By Sharon

Sunday, 4 October 2015


Hi today I am sharing my layout for the beautiful mood board challenge over at The theme is Nature. What beautiful colours in this mood board to work with.

I chose to use shells for my nature theme layout, and the feathers were a must. I originally tried stamping the feathers on gum leaves and fussy cutting them, but I didn’t like them so in the bin they went.

I went with a circular shape for the stamped feathers, and stamped fern leaves, and some stamped shells then I stamped some words randomly. A little cluster of feathers up the top corner of the page was ideal for my little Adorable title.

Next some modelling paste on the left hand side using my fave mesh stencil. I sprayed some blue, and green smooch spritz once the paste had dried. I cut this kraft page down a little in size then attached it to a green base sheet. Then to add the shells, and the lovely stamp in the bottom corner reads – A present from heaven to love and to kiss, no other blessing is sweeter than this.

The photo is my boy Billy taken years ago, thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Perfect Moment

Hi I was so inspired by the fantastic work done by each lady for the September Tri Hard challenge over at I decided to give the challenge another go. So here is my 2nd take on the challenge.

I started by cutting the size down on my Kraft sheet then distressing the edges. Then this kraft sheet was attached to some black bazzill. Using mister bottles with acrylic paints in the colours similar to the photo, I randomly sprayed away.

I cut triangle mask out of paper and using this and my favourite mesh stamp I was able to stamp the 3 triangles at the top of the page. Using 2 different colour gel pens I placed a border around them.

For the centre strips I have used paper, washi tape and some copper strip (hubby brought home from work). The lovely title I found in my stash of pre made die cuts and the title Perfect moment was found in a free insert from a magazine.

Now for some triangles, cutting some some printed papers, then I cut some patterned shapes and attached them to the brown triangles for something a little different.

I used an orange gel pen and scribble around the border of the Kraft sheet. A little journaling and we are done. The photo is of my son Billy, and my granddaughters Khloe and Kirra. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon xxx

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

These girls

Hi today I am sharing a layout for the Mood board challenge over at The theme was Forest.

I didn’t have any papers really in these colours to match the mood board so how much fun it is to create your own. A little gesso applied to the base page, then using mister bottles with acrylic paints and water, I set about to create the colours I loved in the mood board.

The trees and branches are all rub ons which are perfect for the forest theme. Even the leaves on the frame around the larger photo is a rub on.

You are always on my mind and forever in my HEART – well this is true for these beautiful little girls (my granddaughters Kirra and Khloe). The pics were taken last year in the park at Ipswich, the girls had so much fun that day.

The cute little owl is a rub on too, and I stamped and fussy cut the leaves, I was going for the owl in a hollow look so hope I achieved that. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Monday, 21 September 2015

School Memories

Hi today I want to share a layout for the School Memories challenge over at

This layout was a lot of fun, I started my layout by applying gesso over my page, and then I made up some acrylic paints in mister bottles, yellow, black, and blue. I sprayed these randomly over the dried gesso, then trying something a little different I used my brayer to roll the paints all over the page, I really love the effect this gives.

Then using a school paper from Kaszazz I had in my stash I cut some strips and the photo mat. Also I cut out the half circle which I added the rub on Back to school. I foam mounted the photo mat and I have journaled on a tag which slide neatly under this.

The photo is my beautiful son Billy who just loves school. To finish this layout I added some chevron washi tape and another page is done to add to my collection. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Love beyond words

Hi today I am sharing a layout for the stunning mood board over at

These are my favourite colours so I really enjoyed creating this layout. I started with a couple of sheets of paper from my stash and set about misting with some smooch spritz’s in different colours to match the mood board.

In my stash I found the perfect stamp set (IndigoBlu) which was free from a magazine I purchase. He beautiful face, dragonflies, butterfly, the flowers and even the wording were perfect for this layout. The wording says “ Live every moment, Laugh every day, Love beyond words”.

Love beyond words is what I feel about these little ones in the photos, my son Billy and my grand daughters Kirra and Khloe.

I have distressed the edges of the spritzed papers and layered them on my base page, I used double photo mats and again I distressed the edges. I added some pretty lilac washi tape from the stash, some Prima bead flowers and a pretty Family charm. I cut the Love word from a Kaiser sheet and die cut the circle which I placed over it.

