Saturday, October 21, 2017


This is a bit of a late start on challenges for the month, but better late than never. For my first challenge I have chosen the challenge at Archiscraps. The challenge was to use knots.I have only used one knot on my page but I rifled through my daughters patchwork supplies and chose a lovely piece of fabric and then tied a knot in it. I am a lover of yellow. So I had a lot of fun and enjoyment putting this page together. Firstly I embossed some white cardstock which for some reason only embossed on one side and faded out to the other side. It was perfect. I would like to think that I would be able to replicate this look some time but I am really not sure why it did this. But I loved it. This is one of the great things about scrapbooking. It is never a mistake, you can always work with it...or cover it. Layering different paper and cardstock I triple matted and distressed the foundation for the photo. The edges of the photo were softened with a bit of sanding along the edges. For the background I have firstly spritzed,  then stamped  and then embossed with texture paste. I then positioned the photo on the page and arranged the flowers, twine and bling.
 I hope you have enjoyed my page and thank you for visiting my blog. I would love for you to leave a message so that I know you have been. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Monday, October 2, 2017


October rolls around and we now adjust to daylight saving time. After a winter of colds and serious flu I am off to Port Douglas to get a bit of sun. My how the year has flown. This months challenge for the 123 Challenge blog is to use the sunny colours Yellow , Orange and Red. Good colours for the start of the warmer weather. Also to use the words Beautiful and You and to use the sketch challenge. I was so busy folowing the sketch and working with the colours I have missed using the words. Actually I didn't realize until I started to post that I had missed that detail. I may have just sqeezed in the word You. So anyhow moving along I chose this photo to bring in some of the red and then coloured and glossed  chipboard cutout also in red. Choosing the Kaisercraft gold colour paper as my main colour feature allowed the stronger colours to create an impact. Pop over to the 123 challenge blog and see what the other talented design team members have created and maybe give it a try yourself.
Thanks for popping into my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment so that I know you have been. 
Happy scrapping. Heather B.

Friday, September 22, 2017


This month I am doing a challenge for a new blog that I have come across called Archi-Scraps. The criteria for September was to use Lots of Something. I have a cute little daisy punch that I bought very early on in my scrapbook adventure. I have used and loved it for a long time but it has had a bit of a holiday in the drawer of late. So I dusted it off and went to work with it. What was I thinking! I punched and punched, different colours, punched some more and THEN I had to stick them on by one. As I said, what was I thinking. Obvoiusly I wasn't because I then decided to put a diamente in the middle of each by one. But mother never bred a quitter so I persevered. It was worth it because I loved my page when I had finished. I hope you enjoy my page and my Lots of Something was Daisy Flowers.  
Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Having a lazy Sunday I decided to try the September 15 Challenge for Let's Get Sketchy.  I loved the golden tones of this range of Kaisercraft papers and had a sweet photo that the colours complimented. To soften the background I added a light spritz and then layered papers and cut outs to bring out the design of the sketch. Then adding some embellishments gave it all some depth.
Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

By The Seaside. Stuck! Sketches.

  For the challenge for Stuck Sketches I have turned the sketch around to make it portrait orientation to suit my photo. I have tried to continue the beach and sand theme with the colours that I have used in the various papers.  
By The Seaside
Cheers and Happy Scrapping
Heather B.

Special Time

The colour for the White With One challenge Soul Pea was really delightful and I loved working with it. The photo I chose to use for this page was of Chloe and Mum and matched well with the colour.  
Special Time
Cheers and Happy scrapping. Heather B.

Just Super Let's get sketchy

The Lets Get Sketchy challenge for September featured banners which I love to use. This page is the opposite to the previous one. This page is monochromatic and so the focus on the page is the photo of our super little guy taken a few years ago. I love banners on pages and use them quite frequently. Even though this page is quite subdued I love it. Sometimes less is more.  
Just Super
I hope you enjoy my page.
Cheers and Happy Scrapping.