Wednesday, July 31, 2013

the winners 2008

My page for the 15th July  Stuck Sketch
{the winners 2008}
15th July Sketch

A quick post...just in time.
Thanks for stopping by. 
 Janice xx

Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Nothing soothes the soul like a day at the beach"

 Loved the colours this week at CSI.
For those of you who know me and visit my blog,  
you probably guessed that my layout would  be about the beach....
I love spending time there.
{nothing soothes the soul like a day at the beach}
Case File No. 81
A quote I found and thought it very fitting for me.
I have written it on the back of my layout.
" Doesn't it seem to you
 that the mind moves more freely
 in the presence of that boundless expanse,
 that the sight of the ocean
 elevates the soul and gives rise to
 thoughts of the infinite and the ideal."
 Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

The Scheme.. 5 colours
Evidence: twiggy branch, jute/twine, woodgrain, circles
Testimony: I have listed 6 awesome things about being at the beach
1.Weekends - Sundays
2. Being together - Family time.
3. Rest, Relax and Reflect.
5. The warm sun drenched sand.
6. The unending rhythm of the wild ocean waves.

I have loved reading all of your lovely comments.
Thanks for letting me know you have stopped by.
 Janice xx.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


This months challenge at Scrapping Outback is a colour challenge 
set by the very talented Julie Hill

Thanks for stopping by.
 Janice xx

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

White With 1 Creative Team Call

White With 1


Do you want to be part of an amazing challenge site team… why not put your hand up… applying is super easy.
I'm looking for a number of creative team members for the Oct 2013- Mar 2014 team… that love to create with white.

Email me the following information:
a. Full name and Country
b. Blog link
d. A short bio including any current or previous DTs and publications (previous experience isn’t necessary)

Applications are to be emailed Please put WW1 CT APPLICATION –YOUR NAME in the subject line. (WW1 CT Application – Susan Longman)
***Please do not attach images of your layouts, just a link to your blog, as layouts will cause my inbox to clog very quickly.

All emails must be received by midnight on Wednesday August 21st and will be announced later in September… ready for the first challenge reveal in October.

* Your term will run from the October 2013 to March 2014.
*Each CT member will be required to submit 1 layouts per month.

* You must maintain a current active blog. Word of mouth is the only way people will know about White With 1 and you must be willing to promote WW1 on your blog and FB if you have it.
* Positions will be held for a six month period and members will be required to reapply at the end of the six months to continue on.
*CT members should use the WW1 blinkie and promote WW1 wherever and whenever possible.
If you have any questions, please email them to me and I will answer them as soon as I can.
Looking forward to seeing your applications.

 A message from Susan Longman....
copy and pasted from the WW1 blog.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bloom CSI #80

Solving case # 80 at CSI
I wasn't going to solve the case this week, the colours are really different for me....
 but that is what a challenge is all happy I did. 
This is my page....I have used the 5 colours from the Scheme.
The Evidence- flowers, transparency (Tim Holtz film strip), buttons and my 5 blooms form a triangle.
 Testimony- I was inspired by the  Easy Street Promps # 1132 ; "The Girl Who Found Herself"
 and I have hand written a personal message to Sarah and  tucked it in the an envelope under the photo.
The Sketch - I followed as it is.
The  quote reads "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud 
was more painful than the risk it took to bloom." 
It is so good to see the Happy, Strong and Confident young woman she is Today.
We are extremely proud of the choices she has made.
Photo taken by Amanda Hall.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Janice xx

Friday, July 19, 2013


There are so many new challenges each month.
 This is the first time I have played along with the sketch challenge at 
 the sketch

Thanks for stopping by.
Sorry for the crappy photo.
Have a great weekend...stay warm.
Janice xx

Thursday, July 18, 2013


 Its Navy + Denim + Extra-Ordinary
over at 123 this month.

Another clean & simple layout I did whilst away.
 I have had this denim jean pocket in my stash for quite a while....perfect for this challenge.
Its cold, wet and windy today....great day to be indoors and finish off my CT work.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your  wonderful comments.
Janice xx.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

sprinkled with a little silliness

July 1st Stuck Sketches
{sprinkled with a little silliness}
 The sketch-July 1st 

So lucky to have this amazing friend  take photos of our family.
Matthew turned 18 in April and Sarah 21 in July so a couple of photo shoots
in a short space of time and I have lots of fabulous photos to scrap.
Tiff always makes her photo shoots lots of fun..
here we used some photo booth props (thanks Maryanne)
before the serious snapping started..

