Thursday, 6 June 2019

Never stop Exploring

Hello dear Friends

Welcome back on the blog. Today I am sharing this layout featuring some of your favourite 49And Market products using the stunning Captured Adventures Collection, in combination with some of the more recent Archival board designs, Whishing bubbles and lots of flowers.

Products used:

I started off by stamping randomly on the background, using the Sand and Sea Lighthouse stamps. It's very subtle, but created just enough texture around my focus area.

Next I created a photo base using 49 And Market Burlap, 13@rts roots and medical gauze. As you can see I added lots of flowers to surround my photo.

I added small pieces of Archival board to match the theme. I then painted my title using 13arts paints to allow it to stand out amongst the rest of my embellishments, matching the colour of my flowers.

Last but not least I added a few finishing touches using beautiful new wishing bubbles, 3D Balls, Mica and course glitter.

Thank you so much for visiting us today. I hope you enjoyed your time here and that you will feel inspired to dig up some of your older papers that you may have saved for a special occasion.

Till next time, have fun creating.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Never Stop Exploring

Hello dear friends

Welcome back here, I hope you all had a good weekend. It's Mayday here in Northern Australia, so I am enjoying the pleasure of sleeping in on a Monday and having a shorter work week.

Today, I'd like to share another layout using the stunning new Bold and Beautiful Collection. Oh my, I can't get enough of these papers, they are so beautiful and you can use them in endless cololour combinations. I fell in love with all the pastel tones and chose a monochrome scheme, but this Collection also features beautiful bright flowers, should you prefer to use those to brighten things up.

Products used:

For this layout I decided to use the reverse side of both of  the DearJohn  and Love Shadows papers and loved how well they coordinate with another.  To smooth the transition between the two papers I added modeling paste using a stencil/Mask from 13@rts.

As you can see I used a couple of 49 And Market stamps and Archival Grey ink to highlight the background of the photo area.

I then added layers of the brand new 49 And Market Laser Cut Images, Archival board pieces, Ecru Roots from 13@rts and lace. The beauty of the Laser Cut images are that they are not only fine and intricate, but all ready to use, so you do not need to fussy cut anything. Then the white Archival board save you even more time, because there is no need to gesso it or emboss it. It's beautiful just the way it is.

Last but not least, I could not help to include a sneak of our gorgeous new flowers. Wow, I absolutely love these, they come in gorgeous clusters and it makes it super easy to create. And if that's not enough I adore this shade of blue, it 's just perfect for beach pages, wedding pages... the possibilities are indeed endless.

Thank you so much for visiting today, I hop you enjoyed your time here.
Till next time, take care and have fun.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Life is a grand adventure

Hello dear  Friends

I hope you are all enjoying the Easter Break and have had your fill of yummy hot cross buns and chocolate. I'm back today sharing this flowery spring inspired page, using our beautiful new a sneak peak of the gorgeous new flowers that soon will be available.

Products used:

I absolutely adore the soft sage shade of the reverse side of the "To the Point" paper and combined it with the subtle green patterns from the Love Shadows page.

As you can see I included bits of our brand new chipboard pieces as well as the beautiful new flower Collection. don't you just love how easily it all blends together?

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoyed your time here and that you will visit  me again . Till next time, have fun creating.

Great Outdoors

Hello dear  friends

I have been away for some time and hope that you have been well. Today, I would like to share this layout  I created for 49 And Market, featuring this gorgeous photo of a work colleague 's little boy. Isn't he just adorable?

Products used:

For this layout I used a combination of papers from both the Paradise Island, and Captured Adventures Collections. As you can see, I also used a number of the stunning Laser Cut sea-stars.

To add some texture and blend in the colour colours from my photo I used an array of different flowers.

Last but not least I added this gorgeous new 49 And Market archival board title to match.

All mixed media, textures and stickers are available at 13@rts.

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoyed your time here and hope you visit us again in the near future.

Till next time take care and have fun creating.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Kraft Plus Challenge August 2018

Hello my friends

I'm back sharing another new and exciting challenge for you to participate in. This time it's Kraft Plus. This month we are inspired by Terracotta.

