Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Adore - TCR #90

Just a quick post and a very quick layout using the colours from "The Color Room"

The palette this week is Magenta, Silver, White and Black
I just love how the magenta is so striking against the black and white.
I used an image from Meg's Garden victorian girl collage sheet.
The mini chipboard "ADORE" is from "Imaginarium Designs"

Meg's Garden image
ADORE chipboard - Imaginarium Designs 

Thanks for looking and have a nice day 
Cheers Adriana XXX

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas to Everyone

Wishing you a Very Happy Christmas

To all my loyal followers, to my creative friends, to everyone who looks at my blog, to everyone who reads my blog. To everyone who leaves lovely comments on my blog.
I wish you and your family all the love, peace and
joy in the world this Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you on this most magical day of the year! I hope your stocking is full, your heart is fuller and you are surrounded by family & friends.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
Papers & Vintage Image are from "Meg's Garden"
Ornate chipboard frame from "Imaginarium Designs"
I made this Christmas card and dedicate it to the wonderful people in my Design Teams from
("Meg's Garden" & "White with 1") for selecting me and giving me a go. 
I am so fortunate and so ever grateful to be on these design teams. I am throughly enjoying every moment so far and being on these design teams along side so many other talented and creative designers is a dream come true. I look forward to and will be enjoy working with these Designs Teams in 2012. 
It's so exciting.
I also dedicate this card to all my new friends I have made in this blogging world, and also to my new friends in this Scrapbooking World. 

Creating, Inspiring and Dreaming.

I started this blog only this year, it has opened me to new opportunities I never dreamt of.  Thank you.
I am truly blessed.
Next year is a new chapter, new dreams, new creations and hopefully new inspiring ideas.

Thanks again for looking and reading.
Merry Christmas to you all. Take care.
Love Adriana XX

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cherish every Moment in TIME

TCR # 89

Over at "Bird is the Word" their next challenge word is  "TIME".
Also at "The Color Room" palette #89 has been released, this week's
colours are
"Steel Blue, Steel light blue, Caramel & Bright White"
I just love this palette of colours, thanks to TCR for the inspirational colours
and sketches and also thanks to BITW for their inspirational word - TIME.

check out their blogs here

Cherish every moment in TIME
TCR #89
ID Chippies -  only fence &  cherish
The layout is of my DD.
She reminds every day how many days left to Christmas. 
In Australia there are only 8 days to Christmas......
"Can't wait, Mummy", she says.  
Are you all ready for Christmas????......mmmm
It has been a very busy week this week and I have only a few things to get and finish off before this special day.........but I can't wait to relax for a little while with family and friends.

Thanks for looking 
Cheers Adriana  :)   xxx

Thursday, December 8, 2011

WW1 - Design Team Member

Some exciting news to share, I am now on the Design Team for
"White with 1". This is a great honour and I am so excited. I love doing
their monthly challenges.
WW1 pushes your creativity to design layouts using
only White as your base plus one other colour or element.
December being the month of Christmas, our first DT Challenge was
to create a layout a


Because christmas papers come in so many gorgeous colours and design
we had to use a Christmas range of papers -  and we had to choose papers
that inspire you.
I chose the Kaisercraft ,  "Dec 25th Collection", these papers are
so vintage with rich burgundy, green and gold.
I also loved lace and ribbons so I had to incorporate them in the layout.
The image of Santa is from "Meg's Garden".
And the chipboard flourish is from "Imaginarium Designs" chipboard
which I embossed and inked.
check out the other design teams layouts.... they are just some amazing and
inspiring creations here


Christmas Joy -  inspired by Kaisercraft "Dec25th Collection" Papers

Thanks for looking,...... I hope that this inspires you....

Bye for now
Adriana :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Christmas Angel - TCR#87

"The color Room" palette #87 is
Candlelight, Blue ribbons, Linen white, and Silver bells.
This is not the usual colours for christmas - but I just loved them together,
with a bit of glitter and splashes of silver and white, I created this page of my DD as
My Christmas Angel - Dec 2011
Wouldn't this make a nice Christmas card!!!!!.
My Christmas Angel - Dec 2011
 With the left over papers and other bits and pieces I created a Christmas Tag using the same colour palette.......I just love the images of Angels at Christmas - the image I used is from
"Meg's Garden".

