Monday, July 11, 2011

Cards to Share

Today I found cards I made awhile ago now could even be a good 12 months ago. I really got into making these and I was truly inspired by the lovely Brigitte Grant and her stunning cards.

Now I am no cardie that's for sure but I really did enjoy making these cards, I don't remember the paper range, think some of it was Kaiser Sakura range but the others I don't remember.

Anyway, I thought I should share these as I am very happy with how they turned out. I did have more but have used them :)

This first one would have to be my favourite

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a terrific week.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sad News to share

As many of you might already know, I have sold Scrap with V and the shop has moved on to it's new premises this morning.

It was a hard decision but one I had to make. With all the changes in family life, working a new job, 3 teenage daughters and a husband who works 72 hours a week and a business on top, something had to give and unfortunately it was my baby - Scrap with V.

Chocked full of flu this past week and feeling so very crappy, I managed to get the shop packed up and loaded into the pod ready to head off this morning. I ended up having to call on Annette to give me a hand in getting it finished as I was just so darn sick, it took all my effort. Thank you so much Annette for all your help.
and thank goodness this will be the last time ever I need to pack it up again LOL!!

I am really going to miss the store. Has been such great fun. All the lovely ladies I've met over the years, retreats we've all had fun at. I have really enjoyed this but sadly it was time for me to say goodbye.

I am really looking forward to being able to scrap for me again, keeping the frienships that have flourished and spend more time with my family too.

You will really love the new owner of Scrap with V, Julianne (Jules the Bling Princess) is really lovely and I know she will keep my baby going well.

Please head over to Scrap with V blog and meet Julianne, see what she has in store and the changes happening.

I would really like to thank everyone, all the Design Team girls over all the years for all their support, frienship and encouragement. It has been such a pleasure working with everyone and to all my customers too who I have built great friendships with even though we've never met face to face. Thank you everyone!!

I truly hope that you will all continue to support Scrap with V and Julianne in the future.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Let's Capture These Sketches #87 & #88

I've been a slack blogger.

There are 2 sketches up at Let's Capture these Sketches that have been designed by me.

The current sketch is #88 love this sketch, it's sure to get the mojo going

Here is this weeks sketch, click on the sketch below to head over to LCTS

and this is my take on the sketch

Sugar & Spice and all things nice

Photos are of Chloe, so grown up.
I have used Harmonie Patterned Paper for the background, Prima papers, A2Z Scraplets title, Zva bling vine, Kaiser flowers and collections butterfly.

Last weeks sketch #87 was also designed by me, I based this sketch on a layout I had previously done.

This is the sketch, click on the sketch below to head over to LCTS

this is my take


Photo is of Shannon taken awhile ago now
I have used Bo Bunny die cut paper, A2Z Scraplets title, chipboard bird on branch, A2Z chandelier, FTI rhinestone bling flourishes, Petaloo flowers, small red & white roses. stamped journal spot.

Why not head on over and give these sketches a whirl!! would love to see your take on my sketches.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

So proud of my baby

Chloe has only been learning the guitar for a very short time, only since changing schools in March. Chloe wasn't expected to participate in the concert as she had only been learning such a short time but Chloe was determined to be part of the concert and did so well. I am so proud of my baby.

The concert tonight was a little concert put on for the parents of what the kids have been learning so far. Just certain cords but also singing along with it, songs written by Mr Gagen to make it more fun while learning these cords.

Mr Gagen is such a wonderful teacher, making learning music so much fun!! I wish Mr Gagen was around when I was young and learning to play the keyboard maybe I would have stuck with it.

The kids had such a great time tonight and so did the parents. The place was packed out with parents, grand parents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters.

I couldn't get a decent photo of the entire group playing but Mr Gagen was kind enough to have his photo taken with Chloe after the concert.

Mr Gagen and Chloe with their guitars after the concert tonight.

Thank you Mr Gagen and well done Chloe

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

LCTS #86

It's been a little while, lots happening here at the moment.

This weeks sketch at Let's Capture our Sketches has been designed by me and the Design Team inspiration is awesome.

This sketch I based on a layout I had already done previously.

This is sketch #86

this is my take on the sketch. Photos are of my niece Stevie. I have used up some of my older papers with this layout along with Prima flowers, A2Z Scraplets chipboard title

Head on over and check out the blog, give the sketch a go, link your take up to the LCTS blog. Would love to see your take.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Stuck on U Sketch 27th May

Hi everyone

The latest sketch for May is up at Stuck on U Sketches.

This week the sketch has been designed by me.

Be sure to head over and check it out. Both sketches this month have been designed by me. So many awesome entries along with so much fabulous inspiration from the Design Team too.

This is my take on the sketch this week

Blossoming Beauty

Photo is of Shannon, she had taken self portraits after playing with new hairstyles - she comes up with lovely do's each week for her Hairdressing Apprenticeship.

and this is the sketch I designed specially for SOUS

For the month of May SOUS have fantastic blog candy donated by Scrap with V, a huge bundle of A2Z Scraplets!!

All you have to do to be in the draw for the blog candy at SOUS is participate in the May Sketches!!