The aim for this month is to include terracotta elements, the colour of perhaps a photo of a Terracotta item. You can interpret it in any way you like as long as it's created on kraft.

I decided to take it literally and include a real Terracotta item. I therefore broke a small terracotta container and affixed the broken half using lots of #13arts gel medium and a combination of cardboard and 13arts roots to stabilize the  3D object.

As you can see I prettied it up using beautiful 49AndMarket Flowers.

I was really inspired by this challenge as it reminded me that as humans, we are but fragile vases. It does not take much to cause cracks in our self esteem or the way we deal with things. There are times when we make mistakes and critisice ourselves while there can also be those times when life and the challenges we face are truly hard. We crack, we break and sometimes it feels like we will never be able to put it all together again.

But this post is not meant to be sad, although it made me dig a little deeper than the surface. Good news is we can be made whole again.

Did you know that there is a Japanese custom where they use gold to mend broken jars?

If you are religious you would also know this amongst other references in the Bible where we are told that we are just clay in the hand of the Potter. He can make us beautiful again and heal all the cracks and mend our broken pieces.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed your time here and hope you are inspired to play along with us at Kraft Plus this month.

Till next time take care and have fun.


More than Words Challenge August

Hello dear friends

It's the 1st of August and we have a beautiful new challenge over at More Than Words for you. This month our Word Inspiration is Yesterday and our Creative Challenge is for you to include something Vintage in your page.

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love doing Vintage pages. There is just something so romantic about it.  I was inspired by this photo of my cousin and his beautiful wife, kissing and celebrating their engagement. It made me think, and occurred to me that love is one of those things that never really gets old, even though it's been around since the beginnings of time. Unlike the car and vintage lace elements of my project, it's not old, because it's new for everyone engaging in it, yet it  is vintage. Love is like a treasure of yesterday, we are be blessed with to enjoy every day and for however long it's granted to us.

I hope I make sense... or maybe it's just me speaking gibberish.

Here are some detail shots.

I added to the Vintage elements by adding 13arts rust powder and Metalic paints to my Archival board embellishments l.

For more information to play along go to the blog by following this link and check out the inspiration form my fellow team members.

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Till next time, have fun.


Friday, 6 July 2018

More than Words Challenge July

Hello dear friends

It's July and I am back sharing another beautiful Challenge with you. This month at More than words we would like you to warm up and remember all those wonderful sunny holidays at the beach. Yes our inspiration word is Beach and for the creative challenge, we would like you to incorporate shells, somewhere in your project. I don't think it can be any easier, do you agree? :)

I really loved our theme this month. My layout was inspired by this photo of my husband and I on Blouberg Beach in Cape Town. I love the times we walk on the BEACH and picking up tiny shells. For the creative challenge, I included some of the pansy SEASHELLS and other small white shells 
which we have gathered on a local beach

As you can see, I my favorite 13arts sprays and mix media products to create a background on my canvas and them embellished it using beautiful 49 And Market Flowers and shells we have collected.

For more information to play along, visit our website at and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I can't wait to see what you create. Till next time, take care and have fun.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Hello my friends

I am back sharing another June Challenge. This time we are going on a Journey at More Than Words Challenge and we would like you to show and tell us how this word inspired you. In addition to the Inspiration word, Journey, we also need you to include a map somewhere in your project as part of our creative challenge.

I was inspired by this photo of my husband and I in the desert near Dubai. We love to travel and have visited a number of destinations. Yet, one of our biggest trips was 9 years ago when we left our birth country to come to Australia and eventually become citizens. You see, life itself is a JOURNEY. Sometimes you think you know where you are heading, and then everything changes and forces you to change course. Other times you have to walk through a desert to find your oasis and sometimes you have to piece the map together to find your way. What is important though is to enjoy the ride! For the creative challenge, I tore pieces of a MAP patterned tissue paper and decoupaged it to add them on my background. I also fussy cut both a geographical and town map of Darwin to use under the photo. To finish it off, I used a die-cut globe image and a map stamp.

For more info on this challenge or to check out inspiration from the rest of the team, visit the blog at

Thank you so much for visiting today. I will be back soon sharing another fun challenge for you to join. Till then, take care and enjoy your creating journey.