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Janice xx

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


July Criteria.... create a layout using a black & white
head shot of your boy (s) or man, everything else is up to you.
This is my take
Love this photo.... Love my boy
a simple and easy layout...using glimmermists to create the background.

Thanks you so much Tiff.

Thanks for  stopping by.
Janice xx

Monday, July 15, 2013


The criteria for this month is to use this quote either as your title or in your journaling.
"How sweet it is to be loved by you"

created using glimmermists, washi tapes and rub-ons

Thanks for stopping by. 
Janice xx

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Moments

Case #79 solved over at CSI
{Happy Moments}

Scheme- 5 colours used
only a touch of green (brads & Button)
Evidence- gingham (washi tape, ribbon)
Stripes (paper,washi tape,film strip)
polka dot (paper)
Transparency (Tim Holtz Film Strip)
Rub Ons (7 Gypsies Red check)
Pinwheel (made  with washi tape)
Metal (brads)
Testimony- Journal 4 reasons why you scrapped this photo.
Journaling Reads...
photo taken on Matthews 18th Birthday
Love the Sister & Brother bond you share
love seeing you...
together, laughing,
having fun and so happy.
a moment that takes my breath away.

Photo by Tiff Firth Photography

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.

Janice xx.

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Its been a difficult decision but I have decided to step down from my DT spot over at Twiddleybitz
Today I want to share with you a few things 
I have created using the fabulous Twiddley  Chipboard products
12 x 12 Shadow Box SB12001
Vintage Key VTG006 
 Itty Bitty Aplhas ALPHA005B
 Bag of LOve Heart  BAS013

 Using a 12 x 12 shadow box....
 I primed the box with gesso and let it dry completely
 I then painted it with 2 coats of white paint using a little paint roller...let it dry completely in between coats 
To add the texture I used a Twiddleybitz Chicken Wire Template and Impasto.... I placed newspaper inside the box to keep it white and sprayed 2 different colour glimmermists randomly around the edges. daubing off bits that were to dark with paper towel. Once completely dry I added some white Tim Holtz distress crackle paint .Other Twiddleybitz products,  Heart, Key Alphas and frame.

Layout 1
{made with love by gran}

Bag of Love Heart  BAS013 
 Oriental Border BOR021
Teapot & Fairy Flowers TEA002
 Itty Bitty Alphas  ALPHA005B

 Layout 2
{Magical Moment)
 12 x 12 Twiddley Chipboard Piece
see post below to see how I altered this picece of Chipboard
 Assorted Fern Leaves FER004
gessoed, then inked with 3 different versa colour inkes then daubed with gesso again.
 Assorted Fern Leaves  FER004
 Fallen Maple Leaves TRE004

Layout 3 
{ a smile is...}

Card 1
{congratulations 21}
Twiddleybitz Key Template  TEM010
Circle Doyle Frame FRA018
Vintage Key  VTG006

Card 2
{Best Wishes}
 Twiddleybitz Template Chicken Wire TEM006
Butterfly  BUT007
Fairy Blossoms FAIR005
Chicken Wire Mesh WIR002

Today is my last day on the Design Team for Twiddleybitz .
I have been on the  team for 12 months and it was my choice to step down.
A huge Thank you to Nicole and Andrew for asking me to be part of your amazing team...I was honoured and very excited to be given the opportunity to play and create with your fabulous chipboard products. A big Thank you also to the wonderful , supportive and caring Angels, you have made being part of the team very enjoyable. I have loved it!!  .

If you have made it to here.....Thank you.
 Janice xx 

Explore See Do #78 CSI

 #78 Case File solved  at CSI
{explore, see do}

Travel Accents
The scheme- 5 colours
Evidence-metal, travel accents(passport,, aeroplane),distressed paint, flair buttons.
Testimony- Document a trip
Journaling reads....A serene urban green oasis.
Stanley Park...Vancouver ,Canada.
The park is full of fascinating landmarks,spectacular gardens,artwork,sculptures and fountains.
How lucky am I to be standing here.
 Now lets explore.

Janice xx

Thursday, July 4, 2013

there was this Boy....

July Challenge
The criteria
White + Navy + Arrows
This is my Creative Team page.
{there was this Boy...}

Click here to see what the Team have created for you this month.
I hope you find time  to have a go at the challenge and share it with us.
Lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs.

A message from Mel which she has posted on the WW! blog.
*** Due to some personal changes in my life recently I am looking for someone to take over the running of the WW1 Blog, sponsors are all sorted for 2013 however there will need to be a Creative Team Call organised once the new person takes over, if you are interested can you please email me at:

Thanks so much for popping in and Thank you to the amazing people who leave me lots of love.
 Janice xx
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