Monday, March 13, 2017

Busy Bee

What an inspiration it is to have a late night Scrapping session with a like minded friend. The challenge that I chose was Scrapbookit's March challenge All About Boys. When I started my Scrapbooking journey it was all about girls because for the first eight years There was no grandson on the horizon. It took me a while to learn how to use the boy side of my brain and to also build up a boy related stash. The photo's that I have used are of Noah in the garden. Anything to do with water or has wheels attached and he is a very busy little boy. These photo's incorporate both. I used as my starting point paper from the Bella Rosa Collection pack from Bo Bunny and then added bits and pieces to make it a bit busy like him.  
Busy Bee
Thank you for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Monday, March 6, 2017


The challenge for this month for the 123 Challenge Blog was Brown, Borders and the word Fun. To create an interesting depth with the colour brown I have used four different shades  and then added just a hint of aqua. Using three different border punches I then layered them length ways on the page alternating all the different papers and borders that I had chosen.  Using the same papers I then triple matted the photo. The photo was a fun photo taken of Chloe and Noah tickling Lily as we were trying to set up a photo of the three. The two littlest thought that it was great fun. I then added some flowers and twine and some bling scattered around the photo. To finish the page I then randomly border punched a few spots and mounted the page on the brown cardstock. The word fun was a plywood cut out that I inked and then glossed.
If you enjoyed my page take the time to pop over to the 123 Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team have created and maybe do the challenge yourself.
Cheers and Happy Scrapping 
Heather Bensley.

Friday, February 24, 2017


I have had this page sitting on my table since early this month but have not had the time to finish it. So now is the time. The challenge at Scrapbookit this month was a song title, washi tape and a touch of gold. There was also a sketch to use as a guide. I used washi tape with gold embossing to cover two of the requirements and the song title fitted with some cute photos that I had of Chloe and Dad in the rain.  
Thank you for looking at my page. Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.


Last month was such a busy month and I managed to get a few pages done. But this month the Stars have not aligned so easily and this is my first  post.  My first page was a challenge I did as a design team member for 123 Challenge Blog.  The challenge was the colour red, the word friends and the technique was flowers. Red can be a harsh colour to work with so I chose a slightly subdued red and used it sparingly. The photo that I chose was black and white so that there were no colours to clash with the red. It was a great photo of Grandpa, Chloe and Noah doing their Blues Brothers impersonation in their sunnies. Take the time to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other team members have done with their challenge and also give it a go yourself.    
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog. Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

The 2 Of Us

A last challenge for the month. This one is for Scrap the Boys and the criteria was to use numerals. I chose a delightful photo of grandpa and Fletcher in a cute moment. The chipboard number 2 was in my stash just waiting to be used. I inked to match my background paper and then I glossed it. Some spritzing and stamping on the background gave the page depth .  
The 2 Of Us
Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


This blog challenge is a blog site that I haven't tried as yet but I loved their colour pallet and the sketch associated with it. This challenge was really great to work with. It is d-lishscraps. My inspiration was the corrugated doors and the colours. Also the white frame in the colour palette encouraged me to put a white frame around the photo. I turned the sketch sideways so that it worked with my portrait orientation of the photo.   
I hope you enjoyed my page. Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


We had some beautifully refreshing rain yesterday and overnight. When I went for an early morning walk I could smell the lemon scented gums on the air. We then sat outside for breakfast and a cuppa. It's really hard this retirement thing but I think that if I try hard I may get the hang of it. So while I try to get the hang of it I have done a challenge for White With One which was to use the colour Princess Pink. I wanted a page that was pretty and delicate.I decided to border my page with a Kaisercraft pink spot from their Oh So Lovely Collection . Then a little spritzing and  a script stamp prepared the background. The photo of my little fairy princess at her birthday was perfect for this challenge. Adding a collection of butterflies, flowers and bling and the page was "fabulous "  
Hmmm. I think I have a little bit of shadow effect in the photo. Ho hum that is something for me to work on. I hope you have enjoyed my page. Leave me a message if you would like to comment. Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.