Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Kraft plus December Challenge 2016

Kraft +
Last challenge of the year,
 well, i have a 3 more layouts to do , before i finish my  216  layouts in  one year, but this one is  the online challenge that specifies  what is required, the others are my own creations

Lat  night,  i was thinking of  doing some sewing on   but then, no,  it would take me too much time to   thread the needle first,  and to get the numbers just so,   i had a picture of our house in the kitchen,  first  bare then  when cupboards were  entered, than i noticed , one of the other layouts  had  that , so changed my mind, as i did not want people to think i just copied it ,

I found a picture  of out house, when it was first finished and we  had just moved in  after my husband built it
 it took him 15 weeks off work,   long service, to complete, he said he always wanted to build his own home and  he achieved this.

 gosh, just thought, i haven't used any patterned paper on my layout, amazing,  so just have used card stock
red,  white and blue  and of course  the  main  craft   card stock as  base

the key tied to  the word  our home  is a part of a prize from Sketchy boards challenge last month, and is from  Dstash supplies

hope you all  have a festive and happy new year to all.

until next year ,

happy new year
from jacqui
 now on to  my last 3 layouts .  may see if  i have some unfinished layouts  with no photos on , that i have done in classes, they count also as they are then finished  when photos are added, .

then tidy up    and have a rest , before the new year starts

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Sketchy Boards  December Challenge
 my layout is  called  -  Love 3 generations (  which are my sister, my mum and my niece )

What a  wonderful year of  Sketches and colour palettes , sketchy boards, it has been   great  doing all of your challenges,

i just love  the blue that  you  picked this month along with gold,  for the last of the year,

blue   cardstock
I have used , Kaiser Cottage Rose specialty papers  today,  and  rubbed  with my finger,
Viva ink gold  kobaltblue cobart blue,  ive had it for about 3 years, a  must have on a bus trip, ,but get it home and 3 years later find it  and its hard, ive heard that you can put hot water  and leave it overnight, but of colours, i now want to use it, so  just rubbed it over the page,
Ive added in parts  some gold wax,, that i purchased from scrap matts in November  plan to use things now as i  purchase them
I was given some doilies from  Toni and had  found a large one  while looking for  something else, isnt it always the way,
I have also  just rubbed over lightly   the same inka   blue on another  cottage rose specialty sheet to give another   lighter shade  of patterned paper
I  have cut some  of my project life  cards to make them square and added  Kaiser gold ink to them  to scatter around the page  as well ,as a gold  glitter flower ,which came off a make and take at a  place to create which  i did not glue down properly, but now  perfectly fits  this page
The bling is from  Kaiser  

, thanks Page maps for all wonderful  sketches, i  loved them all

 Wishing everyone  on the design team a very merry Christmas and a  happy new year,
until next year,

Monday, 19 December 2016

A2Z Scraplets December Challenge

A2Z Scraplets
my inspiration came form the  checkered board,  i  first thought of a calendar page, but   i added the  colours of the checkered board and soon covered  whole calendar page .( wheres the calendar gone )

I have used
Kaiser card stock

i have used  Kaiser  scraps   fun in the sun papers, and  touch of gold again out of my scrap papers, ( that i was going to donate  to  a lady whos 84 years old and sill makes cards, she said to me any scraps doesn't matter how small it all helps, i  have collected her a  large  box  to  keep her going over Christmas and new year. and will give to her tomorrow

for my chipboard,  which  i declare is not a2z  , maybe next time , these are Kaisers  ladders and  alphabets

i  have  made the fun and 2016 i have rubbed wax on them , then added glossy accents over

the wax tubs can be purchased from Scrapmatts

the of and in are  inked with a black gel pen and then again covered  in glossy accents,
i have added some Kaiser bling to the letter i

these are some of my challenges  that i have done in the past year, ( of course , not all  195 of them, )  im wondering in the  next 6   days i can get another 20 to go to finish the 216 layouts on one year, for the 216 challenge,  im getting tired LOl  but still have to  add  the Christmas decorations  around the house,  as family are coming here for a change.

 may not make it , but  know that i have come this close, 195 from 216  layouts is not that bad

will have to ask Santa  can i have a rest soon please

thank you once again for these awesome  challenges,

not sure if next year be able to continue, for  all months of challenges , may have  some rest times as new adventures are arising  starting in February, 2017.  will do what i can, when im home

Looking forward to seeing  what you have installed,  Keep up the good work,

Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas and a prosperous
new year.
thanks for visiting my blog,

Thursday, 15 December 2016

1 2 3 challenge

Thanks   1 2 3  for this amazing  challenge

1  colour    -  Silver
2 word       -  Believe
3 technique  -  layers

at the start of December, i thought, gosh, i dont have  much in line with  silver, and layers  ohh, the word believe, i would think about,  & getting close to Christmas, would i have time for all my challenges, maybe  give it a miss on all,  but thats  not me, i like to  give them all a go,

it wasn't til last night, that i was talking to my hubby and said  , i really like doing  the 1 2 3 challenge, but the paper  is getting me stumped,  he suggested i use aluminium foil ,  something a bit different,  and so  my layout begun. ( he doesn't usually help in  the scrapping area)
At a recent Craft Alive here in Logan,  Sofia from Scrapmatts showed me  this awesome    little tub of  wax,
Im trying to  get stuff that does not take up a lot of room , so when Sofia showed me this wax,   next question  which colour combo to get,   just buy all of them , just use  your finger to apply,  no need for special tools, love that idea,  then i have every colour, would you believe there is silver in it   and gold for my next challenge,  ( that i also have been hanging off to do )  & brass ,which i dont think i will have much use for ,  but you never know hey

so i have coloured the  presents, tree,  the word believe  in this Metallic wax rub on
Also at scrapmatts  some small chipboard that had the word believe.

