Sunday, February 14, 2016


When I first started scrapbooking after my first grandchild was born, I was lucky enough to find an amazingly talented group of ladies at the local scrapbooking shop in Ballarat. These ladies were more than happy to share their talents and ideas with the newbies. Some of these little bits of knowledge still live with me today. A wonderful bit of knowledge that was passed onto me by the very talented Celeste was that if you didn't have embellishments in the right colour for the page, you just paint it, ink it or cover it with paper or change the colour any way to match what was needed. I know every one does this all the time now. But thirteen years ago it was a bit cutting edge.
For the White with One challenge  for February it is White with Chocolate. Chocolate is something that I looooove to eat but don't very often use in my scrapbooking. So armed with a Stampin Up Early Espresso ink pad I now have a  nice chocolate embellishment for the page and some stamping for the background all nicely co-ordinated.
This is quite a simple page but I thought the photo was so beautiful that I didn't want to lose it on the page with too much fuss around it.

Happy Scrapping
Heather B.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sun Kissed

Another challenge. This one is for Let's Get Sketchy week 2. Just made it. This sketch uses three photo's and I thought that I would use a beach trio. I have tried for a sea and  sand effect. And a bit of a tropical theme.

Happy Scrapping
Heather B

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hello Lovely

It's amazing where your inspiration comes from sometimes. The 1 2 3 Challenge blog for February was Red, Lovely, Hearts. The obvious choice at this time of the year was to do a Valentines day page. But I don't always do the obvious. I chose a  photo of a serene moment of mother and child but I could not find a way to use the word lovely that I was happy with. I trolled through boxes and drawers not once but three or more times waiting for inspiration to attack. Just as I was frustrated and about to give it a rest I just happened to glance up at my desk and there poking its head above all the rest in my flower box was a Coco Vanilla display card for some flowers with the title...drum roll here please....."Hello Lovely".
OMG!!!  Perfect!!!!
It was one of those epiphany moments that you just love. Problem solved!
Now I am back into the page with renewed enthusiasm.

I hope you enjoy my page.
Happy Scrapping. Heather B.


I found the Scrapbookit Challenge for February very interesting. What to use in the Grid challenge! Washi on the Tag...Tick. 5 Papers...Tick. 3 Embellishments...Tick. Stamping...Tick. Distressing...Tick. That covers the five requirements and I think I touched on a couple of the others also.
The papers were from a Stampin Up range and picked up the colours in the photo's perfectly. The photo's are of Noah enjoying his bread and Vegemite at Grandma and Grandpa's. Classic!

Happy Scrapping.
Heather B.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

If I had a Flower

The mood board for Scrap The Girls challenge for February is a beautiful mix of black and gold. I had just bought an exquisite die from Kaisercraft and could immediately envisage it in gold. That was the start and the lead into my page. The next requirement was to choose a photo. I chose this cutie of a poignant moment of Chloe and Mum. Beautiful!

Happy Scrapping.
Heather B.