Monday, May 27, 2013


beautiful bright colors

 I just adore this 2Crafty Thistle shrub

circles, clock, leaves, swirls, tone on tone , the clock is upside down .
document an outing .
I am very blessed to have such a Romantic Husband. 
we often go away for a candle-lit dinner and an overnight stay at a beachside B&B 
Sweet Little weatherboard cottages, delicious food, wine, white sand,
 casual walks along the ocean and lots of loving . Sigh !!
So many wonderful memories and years together xoxox 
love you with all my heart and soul , my darling Bade x

to go to CSI
bye for now and big hugz x

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Hello everyone
we have some exciting news over at 2Crafty 
firstly we have a new member to our team 
the fabulous Georgia Heald .
 I have been a massive fan of Georgia for awhile now 
I was lucky enough to work and design with Georgia previously .

a very warm welcome to you Georgia Heald

we are having our first ever BLOG HOP 
with a main prize full of delish 2Crafty chippies
and an individual prize from each of the designers 
please join us for lots of fun, inspiring ideas 
and the chance to be in the draw for a prize . 

hope to see you on the 1st June 
'hoppity hopping' with us 
bye for now 
hugz from heather x

Saturday, May 25, 2013


For my final GD layout for May over at 

I decided to scrap a photo of a Journal I created last year .
it is CHOCK A BLOCK full of different size pages, corrugated cardboard, photos , 
pockets with photos and Journaling 
I feel writing is such an important part of scrapping.
History is sometimes "LOST" without some form of documentation.  


 I used the stunning Prima / Romantic Novel Collection  of papers
such a versatile range and perfect for journaling .

 I have journaled on each tab/tag 
 to treasure the memories .
even the title is created from the papers .
MY Foundation : I began with white cardstock,
 stamping with the Prima Trellis stamp,
 Kaiser bubble wrap stamp, and a Hero Arts text stamp .
Splatters of Black, Coffee Shop, and SugarPlum Fairy ink add interest
 and some stitching down each side for a final touch . 
Next I mounted my photo and began layering the tabs and tags , which I journalled on.
quite a simple layout with lots of precious memories .

thanks so much to Olga for having me this month of May 
I had such fun playing with these yummo papers and embellies .
hope I have inspired you 
big hugz from Heather x 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

case file #72 ready to solve over at CSI

a delightful color combo this week 


above I used the stunning 2Crafty chipboard 
inked in Versa Color Celadon, Black and Paprika
CLICK HERE to visit 2Crafty 

Doilies, layer stamps, something clear, kraft, metal.
5 things when you were little 
You love to read books 
You light up my life
You warm my heart
You love to balance on your tippy toes
You give and receive love in the most beautiful way 
to everything there is a purpose .

thanks so much for popping by my blog 
to visit CSI 

bye for now, big hugz to each of you x

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Hello everyone,  here I am again, my third Saturday
Guest Designing for the month of May
over at  

I have a bright and happy layout for you today .

 I adore my garden and I took this pic a few years ago before 
we had the water restrictions here in Adelaide.
I still have a lush, flourishing garden ,but I limit the blooms to Spring .
I always had plenty of blooms to pick and place inside.
I feel flowers are just perfect in every way .
 the Tim Holtz / deep green Kraft-core is a perfect marriage
to showcase these bright blooms . 
I added a wide strip of Prima / Romantic Novel Collection
 and used Kaisercraft / Pickled Pear each side for contrast.
 these chipboard pieces are available from

Materials used 
Bazzill / black
Prima paper - Romance Novel Collection /wordsworth
Kaiser - Pickled Pear 
Tim Holtz Kraft - Core
Tim Holtz / film strip
Prima Alphabet stickers 
Green Tara Flowers
2crafty chipboard-film strip and tags
black versa color ink
Cottage Cutz / leafy foliage
Vintage Brads
metal Filliagree
gesso and machine stitching 

thanks for dropping by my blog and please go over to Sassy Scrapper 
to be inspired and have a look through the store .
bye for now
until next week 
hugz from heather x

Friday, May 17, 2013

Scrapping fun with Patricia Basson

Hello hello everyone 
Patricia and I have been having fun scrapping the same photo
we found on Pinterest  

Here is what my gorgeous friend Patricia had to say :
'A while ago I saw a photo on Pinterest that both myself
 and one of my biggest Scrapping Idols both liked and
 that set me thinking how different would the two of us scrap the same photo....?
 After putting the challenge out to her,
 I am so delighted to have had Heather Jacob join me in scrapping this photo!!!

Thanks for the Brilliant idea Patricia x
CLICK HERE  to see Patricia's layout and her give-away.