i thought well, im not  going to do it all  silver, add some colours to the mix,  while sorting for papers,  in my scraps ,( funny what you find in your papers ,what are they doing here  always a  treasure  to find things in my   stash )  i then came across  doilies ,which are in silver and gold,  ( which is another challenge.  yeehaa )
i felt that  it needed something else, so got out my new  Heidi swapp stickers,  ohh yes, its silver, why didnt i think of this before  i started to lay it down to see where it would look nice,  and part of it stuck to the photo, well, i guess you are going here , as i  did not want to  ruin the photo  i think it just finished off the layout,

I have  used  my new Kaiser dies  and created  the  word Christmas  and  the Reindeer and the  Baubles all with the aluminium foil  it took a bit to get them  though  getting the right  depth, so a it would not cut right though or not enough.  a few attempts to get it right, but  hey, im so wrapped  with it ,

no cardstock is used in this layout,
I have used
I have used  a combination of  Scrapmatts and Kaiser  chipboards,
Kaiser  papers  - silent night,
D'Lish  heart silver doilies
Creative die -woodland  scene die
Heidi  Swapp  sticker sheet  Love this (  a prize from  sketchy boards a few months ago)
cheap circle  doily ( another hidden treasure )
 glossy accents on presents, tree

im soo happy with this layout, im wondering if i can find more paper to now do a double  layout to  put the rest of the photos from this event  finished.

Until , next year,  wishing all   you a very Merry Christmas  and a Wonderful   and Exciting New Year,
 well,  now i have gold,  i can begin the next challenge, and then  have a few days to put my stash away   and finally see a floor.  before the family arrive for Christmas
thanks for stopping by, see you all next year for  more exciting challenges.  there may be some months where im not available,  but thats life hey.

White with 1 December Challenge

White with 1  December challenge,

well, almost another year over,  can you believe it  that is  nearly 2017.
as its getting closer to Christmas, i want to do my challenges that are easy  and dont take a lot of time ,but yet, still  have a nice effect

   the products i have used with this months challenge is
White Kaiser card stock,
Kaszazz   mini stencil clouds and waves
TCW  mini time  for love
TCW  honeycomb
Staz on black
brilliance  green,

Kaiser bling green
black gel pen
A Mothers Art Butterflies
Scrapmatts  Chipboard
Auzz Trinkets  modelling   mould

tomorrow, i will   get my other 3 challenges finished,   , so all my stash can go back into the cupboard  before  family come for   Christmas  how many more days,  only 9, ohhh, i need more time please.

Wishing all  a very merry Christmas and a happy new year,

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Kaiser December Card Challenge

Kaiser Card  December  Challenge  for  2016.

 its hard to believe, that we are all ready in December, where did  the year go,  it has been  fun, creating  those  Kaiser challenges  that i have entered, thank you

here is my  entry for  December ,
I have used   Kaiser products of course,  mostly,
Kaiser  White card stock.  - base , windows and shutters
Silent  Night paper   collection
P 2152  Family time
P 2154 Gingerbread ( wood grain)
P 2157  Dec 25 (  inside of  card)
Silent night  sticker sheet -   on top and bottom of card
Silent  Night  collectables  Santa and Tree ( inside of card
Merry christmas   die and stamp -   Reindeer and ivy
Kaiser Bling   on tree and    ivy,
Kaiser EM436 pearl string  light gold.'
Kaiser -  IP703  Moss ink
Kaiser  Foam tape and   double sided tape

 window  and shutter   die  not sure of maker.
Aleene Glitter Snow

until next year
keep  up the good work,

Wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas and a  Wonderful and Safe  New Year



Wednesday, 30 November 2016

123 November challenge

Thanks  1 2 3 for this great challenge,
i did not think  that i would have the time or  energy to  do this one,  but  tonight, being the last  night, why not give it a go, it wasn't til yesterday, that i was looking though photos  that i saw my friend jenny was in peach for her surprise birthday   4 years ago,
i have had  and still have allergies, since the 8th November ,so haven't felt like doing any scrapping in general,
I have used crafty weave  card stock  just the pretty  peach that  was required
i have used Kaiser  Blue bell  6 x 6 papers and   have  popped it up with black card stock,
The flowers are part of my  prize from another  challenge  2  months ago that i won,
i   have pleated a  bit of left over peach card stock
and found some  hexagon papers  that ive  had for ages,
the cake is  part of some collectables,
my friend Jenny, was pretty   surprised at her 60th birthday party, she only thought she was going to her sisters place and having a small dinner  with family, she ws totally surprised, when she  came and saw her  school friends there , that  we have not seen each other for over  15 years , so  was really a fun night .
 can not wait   to see what you have installed for  December

 one is colour  - peach
two is   word  pretty   in banners
3 is   technique  my pleats


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Kaiser November Challenge

Kaiser November  Challenge

Kaiser  Products Used
Kaiser  Red  Card Stock
P726  Candy Cane pattern paper
 Silly Season  patterned paper
55257  North Pole  sticker sheet
55711  silly season  Sticker sheet
  55250  Mistletoe  Sticker sheet
Collectables   Holly Jolly
 Kaiser  stencil,  mini mix
Kaiser Red  Bling

other products
Colour Blast   texture paste  Steel
White Gel Pen.
pearl string from Scrapmatts

 thought  instead of  just using one Kaiser  collection,  mix them up and see what i can create

 thanks  for this  great sketch , i love it ,  might do another  one  tomorrow, seeing as i have  a few days at home this week


