Monday, April 30, 2012


 Over at "Once upon a sketch" The theme of april challenge is 
Check out all the great prizes that you can win here

You can create a layout and interpret the theme "HOME" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch. 

Here is my layout 

"Home is where you heart is"

I created a page of My Mother in law on her wedding day - My husband's father had lived and worked in Australia for many years. After many years of writing to each other she travelled 6 weeks on a boat from Italy to Australia, then to be married one week after arriving. She left her family behind in Italy to follow her heart and dreams in Australia. A new life in a new home and country.

"Home is where your heart is."
Using' Sweet nothings"Collection from Kaisercraft.

This is the sketch to follow:

Thanks for looking
Have a great day, :)
cheers Adriana XX

Friday, April 27, 2012


Over at "Bird is the word" - new challenge words are LOOK / SEE
You can use both or just one of the words.
I found this great phrase that had both these words.

"LOOK carefully to SEE for in the sparkling eyes of a 
little boy is where a pure Heart will be."

It is a layout of my nephew, in the playground. 
A very grungy boy page.
Had great fun playing. 
Thanks for the inspiring words

Check out Bird is the word blog to see and look at
the other creative layouts 

Using "Imaginarium Designs" chipboards

Corners S Swirl  IDC0004
Clogs Tinies IDT0004
Steam punk clock tinies IDT0016
Alphas IDALC0001  &  IDAUC0001

Check out the website Here
 and Ning site Here
and Blog Here

other materials used.
Tim holtz distressed papers
MME papers, distressed inks.

Thanks for looking
Have a great weekend
cheers Adriana XXX

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kaisercraft sketch #2 April - Sunny Girl

I decided to create a layout with inspiration from  
Saturday's Kaisercraft sketch from the Kaisercraft Blog
check it out here, 
Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch Blog

Every Saturday Kaisercraft release a sketch based 
on one of their creative design team or guest design team.
You have a chance to win some fabulous products 
from Kaisercraft.

 so, here is Week#2 April sketch to follow

Here is my layout I created, inspired by the above layout
using the Fine and Sunny collection of papers and stamps.

Fine and Sunny paper collection
Kaisercraft Alphas and resin flowers

Journalling reads
"A perfect summer day is
when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing and
the birds are singing.."

This is such a fun collection with cute little birds 
and houses all in a row - just love it :)

Thanks for looking
Hope you have a sunny day today.
Cheers Adriana xxx

Friday, April 20, 2012

Imaginarium Designs - Love You

Here is my layout which I created for "Imaginarium Designs" 
Please check out the other amazing and talented layouts from
Jane Tregenza and Heather Jacob, who are featured with me,
check it out here

Using the amazing chipboards from "Imaginarium Designs".

Here is my layout I created.

Love You
"May the wings of the
butterfly kiss the sun
and find your shoulder to light on,
to bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, Tomorrow and Beyond"

Imaginarium Chippies used is - 
Butterflies and
Words and Alphas.

The frame is inked with distress vintage inks and then
cinnamon glitter stickles placed on it.

The butterfly at the bottom has glitter on it
and the Alphas have been inked
then glossy accents put on top of them.

There are so many ways you can use chipboards to
enhance your layout.

Thanks for looking,
have a great weekend
Cheers Adriana XXXX

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Green Tara Guest Designer

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for Green Tara for this month. Green Tara  have so many gorgeous flowers, 
ribbons and embellishments. 
Thanks to Green Tara for the opportunity to play with some awesome goodies.

You can find their blog here
and their website here

I have created two projects with my first package. 
In this package the colour  theme was Burgundy and Gold.
One of my favourite  colour  combinations.
The gorgeous Fabric Poppies and Paper Gardenias will enhance any project, whether vintage,  shappy chic or comtempary style.  I  have created a layout “Adore” and also a tag with the left over of trims and flowers.


Materials used for Layout and tag
Green Tara materials

Poppy 8 cm organza Dusty Pink  XF9212DP
Poppy 8 cm Organza Black  XF9212BL
Laurel 8 cm silk Burgundy XF9128BR
Cherry Layer Gardenias  FDV054Ch
Loop and Tassel 10mm Berry ribbon  RB9694Ber
Tassel Ribbon 15mm Gold RB456Go
Self Adhesive Trim Gold 13 mm  RB660Go
Satin Leaf Garland Burgundy RB573ABurg
Satin flower garland Burgundy RB691Burg
Satin Ribbon Dusty Pink

Other materials used.
Meg’s Garden – Le belle Jardin paper & Vintage Image for tag
Meg’s Garden  - paper Doilies
Imaginarium Designs chipboard Butterflies & word “Adore”
Magic Moonlight Images for layout.

