Saturday, August 23, 2014

case file #136 - STYLE

Another fabulous case to solve over at CSI
case file #136 
for more details 
text print, floral pattern, fold something, leaves, wet medium.
I chose to journal as a dictionary definition, about a solitary pleasure.
STYLE ... 
 A particular kind, sort, or type, as with reference to form,
appearance,or character:
A mode of living, as with respect to expense or display.
An elegant, fashionable, or luxurious mode of living:
 journaling continued on the back of my LO..
I find great pleasure in browsing through books giving me ideas in fashion and color
for decorating rooms . I often wander through home/furniture stores to see what displays they have 
to breathe in ideas and inspiration.

thanks for popping by my blog and I cant wait to see how you solve this case
I'm absolutely loving these colors .
until next time
take care and happy scrapping x 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Hello all my gorgeous Maja Design fans, 
I wish you a very warm welcome to my blog
I have TWO projects for you . 
I am in a romantic mood today showcasing a very soft and romantic card,
loaded with blooms, and some resin embellies, 
embracing the dreamy new collection at Maja Design 
'Coffee in the Arbour '
to find Maja Design blog 
for more info and 
checkout the glorious work the Design Team create. 

with Pink and White
Lots of layering and stitching.
I always have such fun creating these cards . 
I find the Maja papers such a delight to play with, and
the layers are complimented with the blooms and a key .
 Just look how these papers embrace the blooms .
I can just imagine sitting at a table sipping coffee surrounded
 by a beautiful garden full of color and blooms .. sigh xoxo
  I decorated the inside of the card quite simply more striped paper and a small die on the right side .

 I seemed to be a little carried away with the blooms and just kept adding more of them .
These papers blend so beautifully with little pink rosebuds,  pink and white roses 
and a resin key .

 Maja Design papers used .....
Coffee in the Arbour .....
Grandmas old Porcelain cups, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry Jam Cookies, 
Lets share a cookie... Vintage Frost 19th December .

Celebrate with BLUE AND WHITE - always so fresh and crisp .  
I love the crisp feeling to a blue and white project . 

Here I have created a tag that pops inside the pocket 
  My stacked layers consist of leaves , rosebuds, chipboard and dies, 
finishing off perfectly with a heart and an altered metal piece and  pearl brad .

 This pocket has a foundation of white cardstock with stamping in blue, 
and some white gesso splashed randomly 
to add to the crisp feel of Blue and white.
I really love the texture that layering gives.
to me it creates intrigue and beauty .
Decorating tags is a love of mine 
and it also gives me plenty of space to write a message, making it personal .

 Maja Design Papers used for the Blue and white  tag and pocket
 Coffee in the Arbour..Blueberry cupcake, Lovely weather, and Walking in the Forest - Jeans  .  
 I do hope you are inspired to have a play with these romantic papers . 
thanks for popping by 
I really enjoy having you here on my blog 
until next time 
happy scrapping x

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Embracing our Enchanting New collection

Hello to all my Maja Design fans 
Today I am sharing a project I created with the new
 ' Coffee in the Arbour ' collection 
Such romantic and soft colors with intricate designs 
Hearts, blooms , stripes, checks and lemons. 
I adore this Pink and white with the hearts 
It creates the perfect foundation for a card/Tag .
I have also combined the Vintage Basics as well .
for more info about Maja Design 

a Tag in a Pocket 

A layered cluster with rosebuds all tied up with white ribbon 

Showcasing the Tag which lives inside the pocket .
I always leave plenty of room to write a message on the Tag 

I love the way the altered keyhole blends with the heart paper .
"you have the key to my heart !!!"
So many beautiful layers and softness all embracing each other with harmony.
Maja Design papers used .
Coffee in the Arbour
Lets Share a cookie
Raspberry Jam cookies
Raspberry cupcake 
Vintage Summer Basics 1910 and 1922 
Vintage Autumn Basics No 11
thanks for popping by and I do hope you are inspired 
to create with these delightful papers from Maja Design 
until we meet next time 
take care and happy scrapping x

Friday, August 1, 2014

case file #133

Another case file ready to solve 
case file #133
loving these bright colors 

Suspend something, polka dots, flowers, paint, banner, tie from the tag .
Journaling.. inspiration words/ delight and simple .
I have always found delight in simple things. 
Buying new seedlings and planting them in my garden fills my heart with warmth and so much happiness. Watching them thrive and grow makes me smile . 
There is something so beautiful about nature .
And I just adore PINK blooms scattered among the shrubs and hedges in my garden .
journaling extended on the back on my LO
I talk to my plants while I gently nurture them. 
Giving them plenty of fertilizer and water.
Plants really respond to music too, many of my friends ask me how I 
have such a lush garden ... 
When I tell them I talk to my plants some of my friends laugh and think I am Mad !!!!
My garden is living proof of the 'magic' that words do . 
  I am passionate about my garden and love all my blooms... sigh !!!!!

thanks for popping by and I do hope you have time to play and solve this case 
until we meet again, take care and happy scrapping x


Monday, July 28, 2014

Stunning Holiday and a Swap with my beautiful friend Astrid .

I have just arrived home from a fabulous holiday in Sorrento, Victoria .
One of my highlights was 
 finally meeting my treasured friend Astrid Maclean from Scotland. 
Astrid and I met through Scrapbooking a few years ago .
oh how I adore this hobby!
we had the best time together. 
Before leaving Scotland Astrid and I decided to do a swap with each other .
I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeee what Astrid Made for me
a exquisite , mixed media, textured card with earthy tones .
and a little box full of diamond treasures .
Going straight into my treasure box . 
My gift Card from Astrid 

Thank you thank you so much Astrid , at the moment I have it sitting on my dresser 
where I can see it through the day .. loveeeeeeeeeeeee it so much xoxo
Here are some images of my gift to Astrid
I presented the tags in a decorated paper bag 
Graphic45 collection of papers .

I wrote a personal  hand written message for Astrid on the back of this kraft tag .

 and another card in a pocket for Astrid Birthday coming up in October 
Happy happy birthday Astrid .

 I wrote a birthday message on the back of the tag for Astrid 
such an amazing memory for me
I just love the way there re so many connections through scrapbooking , blogging and FB 
we are living in a sensational time 
thanks Astrid for your gifts and for being you .
you have a very special place in my heart
 and we will meet again for sure, and very soon 
lots of love and hugz x
here are a couple of shots from my  holiday in Sorrento .
Astrid and me at one of the lookouts xoxo

 Sorrento Pier 

 Mornington  Beach Sunset 

 Beach huts at Mt. Martha 

The Baths at Sorrento 
This is where Baden and I lunched with Astrid .
amazing food, company and right on the beach .
 sigh !!!!!
Beach at Rye - Mornington Peninsula 
Heronswood - Mornington
these gardens are beyond spectacular !
thanks for looking everyone 
this was a longggggggggg post , hope you enjoyed it all 
bye for now until we meet again 
love ya all x