Friday, 21 October 2016

Kraft Plus October Challenge

A few months ago  i thought, im never going to  use those brads, eyelets again, i  might as well sell them &  collect some  money to buy  new stuff  (  which i  have  just recently, have added to this page ,but not said what it is  as its not old ) LOL

in doing so ,   i thought just maybe i  will keep 10 of each of each colour  brads & eyelets, so  have little containers whew,  what a relief when i saw  your challenge
 I have used :-
rick rac,
  Kaisers  Fun in the Sun  Paper Collection, March  2008 ( now thats going back some years,  i have  the books &  its in book 5,   its about time i  used  more of that paper hey.

i have cut out circles and have layered , inked and distressed the  edges.
my first idea was to create the bus , but  circles kept popping up in my head, to do circles for a change,
i recently  watched someone  create  awesome  cards, using shaving cream &  food colouring , so  have added  just a small  amount onto the left hand side of page  that has colours  that go with the page, (  it does smell nice the layout LOL)

until next month,
thank you for another great challenge.


Friday, 14 October 2016


1 is the colour  -    olive green
2 is  word          -   Adventure
3   technique    -    distressing

Olive green is not a colour i have in my stash, im more for brights , so i  was going to  Somewhere to Scrap in Brisbane, so  i thought  what better time to get  it 
while there , i happened to see  paper Simple  Stories, that i thought would  suit what i needed,  yes, i know its not Kaiser LOL  I also have used some  paper out of my stash  that i bought at Kmart in a 12  x 12 inch paper pack
 when placing things  down  my ideas  changed ,   but still pleased with the results,

 My  Best Friend , Natalie  &  I , always make out trips out, an adventure &  this  page is no exception. 
We were on our way to a camp for the weekend of  Camp of Crafty Creations hosted by,  Jodie Barnes. at Springbrook 
i have distressed the edges
inked with  drew drop green ink with the word Adventure and added glossy accents over the top, 
i have cut out some  leaves  and crunched them up and  added some   leaves charms 

until next month, thanks for dropping  by,

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A2Zscraplets Septembers challenge

today, while sorting out papers for selling, i came across this  zigzag  papers, and thought,  A2Z challenge  here  we go,

so instead of cardstock,  as base  today was just playing with  patterned papers,  also  did 2 other challenges today the same way.

i have titled my layout , WILD WEATHER  as  when i was working, i was there 10 years, and  my boss, gave me a weekend away at  a resort, but  by the time i  got to mums place, as i was taking mum away withme, the weather got nasty and the waters rose in half and  hour. As we were going away for the weekend mum cleaned out the fridge, so   we only had baked beans for the weekend,  my hubby thought i was at the resort all weekend,living the high life,  but did not get there,  what  a weekend living on baked beans. went back to work on monday,  everyone asked how the weekend went   we did  finally go away, in may,  2 months after   that weekend .

The papers are from Kaiser collection, one is called Hello today, but not sure of the other  one
the card stock is Kaiser  marine,
i have added some Amy Tangerines  Washi tape
the chipboards are fro Kaiser  and have inked it  with black  drew drop ink  and  covered with mod podge  dimensional  magic,

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

SBT 50 THE Block super challenge

Here we are , finally you are in week 4  &  i have only started,   27th   September LOL

 i have done   week 2,  room  1 ,  i dont usually work with   lime green, but it was so refreshing   to  work with,  will have to  play with it some more.

for   my  layout
my products i have used  ,
Kaszazz  spray mists, used for  colouring the lace.
    London blue
after midnight
fresh lime
red mixed with  Kaiser  white spray mists to make pink.

Kaisers  sprays mists are
Kaiser  white
Kaier yellow

 Colour Blast,  texture paste, & using a stencil,    - colours are  -  for  the right hand corner of the layout  flowers.
sunshine ( yellow)
deep water
singin the blues,
and to make the green,  i have mixed  yellow and  singing the blues together,

 just love   Colour   Blast  Texture Paste

I have coloured the flowers in  London blue and  pink  of kaszazz  spray inks
the tiny flowers were a prize from sketchy boards challenge  last month,  and they came from   Neha  from Auzz Trinkets & Kraft here in Brisbane,  they are soo lovely,  just love tiny flowers,  they make  the layouts   great, without overpowering  the page  by using   large flowers.

in my stash, i bought a few months ago, ( haven't  used it til today)  Kaisers  stencils, and have  used Gesso  to put in 2 corners for extra texture,
in my stash, i found some patterned paper ( just the right colours, ) to   add to the mix
 i have used  Cyclone Boonty p goodies, (  in bottom corners)
 i have started   week 4 ,  just waiting for it to dry will work on Wednesday, and   have papers out for week one, so  may get that done  Wednesday (  ohh thats tomorrow ) still pondering with week 3,   have found a photo, but the papers i will think about tonight, while trying to sleep,
hope you like  ,what i have created,  i just loved doing  week 2 , may have to do more in these colours.
until  next creation,  see you all soon

Monday, 26 September 2016

1 2 3 September challenge

thanks very much for   this challenge

As i m getting ready to go to camp soon,  everything is a  mess in my craft room  pulling things out,  but  then i thought,  why not ,  just do simple  layouts, that dont take a lot of time

Seeing as my Mum does not drive any more,  its up to me to  take her to  her seniors club, every thursday,  so naturally, im ,  in the seniors club now,   getting  free cups of coffee and biscuits  LOL ,

  they have things on every week,  the announcer said  a few weeks ago , next week we are dressing up for spring, as it  turned out,  i   had to  take mum for an appointment,  that day, so missed out, but was meeting  my school friends on saturday, and thought, i always wear jeans or  good pants, why not wear this dress,  that i just bought for the dress up day,

 Im hoping the seniors will have a Melbourne  cup day, ive heard they do, so will pop on a hat and  i ready   for that one,  so the dress will get 2 wears out of it , ..