I have another package with some more beautiful goodies from “Green Tara”, which I will share with you all 
in next few weeks.
Have a great week everyone.
Thanks for looking
                                CHEERS Adriana XXX

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sparkle - Bird is the word

Just a quick post to share with you all a layout I created using inspiration from
"Bird is the Word" challenge word - SPARKLE.
Here is a layout of my nephew. 
I did a previous layout a few weeks ago with 
my daughter using the same colours.
Papers are from MME and Kaisercraft and G45, 
Imaginarium Designs chipboard - flourish

Your Eyes Just Sparkle.

Imaginarium Designs chipboard - Flourish on top of photo
"Your eyes just SPARKLE"
Please pop in to see other creative designs using this word
at "Bird is the Word" challenge blog, 
you have only a few days left
to join in.

Thanks for looking, enjoy the autumn sun while you can.
Cheers Adriana XXXX

NOTE added 29th April 2012:
 This layout was featured at "Bird is the word"
 and I won a badge...hey hey hey......
Thanks to all who voted for my layout...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

TCR#106 - Busy Bee

Another release challenge at  "The Color Room" has been posted.
Check it out here
Manor house flowers are the sponsors this month.
Unfortunately I don't have any Manor house flowers so
I made my flowers and added some from my stash.

The selection of colours in this week challenge are not 
normally the colours I would use, so this was a big challenge for me.
Totally love the sketch, here is my interpretation of it.

The photos are of my DD when she was nearly 3 years old.
She loved going to this park where there was this big red truck in the playground, she would pretend to be the truck driver. She loved it. She was
a very busy bee, going up and down the truck, turn the driving wheel, 
up and down again. 
Prima new range of mini stamps, has the cutest little bee stamp. 
I had to use it on this layout.
Here is my layout
Imaginarium Designs chipboard used are the Mini clock and Clogs
& alphas.
Kaisercraft Papers and some flowers.

Words on the side are from "Kaisercraft Pink Gelato collection.
"Sing as though no one can hear you,
Dance as though no one is watching you,
Live as though heaven is on earth".

Here is the sketch and colours palette.

please check out the other great Layout other creatives have designed.
So many beautiful layouts.

Also just a quick mention last week at TCR#105  my layout won the challenge
and has been featured again.   Thankyou to everyone who voted for my layout,
Totally in awe of some of the amazing talented creative ladies
 at TCR.    Here is my featured layout.

TCR105 Unique
Fetauring "Imaginarium Designs" chipboard - "Treasured Memories"
also Kaisercraft wooden embellishments - Birdcage & Leaves, papers

Have a great weekend everyone.
Cheers Adriana  :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This month at White with 1 - Theme is
White + Grey + Tags/Tabs 

Here is my layout called  "Balloon Flight of Happiness"

Just a bit of silly fun, found this gorgeous image of a vintage girl in a hot air balloon, taking a flight of happiness, little tags in flight with words that make me happy. 
Hope that this puts a smile on your face, even though the whole page 
is grey and miserable.

Balloon flight of Happiness
Imaginarium Designs chipboard - Fence and Top of page border

Thanks for looking and please check out the other
DT pages at White with 1 Blog  CLICK here

Thanks for looking, have a good day :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Monday, April 9, 2012

TCR#105 - Unique

 The new colour palette at "The Color Room" has been posted
check out the gorgeous colours for inspiration. 
They are so earthy.
Just my type of colours.
Here is my take on this challenge

Treasured Memories
Unique  TCR105

Lots of stamping technique and layers of papers and hessian, which I dyed, to give an aged look.

Using Imaginarium Designs Word "Treasured Memories"
Kaisercraft papers and embellishments - birdcage and Leaves-
and some flowers. 

Here is the sketch
check out  "THE COLOR ROOM"

Have a great week
Adriana XX

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Featured at TCR#104 & HAPPY EASTER

I just found out my Page "Beach Walk" for 
The Color Room challenge........ WON!!! &
has been featured this week.
Check out this week's challenge here

Thankyou to everyone who voted and commented on my page.
Your comments are always appreciated, thankyou everyone.
Thankyou "Bellaidea" for your lovely comments.

Here is my layout:

Beach Walk

I would like to wish every one a very Safe and Happy Easter.
Easter is a very special time for families to come
together and celebrate life's blessings.
Wishing you all the joy and happiness over this Easter holiday period.
Hope the Easter Bunny finds you safe and well,
and don't eat too much Chocolate!!!!!

Happy Easter also
to all my creative and talented friends on the
Designs Teams that I am so thankful to be a part of;
and also Happy Easter to everyone who follows my blog.

Easter Easel card and Tag

If you have some time this easter break, please check out 
Meg's Garden Website here
         and join
Meg's Garden Blog here
check out
Imaginairum Designs website here
and join blog here 
and Ning site here

Thanks for looking.
Thanks for all your comments.
Cheers Adriana XXX