Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn ...not here but somewhere!

I am having a rest from the christmas posts.....just for a short time...regular programing will continue shorly HEHEHE

Today I am posting a card made for the CAS-ual friday blog challenge.
Here today we are having our first really nice warm day in for ever! But on the other side of the world they are celebrating the start of Autumn.  They have challenged us to make a project inspired by Autumn.

I straight away new what i wanted to do...but had done something similar i tweaked it a little and came up with this.

I know the flowers are a little summery, but the colours are definatly inspired by Autumn. .
I used some Distress stains and emboss resist to make a card I adore
Please pop over to the CAS-ual friday blog to see more great creations.
 Hoping you Enjoy your day no matter if its hot or cold!
Cheers Nat

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cut and Fold

Have you ever see your work up in lights...published.....or just been passed along on the blog chain .....If you have your likely to know the nice little feeling that hits you when that happens.

I am so excited to let you know that Today that has happened to me!

My Cut and Fold Christmas card was featured on the Kaszazz Facebook page today, and me being the sharing girl I am thought I better pass on my excitment!

Want to know more about Kaszazz you can visit their facebook page here, or there web site here.

These are fantastic cards that lend themselves perfectly to the new paper range Vintage Christmas.
I am in love with that sweet little girl ...what an angel.
Love to here what you think of the new range?
If you haven't seen it yet pop here and have a look.
Talk soon

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Modern take on the vintage christmas

Hi all, and welcome to my third post with the new Vintage Christmas collection.

Today's project is a little bit of a twist on the vintage :) I swept all the clutter away leaving a collection of cards that are more modern !
I like clean simple cards and theses sure fit the bill.
Let me know what you think!

And some individual pic's

Till the next post stay safe

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Snowflake or three

Welcome to my second post featuring the new Sept products.

If you stoped by yesterday ..........did you check out all the goodness! If so what do you think!

If your visiting for the first time you can see the full release here!

Today I would like to share a card made with the new snowflake stamp set.
Just love snowflakes and these ones are perfect!

I have stamped the three images randomly using three different inks.
Not sure it shows in the photos but some are done with the pearl paint dabber , which gives a real nice just right sparkle.

Thanks for joining me again

Monday, September 17, 2012

Finally the cats out of the bag

I have been to afraid to post the last few weeks.......I have been sitting on a secret and just itching to Tell everyone!

Finally I can reveal Kaszazz  September Release to everyone!

And I have loads of new projects to share using the fantastic new stamps , papers and embellishments!

Check out the full Release here

This is just one and over the next week i will be sharing more with you!

And a few close ups of the bling :)
The Cute little pictures are all from the Vintage Christmas collage paper!
Keep a eye out i will post another project in a day or two!
Take care Nat

Monday, August 13, 2012

Off and away!

Do you Blog surf!

Im a great blog surfer....the thing I love about it is you just don't know where u will end up!

I would love to hear about some of the wonder full places you have ended up......( and I'm sure it would lead me on yet more adventures) Leave a comment and let me know!

Oh and the reason for all this babble....

Well surfing the other day I stumbled on to KingstonMamaCrafts She had a beautiful card....
she in turn sent me to a new challenge I had not been to before ,  one that features one layer cards, this weeks challenge was to make a single layered card with the theme of transportation!

Oh my did this blog get my MO JO pumping!

So please check out the links and see what all the ohhhhing is about.

So here is my interpretation of the challenge!

My what fun it is when you push your boundaries and make yourself really think about things! This challenge did that for me!

Im not sure its a winner but I know that it was funnnnnnnnnn!

Hope your blog surfing takes you somewhere cool today!
All stamps and Inks are from the current range of Kaszazz products

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Have you missed me....i have missed you all.  So where have I been u may ask?

I have been working away in my workshop on some fabulous new projects that are yet to be released.

I have loads of fun exciting projects to share with you! But I will have to keep you waiting for a few more weeks. Sep the 18th is Launch date....and I can hardly contain my excitement!!!! YEAH

 I have been extremely busy with these projects , but still had time to keep an eye on what all my friends in Blog world are doing. And as always you guys ROCK.

