I did this layout a few months ago. It was a bit of a trial using gelato markers.

IMG_8919I used a bunch of different papers for the 2inch squares and added a few embellishments to each of them. I used the gelato’s to colour the background, then gave them a swipe with water and a fat paintbrush, splattered a bit of excess paint and layered the paper squares on top.


Some black ink drips (Liquitex acrylic ink) to finish it off. Really annoying when the ink drips right onto your journalling 😦 but I got the effect I was looking for.

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Dads Mini Album

I decided to make my Dad a mini album for his birthday with recent photos because he is hard to buy for and I know he will enjoy looking through this. I used black and white photos to keep it looking uniform, black, white and kraft colour scheme to tie it together.


I have used lots of different things from my stash, some old and some new. Its a great way to use up items and make room for incoming NEW goodies at Christmas!

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Remys Graduation

Remy finished Primary school last week. All the year 6 students had a dinner at the lake hotel and dressed up for it. I like this photo of her and I, too bad the shadow was on our faces, but she looked so adorable. I started using a hot glue gun to stick my scrapbooking pages together recently as I hate things falling off and this is a surefire way to stop that from happening. Unfortunately once its on with hot glue, its pretty much staying on there.


I used gesso on the base of white cardstock, then texture paste with a stencil, some watercolour paint, and a lot of drying time in-between. This is one of my absolute fav pieces of patterned paper by Crate Paper. I fussy cut it and used foam under for some dimension. The small dot background is from Heidi Swapp. Pink lettering is Dear Lizzy.


Live and learn with every layout. I wanted to cover some people in the photo background and thought photo corners would do the job….I stuck them down too quickly with hot glue and the photo warped a little and it was already not straight, and then I didn’t like the photo corners, but it was DONE!

  • Be sure before you hot glue it!!!
  • Take care of your photo.
  • Use gesso all the way to the edge.
  • Photoshop the photo before you print it to remove unwanted things.

I’m still happy with my final layout.

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and the Christmas cards continue…


I love this one…I used some Crate paper at the back and kept it really simple with a gold doily, gingham ribbon and an acrylic word. The wreath card under the deer is an old one from a very old packet of Christmas ephemera I found. I got a small packet of holly twigs from a craft shop to use in the bow. Almost finished my Christmas card run.

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the Christmas deer


I love this little deer from Crate Paper, he’s the perfect centrepiece for my Christmas cards this year. I used a stencil and some Liquitex light modeling paste for the background then when it was dry I painted it red with Kuretaki Watercolours (I love these watercolour paints) then just layered doilies and patterned papers. The holly was from Riot craft store and the gold leaf from an ephemera pack from Crate Paper. A little tag cut from some cut Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper. Not really traditional colours but I love to break the rules!