Christmas Angel Tag - Dec 2011
Image is from "Meg's Garden"
My DD has an advent calendar which count down the number of days till Christmas
She changes this every day....... in Australia there is only 21 days till christmas..... 3 weeks to go.....
....so many things to do before then.......HO HO HO.
Have a great week
Thanks for looking
Adriana :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage Summer by the Sea

Meg's Garden Design Team  Challenge - Create projects using the theme "Summer"
Since I love vintage, I decided to do "Vintage Summer by the Sea"
Check out Meg's Garden Blog here http://megsgardenblog.blogspot.com/
for all the other design team members projects.
I created 4 items.
The first is a "Triptych". You may ask, What is that?????
A "triptych" is a work of art divided into 3 sections, it was used very often in the 17th & 18th century.
I used Kaisercraft bay window MDF panels as the base and painted it and decorated it with Meg's Garden papers, collage images and embellishments.
The only items not from meg's garden was the muslim and shells.
I call this project " Vintage Summer by the Sea".
It is self standing project. The panels are attached with raffia, to give it that summer feel.
I loved the little bottle of sand, can you find it the middle panel???, it adds just a touch of summer.

Vintage Summer by the Sea

plate A
I loved all the little embellishments from Meg's Garden, the sea charms and
bottle of sand, raffia, fibres, flowers and ribbons.
I also love the german scrap for corners of the photos.
Go check out Meg's Garden website here: http://megsgarden.com/
on all the range of embellishments she has to offer.

The next item I made was a layout called -  "Vintage Summer Days".
Vintage Summer Days

The next project is an easel card -  "Vintage Summer Babies".

And my last project I created is a "Vintage Summer Photo album"


I had so much fun creating these projects. A list of all the products  I used to create
everyone of my "Vintage Summer Collection" are on "Meg's Garden" blog.
Please follow this link to Meg's Garden Blog
to view all the list of items I used from "Meg's Garden".
Thanks for looking, your comments are very much appreciated.
Adriana  :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Off the page projects - CHRISTMAS

Just a quick post showing a few "Off the Page" projects for Christmas using Kaisercraft products.

Kylie, the manager from the ETC - Kaisercraft shop here in Adelaide has asked to
me create a few "Off the page" Projects, which I want to show you.
I created a Christmas Wreath using the latest christmas range of "Dec25 Collection"
and MDF Products.
Kaisercraft - Merry Christmas Wreath

I also created a door hanging sign, "Merry Christmas".
Merry Christmas - Door Hanger  Decor piece
Just a close up of the little birdie on the side.

And my last creation is a "Vintage Advent Calendar Boxes"
Using all Kaisercraft products, papers are the "Dec25 Collection".
Sorry the picture is a little blurry.
Vintage Advent Calendar - Dec 25th Collection
Thanks for looking,
Christmas is just around the corner...... not long to go.
Have you all made your christmas cards yet?????.......!!!!!!

Tomorrow I will post my "Vintage Summer by the Sea" Collection of projects
for my DT Challenge at Meg's Garden.
Hope you will come and visit me tomorrow.
Till then,
Bye Adriana :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Trust is Faith.
Trust is something you believe in.
"Bird is the word" new word challenge is "Trust"

TRUST is faith, TRUST is something you believe in.
TCR#86 palette, BITW- Trust
Imaginarium Designs  feather Chipboards & alphas

Here is my layout with my DD.
I used the colour palette from "The Color room" #86
check out their blogs here
Thanks for looking.
*Adriana  :)*

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Color Room #86 card

Just a quick post, have a very busy day today.
I made this quick card last night using the colour palette from
"The Color Room".
Rusty red, Light grey blue, Pale beige and Dark grey Blue.
love these colours so much.
You can add a bit of black, hope its not too much

Have a great Saturday, thanks for looking :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vintage Christmas Paper stack

The latest issue of "Australian Simply Cards" issue no 37 - is out,
if you live in Australia, buy it out at your local newsagent.
Included in the magazine is a FREE 36 page paper stack of
Meg's Garden - Vintage Christmas papers.