With such a long absence, its only fitting I return with a challenge from CAS-ual Fridays my all time favourite challenge blog!

This weeks challenge is to create a square card, and since today im off to see one of my best friends children baptised, I thought I would make their Baptisim card.

Have you ever made a Baptisim card........ it did stump me just a little!
Would love to see some of your designs if you have!

Oh and Congratulations Mia Tom and Archie , Have a fantastic day.

Will be back soon !


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What girl dosnt like a little bling

Hi everyone,

I have another card for you today ( managed to get a few min in the workshop even with the little boy)
This weeks challenge #55 at CAS-ual Fridays is Bling! and lets face it what girl doesn't like a little bling , especially on out papercraft projects.
I went looking for some inspiration for this card and found a link to this blog by Virgina. Wow what inspiration, please pop over and check it out its amazing fun. Its all about colour and rainbows of it!

So with a few min to whip something up this is what I came up with.

You may have already guessed,  I did it with my Tim Holtz markers, so much easier than pulling all the ink pads out LOL.  The stamp is part of a the Birthday greetings set that was released last January.
After stamping all the butterfly's and the sentiment , I ran the card through the Ezy-press and embossed with white dots. After that I burnished over where the butterflies where stamped so that the dots were not so pronounced. And then the bling, Each butterfly was covered with a generous amount of icstickles. Fun and easy! Just the way I like it.
When I have a little more time Iwill probably re do the matting on this as its not quiet right.
Have a good day

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rainbow butterflies

Hi all
Today I have a layout to share , that I have been meaning to do for ages.
I Had a fantastic demo party the other week and had such a fun time playing with my Tim Holtz markers and then letting all my ladies loose to create some fab cards.
Then after the demo a few special gals stayed on to create this layout.
It is one closely adapted from a workshop created by Karen Turner, I just changed the stamps a little and used a new distress markers technique.
Here is the layout

And some details

And this last one is of my absolute fab'est girls ever, look how happy they all look, not to mention
 how each of them made there layouts their own! Love these ladies.

If you are wondering I'm in the center...don't mind been center of attention LOL
Have a good day

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New catalogue

We have just released the new Kaszazz catalogue and project book, and we are all still ohhing and ahhhing.
It is absolutely beautiful !

I have had so much going on the past two weeks with product launches and demos and making all the new projects that i have neglected the blog a little ( hanging head in shame.)

Today Ihave a card that I made at my Launch on Sat.
It is done with the distress markers direct to the stamp technique.
The flourish is part of the Asian Collection , See it  in the catalogue on page 59 .It is called Sakura Flourish
The butterflies are part of the news release and are called Happy butterflies they are on page 9
Here is the card.
I will be Back soon with some more inspiration form the new collection.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy birthday to the best mum in the world.

Toady is my mums I know you think your mum is the best, but its actually my mum that's #1! No arguments Please.
If I started to list all the reasons, we would be here all day!
Lets just say shes one  SPECIAL gal.
This card is so special and I wasnt planing to but think it will be my second entry into the CAS-ual fridays flowers and Trees chalenge CFC50

Here is the card I made for her.
Now I belive that I have promised a layout done with distress markers so here it is.....Hope it was worth waiting for.
 It was so easy to colour these  cute planes,

I was going for a Mobile look

Please Let me know what you think !

A close up of the details,
Have you got your hands on some Distress Markers Yet, I would love to know what you think of them.

Thanks for dropping in

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Flowers and markers a perfect fit!

I am entering this card in the CAS-ual fridays challenge CFC50, flowers and trees.
This Challenge gave me the perfect excuse to run to my new Tim Holtz markers and play.
I used a stamp set 1942LM Flowers uncut, it is one of my favourite sentiments and comes with this fab flower. I the stamp coloured using my markers, misted and stamped. Perfectly easy!
This is a simple, single layer card, but I'm sure that in time I will find some way to layer and add a little more to it.

