Thursday, 19 January 2017

Scrap the Girls - January

So does anyone else feel like January is slipping by in a haze of heat and humidity?! We are on countdown for back to school and TAFE here. Plenty of running around being done as all those little back to school jobs get done.

But the upside to the heat and humidity is the days being locked inside in the air-con! Good scrapping days! Today I am sharing a page created for the Scrap the Girls January challenge which Rainbow Splendour is sponsoring. Here is the challenge:


 At first when I looked at this challenge my mind went blank, then I thought of some great doily stamps that I have (inspired by the henna tattoos) and then it was time to dig through the patterned papers and see what colours that I had to work in with the colour palette.

So this is what I came up with:

Turned out I had a few bits and pieces that worked with the colours, and of course you can never go past some ink or mists to help add colour.

I have used this gorgeous printed wood veneer from RS, along with the wood veneer word. Balancing it out is the banners from Charms Creations in music paper, very versatile!

This little cluster includes a pretty pin and epoxy from RS. Can you see the doily stamps peeping out? I used some distress inks for stamping these, faded jeans and seedless preserves, just about a perfect match don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a go at the challenge, you might even score yourself some great Rainbow Splendour goodies too!

Katie x

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Show Us Your Stuff January

Good Morning! Popping in today to share a page that I created for the current Show Us Your Stuff challenge. This month is a great bright summery inspiration board, and it was the colours that grabbed my attention and what shaped my page. Here is the board:

And here is my take on the board:

I loved the rainbow coloured boards in the picture and used that as my starting point creating a colourful fringed background. I also documented a summer story about how summer means cricket in our house (well for me at least!).

I have used a Charms Creations tab in this little cluster. These tabs are great for little clusters!

This cluster has some Rainbow Splendour goodies, a pretty pin, and epoxy and a wood veneer. The title is also hand made, by me! I created a script title that I fussy cut out to be part of my title.

And the final cluster with another Charms Creations, this time an arrow, a D-lish Scraps flair and more wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour. There is also a vellum card from RS peeking out from behind my photo and the hint of a D-lish Scraps journal spot. So much hand made goodness on one page! Can you tell where I get most of my embellies from?!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Monday, 9 January 2017

Kraft + Charms Creations Sponsor

Good Morning and happy Monday! Today I am popping in to share a page I created for the current Kraft+ challenge as a team member for the sponsor Charms Creations. This month is an interesting challenge of "On your bike" and here is the graphic inspirations:

I wasn't quite sure how to go about this one, but looking through my printed photos I found the perfect set of photos and I even had a few bicycle themed bits and bobs in my stash courtesy of Rainbow Splendour! Here is my page:

 So I have used some of the cute clouds from Charms Creations for my ourdoorsy page of my brother and his kids getting out on their bikes.

A close up of the clouds layered with some word strips and wood veneer stars. I also made a cloud out of a speech bubble wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour. I simply cut off the extra bit and smoothed it out. Can you spy the cute bicycle pretty pin from Rainbow Splendour in my embellishment cluster?

 The bicycle epoxy and wood veneer title also came from Rainbow Splendour. I even found a cute Project Life card with a bike that I added into my layering.

Make sure to go and check out the Kraft+ blog for lots of inspiration and maybe have a go yourself, you might even win some gorgeous Charms Creations goodies for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Saturday, 31 December 2016

More Rainbow Splendour Fun

Here is another reasonably new page created using lots of the pretties from the most recent girly kit from Rainbow Splendour. I am especially in love with the oragami wood veneer butterflies!

From the kit I have used: Pretty pin (well the pretty triangle circle that was on the pin that I accidentally pulled off...don't ask...), felt bow, wood veneer butterflies, glitter die cut star and epoxy circle.

I also added this pretty purple Charms Creations heart. It layered beautifully with the butterfly and phrase sticker.

 I think this epoxy is one of my all time favourites from the RS kits! I just love the yellow against the pinks and purples.

For my background I used some minc reactive paint through a stencil and then foiled with purple and hot pink. The foil adds some texture, colour and interest to the background without any bulk!

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Friday, 30 December 2016

It has been a while...

So, one could say that the year kind of got away from me there! The last few months were a blur of assignments, exams, kindy photos, primary school graduation, birthdays and finally Christmas. But now, I have some time to rest and even catch up a little on what I have been doing. I didn't manage much scrapping in that time either, but I am trying to make up for that now. I think I have pulled off five pages in two days! Yay me!

