Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Christmas Angel

Have you seen the December Challenge over at Show us your stuff. It's a fun one; use non traditional christmas colours with a christmas themed photo. With the extra criteria as always, being to use at least one handmade item. Make sure you pop on over here to give it a go, there are fabulous prizes up for grabs! And for all of you who have children that scrap make sure to check out Sophie's corner. The monthly challenge Sophie has set for the kids is fabulous. Check it out here.

The journalling on this layout is about our tough Christmas last year. We found out the week before Christmas how sick our Son, Lachlan was and that his condition was incurable. Madeline our angel managed to keep us smiling for Christmas and gave us Joy through the difficult time. Lachlan was born and died 4 days after Christmas. It's hard to believe its been almost a year.
We had a camping christmas trip booked last year but we never made it due to Lachlan's passing. So this year we will be camping and we will do something in remembrance of our son's first year.

Here is my example layout for the use of non traditional christmas colours on a christmas layout. I went with pink, aqua and silver and had fun getting my hands messy with this one!

Notice the gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies I have used on this layout; a blue felt pinwheel and 2 paper fan wheels. Get your own gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies here

Products used:
Teresa Collins patterned paper
Prima alphas
Dusty attic chipboard
Manor House creations flower
Ah Scrap felt pinwheel and paper fan wheels
Craft feathers
Acrylic paints
3d foam tape


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Colour Inspiration Challenge

Well it wouldn't be December without a Christmas based challenge at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

I want to tell you about Ant's Christmas Colour Inspiration Challenge.

There are 4 colour scheme options for the challenge.
We had fun making up these colour inspiration boards for the challenge.
Hop on over here to give this awesome challenge a go.

And if these colour boards aren't inspiration enough the winner of the challenge will get  a $20 voucher from Forever Always!

Option 1:

Option 2:

Option 3:

Option 4:

My December Sketch challenge

Hello and Happy monday to you all.
Can you believe it's December already!!?!

The year has gone so fast for me.
For my monthly Challenge over at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia I decided to set a sketch challenge. 
I took a layout design that I have used a few times and turned it into a sketch.

I would love for you to pop on over here and give the challenge a go. For the challenge you can Feel free to add, subtract embellishments, rotate or flip sketch etc. However i'd like to be able to see how you have actually used the sketchVery Happy 

The sponsor for the prize for the challenge is Scrapbooking from scratch. Check them out here.

Here is the sketch I made:

And this is one of my old layouts that inspired the sketch. For full details on this layout see here.

Sarah x

Friday, 16 November 2012

Sydney paper crafts festival, classes, layouts and meeting scrappy friends!

Happy saturday to you all! 
A couple of weeks back I went to the sydney paper crafts festival
What a great day I had. 

I got to meet the lovely Donna of Ah Scrap who I am currently guest designing for.
Donna and I have been communicating via email for a while so it was great to actually get to meet in person.

I also met one of my other online scrappy friends. Annette a friend from the Forum I live at- Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

Annette and I did two classes together. One was Nic Howard's class and the other was Lou Nelson's class.

Both with such different styles but both such lovely ladies and such talented artists.

I was sat in Lou Nelson's class next to a lovely lady. I asked her name and she told me Leonie. I know of 2 scrapping Leonie's on my blog roll. So I asked her surname and sure enough she said Waldron, I had been following her blog for some time! It was once again fabulous to get to meet her and watching her scrap was awesome too, she was a natural at Lou's style. Check out Leonie's blog here.

I didn't get time for much shopping with classes on most of the day but I did manage to nab some new chipboard and alphas.

Here is my favourite layout from the classes. It was Lou Nelsons' class of course. We played around with misting gesso and organic elements. Notice the gorgeous imaginarium designs chipboard designed by Lou herself.

This  next one is from Nic Howard's class

And a 2nd layout from Lou Nelsons' class. Playing around with tissue paper, wire and more misting.
I'm not so happy with how this one turned out. But really enjoyed the creative process and learnt from it.

Sarah x

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Off shore

Happy sunday to you all! I hope you have had a great weekend.

Have you seen the current challenge over at Show us your stuff?
The criteria are to include washi tape and the colour yellow.
And also always at least one handmade item. Pop on over here to give it a go.

Here is my DT layout for the challenge.
My handmade goodies are by:
Ah Scrap, ScrAp this and Rainbow splendour

Notice the gorgeous Ah Scrap pinwheel, hat pins and bottle cap!
You can get your own gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies here.