Thank you for dropping by, Sharon xxx

A day at the park

Hi today I am sharing my layout for the Mood Board Challenge over at Scrap it with Attitude.

Such lovely colours with a Spring feel to them. I had the perfect pics for this layout with my son Billy and my granddaughter Kirra playing at the park.

Starting with a white sheet of bazill paper and a couple of mister bottles I set about mixing colours to match the mood board, blue and yellow. I distressed the photo mat edges and I found the perfect cut out sheet from Kaszazz in my stash – the tags, strips and words.

And there we have a fun page in beautiful spring colours, thanks for stopping by, Sharon xxx

Friday, 18 September 2015

All Boy

Today I am sharing a layout for the beautiful sketch over at

The sketch was just perfect for some Kaszazz cut outs I had in my stash. The tag, circles, stars, and all the wording are perfect for this layout sketch. I used a dark brown as the base page but once the layout was complete I thought it needed something else, so out came the gesso which I applied randomly over the page.

Then a little stamping over the gesso with my favourite mesh stamp in a blue ink and the page is complete. The photo is my boy Billy being All Boy while playing at the park. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Great Grans

Hi there today I am sharing a layout for the Mood board challenge over at

What a beautiful vintage old fashioned feel to this mood board so what better pics to add to this layout but a Great Grandma with her beautiful great granddaughters Kirra and Khloe. (my granddaughters)

Vintage old fashioned feel – well what did I have in my stash that had the vintage feel to it, I used my Tim Holtz – Ideology tissue wrap and with gesso adhered it to a base page. Then I applied a little gesso over the top of the tissue wrap randomly but not to entirely cover the pattern.

Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – in colours – Chipped sapphire, stormy sky, frayed burlap, and scattered straw, I lightly applied over the tissue wrap.

What really inspired me with this mood board is it really invites you to take a step back in time, so it gave me the opportunity to cut some images from some Pion Design paper I had in the stash. Adding a die cut clock, a little metal charm saying together was just perfect.

To finish the layout I added a tag with a little journaling and a beautiful flower brad. Thanks for dropping by Sharon xxx

In my heart

Hi today I am sharing a layout for the Mood board challenge over at Scrap with us scrappin group on facebook.

I started this layout using a sheet of Kaszazz paper from my stash, and applied gesso. Using the splash stamps I have used three different colours Stampin Up, and stamped randomly on the page trying to keep a centre strip.

I’ve used a circular photo mat behind the circular photo. Using twine I have attached it around the outer circle. A little washi tape and some flowers and a few leaves and presto we have a layout of my beautiful granddaughters Kirra and Khloe. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Today I want to share a layout for the beautiful sketch over at

I am enjoying joining in these fantastic challenges as for one it gives me scrapping time, and two I am using us papers from my stash which have been there for a long long time.

For this layout I stamped the Stampin Up Belle Toile background stamp using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, and Tattered Rose, just offsetting each on a sheet of kaszazz which I had applied gesso.

I thought the two colours went well together, so I decided to use a strip of this as the middle strip. I used the same stamp and Tattered Rose to make the photo mats also. The lovely fancy circle I found in my stash of pre made die cuts, perfect I thought to cover a flower cut from a kaszazz sheet. Again some leftovers from the stash.

Then a couple of strips to place either side of the centre strip, from the Graphic 45 stash I had, the lovely mesh was achieved by using a mask, and some Spritz – Spun sugar, and I then added the little green tag.

I have a stash of strips I brought years ago and used the little birds as I think they are cute. The photos are of my family on Christmas Day 2014. I urge you all to take photos and to treasure time with your family as this was the last Christmas Day we would get to spend with my daughter in law Sharon who passed away earlier this year.

Journalling is an important part of scrapbooking so I have journalled a little in gel pen down the side of the paper, and also on the back of this page, as I do like to keep it private.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Monday, 7 September 2015

Junior Dozer Operator

Hi there today I would like to share a layout for the fantastic Mood board over at

I used a couple of Kaszazz sheets from my stash as the base for this layout, perfect in colour so no need to use any paints or inks at all. I cut down the crackle sheet and distress the edges. From my stash I had what I think is perfect colouring for this layout, the Kaiser sheet with the branches and little bird.