Head on over and check it out!!

Would love to see your take on this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Let's Capture These Sketches #83

Hi everyone

This weeks sketch is up at Let's Capture These Sketches

Sketch #83 which has been designed by me

This is my take on the sketch, very different for me this time but I've been wanting to use the Graphic 45 Steam Punk range for ages and finally I have.

Photo's are of Chloe

and this is sketch #83 which I designed for LCTS

You should see the amazing layouts by the design team using this sketch, head on over to Let's Capture These Sketches to check them out, why not give it a go yourself? Just link your take on the sketch up to the LCTS Blog, I would love to see your take on the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A2Z Scraplets New Release

April/May new release Scraplets

I had 2 Scraplets to work with and these are my creations using them

New release title - Angel with Attitude

Photo of Shannon. Here I have used Harmonie Patterned Paper for the background with white cardstock, I cut out the middle of the patterned paper to use throughout the layout. Stamped transparency flourishes and printed transparency frame, Prima leaves, Kaiser roses and Prima flower, punched out butterflies using Martha Stewart butterfly punches (2 sizes). Scraplet title has been inked.

New release title - Sunshine Coast

Photos taken at Dicky Beach Caloundra January 2011 with the Dicky Shipwreck.

Here I have used scraps from my stash being 2 half papers, one being Rouge de Garance and the other Creative Imaginations Scallop edge Die Cut paper. Cut out shells from another Creative Imaginations range of beach papers, frangipani flower, Kaiser rose, pearls, pom pom ribbon, stamped journal spot and A2Z Scraplet title which I have inked in 2 colours.

Head on over to A2Z Scraplets to see all the new releases for April/May, some really amazing inspiration with all the new releases from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!!

LCTS #82

Hi everyone

This weeks sketch is up at Let's Capture these Sketches.

The sketch has been designed by me this week.

This is my take on the sketch - Beautiful Girls

Here I have used up some of my Websters stash, a vine that I handmade along with a Prima flower, A2Z Scraplet title "Girls"

this is the sketch I designed for this week

Why not head on over and give this sketch a go, would love to see your take on this sketch.
While you are there check out the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SOUS Sketch May 13th

Hi everyone

Well this post is a bit late due to the blogger issues over the weekend.

The sketch over at SOUS has been designed by me this month exclusively for Stuck on U Sketches

This is my take on the sketch - I adore you

Photo of Sarah and Henry sitting on the beach
Used old papers from my stash being Luxe Designs I think from memory LOL!!
wide glitter ribbon, A2Z Scraplet heart frame which I have painted and dimensional magic

and this is the sketch that I have designed for Stuck on U Sketches

Now there is also some fantastic blog candy at Stuck on U Sketches, fabulous A2Z Scraplets pack to be won!!

Head on over and check out the full details on how to win this fantastic pack and don't forget to check all the fantastic inspiration from all the Designers, totally amazing!!

A2Z Scraplets Mystery Pac k, pieces will vary from image shown below.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hi everyone

Hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday.

I have a winner of my blog candy to announce tonight.

so the random drawn winner for the Prima Blog Candy is...


Samantha said...

OMG! seriously can't believe i haven't come across your beautiful blog before! your creations are stunning and not hard to become a follower! also Happy Birthday for Mother day {HUGS}

you will so love all this Prima bling

Please email me at with your postal details and I will get your lovely prize out to you.

Thank you everyone for your lovely Birthday wishes.

Until next time

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sketch Designs to share

I have designed a number of sketches recently for a number of sites which I would like to share with you today.

You can also view these sketches and all my sketch designs in my Sketch Gallery by clicking here

This sketch I created for Crafty Sketches May 2011 Sketch, find it here

or by clicking on the box in the sidebar.
this next sketch has been designed for Scrapbudz for May 2011 sketch, find it here
Scrapbudz sketch for April

and a number of sketches designed for Let's Capture these Sketches

So these are just a few of what I can share with you today, many more still yet to come.

Please feel free to browse my Sketch Gallery and use any of the sketches for your own personal use.

If you would like to use them on another site please give credit where credit is due and link back to me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A2Z Scraplets May Sketch

Hi everyone

The May sketch is up at A2Z Scraplets, this month the sketch has been designed by Monica Burns.

This is my take on the sketch

Photo is of Sarah getting ready to go to Ke$ha concert. I have used the Scalloped circle Scraplet on top on my hand cut lace doily.

Head on over to A2Z Scraplets to check out the lovely sketch this month. Why not put your entry in for a chance to win a fantastic prize of Scraplets!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st Sketch at Scrap with V

Hi everyone

Wow another month has passed us by already, this year is just flying by!!

The sketch for 1st May is up at Scrap with V, this sketch has been designed by the lovely Chris Wormald.

This is my take on the sketch

Photo of my baby girl, she is growing up way too fast.

and this is the sketch

you should see the amazing inspiration from the Design Team girls at Scrap with V, head on over and check it out. Why not print this sketch out and have a go? We would love to see your take.

