January 2, 2023

2022 album

 Wishing everyone a happy, safe new year and lots of time to craft.

today we welcome Julie back for the beginning of 2023 sharing her 2022 album she has created 

thanks Julie 

Good morning

Well I have finally finished Charli's Album for 2022

Today I decorated the covers, both inside and out.

I have added a pocket to the inside front cover to hold tags and other memorabilia.

I have used Denise Boddey Design papers throughout this album

Here is my process video
I hope you enjoy watching it.

Till next time
Have fun and stay safe

December 11, 2022

Cogs of Time


Good Morning I spent all day yesterday crafting making gifts for Christmas, my cards are almost done feeling just a little organized, and pleased my house or mainly craft room smells of my oils I used for making my Christmas candles, every year I embark on this task no fail my husband always asks, what's that smell? Hope everyone is close to being organized for  Christmas or shall I say all of what December can bring. I am looking forward to playing and creating non Christmas related projects taking those ideas out from my head. Tina has done just that with her awesome Scrapbooking page, I can feel some inspiration coming on hope you do too.

Welcome back Tina, to the blog today

Happy Sunday crafters. 

Here is my first project using the stunning Cogs of Time paper range. 

  • I started by fussy cutting out elements from The Elements sheet and Travelling in Style papers. 

  • I then added crackle medium over a couple of the clocks. 
  • I then took the postcards paper and used as my background. I stamped some script in blue and clocks in brown. I layered up my papers using foam tape in places. 
  • I used Overcast and Time Warp behind my photo. 
  • I took the Cogs of Time chip board and embossed with brown and then added some gold highlights. 

  • I then grabbed a cog and embossed in blue and cut in half and tucked behind my layers. 
  • I lastly added some faded denim distress spray splatters and vintage photo splatters. 

  • thank you for stopping by

    November 20, 2022

    Blue and white Christmas

    Happy Sunday

     as we are getting closer to Christmas we are starting to think more about making festive cards and if you have to mass produce you want to go with simple but stunning Julie is on the blog today with just that these two little beauties Julie has taken the time to make a video on her You Tube with the link below take a visit to find out a little more about these cards 

    hop on over to the website where you will find the Poinsettia die Julie used Web site

     Good morning

    Today I have got two Christmas cards to share with you, 
    using Glory patterned papers from the Elegance Collection by Denise Boddey.

    They are not traditional Christmas colours but I think they
    work well for Christmas cards.

    They are both fun fold cards.
    The first is a mixture of an easel and stepper card and the second one is a gatefold card.

    Full instructions for creating these cards can be found on my YouTube channel and I will put a 
    link to the video at the end of this post.

    A fussy cut image from the Christmas card topper 
    pack embellishes the gatefold card. Such a cute image
    The card toppers come in a pack of three A4 sheets with lots of images for you to fussy cut.
    I have used a Poinsettia die to create the white flowers on the first card
    I have added a coat of Wink of Stella Clear and a Champagne gem 
    to the centres of the Poinsettia for a bit of sparkle

    Both of the cards are 5 1/4" square

    Here is the link to my video you tube

    Till next time
    Have fun and stay safe

    October 9, 2022

    Sneak peak

     My exciting new collection Cogs of Time coming very very soon.

    Today Julie is sharing her very first play with this fun collection, this will be the first of many fun projects made with this colourful collection. 

    Welcome Julie

    Hi there

    Today I am sharing two cards I created using the 
    beautiful new paper range from Denise Boddey Designs.

    It is called Cogs of Time and is a gorgeous steampunk range

    These cards came together so easily because the papers do all of the hard work for you.

    The cards are 5.25" square.

    The chipboard I have used is also from the Cogs of Time range and goes with everything.

    Lots of fussy cutting the beautiful images to create the focal points for my cards.

    I have also included some avocado dyed gauze (cheese cloth) 
    and some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.

    I will add sentiments when I decide what I will use these cards for.
    I think they are suitable for any occasion.

    Here is my process video

    YT link

    I hope you enjoy watching it.

    October 2, 2022

    Laugh Lots

    Today we welcome Tina back to the blog with her layered layout 

    Welcome to my latest share for Denise Boddey. 

    I used a photo taken of my friend since kindergarten at my daughter's wedding

    Today I have used just 2 papers from the Elegance collection, style and chic. 


    I added stenciling and water colour to my base card stock.

    I tore the middle out of chic. then lined it up on my paper, I then sewed the middle piece down to the cardstock

    I fussy cut some flowers and clocks. 

    I took the oval frame and covered with white gesso then used water colours and embossing powder I cut the frame to tuck into my layers. 

    I love how this turned out! added texture and interest to the layers. 

    I added some glossy agents to the flowers to give them some interest. 

    I found a Charms heart in my stash, some gems, word strips and cotton. 

    Lastly I finished with silver and white splatters.

    September 11, 2022

    kingdom of Castles

    wow another week has past us again our first week of Spring and we have had some beautiful days here in Adelaide

    Today we welcome Theresa on the blog sharing her lovely Castle project.

    I’ve used an craft 3D frame in black as a base for this project

    I am using papers from the Day Dream Story Book collection

    chose a couple of border chipboard pieces

    And 2 chipboard castles a small and large one

    • First step was to do the edges of the frame with papers which I distressed and inked with Bundled sage distress ink
    • I have then cut out the castle from the paper for the inside of the frame
    • I painted the castles with gesso and Nuvo waxes with added highlights on the turrets
    • I have layered the castles into the frame at different heights
    • Finished off the project with co ordinating flowers, ribbons, pearl sprigs and fussy cut leaves

    thank you Theresa for sharing your project