Next out came the big shot, and using one of my favourite embossing folders I used the red paper which gave me the Title plate once cut out. A little black ink lightly over this was all it needed.

I cut out some cogs/wheels and the little black birds, and added a tag, using some metal clips from my stash to secure it in place.

And there we have it Junior Dozer Operator – Billy. Billy was given this T Shirt from one of our friends called Ray McNay – also known as Dozer Man. It is important to make little notes and journal on our layouts while we remember these little details. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Sunday, 6 September 2015


Hello everyone today I am sharing a layout using the beautiful sketch over at

I may have added way too many triangles but I thought they looked not too bad. Starting with my Kraft paper I added some acrylic paints in mister bottles. Blue, yellow and black.

I had a beautiful sheet of paper with the Jack be Nimble wording and kangaroos on so I thought this was perfect for the pics of my son Wayne who is now 31 years old. Wayne always has that cheeky little grin.

So I added my paper strips, my triangles, and as I like to keep my journaling private I put the tag behind the triangles at the bottom corner of the page. Lastly a little vellum with the words Cherish, and a wee bit of chevron washi tape to complete the layout. I then cut down the page to adhere to the red base sheet which matched the red in the washi tape.

This was a fun layout I really enjoyed it, thanks for stopping by, Sharon xxx

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Special Moments

Hi there today I am sharing a layout for the challenge over at

This was a colour I did not have in my stash so I had to resource to making up my own glimmer by using two shades together to get a similar colour.

I lightly spritzed some glimmer mist – olive, and then I added some of the olive with irridescent gold glimmer mist together and spritzed that. The colours seemed to blend well together on the page.

Using Tim Holtz distress ink – peeled paint I stamped the scroll work and also the lovely saying Special moments are always remembered. A little black on the edges of the page and I am done.

A very simple layout but I am loving the look of this page. The pic is of my mum and dad with their great grandchildren Kirra and Khloe. Thanks for dropping by Sharon xxx

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Favourite Things

Hi there today I am sharing a journal page using the lovely mood board over at

What lovely colours to work with, so starting with a white paint dabber, I painted the base onto a black/grey sheet of Kaiser paper I had in my stash. Then using some spritz spray in the green shade I went about spraying. Using some leftover yellow acrylic paint in a mister bottle I added a little but not too much. Using my palette knife to spread the green and yellow seemed to work well.

I wanted a very simple page so added a little paper behind the photo, a journal tag and the lovely old camera and of course the lovely vintage lady I cut from some Graphic 45 papers in my stash.

As the truck is our son Billy’s B Model Mack which is a 1964 model (same age as me) I thought the vintage lady was perfect. The photo was taken at the opening of the Gatton Transport Museum many years ago. Billy was so little then, and my hair was short too.

Well thanks for dropping by Sharon xxx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Lion Heart

So I had a little play trying to improve my Zentangle skills. I googled some Zentangle images and just loved the look of this lion, so decided to give it a try. While the idea of the image was found on google, I did change it to mostly my own doodling.

The pics were taken at Dreamworld, and I have added some rubons as the part frame around the pics, trees and the cute monkey.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Born to Ride

Hi there well today I am sharing a layout for the Mood board challenge over at

These colours were just perfect for a chipboard dump truck I had in my stash, so I painted it yellow, orange, black for the wheels and added some smooch for the silver (chrome areas). I placed a pic of Billy pushing a toy dump truck on top of the dump truck as if he was the load.

I used a brick work stencil with some modelling paste on my page, then when dry I used some Tim Holtz distress ink – mustard seed, and spiced marmalade to lightly colours the bricks. I mounted this onto some blue, then some green bazzill papers.

For something a little different as the photo mat I made my own coloured sheet using some colours from the mood board, first was some white acrylic paint, then using mister bottles with colours mixed with water, orange, yellow and blue I sprayed randomly over the page.

Once this page was dry I cut it into strips which I then plaited to use as the photo mat. To finish the layout I added some cogs, and a couple of tags, one with some journaling on which tucks underneath the photo mat.

I didn’t want to add anything else to the layout, I wanted to keep it fairly simple. The photos of Billy have been sitting in my photo box for a long time waiting to get scrapped so I am happy I finally got around to using them. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Monday, 17 August 2015

Me & my boys

Hi there sharing this layout, I am just loving the pastel colours. Using a white and chewing gum paint dabber – I started working on the base colours. Then out came the stencils and some glimmer mist –latte and the base is almost ready.