Products used:

Echo park patterned paper
prima mask, alphas, nest and flower
Tattered angels chalkboard mist
Melissa frances resin frame
Typo washi tape
Ah Scrap pinwheel, bottle cap and hat pins
Rainbow splendour book paper tag
Carmellos acrylic flower
ScrAp this fuzzy felt jotter
D-lish scraps washi tape
Florist vine
Helmer's scrap dots

Sarah x

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Here i am playing catch up again today!

This time I'm sharing my DT layout for CSI, case file number 42. It was my 2nd last case as a Detective (DT member) at CSI.

This is the gorgeous case file:

Now I have never really been a scrapper who uses sketches. But recently I have been a bit lacking in scrapping Mojo. Then last month at CSI we teamed up with OAUS and we scrapped our case files using sketches and WOW I loved it.

So for this layout I have used a sketch created by
the very talented Michele. Michele's blog is here, she has amazing sketches on there. Michele is a member of the CSI design team and designs all the downloadable co-ordinates for the CSI case files. She is uber talented!

Here is the gorgeous sketch, thanks Michele! :

Here is my DT example for the case file:

Notice the gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies I have used on there; 2 hat pins and a pinwheel.
Get some of your own gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies here.

For my evidence I used:
Circles ( in the form of buttons)
woodgrain background

For my testimony I used:
List a dozen things you can't live without.

Products used:
Basic Grey patterned paper
My minds eye patterned paper
Sassafras button
Prima flowers
American crafts alphas
Shimmerz Coloringz
Ah Scrap embellishments; Pinwheel, button and hat pins
My little bit of fANTsy mushroom pins
The chip chop shop doilies
D-lish scraps washi tape and lace
Eye candy magic pinwheel and button
My little bit of whimsy pin
Caramello's wired mushrooms
Fabric mesh
Vintage doily
Acrylic paint
Machine stitching
3d foam tape
Helmer's Scrap dots


40 rocks

Another post from me today!
I'm playing catch up.

I want to share my last case file as a Detective (DT member) at CSI.
My design term came to a close and i decided not to reapply for another term.
It was a very hard decision as CSI is an amazing place. The team I was designing with were incredible artists and Debbi runs everything so well. CSI helped my creative mojo when I needed it most, when I was grieving, the case files and the awesome journalling prompts really helped me to Scrap as therapy.

The new design team members and the old ones staying on have been announced here. What a talented team hey! I look forward to seeing all of their creations.

Here is case file 43.

For my evidence I used:
something transparent
a black and white patterned paper
rub ons

For my testimony I used
Document a special event.
Tie two ideas together: Write what first comes to your mind about your subject. Then, choose a connective from this site and write what comes to mind next.
I chose the connective words: first, then and later.
I used one of the inspiration words; event.

On my layout I have used 4 gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies; a bottle cap, 2 buttons and a pinwheel. Make sure to pop on over here to get some of your own Ah Scrap embellishments.

Products used:
Bo bunny patterned paper
Amy tangerine patterned paper
Prima patterned paper
Tim holtz tissue tape
Kaiser rub ons
Typo washi tape
Sassafras alphas
American crafts alphas
Ah Scrap embellishments; bottle cap, buttons and pinwheel
Charms' creations page runner and lovely lollipops
D-lish scraps washi tape
Machine stitching
3d foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots


He flies free

Happy Sunday to you all. I hope you have had a great weekend.

Have you seen Stop 6 in the Scrapbooking Amazing race over at SBT50.
Stop 6 is South America.
We three check in options; Peru, Brazil, Colombia.
It's not too late for you to take part in the race.

Here is my DT layout for Colombia. The criteria are to include:
1. At least one doily 
2. At least one of the following 4 bird related items- bird, wings, feather, nest. To show your love for the large number of bird species in Colombia.
3. A powdered medium. Dare I explain what characteristic of Colombia this represents! Examples of powdered mediums are: glitter, embossing powder, flower soft.

Here is my layout dedicated to my son who passed, Lachlan.
The photo is by an amazing lady; Carly Marie. Who does beautiful work for Bereaved parents.

Products used:
Crate paper patterned paper
Prima resin bird and flower
Melissa frances resin bird
Dusty attic chipboard
Making memories rub ons
Artiste Acrylic paint
Kaisercraft stamps
Opalettes embossing powders
Versamark ink
Greatest view twine
D-lish scraps flower and washi tape
Paper doilies
Shimmerz blingz
Shimmerz shimmeringz


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Sprinkle love

Happy thursday to you all!

So have you heard about the Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia Amazing race we have going on over here! The amazing race is in full swing. But you can join in at any time.
There is amazing prizes and exciting challenges.

The current continent we are visiting is Europe, with 3 check in options; Holland, Italy or France.
Here is a DT example layout I did for one of the check in stops- France. I'd love to see you all give the challenge a go.

