Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A couple of oldies to share

Hi all,
I found these when decided which of my art works I wanted to put up in the shop.
I don't think I have shared them as yet. 

So here you are, I hope you enjoy them.

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


Hi everyone,  
I'm so sorry that I haven't been around to share my layouts with you all.

    For those that may not know, I do have a fantastic reason why I have been so absent.

I have opened my own little scrapbook shop in my home town of Swansea, New South Wales, Australia.
                                   The Scrapbookers Confetti Box

With all the excitement and at times utter chaos that has been involved in getting the shop up and running, unfortunately somethings had to be left behind and my blog was one of those things. There just isn't enough time in the day.

I will try to post some photo's here in the next few days for you all to see how wonderful my shop looks. Just jammed packed with all thing scrapping and of course, lots of products for the card makers.


Carol xx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

" Let your Light Shine "


I really loved doing this case file but then I do love doing all the girly pretty soft colours.
This is just one of those case files. 
This is a photograph of my youngest granddaughter Eliza. 
I was playing with my new camera and whilst having a chat I was snap snap snapping heaps of pics.

This is the case file and this is how I solved it:
The Scheme- all colours are easily seen.
The Evidence I used the following, Polka Dots, string, light bulb, flowers and leaves, bugs,butterflies,animals, hearts, bows, enamel dots and something transparent
The Testimony; I wrote about what makes me happy and put it into the pockets to the right of the Photo.

 Some closeups for you:
Don't often do a split title but I like this especially after I covered it in Glossy Accents

Found these very cute dragonflies in my stash.

These feathers are homemade by me

Thanks for stopping by
till next time
Cheers Carol xx

Monday, 6 March 2017

" A few of this years Christmas Cards "

 Hi all,
just a very quick post for you. 
I am just sharing some of my Christmas Cards for this year.

 I always go with a theme and this year it was blue and white.

These are the ones I remembered to take a photo of before I sent them out.
I hope you like them too

Tanks for stopping by

Carol xx


I can't believe that I have not told you all my very exciting news, I am now teaching at 
located at The Entrance, NSW.

Late last year out of the blue  I received a  phone call from the owner of the shop, Kirsty to see if I would be interested in teaching in her shop.

I thought about it for a couple of weeks and spoke to all my scrappy friends and then in the 
New Year, rang Kirsty and told her that I would.
Having never taught in a formal setting before it was, I must say it was daunting, scary and exciting all in one.

So on the 2nd of February 2017 I conducted my very first class with this layout.
What a wonderful group of ladies for my first class. 
We had so many laughs and such a fun time that if this is what teaching is all about, 
I'm in.

At the moment I am teaching every Thursday with 2 classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon but who knows what the future holds.
My scrapbook journey just amazes me every day. Not only do I get to create some beautiful layouts for my future family to remember those that came before but I have been given so many wonderful opportunities and never know what is around the next corner.

Thanks you all for following me through my journey and can't wait to share more with you all.

Cheers Carol xx

Saturday, 4 March 2017

" Sweet, Beautiful and Sassy"

Hi everyone,
today I'm sharing this beautiful layout I created for March challenge over at 
as part of the design team..

Love the orange and white and knew this was just the colours for a Black and white photograph.
This is a gorgeous photo of my daughter-in-law Kelsey. Its was taken when Kelsey was in high school as part of a project.

I unfortunately don't have any close ups at this time as I took the layout down to the shop where I'm teacher for the display. I will try to remember to grab some closeups and update the blog.

Lots of paint and ink splats to get this back ground right.
I actually used up some old bits and pieces of chipboard, flowers, diamantes  to create this layout. 
I think the result was awesome and what a great way to use up some of that left over stash.

Thanks for stopping by
till next time

Carol xx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

" 20Sixteen #wewereHERE "

Hello there my lovely friends,

Just a quick post as I have been so busy with my new teaching gig that I realised that I haven't' been here for a little while.

So this is one that I did which I ended up giving to my girlfriend Michelle because she nagged me so much for it..
Michelle and I did a 10 day trip to central Australia in 2016 for the purpose 
of seeing the " Field of Lights " at Uluru.

It was sensational as was all the other wonderful sights.
We had so many very funny times with lots of laughs.

We did lots and lots of the selfies and got so good that if anyone asked us if we would like them to take our photo we kindly said  " No"

We did numerous normal photos and then finished with a silly one.

I love this Australiana paper, just perfect for our travels.

This is the silly photo 

I hope you enjoyed your trip here as much as I enjoyed 
showing you a small glimpse into my trip.

till next time


Carol xx

Thursday, 2 February 2017

" Little Man"

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my layout for " Major" case file 223 over at CSI: Color,Stories and Inspiration as my Design team creation.

Ive gone for the bright fun colors as the background for this layout. 
This is a photo of my youngest son Wade when he was about 14 months old. Such a long time ago now.

Case File 223
All colours are here and easy to see.
The Evidence: I used the following: Stripes, Speech bubbles, monsters, something transparent (train)
fabric (flowers), 
Testimony: Used speech bubbles to hold my journaling.

A few Closeups for you....

Thanks for stopping by
Till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol x

for any further details drop me a line and I will try to answer them for you.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

" Siblings "

Welcome back,
Wow we are already into February. 
Christmas is gone, the Easter eggs and
the hot cross buns are in the shops. 
This year is just flying past.

Today I wanted to share my Design Team layout for White With 1

I do not use blue a lot but I am happy with the way 
this one turned out.
This months colour at White With 1 is denim blue, I must say I really loved working with the colour.

These are my 3 gorgeous kids but I am biased.
I can't believe that I had denim flowers in my stash .

A few Close Ups for you...

Thanks for popping in a taking a peek

till next time
keep on scrapping

Carol xx

Friday, 27 January 2017

" Cutie Patootie "

Hi everyone,
this is a catch up layout from 
November 2016.
With Christmas and my hubby's birthday, I have forgotten to share some of my layouts. 

So this one was for White With 1 and the gorgeous blue colour.
I had so much fun doing this layout with the very cute Eliza.

I don't normally like working with blue but this layout turned out to be one of my favourites

A few close ups...

Thanks for popping in
stayed tuned for some more catch up posts

Carol x

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A Couple of Shaker Cards "

Hello again,
today I'm sharing a couple of shaker card I made for Nini's Things as part of  her 
Design Team.

I love making these cards as I like the interest of the sequins moving around in the centre of the cards.

Just on here and check out all the sequin combinations that are available.

Plus while your there take a peek at her beautiful dies and other products.
Very, very reasonably priced

Thanks for stopping by

till next time

Carol xx

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

" These are the Days "

So excited to be able to finally share with you all, 

                            I'M TEACHING !!!

Yes that's right, I have been asked to teach.

Kirsty from That Scrapbook Shop located at The Entrance NSW, asked me awhile ago and after much deliberation I have kindly accepted her offer.

Very excited but also a little nervous. This is a new experience as I have never taught before.

I am sharing with you all my first 2 classes..

The main page - morning classes

Pocket pages - afternoon classes

thanks for stopping by
would love to see you all at one of my classes

Carol xx