so i got  one of them to take a photo of me.  unfortunately,   you wont see  the colour   as  its not  the right colour for this challenge, but  i have used up all my photos  of me in  purple

 the card stock is just out of my stash, that ive had for years,  ( about time i used some now)
ive then added ,  gesso to  my new 8 x 8 inch FAB stencil  just love this,   and with my  abundance of chipboard words, created the  word   I  have   inked it with   drew drop  inks, which i love and then gone over it with smooch  white.
i  have also edged it with  white card stock
hope  you like it  ,til next month,

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

scrapbooking top 50 august challenge

when i saw  the butterflies on your challenge sight , i knew that kelly anns butterflies would suit perfectly
I have never  been into  butterflies until  last year, when i happened to go to class  that on the layout had butterflies,
now, i can not get enough, especially with A Mothers Art,   butterflies, from Kelly Ann Oosterbeek, who designs her own self adhesive sticker butterflies,  they are soo cute, &  now i have  seen, that i can make  one colour into another  making another colour,  orange, using marker pens, that Kelly  mentioned to  me . how cool.

i had visions of how they would go on my page, but this did not eventuate
here is what i have used to create  my layout.
I have used , the crafters workshop stencil  then with
Colour Blast  texture paste  another of my favourites in my stash,  using
singing the blues
Lipstick ( pink)
and  of course,  Kellys  butterflies, A Mothers Art
made orange

i have some   music  washi tape as well added.
all on white card stock.

hope  you like it ,
Hope to do more of these in the coming months.
until i check out tomorrow what Septembers challenge is ,  where has the year gone

Friday, 19 August 2016

A2Z Scraplets August CHallenge

Thanks  very much A2Z just love these tic, tac, toes,  challenges, makes me think outside the box,
so this afternoon, i thought i would go with
 (1) patterned paper
 (2) a2z chipboard,  On a Adventure
(3)  stamping,

 (1)  The patterned paper i  have used,  is Kaiser's  Pack your Bags.  its a very old collection, but have plenty of, so  I have cut one out  a  sheet out and turned it over and  inked it  on to  second sheet, ( same )  in distress Vintage photo ink. I also have used a  6 x 6 inch  patterned papers to mat  under the photos.
(2) with  the word,  On a  Adventure, i have  used  Lindy magical Hydranda  Blue, which i recently bought at gympie, on our recent adventure with my best friend Natalie.

 I will have to find more of these cute  tubs,  they  have  so many uses  &  they  dont take too much room,
what i did with it was to use my water brush and dipped into the  bottle and then  started at the bottom, i wanted the effect of  light at the top and darker at the bottom,  ( i  usually dont play), so what i get on the page is what i  get, so have gone over  it a few times at the bottom , to make it look darker, and then have used  dimensional magic  to make it pop.  i just  like getting started and finishing my project within  a couple of hours,

(3) stamping ,
Here i have used several  brands,
Kaszazz  for the  2 birds,   with black staz on ink
the car,  is from Kaiser -  On the Move  stamping collection  i have coloured in with  Colour Blast texture  paste for the windscreen  and headlights -  Sunshine and the  bumper bars   with  colour  blast  - Steel,  again i have got out the  tub of  Magical Hydrangea Blue an painted the car ( my favourite colour  blue)
The Seagulls  &  word -  you never know when  your making  a  memory are  both  from Kaiser stamps both are inked in staz-on  inks

hope you enjoy my layout,

 not sure if i will complete any more challenges,
i have  in the coming weeks.
an orchid show to to help set up ( hubby grows orchids)
  sewing -  to fix my dress for a wedding ( not mine wedding  LOL)
make a wedding card,
pack  for next retreat,  im not going to retreat til  october
and a few other things,  before the end of the month.
i am sure i will have  other things  that will tie me up with other adventures im sure

until next month,  thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

1 2 3 August Challenge

 hi another  month is passing us by,  thanks for  this   challenge,  i found this one really easy to do i  did it in  a matter of minutes at a recent retreat, but then had to wait to get hoe to print out the photos.

before leaving on my  retreat, i  embossed some white card stock,

I have used , Sea Breeze Kaiser papers, p 2017 refresh for a change instead of brown card stock,
at the retreat,  i cut my papers  into squares, added a brown car, and  then added the photos today,
 I have used ,Close to my Heart stamps for the  date and   the word scrapbook
the  word ,explore, i  had printed out at home, but when i looked in my goodie box, there i found  this explore, which is much nicer than mine
 i had fun wit this one, now to continue y story on the  other side of the paper  with another challenge,
until next month, where has the time gone, September  soon & i haven't even started my Xmas cards, they went  all the way to Gladstone and home again ,without even opening  the  bag
 best fins some time   soon.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

sketchy boards July challenge

thanks page drafts, what a  great sketch,  
& sketchy boards  for mood board  colours

seeing as im having a destash   in my craft room, i thought i would miss some  challenges this month, and concentrate on    selling a few items, that i dont use any more,  ( and then  some challenge site will put up something i have sold, isnt it always the norm, )

anyway,  got to thinking  , that i could possibly  do one or 2  if i tried, so
 here is  sketchy boards.
now, everyone  knows, im a true Kaiser lady,    but  i have you know,  that today, i have used  Close to y Heart papers  that ive had in the  drawer for  at least 2 years,   so best  use them. otherwise they might be on the selling board

I  have used,  Ultimate crafts Magnolia Lane collection  timeless  die.
                       Kaiser  timeless  collectables.
                       Kaiser  Prairie  lane Collection  alpha stickers
                        Kaiser   bling
                        Dylusions ink spray   vibrant  turquoise  on the green  papers   to make them the right colour  & splashed some   over the page
                      i have distressed and inked around the page also  with Kaiser  ink  pad , bark

 hope you like it ,
until next month,   enjoy and have fun

Sunday, 10 July 2016

July 123 challenge

 thanks  very much for this great challenge, i  usually, dont  work in pastels, but do have  papers for them 

