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