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Welcome everyone, I hope to inspire you and share some of my papercraft work. You can find out where I teach and what I am up to, what inspires me and what I am working on next. I love to share new ideas and neat ways of adding creativity to your pages or cards etc

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nature's Gifts

Sharing an off the page project today, this wood  frame is from Print Blocks and I have decorated it with a selection of prima flowers and chip. To amalgamate all the colours I have brushed just about everything with gesso, my new best friend. There are loads of things on there like washers and gauze bandage, florist wood fibre, feathers and a cute nest and bird from the show recently. I always see my children as little birds, still so young and tender, but looking towards flying the coop as soon as they can. lol I have decided to make a series of off the page items for the The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo to display. It will be held from Friday 1st March to Sunday 3rd March at the Royal Exhibitions Building in Carlton Gardens. I will be teaching classes at the event, as will Tracey Orchard, Editor of Australian Simply Cards. so drop in and see us.I think I will do another project like this for my sister for Christmas, for stockists see

Friday, October 26, 2012


Here is a wonderful boy layout, anybody that knows my middle son, knows this is just him, and when I saw this chip title from Dusty Attic I knew I would do a layout of him. 
What I did want to experiment with this time was using old chip letters to create a dimensional back ground. I have adhered random chip letters to a piece of cream bazzil with texture paste. Once dry use inks like mixed media inx, to highlight the letters, then spray with water to blend, add stamps and sprays as desired. You can really play with the look until you are happy. We will be featuring some of these ideas in Australian Scrapbook Ideas issue 19. I have used Spellbinder stars also to create the star outlines, which I simply embossed with aged silver powder. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

mixed media

Mixed Media I love dabbling with Mixed media, you can do so much with your embellishments and alter them to suit your layout, of course this would not happen with out my fav glimmer mists. In these three layouts I have used glimmer mist to alter the flowers to suit the layout. All three are in Australian Scrapbook Ideas issue 16, complete with step by step instructions.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Angel gift

As Christmas gets closer those that know me know that I go into a Christmas frenzy of creativity, one thing I like to make each years is a little gift that I can give good friends, I have been working on this little angel mini album in my head for awhile, the first attempt did not work, but persevere and you will succeed, this one I am happy with!
You can learn how to make this at Paper Trenz, coming up in November, give them a call and book in lol
We use the Stampendous Cling mount Rubber stamp Crowned Angel to create this cute mini album

Saturday, October 13, 2012

halloween box and card

Just a quickie today, as I am busy catching up with the magazine, being sick has put me behind, my own personal schedule, so just want to get things done, to get to some prac work which of course is more fun. this card and box is not over the top halloween but uses the colours and theme. Venetian accents and the square petal box from spellbinders. I am busy making 20 coffin boxes which I will share when done. Not to mention preppin for christmas as usual cheers sue

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hi everybody I have been very sick lately with a bad version of the flu, it has taken ages for me to feel human again lol. And of course now I am behind in my tasks, blogging being one so here is a belated layout, designed for Down Under Direct. This time I wanted to use poppies, the bright orange and yellows seem to suit vintage layouts, I have used rose creations as usual to create the poppy, but the centres are from the carnations creations set. I have used loads of gesso too, one of my favourite products ATM Again I have made the lovely enameled butterflies, one of fav things to do and also used the Dylusions sprays for the vivid orange in the back ground. check out Down under blog for a list of materials and a tutorial on how to make the poppies http://downunderdirectinspiration.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/tutorial-tuesday-poppy-flower.html