 Papers are designed by Denise Boddey, and in the magazine are her examples of
some christmas cards she has created using the paper stack. And if you require the
12" x 12" size of these papers you can order them at Meg's garden here

You get 36 papers FREE  6" X 6" - you can make all your christmas cards with these
Have a great weekend everyone,
only 4 weeks till christmas - is anyone ready.........???????
Adriana :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Over at "White with 1" this month challenge is

White (as per usual) + Bright colour + Flowers

I had these blue coloured flowers -
patina, sea breeze and soft blue,
in my stash of supplies in a box.
It is not a colour I use at all, but thought it would look good
doing this challenge with this palette of
bright blues and white background.
here is a link to White with 1 blog
have a look at the other design teams layouts.
here is my take on the challenge titled  -  YOU

White + Bright (blue) + Flowers challenge - November 2011
YOU - are simply ONE of a KIND.
Imaginarium designs chipboards - picket fence and alphas

I used a small flower stamp and distress stain (broken china) to create that stamped effect .
Some of the flowers look a bit green in the photo but they are definitely blue.
Thanks for looking
have a good day
*Adriana*  :)

Friday, November 18, 2011


"Each night I wish upon a star,
and hope my dreams come true,
Although I wish for many things,
I mostly wish for you".

Over at "The Color room"  - the new Palette #85 has been posted.
The Colours are Raspberry, Fushia, White and Sunflower.
These colours are not my usual colours that I use in my scrapbooking,
so it was a real challenge for me.
I guess that is why I love doing these challenges, when I can,
it pushes you to do more that just scrap a page or card.
You have to challenge yourself and do things outside your comfort zone.
The sketch was very inspirational as well.
Thanks to  "The Color Room" designers and team,
for all your inspirational colour palettes and sketches.
The Word for the title was inspired by
"The Bird is the Word blog - WISH"
Their blogs are here - please visit them

I used texture paste, inks and paint to create a bit of dimension, on the page.
The photos of DD at the age of 3 years, very adorable at that age.
The yummy Flourishes and Alpha chipboards are from "Imaginarium Designs"
visit them here    http://imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking :)

WISH - Bird is the Word Challenge
TCR#85 - Colour Palette

Detail texture paste and paint.

Thanks for leaving your wonderful messages and comments
Have a great weekend   :)


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bird is the word / TCR#84

I decided to combine two online challenges this week.
Loved the colour combination / palette on "The Color Room" #84
and I also used the word and sketch form "Bird is the Word"
challenge this month.  "ADORE"
check out their blogs here
The chipboards are from "Imaginarium Designs".

Bird is the word - ADORE
Imaginarium Designs Chipboards
My daughter & I have this little silly game we play, How much do I Love you,
when I saw the little chipboard of the little girl with her arms spread out wide,
it reminded me of her, saying those words
"I Love u this much, mummy".
But I love and adore her double as much .
Have a great week everyone
Thanks for looking.
*Adriana* :)

Just adding this to this post on 12th Dec 2011, This layout which has the word  "ADORE" just won the feature of this challenge.  Thanks to the DT of "Bird is the word" for choosing my layout.
I am quietly excited about winning this challenge.... thanks for all your lovely comments.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The ColorRoom #83

"The Color Room" palette #83 this week colours are
Pretty Pink, Total Tangerine, Pale Grey and Sky Blue

check out their blog here

Not the usual colours I play with so is was a bit challenging for me.
This week I only had time to create a quick card with this colour palette


The image of the sweet vintage French girl is from "Megs Garden".
Please check out their blog here
and their website here   http://megsgarden.com/

The "remember" chipboard is from "Imaginarium Designs".
go to their website here http://imaginariumdesigns.com.au/

Have a great week everyone
Thanks for looking.
Cheers *Adriana* :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Megs Garden - DT Package

I just received my next package from "Megs Garden"for my next Design Team Challenge.
WOW it like opening a box of chocolates, you never know what you will find inside,
until you look, study and dream of my next creation.
MMMMM.......What am I going to create ????      .......You will all have to wait!!!!
Here are just some photos to be inspired by. These are available from "Megs Garden".

