Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Australia Day

 Hi everyone

Welcome to my post for May.  A day late this time! had technical difficulties last night, but made it tonight.

I have two pretty simple layouts from the Australia Day weekend this year.  My parents live on the mid north coast of NSW.  Neither my husband or I work on Friday so we thought it would be a great opportunity for a long weekend.  My daughter decided to tag along.  She still had to work on Friday so set herself up in Dad's workshop for the day.

ST9002 Hexagons

CB1263 Scrap Words 51

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

I couldn't resist a phone of Mikala all set up in the 'bunker' for her day at work!  Here she is on a call trying to not laugh!

ST9108 Snowflakes

CB1277 Scrap Words 61 Covid

CB1068 Hearts 01

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB11941 Scrapwords 03

Until next month

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, May 7, 2023

Down by the Sea

 Hello again all my lovelies. 

Anyone who know me knows that my happy place is by the ocean. I usually try to get there once a year and this year was made even more special by having two of the most beautiful women to share it with me. Kim, Rachael and I booked a cabin at Kiama and spent 4 days scrapping, walking on the beach, a bit of shopping, finding a really awesome donut shop, drinkies and much more. The view out our cabin was looking straight into the ocean and made it so fantastic.

For this page I keep the chipboard natural as it really matched in with the sand, added sequins plus bling flowing from the top left corner to the bottom right. Tearing and distressing the paper added to the effect by nearly mimicking the foam in the waves, and of course white splatters were a must.


CB6064 Nautical designs 01

CB4607 Marine life 02

5mm Pale blue craft gem

Next is my gorgeous little neighbour Alaina, I swear this girl is getting more and more beautiful every day. This was her, I believe, first time to the beach and I think it's fair to say that she really loved it.
Again, I used the same Marine Life 02 chipboard as above and I left the majority of the chipboard natural except for the titles which I inked in a lovely soft blue which matched her little top. More of the same bling as above with seed beads and art stones added.
For a bit of interest at the bottom of the page I used a flourish stencil with the same color ink, love how it looks like waves going across the page.


Well, that is all for me this month. I look forward to seeing some of you at Neville in 2 weeks for the May Scrapmatts Retreat, both Kim and myself will be there. 

Until next time
Hugs and love
Annette xx

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Dynamic Backgrounds

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I decided to work on some pages 
using photos of my new granddaughter. I'm still in love with  
Australian themed embellishments so I made the most of them on this soft pink page...

The chipboards for the titles were pretty straightforward - the word Mother's I inked brown to make it stand out and the word Love I left as it was - as the raw look softened the whole layout. 

I used the Gum leaf stencil and two different green inks to add the leaves to the
top of the page. I decided in the end not to ink the Gum leaf chipboards at the top so 
they wouldn't be competing for attention with the leaves inked on the paper. 

but the leaves at the base of the photo got a good inking with the same two green
 inks that I used on the background stencils.

Of course, I just had to scatter a few of these wonderful journaling words around also...

For this next layout, I decided to go nice and bright and really lean into the
painterly qualities of the background on this paper.

The hero of this layout is the triangle stencil pattern in the background - created using
the A6-sized stencil, the hot pink triangles emerging from the lighter background really pop!

I rubbed the hot pink ink into the background using this cheap makeup brush
that I picked up at K-Mart on a whim, it worked brilliantly!

And for colouring the feather images I just hit them with some simple watercolour paints.

The various words on the page were gathered from the following sets and inked with brown
and then given a light run-over with Crystalian Kindy Glitz. 

I used the makeup brush again when it came to colouring these flower chipboards as well ...

Then I dropped a bit of yellow paint into the middle of each one to make a simple centre.

I also ended up adding this lace to the page just to pull a bit of the white back in below the photo,
and it's just such a beautiful lace, It really seems to add class to any page I use it on.

Finally, to lift the whole layout I also scattered clusters of these 
4,5 & 6mm Champagne Acrylic Craft Gems around the page and some random sprinkles 
of Crystalina Kindy Glitz.

And that's it for me this month, Thanks for checking out my crafty adventures.
And for all the mums out there - I hope you have a very beautiful and blessed Mother's Day this year 💕



Saturday, April 22, 2023


Hi everyone 

I am way more organised this month and have my blog entry done early!!  Hope you all had a lovely Easter however you choose to celebrate.  Hopefully filled with family, friends and rest.

Both of my layouts today are about friendships.  One of over 30 years and the other relatively new.

ST5073 Stencil Flourishes

ST9091 Pattern Stencil

CB5178 Wildflowers 05

CB1269 Scrap Words 51

CB1068 Hearts 01

ST5049 Lattice

CB6112 Scrap Words 31

CB6118 Boho 01

 CB1019 Card Borders 

I hope you have been inspired by my layouts!

Until next month

Happy Scrapping

Lisette 😃😃