Tuesday, 26 September 2017

My Favourite

Hello, how are you?
I went through a time a few years ago where I used new stencils to create backgrounds. I was so please with this layout. I love Cherry blossoms and I had to have this stencil from The Crafters Workshop. It turned out beautifully. I used watercolours to add the pink, green flowers and grey birds.

I would suggest if you have some large stencils bring them out and create your own backgrounds. I used texture paste because I wanted dimension.

Here are close ups of the stencil and layers behind the photo. The three flower embellishments were from a broken headband that suited this layout perfectly.

I love taking candid shots and this one worked perfected on a lazy afternoon.
Thank you for stopping by. 
love Michelle xx

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Strawberry Fields

Hi there, I still love this range by Webster's pages...Strawberry fields. I am still hoarding a few ranges around this time. This was in my drafts and wanted to share it.
 We took a trip to the strawberry fields and picked our own.
 My girls are obsessed with eating strawberries!

Close up of the fussy cutting flowers and strawberries.

I ripped the page and added a doily and some more fussy cut flower and leaves.

Have a lovely creative day and thanks for stopping by.
love Michelle xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Oh Snap!!!

Summer Brights....this is another layout I had in drafts a few years ago haha! This was when I was creating a lot of bright summer pages. It's funny how we change over the years.
It was so much fun to create the background with texture paste, stamps and ink.
Thanks for stopping by and have a create day.
love Michelle xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017


Hi there, I'm here to share more sketch inspiration with our next challenge for Let's get Sketchy. The weather is warming up over here in Perth and I found this photo from last Summer. No doubt my children will be asking to go back to the pool and the beach to cool down soon!!

 I decided to cut up a sheet of patterned dots paper from the paper range boys rule by Crate paper. I added the strips stacked together with a acetate film strip behind the photo. I adore this range and I'm so surprised I have so much left to create with. I love it and I enjoy going into my stash and creating as I have tons of photos to catch with. Ones of my boys when they were little.

These chalkboard Thickers for the title are called Graphite.

Rainbow Splendour cute wood veneer tiny stars.

Thanks for stopping by, please check out the sketch Here.
 We look forward to seeing what you create.
Love Michelle xx

Saturday, 2 September 2017


Good Morning, I love a good sketch challenge and I enjoyed this one for Let's Get Sketchy.
 I decided to use mixed media and I like how the photo was up the top of the layout.

I used the Ocean Melody from Websters pages, I have been hanging onto it because it's so pretty. 

So please go check out the challenge and all the DT inspiration on the blog here
We can't wait to see your layouts!
Have a great day.
Love Michelle xx

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Hi there, I have been playing with stencils and creating backgrounds then adding to them. 
This one I used two different stencils and Gelatos over the top of the texture paste image in pastels and grey for the words.

Heidi Swapp embellishments went so well together. 

I created this two years ago just for fun using my new stencils and forgot to post lol

I really liked using the two stencils together and the pastel colours was nice. I will have to do that again.

Hidden journaling behind the photo in a glassine bag.
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a creative day!
Love Michelle xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fancy that

Good morning, how is your August going?
My son turns 15 tomorrow! Amazing how they grow up so fast! 
This one is all about the girls though which uses this sketch, mood board and female subject. 

 Let me say I really loved this sketch and have never placed a extra photo down in the corner so it was nice to do something different. I liked the results, once again using my older range of pattern papers.

For the background I used texture paste through a diamond stencil and added water colour paint in blue and gold sprinkles using Heidi color Shine. 

Let's get inspired and create something you love, we can't wait to see them all. Here is the link to the challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.

Love Michelle xx