 123 challenge 
colour       - pastels
word         - priceless
technique -       glitter

so  today, i thought i would incorporate   mixed media with  old pastels scrap papers & collectables

as  my background,  ive used the kaiser stencil, circles  &  liquid pearls,  pink,  blue, yellow and purple and mixed them with  cotton ball to give a lighter shade of  colour on all    

the  liquid pearls,  im not  that happy with, but  dont  take things back ,& it seems a shame then  not to use them, even though,  they  did not work the way i wanted the to so this was a good way to use more of  it . i do like the colours  & they look pretty on the shelf,  i now have some new liquid pearls  that are 3 d, and love them, 

so have mixed   the cotton  ball to all the colours &  painted it on  my white card stock. 
i have inked around the white cardstock with pink   ink from kaiser &  placed it on my Ballet  Kaiser card stock.
 then  out  of my scraps, i have found  kaiser lullaby papers and some   nursery papers (  that i bought at kmart years ago) 
The  butterflies and  swirls are from Kaiser 'chapter one  collectables,

i have  printed my priceless on my   cricut machine and  put glitter over it  and on one of the butterflies,
and popped up  the word  priceless, 

 one challenge done for this month,  

its amazing what one finds, when  i have a 6 month clean up ,  last month , i wanted  jigsaw puzzles, and knew i had them , today i found them , too late  for  challenge,    

well, best get back to sorting the room ,until next month, 

p..s  in the right hand corner of the layout,  you might  notice ,that  it looks a bit   blurry,  i  recently , bought a new camera  early in the year, but when i was on holidays,  the camera fell out of  my  pocket and onto the rocks below,   (   i should have listened to hubby, when he said  do you have to take the  camera everywhere ) , had i left it in the car, it would be good now, i did not tell him  that i sort of broke it and  can not  afford to get another  $400.00 camera . 

Thursday, 30 June 2016

123 june challenge

 hi crafty people,
 thanks very much for this great challenge, all month, i have been thinking about this , while sorting my room ,  im thinking , i have  no real dramas, where im wearing the right colour for the challenge, i just  wont do any this month it wont hurt me to  have a break,

1  is colour  lilic
2 is  word  - Drama
3 is doodling

 well now its 9.pm  on the 30th june, and  now , i find a photo, can i do it in time   ?
possibly, if i can do a   5 minute mystery  challenge layout in the June show in Brisbane  this year,  in 5 minutes, then anything is possible,  although the  texture paste wont be dry, as  everyone has gone to bed ,and i dont want to disturb  them with my heat gun,

i have used , colour blast texture paste  royalty, such a pretty lilac  with  portacraft  self adhesive stencil and then had a bit of  scrap lilic papers from Kaisercraft,
 I have doodled around the photo mat and  around the edges with black  gel pen,

printed of  the  word drama ,

 and im done ,  30 minutes. dont want to over do it ,   now  hopefully i can remember what to do next,   been a while since ive  linked it  here goes,

until next month, will do early,


Sunday, 22 May 2016

a2z may challenge

A2Z may challenge,  thanks very much for this great sketch,
Today ,  went  to my friends last workshop wonders  event, &  did some shopping , they had 4 classes  I did not do the classes today & saw some friends  but bought some stencils & Colour Blast texture paste, which i just love.
i  wanted to try them before i went away on holidays tomorrow, so  thought , i will do the a2z challenge  then  i only have one to do if i  get time when i return,

I was having so much fun with the stencils and  new Colour Blast  texture paste ,that i forgot that there was  sketch, even though it was sitting in front of  me.

so  using   the  A2Z  roses chipboard, that i won in the Easter challenge, i have done them with  Kaisers  pens,  i had started to  use the fire engine texture paste ,but with the white gesso under neath , they were turning pink and i did not want that,  so turn it over and do the other side,
other  products i have used are :-

2016 is from My 2 angels.
papers  are   Kaiser timeless
washi tape
words  are from  Bekki Higgins Project life

im not really wrapped  with the layout, as i said i was only going to use the  stencils and  the  chipboard,  may pull it apart  after i return,  but dont get me wrong, the sketch is great, its just  that my plans did not go as well as i  thought they would . ( it may grow on me the layout i mean )
until next month.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

scrapbooking top 50 Australia May challenge

National Scrapbooking top 50  Australia  challenge,
Another new challenge to try, a change is as good as a holiday, they say, so changing my challenges , give me new directions, that i may have not tackled before,

this month for May is a tic tac toe,  my eyes usually fall for  the blues always before any other  colour,  i was going though some old photos from expo days and here i am in grey, a colour i rarely use these days.  i could have gone for the blues,  but the flowers in the background     just happened to be  orange and yellow,   so created a new direction for me to follow.

