Life’s Never Crabby!

Hello lovely ones! I’m jumping onto my blog today to share with you a layout I completed recently using the October Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping Kit. The photo I took recently on our holiday of my daughter and I wanted to capture something fun when creating my layout.

 The Crab cut file is by Paige Evans . I totally fell in love with it and knew it would be a perfect companion for my photo.


I backed the Crab with two different exclusive papers from the kits, carefully tracing each shape and gluing into place.


The cute clouds were a cut file by Cocoa Daisy. To give them extra texture and dimension I added a simple back stitch by hand using embroidery cotton.


I always love using a title on my layouts so I combined two of the different Alpha stickers to do so.


I was really pleased with the finished result.There was so much joy captured in my photo and I think the layout also reflects that.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you would like to check out Cocoa Daisy you can do so HERE.



Hello Fall in Spring!

Hello my sweet crafting friends! Spring has certainly sprung here in Australia and I’m loving the warmer weather.However I’ve been creating with the new Celebrate Autumn collection by Echo Park Paper. Oh my goodness it is so cute!! You can see for yourself HERE the whole collection.

With so many beautiful colours and patterns to the papers, I just wanted to use all of them! Here is a little look at my completed layout-


The leaves and lettering cut files were designed by the lovely Ashley from The Cut Shoppe via Etsy.I loved the leaves as I could add lots of the patterned paper as a background.

I added the leaves to my page with foam tape so they had a ‘risen’ appearance to them.I placed my photos flat beneath them so it looked like the leaves were falling down my page.

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I added balance to the bottom of my page by using one of the sweet border stickers from the sticker sheet . Can I also take a minute to say, how cute is that Hedgehog?? Love him! He was part of the chipboard stickers.


I also added another small cluster of chipboard stickers to the base of my main photo.I love the dimension chipboard stickers can add to your layout.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout! Don’t forget you can follow more of my paper journey via Instagram HERE.


Chat soon,


“Hello” with Doodlebug Designs.

Hey lovelies! I’m back sharing another layout I have just completed using the ‘Hello’ collection from Doodlebug Designs. My layout centres around a beautiful Floral Globe cut file from Neat ‘n’ Crafty Cutz


I chose to use an abstract border to one side of my layout and a white background so all the colours would really ‘pop’. Once I had backed the flowers and leaves of the Globe, I adhered it to my page with foam tape. I love how many pieces you receive in the Doodlebug Designs  ‘Odds and Ends’ packets. So many to choose from.


I’ve layered lots of the Odds and Ends around my photo and have also cut some white leaves with a die from my stash. I thought this helped break up the colour a little as well as add texture.I love the gold speckle on some of them!


My phrase was a sticker from the ‘This and That’ sheet which I have also added foam tape to the back of.


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest project.

Chat soon,


Summer Days!

So the weather here at the moment is beyond freezing which has had me longing for Summer. I picked up some of my fav paper collections recently from Sassyscrappers 

The ‘Oh My Heart’range is still a firm favourite which is what I used for this layout. The Sun and Flamingo cut files are by Paige Evans.


I love all the bright colours! Since I used a white background I did add some pink,orange and yellow watercolour splashes to break it up a little.As always I have adhered everything with foam tape so its adds dimension.


Around the edges of my little clouds I have added some yellow hand stitching to help them stand out.

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Since there was so much colour happening already with my cut files I really didn’t need to add too many die cuts. I added just a few flower clusters.



Thanks for stopping by today! Chat soon,


Adventure Time with ‘Mountain Air’.

Hey friends! I ordered the new Mountain Air collection from Kaisercraft this month and I have just finished a new layout with it.It’s a really fun,modern collection with lots of gorgeous prints. I really wanted to create a layout of my son fishing so this seemed the perfect choice!


I discovered the Deer cut file at the Silhouette Store which was designed by Paige Evans.

The ‘Adventure’ title was also in the Silhouette Store.Both seemed perfect to use with these papers. I’m not going to lie….Cutting out all the different papers to fit within the Deer took foreverrrrrrr. Once done though I was so glad I took the time to do it. I love lots of detail.


To achieve my textured edge on my background paper I misted it very lightly with water and then tore about 1 cm off using a ruler as a guide.By using the water made it super easy to tear evenly.I did this on all four sides, and once I adhered it to the second background paper I just light ruffled the edges with my nail before stitching an edge around it.


I added foam tape to adhere everything so that it all stood out from the background.I also lightly edged my title with a fine tip marker to help it stand out more. I never do this neatly as I love the effect the wonky edge gives.



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

Chat soon,


“Take Me Away” layout feat. Doodlebug Designs.

Hey friends! I’ve been having loads of fun this week playing with the ‘So Punny’ collection from Doodlebug Designs. I love the vibrant colours and cute icons to this range.

I found a gorgeous camper cut file by Paige Evans. I added in loads of different papers and this was my completed layout:-


I also used some of the So Punny Petite Print paper pack and totally ignored the rule of ‘don’t intermix patterns’. They all just worked so well.

I used foam tape to adhere most of the surface work, giving my layout dimension. I also hand stitched around the clouds for texture.


How cute are these Gnomes??Here you can see I also added some machine stitching around the border of my layout.


The gold Thicker stickers that I have used for my title, I have had in my stash for ages so it was good to finally use them up.


Thanks for stopping by today!


‘So Beautiful’ layout.

Hi there friends. My latest obsession with my Silhouette Cameo is continuing and today’s project features a lovely Hot Air Balloon cut file by the talented Neat N Crafty Cutz.


I have used predominantly the ‘Havana’ paper collection by Prima Marketing, with the exception of the pink background paper which is by Kaisercraft.


I wanted to add texture to my background and did so by using the Kaisercraft ‘Dotted Lines’template with some Modeling Paste. I then add some white and pink paint splatters.


I hand stitched around the edge of the clouds to give some colour and texture to them. I then added them to my page with foam tape to help them stand out a little.


I also added some gold ‘Thickers’ phrase stickers from my stash.I’d been hanging onto these for ages so it was nice to finally use them.


I’ve always been such a huge pink and gold fan!


Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time,