If you want to see more gorgeous products please check out
 "Megs Garden" website here

There are some new products that have just arrived this month,

Thanks for looking,
I am off to create, inspire and dream.
Happy Crafting everyone.
Cheers *Adriana*  :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

TCR#82 - "FOR YOU" card

Over at "The Color Room" this week Palette #82 has been posted.
You can do a layout or a card using this week colours -
purple passion, sequin white (has a blue tone), party pink and silver bells.
I decided to do a very quick card with the sketch and colours.

For You - Card

I used an image from Meg's Garden ' Vintage Girls collage sheet.
(Which are so adorable, I just love anything vintage.)

For all of megs garden products - visit megs garden here


The cameo mini frame is from "Imaginarium design".

Have a Happy Halloween Day everyone, have fun trick and treating.

Thanks for looking, and I just love reading your comments :)
Cheers *Adriana*

Sunday, October 23, 2011

U R Special 2 ME - TCR#81

You are Special to Me
Over at "The Color Room" the latest Palette #81 challenge has been posted.
Colours are Basic Grey, Bright White, Olive Green & Steel Blue.

The photo of DD has been changed to look like a pencil sketch.
I just love these colours in this palette - so earthy, love the green and blue together.

U R Special 2 ME - The Color Room Palette #81
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard of clouds, little girl reading & alphas U,R,M,E.
The alpha "Special" comes from a paper from Teresa Collins- Notations: Alphabet
Hope you are all having a wonderful and joyful weekend :)
Thanks for looking and leaving your comments, 
I really appreciate you taking the time to leave comments. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Meg's Garden Design Team Christmas Challenge

When my package from Meg's Garden arrived, it was like Christmas was here already.
In the box were papers, ribbons, holly, beautiful lace and these gorgeous Jewel Topped Pins, German scrap, Gold Flitter and the sound of some Jingle Bells, yes the bells were ringing.
So I decided that there was so much gorgeous goodies that I decided to do three items.
The first is a Christmas Angel page Layout.
With the sound of those Jingle Bells, it reminded me of the old classic 1946 Movie,
"It's a wonderful Life" which at the end of the movie the family gather around the christmas tree and they all say "Every time a bell rings an Angel gets its Wings".

I selected two pages of "Red and Cream Lace paper 12" x 12 , cut out the middle and cut it in half so the borders are the same all around.
The middle section with the angel is from the Mini paper Pack Christmas 1. In this pack you get 2 each of the six different styles of the Christmas 1 papers mini version. Again I cut it into half into two triangle shapes and joined together to create the same border all around.
The vintage photo in the middle is from Meg's Garden Vintage Christmas 1 collage sheet

"Every time a Bell rings an Angel gets its wings" LAYOUT
Meg's garden DT Christmas Challenge using
 Meg's Garden Red & Cream Lace Paper range 12" x 12" &
Meg's Garden Mini Paper pack Christmas 1.
Meg's Garden Vintage Christmas 1 Collage sheet
Meg's Garden Lace,  Jingle Bells,  Jewel Pins,  Ribbons and Gold German scrap.

All the lace is from Meg's Garden, the gold flitter around the edge is also available from Meg's garden
Some of the flowers I created with the papers of the middle section  and some red cardstock using Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals Diecut. I have included in the centre of these flowers some other paper flowers.
The angel holding the jingle bells and the jingle bells are all available from Meg's Garden.