Below is the photo we used . 


 above is a closie of the stunning 2crafty chipboard . 
I did my usual and trimmed some tiny pieces from the frame.

thanks Patricia, this was fun 
we will have to do it again sometime. hugz 

I do hope I have inspired you and please 
pop over to Patricias Blog to see her layout and her giveaway .
Thanks for dropping by and for taking the time to leave some love.
I have Bloglovin on my side bar if you would like to follow me .
big hugz to each of you x

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bursting with happiness !!

I am so excited to reveal 
my very first layouts as a Design Team member for

a big thankyou to Vanessa and Di 
for having me as part of this awesome team of creative talents 

 This layout is loaded with stunning chippies 
as I was creating this page I kept adding and adding more and more
I guess it has something to do with the magnificent photograph 
taken by the super multi talented 
Deryn Mentock
thanks so much Deryn for allowing me to use this photo
pop over to see the stunning metal jewellery Deryn creates .

 I have used two Fob watches on this layout ,
 this one is inked and placed among the cluster of flowers and foliage .
this divine  Tahnyas border is inked in Versa Color ink/ celadon
 and poked under the mounted photo, giving texture and interest 
around the edge of the photo .

above is the Fob Watches   which I inked with Versa color ink / celadon
and inserted it into a circular metal frame . 
I inked the Bella Flourish in Celdon Versa color ink and added a splash of gesso .

the foundation for this layout is Tim Holtz Dark Kraft Paper .
I love the look of teal and kraft .
I layered several papers , added clusters of Green Tara flowers 
and of course the 2crafty chippies .
warm thanks to Deryn for the use of this magnificent photo .

my second Layout starring my beautiful GD, Ella Jai xoxo
photo by

here I used a foundation of Prima paper , layered over Dark Kraft .
stamping , gesso and washi tape add texture to the paper.
the leafy foliage is from Cottage Cutz . 
I trimmed the Parisian Border inked them in Tim Holtz Distress ink /rusty Hinge and layered
the pieces under the mounted photo .

I inked the fencing wire panel in Tim Holtz distress ink/Rusty Hinge. 
Again I trimmed the panel and only used a small piece on the corner under the blooms .
I love to cut the chipboard and use the left over pieces on other layouts.

here I have used a tiny left over piece from the corner elegant set
sometimes all I require is a tiny piece to fill a small gap .

my third layout today
I created a month ago

 here I used the remaining pieces of the Parisian Border, treated with gesso and when dry dabbed with Versa color ink/ rose .
I chose to draw attention to the white bloom
by placing the tiny Henris frame and butterfly over it .

thanks for dropping by
and hope I have inspired you .
bye for now
hugz from heather x

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Guest designing at Sassy Scrapper

Hello,  back again with another another rustic layout
using the Kaiser 'In the Attic' and  "Base Coat Collection "

 Today I have used a base of Tim Holtz Dark Kraft paper 
I adore this rich color.
This is really quite a simple layout .
I began with the kraft paper,  inked over the Prima stencil,
and  splashed some black Glimmermist, and dabbed some Tim Holtz rusty hinge Stain
next I began layering my papers , 
then arranged and layered the In the Attic ornaments
around the mounted photo. 

materials used 
In the Attic /Ornaments
Prima stencil 
Kaisercraft paper Collectables/ In the Attic paper ornaments 
kaisercraft paper Collections /In the Attic paper suitcase 
Kaisercraft paper collections/Base coat Concrete
Prima Alphabet Stickers '626 pieces'  
In the Attic /Ornaments
Tim Holtz / Rusty Hinge 
Tim Holtz /dark kraft paper 
Versa color ink/ black 
Prima / metal fillagree
2crafty chipboard /cogs
Spell binders/ fancy tags 
glimmermist/ black 
leather string
black thread
machine stitching

Thanks for popping by and looking at my work 
and for taking the time to leave some love for me to read 
hugz to each of you x

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


My May DT project for 
"paying it forward" 
I'm giving this card away to one of you .
follow me on bloglovin and leave me a comment so your name can go into the draw .
I will draw the winner on 12th May Mothers day 