I have  many kits,  that i bought when i worked, i will do them , once i  finish work, but  6 years later , they are still  there, so i went though them and  i found some papers that had the right colour scheme,
I have used Basic grey  papers second city  roscoe village , sec  4703
                                                  second  city southport           sec 4706.
i have used grey butterflies  washi tape, another   product in my stash, i dont even remember buying that ,so  must have been a present.
I have used yellow   rose resins and other flowers from my  abundance of flowers.
I have inked in distressed in spiced marmalade
Chipboard letters are  coloured in with Kaiser-fusion grey   with glossy accents over  the top

 hope  you enjoy this ,as much as i  created it ,
until next time , have a good day.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

National Scrapbook top 50 challenge day

Thanks  National Scrapbook    day for this bright   interesting challenge.
i was going to wait til Wednesday,  to complete this , but thought,  i may be worse than i feel now &   doing these bright colours just might be the key to feeling better.
I may be scrapped deprived. LOl
I recently received  for my birthday Sweet Summertime 5th Anniversary Limited Edition by Crystal Wilkerson paper  pack, i loved the bright colours &  thought, i wonder if i will get a challenge to work with them ,

I've also used butterflies  from  Kelly-Ann Oosterbeeks from a Mothers Art ,  just love these little fellows

So here is my version, i had other thoughts when i started , but  then  it sometimes turns out a whole lot different than when one starts, i will have to see if i can get more of these papers at the next craft show coming up in June to work  with more papers.

tonight  as soon as i saw those lovely rich colours, i knew the papers i  would  use,  finding a photo to suit ight be the challenge,  but  i just opted for  our caravan ,when we  went away in February, so now can continue on  with these papers and photos  for our holiday

i will have a look at your tic tac toe  challenge, it looks interesting. something different to try

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sketchy Boards Challenge

    Thanks Sketchy Boards, Loved the Sketch,

products i have  used tonight

 Kaiser  Hello today &   Off the Wall  papers
A mothers Art   by Kelly Ann Ooserbeek  Butterflies  red.
tags from  Off the Wall Collectables
Dream then make it happen is from Kaszazz Stamps
white  tag is from close to my Heart,  the  word formal is from Kaiser Off the Wall  sticker sheet
Zipper is  stamp The Scrapbook Diaries
Stains are from Kaiser stamps
i have  flicked  kaiser  demum,  red and a touch of green    sprays  over the page .
and inked around the edges with  blue  dew drop brilliance blue around the outer edge and kaiser  lipstick arond  the formal  tag and  stars

until next  month ,thanks for stopping by

photo is of my godson, who just  finished school and ready to go to formal,  he said to his mum, im going to wear a red suit  to  my formal.  (when  he went looking for a suit)

Thursday, 21 April 2016

White with 1 April Challenge

another month almost over

White with one April Challenge -  this months colour is Jester Red.

Thanks very much for this great colour, i  love things bright, so this  one i found easy,  finding the time  though  was not so,  i had a different idea  totally when i saw the colour at the beginning of the month &   painted  some  paper with brick stencil,  but last night,  i felt ,bricks  on these to lovely ladies at a wedding did not seem  to go  well,  so out came stencils again ,

What haven't i used yet , that   i need to play with,  this stencil, did not come with brand name, but was still in the packet, so can not say who its from  I  did however but it at TJs Scrapping with Style in Logan .
ive also had heart templates from Fiskers, for about a year,  and ideas started to flow, once i placed them down on  the white card stock

 I have cut out the heart, after drying, with   the colour paste  this great  Colour Blast - colour paste  can be bought from  Tenisha  at Scrap Elegance at Stockleigh, qld.

i have used  : -  Colour Blast Colour Paste  fire engine red
   Red Self Adhesive stickers from  A Mother's Art, by  Kelly - Ann Oosterbeek.
                            just love these, they come in 10 colours, see her site

                                    www.kellyanno.com for all information about kelly - anns sites,
   or  at her  retail sales are at  www.amothersart.com.au

                          red    hearts are from  Tjs Scrapping with Style
                               Junes Tones Polester Glitter

                            chipboard is using  gesso and  colour paste  fire  engine,
                          & glossy accents over the top of the word  Adore.

 until next month , thanks very much , great challenge.

Friday, 8 April 2016

A2Z Scraplets April Challenge

A2Z Scraplets April Challenge

Thanks   very much for this great challenge, i just started this one today, when  the mail arrived,
Thank you very much for my prize, i love it , in a few weeks time im going on an adventure,  for my family reunion up in hervey bay, so  will be able to use it then or in  another  months challenge, i also  love the chipboard with the roses,  they are just beautiful & can not wait to start painting it .
getting on to a layout.,

                      this afternoon, i decided that i would start some  layout, as i dont have many days at home this month, like 5 days,
so, with my white card stock, and my new Kaiser Bubble stencil, that i bought today, i have used , Dew Drop Brilliance  Sky Blue, Versa Colours  - Cyan &  Vera Colour Indigo Inks to rub over  sections of the stencil on to the page.
ive added  some Kaiser  droplets and sparklets and glossy accents over different parts of the  page

Technique on chipboard.
for my chipboard,  from A2Z scraplets,  my last  one i thought, til mail came, i have   first inked with  Dew Drop  Brilliance Cloud White,  and then over the top, i have added another size smaller bubble  stencil  &   I have used ,  Colour Blast-  Singing in the  Blues Colour Paste, then that was dry, it looked a  bit pale, so have then gone over it again with Colour Blast - Colour Paste Deep Water  with the big bubbles like on the page, i have then put glossy accents over the lot of  the dolphin &  the word Seaworld

I usually dont do fussy cutting,  but saw in my stash some dolphins on a paper,  it took me a while,  with  cutting off tails and fins and noses, cut  in the process,  to get the 5 dolphins   but its done, in future, just use the whole sheet i  think
I have also used ,some Kaiser  Sandy Toes  Collectibles on the layout

well,  on to start my next layout before tea. i have a sketch and colour palette ,

 looking forward   to  next month , keep up the good work,
thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Kraft Plus April Challenge

  Thanks Kraft plus for  great black and white challenge.

another month has started,  i only have 6 free days to get my challenges done this month,  so thought i would start off with Kraft plus,  some may miss out , but thats life, family come first.

