Thursday, February 28, 2013

WOJ Challenge #149

This fortnights challenge is up, ok so am a little late posting this, I should have done it yesterday ;)
But there is an awesome sketch to play with by the lovely Karina, you can find it here.

This sweetie is WOJ Simply Maya - The key 2 being Loved.

I loved this sketch and it was so much fun to make, it all came together so easily :) The papers are Basic Grey, the twine and charm are WOJ, flowers are a mixture of WOJ, Prima and Wild Orchid, the muslin and alphas are from my stash.

I hope you can join us, I would love to see your take on the sketch. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I can't believe February is nearly over already! This month was our wedding anniversary plus valentines so lots of love to celebrate and I had the perfect kit to work with, Lime Tart's A La Tarte.

This photo is of hubby and I all dressed up, our darling girl took the photo. The papers are Authentique 'Lovely', so pretty and I love the texture of the papers.

Included in the kit is Glitz Design paper layers, I fussy cut the old type writer and added it to my layout, I thought it went perfectly together with the patterned paper.

The gorgeous stamped heart is a Hero Arts stamp (included in the kit) and there are four different hearts. I added a touch of pink to the linen flower and finished the cluster off with some flowers.

Tucked in some muslin, button twine and machine stitching for some extra texture.

The quote is cut from the bottom of the Authentique papers.

For the edge of my layout I stressed, inked and layered papers and muslin.

The A La Tarte is a really beautiful kit to work with.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


This is this months themed project at Whiff of Joy - Charmed. This cute image is 'I Will Take Care of You' and is part of this months new release.

The charm I used is WOJ from their 'Box of Christmas', I thought the angel wings were fitting.

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Friday, February 22, 2013

'Love You'

The A La Tarte is full of romance but the combination of colours is one of my faves and I had this gorgeous photo of my youngest son I have been wanting to scrap for a while so I layered, inked, stitched and created this.

I used one of the heart stamps to randomly stamp on the vintage tag and finished it off with some button twine and a key and lock I fussy cut from the patterned paper.

Another heart, stamped in red for love :)

Strips of script washi tape and some distressed flags and button twine.

Deep in thought, my sweet boy.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Sketch Challenges - #41

Its time again for another sketch at The Sketchy Challenges and Cordine has a lovely sketch for you to work with, here.

You can win some awesome digi stamps from Saturated Canary and the DT got to create with these awesome stamps too! This is Jules, isn't she gorgeous?

I love these papers by Basic Grey 'Lucille', I think the colours are gorgeous! The sentiment stamp is WOJ 'Festive Occassions' and so is the 'Button Twine' by WOJ, flowers are Prima, Wild Orchid and Kaisercraft, Flourish with a Bling pearls and lace from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments!

Monday, February 11, 2013

WOJ February Blog Hop

Welcome to the February Whiff of Joy Blog Hop! If you didn’t come here from the lovely Karina’s blog, then head on over to the start of the hop at Katharina’s blog. I don’t want you to miss a single stop on this hop!

Our February release is filled with images of our adorable Maya from our Simply Maya line of stamps. Capturing the essence of childhood, we are sure you will fall in love with them.  Our charm sets have been super popular and so we have a lovely Girl-themed set to offer you this month.  A very Parisian Henry also makes his appearance along with some new French vintage postage marks. There are also German Glamour Girl sentiments.  We are releasing  new dies shapes this month. A wonderful doily shape, vintage cameras, a notebook border and a swirly scalloped border die!

I love cats so this beautiful image grabbed my attention straight away, isn't it gorgeous? The papers are Basic Grey 'Serenade' and she has been coloured with Copics. The alphas are Prima, Flourish with a Bling pearls, lace and flower from my stash.

WOJ 'Button Twine' and a Maya Road chipboard heart to finish it off with a touch of Distress Ink.

This month, we are giving away one stamp and one die from this release to one very lucky winner. The winner will be drawn from the comments on our DT blogs At the end of the hop, go to the Whiff of Joy World of Ideas Blog, let us know that you have left a comment at each stop of the hop by leaving us a comment and you will be entered for a chance to win! A complete list of the hop is also at this blog, just in case you get lost along the way!

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST midnight Wednesday February 13th. Winners will be announced by Katharina on her blog.
Your next stop is the lovely Vicky.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

WOJ - Preview 2

Happy weekend  everyone, I hope you are getting some crafty time in :) I have another Whiff of Joy sneak peek.

This gorgeous image is Thorny Greetings.

My favourite die again WOJ 'Sweet Tags with Hearts', the key charm is WOJ 'Baroque Keys', WOJ 'Coconut Brown' satin ribbon, WOJ Button Twine, papers are Glitz Design 'Pretty in Pink', sentiment and leafy stamps are Prima, flowers are Wild Orchid and Kaisercraft and lace from my stash.

A closer look at this gorgeous key!

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to join us on Monday for WOJ's Blog Hop!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

All For The Girls!!!!

This months release at Whiff of Joy is 'All For The Girls', you will have a hard time choosing because they are all gorgeous!

I have used 'Maya and Best Friend', isn't she lovely!

Ihave used WOJ Festive Occasions sentiment, WOJ Vintage Key Trio die, the stamped heart is WOJ from Hooray sentiment stamps, papers are MME The Sweetest Thing Honey, Wild Orchid flowers, lace and pearls from my stash.

And a close up.

I hope you enjoyed my first preview I shared with you today, I will be back again with another one and on the 11th is Whiff of Joy's Blog Hop, hope you can join us!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lime Tart Layouts

I am quickly posting my layouts from Lime Tarts January A La Tarte before I head off to hospital with my eldest son, he is going to theatre and I need to keep myself busy :(

This kit was beautiful and elegant so of course I had to scrap my darling girl. Fussy cut some of the circles from the patterned paper and loved these kraft butterflies!

My gorgeous girl on her 11th birthday.

The stamp is included in the kit and this particular one is great for stamping some foliage to create a base for some layering of papers and yummy washi tape.

A tag for some hidden journalling and stamped again to create some unity.

Some more layers, stitching and title.

The next layout of my girl again. Sorry - the pics are not so good!

Fussy cut more circles and hand stitched around them.

Pretty trim included in the kit, I did stamp some flowers on the strip of patterned paper but I should have used a darker shade of ink because you can barely see it.

And my title which sums up my girl perfectly, she is beautiful inside and out!

Thank you for stopping by, I will be back tomorrow with my first WOJ February preview, you are going to love the new release!

And have you seen the new kits at Lime Tart yet?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lime Tart DT

I have been quite a bad blogger this year and a little missing in action, I wish I could say it's because I have been scrapping up a storm at my desk but unfortunately its just the normal daily things that have got in the way. Nothing major, just all a little time consuming, hopefully I will get to play at my desk in the next few days and I have just received my February kit from Lime Tart, the A La Tarte.

And I still need to share my January projects using the gorgeous  January A La Tarte. First up are some cards.

I created the background with 3 different colours of Distress Inks and some water, let it dry and then stamped the floral image.

The kit included these gorgeous kraft butterflies by Maya Road.

Another card with the same technique and Distress Inks, so much fun!

I kept the design of the cards pretty simple to keep the main focus on the stamped image.

Another card but this time I used the kraft butterflies to emboss my background.

 The 7Gypsies scalloped circles are included in the kit, I stamped the image and blended some Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the whole circle.

Thank you for stopping by, I will be back with my January layouts using this gorgeous kit.