I decided to create a card this month … 
Autumn is always a busy time in my garden, and one of my very favourite times of the year.
 In April the first golden leaves appear on the deciduous trees, and It’s always a wonderful pleasure for me to drag my feet through the fallen leaves that carpet parts of my garden.
I adore watching  my little black kitten Raven , frollicking  and playing with delight .
This card reminds me of nature with the divine ‘Ode to a Summer’s day collection ‘.
The papers are all mix and match so this card is a great way to utilise all your left over ‘scraps’ .
I used various Spellbinder die cuts – fancy tags and nested pennants, added some die cut leaves and a beautiful lacy bloom..
All on a base of ‘Ode to a Summers Day collection’.
When completed, I adhered this to pale green bazzill, toning in with the papers
Inside  I added some stamping, masking  and Tim Holtz tissue tape .
The two die cuts for the leaves are –
Cottage cutz/ leafy foliage ( available from Megs Garden )
Memory Box /Cottage leaf

 banner and bloom 
a closie of the banner .
inside view of the card 

Megs Garden products used .
Ode to a Summer's Day Collection
Buds of May
Summer Bouquet
Summers's Dance
Die cut - COTTAGE CUTZ/leafy foliage

Thanks for popping by and do have a look at the website and look at all the beautiful papers and embellies … they are perfect for cards and tags … I give
my cards with a gift and many of my friends say the card is a gift in itself …. That warms my heart .

I'm giving this card away to one of you .

follow me on bloglovin and leave me a comment so your name can go into the draw .
drawn 12th May - Mothers day 

Hugz to you all xoxo

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Another case ready to solve - #70

a beautiful bright spring case file this week 
to be inspired by the stunning designs and journaling .


 I used some beautiful 2crafty chippies 
fence, leaves and circle .

Flowers, Metal, fence, Circles, mini brads, Label, Paint, Distressing.
Springs first breath! The first few weeks of Spring are very soft and supple. 
The ground is covered with Forget-me-nots and masses of Violets. 
Sigh !!! such magic in nature. My very favourite time of the year .I love Spring.
When I find a bird has built a nest I instinctively know I am in Harmony with my garden and its inhabitants. Beautiful x

thanks for dropping by and leaving me some love. 
hugz to each of you and bye until next time x

Saturday, May 4, 2013


A GREAT BIG THANKS to Olga for inviting me
 and sending me such yummy papers and delish elements.

Today I am sharing with you a Grunge layout 


 showcasing some photos from a Desert Trip back in 2008 
Baden(my hubby) and his mates traveled along the very rugged 'Canning Stock Route'
 which meanders through the middle of Australia 
 8 Guys, 3 Vehicles, 8,000 Kms.
They had the most amazing adventure, which they still talk and laugh about, 
 and lucky, lucky me, having 2.000 photos to play with. 
I created a mini book with 60 of the photos back in 2009. 
Today I created a very Rustic and Textured Layout . 

close up of the banner featuring the glorious Kaiser Base coat collection 
I fell in love with this entire Range, which is just Perfect for rustic/grunge layouts 

Kaiser materials used 
Basecoat Whitewash
Basecoat Concrete

For this layout I used some corrugated board as my base.
I grunged it up by tearing sections to reveal the corrugation 
then I began staining, painting, inking, stamping, sanding.
I wanted to create a foundation to represent the colors, texture and the rustic rawness 
of the Australian outback .  
I cut the paper into strips, using both sides
 and kept layering the strips 
until I was happy .
lastly I added the mounted photos and elements .
this was a fun and messy project to create .

Please have a go at creating one of these rustic pages as really 
all you do is keep adding and layering, if you are not happy 
just add another layer of ink or paint!
It is really that easy, trust me  !!!

other materials used 
Prima acrylic stamp / trellis
Kaiser acrylic stamp/ bubble wrap
Tim Holtz Distress ink /Rusty Hinge 
Tim Holtz Alterations /Sizzix/ Tag 
Tim Holtz Alterations/ Pediments*Frontone*frontones. 
Tim Holtz kraft -Core / Rusty Hinge 
Tim Holtz / crackle paint./rusty hinge stain
Tim Holtz / tissue tape/film strip .
2Crafty chipboard/ tags/chicken wire 
Graphic45 /metal hinge 
black versa color ink 
gesso and machine stitching

thanks for looking everyone and I hope I have inspired you
 to have a play with these Rustic papers from Kaiser .



May is the month of 'VINTAGE' at

This month we want to see some vintage inspired layouts, 
your layout can be classic vintage or modern vintage and anything in between!

The only requirement's are that you create your layout on Kraft Patterned Paper 
or Kraft Cardstock and your entry must be created for this challenge ONLY!!!

Here is my VINTAGE creation 

'Heritage '
I've had this photo of these old damaged chairs for some time
and when I discovered  the theme for MAY was Vintage,
I thought 'YES' I can now use that photo .

I just adore working with these 2crafty chippies .
The title Heritage works perfectly with my Vintage themed layout .
I used Versa color ink / rose and then dabbed a small amount of black around the edges.
stamping, stitching, inking and cluster of flowers and labels all add to the Vintage feel .

thanks for looking everyone and I hope I have inspired you.
hugz from Heather x