Handmade Holiday Layout

Hi everyone,

I am tending to share more of my scrapbook layouts over at Stefs Papercrafts blog but still wanted to share one here.  This layout is about my youngest boy looking at his Christmas Stocking.  He was not sure what to do so the older two were happy to help him out.  He was most excited about the chocolate !  I think he may take after his mother.

The layout was made using the Handmade Holiday collection.  I really like the kraft card base and all the fun stickers that were part of the collection.  At the moment, I am loving using collection kits to make some of my layouts as they tend to come together pretty easily.  I don’t know about you but I like it when I feel like things just flow naturally as I create something.  The only things that weren’t part of the kit were the pocket, the patterned paper in the pocket, the twine and the wooden hearts (which were coloured with my copics and then I drew the faux stitching with white pen).  I am pretty sure the piece of acetate with the words on it came as part of the collection kit too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.



Supplies: Handmade Holiday Collection Kit and also Envelopes by Simple Stories, Twine, Foam Adhesive, Copic Marker – R89, Kaisercraft Wooden Hearts, White Gel Pen, Patterned Paper – Classic Calico 6×6 paper pad by Studio Calico, black pen.


Studio Calico Love Notes Book

Hi everyone,

It was Father’s Day in Australia just over a month ago and I decided to make my husband a little love notes book like I have made the kids.  The older 2 kids wrote him a little note and we put it inside the envelopes for him to read.  He likes things to be pretty simple so the design is very simple and I have used some Classic Calico papers, letter stickers and the little wood veneer Potty People.  The heart die I used was from Memory Box.

For the pages inside the covers,  I have used some botanical envelopes (a bit similar to kraft coloured paper) and used a brown ink pad to ink up my children’s hands and ‘stamped’ them on the envelope.  I used some Kaisercraft tiny alphabet stickers to write the names of my children.  On the envelope that I made to put notes from  me, I just used some brown ink and The Crafters Workshop Mini Mix and Match hearts stencil to decorate it (I felt my hand would be a bit too big to ‘stamp’ on the envelope).  If you have a question, please leave me a comment and I will be sure to answer it.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Bye for now,


Studio Calico Butterfly Card

Hi everyone,

Today’s card is made using the gorgeous Memory Box butterfly and some Studio Calico patterned papers.  It is my entry into the CASE Study Challenge #110 where this week’s muse is Torico.  (Click here to see the CASE Study blog if you want to see her original card). I die cut the doily using the Couture Creations Alcyone Doily die out of some patterned paper from the Classic Calico Paper pad.  Once I had die cut the butterfly out of a different pattern from the same pad, I then covered it with Rock Candy Dry Glitter, which gives it a gorgeous glitter (that is so hard to capture in photographs).  I made the rosette using the Tim Holtz Rosette die out of the same card as the card base and then stamped the sentiment onto another one of the patterned papers. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment.  I am glad I finally managed to play along with the challenge as I have thought about it lots of times but just didn’t quite get there!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Kaisercraft Cardstock, Studio Calico Classic Calico 6 x6 paper pad, Couture Creations Alcyone Doily, Distress Stickles Dry Glitter – Rock Candy, Liquid adhesive, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Hero Arts Stamp Set – Find Joy, Memory Box Dies – Vivienne Butterfly, Tim Holtz Rosette Die.