The criteria for the challenge are:

1. Love themed layout to represent the city of love!
2. At least one heart to represent the romantics at heart who flock to paris.
3. At least one charm in aid of all the charming features of France

My layout is called "Sprinkle love".
My photo is off my little girl eating sprinkles : )

Products used:

Echo park patterned paper
American crafts thickers
Sassafrass alphas
Typo bull dog clip and washi tape
D-lish scraps washi tape, flower, resin frame, resin blooms and lace
Kaiser paint
Artiste paint
Burdy's handmade flower
The chip chop shop doily
SBT50 charms
ScrAp that felt heart
Helmers scrap dots
machine stitching
Greatest view twine
My little bit of whimsy button
Prima twisters


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Ah Scrap birthday Sale!!!

Ah Scrap turns one this month!!!!!

So Donna has decided to have a mini birthday sale with some new goodies.
The sale will take place on Wednesday 24th October at 7:30pm 
on the Ah Scrap blog.

Here are some sneak peeks for you:
stitched bear bottlecaps
 elegant bottlecaps
 girls embellie kit
 boys embellie kit
 new large star buttons
There are multiple designs available for both sets of bottlecaps
so stay tuned on the blog or the facebook page and mark your calenders!!


Sunday, 14 October 2012


Happy monday everyone!

Have you seen the current monthly challenge at Show us your stuff.
This month we have a fabulous sketch challenge created by the our talented DT member Leonie!

Here is the awesome sketch Leonie created

I loved using the sketch, I rotated it 90 degrees anti clockwise and for my handmade goodies I used more awesome goodies from Ah Scrap. Ah Scrap has a birthday sale happening this month, you don't want to miss out on that one!

I hope you will pop on over and give the challenge a go.

Here is take on it:

Products used:
Crate paper patterned paper
Manor house creations bloom
Petaloo blooms
Flower from equip headband
Dusty attic chipboard
Heidi swapp title sticker
Shimmerz coloringz
Handmade embellishments by Ah Scrap; felt butterfly, dress paper bloom, hat pins, kraft doilies.
Acrylic paints
Helmer's scrap dots
3d foam tape


Saturday, 6 October 2012

It's love

Happy saturday to you all!
Have you seen  the scrapbooking Amazing Race we have going on at the Scrapbooking top 50 forum?! If not then check it out here.
It's not too late to join in the fun and there are some amazing prizes up for grabs.

Here is my DT layout for our detour number 2 challenge:
The challenge is this:
Following your trip to Antarctica, you travel to a mystery a foreign country and you don't know the language! Scrap a layout or a 3 card set with a foreign word in the title or subtitle to get you back in the race. Eg Amore

Make sure to pop on over and give the challenge a go here.

Here is a close up of some gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies. How cute is that birdie bottle cap! The gorgeous butterfly hat pin and pink button are also Ah Scrap. Get your hands on some Ah Scrap goodies here.

So to meet the challenge criteria
I have used 3 different languages for the word love
Amore: italian
Liebe: German

So my layout reads: 
"Liebe, laska, amore, whichever language you use... it's love."

I have used goodies from these sponsors of our race: Ah Scrap, D-lish Scraps and ScrAp this.

Products used:

My minds eye patterned paper
Bo bunny patterned paper
Authentique patterned paper
Pink Paislee chipboard
Kaiser chipboard and mini blooms
American crafts alphas
Sassafras alphas
Ruby rock it flower
Ah Scrap bottle cap, hat pin and pink button
D-lish scraps flowers and washi tape
ScrAp this felt heart
Acrylic paints
Machine stitching 
Helmers scrap dots
3d foam tape

TFL xo

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Rock on!

Happy sunday to you all. It's a long weekend here. And so far we have had beautiful weather.

Here is my take on Case file number 39 at CSI. This is the last case file for september, so the last case file with collaboration with once upon a sketch.

Here is the awesome case file and sketch:

Here is my take on the case, it turned out very bright!

For my evidence I used:
little bits and pieces (old random chipboard pieces from MME I had been hoarding)
globe or map print (map print pinwheel)
frame (washi tape frames)

For my testimony:
I journalled in the form of a lesson plan
I framed my journalling in washi tape squares
I used the inspiration word : learn

Products used:
Bo bunny patterned paper
Basic grey patterned paper
Echo park patterned paper
My minds eye chipboard pieces
Sassafras blooms
Basic grey flowers
Kaiser blooms
Crafters workshop template
American crafts alphas
Typo washi tape
D-lish scraps washi tape
Lil red rocket flower
Rainbow splendour pinwheel
Acrylic paints
3d foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots
Machine stitching