By Sharon

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