 sometimes i think , im going to do a messy one this month, as others look great,  but somehow, when i get started, i dont like what i see, this happened today,  as soon as i  put the splatters on , then every thing went  a w o l,  Lol

anyway, turn paper over and start again,
I have stamped around the edge with Kaiser Me stamps, just love these  little x x x x  
i then proceeded to start with the gesso again,   ( which i had on the other side,)  but i thought, seeing as my dress only had small dots, i did not like the big dots that i had, what to use,  ? ? ?

 so putting away my  foam dots, i saw the perfect  solution, so i peeled  off  one side and presto,  small dots.  so have put  black and white gesso over the page.
  I have had these  creative memories black and white flowers for a while, now, and this year , is about getting to use all my  stash, thats been sitting for a while, and placed a black  bling at the top,
I have used  washi tape, another  thing just sitting in the cupboard,
the rock and roll party are  from the Craft  stall Blackboard stickers,   very appropriate for  my page
i have also added , black bling swirls,

 i had fun creating this layout,  hope you love it as much as me, until next month,

Friday, 25 March 2016

A2Z Scraplets Easter Challenge

 I had  the  A2Z chipboard  out, thinking of doing another  A2z Challenge,  but up to coming on net again to check out  the  colours again, i noticed, that you had a sketch up, looked easy, will give that a go,
i have used white card stock and have inked around with Dew Drop Brilliance Mediterranean blue.
I haven't measured  the  photos , just cut where i wanted to

 I have used ,Kaiser Sandy Toes, paper and  have  used the Kaiser trimmer with the  Wave  edger . I have also inked this

The View and The are from Paradiso Kaiser Papers
The chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets.
here i have inked it and then ran it though  my ebosser with Coulture Creations party time  embossing folder,  it has circles on , so can do for water feature as well
i have then put glossy accents over the lot when dry.
 had fun, another one done for march.
 the longest part was waiting for the glossy accents to dry.
i dont usually do  Easter challenges , but what  the heck,  anything different is as good as a holiday,  to get the adrillian rushing
hope you like it , until next time
have a wonderful Easter.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


A2Z  Scraplets scrapbook and card Challenge ,  March, the start of a  new challenge , i think i like to try it, but before doing so and clicking that i will do, i best  see  what requirements do i need for this one,  umm
chipboards, well, i have plenty of them,  but A2Z chipboards,   i wonder, i might be out of the game, before i begin, i have a drawer full, plus 2  bags of chipboards,
lets see, yes, i have 2  off to a good start. lets  get photos, paper and get started. ( the other chipboard is a sword, why  i would buy that is beyond me, but something might eventuate   one day , maybe i had thoughts on a card,
I hope its alright , that i have some in my stash already, im going to the craft show soon, hoping  that a2z is there so i can buy more and create more challenges,

So with my chipboard, i have painted  2 of the sails with distress crackle paint - white picket fence,  by ranger and with the rest of the ship have used distress paint  - barn door, then added crackle accents  by ranger ( it does not show up as much on the red, as it did on the  white )  i have used, Kaiser E07 light  mahogany  pen for the masts,  and for the little flags at the top , i have used Liquid pearls. Baby Blue
The paper range is from Kaiser Sail Away.
the diamonds are from Close to my Heart
I have inked the string and glued to to the page, and have used a bit of gauze to place behind the ship.

hope you like it as much as i had fun getting out stuff that i havent used in a while, now back in cupboard.
Jacqui McCully

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

white with 1 march - Lavender herb

 my the months seem to be just flying by,

White with 1,  lavender Herb,

As soon as i saw  the colour, i knew the  photo i would use.
i have  been redoing my photos out of all those  old  photo books,
I have been thinking of doing the ones ,where i was a bridesmaid for my school friend, but  life sometimes gets in the way, but this week have planned to stay at  home and get some of my photos from the 70's done and scrapped.
                               I haven't titled it, as i thought i would put it on the start of the  pre wedding photos. when we went  to dinner for the pre wedding, as carol, did not want a big  bridal shower, and in my day, that just did not happen, it was just out to dinner on most occasions.

                         This afternoon  i started off with  Kaiser white card stock, then added Kaiser Airy Fairy  dotted paper. Then  with my  lucky 8 punch,  cut out another white Kaiser sheet and  have  dotted around the edge with Kaiser PP 02 pen
                    other items on my layout are
Martha Stewart  punches corner and  edge,
Portia - Rhinestones roll,  isn't it always the way when you want something ,you dont have any, so in my case, its swirls which i  love, so  not to be beaten, i have hand  glued them into place. one by one,  which took a while,  I have done this also  with the Couture Creations  white and lilac   pearl drops, as well.
The Butterflies, i have cut out using,  Kaszazz  punch and added the lilac  pearl drops
I have added some  small flowers from Vivalda Blossoms
also hand cut out flowers from Sospeso Transparente Flowers
       orchid  branch, series 2/14 little flowers and series  2/04 daisy and after cutting them all out,   got my candle and heated them and curled them, as well as my  glue gun and glued it all together  and added bling to it,
hope you love it as
much as i loved creating it ,  now while i have everything out, i might as well finish  another page of the wedding.
Thanks very much  for this lovely colour,  its so delicate and pretty.

