Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I covered an old box which once contained a watch 
I wanted somewhere nice to hold my affirmation cards I made for myself 
I love to read affirmations to remind myself to stay positive and on track.
I was pretty pleased with the result.
I am entering it into LESSology for their current challenge
A TRINKET BOX using something recylced 

I enjoyed creating this so much I made another one which I have posted on 
my ART & SOUL blog.

I created a bunch of  8 affirmation cards and tied them with a ribbon 

 I hand-stitched one dominant word on each affirmation card .

inside the lid of the box had some red velvet so I left 
part of that showing as I felt it complimented the paper .

thanks for dropping by and leaving me such beautiful words.
they make my day..
big hugz from me xo

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I have been too unwell to do any creating so thought I would share with you 
a mini book I made a couple of years ago 
I named it 
the photos are a selection of some of my faves over the years ..

me in 2009 

I like to add a quote or two in my books

me and my soul mate and wonderful hubby Baden xox

the photo on the left is Tara when she was 5 ..
and the other photo is Dakota  age 11 and Ella when she was 5
the likeness is amazing, do you agree ???

this is the last photo I took of our precious son Mark,
1 week before he was tragically killed on his motor bike May 1999
"we love you Mark and miss you every single day xoxox"

our gorgeous daughter Tara with me and Baden 

Jair and Tara with Ella 

it has taken me a great deal of courage to post a book
with a photo of Mark in it, but I am pleased I have done it now ..
Mark is the reason I began scrapbooking,
 he was always encouraging me to do something with my artistic side ..
so here I am !!!!!!

thanks for dropping by and for all your get well wishes 
it means a lot to me 
big hugz xoxoxo

Monday, September 19, 2011


I wanted to share this little mini book I created... 
featuring photos of our home and garden.
there is lots of hidden journaling recording history for
future generations. 
I love the addition of  the corrugated board and transparency.
I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful followers and
 I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

thanks for dropping by and taking the time to leave me some love ..
your comments make my day
hope you enjoyed my mini book ... hugz Heather x

Thursday, September 15, 2011


a "NEW TWIST" you will just love  !!!!!

A message from Nadia.
Welcome to our next challenge for the month of September! I am so excited to post this challenge as my super AWESOME Design Team have been thinking of ways to throw some twists in how we pick the winner. We thought it would be fun for you all out there to pick the winner! This challenge will end on the 29th of September , which is 2 weeks from today and you will all have a chance to vote for the winner and Top 5 projects for one whole day on the 30th of September before the new challenge is posted on the 1st of October.
The catch here is that everyone can only vote 1 time, but of course you can get everyone you know to vote for you! As it gets closer to the day I will remind you all, and we just cannot wait to see who you will pick!

So on to our September 15th challenge.

Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal 2 lines directly on your photo. You can write on your photo, you can print your writing on your photo,  you can use journalling strips on your photo etc. There is no theme this time, just a journalling technique criteria. 

You must also use this sketch. 
here is my take on the sketch .. I used a photo of some roses from my garden

thanks for dropping by and hope you will join in the fun 
pop over to the blog and see all the wonderful prizes up for grabs ...and  what inspiring pages the design team and guest designers have created for you ... click HERE 
big hugz for everybody xoxo

Monday, September 12, 2011

a big thank you and a feature xo

first of all A BIG THANKYOU TO EVERYBODY FOR YOUR GET WELL WISHES ... MWAH XOXOX I am feeling much better now, I had a pinched nerve in my spine !!!??? very painful, but thanks to acupuncture all is healing very nicely ...
 I am feeling really excited as I have just received an email notifying me that I made the feature column this week at Colour Combos Galore.. woohoo!! challenge 206
thanks to everybody for all your get well wishes it makes such a difference.. I feel totally blessed to have so many bloggy friends and followers ... mwah to each and everyone of you xox