Next is a Christmas card,

Christmas Angels Card
Using - Meg's Garden Mini Paper Pack Christmas 1
Meg's Garden Red & Cream Lace paper 12" x 12"
Meg's Garden Jewel Pins , Lace & Green Holly
Meg's Garden Vintage Christmas 1 Collage sheet
I just love Vintage Christmas angels and vintage photos in general.
Meg's Garden has the most adorable collection of collage sheets available to purchase in
A4 sheets and 12" x 12". 
Do pop in  to Meg's Garden website here  http://megsgarden.com/

My next project is a Vintage Angels Canvas

Merry Christmas Vintage Angels Canvas
Canvas size 20cm x 25.5 cm
Using Meg's Garden Vintage Christmas 1 Collage sheet
Meg's Garden Mini paper pack Christmas 1
Meg's Garden Lace, Jewel Pins

Using a canvas I painted it cream and gold then painted gesso with some tissue paper creating a distress and folded look and inked it. I made the flowers and vine leaves out of red cardstock and some of Meg's Garden Mini Christmas pack paper.  I framed a vintage christmas collage photo. Glimmermisted the beautiful Lace from Meg's Garden. This will be hanging in my family room when I decorate the room for Christmas.

Now go to Meg's Garden Blog here

 http://megsgardenblog.blogspot.com/         and join her blog and/or leave a comment  -

During this week the other Design Team Projects will be posted there, so join Meg's Garden Blog to be updated on the latest products and the latest design team projects from Meg's Garden.

Thanks for looking and leaving any comments
Have a great creative week :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Megs Garden Christmas Collection

Red & Cream Lace - Christmas Collection 2011
from Meg's Garden designed by Denise Ann
Well my first package from Meg's Garden has arrived and I am so excited.
Busy last week creating my projects.
I was amazed with all the wonderful papers and embellishments we have been given.

Check out Meg's Garden website for their Christmas Collections range here -


and soon they will be posted on meg's garden blog, stay tuned.


Many thanks for visiting, hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The story of YOU & ME - Bird is the Word

Challenge at "Bird is the Word" currently is use the word  "YOU AND ME".
Check it out here   http://birdisthewordchallenge.blogspot.com/
So with the inspirational sketch and colour  pallette #79 from "The color Room"
check it out here  http://thecolorroom.ning.com/

The Story of YOU & ME

When I saw the sketch it reminded me of another
inspirational talented lady her name is Jane Tregenza from "Seriously Scrapbooking" Shop.
She is famous for her Patchwork Squares.
She spends hours designing her squares for us to do her classes.
They are so unique with all their bits and pieces.
I did these squares really quickly, so they are not that great as hers but they are fine for my layout.

All the chipboard I used for this layout was from, "Imaginarium Designs"
check it out here http://imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com/
The background page is from Tim Holtz Ideaology kraft resist paper
and put some blue and tan colour on it.
And the photo was edited on a fun website called "photofunia"
It was fun playing around with it all.
Thanks for taking the time reading and looking at my blog

 Cheers *Adriana*     :)

Halloween Witch

Just a very quick post today of my DD as a Halloween Witch,
Inspired by the challenge this month
over at" Black with 2".
The challenge this month is

check them out here   http://blackwith2challenge.blogspot.com/

Halloween Witch 
In Australia we don't celebrate Halloween like they do in America.
It looks like a lot of fun.
Must go now, so so busy today.
Hope to post later in week. have a great Sunday.
Cheers *Adriana* :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

FUN - White with 1 challenge

White with 1 challenge this month of October
Scrap a layout using WHITE  +  BLACK + PAINTS/MISTS
Visit them here  http://whitewith1.blogspot.com/
I changed the photo of DD to look like a pencil sketch.

This is a real challenge for me,  as I am not used to doing layouts
with just one or two colours.
My style has a more vintage and distressed feel and look.
No distressing here because I thought it might look a bit GREY.
It was a real challenge for me, I am sure out of my comfort zone here
but I gave it a go.
I had fun anyway playing around with black and white.
Used black paint then used a mask with texture paste for the flourish
"Imaginarium Designs" chipboards painted with black and white paint.

