA now and moved here when I was 13, I still hope to take my children to QLD one day.

This layout uses Typo paper and Typo wood veneers!! How cute are they? This has been sitting in my to do box forever it seems. So one more completed and I am on track to finishing what I started.

Close ups, just love the wood veneers.

I don't think this is my usual style but I am happy I have this to add to the album.
Have a lovely day.
Michelle xx



Hello there, how is everyone this week? Has anyone had time to create? 

Perhaps you are excited for this year, a fresh start to try something new? 

We would love to encourage you to go for it!! There is so much inspiration shared here from Scrapping Clearly and we hope you enjoy visiting us throughout this year. 

I had a lot of fun with this one creating this layout using some of the Chickaniddy Crafts Yippee range. I love the colours and summery designs. 

 I cut out a heart shape from the Kaisercraft Bow and Arrow Chevron 12 x 12 diecut and a slightly smaller heart out of the white cardstock. At the back of the chevron I attached 6 different strips of pattern paper. It was all stitched together, several times to create a whimsical heart.

 This Pinwheel was cut using the Tim Holtz die. The silver glittered foam hearts, arrow and my title Smile was using the thickers from Cedar Lane collection.

Have a lovely day being creative! 
Michelle xx

you + me

you + me

Happy holidays everyone, I am really enjoying our school break. 

So many exciting things are happening and it's that time of year for CHA. So many new products to swoon over!! What is your favourite?

Anyway I'm slightly side tracked, here is my take on the January sketch and I decided to turn it around. We can't wait to see your interpretation.

 This paper range is called Chickaniddy from the Yippee collection. I used lots of the different papers onto white cardstock to add layers and tags. Then some of the layers were matted with black to add contrast.

I used the sequin threads instead of the paint drips. The black and white stickers are from Heidi Swapp.

 Gorgeous gold sparkly foam word thickers (you + me) are from the Cedar Lane collection.

 Close up of the sequins and foam letters.

 My tag has journaling and on the other side I added an extra photo and some washi tape.

Have a lovely day and enjoy your holidays!
Michelle xx