Sunday, 1 September 2013

Laughing Lola Cards

Here are a couple of cards I created using the CTMH Laughing Lola Paper Packet.

This Wedding Card was for a wedding I attended on Friday ... now the happy couple have the card, I can share it with you :-)

It also uses the following products:
     Frame Flair Stamp Set
     Art Philosophy Cricut Collection - to perfectly cut out the frame and the mat
     Sparkles Flourishes
     Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad

The other card I made is just a fun card, to send to a friend to brighten their day ...

This card also uses:
     Frame Flair Stamp Set for the frame
     Art Philosophy Cricut Collection - to perfectly cut out the frame and the mat and to create the fabulous paper flowers
     Country Born Stamp Set for the "Happiness is Homemade" sentiment
     Gypsy Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad

For more of these fabulous products take a look at the online shop on my website at or click on the shopping cart link to your right.  I'd love to see you there.


Monday, 12 August 2013

Paper Transfer to Canvas

Months and months ago I saw this technique where a photo was transferred to a canvas using gesso. It was very cool :-)
I thought that this might be fun to do with papers to create a background on the canvas to add photos and embellish.  This is what I came up with ...

I have used the Close to My Heart (CTMH) Chantilly Collection to create this canvas.  I love these papers. If you would like to order these or any other CTMH products you can go to my website and order directly there.  I would love to help you.
If you would like the instruction sheet to create your own canvas you can download the instructions from here.
That's all from the ScrapCave tonight.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Getting Back my Mojo ...

Wow ... way over 12 months since I started this, and it didn't last very long!!
But all that is about to change :-)

I have joined a fantastic NEW Stamping and Scrapbooking Company that has just expanded their business into Australia.  They have been going strong in the US for 30 YEARS.  I first saw their products years ago, when some US friends sent me some of their ideas books ... I am soooo excited to be able to FINALLY have these products here on our doorstep.

Close to My Heart is finally here :-)

Please go to my website - -  and have a look at their fantastic products.  The choices are limited at the moment, but will increase after 15th August when the Official Launch has begun.  As of February 2014 we will have access to ALL the products that the US Consultants and customers have ... how exciting is that?

I am (not very patiently) waiting for my kit to arrive, so I can finally play with my new toys.
When I do, I will post the results here.  Keep coming back here, as I plan to share with you often.

In the meantime, here are a few cards I have made, as my mojo has started to return.
The stamps are from:

 Saturated Canary (digital stamp)... I just love her drawings, don't you?

Magnolia ...

and Gorjuss Girls.

That's all from the ScrapCave tonight.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Smash Books . . .

Ok, so I learnt something this weekend!
I was talking to my friend Chrissy yesterday about a book I was going to make with my bind-it-all, to throw stuff in about our Family Ski Trip planned later this year.  She said "Oh, a Smash Book".  I went "huh, never heard of them"!!  So, I did what all good internet users do . . . I googled 'smash book'!!

Today, I made my first smash book!
Check it out!!

Pages in the book - from my stash of all sorts of papers I had lying around!  Lots of old Creative Memories papers!

Images ready to colour for the front and inside pages . . .

The front of the book finished, ready to fill up the inside (still got lots of pics to colour!).
The image on the front is from Saturated Canary - Winnie, A Road-tripping Raggamuffin.  These are digital images available from here, and Krista's fabulous blog is here.

Here is a close up of the image . . . I thought I should go all out and use ALL colours!!

Finally, I thought you might like to see a pic of my 'Creative Mess'

Well, that's all from the ScrapCave for this weekend.
Have a great week, Chat soon.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

The ScrapCave

Some of my friends have been asking for photos of my new scrapping space, since I have recently moved it.

I now call it the 'ScrapCave' because it fits into a tiny 3.5 X 2.0m space.  It is actually the unused entry hall at our front door!  John had set it up for himself, to use for working with his electronic stuff . . . but now he has all his PA and stuff in a big shed (His ManCave!!), I have moved in to his old space.

Here are some pictures for you . . .

Well, that is where I am heading now, to see what I can create before Mum & Dad visit for lunch.
See you later.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

My New Blog

Hi All

Well, it is time that I start blogging again, and since I have updated my google information, it has become easier to create an entirely new blog, so I can log in with all my new details.  With this new blog comes the plan to keep you all updated with what is happening with my Crafty Life in the ScrapCave.

So, hold me to it . . . weekly updates at least :)

This weekend I have been CyberCrafting with my dear friend Chrissy . . . go check her out at Christine's Creative Capers she is inspiring.

So, this is what I ahve been up to so far . . .

I created a "Handbag" for my desk. I love the black and bright pink!

I it made from papers left over from a project I had for the scrapbook shop I work in, Scrap2Relax.

I created a 'bind-it-all' book (well a few actually!!) . . .  this one is for keeping a record of the stamps that I have.

Still more time to create, I wonder what else I will get up to?
Come and visit again to see :)

Happy Crafting,