Monday, 29 February 2016

white with 1

i started this layout,  before  went away, so when i came home, i knew it would be dry, maybe curled a bit  it wasn't til  now, that i realized, that i haven't done anything else to it, so its not really my best work,  wasn't going to put it in, as it did not take a lot of time to do, but  its another page done ,

so  i got out one of my stencils and  inked over  the stencil with brown ink, then got out my Dylusions sprays melted chocolate and sprayed it  to make the sprays run.while i had the stencil over the page, i got out my  baby wipes and  smeared around the edges , ( as well as it cleaned my  my stencil as well, bonus)

I then found this photo, when looking for another photos for another layout and thought, why not, another photo in the album

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Kaiser Feb Challenge

Thanks Kaiser, for this great challenge, and   this awesome paper collection, i just love it, i just love  anything   to do with blue, sandy beaches,
Its not very hard for me, to do a Kaiser challenge  saying that 85 % of it  has to be Kaiser products, well , my stash, i say, is 99 %  Kaiser products,   as my friends will tell you im addicted, to kaiser products.   i have no trouble entering  Kaiser Challenges  just love every thing, even have the very fist issue of the magazine #1 still.  

so today, i have used the  new collection Coastal Escape
products used in this layout is white Kaiser card stock
                                                             P2058           Underwater
                                                            P2059  in the  6 x 6  pad.
 I have inked and distressed around the edges with Kaiser Teal IP701
                                                                          The collectables
                                                            CM 604    from   the Sun Kissed  Kit.
just love the sea horses,  I have never been one for words on my layouts, but of course you can see lots on this layout,
I have used , Vellum from spotlight  to stamp the Kaiser net stamp , this is  a great stamp,  i can see lots of my beach, fishing layouts using this stamp.
i found some  real shells that i picked up  and have placed 3 on the bottom of the page
The Butterflies are another new thing for me, now im addicted to these little butterflies,  they are from Kelly - Ann Ooterbeek  from A Mothers Art in Casino,  I received these blue ones  as part of my christmas present and now just want more of them.  Kelly ann  has 10 different colours, just devine .
for  more information about these butterflies, go to  www.amothersart.com.au
well, i do hope you like my layout, as much as i loved creating  it.
  until next time have a great weekend

Friday, 26 February 2016

Scrapping Outback - White with a twist

thanks  Scrapping Outback February Challenge.

WHITE WITH A TWIST, What a wonderful colours to work with. When i saw it , i knew exactly what i was going to do.
2 weeks ago,  i drove away with friends to Casino, New South Wales. I knew there  was a swimming pool where we  were going to stay and had my outfit all ready for the morning  photo  shoot,  taken by my friend Natalie. all was going to plan, photos taken of pool and me.  and then we ended up late for class,  seeing as we were all late ,the only seats left were in the middle, will make sure im early next time so we all can  sit  on the outside looking in , all was good though.  everyone knew we were from Queensland with the proper time  set. 
Today , i have used ,Kaiser  White  card stock and then with the new Kaiser Net template ( stencil)  fishing Net. rubbed over with my finger, 
i have used Inka - gold  -cobaltblua
  Colour Blast  colour paste - singing the blues and deep water, dont these just smell divine, have to remember  they are not for eating
while waiting for it to dry, i have inked the Lazy days  chipboard from Fab Scraps DC 64 007 , with Drew drop Brilliance rocket red ink and then  placed glossy accents over it and let  to dry, Its good now & then to have like a detash, in the cupboards,  one finds amazing things, that i have forgotten about,  when i have soo much stuff, and found  these cute  button  adhesive from Mod Designs alphabets and rub ons.  out fell a ball and some flowers, i must have been planning on doing something with these to all fall out at the same time ,so now to put to this layout and its done with.
the Welcome to Paradise is a journalling card from Kaiser, 
I have  put  glossy accents and some paint to  acetate &  put the  Casino over the top when dry to give a watery effect, and placed some  clear dots around to give the effect of  water , i will have to buy some more of these,  as they were my last lot. when im at the craft show. 

hope you enjoy this layout, as much as i loved creating it this afternoon
until next time 


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Kraft Plus February Challenge

Great Challenge this month,

I have in my cupboard, in albums ,   post cards, that when my friends &  family goes over seas,  they either post me of  give me post cards, as  i love to see  all the different kinds of  amazing pictures , &   places, that i will never get to see,

So today,  which ones to pull  out  & take photos of, i  took 33 photos, but of course, no one would be able to see that  it was a kraft plus challenge, as  i could not see any kraft paper, so  have reduced   the photos, still could not see paper, so then  had to  really think, which ones really   can i  put on the layout,  and add come colours to the page,

I have used Do craft paperama stamps,
I also  used Kaszazz postcard stamp with Versa mark , white cloud ink and  staz on jet black ink

the postmarks in some of the photos are actually from the post card, which i   have just cut out and have curled  and distressed and inked with distress  brown ink

the sticker sheet  across the page is from Kaiser - Miss empire  sticker sheet.

As i was taking the photos, my husband came in  and said what a waste, im hoping that i dont die first, as he will throw away my collection of over 600  post cards away  that ive been collecting since , before we got married. ( 39 years and still collect  where possible)  LOL.

hope you like my layout, as much as i had fun  remembering  those memories of  my friends in these places.  so long ago.

until next month,  looking forward to seeing what you all can come up with to  keep my mind creative.  thinking.. 

1 2 3 Feb Challenge

 thank you  for these great bold colour,

 1 being   the colour  - red
 2             the word    - Lovely
 3                               - Hearts

All fitting for lovers and  valentines day, although in this case , my sisters engagement and birthday,

I have used. Kaiser  white card stock,
              cut out the middle  and made a frame from Kaiser Porcelain  Rose paper.
 I have used  Everlasting  keepsakes cuddles  chipboards ( hearts)
and vellum diacuts for the word Lovely  and Kaiser Silver Bells as the centre of the layout

also used are Kaiser Porcelain  Rose sticker sheet for flowers and bird.

the hearts along the bottom are from  a cheap shop, ( threw the wrapping away years ago about time i used it )

I have inked  the hearts with Dew Drop Brilliance  rocket red,  just love these  inks that just glide over the chipboards, without  soaking in/

love this months challenge,  can not wait til next motnth, keep up the good work.