SGC – Fairies, Flowers and/or Fantasy

The theme for Southern Girls Challenge this month isĀ Fairies, Flowers and/or Fantasy, those of you who know me will know that Fairies and Fantasy aren’t really my things so I focused on the flowers part! I had this lovely photo of me with my two best friends in 1994 which went so well with this…

SGC Die Cuts – An Easter Basket

The theme this month for the Southern Girls Challenge is Die Cuts. I decided to try an idea I’d found on Pinterest to create my own eggs. I bought some polystyrene eggs and wrapped them in string – a cheap option but takes some patience! Once they were all wrapped and the glue was try…

Mood Board Layout for February

The Jot Mood Board this month has some beautiful soft colours this month, I especially love the pink and the natural beige. I had some pictures from my 7th Birthday party (yes, it was a few years ago!), and this zig zag pink paper was perfect. I have been doing a lot of stitching on…

‘Nature’ Themed Layout

This month for Southern Girls Challenge the theme is Nature, I’m trying to catch up on my scrapbooking this year which include pictures from both my childhood and my husband’s childhood. This is a pretty simple theme and I had some very sweet photos of my husband at 18 months having his first paddle which…

Jot January Mood Board

The Jot January Mood Board has a distinctive beachy/water feel to it, and so I decided to use some of my husband’s childhood photos of swimming. In my mixed media stash I have some used tea bag paper that I dried out, they have a lovely sepia colour and so I added them to the…

Mini Recipe Book

The Southern Girls Challenge this month is ‘Circle Shaped Embellies’. I had some vintage style flair in my stash, and I wanted to make a little recipe book for my sister. These flair matched beautifully with some Pink Paisley paper also in my stash. For the cover, I got out a jar shaped die and…

Christmas Mini Houses

I’ve continued my mini house creating in a Christmas theme! First I made a little Peppermint House, a variation on a Gingerbread House. I used red striped paper as the base of the house wall colour and then added window frames and candy canes painted with stripes and covered with Glossy Accents, and I covered…

December Daily 2017

Welcome to my first post for Southern Girls Challenge Design Team! The theme for this challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ so I thought I’d share with you my December Daily. My book is 4 inches square, and I used Distress Oxides for the background of this cover. I added die cuts of the ornaments and gingerbread…

Jot Magazine November 2017 Mood Board

I’ve recently discovered Jot Magazine, there is some great inspiration in the magazine and on their website. I decided to create a layout using their November Mood Board – see it here. I love the yellow and turquoise in this mood board an found this picture of me aged 11 month in Kerikeri that was…

A Village

Wow, it is so long since I wrote a blog post! Not that I haven’t been creating, just not blogging about it… I thought I’d share with you my latest love, creating mini houses with the Tim Holtz Village dies. These dies come with the baseĀ buildings – the Dwelling and the Brownstone; then you can…