Saturday, November 5, 2011

OTP Tractor

Hello everyone :)

Its a new month and its harvest time. Its has been busy in between showers of rain but hopefully the rain has stopped, or that might be wishful thinking lol

Have not been able to get much done lately with all that's been happening in our household but I did do an OTP item that my oldest daughter choose as a birthday gift. After much thinking of if In had time (and did I really want to do it) I brought it.

To my surprise I loved making it and have ordered more to do.

Sorry there is no close up as I have already gave the gift away and forgot about taking more photos.

I painted the tractor green (my daughter wanted a John Deere), and the carriages blue and red, all on the inside. I then selected paper ( from the farm range and Madam Boutique from Kasiercaft) traced around the shapes, distressed the edges, inked them and stuck down. I used Spellbinders dies for the wheels. I spent what felt like hrs on the window, getting the look just right on white card, then traced that onto paper. I then used the die cuts from the farm range and stuck on. (there are sooooo many great dies and any would have been great)

It would take someone without small kids a good 4-5hrs in one hit (It took me 3 days as I could only do a bit at night), more if you do more layers with paint.

All this products come from Scrapbooking in Geraldton.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Layout of Mikayla

Hi, hope everyone had a fab weekend.

I am sharing 2 layouts that I have done of our new bundle of joy, Mikayla.

The first is for Scrap the girls where you need to do a layout with the work 'love' in the title and some distressing. My title is I will love you forever and I distress around the photo (like I always do) and around paper and some embellishments
This is the first time I am entering in the 'Scrap the girls' challenge.

The background paper is from prima, the strip paper is Webster, the card and other paper is from kasiercraft. The clock is also from kasiercraft paper. The 'forever' butterfly, love heart and words around clock are from Webster pages, Flowers are Prima , so is the ink I used and other letter in title from October Afternoon. the punch I used is from Stampin'up

This layout I used Stampin' up cardstock, Webster pages paper (also used them for handmade flower) and stickers, Glimmer Mist, Prima flower and ink, Tara Green Flower. A2Z Chipboard, Kasiercraft paint and rhinestone, cuttlebug

Am really happy with both layouts

Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Scrapbooking In Geraldton and DT pack from Scrapbooking Haven

First of all I want to do A BIIIIGGGGG shot out to Scrapbooking In Geraldton. They have been opened for one yr as a shop (5yrs as a Internet shop) and it is the BEST shop to visit. With 3 young kids, shopping is not a fun thing....unless you shop at Scrapbooking In Geradlton. It is VERY kid friendly and has nice chairs for feeding babies. The shelves are nice and wide apart for prams and strollers, 2 toilets and Marike (owner) is fab at helping you find what you need. She is also up todate with all that's new in the scrapbooking world, hold classes most weekends and some in the week. So if you live in Geraldton, or visiting the area, it is a MUST you go to 1/125 Flores Rd Geraldton (in between all the male shops so you don't have any men looking at their watches lol) or head to shop website for some great shopping :)

Ok for some pics of my fab page and OTP that I have done using the fab Kasiercraft Miss Nelly from Scrapbooking Haven. I am so very lucky to be part of their DT and Amy does give us wonderful packs to work with.

This is an easy OTP to do and great if you have never done one before. I traced the shape I wanted covered with paper, cut it out, distress the edges then inked them. I painted the parts that was not covered with paper, I did about 4 layers of paint to give good coverage. Then I stuck everything together, put rhinestones for eyes and used Miss Nelly stickers for the name. Last i used Glitter ribbon around the base.  Just love the finished look

For some reason i thought that lace was straight.....will measure for now on lol Again the paper, flowers and the dark blue letters are from the Miss Nelly collection. The chipboard, Gingham frill (around flower) are from scrapbooking haven. This will have to be one of my all time fav layouts ever!!! The sketch I got from another DT member, Marisa Page. I have done it now 3 times. The roses were from the rub-on pack that I rub-on paper, cut out and layered.

For all the products head HERE.