Now I'm off to play some more, be back tomorrow, with the layout I said, I would give you today .
Its a woman's right to change her mind yes!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Excitment is Building

I have been a little AWOL this last few weeks!
Why you may ask.....?
I have been working on top secret projects......and finally I can reveal some of them to you.
Its only two weeks till the launch of your brand new catalogue at Kaszazz. We will be celebrating a whole new look and releasing a stack of wonderful new products.
In the meantime Kaszazz HQ has released the Tim Holtz distress markers  YEAHHHHH
We have know they have been coming to the Kaszazz range but to finally be able to sell them and show you all what fab projects we have been making with them WOOHOO
I got a set a week or so ago to make a project for the release, here is the promo from Head office,with my Workshop. ( smiling like a Cheshire's cat LOL)

It is such a thrill to have my work show cased in such a lovely way!
Tomorrow I will be back with a layout I have used the markers on!
In the mean timed let me know what you think !

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Opposits attract

Have you missed me? Iv been a little absent this last two weeks, partly because my hubby is on holidays, you would think I would get more done with an extra set of hands ...but it  don't seem to be working that way.

Today's card is well .....a disaster, but having not blogged for so long I am going to post anyway.
The challenge is for CAS-ual fridays Challenge Opposites Attract. The idea was to use to colours from opposite sides of the colour wheel.

Here is my card
Thanks for popping in see you soon

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Somewhere over the rainbow.

This week my favourite challenge blog CAS-ual Fridays is hosting a challenge to use a song as inspiration for our cards.
Wow, at first glance this is hard , but then after a few thoughts, Somewhere over the rainbow come to mind.
This is my rainbow inspired card.
To make the card I have used Tim Holtz ink and added them using a Aqua brush pen. My rainbow isn't perfect , but I think I like it that way.
The Happy birthday sentiment is fast becoming one of my favourite, I have actually cut the verse in half and often use just the top half or the bottom half. It is from the 4537N Greetings birthday uncut set.Then through the Ezy Press with the polka dot embossing plate and a little bling to finish.
Thanks for looking and I hope that all your dreams come true on this beautiful day!
Best I run I hear the kids crying :) ( I'm sure u know the feeling LOL)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Did you feel that

Did you feel that a gigantic invisible HUG from me! There is so many ppl in my life that are deserving of this card.
I made today's card for a friend , who did some wonderful things, not expecting to be congratulated, hugged, and told that shes amazing!
Hope that this card goes just a little way to letting her know how much we appreciat her.

I Stamped the lady on the park bench on a shrinky dink , oh how much fun using shrinkies is, takes me back to been 12.
The tree is made up of lots of scollop punched pieces. They are p

As always all my products are Kasazz!
If you wish to know more please feel free to shoot a e-mail of to me!
Oatmeal, Olive flourish. Shrinky Dink Paper
Stamps , 4439KK Funky Tree and Friends, 4424KI Gigantic Hug,4173KL Silhouette fashionista.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bold and the Beautiful the CAS way!

This week at the CAS-ual Fridays blog they have set a doosey of a challenge!

Wow using Black and Pastel together is defiantly a challenge, I had to think about this for a few days before I sat down to attempt it.
This is what I came up with.
I have used perfect pearls with one of the Kaszazz Design adhesives, which i chopped apart and repositioned  how I wanted it. added some extra dots with a perfect medium pen. and wola!
I love the results. The sparkle doesn't show up in the photo but believe me its there!

If you haven't been to the CAS-ual fridays blog, please have a look , so many talented girls hard at work over there.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Simon says " flowers" challenge.

Over on the Lilly Pad Blog There is a challenge happening to use Flowers on a card.
This come at a perfect time ,  just as I received the new release papers and stamps.
This is my first time entering a Lilly Pad challenge , but  I have been keeping a close eye on their blog, what an amazing group of crafter's they are, please jump on over and check them out!