Today I am going to share a new page (hopefully I will get caught up on what I haven't shared later...) created for the Show Us Your Stuff blog, which is being sponsored by Rainbow Splendour. This month is a sketch, which is perfect for the busy month of December. I even decided to do a holidays themed page, and I used the December Hip Kit for most of my bits and pieces. I have been loving their kits and decided to order a few this year as a treat for myself. I am not ready to subscribe just yet, but maybe down the track that will happen...

So here is the sketch:

And here is my page:

Lots of handmade goodies on my page, and I had great fun creating a non-traditional Christmas themed page using pretty colours.

Here is my Charms Creations Star paired with half a vellum bow from Rainbow Splendour.

This little cluster has a button and silver glitter star from Burdy's Embellies (one of her gorgeous kits).

A pretty pin with a pretty wood veneer star from Rainbow Splendour, and the cute little silver stars are from the same Burdy's Embellies kit that I mentioned earlier.

And this cute star paperclip was also in the kit from Burdy's Embellies.

So, I managed to sneak this one in just before the end of the month, maybe I will go and see if I can squeeze another challenge in before the month ends!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The Block - SBT50 Style

Have you been following the Scrapbook Top 50 "The Block" challenges? Look for the group on Facebook if you haven't, it is a lot of fun, and we are in to the second week with plenty more to come. Each week you are given rooms (2 to choose from) to inspire you or with things you need to include, today I am going to share with you the page that I made for the first week, "bedroom week". This was the inspiration:

Lots to be inspired about in this photo and the colour scheme is simply gorgeous. This is the page that ended up with, and it was all about the colours paired with the crisp white.

I have included goodies from some a couple of our sponsors on the page too. There are Burdy's Embellies and a Charms Creations too.

This Charms Creations pastel hessian heart was the perfect colour match for this page, and I just love layering with these, adding word strips, flair and die-cuts underneath.

Isn't this bookpaper heart button cute?! It is a special design from Burdy's Embellies. See the little wood veneer flower on top? That was coloured using gelatos, just smudged into the wood, it is my new favourite way to colour wood veneer.

I really love how these colours look against the crisp white, such a fun challenge! Maybe we will see you join in too?!

Thanks for stopping by,

Katie x

This next bit is a special for my good friend's little girl Katy....

Hi Katy, 

I am not sure that I have the original choc chip cookie recipe that your mum remembers, but this is the one I use now that my kid's love and everyone who tries it loves too! The trick is to use more choc chips than what the recipe says! (I love chocolate!!)

Choc Chip Cookies

125g softened butter
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup + 2 tespoons soft brown sugar firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (although I am known not to measure this and up to 1 teaspoon is OK)
1 large egg
2/3 cup self raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1 cup of choc chips (I usually add 1 1/2 - 2 cups, I get the buttons and break them into smaller chunks and also do a mix of dark, milk and white chocolate)

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper. (You will probably need two trays for baking)
Cream the butter and sugars until light in colour and the sugar has dissolved, add the vanilla and egg and mix well.
Using a wooden spoon slowly add the flours mixing well to form a dough.
Add the choc chips and blend through the dough.
Put spoons full of the mix onto a tray leaving some room for them to expand (just how big or small you make them is up to you!)
Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes (this may vary a little depending on the size of the cookie and how dark you like the colour, I like mine lighter and a little chewy so this timing is usually pretty good).

Make sure you get mum to take a photo of you with your cookies when you make them to send to me!

Lots of love, big Katie xxx


Thursday, 25 August 2016

D-lish Scraps Birthday Celebrations

D-lish Scraps celebrate their 7th birthday last weekend coinciding with their monthly cyber crop and some extra fun challenges. One of these was a blind scrap, now I didn't get to do this in real time (assignment work to be done!) but I did sit down later when I had some time to spare and had a go. Well it was one of the fastest pages that I have ever completed! So now I am sharing my page here:

Of course I added some of my favourite D-lish goodies (can you spy the journal spots, beautiful doily, puffy stickers, enamel stickers and wood veneer title?!). To this I have added some of my other favourite goodies, Charms Creations and Rainbow Splendour.

I just love this little emoticon wood veneer from Rainbow Splendour. And this teal chevron from Charms Creations, well it's teal so it is fabulous!

I took my wood veneer title and rubbed some gelato over it to give it colour. It is a great way to add a nice smooth colour to wood veneer.

And this wood veneer is from Rainbow Splendour, also coloured with gelatos. Did you spy the touches of foil around the page too?!

Just a quick share today.

Thanks for dropping by,

Katie x