Saturday, December 30, 2017

Celebrate Together

This is a very late post for December. This is my challenge for the design team for 123 Challenge. for their December challenge. Red, gold and white. What else could I do with those colours but a Christmas Page.
Celebrate Together
I hope everyone had a great christmas and will have a scrapbooking great new year. Heather B 

Saturday, November 25, 2017


The challenge this month at Archi-scraps is to use fruit on your page. This is an unusual challenge but in my stash I found fruit paper and also a great photo of my grandson clowning around when we were trying to take a photo. He must have known that I would need it sometime.
I hope you enjoy my page. 
Cheers and Happy Scrapping.
Heather B.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Awesome Adventure

For November 123 Challenge Scrapbooking  blog using the colours Green, Navy and Grey. Also to use the words Awesome Adventure. There was also a sketch to work with. The photos I chose to work with fitted the challenge really well.

This is a late blog for the month but I hope you enjoy my take on the challenge.
Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

You Are 1...Scrapbooking Challenge

Another Challenge. It is lovely to have a free weekend to indulge in  some scrapbooking. This challenge for Scrapbookit. This challenge was a sketch and a menu. No 1 U or You.....tick. No 2.  Circles.......tick. No 3. Spray. ......tick. No 4,  Stencil or Template......tick ( used in conjunction with the circles).  No 5,  Favourite Product......tick. (At the moment my spritzer). That has covered all items. 
You Are 1
You Are 1
 Thank you for visiting my page. Cheers and happy scrapping. Heather Bensley

Beautiful...Perfect Day

My second challenge this month is White With One.  The colour for this month was Pink Whisper. I have had a sweet photo of Chloe for quite a while that I have been saving for something special. The Pink Whisper was perfect! The background has been made black and white which makes Chloe and Teddy and the subtle pink colour stand out. This photo was taken in Adelaide on the way to the Teddy Bears Picnic. We all took a teddy.......grandma, grandpa, mum and dad and we sang along and enjoyed ourselves. There is always the inner child in us. The latest kaisercraft range was perfect for this challenge. I love the finished page.
Beautiful......Perfect Day
Beautiful....Perfect Day
Thanks for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


This is a bit of a late start on challenges for the month, but better late than never. For my first challenge I have chosen the challenge at Archiscraps. The challenge was to use knots.I have only used one knot on my page but I rifled through my daughters patchwork supplies and chose a lovely piece of fabric and then tied a knot in it. I am a lover of yellow. So I had a lot of fun and enjoyment putting this page together. Firstly I embossed some white cardstock which for some reason only embossed on one side and faded out to the other side. It was perfect. I would like to think that I would be able to replicate this look some time but I am really not sure why it did this. But I loved it. This is one of the great things about scrapbooking. It is never a mistake, you can always work with it...or cover it. Layering different paper and cardstock I triple matted and distressed the foundation for the photo. The edges of the photo were softened with a bit of sanding along the edges. For the background I have firstly spritzed,  then stamped  and then embossed with texture paste. I then positioned the photo on the page and arranged the flowers, twine and bling.
 I hope you have enjoyed my page and thank you for visiting my blog. I would love for you to leave a message so that I know you have been. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Monday, October 2, 2017


October rolls around and we now adjust to daylight saving time. After a winter of colds and serious flu I am off to Port Douglas to get a bit of sun. My how the year has flown. This months challenge for the 123 Challenge blog is to use the sunny colours Yellow , Orange and Red. Good colours for the start of the warmer weather. Also to use the words Beautiful and You and to use the sketch challenge. I was so busy folowing the sketch and working with the colours I have missed using the words. Actually I didn't realize until I started to post that I had missed that detail. I may have just sqeezed in the word You. So anyhow moving along I chose this photo to bring in some of the red and then coloured and glossed  chipboard cutout also in red. Choosing the Kaisercraft gold colour paper as my main colour feature allowed the stronger colours to create an impact. Pop over to the 123 challenge blog and see what the other talented design team members have created and maybe give it a try yourself.
Thanks for popping into my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment so that I know you have been. 
Happy scrapping. Heather B.