Well my kids are now crying so I better go


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colour challenge

Scapbooking Haven is having a colour challenge with colours blue, bright green, red and a cream yellow. (Click Here to go to site)
This was a hard one for me as I don't do 'bright' colours. After putting it off for a while I decided to go for it and looked at my photos. As soon as I saw the ones of my oldest daughter painting I knew I could do the challenge. The photos went sooo well with the colour challenge. The title was done by using color box ink and embossing enamel with the colours red, blue and green to give it a painted look. I just love the finish of it

I should also say that the challenge requires you to have at least 2 photos and something that is ripped.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New baby and sketch challenge

Its been sooooo long since my last post but I have had a good reason. Early August we welcomed our third daughter into the world, Mikayla.  I am so lucky to have 3 beautiful daughters to scrap :)

So for the above reason my scraping has taken the backbench for the last few months but has started to pick up again. This layout was done for the sketch challenge at Scrapbooking Haven (Click Here to see sketch). I just loved this sketch and had great fun doing it.

I had so much fun taking my 2 eldest daughters for a walk so they could jump into puddles (with camera in hand of course lol)

The products I used was Stampin' up cardstock
                                      Kasiercraft paper, lace, stamp and rhinestones
                                      Prima flowers
                                      Bo-bunny butterfly
                                      Basic Grey letters
                                      Cuttlebug, heart die and Spellbinders Classic scalloped circles large and Labels
                                      eleven dies
                                      Versa color ink

As I said it is a FAB sketch, plus there is a $20 voucher for the winner to spend in Scrapbooking Havens shop (click Here to view the shop) You have til the end of September to enter.

I am going to try and do a blog a week so pop around often to have a look and leave a comment if u want

Belinda :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vintage and Shabby Chic

Hi all, I am hoping the month of May is going well for you. The farm we work on has started seeding so that means hubby is working from midnight to around 2pm. Which means for me I can watch anything I want on T.V and (in theory) get lots of scraping done. I have also got to get down the cross stitch xmas stocking that I started for Iona by the beginning of December!!! I am going to be busy.

The 2 layouts I have today are Vintage and Shabby Chic. I just love doing layouts using the colours/ technique and products from these themes.

The first is Vintage

I used Kasiercraft pattern paper that I scrunched up into a ball, flattened out again and with Distress ink (tea dye) lightly inked the paper, giving an old look. You can use any ink as long as its old. Also you can use coffee or tea (yes the ones you drink) Just wait til the drink is cold and with a paint brush rub the water on the paper and set to dry.
I also inked around the red letters, cardstock and paper. I used a rub-on from Basic Grey up in the right hand corner.

The 2nd layout I finished today.....

I love this photo, could not belive when I walked outside and here are the 2 girls with pegs in their hair having a ball!!!

This layout I found I did not have orange letters or rhinestones and I wanted them on the layout as the pegs are orange. So I used creamed kasiercraft letters silver rhinestones and coloured them with an orange ink pen. You could also use ink/copic markers or the like. This just shows you don't have to run to the shops to buy something when a little thought can get you out of trouble (and when you live nearly 2hrs away from the nearest scrapbooking shop its not something I can just duck to lol)
The journalling card was a Kasiercraft rub-on that I stuck on cardstock then cut around.

I am really happy how both layouts turned out. And over the next 4 weeks of seeding hope to get more done!!

Scrapbooking Haven is having another sketch challenge, head to to add your take on the sketch and be in the run to win some prizes :)

Also a bigggg thanks to Amy (from scrapbooking haven) for getting me some yummy chipboard from Dusty Attic, CAN NOT WAIT to get them lol

Thanks for looking
Belinda :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

3 more layouts :)

Hope everyone had a fab long Easter/Anzac weekend!!! We did not do much as just wanted to spend as much time together before seeding starts.

Now to what I have been doing. The first layout was from a sketch challage from scrapbooking haven (click here ) The sketch was from a layout that Marissa Page had done. My take is....

I just love this photo of Geoff and Iona. I found it hard as I don't normally use so many flowers and it took me ages to stick them done. The white flowers were from spotlight and are in a bunch. Due to looking silly if I laid them on the side, I used my eyelet settler to make a hole in the paper and put the stalks in and tape at the back to hold. The Big green one is prima and the rest is the new flowers from kasiercraft.

The next one is of Sophie at Australia Day Breakfast in Denmark. It was also the day Geoff became an Aussie!!!

I am just starting to get into the Glimmer Mist after not liking it when it first came out. I have found that it 'lifts' the plain cardstock without overpowering the page with tooo much pattern paper.

