29 August 2016


Some months ago I attended a class at Bella Paperie and created a lovely antique box in a class facilitated by the talented Donna Wannell (alias Pink Donna).

Armed with the techniques she taught I have completed several new pieces since and this is the latest. They are really EASY to do - you just need to follow each of the 'boring steps' at the start to ensure your creation will last. Cutting paper and decorating is wonderful fun and it all happens so quickly. 

I've used another Stamperie paper collection called Lilac Flowers.  It comes in a collection of 12 papers, all double sided.with gorgeous tags and envelopes as well as a stunning variety of floral patterns. I have this amazing collection of knobs and added a brooch (suitably adapted) to create the look.  Tim Holtz 'feet' and there you have it.

Oops .... I forgot to tell you about the box.  There is a great range of wooden boxes on sale at KMart of all places.  This one was just $9 - it's MDF and very well made.  The words 'Things' is printed on the lid - which gets covered anyway.

I promise to put detailed instructions on what to do (step by step) in the next week or so.

Thanks for stopping by ......

28 August 2016


The months are just flying by and I'm so busy getting ready to move but I was determined to enter this months challenge at Scrapbookit. Bad enough I have to miss the retreat (though I'm still trying to organise time for that!!) but I wasn't about to miss this wonderful opportunity to create a pink, girly, sparkly page in my favourite shabby chic style.

My local store (Bella Paperie) has sourced this wonderful new paper range called Stamperie (from Italy of all places). It's just beautiful quality and so pretty. This one is called Shabby Rose.

I've used lots of my favourite pearls, and Kindy Glitz (I love kindy glitz - so underrated) and lots of punching with my Martha Stewart collection. Pulled apart flowers and reformed a few new shapes, added lovely pieces of lace and some fussy cutting and there it is.

I hope you like it ...... it was wonderful fun creating it - and Bree is such a great subject.