Monday, May 18, 2015


Hello everyone! I feel like I haven't blogged in such a long time, but today I wanted to call in to share one of my latest creations for Blue Fern Studios featuring brand new patterned papers from the Deja Vu collection.

I've used one of my treasured photographs of Holly when she was newborn which match the Deja Vu Un Voyage A Paris, Atelier, La Plume and Tresors patterned papers beautifully.

I've also used the "Miracle" title taken from the Spiritually Speaking chipboard set along with Gatsby Collage which I have decorated using watercolour paint to coordinate with the rest of my layout. 

Thanks for dropping in today, I hope you like my layout!


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blue Fern Studios - My Projects For May

Hi guys. Today I wanted to drop in to share my May projects for Blue Fern Studios.

I've featured the brand new Deja Vu collection in both my new projects along with a few beautiful pieces of BFS chipboard.

In my layout titled "Believe" I've added colour and texture to my chipboard pieces using a combination of art mediums, watercolour paint, coloured pencil and markers to really bring this stunning frame to life.

For my second project I decided to create an 8 inch x 8 inch canvas using some of the leftover pieces of Deja Vu patterned paper from other projects along with the new BFS Winter Flake Frame, again colouring my frame with a combination of art mediums and watercolour paint. This really is an exciting and fun way to decorate your chipboard and so addictive! I love using this technique!

For more detailed photographs and explanation on how these projects were created, please see my post on the Blue Fern Studios blog here. 

Thanks so much for calling in today! Have a great one!


Monday, May 4, 2015

Love - Blue Fern Studios May Sketch Challenge

Here we are in May already. We've had loads of rain over the past couple of weeks and it seems there is more on the way. We've been lucky so far - only lost a couple of branches off our trees but the wild winds have really been hitting the coast and area pretty hard, and I know there have been quite a few people with water damage, left without power, even whole houses destroyed and lives lost. I thank Heaven we have avoided the worst of it all.

Today I want to share my take on the new May sketch for Blue Fern Studios. I've used the brand new released Deja Vu collection in my layout, creating a subtle watercoloured background to coordinate with the patterned papers. 

One of my favourite techniques lately is to paint my chipboard pieces with watercolours, and I absolutely adore how the Floral Medley Frame and Floral Spray chipboard elements have turned out using this method.

I've simply then gone ahead and layered them together along with some of the lovely images from Deja Vu La Plume and Friperies patterned papers.

Here's a copy of this month's sketch challenge, and don't forget there is a great randomly drawn prize package from BFS up for grabs and the chance to have your layout featured on the blog! 



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fish! South Pacific Collection by BasicGrey

Today I want to share one of my latest creations for BasicGrey featuring the new South Pacific collection. 

I just love the tropical patterns in this collection and I've chosen to team this with a favourite photograph of Courtney when she was little - she had just caught her first fish!

I've used lots of lovely layers to create an interesting and colourful background along with the gorgeous large BasicGrey background stamp - Map Of The World - which I totally love!

For some added texture I've stitched some of my paper strips down using a combination of zigzag and plain sewing stitches, leaving some of the thread tails dangling on my page.

More detail on the BasicGrey blog here!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Words & Paintery April

Hello everyone! I hope you're all safe and well. We've had an enormous amount of rain on the coast these past few days and things are definitely looking a lot wetter than they were. There are trees down all over the place and power outages, but I think things are starting to look a bit better today. At least the rain has eased off somewhat.

So last week was reveal time at Words & Paintery and oh my! I forgot to put my post up, but better late than never, right?

I created a layout using a Prima canvas base which I painted over for a softer look. I've also shrunk my design down for a smaller version of the sketch, adding some lovely texture using handmade papers and some gorgeous vintage style laces I found in my stash. I'm really starting to renew my love for textiles lately and adding them to my scrap pages has been so much fun.

I've featured a favourite snapshot of the girls - Chantalle McDaniel, Leeane Allinson, Fiona Paltridge, Tiff Firth and myself - at E2C last month. I miss their happy bubbly personalities so much even though we only spent a few days together. Sharing our love for scrapbooking has been such a highlight for me this year and I have so many wonderful memories.

This month the colour palette is soft and feminine and I've really enjoyed creating with it. And as I mentioned earlier, there is also a gorgeous sketch challenge which I've used as well as the palette for my layout.

Have a lovely day all! Much love,