Last one is one that I wanted to do for ages but could not work out how to make it look its best

Everytime I look at these photos I get a giggle lol :)
The paper I have no idea were it came from but it went well with the photos. The Kasiercraft letters I inked, then embossed with Opals embossing enamels. It still needed something so I drawed from flowers in pink on them.
I have also (thanks to seeing Marissa Page to it to one of her layouts) matt my coloured photos with black paper as it really helps to make them stand out.

Thanks for looking
Belinda :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sketch card from Scrap your socks off

Hi, just showing off the card I made using a card sketch from 'Scrap Your Socks Off'
Can not tell u what paper I used as they were scraps but the stamps were Kasiercraft and Stampin up and the rhinestones were a kasiercraft arrow that I would never use cut up to make the swirls

Please head to their blog for detail (link is on the side of my page under blogs I like)

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Latest page :)

Well I doing great, 2 posts in 4 days!!!!! But I just had to share my latest page that I did of Iona

The flower at the bottom of page is hand made from using the cuttlebug marchine and the spellbinders standaed circles, distress the edges and inked. I aslo used left over Prima flourishes for the center.

The rhinestone word 'unique' was clear but did not suit the page so I inked the stones with Versa ink

Oh the whole I just love this page!!! The glimmer mist background lifted the cardstock and the stitches around the page go with the stitches on Iona dress. I had a lot of fun doing this page :)

Thanks for looking


Monday, April 4, 2011

March DT from Scrapbooking Haven

Hi, just a quick post to show off the great 'Hey Birdie' range from Kasiercraft that I got from Scrapbooking Haven

This is one of my fav with that fab flower vine from Prima. All products are from Scrapbooking Haven

Really love this photo that my sister took. learnt a BIGGGGG not Glimmer mist near photos!!!

Last but not least my beautiful girl!!! I had sooooo much fun with this and would recommend this range to anyone

Thanks, Belinda

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Layout

Hi just a quick post on a new layout that I have just done. Its of my 2 daughters just before we moved up north. I just love this photo. You can really see how much Iona loves her big sister and nothing has changed much.

I love the how the pink and teal went soooo well together. It was a pain in the rear end trying to balance the embellishments (even asked hubby what he thought, BIG mistake lol) but in the end think I got it just the way I wanted. Also I am getting better at the memory keepers sew easy tool. The stitching not looking so crooked lol

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My January DT pack

Hi, hope everyone is having a great aussie day!

Just thought I would put up my layout I did with the fab papers from Webster pages 'Home for the holidays' range.

As you can see I did not do a Christmas page, but one of my oldest daughter in the bush. I just lave this photo and the paper went sooooooo well with it. Behind the photo is a Prima handmade paper 'Natural Obsession Botanical'. After much ummming and arrrring I decided to leave it as it was instead of using glimmer mist. I wanted a natural look. Add in Kaisercraft lace, paint and peals, Prima flower and butterfly, some buttons and off cause the heart die under one of the buttons and the page was nearly finished.
   I had a lot of issues with the title. Nothing seemed right and after putting 2 different styles down, I decided to use a stamp from Finishing Touch Ideas with a ink that went well with the paper. The paint under it really lifted the title.

Very happy this page. And best of all done within 3hrs, including waiting for paint to dry. Most of these items came from Scrapbooking Haven. Please head over there for a great range in products with fab prices :)

Til next time

Monday, January 10, 2011

Another layout using We R Memory Keepers

Hello everyone! Hope you had a great christmas and New year!

With everything that has been happening I have not done as much scraping as I normally do, but got my butt into gear and has done one more layout using the great papers from We R Memory Keepers.

 I have used Basic Grey rub-ons and letters, Kasiercraft stamp and rhinestones, Tattered Angels stamp (under the butterflies), cuttlebug butterfly and heart die. 

I find it hard to use more then 2 patterned paper. To help this I used a large rub-on, stamp and flower and layer it. I used the butterfly die and then put rhinestones in the middle. The stamp under them made them stand out a bit better. 
I really enjoyed doing this layout and would use these papers again. 

Scrapbooking Haven has relaunched there website and its looking fab!!! Head over to  for some great deals.                                                                                         

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