Using a gel pen and a stencil I have drawn on some shapes, and also cut the same shapes from some beautiful paper I had in the stash. A couple of vellum quotes and a lovely frame and then to finish the layout I added a paper flower and tried something a little different for the centre, I added some glass beads from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Friends Forever

Hi there today I am sharing a layout I did for

I used a Paint Dabber- white to prepare my background ready for the blue and black acrylic paints I mixed in mister bottles with water. I am liking the effect of the paints. The big shot got a real work out for this layout, including the photo mat which I used some foil tape and an embossing folder with the big shot.

Adding a chipboard flower, and a couple of pearls and the layout is complete. This is my favourite photo of my boys. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Friday, 14 August 2015


Well I finished another layout this afternoon, this is for the mood board/sketch challenge over at

Loving the colours of this mood board made it an easy layout and I had these pics I have wanted to scrap for a little while. I am loving my gesso of late so guess what, out came the gesso again. Then using Blue, yellow, black acrylic I mixed with water in separate mist bottles.

Spraying on some paper to give the colours I wanted I then tore a strip and placed on the centre of the blue bazzille sheet. I liked the look of the raw edges, then using the same gesso, and mist bottles I set about to blend this strip with the rest of the page.

Next I mounted the pics, and placed them on the page, I cut out from some Kaszazz paper I had in the stash some fun stars, words, arrows. These in place left only the title which I again found in my stash.

To complete the page I used black and white gel pens to do a little scribbling around the page. Thank you for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Life's Journey

Hi just sharing my layout for the challenge over at

The challenge was to use yellow in any quantity. Boy what to do I thought, so I mixed up some yellow acrylic paint in a mister bottler, and some black paint in a mister bottle. Using a white sheet of bazzill I sprayed the paints on the page.

Then I got out the builders mesh and placed one strip on the page. Using my modelling paste I have randomly applied it over the page and the builders mesh. A final touch up with the yellow mister bottle, then using my favourite mesh stamp and some Tim Holtz distress ink – mustard seed I stamped the mesh. Now the base is complete.

For my photo mat I used some yellow card stock, and using foil tape and a rivet embossing folder ran it through the big shot. I applied some white acrylic paint to the embossed foil sheet waited a moment or two for it to partly dry, then using paper towel I wiped most of the paint off. Then I stapled my photos and photo mats together and taped to the page.

I had the perfect vellum quote – “Life’s Journey”, then some metal charms and some brads, and a couple of hearts from the stash and I am done.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

My guys

Hi there today I am sharing a layout of my boys, my three sons and nephew. I’ve been digging deep into my stash and starting to use up some items that have been there for well years. I’ve used gesso to mostly cover the pages, then using my distress stains in 3 colours I’ve covered the page.

The lovely pattern is a stamp, and I have used an overlay with the circles on to surround my photo mat. I cut the page down and adhered to a white sheet of bazzill. I wasn’t happy with the page so out came the washi tape.

I thought it looked like way to many circles with the overlay, so I cut out some yellow circles and used them as name tags. I really wanted the eyes to be drawn to the photo. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2015


Today I am sharing my layout for the challenge over at What beautiful colours to work with. Starting with a sheet of Kaszazz paper I have used my favourite shade of blue acrylic paint in a mister with water, and spraying lightly over the page to give a subtle hint of colour.

Then I used a mask and Glimmer Mist – turquoise blue, I sprayed the mask in two places, and not wanting to waste the glimmer mist of the mask, I turned it over and placed on the page, giving a reverse masked image.

I mixed up a darker blue acrylic paint with water in a mister, but quiet thick this time, and have sprayed some lines randomly around the page.

Using Fluid chalk ink – blue lagoon I have stamped the medallion stamp which is quite hard to see on the pic. Using Stampin Up – concord crush I stamped the feathers. Adding a little vellum for the letters and words and a lovely frame was all I thought needed to complete this layout.