So, have yourself a go, challenge yourself.
Hope you have a fun weekend. :)
Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lots of LOVE, Always - Bonjour


I just made a quick card to celebrate 

L O V E 

I made it using the lastest range of Kaisercraft papers "Bonjour"
The vintage girl photo is from a collage paper from "Meg's Garden"

I  LOVE my life, my family and my friends.
I  LOVE the sunshine on my face
I  LOVE Paris (hope to go there one day soon)
I  LOVE Scrapbooking, cardmarking and creating anything.
I  LOVE Cooking.
I  LOVE Birds, Butterflies and Fresh Flowers.
I LOVE Vintage and Lace.
I  LOVE the new range of Kaisercraft papers , "Bonjour"
I  LOVE  that I have been very lucky to be chosen to be on the design Team
of "Meg's Garden" (it's an honour)
check the website here

join Meg's Garden blog here

I  LOVE....(now you tell me what you LOVE...)

                               LOTS OF LOVE, ALWAYS *Adriana*  XXX

Saturday, October 1, 2011

WICKED - Halloween Challenge


If you join "Funtoolas" check them here  http://www.funtoolas.ning.com/
or click on the side of my blog and join
during the month of October you can win a Kit of your choice
from "Funtoolas" an etsy online shop.
Check it out and join, it's for FREE.
On their site there are great challenges every month.
This month is the "Halloween Challenge"
Create a layout or card using the theme of halloween.
Over in Australia, we don't really celebrate Halloween
as they do in America.
But it is starting to catch on, my DD was going to a
"Wicked Witch" birthday party, she had to dress like a wicked witch.
My DD could never be a wicked ugly witch !!!!

I used the latest range from "Kaisercraft" called "13th hour paper collection"
The witch on the broom stick is from "GraphicFairy"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Restaurant Rules

My restaurant rules- BW2  (Black with 2 ) September challenge.
Here is my entry for the September challenge, Black with Yellow and blue.
It is a picture of my DD when she was 3 years. We were at a playground with
part of the side of the equipment had decorated with restaurant themes.
She loves to watch Junior Masterchef, and
she says that "One day.... I want to have my own restaurant!!!!!"
It is good to have dreams.......!!!!

Thanks for looking and
for your lovely comments
Have a great week everyone :) *Adriana *

Monday, September 26, 2011

Precious Girls

The Colorroom challenge #77.
You have to use the colour palette to create your layout
Rich Burgundy
Light White
English Mustard
Cool grey
The Photos are from paper from "Megs Garden"
Most of the papers I used are from Kaisercraft

Where would we be without our precious girls???

Thanks for looking and Thankyou for any comments you leave. *Adriana* XX

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Memory - Lifetime of Memories

Bird is the word challenge is Memory or Memories.

I made this page of my grandmother, I never met her because she passed away during the
World War 2.
She was my father's mother. She had 9 children (7 sons & 2 daughters).
She was also a very good dressmaker and sewing was her passion.
I have been lucky enough to have been given to me a piece of her embroidery,
just  an exquisite piece of handwork.
Something to treasure, a heirloom to pass to my daughter one day.

A Lifetime of Memories          Close up of the dress form on page
The chipboard "lifetime of memories" is from Imaginarium Designs"

Thanks for looking and leaving any comments, have a great weekend :) Adriana X

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In Wonderland

Just posting a quick layout  I did using G45 papers- Alice in Wonderland"
I created this page of my DD.
Love the little cards with the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts etc.

Jessica in Wonderland - Curiouser and curiouser. An intrepid girl with a sense of adventure.

Back later in the week to share some cards. Have a great Tuesday. Happy creating :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Colour Room #74 challenge - Father's Day

Happy Father's Day
The Colour Room #74 Challenge, loved the colours in this challenge
so I decided to do a card for this Special Day
I did a card for My Darling Husband from 
My Darling Daughter and Me.

The inspirational Sketch and colour theme are from "The Colour Room"
The chipboard word "DAD" is from Imaginarium Designs
Papers used are mostly from "Kaisercraft".
I would like to wish all the Dads in the world a very happy day.
Spend special time with your dad, tell him how much he means to you.

I found this poem about Dad's on the internet
and created a card for my daughter to give to her
dad (my lovely husband).

A Father means so many things...
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and support
right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness,
No matter what comes your way,
A special generosity and always affection, too.
A father means so many things
when he's a man like you......


Enjoy your day. Thanks for visiting *Adriana* :)