Here is my card

I spent a fair amount of time , cutting and pasting. As soon as i seen this stamp I knew that i wanted to paper piece it. The end result is a wonderful layered flower with Heep's of personality!
Thanks for looking


 The paper is the new paper Lotus blossom from our beautiful Asian range.

The new stamp matches this design! How utterly perfect!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Hi everyone,
The fantastic challenges at CAS-ual fridays keep coming! This week we are all about Babies!
What a fantastic challenge.

This is my attempt at a baby card!
I love this set of animals and baby saying ( Adorable Friends set 4381KN) its so cute and so many wonderful things you can do with them!
How could you not love the little monkey in the middle waving lol

Thats all for today but i will be back soon with more projects.
Keep crafting

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thank you to all

What an amazing month Feb was!
Thank you to all my wonderful friends, family and fellow blogers, that have cheered me on, watched my blog and left lovely comments for me all month!
 An extra big thank you to Lain who makes Layout a day happen!
If you have been following my month long adventure and think" mmm I would love to attempt that "head over to the LOAD web site and get involved as it will be happening again in May!
Lain will also have a amazing 3 day live class coming up that I would totally recommend called True scrap3! Find out info about that here.

Ok so I'm running a little late with my final day of LOAD, Why , well its not unusual for me to run behind lol but after completing LOAD on time and having done 29 layouts in 29 days, March the 1st came around and I had two reasons to celebrate
Its my birthday and I will party if i want to!
Don't u just love the dog getting in on the act!

So here is the final layout, and if i do say so myself, where finishing on a high!

And a close up

The embellishment where made with the Timeless messages  stamp set ( 4508Q) and the vintage clock small (4407KD) The ribbon is new to the range, and comes in Red, blue, brown and cream, white and black & black and cream.

Well next week we will be back to normal programing HEHEHE
Hope to see you then.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy dance

I am so excited with only one more day to go in Layout a day!
I cant believe that I am going to actually complete it, this is huge for me who is a non- completer!
Yesterday our prompt was all about animals.
I had these adorable photos of me when I was a tinny tot. I had not scraped them and thought this it the perfect time to do so.
Oh I had so much fun doing this layout.
 It was disastrous, in that half way through I had to totally take it apart and start again, but fun in that I loved the finished product and the flow of inspiration  translated to the page!
Oh and that adorable little bear in the corner is  Lazy Daisy (810LK) what a perfect name for such a cute creature.
I am so happy with this layout, I think because it makes me smile!

Today I completed the layout but am not sharing as in contrast to yesterday I'm completely in hate with it! It was a just get it done day for me as I didn't want to give up so close to the finish.
I hope you will join me tomorrow for my final day and the celebration!
Thanks for looking

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hen today - bride tommorow

Wow what a weekend here in Victoria Australia,
The temperatures where HOT HOT HOT then yesterday wet and HOT. It doesn't make you want to do anything!
My mums work colleague had a Hens do on Sat and wanted me to make something to put a few photos in for her , and for all the work girls to sign at the Party.
So to work I went.
The girls all have a fabulous love of life and a good giggle. I wanted to reflect their tastes and add some whimsy to it as well.
For the base of the card I did  a Concertina album. The instructions come from a Kaszazz workshop from Pam Kuhn . The pages open and criss cross to make a really beautiful space to place photos.
I apologise for the weird dots all over the place, it is my attempt at covering the personal notes on the card.

On the front I used the circut and the paper dolls cartridge and made two dolls.
One Hen and one bride.
Joining them at the hands and feet the Hen opens to reveal the bride.
I had so much fun trying to match the brides look and hair!  Then off tot he bling draw for some gems for the earrings, rings and necklace, and perals for the brides necklace.

What a extra fun little project and all the more special as I know the lovely lady will enjoy keeping this as a great memory of the Hens night.

Now what would a post be without some LOAD
Here is Day 26 only a few days to go
I again made this background paper, i get such a kick out of stamping and making something that is individual to me!
The background and all the embellishments where stamped using the stamp set  Dog Lovers (4453N)
I will be back tomorrow with the next two days of LOAD !
Will you miss me when LOADs finished LOL

Saturday, February 25, 2012

CAS-ual fridays pun of a challenge

Hi all I just love the CAS-ual fridays challenges and this week it was such a fab challenge I couldn't resist squeezing time in to do the challenge, if your looking for LOAD day 25 please scroll down.