The photo is of my sons (3), nephew and family friend. I am calling this layout Togetherness as to me that is what family is all about.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Family Photograph

Hi there this is my first time playing along over at

The challenge was to use Typsetting (numbers or letters). Wow a hard challenge and it got me thinking, so I grabbed a sheet of Kaszazz paper with wording and pulled out the gesso, I covered mostly all of the page, but in some places you can see the wording showing through.

Then to try something new I pulled out my stampin up brayer, covered it with stampin up – chocolate chip, and started to roll away all over the page, I am quite happy with the colour.

I had the perfect printed vellum sheet so cut out the section I wanted to add to the bottom of my page. I matted the photos using corregated cardboard, and using some photo corners and brads I began placing my photos on the page.

Now for some background stamping, I used Distress ink – black soot for the letters which spell photograph., Then using distress ink - chipped sapphire I a lovely Kaszazz stamp set I have been waiting to try and I think it looks ok. To stamp the flowers from the same set I used stampin up – rich razzleberry.

This is a very simple layout and by adding a frame with the word family the layout is complete. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx


Hi today I am sharing a layout for the challenge over at What lovely colours to work with, starting with a really nice light pink sheet of bazzill I used gesso and some well lots of modelling paste for texture.

Using my favourite Smooch spritz – sup sugar I have misted randomly, then using a blue acrylic paint in a mister bottle I have lightly sprayed. Add a couple of splashes of Glimmer mist – mimosa and the background is done.

I have used some leftover pieces of Graphic 45 papers under my photo mat, then cut up some Kaiser paper and added for some journaling. The layout wouldn’t be complete without a paper doiley, some twine, a couple of handmade flowers, and some beautiful leaves.

As the photo is of me with my beautiful grand daughters Kirra and Khloe, who I love with all of my heart I added the little chipboard heart which I coloured with pen, then some glitter.

Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Friday, 7 August 2015

Alyssa and Nikola First Day at new school

I wanted to scrap Alyssa and Nikola’s first day at the new school, so here is what I came up with. Starting with some gesso I painted the centre of the page. Now using a stencil and my favourite Smooch spritz’s – Emerald Green and Spun Sugar I misted over the stencil. I thought these colours blended well with the background.

I used up some leftover graphic 45 bits (the additions, ruler) and in the stash I found a vellum sheet with times tables on, so that was perfect. I stamped the letters using Distress Ink – Black Soot. Lastly to complete the page I added some rub ons.

The girls have settled well into their new school and I am very proud of them. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx

Proud of my boys

Hi and what a lovely Saturday it is here, the perfect day to share another layout. This layout is for the Mood board challenge over at

I started with a beautiful Kaszazz sheet of paper and using a large cog stencil I applied modelling paste. For something a little different I turned changed the placement of the stencil and turned it around. Using Smooch spritz – Spun sugar I misted my page. I thought this gave a nice effect on the page.

I used some corregated cardboard for my photo mat, and some leftover pieces of paper to back the photo mount. As I wanted this layout to be about the Love & Respect shown in the photos I cut letters from a vellum sheet to say “respect”. The “Love” word is from Kaisercraft which I had in my stash. I applied some black ink lightly so the colour matched the page.

Into the stash again and I found some lovely brads, charms, chipboard cogs, and of course the lovely chipboard motorbike which I coloured using different colour smooch.

To complete the layout I added some washi, as I figure if you have it you may as well use it right. Then looking at the completed layout I thought well why not write the words “Love & Respect”, “Strength”, “Unity” so I did inside the stencilled cogs. I thought this finished the layout perfectly.

Thank you for dropping bye, Sharon xxx

My boy Billy

Hello with the weekend fast approaching I got a little time this arvo to do a layout for the challenge over at

Starting with my base sheet from Print blocks – “metal texture” I applied gesso to cover most of the pattern. Then using glimmer mist – turquoise, and smooch spritz – black velvet I set about misting. I then stamped randomly using colorbox fluid ink – blackbird with a mesh strip.

I’ve used colorbox fluid ink – deep lagoon to stamp random splashes. Using stampin up – black which is very dark, I have used a lace strip stamp and applied mainly around the edges to fill in spots. Now I am new to this blogging so I may not be using the correct terms when telling what I have done but if you bear with me I will get better with practice.

I’ve used some cut outs from free magazine inserts including the picture frame, which go well with the background colours. I then completed my layout using the frames from my stash. Thanks for dropping by, Sharon xxx