Sunday, September 11, 2011


sorry I haven't posted for a while .. not been feeling 100% ... so thought I would give you a sneak peek.. On the 15th September another sketch will go live at "Once Upon A ..... Sketch" challenge site.. just to wet your appetite .. here is a snippett of my interpretation of the wonderful sketch designed by gorgeous Nadia .
thanks for looking !!! the full reveal in a couple of days.. the 15th September hugs for everybody Heather x

Monday, September 5, 2011


over at Kraft it UP this month the criteria is just what I love.
KRAFT paper as a base with fabric and stitching added HERE
for all the details and see all the awesome designs the CT have created to inspire you.

the chippie heart, tag, flourish and alphas

love this photo taken by Lori from Katies Rose Cottage designs ..

the gorgeous Lori from Katies Rose Cottage designs gave me permission to use this spectacular photo ..
pop over to her blog to see all her wonderful designs..
also her ETSY store full of yummies ...
click HERE to see more

thanks for dropping by and hope I have inspired you with something.
big hugz from Heather x

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Today was perfect to spend some time out in my garden, which I adore ... I have a great passion for nature ....I took a few shots and thought I would share, and take you on a short journey through parts of our home and garden. No scrapping today.

I love old wares and I have been collecting them for a long time ... my old Brownie camera and the kitchen scales .... I sometimes wonder about the history and where they came from .... just fascinating to me ....

we are very proud of our handmade cobblestones ... we made these back in 1980, when we couldn't afford to buy bricks, there are 2,000 all together ....AND would you believe that Baden mixed all the cement by hand !!!!!! it is amazing what we can do when we have to improvise !!!!!????? I laid them and some are a little crooked but hey it adds to the charm ... well that's what I say anyway!!!!
we get lots of really nice comments about them as they are quite unique and really in keeping with our old bungalow.

potted colour and some of my fave little statues in my garden...

I love my little statues dotted around the foliage .. MEET PHOEBE ..
I think she is divine !!!!

I love to see the natural green leaves against the bricks.

I found this magnificent site while browsing on the web .. it is called SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY ... it is absolutely amazing ... pop over and take a look .. you will be amazed .. click HERE ..

hope you enjoyed the wander around our home and garden,
I will show more another day.
big hugs from me xoxoxo

Friday, September 2, 2011


The Sept. 1st. challenge is live...
and it's time to join in the fun and create some more gorgeous pages.

The criteria for this challenge is to follow the sketch, by Nadia, the gorgeous creator/owner, of this wonderful site and add the following journaling criteria : A memorable year - Your title must be a year, and you must journal at least 2 lines on why this year is memorable for you. Examples: the year you got married, the year you graduated, the year you moved to a new house/country, the year you started a new job, the year your child was born, the year you lost someone dear.

The sketch

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hugs from Heather x

Thursday, September 1, 2011


over at SCRAP FOR HELP this month as "Spring is in the air", we focused on flowers ...
pop over to the site to see all the details and the yummy prizes..
the DT have created stunning creations for you to be inspired.

I chose a pic of flowers from my garden ... and I hand-made the small flowers from cardstock .. kraft and deep purple... love making these little beauties..
the criteria over at SFH is to always use something recycled ..
I also made a flower using muslin and old dressmaking tissue paper ... turned out gorgeous even if I do say it myself ..
the chippies...
flourish, leaves and title are ALL from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS.

above is the tissue paper flower I made including muslin.

I taught a class last week and showed the girls "how to" ... they were amazed just how simple and easy they are to make ..
would anyone like me to do a tutorial ?????
You will be surprised when you see how easy it is !!!!!! LOL

this month over at WHITE WITH ONE the criteria is
White + pink + journaling directly on your photo
as it is PINK this month I felt like using a pic of some PINK roses from my garden .. I chose to print it out on cardstock ... love this soft look ...
some of the flowers are hand made with cardstock too ..
pop over to the site and see all the yummy prizes up for grabs and what amazing, inspiring designs the CT have created ..

the leaves, butterfly, flourish are all from IMAGINARIUM DESIGNS.

I had fun with these two and it felt great to use a photo from nature
hugs from Heather xox