Great prize pack to be won!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

SOUS April 29 Sketch

Hi ladies

Well it's all come around very quickly, this month has flown by.

The next sketch is up at Stuck on U Sketches, fantastic sketch from Page Maps

The inspiration from the Design Team is absolutely amazing as usual, these girls are truly amazing and yet so different.

This is my take on the sketch

I have used the lovely new Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers for this challenge and the photos are of Chloe, yep Chloe with her hair straightened and make-up on cousin Stevie took the photos. Doesn't Chloe look like Shannon LOL!!

and this is the sketch

Head on over to SOUS and check it out, click here

thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Hi everyone

This month at Scrap with V we have been busy with some really lovely Twiddleybitz and the Design Team have created amazing layouts and off the page items, head on over to take a look but make sure you read the entire post!!

There is Twiddleybitz Blog Candy and a Bonus to boot!!
all because it's my birthday on Mother's Day
so I thought I would share the love.

But not only am I going to share the love at Scrap with V but if you follow my blog and leave a comment below this post, you could win another bonus prize!! From me to you!!

Now you can imagine what it could be right?

Prima Bling of course!! 5 packs of gorgeous Prima SIICP flourishes!!
like what you see on my jewel box project below!!

For my project I made the lovely Twiddleybitz Jewel Box, using lots of Prima bling, Petaloo flowers. This one is for me I think LOL!! Well it's very me, lots of bling LOL!! so it's my birthday present and Mother's Day present to myself LOL!!

Head on over to check out all the details for the blog candy, definitely worth stopping by!!

a random winner will be drawn for my blog candy on 9th May

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

LCTS #78

Hi everyone

another late post

Let's Capture these Sketches #78 is up, this sketch has been designed by me.

This is my take on the sketch

Photo of Sarah's eyes for the Ke$ha concert the other month

Products used is the new release Teresa Collins Posh Collection (just in store at Scrap with V) mixed with a little of an older collection, along with a little bit of Echo Park. Teresa Collins bling, and new Maya Road ribbon, Prima bling, American Crafts thickers and tiny black alpha stickers.

this is sketch #78

like the new Teresa Collins collection, be sure to check out Scrap with V for this collection along with more!! to be uploaded to the store very soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

SOUS April 15 Sketch

Wow you should see all the gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team for the Sketch at SOUS, absolutely amazing!!

This weeks sketch is a Liz Qualman sketch, I love her sketches and it's gorgeous!! enjoyed working with this one.

Here is my take

Photo of Sarah getting ready for the Ke$ha concert

Here I have used Echo Park Patterned paper and border sticker, cardstock and WOW (Words or Whatever) chipboard title and flourish which I have cut. Roses which I have pulled apart the layers so I had more flowers LOL!!, tiny alpha stickers and kaiser pearls.

and this is the sketch, isn't it gorgeous!!

now head on over to Stuck on U Sketches and check out all the amazing inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shannon Cake Assessment Task

Hi everyone

Well I thought I would share this as I am so proud of my girl Shannon

Shannon had a Hospitality Assessment Task at School which was "decorating a Easter cake that could be sold in a Bakery" a few weeks back where she had to make a cake at home, then completely decorate it at school, making all the icing, mock cream etc at school as part of the assessment task.

They had a list of what they could and couldn't use on the cake which made it hard. Only 3 bought lollies were allowed to be used. Had to use Royal Icing, Mock Cream and Butter Icing were just a few on the list.

So the Royal Icing was made into the cheeks, eyes, nose (with colouring) and teeth, we bought the licorice for the whiskers and eye balls (used my ring to cut the eye balls LOL!!)

We made a normal butter cake, one being a round tin and another slab tin, which we then cut the ears and pieced together onto her stand, cutting the round cake in half ready for the mock cream filling.

Well she topped the class with her effort, and wow!! did it taste great too. Had to make sure it made it home in 1 piece so I could get photos before it got gobbled up LOL!!

Isn't her bunny cake so cute?? I think she did a fantastic job of her cake.
Was very yummy too LOL!!

the licorice was in a roll so she had troubles getting it to sit right on her bunny's face but hey as long as it tastes good right LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A2Z Scraplets April Sketch

Hi everyone

Bit slack with this one, haven't been well after treatment so I am behind yet again LOL!!

Anyway, this months sketch at A2Z Scraplets has been designed by me :0)

So why not grab your Scraplets out from your stash and give this sketch a whirl!! You could win a fantastic Mystery pack but you gotta be in it to win it!!

This is my take on the sketch

thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

LCTS #76

Wow what a week it's been so far, trying to catch up on everything now that I have my main computer back (no more old laptop YAY!!) I just haven't managed to get this posted on my blog until now.

Let's Capture these Sketches, sketch #76 which has been designed by Suepup (Charlotte)

This is my take on the sketch

Here I have used up some of my Basic Grey papers, older alpha's from my stash (don't even remember the brands)

Photo is of Chloe up at Redcliffe playing in the water in the middle of winter and loving it.

this weeks lovely sketch by Suepup

Head on over to LCTS and check out all the awesome inspiration from the Design Team, just click here

Thanks for stopping by!!