The challenge this week is to use a pun.
And here is my take
I just love using bling and this darling of a fairy (4399KL) is just perfect to add some sparkle to.
So perfect in fact she got both isticles and some of the fab star shaped bling!
The paper is from the vintage flourish collection, Jasmine Lee ( 1692) I stamped the fairy on to the paper and then cut her out. I put a little colour on her head, arms and legs.

Now on to LOAD
Again I have managed to dodge the prompt, and instead I did a layout of my little boy.
There is no journaling on this layout , I think the looks give it all away!
This boy makes for a chat, I was trying to get the kids in bed and the layout done before she got to my placeme smile nearly every day.
Last night my non scrappy friend came around , turned out I had barley began when she arrived.
I thought that I may have to leave the layout and skip the day. I apologised and said I would just finish what I was doing and we could head back to the house ( I have a little workshop in a cottage to the side of the house). She pulled up a chair and said keep on going I don't mind chatting well you do your thing! Music to my ears lol. She said something along the lines of " I don't have time for this stuff or want to do it but I don't mind watching others " So happily we sat there chatting away well I stamped and cut and placed and moved and well you get the idea lol.
It was actually a nice change, most of my scrapbooking is done alone with no company!

Thanks for look

Friday, February 24, 2012

Another load!

Hi there all
Today I hope to catch up with my LOAD posts. And  promise tomorrow I will throw something a little bit different in to the mix?

When I did yesterdays post I kept thinking that I had missed a day or a layout, and in the end I dismissed it, and kept on going, I cheeked late last night and I did miss a day. not sure which day it is but here it is..
I love these photos and the new paper from the earth elements range suited it to a tee.
Here is 2 more days that I'm not overly happy with, I'm learning to let it go ...... I did say learning !

And this is my Favourite layout from the last few days.
It is done from a sketch from a site I have just become familiar with, called sketch support
I'm loving the ideas that they get flowing in my brain and give lots of different takes on the one sketch.
If I hadn't been so rushed I would have done the little hearts in a bright red. or at least inked the edges.They get very lost.

Thanks again for looking and sharing this ride with me.

As always i have only used Kaszazz products. Want more info on what or how i did something , just leave a coment and I will get back to you.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just a little behind

Hi everyone,
I am still plugging along with load, I'm so proud to say that I haven't missed a day yet, but other things are suffering , like the blog LOL. But it is such a great feeling to know I have nearly made it , Say nearly as this weekend the better half ( hubby) has taken of for a boys weekend, lets hope  I can cope with load and kids.

I have heaps of layouts that I haven't shared , I will post a few today and a few tomorrow.
Please let me say they are not all fantabuolous, they are simple time is essence kind of layouts, but they have documented some great things. So in advance please excuses the not so fabness.

Here is Day 18 Its was Lains birthday today ( lain is the bestest gal who runs Layout a Day) so the prompt was its your birthday.
I put together 2 photos of me with 36 years difference!

The best part of this was been able to use loads of bling, don't we just love bling!

Day 19 and the prompt was about fashion, I used these cute picks of my daughter in a fairy costume!
Am I allowed to boast about how adorable she is.

Day 20 and I again ignored the prompt. I have a lot of photos of my mums groups children as they have been growing up, we periodically line them up for a photo, I wanted to combine these so that it  showed our growth  and how we are still such a strong group.
Sorry about all the covered faces but I didn't get permission to put all the kids on a public forum so I have blanked them all out.
Was not entirely happy with this I thoguht the green would be a nice neutral colour but I think not its complete it just clashes with everything. What do you think?
Thanks for bearing through this mountain of back loaded pages, I hope you have found something of interest. I will be back tomorrow with another lot of pages that will hopefully bring me close to up to date